My grandmother resurrects in flapping laundry, sheets
snapped to rectangles, then precisely folded. Her whites
a science of starch and bleach, she believed
in the household arts as daily practice, her love,
the perfect meeting of corners. Wherever she is now,
she knows I am apostate, all loads grey and hung
or shelved, once dry, still wrinkled. Bad as I am
at the task, I’m the best of my house.
At least for me, winter shirts open into caesura.
(after Laura Page “Winter Shirt”)
Devon Balwit teaches in Portland, OR. She has six chapbooks and two collections out or forthcoming. Her individual poems can be found here as well as in Cordite, The Ekphrastic Review, Poets Reading the News, Posit, and more.
Laura Page is a poet and artist from the Pacific Northwest. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, Crab Creek Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal. The Rumpus, TINGE, and others. Her chapbook, epithalamium, was named the winner of Sundress Publications’ 2017 chapbook contest and is now available as an ebook. Her paintings have been featured recently in A-Minor Magazine, Long Exposure, and TheIndianapolis Review.
Kate Salvi has had her photography published and exhibited both internationally and locally in her hometown of Providence, RI. After winning the People’s Choice Award at Chabot Fine Art Gallery in Providence, she decided to expand her photo greeting card business and they are now sold in 13 shops including the Rhode Island School of Design Store. Kate hopes to continue exhibiting worldwide.
Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, writer, poet, photographer, and political cartoonist. She is the cartoonist for the Noise, a literary arts and news magazine. Her Astronomy Comedycartoons are also published in The Lowell Observer. Her artwork has been widely featured in literary magazines such as,Dodging The Rain, The Tishman Review,Claudius Speaks, and Timber. She has been interviewed on the television news program, NAZ Today for her work as a political cartoonist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014. If you are interested in commissioning her for artwork, email her email@example.com.