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.


In the beginning this room called out
asking for much and many—
I was too skinned to provide
the least dusting, a vacuum sweep
wiping tree scum from window wells
It can corner you: filth
and the way his breathing moved
hands up your legs
everything draped 1 mil plastic sheets
was not the satin you pretended,
or even percale
Finally a bunch of street blooms
soon to age along their edges
dug a trench to your room

Painting by Bridget Seley Galway for ROOM

Bridget Seley-Galway artist/poet Bridget received BFA and a degree in Art Education at UMass Amherst.
Her collection of poems and images “What Moments Yield” has been published by Ibbetson Press, and has been included in the following permanent collections: N.Y.C Poets House, State University of Buffalo collections, Umass Amherst W.EB Du Bois Library, and the Truro Library Cape Cod.
Her poems have also been published in Provincetown Magazine’s Poetry Corner, Wilderness House Literary Review, Poetry Porch, Ibbetson Press, and Bagel with the Bards anthologies, to name a few.
Her art has been exhibited throughout New England, and reviewed in several publications, including Artist Magazine and Cape Arts. Her paintings have been selected for the covers of Bagel with Bards, Ibbetson Press, and individual poet publications.
She is currently the Arts Editor /Curator for the Wilderness House Literary Review.