Jamie Derkenne is interested in photographing landscapes of solastalgia. The seas around Lord Howe Island off Australia’s East Coast are full of coral reefs, the most southerly part of the coral reefs that further north make the Great Barrier Reef. Lord Howe Island’s reefs are about the only ones off Australia not in imminent risk of dying because of global warming.
Jeri Theriault’s Radost, My Red was published by Moon Pie Press in 2016. She also has three chapbooks, most recently: In the Museum of Surrender (Encircle Publications contest winner, 2013). Her poems have appeared in journals (Paterson Literary Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Rattle, The Atlanta Review, etc.) and anthologies such as French Connections: An Anthology of Poetry by Franco-Americans. A Fulbright recipient (1998-99) and Pushcart Prize nominee (2006, 2013 and 2016), Jeri holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maine.
Sylvain is a poet, social critic, and photographer. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Published in several creative anthologies and reviews, including: African American Review, Agni, American Poetry Review, Aperture, Callaloo, Caribbean Writers, Transition, Ploughshares, SX Salon, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. Sylvain’s academic essays are anthologized. Sylvain received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, an Ed.M. from Harvard; and received his MFA from Boston University as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. Sylvain is on faculty at Brown University’s Africana Studies. Sylvain is also the Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Prize Fellow at Brandeis University and has forthcoming publications with Beacon Press (Essay, 2019), and Central Square Press (Poetry, July 2018).
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.