“Aree’s Abstract,” by Theodore Carter
The tragic depiction of an elephant artist who dares to paint outside the box.
“Nude in the Bath,” by Laurel Peterson
Peterson creates a fully-formed backstory for the subject of this Pierre Bonnard painting–a woman who has it all, but still wants more.
“A Note to Henri from His Wife,” by Cyndi MacMillan
MacMillan responds to Matisse’s The Pink Studio through a note of artistic advice (or is it a warning?) from his wife.
“Street in Venice” by W.M. Herring
A poetic reminder that some men will always judge a woman.
“Camille, at the end, poetry,” by Kim Mannix
A touching remembrance of Monet’s first wife, Camille.
Lynn Aprill is an award-winning educator and emerging poet whose work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Copperfield Review Quarterly, Bramble, WinglessDreamer, Quartet Journal, Willows Wept Review, and others. A Wisconsin native, she received a BA in English from UW-Eau Claire and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from UW-Milwaukee. Her micro fiction piece “The Message” recently won the The Ekphrastic Review Fifty Shades of Blue competition. Channeling Matriarchs, her first chapbook with Finishing Line Press, was published in August 2021. She resides with her husband and various dogs on 40 acres in Northeast Wisconsin.
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