Dear Reader,

Welcome to Hominum Journal’s Issue 2! The overwhelming support from contributors, readers, and our editing team has not gone unnoticed. With your assistance, we’ve set sail in these uncertain and tempest waters, trailblazing a pathway for creators to showcase their work.

 

Written word and visual art have always been a vessel for thoughts, emotions, and ideas. This season has hurled quite the storm our way, bringing with it an election, the continued strain of the pandemic, an increasing sense of isolation...etc., etc., etc. With 2020 nearing its end, much of the work we’ve embraced touches on the sentiments that accompany these circumstances—either directly, or in the subtext. 

 

We are reminded in Anna Press’s poem of the importance of this inward looking, swathed in our favorite sweaters awaiting something, anything, to happen. Although this isolation is not by choice, there is something to be learned from it. As we see in Stephanie Tom’s poem “HUSK”, we must not settle into this isolation, but probe, explore, and confront it. And so, we return to the vehicle that is our craft, once again we embark on this constant journey of self-discovery and exploration. So sit back. Let the dream-like wonder that infuses Jack B. Bedell’s “Maurepas, Nekyia” call to you.

 

Thank you for your continuous love, and we hope you enjoy Issue 2. 

Sincerely, 

Jonathan Truong,

Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Katherine Wong,

Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

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