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SUMMER 2015: "Outliers with Boundaries"


Erinn Batykefer has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin and is a Programming Librarian at New Canaan Library, and Co-founder & Managing Editor, The Library as Incubator Project.

Lana Bella lives bi-continental in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Brad Bennett's haiku are regularly published in Off the Coast.

Michael Burgholzer, a programmer, has published poems and photographs.

Molly M. Caldwel is a recent graduate of College of The Atlantic.

Sarah Carleton writes, edits, plays music, and home-schools her son.

Duane Caylor is a physician.

Paul Celan (1920-1970) was a French poet.

Holly Day teaches writing classes at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

Dylan Debelis is a publisher, poet, performer, chaplain, and minister.

Carol A Deprez inspires with both words and camera.

Arturo Desimone is an Arubian who translates Argentine and Azeri poets.

Richard Dey worked for several years in the offshore lobster and swordfishing fisheries, even as he wrote and published poems and journalism.

Mike Dillon lives on Puget Sound.

Susan Eisenberg was selected as the 2016 Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist at the University of Michigan.

Bonnie Thompson Enes is a photographer, collage artist, and potter who has exhibited widely.

Dillon Reese Fischer is a sixteen-year-old national award winning poet and fiction writer.

Carolyn Gregory's first book came out in 2009 and her second book came out this May.

Richa Gupta is a sixteen-year-old girl from Bangalore.

K.S. Hardy's first children's book, Her Best Trick or Treat, came out in 2014.

Paul Hostovsky excels in both humor and wit.

Peter Ingrasselino's work has been exhibited widely in South Carolina.

Sonja Johanson is the 2015 recipient of the Zero Bone and Kudzu Poetry Prizes.

Judy Kaber in 2009 won the Maine Postmark Poetry Contest followed by the Larry Kramer Memorial Chapbook Contest in 2011.

J. Kates is a poet and literary translator.

Joyce Lorenson grew up on a dairy farm and records the daily happenings in nature around her rural home.

Frederick Lowe's translation was set as an art song and never before published in a literary venue.

Yutong Lu was born in Central China and has lived in Beijing, Virginia, and Connecticut.

Kathleen M. McCann is chaplain resident at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

Gerald Arthur Moore teaches high school English and coaches rugby.

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka has 5 books coming out this year.

Steve L Patterson, a playwright and editor, has had many photographs published in the Northwest.

Anupama Pilbrow is Deputy Editor of the Melbourne-based journal The Suburban Reviewem> and studies mathematics and writing at the university.

Donna Pucciani sixth and most recent book of poetry is A Light Dusting of Breath (Purple Flag).

Jenny Qi is a cancer researcher and has been published in many journals, including The Atlantic.

John Roth says he is incapable of coming with a clever bio.

Sammy C Saladino Jr., travels across the country taking photographs.

Ellen Sander, a pioneering rock journalist of the sixties, was the Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine in 2013 and 2014.

Conor Scruton helps students improve their writing.

Sanjeev Sethi two books of poetry, Suddenly For Someone and Nine Summers Later.

Viktor Geydarovich Shirali has published eight books of poetry and two books of prose since 1979.

Deborah C Singer, poet and playwright, is online at

Ray Skjelbred was published in our first issue and regularly ever since.

Ben Sloan worked one year as John Ashbery's secretary.

Noel Sloboda teaches at Penn State York and published a book about Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein.

Heidi Stahl is a writing teacher (

Joannie Stangeland is the author of In Both Hands and Into the Rumored Spring, both from Ravenna.

Dolores Stewart has two poetry collections: Doors to the Universe and The Nature of Things (Bellowing Ark Press).

J. Tarwood has been a dishwasher, a community organizer, a medical archivist, a documentary film producer, an oral historian, and a teacher.

Mark Trechock is a former Lutheran pastor and rural community organizer.

Kathy Weinberg is expert in antique and architectural restoration.

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