top of page


Grey clouds on a white sky
The black water throwing sparks
Negative image
Retina flare
Strange violence of living things
The ridges of ribs on the deer in the road
My thoughts burrowing 
Down mouse trails 
In the dark 
It’s eat and be eaten 

Emily Benson

Art: "Transitory Space" by Leah Oates

Poetry by Emily Benson

Emily Benson writes poems of love and longing, family and nature. She lives in Western New York with her husband, two sons, and two cats. Ms. Benson has previously been published in The Esthetic Apostle.

Art by Leah Oates

Transitory Space, Don Valley 2 # 8, Color Photography, 2020

Leah Oates has a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Fulbright Fellow for graduate study at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. From 2018 to 2020 Oates was in groups shows in Toronto at The Gladstone Hotel, Gallery 1313, Propeller Gallery, Black Cat Artspace and Showroom, Papermill Gallery, Arta Gallery, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Connections Gallery and Wychwood Barns Community Gallery and was part of the 2019 SNAP Toronto Photography Auction. Oates has had solo shows at Black Cat Artspace, Susan Eley Fine Art, The MTA Lightbox Project at 42nd Street, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, The Center for Book Arts, Henry Street Settlement and  A Taste of Art Gallery and locally at Tomasulo Gallery in New Jersey, Real Art Ways in Connecticut, Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill, Long Island and the Sol Mednick Gallery at at the Philadelphia University of the Arts. Oates has had solo shows nationally at Anchor Graphics, Artemisia Gallery and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and internationally at Galerie Joella in Turku, Finland.

bottom of page