Doug Van Gundy
"Waneta, WV"©Doug Van Gundy; used with permission
Doug Van Gundy directs the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. His poems, essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, including The Guardian, Poets & Writers, Poetry, The Oxford American, Appalachian Heritage, and Poetry Salzburg Review. He is co-editor of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary Writing from West Virginia and the author of a book of poems, A Life above Water.
I am not a professional photographer; I am a writer. But I love photography, and often use it as a jumping-off point for my poetry. These images have been made in an attempt to help me see the world around me — the natural world, the built world, the human experience — with all its nuance and complexity. It is for that reason that I am honored to have them included in Still: The Journal, which celebrates and explores nuance and complexity in every issue.
~ Doug Van Gundy, Elkins, West Virginia
All images ©Doug Van Gundy; used with permission