— a poem by Zachary Olson

trees & trunks stumbled
from the ocean's folds
lying breathless, crumpled
in the sand of a thousand stars
laughing stories of their homes
in whispered foreign tongues

travelers from far
members of the eternal
endless driftwood sky


The Poet: Zachary Olson teaches theatre. He writes poetry in his spare time and is inspired by ee cummings, Ezra Pound, and Mary Doria Russell.  He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and soon-to-be adopted pug.

The Artist: Mark Zlomislic's art resides in the tension between the eternal and the temporal. It explores the human need for security and the inevitability of an impermanence he has difficulty accepting. He paints to capture moments of time that reveal frailty and vitality, joy and sorrow, decline and glory. Born in Rakitno, Hercegovina, he has lived and studied in Vienna, Paris, Munich and Zagreb. His influences include Bacon, Balthus and Tom Thompson. His work is included in numerous private collections throughout North America and Europe. His gallery and studio are located in Cambridge, Canada.