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Cats Greenseid

Chuka Susan Chesney’s curiously original artwork is a visual feast. She mixes together humor, luscious textures and colors, a sensitive delicacy plus a healthy dose of eccentricity to keep viewers on their toes. A subject like cats could easily become trite, but Chesney is able to create an endearing quality in her artwork. — Diane Greenseid

Cats Clacher

Just as cats consider us from every angle, judge us with slight of eye and paw, Wiseman untangles the world, examining cat ownership, possession, and obsession. If cats ‘are a question we keep trying to answer,’ then Wiseman’s prose is the hand that keeps knocking on the door, insisting on a response. People Like Cats…

Velocipede Chavez

As in much of Laura Madeline Wiseman’s work, Velocipede invites readers to lean in and hear voices usually lost in the din; in this case, the grinding of gears, the slipping of chains, tires on the road. These sensual poems illuminate the intimate relationship between bicycle and human, sometimes in the beauty of a symbiosis…

Velocipede Kosmicki

Who knew bicycles have inner lives? Or that 10 American writers, from Twain to Miller, had relationships with bikes? Or, even, who knows—What the heck’s a Velocipede? From the invocation of “Cyclist,” a poem that gives you the unquestionable sense of having stumbled into Satori somewhere inside the layers of a bicyclist’s energy bar made…