Issue 9. Spring 2015.

Cover & Table of Contents.


Online Features.



Julie Heffernan was born in Peoria, Illinois. She received her BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the 2000 Korean Biennial, The New Museum (NY), The American Academy Of Arts And Letters (NY), the McNay Art Museum (TX), and the Mint Museum (NC). She is included in many national and international collections, including  the Brooklyn Museum (NY), the National Academy Museum (NY), the Columbia Museum of the Arts (SC), and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VA). She has received a Fulbright-Hayes Grant to West Berlin as well as numerous fellowships including those from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Academy Museum. She has garnered critical attention in the numerous publications including Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, and the New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Jonathan Kalb, her sons Oliver and Sam. She is a Professor of Fine Art at Montclair State University.   




Robert Thomas's latest book, Bridge, is a novel published by BOA Editions. His first book, Door to Door (from Fordham University Press), won the Poets Out Loud Prize. His second book, Dragging the Lake, was published by Carnegie Mellon. He has received an NEA fellowship and won a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife in Oakland, CA, and is an alumni of UC Santa Cruz.

Ryan Masters is a writer, journalist, and poet from Santa Cruz, California. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications such as The Iowa Review, The Absinthe Literary Review, The Surfer's Journal, and Scuba Diving magazine. He holds an MFA from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and was the poet-in-residence for the City of Pacific Grove from 2002-2004. Read more here.

Wes Jackson, founder and president of the Land Institute, which is headquartered in Salinas, Kansas, is the author of several books, including New Roots for Aggriculture, Becoming Native to This Place, Consulting the Genius of the Place,  and most recently Nature as Measure. A Pew Conservation Scholar in 1990 and a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, he is widely recognized as a leader in the international movement for a more sustainable agriculture. He received the Right Livelihood Award in 2000; Life magazine included him among eighteen individuals it predicted to be among the hundred most important Americans in the twentieth century; and included him as one of "Thirty-Five Who Made A Difference."