Deanna Phoenix Selene

Just over a decade 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. Since then, one of my favorite comments I continue to receive from my readers is that through these dialogs with artists sharing their passions, new worlds have opened up. Poetry, abstract art, dance, jazz, etc…has found a new fan.

Just as satisfying for me is knowing that, bit by bit, borders are being crossed, walls between diverse peoples slowly broken down, and stereotypes gently dispelled as men and women share with us not only their artistry but their humanity. The power of art in community.

I encourage you to actively engage with this magazine. Maybe for you that means leaving a comment after an article or sharing with your friends a piece you enjoyed. You might support the artists profiled here and this magazine by purchasing an author’s book, artist’s painting, musician’s CD, Combustus t-shirt, or making a personal donation. Let us know art is important to you.


  1. Chris Price on November 29, 2012 at 12:04 am

    On Golden Waves

    On golden waves
    I've seen you flow
    One light so clear
    & all aglow
    A spirit filled
    with pure sweet Love
    An angel see
    yourself above
    Just breathe &
    close your eyes to see
    In gratitude
    we are set free
    On golden waves
    we gently flow
    Our light so clear
    & all aglow!!!

    ~Cyres Esprich

  2. Daniel Tariku on July 20, 2021 at 7:33 am

    What a great magazine. I never got around to it until now. I’m still exploring

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