Flumes Volume 1 Issue 1 - Page 46

Letko, Ken

Ken Letko's poems have appeared in five chapbooks as well as in many magazines and anthologies. Both the North American Review and Poetry South have nominated his poems for the Pushcart prize. He spent part of last summer volunteering as a fire lookout on Red Mountain in the Siskiyous.

Piccirillo, Aaron Thomas Leonard

Aaron Thomas Leonard Piccirillo is a thirty-four year old LGBTQ artist living in Sacramento. He has been studying art since 2006 and works in all mediums but favors charcoal, graphite, and print making. His work has been shown in the Ridley Gallery at Sierra College and his work has also been sold at the Kennedy Gallery located in downtown Sacramento. Aaron shares his love for art in lessons he holds in his apartment studio. He hopes that everyone will one day find something in their lives they are so passionate about as he is about art.

Schlussler, Michael

Michael Schlussler is a retired elementary school teacher. He has an art degree from Sacramento State University and now works as a substitute teacher in which he incorporates art into his lessons. Some of Michael’s best memories and inspiration come from his time traveling Asia, specifically India. Michael hopes that his art will encourage others to let their creativity soar.

Scowsmith, Kate

Kate Scowsmith has a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies (Film Studies and Social Work emphasis) from UC Davis and an M.A. in Women’s Studies (Social Research) from the University of York, UK. Kate grew up in Visalia, CA. where she developed her love of rural life and the inspiring beauty of the outdoors. She currently works in special education, freelances as an event planner, and works part-time in a wine tasting bar. She has always been an enthusiast of the arts. Kate enjoys painting, photography, cooking, gardening, traveling, nature and creating things with her bare hands. She is excited to explore the journey of writing and the pursuit of assembling beautiful words.

Smith, Jake

I am a student at Butte Community College in California and submitting a sonnet I wrote in my creative writing class.

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