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Artist Bios – August 2012

Annie Howe creates original cut paper pieces for private collections, businesses and publications as well as logos, t-shirts and print pieces. Her clients include Woodberry Kitchen, Veritas Vineyards, Sunnyside Farms, The City Paper, Western Queens Compost Initiative and private collections from Baltimore to Venice. She was thrilled that her December cover for the City Paper was named one of the top ten alternative newsweekly covers of 2011 by the Society of Publication Designers. She makes her home in Baltimore, Maryland. She gets inspiration for her papercuts from the crazy, zany energy of Baltimore and the incredible people that call our city home. See Annie’s work online.

Nathan Filbert writes about the creative life at

Born in Windsor, Ontario in 1960, Gregory Gunn grew up in small towns throughout Ontario before moving to London in 1970. A graduate of Fanshawe College in late 1982 as an electronics technician, he earnestly began writing during that tenure, has continued doing so for over thirty years and is mainly passionate concerning the composition of poetry. Other interests include music, astronomy, philosophy, photography, foreign languages, the history of the cinema, and gardening. Most recently, Mr. Gunn has had or will have poems published in Inscribed Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Yes, Poetry, 20 X 20 Magazine, 1000 Acts of Kindness, Crack the Spine, Lines & Stars, Ascent Aspirations, Steel Toe Review, Carcinogenic, The Light Ekphrastic, Cyclamens and Swords, Folly Magazine, Shangri-La Shack, Exercise Bowler, Corium, Burning Wood, Blue Lake Review, Vox Poetica, and Covalence. Also published are six collections of his selected poetry.

Carrie Ann Rennolds received her undergrad degree in printmaking and art history and is currently working towards a masters in imaging and digital art. She has worked as a graphic designer, but is not going to limit herself. She primarily creates art revolving around the problems and failures in modern society.

Seth Sawyers has had creative nonfiction published in the Baltimore Sun, The Millions, River Teeth, the Baltimore Review, Fourth Genre, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, Fugue, and elsewhere. An essay about seeing a Vanilla Ice concert is forthcoming at The Rumpus. He has recently finished a memoir, called The Skinny Part, about growing up in the Maryland Appalachians in the 1980s. He is a former Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona and winner of the Writers@Work nonfiction competition. He has an MFA from Old Dominion University and teaches writing classes at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit his website here.

Carol A. Stephen is Canadian poet originally from Toronto, now living in Carleton Place, Ontario, near Ottawa. Her poems have appeared in Ottawa journals, a number of collaborative chapbooks, on the League of Canadian Poets National Poetry Month and in The Ontario Poetry Society’s Verse Afire. Carol is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has shared her poems at Ottawa reading series: Tree Reading Series, Dusty Owl Reading Series, and Sasquatch. Carol is the author of Above the Hum of Yellow Jackets, a poetry chapbook released in September, 2011. Honourable Mentions for Poetry : Invisible, published in Arborealis anthology, 2008, Ontario Poetry Society; Tea Leaves, CAA 2008 National Capital Writing Contest; Traffic on Highway 7, CAA 2011 National Capital Writing Contest; The Walking-Off Place in the End-Time, VERSeFest Poetry for the End of the World Contest, January 2012. (Finalist) “Poems begin with words and phrases dancing in my head. Poetry for me is all about that dance!” –Carol A. Stephen

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