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“Breaking the Spell” by Kate Peper


“Can You See What I Am?” by Kate Peper


“Cool Down” by Kate Peper


“June” by Kate Peper


“Splash!” by Kate Peper


“The Red Swimsuit” by Kate Peper


Many pieces in Kate Peper’s Swimmers series were painted as an escape from the stifling heat in her studio and from the isolation she felt brought on by the pandemic. Her work has won local and national awards and been on covers of many poetry books. Her paintings were recently featured in phoebe, a journal of literature and art. Kate’s chapbook, Dipped In Black Water, won the New Women’s Voices Award from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have been nominated five times for a Pushcart and have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, Cimarron Review, Gargoyle, Rattle, Tar River Review, and others. Please visit to see more of her paintings and for her writing.

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