Apricity Press Issue #1 - Page 47

literary life on the University of Oregon campus. As a writer, he has an endless love and appreciation for the subtlety of the short story, but has also been known to dabble in the occasional novel.

Olivia Mertz is the Poetry Editor for Apricity Press. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Olivia is a poet and visual artist. Her work employs portraiture to investigate the human psyche, personality, and relationships. She is inspired by the natural world, intimacy, and awkward moments. Olivia’s work has appeared in The Walrus, she is a recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize, and she was a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Darian Volk is the Visual Arts Editor for Apricity Press. She is currently working on her B.A. in Art History at Portland State University while living in Milwaukie, Oregon. Darian has been working in the visual arts field for a number of years, varying between the creation of her own works of art to teaching art to special needs students at the local high school she graduated from. Her personal art focuses on turning literary works into visual art pieces with a concentration on the human form. As an art history student, she has studied many art movements, her favorite being ancient art -especially Greek and Roman- as well as the Renaissance.

Zoe Salnave is the Prose Editor for Apricity Press. Born in Berkeley and raised across the Bay Area, Zoe has lived her life in the lap of cities filled with arts and art culture. Creative processing has always been a part of her life and she continue to use film and writing as her go-to forms for personal expression and in efforts to understand the world around her. Poetry and prose have been Zoe's most visited forms of creative writing art since she was young. As she has grown in her writing career, she has found herself returning to the form of poetry, often. Zoe started calling herself a poet when she discovered herself as a poetic scribe member of society as well as a daughter, a teacher, a lover, and foremost as a writer. In her writing, Zoe often dissects bouts with anxiety, interactions with love, and her constant conversation with and about race. Being of mixed-race identity, she holds race and ethnicity in the forefront of her processing and digestion of the world, politics, and relations. She creates work in an effort to strip assumption from language and to allow the reader