Photography © Jennifer Matthews




Time of death
No accident
Just wipe up
Their mouths shut


Just anybody
Like smoke signals
Keep an ear out


On opposite sides
Afternoon whiskers
His fingerprints
On the way out


Growing up in Ottawa and New Jersey, Andrea Vasile is greatly inspired by nature and the ever changing city. She has written ever since she won a contest for valentines poetry in The Ottawa Journal in 1979. Andrea found continued success being published in Clevermag, Turbula, Jones Ave and Ascent Aspirations. She has been most recently published in The Basil O’Flarhety, Feminist Voice and Event Horizon Literary Magazine. She finds our world changing in many puzzling and curious ways and feels the need to speak out and also to remind ourselves of the goodness we challenge for.

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.