Gale Batchelder lives in Cambridge. Her work has appeared in the poetry anthologies New Smoke (2009) and Triumph of Poverty (2011), in the online journals White Whale Review and Amethyst Arsenic, and in the print journal, SpoKe4 (2016). She has been a featured reader at Stone Soup, The Poetry Salon of Boston, Brookline Poetry series, Trident Bookstore, and Poetry at Outpost 186. Her poetry is often inspired by visual art and film, although it is not ekphrastic in the traditional sense.
Gale is co-author (with Judson Evans and Susan Berger-Jones) of the manuscript Chalk Song, an experiment in collaboration inspired by Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a documentary about cave art dating back 32,000 years.
Judson Evans is a full-time Instructor in the Liberal Arts department at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he has taught a range of courses, from a Poetry Workshop on haiku, prose poetry and haibun, to a course on theories of cave art and the role of the cave in ritual and philosophy. In 2007 he was chosen by John Yau as an Emerging Poet for The Academy of American Poets. He was one of the founding members of Off the Park Press, and published work in each of its three anthologies responding to provocative contemporary painters. His most recent work has been published in (print journals) Laurel Review, Folio, Volt; 1913: a journal of forms; and Green Mountains Review, and (online journals) White Whale Review and Arsenic Amethyst. He won The Phillip Booth Poetry Award from Salt Hill Review in 2013. He has collaborated with composers, such Mohammed Fairouz, Mart Epstein, and Rudolf Rojhan, who set several of his poems to music, as well as with choreographers, dancers, musicians and other poets, including Gale Batchelder, and videographers Nate Tucker and Ray Klimek.