Poetry. Megan D. Henson's second poetry collection explores the fluid identity of a ghost who calls herself Little Girl Gray and begins appearing to Henson at her bedside during a stay in a psychiatric hospital. Through this exploration in the form of sestinas, it becomes apparent that Little Girl Gray—a ghost who is both ageless and ensconced in pop culture—is Henson's alter ego, helping her cope with the complex roles of feminist, witch, writer, and teacher. It's through writing LITTLE GIRL GRAY that Henson begins to gain the confidence to believe in the things she already knows to be true.
Megan D. Henson received her MFA in Creative Writing from University of Kentucky. She is the author of WHAT PAIN DOES (Dos Madres Press, 2018) and LITTLE GIRL GRAY (Dos Madres Press, 2020). Her work has appeared in various journals including Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing and Gravel. Her short story "Girl, Sick with Stories" won an Honorable Mention in the International Human Rights Art Festival's 2020 Creators of Justice Literary Award. She teaches at Northern Kentucky University.J. Michael Skaggs's award-winning photography has been published in The State of America, Black and White Magazine, B&W+COLOR Magazine, Licking River Review and True NKU. He created the photographs for WHAT PAIN DOES (Dos Madres Press, 2018) and LITTLE GIRL GRAY (Dos Madres Press, 2020) by Megan Henson. He is the author of Americans Revisited Volume I (Edgecliff Press, 2008). He has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, Vermont, Indiana, Oklahoma and Kansas. Michael received his MA in Speech Communication from Montclair State University. He has taught Public Speaking, Intro to Communication Studies and Photojournalism courses at Northern Kentucky University since 2000.Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA