About Our Contributors

Nick Admussen has poems forthcoming in Fence and the UCity Review.  He is the author of the chapbook Movie Plots, published this year by Epiphany Editions, and his work has appeared in magazines like the Boston Review, the Seneca Review, DIAGRAM and Blackbird.  He is currently a Ph. D. candidate in Chinese literature at Princeton University.

Cathryn Andresen has published three chapbooks and a poetry workbook for young children. Ditty Bag, her three-dimensional chapbook, was included in The Art of the Book IV exhibit at the Artists Union Gallery in Ventura, California.  She is the editor of  Quintessence – an Anthology.  Her poetry has appeared in A Bird Black as the Sun  and in journals including the Found Poetry Review,  Atlanta Review,  ASKEW, Naked Knuckle, Fresh Ink and The Advocate. For more information, visit cathryn-andresen.com.

Benjamin Bailey is currently in the process of finishing his bachelor of arts in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing at Utah Valley University. He has been published in UVU’s undergraduate literature magazines and hopes he will have many publications in the future. He enjoys being in the outdoors, teaching youngsters and spending time with his wife, Kaydee.

Annabel Banks is an English writer in her thirties. She graduated from Cambridge university with a degree in English in 2010, and gained her Creative Writing MA with distinction from Royal Holloway in 2011. She is currently in the first year of her poetry PhD at University College Falmouth. Annabel has won the Ryan/Kinsella poetry prize, the “Other” Prize, and the Whitechapel Journal short fiction prize. Her short fiction has been published in four anthologies. Her poetry has been published in numerous places, including HQ Quarterly, The Midwest Coast Review and Yes Poetry.  

Martin A. Bartels is a published poet, author, and artist striving to make a living at all of the above. He has worked as a successful journalist, a syndicated travel writer, and a marketing & communications professional for Fortune 100 companies and nonprofits. He is currently president & CEO of the humanitarian nonprofit, Seed Programs International, an organization that provides quality vegetable seeds to impoverished and undernourished people around the world.

Mary Bast is a psychologist, life coach, and book coach whose poetry and memoir publications include Bacopa Literary Review, Connotation Press, Danse Macabre, Dicey Brown, key-ku, Numinous, Rivers, Shaking Like a Mountain, Slow Trains, Tall Grass, The Feathered Founder and Wicked Alice.

Paulette Beete is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: Blues for a Pretty Girl and Voice Lessons. Her poems, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in journals including Rhino, Crab Orchard Review, Provincetown Arts, and Callaloo, and in the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC and Saints of Hysteria.  Beete holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mark Blaeuer retired this year after a 20-year career as a park ranger. He lives near Hot Springs, Arkansas. His poems and translations have appeared in about four dozen journals.

Emily Bludworth de Barrios is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her poems have recently appeared in B O D YMatterPhiladelphia StoriesEmrys Journal, and Belletrist Coterie. Her chapbook, Extraordinary Power, is forthcoming from Factory Hollow Press in Fall 2013.

Nathalie Boisard-Beudin is a middle-aged French woman living in Rome, Italy. She has more hobbies than spare time, alas – reading, cooking, writing, painting and photography – so hopes that her technical colleagues at the European Space Agency will soon come up with a solution to that problem by stretching the fabric of time. Either that or send her up to write about the travels and trials of the International Space Station, the way this was done for the exploratory missions of old. Clearly, the woman is a dreamer.

Jess Bolluyt is a recent graduate of Cedar Crest College, where she wrote and edited for the college’s newspaper, and received a degree in English.  Her work in poetry and fiction has appeared in Lines + Stars, Pitch, Onyx and The Laconic.

GF Boyer’s poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest and Seattle Review, and is upcoming in The Southern Review. Among other prizes, she has received an Academy of American Poets Prize and the Poetry Northwest Theodore Roethke Prize. She currently teaches creative writing at Dickinson College and also works as a technical writer.

Christina Burress lives in San Diego. She is a California Poet in The School and founder of The Del Mar Writing Project. Most recently, her work has appeared in the San Diego Poetry Annual.

John Paul Calavitta received his MFA from the University of Washington, where he is currently finishing his PhD in English and poetry. His current project is constructing poems from the first lines of poems from the 19th century.

