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The Boiler - Spring 2015

Cover Art: ‘Study of Cat’ by Gabriela Mendizabal

POETRY

Eloisa Amezcua
Dalton Day
Laura Cesarco Eglin
Lane Falcon
Jennifer Givhan
Nate Logan
Ross Losapio
Angie Macri
Jenny Molberg
Caitlin Thomson
Jonathan Travelstead
Erin Emily Ann Vance
Jeanann Verlee
Jennifer Whitaker

FICTION

Alyssa Nicole Aninag
Tamas Dobozy
Georgette Eva

NONFICTION

Tal Abbady
Jesse Duthrie
John Oliver Hodges

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Artists

Graphic artist and painter Allen Forrest was born in Canada and bred in the U.S. He has created cover art and illustrations for literary publications and books. He is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection. Forrest’s expressive drawing and painting style is a mix of avant-garde expressionism and post-Impressionist elements reminiscent of van Gogh, creating emotion on canvas.

Gabriela Mendizabal has recently aligned, along the heater under the lightly grey, wooden blue windowsill, six paper bags each differing in size, color and quantity of contents. As soon as they topple over one another, to the sound of the many kitchen voices, she will prepare a basket; she will fill it with a spoonful of graph paper, and the old, underneath of a bed some-knitting, short-railing, cool classification of the dew inside of cotton mornings. It will be a specific oddity, like a charlatan mount of insistent derangement.

Paloma Salas
is a bird curiously poking at water bulbs as her stomach grumbles. She paints with precisely sparing methods, with a specific notion of indecision. Colors flush with a demure translucence of forms as they flourish with a bodily cadence.