Jerome Berglund graduated summa cum laude from the cinema-television production program at the University of Southern California, and has spent much of his career working in television and photography. He has had photographs published and awarded in local papers and recently staged an exhibition in the Twin Cities area which included a residency of several months at a local community center. The most recent show featuring fine art photography, at the Pause Gallery in New York, opened in early December.
Dave Sims retired from thirty years of teaching writing and literature in the trenches of higher education to dwell and create in the endless mountains of central Pennsylvania. His digital art and comix now appear in numerous print and online publications, including Arkana, Stonecoast, Burningword, New Southern Fugitives, Nashville Review, RiversEdge, Chaleur, High Shelf, Toho Journal and the Raw Art Review, where he is a featured artist. In July of 2019, his piece “Worship” appeared in the Fusion Art Gallery’s “Lines, Shapes and Objects” juried online exhibit, and three of his works will appear in the Still Point Arts Gallery “Phenomenal Woman” exhibit that opens in December. Look for more of his art on Instagram at tincansims.
Meg Freer grew up in Missoula, Montana, where her father passed on to her his love of photography. She keeps visual images in her head for a long time and her inspiration for both poetry and photography often comes from intriguing juxtapositions and angles in the natural world, as well as the human world. She lives in Kingston, Ontario where she teaches piano, writes poetry and enjoys the outdoors. Her photos and poems have been published in literary journals and have won awards both in North America and overseas.
Karyna Aslanova is a Kyiv-born Ukrainian multimedia artist, director, and photographer. Karyna studied Theatre Directing at The National Academy of Government Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine and although photography is her principle medium, Karyna also uses video, painting and illustration, and poetry to further her exploration into a multitude of subjects. Karyna’s art photography projects often use other-worldly imagery to reflect modern social issues, with a vague but familiar base note perceptible through a haze of the strange and incongruous.
Mark Hurtubise. During the 1970s, numerous works were accepted for publication. Then family, teaching, two college presidencies and for 12 years president of an Inland Northwest community foundation. Recapturing the euphoria from the authors/artists he experienced decades ago, he is attempting to create again by balancing on a twig like a pregnant bird. Within the past two years, his pieces have appeared in Apricity Magazine (Texas), Adelaide Literary Magazine (New York), Bones Journal (Denmark), Modern Haiku (Rhode Island), Ink In Thirds (Alabama), Atlas Poetica (Maryland), The SpokesmanReview (Washington), Frogpond Journal (New York), Stanford Social Innovation Review and Alliance (London).
Emerson Little is pursuing a degree in Digital Art and Media Production at Whittier College. He works as a student photographer for the Whittier College Office of Communications, photos editor for the Quaker Campus and video columnist for the Fullerton Observer. His photos of the southwest have appeared in the Sagebrush Review, Greenleaf Review and saltfront. Emerson’s passion for landscape photography has led him to specialize in the strange and the unusual.
Featuring: Issue 93, published January 2020, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Walter Bargen, Nicole Beckley, Jerome Berglund, Eric Blanchard, Rebecca Buller, Lucas Carpenter, Marisa P. Clark, Gareth Culshaw, Steven Deutsch, Melanie Faith, Edilson Ferreira, Meg Freer, Ian Ganassi, James Garrison, Alisha Goldblatt, Leanne Grabel, Ryan Habermeyer, Carol Hamilton, Mark Hurtubise, Julie Jones, Seth Kristalyn, Emerson Little, Marianne Lyon, Karla Linn Merrifield, Suzanne Miller, Anna Oberg, Andrew Posner, V. Joseph Racanelli, Claire Scott, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Andrew Shelley, Dave Sims, Ann Christine Tabaka, Virginia Watts, Beth Williams.
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