Communications Manager, Polly Gaillard


Polly Gaillard has been making portraits and teaching photography classes and workshops for more than fifteen years.  In 2014 & 2012, Gaillard was Summer Faculty for University of New Orleans in Prague, Czech Republic and in Summer 2015 & 2013, for the University of Georgia’s Summer Study Abroad program in Cortona, Italy.  She received a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010.  Polly has exhibited her fine art photographs nationally and  finished her first limited edition artist book, Pressure Points, with a forward by Jamie Lee Curtis in 2015.  In May 2014, Polly was included the exhibit New Visions, Polly Gaillard and Allison Hunter at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa, FL.  In January 2013, Polly's work is included in a fundraising exhibition entitled My Aim Is True, in Santa Monica, CA, curated by Jamie Lee Curtis and also included work from Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, and William Eggleston.

Emrys Journal Editor, Katie Burgess

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Journal editor Katie Burgess holds a PhD in fiction from Florida State University. Her work has appeared in The RumpusPleiadesNew Orleans ReviewPembroke MagazineSmokelong QuarterlyReductress, and others. She has been anthologized in Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly (In Fact Books) and Humor: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press). Her chapbook, Wind on the Moon, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. She has enjoyed the Emrys literary community ever since attending an open mic night as a Greenville Fine Arts Center student [redacted] years ago.