Pedestrian Verse

End of the calendar month is payday. In my case, it marks the start of
the eternal battle between good and evil, employee and HR.
My bank account has the empty desperation of a junkie seeking the
next hit. In my case, I seek the £700 rent due tomorrow.

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Where are you from?

Epoch Press is Delighted to share the featured story from issue 3, Roots, by Scheherazade Khan.

“You are not from here, right?”

I realise I’m staring at you blankly by the way you’ve slowed your speech when I did not respond to your first question, emphasising the ‘here’ as if you are holding back the urge to point at the ground that has me wanting to roll my eyes. After five minutes of conversation, do you really think the issue here is a language barrier?

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Just Breathe

We are excited to present in full our featured story from Issue 2: Aftermath, by Yvonne Conza. Conza’s writing has appeared in Longreads, Electric Literature, Los Angeles Review of Books, AGNI and elsewhere. UK’s Dodo Ink will feature her work in an upcoming anthology. You can purchase Issue 2 on the…

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First, There was the Comb Jelly

We are excited to present our featured story from our inaugural issue, Beginnings, by Kirsten Reneau. Reneau is working on her MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of New Orleans. Her work has also been accepted into The Threepenny Review, Hobart, Hippocampus Magazine, etc.

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In Conversation with Kirsten Reneau

When I sat down with Kirsten Reneau, I did not know entirely what to expect. What I learned from our conversation is that she’s not just a writer, but a passionate and articulate proponent of Creative Non-Fiction; she is a student and a teacher, and an editor in her own right at Bayou Magazine. To say we got along well is an understatement.

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Recipe in Exile Trailer

‘Recipe in Exile’ is a beautifully illustrated short film that we have had the privilege to publish in our inaugural issue ‘Beginnings’. It’s a moving film about displacement, violence, adaptation, culture, and heritage.

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