FORTH Magazine

FORTH was created to explore, examine, and expose the work of both established and up-and-coming artists and writers. Through these digital pages, we take readers into the world of the author, the mind of the poet, the vision of the artist, to gain a unique perspective of the often intriguing, sometimes haunting, always strange, little worlds of our most innovative creators. Our mission is to support writers and artists by exposing their work and exploring their lives, and to maintain a recurring set of innovative writers and journalists that you'll only see in our pages. Our content isn't classical or traditional. We publish short format writing for the modern reader and contemporary art that challenges the modern onlooker. Founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2009, FORTH represents art and literature in a way that resonates with an evolving need for interactive media. The West Coast is on the scene. Welcome and enjoy!
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Light from Within: An Interview with Christophe Piallat

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Los Angeles-based artist, Christophe Piallat, transcends the space inside Canterbury Records with his geologically inspired installations. By blending together photography and sculpting—two very different mediums—Piallat achieves what he calls, “Living Photography.”   What drew me in most wasn’t only the size of his sculptures, but the light that they released, from within. In the evening,…

Boy with a Bone (Pointing Edges)
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Saturate the Colors: An Interview with Artist Henry Hu

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Henry Hu is a Hong Kong-bred artist based in Sydney, Australia. The feature image is called “Boy With a Bone (Pointing Edges)”. His digital artwork plays with color, shape, and atmosphere.  The images seem to have a sound, texture, and taste, and represent his life’s stories without words. Here’s more on what he has to say about his…

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Lost and Found: Poetry by Miguel Aldaco

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Monsanto sounds like that South American city— Anacondas and in duffels tumble torsos— spelled out in drain pipes, sieve up the sewer system. Out with the bath water go the archipelagos and a lot more you care not to know.   You imagine it’s a place where you speak in helium to the dictator, while…

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Bones of Our Face: Poetry by Jaya Loharuka

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Just cold, sharp, callous, hollow things, But you animate them     (not unlike the way you stir me) Into a smile, A curve so gentle, Each layer of brilliant white fits Together Like us?     (I’m a cold, sharp, callous, hollow) no?(thing) Jaya Loharuka is an English major at UCLA.   Image: Renee Leigh Stephenson

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Not Dead Yet: Fiction by Yani Robinson

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Acting stupid is actually much harder than it sounds. You see, there are certain expectations about being the only woman on a dive tour, and Nell is doing her very best to meet them. Despite knowing a great deal about diving, like knowing that SCUBA is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and knowing…

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