Walloon Writers Review is honored to share the talents of our outstanding contributors. Over the next few weeks, we are offering an opportunity to learn a little about the exciting Fourth Edition contributors who make Walloon Writers Review special.
Our Fourth Edition spectacular cover photography titled ” Rumblings On the Little Bay” was contributed by Harbor Springs artist Kelly Tingle Kazmierski. Three of her works are included in our Fourth Edition, including “Morning Glory” and “View of the Beast” as they capture an array of unique and breathtaking moments. Kelly Tingle Kazmierski is a multi-medium artist and creator of original and commissioned works of photography, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, oil and mosaic. Kelly’s most recent distinctions are highlighted with an Art Prize 2016 top-20 finalist selection, the publishing of her children’s book, The Girl with Spaghetti Hair, and a heritage photograph honored by the Harbor Springs Historical Society. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, former school teacher and veterinary technician, Kelly is a year round resident of beautiful Harbor Springs, Michigan where her influences are rooted in the natural majesty of the Great Lakes and purity of animals and nature. Here, surrounded by inspiration, is where she works from her studio above the shores of Little Traverse Bay.
Petoskey writer Glen Young submitted vivid poetry that captures the imagination and instantly transported us to the places he creates in his delectable crafting of words. Three of his poems “Ava Gardner, Casting for Native Brook Trout, Somewhere along the Yellow Dog River, 1954”; “Men Grooming Horses”; and “Miss Millay and Me” are presented together in our Fourth Edition. From his bio: Glen Young paints houses on Mackinac Island and teaches school in Petoskey. He is a longtime freelance writer. His poetry appeared recently in Thoreau at Mackinac, and he served as editor of the collection Beneath the Lilac Canopy.