Scott Beal is the author of Wait Til You Have Real Problems (Dzanc, 2014). His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Chattahoochee Review, The Collagist, FreezeRay, Dunes Review, Your Impossible Voice, San Pedro River Review, and other journals. He lives, teaches, and co-hosts a monthly reading series called Skazat! in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Jay Carson, a seventh-generation Pittsburgher, taught creative writing, literature, and rhetoric at Robert Morris University. Jay was also a faculty advisor to the student literary journal, Rune. He has published more than 80 poems in national literary and professional journals, magazines, and anthologies. Jay published a chapbook, Irish Coffee, with Coal Hill Review in the summer 2012 and a longer book of his poems, The Cinnamon of Desire, with Main Street Rag in the fall 2012. He considers work Appalachian, Irish, accessible, the problem-solving spiritual survival of a raging youthand just what you might need.
Nadine Darlings short fiction has appeared in Night Train, Edifice Wrecked, Eyeshot, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Per Contra. She lives in Boston with her family.
Jim Davis is a student of Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University and has previously studied at Northwestern University and Knox College. He reads for TriQuarterly and his work has appeared in Seneca Review, Portland Review, Midwest Quarterly, and California Journal of Poetics, among others; he has won many contests, including the Line Zero Poetry Prize. In addition to writing and painting, Jim is an international semiprofessional American football player. He is @JimDavisArt on Twitter.
William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and teaches at Keene State College. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowells Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.
Lou Gaglia is the author of Poor Advice and Other Stories (Spring to Mountain Press, 2015). His fiction has appeared in Menda City Review, Eclectica, Waccamaw, FRiGG, Main Street Rag, and elsewhere. He is a long-time teacher and Tai Chi Chuan practitionerfirst in New York City and now in upstate New York. Visit him at lougaglia.com.
Lydia Copeland Gywns stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Florida Review, Appalachian Heritage, Elm Leaves Journal, Glimmer Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, and others. She lives with her husband and two children in East Tennessee where she teaches English and works in a public library.
Tiff Hollands poetry and prose have recently appeared in Memoir, Elm Leaves Journal, and New World Writing. Her novella-in-flash was published in My very End of the Universe. Tiff lives in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and teaches at Windward Community College.
Jessie Janesheks full-length book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). Her chapbook Rah-Rah Nostalgia is forthcoming from dancing girl press. An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). You can read more of her poetry at jessiejaneshek.net.
Charles Leggett is a professional actor based in Seattle, Washington. Recent/forthcoming publications include Graze Magazine, Latchkey Tales, Form Quarterly, Page and Spine, and DoveTales Literary Magazine. Others include Firewords and Magma Poetry (United Kingdom), Southword Journal (Munster Literature Centre, Cork City, Ireland), Punchnels, The Lyric and Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry; his long poem Premature Tombeau for John Ashbery is an e-chapbook in the Barnwood Press Great Find series.
P.H. Madore is considered a disabled veteran of the Iraq War. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and two sons and is the sole proprietor of Spa City Web Services. He has a keen interest in Bitcoin, regularly writes for CCN.la and Hacked.com, and can be reached
at P.H. Madore.
Melissa Newman-Evans was a member of the 2012 and 2014 Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge slam teams, and a member of the National Poetry Slam Finalist 2015 Denver Mercury Poetry Slam team. She co-coached the Emerson College slam team with her partner, Kevin Spak, from 2012 through 2014. Her work has been published in Muzzle, Radius, [PANK], decomP, Freeze Ray, and Drunk in a Midnight Choir. She likes her lipstick red. Read more of her poetry at melissanewmanevans.com/poetry.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled Magic, Illusion and Other Realities please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.
Elizabeth Pettie is a recovering lawyer who is transitioning to a life of fiction writing and motherhood. She has traded drafting legal briefs for answering her toddlers infinite whys. She recently co-founded WordTango, a website for writers by writers. Her first publication appeared in Bartleby Snopes in September.
Gail Siegels work has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, from Agni, Ascent, and Elm Leaves to Matter Press, Night Train, and Post Road. She has an M.F.A. from Bennington College and lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Dania Tomlinson is a new mom and recent M.F.A. graduate of the University of British Columbia. She lives in the Okanagan with her husband and daughter in a rented house with an overgrown garden and a dividing wall made of books. When she isnt working, chasing after her toddler, or picking cheese and other unknowns out of the carpet, Dania writes fiction in the precious hours after dark.
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