Shelley Marlow is a writer and visual artist living in Brooklyn. In Marlow’s first New Narrative novel, Lesbians of Arabia aka Swann in Love Again in the Lesbian Arabian Nights underscores the inner journey as a way to understanding aggression and trauma. Lesbians of Arabia is encyclopedic in intention where magic realism meets psychological horror meets screwball comedy. In one section, dream and reality invert similar to a 1930’s experimental film. Marlow’s second novel Two Augusts in a Row in a Row is a work in progress. Notable recent projects include Mother, May I? exhibition, NY; LTTR journal: Nasty #V; The Mystery of Sophie Berman, photograph, cover of the Literary Review, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; Gender: photograph, LTTR Journal, Printed Matter Press; Best Witches: novel excerpt from Two Augusts in a Row in a Row, The Bonds of Love Exhibition Catalogue, John Connelly Presents; LPVTV, cable and web broadcasts, reading Optimism Reigns and Rains, invocation to the garden fairies; Literary Fellowship Finalist, Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia.