Portfolio: Photographs

حب // LOVE is an intervention to this pattern, subverting fear through color and light by expanding the capacity of language rather than accepting its limitations.

A Womb Is a Garden

I believed wholly in the possibility of Alisa’s spontaneous healing, in a miracle. While I cut the cantaloupe, I gave my all to it.


Indeed, the experience of Rose and Ashley tells an oppositional and corrective story about a Black mother’s eternal love for a single child, and it helps us to see a specific case,...

Love Poem From the Universe

Your curiosity has limits, so I raise mountains from the sea, invent snowflakes of infinite variety, set fires, reverse magnetic fields, and paint a new color somewhere every day.

To Name is to Love

It was the beginning of loving it not just for what it could offer me, the experience of beauty, a place of solace, but for what it was—a community of its own—diverse, dynamic, and...

Love, Beauty, and Poetry

Great art has universal appeal for it connects with the transcendent aspect of the self. It brings to us the mystery and the awe of our physical presence, its transience, and its...


The music started then, and it has yet to stop, except for an occasional half-beat of silence in which we take it all in.

Drew Magary: Back from the Dead

Of course, the story of any middle-aged dad is the story of a man vainly attempting to stand his ground while it shifts uncontrollably beneath him.

Legacy for a Lost Son: Interview

The Foundation has become my mother’s life work. She and my father find great joy in their new grandchild, my middle brother’s child.

The Edward Tales: Introduction

Yet her men can be equally complicated. In a crucial way, in fact, her relationship to her male characters is more foundational.

Valentine’s Day falls on February 14th, making this special month one of love. This issue revolves around many kinds of love which have one thing in common: the power of healing.  A mother’s devotion, a family’s support, the restorative communion with nature and beauty — we explore them all, in story and poetry and art.