Not Swimming
diptych on metal
poem by Stephanie JT Russell
photograph by David Kulik

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Stephanie JT Russell is an interdisciplinary artist, author, and cultural worker. Her most recent creative nonfiction book is One Flash of Lightning (Andrews McMeel), a poetic treatment of the samurai code. Russell’s work appears in numerous publications, including The Winter Anthology. Her full-length poetry collection was shortlisted for the 2019 Word Works Washington Prize. She has exhibited and performed at The New Museum, Bowery Poetry Club, and many spaces in the US and overseas. 


David Kulik was born in Butler PA, and currently resides in Carlisle MA, a small rural town near Boston. His photographs have been exhibited at numerous venues, including the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo NY, Artists Space in NYC, and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA, and are represented in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. More of his work can be seen at