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.
Rachel Blum’s poems bring grief and beauty into the
same room, waiting for each to teach the other
something that matters about the world, about our
hearts, about what it means to love deeply.
—Raymond Barfield, MD, PhD, Duke University
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.
And Ryan moves easily from language that hints at
the Renaissance to the vernacular of a sixties Long
Island teenager ... Here is the mature poet, and her
portraits are keen as a painter’s eye.
—Veronica Golos, Rootwork