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Caustic Frolic is a journey through the frenetic landscape of our times. A flourish which rips through reality with the force of acid, teasing out the new and emerging and rethinking the old. Caustic Frolic embraces playfulness with an abrasive intent to change, to revel, to engage.



Spring 2017 SUBVERSION

Notes from Underground: Revisited Reflections

May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

And I wish you never made love to me like you wanted to breathe me in like air, gulping me like milk dripping from strands of hair. Whatever. I don’t really care. Today I [...]

On the Border Grind

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Buena Vista[1] A secret: the Rio Grande Valley’s first legit skatepark is a living exhibit of border history. by Jonathan Leal In the early 2000s, the City of Edinburg opened Buena Vista. Sitting at [...]

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Discarded Princesses

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

A box of princesses under a bed Lies their limbs tangled, hair askew, dirty faces as if there has been a massacre. Naked, half naked, their clothes torn off by greedy hands That do not [...]

This Is How Your Life Begins

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

By Geeta Tewari September 11, 2001, 12:01 a.m.: your twenty-first birthday. Also, International Day of Peace, according to the United Nations. You knock on Ethan’s door and ask if you can lie next [...]

In Spring

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

By Saronik Bosu The bougainvillea like so much of Sylvia Plath's blood shall lurk within your sentences. Sometimes the trellis will couch your clauses in comfort, yes. But often, bless you, your verbs your breathless [...]

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Strangers Don’t Belong In Your Home

April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Gal Cohen, Strangers Don't Belong In Your Home, from "Subway Wisdom" series, oil on canvas, 42x86 inches.