Happy World Poetry Day to Sarah, Kelly, Katherine & Tracy!

Sarah Elizabeth Brown Weitzman has had work in numerous journals and anthologies including The North American Review, American Writing, Potomac Review, Art Times, The Bellingham Review, M. I. T. Rune, Rattle and Slant, etc. Her second chapbook, The Forbidden, (Pudding House) was followed by Never Far From Flesh, a full-length volume of poetry (Main Street Rag). She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1984. Her latest book, Herman and the Ice Witch, a children’s novel, was published in 2011 (Pure Heart/Main Street Rag). A former New York academic, Sarah is retired and lives in Florida.

Kelly Bird is a thirty-one year old writer, teacher, mother and ex glamour model. Needless to say, her own journey to cronehood is proving to be tumultuous, but always interesting! She lives in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales with her daughter where the landscape is constantly inspiring her, and is a practicing Buddhist. She writes voraciously, and has been published in online magazines and anthologies, as well as writing a regular column in Buddha Chick.

Katherine DiBella Seluja has had a career in pediatric healthcare for 30 years. She received degrees in nursing from Yale and Columbia University. Her healthcare experiences provide the framework for much of her writing. She is also frequently influenced by her Italian heritage and the cultural diversity of her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her co-authored book, Braided Voices, was selected for the 2011 New Mexico Women Authors’ Festival. Her poem, Of Calamine and Honey won first place in the 2011 Southwest Writers Poetry Competition. She is intrigued by translating health and illness experiences into poetry and memoir and is currently working on a project dedicated to her schizophrenic brother.

Tracy Davidson lives in Warwickshire, England, and enjoys writing poetry and flash fiction. Her work has appeared in various publications and anthologies, including Mslexia, Simply Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, Modern Haiku, The Right-Eyed Deer, Notes from the Gean, Atlas Poetica, Haiku Presence and Ribbons. She won the 2011 Stanley Pelter Trophy for Haiku at the Winchester Writers Conference, was a runner-up in the 2012 Salopian Poetry Competition, and has been shortlisted in other competitions such as The Plough Prize and Flash 500. Apart from writing, Tracy enjoys reading crime novels, music, photography and travelling.