Jim Ross jumped into creative pursuits in 2015 after a rewarding career in public health research. With graduate degree from Howard University, in seven years he’s published nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, hybrid, and plays in over 175 journals and anthologies on five continents. Photo publications include Bombay Gin, Burningword, Camas, Columbia Journal, Feral, Stonecoast and Typehouse. Photo essays include Barren, Kestrel, New World Writing and Sweet. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals and grandparents of five little ones—split their time between city and mountains.
Amanda is a freelance writer and photographer. She has her BA in English Lit & Criticism, and her MA in Professional Writing & Communication. In addition to writing and taking photographs, she enjoys baking and running a “bookstagram” account. One time she was almost run over by Robin Williams on a bicycle.
Gregory Hom makes cut-and-paste collage works. His work has appeared in the Shanghai Literary Review and Catamaran Literary Reader. Hom makes a living as a librarian, and is rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find more of his work at https://theoretical-mutant-4734.tumblr.com/
Larena Nellies-Ortiz is a photographer, educator and poet living in Los Angeles. Her photos have been featured in Barren Magazine and her poetry in the Eunoia Review. With an academic background in Migration Studies, Larena is passionate about visual storytelling at the intersection of belonging, displacement, and cultural capital. You can find her on Instagram @lalifish and @lalifishwrites and her photography at www.larenaortiz.com.
Yasmin Nadiyah Phillip is a writer, musician, and freelance artist currently based in Virginia. Her most recent work appeared in Barren magazine. Ever searching for stories to tell, she enjoys crafting images that weave together her introverted sensibilities and love for landscapes.
David A. Goodrum lives in Corvallis, Oregon. His photography has been juried into many art festivals in cities such as St. Louis Missouri, Columbus and Cincinnati Ohio, Ann Arbor Michigan, Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana, and Madison Wisconsin. His intent is to capture images that might instill in others – as they do for him as he makes them – a sense of calm and tranquility. He hopes to create a visual field that momentarily transports you away from hectic daily events and into a place that delights in an intimate view of the world. Additional work can be viewed at www.davidgoodrum.com and www.instagram.com/goodrum/.
Issue 104, published October 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Elizabeth Allison, Christine Arroyo, Gary Lee Barkow, Teja BenAmor, Paula Marafino Bernett, V.A. Bettencourt, MD Bier, Christopher Paul Brown, Brian Builta, A. Cabrera, Robert Carr, Connor Doyle, Janine Harrison, Cathy Hollister, K.L. Johnston, Carella Keil, Eleanor Kowol, Sheree La Puma, Quincy Gray McMichael, J. Bradley Minnick, Nigel Paton, Patrick T. Reardon, Jim Ross, Deborah Sherman, Danielle Shorr, Kimm Brockett Stammen, Rachel Stempel, Stefan Sullivan, Rodrigo Toscano, Nick Visconti, and Jean Wolff.
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