Issue #18

giving each layer its time to cure

Mike Sweeney interviews
Antonio Puri

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Antonio Puri, our Issue #18 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the thought and work processes behind his featured Chandigarh Series; his drive to create universal art; and his global ambition for his art projects aimed at nonviolent social change… Read more

a weather eye on our shared civic life

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Wendy Willis

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Wendy Willis, our Issue #18 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her poetic guiding lights, her interest in species loneliness and social justice, and her fear of doing too much to do it all well…. Read more

moral ambiguities in everyday life

JD Fox interviews
Sam Gridley

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Sam Gridley, our Issue #18 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his writing process, his guiding lights, and what went into “How I Found God in the Laundromat” and what he hopes readers get from it…. Read more

"Willing" by Karen Henderson, 9"x9" Fiber and Mixed Media, Mud Season Review

FICTION: ISSUE #18

How I Found God in the Laundromat

By Sam Gridley
 
 

Actually He was a little white-haired Jewish lady. But therein lies the tale. As a twelve-year-old I scorned the ritual of becoming a man. The religious part of it, I mean, which included meeting each Thursday with the assistant rabbi to study my Haftarah portion, the verses from the Prophets that I would chant at my Bar Mitzvah….
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"The Waider" by Joe McDermott, 24" x 26" Photograph, 9/27/2013, Mud Season Review

POETRY: ISSUE #18

Stitch

By Wendy Willis
 
 

I can barely keep up with the news,

noting the notations, annotating the annotations,

calling roll for the last reluctant mammals.

Even the Hammond B will be held

to account in the tally of usefulness.
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"Hilltop Road View of Seattle" by Allen Forrest, 16"x20" Oil on Canvas Panel, Mud Season Review

NONFICTION: ISSUE #18

Garbage Heap Wonderland

By Gretchen Comcowich
 
 

We pass the last neighborhood before the forest begins. We walk beyond the houses where mountain-hardened residents are tucked away. As we crunch through old snow, the barking dogs and sounds of ATVs fade….
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ART: ISSUE #18

“Birthplace” by Antonio Puri, 144″x288″ Mixed Media on Canvas, 2012-2014   Featured Artist Antonio Puri Chandigarh Series Mixed Media on Canvas      …