Issue 19 Fall 2017

Cover & Table of Contents.



Art: Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman was born in South Natick, Massachusetts, and currently works and resides in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and received a BS in studio arts at Skidmore College in New York. Forman traveled aboard the National Geographic Explorer as the artist in residence for four weeks in Antarctica and flew over the polar regions with NASA’s Operation IceBridge.

Essay: Christina Waters on Disney Artist Eyvind Earle (including full spreads)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: The Magic Eye of Eyvind Earle

Christina Waters writes about art, wine, and food for vari- ous Bay Area publications. She is the author of Inside the Flame, published by Parallax Press in 2016. She has a PhD in philosophy and lives in Santa Cruz where she teaches at the University of California.

Essay: Marilyn Martin

The Scapular

Marilyn Martin’s previous work has appeared in Third Coast, Gulf Coast, Chautauqua, New Madrid, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere. One of her pieces was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016.

Poetry: Melissa Carl

From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Multiple-time Pushcart Prize nominee Melissa Carl has published work in a variety of publi- cations including Off the Coast, South Florida Poetry Review, and Writer’s Digest’s Poetic Asides. In 2013 she was one of eighty-five par- ticipants in the Found Poetry Review’s National Poetry Month Pulitzer Remix Project, produc- ing thirty poems in thirty days using a Pulitzer Prize–winning novel as source material.

Fiction: Justin Allen


Justin J. Allen was born in Bakersfield, California in 1979. He earned a B.A. in English at San Francisco State University, and has worked as an editor, designer, and technologist for arts, activist, and news organizations. His writing has appeared in Fiddleblack, Transfer, The Sacramento News & Review, and other publications.

Interview: Elizabeth McKenzie in conversation with Karen Joy Fowler

Writing the Ordinary as Strange and Sugar Your Cookies

Elizabeth McKenzie’s novel The Portable Veblen was longlist-ed for the 2016 National Book Award for fiction and received the 2016 California Book Award silver medal in fiction. She is the managing editor of Catamaran.  Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. Fowler and her husband, who have two grown children and seven grandchildren, live in Santa Cruz, California.