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Neon Literary Magazine #27

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Issue 27 of Neon features the work of Jonathan Volk, Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Hallie Steiner, Christina Thatcher, Leslianne Wilder, Heather Kamins, Ben Parker, Deanna Larsen, and Tyler Bigney.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £2.50 for a physical copy. Each issue is 40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched and photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published summer 2011 (print and online).

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“Holiday”  by Jonathan Volk || “Sweepers” by Leslianne Wilder || “City Of Glass” by Ben Parker || “Fifteen” by Tyler Bigney

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“Fifteen” by Tyler Bigney

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My bedroom is full of ghosts and
glow in the dark stars I glued
to the ceiling
when I was fifteen
and in sort-of love with a girl
who smiled a mouth full of metal,
the brackets of her braces alternating
her favourite colours:
pink purple pink purple pink purple.

I exhaled perfect O’s
with a cigarette I stole from some guy at a restaurant

as she took pictures of the wind
swirling over the harbour.

A pint of fireball stowed away
in my breast pocket.
We went drink for drink
in a bathroom stall
and stumbled to the hammock
in the backyard of her mother’s house
to grope each other in the dark.

A month later she left me
for some guy who played lacrosse,
and listened to techno,
who broke her heart in all the right places
better than I ever could.

I wrote a letter:
If you come back I’ll let you shave my head.

This afternoon I drove past her house.

Her glinting ghost in the front yard,
and the blue dress she wore that night

still hiked up around her thighs.

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Tyler Bigney was born in 1984. He lives and writes in Nova Scotia, Canada. His poetry and short stories have appeared in Pearl, Poetry New Zealand, Third Wednesday, and The Meadow, among others.

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Neon Literary Magazine #25

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Issue 25 of Neon features the work of Lara S. Williams, Emily Darrell, Tyler Bigney, A.K. Jackson, Dan Powell, Erika Suni, Howie Good, Sam Duda, Jennifer Hollie Bowles, and Garrett Ashley.

Neon is free to read online, and costs just £2.50 for a physical copy. Each issue is 40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched and photo-illustrated in black and white.

Published winter 2011 (print and online).

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“Objects In The Gas” by Lara S. Williams || “Silencer” by AK Jackson || “Third Party, Fire & Theft” by Dan Powell || “Eager Platinum Hands” by Garrett Ashley

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