Mark Belair’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Atlanta Review, The Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry East and The South Carolina Review. His new collection, Watching Ourselves, was published April ’17 by Unsolicited Press. Previous collections include Breathing Room (Aldrich Press, 2015); Night Watch (Finishing Line Press, 2013); While We’re Waiting (Aldrich Press, 2013); and Walk With Me (Parallel Press of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2012). He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times. Please visit www.markbelair.com
Elizabeth Burk is a psychologist who currently divides her time between a practice in New York and a husband and home in southwest Louisiana. Her two chapbooks, Learning to Love Louisiana (2013) and Louisiana Purchase (2014) were published by Yellow Flag Press. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Atlanta Review, Calyx, Southern Poetry Anthology, About Place, Red Wheelbarrow, Earth’s Daughters, IthacaLit, Naugatuck River Review, Spillway, and other journals and anthologies.
Jude Deason, born in Normal, Illinois is by profession a licensed clinical social worker in private practice and, for many years, specialized in facilitating women’s groups on parenting and personal issues. Deason’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Willow Springs, Poemmemoirstory, Cold Mountain Review, Serving House Journal, and Briar Cliff Review. Her first book, Tin Cup, was released in December of 2015. Jude makes her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Darren Demaree's poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing). I am the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.
Matt Dennison’s work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon
River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made short films with Michael Dickes, Swoon, and Marie Craven.
Max Christian Hansen
Max Christian Hansen is a consultant and a professional writer of business non-fiction.
Victoria Korth’s chapbook, Cord Color, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Her full-length manuscript, Leaves and Senses, was a 2015 finalist for the May Swenson First Poetry Book Award, University of Utah, as well as a semi-finalist for the Able Muse First Book Award, 2016. Her poems have been published in Tar River Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Worcester Review, Damselfly, Barrow Street and elsewhere. She is a current MFA student at Warren Wilson College and holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing at the State University of New York, Brockport. She is also a practicing psychiatrist.
Peter Krass is a freelance editor and writer, and teaches creative writing at The Writers Studio in New York. His poetry has appeared in New Verse News, Rattle, Atlanta Review and elsewhere, and his poem “All Dressed in Green,” recently received a Pushcart Prize special mention. He is also the poetry co-editor for The Writers Studio at 30, an anthology celebrating the school's 30th anniversary, published by Epiphany Editions.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The B Poems published by Poets Wear Prada, 2016. For more information, including free e-books, his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities,” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.
Russell W. Rowland
Russell W. Rowland is from New Hampshire's Lakes Region. A six-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is a past winner of Old Red Kimono's Paris Lake Poetry Contest and twice winner of Descant's Baskerville Publishers Poetry Prize. His chapbooks, "Train of All Cabooses" and "Mountain Blue" are available from Finishing Line Press.
Ian Woollen's new novel, Muir Woods or Bust, is due out in August from Coffeetown Press. His short fiction has surfaced recently at Moon City Review and Fiction Southeast. He lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana.