Issue 26: In the Margins

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We long for words and images that we must underline, star and amen. It’s why we read and why we make art—to remember the truths we can so quickly forget. Art reminds us of the things or experiences that are not mainstream, are not often heard or acknowledged. In this issue, Laura Hennessy (the winner of the 2012 Kalos Art Prize), stunned us with her reinvention of disused books. She transformed these marginal objects—books that had lost their place—into what prize juror Bruce Herman called “mysterious presences.”

Other contributors in this issue help us to see things or people existing on the edges: a blind woman reading Braille with her lips, or a bright yellow shrub on the edge of Nevada highway. Reading these stories, we were reminded that—for those of us engaged in our own spiritual journeys--we’re all pilgrims traveling the margins, marking truth and loveliness in wild streams of color.

FEATURING 2012 Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize judged by Bruce Herman

POETRY
The Beauty of a Strip Mall, Richard Cole
To Thoreau, on Visiting Walden, Michelle Regalado Deatrick
Hymn for a Marriage, Joshua Robbins
Volunteer, Kathleen Henderson Staudt
Buzzing, Kait Burrier
Solace in December, Mary Jo Balistreri
Winter Without, Julie Hensley
A Brief Note on Sovereignty, David Oestreich
Flaws, Renee Emerson
Those Hummingbirds, Don Thompson
Remembering to Take Off My Shoes, Scott Cameron
To Jessica for Bringing Winter Early to Missoula, Montana, Scott Cameron
So It Is with the Spirit, Luci Shaw
Graven Image, 1933, Diane Scholl
Sewer Grates Are Barren, Joey Locicero
Cooking Alone, Jean Tucker

NONFICTION
I Share a Wall with a Dying Woman, Heather M. Surls

FICTION
Guilty, Shannon Skelton
Wagering, Paul Stapleton

REVIEWS
Photographs of Memories, Linda McCullough Moore

VISUAL ART
Dictionary, Laura Hennessy
Curl, Laura Hennessy
Red, Laura Hennessy
and more
Standing on Stars, James Hapke
Galileo Surprised, James Hapke
Self Portrait, Zacheriah Kramer
Sower, Zacheriah Kramer


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