Volume 2, Issue x
Wild Greens 2, no. 10 (August 2022)
Welcome to the August 2022 issue of Wild Greens
IntentionsHow maybe so gives upor really should haves sneak off and only ifs are only said
Or how that just make do forgoesWhile really hope so turns to fogor we knew better never does
How those best wishesare almost always not Like that’s a shame is useless
It seems so easy to say away so little —To care like all the air inside of dear oh dear
Sorry Not Sorry
The Pleasures of Competence
Late: Three Weeks and Twenty-Four Hours with a Deadline
When Sami Comes to Visit
First Still Life
Sometimes It's Okay
Gentle instructions for finding beauty in the humdrum
Artists and Contributors
Poet and Poetry Editor
Irina Novikova (she/her) is an artist, graphic artist, and illustrator. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in art, and also has a bachelor's degree in design.
The first personal exhibition "My soul is like a wild hawk" (2002) was held in the Museum of Maxim Bagdanovich. In her works, she raises themes of ecology. In 2005 she devoted a series of works to the Chernobyl disaster, drawing on anti-war topics. The first big series she drew was The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds. She writes fairy tales and poems, and also illustrates short stories. She draws various fantastic creatures, including unicorns and animals with human faces. She especially likes the image of a woman and bird—a Siren. In 2020, she took part in Poznań Art Week.
Susan Marie Radloff
Susan Marie Radloff (she/her) lives in Corona, California, where she served on the board of the Corona Art Association as Art Show Coordinator. Her love for painting began when she was 11 years old. Since then, she's worked with acrylics, oils, pencils, and most recently, watercolors. You can find more of her artwork at her website: suemarie.com.
Myra Chappius (she/her) is the author of six works of fiction and poetry. While her passion lies with shorter creations, it is her aspiration to complete a full-length novel and screenplay someday. She enjoys reading, music, travel, and learning. When not doing mom things, she is working full-time, seeing the latest movie, or waiting an acceptable length of time before returning to Universal Orlando to satiate her Harry Potter obsession.
Maggie Topel (she/her) is an artist and writer living in Philadelphia. She designs our seasonal Wild Greens logo and social media avatar.