Our professional section, Soap Bubble Set, showcases one visual artist and one writer. Named after an assemblage by modernist sculptor and filmmaker, Joseph Cornell, Soap Bubble Set is poetically and visually associative, evoking imaginative play and the ever-changing nature of the artistic and literary world.

Sheila Pepe

Sheila Pepe is best known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made from domestic and industrial materials. Since the mid-1990s, Pepe has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate notions concerning the production of canonical artwork, as well as the artist’s relationship to museum display and the institution of art. Venues for Pepe’s many …

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Yesenia Montilla

Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet and a daughter of immigrants. She received her MFA from Drew University in poetry and poetry in translation. She is a CantoMundo graduate fellow and a 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her work has been published in Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets, Prairie Schooner, …

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