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 #3 Out Now



With “The Vortex Issue,” Expanded Field is proud to release its third collection of words and images with a specific leitmotif.
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.
 
The Vortex Issue
 
 

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
 
The Vortex Issue

Issue #3 Out Now



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.

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


December 18, 2018

Exploding Balloons

Ever since my teenage years, I’ve had a tendency to pair up most of the relevant moments and prominent phases of my life with a concert I attended. Not counting the live shows my parents took me to when I was too little to care—I  fell asleep to Roger Water’s legendary rendition of “The Dark Side of the Moon”—the first proper one I went to of […]
December 18, 2018

The Poet

Through the propriety Of the gaps Between you and the rooftops A rhythm of emptiness You challenge knowledge Graphemes bouncing back and forth Highlighting trajectories of cognition A step into the wilderness Of a broken promise Of a man lost Erasing established notions of a city Rooftops covered in snow White upon white Like water upon water Breath after breath
December 18, 2018

Productivity

Distraction by distraction we live in the daily aftermath —– of the grand burlesque; —– an ever diminishing step behind each fresh wave of horror and a Kardashian ass —– tugging nuance — to the undercurrent, as I tug idly at the screen— siphoning from the great gushing pool —– of hyperbole — my top-up of shame.
December 18, 2018

Crooked Houses

They always fidget. I see them from a distance, two at a time usually, huddling like frozen blackbirds on a telephone line. Most of them past middle-aged but always men, always thinking themselves younger and thinner than midlife’s reckoned. No matter how much confidence they exude or the little omens they project—squaring their shoulders up and keeping their heads forward and puffing their chest and fusing that imaginary steel […]
December 18, 2018

Converting to Dataism

1/ The End of a Beginning Given  each organism  as a biochemical  algorithm Your life       is a programmed       process proving ——–Your consciousness   is actually far less Valuable       than a fucking       Frankenstein’s AI 2/ The Beginning of an End Through       human-computer interface My mind has become       part of       a robot ——–While the robot       part of me As       […]
December 18, 2018

Nuance of Damage

I. Hope is faster than light, its speed beyond measure. It’s alive, today, but what about tomorrow? Easy come, easy… I need something to build up my courage. One advantage is sleep, an endurance test: a locomotive or a pillow. We learn to calculate the commotion; suck the straw, hang out, hit the hay. Who’s to say? One cedes territory, one establishes boundaries, one signs along the […]

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.