Third Quarter 2012



Issue Details:

Megan Chapman is the cover artist for the July issue. Her mixed media piece is titled wire like lines broke above them in the sky
whipping around they were unscathed
© 2011 Megan Chapman, and is from her ‘Maps of the night’ series of twenty works created on paper. More of her work can be found at

Caroline Knox’s poetry is paired with pieces from Megan Chapman’s mixed media on canvas series ‘Falling into Sound,’ which can also be seen at “Composite” is paired with Something Quiet © 2010 Megan Chapman, mixed media on canvas, 20×16″
“The Eaves” is paired with Tie a stone to my heart and watch it sink © 2010 Megan Chapman, mixed media on canvas, 20×16″
“He Lives in Bayonne” is paired with Sometimes © 2010 Megan Chapman, mixed media on canvas, 30×40″ These poems will be collected in Flemish, coming out from Wave Books in 2013.

Nicole Zdeb’s “For the Record” is paired with Sierra Matlock’s photographs.

Marly Youman’s poetry is paired with Yolanda Sharpe’s images. “What Matters to the Fool” is paired with Ribbons and Basket © 2008
pen and ink, 15×15″. “The Wentletrap Mystery” is paired with Roses, © 2008, pen and ink, 24×19″. “The Fool and his Birthday Hat” is paired with Neighborhood, © 2010, encaustic and mixed media on double panels, 48x 43.75x 4″. All the poems come from a series called The Book of the Red King. Marly Youman’s new novel can be found here: the first chapter here: ) and her recent poetry can be found here:
Yolanda Sharpe’s work is drawn from a body of encaustics made in 2011 and 2008, a series of large pen-and-ink drawings, and several series of oil paintings.  More of Yolanda’s work can be found at


When Megan Chapman was a little girl her best friends in the neighborhood were all elderly people. She would invite herself over to their homes to sing, dance and tell them stories. Sometimes after one of her performances, they would give her porcelain figurines from their collection or peppermint stick candy.

Two of Caroline Knox‘s favorite works of fiction are Sportsman’s Paradise by Nancy Lemann and Train Dreams by Denis Johnson.

Sierra Matlock has an irrational fear of large fish.

During the late winter through summer of 2011, Yolanda Sharpe went to Russia on a Fulbright for Painting, and found herself singing a full classical concert at Music Hall in Krasnoyarsk.

As a toddler, Marly Youmans invented the raw foods movement and was especially fond of uncooked okra, arcane types of field peas, potatoes, beans, and fruit; she had a nice rosy flush from eating too many carrots.

Nicole Zdeb sat next to Bob Dylan at a wedding when she was twenty. He ignored her and talked to David Johansen all night.


Caroline Knox

Featuring Images by

Megan Chapman



text © copyright Carolyn Knox and images © copyright Megan Chapman, 2010, 2012


Nicole Zdeb

Featuring Images by

Sierra Matlock


text © copyright Nicole Zdeb and images © copyright Sierra Matlock, 2012


Marly Youmans


Featuring Images by

Yolanda Sharpe



text © copyright Marly Youmans and images © copyright Yolanda Sharpe, 2008, 2010



 Issue Details:

Stephenie Foster is the cover artist for the August issue.

Megan Burns’ poetry is paired with Stephenie Foster’s photographs. More of Megan Burns’ work can be found at

Soheila Ghaussy’s writing is paired with Stephenie Foster’s hybrid images of conte’ crayon and photography. More of Soheila Ghaussy’s work can be found in the Cortland Review

R/B Mertz’s writing is paired with Carolyn Guinzio’s photographic images from her palimpsest series of layered textures.


Megan Burns still has to try and grab a lizard every time one comes in sight.

Soheila Ghaussy has always had dogs that speak to her in a voice strangely reminiscent of that of the little piglet in the movie Babe.

R/B Mertz used to have six fingers on each hand.


Megan Burns

Featuring Images by

Stephenie Foster



text © copyright Megan Burns and images © copyright Stephenie Foster, 2012


Soheila Ghaussy

Featuring Images by

Stephenie Foster


text © copyright Soheila Ghaussy and images © copyright Stephenie Foster, 2012


R/B Mertz

Featuring Images by

Carolyn Guinzio


text © copyright R/B Mertz and images © copyright Carolyn Guinzio, 2012




Issue Details:

Kirsten Nash is the cover artist for the September issue. Her artwork explores the complex relationship between culture and the natural world, and how abstraction becomes a tool for navigating, translating, and comprehending human experience.
By appropriating the reductive quality of American Minimal and Conceptual painting, while referencing objects and places from the every day,  she plays with the juxtaposition of positive and negative, line and ground, and deep space and the flatness of the paper or canvas.   Line, grid, pattern, color, texture, and the viscosity of paint coalesce into a larger geometry of time and space.  In the most successful pieces, a tension is created between the emotional subtext of a work and its materiality.  The viewer is made aware of the delicate balance between his or her reading as one, the oscillation between the formal properties of the work and personal reverie upon life experience. More of her work can be found at

Emily Jern-Miller’s poetry is paired with Kirsten Nash’s paintings from her “Landscape Grids” series. More of her work can be found at More of Emily’s poetry can be found at

Robyn Art’s poetry is paired with Laura Nash’s photographs. The photos are a collection of images about spaces, in which Laura explores the kinds of architecture we move through, sometimes without observing, that become the backgrounds of dreams. More of her photography can be found at

Krystal Languell’s poetry is paired with Doro Boehme’s photographs from her collection “Morning Commute.”


Robyn Art currently resides only one mile from the body of water which inspired the “Jaws” phenomenon, and she grew up in the house Richard Wilbur lived in in the 1960’s.

Doro Boehme keeps up with current NBA statistics and likes to listen to cognitive science podcasts while fixing broken jewelry she buys from resale stores.

Emily Jern-Miller is not on Facebook.

Krystal Languell got Muhammed Ali’s autograph in Indiana in 1995.

Kirsten Nash loves to listen to the Saturday Opera Broadcast with her bird Charlie, but it makes her dogs very jealous.

Laura Nash spent her first year of life in Burma, Burmese was her first language.


Emily Jern-Miller

Featuring Images By

Kirsten Nash


text © copyright Emily Jern-Miller and images © copyright Kirsten Nash, 2012


Robyn Art

Featuring Images by

Laura Nash


text © copyright Robyn Art and images © copyright Laura Nash, 2012


Krystal Languell

Featuring Images by

Doro Boehme


text © copyright Krystal Languell and images © copyright Doro Boehme, 2012

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