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GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAFriends and Lovers and faithful Honeybees,

Thank you for clicking this link and supporting our work. With your help, APIARY’s website and print magazine will connect Philadelphians of many walks of life, and amplify Philadelphia voices and stories, for years to come. We are fiscally sponsored, so your donation is tax-deductible, too!

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To donate by check, write a check to APIARY Magazine of CultureTrust. You can send checks to:

APIARY Magazine of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia
1315 Walnut St. Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Thank you for building with us.

Love,

APIARY

TWO POEMS – HANNAH WHITE

Credit: Dominik Martin

Credit: Dominik Martin

The Hive: APIARY Digital Edition

POEM FOR SISTERS
By Hannah White

You’ve dwindled again to skin
and bone and sharp corners.
Darling, I hardly know you
anymore. But I know you too
well, the desperate measures and the
back-room deals you call living, the
contortions of your broken body
curdling,
cringing, dodging
bullets locked and loaded in your head.

I know the power in hunger.
I know the pain that distorts into
sick pleasure as it bores another
hole into your hollow gut. I know
it won’t stop until you’re all skin and
bone again. And I know it too well,
I know the comfort of the human
skeleton. I see you in bed, narrow hands on
fragile ribcage, carressing the sharp corners of
your concavities.

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Where It’s At: APIARY’s Very Big Year

Lillian here with your APIARY news (that's me, top left, grinning like a goof.)

Lillian here with your APIARY news (that’s me, top left, grinning like a goof.)

Dearest honeybees,

Lillian here, co-founder and co-editor of APIARY. You may have noticed that this summer feels a little … different. For the last 5 years, the arrival of summer has meant a rowdy dance party and the delivery of a new issue of APIARY. A reason to wear your new dancing shoes! A sheaf of Philly-grown poems to recite at the swimming hole!

This summer, though, we’re taking our very first print hiatus since we founded APIARY in 2009. Yes, I miss seeing all of your faces at the launch party, and holding a brand new issue in my hands. But I’m also incredibly excited, because we’re taking this pause to ensure APIARY can bring together Philly writers for many years to come.

We founded APIARY in an adrenaline rush of joy and little expectation, but now it looks like we’re going to be here for a while. As an all-volunteer staff, we need to step out of the print publishing cycle for one year to focus all our energy on planning for the long term.

Two big things are happening during our year’s break. First, we’re investing in revamping apiarymagazine.com with the help of hometown heroes P’unk Ave. Our new site will serve as an archive of contemporary Philly literature, easy to search and easy to read on any device. We now publish over half of APIARY’s content online. It’s time that the website looks as excellent as the writing that we are publishing.

Second, we’re going to do fundraising for the very first time.  We’re hoping to raise the money for at least 2 issues in advance, and build a community of folks who love APIARY and want to invest in amplifying new literary voices in Philadelphia. Building a community of supporters allows us to do other business development at a more regular and sustainable pace.

We’ll still publish great new work online, hold readings (like the July 26th APIARY showcase at Love, US), and cover the literary scene. We’ll plot our glorious print return in Summer 2015. And we’ll also be throwing parties and working really hard to meet our goals.

So, as we begin the hard and beautiful work of building for the years to come, I want to thank you for your continued support and inspiration. You readers and writers of all ages are why we continue to undertake this harebrained scheme. You’re the reason we meet every other Sunday to talk over great readings we saw, go over to-do lists, and stare at laptops on beautiful sunny days. You’re the reason we love Philadelphia. You renew our faith in the power of literary creation to connect and heal us, every single issue, every launch party, every day. And we’re looking forward to many, many more days with you.

Love,

Lillian


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