HIGH WATERMARK SALO[O]N Volume 1, Number 2
Mary Greene, Druis Beasley & Kathleen Hayek
MARY GREENE, a resident of Narrowsburg, NY, received her MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College. She is founder and director of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective, which sponsors classes, publications and events. She is also associate editor of The River Reporter newspaper in Narrowsburg. Greene's poetry has appeared in a number of national and local journals, and she has given readings and performances in venues all over the region. Her chapbook, Where You're Going in this Dream, was published in 1991, and her book, A Painting with You Running through It, was published in 2005.
DRUIS ANN IYA OSHUN KOYA BEASLEY is an poet, artist/educator, musician, and storyteller, who has lived and worked in the Capital District for over twenty-five years. She is a founding member of the Sisters of Color Writing Collective, and the New African Music Collective. As an initiate in a number of African mystery systems, Druis uses mythology and praise poetry as a working metaphor for today's world. Her relationship with nature informs her ceremonial, performance and literary work, as well as her spiritual counseling. Druis works with the City School District of Albany, and is a Woodhull Fellow with the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. Her publications include: "there are womyn who lost their manes" and "The Same Way" in SEEDS, SOC Literary Journal , Vol. 6, 2000; "Mud Womyn," "The Main," "Put Your Hands In It" and "Pure Joy" in SEEDS, SOC Literary Journal , Vol. 2, 1992; "Uncovry," "Emily & Me," The Little Magazine. Vol. 18, 1992; "i clen/d dust," SEEDS, SOC Literary Journal , Vol. 1, 1991.
KATHLEEN HAYEK'S monoprints presented by Goloborotko's Studio are portraits of what nature recorded: Katrina's mud lines. She received a BFA in Painting and a BS in Art Education from Louisiana State University and taught art in Louisiana's public high schools. In 1982 she moved from Louisiana Cajun country to New York City while completing her graduate work in Arts Administration at Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design. Hayek has earned local and national acclaim for her urban landscapes in watercolor. As a visual artist, and community organizer, Kathleen has a 20 year history in Clinton Hill. She is President of the South Of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA). She works in her studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and is establishing a new studio in Walton, NY.