Poetry: This One is Addressed to Me

By Morgan Lyons   Modern love Is love modern? Modern to love myself, modern to see myself To run my hands over my body without inspection Without search for perfection Modern to hug myself Support myself Let myself Rest, eat, move No, not let Encourage Encouragement, not punishment Not depreciation Rest with a clear conscience, […]

Poetry: Modern Love

By Cormac McCarthy   Passing out that slow-walker Mistakenly brushing their hand on the overtake That’s modern love   Seeing a tweet from seven years ago And hoping the Maroon 5 obsession was just a phase That’s modern love   A chance second encounter in the middle aisle of Aldi,  While feigning interest in a […]

Vox Pop of Love Full Interviews

Baneen: What is your relationship to the other person in the shoot?/Relationship to self love? My relationship to self love is a work in progress. There are days where I am so happy, feeling like I am on top of the world, really confident but I also have thoughts where I am like am I […]

Poetry: ‘A Pocket Love’

By Shauna O’ Connor   “Oh, the Earth was made for lovers”, But I have never been a muse. Romance, I had considered dead,  Never something I could choose.   Not like the gold-hued days of old, When poets bled passion on paper,  When men stole kisses from sweethearts,  And women dried flowers from nature. […]

Poetry: Bite

By Emily Egan Reeve …what if your teeth were inside my pocket, a sad bracelet but also one which I liked? …what if you removed your teeth for me, gently of course, though of wild personal inconvenience? i don’t think i’d like you so much if you didn’t have teeth. i like your current teeth. […]

The Problems with Modern Love, Explained Through SZA’s SOS

Baneen Talpur examines the trials and tribulations of modern love in SZA’s SOS.   Loving these days is complicated. In the world of modern dating, people are seen as almost disposable with a new hookup being just a swipe away. We live in a world of situationships and toxic relationships where we see people for […]