Lauren Camp is the author of the poetry collection, This Business of Wisdom. Co-Winner of The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2012, her poems have recently appeared in J Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, Linebreak, and you are here. She has also guest edited special sections for World Literature Today (on international jazz poetry) and for Malpaís Review (on the poetry of Iraq). She is the editor of the poetry blog Which Silk Shirt, and Notes To Cecil, an evolving installation of spontaneous poetry and composed photographs on Tumblr. On Sundays, she hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a global music/poetry program on Santa Fe Public Radio. Find her online at www.laurencamp.com.

Chris Cannella is a librarian pursuing an MFA in poetry from the University of Miami. His chapbook, Suddenly, Nobody, was published in 2008 by BrickHouse Books, Inc. He is currently working on a collection of historical poems about the Second Seminole War.

Johnny Chinnici is an MFA candidate in poetry at The New School in New York. He has previously been featured in The Best American Poetry Blog, North Texas Review and elsewhere. He maintains a blog on the baseball culture and tends house for his wife and elderly guinea pig.

Maria Cohut is a young writer with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. Bits and bobs of her writing have found their way into online publications such as Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors and the Haiku Journal. She is currently indulging her academic fascination with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, and when she isn’t working on one of her projects, she likes to rummage the net and local second-hand bookstores for all things obscure and forgotten.

Jill Crammond is a poet and artist, funding her passion for poetry by teaching childrens’ art classes in upstate NY.  Her work has appeared in Crab Creek Review, Weave, qarrtsiluni and others.

Angela Croft spent her childhood divided between London, Wales and Cornwall. She worked as a journalist and has been published in a wide range of poetry magazines and on-line and highly commended in a number of competitions including Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, MsLexia magazine for her poem on motherhood and Poetry News for her response to the anatomical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

Aaron DeLee hails from South Bend, Indiana. He received his BA in Creative Writing from Loyola University Chicago and remained in the Second City since. His work has been performed by VOX3, a Chicago opera troupe, and has also appeared in various journals, including the Q Review and Handful of Dust. He is currently pursuing an MFA from Northwestern University.

Andrea Janelle Dickens is originally from Virginia. A poet, translator, and author of two scholarly books on medieval studies, she currently teaches medieval studies and composition in central Ohio.

Zach Donisch is a Creative Writing major in his final semester at DePauw University. In his free time, he enjoys card games, cycling, reading and composing music. He hopes to be accepted into a graduate program next year and continue developing as a writer.

Heather Holland Duncan is an Integrated Studies student at Utah Valley University, studying English literature, anthropology, and creative writing. Her chapbook, Mastering the Art of Joy, was recently published by NFSPS as winner of the Edna Meudt Memorial Award. Her poems have also been published in Encore, Touchstones, and Weeds.

Deborah Dungan lives in Santa Fe where she works for the New Mexico Supreme Court. In addition to her law degree, she also holds masters’ degrees in child development and grief and loss counseling. She writes creatively as a practice in paying attention.

Martin Elwell defected from corporate America to a simpler life. Although he is prone to moving around, he currently resides on the New Hampshire seacoast. He is often found road-tripping, hiking in National Parks, riding the train in Europe and running just about anywhere. His poems have appeared in Empty Mirror Magazine of the Arts, Evening Street Review, Convergence Journal and other literary magazines. You can follow him on Twitter @MartyElwell, read other poems at http://martinelwell.wordpress.com or follow his travels at http://wordspergallon.com.

David Elzey is a transplanted Californian living in Boston with his heart in Amsterdam. They say past is prologue; he’s a former public school teacher, theatre manager, radio DJ, and bookseller who dreamed as a kid he’d grow up to be a swimming pool builder.

Chris Emslie lives in Scotland. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in NAP, Specter and Sixth Finch. He is assistant editor at ILK and frequently tries to start conversations with small animals.

Carmine Esposito currently teaches at Community College of Philadelphia. He has had pieces published in various publications, including Collages & Bricolages, Henry Street, and The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems.

Michael Estabrook is a baby boomer who began getting his poetry published in the late 1980s. Over the years he has published 15 poetry chapbooks, his most recent entitled “When the Muse Speaks.” Other interests include art, music, theatre, opera, and his wife who just happens to be the most beautiful woman he has ever known.

