Mary L. Brown is the author of “Drought”, winner of the Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in various journals including “The Valparaiso Poetry Review”, “Prairie Schooner”,” “The Pittsburgh Poetry Review”, and PMS “PoemMemoirStory”. When not working on her poetry, Ms. Brown devotes her time to raising funds for Planned Parenthood of the California Central Coast. www.emelbrown.com
Gudrun Bortman grew up in Hamburg, Germany and moved to the US in her twenties. She is an artist, a garden designer and a poet. An avid reader, journal and letter writer all her life, love of language led her to poetry. Her poems have been published in Sukoon Literary Magazine, San Pedro River Review and several anthologies published by Gunpowder Press. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.