Synkroniciti is delighted to welcome back poet, writer, photographer and digital artist Yolanda Movsessian, with a luscious photograph tinged with memory, “Lady of Roses.” This image recalls her heritage and her family, as well as acknowledging her life as a writer and artist. We all have family iconography, objects that hold memories and that mean something very specific that others may not perceive. The memories attached to that iconography have shaped us and our lives. Yolanda gives us a marvelous window into that world.
View this delicious image in Synkroniciti’s “Ritual” issue, Vol. 4, No. 1, available now. Subscribe or purchase the individual issue here.
Yolanda Movsessian is an Armenian born in Iran who currently lives in Houston, TX. Now that she has survived the adventures of raising her three magnificent children (and they have survived her) she spends her free time writing, drawing, playing with her camera and plotting ways to steal her daughter’s beautiful velveteen cat.
Her short stories have won Mississippi Review’s 2020 prize for best fiction, finalist for Kallisto Gaia Press’ Chester B Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize, as well as top 3 of first round of NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge 2021. Her writing, art, and photography can be found in various places such as Synkroniciti, Defunkt, and Equinox Magazines. She loves collaborating with various artists. Recently her cine-poem “waxing gibbous 97% illuminated”, a collaboration with Filmmaker Mitchell Collins, won Judges’ first prize in the ReelPoetry Festival 2022. You can view her project on Poetry Film Live: https://poetryfilmlive.com