Issue #25

driven by coincidences

Mike Sweeney interviews
Ole Brodersen

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Ole Brodersen, our Issue #25 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration for his series Trespassing, his connection to southern Norway, and the small variations that occur over time within an environment…Read more

what I can’t see but still know is there

Louisa Wakefield interviews
Rebecca Fremo

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Louisa Wakefield recently had this exchange with Rebecca Fremo, our Issue #25 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about exploring the complexities of human behavior, writing about people you know, and allowing an essay to become what it wants to be…. Read more

poetry is everywhere

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Triin Paja

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Triin Paja, our Issue #25 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about falling in love with literature, the importance of attentiveness, and the different perspectives gained from being bilingual…. Read more

cracking open and rewriting reality

Patrick Brownson interviews
Amanda Rodriguez

 

Our fiction co-editor Patrick Brownson recently had this exchange with Amanda Rodriguez, our Issue #25 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her love of speculative fiction, her development as a writer, and the inspiration for her story “The Tall House.”… Read more

"Hands No. 5" by Kimberly VanDenBerg, 3'x4' Oil On Canvas, Mud Season Review

POETRY ISSUE #25

The Lovers

By Triin Paja
 
 

when we go to a garden of rusted bathtubs

my body bends towards you

like a field of sunflowers, my face mantled

in the gauze of your hands…
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"Mystic's Revenge" by D.S West, Digital Multimedia (photography, drawings [pen and ink, marker, pastels], digital effects, and manual corruption [glitch])

FICTION ISSUE #25

The Tall House

By Amanda Rodriguez
 
 

All the unmarried women in town lived in the Tall House. We called it that because the house rested high up on long stilts. There was never any danger of flooding, though….
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"Turbulence I" by Laura Teti, 48" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas, Mud Season Review

NONFICTION ISSUE #25

Bring Out Your Dead

By Rebecca Fremo
 
 

He repeats the lessons from yesterday: “Only aim at the target. Never touch the trigger til you’re ready to shoot the target. Never point it at people or up in the air. Animals could get hurt.” …
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"Wood and sparkler #01" by Ole Brodersen, C-print analog photograph, 2015, Mud Season Review

ART ISSUE #25

Trespassing

By Ole Brodersen
 
 

The forces of nature are natural phenomena always present in a landscape, beyond human control. Ole Brodersen’s work is dedicated to unveiling this presence by exploring encounters between manmade objects and untouched nature….
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