Contributors


    Aida Lasher—Christmas of 2006 I was given my first digital camera.
    Right away, I started experimenting with different shots and angles. Crawling on
    the floor, bending upside down, and looking away from the lens while taking the
    picture all helped me create the techniques I still used today. Candid pictures
    are my favorite type when I can capture true life instead of a manufactured,
    posed image.

    Ajay Pellegrini is an Activist Artist that came to the University
    of Washington Bothell to study Media Communications and Community Psychology.
    The main focus of her art is through the lens of Autism activism but she also
    works on issues of cultural representation in the media. Although Ajay has a
    firm foundation with traditional art mediums she prefers multi-media for its
    powerful delivery and ability to convey complex ideas with clarity.

    Amanda Martin Sandino is a second-year graduate student in the
    Cultural Studies program at UW Bothell. She lives with four cats, who provide a
    lot of material for her writings.

    Cassidy Lenger is a senior in the UW Bothell school of nursing.
    She is originally from Ohio, but finds that Seattle’s quiet, smart, liberal
    culture suits her, as well as its breathtaking views of trees, mountains, and
    water. Nursing is a poetic pursuit, and she has found no other place, besides
    intimate conversations with friends, where the depths of human nature are
    brought so close to the surface.

    Cate Foster sits at the table of contents, feasting on serial
    commas and mixed metaphors.

    Chris Cooper aka Pseudochris—I am Buddha. I am Banksy. I am
    Noam Chomsky. I am Mike Tyson. I am Anderson Sylva. I am Damon Albarn. I am Sean
    Daley. I am Tupac Shakur. I am Sonny Moore. I am Jack Johnson. I am Christopher
    McCandless. I am Kevin Spacey. I am Timothy Leary. I am Adrian Lamo. I am Chris
    Cooper. I am Pseudochris. I am human. I am tangible. I Am.

    Christina Monahan is graduating from UW Bothell in the Spring
    of 2011 in Community Psychology with a minor in Human Rights. Utilizing her
    passions for art, learning, and community development, she has been able to make
    a difference in her community while developing her personal artistic style.
    Christina volunteers at Circle of Friends for Mental Health, a nonprofit
    organization that works to improve the lives of people affected by mental
    illnesses by providing them with ongoing arts programs.

    Deborah Caplow teaches a variety of art-related courses at UW, Bothell,
    and she focuses on art and politics, Mexican art and culture, and avant-
    garde art of the twentieth century. She is interested in photography and
    printmaking, and she photographs street art in Mexico, Spain, Portugal
    and wherever else she sees it. She is the author of Leopoldo Méndez:
    Revolutionary Art and the Mexican Print.

    Denise Calvetti Michaels writes poetry and lyric essays with new
    work forthcoming in Broken Circles, Cave Moon Press, 2011. Her work is
    anthologized in Against Forgetting, care-givers writing of family members
    with Alzheimer’s; Milk of Almonds, and other publications. She received the
    Crosscurrents Prize for Poetry in 2008 from Washington Community College
    Humanities Association for her prose poem, Notes from New Orleans.
    Denise teaches at Cascadia Community College in Bothell.

    Gwyneth Boyer is a CP major and hopes to become a school psychologist.
    “I use art as a way of getting through each school year as sanely as possible
    and when I actually have time to paint, it does help. I tend to try to use every
    color in my pieces, all at once, which provides for an interesting outcome
    along the lines of Disney and Dr. Seuss combining to make one weird
    Technicolor baby.”

    Hannah Mason—I am a senior at the University of Washington and I am
    studying Community Psychology.

    Harrison J. Pierce resides amongst the evergreens and cityscape of the
    Emerald City. His writing prowess only continues to grow and flower into
    what some regard as success, though the young author has yet to recognize
    that himself. His first novel, Regenesis, is currently being marketed for
    publication and its sequel Kegareru is nearing completion.

    Hilary Warren is a UWB Junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Arts. Art has
    always been a big passion for Hilary. She is always ready to try to work with
    new mediums. Having been a dance instructor for four years, the idea of
    movement has always interested Hilary and she has been trying to capture
    the ideas of movement not only in photo, but recently painting. This is
    Hilary’s first published work.

    Jill Dewald—I am a second year MACS student at UWB. I enjoy creative
    writing, and have taken several courses both at UW-Bothell and throughout
    my undergrad at South Dakota State University, where I got my B.A. in
    English. I have never been published, but I hope to see creative writing in my
    professional future, as it is already in my recreational future.

    Jo-Anne Antoun is an undergraduate at the University of Washington
    Bothell and will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies
    in June 2011. She was born and raised in South Africa, lived in Vancouver,
    Canada for three years before finally settling in Seattle in 1997. Her future
    plans include pursuing a master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems
    and perhaps further studies in photography.

    John Mulinski—I am humble, if not shy, when it comes to the bio. Banana.

    Joshua James Smith—I am 29 years of age and graduating from UWB
    Business School June of 2011. In my free time I enjoy golfing, fishing, working
    out, spending time with friends and family, and of course writing. People
    who know me would best describe me as very kind and considerate person
    with high energy for building positive relationships.

