Christina Ellsberg studied medical anthropology at Barnard College and is now a graduate student at Union Theology Seminary. Christina is one of VPP's executive producers, as well as a filmmaker, poet, and mixed media visual artist. Christina is the recipient of the Helene Searcy Puls Prize for Poetry, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize two years in a row, and the Anna Quindlen Writing Fellowship, as well as a Pushcart Prize nominee.
Alex Sarrigeorgiou (POET)
Alex Sarrigeorgiou is a poet, actor and filmmaker based in New York City. She's half Greek, half Romanian, and grew up in Athens, Greece. She studied drama at Vassar College, and her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from *82 Review, Cactus Heart Press, Hypertrophic Literary, Fugue, and The Tishman Review. Alex's short film "Con Spirito," inspired by the college years of poet Elizabeth Bishop, is currently on the festival circuit.