Susan Isla Tepper is a twenty-year writer and the author of 11 published books of fiction and poetry and 2 stage plays. Her play ‘The Crooked Heart” concerning artist Jackson Pollock in his later years was presented as a staged reading on October 25, 2022 at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC. Tepper’s new satirical Novel titled ‘Office’ is coming any day now from Wilderness House Press. Another Novel titled ‘Hair of a Fallen Angel’ will be published by Cervena Barva Press in the spring.


By Susan Isla Tepper

Bring your heart to the fray.
It has a right to be a player
in this mess.
Deliver it
with arms outstretched.
Then gather up
your guns your knives your bats
and other weapons
bringing them to the deep well.
Long dry
and thickly covered.
You almost can’t find it
but you do. Because
all along you knew it was there
right there winding down
to the center of the earth.
And beyond.

Digby Beaumont, Outcrop, acrylic on paper

Digby Beaumont is a self-taught artist. His work has been published extensively in collaboration with writers of fiction, poetry and music. He works on portraits, still lifes and landscapes. He also has a series titled I Don’t Know What Came Over Me, a whimsical and poignant take on the theme of what it is to be human. He works with acrylic paint, mostly on canvas board, and pen and ink on paper. Digby became a professional artist in 2021. He is also a widely published writer.