Parents | Poetry Edition: About the Cover Art
Front Cover: Drying Kimonos by Willy Conley
Cover design by Anthony Michael Morena
Table of Contents: Mom and Pop Motel by Willy Conley
Artist’s Statement: As a Deaf writer-photographer, I am always exploring serendipitous ways to use art and writing to enrich and empower the Deaf experience as well as the human. Part of the Deaf experience is being visually attuned to one’s surroundings, and my tendency is to capture life’s minutiae with a camera or pen.
Willy Conley, a former medical photographer, is the author of “Photographic Memories,” “Plays of Our Own,” “The World of White Water,” “Listening Through the Bone,” “Visual-Gestural Communication,” and “The Deaf Heart.” Born profoundly deaf, Conley is a retired professor of theatre at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. For more info about his work, please visit: willyconley.com.
Back Cover: 8 by Jason Bentsman
Jason Bentsman is a writer and fine art photographer. He’s been taking photos for many years, and started sharing them fairly recently. Works have appeared in F-STOP, Lens Culture Online, The Cardiff Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, The American Bystander, Litro Magazine UK, and various other publications worldwide. His poetic environmental bookThe Orgastic Future has been called ‘A 21st-century HOWL’ by A. Shoumatoff of The New Yorker & Vanity Fair. More info: www.linktr.ee/jason_bentsman