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The spring? Pinks and berries. ~ from Lipstick:Eager hands thrusted into the soil travel to the roots ~ from The Harvest:I chopped your wood, carried buckets of water, turned the compost piles and waltzed ~ from Dance Partners:A beautiful, simple face surrounded by beautiful fabrics and light. ~ from Art
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CONTRIBUTORS

This section highlights the Literary and Visual Art contributors.

LITERARY CONTRIBUTORS

I am a retired aerospace IT Executive. Previously published in the Arizona centennial anthology. My work has also appeared in three editions of BTL. These experiences have enheartened on my poetry journey. I am an "at large" board member for EPIC Group Writers, and I chair a monthly poetry group where we are compiling an anthology.

Submission:
"The Harvest"
Poetry

Gerald Bigelow

I am a student here at Edmonds Community College I am just finishing up my 3rd quarter here and love it. I also work full time at a local Middle School.

Submission:
"Phases of a Cherry Tree"
Poetry

Joyce Chester

I’m a Southern California native living in rainy Seattle. I moved up here to finish my undergrad in Media & Communications from UW. I am currently applying to UW’s graduate program for Creative Writing & Poetics. In my spare time I read, write, and play with my dog, Odie. I’m a makeup enthusiast and a poor outdoorswoman.

Submission:
"Lipstick"
Poetry

Reginy El

Iris is a full-time student here at Edmonds Community College who is studying to receive her DTA in Biology. Alongside academics, she loves to spend time with family, watch movies at theaters, as well as dabble in visual and literary arts in that order.

Submission:
"Hello and Goodbye"
Poetry

Iris Francia

Kimberly Kinser is a poet and family care partner coach. She lives half her life on the Toandos Peninsula in Jefferson County Washington and the other half in Alamos, SON, Mexico and all of her life with her husband Chris and their Big Yellow Dog, Rosie.

Submission:
"Peace Collage"
Poetry

Kimberly Kinser

Victor Hugo Mendevil graduated from Edmonds Community College in 2017, with his transferable Associate's in Arts degree. He attends University of Washington, aspiring to receive his BA in English & Italian, to become a poetry and Italian language professor. Victor has been writing poetry since age 10, and writes daily.

Submission:
"A Simple Evening"
Poetry

Victor Hugo Mendevil

Emily Remmers is a senior at Shorewood High School. She has loved poetry since a young age when her mother bought a book of children’s poetry. This prompted her love for creative writing, and old poetry. She went through the Poetry Out Loud process, and made it to the Regional competition in Olympia. Although she has plans to go into engineering, she will always love reading and writing poetry.

Submission:
"Swinging"
Poetry

Emily Remmers

Hello! My name is Abigail Schuetze, and I’m an aspiring writer from Lake Stevens, Washington. I live with my parents and husband, Grant, rabbit and three dogs. In my free time you’ll find me either watching Netflix, listening to godawful music or reading, or maybe all three!

Submission:
"Dear Anxiety"
Short Story

Abigail Schuetze

Writer, Artist, Teen

Submission:
"Art"
Short Story

Smudge

Erica is a two time cancer survivor. She works as a librarian in Seattle and does a little writing on the side.

Submission:
"Dance Partners"
Poetry

Erica B. Sternin

Raúl is a translator currently working on the Spanish version of his inaugural collection "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels" nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He translated the continuation of John Burgess’ "Punk Poems" included in the 2011 edition of "Graffito" by Ravenna Press. A 2014 Jack Straw Writers Alumni, as well as one of the mentors and judges for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project. He participated in the TEDx Salon event in Yakima WA, October 24th 2014. He teaches Day of the Dead workshops in Seattle and Yakima WA. He is currently teaching Poetry at Evergreen High School south of Seattle. He is a Poetry Mentor for the PONGO Teen Writing Project in the Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle.

Submission:
"Two Boats"
Poetry

Raúl Sanchez

My name is Faarah and I'm Pakistani American. This March I'm going to graduate from UW Seattle with a BA in Psychology and attempt to be an adult. I'm excited about having more time to write and do the things I enjoy (like reading and traveling). I mostly write prose but recently discovered how fun it is to write poetry! My favorite types of books are magical realism and dystopian novels.

