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Andrei Guruianu was born in 1979 in Bucharest, Romania. He is the author of a collection of short stories, a memoir, and several collections of poetry, including The Museum of Brief Sentiments, a limited edition hand-assembled double volume chapbook. He is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and from 2009 to 2011 served as Broome County, NY’s first poet laureate. Grants from the Broome County Arts Council and the Chenango County Council on the Arts has allowed him over the years to collaborate with other writers and artists on numerous community arts projects. He currently teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.
Teknari is a New York City based artist whose recent photographic works explore the potential of chance and random occurrence to add nuance and depth to personal expression through the use of his own handmade silver gelatin emulsion film. He believes that despite the full presence of the artist in the process, photography is a subconscious effort on the part of both photographer and model, becoming ultimately an act of liberation from the confines of convention.