Contributors

Carol Berg's poems are forthcoming or in Crab Creek Review (Poetry Finalist 2017), DMQ Review, Sou’wester, The Journal, Spillway, Redactions, Radar Poetry, South Dakota Review, and Verse Wisconsin. Her recent chapbook, The Johnson Girls, is available from dancing girl press. She was winner of a scholarship to Poets on the Coast and a recipient of a Finalist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Lauren Camp is the author of five books of poems, including One Hundred Hungers, which won the Dorset Prize, and Took House (Tupelo Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Slice, DIAGRAM and other journals. She has received fellowships from The Black Earth Institute and The Taft-Nicholson Center, and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. www.laurencamp.com

Poet James Cushing retires in June 2020 after 31 years of teaching poetry at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where L. I. Henley was one of his students. Cushing, who has published widely, was chosen Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo for the years 2008-2010. His most recent collection is Solace (Cahuenga Press, Los Angeles, 2018). 

Geffrey Davis is the author of two collections: Night Angler (BOA Editions, 2019), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Revising the Storm ​(BOA Editions, 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. He also coauthored the chapbook Begotten (URB Books, 2016) with LA-based poet F. Douglas Brown. His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, ​Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, New England Review, ​New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, PBS NewsHour, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

Celeste Goyer, born in Northampton, Massachusetts, is a painter, poet and affordable housing advocate living in California. Celeste is a self-taught artist, often using non-traditional or purposely imprecise tools and techniques, with a goal to holding a place for mystery in the finished work. Collaboration is an important part of her practice. She's a member of the multi-disciplinary Wild Orchid Collective in Venice, Ca., whose shifting personnel produce collaborative video and still photography, poetry, visual and sound collage projects. IG: @onward_friends. website: celestegoyer.com

Benjamin Kessler's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, DIAGRAM, Jet Fuel Review, Entropy, Storyscape, The Oakland Review, Epigraph, Superstition Review, The Masters Review, The Gravity of the Thing, What are Birds?, and Portland Review. He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.

Ellyn Lichvar is the programs manager for Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing and the managing editor of The Louisville Review. Her poems have appeared in BOAAT, Meridian, DIAGRAM, Juked, and others. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.  

Nathan Lipps is the author of the chapbook the body as passage (Open Palm Print). He currently lives in Ohio and works as an Assistant Professor at Central State University. His work has been published in the Best New Poets, BOAAT, Colorado Review, Third Coast, TYPO, and elsewhere. nathanlipps.com

Rebecca Hart Olander’s poetry has appeared recently in Crab Creek Review, The Massachusetts review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. She has published a chapbook, Dressing the Wounds (dgp, 2019), and her debut full-length collection, Uncertain Acrobats, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in 2021. She lives in Massachusetts where she teaches writing at Westfield State University and is editor/director of Perugia Press. Find her at rebeccahartolander.com and @rholanderpoet 

Elizabeth Paul's work has appeared in The Briar Cliff Review, Sweet Lit, and The Carolina Quarterly, among other places. Her chapbook Reading Girl is a collection of ekphrastic prose poems based on paintings by Henri Matisse. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan and currently teaches writing at George Mason University. Learn more at elizabethsgpaul.com    

Patty Seyburn has published five collections of poems: Threshold Delivery (Finishing Line Press, 2019); Perfecta (What Books Press, Glass Table Collective, 2014); Hilarity, (New Issues Press, 2009), Mechanical Cluster (Ohio State University Press, 2002) and Diasporadic (Helicon Nine Editions, 1998). She is a professor at California State University, Long Beach.

A singer-songwriter, poet, and essayist, Ephraim Scott Sommers is the author of Someone You Love Is Still Alive (2019), winner of the 2019 Jacar Press Full-Length Book Award, and The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire (2017), winner of the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award. Ephraim is an Assistant Professor of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he lives with his partner, Ann Reilly-Sommers.