a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
A wooden palette of thick primary colors distilled from an alchemist’s retort device. Yes, two egg shaped globes supported by thin iron rods.
A being as much owl as woman. Seated at a drafting table she draws a song bird with a pen bound by a cord to a heart shaped violin she wears around her feathered neck.
Her raised human hand holds a triangular glass magnifier as was used by Sir Isaac Newton.
Beneath the drafting table her bare human feet gleam damp from the bath. A being as much woman as owl.
Once passed through the magnifier moonlight causes inked birds,
to lift up to air and live.
Greta Pullen was born and raised in California. If asked, she would say that the highlight of her childhood was the Pullen family’s move to Guanajuato, Mexico where they lived in her childhood. She was educated in California where she earned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Pullen then completed an M.A. in T.E.F.L. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). In the work world she taught refugees and immigrants, foreign students, and poetry writing to primary school students. Her years of work in multinational law firms lead to a second graduate degree from San Jose State University, an M.L.S. (Library Science). Her poetry appeared in SLAB, the Harwood Anthology, the Mas Tequila Review, and Looking Back to Place. Lost and Found Café was published in 2005. Pullen’s lyrical essay was published in the textbook Remembering Frida edited by Roberta Orona-Cordova in 2013.