Submission:
"I Can't"
Poetry

Faarah Misbah

VISUAL ART CONTRIBUTORS

I’m a running start student in my senior year of high school, and soon I plan to double major in business and fine arts in the hopes of creating my own company at some point. I have been drawing, making music, dancing, and painting as far back as I can remember, and art is my inspiration for living the way I do. I hope my work inspires you in some way, and that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Submission:
"Happy Thoughts"
Art

Lily Apple

Although there isn’t much time for me to paint and draw like when I was younger, I still try to fit in doodling and sketching into my time. I love to view and admire other people’s artwork, and I love creating artwork of my own!

Submission:
"Untitled"
Art

Anna Chang

Born in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia. I moved to Seattle when I was 12 I'm currently 21 working on my business transfer and Visual Communication. I'm mostly interested in fashion, I got introduced to photography when I was a junior in high school since then I have combined fashion and photography together to express myself and my point of view. I love meeting people with the same passion or different just people that are passionate about something in life, that's how I fuel my fire...as weird as that sounds.

Submission:
"Dreamers"
Photography

Solene N. Gemtessa

Bringing the reality through her own eyes, Jae Muñoz constructs Images of how she experiences culture, sociology, and how she interpreted her emotions through the words of poetry and painting. Being a Surreal artist, Jae composes the compositions with the intentions of making the viewer feel apart of experience using colors, perspective and the words that go along with the work. Coming from a family full of culture and teachings she wants to continue to inspire both the youth and elderly in ways of embracing culture while learning from her shared.

Submission:
"Dreamers"
Art

Jae Muñoz

Maki Nakano is a 17 year old artist whose hobbies include art making and sleeping. Her art mainly consists of simple but meaningful illustrations made digitally.

Submission:
"Unexpected Encounter"
Art

Maki Nakano

My name is Nazar Patriy. One of my hobbies is painting. Art was always a part of my life and I cannot imagine to live without it. Currently I am pursuing my career of becoming a designer and further developing my skills and knowledge in art in general. Besides painting and doing graphic design, I also have a passion in drawing. It took me a long time to decide who I want to be in future as I am a creative person and the freedom to create is the main reason I decided to be a designer. When painting my main focus is realism, however when drawing I like to experiment with portraits and shapes.

Submission:
"Untitled"
Art

Nazar Patriy

I am currently taking the VISCO program and so far I am enjoying it. When it comes to design I enjoy the commercial side of it more than the creative side. I find the psychology behind how designs affect our daily lives very intriguing.

Submission:
"Endlessness Didn’t Last"
Art

Binaya Rimal

I am a student in the Visual Communications program at Edmonds Community College who is always striving to learn, grow, and create.

Submission:
"Summer Ends"
Photography

Aaron Elmechali

Amany Safadi was born in Québec, Canada in 1997. Amany’s love for art was driven by her supporting family and the guidance of many respectful teachers. Amany is interested in photography and painting; she has also been fascinated in representing the world in an abstracted way. As she loves nature, She enjoys landscape, candid photography, painting abstract, and surrealistic style. In the meanwhile, Amany is attending Edmonds Community College in the Visual Communications Degree to develops her skills in digital art.

Submission:
"A Summer Day"
Photography

Amany Safadi

After spending 16 years as a self-taught designer, I am excited to return to school to learn new techniques and obtain an official degree. I love being able to try all type of artistic mediums, but focus mostly on the graphic arts.

Submission:
"Heart Of EDCC"
Photography

Jon Sternoff

A second-year student in the Visco Program. I started taking photos approximately at the age of 10. I would like to say I see the world a little differently, I see the beauty in the most mundane objects.

Submission:
"Cold Flaxen"
Photography

Lorenzo Townsend

I'm working towards my Visual Communications certificate here at Edmonds Community College. I hope to become a graphic designer and artist, I may even want to start a clothing line if I'm brave enough. I am inspired by tattoos, nature, cartoons, and the supernatural.

Submission:
"The Great Serpent"
Photography

Andrea Villa-Picos

MAs an Apache Helicopter pilot in the United States Army, much of my life has been spent in places darker than expect. Now retired and an engineering student at EDCC I am looking to capture and express the beauty I have found in life.

Submission:
"Proxy"
Photography

Joseph Wankelman

Miriam raises a family while she divides her time between ceramics, various arts and crafts, studying herbalism and permaculture, creating culinary delights, and spending time communing with nature. This is her third year studying pottery at Edmonds Community College.

Submission:
"Apothecary Jars"
Photography

Miriam Wilson

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BTL STAFF

Below are the editors and teams that worked on Between the Lines for 2018 as part of the Visual Art Program at Edmonds Community College.