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 premiered on October 25, 2022 at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC. Tepper’s new Novel satire titled ‘Office’ has been released by Wilderness House Press.


By Susan Isla Tepper

Across arid plains
my shoes fell apart
snakes shedding their skin.
A sorrow entered
through my feet
shredding a history
reserved for the dead
I kept on—
until the ground moistened
Then miniscule worms
screwed their way out of sand
drilling into my soles—
beyond imagining
I pushed on
limping: by instinct
and what I’d heard
from others along the route.

Digby Beaumont, Untitled, acrylic on paper

Digby Beaumont is an award-winning artist. His work has been published extensively in collaboration with writers of fiction, poetry and music. He works on portraits, still lifes, landscapes and a series of drawings on the theme of what it is to be human. He works with acrylic paint, mostly on canvas board, pen and ink on paper and mixed media. Digby became a professional artist in 2021. He is also a widely published writer.