Issue Seven Contributors

LISA ALLEN’s work has appeared in Bacopa Literary Review (2018, 2019), Midway Journal (2019), Lily Poetry Review (2019), 3Elements Review (2019), and December Magazine (2020) and the anthologies Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (2015), Feckless Cunt (2018), and Dine (2020). She holds MFAs in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry, both from The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, where she was a Michael Steinberg Fellow. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2019, 2020) and is a co-founder, with Rebecca Connors, of the virtual creative space The Notebooks Collective, as well as a founding co-editor of the anthology series Maximum Tilt.

TOMMY ARCHULETA is a behavioral health therapist and a substance abuse counselor for the New Mexico Corrections Department. Most recently his poems have appeared in the New England Review, Guesthouse, and the Poem-a-Day series sponsored by The Academy of American Poets. Forthcoming publications of his poems include The Laurel Review and House Mountain Review, respectively. A born native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, today he lives and writes on the Cochiti Reservation.

CYNTHIA ATKINS is the author of Psyche’s Weathers, In the Event of Full Disclosure (CW Books), Still-Life with God (Saint Julian Press 2020). Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, BOMB, Cleaver Magazine, Diode, Florida Review, Green Mountains Review, Rust + Moth, North American Review, Seneca Review, Thrush, Tinderbox, and Verse Daily. She was formerly the assistant director for the Poetry Society of America, and has taught English and Creative Writing, most recently at Blue Ridge Community College. Atkins lives on the Maury River of Rockbridge County, Virginia, with artist Phillip Welch and their family. More work and info at:

JENNIFER BADOT is the author of A Violet, A Jennifer just out from Lily Poetry Review Books and also a chapbook. Poem for the Fire and other Kindling. Her poems and prose have appeared in Studia Mystica, the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement, Lily Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Massachusetts with her human, animal and plant family.

SOPHIA BANNISTER works at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Her work is featured and forthcoming in Prometheus Dreaming, Drunk Monkeys, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Poetry Online and Crack the Spine.

GRACE BAUER has published six collections of poems—most recently, Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems (University of Nebraska/Backwaters Press, 2021). Other recent collections include MEAN/TIME and a 20th anniversary re-issue of The Women at the Well. She also co-edited the anthology Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

GUILHERME BERGAMINI is a Brazilian reporter and photographic and visual artist who graduated with a degree in journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. The works of the artist dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini participated in collective exhibitions in 50 countries.

SHEILA BLACK is the author most recently of a chapbook All the Sleep in the World (Alabrava Press, 2021) Her fifth collection, Radium Dream, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She works for AWP and lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is a co-founder of Zoeglossia, a new non-profit to build community for poets with disabilities.

CALLIE S. BLACKSTONE writes both poetry and prose. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Plainsongs, Prime 53, and others. She is a lifelong New Englander. She is lucky enough to wake up to the smell of saltwater and the call of seagulls every day. You can find her online home at

LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, Small Gods of Grief, A New Hunger, an ALA Notable Book, and These Many Rooms. She is the winner of the 2001 Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Her poetry was featured on Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and in Orion, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. The editor of four anthologies and a Pushcart Prize recipient, she has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and UCSB. Currently, she teaches at the Solstice Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College in Boston.

MARY BUCHINGER is the author of e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (2018), Aerialist (2015), and /Klaʊdz/ (forthcoming). Her work has appeared in AGNI, Salamander, Boston Globe, Massachusetts Review, On the Seawall, Plume, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is president of the New England Poetry Club and professor at MCPHS University in Boston. Her website is:

LAUREN CAMP is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in WitnessPoet Lore, Kenyon Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and New England Review. Honors include the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. Her poems have been translated into Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, and Arabic.

ROGER CAMP is the author of three photography books, including the award-winning Butterflies in Flight (Thames & Hudson, 2002) and Heat, (Charta, Milano, 2008). His work has appeared on the covers of numerous journals including The New England Review and Southwest Review, and inside The New York Quarterly, and Chicago Review. His photographs are represented by the Robin Rice Gallery, NYC. More of his images may be seen on

SHARI CAPLAN (she/her) is the siren behind ‘Advice from a Siren’ (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have swum into Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Angime, Drunk Monkeys, and elsewhere. Shari’s work has earned her a scholarship to The Home School, a fellowship to The Vermont Studio Center, nominations for a Bettering American Poetry Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She proudly serves as Madam Betty BOOM for The Poetry Brothel. Keep up with her at

