The Milton Review

Issue 2: Love & Sex

"To whom the Angel, with a smile that glowed
Celestial rosy red, Love's proper hue,
Answered.  Let it suffice thee that thou knowest                       
Us happy, and without love no happiness.
Whatever pure thou in the body enjoyest,
(And pure thou wert created) we enjoy
In eminence; and obstacle find none
Of membrane, joint, or limb, exclusive bars;
Easier than air with air, if Spirits embrace,
Total they mix, union of pure with pure
Desiring, nor restrained conveyance need,
As flesh to mix with flesh, or soul with soul."-- Paradise Lost, John Milton

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
moon over a purple river and trees

June O'Sullivan

white cathedral ceiling with gold embellishments

Ayiyi Joel

Psyche revived by cupid's kiss sculpture by Antonio Canova

Gabriel Miranda

Satan rallies the fallen angels

Issue 1: "Awake, Arise"

"Or in this abject posture have ye sworn
To adore the Conquerour? who now beholds
Cherub and Seraph rolling in the Flood
With scattered Arms and Ensigns, till anon
His swift pursuers from Heaven Gates discern
The advantage, and descending tread us down
Thus drooping, or with linked Thunderbolts
Transfix us to the bottom of this Gulf.
Awake, arise, or be for ever fallen." -- Paradise Lost, John Milton

x-ray of human rib cage

Nidhi Agrawal

water lily in the rain

Nidhi Agrawal