Kelsey Bryan-Zwick is a poet, a bookbinder, and an artist from Long Beach, California. As a child she lived in Spain, where she developed her taste for fresh bread, green olives, and began learning Spanish. She is a graduate of UCSC, with a B.A. in Literature/Creative Writing-Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Kelsey is self-taught as a visual artist, creating bright, graphic images that revel in the beauty of nature. Her poetry appears in, East Jasmine Review, Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends, Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity, A Poet Is A Poet No Matter How Tall, Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets, and in the forthcoming Storm Cycle 2015: The Best of Kind of a Hurricane Press. Kelsey’s newest chapbook, Watermarked (Sadie Girl Press), intermixes her poetry and artwork in bold tones.