Rachel Blum, Author of The Doctor of Flowers: Rachel Blum shares both her experience of losing a
young daughter to pediatric cancer, and her spiritual journey of grieving. Her poems have appeared in
literary journals including American Literary Review, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Taos
Journal of International Poetry and Art.
Joan Ryan, Author of Dark Ladies & Other Avatars: Joan Ryan’s recent poems have appeared in Atlanta
Review, Nimrod, The Sow’s Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Ekphrasis, Roanoke Review, Calyx, Cold Mountain Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, and
other literary journals.