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New Orleans, LA
BENJAMIN ALESHIRE is based in New Orleans, LA, & Burlington, VT. Poetry, essays, & criticism have appeared in many journals. In addition to writing, Ben also tours widely as a cornetist with the Vermont Joy Parade, & is active in theatre and as an exhibiting visual artist. He has been awarded residencies at the BCA Center, New City Galerie, & Bluseed Studios. In 2010 he founded Honeybee Press, which publishes The Salon: A Journal of Poetry & Fiction, as well as a hand-bound poetry series, using hand-made paper, block carving, and letter-press.
Katy Balma hails from a small coal mining town in the Ohio River Valley of Southern Illinois. She has since made her home in Michigan, Andalusia, Australia, Indiana, Madrid, Connecticut, and Louisiana. Her first book of poetry is recently completed and in search of a good home.
Born in New London, CT, April 11, 1956; grew up in Virginia and Trinidad, British West Indies. Studied at The Colorado College, Bread Loaf, B.A. in English from University of West Florida, Master of Library Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Taught English as a Second Language for 4 years on Okinawa, Japan. Friends call her The Resourceress. Lifelong rider who delights in working and schooling Andalusian and Lipizzanner horses. Formerly an academic department head, now proudly serving as Patient Medical Librarian for the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Alexandria. Yes, I truly do work for the Library at Alexandria.