I am so thrilled to announce that our January Illustrator will be the lovely and talented Laura Didyk. I first met Laura at VCCA during an artist’s residency and responded instantly to her great laugh and later to her fascinating memoir when she gave a reading from it to the group.
It was only later that I got the chance to see Laura’s wonderful artwork which started as redacted poetry from book pages (brilliant!). It’s grown to so much more and I’m a huge fan. Its color and whimsy will be the perfect accompaniment to our January issue. I’ve included a few images to whet your appetite. And more can be seen at her Instagram page @lauradidyk
And here’s her official bio: Laura Didyk makes art and writes poetry and nonfiction. Her work has been published in Diagram, Post Road, Alligator Juniper, and the Sun, among others, and her artwork has been printed in No Tokens magazine. With an MFA from the University of Alabama, she has been a writing fellow at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and VCCA. Currently at work on her memoir, she writes, teaches, and makes art in the Berkshires.
I have only recently had the good fortune to come to know Laura and her art. She is as lovely as she is talented, and the Berkshires, nay the world, is a better place for her being in it.
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