Marianne Lyon has been a music teacher for 43 years. After teaching in Hong Kong she returned to the Napa Valley and has been published in various literary magazines and reviews. Nominated for the Pushcart Award 2016. She has spent time teaching in Nicaragua. She is a member of the California Writers Club, Solstice Writers in St. Helena California. She is an Adjunct Professor at Touro University Vallejo California. She was awarded the Napa Country Poet Laureate 2021 title.
Art: Klang by Lior Locher who is a mixed-media artist currently at the English seaside, mainly working in acrylic and collage. Journeys are a key theme. This could be inner journeys; they are a trained psychotherapist and yoga teacher and are fascinated by embodiment and making feelings visible in a visceral way. Or outer journeys; Lior has lived in 6 countries on 4 continents and is multilingual. All of this flows into their art.