Eileen Cleary is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lily Poetry Review and Lily Poetry Review Books. She holds MFA’s in poetry from Solstice and Lesley University. She published recent work in The Sugar House Review, JAMA, West Texas Literary Review Solstice: A Magazine for Diverse Voices, and The American Journal of Poetry, among others. Her full-length poetry collections include Child Ward of the Commonwealth, (Main Street Rag, 2019) and 2 A. M. with Keats (Nixes Mate, 2020.)
Christine Jones is author of Girl Without a Shirt (Finishing Line Press, 2020), founder/editor-in-chief of Poems2go, an international public poetry project, and an associate editor of Lily Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and online, including 32 poems, Sugar House Review, Blue Mountain Review, Ruminate, Mom Egg Review, cagibi, Literary Mama, Salamander, also broadcasted on WOMR’s Poet’s Corner, and WCAI”s Poetry Sunday You may see more at cjonespoems.com.
Contributing Poetry Editors
Suzanne Mercury is a poet and visual artist whose work lies in the interstices of imagination and exploration of the natural and metaphysical world. Her publications include Hand to Earth (2019, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs) and sassafracas (Xerolage 69), a collection of photographs of her visual and haptic poetry (2018, Xexoxial Editions). She has published her work in a variety of places including: SpoKe, Truck, Summer Stock, Bombay Gin, Sonora Review, Arts & Letters, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, as well as in anthologies Let the Bucket Down and The Wisdoms of the Universes in a Single String of Letters, and has exhibited her visual work and given readings and performances in a wide variety of venues. She lives in Boston where she co-curates the yearly Boston Poetry Marathon, creates sustainable gardens, keeps honeybees, and does what she can to help save the planet.
Lisa J. Sullivan is a Plymouth, MA resident who holds an MFA in Poetry from the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College, where she was a Kurt Brown Memorial Fellow. Her work has appeared in Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Comstock Review, Puckerbrush Review, and elsewhere. Her ekphrastic piece “To the Bog of Allen” was selected as the USA Winner of the 2013 Ireland Poetry Project contest in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets. Lisa is an Associate Poetry Editor for Lily Poetry Review Books and a Poetry and Art Editor for Pink Panther Magazine. She teaches poetry workshops at the Plymouth Center for the Arts as well as private poetry lessons and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flash Fiction Editors
Mark Jednaszewski grew up in Tampa and studied marine engineering at Kings Point. He splits his time between Philadelphia and at sea, as the chief engineer on a deep ocean car carrier. He received his MFA from the Solstice Program of Pine Manor College, where he was the 2018 Dennis Lehane Fiction Fellow. His fiction has been nominated for Best of the Net, appearing in Mineral Lit, Gravel, and elsewhere. His fiction chapbook Scales of the Ouroboros will be published by the Cupboard Pamphlet in May 2021. Connect with him on Twitter: @ninjaneerski.
Sarah Walker is a writer living in Lowell, Massachusetts, originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was the 2017 Dennis Lehane Fiction Fellow at the Solstice MFA Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College. Her work has appeared in American University: Folio, Burrow Press Review, Cleaver, Colorado Review, Fanzine, and New Limestone Review. She is an educator at The Walden Woods Project, an education and conservation non-profit in Massachusetts.
Martha McCollough lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Pangyrus, Tammy, Crab Creek Review, and Salamander, among others. Her chapbook, Grandmother Mountain, was published by Blue Lyra Press in October 2019.
Rebecca Connors’ poems can be found in Glass, Rogue Agent, Dialogist, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. Her chapbook, Split Map (Minerva Rising Press) was published in 2019. She lives with her family in Boston, where she is currently an MFA candidate at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College. She uses her digital web skills for local nonprofits and progressive women candidates. Follow her on Twitter @aprilist or visit her site at aprilist.com.
