Languages of Loss: Processing Grief Through Writing

Languages of Loss: Processing Grief Through Writing

I consider myself a baby poet; I only started publishing poems in November of 2017, not even a year ago, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of what I want to accomplish. As I started getting more and more involved with the writing community, I decided I wanted to try my hand at a chapbook. Most of my writing comes from my personal experiences, and as I reflected over the past few years of my life and the poems that were born from that, I noticed a trend: unintentionally, I had written a chronology of the journey I’d taken from a sexual assault and suicide attempt to a place of redemption and healing. Thus, my debut poetry collection Grief, and What Comes After was brought into the world.

A Convergence of Atmospheres: A Review of Coliseum's Anxiety's Kiss

A Convergence of Atmospheres: A Review of Coliseum's Anxiety's Kiss

Anxiety’s Kiss, the fifth studio album by Coliseum under Deathwish Inc., is an impeccable resonance under the duration of (approximately) 37 minutes, coming off as enticing enough to make 2015 an impressive year for Deathwish Inc., such as Lightless Walk by Cult Leader, Rust by Harm’s Way, and, of course, Anxiety’s Kiss from this one Louisville-based post-hardcore band. This album was produced by J. Robbins from Jawbox, who also produced their 2011 EP Parasites and their third studio album Sister Faith, which was released in 2013.

Into the Unknown: HONNE from 39,000 Feet

Into the Unknown: HONNE from 39,000 Feet

There’s a reason why I’ve always preferred window seats in airplanes. I can be alone with my own thoughts while peering through a window of a big machine 39,000 feet from sea level. In long flights, I can see sunrises, sunsets, and I can physically cross the shackles of different time zones. Eventually, I would feel the sudden realization that I am 39,000 feet apart from the world and all its shenanigans, where civilizations rise and fall for thousands of years. I would peer down and I see territories and seas where every human memory is created and nurtured. 

Announcing the Overture to Memory Shortlist

Announcing the Overture to Memory Shortlist

After many weeks of intense deliberation, discussion, and meticulous review of the poems and stories that make up our incredibly diverse and spectacular longlist, we are beyond ecstatic to announce the shortlist for L'Éphémère Review's Inaugural Writing Awards, Overture to Memory!

 Racing Sunbeams in Vague Skies: A Review of Oathbreaker's Rheia

Racing Sunbeams in Vague Skies: A Review of Oathbreaker's Rheia

The East Flanders-based Oathbreaker presents a subliminal resonance that enchantingly drives us to a cathartic realm of transcendence on their third full-length album Rheia, under Deathwish Inc. Produced by the mighty Jack Shirley (who had previously worked with Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, and Whirr), Rheia comes off as an ecstatic, viscerally presented convergence between black metal, post-hardcore, and post-metal. Often put in comparison with the likes of Deafheaven’s New Bermuda, it happens to be the kind of release that you would find yourself profoundly drowning in, with the vehement emotions radiating through frantic, devastating screams— sometimes switching to anthemic soothing voices, clashes of fuzz and soaring riffs, and drumbeats that resemble the racing sunbeams up there in the vague skies.

An Interview with Courtney Felle

An Interview with Courtney Felle

Interview Correspondent Olivia Hu had the pleasure of speaking to Courtney Felle, an emerging poet, essayist, editor, and political activist. 

Their talk explored the many dimensions of how our identities ultimately bleed into our work as artists, within and outside of realization.

Inevitable Deaths and Self-Care

Inevitable Deaths and Self-Care

There are days, when the past begins to resemble a caricature. A fragment, a morsel of something that was important and sacred, a morsel of something that was important and necessary. But now, exists only in lines and grunts. 

Memories of wisdom.