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Sharon Ackerman holds an M.Ed from the University of Virginia. She is the winner of the Hippocrates Poetry in Medicine international contest, London 2019. Her poems have appeared In Streetlight Magazine and Heartwood Literary Magazine. She is the poetry editor forStreetlight Magazine.

Tobi Alfier is a multiple Pushcart nominee and multiple Best of the Net nominee. Both Slices of Alice & Other Character Studies and a reprint of Sanity Among the WUdflowers were published by Cholla Needles Press. She is co-editor of San Pedro River Review (

JD Amick is a born and raised Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern University where he studied Creative Writing and Biology. He competed in the Louder Than a Bomb Slam Poetry Competition in Chicago, where his team won in 2012. He is currently earning his MFA in Poetry at Butler University.

KB Ballentine 's sixth collection,The Light Tears Loose, was published in 2019 by Blue Light Press. Published inCrab Orchard Review andHaight-Ashbury Literary Journal, among others, her work also appears in anthologies including In Plein Air (2017) andCarrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace (2017). Learn more about KB Ballentine at

Daisy Bassen is practicing psychiatrist and poet. She has been published inOberon. The Sow's Ear. AMIVA Literary Review. The Opiate, SUSAN, The Journal. Arcturus, and Adelaide Literary Review. A semi-finalist in the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, she lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children.

Aozora Brockman was raised on an organic vegetable farm in Central Illinois, and is the author of the chapbooks The Happiness of Dirt and Memory of a Girl. Her creative work has appeared in PANK, theCortland Review, and Catapult. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Michigan. Mark Burke's work has appeared or is forthcoming in the North American Review. Beloit Poetry Journal. Sugar House Review, Nimrod International Journal and others. His work has recently been nominated for a Pushcart prize. See:

Rachel Aviva Burns is a writer living and working in New York City. She is a previous recipient of Harvard's Edward Eager Memorial Prize for Poetry, and her poems have appeared in publications includingBluestem Magazine, Eclectica, an dFlorida English.

Charles Laird Calia is the author of two books,The Unspeakable andThe Stargazing Year. His work has recently appeared in issues ofKansas City Voices. Bryant Review. Kerf. Macguffin, an dCape Rock, among others.

Cathy Carlisi's poetry has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Prairie Schooner. The Mid-American Review. Southern Review. The Greensboro Review, and many others. Although poetry is her passion, her profession is creative consulting. She works for BrightHouse, a firm focused on helping large corporations focus on their Purpose and the positive impact they can have in the world.

Douglas Cole has published four poetry collections and a novella. His work has appeared in The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Galway Review. Chiron. The Pinyon Review, and others. He has been nominated twice fora Pushcart and Best of the Net, and has received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry. His website is

Robert Cooperman's latest collection is Their Wars (Kelsay Books). His chapbook Saved By the Dead has just out from Liquid Light Press. Forthcoming from Lithic Press is The Devil Who Raised Me.

Pat Daneman's recent work appears in 1-70 Review and American Journal of Poetry. Her poetry is anthologized in Best of the Net and New Poetry from the Midwest. After All, her second collection, was first runner-up for the Thorpe Menn award and finalist for the Hefner-Heitz Book Award. Website:

Christine Darragli is a hand-bookbinder and aspiring architect working and writing from her home studio in Ann Arbor, Ml. Her poetry has previously appeared in Structo. Twyckenham Notes, Typishly Cloud Women's Quarterly, and is forthcoming in Cagibi.

Wendy Drexler's third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published by his Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared in Journal. Prairie Schooner, Salamander, The Mid-American Review, and The Hudson Review, among others. She's Poet in Residence, New Mission High School, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, and Programming Co-Chair for the New England Poetry Club.

Louis Faber is a poet residing in Port St. Lucie, FL. His work has previously appeared in, among others: Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review. Midnight Mind. Pearl. Midstream. European Judaism, The South Carolina Review, and Worcester Review, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Sylvia Foley is the author of Life in the Air Ocean (Knopf,1999), a collection of linked stories. Her poetry has appeared in various journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review. The Cincinnati Review, and The Literary Review. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Yaddo.

David Galloway is a writer and college professor of Russian. Born and raised in Maryland, he has lived in upstate New York for the past twenty-five years. His poetry and essays have most recently appeared in The Finger, Manorhorn, and The Remembered Arts Journal.