Claire Ferris lives and writes in Windsor, Ontario. When she’s not busy writing about food, she’s most likely consuming it. Favourites include anything sweet, Mexican or breakfasty. She once won an award for “Seeing the best in people.”

Peter Cole Friedman is a poet and artist based in New York City, and is currently a contributing editor for Anderbo. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Right Hand Pointing, Fur-Lined Ghettos, Petrichor Machine, Brown God and others. In April, he participated in The Found Poetry Review‘s Pulitzer Remix project.  His website is peter-cole.weebly.com.

Kathy Gee lives in Worcestershire, UK. She works in museums and heritage, started writing creatively (but secretly) in 2007 and only started submitting works in 2010. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Worcestershire Laureate and poems were accepted by Lighten Up Online, Decanto and Be. Kathy’s blog www.wordstring.co.uk is an experimental vehicle for video poems.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Cryptic Endearments. He has had numerous chapbooks, including A Special Gun for Elephant Hunting; Strange Road; and Death of Me. His poetry has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthology. He blogs at http://apocalypsemambo.blogspot.com.

Robin Gutkin teaches Language Arts at a public elementary school in New Jersey. She has published a few poems using her own words, but is equally thrilled to be able to share this little found piece that she plucked out of the air as it flew by her. Thanks to friend and former colleague Brian Bizzoco, for providing the words; and to the parents of the student featured in the poem, for not naming their daughter Jennifer or Amanda!

Jeffrey Hantover is a writer living in New York. His latest novel, The Jewel Trader of Pegu, was published by William Morrow.

Deborah Hauser is the author of Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders (Finishing Line Press, 2011). She received a Masters in English Literature from Stony Brook University and has taught at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. Her poetry has been published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. She lives on Long Island and can be contacted at http://deborahhauser.com.

Art Heifetz teaches ESL to refugees in Richmond, Va. He has had over 60 poems published in 6 countries. A sampling of his work may be found at polishedbrasspoems.com.

Ed Higgins teaches writing and literature at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR. He and his wife live on a small farm with a menagerie of animals including two young whippets and a manx barn cat. His poems and short fiction have appeared in Monkeybicycle, Pindeldyboz, and Bellowing Ark, as well as numerous online journals such as CrossConnect, Word Riot, The Centrifugal Eye, and Blue Print Review, among others.

Paul Hostovsky is the author of three books of poetry and seven poetry chapbooks. His poems have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer’s Almanac, and Best of the Net 2008 and 2009. Website: www.paulhostovsky.com.

Juleigh Howard-Hobson publishes literary fiction, formalist poetry, genre work, and a bit of found art, purposely blunting the modern brandable concept of artistic obligation to any single form or movement. A Million Writers Award “Notable Story” writer, she has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize (twice) and Best of the Net. Her work has appeared in more than 20 print and online venues. Her found poetry has appeared in Switched On Gutenberg as well as Found Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in Found Patrick: An Anthology.

Ramona Itule-Patigian lives in Berkeley, CA, with her boyfriend and cat. She recently completed her MFA at Mills College and has had her work featured in Boston Literary Magazine, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Shot Glass Journal and Bijou Poetry Review. She teaches, tutors, and loves live music.

Danielle Jones-Pruett holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in DMQ Review, Midway Journal, Cider Press Review and others. She recently purchased a hundred year old house in Salem, and when her husband took down the wallpaper there were found poems all over the walls.

Lissa Kiernan is artistic director of The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative and poetry editor, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal. She holds an MFA from Stonecoast, an MA from The New School, and works as director of digital media for World Monuments Fund. More of her work can be found online in Canary, Qarrtsiluni, Whale Sound, Redheaded Stepchild and unSplendid, among others.

Robert King‘s first book, Old Man Laughing, was a finalist for the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry. His second, Some of These Days, will be published in 2013. He recently won the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition with his manuscript, Rodin & Co. He lives in Greeley, CO, where he directs the website www.ColoradoPoetsCenter.org.

Wm. Todd King is a poet and regulatory compliance supervisor living in Kentucky. He is the recent recipient of the Elizabeth Lane Award. His works have appeared in Inscape, 4 and 20 Poetry, and Life’s Vivid Creations.

Angela Kirby is a writer and graphic designer located in Raleigh, NC, and the two-time recipient of the Anne-Flexner Prize for Creative Writing at Duke University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Delirious Hem, and Another & Another: An Anthology from the Grind Daily Writing Series from Bull City Press.

