Prisms: Itanile Issue 9

The works featured in the Prism issue have told a variety of truths. In May the Thirtieth, the poet writes, “I come from a place / where we are closest to sunrise”. You, the reader, could argue the veracity of this admittance.

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How does a good story begin? Who knows? Does a good story begin with the end in view? Does it begin at the epicenter of a conflict? Or with a mission to address critical issues regarding the political state of a territory? Perhaps a story begins with an acknowledgment of a fact, as in, “these are the times”.
The writer’s work, in many cases, is a work of discovery. Of digging through the rubbles for a precious gem. This treasure hunt, sometimes, promises little reward. In the process of writing, writers realize that the greatest discovery possible through storytelling is the discovery of self – through this, a story can be opened up to vulnerabilities and truth. Because writing isn’t taking the truth to a story, but reaching for the truth in a story.

The works featured in the Prism issue have told a variety of truths. In May the Thirtieth, the poet writes, “I come from a place / where we are closest to sunrise”. You, the reader, could argue the veracity of this admittance. Is sunrise a literal phenomenon in this poem, or is the poet aiming for a metaphorical interpretation to his confession on the mind & its myriad ways of processing a feeling?