Contributers | Winter, 2018

G. F. Boyer has published poems in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Heron Tree, and elsewhere. She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she manages the Clementine Unbound poetry journal and works as a freelance editor. Her book, Missile Hymnal Amulet, will be released in 2018 by FutureCycle Press.

Pris Campbell’s poetry has apprared in a number of journals and anthologies since 2000, shortly after she was sidelined by ME/CFS and started writing poetry. She also now has eight collections of poems published by the small press and one by Clemson University as books or chapbooks. My Southern Childhood from Nixes Mate Press is the most recent. She makes her home in the Greater West Palm Beach with her husband and two cats.

Alan Catlin recently won the 2017 Slipstream Chapbook Contest with his Lynchian book, Blue Velvet. A companion chapbook, Hollyweird, is being published by Night Ballet Press. His full length book Wild beauty will be published by Future Cycle Press in 2018.

Linda M. Crate's works have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in Conneautville. She is the author of four published chapbooks the latest being My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017).

Mark DeCarteret's work has appeared next to Charles Bukowski in a lo-fi fold out, Pope John Paul II in a high test collection of Catholic poetry, Billy Collins in an Italian fashion coffee table book, and Mary Oliver in a 3785 page pirated anthology.

Mari Deweese lives outside of Memphis, and dreams of a place with an actual autumn. When she is not busy with that and other similarly useless pursuits, she is
probably writing, thinking about writing, or cleaning the kitchen. Her first book, Kinky Keeps the House Clean, was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2017.

Lost at Sea is the most recent from a series of over 200 poems written for Susan Mann Dolce's husband of 30 plus years, Frank J Dolce, who died from cancer in 2016.

Tim Kahl is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books 2009), The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012) and The String of Islands (Dink, 2015). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. You can find more of Tim Kahl.

Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals including Poetry and Five Points He has published novels, short story collections, chapbooks, and full-length poetry collections. He’s been nominated for many Pushcarts, and 3 of his poems were chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He runs a bookstore in Memphis.

Carl Nelson is a poet living in a small town on the Ohio River where he moseys about with his dachshund, Tater Tot. He also currently runs the Serenity Poetry Series across the river in Vienna, WV. The first draft of his self-help book, The Poet's Weight Loss Plan, has just been completed. He has lost 31 pounds and is on Christmas break from his effort to lose 50.

Janet Pocorobba is Associate Professor at Lesley University and Associate Director of their low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. A former writer and contributing editor at Metropolis magazine in Tokyo, her memoirs, essays and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Harvard Review, The Writer, Kyoto Journal, Indiana Review, Provincetown Arts, American Athenaeum, and elsewhere.

C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife, daughter, and three cats. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in Rattle, Word Riot, and The Meadow among other places. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net. He prefers being cold to being hot.

Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017. She has two collections in Bulgarian. Her work appears in London Grip, Trafika Europe, The Journal, A-Minor, Waxwing, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Writing Disorder, The Birds We Piled Loosely, and many other places. Some of her work.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and grew up down the river from there. He now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and have been collected in the three books: Unattended Fire (2012), The River Underneath the City (2013), and Muskrat Friday Dinner (2017).

Spencer Smith is a University of Utah graduate and works in the corporate world to pay the bills. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in over fifty literary journals, including RATTLE, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Main Street Rag, RHINO, and Roanoke Review.

ryki zuckerman, author of Looking for Bora Bora (Saddle Road Press, 2013), a bright nowhere (Foothills Press, 2015), Three Poems (University of Buffalo, 2017), and three other chapbooks, is a co-editor of Earth's Daughter's magazine. She curates the Wordflight at Red Doors and the Just Buffalo Literary Cafe at CFI series.