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.