Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

September 28, 2018


a feature by Agampreet Kalra

Writing as the solace it is

Writing. Well writing for one is the most beautiful thing in the world. Now if you’re a non-writer you may oppose and consider it to be quite a nerve-reckoning and frustrating thing, which is exactl...

September 26, 2018

Red Poems Speak the Truth Behind Breast Cancer’s Pink

by Amy Alexander

We are approaching October, the pink month.

Pink for breast cancer survivors.

It’s a particularly poignant time for me, because I lost my own mother to breast cancer on July 6, 2015. My relationship wit...

September 24, 2018

Anger: A Necessary Fire

"You need to let go of your anger," my mother tells me. "You'll never be able to move on with your life. Just forget about it." It was January and I was begging my mother for what felt like the hundredth time in my life to divorce my father. It i...

September 22, 2018

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In the News (December 2018):

We have...

September 21, 2018


Rhythm of the Bones: Dark Marrow 

Featuring your twisted visions and nightmares, your traumas you can't shake, the ghosts that haunt your daydreams.

Due to the high volume of wonderful poetry submissions we have received, the founder of Rhythm & Bones decid...

September 21, 2018

Passed Notes & Poems

 a feature by Kristin Garth


18 & Elavil

prescribed post-sexual assault & then
perpetually dreamlife/death — no glow,
opalescent, of arms around a thin
almost-a-virgin neck & you-don’t-know-
if-he-will-kill-you-in-this-desert strange man
you met...

September 14, 2018

 "Scoliosis Corset" - Altered photo art - Smith, R.A. (2018)

eraser marks

you prattle at me about my curves.

ignorant of what’s beneath.

this dress. this flesh. this skull.

you judge the earth by its terrain.

weekend warrior.

mentally impotent.

worship the idol of your groin.


September 7, 2018

Craters, Crevices & Creativity

by Monica Kagan

Welcome to my column called "Craters, Crevices and Creativity"! I will be looking at the interaction between my depression, anxiety and the impulse to keep creating. It is a complicated relationship, which I will start to ex...

September 5, 2018

Fear Stirring in My Chest

Maddie M. White

What mental illness do you suffer from?

I have suffered with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Depression.

When was the first time you noticed it and how?

I can always remember being anxious as a child. I had a hard time being away from...

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