chimera (noun)*

1 a capitalized: a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail

b : an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts

2: an illusion or fabrication of the mind; especially : an unrealizable dream <a fancy, a chimera in my brain, troubles me in my prayer — John Donne>

3: an individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution

The Chimera Book is a literary and art magazine examining the ways different art forms react and relate to the same theme. Every month, our staff presents a rotating selection of prose, poetry, visual art, and nonfiction musings alongside featured submissions. Together, these diverse art forms take on one topic per edition creating an interplay of imaginings derived from a singular semantic origin.

*from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chimera





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