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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Besieged City: Non-Fiction by Zita Bai

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The setting sun has buried itself underneath burning earth of 1915’s Beiping and leaves a trace of redness in the sky. The yellow dust rolls on, across what was once called The Grand Mansion Gate. The Bai Family was considered the center of the private security system in Northern China, which is now surrounded by…

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Find the Hidden Banksy in Los Angeles

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There’s always been a clear but, perhaps to some, fine line between street art and vandalism. Graffiti has been used for generations as a way of making bold statements, whether in support of a cause or an expression of identity, sometimes as art and sometimes as a mark of aggression. It was the British-based artist…

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Untitled: Poetry by Simon Perchik

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You listen the way this stone senses when its prey no longer has a pulse and swallows it whole though your ears work like that widen for the embrace and quiet that afternoon still wandering the Earth as rain and those pebbles a child finds on the beach –one by one tossed at the sun…

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LadyGodArt: Artwork by Marianne McGinnis

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Marianne Mcginnis of LadyGodArt has been creating and discovering her artistic vision for over 30 years. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and was raised in a big, loud, funny, and very creative family. Marianne attended the University of the Arts and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before moving to NYC. She…

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Version2: Poetry by Michael Lee Johnson

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Michelangelo delirious, painting that face of Jesus I walk in a mastery of this night and light my money changers walk behind me they’re fools like clowns in a shadow of sin, they’re busy as bees as drunken lovers, Sodom and Gomorrah before this salt pillar falls Rain He drove off the road edge. He…

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Reinvention & Nostaligia: Artwork by Grandpa Chan

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How many people can reinvent themselves, especially in their senior years, and be truly successful at it? To most, it takes careful planning and a fail-safe in place, and even then nothing is guaranteed. But 76-year-old “Grandpa Chan” finds himself with a new career revolving around the elements in life he loves most: art and…

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