PATRICE BOYER CLAEYS is a Chicago poet with three published collections: Lovely Daughter of the Shattering (2019), The Machinery of Grace (2020), and Honey from the Sun (with Gail Goepfert, 2020). This Hard Business of Living (also with Goepfert) is due from Seven Kitchens Press in 2021. Her work is forthcoming in Night Heron Barks and Adirondack Review. She was nominated for both Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. Find her at

JOANNE M. CLARKSON’s fifth poetry collection, The Fates won the Bright Hill Press annual contest and was published in 2017. Her poems have been published in journals such as Nimrod, American Journal of Nursing, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, and Western Humanities Review. Clarkson has received an Artist Trust Grant and an NEH grant to teach poetry in rural libraries. A registered nurse by profession, she has specialized in home health and Hospice work. See more at

REBECCA CONNORS is the author of the chapbook, Split Map (Minerva Rising Press, 2019). Her poems can be found in DIALOGIST, Glass Poetry Journal, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. She has her MFA from Solstice at Pine Manor College and is the co-founder of the virtual literary space, The Notebooks Collective. She has too many plants and a weakness for regency romances, horror stories, and medieval art. She lives in Boston with her family and two cats. Follow her on Twitter @aprilist or visit her site at

WILL CORDEIRO has work published or forthcoming in AGNIBennington ReviewThe Cincinnati ReviewCopper NickelThe Threepenny ReviewTHRUSH, and elsewhere. Will won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award for Trap Street. Will is also coauthor of Experimental Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. Will coedits Eggtooth Editions and teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.

EDWARD DEWAR’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Event, PRISM international, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Nashwaak Review, The New Quarterly, Vallum and Southern Poetry Review.

DAVID DONNA’s poems have appeared in Radar PoetryThe ShoreThe RuptureIbbetson Street, and elsewhere. Donna lives in Somerville, MA, where they write code and poetry by turns. Their publications are listed at

KELLY DUMAR is a Boston based poet and playwright who leads creative writing workshops in person and online. She has published three poetry chapbooks, and her poems are published in Bellevue Literary ReviewTupelo QuarterlyThrushGlassworks, and more. Kelly produces the monthly Open Mic for the Journal of Expressive Writing. Her daily blog, #NewThisDay, features nature photos from her daily walks on the Charles River with reflections on the writing life. Her website it

KATHERINE FALLON is the author of DEMOTED PLANET (Headmistress Press, 2021) and The Toothmakers’ Daughters (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She is a poetry editor at MAYDAY and reads for [PANK]. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, Juked, Meridian, Foundry, and Best New Poets among others. She has been nominated several times for both The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She shares domestic space with two cats and her favorite human, who helps her zip her dresses.

ROBERT FILLMAN is the author of the chapbook November Weather Spell (Main Street Rag, 2019). His poetry has appeared in such journals as The Hollins Critic, Poetry EastSalamanderSpoon River Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. His criticism has appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment and The College Language Association Journal. Fillman earned his Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University. He currently teaches at Kutztown University.

MARC FRAZIER has published poetry for decades in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, The Gay and Lesbian Review, Slant, Permafrost, and Poet Lore. He has also published memoir, fiction, and essays. His three poetry collections—The Way Here, Each Thing Touches, and Willingly—are available online. Frazier, the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council award for poetry, has been nominated for a Pushcart prize and a Best of the Net. He is a Chicago-area, LGBTQ author. See Marc Frazier Author page on Facebook, @marcfrazier45 on Twitter.

ROBBIE GAMBLE’s poems have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Pacifica Literary Review, Poet Lore, Spillway, and Rust + Moth. He was the winner of the 2017 Carve Poetry prize, and his debut chapbook, A Can of Pinto Beans, is forthcoming from Lily Poetry Review Books. Robbie worked for many years as a nurse practitioner caring for homeless people, and now divides his time between Boston and Vermont.

ALBERT GARCIA is the author of three books of poems, Rainshadow (Copper Beech Press), Skunk Talk (Bear Star Press), and A Meal Like That (Brick Road Poetry Press) as well as a textbook called Digging In: Literature for Developing Writers (Prentice Hall).  His poems have appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Southern Poetry Review, and North American Review.  A former English professor, Albert now works as the vice president of instruction at Sacramento City College.

CLAUDIA GARY is a poet, composer, editor, and freelance writer who lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Her first collection, Humor Me, was published in 2006 by David Robert Books. Her latest chapbook is Genetic Revisionism (2019); earlier ones include Epicurigrams, Let’s Get Out of Here, and Bikini Buyer’s Remorse. Gary has chaired panels on Poetry and Music, Poetry and Science, The Sonnet in 2016, and other topics at the West Chester University Poetry Conference, Frost Farm Poetry Conference, and elsewhere. She is widely published in literary journals.

