A Plague of Cottonwoods

Laura Powers June, and they stand in flowering frustration at either end of my yard. Cottonwoods (geneus populus) are gendered and must be planted accordingly to avoid the outrage of unspent catkins (desiderium). I learned this too late to now keep seedpods sticking to the laundered sheets I’ve strung to dry between them like a… More

The Language of a Marriage

Laura Powers In my lap, The Awakening rests like a pretension. Lately, I’ve found myself going in envy of fiction—not as a poet, but as a woman living a linear life, as she must with no parrot screaming foreshadow in its raucous patois: Allez vous-en! Get Out! Sapristi! Goddamn it! No one is in danger… More

Sarah Walko

Sculpture & Boxes Sarah Walko is a creator of highly detailed creative works, all of which possess potent symbolic undertones. Using items like matchbooks, bat wings and moss, Walko’s thoughtfully composed works are not only rich in symbolism, but also quite pleasing to the eye. View more of Sarah’s work here. Sarah Walko is a… More

Another California

Depicting an otherworldly vision of the west coast, artists Tatiana Plakhova and Leandro Sanchez present their series “Another California.” More

April 2011

While the past month has been quite a busy one for the Clarity, I’m extremely pleased with the scope and depth of the issue we’ve put together for April. Included in our latest offering: One of Ryan’s and my most beloved television actors, John Dunsworth of Trailer Park Boys, stops by to decry (extensively) the… More