Summer 1982

Table of Contents

Poetry
Firestorms by Wade Bentley
Attic Lights by Wade Bentley
Other Things by Wade Bentley
Chickens at the Fair by Michael Mack
Pounder’s Beach by Diane Moore
Starless Night by Ann Best
World War I: Past Poets by Michael Rutter

Fiction
Digger: Scene Seven by Robert Lauer
Playing the Game: Scene Five by Eric Samuelsen
Cathedral in the Desert by Wayne Sandholtz
Out of the Blue by Warren Icke

Nonfiction
Gadamer’s Theory of Openness: “Toward Hermaneutic Education” by Stacy Burton
Thankful Children by Cindy Hallen
The Payment by Billy Plunkett
Conditions in General by Pauline Mor
Harvest of the Pure Image by John Snyder

Illustrations

The Payment by Doug Himes
Out of the Blue by Alma Lee

Fall 1985

 

Poems
At Nepaug Reservoir by Matt Mosman
The Overweight Poet Poems by Wayne Taylor
The Day He Reigned by Jenny Hale Pulsipher
Fiction
You Want to Know about This One Here? by Curtis Wade Bentley
Where the Mormons Go by Curtis Wade Bentley
Non-Fiction
The Curve of the River by Pauline Mortensen
My Ivy League Education, An Autobiography: 1967-71 by Wayne Taylor
Drama
Odysseus: A Morality Play by Phillip Hurlbut

Fall 2003: Art

“Arch” by Becky Ravenberg
“Gone Things.” by Charles Ousmane
“Sand and Water” by Becky Ravenberg
“Mitosis I” by Ryan Bown
(This work was created from 52,000 individually hand-painted Q-tips.)
“Nanette” by Becky Ravenberg
“Drum and Bass” by Charles Ousmane
“Mitosis II” by Ryan Brown.
This work was created from 52,000 individually hand-painted Q-tips.
“Fish and Chips” by Becky Ravenberg
“Three Crows” by Charles Ousmane

Art — Winter 2021

It's Not Up To Me by Maddie Lytle
“It’s Not Up To Me” by Maddie Lytle
Piety by Malachi Wilson
“Piety” by Malachi Wilson

 

Hiraeth by Malachi Wilson
“Hiraeth” by Malachi Wilson
Last Column of a Collapsed Temple by Tyler Slade
“Last Column of a Collapsed Temple” by Tyler Slade
The Buffet Menu by Caley Abliez
“The Buffet Menu” by Caley Abliez
I Finished All My Shows by Caley Abliez
“I Finished All My Shows” by Caley Abliez
FM 1489 by Madyson Ysasaga
“FM 1489” by Madyson Ysasaga
Searching for light by Max Fisher
“Searching for light” by Max Fisher
Could This be Eden? by Erica Nelson
“Could This be Eden?” by Erica Nelson
Heed the Warnings by Brianne Anderson
“Heed the Warnings” by Brianne Anderson
The Annunciation by Thomas De Groff
The Annunciation by Thomas De Groff Winter 2021

 

 

 

Editor’s Note

by Rebecca Cazanave

Sometimes semesters feel more like years than months. Sometimes the cold weather drags and motivation begins waning as early as January. Stepping into another semester of remote learning and social distancing on top of the typical winter doldrums, I expected pulling together another edition of Inscape to feel wearisome.

Under the best of circumstances, Inscape impresses me. From the hundreds of submissions we get, the hours our staff spends discussing each piece, and the care that goes into copyediting and formatting, every edition feels like a literal miracle rising out of the overwhelm of a semester.

This semester, however, Inscape inspired me. Despite emotional challenges, theses defenses for our genre editors, exhaustion, and manifold other difficulties, our team put in the time and effort to make something beautiful and to shine a spotlight on the artists that have made us think differently about life and the world.

A part of me wishes I could say something profound about this edition, about how we curated it or about the themes that stood out to us, but lately I’ve been thinking about the last lines of Archibald MacLeish’s “Ars Poetica.” It reads “A poem should not mean / But be” (ll. 23–24). I think the same can be said for an edition of Inscape.

So instead I’ll say thank you to our contributors for trusting us with their work and to our staff for fully investing. Inscape couldn’t be without you.


Rebecca Cazanave
April 2021