Do you like The Whimsical Project? Support us! Despite the many limitations and expectations placed on women by Haitian society, women writers are finding their voices, inspiring others, and changing the way the world thinks about the motherland. Through poetry and … Continue reading Haiti: A Feast of Women’s Voices
Unfolding, because we highlight one writer at a time. Consider this a conduit for disruption, a space for discussion, reflection. We seek quality writing (and art) filled with surprise, mystery, and structural and emotional complexity. Our mission is to publish new talent, … Continue reading Whimsicalit: An Unfolding Magazine
Down from the mountains men come, each with a rooster tucked under the arm, fighting cocks, some small and feisty, some huge enough to knock out with one blow. Their women follow, huge breasted many of them, like there’s hens … Continue reading John Grey: Haitian Cockfight, 1953
And they came to our rescue— they came, the World: too late. My grandmother sat amongst the ruins, holding that small, salvaged piece of tile from her house— the one and only house tile. Hundreds of tiles broken as the Americans … Continue reading Tile, by Enma Leyva
In the background, a girl wears a sunny yellow t-shirt with a sailboat inside a heart. I want to ask if she got the shirt at one of Virginia’s Annual Lake Festivals. Does she remember— The colorful tents up and … Continue reading Tammy L. Tillotson: The Picture of Haiti
Here is a stand, let us sit for a night or two or three in silence before we speak. I wish it were a copse of blue-flowering lignum, shedding petals that float like butterflies, or the ceibas under whose canopies … Continue reading Jeremy Paden: On this Fault, Let Us Write a Poem
#TBT that time Dan Jones from The New York Times – Modern Love was on our stage, at Lip Service. Now accepting story submissions for our May 9 show. Deadline is April 17. Give us your best, true, personal story … Continue reading Hey, are you done writing that story?
(A story by Tatiana Garcia) You might roll your eyes when people say they’re happy just because they’re in a relationship. Many are liars, but not me: I really don’t miss being single. Before Justin “got” me, I was a … Continue reading Single. Taken.
Phoebe Rusch: Thank you for featuring me, MJ. It’s an honor. MJ Fievre: You’re welcome, Phoebe. I’m happy to help promote your fundraising campaign. Do you want to say a little about that? Phoebe: Yes! I’m trying to raise money … Continue reading Haiti, Phoebe, and the Oloffson: At the Crossroad of Race and Nationality and Class: An Interview
Back in November, in honor of its eight-year-anniversary, Lip Service launched Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album (Lominy Books, 2014) edited by Andrea Askowitz. This anthology is acollection of some of the best of Lip Service’s first eight years. Lip Service is a … Continue reading South Florida, what’s your story? (We want you to send it to us!)
Listen to Katia D. Ulysse read her story “Take a Picture.” Katia D. Ulysse was born in Haiti, and moved to the United States as a teen. Her writings have been published in numerous literary journals, including the Caribbean Writer, Meridians, Calabash,Peregrine, … Continue reading Katia D. Ulysse reads “Take a Picture”
_______________ 1. Barreling through the Everglades on the 85 mile stretch of two lane highway linking civilization to civilization a land bridge of asphalt, you, Lover, appear there beside me, bumming off a ride. For the loveliest words I wished … Continue reading Laura McDermott: Scenes from the Rearview Mirror
Update your bookmarks! The Florida Book Review is currently moving into its new site, at FloridaBookReview.net. Founded by Lynne Barrett and Susan Jo Parsons, The Florida Book Review features reviews of books with Florida settings or subjects, as well as interviews and essays about … Continue reading The Florida Book Review gets a new home!
Dariel Suarez was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He lived there until 1997, when he immigrated to the United States. He’s the author of the chapbook In the Land of Tropical Martyrs, upcoming from Backbone Press. It is available … Continue reading Dariel Suarez in Search of Genuine Thought and Emotion