Mike Callaghan

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

 

Everybody and Responsibility

Everybody and Responsibility

 

A Narrow Road With a Crack Up The Middle

A Narrow Road With a Crack Up The Middle

 

Mike Callaghan

Mike Callaghan is a photographer whose recent photo-work considers considering the intimate cycles of identity, self-preservation and mortality in a moment when frameworks of relationships are at once prominently visible and exhaustively hidden. His work has appeared in a number of exhibitions in North America and Europe, including at Griffin Museum of Photography (Massachusetts), Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (California), Reece Museum (Tennessee), Soho Photo Gallery (New York), Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Propeller Gallery (Toronto), Elysium Gallery (Wales) and PhotoIreland (Dublin). Mike’s work has appeared in a number of publications, including ZYZZYVA, Der Greif, BlackFlash, Drain, Crooked Teeth, Barzakh, Otoliths, Black Mountain Press and The Shanghai Literary Review. Mike earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Zac Hall

Crystals

Crystals

 

Zac Hall

North Dakota native, Zac Hall, has a passion for cattle ranching and capturing the naturally stunning beauty of the Northern Plains. His ranching background and passion for agriculture give him a unique perspective as he uses a camera lens to share this beauty with the world.

Beach Trip

Sand is future glass, so get in the car,

fast-forward into the future, and stand

on the giant glass bridge of the beach.

We can listen to the waves while we stare

at the creatures frozen below, encapsulated—

there’s a crab mid-stride and there’s a plastic

cup.  There will always be a band-aid, and we’re lucky—

the washed-up jellyfish is under glass—just

step right on it and laugh.  Mostly there’s just rock, though,

and it’s too hard to sit on all day.  Let’s take the car

to the diner and the past.  Let’s stare out the window

and watch the fish bones and shells, glistening in the sun.

 

 

Danielle Hanson

Danielle Hanson is the author of Fraying Edge of Sky (Codhill Press Poetry Prize, 2018) and Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in over 70 journals, won the Vi Gale Award from Hubbub, was Finalist for 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award and was nominated for several Pushcarts and Best of the Nets. She is Poetry Editor for Doubleback Books, and is on the staff of the Atlanta Review. Her poetry has been the basis for visual art included in the exhibit EVERLASTING BLOOM at the Hambidge Center Art Gallery, and Haunting the Wrong House, a puppet show at the Center for Puppetry Arts. More about her at daniellejhanson.com.