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Glen Armstrong

holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He also edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters.

Carolyn Light Bell
has published in Amarillo Bay, Big Muddy, Blue Buildings, Crack the Spine, Croton Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Dos Passos Review, Forge, Great Midwestern Quarterly, Grey Sparrow, The Griffin, Kansas Quarterly, Knock, Limestone, Louisiana Literature, Milkweed Quarterly, Minnesota Memories, Minnesota Women’s Press, moonShine Review, Northern Plains Quarterly, The Paterson Literary Review, Phoebe, Praxis, Reform Judaism, Response, RiverSedge, Tales of the Unanticipated, and West Wind Review. For further information, please see www.onelightsource.net

Fred Dale
received his master’s in English from the University of North Florida, where he has been teaching since 1997 and currently serves as a Senior Instructor in the Department of English. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Forge.

Darren C. Demaree
Has published poems in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Grist, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of "As We Refer To Our Bodies" (2013, 8th House), "Temporary Champions" (2014, Main Street Rag), and "Not For Art Nor Prayer" (2015, 8th House). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology.

Robin Wyatt Dunn
was born in Wyoming in the Carter Administration. He lives in Los Angeles. He is a member of the intelligentsia. He holds three degrees and drinks coffee (lattes included) and thinks that being intelligent is a good thing and talking about ideas worthwhile. He is the kind of pinko egghead Joseph McCarthy wanted to flay alive and burn at the stake on the White House lawn. He knows that the McCarthys and Pol Pots and George W. Bushes of the world are always and forever eager and ready to slit his throat and dump him in a mass grave. This is why he has a wicked sense of humor.

Patricia Gray
lives and works on Capitol Hill, where she formerly headed the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. Her poetry collection, Rupture, was published by Red Hen Press. Gray's poems have been short-listed for the Ann Stanford National Poetry Prize and the New Millennium Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared inEkphrasis, Best of Potomac Review, Poetry International, and in numerous magazines and anthologies. In 2002, she was awarded a grant to attend Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and she attended again in 2006. Her MFA in creative writing is from the University of Virginia, where she won the Academy of American Poets Prize.

Peycho Kanev
is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. Translations of his books will be published soon in Italy, Poland and Russia. His poems have appeared in more than 900 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.

LuAnn Keener-Mikenas
has won several awards, most recently the 2013 Library of Virginia Poetry Award for her second collection, Homeland. Her work has been published in many literary journals and anthologies, including Chelsea, Confrontation, Gargoyle, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, South Carolina Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Southern Poetry Review. Her first poetry collection, Color Documentary, was published by Calyx Books. One of her poems, “Leonardo: the Adoration,” received a Pushcart Prize nomination, and another, “Icarus Swims,” inspired the art song “A Revisitation Of Myth” by New York composer Joelle Wallach.

James B. Nicola
Widely published in periodicals including the Stickman, Southwest, Atlanta, and Lullwater reviews, James B. Nicola has several poetry awards and nominations to his credit. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. A Yale grad and also a stage director, composer, lyricist, and playwright, his children’s musical Chimes: A Christ­mas Vaude­vill premiered in Fairbanks, Alaska, where Santa Claus was in attendance on opening night. First poetry collection: Manhattan Plaza, 2014, available at sites.google.com/site/jamesbnicola.

Christine Anne Pratt
lives in western Massachusetts. She holds an MA in counseling psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School and a BA in liberal arts from Goddard College. She has attended several writing conferences and workshops, including the WriteAngles conference, Image Journal’s Eastglen workshop, and Amherst Writers & Artists workshops. Her work is published or forthcoming in Albatross, The Aurorean, and Silkworm.

Jeff Saperstein

has been living in southwestern Virginia since 1985. Some of his work has appeared in The Sow's Ear, The Deronda Review, Common Ground Review, and Chantarelle's Notebook.

Ani Tuzman

has been published in CALYX, Mothering, Tikkun, Sanctuary, Darshan, FamilyFun, and Body Mind Spirit, among other journals. Her writing is included in such anthologies as Chicken Soup For The Mother & Daughter Soul, Divine Mosaic, and MotherPoet. Her poetry is also featured on two CDs, Spirals Of Light and Poetry and Chamber Music on Themes Of The Holocaust.

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