Cheryl Caesar is a writer, teacher of writing and visual artist living in Lansing. She is an associate professor at Michigan State University, and does research and advocacy for culturally-responsive pedagogy. Cheryl’s chapbook of protest poetry Flatman is available from Amazon, and some of her Michigan poems, watercolors and charcoal sketches appear in Words Across the Water, volumes 1 and 2, a collaboration between the Lansing and Chicago poetry clubs. Other artwork has appeared in journals including Abergavenny Small Press Literary Journal, After the Pause, Angel Rust Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, Breathe Everyone!, Datura Literary Journal, Fresh Words, The Gorko Gazette, Graphic Violence Lit, The Highland Park Poetry Challenge, Last Leaves Magazines, Plants and Poetry Journal, Poetic Sun, Punk Monk Magazine, Silver Birch Press, They Call Us Feminist Literary Magazine, Thimble Literary Magazine and The Washington Square Review.
The sunflower photos were taken at Munsell Farms, a local family business that welcomes visitors, including artists and photographers, for free. (Donations accepted.) It’s an official Pure Michigan tourist site. https://www.michigan.org/property/munsell-farms
The two dragon pictures come from photos taken while walking in the woods at Pierce Cedar Creek Nature Institute, another very fine place that deserves to be known. https://cedarcreekinstitute.org/