One Foot on the Ground

JAMES VALVIS has placed poems or stories in Ploughshares, River Styx, Arts & Letters, Southern Indiana Review, Nimrod, Louisville Review, The Sun, and many others. His poetry was featured in Verse Daily and Best American Poetry 2017. His fiction was chosen for Sundress Best of the Net, won 2nd Place in Folio’s Editor’s Prize, and was a finalist for Best Small Fictions 2017. His work has also been a finalist for the Asimov’s Readers’ Award. A former US Army soldier, he lives near Seattle. Read more →

My Road to Vermont

KIM ANETSBERGER is a senior at JSC who is expected to graduate in Spring of 2016 with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and plans to pursue her MFA after that. She works to express a genuine sense of self through her art, both in her paintings and her drawings/comics. Outside of school, she is a mother of two and also enjoys participating in local musical theatre productions (both on stage and designing sets). Read more →

Sunday Afternoon in Memory Care He Remembers She’s Gone

Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator whose chapbook “All These Cures,” won the 2014 Lit House Press poetry contest. Kelly’s poems and essays are published in many literary journals, and her award winning plays are produced around the US and published by dramatic publishers. She produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights & Poets, held at Wellesley College, now in its 9th year. A former psychotherapist, Kelly’s training in psychodrama and Playback Theatre enliven her creative writing workshops with transformative energy. Her website is Read more →

On Animals and Virtue

Her face was almost devoid of color, that same near-white you see sometimes on the chins of old men who have no one left to remind them to wash. She was an unlucky mare, an erstwhile school horse: sway-backed and tired and hungry for love. Read more →