Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He has had nine one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, and the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.
V.A. Smith is a writer and photographer who feels lucky to live and work in Portsmouth, NH. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gravel Magazine, Star 82 Review, Compose Journal, Driftwood Press, Connotation Press, Scissors & Spackle, Petrichor Review, Temenos Journal, and Stirring. She can be reached at vixworx.com.
Underground by Jennifer Muir
Jennifer Muir is an illustrator based in Scotland. She works mainly with watercolors and enjoys making colorful and odd things. She also enjoys working with children’s books.
Laura Story Johnson was born and raised in Iowa and has lived in New York City, bush Alaska, Mongolia, Boston, Austria, west of the Zambezi River in Zambia, and in Chicago. Her photography has most recently appeared in Tupelo Quarterly and Camas. More of her work can be found at laurastoryjohnson.com.
On the Down Low
Nancy Ryan Keeling is a Diet-Coke freak hitchhiking through life on lies & caffeine. During her life in Itazuke, Japan, she began an affair with photography. Once it snowed tumbleweeds. That’s when she learned to always carry a loaded camera!
Boat on Fire by Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is Paper Tape’s art editor. Artist, dancer, musician, and singer. Art is one of Jessica’s life long passions. She took a break to explore other avenues, but found she thrives on it. Creativity, nature, and orginality attract Jessica. She loves exploring and adventuring literally and figuratively. She enjoys being surrounded by nature, breathing in the freshness as the breeze blows by. Books are her constant companion traveling alongside in her purse. She rocks at logic games, driving in reverse, and scratching on the eight ball in pool.
Natural History: Bobcat
Natural History: Bear
Female Nude Reclining
Eloise Bacher is a visual artist based in Portland, OR. She is endlessly fascinated by the natural world, and particularly loves to draw skulls and sea creatures. More of her artwork can be found at Wrenegade Studio.
Louis Staeble lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. His photographs have appeared recently in “Foliate Oak Literary Magazine” and Ohio Environmental Council’s 5th Annual Photo Contest.
Boat Yard Bagel
William D. Hicks lives in Chicago, Illinois by himself (any offers?). Contrary to popular belief, he is not related to the famous comedian Bill Hicks (though he’s just as funny in his own right). Hicks will someday publish his memoirs, but most likely they will be about Bill Hicks’ life. His poetry has appeared in Christmas Ideals Magazine, Outburst Magazine, The Legendary, HorizonMagazine, Breadcrumb Sins, Inwood Indiana Literary Magazine, The Short Humour Site (UK), The Four Cornered Universe, Save the Last Stall for Me ,and Mosaic. His art appears in The Blank Page Handbook, The Legendary, and as cover art in Anti-Poetry.
The Gates of Galle
Sri Lanka Street
Mount Yasur, Tanna
M – 004
Green Camels Gobi
Geoffrey Miller’s most recent fiction publications are ‘Mr. Kim’ Bare Back Lit, May 2013, ‘Masks’ Metazen, Nov. 2012. Two new pieces of flash fiction will be out soon in Ilanot and Labletter. His visual art can be found in the recent editions of Sliver of Stone, Superstition Review, Corvus, Cha, and is on permanent display in the Prick of the Spindle online gallery.