GERBERG GARMANN, a native of Germany, is a professor of German and French at the University of Indianapolis. Her scholarly publications appear in both German and French in international journals. Her artwork and poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies around the world.

RAFAEL GONZALEZ was a member of the multidisciplinary group Equipo Estético Étika Makinal (or 3EM), and Spanish experimental noise band I.Q.C.M. Over the years he has created many solo and collaborative audio works and Mail Art projects. In recent years he turned his attention more to rubber stamp art, asemic poetry and video. His most recent exhibitions include C O N C R E T A MOSTRAPOESIA (Italy) and Scrivere Disegnando, When Language Seeks Its Other, 2020, Center d’Art Contemporain Genève (Switzerland). He lives in La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain).

LILY GREENBERG is a poet from Nashville, Tennessee living in Portland, Maine. Her work has appeared in Kissing Dynamite Poetry, About Place Journal, and Third Coast Magazine, among others, and her debut collection of poems In the Shape of a Woman is forthcoming from Broadstone Books in 2022. She is a 2021 Breadloaf Scholar and the 2021recipient of the Dick Shea Memorial Award for Poetry. Lily earned her MFA at the University of New Hampshire. Find more of her work at and on Twitter: @lily_greenberg.

ELIZABETH HANSON is a visual artist with an MFA from Queens College. She is a Pushcart nominee whose work is published in the Bagel Bards Anthologies, and the author of a self -published chapbook After Hours. Hanson was named Poet Laureate by the North River Art Society Festival 2018-2020. She edited Found Muses, www

GREY HELD is a recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing and the winner of the 2019 Future Cycle Poetry Book Prize. Three books of his poetry have been published: Two-Star General (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2012), Spilled Milk (WordPress, 2013), and WORKaDAY (FutureCycle Press, 2019). He offers a weekly online poetry workshop (The Poetry Round Table) for professional poets. He is also a literary activist, who through civic involvement connects contemporary poets with wider audiences.

RUTH HOLZER is the author of six chapbooks, most recently, Home and Away (Dancing Girl Press, 2021) and A Face in the Crowd (Kelsay Books, 2019). Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Faultline, Slant, Southern Poetry Review, Journal of New Jersey PoetsThe South Carolina Review, Blue Unicorn, and other journals and anthologies. A multiple Pushcart nominee, among her awards are the Edgar Allan Poe Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia and the Tanka Splendor Award.

MARY ANN HONAKER is the author of Becoming Persephone (Third Lung Press, 2019) and the chapbooks It Will Happen Like This (YesNo Press, 2015) and Gwen and the Big Nothing (The Orchard Street Press, 2020.) Mary holds an MFA from Lesley University. She lives in Beaver, West Virginia.

GEOF HUTH is a poet, visual poet, and artist who practices in New York City.

CHRISTEN NOEL KAUFFMAN is the author of the lyric essay chapbook Notes to a Mother God (2021) which was a winner of the Paper Nautilus Debut Chapbook Series. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays (University of Nebraska Press), Nimrod International Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, Willow Springs, DIAGRAM, Booth, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, and The Normal School, among others.

MEGHAN KEMP-GEE lives somewhere between Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Fredericton NB. She writes poetry, comics, and scripts of all kinds. She won the Poetry Society of America 2014 Lyric Poetry Award. Her writing has appeared in Copper Nickel, Helen: A Literary Magazine, Rising Phoenix Review, Switchback, Tincture, Stone of Madness, Altadena Poetry Review, Anomaly, Autostraddle, and Skyd Magazine. She also teaches written inquiry & composition and plays ultimate frisbee. You can find her on Twitter @MadMollGreen.

KARRI KOKKO is a poet living and working in Helsinki, Finland.

DEBORAH LEIPZIGER is a poet, author, and advisor on sustainability. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press (2013). Two of her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of several books on sustainability and human rights, some of which have been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. Her poems have been published in the UK, US, Israel, and the Netherlands, in such magazines and journals as Salamander, Lily Poetry Review, POESY, Wilderness House Review, and Amethyst Review. She is the co-founder of Soul-Lit, an on-line poetry magazine.

BRANDON LEWIS was born in Seattle, Washington, and lives with his wife and children just north of Centralia, where he teaches high school English. In 2018 he received his MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. His poems have appeared in Superstition Review, Nashville Review, Naugatuck River Review, The Tusculum Review, and Portland Review, among others.

