August 2023

August 2023

Welcome to the August 2023 issue of ev0ke: witchcraft*paganism*lifestyle! Our theme for this month is the lovely, ever-changing, ever-constant Moon.

First, in ev0king the Moon, Taren S discusses southern conjure and bioregionalism in the United States. Then in Interviews, we sit down with Daniela Simina (author of Where Fairies Meet), Rachel Patterson (author of The Gods and Goddesses of England), and Merri-Todd Webster (author of Loving the Beautiful Boy: Hymns and Prayers to Antinuous). Then, in the Review section, we take a look at Claws and Contrivances by Stephanie Burgis, a Regency fantasy romance.

In the Members Only section, Reverend Bill Duvendack returns with the latest installment of The Celestial Beacon. In Fiction, Emma Christie makes her ev0ke debut with her fantasy tale, “Give and Take of Silver Hand.” And in Poetry, we feature “Autumn Moon Festival” and “Two Hymns to Khonsu” by Rebecca Buchanan; and, in their ev0ke debuts, “Clair de Lune” by CiarĂ¡n Parkes, “Full Moon Chant” by Ginger Strivelli, “Lleuad” by Tom Edwards, and “Woman Drinks the Moon” by Lauren Tivey.

We’ll have more wonderful Moon-themed columns, essays, poetry, and lifestyle columns as our mid-month bonus content. So come back for more!

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that ev0ke will be undergoing some significant changes in the months ahead. First, we will be taking a break for the month of September. The journal will still be accessible, but new content will not appear again until October. And– we’re going weekly! And all free!

That’s right! When ev0ke returns in October, we will change from a monthly to a weekly format. You will be able to come back every Sunday and find at least two new awesome reviews, interviews, poems, essays, or columns to read on a variety of topics. And every piece going forward will be free! You will be able to read the entire issue, as well as all of our back issues, for no charge.

Enjoy the issue, come back in a couple of weeks for more goodies, and we’ll see you all in October! And, as always, post any comments or questions, or email us at

— the ev0ke Folx

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