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Contributor Bios – November 2018

Grace Campbell is an inspired young photographer with her AFA, currently studying to earn her Bachelor of Art History Degree at Towson University. Her work often focuses on the female form and its associated identity. In her featured work, Women… Turned into Red Birds, Grace was influenced by poet TS Hidalgo’s poem, Funeral Parlor. The line from the poem that reads “Women and men turned into red birds” lead to the birth of this image. As an ambitious newbie in the photo-world, Grace is willing to take big risks in her work in order to accurately represent the concepts she has in mind. Overall, her goal is to elicit a sense of familiar, dream-like wonder within her audience that may invite them to revisit that special cranial space. See more of her work on Instagram @gcam417.

Jack Fisher lives in Manchester, UK, with his partner and a cat named Lester. He (Jack, not the cat) writes short stories and is desperately trying not to complete his first novel. He has had work published in The Short Story, Youth Imagination, Spelk, Storgy and The Ekphrastic Review, amongst others. You can find more about him at jackfisher.org.uk.

TS Hidalgo holds a BBA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), a MBA (IE Business School), a MA in Creative Writing (Hotel Kafka) and a Certificate in Management and the Arts (New York University). His works have been published in magazines in the USA, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Turkey, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, India, Singapore and Australia, and he has been the winner of prizes like the Criaturas feroces (Editorial Destino) in short story and a finalist at Festival Eñe in the novel category. He has currently developed his career in finance and stock-market.

Bart O’Reilly was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Maryland since 2003. He makes interdisciplinary work that includes painting, drawing, poetry and video. He teaches at The Maryland Institute College of Art and Harford Community College. He has shown work extensively in Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland. He received his BFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2000 and his MFA from MICA in 2012. He has received grants from The Baltimore Social Innovation Journal and an Individual Artists Award from The Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts. See more of his work at http://www.bartoreilly.net/.

Lenett Nef’fahtiti Partlow-Myrick is an artist and poet living in Baltimore. See her work at Partlowart.com.

Jessica Purdy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Recently her poems have appeared in SurVision, isacoustic, The Ekphrastic Review, The Wild Word, and Bluestem Magazine. Her chapbook, “Learning the Names”, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Her book STARLAND was released by Nixes Mate Books in 2017. Her latest book Sleep in a Strange House has just been published in October 2018, also by Nixes Mate Books.

Carly Richmond is a sometimes photographer, when she isn’t working at her desk job or chasing her toddler or being Wonder Woman.  She looks for beauty in the smallest places and briefest moments.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition. This and many other poems, have been widely published in anthologies and journals such as Vagabond Press, Apogee, Firewords, Indie Soleil, Light Journal and Snapdragon. Find Lynn at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-White-Poetry/1603675983213077?fref=ts and https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com.

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