Essay by Gina Myers, photos by Jaime Torres Artist Statement The gradual decline of the auto-industry and other industrial factors has had a profound effect on rustbelt cities. Detroit, Pittsburgh, and to a lesser extent Flint and Gary have
By Fay L. Loomis first blush of warmth unfolds velvety purple face midday withered glory carpe mane seize the morning ** Fay L. Loomis, a nemophilist (haunter of the woods, one who loves the forest, its beauty, and
By Ashely Adams It took three days to pull your wings from the metal grille. What can a man do with an owl a shroud of cardboard and terry cloth? There’s no one here to roll back your
By K. E. Ogden My body merges with black blades of slicing currents. In the dark water below me hundreds of sharks move in an IV tube from this world to the next. I ask my guide, Pablo, how
By Sally Nacker for B.W. You bring home a peony bush to plant with your dog’s ashes. Too late for medicine, or hope, but not for beauty. Each June, an effusion of vivid blossoms will open, blessing air.