June 20, 2016
Featured authors and artist
Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). His novel, A Song Without a Melody, and third book of poems, Ultra-Deep Field, are forthcoming from Hyperborea Publishing and Brick Road, respectively. His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
Jessica Bryant Klagmann grew up in New England surrounded by artists and naturalists. She received her MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she was also fortunate enough to acquire a haunted truck, an adventurous husband, and a too-adventurous dog. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Whitefish Review, Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics, Crab Creek Review, and elsewhere.
Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees has spent her life at the crossroads where species, cultures, beliefs and the unknown collide and find both dissonance and resonance. As an artist/catalyst, her current work focuses on re-orienting to indigenous mind and regenerating an essential relationship with Earth wisdom. She is a past recipient of the Lila Wallace International Artist Award and her work has been exhibited and is in collections in the US, Europe and New Zealand. She is currently Artist in Residence of the Leadership for Sustainability Masters Program at University of Vermont. View more of her art and creative initiatives at her website: KTwoTrees.com.
Nancy Wyland is an emerging writer from Coralville, Iowa. She received her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa in 2011 and has published essays in Cedar Valley Divide, Content Magazine, Club Narwahl, Drunken Boat and Rathalla Review. Her full-time career is with the University of Iowa as a research administrator to an environmental health sciences research center.
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Marcy Hermansader was born in 1951 and received a BFA in 1973 from Philadelphia College of Art. She has held solo exhibitions at Williams College Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and the DeCordova Museum, among others. Her work has been included in over fifty group exhibitions, and has been recognized with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Arts Council. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections. She is currently exhibiting her “Earthly” collection through July 16 at Big Town Gallery in Rochester, VT.
Bonnie Shanas was born in New Jersey and raised in Israel. In 2006 she left the corporate world to explore sculpture, using wire mesh as her primary medium focusing on the human form. Bonnie studied sculpture in the studio classes of Israeli artists No’am Douieb and sculptor Shulamit Hartal. In 2009, Bonnie returned to the US with her husband and two sons. She now works out of her home studio in Cherry Hill, NJ. Since her return, she has been accepted to both national juried and invitational shows and has participated in international art residencies in Lancut and Myslenice in Poland. Her work is represented in the tri-state area and in Poland, and can be found in both private and public collections in the US and abroad. View more of her work on her website: BonnieShanasArt.com