Deirdre Lockwood is a poet, fiction writer, and journalist based in Seattle. Her writing has appeared in journals including The Threepenny Review, Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, and Tahoma Literary Review, and has been featured online in Poetry Daily, Mud Season Review, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She spent a year in Iceland as a Fulbright fellow and has received grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Richard Hugo House, Willapa Bay AiR and Artist Trust to support work on her novel in progress. She has a master’s in creative writing from Boston University and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington. After making regular crossings of the Pacific by container ship to collect data for her Ph.D., she’s now a landlubber, covering the environment and health for publications including Scientific American and Chemical & Engineering News.
Brigitta Varadi was born in Hungary, currently she lives in Co.Leitrim, Ireland . She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including, UK, Ireland, France, Finland, Sweden, Hungary and the USA. Her work is found in many public and private collections including a commission by the Office of Public Works for The Department of Education and Science, Athlone, Ireland. Brigitta’s latest solo shows were held at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2015), Ireland, Serbian Church Gallery (2015), Hungary, Textile Arts Centre, (2014), New York. Brigitta Varadi participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts, IAP Mentoring Program (2016) NY, been awarded fellowships by the Wassaic Project (2016), NY, the Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2015), Ireland, the Textile Arts Centre (2014), NY, the LOCIS, European Cultural Program (2014), and TRADE (2011), Ireland.