Author Alicia Winski, of Seattle, was born and raised in Southern CA. Having lived many of her formative years in several beach areas such as Venice, Playa del Rey and Malibu, California, she developed an early affinity for water and often incorporates that affinity, along with her love of music and color, into much of her writing. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and her first poetry collection, "Running On Fumes", was published in early 2010, with a second collection entitled "Dreaming In Color," and a third collection, "of dreams & mortality", set for release sometime in 2017.
Rich Follett is a High School English, Theatre, and Mythology teacher who has been writing poems and songs for more than 35 years. His poems have been featured in numerous online and print journals, including BlazeVox, The Montucky Review, Paraphilia, Leaf Garden Press and CounterExample Poetics, for which he is a featured artist. Two volumes of poetry, Responsorials (with Constance Stadler) and Silence, Inhabited, are available through NeoPoiesis Press. Rich lives with his wife Mary Ruth Alred Follett in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he also pursues his interests as a professional actor, singer/songwriter, playwright, director and editor.
Ryan Snellman aka The Viking Poet and founder of Rainy Day In Seattle, was raised on the dark and rainy streets of Seattle. Educated in an array of practical matters & living a life of quiet solitude one dreams if knowing the heart of a seagull. The life and love affair of a solitary raindrop speaks to the essence of poetry and those Christmas lights hanging in the window of the bar in the middle of January speak to life's unending dream.
Clarice Keegan is a founding board member for the original Seattle Poetry Slam. She is not only a talented poet, but a brilliant artist as well with work featured all throughout Washington State. She is also an all around wise woman and very welcome addition to our flock and we look forward to the varied roles she will be playing.
Please visit Clarice Keegan at spyart.net.