Crescent Moons and Hidden Hymns.
By Elina Kumra.
“The wall’s tough against my back, his omnipresence firmly against my front. The dawn spills into the sky, a light I’d rather dodge as much as the truth in my heart.”
Contemplating Change ride by Ivana Sepa.
The Blood Pudding – February 19, 2024
Elina Kumra is a student-poet whose pieces place introspection in Fiction and Poetry under a lens. She is a YoungArts Finalist in Poetry and Fiction, Recognized by Rattle, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and nominated for the Best of the Net. Her work appears in Up North Lit , Typishly Lit, The Blood Pudding, Writers Digest, StreetLit, Coffin Bell, Polyphony Lit and the Peauxdunque Review.
Artwork: Canadian-Serbian artist Ivana Sepa studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Relocating to Canada’s west coast introduced Sepa to natural beauty on a scale she had never experienced before. The bold colors, sharp contrasts, and strong lines in Sepa’s paintings suggest the range of feelings that surface in nature—from the dreamlike sensuality of complete immersion to the contemplative appreciation that comes with regarding the world from a distance.
You can find her work here.