Joan Cusack Handler is a poet and memoirist whose poems have been widely published. Her work has received the Sampler Award from Boston Review and five Pushcart nominations. She has five published books: Confessions of Joan the Tall, a memoir, and three poetry collections: GlOrious; The Red Canoe: Love in Its Making; and Orphans. She co-edited, with Gabriel Cleveland, the poetry anthology Places We Return To. In her other lives, she’s a retired psychologist, a blogger for Psychology Today.com (Of Science and Art), and the founder and publisher of CavanKerry Press.
Santa Fe landscape artist Kathleen Frank, raised in Northern California, has a BA Design / San Jose State University, a Masters of Art / Penn State and has studied woodcarving and printing. In Pennsylvania, she taught printmaking and costume design and co-founded the Printmakers Studio Workshop of Central Pennsylvania. Frank shifted to painting, seeking light and pattern in Pennsylvania farms, California scenery from mountains to sea and now the unique landscapes of the Southwest. Publications include Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, and The Santa Fe Travel Insider and exhibitions include Jane Hamilton Fine Art, Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Susquehanna Art Museum. Collections: Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Pattee and Paterno Library at Penn State.