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Monthly Newsletter #7: Poetic Justice

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By: burgundy bug

“your words are my universe” digital art

Source: The Burgundy Zine #7: Front and Back Cover Art | Penelope Peru Photography

This month sure brought us some poetic justice. Wow.

Monthly Recap

We began July with an article about Moutain Dew’s ingenious marketing campaign, “The DEWnited States.”

Then, XtaSeay and I fondly recalled our experience “Hiking Through Bushkill Falls.”

On Independence Day, we gave you some tips for celebrating Fourth of July on the fly.

Poet Marshall James Kavanaugh kickstarted our theme of art and poetry for the month with “Favorite Memory,” a poem he wrote on a typewriter in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.

Then, we released the poems “longing” and “freedom has a name.”

Afterwards, we covered the open house event Herbology hosted at Founding Farmers to introduce their new King of Prussia dispensary to the community.

Next, we took a moment to discuss the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonprofit organization that’s been fighting for your rights for nearly a century.

Then, we released the poem “gazing upon the trees” followed by a full-length review of Bruce Barcott’s incredibly thorough novel, “Weed the People.”

After we published the poem “fire water,” we directed our artists spotlight towards GMonkeez.

We then featured four haikus by Patrick Gillespie as well as a full-length review of Trever Noah’s autobiography, “Born a Crime.”

Following our interview with Health Canada about their recall of various sexual enhancement products, we featured the poems “The Unfound Generation” and “A Million More Did Start” by David Moore.

The next artist in our spotlight was Tiny Teri, followed by The Black Bile’s poems, “To Time Travel” and “The Bible Belt.”

Then, we covered the town hall Rep. Jennifer O’Mara (D-165) held in Marple Township, Pa.

Afterwards, Brouge Morgan shared her poems “Allergies” and “Suspension of Disbelief” with us.

We took a brief poem interlude to dive further into the recent research article published by the American Society for Nutrition about pistachios and their ability to repair DNA.

Jumping back into the swing of things, we featured “The Speaking Soul,” a poem by Mahik’s and “you are alive. i can feel it.” by our editor.

Strain of the Week came back after it’s brief hiatus with XtaSeay and I’s review of Green Line OG x Lime Skunk.

We then reached out to Meredith Park, an artist known on Instagram for her introspective comics, and spoke to her over email to learn more about her work.

After releasing the poem “selfie nation,” we spoke to Grassroots’ head of retail, Talley Wettlaufer, about Herbology’s grand opening in King of Prussia on Jul 22.

Then, we reviewed “The End of the FXXXing World,” a comic book by Charles Forsman that served as the basis of the 2017 Netflix original bearing the same title.

After featuring @finallyfoundagoodusername in our artist spotlight, Fiona McHugh shared with us her poems, “To Those Left Behind” and “Prediction.”

Later, we stepped into the dark side of lemonade stands, exploring the legal mayhem they can land your family in.

Occidendum took the stage in our artist spotlight before McHugh shared two more poems with us, “Femanist” and “The Pavement,” followed by our editor’s poem, “tongue and teeth.”

Last but far from least, we wrapped the month up by directing our artist spotlight towards SuperKirbyLover along with the poem, “shelter in leaves, under trees” before releasing this issue of The Burgundy Zine.

We also published a reviews of the poetry book “Pillow Thoughts” by Courtney Peppernell and Grapefruit Cookies Live Concentrate by Prime Wellness following the release of The Burgundy Zine #7: Art and Poetry.

The following is a list of all articles published to our blog throughout the month of July:

July Articles

  1. Mountain Dew May Have Just Launched the Smartest Marketing Campaign of All Time
  2. Tune-In Tuesdays #25: Getting Dark Enough to Dance with Harper and the Moths
  3. Calling All Contributors – July 2019
  4. Hiking Through Bushkill Falls
  5. How to Celebrate 4th of July Without Any Plans
  6. Weekly Newsletter #27: Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie
  7. Favorite Memory by Marshall James Kavanaugh
  8. Tune-In Tuesdays #26: No Village by Kuri
  9. longing // poem
  10. freedom has a name // poem
  11. Introducing Herbology in King of Prussia
  12. ACLU – Fighting for Your Rights for Nearly a Century
  13. gazing upon the trees // poem
  14. Review: Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America by Bruce Barcott
  15. Weekly Newsletter #28: I’m Meeeeeeelting!
  16. fire water // poem
  17. Artist Spotlight: GMonkeez on Instagram
  18. Haikus by Patrick Gillespie
  19. Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  20. Practice Safe Sexual Enhancement: Health Canada Recalls Various Products with Harmful Ingredients
  21. Tune-In Tuesdays #27: Moment to Moment by Missing Words
  22. The Unfound Generation by David Moore
  23. A Million More Did Start by David Moore
  24. Artist Spotlight: Tiny Teri
  25. To Time Travel by The Black Bile
  26. Bible Belt by The Black Bile
  27. Representative Jennifer O’Mara Addresses Concerns in Marple
  28. Allergies by Brouge Morgan
  29. Suspension of Disbelief by Brouge Morgan
  30. Pistachios: The Super Nut That Repairs DNA
  31. Weekly Newsletter #29: FULL SPEED AHEAD
  32. The Speaking Soul by Mahik’s
  33. you are alive. i can feel it // poem
  34. Strain of the Week: Green Line OG x Lime Skunk Liquid Live Resin Cartridge by Cresco
  35. Strain of the Week: Green Line OG x Lime Skunk Liquid Live Resin Cartridge by Cresco
  36. selfie nation // poem
  37. Tune-In Tuesdays #28: Steel Tray by Colour of the Jungle
  38. What to Expect at Herbology’s New King of Prussia Location
  39. Review: The End of the FXXXing World by Charles Forsman
  40. Artist Spotlight: finallyfoundagoodusername
  41. To Those Left Behind by Fiona McHugh
  42. Prediction by Fiona McHugh
  43. The Dark Side of Lemonade Stands
  44. Artist Spotlight: Occidendum
  45. Femanist by Fiona McHugh
  46. The Pavement by Fiona McHugh
  47. tongue and teeth // poem
  48. Weekly Newsletter #30: Today is the Day
  49. Artist Spotlight: SuperKirbyLover
  50. shelter in leaves, under trees // poem
  51. Review: Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
  52. Strain of the Week: Grapefruit Cookies Live Concentrate by Prime Wellness
  53. Tune-In Tuesdays #29: Soul on Fire by Rasied on TV
  54. Tune-In Tuesdays #29 BONUS: XtaSeay’s Latest Releases

Going Forward

Going forward, we will begin our theme of “Reflections” for the month of Aug with a post by blogger Camille Mola.

We are also proud to announce we are currently collecting content for the issue that’ll be released on the 28th of this month. If you are interested in having your article, art, photography, music, or just about anything else under the sun featured, head on over to our submissions page!

In the meantime, head on over to Penelope Peru Photography to glance over our highlights from July – and why not give our songs of the month playlist a listen while you’re at it? 😉

Thank you to everyone who made the July issue of our digital magazine possible – including you, our readers. It’s truly amazing how far we’ve come in the short time since we started our digital magazine and can’t wait for what Aug will bring.

Until next month,

burgundy bug.

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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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