Issue no. 18: The Last I Loved
“The Last I Loved” works both as a fragment and as a subject, with strong notes of grief and nostalgia, whatever grief and nostalgia may bring. How many ways can we read into this theme?
Right now, we’re looking for playlists for funerals, imagined conversations written as fictional interviews, and letters to past selves, whether these past selves come in the form of lost friends (after all, don’t our friends reflect some part of us?), lost lovers, or literally lost selves.
If this sounds too melodramatic, we can always blame the weather.
We welcome essays, annotated mixtapes, galleries with long-ass captions, even incomplete pitches: send these to NEWSLANGTEAM [at] gmail [dot] com with “The Last I Loved” as your subject heading.