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April 2018 Editorial and Table of Contents

By Sandra Clark

I’m heading to West Africa in 8 days. I’ll be traveling to Liberia with my son; two years ago was Ghana with my sister. When I saw my parents their on their mission the first time I was humbled beyond anything I had known by the poverty. The parents tell me now that Ghana was “Africa light.” Liberia is next level. I’m not exactly sure that what looks like but I know my son and I will not return as we once were.

However, globe-trekking in not required to be unmade and remade. We can do that in the a splinter that takes days to emerge, a sinkhole on your street, or a winning lottery ticket. Big and little things shift our perspectives and place in the world. This month we revel in the strong roots of Segullah, archive selections of prose and poetry in the Journal that anchor who we are at Segullah: women seeking.

In Daily Bread, Emily Milner shares how she prayed to eat the ants and intestines she thought she couldn’t stomach on her mission, but grew to see as love. Meg Gibson Singley’s poem shifts from the struggle on the pavement to the possibility in the sky and The Morning Mile. It’s through the meeting of the past again and anew that we discover Parallax by Lara Yates Niedermeyer.

Featured Artist, Brooke Smart, shares the non-linear and unexpected path she carved while coming into an illustration career, while Featured Writer, Susan Elizabeth Howe wraps poetry around the Mary’s newborn babe and a python headline. Each one drawing, weaving, and winding stories of movement and surprise.

May the April find you becoming, unmaking, and making new.

 

Sandra Clark Jergensen
Segullah Co-Editor-in-Chief

 

Table of Contents:


Features:

Interview with Featured Artist, Brooke Smart by Linda Hoffman Kimball

Mary Keeps All These Things by Susan Elizabeth Howe

Python Killed to Save Woman: Newspaper Headline by Susan Elizabeth Howe

Prose:

Daily Bread by Emily Milner

Poetry:

Parallax by Lara Yates Niedermeyer

The Morning Mile by Meg Gibson Singley

About Sandra Clark

Sandra Clark Jergensen's writing (most often about food) has been published in Gastronomica, Apartment Therapy, The Exponent, and at Segullah, where she was once the Editor-in-Chief, and now as Features Editor. Sandra geeked out on food and writing as a master's student food studies at University of Texas, Arlington. She makes her home in California where she runs without shoes, foster parents, teaches cooking, develops recipes, and struggles to take pictures with her eyes open, and sometimes all at the same time. She is the owner and creator of thekitchennatural.com.

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