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Issue 18

Summer 2024

Cover art by Cass Garisson

"In my work, and this piece in particular, I think most prominently about color & shape, at the very foundational level, and, in a slightly more complex way, restraint, the potential tension that can be constructed and calibrated through the convergence of an image that is clear, recognizable, pronounced & language that is, well, predominantly inaccessible. I am an impulse/instinct painter. I do not plan or preconceive. I go straight to canvas and let myself be pulled by colors & forms that momentarily charm me. Poetry is my practice for precision & premeditation, whereas painting is my practice for impulse & instinct."

Cass Garison is a poet & artist whose first chapbook, Beauty Exasperated: Poems After George Eliot is out through Common Meter Press. They have works at Poets.org, Gulf Coast, Foglifter, Shō, and others. Find more about them, their paintings, and their poems at 

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