"I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."
—Tennessee Williams


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Jay Hopler | 1970–2022

A tribute to the late poet, featuring “The Church Gardens: A Walk” and “Fidelity.” These poems are woven together on a 36×36-inch canvas in gold, graphite, and acrylic.

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The Implausible Story

The first time I came across the story of the Mennonites of Ak Metchet, I hardly noticed it. I was sixteen then, a student at Lancaster Mennonite School in Pennsylvania, taking the required course in Mennonite history.

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The Soo
Line Dump

Drought pales the dip of meadow coming into view. Treed and ryegrass-covered, this place is unrecognizable as a former rail dump.

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Issue 4

Sharks, Pirates, & Mosques

Sharks Keep Moving

I was fidgeting with my beer—passing it from one hand to the other and back again, the little I’d spilled giving it just enough slide across the bar to feel satisfying—when Walt walked in.


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