Issue Two

Bios

Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Arts. Kate resides in Graham, North Carolina, USA with her cats Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.

Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her work has appeared in Third Wednesday, Manzanita, and Entering to name a few.

Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland.  To date, she has published one novel, titled The Quest for Lost Eire, in 2014, and has published one collection of poetry, titled Continuity Errors, with Lapwing Publications in 2010. She has since been published in a variety of print and online journals.  These include: The Lake; Seventh Quarry Press; Marble Journal; New Binary Press; Stanzas; Crossways; Ygdrasil; Seventh Quarry; The Fractured Nuance; Revival Magazine; Ink Sweat and Tears; Drunk Monkeys; Hesterglock Press; Linnet’s Wing, Narrator International, The Galway Review; Poethead and The Evening Echo.

Devon S Roberts is a 21 year old queer, trans writer and artist from New Jersey. Their work has appeared in WCCC’s Ars Poetica, East Fork Journal of the Arts, and is soon to be published online by Chronicallylit.

Thomas Osatchoff, together with family, is building a self-sustaining home near a waterfall. Recent poems have appeared in Abstract: Contemporary Expressions, Cold Mountain Review, Cutbank Literary Journal, and elsewhere.

Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated South African Abigail George is a blogger, essayist, poet, short story, novella, grant writer and novelist who is the recipient of four writing grants from the National Arts Council in Johannesburg, the Centre for the Book in Cape Town and ECPACC in East London. She briefly studied film at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg, has been published in various anthologies ( the latest The Looking Glass Anthology), in e-zines from Australia, Canada, Finland, the US and UK, across Europe, Ireland, India, Singapore and in Africa in countries such as Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa and more. Her latest book is The Scholarship Girl distributed via Amazon and African Books Collective and she has two chapbooks and a short story collection forthcoming in 2020. Of Bloom and Smoke, The Anatomy of Melancholy and Parks and Restoration.

For artist Nick Gustafson, nature is a creative catalyst. “Nature is the only thing I’ve ever been interested in painting,” said the Forest Grove, Oregon artist. “I go hiking nearly every weekend, and also like to spend time in the wetlands.” The artist also enjoys wildlife photography, using his photos as inspiration for the canvas. The artist’s family, including his five children, is another source of inspiration and support. Gustafson uses a variety of media including acrylics, watercolors and colored pencils to render whimsically styled, brightly patterned horses, trees, mushrooms, flowers, frogs, cats and other forms of nature. An artist since childhood, Gustafson studied at the Art Institutes of Seattle and Phoenix. His paintings have been exhibited in many venues throughout the Western United States. Gustafson has also donated works to some of his favorite wildlife charities, including Save the Frogs! Triple ‘L’ Horse Rescue and the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. – April Thompson – Natural Awakenings The artist’s portfolio can be viewed at Nick-Gustafson.pixels.com.

Darcy Reed is an historical heiress to Denver’s golden era of poetry. Her poetry emerges from the sharp satirical activist’s indictment of all human foibles, to the cosmic and universal truths uniting the nuances of our condition, exposing it to the greater spiritual realm.She began composing poems at the age of six. She is a non-speaking autistic who uses augmentative communication to write and present her poems. Darcy debuted as a performing poet at the 2016 world-wide event 100,000 Poets for Change, appearing again the following year. She was a featured reader at the 29th and 30th Annual Colorado Poetry Rodeo in 2017 and 2018, and a featured reader at Ziggie’s Blues Bar.

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