Posts Tagged "issue 72"

Interview with Cover Artist Beth Spencer

by on May 5, 2015 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

Our featured Apex Magazine cover artist this month is Beth Spencer, a unique illustrator putting her own stamp on the art of photo manipulation. Spencer has worked to develop a style that is her own, trying to avoid the cliches of photo manipulations in art. APEX MAGAZINE: This month’s...

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The Automaton to Her Engineer

by on May 5, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

My gears run smooth no more. They bite into each other like a crone’s teeth bite the apple’s flesh, like fingers of a dead man bite the living air. Soon my gears will be stuck, metal to metal and no room left for the winding, no key that could move these parts, no hammer to shake them,...

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Sidereal

by on May 5, 2015 in Poetry | 2 comments

She stands watch. Ungloved trigger hand clutching the stock of her gun, she notes the sky isn’t sable, but blue and the night air smells of ozone and wet dirt. He kneels in a puddle of crimson light, the click and tap of his precision tools a-rhythmic and bright. Night-repairs warrant a...

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If I Only Had A…

by on May 5, 2015 in Poetry | 6 comments

Everything we were looking for Was right there with us all along, In a tidy gingham package. I’m the one who figured it out, of course. Couldn’t stop laughing, for a long time, when it hit me. My laughter always disturbs people— Echoes oddly through my hollow metal chest. She asked if I...

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He Dreams of Salt and Sea

by on May 5, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

The woman knits. Salty green-brown strands slip between her needles, coat her hands with brine. Waves boom onto rocks smeared with moonlight and the wind tastes of mackerel. The coverlet takes shape. A delicate lace pattern knitted into the scalloped edges of kelp. She shakes it out,...

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