Issue 103 | Winter 2019
The cover features British photographer Louise Fago-Ruskin, whose photo essay inside ruminates on leaving the religious community she belonged to from her teens through her thirties. Also inside: Amy Leach’s lyrical meditation on the pros and cons of materialism and immaterialism. Khaled Mattawa on groundwater pollution, Syria, and Japanese formal poetry. Extremely short stories by Diane Williams, master of that form. Fiction from the Gulf War by Christopher Notarnicola. Amy Peterson on the literature of the Anthropocene. Martyn Wendell Jones on the faith of fictional teenagers. Kirstin Valdez Quade on faith, family, and revision. Egyptian sculptor Armen Agop on why he loves granite. James K.A. Smith on why we need mystery. And poems by Maggie Smith, Allison Adair, Shannon Nakai, and more.