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Quintan Ana Wikswo
Quintan Ana Wikswo’s project-based works span a variety of forms including literature, printmaking, photography, performance and video. Deeply informed by social history of place, her pieces explore the liminal states of birth, burial, battle, worship and memory. Wikswo is a frequent contributor to Conjunctions and Denver Quarterly, and her texts appear in Tin House, Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, Confrontation and others. Her work shows at galleries and performance spaces through the United States, including the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Wikswo’s projects have been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is an artist with Catalysis Projects in Los Angeles. You can visit her website at www.quintanwikswo.com

The Issue 14 covers are part of a larger series, “Lynchburg Old City Cemetery.” Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Lynchburg was founded by a family of planters named Lynch - the terms “lynching,” “lynch law,” and “lynch mob” all derive from their name and legacy. The Lynchburg Old City Cemetery was founded in 1806 and is the burial site for more than 15,000 people of African descent, both enslaved and free. From 1806 and 1895, the City Cemetery was the only burial ground open to African Americans in Lynchburg. It is now the oldest continually-operated public cemetery in Virginia, and a powerful repository of civil rights history.
In Memorious:
Sarah Buried Beneath Catawba Beans (cover art)(Issue 14)
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