Kathy McConnell is a writer and photographer who lives in the woods of Washington state. Much of her photography for almost thirty years was documenting the play of children, but since moving to a cabin some miles from town, her primary subjects are found along back roads and in nature. Following the death of her husband in 2011, she traveled for seven months, honing the skills of a good eye and writing a blog. Her work on a manuscript, whose topic was mapping grief, earned her a writer’s residency in the San Juan Islands. The manuscript was shortlisted in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Contest. Kathy lives with her border terrier Lizzie, writes a guest newspaper column inspired by her photos, and in winters like this one, shovels snow.
Greg Headley is an artist, photographer, and writer in Austin, Texas. His artwork and photography explore where intention and randomness intersect and the ways that chance can influence and even change the course of the work.
Catherine Roberts Leach was born in New York City and lived and worked in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her fine art photography has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in galleries across the United States from New York, D.C. and New Jersey, to Georgia, Virginia, and Texas, to California, Oregon, and New Mexico. Her work has been juried into competitions by such art notables as Chris Burden and Ruth Weisberg. Images by Ms. Leach have also been published in numerous print and online publications, including, at the request of Yoko Ono, on the cover page of her website, imaginepeace.com. A self-taught artist, Ms. Leach focuses on seeing improbable combinations that others may miss. She captures unusual surfaces, light and shadow, wet and textured surfaces, and the juxtapositions of nature and the built environments. Her photographs are digitally captured, but the content is never manipulated. She appreciates most the times when her images look created, but are, in fact, the complete truth.
After 30+ years of teaching in colleges, universities, military bases, and prisons from Alaska to Louisiana, Dave Sims retired to the mountains of central Pennsylvania where he now dwells and creates. His most recent comix appear in The Nashville Review, Talking Writing, and Freeze Ray, and panels from his digital painting sequence “Somewhere Around the Edges,” appear on the cover and in the Winter 2019 issue of The Raw Art Review. He can be contacted on Instagram at tincansims.
Will’s other work appears in Look-Look Magazine, Faultline Journal of the Arts and Literature, The Santa Clara Review, The Bicycle Review, Forge Journal, and the Avatar Review. He was a top ten finalist for the 2009 Wordstock competition. He’s adjunct faculty at Norfolk State University, teaching intro composition. He also does stagehand work at the NorVa in Norfolk, VA and enjoyed summers at writers residencies in Lisbon, Iceland, Quebec, Turkey, Costa Rica, and Morocco.
Wilson is a graduate of the fine arts program at Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois, and received his B. A. from the University of Illinois. He is a juried Illinois Artisan for Photography through the Illinois State Museum. During his 35 year professional career as a communication director and specialist, he was a generalist and executive ghost writer, photographer, designer, and media-relations manager. A regionalist photographer, his images have recently been juried into exhibitions in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Fulton, Missouri; Springfield and Freeport, Illinois, among others. His work can be viewed at stephencurtiswilson.com.
Featuring: This issue features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by William Aarnes, Anne Casey, Suzanne Cody, William Doreski, Katy E. Ellis, Kim Farleigh, Rosalind Goldsmith, James Grabill, Greg Headley, Tara Hun-Dorris, Jerry T Johnson, Erin Kae, Ashton Kamburoff, Candice Kelsey, Delaney Kochan, Kasandra S. Larsen, Catherine Roberts Leach, Kathy McConnell, Scott McDaniel, Allen Plone, Arthur Plotnik, Andy Posner, Big Rand, Mary C. Rowin, Joanell Serra, John Sierpinski, Dave Sims, Haydée Touitou, Tony Tracy, Viviane Vives, Joel Wayne, Tara Stillions Whitehead, Nan Wigington, Mike Wilson.