Lovely readers, Welcome to the Subversion issue of the graduate student journal Caustic Frolic, housed in NYU’s Draper MA program in the Humanities and Social Thought. Subversion is the first Caustic Frolic issue in history, we previously published as Anamesa Journal. Thank you for being part of the journey. Subversion is our reaction to the current political situation. It [...]
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The term “glass ceiling” refers to the income gap between men and women, touted by white feminists with the following statistic: women make 77¢ for every $1 a man makes. However, it is not that simple. The disparity becomes starker when one considers race and ethnicity. According to a study published in July 2016 by [...]
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 to him. This is your senior year at Cornell University, and you remind yourself that now, today, you’re officially an [...]
By Matthew Dischner I punched a box today, a three dimensional rectangular prism made of cardboard and containing blueberries, twenty-four packages of frozen conventional blueberries to be exact, one of ten that arrived this morning and will arrive every morning, ad nauseam, until people decide blueberries in their smoothies are no longer desirable. I punched [...]
Nostalgie II By Tom Pazderka Oil, charcoal and ashes on burned panel Tom Pazderka is an installation artist, painter, sculptor, teacher, and writer. He holds an MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara where he was a Regents Fellow and is currently the Artist in Residence for the 2016/2017 academic year. He is a [...]
Diminution, 185 By Sara Fields Photography Sara Fields is an artist and educator from Austin, Texas. She recently received her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and she is currently represented by Photo Méthode Gallery.
No Stealing By Shelby Poor Format ink jet print. Shelby Poor was born and raised in the working-class neighborhoods of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her BFA in photography from the University of Tulsa in 2016 and is currently pursuing an MFA in photography at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Her upbringing [...]
Mother and Daughter By Gal Cohen Oil on woods, 90x120 cm Gal Cohen, a visual artist, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Israel (1986). Cohen is currently working on an MFA at the Parsons School of Design at The New School. Her main mediums are painting, drawing, and installation. Over the [...]
By Sharon Willdin The Nurse’s Home, situated at the rear of Parramatta Hospital, stands four levels high against the banks of the river. The Registrar leads me up the stairs to the second floor and down a polished concrete corridor, full of unoccupied rooms. “This is the lounge.” It smells of cigarette smoke, has two [...]
Domenic Scopa is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2014 recipient of the Robert K. Johnson Poetry Prize and Garvin Tate Merit Scholarship.