Issue 16 Winter 2017

Cover & Table of Contents.




Terri Rolland



With clay and acrylic paints on multiple panels, Terri Rolland uses repeated simple shapes—sometimes drawn, sometimes hard edged—to create a sense of fragility, impermanence, and subtle movement. Her work is inspired by the luminosity of the desert, cartoons, music, and Taoism. She is the recipient of a 2008 Gottlieb Foundation Grant and lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 



Dane Cervine

Earth is a Fickle Dancer

Dane Cervine’s new poetry book is entitled Kung Fu of the Dark Father. Previous books include How Therapists Dance (2013) and The Jeweled Net of Indra (2007)—all from Plain View Press. His poems have won or been finalists for awards from Adrienne Rich, Tony Hoagland, Atlanta Review and Caesura, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His work appears in a diverse range of publications, including the Sun, the Hudson Review, Poetry Flash, Catamaran Literary Reader, Sycamore Review, and Pedestal Magazine, anthologies, short film, animation, newspapers, and a fine press broadside of his poem “Clay Feet” by Middle Earth Editions.

Sheana Ochoa


Sheana Ochoa is the author of Stella! Mother of Modern Acting, a biography of acting legend Stella Adler. Her work can be found in various journals and magazines including, Salon, Film International, and She is currently working on a novel of historical fiction, as well as a memoir on illness and her forthcoming collection of poetry, Quiet Crimes.


Mónica Lavín

A Handbook for Falling in Love

Mónica Lavín lives in Mexico City. She is the prolific author of short stories and story collections, including Manual para enamorarse, 2012, from which “Handbook for Falling in Love” comes. Her novels include Yo, la peor, about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, which won the Elena Poniatowska Prize, 2010. Lavín has also won the Gilberto Owen National Prize for Literature, among other awards. 


Caroline Goodwin


Caroline Goodwin moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Sitka, Alaska, in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry. Her books are Text Me, Ishmael (2012), Trapline (2013), Peregrine (2015), and The Paper Tree, forthcoming from Big Yes Press. She lives on the San Mateo coast with her two daughters and teaches at California College of the Arts and the Stanford Writer's Studio.