Issue 22.2

Harpur Palate Issue 22.2
Fall/Winter 2024

About our cover image: “Night Fall” by Emily Rankin

Emily Rankin was born in Riverside, California and attended university in Texas, where she received a BFA in 2011. Her body of work deals with the tangles of human emotion and understanding, the intuitive messages of dreaming and subconsious exploration. Her work has appeared in such publications as Gasher, Wild Roof Journal, Meat for Tea, Black Fox, and Rattle. She is currently based in New Mexico. You can see more of her art on Instagram and Facebook, or at

From the artist: “This piece makes up part of an ongoing series, Fluid, which seeks to capture the ways in which a fluid moment in time might be fixed in the mind. Fluid art is a representation of liminal space, an echo of the moment before the paint dried. I’m interested in the way the momentary motion of liquid paint can be captured and pinned to canvas.”