Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

April 25, 2019


a monthly Mental Health Awareness feature

by Maddie M. White

Check and Balance System


What mental illness do you suffer from?

Bipolar Depression

When was the first time you noticed it and how?

I noticed it probably when I was in the 12th grade, I am n...

April 25, 2019


a monthly feature by 

Kristin Garth

The Poem: 

I Do Not Write These Words For You

You listen when they speak to you — these words

my fingers learned by heart before I was

concerned with art.  Nobody heard

my schoolgirl voice.  Speak diary because

it is a ca...

April 20, 2019

Issue Four: Featured Interview

Your Path is Not Going to Look Like Anyone Else's:

A Witchy-Good Discussion

with Kailey Tedesco

on her new book 

Lizzie, Speak 

Tianna, EIC of Rhythm & Bones: Thank you for agreeing to be our interviewee for Issue Four, Kailey. I’ve been a...

April 20, 2019

Russ Daum is the highly dedicated and extremely talented illustrator for the upcoming collaboration A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony being released this June at Rhythm & Bones Press between Kristin Garth, Justin Karcher, and Tianna G. Hansen. He selected poems from the...

April 20, 2019

Stomped Petals 

by Josh Dale 

Summer 2043, unknown location. Last marker: 100 miles west of Reno, Nevada: 

Am I trapped in a polyethylene dream? Or is this fragmented reality, truly, really? It’s hard to discern these days because there is no such thing as a dystopia, onl...

April 20, 2019

Monday Night Prayer

by Kristin Ryan

Through the streets
her head swirls
black thoughts:
a ruptured throat,
the bottom
of a riverbed.

She smells like partially
digested lettuce,
black coffee, bile.

She slips into the chapel,
last seat, last row.

Years later, she wakes up...

April 20, 2019

you won’t know

by Mela Blust

you won’t know

when the ghost slips out of you

whether with a bang         or just a breath

a step forward               or a leap

when the smoke...

April 20, 2019

Turtles, Siblings and Hondas

by Caitlin Cording

My brother, Kirk, did this weird thing with the turtles inhabiting our garden pond. Every summer he would construct a metal den, grab an industrial-sized cosmetic sponge and a few wayward fellas, then polish their shells. H...

April 20, 2019


by Lauren Saxon

looks nothing like I hoped she would. she is a one night stand. she is 3pm traffic. I overplay 

her on the radio & grow tired of her voice. she is lukewarm leftovers. uninsured therapy. discontinuous. we spend most days making small talk about the...

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