About the Artist
Alan Bern is a retired children’s librarian and cofounder with artist/printer Robert Woods of the press/publisher Lines & Faces, linesandfaces.com. Alan has a hybrid (poetry, prose, and photos) fictionalized memoir forthcoming from UnCollected Press and is the author of three books of poetry, including No no the saddest (Fithian Press, 2004). He has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and recent awards include: Honorable Mention for Free Verse in SouthWest Writers Annual Writing Contest, A Diversity of Expression (2022); Honorable Mention for Littoral Press Poetry Prize (2021); Flash Fiction Finalist for Ekphrastic Sex (2021); First Runner-up for Raw Art Review’s Mirabai Prize for Poetry (2020); a Medal from SouthWest Writers for a WWII story set in Assisi (2019). Recent and upcoming writing and photo work: HAUNTED WATERS PRESS, DarkWinter Literary Magazine, CERASUS, Feral, The Hyacinth Review, REUNION: The Dallas Review, and Mercurius. Alan performs with dancer/choreographer Lucinda Weaver as PACES: dance and poetry fit to the space and with musicians from Composing Together.