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  • The Disfigured Confessions of Infrastructure by Brett Stout

    Brett Stout is a 38-year-old artist and writer. He is a high school dropout and former construction worker turned college graduate and Paramedic. He creates controversial art while breathing toxic paint fumes from a small cramped apartment referred to as “the nerd lab” in Myrtle Beach , SC. His artwork has appeared in a wide…

  • Miniature Watercolor Tiger by Rachel Beltz

    Copyright 2018 Rachel Beltz My name is Rachel Beltz, I am 22 years old, and I am on a mission to make people stop and appreciate the “little” beautiful details of their everyday life. Using watercolors, I create photo-realistic miniature paintings; each of my pieces can roughly fit under a United States Quarter (for my…

  • List of Contributors – Fall 2017

    Visual Art “Book Club” by Zuri Irvin “Dancing” by Fabrice Poussin “The Professor’s Portals” by James McCarthy Poetry “Buzzwinkle” by Yvonne Higgins Leach “You, My Lord” by Esther Ra

  • You, My Lord

    You, my Lord For still I am seeking the places you dwell: You, uncontainable, by which the universe swells, You cannot be set to music, nor stained With human speech; may never be captured In solitary temple or town: the planet your footstool, Your beauty more than beauty – Confluence of voice, sensation, wind, sand…

  • The Professor’s Portals

    James McCarthy has lived in Florida most of his life, but is fascinated by the changing seasons and especially the beautiful mystery and melancholy of Winter. He is interested in the passing of time, life, death and the nature of scientific and artistic creation. Ultimately, he longs to know if life’s Final Door is a…

  • Dancing

    Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 250 other publications.

  • Book Club

    Zuri Irvin grew up in LA and studied on the east coast. He worked in the newsroom and on the digital team at FOX Sports for four years and in social media at MLB.com for a much shorter period of time. Now he edits copy at Snapchat & draws cartoons on the side.

  • Buzzwinkle

    BUZZWINKLE That’s what the citizens of the small Alaskan town named him when he stood drunk and slightly knock-kneed in the pub’s courtyard after eating too many fallen crabapples. His inclined head drooping under the weight of his antlers, what look like plates and bowls tilt when he turns his long face sideways— the flap…

  • A Curse Upon Myself

    A Curse Upon Myself     May a tree grow from the roof of my mouth. Mice swim in my sink. My thumbs drop out.   May we marry your sister’s cooking. Gather in clumps. Throw glass in a stone house.   Oh me is woe. Have a mosquito sing in my ear. Stir my…

  • Number 5

    Number 5 Karlee Patton is a painter, poet, and mixed media artist from small town, Duryea, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She received her BA in Visual Art from Keystone College.  She was a two-year recipient of Keystone College’s Art Program’s Jo Ann M Donahue Memorial Fund award for her dedication to the art program, received first…