Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist. She’s the author of the poetry collection Someone Else’sWedding Vows, Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours, and contributing artist/collaborator on a special illustrated edition of Anne Carson’s Antigonick from New Directions. Bianca co-founded, and edits Monk Books, as well as chairs The Ruth Stone Foundation, an organization based in Vermont and Brooklyn, NY. Visit Poetrycomics.org!
See her art in TSAR’s Volume 19, No. 1.
Amanda Millet-Sorsa is a painter living and working in New York City. A US Citizen with French and Finnish nationality, Amanda completed a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the New York Studio School in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Fine Arts and Economics obtained in 2009. Previous art interventions at alternative spaces include Art-In-Buildings (2015), New York City experimental work (2014: The Wall, Sprout & Shoot, Broadway Storefront), a mural “Un Pasaje de Sueños” (2013) at Proyecto Ace residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a residency in Pont-Aven, France (2010). Awards include National Society of Arts and Letters NY Chapter for Printmaking (2013), Gertrude Whitney Conner Scholarship for Excellence (2011-2013), European Science Days Conference 3rd Prize “Economics of Arts and Culture” (2009), Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts Grant (2009), and Remis Fellowship of the Arts (2008). Visit her website and check out her instagram site. See her work in the Fall 2015 Issue of the Saint Ann’s Review.
Amanda Zackem is a Director and Cinematographer who uses film as a tool to explore consciousness, truth and justice in this experience we call life.
Her most recent documentary, American Psychosis, is based off an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, Author and Activist Chris Hedges, discusses consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a world dominated by pervasive illusion. It has screened in film festivals worldwide and was a nominee for Best Short Documentary of 2018 on Vimeo.
Amanda is a Co-founder and Executive Director of the film based non-profit, American Canary and was chosen as a 2018 Blue Mountain Center Artist in Residence as well as a Centrum Artist in Residence. She holds a Bachelors’ degree from Ithaca College and a Master's Degree from The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
See her photograph in TSAR’s Winter 2019 issue.