SUMMER 2020

POETRY

Jessica Cuello, Dear Mother [I had a dream]”

James Phillip Davis, Teaching a Gay Poem

Brian Chander Wiora, The Rain, The Movie, The Promise

Sophia Galifianakis, Canopy

Matthew Kilbane, Andrea

K.A. Hays, It’s Not For Me But I’m Here In It

Jai Hamid Bashir, In the Primate Room With the Beloved

Leila Bilick, Shevirat Hakelim

Jan C. Grossman, North Light; Some Say

Despy Boutris, Baptism

John Okrent, April 12, 2020

Sarah Matthes, The Mercer Oak

Bryce EmleyPrayer for Return; Apostrophe for My Mother’s Ghost

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach and Luisa Muradyan, From: When the World Stopped Touching

D.R. Shipp, How to Build a Boat

Robin Gow, Escape Room With Family or A Coming Out Story

Bryce LillmarsDear Human

George Moore, Round World

Suzanne Manizza Roszak, Requiem 

ESSAYS

L.I. Henley, Unusual Clouds

Zoë Bossiere, Into the Body of the Light

INTERVIEWS

The Food I’ve Eaten, The Weeds I’ve Picked, The Loves I’ve Had: An Interview with Ada Limón

I Have Always Loved Stories About Losers: An Interview with Ross Wilcox



Ellen Marie Leathers-Wishart is a photographer who lives in Dallas, Texas. Drawn to the utilitarian qualities of the medium, Ellen studied photography at Maryland Institute College of Art where she received her bachelor’s degree. She has since worked as an aerial photographer in Oregon and Texas. She is also a trained carpenter.

Although she has always been enchanted by the striking quality and magic of tintypes, it wasn’t until 2015 that she decided to learn how to make them herself. She apprenticed with an established photographer who taught her the process of exposing images directly onto metal plates. She then bought a large format camera and taught herself the rest.

“The people in my life are my greatest inspiration. Portraiture allows me to share the stories I see in others and tintype photography translates the stories in a very tangible way.”  -Ellen Marie Leathers-Wishart

In the spring of 2018, Ellen finished building her mobile tintype studio on a 16′ trailer that can be pulled to different locations with her truck. The entire process of creating a tintype portrait can be done within her studio. On the weekends, the studio lives in the parking lot of Death or Glory, a tattoo shop off of lower Greenville Ave in Dallas, and is available by appointment only. Ellen and her studio can also be hired for weddings and other private events. However, currently everything is on hold due to the coronavirus.