SYMPOSIUM – a print series

SYMPOSIUM is a print publication series, edited and designed by The Femme Moon, in collaborations with artists and writers.

Poetry, prose, essays, illustrations and collages are paired with complimentary pieces, adding intentional cohesion with addition of unearthed art relics from eras past. Core contributors include resident essayist Krystal B. Woods and poet Faith Naoi, curated by editor Sun with graphic design by Liz Yo and Marshall Trotter. As a small-batch, handcrafted collection, SYMPOSIUM is the first endeavor in our publishing journey.

Vol I: Pandora’s Beatbox

Vol I: Pandora’s Beatbox was released on Halloween 2020. Photography Editorial by musical artist Naomi. in collaboration with Derek Moore (above). Essay by Krystal B. Woods. Poetry by Faith Naoi, Judas Kane, Beth Hartman, Catherine Rush, Amy Anderson and a piece in Portuguese by Ammavie. Illustrations by Lindsay Reyna, Samantha Michelsen and Fallon Gold. Magickally-infused recipes by Katie DeCantillon and Murda Hill. Upcoming book excerpt by Henora Sommerfugl.

Vol II: Othered Earth

Vol II: Othered Earth found home in a half-size format Spring 2021. Conversation with writer Francesca Lia Block. Essay by Krystal B. Woods. Poems by Krystal V, Faith Naoi, Beth Hartman, Judas Kane, and Sarah Rae. Illustrations by Folk Lord, Justin Coehlo, Diana Arias and Maria Lutz. Poetry spread designed by Marshall Trotter.

Poem by Krystal Visions with featured artwork by Leiji Matsumoto from Symposium II

Vol III: AnarchAngel

Vol. III AnarchAngel is the 3rd installation of the Symposium series. Nestled in an extravagant fairy tale format, the Winter 2021/2022 volume deeply focuses on the “dark femme” persona, specifically how it relates to the “Maiden” stage. Mixing teen vampire with personal “rage”, AnarchAngel combines a love of lore with beloved pop culture of the ’90s and Noughts to brew fem-fueled fantasy, horror, mythology and religion balanced between camp and conditioning. Poetry by Faith Naoi, Catherine Rush, Murda Hill, Ros Elise Clark and Anya Gibson of Three Swords. Graphic Artist Cait Lamas. Illustrations by Damian Caballero and Lisa Kinne. A multi-media piece by Syd Stanley. Short story by Ben Montague. Photo Collage by designer/stylist Madeline Lenahan of Liberated State.