Introducing Our Inaugural Issue

Introducing Our Inaugural Issue
“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Dear Ars Sententia Community,

I am filled with immense gratitude as I extend my warmest thanks to all our contributors, editors, and you, our cherished readers, who have breathed life into the vision of Ars Sententia. From the beginning, our mission has been to forge a sanctuary for those who yearn for authenticity, depth, and truth. Our aim is to uplift and empower voices that resonate with these virtues, to build a genuine community. While we are just at the dawn of realizing our vision, the launch of our first issue marks a significant milestone in what we aspire to be a lasting legacy.

It is with great pleasure that I announce the theme and title of our inaugural issue: Again and Again. As we delved into the collection we've meticulously curated, thanks to our exceptional contributors, a unifying theme emerged. The emotional depth and vulnerability present in these works transcend the ordinary, capturing the courage it takes to transcribe life’s essence onto the page, to pay tribute to our most intimate experiences. The loves we’ve finally released, the grandsons we’ll never meet again, the grace and beauty of the natural world as seen through the eyes of love. These are the experiences and lessons we navigate repeatedly, alongside the fleeting moments that define us.

As you immerse yourself in this issue, I encourage you to pause and reflect. Interspersed with selected pieces are reflection questions designed to inspire deeper contemplation and connect the artistry on these pages to the artistry within your own soul. For our subscribed community members, you have the unique opportunity to comment on these pieces, sharing your reflections and journeys with our wider community. Your participation is not only welcomed but encouraged.

As Ars Sententia embarks on this journey beyond our first publication, I invite you to join us. Let us grow and evolve together as we expand into multimedia content, develop new offerings to nurture our community, and steadfastly honor our mission.

With heartfelt thanks,

Isiason Brown

Editor-In-Chief

Ars Sententia


Special Thanks to our Contributors:

  • Naomi A. Evans
  • DS Maolalai
  • Sheila E. Murphy
  • M F Drummy
  • Esperanza Hope Snyder
  • William Doreski
  • Paweł Markiewicz
  • Ann Christine Tabaka
  • Barbara Ann Meier
  • Diana Raab, PhD
  • Frank De Canio
  • Claudia Wysocky
  • Carolyn Martin
  • Beza Solomon
  • Violet Al-Yaseri
  • Bill Wolak
  • Dorian Winter
  • Rhyker Dye

Special Thanks to our Editorial Team:

  • Isiason Brown, Editor-In-Chief
  • Erinn Luo, Poetry Editor
  • Haile Espin, Poetry Editor
  • Charlotte Suttee, Poetry & Essay Editor
  • Reggie Mills, Culture Editor
Read Issue One