Karen Neuberg is a retired information specialist and lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY. Her poetry and collages have appeared in numerous online and print journals and anthologies including Hermeneutic Chaos, Otoliths, Really System, and S/tick, Her most recent poetry chapbook is Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press) and she is associate editor of First Literary Review-East. When not writing poetry or making collages, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing tai chi and yoga, hiking, gardening, and traveling. She especially loves trees.
David Felix is an English visual poet who lives in Denmark. For over fifty years his writing has taken on a variety of forms, in collage, in three dimensions, in galleries and festivals, publications, performances and video.You can find more of his work at davidfelixvisualpoet.com
Joan MacIntosh is a poet, essayist, and artist living in Eastern Canada.
Ricardo Sarmento Andrade was in Porto, Portugal, in 1971 and living currently in Porto. He is a biologist, teacher, translator, visual and word artist. Since 2007 he has been writing and translating poetry regularly and in particular he has explored aesthetic relationships between visual artwork and poetry.
Toti O’Brien’s mixed media have been exhibited in group and solo shows, throughout Europe and the US, since 1995. She has illustrated two children books and two memoirs. Her artwork has appeared in Like a Girl, Speechless, Maudlin and Rogue Agent, among many other journals and magazines.
This is called ‘The Sulu Sonnet’, I named it after the helmsman in the popular science fiction TV show, Star Trek. This diagram shows potential, it represents an introductory poetic to the Sonnet as an art form, the diagram conceptualizes the act of writing one kind of Sonnet. The visual element and shape of this kind of poem, either in design or text, helps with the process of crafting the form; especially with the intense practice of writing with hindsight, insight, and foresight. I liken the Sulu Sonnet to feeling like a potter and a poet, sharing the same studio space. In a way, poetry and pottery come together as ceramics; this is because they both require extraordinary talent, ability, and patience.
Chris Macalino is an artist and writer. He’s reading The Beat Generation, 1970s Canadian Poetry, postmodern novels, with an interest in holo-novel theory. He was one of the winners of The Manitoban Literature Competition in 2015, and he recently found inclusion in several journals; ‘Lost Documents’, ‘The Papermachine’, and ‘Poetry Breakfast’. He lives in Winnipeg.