Kay Bell is the author of the poetry chapbook, Cry Sweat Bleed Write, published by Lily Poetry Review Books (2020). She received her MFA from The City College of New York where she was the 2015 recipient of the Esther Unger Poetry Prize, and the 2018 co-recipient of the David Dortort Prize in Creative Writing for Non-Fiction. Kay’s poetry has appeared in numerous venues, including the book, Brown Molasses Sunday: An Anthology of Black Women Writers, The Ekphrastic Review, The Write Launch, and, Pithead Chapel. She lives in the South Bronx and considers herself a bibliophile. Her work can be found here: www.iamkaybell.com
Julie Cyr has been published by Slipstream, Blood and Thunder Journal, Broad River Review, and Lost Horse Press in the Nasty Women Poets Anthology, among others. She was awarded 2014 Best of Poetry by Blood and Thunder Journal, a finalist in the 2016 Rash Awards for Poetry, awarded a scholarship from Murphy Writing of Stockton University in 2018, and nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize. Julie holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons.
Konner Jebb is a transgender poet, writer, and activist. He received his MFA from the Solstice Program of Pine Manor College, where he was awarded the Kurt Brown Fellowship for Diverse Voices. His work has appeared in the Lily Poetry Review, Poems2Go, Strange Horizons, and in the upcoming Trans Bodies Trans Selves Second Edition. He is overjoyed to be a part of the Lily community and looks forward to reading submissions.
Elizabeth Mercurio earned an MFA in poetry from The Solstice Low-Residency Program of Pine Manor College. Her work has appeared in, Third Point Press, Philadelphia Stories, The Skinny Poetry Journal, The Literary Nest, Fledgling Rag, and the Lily Poetry Review. She was nominated for a Best of the Net nomination and was the 2016 recipient of The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry. Her chapbook, Doll, is currently available from Lily Poetry Review Books.
Chell Navarro is a poet, visual artist, Zine maker and waitress. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her recent publications include Tiny Seed Journal, Typishly, Bear Review, Lily Poetry Review, and Sprung Formal. She has published two chapbooks, Don’t Shoot The Augury and The Fetish of Maude Tatum, with Savage Torpor Poetry Press and her chapbook Sister Of The Heath, with Lily Poetry Review Books (2020). She lives in Kansas City, MO.
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 tzynyapinchback.com.
Renuka Raghavan is the author of two poetry collections, most recently, The Face I Desire (2019). Her poems and short fiction have been published in literary journals across the United States, with most recent work featured in Mom Egg Review and Gravel Literary Magazine. Renuka serves as the fiction book reviewer at Červená Barva Press, and is a poetry reader for Indolent Books and the Lily Poetry Review. She is also a co-founder of the Poetry Sisters Collective.
Anastasia Vassos lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in various journals, including Thrush Poetry Journal, Gravel Mag, RHINO, Haibun Today, Literary Bohemian and Comstock Review. She was a BreadLoaf Contributor in Poetry. Her poem “End of Life Directive” was awarded honorable mention by Marge Piercy in the 2020 Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest. Anastasia is fluent in three languages, and is a long-distance cyclist.
Stacey Walker is a lecturer at University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, an M.A. from Southeast Missouri State University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is a winner of the 2016 Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets, the winner of the 2019 Lily Poetry Review Prize, and her work had been published in Proud to Be, Chaleur, Junto, Typishly, portside.org, Big Muddy, and All the Art St. Louis. She currently lives in St. Louis with her son and husband.
Art Zilleruelo is the author of Weird Vocation (Kattywompus Press, 2015), The Last Map (Unsolicited Press, 2017), and Toothsome (Spartan Press, 2020). He is Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Penn State Schuylkill, where he teaches courses on grammar and syntax, rhetoric and composition, and cultural visions of apocalypse. He also serves as associate coordinator of Penn State Schuylkill’s Honors Program.
Frances Donovan’s chapbook Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore (Reaching Press, 2018) was named a finalist in the 31st Lambda Literary Awards. Publication credits include The Rumpus, Snapdragon, and SWWIM. She holds an MFA in poetry from Lesley University, is a certified Poet Educator with Mass Poetry, and has appeared as a featured reader at numerous venues. She once drove a bulldozer in an LGBTQ+ Pride parade while wearing a bustier. You can find her climbing hills in Boston and online at www.gardenofwords.com. Twitter: @okelle.