Abigail Goodhart is currently pursuing her MFA at Western Michigan University. She has published poems in previous or forthcoming issues of Passages North, Dunes Review, and Sugar House Review. She draws inspiration from the culture of the Midwest, the absurdism of the web, and the frenzy of playing roller derby.

Caroline Goodwin's books are Trapline (2013), Peregrine (2015) and The Paper Tree (2017). A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford, she teaches at California College of the Arts and Stanford Continuing Studies. From 20132015 she served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA.

Carrie Heimer's work has appeared in Rock & Sling. Relief. The Comstock Review. Dappled Things, and The Windhover. Her advent collection, The Other Stars Hover & Wait, is available through her website:

AE Hines is a poet, and a recent Pushcart nominee, and a practicing financial advisor who lives in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in Atlanta Review, California Quarterly, SLAB. Pinyon, 1-70 Review, Crosswinds, and other publications.

Jennifer L. Hollis is a writer, music-thanatologist, and the author of Music at the End of Life: Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage. She won the 2018 Atlantis Award and her poems have appeared in Breakwater Review. Cagihi, and Crosswinds Poetry Journal. You can find her online at

Patricia Hooper's fourth book of poetry, Separate Flights, was awarded the 2017 Anita Claire Sharf Award from the University of Tampa Press. A new collection. Wild Persistence, will be published in 2019. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review. The Atlantic Monthly. Poetry. The Kenyon Review, and other magazines.

Rebecca Irene holds an MFA from VCFA. Her work is published in Carve, Juked, Type-house, and elsewhere. She received residencies from SAFTA, Hewnoaks, and Monson Arts. Poetry Editor for The Maine Review, she lives in Portland, Maine, where she supports her word-addiction by waitressing. She can be found online at

Dan Jacoby is a graduate of St. Louis University, Chicago State University, and Governors State University. He has published poetry in Anchor and Plume (Kindred), Arkansas Review. Belle Reve Literary Journal, and Bombay Gin. to name a few. He is a former educator, steel worker, and army spook.

Dana Jaye (Cadman) is a poet and visual artist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, North American Review, and The Literary Review. She is currently acting Editor in Chief for Shrew Magazine, and as illustrator on the libretto for upcoming opera Sensorium Ex.

P M F Johnson has placed poems with The Evansville Review. Measure, Nimrod International Journal. The Threepenny Review, and many others. He has won a Plainsongs Award and had his poems selected for several "Best of ..." anthologies. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, the writer Sandra Rector. His web site is at

R.J. Keeler was born St. Paul, Minnesota and lived in jungles of Colombia, S.A., up to age twelve. He was an Honorman, U.S. Naval Submarine School, "SS" (Submarine Service) qualified, and earned a Vietnam Service Medal. His poetry collection Detonation was published in January, 2019.

Robert Lee Kcndrick lives in Clemson, SC. He has previously published in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Atlanta Review. Tar River Poetry, and Louisiana Literature. His first full collection, What Once Burst With Brilliance, was released in 2018 by Iris Press. His chapbook, Winter Skin, was released in 2016 by Main Street Rag.

Richard Kenefic's poems have appeared in New Orleans Review. Seattle Review. Notre Dame Review, and other magazines.

Kathleen Kirk is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including The Towns (Unicorn Press, 2018) and Spiritual Midwifery (Red Bird, 2019). She is the poetry editor for the online magazine Escape Into Life. She is married to the Cuban artist Tony Rio, and they have two children.

Kurt Luchs has poems published in Into the Void, Right Hand Pointing, and The Sun Magazine, He has written humor for the New Yorker, the Onion, and McSweeney's. His chapbook, One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, was just issued. More of his work can be found at

Louise Labe (c. 1524-1566) born in Lyon, was the pre-eminent woman writer of the French Renaissance, best known now for her passionate sonnets, but in her own time not only for prose and skill at the "manly" arts of archer and horse-riding. She hosted a literary salon and has been linked with the poets of La Pleiade. J. Kates is a poet and literary translator who lives in Fitzwilliam, Nil.

J. Adams Lagana's work has previously appeared in Footworks: The Paterson Literary Review and ArtsBridge. She has taught numerous writing classes and presented workshops with an emphasis on creative writing to children, teenagers, and adults. She lives with her husband and their son in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Pingmei Lan grew up in Beijing, China. Her writing has appeared in Epiphany, Tahoma Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and others. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Pacific University and currently lives in San Diego.

