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collaborators (lyrics & design)

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KRISTINA MARIE DARLING (Footnotes to a History of Music; Footnotes to a History of the Jewelry Box; X Marks the Dress) is the author of thirty-nine books.  An expert consultant with the U.S. Fulbright Commission, Dr. Darling’s work has been recognized with awards from Yaddo, the American Academy in Rome, the Andorran Ministry of Culture, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund, the Heinz Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and the Whiting Foundation.  She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly and teaches at the American University of Rome.  Born and raised in the American Midwest, Dr. Darling now divides her time between the United States, Greece, and the Amalfi Coast. 

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JENNIFER GARZA-CUEN is Associate Professor of Photography at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, and awards including: theGuggenheim Fellowship for Photography, Photo Lucida’s Robert Rauschenberg ResidencyAward, Light Work A-I-R, and the British Journal of Photography & 1854 Media’s Female inFocus Award. Garza-Cuen received her MFA in Photography with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA, summa cum laude, from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the RISD Museum, MOMA, Light Work, The Do Good Fund, and the New Mexico History Museum. Garza-Cuen’s monograph, Past Paper // Present Marks: Responding to Rauschenberg, in collaboration with Odette England was published by Radius Books and received a Rauschenberg Foundation Publication Grant.


STACY GNALL is the author of the poetry collections Dogged (winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry from The University of Massachusetts Press, 2022) and Heart First into the Forest (Alice James Books, 2011). A finalist for the Georgia Poetry Prize, her work has appeared in numerous journals, most recently Pleiades, Massachusetts Review, Bennington Review, and New American Writing. Gnall holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Southern California, and is also a graduate of the University of Alabama’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Sarah Lawrence College. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she is currently Poet-in-Residence at the University of Detroit Mercy.


CAROL GUESS is the author of twenty books of poetry and prose, including Doll Studies: Forensics and Tinderbox Lawn. Her short fiction collection Sleep Tight Satellite is forthcoming in 2023 from Tupelo Press. She is Professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Queer Studies and Creative Writing. She lives in Seattle.


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GENIE HOSSAIN has a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in vocal performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. On stage has covered the role of Nicklausse in Repertory Opera’s production of Les contes d’Hoffmann, and in the chorus for Pacific Opera Project’s Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, and The Mikado. As a professional chorister, she has sung with various Southern California ensembles including Pacific Chorale and Choral Arts Initiative, where she has served as Alto Section Leader. Genie can be heard on Choral Arts Initiative’s 2017 premiere album ‘How to Go On: The Choral Works of Dale Trumbore’, as well as their 2022 album ‘From Wilderness’ by Jeffrey Derus, available on Spotify and Apple Music.

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JACKIE LITTMAN (album design, Snow White Turns Sixty; How to Go On; book design, Staying Composed) currently works at Huge in DC, applying a user-centric and data-driven approach to the design of elegant interfaces. Previously, she spent 4 years designing sensory experiences and interactive installations at Sosolimited in Boston. She leads workshops, volunteers with my local AIGA chapter, and experiments with creative code. Littman aims to create work that inspires curiosity and encourages discovery.

Passionate about craft in both digital and handmade projects, Littman is always making things. Check out her interactive storybook app, The Little Bug, created while working on her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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ABIGAIL WELHOUSE (lyrics, What Are We Becoming) is the author of Small Dog (dancing girl press), Bad Baby (dancing girl press), Too Many Humans of New York (Bottlecap Press), and Memento Mori (a poem/comic collaboration with Evan Johnston). Her poems have been published in The Toast, Slice Magazine, Ghost Ocean Magazine, and elsewhere. Subscribe to her Secret Poems at

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