MARSHA LEWIS lives outside Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in South Florida, and after college, spent several years traveling the states as a seasonal farmworker, until she landed in Pennsylvania, where she stayed. She grows vegetables for a community center in the city and assists people with disabilities in finding creative ways to thrive. She loves playing with words and rearranging them. Her poems have appeared in Panoply, Apricity, Red Weather and Gyroscope.

MARGARET MACINNIS lives and writes in Iowa City. Her recent work appears in Brevity, Diagram, Fifty-Word Stories, Ghost Parachute, The Rye Whiskey Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, and Tiny Molecules. Other work appears in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast Review, Mid-American Review, River Teeth, Tampa Review and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for three Pushcart prizes and received notable distinction in Best American Essays and Best American Non-Required Reading. Since 2010, MacInnis has worked as assistant to Marilynne Robinson.

MICHAEL MARK is a long-distance walker and hospice volunteer. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, Grist, Michigan Quarterly Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, The Southern Review, The New York Times, The SUN, Waxwing, and American Life in Poetry. He’s the author of two books of stories, Toba (Atheneum) and At the Hands of a Thief (Atheneum).

CATHY MCARTHUR (aka, Cathy Palermo) has published poetry in Lily Poetry Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Cordella, Juked, The Rumpus, The Mom Egg Review, Blueline, Barrow Street, Gargoyle, Lumina, Jacket, and The Valparaiso Poetry Review, among others. She has taught creative writing and literature at The City College of New York, LaGuardia Community College, The Lighthouse Guild, and at The MOMA PS 1 Museum. She lives with her husband in Queens, NY

CHRISTIAN MCCULLOCH is a prolific British writer with a background in fine arts. He’s been an international teacher in the British West Indies, Singapore (Principal), Japan, Hong Kong, and ten years in special needs in the UK. He now writes full time. He has written 10 novels, 12 novellas and many short stories. His artwork can be viewed at

RHONDA MCDONNELL is a graduate of the Solstice MFA Program. She writes fiction and poetry and is a professor of composition and literature. She is a lover of dogs and people (often in that order).

MICHAEL MCINNIS lives in Boston and spent six years in the Navy chasing white whales. He founded The Primal Plunge, Boston’s original bookstore dedicated to ‘zines and underground culture. He has published poetry and short fiction in numerous little magazines and small presses.

ELIZABETH MERCURIO is the author of the chapbook Doll. She is an Assistant Editor at Lily Poetry Review and earned her MFA in poetry from the Solstice Low-Residency Program. Her poems have appeared in Third Point Press, Philadelphia Stories, The Literary Nest, Ample Remains, The Wild Word, Thimble Magazine, and elsewhere. She was recently named a finalist in the Cordella Press Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize.

MICHAEL MERCURIO’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in THRUSH, Palette Poetry, The Inflectionist Review, Bear Review, Sugar House Review, Cider Press Review, and elsewhere. A resident of western Massachusetts, he serves on the steering committee for the Tell It Slant Poetry Festival, held every September at Emily Dickinson’s house. Michael also curates What the Universe Is: A Reading Series. Find out more at

DAVID MILLER’s collection, Bend in the Stair, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in 2021. Sprawled Asleep was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2019. His poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, The Poetry Porch, Muddy River Poetry ReviewBoston Literary MagazineConstellations, The American Journal of Poetry, Lily Poetry Review, Nixes Mate Review, Redheaded Stepchild, and I-70 Review. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.

TERRY JUDE MILLER is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from Houston, Texas. The recipient of a plethora of poetry awards including the 2018 Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize, the Georgia Poetry Society 2018 Langston Hughes Award, a Juried Poet for the 2011 & 2012 Houston Poetry Festivals, and winner of the Global Peace Poem competition of the 2012 Tyler Peace Festival. His work has been published in the Southern Poetry Anthology and in scores of other publications. Miller has published four books of poetry, the latest, The Drawn Cat’s Dream, won the Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize. He is the creator of the Texas Poets Podcast.

DANIEL EDWARD MOORE lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems are forthcoming in Chiron Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Bitter Oleander, Plainsongs Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, Drunk Monkeys Magazine, Nixes Mate Review, and Eastern Iowa Review. He is the author of Boys (Duck Lake Books) and Waxing the Dents (Brick Road Poetry Press).

