Susan Isla Tepper is a twenty-year writer and the author of 11 published books of fiction and poetry and 3 stage plays. “The Crooked Heart” her play concerning artist Jackson Pollock in his later years was premiered as a staged reading on October 25, 2022 at The Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC. Tepper’s new satirical Novel ‘Office’ about working in a skyscraper during the ‘Lockdown’ is her most current book (Wilderness House Press). Another Novel titled ‘Hair of a Fallen Angel’ will be published in the autumn.


By Susan Isla Tepper

Bones carried on platters
presented to the tables of multitudes.
Not the red flesh they craved
one and all— this pack of
weak jawed misfits
lips stained with blood from the lamb
O crucified eyes
how they relished clear running
fats pouring from
the font of animals slain.
Patient, waiting,
watching for their time to spring
protruding tongues flickering
for the spray’s tingle,
kneeling at the font
fiery as flesh in the bed
this mastery over darkness.

Digby Beaumont, Sabine, after John Larriva, acrylic on canvas board

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.