Clare Kirwan performs regularly as part of Dead Good Poets Society and has had poems published in Orbis, MsLexia, Iota, Aberrant Dreams, amongst others. She also writes short fiction. www.clarekirwan.co.uk

Laurie Kolp is a team member of the online communities, dVerse Poets and Poetry Jam. Her most recent publications of poetry include Miller’s Pond, Writer’s Digest, The Fib Review, Full of Crow, TUCK Magazine, and with more soon to come. Laurie lives in Southeast Texas and is the mother of six (a husband, three kids and two dogs). She holds a bachelor of science degree in curriculum and instruction with a specialty in reading from Texas A&M University, and is the vice-president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers. She blogs at http://lkharris-kolp.blogspot.com/and http://lkkolp.wordpress.com/.

C. Kubasta lives in Wisconsin with her partner and animals. She teaches literature, writing and gender studies. As her poem suggests, she has issues with both the idea of marriage and its actual existence. Her first poetry collection A Lovely Box was released in May 2013.

Dorothee Lang is a writer, web freelancer and traveller, and the editor of BluePrintReview. She lives in Germany, and always was fascinated by languages, roads and the world, themes that reflect in her own work. For more about her, visit her at life as a journey.

William I. Lengemen III is an Arizona-based writer.

Andrea M. Lockett is a poet, writer, editor, lyricist, yoga teacher, and wine wonk in New York City.  She is an associate editor at The New York Quarterly magazine, and a co-founder/co-director of The New York Late-Starters String Orchestra (NYLSO).  Her first book of poetry will be published in 2013.

Nancy Chen Long works at Indiana University and lives with her woodsman husband and blue-eyed dog in a small cedar cabin in the forested hills of South-Central Indiana. You’ll find her recent and forthcoming work in RHINO, The Louisville Review, Roanoke Review, and Noctua Review. She blogs at nancychenlong.blogspot.com.

Tereasa Maillie is a writer and researcher living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She holds an MA in history, focusing on women and medicine in China. She has published mostly non-fiction and is now spreading her wings into science fiction, alternative history and poetry.

Vanessa Mancini is a freelance writer from Toronto, Ontario. She received her undergrad in creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal. Vanessa is currently living in Rome and working on her first novel.

Nico Mara-McKay is a writer living in Toronto. Her poetry has been published in or is forthcoming in The Red River Review, EdgePiece, Line Zero, Northwind, and Contemporary Verse 2, among others journals. She can be found online at http://nicomaramckay.com.

Sadie McCarney is a Nova Scotian writer whose interests include literary translation, found poetry, and the 19th century French prose poem. Her work is forthcoming in Prairie Fire magazine, and she was the 2010 recipient of the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Artistic Achievement. She lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Janice Townley Moore a native of Atlanta, GA, is associate professor of English and creative writing at Young Harris College in the
mountains of North Georgia.  Her poems have appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review and in numerous anthologies.  Her chapbook, Teaching the Robins, was published by Finishing Line Press.

E. K. Mortenson is the author of the chapbooks, The Fifteenth Station and Dreamer or the Dream, as well as a full-length collection, What Wakes Us. His work also appears in both print and online journals as well as anthologies.  He was the 2008 recipient of the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize, the 2012 Accents Publishing Chapbook Award, and is poetry editor at Kugelmass:  A Journal of Literary Humor.   He writes and teaches in Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife and two children.

Douglas William Garcia Mowbray was born in Baltimore, late 70s. Too young for disco. Too old for New Kids on the Block. Early influences include: the neighbor’s oldest daughter, 2 Live Crew and Rickey Henderson. Traded baseball players for poets, mid-90s. Current influences: Basho, clogged sewer grates, headless Argentineans standing in crosswalks in the rain with closed umbrellas tapping the white paint of the crosswalks. He is the proprietor of twentythreebooks, editor of the Free Poetry For chapbook series (http://freepoetryfor.blogspot.com/), and co-founder of Poetry in Community.

Victoria Neff recently graduated from college in upstate New York, where she learned to tolerate snow. Now she lives south of the Mason-Dixon line, where she’s readjusting to hundred-degree days. In addition to the weather, she also likes biology, baking, and traveling.