Kathryne Lini's work has appeared in Ninth Letter Online. Spillway, and Spoon River Poetry: Review, among others. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of New Mexico. She lives and writes in Santa Fe, NM.

Belle Ling received her PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her first poetry collection, A Seed and a Plant, was shortlisted for The HKU International Poetry Prize 2010. Her poems have appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, Overland. Mean/in, and more.

John Mancini's poetry and fiction have recently appeared or are forthcoming in New England Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, New World Writing. New Flash Fiction Review, Main Street Rag, and elsewhere. He earned an MFA from San Francisco State University. He makes music as John Mancini Band and blogs about writing at

Ivy Marie is an emerging writer and photographer from Georgia, where she is studying Creative Writing and English Literature at Mercer University. She is currently a preceptor for English classes at her university and an intern at Macon Magazine.

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Thea Matthews earned her BA in Sociology from U.C. Berkeley where she studied and taught June Jordan's Poetry for the People. She is a published poet, scholar, activist who writes on the complexities of humanity, grief, and resiliency. More info at

Chicago native Barbara J. Mayer has been writing poetry since moving to North Carolina in 1982. Her work has appeared in Plainsongs, Main Street Rag, and Atlanta Review. Her poetry collection. Peacock, was published by Mount Olive College Press. She lives in Mooresville with her husband Don and dog Gracie.

Reagan McNamee-King is a communications professional by day, MBA student by night, and freelance musician at will. She holds degrees in comparative literature and viola performance from the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, respectively. Originally from New Hampshire, Reagan is currently based in Rochester, New York.

A Seattle native, Gary Mesick spent some time as an infantry officer, and he now works in aerospace analytics. His poetry has appeared in North American Review, New American Writing. Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. General Discharge (Fomite Press, 2019) is his most recent book of poems.

Ann E. Michael is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and the full-length collection, Water-Rites. She blogs on poetry, books, nature & philosophy at

Jory Mickelson's work has appeared in Sixth Finch. Juhilat. Mid-American Review. Diode Poetry Journal. The Rumpus. Ninth Letter, Vinyl Poetry, and other journals. He received an Academy of American Poet's Prize and a Lambda Literary Fellowship. His first book, WILDERNESS' KINGDOM, is forthcoming from Floating Bridge Press.

James Miller is a native of Houston, though he has spent time in the American Midwest, Europe, China, South America and India. Recent poems have appeared in Cold Mountain Review. The Tishman Review. The Maine Review, 2River. After the Pause, Main Street Rag, Lunch Ticket, Across the Margin, and Gravel.

Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle. Margie. Christianity and Literature. Gargoyle. Massachusetts Review, and Spillway. She teaches Poetry Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (Tres Chicas Books, 2008), Alphabet Year (Wipf & Stock, 2017), and The Slow Salute (Lithic Press Chaboook Competition. 2018).

Born in Russia, A. Molotkov moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. His poetry collections include The Catalog of Broken Things (2016), Application of Shadows (Main Street Rag, September 2018) and Synonyms for Silence (Acre Books/Cincinnati Review, 2019). He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. Please visit him at

Returning to poetry after 22 years, Jo-Ann Mort has recently published work in Plume. Plume Anthology #6, Stand (UK), and ArLUo Review. A journalist and analyst, she is on Dissent magazine's editorial board, and writes about Israel, Poland, progressive politics, culture. She lives in Brooklyn and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.

Elisabeth Murawski is the author of Zorha s Daughter, which won the May Swenson Poetry Award, Moon and Mercury, and two chapbooks. Heiress will be published by Texas Review Press in the fall. A native of Chicago, she currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Shannon Nakai's work appears in T he Cincinnati Review. Cream City Review. Gulf Stream. Midwest Review, Image Journal. Porkbelly Press, and 35 Tips for Writing Powerful Prose Poems (CreateSpace 2017), among others. A Wichita State University MFA and Fulbright Scholar, she is also the Senior Reviews Editor at Tupelo Quarterly.

Allele Ne Jame, Lebanese American, serves as professor emeritus at Hawai'i Pacific University. Her collections include Field Work: Poetry. Land and Spirit, and The South Wind. Her honors include a Pablo Neruda prize, an NEA fellowship, a 2015 Eliot Cades Award for Literature, and a Robinson Jeffers Tor I louse Poetry Prize.

