Previewing Perspective

Cover art by Erin Wilson

Cover art by Erin Wilson

Issue 4 of Ink & Letters is almost ready to go to the printer, and we're thrilled to offer a sneak peek of what you'll find in its pages. We selected the theme "Perspective" for the issue, and our contributors have delivered art and writing that invites us to see the world anew from diverse vantage points. Erin Wilson's whimsical cover art is one example. Here are a few more hints of what's to come:

Twenty-six years after fleeing the Iranian Revolution, a mother returns to Tehran with her daughters in Ellen Estilai's memoir essay "Gaze, Shift, Repeat." Poet D.G. Geis puts an organ grinder's monkey on the witness stand in "In My Defense," a poem whose humor and wordplay lead to surprising questions about human nature. Angela Doll Carlson gets a wakeup call in "Cancer Cures Everything." And we are honored to publish a moving elegy for the late poet Brett Foster, "For When You Cannot Shower," by Marci Rae Johnson.

That's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There's also exciting new writing from Alexa Albanese, Johnie Catfish, Charity Gingerich, Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, and Cameron Alexander Lawrence, plus arresting art by Carlos Guana, Allison Kentle, Nick Oxford, Caron L. Warner, and Stephen Whitmore.

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