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Pardon Our Mess: A Note from ALR

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FALL 2018

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Liquid State – Christy Lee Rogers

POETRY

Joseph O. LegaspiIn Media Res; Ókúrú
Donald LeveringSmall Things 
John McCarthy, Noise Falling Backwards 
Maya PhillipsPoem Ending with a Scene of a Woman Alone 
John PochAmarillo Ramp 
David SalnerForest Fire, Viewed from the Kanawha Valley; Twin Peaks, the Way It Was
Marjorie StelmachThe Laws of Perspective 
Katherine StingleyA Daughter is a Pilgrim 
Richard TerrillDear Future 

Brendan Walshwe are great apes 
Kathleen WinterGift; Ode to the Brain 

FICTION

Kristen Arnett, Cowbirds 
Wynne HungerfordA Jackal in the Woods 
David PriestA Broken Tree 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Sheldon Costa, Kalos Kalgathos 
Melissa Matthewson, Notes Toward Beauty 


Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.

“My purpose behind the work is to question and find understanding in the craziness, tragedy, vulnerability, beauty and power of mankind.”
– Christy Lee Rogers 

Rogers’ works have been exhibited globally from Paris, London, Italy, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, South Africa, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world. She has been featured in International Magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Art China, Elle Decoration, Global Times, The Independent, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique, Photo Korea and others. Rogers’ “Reckless Unbound” is currently housed at Longleat House in the UK; the stately home, which is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and also home to Renaissance gems of the Italian masters, like Titan’s “Rest on the Flight into Egypt.”  Rogers’ art has been featured on several album covers, and her images were selected for the 2013–2014 performance season of the Angers-Nantes Opera in France. She mainly shoots in Hawaii, and currently lives in Nashville, TN, where she also spends her time as a mother, filmmaker, and musician. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @christyleerogers