Meet the staff behind the Womxn at Red Door 104: Words & Art Series
Literary Curation Team
Mary Carroll-Hackett, the author of eight collections of poetry: The Real Politics of Lipstick, Animal Soul, If We Could Know Our Bones, The Night I Heard Everything, Trailer Park Oracle, A Little Blood, A Little Rain, and Death for Beginners, teaches Creative Writing at Longwood University and with the low-residency MFA faculty at West Virginia Wesleyan. Her newest chapbook, (Un)Hinged, was just released Spring 2019 from Kattywompus Press. Mary is a passionate about fighting hunger and about promoting diversity and inclusivity wherever possible. She’s at work on a novel.
Learn more at https://marycarrollhackett.com/
Patsy Asuncion’s first poetry collection, Cut on the Bias, 2016, and her second, In Pursuit of Poetic Justice, awaiting publication, reflect her world slant as a bi-racial child raised by an immigrant father. Patsy promotes diversity through written and community work.
Her publications include the New York Times; About Place, Cutthroat, Artemis journals; Prevention, Tuck Magazines; VoxPoetica, and New Verse News online. Patsy has done readings and presentations across the country, including California, DC, Florida, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Virginia. Her other contributions to the writing community and a kinder world include Open Mic (14,100+ YouTube views), women/minority initiatives, and state/local judging.
Learn more at www.patasuncion.wix.com/patsy-asuncion
Beasa Dukes: They are a twenty-five year old, black nonbinary person. They graduated Longwood University with a BA in English. They recently graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with an MFA in Creative Writing. They have published in various journals. They focus-write and play around with gender, race, sexuality off-pulse spirit stuff, and the body to explore identity.
Brigid Hokana is a MFA student in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College, an ABA Therapist, a Comic Store Cashier, and an aspiring Graphic Novelist. When she’s not wearing 4 different work hats, she likes to settle down with her cat, Thomas, and listen to DnD podcasts while drawing or writing otherworldly places. She can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions!
Artist Extraordinaire & Owner of Red Door 104 Gallery