Creative Nonfiction by Francis Rosa / Photography by Tony Dewry
Francis Felix Rosa is the author of the children’s book Cryptidpedia. His poems and prose have also appeared in Rushlight. He has a BA in Creative Writing & Literature from Wheaton College (MA). In 2018 he was the recipient of Wheaton’s Helen Meyers Tate Memorial Prize for Original Verse. A wandering New Englander, he has spent the last few years traversing the country as an editor, wildland firefighter, AmeriCorps service member, and most recently a volunteer for West Texas’ School of Constructive Arts. He currently resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
After life as a Master Plumber turned expert beer consultant, Tony Dewry has spent the better part of the last ten years exploring in great depth the wild backcountry of Texas, Mexico, and the American Southwest, before landing in the Big Bend region of Far West Texas and Northern Mexico for an extended period. In this time, he's honed his photography while capturing some of the most beautiful scenery and nature that this world has to offer. While the adventures continue, he has begun to share visually some of his favorite captures across multiple mediums, and orally through spoken word and song. He's said that the Big Bend stole his heart at its first chance, but that was the beginning of much more. So stay tuned. His website is tonydrewry.myportfolio.com/.