James Bezerra

James Bezerra is a writer and MFA student in Portland Oregon. His work has been published in Chaparral, The Bicycle Review, Citizen Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of The Northridge Review Fiction Award, The Oliver W. Evans Writing Prize, and was a 2016 artist-in-residence with the Angeles National Forest. He blogs at

Ace Boggess

Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). Forthcoming are his novel, A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing), and a third poetry collection, Ultra-Deep Field (Brick Road). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

Robert Bohm

Robert Bohm was born in Queens, NY. His most recent poetry book is What the Bird Tattoo Hides (2015, West End Press). A previous volume, Closing the Hotel Kitchen, was also published by West End Press (2011). Altogether, Bohm’s work includes three poetry volumes, one non-fiction book and two poetry chapbooks. He is also a past winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for his volume In the Americas. Additionally, Bohm has worked as a ghostwriter, concentrating primarily on cultural and international issues as they pertain to the disenfranchised.

Janet Buck

Janet Buck is a seven-time Pushcart Nominee & the author of four full-length collections of poetry. Buck’s most recent work is featured in The Birmingham Arts Journal, Antiphon, Offcourse, PoetryBay, Poetrysuperhighway, Abramelin, The Writing Disorder, Misfit Magazine, Lavender Wolves, River Babble, The Danforth Review & other journals worldwide. Her latest print collection of verse, Dirty Laundry, is currently available at all fine bookstores. Buck’s debut novel, Samantha Stone: A Novel of Mystery, Memoir & Romance, was released courtesy of Vine Leaves Press in September, 2016. Janet lives & writes in Southern Oregon—just hours away from Crater Lake, one of the seven wonders of the world. For links, announcements, and interviews with Janet, visit her new website:

Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Agenda, The Moth, New Walk Magazine, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Review, the TLS, The Stinging Fly, and many other publications. Her poem “More” was heli-dropped across London in the 2012 London Olympics Rain of Poems, and her latest collection of poems is Shot Silk, which was nominated for the 2017 Poet’s Prize. Further information is at

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Hot Springs, AR, with his wife and daughter. He studied Philosophy at the University of Dallas, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals, including 2River View, Amaryllis, and Coe Review. He plans to finish his first novel this year.

Joel Fry

Joel Fry lives in Athens, Alabama. He has had poetry published in Off the Coast, Stirring, Iodine Poetry Journal, and several other places.

Ron Germundson

Artist Statement:

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. (Diane Arbus)

Over the years my photography has gone through a transformation, from traditional to more painterly photo impressionism. I continuously strive to make my images uniquely different. A good friend of mine said that, “I’m a photographer with a painter’s soul” a phrase that describes me very well.

I have been a photographer for over 30 years and I have seen big changes in the last fifteen years. Photography has moved from traditional film to the digital age. Computers and imaging software have expanded photographers’ horizons and many of us are riding the crest of this new frontier. It feels good to me to be part of this exciting experience. Where this journey will lead, I haven’t got a clue, but I am enjoying the ride!

The process of creating my work is not magic, though observers do wonder at times. It can, however, be a struggle at times to create my vision. The camera is a vessel that captures my idea. When that image is slipped into Photoshop it allows me to transpose it into an image that many times amazes even me! Photoshop is to me what the painter’s palette is to a painter. My photographs flirt with an assortment of artistic styles. I have been told by others, that many of my images reflect the painters of the past. What it boils down to is, I don’t make the art the art makes me.

Tim Holte

Tim Holte is a photographer that lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is interested in landscape, street and portrait photography. He has spent the last two winters shooting various ice formations along city beaches in Milwaukee. You can see many of his photographs on facebook, flickr and

Will Huberdeau

Will Huberdeau teaches high school English in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to working at a public school, he volunteers with Humanities Behind Bars to provide instruction at Norfolk City Jail and he is the resident songwriter this 2017 at UVA’s Young Writer’s Workshop. He travels frequently for artist residencies (Portugal, Iceland, Turkey, Canada, Costa Rica, and Morocco). Other works appear in Faultline, The Santa Clara Review, The Bicycle Review, Forge Journal, and the Wordstock Ten 2009 finalist anthology.

