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"Brushes”
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Alison Parham

 

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Dear friends of phren-Z:

Congratulations to Nicholas Tolkien for winning the 2016 Morton Marcus Poetry Prize for his poem "The Alchemist's Daughter."

 
Nicholas Tolkien is a 26-year-old poet, playwright & filmmaker born in London. Growing up in the fashion world, Tolkien was inspired to write by listening to the stories told by his grandmother, Anne Steinberg, an author in her own right and the music of his grandfather Mark Steinberg. Combining a love of the written word and musical forms, Nicholas Tolkien has written poems all in his life and is also the director of several motion picture films. Tolkien now resides in Santa Barbara, California. Read "The Taxidermist's Daughter" HERE.
 


 

 

 
Featured Artist: Alison Parham
  Alison Parham grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains and raised a family in Bonny Doon with her husband. She began painting in 1999 when a friend asked her if she wanted to take a watercolor class and she's been painting ever since. She's inspired to paint a variety of subjects and likes to include those little perfections that are present in everything around us because it makes the painting more real. Check out Alison's work at her web site.
 

Enjoy!

The editors.

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Tom McKoy
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Featured Artist
Alison Parham

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