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Stillpoint Magazine curates contemporary writers, scholars & artists to understand what is behind the ‘I’. Issue 007: DESIRE OUT NOW

by SEQUOIA BARNES • 006: SEIZE

What does it mean to be undecidable?

Jacques Derrida states that to be undecidable is to be “[in] accordance with what is only ostensibly a paradox, this particular undecidable opens the field of decision or of decidability. It calls for decision in the order…


by ANNE MARIE WIRTH CAUCHON• 007: DESIRE

SHRINE MAIDENS OF THE UNSEELIE COURT, a video game by artist Tabitha Nikolai

I’d hoped to offer you ecstasy, but I’m forced to start with mourning. Maybe you are too: mourning a loss acute and endless, mourning something difficult to name, something always just out of reach, mourning something you suddenly realize you never held in…


From ‘Totemizing the Taboo, or Seizing the Fortress of Whiteness’ by CARLOS PADRÓN • 006: SEIZE

from video (BE)LONGING by artist CANNUPA HANSKA LUGER

The Covid-19 pandemic magnified and exacerbated numerous pre-existing obscenities that inhere in our society and that many of us disavow: the systemic inequalities within American society that are organized through the structure of whiteness…


by ANNE MARIE WIRTH CAUCHON• 005: DAZE

Still from MOLOTOV COCKTAIL HOUR by David Peterka

We’ve set ourselves quite a task at Stillpoint Magazine. In each issue, we peer into the future to determine a word that will evoke the global zeitgeist three or six months hence. Our recent selections have been eerily prescient: Issue 004: APOCALYPSE, for…


by ANNE MARIE WIRTH CAUCHON• 006: SEIZE

Maybe there’s no way to reach you, save for this message in a pixelated bottle, all truths having been flattened, disembodied, unmoored in the death-throes of asymmetrical dominance, or the metastasizing spread of the digital.

I’ll move on. And tell you about the…


by GOHAR HOMAYOUNPOUR • 006: SEIZE

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My associations take me from seizure to epilepsy, from…


by PROFESSOR JERMAINE SINGLETON • 005: DAZE

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Once again, CNN is on a twenty-four-hour coverage…


by MAKENA ONJERIKA • 005: DAZE

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THE VICTIM

The pickpocket had probably thought him a tourist. And…


by MATT COLQUHOUN • ISSUE 004: APOCALYPSE

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Contradictions abound in the work of D.H. Lawrence…


by AARON SHULMAN• ISSUE 004: APOCALYPSE

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“Hola,” a message I received through Instagram chat last May began. “I spent a lot of time with Leopoldo María Panero.”

This opener naturally got a response from…

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