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Contributor Bios – August 2021

Mary Bargteil, an adjunct writing professor for University of Maryland Global Campus, is published in short story, novella, and poetry. Graduated summa cum laude with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publication Arts, her poetry has appeared in  Gargoyle, The Light Ekphrastic, Scribble, Welter, Brown Bag Literary Magazine, Scorched Earth, and Octopus Dreams. She also taught creative writing and memoir courses at Anne Arundel Community College and at private institutions for over a decade. She hopes to move to Colorado someday and establish a non-profit called The Madhatter School of Writing and Book Design. Till then, she resides near Annapolis, with her dog and kayak. 

Brita d’Agostino is an American interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator born in New York, NY. She received a BA in Art from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2003; and an MFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2007.  Her work has been exhibited in national and international venues, including the Aperture Foundation, New York; and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Art Department, New Mexico State University since 2017, and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Australia in 2018/2019. See more of Brita’s work at  britadagostino.com.

Juliette Goodwin is a human artist who watches the always-changing sky and earth, documenting the heavenly and earthly experience mostly in paintings and photographs. See more of her work at juliettegoodwin.com or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/juliettegoodwin/

Dane Lyn is a neurodivergent, genderqueer, educator, poet, and glitter enthusiast with an MFA from Lindenwood University. Find them in Southern California, ridding their shoes of sand, loving on their partner, playing music too loud, constructing blanket forts, and caring for their menagerie of teens, snakes, lizards, dogs, rabbits, and cats. Dane’s work can be seen in Gnashing Teeth, Closed Eye Open, The Dillydoun Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Ekphrastic Review and Nymph Publication, links to which are all at DaneLyn.net. Their social media handle is @PunkHippyPoet on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bobby Miller is a librarian and amateur photographer. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Feral; Journal of Erato; Kissing Dynamite; Wrongdoing Magazine; 805 Lit + Art; Juke Joint; and Mud Season Review. His website is bobbymillerphoto.com. With his wife, Sandie Friedman, he publishes a project combining photography and flash fiction: sandiebobby.com.

Jeanne Morel is the author of the chapbooks “Jackpot” (Bottlecap Press), “That Crossing Is Not Automatic” (Tarpaulin Sky), and “I See My Way to Some Partial Results” (forthcoming from Ravenna Press). Her poem, “Loss & Other Forms of Death,” was selected by Leila Chatti for the 2021 Fugue Poetry Prize. Jeanne holds an MFA from Pacific University. She lives in Seattle where she teaches writing and is a gallery guide at the Frye Art Museum.

Bethany Rivers has two poetry pamphlets: the ekphrastic collection titled ‘Off the wall’ from Indigo Dreams; and the grief and healing collection titled ‘the sea refuses no river’ from Fly on the Wall Press. Victorina Press published her book, ‘Fountain of Creativity: ways to nourish your writing’. She is Editor of As Above So Below online poetry magazine, and mentors writers.

Judith Skillman paints expressionist works in oil on canvas. She is interested in feelings engendered by the natural world. Her art has appeared in Windmill, Artemis, The Penn Review, and other journals. Skillman has studied at McDaniel College, Pratt Fine Arts Center and Seattle Artist League. Shows include The Pratt and Galvanize. Judith’s work can be found at Saatchi Art, on Etsy, and on her website: www.judithskillman.com.

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