TZYNYA PINCHBACK is a disabled writer and author of the chapbook, How to Make Pink Confetti (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). She is an alumna of Hurston/Wright Foundation’s Writers Week. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and recently has appeared in American Poetry Journal, the Aurorean, Mom Egg Review, Poets in Pajamas Reading Series, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. Her work-in-progress, Praise Song for the Shut-in, seeks to interrogate the impact of intergenerational trauma on the black woman body. Finalist for the 2020 Plymouth, MA inaugural poet laureate post, Tzynya hosts Behind the Moleskine video series, and blogs at

TALIA PINZARI lives in Austin, Texas. She grew up in Massachusetts and studied writing at Providence College. As founder of Pinzari PR, her storytelling inspires the lines of national news media outlets. Her poetry, most recently published in Ibbetson Street, plays with narrative experience, sensuality, and the cinema of the mind’s eye. She is embarking on her first poetry collection.

MARJORIE POWER’s newest poetry collection is Sufficient Emptiness, (Deerbrook Editions, 2021). Journals which have taken her work recently include Southern Poetry Review, Commonweal and Barrow Street. She lives in Rochester, N.Y. near her grandchildren after many years in various western states. She can be found at

MARTHA SILANO has authored five poetry collections, including Gravity Assist (2019), Reckless Lovely (2014), and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (2011), all from Saturnalia Books. She is co-author of The Daily Poet: Day-by-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice (Two Sylvias Press 2013). Her poems have recently appeared in Copper Nickel, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Martha teaches at Bellevue College and Seattle’s Richard Hugo House.

MARK SIMPSON lives on Whidbey Island, Washington. He farms 12 acres of forest, fruit, and vegetables and has a Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he studied rhetoric and writing. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sleet (Pushcart Prize nominee), Broad River Review (Rash Award Finalist), Columbia Journal (Online), Third WednesdayClackamas Literary Review, and Cold Mountain Review. He is the author of the chapbook Fat Chance (Finishing Line Press).

MERNA DYER SKINNER is a communications consultant and descendant of Quaker martyr Mary Barrett Dyer. Current and forthcoming poems appear in The Baltimore Review, Quartet, The Ekphrastic Review, Sulphur Surrealist Jungle (Featured Poet), among others, and three anthologies. Her chapbook, A Brief History of Two Aprons, was published by Finishing Line Press (2016). Merna holds an MA in Communication Studies from Emerson College. She’s lived in six U.S. states and now calls Portland, OR home.

KELLY FIG SMITH is thrilled to be publishing her first poems with the Lily Poetry Review. Her essays can be found in publications such as Creative Nonfiction Magazine Issue #55, in which she received the Best Essay Prize, as well as The Cincinnati Review, The Rumpus, and Hippocampus Magazine, among others.

MEGHAN STERLING’s work has been nominated for 3 Pushcart Prizes in 2021 and has been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, Colorado Review, SWIMM, Rust & Moth, and many other journals. She is Associate Poetry Editor of The Maine Review, and winner of Sweet Literary‘s 2021 poetry contest, Equinox’s 2021 poetry contest, and West Trestle Review’s 2021 poetry contest. Her collection These Few Seeds is out now from Terrapin Books. Read her work at

KAREM TAYYAR’s most recent book is Let Us Now Praise Ordinary Things (Arroyo Seco), and he is a recipient of a 2019 Wurlitzer Poetry Fellowship. His novel, The Prince of Orange County (Pelekinesis), received the 2020 Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult fiction.

GILMORE TAMNEY is an artist, writer, and musician. Her book of poems, HAIKU4U, came out in 2019. Her artwork has appeared in literary magazines and gallery shows. She’s played in numerous bands, including The Yips, Mike Rep and the Quotas, Chanel No. 5, Weather Weapon, as well as being mysteriously involved in The Mystery. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She’s also a Justice of the Peace and Notary Public.

PETER URKOWITZ lives in Salem, Massachusetts where he works in a college library. He was drawn into the local poetry scene after the death of a poet friend when the community came together to remember and reflect. He stayed as a spectator and was soon led into writing his own work. He has been gratified by the warm and supportive response. He has published poems in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review and in Oddball Magazine. He is the author of Fake Zodiac Signs: An Astro-Illogical Guidebook.

DONNA VORREYER is the author of To Everything There Is (2020), Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (2016) and A House of Many Windows (2013), all from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in Rhino, Tinderbox Poetry, Poet Lore, Sugar House Review, Waxwing, and other journals, and she serves as an associate editor for Rhino Poetry.

CHRYSS YOST is the author of one full-length collection of poetry (Mouth & Fruit, 2014) and two chapbooks. Her poems have been widely published in journals including Prairie SchoonerSaltThe Hudson Review, and The Night Heron Barks. She has edited numerous anthologies and is the co-editor of Gunpowder Press, an independent poetry press based in Santa Barbara where she served as Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015.