Volume 2, Issue v
Wild Greens 2, no. 5 (March 2022)
Welcome to the March 2022 issue of Wild Greens
Fragile: Handle with Care
by Myra Chappius
by Douglas Hardman
Alert the soldiers
Call in the bomb squad
A civil war
A funeral score
by Nancy Clarke
What We Hide
The Grand Unopening
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Artists and Contributors
Myra’s (she/her) passion for writing began at a young age. While her early focus was on poetry, she has expanded in recent years to short fiction and is currently at work on a full-length novel. She is an avid reader with a deep love for cinema, theatre and a nice cup of tea.
Irina Novikova (she/her) was born in November 1987 in Minsk. She now lives and works in Moscow. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in art and the Moscow Humanitarian and Technical Academy with a degree in design. Her first personal exhibition, "May soul is like a wild hawk" (2002), was held in Maxim Bogdanovich’s Literary Museum. In her work, she often addresses the theme of ecology.
Douglas (he/him/they) is a veterinary technician by day and a brooding lyricist/poet by night. He has a background in theatre and journalism, with a few original productions under his belt and a national award in collegiate journalism for editing and writing. Philadelphia has been home since August 2019, and he has loved pursuing different mediums, forever being inspired by the beauty of the city. Check out their Instagram @the_hideaway16 for snippets of unpublished poetry and song lyrics. His personal Instagram is @caliboynewyorkmind.
Arts Editor and Artist
Hayley Boyle (she/her) creates the cover image for each issue of Wild Greens magazine and serves as the Arts Editor. Hayley is a social justice seeker, world traveler, rock climber, dog snuggler, frisbee player, event planner, and story-teller. She loves to paint with watercolors, embroider, and write. She grew up reading sci-fi and fantasy, and to this day she still turns to those genres to help her make sense of the world. She calls Philadelphia home and wouldn't have it any other way. You can find Hayley on Instagram @hayley3390 or @haypaints. She accepts commissions, and you can find examples of her work on her website.
Nancy (she/her) (@xrockravenx) resides in South Jersey with her husband and two sons. Over the last year, Nancy has decided to get back in touch with her creative/artistic side. She has a dedicated IG page, (@xchilledzenx) for all of her landscape and skyscape photography. She is also a beginner yogi enthusiast and enjoys all things sunsets, the moon and the beach. Nancy looks forward to submitting more of her poetry to Wild Greens!
DARKRECONSTRUCTION (they/them) is an emerging nonbinary queer artist working in acrylic and watercolor paints, creating abstract expressionist paintings and murals. They currently live and create art in Queens, NY. Their art is an eco-brutalist approach to expressionism, a marriage between organic textures and urban visuals, with an occasional vaporwave twist. More of their work can be seen on their website www.darkreconstructionart.com and on instagram @darkreconstruction
Lynne Marie Rosenberg
Lynne Marie Rosenberg (she/her) is a performer turned advocate turned Emmy-nominated content maker turned visual artist. She is the host and creator of the interview show, "Famous Cast Words" on New York's PBS affiliate station, ALL ARTS, and the one-person-band behind the Etsy store, Hungry Bodhisattva. Lynne works predominantly in graphite and ink with additional forays into charcoal, watercolor, and stop motion animation. www.LynneMarieRosenberg.com, IG: @LynneMarieRosenberg VENMO: @Lynne-Rosenberg-1
Lauren Kimball (she/her) lives in Philadelphia. She teaches literature and composition at Rutgers University, New-Brunswick. In her spare time, she plays with paint, digital pens, words, and home improvement tools.
Writer & Photographer
Angie (she/her) came to Philly from south-central PA 15 years ago. Trained as a veterinary nurse, she is currently a research coordinator helping (human) cancer patients enroll in immunotherapy trials at Penn. Her travels have taken her across four continents (so far) and her special interests include bird- and wildlife-watching, hiking, and storytelling.
Find her on Instagram: @angiercosey