The Honest Ulsterman, Die Leere Mitte, The Penn Review, Cobalt Review, and Chattahoochee Review carry poetry Rebecca Pyle has recently written. Rebecca lives in the mountainous American West and she is published also by art/literary journals as an essayist, a fiction writer, and a visual artist. See rebeccapyleartist.com. Artwork by Adriano Marinazzo from the “In The Beginning” series.
Sante Matteo, born and raised in a small agricultural town in southern Italy, emigrated to the United States with his family when he was almost ten. He had the good fortune to maintain and strengthen his ties to Italy by becoming a professor of Italian Studies. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where he resides, reminisces, and writes. In retirement, he has switched from academic to creative writing. Recent stories, memoirs, and poetry have appeared in: The Chaffin Journal, Dime Show Review, River River, Snapdragon, The New Southern Fugitives, Ovunque Siamo, Showbear Family Cirrcus, KAIROS. Artwork from Adriano Marinazzo’s “In The Beginning” Series
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Francesca Floris, born in Oristano, Italy, in 1992. I make photos and cartoons. I attended the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” in Rome. I’ve been working in the film industry as a professional for the past four years. In May 2020, I joined some colleague photographers in working with actors through the medium of the webcam, starting a series of photoshoots that are set during the Covid-19 emergency lockdown in Italy.
S’ammuttadori es parte de nosu.* He knows us all. But how much do we know him? As much as we know ourselves. Anna and Las are both experiencing a busy night full of nightmares. Each of them fights with their ammuntadore, or rather, with their own perception of it. The ammuntadore, in Sardinian culture, represents the demon of the night. He assaults us while we sleep and shows us the origin of our greatest fears. The deepest ones. Anna and Las are both part of two similar stories of lost innocence, albeit in different ways… albeit distant. Yet they find each other. At the end of the journey, at the end of the dream. Las’s destination, once awake, is reached through a quiet inner flight, accompanied, step by step, by the drive towards her true love. Because, even in the dark, it is important to remember that we are not alone.
*In Sardinian: the ammuntadore is part of us.