Fields of Sight

Fields of Sight (2013–), a series of Gauri Gill’s black-and-white photographs overlaid with images by Rajesh Vangad created in Warli tradition, is an ongoing collaborative project that attempts to reckon with the many layers of story, time, and space as …

Gauri Gill (b. 1970, Chandigarh, India) earned a BFA in Applied Art from the College of Art, New Delhi; a BFA in photography from the Parsons School of Design in New York City; and an MFA from Stanford University. She has exhibited within India and internationally, including MoMA PS1 in New York; Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; Kochi Biennale; the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Wiener Library in London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and the National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. Her work is in the collections of prominent North American and Indian institutions, such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Fotomuseum in Winterthur. In 2011 she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography.

 

Rajesh Vangad (b. 1975, Ganjad, Dahanu, India) is a bearer of the Warli style of painting, a traditional form belonging to the indigenous people of that tribe. He learned the art at a young age from his parents—particularly his mother—and later from such masters as Jivya Soma Mashe. His murals can be seen at the Craft Museum in New Delhi, the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, and the T2 Terminal at the International Airport in Mumbai. Vangad has published three books: My Gandhi Story (Tulika Books, 2014), Kabir Saamagri (part of Kabir Project), and The Indian Crafts Journey, as well as a map of Maharashtra (Dastkaar Haat Samiti). His work has been featured across India and the world. Fields of Sight has been included in Documenta 14, Kassel; the 7th Moscow Biennale; and Prospect.4, a city-wide triennial in New Orleans. Selected images from the series have been featured by Granta, Columbia Journal, and other publications.

A Fire & Prayer from the Desert

Gary Gildner has contributed to The Georgia Review numerous poems and stories, four essays, a book review, and an exchange of letters with the late novelist Raymond Andrews. His latest collection of poems is Cleaning a Rainbow (BkMk Press, 2007); his latest collection of stories is The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press, 2016). He has received Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, and the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press). Gildner and his wife Michele live in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho and in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

The Quarry

Corey Van Landingham is the author of Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens, forthcoming from Tupelo Press, and Antidote (2013), winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. Recipient of an NEA Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, she has published work in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She lives in Ohio and is a book review editor for the Kenyon Review.

Red-Billed Firefinch & Dearest Creature

Michael Waters’s recent and forthcoming books include The Dean of Discipline (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Celestial Joyride (BOA Editions, 2016), and a coedited anthology, Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies (Knopf, 2019). A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Waters teaches at Monmouth University and for the Drew University MFA program. He is also the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA, the Fulbright Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Kind of Thing That Happens When Nothing Happens

Susan Azar Porterfield has three books of poetry and was the winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award for her Dirt, Root, Silk (2016). She has been a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Poetry, and her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Puerto del Sol, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. She edited Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk (Ohio University Press, 1993) and has written for Poets & Writers, The Writer’s Chronicle, and others.

Earth Obituary

Born four and a half billion years ago from flecks of matter, particles of helium, the teeth of gravity, dust, light, ghosts, and ice, she married the sun, bore children from wind and plankton, tethered herself to the hearth with …

Heather Altfeld is a poet and essayist. Her first book of poetry, The Disappearing Theatre (Poets at Work, 2016), won the Poets at Work Prize. Her work appears in Conjunctions, Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, the Los Angeles Review, and other literary journals. She currently teaches in the honors program and for the comparative religion and humanities department at California State University–Chico.

[What fool denies the inner life of a whale? ]

Kevin Phan graduated from the Helen Zell Writing Program with an MFA in creative writing in 2013. He is the recipient of two Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan: the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize and the Theodore Roethke Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere.

The Rats

Jessica Terson’s poetry has appeared in New Orleans Review, River Styx, River Teeth Journal, Salamander, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago.

Somewhere in the Meadow Is Everything; Address to the Meadow in the Dusk; & Elegy Beginning with a Text from My Brother

Molly Spencer’s recent poetry and critical writings have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, FIELD, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Colorado Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. Her debut poetry collection, If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), won the Brittingham Prize; a second collection, Relic and the Plum, won the 2019 Crab Orchard Open Competition and is forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press in fall 2020. Spencer is a poetry editor for The Rumpus and teaches at the University of Michigan.