Kelly Nelson  teaches interdisciplinary studies at Arizona State University. Her poems have appeared in Paddlefish, Tar River Review, Mixed Fruit and the anthology Cancer Poetry Project 2. She’s been nominated for a Pushcart and was a finalist for this year’s Tucson Festival of Books poetry award. She serves on her city’s Municipal Arts Commission, writes for the website www.carbusters.org and is working on a collection of poems based on her uncle’s prison records.

Leslie B. Neustadt retired from the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Awareness, Cure Magazine, Poetica, r.kv.r.y , Akros Review, Prick of the Spindle, Peer Glass — an Anthology: Writings from Hudson Valley Peer Groups, Mentor’s Bouquet and Uneven Furrows of Our Own Design.  She has read her work as part of the Memoir Project at the Art Center of the Capital District and is active in womenwords, a peer writing group.

Elizabeth O’Brien writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Swink, Pank, Versal, Juked, A capella Zoo, Euphony, Flashquake, The Charles River Review,  The Emerson Review, and other journals. She lives in Somerville, MA, and can be found online at elizabethobrien.net.

Peter O’Doherty is an Irish composer, improviser and poet. He tries to bring to his poetry the spirit of improvisation, and to his music the spirit of poetry.

Lisa Oliver has an MA in creative writing from Keele University which she passed with a distinction in 2012.  She is currently submitting her first novel to literary agents and publishers.  Lisa has had short stories and poems published in a variety of magazines and webzines.  She is a tutor of creative writing in primary schools and with home educated children.  Lisa is also ‘Nurse Verse with the Emergency Poet; the world’s first mobile poetic first aid service, attending literary festivals and events around the UK.

Christine Pacyk is a high school English teacher by day and a writer by night.  She will complete her MFA in poetry at Northwestern University in December 2011.  In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, running, biking, spending time with her husband, and playing with her three crazy dogs.

Joyce Peseroff’s work has recently appeared in Memorious, Ploughshares, White Whale Review and on the Academy of American Poets website.

Garrett Phelan’s poems have appeared in All About, The Hartford Courant, Minimus, Articulate, Arlington Artsletter, English Journal and Potomac Review His work also appeared in the chapbook anthology Poetic Arts (Workhouse Arts Center). He was a contributing author to the book The Right to Literacy in Secondary Schools, ed. by Suzanne Plaut with a forward by Ted Sizer.

Winston Plowes is a poet from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. He is interested in words of all descriptions and experimental thought processes. Poems he has found have been published recently in Monkey Kettle, Ink Sweat and Tears, Streetcake, Turbulence and Verbatim. He likes real ale and bicycles. Find out more on his website www.winstonplowes.co.uk.

Cattie-Bree Price is in the process of finishing her bachelor’s in English at Northwest Missouri State University, where she also currently interns at The Laurel Review. Her poems or stories have appeared in Shoots and Vines, Calliope Nerve, Boston Literary Magazine and Pot Luck Magazine, among others.

Thomas Pyner writes fiction and poetry. He lives in the UK.

Karen Rigby is the author of Chinoiserie (2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Ahsahta Press, 2012.) Her website is www.karenrigby.com

Margo Roby lives and writes poetry in Atlanta, where her husband teaches, so she may continue to do so.

Jennifer Saunders lives in Switzerland with her Swiss husband and their two Swiss-American sons. She writes poems, struggles with Swiss-German, and teaches small children how to play hockey. Her work has appeared previously in Found Poetry Review as well as in BluePrintReview, Ibbetson Street Magazine, Literary Bohemian, Shot Glass Journal, Classified: An Anthology of Prose Poems and elsewhere.

Melissa Sawatsky is currently completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including OCW Magazine, Quills, Sad Magazine, Rhubarb, and emerge 2006. She continues to search for and find poetry in the most unlikely places.

Jeanne Shannon‘s work, including poetry, memoir pieces, and short fiction, has appeared in numerous journals and in three full-length collections.  Recently she has had poems in Tule Review, Descant (Canada), and Solo Novo, among others.  She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kristen Shaw attended Macalester College, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize. She is now a student at the University of Washington.

