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About the writer: 
Harriet Garfinkle is an award-winning artist and writer. Garfinkle’s image “Gong hay Fat Choy” won the first O:JA&L Art Prize and served as the cover image for the 2018 O:JA&L Pushcart Prize Nominees chapbook.


 I have published short stories in Open: The Journal of Arts and Letters and The Conglomerate and have received an Effie Lee Morris award from the WNBA-SF Chapter. I’ve attended the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Napa Valley Writer’s Conference, and Lit Camp. I tap dance, I paint, I write. Joy Johannessen gave editorial help on the manuscript. My Labrador Cobie gave me moral support.

Image: “Oberon” by Harriet Garfinkle. Layered drawing. Pen & ink, watercolor and pastels. 24 5/8 x 32 1/8 inches. Garfinkle’s image “Gong hay Fat choy” won the first O:JA&L Art Prize and will serve as the cover image for the 2018 O:JA&L Pushcart Prize Nominees chapbook.




I dance.  I danced into and out of my life.  

I have choreographed many dances, sold many paintings. I have something to say and am obsessed with saying it. Art alone is not complete. I need the words. I gobble the words. I'm as good as my word.

My study people. What keeps us all going in our ordinary lives. The ghosts that exist within and without.

How lives can change in an instant or be changing over time without one’s consent:. A piece of beach glass, worn at the edges, but still full of light and color.

Instagram @mizsic

​harrietgarfinkle@gmail.com