Mark Blickley and Nancy A. Kiel

Mark Blickley is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center. His latest book is the text-based art collaboration with fine arts photographer Amy Bassin, Dream Streams. https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/shop/featured-authors/amy-bassin-mark-blickley/Nancy A. Kiel lives in Sydney, Australia where she’s an award-winning musician, songwriter, writer, and founding member of the New Zealand band Baby! and the Australian group Party Girls. Nancy is the founder and Managing Director of Miss Nancy’s Dried Berries. Continue reading Mark Blickley and Nancy A. Kiel

Edward Lee

All the paintings are oil on canvas. Edward Lee is an artist and writer from Ireland. His paintings and photography have been exhibited widely, while his poetry, short stories, non-fiction have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  He is currently working on two photography collections: ‘Lying Down With The Dead’ and ‘There Is A Beauty In Broken Things’. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy. His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com Continue reading Edward Lee

Dr Jennifer A McGowan

We have here some hand-drawn initials, which reference back to the medieval Books of Hours and other documents. They are drawn with skill and humour. The artist states “These are initials adapted from the Macclesfield Alphabet Book, a fifteenth-century manuscript. They are modern ink on scraps of vellum”. Medieval examples: When not hiding in the fifteenth century, and sometimes even then, Jennifer A. McGowan has published poetry and prose in many magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic, including Pank and The Rialto.  Her latest collection, With Paper for Feet, a series of dramatic monologues and folk tales, is available from Arachne Press … Continue reading Dr Jennifer A McGowan