Shoshauna Shy’s poems have been published on Poetry Daily, in Poetry 180, The Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, Poetry Northwest  and elsewhere.  She has a publishing company called Woodrow Hall Editions which is responsible for the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf and Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Award programs.  Her collection titled What the Postcard Didn’t Say won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association.

Scott Starbuck is a Creative Writing Coordinator at San Diego Mesa College. His new poetry chapbook, Riverwalker, is forthcoming from Mountains and Rivers Press in 2012. You can see his clay art at The Spirit of the Salmon Fund, hear him read two poems at Fogged Clarity, or listen to his 31-minute interview about The Warrior Poems and Other Poems. His newest work is at Scythe and Untitled Country Review.

Jeanine Stevens was raised in Indiana and now divides her time between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, CA. Her collection, Sailing on Milkweed was published in 2012. She has three Pushcart nominations. She has six chapbooks and has published poems in Ekphrasis, Poet Lore, Verse Wisconsin, Poetry Depth Quarterly and South Dakota Review, among others. She has graduate degrees in anthropology and education.

Kara Synhorst is a lifelong Sacramentan who has never lived more than seven miles from her childhood home. She got her B.A., teaching credential, and M.F.A. from CSU Sacramento and now teaches English at Luther Burbank High School. She lives with her husband Reza and daughter Azadeh and two ornery cats.

Rob Taylor lives in Vancouver with his wife, Marta. He is the author of the poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011), and his poems have been published in over forty journals, magazines and anthologies. He is the co-founder and editor of One Ghana, One Voice, Ghana’s first online poetry magazine, and he is one of the coordinators of Vancouver’s Dead Poets Reading Series. He blogs at http://rollofnickels.blogspot.com/.

Guy Torrey was born in Bar Harbor, Maine. He earned his MA in English at King’s College London and is an MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

John J. Trause is the director of the Oradell Public Library in Oradell, NJ. A Pushcart Prize nominee (2009 – 2011),  he is the author of Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round; the chapbook Seriously Serial; Latter-Day Litany; and Eye Candy for Andy. His translations, poetry, and art appear in publications such as Crossings, Maintenant and Offerta Speciale; in the anthologies Hell Strung and Crooked;–gape-seed-; and It’s Animal but Merciful.  He has shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, Karen Finley and Jerome Rothenberg; and the page with Lita Hornick, William Carlos Williams, Woody Allen, Ted Kooser and Pope John Paul II.  He founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, NJ, and is the former host/curator of its reading series.

Monica Wendel is the author of No Apocalypse (forthcoming from Georgetown Review Press) and will be the spring 2013 Kerouac Writer in Residence through the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando, Florida. Her chapbook, Call it a Window, was published by the Midwest Writing Center Press in 2012, and her poems have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Nimrod, Drunken Boat, Forklift, Ohio, and other journals. A graduate of NYU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, she was the recipient of both Goldwater and Starworks teaching fellowships, and has taught writing to children and adults at Goldwater Hospital, St. Mary’s Health Care Center for Kids, NYU, and St. Thomas Aquinas College. She lives in Brooklyn.

Avra Wing is the author of the novel Angie, I Says, which was made into the film Angie. Her collection of poems, Recurring Dream, won the 2011 Pecan Grove Press Poetry Chapbook Competition. She has published poetry in numerous journals, including Hanging Loose and Michigan Quarterly Review. Avra is a workshop leader for the New York Writers Coalition, and has just published her young adult novel, After Isaac.

Annie Wong is a poet and artist situated in Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in Canadian literary journals such as CV2, Kissmachine, and Misunderstandings. She holds a BA in English Literature and is currently pursing a Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture at York University. Her projects often are conceptually diverse and explore various subjects such as the philosophy of technology, the political aesthetics of avant-garde poetics, and the socio-political dynamic between street art and public space.

Andrena Zawinksi’s poetry collection, Something About from Blue Light Press in San Francisco, is a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award recipient. Her Traveling in Reflected Light, from Pig Iron Press in Youngstown, won a Kenneth Patchen Prize in Poetry. She is editor of Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down: An Anthology of Women’s Poetry from Scarlet Tanager Press in Oakland, CA, an anthology that emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area Women’s Poetry Salon she founded and runs. She has been a poet-in-residence for many schools, arts and community organizations, and conferences. Zawinski is also a creative writing instructor and the features editor for PoetryMagazine.com.