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FALL 2019


JUNK DRAWER is a prompt-based art and literary magazine that aims

to both showcase what artists can produce when baited and to praise the tangential nature of creativity.

We are so inspired by the contributors’ interpretations of these prompts and hope that their work encourages readers to create something of their own. Feel very free to check the prompts at the end of each issue and send your arts our way. Thanks for giving a shit! Yours,

No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without permission from the artists. For more information, contact junkdrawermagazine@gmail.com Cover art by Nellie Vance


CONTRIBUTORS DAN BOVILLE

Multimedia artist, Travel thirster, Jeopardy! enthusiast http://danboville.wixsite.com/beta

ANNELOES MARINA

Anneloes Marina makes touchable art; sometimes for indoors & sometimes for outdoors, usually made of wood. They revel in all they do, & they are always busy.

JAKE MILLER

Dreamer by day & engineering designer by day job. Insomniac creative & inventive time waster by night. Nap enthusiast by necessity. Fall submissions are all mixed media collage works, investigating issues of identity, place, and the clash between the technological world and natural world. instagram.com/cosmicdoge

CASEY O’BRIEN

writes, mostly about water and mirrors and smoochin’. She currently lives in Milwaukee, WI where she reads physics books she can’t absorb and dystopian YA novels in Spanish. brocasarea.webflow.io/


CONTRIBUTORS

A N D R E W PA P PA S

34 year old Phish fan from Milwaukee. Lucky to have a inspiring wife, Cassie, and a joyful toddler, Drew. Trying to do better every day.

HANNAH RICHBURG

Hannah Richburg is an undergraduate English student at Eastern Kentucky University. She lives in Richmond, Kentucky with her family.

F R A N C I S S U L L I VA N

I want my work to be bright and happy and radiate joy, not only in the ceramic piece itself, but also in the joy of making.


CLOSER TO GOLD


Sunrise Angel - Carved plywood, linoleum, nails, walnut, finish - 12x12x4�

CLOSER TO GOLD

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ANNELOES MARINA


P ROGRE SS AND AN EPI S O D E O F D EADWOO D

beyond the mud the toil begins before the bacon the sweat dispenses through the trees you hear the search in the water and rocks shifting and filtering incredible hope for sons and daughters too to grow beyond the mud as we strive for Them to be closer to gold

CLOSER TO GOLD

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ANDREW PAPPAS


CLOSER TO GOLD

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JAKE MILLER


CLOSER TO GOLD

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DAN BOVILLE


A TRUE I


I N S I D E RT H E W A Y O F C O N T A G I O N


Stoneware - 7x7x10’’

THE WAY OF CONTAGION

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FRANCIS SULLIVAN


AL WAY S R AS PB ER RY

Loving you is like favoring one hand like choosing always raspberry over cherry like my yawn after anyone’s yawn like in science fiction when a man has his memory erased but dreams over and over of a stranger in a strange home and then like later when his night muscles walk him there to find he knows somehow where the spare key is kept and loving you is

THE WAY OF CONTAGION

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CASEY O’BRIEN


“Anakin, you’re breaking my heart,” except on Earth and off the record where I know that it’s problematic my being the female lead I see the eyes roll and lose focus on the picture I have found myself in but there is love about me that can’t be helped love that is like yielding to anchor weight when everyone took me for a stronger swimmer

THE WAY OF CONTAGION

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CASEY O’BRIEN


THE WAY OF CONTAGION

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JAKE MILLER


THE WAY OF CONTAGION

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DAN BOVILLE


T H E X - R AY U N D E R S


S TA N D S M E B E T T E AR LL HUSH HUSH


VO I D S

The voids of fish eyes All hush hush Except for the clacking Of maggot mandibles against pallid flesh Herons stand knee-deep in water Their bodies stalk-like As they watch the flies Settle on the bank of death-mud And the islands of algae stomachs There are too many corpses Living in this unwashed water This soiled home Of whispered underbellies And upturned skies Everything is too quiet Sounds seeping into reed skeletons And the voids of fish eyes

ALL HUSH HUSH

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HANNAH RICHBURG


ALL HUSH HUSH

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JAKE MILLER


S N AKE WAY S

what mythic creatures protect you from the hell that is a mind made up the wrong way what sparkle-scaled, fiery beast guards your gate from the marching army that is a lifetime of decisions poorly made and how do you just get up in the morning easy peasy you move in snake ways legless you move all hush hush like a swallowing throat tell me how you got here without having a grip on the ladder rungs give me the name of the engineers making your armor give me directions to the sacred pool that lets you float forever in the inlet give me the salve you rub over your skin to always have something between your body and the world’s

ALL HUSH HUSH

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CASEY O’BRIEN


ED I TO R ’S PL AY LI S T

C L O S ER TO G OLD

40 Acres - Chester Watson You Got Gold - John Prine The Gold - Phoebe Bridgers, Manchester Orchestra T H E WAY O F CO N TAGI O N

Hospital - The Lemonheads All The Way Down - Kelela Catching Feelings - Riton, Kah-Lo, Mr Eazi AL L H U S H H US H

A Thousand Years - Azure Ray Americana - Nickel & Rose Lilo - The Japanese House


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Junk Drawer Fall 2019  

Fall 2019 Issue of Junk Drawer, a prompt-based art and literary magazine.

Junk Drawer Fall 2019  

Fall 2019 Issue of Junk Drawer, a prompt-based art and literary magazine.

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