Contributors​

Elizabeth Bolton is a PhD student at the University of Toronto where she studies writing and the brain. In addition to poetry she writes fiction and narrative nonfiction. Her poetry has appeared in the experimental section of NoD Magazine and the Miracle Monocle, and her fiction is set to appear in a forthcoming anthology of experimental fiction published by New Urge.

 

William C. Crawford is a writer & photographer in North Carolina. Crawford developed the Forensic Foraging technique of photography with his colleague, Sydney lensman, Jim Provencher.

 

Gareth Culshaw is an aspiring writer who hopes one day to achieve something special with the pen. He loves Snowdonia, books, dogs, walking, and nature.

 

With more than 100 stories in print and online literary journals, Robert Earle is one of the more widely published contemporary short fiction writers in America. Vine Leaves Press published his story collection, She Receives the Night, in May, 2017.  He also has published three novels and two books of nonfiction. He lives in North Carolina after a diplomatic career that took him to Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Paul Evans is a 53-year-old furniture designer, living in Antrim County, Michigan, with his wife and twin daughters. 

 

Sheri Gabbert is a substitute teacher living in the Missouri Ozarks with her miniature schnauzer, Rilke. Her work has appeared in Moon City Review (2011/2017), new graffiti, The Quotable, Rat's Ass Review (Love & Ensuing Madness; Such an Ugly Time, issue and anthology), Communicator's League, Drunk Monkeys, Serving House Journal, 417Magazine, Street Buzz, and The Lawrence County Record.

Caitlin Gauthier is a library clerk and spends her days reading, writing, and dreaming about far off places.

A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases, The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2600 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. 

Richard Jones is the author of seven books of poems from Copper Canyon Press, as well as an additional seven books in fine-print editions. His selected poems, The Blessing (Copper Canyon Press), received the Midland Authors Award for Poetry in 2000. He is editor of the literary journal Poetry East and the free, worldwide poetry app, “The Poet’s Almanac.” His poems have been anthologized in Billy Collins’ “Poetry 180,” Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems, and Gregory Wolfe’s Bearing the Mystery. A new book, Stranger on Earth, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2018. For more info see www.RichardJonesPoetry.com

 

Toti O’Brien’s work has most recently appeared in Masque & Spectacle, Feminine Inquiry, Indiana Voices, and Italian Americana.

 

Jennifer Page is a poet by calling, a writer and editor by trade, and by life a wanderer. She graduated from the University of California with an honors degree in literature and now pays her bills as a freelance business writer. She currently lives on the top of a mountain in Tijeras, New Mexico, and practices teaching poetry workshops to the local ravens. Her work has previously appeared in the anthology Pay Attention: A River of Stones.

 

Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.

 

dan raphael has been active in the Northwest as poet, performer, editor and reading host. Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid, his 19th book, came out last June from Last Word Press. Current poems appear in Caliban, Phantom Drift, Across the Margins, Otoliths and Unlikely Stories.

Eleanor Rector is a forensic psychology student in Chicago. She is still getting used to having seasons.

Brett Riley is the Pushcart-nominated author of The Subtle Dance of Impulse and Light (Ink Brush Press) and the feature-length screenplay Candy’s First Kiss, which won or placed in five contests. My short fiction has appeared in journals such as Solstice, Folio, The Wisconsin Review, Red Rock Review, The Evansville Review, and many others. My nonfiction has appeared in Role Reboot.

Michael Salcman is a physician and teacher of art history. He was chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, New Letters, Ontario Review, and Rhino. He is the editor of Poetry in Medicine, an anthology of classic and contemporary poems on doctors, patients, illness and healing (Persea Books, 2015), and the author of four chapbooks and three collections: The Clock Made of Confetti (Orchises), nominated for The Poet’s Prize, The Enemy of Good Is Better (Orchises) and A Prague Spring, Before & After (2016), winner of the 2015 Sinclair Poetry Prize from Evening Street Press. 

Richard Stuecker has published Vibrant Emeritus (London:John Hunt Publishers, 2014), a guide for men over 50 based on the Legend of Parsifal, folktales about elders and personal essays. He is an MFA student at the Bluegrass Writers Studio of Eastern Kentucky University. He and his live in Louisville, Ky and dote on their four grandchildren.

 

Daniel James Sundahl is Professor in American Studies and English at Hillsdale College where he has taught for thirty years.

Jim Zola is a poet and photographer living in North Carolina.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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