Cobra Lily is a review of art and literature, focusing on the cultural and natural environs of Southwest Oregon. We seek to promote voices from this region, as well as voices outside the area which speak to the natural rhythms and experience of life here. Why Cobra Lily? The carnivorous pitcher plant exists most abundantly in Southwest Oregon. This native plant has distinctively adapted to thrive in our region. We draw inspiration from this plant because we dare to be as unique, publishing the diverse writers and artists of Southwest Oregon’s extraordinary landscape and culture.
The first online issue was released on June 21, 2014 and the inaugural print annual, compiling the first four online issues, was released in May 2015.
Issue One features the work of the following artists (in order of appearance): Gary Lark, Pepper Trail, Melissa Matthewson, Patty Wixon, Scott T. Starbuck, ‘Buckwheat Bob’ Harrison, John Noland, Rhonda Lynn, Lilyana Rain, Kindi Fahrnkopf, Kay Elaine Ekwall, Dave Dunbar, Kelly Waldin, Anita Savio, Rich Norman, David Lorenz Winston, Dallion McGregor, Summer Wolf, Juliette Wolf, Isaac Wolf, David Newell, Susan Gustafson, Angela Graves, Annette McGee Rasch, Michael Spring, Savanna G. S., Alan Laurie, Sara Backer, Scott Simpson, Rory Forsythe-Elder, Deborah Ann Dawson, Kathryn Velho, and Kailen Forsythe-Elder.
The issue is available around the Illinois Valley or through Amazon.com.
As part of our mission to celebrate regional work, including the people, places, and plants of our bio-region, Left Fork Books is proud to serve as the exclusive publisher of all print editions of Cobra Lily.
You can read the online issues and also learn how to submit at http://www.CobraLily.org/