November 20, 2017
Featured authors and artist
Sandy Coomer is a poet and mixed media artist. She is also an Ironman Gold All World Athlete, ranked in the top 1% of her age group in the Half Ironman distance. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Continuum (Finishing Line Press), The Presence of Absence (Winner of the 2014 Janice Keck Literary Award for Poetry), and the forthcoming Rivers Within Us (Unsolicited Press). Sandy is a poetry mentor in the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and the founding editor of the online poetry journal Rockvale Review. She lives in Brentwood, TN.
Ronna Lebo is a poet and painter. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts/Rutgers University. She taught at Kean University for six years before deciding to co-launch, with partner John Yau, Off The Park Press/Black Square Editions, a small non-profit press for poetry, translations, and experimental poetic fiction. Most recently, Ronna co-founded Reservoir Art Space in Ridgewood, Queens (NY), which consists of eleven art studios and an experimental project gallery. A new book of poetry by Ronna is forthcoming in 2018 from Catopolis Press. The title of this book is Hell Probably, and it also features images of drawings and paintings by Philippe Avignant.
Constance Renfrow‘s writing has appeared in such places as Portland Book Review, DIY MFA, Cabildo Quarterly, Denim Skin, and Petrichor Machine. She is lead editor of Three Rooms Press, and she hosts a monthly open mic series at New York’s Merchant’s House Museum, where she also plays the role of Gertrude Tredwell. Her first book, Songs of My Selfie, an anthology of millennial fiction, was a 2016 IndieFAB finalist. She is pursuing her MFA in fiction from Pacific University. Visit her at constancerenfrow.com or follow her on Twitter @MissConstance21.
Rachel Veroff is a writer from New Mexico now living in New York. Her essays and journalism have appeared in Guernica, The Huffington Post, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Mask Magazine. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2018 and is a recipient of a scholarship from Electric Literature. She is working on a novel.
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Jenn Powers is a writer and visual artist from New England. She has work published or forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, Jabberwock Review, Calyx, and Poetry Pacific, among others. Please visit www.jennpowers.com.
Ekaterina Vasilyeva is an independent photographer from St. Petersburg (Russia), working at the intersection of the genre, documentary and art photography. Ekaterina Vasilyeva, in most of her projects, explores the theme of a particular place (space, territory) and how it changes in the context of time and historical landmarks, environment problems, interaction with human activity, personal relationship, and the myths of the place.