Cirrelda "CC" Snider-Bryan is a resident of Albuquerque’s North Valley. She has been devoted to filling notebooks — "journal as documenter" — and these poems come straight out of those pages. She is also (of course) devoted to her daughter, her spouse, and their business, La Alameda Press, which she expanded to include her clay classes, tiles and illustrations. During her 9 years as a third grade teacher in APS, she participated in the only year-long Rio Grande Writers Project in 1992-1993. She and spouse JB have been settled for twenty years now in the the same house, across the river from where her grandmother lived during her childhood.
These poems and illustrations are from the chapbook Sandoval County: Up Over Our Shoulders.
Karen Reck lives next door to her mother (next door to her childhood home) in the Village of Los Ranchos, along with two daughters, two dogs, three cats and her husband, an artist who avidly dances Argentine tango. She designs jewelry combining vintage glass beads and other materials, showcased at http://www.darkpoetdesigns.com. She has published three chapbooks, Vampires Ghosts Demon Lovers and the Weather, Land of Entrapment, and a diet of grief & heartache + other poems (all is vanity press, 1998). She is also an Argentine tango dancer and community organizer, co-hosting Monday evening dance classes at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque.