Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017 is a full-color, 8.5 x 11″ journal of poetry, prose, and art focused on mental and emotional health. From mental illness, physical ailments, death, and loss, to PTSD, body image issues, family dysfunction, and more, 64 authors and artists share their light on what fuels their internal fires. Edited by Sarah Thursday and with additional editorial support from Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Robin Axworthy, Jeri Thompson, Frank Kearns, Clifton Snider, Terry Wright, and Keri McNeley. Available soon through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore, Half Off Books in Whittier, and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“Incandescent Mind: Issue Two, Winter 2017 explores the beauty and grit of the human psyche and what it takes to deal with adversity, to survive, to sometimes admit defeat, to thrive, to heal. This is a collection of joy, sorrow, confusion, and love, but most importantly it is a collection of life, the persistence to exist, and express brightly in a world that often tries to keep the lights dim.” —Karie McNeley, Editor of Bank Heavy Press
“Here, deftly chronicled in poetry, prose, photography, and art, is a stunningly self-aware exposition of our humanity—our fears and failings, broken places, lost loves. Memory and regret. Fragility, and the strength that is its counterpoint. How we feel when life crashes into us, opens its mouth and swallows our dreams. The things we cannot bear, but do. There is commonality and comfort in these pages, the universal balm of shared experience. Hold their insights like a mirror to your life. Open them and find light breaking through.” —Ricki Mandeville
“There is beauty in strength, in fragility, in having the courage to face one’s darkest fears and speak them aloud. Even as thoughts plague us, we construct a paper-thin veneer of normalcy that occasionally catches fire when the mind, furiously incandescent, burns too brightly. Those of us who have felt those flames, those who have fanned or ignited them, realize how precious it is when everything burns away, leaving nothing but truth. This second volume of Incandescent Mind fuses art with words which, together, burn more brightly.” —Sander Roscoe Wolff, Author of Musings of a Dunderhead
Authors and Artists include: Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, Alex Diffin, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Alise Brillault, Amanda Mathews, Betsy Mars, Boris Ingles, Brandon Dumais, Chestina Craig, Daniel McGinn, Donald Illich, Donna Hilbert, Donny Jackson, E. Amato, Elder Zamora, Ellen Stone, Eric Morago, Esmeralda Villalobos, Faith Gobeli, Fernando Gallegos, George Hammons, HERFJERF, Jackie Joice, Jeffrey Alfier, Jeri Thompson, JL Martindale, Karina Lutz, Keayva Mitchell, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Kevin Ridgeway, Kim Sharp, Larry Duncan, Lauri Langston, LeAnne Hunt, Linda Singer, Lynn Azali, Lynne Viti, Mariano Zaro, Mark Smith-Soto, Michele Rene, Michele Vavonese, Mick Victor, Nancy Correro, Nancy Lynée Woo, Natalie Morales, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Ricardo Vidana, Robert Hoffman, Robin Dawn Hudecheck, Robin Steere Axworthy, Rose Mary Neff, Sarah Lim, Sarah Thursday, Sharon Elliott, Stephanie Barbé Hammer, Steven Hendrix, Tami Hattis, Terri Niccum, Tiffany Dawn Hasse, Tony Gloeggler, Torrin A. Greathouse, Valentina Thompson, Victor Gulvan, and Yeggi Kaela Watts.