soft surface

digital journal, residency, and bookshop


information

soft surface publishes poetry and contemporary art projects by women, LGBTQIA, gnc folks, BIPOC, and/or otherwise marginalized voices. accepted contributors are paid. submissions are always open.


to submit work or request information on a digital residency, email me here.

Justine Highsmith
fall 2019
poet-in-digital-residence



About Justine Highsmith:

she is the bodily being 
in-the-world-machine
a prototype for objects 
that scream in broad daylight
a vast ceiling of gray water 
untie the ocean and feel 
her wall pressing on every side.

justinehighsmith.com




residency statement:

"SLEEP FROM DREAMS" is a sapphic verse poetic dialogue with Hypnos/Sleep and Oneiros/Dream. In this text, they discuss the power dynamics of desire, love, and pleasure while floating down a river (the blue page) between states of consciousness. Is one desire more important than another? Can we experience pleasure without a means to an end? The physical line that separates them erodes from this paradox of (dis)satisfaction drawing near, nearer, now.


part one
part two
part three
part four