COCO PICARD is a writer, cartoonist, and curator. She is the author of THE HEALING CIRCLE(August 16, 2022; Red Hen Press), which won the Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Prize, as well as two graphic novels, Meowsers (2022) and The Chronicles of Fortune (2017), which was nominated for a DiNKy Award. Art criticism and comics have otherwise appeared under the name Caroline Picard in Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Paris Review, and Seven Stories Press, among others. She founded the Green Lantern Press in 2005, earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and was a Bookends Fellow at Stony Brook University. You can visit her online at