Long days and warm nights. Ride the surf. Follow the rainbow. It’s summer, and our Summer 2022 issue is perfect to enjoy on your porch, or balcony, or front steps, or the bathtub, or in a tent — anywhere! That’s the nice thing about paper. Ah, but if you don’t have a paper copy, you can send us an email with your mailing address! Of course, if you have a computer or phone screen, which we have to assume since you’re reading this, you can always download our digital version or click through on our website.
This issue has great stuff from our local artists and poets, including a couple of entries from the past that remind us that talent and drive have always been a part of Long Island. We’re so proud to share the creative output of our contributors. No matter how you’re enjoying this issue, we’re thrilled that you’re joining us this summer.
For bios and more information on this issue, check out the Summer 2022 Masthead!
In This Issue
- The poems “Uncover” & “The Next Step,” plus a photo of a wet goose by Alexa Goldstein.
- “Hello Little Friend,” a photo by Megan O’Brien.
- A drawing, “Skull Fairy Secret,” a photo illustration, “Celestial Temple Stellar Nursery,” and a poem, “Fragile Things,” by the prolific Scott Grimando
- Two photos by Matthew Juvet, one of a turtle in the grass and another of a double rainbow with reflection in a stream.
- Three digitally manipulated photos by Christopher Fahey: “Summer Vibes,” “On the Horizon 2,” and “Dawn Patrol 2.”
- A digital painting, by Tobias Ferrari, called “Ten Motherfuckers.”
- Part 2 of the serialized story, “Moonlit Redemption,” by Estelle Clark
Pliny the Elder
- A poem, “Shampoo,” by Jonathan Russell
- We had two extra pages to fill, so we used a couple of public domain works. One, “Long Island Sound,” a poem by Emma Lazarus written in 1888, and two, “The Tough Story — Scene in a Country Tavern,” a 1837 painting by William Sidney Mount.
Exclusive to the Print Edition
- Two excerpts from “The Saga of Sitcoms Second Bananas” by Francis Klaess