When not slurping oysters or hustling a buck, Kelly Sauvage can be found exploring the literary, visual and performing arts. She is the author of Scarlet Apples and Cream, a collection of poetry, as well as Om Namah, a novella published under the pseudonym Kalyanii. Her haiku have appeared in numerous publications, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Presence, Sonic Boom, Bottle Rockets, is/let, Otata, Femku as well as the illustrious and legendary journal, Failed Haiku. She has had the honor of editing Blossom Moon with her nemesis Lee Gurga and the forthcoming Paper Mountains with her safety-minded alter-ego, Tanya McDonald. Her finest moments include serving as the 1985 Illinois State Strut Baton Twirling Champion, a 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist and the instigator of the 2019 inaugural HNA skinnydip.