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A Voice for
Underrepresented Creatives

At this time, we’d like to invite artists and writers who are passionate about anti-fascism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, and Palestinian support to consider submitting their work to The New Absurdist, and as always we will do our best to elevate these underrepresented voices on our platform


Latest Editor’s Picks



A story about how people come in and out of our lives in both significant and insignificant ways. We hear this story told from three perspectives: one of a bus driver, and both members of a young couple.

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Charity Shop Evangelists

Charity Shop Evangelists

This piece interrogates the purpose of faith in giving people a continued sense of purpose in America: a culture of perennial novelty that seeks to discard people when they are unable to find a place in the narrow routine of its population. This essay also opens up a further interrogation of one of the biggest problems facing our culture: how do we resist the urge to dispose of people, as we do our used items? And when people have been disposed of, how do they survive? Robert examines it through the behavior of these charity shop evangelists, while also examining his own relationship to this religious community as a queer man.

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The Horse’s Name Was Friday

The Horse’s Name Was Friday

A creative exploration of understanding oneself through one’s physical body. Take a look into the nature of symbols using personal accounts, family history, and the work of Umberto Eco. It is, above all, a personal confession told through the eyes – or perhaps terrifying mouth – of girlhood.

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MAROU sits down with one of our editors to discuss mental health, moving to a new city, and how art isn’t just something we do, but who we are. She also talks about the music that has changed her life for the better, and how she’s glad she listened to the signs that kept telling her she was headed down the right path.

Persian Looney Tunes

Persian Looney Tunes

Torn between the constraints of old tradition and the radical modernism in a box set of Looney Tunes dvd’s brought to him by a cousin visiting from Miami, Amir reconciles the tension of his background within intransigent, punk art.


Latest Poetry

3 Percocet Prescription Poems

As someone completely obsessed with puns, I write my poems using a unique method of homophonic translation which re-sounds existing texts based on each individual letter’s potential to make sound (or to be silent) within different contexts in the English language.


A poem exploring the undertones of horror that exist if you really consider what the famous poem “The Jabberwocky,” is about.


A poem about the rain storm I witnessed in April: and how it made me remember the autumn rain in despair.

In Spring

“In Spring” is a shahai. Shahai is a less familiar term than haiga – the traditional pairing of a haiku or senryu with a picture, which dates back to the times of early Japanese prints. Shahai is a haiga where the picture is a photographic image.

Star Juice

I like my writing to feel simultaneously cryptic and clear. You may not know exactly what I’m talking about but you know the emotions. You know how it feels.

a collection

I’ve been compiling many of my poems from old notebooks to create a book of life. Like a memoir but in poems. These are a few of the recent ones.


The Collection