Mark Putzi received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee in 1990. He has published fiction and poetry in numerous small press magazines. He has fiction forthcoming from The Coil and River River. Photography by P. M. Chatelain
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
“Contaminations” from the “In The Beginning” Series — Adriano Marinazzo is an artist, architect, and scholar. Their projects are interdisciplinary works that include digital experimentation, spirituality, music, and academic research. Has taught virtual architecture and contemporary art at the University of Florence. In 2014, invited to participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Currently, a curator at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary. These photos have been created during the recent pandemic. The current restrictions brought me to work in peripheral areas where human encounters are rarer. But even in these places of social exclusion, anthropization (and consequent visual contamination) affects our environmental perception. In these works, we see how electric street wires interact/interfere with our vision of the sky. We can understand how nature, like human beings, is easily vulnerable to contamination, especially in these challenging times.