Lorie Adair: writer
Lorie Adair is the recipient of three Norman Mailer Scholarships and two Arizona Commission on the Arts Creative Writing fellowships, for her novel Spider Woman’s Loom. She was a finalist for the 2013 Southwest Writers Award and a semi-finalist for the 2009 Dana Award for her fiction. She has written for KJZZ’s occasional series, “I Am Your Child’s Teacher”, published short stories and poetry in literary magazines and the small press and was featured as an emerging artist in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine. Her first novel, Spider Woman’s Loom is represented by Joelle Delbourgo Associates, Inc. She has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Fine Arts from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She currently lives and teaches in greater Phoenix.
Sarah Adleman: writer
Sarah Adleman lives in El Paso where she works as a Yoga Therapist and Doula. She is an MFA student in Creative Writing at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Clarice Barbato-Dunn: writer
Clarice writes and gardens in Philadelphia. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs, Harry and Charlie. She has previously been published in Kindred, Issues Two and Three. Clarice blogs at Hearth Arts.
Maegan Beishline: photographer
Maegan Beishline is a photographer, knitter, and textile artist living in the mountains of Pennsylvania where she tends her home and homeschools her three daughters. You can see more of her work on her blog, Madeline Bea, and on Instagram.
Jennifer DeVille Catalano: photographer
Jennifer DeVille Catalano is a recovering academic who now calls herself an artist. She lives on a farm in rural New York with her husband, daughter, infant son, and three geriatric cats. Jennifer believes in the healing powers of writing and photography, and feels most like herself in a field of wildflowers. She makes her virtual home at Someplace Serendipitous and is also the founder of two online collaborations: She is Three and Makings of Motherhood.
Micah Chatterton: writer
Micah Chatterton’s poetry and prose has appeared in a number of online and print journals, including Kindred Magazine, Slice, and Coachella Review. His work is also anthologized in The Cancer Poetry Project 2 (Thasora Books, 2013) and Best New Poets 2013 (University of Virginia Press, 2013). Micah earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside. He works as an elementary school librarian, teaching students to love words and paper as much as he does.
Chloe N. Clark: writer
Chloe N. Clark is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing & Environment. Her work has appeared such places as Rosebud, Sleet, Menacing Hedge, Prick of the Spindle, and more. She is at work on a novel, studies the history of stage magic, bakes amazing cupcakes, and is otherwise quite wonderful (she wrote this bio herself, can you tell?).
Emily Engelhard: writer
There’s nothing special about Emily Engelhard. Like the rest of us, she’s just here for a short time, wandering around on the roads, trying to learn how to view the world as something new, recycled. She thanks Valley Voices, The Clever Title, and Gloom Cupboard for publishing a few of her essays and poems.
Jessica Glover: writer
Jessica Glover teaches for the English and Gender and Women’s Studies programs at Oklahoma State University. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2009 with her MA in English. Currently, she is working on her first book as a PhD candidate. Her latest work has appeared in American Literary Review, Aesthetica, REED Magazine, and Moon City Review. She has won the 2013 Mississippi Valley National Poetry Contest, the 2013 Rash Awards, the 2013 Hard Times Writing Contest for Creative Non-fiction, and the 2012 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry. Her work is currently forthcoming in EDGE, Weave Magazine, Spillway, Comstock Review, Off Channel, Broad River Review, and the 2014 MuseWrite Anthology Shifts.
Tim Grassley: writer
Tim Grassley’s work has appeared in The Big Sky Journal, Sheepshead Review, and Shark Reef. He recently completed Eastern Washington University’s Master of Fine Arts program and lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Jenny and their enthusiastic dog Sebastian.
Scott Honeycutt: writer
Scott Honeycutt is currently an assistant professor of English at East Tennessee State University. When he is not teaching, Scott enjoys walking the hills of Appalachia and spending time with his family.
Nazifa Islam: writer
Nazifa Islam grew up in Novi, Michigan. Her poetry and paintings have appeared in a number of publications including Anomalous Press, splinterswerve, The Fat City Review, and Flashquake, and her debut poetry collection searching for a pulse was recently released from Whitepoint Press. She sometimes updates her blog, Thoughts Interjected, and can be found on Twitter at @nafoopal. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at Oregon State University.
Missy Kemp: photographer, writer
Missy Kemp loves being wife and mother to her husband and sons, reading good books with Gracie-cat in her lap, and making her home in the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. She collects words and images at her blog, A Daily Portion.
Kimberly Eagen Latko: writer
Kimberly Eagen Latko is a high school language and creative writing teacher in South Huntington, Long Island. Her poetry has been published in Front Range Review, RiversEdge, Cadenza, and Illya’s Honey.
Rachael Conlin Levy: photographer, writer
Rachael Conlin Levy lives in Seattle with her husband and four children, who serve as both inspiration and impediment to her writing. Her articles and essays have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today, Story Bleed, and the anthology Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Parents of Twins and Multiples. She is a former newspaper reporter who writes regularly at The Slow-Cooked Sentence.
Donna J. Long: writer
Donna J. Long’s poems have appeared in North American Review, Tampa Review, GW Review, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing and seventeenth century British literature at Fairmont State University, where she also serves as editor of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.
Patricia Merlino: photographer
Patricia Merlino is an Adjunct Professor for Arcadia University. She holds an MS in Computer Science and a BA in Political Science. When not engaged in the technical, she is a street photographer in Southern New Jersey. Since 2006, she has been working on a photographic collection of a local Sicilian Feast and Carnival. Her website can be found here.
Amanda Riley: photographer
Amanda Riley lives in a small town in Western North Carolina with her husband, their three year old daughter, one cat, eight chickens, and many thousands of honeybees. They have spent the last few years making their house a home and cramming as much homestead-like goodness as possible onto their relatively small lot. Amanda likes thunderstorms and strong coffee, salty ocean air and the lonesome sound of train whistles at night, the smell of horses and the color grey. She writes about and photographs their wanderings at Sweet Potato Claire.
Aubrey Ryan: writer
Aubrey Ryan lives on the Mississippi in Iowa with her husband and small son. She bakes bread and studies herbs and writes poems. She tries to live lightly on the land.
Dawn Suzette Smith: photographer
Dawn Suzette Smith is a writer, photographer, designer, and homeschooling mama. She recently relocated to the high desert of New Mexico after five years in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her favorite shoes are hiking boots, she is never without a bar of dark chocolate in her bag, and she takes every chance she gets to soak up nature’s goodness outdoors with her family. Dawn blogs at Simple Things Notebook.
Barry Spacks: writer
Barry Spacks has taught writing and literature for many years at M.I.T. and UCSB. He’s published individual poems widely, plus stories, two novels, eleven poetry collections, and three CDs of selected work. His first novel The Sophomore has just been brought back into print in the Faber & Faber Finds series. His most recent poetry collection (Cherry Grove, 2012) presents a selection from ten years of e-mail exchanges with his friend Lawrence E, Leone. It’s called A BOUNTY OF 84s (the 84 being a stanza limited exactly to 84 characters, echoing the traditional notion that the Buddha left us 84,000 different teachings because humans have so many different needs, are all of us so differently the same).
Robert Vivian: writer
Robert Vivian is the author of The Tall Grass Trilogy and the novel Water and Abandon. He’s also written two collections of meditative essays, Cold Snap As Yearning and The Least Cricket Of Evening.
Courtney Huse Wika: writer
Courtney Huse Wika lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota where she teaches writing and literature. She likes to collect things: overheard quotes, books, and sometimes animals. Her creative work has appeared in Midwestern Gothic, The MacGuffin, Backwards City Review, Scissors and Spackle, Paddlefish, 605 Magazine, and the anthology Life on the Farm and Ranch: South Dakota Stories.
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