Anna Jurek

Anna Jurek received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College. This fall, she will begin studying for her Masters in Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She has previously been published in The Sarah Lawrence Review. Her essay “We Mourn” will be published in the upcoming issue of the 805 Lit + Art Journal.

Dariusz Klimczak

Dariusz Klimczak (1967, Sieradz, Poland) has been a photographer for more than 30 years. He creates surreal montages on the basis of his own photos. He prefers b&w squares, but also photographs in color. In his works he uses symbols and archetypes, to provoke the viewer to think or smile. His private ambition is to create a kind of visual esperanto, which would be understood all over the world. He is an author of 25 individual exhibitions.

He is also a composer and producer of an album “Frimagination” by Climax Indigo. He has written 2 books of aphorisms (Aforyzjaki, Klocki ego). Grand Prix winner of the prestigious Lec aphoristic competition (Nowy Targ, Poland, 2005).

He used to be a painter, a journalist and a drummer in a rock band. He has 2 daughters – Nina (2007) and Zoja (2013).

Kara Knickerbocker

Kara Knickerbocker is a writer, runner, and traveler from Pennsylvania. She earned her BA in English from Westminster College in 2012. Her poetry and essays appeared in or are forthcoming in: The Blue Route, Scrawl, Construction, Longridge Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Thought Catalog, Avatar Review, and the anthology Voices from the Attic, Vol. XXII, among others.  Knickerbocker lives in Pittsburgh, where she works at Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops.

Judy Kronenfeld

Judy Kronenfeld’s most recent books of poetry are Bird Flying though the Banquet (Future Cycle, 2017), Shimmer (WordTech Editions, 2012), and Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths ( 2nd edition, Antrim House 2012), winner of the 2007 Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize. Her poems have previously appeared in Avatar, as well as in American Poetry Journal, Calyx, Cider Press Review, Cimarron Review, DMQ Review, Hiram Poetry Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Louisville Review, Natural Bridge, The Pedestal, Portland Review, Sequestrum, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stirring, Valparaiso Poetry Review and other print and online journals, and in twenty anthologies. She is Lecturer Emerita, Creative Writing Department, University of California, Riverside, and an Associate Editor of the online poetry journal, Poemeleon.

Rick Larios

Rick LariosRick Larios is a retired educator with interests in history, poetry, fiction, music, and writing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and reads when he is not following the Mets or Rangers or being with those he loves, though that sometimes includes reading.

Tom Mahony

Tom Mahony is a biological consultant in California with an MS from Humboldt State University. He is the author of the novels Imperfect Solitude, Flooding Granite, and Pacific Offering. Visit his website at

Tim Mayo

Tim Mayo is the author of two full length collections of poetry: The Kingdom of Possibilities (Mayapple Press, 2009) and Thesaurus of Separation (Phoenicia Publishing, 2016), which was a finalist for the 2017 Montaigne Medal and a 2017 poetry category finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award.

Among the many places his poems and reviews have appeared are Barrow Street, Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, Poet Lore, River Styx, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry, Web Del Sol Review of Books, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac.

He is a six time Pushcart Prize Nominee, a finalist for Paumanok Award, and the recipient of two Vermont Writers Fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center.  He lives in Brattleboro, VT, where he was a founding member of the Brattleboro Literary Festival.

Rodney Nelson

Rodney Nelson’s work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago. See his page in the P&W directory:

He has worked as an editor in the Southwest and now lives in the Great Plains. Recently published chapbook and book titles are Metacowboy, Mogollon Picnic, Hill of Better Sleep, Felton Prairie, In Wait, Cross Point Road, Late & Later, The Western Wide, Billy Boy, and Ahead of Evening.

John Newson

John Newson studied to become an architect before retraining as a jeweller and gemmologist. He lives in the Wiltshire (UK) countryside with his wife and two children.  John has work published or forthcoming with Anima Poetry, Event Horizon, The Moth, Rotary Dial, The Lyric and others.

Cliff Saunders

Cliff Saunders has been publishing poems for more than forty years. He is the author of five chapbooks, including Mapping the Asphalt Meadows (Slipstream Press, 1991) and This Candescent World (Runaway Spoon Press, 1993). His poems have appeared recently in Iodine Poetry Journal, Connecticut River Review, Fact-Simile, Sonic Boom, and Gyroscope Review. He lives in Myrtle Beach, where he works as a freelance writer.

J.L. Smith

J.L. Smith just recently moved all of her precious belongings from Alaska to Maryland. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Cirque, Dirty Chai, and the Yellow Chair Review. Her chapbook Love Departing (Local Gems Press) and her full length collection of narrative poems, Medusa: The Lost Daughter (Politics and Prose) will be published in late 2017. See more of her work at her blog

Robert Joe Stout

Robert Joe Stout’s commentaries on Mexico appear online and in print, in the book Hidden Dangers published by Sunbury Press and on Author’s Radio. His poetry has been published in numerous anthologies including New Southern Poets and Southwest as well as in numerous journals and magazines. He has won journalism awards for spot news writing.

Wren Tuatha

Wren Tuatha’s poetry has appeared or is upcoming in The Cafe Review, Canary, Peacock Journal, Coachella Review, Arsenic Lobster, Baltimore Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Loch Raven Review, Clover, Lavender Review, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, and Bangalore Review. She’s an editor at Wren and her partner, author/activist C.T. Lawrence Butler, herd skeptical goats on a mountain in California.

Colleen Turley

Colleen Turley is the owner/photographer at Blackbird Studios Boston. As a New England Photographer she is fortunate to be able to shoot both the old and the new. Boston being a very interesting lively city she enjoys the many cityscapes it has to offer. The North east coast of New England is enriched with an abundance of lighthouses old farms and back roads and the cities tend to marry the old and the new very creatively. This keeps Colleen very entertained in Photographic adventures. You can see more of her work at

Mark Watney

Mark Watney was born in South Africa and grew up there during the dark ages of the 1970’s. He immigrated to America in 1977, an age of Cadillacs, inner-city blight, and double-digit inflation. After teaching high school English in downtown LA for almost a decade, he earned a PhD at the University of Texas at Dallas and accepted a job as an English professor in the middle of Kansas. He teaches courses on CS Lewis, Great Books, and Devotional Classics, and has taken his students to monasteries, museums, and poetry readings, as well as on overseas trips to Nepal and Turkey. In between grading essays he blogs on, journals in verse, and continues to raise three sons with his wife.

Richard Widerkehr

Richard Widerkehr earned his M.A. from Columbia University and won two Hopwood first prizes for poetry at the University of Michigan.  He has two book-length collections of poems:  The Way Home (Plain View Press) and Her Story of Fire (Egress Studio Press), along with two chapbooks. Tarragon Books published his novel, Sedimental Journey, about a geologist in love with a fictional character.  Recent work has appeared in Rattle, Floating Bridge Review, Gravel, Sweet Tree Review, and Cirque, Other poems are forthcoming in Measure, Arts & Letters, Naugatuck River Review, and Mud Season Review.  He’s worked as a writing teacher and, later, as a case manager with the mentally ill.  He co-edits poetry for Shark Reef Review.  His new book, In The Presence Of Absence, will come from MoonPath Press in 2017.

Marne Wilson

Marne Wilson grew up on the plains of North Dakota and currently lives in Parkersburg, West Virginia.  She formerly worked as a reference librarian, most recently at Ohio University.  Her poetry chapbook The Bovine Daycare Center was recently published by Finishing Line Press.

Guinotte Wise

Guinotte Wise writes and welds sculpture on a farm in Resume Speed, Kansas. His short story collection (Night Train, Cold Beer) won publication by a university press and not much acclaim. Three more books since, the latest a collection of poetry titled Scattered Cranes, published by Pski’s Porch. His wife has an honest job in the city and drives 100 miles a day to keep it.