These five photos are by Christopher Woods, a writer and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. A creative writing teacher for many years, he has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under a Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His photographs can be seen in his galleries:
http://christopherwoods.zenfolio.com/, https://www.instagram.com/dreamwood77019/ His photography prompt book for writers, From Vision to Text, is forthcoming from Propertius Press. His novella, Hearts in the Dark, is forthcoming from Running Wild Press.
The cover of The Font – 2018 Vol. 1 is Gilded Lily. (Oil and composite metal leaf on canvas, 34in. X 34in) by Bryan Melillo, part time professor at Parsons School of Design and teaching artist at Studio in a School, NYC. Bryan says of the work:
“In an effort to create a career change, I began teaching at Parsons in 2013. The same week I taught my first class I picked up an antique NYC official DOE wooden teacher’s chair, probably from the 1930’s. This prop allowed me to explore my projection of how teaching would rescue me from my gender, race, privilege and previous working experiences.”
‘arames’ by Tiago Celestino retrieved 7th May 2017 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arames_(3926364073).jpg is used on The Font 2017 Vol. 1 issue poetry page ‘On Boundaries’ in accordance with terms of licence stated at time of download.
“Parrot Talk”, Angie Reed Garner’s surreal take on the experience of studying German
while living in Abu Dhabi (she is from the US), was cover of the 2014 Vol. 1 issue. She says of the painting:
“I was attempting to capture the mind-bending experience of incubating a
foreign language– I don’t have an ear and I am not a talented speaker, to
say the least, though reading and writing come very easy. Accordingly this
image feels right to me, but more adept students of languages may not at
“The Explanation” by W. Jack Savage
“The Mountains of Ararat” by W. Jack Savage
“The Escarpment” by W. Jack Savage
Used with permission by Drawn & Quarterly