The Compass Literary Magazine
Issue 4: March 2023
The Simmered Seas by Daniel Moreschi
To Mr. Ali on His Fifty-Secondth Eid by Shamik Banerjee
The Saffron Hermits by Shamik Banerjee
The Pot-Bearers by Shamik Banerjee
Pride is a Lonely Station by Michael Shoemaker
Moonshine on Water by Michael Shoemaker
Verona Shortbread by D'mitry Lewman
Shared by Sabine Plummer
Proust by Adam Walters
Love Poem by D'mitry Lewman
A girl by D'mitry Lewman
PHOTOGRAPHS by Vishvi Aurora
Give, and they take it like it was a piece of cake by Vishvi Aurora
Stolen Memories by Timothy Jay Smith
Stone Coffin by Patricia Walsh
Solar Bones by Patricia Walsh
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield by Patricia Walsh
Be protective by Aroshee Gandhi
Away from judgements by Aroshee Gandhi
a personal loss of love by Aaron Foster
[Title in Progress] by Emily Popa
Executive Director's Note
Now that spring has arisen, our latest publication is filled with new growth, ideas, and sharing experiences with one another. Thank you for submitting to our fourth issue with a wide variety of pieces and experiences.
The Compass team would like to congratulate all contributors for being a part of our works this year and for our readers who give writers an opportunity to make their voices heard. This issue delves into social issues, feelings of unbelonging, love, and traditions. As our goals increase throughout 2023, it is time to use these pieces as reflection for how we can move forward in our lives to find our place in the world.
We want to use this issue as a gateway to expanding our offerings, finding unique voices, and reaching readers in a pivotal nature. Our goal is to expand mindsets, expose different lifestyles, and make readers contemplate their role in the world.
Check out the beautiful compilation of writings in our fourth issue. This edition features writing from diverse backgrounds and authors from five countries. I hope you will take the time to read what the content of the magazine has to offer. This issue has so much to read, so much to ponder and so much to learn.
- Kate Wexell, Founder and Executive Director
Kate Wexell, Founder and Executive Director
Lubna Khanam, Editor and Submission Reader
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