SYMPOSIUM is a print series in collaborations with artists and writers.
Poetry, prose, essays, illustrations and collages paired with complimentary pieces, in intention and cohesion, with unearthed artistic relics from eras past. Core contributors include essayist Krystal B. Woods, poets Catherine Rush and Faith Naoi, with design by Liz Yo and Marshall Trotter. As a small-batch, handcrafted collection, SYMPOSIUM is the first endeavor in our publishing journey. Read on to learn more about each volume.
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. 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.
Vol III: AnarchAngel
Vol. III AnarchAngel is nestled in an extravagant fairy tale format. The Winter 2021/2022 installation focuses on the “dark femme” persona, specifically how it relates to the “Maiden” stage. Mixing teen vampire with new-found “rage”, AnarchAngel combines a love of lore + pop cult of ’90s and Noughts fem-fueled fantasy and horror. Poetry by Faith Naoi, Catherine Rush, Murda Hill, Ros Elise Clark and Anya Gibson of Three of Swords. Graphic Artist Cait Lamas. Illustrations by Damian Caballero and Lisa Kinne. Multi-media piece by Syd Stanley. Short story by Ben Montague. Photo Collage by designer Madeline Lenahan of Liberated State.