Issue 7, Fall 2020
With the start of our fourth year, Ovis bid farewell to some of its most supportive and influential staff members. Jonathan Ratliff, our original technical editor, moved on to pursue a master’s degree while Dr. John Kitts, one of our most dedicated faculty editors, took a step back from the journal to focus on other aspects of teaching. We will miss their expertise, keen eyes, and enthusiasm for the MCC community’s creative work.
Included in Issue 7 are works from Robert Canaday, Georgia Craig, Nicholas Dockstader, Michael Fleming, Ashley Gailliot, Stormy Gillan, Sukharj Jhattu, Kai, Rochelle Mabry, Shannon Neaves, Beau Rogers, Mia Shumake, Preston Taylor and Felecia Willey.
A common theme in this issues’ poetry is longing, whether for place or escape as seen in works from Craig, Dockstader, Gailliot, Jhattu, Kai, Mabry and Neaves.
Fleming and Gillan peer into the past through two creative non-fiction pieces.
Canaday, Rogers and Taylor share photos of the natural world. Rogers also captures a strange moment in our history with a photo of Laughlin shuttered due to COVID-19.
Finishing out the issue are fiction pieces from Shumake and Willey.
The Measuring of Jake Dawes by Mia Shumake
Misidentified by Felecia Willey
Yellow Lipstick Kisses by Michael Fleming
Canyon of the Ancients by Stormy Gillan
Pelicans in Flight by Robert Canaday
Neowise Comet and Laughlin Lights by Beau Rogers
Getting a Grasp on the Little Things by Preston Taylor
The Stone’s Story by Georgia Craig
Salt Flats and This Land Is Our Land by Nicholas Dockstader
Virginia Through van Gogh and Yard Sale by Ashley Gailliot
Mom loves you and a Willow tree by Sukhraj Jhattu
Apollo by Kai
You, Me and Arizona by Rochelle Mabry
The Hard Stuff by Shannon Neaves