Artist & Author Biographies
SANDRA EVANS lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota in the US. She has an MFA in Poetry from Hamline University, where she has taught First Year Writing and served as Assistant Poetry Editor of Water~Stone Review. Her work has appeared on What Light?, the online poetry forum of MNArtists; in Rock, Paper, Scissors; and in Talking Stick. She was a 2013-14 recipient of a Loft Mentor Series and works with the Minnesota Prison Writers Workshop.
NATHAN GINNETTY is the author of several poems and pieces of fiction. His work has appeared in The Narrator, The Norfolk Quill, and Thel, and in 2012 he earned the Herbert Bayard Swope prize from Hobart College. The two poems published herein explore the concept of dreaming.
WOODROW HIGHTOWER is a native of West Point, California. He is a short-story writer currently working on a first volume of material, loosely titled So Low. He has lived in many different locales throughout the U.S., working as a musician, a bartender, a grave digger, a sleep study research test subject, a vacuum salesman, and an amusement park ride operator. Currently, Hightower resides in San Francisco’s Mission District with his wife Twyla, their three Dalmatians, and a Parisian Fill Canary.
CAROLYN MARTIN is blissfully retired in Clackamas, OR, where she gardens, writes, and plays with creative colleagues. Her second poetry collection, The Way a Woman Knows, is slated for release in early 2015.
ALEXA MERGEN teaches writing and yoga and muses about both at yogastanza.org. A list of her published stories, poems and essays can also be found there.
RICHARD PETRO is a Connecticut-based artist, writer, and musician.
SOFIA PLATER is a mixed media artist from Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Visual Arts from Boston College in 2011. The main focus of her work is experimenting with unusual materials and techniques to create pieces that actively invite further observation. She currently resides in Manchester, Connecticut and is the art director of The New Britain Youth Museum. Her work can be found at www.SofiaPlater.com
GARY SINGH is an award-winning travel journalist with a music degree who publishes poetry, paints and exhibits photographs. As a scribe, he has published hundreds of works including newspaper columns, travel essays, art and music criticism, profiles, business journalism, lifestyle articles, poetry and short fiction. He is the author of The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy, forthcoming from The History Press.
LAWRENCE SYLDAN is a retired teacher and counselor. He has been published in numerous literary magazines and in an anthology, Sparks Of Fire, which addresses in poems and prose the works of William Blake. Nowadays, however, he has melded his avocation (writing poetry) with his vacation (writing poetry.) In the last two years he has been writing prose poems and free verse, so called. Earlier in his life he wrote formalist poems. Recently he has taken up the enterprise of publishing a book.
ZACHARY WILLIAMS is currently a student in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he is studying for an MA.