Issue 23 Fall/Winter 2018

Cover & Table of Contents

Online Features 

Cover Artist: Perky Edgerton

Perky Edgerton has been working as a painter for over twenty-five years. She studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. She received her BFA in 1978 from Boston University and an MFA in 1980 from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia and Rome. Her work has been exhibited at Gross Mcleaf Gallery, Philadelphia and in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and other awards. 

Essay: Neil Snidow

Decoder Ring: Photos and Prose in Five Parts

Neal Snidow is the author of Vista Del Mar: A Memoir of the Ordinary, published by Counterpoint Press. He earned a BA in English at the University of California, Riverside, and an MA at the University of Virginia, where he was a Danforth Fellow. He currently teaches, writes, and photographs in Magalia, California.

Poetry: Tess Gallagher

ONe Deer At Dusk

Tess Gallagher is the author of ten volumes of poetry, including Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Dear Ghosts, and Moon Crossing Bridge. Gallagher has translated two books of poetry by Liliana Ursu, A Path to the Sea and The Sky behind the Forest. She initiated the publication of Raymond Carver’s Beginners in the Library of America’s complete collection of his stories. This poem will appear in her forthcoming book Is, Is Not in May 2019.

Fiction: Hank Lawson

Summer Night

Hank Lawson’s short fiction has appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review, Ekphrastic Review, and Art Times. He has an English MA and has worked a career in journalism.

Translation: Ivan Klima

The Price of Freedom, Translated from the Czech by Gabiela Benish-Kalna

The author of more than forty novels, short-story collections, plays, and books of essays, Ivan Klíma, born in 1931 in Prague, has been richly awarded for his work, receiving the Magnesia Literary award and the Franz Kafka Prize, among other honors. Klíma’s work has been translated into thirty-two languages. 

Gabriela Benish-Kalná is a Czech-American photographer, activist and freelance translator. Born in Prague, Czech Republic, she’s studied in Bohemia, Germany, and California, focusing her work on bi-cultural identity. Closely connected to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Gabriela has spent the past two years documenting the Indigenous-led #noDAPL movement and fight for clean water. Beginning University at UC Santa Cruz, she is now continuing her photography studies at the Prague Film Academy.