    Katie Joy was born and raised in Seattle. I currently attend the University
    of Washington, Bothell campus. My major is Society, Ethics, and Human
    Behavior, though I have a passion for writing poetry, photography, music,
    and God. Someday, I hope to touch people’s lives through my written words.
    Last year my mother Sheryl Joy passed away suddenly just after her 41st
    birthday. Most of my recent writing has been about childhood memories of
    her.

    Kelle Grace Gaddis—For a significant part of my childhood I lived on
    Indian reservations. Those years were fun and magical, filled with adventure
    and meaning. It allowed me to understand my Native American Ancestors
    and helped me formulate a worldview of compassion for all people while
    simultaneously cultivating a love of the natural world. I’m graduating this
    year and am applying to graduate school at the University of Washington.

    Kim Sharp manages the Writing Center and teaches at UW Bothell and in
    her spare time pretends to write fiction and creative non-fiction. She lives in
    Seattle with her pitbull, Petey.

    Kristina Vinberg—I am an IAS senior; focus in Culture, Literature, and the
    Arts with an option in Media and Communications. I have been a lover of
    the arts since I was a little girl. I am passionate about photography, painting,
    fashion, interior design, and creative writing. Personal photographs of places
    I have been and the painter, Wolf Kahn, inspired me.

    Lisa deCrais—Scribblin’ got me through college.

    Mari Nichols graduated from UW Seattle in 2001. She now spends her days
    raising a family, writing technical documents, and not-so-secretly wishing she
    had 40 hours a week to dedicate to writing and publishing poetry. Every now
    and again, she drops some words on her blog, http://www.marinichols.com and
    tells herself it will have to do. For now.

    Melissa Pighin is a UWB junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in
    Environmental Studies. She has always enjoyed writing in her free time
    and, after following perhaps too many CSI, Law & Order, Nancy Drew, and
    Sherlock Holmes stories, was inspired to write her own. She is excited to be
    included in the 2011 issue of Clamor and hopes to make future contributions.

    Mercie Metcalf—Born and raised in Houston, TX by a single mother (who
    most of this stuff is about) with my two older sisters. It probably would be
    easier to go to a therapist rather than using as many obscenities as possible to
    describe my mommy issues. But I like cursing more than psychology.

    Nicholas Klacsanzky is the author of three full-length poetry books and
    three poetry chapbooks. He has also written two novels, a book of non-fiction, and
    many short stories, becoming a finalist in the Line Zero Literary
    Contest for his short story, The Unwritten Score. He lives in Shoreline, WA.

    Olivia Yin—I aim to provide a visual representation of complex human
    emotions, particularly those dealing with growth, and life struggle. “Grunge
    Machine Soldier” was inspired by the thinking man sculpture by Rodin, and
    cubism styles by Picasso and Cezanne, and reflects complex thought.

    Peter Freeman is a second-year graduate student in the cultural
    studies program at UW Bothell. Currently, his research centers on the
    problematization of homelessness (or lack thereof) in experiential learning
    settings. In his spare time, he enjoys seeing movies, and hanging out with
    friends.

    Rebecca Simms and Alda Tarigan both study Media and
    Communication Studies. Inked; The Stories of our skin is the product of the
    filming and editing skills that they learned in the Working with Video class at
    UWB.

    Samantha Barron—I’m an outdoor person that is ready to snap a shot of
    what catches my eye. Though I find street art interesting, most typically that
    means my art will be nature related.

    Scott Le—My name is Scott Le and I love photography. I love trying to
    capture nature in every way. Moreover, I am a firm believer that anyone can
    become a photographer. It doesn’t matter what camera/lens you have, just
    capture what captivates you!

    Shahrzad Mahmoudi is an Iranian-American artist born in Hartford, CT
    in 1989. At age of five, she showed her interest in art and painting. She was
    attracted by the beauty of nature and started to put her feelings on canvas.
    While living in Iran she was encouraged by her teachers to paint in the
    Persian miniature style. Shahrzad, now a University of Washington Bothell
    student, is currently continuing to practice in the miniature and other genres
    of painting.

    Spencer Reed is a local author attending Cascadia Community College. He
    served as a literary editor for Cascadia’s 2009 edition of Yours Truly and had
    several poems and short stories published. He recently married and looks
    forward to becoming a father this summer. He is honored to have his work in
    the University of Washington Bothell’s Clamor. His inspirations are the works
    of Emily Dickenson and Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series.

    Steven Fawcett is the political and artistic voice of his generation. He has
    been called the Plato of doodling, the Nietzsche of cartoonists and the Noam
    Chomsky of drawers. Many claim that if Ayn Rand and Charles Schulz had
    a baby, that child would be Steven Fawcett. His art is as poignant as it is
    apropos, as significant, as it is relevant and eloquent as it is intelligible.

    Teppei Sato—I was born and grew up in Japan. When I was 24 years old, I
    came to the United States to get my bachelor’s degree

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