Introduction



Expanded Field is biannual English-language journal for creative writing and image/text experimentation. Established in 2017, it publishes original and translated fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, and other experimental works not easily classified within genre boundaries.


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Issue #4 Out Now



With “The Momentum Issue,” Expanded Field is excited to present its fourth collage of words and images with a recurring leitmotif.

The collection of creative works in this issue is the sum of a variety of themes and tensions we found in and among our submissions. Such an underlying tension is one between technology and nature, or the push and pull between the weightless and the weighty. Factors such as these seemed to close in on the velocity of modern life times the mass of memories; and so, the overarching theme of momentum established itself. We are eager to present these newly selected creative works; their subterranean, thematic commonality excites us even more when we consider that their creators are a diverse group of international artists.
 
Issue 4
 
 

Introduction



Expanded Field is biannual English-language journal for creative writing and image/text experimentation. Established in 2017, it publishes original and translated fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, and other experimental works not easily classified within genre boundaries.


READ MORE
 
Issue 4

Issue #4 Out Now



With “The Momentum Issue,” Expanded Field is excited to present its fourth collage of words and images with a recurring leitmotif.

The collection of creative works in this issue is the sum of a variety of themes and tensions we found in and among our submissions. Such an underlying tension is one between technology and nature, or the push and pull between the weightless and the weighty. Factors such as these seemed to close in on the velocity of modern life times the mass of memories; and so, the overarching theme of momentum established itself. We are eager to present these newly selected creative works; their subterranean, thematic commonality excites us even more when we consider that their creators are a diverse group of international artists.

Short Stories, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Image-Text


March 29, 2019

Between Tomorrow and Then

On a steep incline the houses seem to pour down the earth. Then they repeat again, from decline to peak; my bicycle takes me round and round and round. The sensation of sliding, as if to some inevitable conclusion. How those rooftops roll And the bike must be cycled. And the houses must be homes (must they?) I am taken by them, and through them. clap! […]
March 29, 2019

Trapdoor

It’s a death trap. Damn druggies, breaking the lock to count a pile of quarters they ripped off from the laundromat. The landlord will probably never fix this door. “Let me out. Let me out.” I can’t believe I’m stuck inside a vestibule—it’s definitely not a lobby; it’s hardly big enough for two people. I’m freezing in this old T-shirt—his old T-shirt. I could have at […]
March 29, 2019

The Olive Branch

Despite the dentist’s soporific My imagination transformed The street where I walked Into a takeoff field Where I felt weightless Like a feather in the wind. As I wandered along the street, I discerned an olive branch Protruding from a tall brick wall Like the promise of the vital oil Proffered by the olive trees To soothe my mouth and guts After the dentist’s cure.
March 29, 2019

Wake—Let’s Go!

We woke to the explosions and jumped on our bikes. Many of us were armed with nothing more than cardboard tubes, and rubber bands and paper clip ammo wiggled to mean barbs like our hearts. Others had sling shots and ball bearings, exploding bottles of tacks and cherry bombs, Molotov confections launched from lawn chair catapults, spray-can blow torches set off by our fathers’ regimental Zippos, […]
March 29, 2019

The Circle

As far back as her memory stretched, she was just one of many clustered around the fire. At first, the circle had been small, but, as she grew older, it widened to include all those who brought warmth into her life. These were not people on television or on the web or in the newspaper; they were real people. People who gave a smile or a […]
March 29, 2019

Oosterschelde / Thalassa

barely a month into a new year when God gave us a clean start we had not kept our resolutions he did not let us build our arcs when the sea finally came to claim us if we are people of the sea we too should live in salt she nurtured our children the sea is their mother too let there be no distinction between us […]

The Vortex Issue



With “The Vortex Issue,” Expanded Field is proud to release its third collection of words and images with a specific leitmotif. This issue revolves around the theme of circular movement. As an emblem, we consider the vortex to present the weight that exists within the pieces of this issue. But choosing a vortex was not just for its symbolism; it’s a pattern in every way. Through this rather abstract, swirling image, we hope readers will see the human element in these new creative works, and perhaps notice how we all accelerate our rhythms only to slow them down again, get caught in whirling motions, and often feel trapped. It’s when we desire to go back that we realize we may have gone too far.
 

The Impermanence Issue



A Morviv kit consists of two pre-filled syringes with ready-for-use sterile solution for injection, plus a special timer. Syringe A (with a red safety cap) contains a clear, colorless or slightly opaque liquid with 5,000 IU Morviv death-inducing polypeptide. Syringe B contains a clear, colorless liquid providing the resuscitation solution.
 

The Death Issue



With this issue we are proud to launch Expanded Field, a biannual, online and open-access English-language journal for creative writing and image/text experimentation. Why Expanded Field? Following from art critic Rosalind Krauss’ 1979 article “Sculpture in the Expanded Field,” we want to draw attention to the tenuous manner in which various creative practices are set in relation or opposition to one another—and how we can further question the sustainability of genre- or medium-specificity. To this end, with Expanded Field we want to offer a platform for the exhibition of original and translated works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, image/texts, and other experimental works not so easily or readily classified.
 
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The Impermanence Issue



A Morviv kit consists of two pre-filled syringes with ready-for-use sterile solution for injection, plus a special timer. Syringe A (with a red safety cap) contains a clear, colorless or slightly opaque liquid with 5,000 IU Morviv death-inducing polypeptide. Syringe B contains a clear, colorless liquid providing the resuscitation solution.
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The Death Issue



With this issue we are proud to launch Expanded Field, a biannual, online and open-access English-language journal for creative writing and image/text experimentation. Why Expanded Field? Following from art critic Rosalind Krauss’ 1979 article “Sculpture in the Expanded Field,” we want to draw attention to the tenuous manner in which various creative practices are set in relation or opposition to one another—and how we can further question the sustainability of genre- or medium-specificity. To this end, with Expanded Field we want to offer a platform for the exhibition of original and translated works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, image/texts, and other experimental works not so easily or readily classified.