FORTH Magazine

FORTH was created to explore, examine, and expose the work of both established and up-and-coming artists and writers. Through these digital pages, we take readers into the world of the author, the mind of the poet, the vision of the artist, to gain a unique perspective of the often intriguing, sometimes haunting, always strange, little worlds of our most innovative creators. Our mission is to support writers and artists by exposing their work and exploring their lives, and to maintain a recurring set of innovative writers and journalists that you'll only see in our pages. Our content isn't classical or traditional. We publish short format writing for the modern reader and contemporary art that challenges the modern onlooker. Curated in Los Angeles, CA, FORTH represents art and literature in a way that resonates with an evolving need for interactive media. The West Coast is on the scene. Welcome and enjoy!
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Birthday Boy: Poetry By Feza Akcasu

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It’s his birthdayMy sonFirst bornHeirOf all my revealed failings It’s his birthdayA young manMy baby stillI’ve tried to steer him clearOf the paths I’ve takenTrying to keep him away from my pastBy pushing him away in the present It’s his birthdayBut what can I give himTo make up for all the hugs and kissesThe loveHeld back for fearHe’d turn out…

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No Metaphors Here: Poetry By Nicola Goldberg

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“Florida”     Tell me where to find you.             Over the phone   mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  your voice ground into sand   mmm in your dream last night              a white   haired man begged  you for water                         you woke with   someone else’s teeth          …

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