Blessings upon you, Carina Bissett!

The Nearby Universe wishes a fond farewell and extends our warm congratulations to longstanding Nearby Universe member Carina Bissett, who will be moving on from PPCC this fall. Carina was an influential member of the group from the beginning, almost five years ago. She brought years of experience in publishing, writing, editing, and working with … More Blessings upon you, Carina Bissett!

“Eerie Lake”- Candace Craig

Candace R. Craig’s creative nonfiction piece, “Eerie Lake,” was published last month in Great Lakes Review. This vivid story recounts the true invasion of sea serpents that once decimated most of the fish populations in all the Great Lakes above Niagara Falls, bringing about an aquatic apocalypse. Read it HERE.

Pikes Peak Poetry Summit–Brook Bhagat

Brook Bhagat was honored to be invited to speak on the local poets’ panel at the Pikes Peak Poetry Summit, which included performances from Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius, Colorado state Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, and others. Brook spoke on the difference between conscious and mystical poetic inspiration, being an author and a mom, the intersection of poetry and activism, … More Pikes Peak Poetry Summit–Brook Bhagat