She was eight when the Iran‑Iraq War started and in senior high when it ended. GLAZED WITH WAR is her story, her life, written from her childhood’s perspective.
Pantea is an Iranian-American poet, writer, and graphic designer. She is the Art Director and graphic designer for Passager and Passager Books, Advertising Media Plus and the Business Monthly. She writes poems (in English), essays, stories and plays (mostly in Persian.) Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Little Patuxent Review, Welter, Atlanta Review—in which she won the International Merit Award—and other journals. She was selected as a finalist for The National Poetry Series’ 2016 and Georgia Poetry Prize 2018.
Judith is a writer and broadcaster living in Baltimore. She has been the evening drive-time host for the classical radio station, WBJC 91.5 FM, for over twenty years, and she is the author of two books. Her memoir in essays, BEYOND THE BAOBAB, is about her experience of immigrating from Africa to America. Her biographical memoir, OLD NEW WORLDS, intertwines the emigrations of her great-great-grandmother and her own. Judith’s debut novel, THE DECEIVED ONES, is forthcoming from Apprentice House, and her screenplay, PHILIDA, based on the Booker-nominated novel by André Brink, is in development in South Africa. Judith holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore.