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Below is a list of all contributors to THEthe Poetry Blog, some past, some present, and some future. Click on the picture or name to read articles by this contributor.

  • Stewart lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on a young biodynamic farm, Perennial Roots. There he works to establish a sacred space.
  • Joe Weil is a lecturer at SUNY Binghamton and has several collections of poetry out there, A Portable Winter (with an introduction by Harvey Pekar), The Pursuit of Happiness, What Remains, Painting the Christmas Trees, and, most recently, The Plumber’s Apprentice, published by New York Quarterly Press. He makes his home in Vestal, New York.
  • Micah Towery teaches writing and literature in South Bend, IN. His book of poetry is Whale of Desire. His writing appears in magazines like AWP Chronicle, Mantis, Slant Magazine, and his poetry and translations appear in Cimarron Review, Paterson Literary Review, Ragazine, Loaded Bicycle, and Prime Number Magazine. In the past, he’s worked as a Coca-Cola delivery driver, bus driver, baker, and church organist. He sometimes tweets @micahtowery.
  • Adam Fitzgerald holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University. His poems have appeared in Chortle Bread, Contemporary Phallacies, Slave Grime and Igloo Dust. Rumors have it that he edits Maggy. His manuscript was recently rejected from The Alaskan Retirement Home Quarterly Press. He is presently at work on no collaborations. He lives with his wife and two children in the East Village.
  • Bianca is a poet and artist, and is the author of the chapbook Someone Else’s Wedding Vows from Argos Books. She has been published in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, and American Poetry Review. She is the cofounder and editor of Monk Books. Her next book, Antigonick, a new kind of comic book, and collaboration with Anne Carson, will be out in 2012 from New Directions. She lives in Brooklyn with the poet Ben Pease and their cat Commander Riker.
  • Stuart Krimko recently published The Sweetness of Herbert, a collection of poems issued by Key West-based Sand Paper Press. He received a grant from the Fund for Poetry 2006. Krimko lives in Los Angeles, where he works on a novel tentatively titled I Died So Far East It Was West, along with translations of the works of Argentinian writers Osvaldo Lamborghini and Hector Viel Temperley. He has worked in the contemporary art world for many years, and serves as Director of Communications for Max Protetch Gallery in New York. In addition to writing about art, Krimko is food and wine editor for the website Embury Cocktails.
  • Ben Pease is the creator and host of Scattered Rhymes, the featured podcast of The The Poetry Blog. His poetry has appeared in MAGGY, Paperbag, and SUPERMACHINE, among others. A selection of his Blockbuster in Verse, Wichman Cometh, is available from Monk Books here. His collages can be found here and as poetry comics with Bianca Stone here and here .
  • Zachary Pace lives in Brooklyn, works at Akashic Books, curates the Projection reading series, co-edits Bridge collaboration journal, and teaches at Mercy College.
  • Alina Gregorian holds an M.F.A. from The New School. Her poems have appeared in various publications including, Caketrain, Fou, Juked, Elimae, The Best American Poetry Blog, and Pax Americana. She is a recipient of the Academy of American Poets College Prize and is an editor of the poetry magazine Maggy. This is her blog: alinagregorian.blogspot.com.
  • Allison Power edits books at Rizzoli Publications and writes poems that are sometimes published places. Her friends call her Ali.
  • SARAH V. SCHWEIG’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Western Humanities Review and Verse Daily. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Columbia University, and is also a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship finalist. Her chapbook S is forthcoming through Dancing Girl Press. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Alfred Corn is the author of nine books of poetry, a novel, and two collections of criticism. His play Lowell’s Bedlam premiered last spring in London, and he will be sending the first part of 2012 in Cambridge, as a Resident Fellow of Clare College, while he prepares a translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies.
  • Simone Kearney’s poems can be found in Post Road Magazine, Elimae, Maggy, Sal Mimeo and Supermachine. She received her MFA in poetry from Hunter College, and in 2010 she was a recipient of the Amy Awards from Poets & Writers Magazine. She works for the Thierry-Goldberg Projects gallery in the Lower East Side, and is an adjunct at Pace University. She is also a visual artist, and you can see samples of her work at http://simonekearney.blogspot.com/). She lives in Brooklyn.
  • Arlo Haskell is the author of Joker, publisher of Sand Paper Press, and media director for the Key West Literary Seminar. He lives in Key West, and is working on a study of Charles Olson’s time in that city, among other projects.
  • Genevieve Burger-Weiser’s poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Boston Review, Western Humanities Review, Washington Square Review, and Juked Magazine. She was a finalist for the Poetry Foundation’s 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship and shortlisted for the 2009 Times Literary Supplement poetry prize. She received her MFA in Writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and she currently teaches expository writing at Manhattanville College.
  • Evan Hansen lives in San Francisco. He drives across the Golden Gate Bridge and looks at tourists every day on his way to and from work. His poems have appeared in the Burnside Review, Cimarron Review, Cortland Review, Drunken Boat, Juked, Maggy 1, and a variety of other publications. He and his fiancée are adopting a puppy.
  • Ben Fama is the author of the chapbook Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009) and New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011). He is the co-editor of Wonder, a publisher of art books, glossies, and pamphlets. His work has been featured in jubilat, notnostrums, LIT, Poor Claudia, Denver Quarterly, and on the Best American Poetry Blog.
  • Christopher Robinson’s debut novel, War of the Encyclopaedists, co-authored with Gavin Kovite, will be published by Scribner in 2015. You can find his work in The Missouri Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Nimrod, McSweeney’s Online, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Bread Loaf, and the Djerassi Resident Artist program. He has been a finalist for numerous prizes, including the Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Yale Younger Poets Prize.
  • Samantha Zighelboim is recently received her MFA fromColumbia University. Her poems, translations, and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in la fovea,Ragazine, Maggy, Thumbnail, BOMB, Rattapallax, and The People’s Poetry Project. Currently she’s working on her first collection of poems, and lives in New York City with her cat, Buddha. She teaches English and Literature at Mercy College.
  • LONELY CHRISTOPHER is the author of the short story collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, several poetry chapbooks, and the volume Into (with Christopher Sweeney and Robert Snyderman). As a librettist and playwright, his dramatic works have been published, staged in New York City and internationally, and released in Mandarin translation. He is a founding member of the small press The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual journal Correspondence. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
  • Martin Rock is a poet, editor, and web-designer living in Houston. He is the author of the chapbook Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press) and co-author of the chapbook Fish, You Bird (Pilot). His poems have appeared widely in journals such as Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, Conduit, & Best New Poets 2012. He holds an MFA from NYU and is a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at University of Houston. His website is martinrockpoetry.com and his design portfolio can be found at rabbitlightdesign.com.
  • Daniel Silliman is currently writing about the biggest Bigfoot hoax of the last 100 years. He is an American Studies graduate student at the University of Tübingen in Germany, where he also teaches English grammar and academic writing. The nephew of Language poet Ron Silliman, he has a background in philosophy, worked as a crime reporter for several years, and blogs at www.danielsilliman.blogspot.com
  • Brooks Lampe teaches rhetoric, composition and poetry. His blog, Uut Poetry, explores the intersection of surrealism, postmodernism, experimental poetics and technology. He has several experimental Twitter projects including @Microdream. Currently, he is dissertating at the Catholic University of American in Washington D.C. on surrealism in contemporary American poetry.
  • Brian Chappell, a DC native, is a lecturer and PhD student in English at The Catholic University of America. He focuses on postmodern and contemporary narratives, critical theory, and media studies.
  • MICHAEL KLEIN wrote “then, we were still living” (GenPop Books, 2010), “The End of Being Known” (University of Wisconsin Press), “Track Conditions” (University of Wisconsin Press) and “1990″ (Provincetown Arts Press), which won a Lambda Literary Award. He has work forthcoming in Poets & Writers, Fence and The Awl. He teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Goddard College in Port Townsend, Washington and Plainfield, Vermont. He lives in New York City.
  • Colie Hoffman is a copyeditor by day and poet by night living in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sixth Finch, TYPO, Blood Orange Review, and elsewhere. Thanks to a grant from the M Literary Residency, she spent last winter working on her first book at Sangam House in Bangalore, India.
  • Emily Vogel’s poetry has been published widely, most recently in New York Quarterly, The Comstock Review, The Paterson Literary Review, and The Journal of New Jersey Poets. She has published three chapbooks: Footnotes for a Love Letter (Foothills, 2008), An Intimate Acquaintance (Pudding House, 2009), and Elucidation Through Darkness (Split Oak Press, 2010). The Philosopher’s Wife, a full-length collection, was published in 2011 (Chester River Press), and a chapbook, Still Life With Man, (Finishing Line Press, 2012). She is the poetry editor of the online journal Ragazine, and teaches expository and creative writing at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College.
  • Jamie DeAngelo teaches art history in Austin, TX. She enjoys learning about the history of industrialization and trade and believes firmly in the important role of museums in public education.
  • Levi is a poet from Wyoming who got his MFA at NYU and has spent time
    as a teaching artist in the Bronx and Manhattan. He is a co-founder of
    the online literary journal Paperbag magazine, and has made himself
    useful to Ugly Duckling Presse and Brooklyn Rail/Black Square
    Editions. He is currently employed in the Journals division at MIT
    Press and can be found squatting online at
    http://www.dangerhazzard.com
  • Sarah Eggers is a poet, visual artist and teacher currently living in Los Angeles.
  • Adam Pellegrini is currently finishing his MFA in poetry at UMD, College Park, where he also teaches freshman composition. He lives in Washington, DC.
  • Michael Foldes is the Poem of the Week editor for January 2011. He is founder and managing editor of Ragazine.CC, the online magazine of art, information & entertainment. He has a degree in anthropology from The Ohio State University, worked as an editor, columnist and publisher of magazines, newspapers and chapbooks, and currently works in the electronics industry. He commutes between metro New York and a home upstate.
  • Eric Kocher lives in Houston, TX where he is–any day now–going to finish his MFA. He has work forthcoming in Boston Review, DIAGRAM, Catch Up, The Offending Adam, Octopus, and Toad. Starting in June, he will be the writer-in-residence for Hub-Bub in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • M G Stephens is the author of eighteen books, including The Brooklyn Book of the Dead and the essay collection Green Dreams, which Joyce Carol Oates picked as one of the notable nonfiction books of the 20th century in Best American Essays of the Century. Besides creative writing and plays, he is also a theatre historian and has taught at the University of London and elsewhere. He has a doctorate from the University of Essex (UK) in literature and an MFA in drama from Yale University. Recent writings on poetry have appeared in PN Review (UK) and Jacket (online).
  • John McCullough’s poetry has appeared in publications including London Magazine, The Guardian, The Rialto, Poetry London, The Wolf and Chroma. He teaches creative writing for the University of Sussex, the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation, and has a Ph.d from Sussex on queer history and the rhetoric of friendship in English Renaissance writing. His first collection is The Frost Fairs (Salt, 2011), a book of love poems that shifts between gay, transgender and intersex voices in the present day and the nineteenth century.
  • Gene Tanta was born in Timisoara, Romania and lived there until 1984, when his family immigrated to the United States. Since then, he has lived in DeKalb, Iowa City, New York, Oaxaca City, Iasi, Milwaukee, and Chicago. He is a poet, visual artist, and translator of contemporary Romanian poetry. His first poetry book is called Unusual Woods (BlazeVOX, 2010). Pastoral Emergency is his second full-length poetry book, which has generated several chapbook offshoots. Tanta completed his MFA in Poetry at the Writers’ Workshop in 2000 and his PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin in 2009 with literary specialization in twentieth-century American poetry, first-generation American poets, and the European Avant-garde. His journal publications include: Ploughshares, EPOCH, Circumference Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, Watchword, Columbia Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, and Drunken Boat. Presently, he is editing two anthologies of poetry, having recently returned from conducting research and teaching in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest in Romania as a Senior American Fulbright Scholar.
  • Daniel is an activist and philosopher focusing on continental philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and a blogger for the Huffington Post religion section. You can learn more about his work at http://danieltutt.com.
  • Christopher Phelps studied physics and philosophy before he re-quested into words. His poems appear or are forthcoming in periodicals including Artifice, Field, Interrobang?!, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, Washington Square, and in the anthology Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality. He lives in Venice, Florida.
  • SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Northwest poets. Recent publications on and off-line include: Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
  • Sam Riedel is a freelance writer of poetry and fiction, as well as a recent graduate of Binghamton University’s Creative Writing program. His first chapbook, “The Shapeshifter,” can be found alongside new writing and miscellany on his blog at samriedel.tumblr.com.
  • Connor Stratman is the author of three collections of poetry: An Early Scratch (erbacce press, 2011), Some Were Awake (plumberries press, 2011), and Volcano (Writing Knights Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in various journals such as Otoliths, ditch, Scythe, Pinstripe Fedora, Counterexample Poetics, and Etcetera. He is currently working on his MA in English at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Lisa A. Flowers is a poet, critic, vocalist, ailurophile, cinephile, and the founding editor of Vulgar Marsala Press.
  • Tom Bair is an editor at Circus Book, an arts incubator, a journal, and a blog. It is a great team and he is honored, truly. He also works as freelance writer, editor, copy editor, proofreader, and basketball player. Four of the above are true. Clearly, he is not as clever as he’d like to be. He even finds his penchant for self-deprecation pedantic. Please hang up and dial again.
  • Chris Cottrell was born in Portland, Oregon but grew up on Maui. He has been writing, editing and publishing for over a decade and, after a few harrowing adventures, returned to Portland State University where he became one of the first people awarded the M.F.A. in poetry. His fiction, reviews, and poems have appeared in The Scene, Willamette Week, Portland Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Oregon Literary Review, Nervy Girl!, Poor Claudia, Haggard & Halloo, and The Grove Review (forthcoming). Cottrell’s Chapbooks Normal Park & Paradise and [luvthrong] are out of print.
  • Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, Oregon. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, The Rumpus, Anderbo, Tottenville Review, and The Boy Bedlam Review. She earned her B.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona, and her MFA from Hunter College, where she also taught creative writing. She is the recipient of fellowships from I-Park, Santa Fe Art Institute, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has also lived in Mississippi, where she worked in grassroots organizing. Currently, she’s hard at work on her first novel while attending writing residencies.
  • Jeffrey Hecker was born in 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia. He’s the author of Rumble Seat (San Francisco Bay Press, 2011) & the chapbooks Hornbook (Horse Less Press, 2012), Instructions for the Orgy (Sunnyoutside Press, 2013), & Before He Let Them Guide Sleigh (ShirtPocket Press, 2013). Recent work has appeared in Mascara Literary Review, Atticus Review, La Fovea, Zocalo Public Square, The Burning Bush 2, LEVELER, Spittoon & similar:peaks. He holds a degree from Old Dominion University. He resides with his wife Robin in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • Sridala Swami writes poetry, short fiction. Her first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor,was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award in 2008. She has written three books for very young children, which were published by Pratham in 2009. Swami was the 2011 Charles Wallace Writer-in-Residence at The University of Stirling, Scotland. Swami blogs at The Spaniard in the Works.
  • Pia Aliperti is a poet whose work has appeared in such publications as RATTLE and The Best American Poetry Blog. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA from The New School. She lives in New York City.
  • Lisa Marie Basile received her MFA from The New School. She is the author of Andalucia (Brothel Books.) Two collections are forthcoming: A Decent Voodoo (Cervena Barva) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her work can be seen in La Fovea, PANK, kill author, Pear Noir, and elimae, among others. She is the founding editor of Patasola Press & The Patasola Review and is a managing member of The Poetry Society of New York. By day she works as a background and identity researcher and writer.
  • A 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Saeed Jones received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. His poems and essays have appeared in publications like Lambda Literary, Hayden’s Ferry Review, StorySouth, Jubilat, West Branch & The Collagist. His chapbook When the Only Light is Fire is available from Sibling Rivalry Press. His blog is For Southern Boys Who Consider Poetry.
  • Jeff Hewitt is Editor in Chief of San Francisco Bay Press and its semi-annual magazine, Lady Jane’s Miscellany. He has published over a dozen collections of poetry. He is a core founder of the Hampton Roads, Virginia, performance poetry scene, and has been a mainstay in Virginia poetry for two decades.
  • Fox Henry Frazier was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University and received her MFA from Columbia University. She is currently a Provost’s Fellow at the University of Southern California. She is Poetry Editor at Gold Line Press, and her work has recently appeared in Spillway, Mantis, and The Paterson Literary Review. She loves travel, gin fizzes, and her dog Dalí Nimbus.
  • Karl spends his free time reading, writing the Great American Novel, and cooking exotic dishes. He has spent time as a production hand at a local TV station, a teaching assistant in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s History Department, and as Curator of Collections at the Olmsted County History Center.
  • Leah Umansky’s first book of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books in 2013. She has her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG, a Poetry Reviewer for The Rumpus and a live-twitterer for the Best American Poetry Blog. Her poems can be found in places like: Barrow Street, Catch-up, and Ping-Pong. Read more at: http://Iammyownheroine.com . Follow her on Twitter.
  • Tamryn Bennett is an Australian writer and visual artist currently living in Mexico. Since 2004 she has exhibited artists books (Showers and Clearing and Polaroids and Postcards) illustrations and comics in Sydney, Melbourne and Mexico. Her poetry, illustrations and articles have appeared in Five Bells, Nth Degree, Mascara Literary Review and various academic publications. She has a PhD in ‘Comics Poetry’ from The University of New South Wales and when in Sydney was Art & Publications Director for The Red Room Company. tamrynbennett.com
  • Andrew Field is finishing up his master’s in English at the University of Toledo. He teaches composition at Brown-Mackie Findlay and Owens Community College, and has published some book reviews at The Rumpus, as well as essays about John Ashbery and Robert Creeley at THEthe. He blogs at http://andrewfield81.wordpress.com/.
  • Nicholas Wilsey grew up in Schuylerville, New York. He DJ’s the poetry-focused radio show The Eggshell Parade and is editor of Phoenix in the Jacuzzi Journal.
  • Roy Pérez lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches Latin@ literature and performance studies at Willamette University. He is a founding member of the birdsong arts collective and small press in Brooklyn, New York, for which he serves as contributing poetry editor. Roy’s work has appeared in Glitter Tongue, The Best of PANIC! poetry anthology (Fire King Press), and FENCE magazine. His poem “Things We Both Know (Not Our Real Names)” was adapted to film by director Finn Paul and has played at film festivals in Chicago, New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Roy is currently working on Queer Figments of the Latin@ Imaginary, a book about art, sex, and race. Born in Los Angeles, raised in Miami, and fashioned in Brooklyn, Roy has now lived in all four corners.
  • Currently an adjunct professor of writing and literature at Miami-Dade College and St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida, Jorge Rodriguez-Miralles is also an MFA in Creative Writing graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. Jorge is a literary critic, translator, plus enthusiastic advocate for peace-making via ecological and spiritual renewal. He is presently in the final stages of bringing out his first collection of poems for June 2013.
  • Kyle Valenta recently completed his MFA at Columbia University and, like other times in his life when he is unsure what to do next, bought a plane ticket and flew to India. His work has appeared in a monthly column for New York Moves and he is currently at work on his first book, a travelogue that takes place in Argentina and India.
  • Caitlin Mackenzie is a writer living in Eugene, Oregon with a MFA from Bennington College. Her poetry and prose can be found in Fugue, The Colorado Review, CutBank Literary Magazine, Books & Culture, and Structo among others.
  • Isaac Linder is a contributing editor at the media-agnostic philosophy journal continent (http://continentcontinent.cc), student at The European Graduate School, and alumni of Naropa University. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona and welcomes all manner of communication at [email protected]
  • Christine Gelineau is the author of the book-length sequence APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE and the collection REMORSELESS LOYALTY, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize (both from Ashland Poetry Press). With Jack B. Bedell she edited the anthology French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poetry, reviews, and essays have appeared widely. Gelineau teaches at Binghamton University and in the low-residency MFA at Wilkes University.
  • Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of Louisville in 2012. She is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010), winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir, Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), selected for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, Small Fires; Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature, Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series. Her forthcoming collections include Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Press, 2013), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize, and When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014). Wade is the newest member of the creative writing faculty at Florida International University and a regular book reviewer for Lambda Literary Review, Florida Book Review, and The Rumpus. She lives with her partner, Angie Griffin, and their two cats in a pink house in Dania Beach.
  • Heather’s poems have appeared in Big Muddy, Structo, and TriQuarterly Review, among others. Her debut, In the Low Houses, is forthcoming from Aldrich Press in early 2014. She recently began writing reviews for The Rumpus and CutBank. After ten years of earning degrees in California and Vermont, she returned to her hometown of Memphis. She is currently a writing instructor and college counselor at a special needs high school.
  • “Grace K. Stansbery is an English student at Truman State University. She is the editor-in-chief of an alternative news publication and manages an independent music and arts venue in Kirksville, Missouri. She blogs occasionally at http://capitalletterword.blogspot.com/. She is currently in search of a job– any job. After graduating in December 2013, she has no clue what may be in store.”
  • Kevin Simmonds is a writer, musician and filmmaker based in San Francisco. His books include the poetry collection Mad for Meat and two edited works, Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality and Ota Benga Under My Mother’s Roof. He wrote the music for the Emmy Award-winning documentary HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and, most recently, the Japanese noh-inspired theatre piece Emmett Till, a river, commissioned by the Creative Work Fund, which debuts at San Francisco’s Theatre of Yugen next month.
  • Brett Foster has published two poetry collections, The Garbage Eater (Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2011) and Fall Run Road, which was awarded Finishing Line Press’s 2011 Open Chapbook Prize. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, IMAGE, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Raritan, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Subtropics, and Yale Review. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Wheaton College.
  • Sharif is a journalist and democracy advocate based in Cairo and a lifelong truth seeker at heart. He studied Politics and Middle Eastern Society at George Washington University and comparative mysticism under Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
  • Sean Thomas Dougherty is an old school Old G. He is the author or editor of 13 books including the forthcoming All I Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014 (BOA Editions), Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press), Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (2010 BOA Editions) and Broken Hallelujahs (2007 BOA Editions). His awards include two PA Council for the Arts Fellowships in poetry and a Fulbright Lectureship for poetry to the Balkans. He currently works in a pool hall, plays bank pool, and gives poetry readings around the country.
  • Sarah Foil is a 20 year old student studying Creative Writing at Salem College in North Carolina. She also studies Psychology and Spanish. She’s the current head editor of Salem’s literary magazine, Incunabula, and has been published in the 2013 edition of the magazine. Sarah also helps out with THEthe’s social media, specifically the tumblr page.
  • Dawn Leas’s poems and book reviews have appeared in print and online, and her chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet (Finishing Line Press, 2010), is available in print and Kindle versions. In past lives she was a copywriter, freelancer, admissions director and middle-school English teacher. Currently, she is the associate director of the Wilkes University M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing programs and a contributing editor at Poets’ Quarterly. Follow her on Twitter @DawnLeas and visit www.dawnleas.com.
  • Joel James Davis attends Binghamton University, where he tutors and studies fiction. He is fiction co-editor for ragazine.cc. He lives in Binghamton, NY, where he sells gasoline, coffee, and cigarettes on the third shift.
  • Robert Mahoney is a veteran New York art critic. His work has appeared in Time Out New York, Art in America, ARTnews, Artnet, Art on Paper, D’Art International, Tema Celeste, and other publications. He holds a BA from Massachusetts’ College of the Holy Cross and an MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
  • Scott Thomas has a B.A. in Creative Writing/Literature from Bard College, a M.S. in Library Science from Columbia University, and a M.A. in English from the University of Scranton. He is currently Head of Information Technologies & Technical Services at the Scranton Public Library in Scranton, PA. His work has been published in Mankato Poetry Review, The Kentucky Poetry Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Webster Review, Poetry East, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Poem, Philadelphia Stories, Poetry Bay, Floyd County Moonshine, Talking River, and other journals.
  • Brian Fanelli’s poetry has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Working Class Studies Association’s Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award. His poetry has been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Oklahoma Review, Spillway, Blue Collar Review, Red Rock Review, San Pedro River Review, Main Street Rag, Portland Review, and numerous other publications. He is the author of the chapbook Front Man (Big Table Publishing) and the full-length collection All That Remains (Unbound Content). A resident of Pennsylvania, Brian has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University and teaches at Lackawanna College. He is also a Ph.D.student at SUNY Binghamton.
  • Kim Vodicka is the author of Aesthesia Balderdash (Trembling Pillow Press, 2012). She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University (2013) and is a former coordinator of Delta Mouth Literary Festival. Her artwork has been published in Tenderloin, and her poems have been published in Shampoo, Ekleksographia, Dig, Spork, Unlikely Stories, RealPoetik, Cloudheavy Zine, TheThe Poetry, Finery, Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants, Epiphany, Industrial Lunch, and Salt.
  • Fox Frazier-Foley is a poet and Vodou initiate who hails from New York and Virginia. Her chapbook, Exodus in X Minor, was winner of the 2014 Sundress Publications Contest. Her full-length collection, The Hydromantic Histories, was selected by Chard deNiord as winner of the 2014 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Prize. She is a creator and Managing Editor of the small, Los Angeles-based press Ricochet Editions. She writes poetry horoscopes for Luna Luna Magazine.
  • Avirup Ghosh is a painter and researcher from Kolkata, India. He loves tea and long walks.
  • L. E. Ward has published 1,000 articles on American film history as a contributing editor to such national film periodicals as ‘The Big Reel’, ‘Classic Image’, ‘Videomania’, ‘The Lost Generation Journal’, and ‘Movie Collector’s World’. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets, holds a Master of Arts in Literature degree, and is a former faculty member of the literature department at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He resides in Iron River, Michigan.
  • A.D. Beller was born in Portland, Oregon in 1976. He lived in London from 2001 to 2014, and studied under John Stammers, receiving the Michael Donaghy Memorial Prize in 2006. Recent work has appeared LunaLuna, Bicycle Review, and Roadside Fiction. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
  • Sheila Squillante is a poet and essayist and the author of three chapbooks of poetry: A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line Press, 2012), and In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens Press, 2014). Her first full-length collection of poems is due out with Tiny Hardcore Press in 2014.

    She has published work widely in print and online journals like Brevity, The Rumpus, No Tell Motel, MiPoesias, Phoebe, Hobart, Barrelhouse, Cream City Review, TYPO, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She serves as editor-in-chief of The Fourth River Literary Journal, and associate editor at PANK. She works at Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, where she is associate director of the MFA program in creative writing and assistant professor of English.

  • Joan Hanna has published poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews and essays in various online and print journals. She is an Adjunct Professor, teaching creative writing at Rowan University and is also Assistant Managing Editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and Assistant Editor, Nonfiction/Poetry for r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal. Her poetry chapbook, Threads, published by Finishing Line Press, was named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Hanna holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University. Follow her at her personal blog Writing Through Quicksand. (www.writingthroughquicksand.blogspot.com)
  • Jane Satterfield’s most recent book is Her Familiars (Elixir, 2013). She is the author of two previous poetry collections: Assignation at Vanishing Point, and Shepherdess with an Automatic, as well as Daughters of Empire:  A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry and three Maryland Arts Council Individual Artists Awards, the William Faulkner Society’s Gold Medal for the Essay, the Florida Review Editors’ Prize in nonfiction, the Mslexia women’s poetry prize, and the 49th Parallel Poetry Prize from The Bellingham Review as well as residencies in poetry or nonfiction from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Satterfield is literary editor for Canada’s Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement and currently lives in Baltimore where she teaches at Loyola University Maryland.