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Renee Podunovich, MA, is a liscensed professional counselor and freelance writer. She lives “off the grid” in an Earthship home that she built with her husband in southwest Colorado. Podunovich’s poems were nomitated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2011. Her most recent publications include Mississippi Review, Boston Literary Magazine, FutureCycle Poetry, Caper Literary Journal, White Whale Review, The View From Here, RATTLE and SW Colorado Arts Perspective. Her first book of poems “If There Is a Center No One Knows Where It Begins” was published by Art Juice Press in 2008. Writer Cynthia West said of the book, “Podunovich’s visions are transparent panes allowing the reader the warmth and light of a larger view. She returns from journeys beyond the daily world with medicine which explodes in us ‘with no limits, other than the filter of our hearts’. Her passionate words form conduits through which we can meet our higher selves”. Podunovich's newest chapbook of poems "Let the Scaffolding Collapse" will release in 2012 from Finishing Line Press and can be ordered via the author's website. “These are poems of thirst and hunger, more hiss than hush, more jazz, more blaze, more pluck. Renee Podunovich has a ferociousness to her work that pulls us in and pushes us to step outside what is comfortable into the world that is charged and changing," says poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, author of The Miracle Already Happening and Holding Three Things at Once. Renee believes that poetry is a language that encourages us to transcend our constricted sense of self and connect to our essential nature within and the spirit of the world around us. Poetry can both express the inner life and bring deeper insight into the mundane. Renee facilitates poetry workshops that are designed to use creative writing as a tool for centering, reflecting and for personal growth.
Fiction Writer, Poet
Nate Ragolia studied Creative Writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is the author of There You Feel Free, a novella from 1888’s Black Hill Press, and Extended Play, a novel currently available as an ebook on Amazon. In addition to fiction writing, he has reviewed music and blogged on pop culture, film and television. He’s also the creator, writer and illustrator of the webcomics The Illiterate Badger, and The Right Corking Adventures of Cecil Larkbunting & Alastair Wakerobin. He works as a freelance writer and editor in Denver, Colorado, and is Writer and Narrative Strategist for a nonprofit. When he’s not writing, he’s probably playing pub trivia, losing at video games, or petting dogs.
Colorado Springs, CO
Jessy Randall grew up in Rochester, NY, where the sky is almost always a pale shade of gray. She has an AB from Columbia University and an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill and is now the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, where she co-teaches a half-credit course in the history and future of the book. She lives in Colorado Springs with her family.