John A. Nieves' poems appear in journals such as Crazyhorse, Southern Review. 32 Poems, and Copper Nickel. He won the Indiana Review Poetry Prize. His first book. Curio, came out in 2014. He is an Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University in Maryland and an editor of The Shore Poetry.

Edward Nudelman's poetry collections include Out of Time, Running (2014); hat Looks Like an Elephant (2011); and Night Fires (2009). His latest collection is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. A native Seattleite, Nudelman is a recently retired cancer research scientist, and owns and operates a rare bookshop in Seattle, since 1980.

Donna O'Connell-Gilmore, poet and psychotherapist, moved to Cape Cod in 2000 to focus more seriously on poetry. She published the chapbook, Africa Is the Mother Who Lies in the Grass in 2015 (Sandheap Press). Donna's poetry has appeared in Willow Springs. Blueline, The Hopper, Off the Coast, and Glassworks.

Donna Pucciani, a Chicago-based writer, has published poetry worldwide in such diverse journals as Poetry Salzburg, Istanbul Literary Review, Shi Chao Poetry. Journal of Italian Translation, and Acumen. Her work has been translated into Italian, Chinese, Japanese and German. Her seventh and most recent collection of poems is Edges (Purple Flag Press).

Michele Parker Randall is the author of Museum of Everyday Life (Kelsay Books). Her poetry has been a finalist for the Peter Meinke Poetry Prize, the Beulah Rose Poetry Prize, and the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize. She teaches at Stetson University.

Claudia M. Reder's book How to Disappear (Blue Light Press, 2019) won a Pinnacle Award. She is the author of Uncertain Earth (Finishing Line Press) and My Father & Miro (Bright Hill Press). She teaches at California State University at Channel Islands. Poems recently published in Healing Muse and Spillway.

Paul Reyns is a poet from New Hampshire who enjoys skiing, birdwatching, and other outdoor activities.

David Rock has work appearing in The Carolina Quarterly, The Laurel Review, The Hitter Oleander. The Chattahoochee Review. Image. Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry East, and other journals. An Idaho native, he teaches Spanish and international studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Kelly Rowe received her MFA in English from the University of Iowa, and has published poems in Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, Seneca Review, Southern Poetry Review, and others. Her chapbook. Flying South on the Back of a Dove, was published by the Texas Review Press in January, 2019.

AneleRubin's poetry has appeared in Cutthroat, New Ohio Review', Chariton Review, Rattle, December, Mudfish, Chattahoochee Review, The Madison Review (web), and elsewhere. Her poetry collection. Trying to Speak, was published by Kent State University Press. She currently lives in upstate New York.

Joan Roberta Ryan lives in Taos, NM. where she indulges her passions for writing poetry, skiing, and Mediterranean cooking. Her poetry collection Dark Ladies & Other Avatars was published in 2017. Recent works have appeared in many journals including Nimrod. Spillways. Sow's Ear. Naugatuck River Review. Ekphrasis. Calyx, and Crab Orchard Review.

Kelly R. Samuels is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She is the author of two chapbooks: Words Some of Us Rarely Use (Unsolicited Press) and Zeena/Zenobia Speaks (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have recently appeared in RHINO. Cold Mountain Review. DMQ Review, the Pinch, and Quiddity.

Nicole Santalucia is the author of Spoiled Meal (Headmistress Press) and Because I Did Not Die (Bordighera Press). Santalucia teaches at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and brings poetry workshops in the Cumberland County Prison.

Cliff Saunders has an MFA from The University of Arizona. His poems have appeared recently in The Wayne Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine. Wilderness House Literary Review, Pinyon. San Pedro River Review, North of Oxford, and Cardinal Sins. He lives in Myrtle Beach, where he serves as co-coordinator of The Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series.

Heidi Seaborn is the author of a book of poetry Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} (C&R Press/Mastodon Books, March 2019), the Editorial Director for The Adroit Journal, and a New York University MFA candidate. She graduated from Stanford University and is on the board of Tupelo Press,

Rema Shbaita is a graduate of UC Riverside and a former Co-Editor in Chief of The Mosaic Art & Literary Journal est. 1959. They don't consider dandelions weeds and they are allergic to grass. They enjoy media about found families and slap-dash friendship groups. They're working on getting into a PhD program for educational research.

