November 4, 2017
Cobra Lily is a review of art and literature, focusing on the cultural and natural environs of Southwest Oregon. We seek to promote voices from this region, as well as voices outside the area which speak to the natural rhythms and experience of life here. Why Cobra Lily? The carnivorous pitcher plant exists most abundantly in Southwest Oregon. This native plant has distinctively adapted to thrive in our region. We draw inspiration from this plant because we dare to be as unique, publishing the diverse writers and artists of Southwest Oregon’s extraordinary landscape and culture.
Issue Three features the work of the following artists (in order of appearance): Joyce Abrams, Gary Lark, Desmond Serratore, Gray Conway, Susan Gustafson, Isaac Baranoff, Hannah Andrews, Marlyce Andrews, Morgan Andrews, Deborah Ann Dawson, Hazel Danene Speer, Lily Mayo, Lucas Tillett, the Oregon Caves Rangers, Donna Parrish, and Zvi Baranoff. Available now from Amazon.com.
Please note Issue Three is dedicated to the memory of David Newell. David was a wood carver and artist familiar to most throughout the Illinois Valley. He enjoyed playing banjo for his marionette gnomes and fairies, and also throwing spears with an atlatl (he also happened to have made the banjos, marionettes, and atlatls). His first full collection of poems, The Poem Said, was published by Left Fork in 2015. Each of the first two issues of Cobra Lily included several of his poems.