© John Madu, 2016

In this 5th offering in Praxis Magazine Online’s ‘Around This Fire’ chapbook series, nine poets offer their responses to poems in Iskandar Haggarty’s digital chapbook THERE ARE NO WOMEN IN OUR HOUSE. Iskandar’s poems are sensory experiences – richly vivid, surrealistic, unforgettable. The response poems included here reflect the intensity of color, experience, and emotion depicted in Iskandar’s poems, as if in mirrors tilted at many different, unexpected angles.

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We’re also honoured to have permission to use a painting from the brilliant surrealist artist John Madu as the basis for the ATF5 cover. You can read more about John Madu’s at the end of this chapbook in the “ABOUT THE COVER ART” section, and I do encourage you to check out more of his work on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/johnmadu_art/ and also an article about his work which appeared at Praxis Magazine Online in 2016 http://www.praxismagonline.com/the-art-of-john-madu-beauty-morphogenesis-and-metaphors/

 

Download and read: Around This Fire 5

Best wishes for a 2018 filled with inspiration!
Laura M Kaminski
(Halima Ayuba)

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