issue 13: winter/spring 2023

Letter From the Editor

Megan Ritchie

“Ugly Duck” by Ronald Walker


Ronald Walker is an artist living in the Sacramento area of California. He works in a style which he calls “Suburban Primitive.” This style explores his interest in the origins and functions of art along with life in the suburbs. His work has been shown in more than 50 solo exhibits and he holds both a MFA and a MA degree in painting.

Fiction

The Patch William Andrews

Fossil Fuel Duncan Rivers

Murk & Spray Jamie Benner

Poetry

Te Quiero Laine Derr

Boy in the Bubble Olumide Manuel

Traffic Lights Roxana Cazanz

Slipping Grace Hopps

Rules of the Road Joanna Acevedo

in the art gallery Jiahui Wu

Gluttony Jessica Mehta

Frozen Girl in the Butcher’s Meat Locker Amelia Mwale Eilertsen

Aliens Keep Hummingbirds Kory Vance

Ghost Towns Rita Anderson

Art

“Abstract Portrait” by Hanna Wright


Hanna Marie Dean Wright is a self-taught folk artist residing in Keavy, Kentucky. She uses her experiences from growing up in rural South-Eastern Kentucky, teaching special education classes, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder to inspire her unique works of art. Hanna Wright uses bold lines and bright colors to create abstract figures with relatable and at times deeply emotional expressions. Hanna was born in Barbourville, Kenucky on April 15th, 1993. Hanna graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in 2015 with degrees in Special Education Behavioral Disabilities and Elementary Education.

“Christmas Tree” by Josephine Florens


Josephine Florens is a professional oil painter born in Odessam, Ukraine. She graduated from the Odessa National Academy of Law, receiving a master’s degree in civil law, as well as Odessa International Humanitarian, receiving a master’s degree in international law. She studied individually at the Art-Ra school of painting. She is a member of the National Association of Artists and Sculptors of Ukraine, the Odessa Marine Union, Ukraine, and the Union of World’s Poets and Writers. She calls her painting style “modern vintage.” She lives in Bad Grönenbach, Germany, as there is a war going on in Ukraine. Website: https://josephineflorens.com