October 20, 2019
Featured Authors & Artist
Chelsey Clammer is the author of the award-winning essay collection, Circadian (Red Hen Press, 2017) and BodyHome (Hopewell Publications, 2015). Her work has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, Hobart, Brevity, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School and Black Warrior Review. She teaches online writing classes with WOW! Women On Writing and is a freelance editor. Her next collection of essays, Human Heartbeat Detected, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Chelsey received an MFA in Creative Writing from Rainier Writing Workshop, and an MA in Women’s Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She currently resides in Austin, Texas. You can read more of her writing at www.chelseyclammer.com.
Kristin Fouquet photographs and writes from lovely New Orleans. Her photography has been published in online journals and in print: magazines, chapbook and book covers, and CDs. She is the author of five books of short literary fiction. You are invited to visit her humble virtual abode, Le Salon, https://kristin.fouquet.cc
Lisa Beech Hartz directs Seven Cities Writers Project which brings creative writing and literacy support programs to underserved communities. She guides workshops in a city jail and an LGBTQ community center. Her ekphrastic collection, The Goldfish Window, was published by Grayson Books in 2018. The poems appearing here are drawn from a working manuscript exploring the life and work of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner.
Kathryn Ordiway is a technical editor for a scientific journal and a fiction writer. She studied English, with concentrations in Creative Writing and Literature, at Saint Vincent College. Her work has appeared in Digging Through The Fat, littledeathlit, 805 Lit + Art, New Flash Fiction Review, and Francis House. She lives with her husband in Oklahoma, where she’s always waiting for it to rain. She’s on Twitter @KatOrdiway
Additional Imagery By
Neil Berkowitz is a photographic artist and printmaker living in Seattle. As an elder early career artist he feels a driving urgency for producing a compelling body of work that brings its viewers a stronger understanding of their role in constructing an interpretive understanding of both works of art and of their own worlds. Neil studied photography at Syracuse University and the New School. After several detours he returned to photography five years ago. Visit neilberkowitz.com to see more of his work.
Britnie Walston is a versatile, but primarily traditional and abstract artist, capturing energy through light, vibrant color, depth, and texture. The use of exaggerated brushstrokes and abstract color give her paintings life and voice. Her landscapes and abstract work consist of a variety of unconventional techniques to capture the elements portrayed in the paintings. Her work as a whole portrays the absence of human presence. Focusing on the absence of human presence allows her to bring out the personality of nature itself, while providing the viewer the opportunity to escape and appreciate all the beauty that surrounds us.
As a Philadelphia native now working in Baltimore and New York City, PlantaRaie Vilar has exhibited extensively as a painter, mixed media artist and performer.