LYDIA RENEE ARMSTRONG lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared in The Axe Factory, apt, Voicemail Poems, Crack the Spine, Neon, Arsenic Lobster, Blotterature, and others. She was nominated for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in the United Kingdom, and was included in The Best Small Fictions 2017 (Braddock Avenue Books). She is currently working on a novel. Read more →
JORDAN BARKER is a 2018 graduate of the University of Mary Washington where she majored in English and sociology. At UMW she hosted a radio show which she believes was instrumental in the development of her poetic voice. Her poems focus on specific locations and how each of these places produce a powerful and, often times, tangible response. In the spring of 2018, she presented her chapbook, When You Surface from the Swim, at UMW’s 14th annual Kemp Symposium. She can frequently be found at local coffee shops drinking a borderline unhealthy amount of caffeine and reading anything and everything by Kurt Vonnegut. She currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia Read more →
AMY N. PUGSLEY is a Persian-Canadian educator and writer currently living and working in Cairo, Egypt. Read more →
REID MITCHELL is a New Orleanian teaching in China. More specifically, he is a Scholar in Jiangsu Province’s 100 Foreign Talents Program, and a Professor of English at Yancheng Teachers University. He is also Consulting Editor of CHA: AN ASIAN LITERARY JOURNAL. His poems have been published by CHA, ASIA LITERARY REVIEW, IN POSSE, and elsewhere and he has a collection due out from a small press in Berlin. Way back in the 20th century, he published the novel A MAN UNDER AUTHORITY. He also had a separate career as an historian of the American Civil War. Read more →
CHARLENE LANGFUR is an organic gardener, a rescued dog advocate, a Syracuse University Graduate Writing Fellow. Her most recent publications include a series of poems in POETRY EAST and WEBER-THE CONTEMPORARY WEST (2016&2019), an essay in STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY (Dec 2018) and poems in 2018 in GRAVEL, CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW, THE CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY and a number of other magazines and journals.
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KURT LUCHS has poems published in Into the Void, Antiphon, and The Sun Magazine, and won the 2017 Bermuda Triangle Poetry Prize. He founded the literary humor site TheBigJewel.com, and has written humor for the New Yorker, the Onion and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, as well as writing comedy for television and radio. Sagging Meniscus Press published his humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny). His poetry chapbook, One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, is forthcoming. More of his work, both poetry and humor, is at kurtluchs.com. Read more →
SIMON PERCHIK is an American poet who is known for his highly personal, non-narrative style of poetry. Perchik’s work has appeared in over 20 books, websites including Verse Daily, Jacket and numerous print magazines, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Partisan Review, The Nation, North American Review, Weave Magazine, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, and CLUTCH. His poetry collection, Hands Collected was longlisted for the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry. Read more →
MALCOLM GLASS is one of the founders of the new literary movement l’Écrit Cinématique, a group of writers whose work is visual and aural, with minimal narration and exposition. These writers prefer to rely on image and dialogue to engage and affect the reader. For sixty years, Glass has published work in all genres in many literary journals and magazines, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and The Sewanee Review. In November, 2018, Finishing Line Press released his newest collection of poems, Mirrors, Myths, and Dreams. Read more →
GENEVIEVE BETTS is the author of the poetry collection An Unwalled City (Prolific Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in The Tishman Review, New Mexico Review, Hotel Amerika, The Literary Review, and in other journals and anthologies. She teaches creative writing for Arcadia University’s low-residency MFA program and lives in Santa Fe.
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KELLY R. SAMUELS lives and works as an adjunct English instructor in the upper Midwest. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The Summerset Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Construction, Sweet Tree Review, Salt Hill Journal, and RHINO. Read more →