A Welcome Balm
by Greg Bell
Thunder grumbled, a challenge, and I came out
Greg Bell grew up in the multi-cultural caldo de res of West Texas. He finally roused to publish in 2013, and he’s since placed work in literary journals & anthologies and was recipient of the 2019 Kowit Poetry Prize. He’s author of hybrid poetry collection Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest with Shakespeare(Ion Drive, 2015) and two award-winning plays. He currently leads Green Poets Workshop at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA. Says he, "We are the witnesses, the Jiminy Crickets, the agents of change.¡Ándale!"
Kerri Menchaca paints primarily Texas landscapes from photographs that she takes while on road trips in a 1968 Early Bronco. Her paintings focus on the sensory aspects of nature, created with an attention to mood, color and light. Kerri attended the University of Texas in Austin where she graduated with degrees in Art and Art History and a minor in Geology.