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August 2017 – Artist Bios

Dayna Carpenter is a watercolor aficionado inspired by the rolling hills and vast skyscapes of her home state of Maine.  She is a graduate of the University of Maine, and has had her work displayed in a variety of locales, including the Maine College of Art, The University of Maine, Island Artisans Gallery, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland.

Alyse Chinnock is an artist and writer living in Northern Indiana. She spends most of her time on community building through art and loves collaborative projects. You can find her in person in Downtown Elkhart, IN most days, and on the internet @ittybittypoems all the time.

Allen Forrest is a writer and graphic artist for covers and illustrations in literary publications and books, the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine, and who’s Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection.

Kathryne David Gargano hails from the Pacific Northwest, but isn’t very good at climbing trees. She recently graduated with her MFA in Poetry from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and has been published in CALYX, Heavy Feather Review, The FEM, Leopard Skin & Limes, Indicia, and others. Her work is forthcoming from Lavender Review and the Colorado Review. You can find pictures of her three-legged pup on Instagram @peternelle3.

Juliette Goodwin: My work considers how things age — the stages of plants and flowers through life spans and seasons, how an aging digital captures light and object. I also think a lot about maps, the really old kind, and secrets revealed through them about the society in which they were created, and wonder if the maps I make are sharing a secret, too.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 his paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines.  He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. In 2017 he received the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA artist-in-residence grant.

Candice Kelsey is a passionate educator of 18 years. She earned her master’s degree in literature from Loyola Marymount. Primarily a poet, she has been published in Poet Lore, The Cortland Review, Hobart Pulp, Burningword, Wilderness House, Leveler, and Assaracus. Candice is also the author of a book exploring social media’s impact on adolescent identity. She writes fiction during her summers and breaks. She lives in Los Angeles where she happily cares for her three children and nine pets. She is happiest listening to Mozart’s Requiem or crafting a pot of homemade soup.

Michelle Morouse is a Detroit area pediatrician. Her poetry and flash fiction have appeared in Oxford Magazine, The Southeast Review, and Peninsula Poets, among others.

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 200 other publications.

Jessica Purdy teaches Poetry Workshops at Southern New Hampshire University. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. In 2014 she was nominated by Flycatcher for Best New Poets and Best of the Net. She was a featured reader at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 2015. Recently her poems have appeared in The Wild Word, Silver Birch Press “Beach and Pool Memories” Series, Local Nomad, Bluestem Magazine, The Telephone Game, The Tower Journal, The Cafe Review, Off the Coast, The Foundling Review, and Flycatcher. Her chapbook, “Learning the Names”, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press.

H. E. Riddleton has remained obscure during her twenty years of breath. However, her life is synonymous with writing. She is the curious kind, an Alice of sorts and is in constant sought of subject. Under a pseudonym, she blooms in the name of school: working as a writing tutor, Honors student, acting as president for the writing club and as a student editor for her college’s literary magazine: TCC South’s Script, in which through blind submissions, under her true name, she found herself twice published. In the coming fall of 2017, she will also be published in The Ibis Head Review, The Visitant, and The Light Ekphrastic.

Jill Talbot attended Simon Fraser University for psychology before pursing her passion for writing. Jill has appeared in Geist, Rattle, Poetry Is Dead, The Puritan, Matrix, subTerrain, The Tishman Review and is forthcoming in PRISM and The Cardiff Review. Jill won the PRISM Grouse Grind Lit Prize and 3rd place for the Geist Short Long-Distance Contest. She was shortlisted for the Matrix Lit POP Award for fiction and the Malahat Far Horizons Award for poetry. Jill lives on Gabriola Island, BC.