L.I. Henley was born and raised in the Mojave Desert town of Joshua Tree, California. She is the author of two chapbooks, Desert with a Cabin View, and The Finding (Orange Monkey Publishing). Her second full-length collection, Starshine Road, won the 2017 Perugia Press Prize. She is the recipient of The Academy of American Poets University Award, The Duckabush Prize in Poetry chosen by Lia Purpura, and two prizes through The Poet’s Billow. You can find some of her poems at Glass, Rhino, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rust + Moth, River Styx, DIAGRAM, Waxwing, Entropy, Spillway, Diode, and Zone 3. Her newest poetry collection, Whole Night Through, will be available in October of 2019 from What Books Press of Santa Monica.
Essay, Flash, and Review Editor, Webmaster
Jonathan Maule is the winner of the 2014 Academy of American Poets Contest at Cal Poly, SLO. His first book of poetry, Dog Star, was published by Big Yes Press. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Askew, Talking River, Rain Taxi, RHINO Reviews!, Spillway, and Phoebe. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the Rainier Writing Workshop, Jonathan teaches Reading and English courses at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms.
Assistant Poetry Editor
Madeleine Mori is a Japanese-American poet and winemaker originally from San Francisco. She received a BS in Wine and Viticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she was the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, judged by Suzanne Lummis. Her work has appeared in Outrageous Fortune, sparkle + blink, BOAAT, Bone Bouquet, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She was the recipient of the Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholarship from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. A recent graduate of New York University's MFA program, she serves as Co-Poetry Editor of Washington Square Review. She lives in Brooklyn.