Dear Readers,

We at Solstice Magazine are deeply proud of this year’s Summer Contest Issue.

Many of the fine, provocative pieces deal directly or indirectly with our troubled times. In the tumultuous political year ahead, we can find healing in literature but also a challenge to confront hate. In fact, many of the profound pieces in this issue validate our values of diversity.

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Solstice Literary Magazine is proud to have published Baron Wormser’s essay Hannah Arendt in New York,” which is included  in The Best American Essays 2018! This essay exemplifies our ten-year commitment to promoting diversity in its many forms in literature and photography.

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The Vestiges of Theaters of War

By Nelson Lowhim

In this post,author and veteran Nelson Lowhim reflects on PTSD and the discussions that happen, and don’t happen, between veterans and civilians. I recently went to a dramatic reading of the Sophocles play Ajax, hosted by Theater of War, a group that uses theater to explore PTSD, trauma, and other difficult topics. In the production,… Read more »

Review: SWEET MARJORAM: Notes & Essays by DeWitt Henry

By Susan Tepper

SWEET MARJORAM: Notes & Essays By DeWitt Henry MadHat Press, Plume Editions, 2018   Transparency is the word that kept ringing in my head as I read through this book’s eclectic compilation of life and its anticipations, in chapters with titles such as: On Dreams, On Silence, On Blood, On Weather, On Dignity, On Courage,… Read more »