FALL 2018

FICTION

Kristen Arnett, Cowbirds

Wynne Hungerford, A Jackal in the Woods

David Priest, A Broken Tree

POETRY

Joseph O. Legaspi, His Holiness

Donald Levering, Small Things

John McCarthy, Noise Falling Backwards

Maya Phillips, Poem Ending With a Scene of a Woman Alone

John Poch, Amarillo Ramp

David Salner, Forest Fire Viewed from the Kanawha Valley; Twin Peaks, the Way It Was

Marjorie Stelmach, The Laws of Perspective

Katherine Stingley, A Daughter is a Pilgrim

Richard Terrill, Dear Future

Brendan Walsh, we are great apes

Kathleen Winter, Gift; Ode to the Brain

ESSAYS

Sheldon Costa, Kalos Kalgathos

Melissa Matthewson, Notes Toward Beauty

INTERVIEWS

Boredom’s Bitter Pleasure: An Interview with Ruth Williams

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