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Just over eight years ago I launched Combustus on-line arts and literary magazine. My dream: to create a unique vehicle for artists and visionaries from all genres and all over the globe to inspire and learn from one another.

Deanna Phoenix Selene

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Amanda Shelsher, Western Australia: Carving Out Shelter, Motherhood, Home…

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And The Stars Fell: Interview with artist Julyan Davis

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Luca Bergero, Music Therapist, Composer, Field Recorder, Italy

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“I Look for the Cracks,” Faiza Maghni

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Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate


Why Beauty Matters: Philosopher Roger Scruton & Theologian, Painter, Michael Pearce On Why We Need to Reclaim Art for the Soul, Part II


Alvari Lume, Free Improviser, Composer


Samuel Peralta: The Physics of Poetry

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Dino Valls, Madrid: When a Surgeon Paints

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Thank you very much Deanna! The quality of your Magazine is amazing and I'm delighted to collaborate with you. I love your work. Best regards!!
~Miguel Angel

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