Karen Greenbaum-Maya (“Wigs“), retired clinical psychologist, German Lit major, and Pushcart nominee, no longer lives for Art, but still thinks about it a lot. She has lived in Claremont for 30 years, during which time her camellias’ blooming has moved up six weeks, and squirrels have moved in, reliably eating all the apricots and peaches. Her poem “Real Poem” received Honorable Mention in the 2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Contest. Kattywompus Press published her chapbooks Burrowing Song and Eggs Satori. Links to on-line poems at www.cloudslikemountains.blogspot.com/ and to on-line photos at www.flickr.com/photos/pieplate/ In addition to the art, she has poetry in this issue.
Jeff Mays (“Apple Orchard, Oak Glen” and “Winter Dust and Windmill, Oak Glen“) is a native Inlander who has lived in the Empire for 47 years now. In addition to poetry and photography, he is also an avid baseball fan and has recently published a book about the miraculous ’62 Angels called The Spectacular Case of the 1962 Los Angeles Angels. In addition to the art, he has poetry in this issue.
Kristin Lieberman (“Edna Nutt and Evelyn Olson, Banning“) was born and raised in Beaumont, California. She has a BA from Simmons College, Boston, MA, a JD from Albany Law School and an MFA from Antioch University. This image is her favorite photograph of her grandmother Edna Nutt and her mother Evelyn Olson. It was taken in Banning, California where they lived.
Andrew James Woodyard (“A Street Corner in Redlands” and “3:10 to Nowhere“) is an artist and writer from the mountain community of Running Springs. He is currently attending Cal State Fullerton to complete a bachelor’s degree in illustration. He works mostly with markers and pens to create extremely detail oriented drawings of landscapes, portraits, abstracts and bizarre surrealist images. His artwork, fiction and poetry has also been shown in Phineas Literary Magazine, and Morpheus Tales. The full gallery of his artwork can be found on Deviantart under the screen name Falconire, or through Instagram under Andrewjameswoodyardart. “A Street Corner in Redlands” originally appeared in Phineas Literary Magazine, a journal out of San Bernardino Valley College.