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Meredith Abenaim has a traveler's soul, fantasies of living in a Woody Allen film, and a habit of lip-synching to herself while food shopping.

Jane Attanucci's chapbook is First Mud (Finishing Line, 2015).

Chaun Ballard has been teaching in the Middle East and West Africa for six years. He is currently an MFA student in the University of Alaska.

Ruth Bavetta has published two books, Embers on the Stairs (Moon Tide, 2014) and Fugitive Pigments (FutureCycle, 2013).

Brad Bennett has published haiku in Off the Coast and a handful of haiku journals and magazines. He teaches elementary school in the Boston area.

Roy Bentley has won fellowships from the NEA, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Ohio Arts Council. His most recent book is Starlight Taxi (Lynx House, 2013).

Michael Burgholzer has published poems and photographs in German language and American literary journals.

Dorothy Chan is a semi-finalist for the 2015 YesYes Books open reading period. She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

Allison Clark is a senior in high school taking a creative writing class.

William C. Crawford was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam.

Saddiq Dzukogi, poetry editor at Expound, has three collections in print.

Ryan Evans is a writer from Seattle, WA.

Ariel Francisco is a Dominican-Guatemalan-American poet living in Miami.

Marc J. Frazier's second full-length collection is Each Thing Touches (Glass Lyre Press, 2015). His website is

Jes Fritze has recent covers of New Hampshire Campers Magazine and Get Magazine.

Adam Grabowski is part of the Northampton Poetry Open Mic mosaic. His poetry can be heard on

Karen Greenbaum-Maya is a retired clinical psychologist.

Douglas Haig photographs scenes from locales in town (Machias, Maine).

Tahir Hamut, recognized as one of the foremost modernist poets writing in Uyghur, works as a film director. He lives in Ürümchi, the capital of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Lois Marie Harrod's Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for the Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. Read her work at

Darla Himeles is completing her doctoral studies at Temple University.

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

Will Hodgkinson is an 11th grader at Waldorf High School of Mass. Bay. His interview with Noam Chomsky was published in Breakwater Review.

Ruth Holzer has appeared previously in Off the Coast as well as in California Quarterly, Blue Unicorn, and Poet Lore, among other journals.

Peter Ingrasselino's work has won numerous awards and been displayed in the Charleston, SC area.

Susan Johnson teaches writing at UMass Amherst where she received her MFA and PhD.

Latoya Kidd works on the newspaper at Prince George's Community College.

Marian Kilcoyne is based on the west coast of Ireland.

Robert Knox's poetry collection, Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty, will be published in 2016 by Coda Crab Books.

Deborah P Kolodji is the moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. She has published four chapbooks of poetry.

John P. Kristofco, professor of English at the University of Akron, has two collections of poetry.

Suzanne Langlois is a high school English teacher living in Portland, Maine.

Daniel Lassell won the 2015 National Poetry Month Haiku Contest.

Jenna Le's A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora is forthcoming from Anchor and Plume.

Carlo Massimo is a poet, journalist, and nonfiction writer based in Washington, DC.

Michael McDonough holds a BA in American Studies from Bard, and an MFA in Poetry from The New School. In order to avoid any confusion with the town in Casco Bay, he states that he's a writer and researcher living on a large island east of New York City.

Arthur McMaster worked for many years as a US foreign intelligence officer and now teaches at Converse College.

Sonnet Mondal is the founding editor of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review and has authored eight books of poetry.

Caridad Moro-Gronlier's book Visionware (Finishing Line, 2009) was part of the New Women's Voices Series. She is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for Poetry and a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry.

Caroline Misner's most recent book is The Daughters of Eldox: Book I: The Alicorn (Whiskey Creek, 2013).

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka is editing Experimental Writing: Volume 1 Africa vs. Latin America.

Josh Oakley spent most of the past decade designing, but he also ghostwrites popular infographics.

Sandy Olson notes that "In Maine neither the human past nor the strength of nature is ever far away."

Erin Slaughter is an MFA candidate at Western Kentucky University.

John L. Stanizzi's most recent book is Hallelujah Time! (Big Table, 2015).

John Sweet's latest collection is The Century of Dreaming Monsters (Lummox, 2014).

Bill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist. His collages have been published in Danse Macabre, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, and Yellow Chair Review.

Kathy Weinberg, an expert in antique and architectural restoration, also works in painting, sculpture and photography.

Peter Weltner's most recent collection is To the Final Cinder and Stone Altars (BrickHouse Books, 2015).

Bill Wolak, a poet, photographer, and collage artist, teaches at William Paterson University.

Diana Woodcock's second book is Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale (WordTech Communications, 2015).

Amos Jasper Wright is co-editor of White Whale Review.

James Valvis, a former Army soldier, had fiction in Sundress Best of the Net.

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