"The Last Days of Vacation"
By Lisa Rhodes-RYABCHICH
You can read Lisa's poem in Penumbra Online's Summer 2021 edition and read more about Lisa underneath her video.
Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich is an adjunct poetry/screenwriting professor at Westchester Community College. She has two poetry chapbooks “We Are Beautiful Like Snowflakes” & “Opening the Black Ovule Gate” and forthcoming in 2021 is a full-length collection of poems "Breaking Out of the Cocoon" all from http://www.finishinglinepress.com. Another full-length poetry book "Peripeteia" was published in 2020 and a third full-length collection "How You Get to There" was published in 2021 both from CyberWit.net. She has a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her website is http://www.lisarhodesryabchich poetryblog.wordpress.com
By Katarina Xóchitl Vargas
Katarina's poem can be found in our Summer 2021 edition of Penumbra Online, in the poetry section.
Katarina Xóchitl Vargas was raised in Mexico City. She and her family moved to Southern California when she was 13, where she began composing poems to process alienation. A dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, Xóchitl views her writing as an act of resistance against colonialism. Her poetry first appeared in Somos en escrito, The Acentos Review and Cloud Women's Quarterly Journal.
"How I Came to Hold the Faerie Close to My Heart"
by Peter Henrich
by Peter Henrich
Peter Henrich focuses his craft on children’s stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Penumbra's publication of "How I Came to Hold the Faerie Close to My Heart" is his debut as a writer. He is a Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition Honorable Mention recipient for flash fiction. His work also appears in Vanish in Poetry from Wingless Dreamer. He lives near Seattle, Washington where he dreams of becoming a pirate.