For the Love of Art

So are you the kind of person who feels that the artistic environment of your borough is not represented, as it should be? Do you feel frustrated at the lack of opportunities given to the local artists of the Bronx? Well, my fellow art lover, allow me to share with you some great news. On […]

Enter the Darkness

The 19th century was an age of conquest, of development, of expansion, of imperialism, and of colonialism. European countries colonized more than half of Asia, and almost the entire African continent. Just like Great Britain had power over the Indian Subcontinent, and the Dutch had control over South Africa, Belgium, and it’s king, Leopold II, […]

One Good Scare

Obscura recently announced a Halloween writing contest! We are looking for the scariest prose, short stories or poems. It must be at least 1000 words to enter the contest, which can be submitted to

This Somewhere

He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.   You just read a stanza from W. H. Auden’s Funeral Blues, and you know where we are headed. […]

Letting Go

On the train, last Friday, as I was enjoying a good game of Sudoku on my phone, I heard a whimper coming from the seat across me. I raised my eyes to see a man, maybe of 25, sobbing. In any other circumstance, I would have never engaged in a conversation with a stranger, but […]

Remember Me?

Looking back at Obscura Spring 2015 issue, I went to the last poem of the book to see who wrote it, and what the title was. I enjoy looking at the title first and making my own assumptions before I begin to read. The title you give for anything is very important. It sets up […]