10 Reasons to be a Proud American by M. Pitter

Michael Pitter is a writer and currently a student of the pre-medical sciences living in Harlem. He graduated from Boston University in 2012, where he received the Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence in the Humanities. There he studied English literature, philosophy and history. He is the founder of In Parentheses Magazine. My Fellow Americans: 1. … Continue reading 10 Reasons to be a Proud American by M. Pitter

White sands…by G. Mramor

Would that the color change When you appear So that I might not ape your presence But become your absence. The light in every quadrant divided Another face fading From the sun gone down. And on this day I shall not see your face Fore my eyes are darkened By the flash remnant you leave … Continue reading White sands…by G. Mramor


Two Ekphrastic Poems by N. Gonzalez

A Miami native, Natalia Gonzalez is currently a student at Brandeis University in Boston. She aims to focus her academic career on Latin American Politics and Literature. During her free time, she enjoys writing, painting and planning trips she can't afford. The following ekphrastic poems are based on Ana Mendieta's "Sweating Blood" series, Galerie Lelong … Continue reading Two Ekphrastic Poems by N. Gonzalez

“Here’s To You Mr. Robinson” a profile by Trevor Moppin

On the eve of the Artist's Residency Opening Reception in Manhattan, NY, lifelong friend Trevor Moppin gives an insight into who Paix Robinson really is. By Trevor Moppin View more by Paix Robinson previously featured by In Parentheses. ……... “Artist. Human. In that order.” is Paix Robinson’s defining affirmation. Those simple words are more than … Continue reading “Here’s To You Mr. Robinson” a profile by Trevor Moppin

Autumnal Gems & other work by N. Crick

Bridge in Columbia Heights by P. Chatelain

Natalie Crick, from the UK, has poetry published or forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including Ink in Thirds, The Penwood Review, Interpreters House, The Chiron Review and Rust and Moth. This year her poem, 'Sunday School' was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Let It Rain Trees are like songs In the air, … Continue reading Autumnal Gems & other work by N. Crick

Excerpts from “Ignition Point” – G. Beck

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks and 3 more accepted for publication. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City. Ignition Point is … Continue reading Excerpts from “Ignition Point” – G. Beck