Josie Rozell is an analog collagist and poet living and creating in Berlin, by way of Hawai’i and Kansas. Working primarily with antique newsprint, vintage magazines and nature books, Josie combines her love of paper composition and storytelling to create surreal and unexpected images. Paper ephemera cut from both retro and futuristic sources are recontextualized into energetic scenes that explore the relationship between humans and nature.
The Kansas City Boys Choir (KCBC), was founded in November 1995, and incorporated as a not-for-profit Missouri organization in 1996. This organization was built on the inspiration and vision of our Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director, Mr. Ah’Lee Robinson, Kansas City’s own national recording gospel artist. With the help of Ambitious Stories founder and KCBC associate, Ralvell Rogers II, their biography was brought to the world to celebrate 25 years of organization.
Past Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He has fourteen other books, including "Lisa's Flying Electric Piano", a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President's and Liberal Arts & Sciences Awards for Research and Creativity, and he is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry. His plays have been performed across Kansas and on both coasts.