Dorothea Lasky’s poem first appeared in the USA in her latest collection, Milk (Wave Books, 2018).
The original poems by Katrin Ottarsdóttir are reproduced here with permission from the author.
There are not thanks enough for the writers, reviewers, and editors who made this issue what it is. Special thanks to visual artist Blanche Ellis for contributing the images for this issue, and to Rachel Martinez Hall, for designing the cover and posters for this issue.
Blanche Ellis’s work is most concerned with the language of the body, distortions of anatomy that draw on psychology and experiences that are felt in our muscles, sinews and organs, however tranquil we may appear. Always drawn to the metamorphosis of both the subject and the artwork as a living process Blanche often documents the creation of her work, fascinated by the fleeting, internal stages of a work that may, in the end, completely vanish. Based in London and Barcelona, working in a mixed media from reference and imagination, Blanche is currently delving into techniques of western, realist traditions whilst keeping the primitive line and the narrative pull of folk art close to her heart. More of her work can be found on her webpage and instagram.
Rachel Martinez Hall holds a BA in English from Cedarville University. She is a second year MFA student at the University of St Andrews with a focus in nonfiction creative writing. Joan Didion, Charles Dickens, and Tobias Wolff are her favorites. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. As a result of having spent her childhood in periodic homelessness, Rachel is currently writing a memoir of the experience of homelessness and economic transience.
In addition, a great many thanks are owed to the staff and advisors at University of St Andrews and to the English Department for their financial and moral support; thank you to The Poetry Society, The Scottish Poetry Library and StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, for helping to promote the magazine; thanks also to Topping&Co Bookshop in St Andrews and Lighthouse Bookshop in Edinburgh for hosting our Launch Events.
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