September 20, 2017
Featured authors and artist
William C. Crawford is a writer and photographer based in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. He has published extensively in various formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, book reviews, and essays. His new book is highlighted on this site. He had a parallel career as a social worker and community organizer. There, he wrote biting editorials on behalf of the powerless such as abused children, the frail elderly, and victims of enforced state sterilizations. He is known as Crawdaddy to his yellow Lab, Scout.
Jonathan Louis Duckworth received his MFA from Florida International University. His fiction, poetry, and non-fiction appear in New Ohio Review, Fourteen Hills, PANK Magazine, Thrice Fiction, Jabberwock Review, Superstition Review, and elsewhere.
Christine Linn is a writer and the director of a program that supports homeless teenagers and their children, as well as youth who are in or have aged out of foster care. She holds an MA in psychology and has studied with the Vermont Graduate School of Modern Psychoanalysis. Christine has written her entire life and is drawn to poetry and fiction that plays with form and language as a means to understand the overlap between wonder and pain. She lives in VT with her hilarious and brilliant teenaged son. This is her first published piece.
Naomi Ulsted is a memoir and fiction writer. Her work can be found in Salon, Full Grown People, and Narratively, among other publications. She was selected to attend The Writers Hotel conference and writing program this past summer and was also the recipient of a partial fellowship to attend The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She lives with her two sons and husband in Portland, Oregon, where she also directs a Job Corps training program for under-privileged youth.
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Originally from Pennsylvania, New York City, and Ithaca, NY, Jim Blythe is Professor Emeritus of medieval European history at the University of Memphis. Before going to Cornell for a Ph.D., he was a student radical, a mathematics graduate student, an electric yo-yo salesperson on Times Square, a public school teacher in Brooklyn, an actuary, a computer programmer, a lexicographer, and a cook at arts festivals. For more than thirty years he has been a serious photographer, beginning with studies of the people and walls of Mexico. He was always drawn to close-ups, dramatic color, the abstractions that arise from an uncommon view of a common subject, and the effects of dramatic lighting. Eventually he developed his most distinctive work—semi-abstract macro images of strongly-backlit objects in bottles of oil.
Vivian Calderón Bogoslavsky is a Colombia Native born to Argentinian parents. She holds a bachelor’s in anthropology with a minor in history and a postgraduate degree in Journalism from Universidad of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. She has studied art for over 13 years with a well know Argentinian art master as well as studying in Florence, Italy, and at Fine Arts & Design in USA. She was in Madrid, Spain for one year painting and having art exhibitions, and today she is in Colombia exploring her art. Vivian has shown her work in both individual and collective shows in the United States, Spain and Colombia. She has been published in multiple books, magazines, and webpages, and has received multiple awards.
Catherine Hall was born in England and attended Art School and University in Manchester, earning a BA in Art History before emigrating to the USA where she earned graduate degrees in Visual Art and Art History. Her work encompasses a diverse range of mediums including textiles, painting in oils and encaustic, sculpture and installation. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Vermont Studio Center and the Ucross Foundation, and has completed numerous commissions including an award-winning percent for art project for the State of Massachusetts, and the banners for five intersections of Church Street in Burlington, VT. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues nationally, in Canada and in England, and is in several private and public collections.
Ana Prundaru lives in Zurich, where she works as a translator and writer. Recent work appears in Hot Metal Bridge, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Gargoyle, Diagram and Hermeneutic Chaos. Her latest chapbook is Unstable Tales (Dancing Girl Press, 2016).