Issue 10: Life is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am’ | Glory Chasing | Nine-ball

Welcome to Khôra, a dynamic online arts space produced in collaboration with Lidia Yuknavitch’s Corporeal Writing. Visit our Archive to read previous issues.

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Last month was Khôra’s one-year anniversary! Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our magazine over the past year, and ENORMOUS THANKS and LOVE to our subscribers. Over the past year, it has been an honor to collaborate with so many visionary writers and artists, whose work for Khôra is being shared all over — from writing workshops to university lectures to publications to social media. Just last month, we were thrilled to read Hippocampus Magazine’interview with author Megan Stielstra, in which she called Khôra “an amazing experimental journal.” We are humbled and couldn’t do it without you, our phenomenal subscribers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Issue 10’s Featured Writer, Priyanka Sacheti, is a writer and poet based in Bangalore, India. Her literary work has appeared in many literary journals such as Barren, Parentheses Art, Dust Poetry Magazine, Popshot, The Lunchticket, and Jaggery Lit, as well as various anthologies. She is currently working on a poetry and short story collection. Her poem One Day is accompanied by her photo of an “unfurled hibiscus / glowing quietly in the dusty December light.”

We’re excited to feature Argentinian-born, Berlin-based multimedia artist Juan Arata, who works in the fields of installation, video, sculpture, writing and painting. Issue 10’s cover image Life is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am’ (pictured below, from Arata’s recent exhibition) explores the notion of the occult.

“I create as I speak

but I don’t know the higher language

just a notion of the occult.

The secret knowledge is in the mistake.”

In Issue 10, we’re back with new work from our collaborative team of curated writers: Carol Fischbach, Ploi Pirapokin, Adam Swanson, and Sabrina Tom. What a gritty, glorious group! We’ve also collaborated in this issue with phenomenal artists Helen G. Blake, Jen Fuller, Fay Ku, and Soumya Netrabile.

If you love what you’re seeing, please subscribe, share, tweet, retweet, and post, and Khôra will be back next month.

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Yours,

Leigh Hopkins
and the Corporeal/Khôra squad

“I cannot write petrol without thinking of you.

It is a favorite scent of mine 

but it was a truth I nurtured in secret:

myself at petrol stations,

drunk on those rich fumes.”

— from One Day by featured writer Priyanka Sacheti

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