Northern Minnesota is the focus for these works, combining photography with prose poetry, itself a form which resists easy definition, to explore perception and the interaction of images and language.
‘At the end of each song he lays the saxophone on his lap, leans over and spits into a tin bucket. The floorboards under his chair are worn from years of heels tapping syncopated rhythms. His toe breaks through the sole of the boot, yet the shine remains jet black and sharp…’
Long Exposure Magazine has now been publishing for 2 years!
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Further opportunities at Long Exposure Magazine.
Hear Keith Moul read four prose poems featured in Issue 3.
For the next issue, Long Exposure is opening up submissions to fiction, specifically very short fiction of 700 words or less. In previous issues we explored traditional short forms such as the haiku (Issue 2), and how an economy of language and sharpness of observation can heighten the impact on the reader by using a […]
Long Exposure, Issue 3 is now available!
Lesley Burt lives in Christchurch, Dorset. Her poetry has been published online, in magazines and anthologies including Tears in the Fence, The Interpreters House, Sarasvati, The Cinnamon Anthology, Long Exposure and Lancaster University’s Flash. Her chapter, ‘Considering connotation: the impact and implications of language in poetry’ is included in Teaching Creative Writing (2012) ed. Elaine Walker.
Heather Wheat is a mother, wife, daughter, etc.; book-lover, reader, and blogger; teacher, writer, and editor; She drinks massive amounts of coffee in order to function, and blogs about books—and sometimes about teaching and life—at wanderingbarkbooks.com. She also tweets a fair amount at @hwheaties.
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans. His work appears widely in print and online journals. His story collection, “The Dark Sunshine,” debuted from Connotation Press in 2014. You can also find him at lenkuntz.BlogSpot.com
Helen Ivory is a poet and assemblage/collage artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is ‘Waiting for Bluebeard’. She edits the webzine Ink Sweat & Tears, and is Course Director and teaches for the UEA/ WCN creative writing programme. A collaborative Tarot pack with the artist Tom de Freston is forthcoming from Gatehouse Press in Winter 2015, and a book of collage cut-up poems from Knives Forks and Spoons Press in Spring 2016.
Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet from the Dingle Peninsula in south-west Ireland, where she lives and works. Among her seven published poetry collections are the bilingual ‘An Trodaí & Dánta Eile / The Warrior and Other Poems” by Cló Iar Chonnacht and her most recent Irish language work ‘ Cloithear Aistear Anama’ by Coiscéim. She has represented Ireland at numerous festivals, conferences and readings throughout Ireland, in Europe and the U.S.A.
George Freek is a poet/playwright living in Illinois. His poetry has
recently apeared in ‘Off course Literary journal’; ‘Smoky Blue Literary
Arts Magazine’; ‘Mud Season’; ‘The Chiron Review’; ‘The Rockhurst
Review’; ‘The Blue Door Quarterly’; ‘The Stillwater Review’; and ‘The
Samizdat Literary Journal’.
For our next issue, Long Exposure Magazine is seeking photography or visual art based on the theme of ‘Movement’. The representation of movement, such as the play of light, the movement of animals or the actions of figures, have been a long standing preoccupation for the techniques of creative writing and the visual arts. The […]
‘Judy Kendall employs her poetry to articulate a connection with the land, how the tactile and physical work of maintaining a garden, and the attention this requires, can be channeled into poetry, and may in fact embody the same characteristics.’
‘You don’t have to be extreme
to be content…’
Bio: an’ya is the haigo (haiku nom de plume) of Andja Petrovic. an’ya loosely translates to “a peaceful light in the moonless night.”
Submissions are now open for our third issue! So far, the magazine has been fortunate enough to engage with and publish fascinating collaborations between creative writing and the visual arts, and we continue our interest in this type of project, whatever media is involved. We are always open to new projects being brought to our […]
‘The great wheel of Dharma
drums rend the earth and heavens
mendicants pray for alms
pigeons feed on scattered corn
visitors click endless images…’
The second issue of Long Exposure Magazine will be made available online from this Friday, 19th June. The edition is focused on a variety of eastern poetic and artistic forms, and features the collaborative work of Ron Rosenstock and Gabriel Rosenstock, combining haiku and photography, a sequence based on the art of Hiroshige, several examples […]
‘The optimism you had –
being an old man
with crippling arthritis –
for life, health,
the beauty and vigour it could afford….’
foirfe amach is amach – ciúnas an laindéir ar a chrúca utterly perfect – the silence of a lantern on its hook Gabriel Rosenstock (Composition in Irish Gaelic and English) まこと見事な― フックにかかった ランプの沈黙 Mariko Sumikura (Japanese Translation)
Negro Quarter, Tupelo, Mississippi, March 1936 The barn-slab of board and batten must be a house: tin roof propped above the porch, four over four window, wood shingles clumsy as a mouthful of store-bought teeth. The whole thing slants to the left, toward a courthouse white against white sky. The slim black man in neat […]
Provisional cover for the upcoming issue, featuring Haiga art work by Gabriel Rosenstock and Ion Codrescu. Submissions for our Eastern poetic forms specialism as well as other textual and visual work remain open. See our submissions guidelines for further details.
The Haiku Edition The Haiku has become a widely used daily exercise to keep us working with language, its syllabics offering the challenge of condensing and paring back an observation or train of thought to its essentials. It is also a form which connects with common place or spontaneous observations, such as those on a […]
I cannot find myself in a threatening form with bird’s head. I stand naked on a beach. I was of two selves and met my other self walking towards me down a familiar street. Art’s created from heart’s blood. I paint Self Portrait in Hell, a blood vessel bursts in my eye. My relationship with […]
‘It sits in your studio, in water
this piece of another world,
this slice of not-so-still life
you dug with your spade…’
you can almost hear a siren’s distant howl his cigarette is fresh and will take a while to smoke – she will stand and wait for an answer their window is closed against the night air, noise and car fumes – they prefer their own temperatures and aromas, half undressed or dressed her perfume stronger; […]
The label on my suitcase … … reminds me I do not belong. Outside, sky darkens over a line of could-be-anywhere mountains. Electric light casts shadows around plain walls, plain carpet, plain curtains; and the chair with no cushion where I drop my wrap; perch on the king-size bed, careful not to rumple its dull […]