that rivaled those of Europe’s cultural capitals. While most of the houses
remain as places of interest for tourists, the stories of the women who
created them are too little known. These biographies offer intriguing
lessons in the adventures of artful living.
Kristine Somerville’s visual and “Found Text” features appear
regularly in the Missouri Review. Her short stories, nonfiction,
and prose poems have been published in a variety of magazines,
including the North American Review, Passages North, Quarterly
West and New Voices from the Academy of American Poets.