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Approaching a Threshold

Riki Moss interviews
Sally Linder

 

Our contributing art editor Riki Moss recently had this exchange with Sally Linder, our Issue #21 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her work depicting polar bears, her trips to the Arctic, and her emotional connection with the animals she portrays… Read more

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Interviews

writing past the ending

JD Fox interviews
Tyler Barton

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Tyler Barton, our Issue #20 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration and life experience behind his story “The Record We’re Writing,” the joy of revision, and the weirdest writing workshop experience we’ve heard of… Read more

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new and strange messages from God

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Peter Vanderberg

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Peter Vanderberg, our Issue #20 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the scriptural, literary, and artistic inspirations behind his crown of sonnets, how he views his role as a teacher of writing, and how military life can foster a creative life… Read more

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Poetry

Poetry Issue #20

Office of the Dead

By Peter Vanderberg
 
 

The illumination for Office of the Dead

baffles scholars: Two corpses share a grave

while bones lie scattered

among gravedigger’s tools.

Two monks, in corpse-brown robes,

vigil the dead, reading scripture.
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Fiction

Fiction Issue #20

The Record We’re Writing

By Tyler Barton
 
 

The Sunday after all this happened, the Gettysburg Examiner reported that Austin Harris flipped his go-kart six times. I was thirteen then, sensitive to nothing but myself, but now I wonder: why even include the number?…
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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Issue #20

Knives

By Lauren Spinabelli
 
 

The author has requested that this essay be removed. We apologize for any inconvenience….
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Art

Art Issue #20

Approaching a Threshold

By Sally Linder
 
 

Humankind straddles a threshold. The Arctic is rapidly unraveling: white ice to black water. As oil, gas, and coal extraction and exploration mounts a feeding frenzy, I wonder if in my lifetime I will witness the extinction of Arctic life incarnate, the polar bear. I spend my days painting the bears, humbly joining my soul with theirs, in belief of the Inuit legend of interspecies soul exchange…
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