Ekphrastic poems are inspired or stimulated by a work of art:
Lisa J. Sullivan is a Massachusetts native who holds an MFA in Poetry from the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College, where she was a Kurt Brown Memorial Fellow. Her work has appeared in Evening Street Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Comstock Review, The Chaffey Review, and elsewhere. Her ekphrastic piece “To the Bog of Allen” was selected as the United States Winner of the 2013 Ireland Poetry Project contest in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets. Lisa is an Associate Poetry Editor at Lily Poetry Review Books and a Poetry Editor at Pink Panther Magazine. She teaches poetry workshops at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.
Louise Viera has written poetry since the age of 14. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. For many years, she worked for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health with atypical adults. Louise especially enjoys writing Japanese forms of poetry such as haiku, haiga, and haibun. Her work has been published in Modern Haiku, the Irish journal, Skylight 47, and Haibun Today. She is the author of a poetry chapbook Haven and a haiga chapbook Blue Passage. She was a single parent to one daughter and is a doting grandmother to two girls, ages 4 and 2. Louise lives with her four dogs.
Roselyn Kubek is a lifelong New Englander and former English Department Chair. Her writing has appeared in a variety of journals including The Common Ground Review, Stonecoast Review, Lily Poetry Review, and The Leaflet. She was twice-chosen as a finalist for NEATE’s (New England Association of Teachers of English) Poet of the Year. In addition to writing, Roz teaches literature and writing to teenagers and adults as a tutor and through the Pembroke Public Library. Roz and her family divide their time between Massachusetts and Maine.