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Spring 2016: "The Strong Indifferent Wind"


Sheikha A. is poetry editor at eFiction India. Her blog is

Chaun Ballard teaches in the Middle East and West Africa with his wife. He is currently a graduate student in the University of Alaska.

Janet Barry has been included in Best Indie Lit New England. She judges for Poetry Out Loud.

Brad Bennett enjoys the haiku moments he encounters each day.

Michael Burgholzer, a programmer, has published poems and photographs in German and American journals.

Susana H. Case's newest book is 4 Rms w Vu (Mayapple, 2014).

Sara Clancy is an Associate Editor for Poetry at Kentucky Review.

Justin Coelho has a B.F.A from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His website is

Wendy Drexler, poetry editor for MA Aububon, had her first book, Western Motel (Turning Point) in 2012.

Jane Ellen Glasser's latest full-length collection is The Red Coat (FutureCycle, 2013). Her website is

Alexis Groulx's work has been previously published in Ayris, After the Pause, Gravel, Smoky Quartz, Sun & Sandstone, and Vineyards Press.

Lisa Grovee's poems have appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, and A Cappella Zoo.

Kathleen Gunton carries a Canon Power Shot on her daily walks.

Lynn Hoffman's most recent publication is the memoir Radiation Days (Skyhorse, 2014).

Paul Hostovsky's eighth book of poetry, The Bad Guys, won the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize for 2015. Visit him at

Scott Huchison has new work forthcoming in Aethlon, Sport Literate, and the Atlanta Review.

Donald Illich has published in The Iowa Review, Fourteen Hills, and Cold Mountain Review.

Peter Ingrasselino, winner of numerous awards, has seen his work exhibited in South Carolina.

Rich Ives has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

Becky Kennedy is a linguist and a college professor.

Rose Knappis a poet, novelist, short story writer, multimedia artist, and music producer.

Peter Leight has been published in Humanities Review, Cincinnati Review, Seneca Review, and The Southampton.

Carl Little is a judge for this year's Maine Poets Society competition. Two of his poems appear in the second Take Heart anthology edited by Wesley McNair.

Fred Lowe, poet and psychotherapist.

Ryan Mattern received the Felix Valdez Award for Short Fiction.

J.G. McClure is the Craft Essay Editor and Assistant Poetry Editor of Cleaver. Read more at

Addison Namnoum is a graduate of College of the Atlantic.

Aras Onur is a Turkish PEN-member author, poet, and columnist.

Beth Paulson's latest book is Canyon Notes (Mt. Sneffels, 2012).

Dustin Pearson, an MFA candidate at Arizona State was awarded the 2015 Katherine C. Turner Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Daye Phillippo is the recipient of a Mortarboard Fellowship and an Elizabeth George Grant for poetry.

Sherman K. Poultney has a PhD in physics from Princeton.

Moira Richards reviews books and does editing work for Women Writers and is the reviews editor for Moondance, renku editor for Simply Haiku, and a co-convenor of the annual online festival of women's poetry in South Africa (

Timothy Robbins teaches ESL and does freelance translation from French.

Brad Rose's book of poetry and fiction is Pink X-Ray (Big Table Publishing, 2015). His website is

Joan Roberta Ryan has work in the anthology Poems for Malala Yousafzai (FutureCycle, 2013).

F. Daniel Rzicznek has two poetry collections, Divination Machine (FreeVerse Editions/Parlor, 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University, 2007).

Marvin Shackelford holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana. His poetry collection is Endless Building (Urban Farmhouse, 2015).

Jan Shoemaker received the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Award in creative nonfiction, and one of her essays was selected as a Notable by Best American Essays 2015. Her website is

D.E. Steward has hundreds of publications and has never had a pedestrian job since college.

Gina Vald├ęs's poetry has been published in journals and anthologies in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.

Lucy Walker is soon to be a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in English.

Charles Wilkinson's recent poems have appeared in journals in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.

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