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by Amanda Yskamp

[This image is featured as the cover of Abandon Journal, issue #4 “Abandon Love”]

I create images that are narrative, featuring visual schematics, relying on juxtaposition for contrast or disjuncture. I consider my pictures to be literary, but calling upon a less verbal sensibility, thus liberating me (and the viewer) from the literal.

Amanda Yskamp’s work has appeared in such magazines as Threepenny Review, Hayden Review, caketrain, Redivider, and The Georgia Review. She lives on the 10-year flood plain of the Russian River. She teaches writing from her online schoolhouse and serves as librarian at the local elementary school.