Photography © Jennifer Matthews


The Pines

And she was.
Undulating, as I was.
We’ve got all the fuel we need.
Just lit, and a beer in the pocket.
So, I floor it.
Over the dragons back.


Mark J Rankin is a published author of both fiction and non-fiction and works as an academic to pay the rent and buy cigarettes. He also writes songs and performs with his band, The Invisible Seams, but this pays for nothing.

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.