Vivian Blair Hobbs is a senior lecturer at the University of Mississippi and teaches undergraduate creative writing. She is also a visual artist who weaves words into her collages. At present, she is working on a gallery installation with works about quarantine isolation and the recent death of her mother.
A poem from the Place Issue
She was never alone, even when her young husband sailed away. / Landlocked, she imagined the Pacific’s cursive blue waves // as she read letters of submarine gossip.