Felicity Slieehy's poems are featured in The Yale Review. The New Republic, The Ken-yon Review, The Adroit Journal. Southern Humanities Review, Southern Indiana Review. Shenandoah. Narrative, and The Greensboro Review. Originally from New York's Hudson Valley, she is a PhD student in English Literature at Cambridge University.

D.R. Shipp, originally from Texas, is an observer finding his way. His work can be found in JuxtaProse, Chaleur, Cleaver Magazine, HCE Review, Silver Needle Press, Waxing & Waning. He splits his time between now and then, traveling. He has a curious online following, instagram @shippwreckage.

Andrew Sliigantz is a teacher & writer from Louisville, Kentucky. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University in 2018. His work has also appeared in Panoply Literary Magazine and The Louisville Review.

William Snyder, Jr. has published poems in The Southern Review. Poet Lore, and Southern Humanities Review, among others. He was the winner of the 2002 Kinloch Rivers Chapbook competition; The CONSEQUENCE Prize in Poetry, 2013; and the 2015 Claire Keyes Poetry Prize. He teaches writing and literature at Concordia College.

Mary Spalding is a Virginian currently living in Rockland County, New York, where she practices psychotherapy. Her poems have been published in Potomac Review, New Orleans Review. Cumberland Review, and Podium. Others are forthcoming in Greensboro Review and Plume. She was awarded the 2015 Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Prize by the Unterberg Poetry Center.

Gary Stein's full-length collection, Touring The Shadow Factory) (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2019) won first prize in their 2017 national contest. He is the author of the chapbook, Between Worlds and has published in Poetry. Prairie Schooner. Poet Lore. Folio. JAMA, Gargoyle, Little Patuxent Review, and others.

Phillip Sterling's most recent collection of poetry is And Then Snow (Main Street Rag 2017).

Jack Stewart was educated at the University of Alabama and Emory University. His work has appeared in Poetry. Image. The American Literary Review, The Dark Horse Review, The Southern Humanities Review, and other journals and anthologies. He lives in Coconut Creek, Florida, and teaches at Pine Crest School.

Shana Toor was born in Toronto and grew up between Canada and Michigan. She is passionate about young adult fiction and professional wrestling. Shana's poetry has been published in the Atlanta Review, Wisconsin Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and East Lansing Art Festival Poetry Press.

Pauline Uchmanowicz is the author of the poetry collection Starfish (2016), and her work has appeared widely. She directs the Creative Writing Program at SUN Y New Paltz.

Austin Veldman is the founding editor of Twyekenham Notes, a 2020 Pushcart recipient and a Firecracker Finalist. He holds a MA in English from Indiana University South Bend where he is an Adjunct Professor of English teaching poetry. He lives in Granger, Indiana.

J.L. Wall is a writer and educator whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in America, Kenyan Review Online, Jewish Fiction .Net, Frontier Poetry, and the websites of the National Yiddish Book Center and Baseball Prospectus. He is at work on a book of criticism, Situating Poetry: Performance and Covenant in American Literature.

Marty Walsh lives in Winterport, Maine. His poems has appeared in numerous poetry journals and reviews. Among them, Beloit Poetry Journal, California Quarterly. Poem, Hiram Poetry Review, and many others. He is the author oi Furniture Out in the Woods and is currently working on a second poetry collection.

Lindsay Wilson is the Poet Laureate of Reno, Nevada, and edits the literary journal, The Meadow, and has published five chapbooks. His first collection, No Elegies, won the Quercus Review Press Spring Book Award. His poetry has appeared in The Bel-levue Literary Review, Pank, The Carolina Quarterly. Verse Daily, and The Missouri Review Online.

Jennifer Wolkin is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing and literary translation at Queens College. She has work published/forthcoming in Third Point Press, Streetlight Press, Sooth Swarm Journal, A Beautiful Space, British Journal of Medical Practitioners, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Ink & Voices, and Rhythm& Bones Lit, among others.

Felicia Zamora is the author of Body of Render, winner of the 20 IS Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press (2020), Quotient (Tinderbox Editions 2021), Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions 2018), and Of Form & Gather (University of Notre Dame Press 2017). She lives in Arizona.

Kristin Camitta Zimet is the author of Take in My Arms the Dark, a full length collection of poems, and has work in countless journals including Natural Bridge. Salamander, and Poet Lore. She is the editor of The Sow's Ear Poetry Review.

Anna Zumbahlen is the editor-in-chief of Carve and a member of the poetry cohort in the PhD program at the University of Denver.
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