Allie Marini Batts is an MFA candidate at Antioch University of Los Angeles, meaning she can explain deconstructionism, but cannot perform simple math. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Allie contributes to the publication of AULA's Lunch Ticket literary magazine, Spry Literary Journal, The Weekenders Magazine, Mojave River Review, and The Bookshelf Bombshells. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks You Might Curse Before You Bless (ELJ Publications, 2013) and Unmade & Other Poems (Beautysleep Press, 2013). Find her on the web: https://www.facebook.com/AllieMariniBatts
Louis Bourgeois is the Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a non-profit arts organization based in Oxford, Mississippi. His memoir, The Gar Diaries, was recently re-published by the U.K. publisher, The Other Publishing Company. His Collected Works will be released by Xenos Press in 2015. Currently, he is in the beginning stages of establishing creative courses throughout the state of Mississippi through VOX's Prison Writes Initiative.
Dyanna Dimick is a San Francisco based fine artist. Starting as a sculptor at UCSC, her more recent collection includes abstract and mixed media painting, rich with color and texture. Many of her pieces include found objects, bringing attention to life’s commonly overlooked items. There are so many interesting things people ignore or see as waste. She likes the idea of reuse and bringing meaning to these objects, or making the objects more interesting to look at. If the public doesn’t get the concept at first, or ever, at least they have something interesting or fun to look at. Images and deeper concepts begin to appear the longer you examine a lot of her pieces. Sometimes it’s an intentional hidden image or message and other times it’s an abstract shape that just reminds you of something in life. Like clouds forming in the sky. Music, emotion, and environment inspire and highly influence her work. After her first solo show in 2004, DYD has exhibited in various public spaces and galleries throughout California, sold work overseas, and created art for musicians.
Eric Fan is a Toronto-based illustrator and t-shirt designer with a passion for the whimsical and unexpected, a love of vintage art, top hats, pop culture collisions, and surreal constructions. His clients have included The Gap, Threadless.com, Design by Humans, Tee Fury, RIPT Apparel, FAB.com, and Raine Maida. He is currently working on a children's book with his brother, Terry Fan.
Molly Gaudry is the author of the verse novel We Take Me Apart, which was named 2nd finalist for the 2011 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry and shortlisted for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil. She is the creative director at The Lit Pub.
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