We are excited to give you the the second issue of 11371 Magazine. Two of our previous contributors are back: Emily Wongpiya and Landis Humphrey. In the poem "Lines", Emily offers a somber but complex reflection on the character of lines, that they are "the link between thought and motion:/ Crisp in art, like a sharp, twisted pain". But in Landis' book review of The Hunger Games, we are catapulted into the realms of adventure, because Landis sees himself in the characters of Suzanne Collins' novel: "Peeta Mellark reminds me of myself because he is very nice and is stocky like me. And, we both have crushes. I am like Katniss because I am pretty proficient with a bow & arrow."
We have two new artists on board: Jackson Smith and Hannah Cha. And a photographer: Salik Mian. You are invited to reflect on their work, and imagine how their talent might grow and expand. No doubt you will see their work again in the future, in a magazine, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty, or elsewhere.
We'd also like to thank Tommy Vinh Bui, a librarian in the City of Inglewood, for his generous contribution in the book-review section.
In this issue, our teen contributors strive to link "thought and motion" on the page, despite busy schedules preparing for the SAT & ACT, for the next varsity game, or the hectic life of cool on Spapchat and Instagram.
We hope you'll enjoy the second issue of 11371 Magazine.
Best, The Porter Ranch Branch Library Young Adult Librarian. 19 September 2018
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