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. Founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2009, 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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Haunted by Time: Poetry by Anita Olivia Koester

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Prelude   It’s the promise of that moment before you press play,   that leaves you mired in endless human disappointment.   Animals have no such vanity to seed the world with,   instead they take the soil as it is, while our record turns round,   your voice, my voice, lapping around the axis…

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Foto Friday

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Having taken a two week hiatus, Foto Friday is back and dangerously optimistic. Dreams of volcanos erupting and walking through fire has led us here, to half-naked princesses, flaming handshakes, and a healthy “fuck you” to our misery and pain. Though we should limit burned bridges, there is no harm in torching at least one or…

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A Piece of Cake?: Author Spotlight on Latifah Salom

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Some writers grow up sitting in cold, clammy bedrooms, telling stories to stuffed animals and writing in spiral-bound notebooks by flashlight. But while these burgeoning wordsmiths sat idly by, open minds, closed mouths, Latifah Salom was off living life boldly—combatting childhood meekness through theatre, which landed her at The Los Angeles High School of the Arts and…

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Heartbreak in Rhyme: Poetry by Alia Weiner

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his absence hovered hard about my skin, carved rivers through my psyche where i slid on all his tempers, tripped and made my bidlaid bets on what poseidon would begin. is this now the full flower of my sin? relinquishing the chaos that i’ve always known and falling headlong into what i’ve sown: a fish…

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Strike That!: 8 Poets Erasure the Same Sonnet

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We asked 7 poets to erasure “Sonnet XIV” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in our first installment of Strike That! If you want to be a part of our new erasure series, Strike That!, stay tuned—we will be opening the series to submissions from anyone and everyone.   Original Poem: “Sonnet XIV”  by Elizabeth Barrett  …

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