Jo Ann Baldinger

Jo Ann Baldinger writes poems and teaches yoga in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in 2River, Stickman Review, White Whale, Monarch Review, Cirque, Burningword, Verdad, and Blue Mesa.

Michael Cocchiarale

A native Clevelander, Michael Cocchiarale is the author of Still Time (Fomite Press, 2012), a collection of short and shorter stories, and Here Is Ware, a novella published in installments by Novella-T in the summer of 2014. His work has appeared online in Stickman Review, Fiction Fix, Crack the Spine, Scissors and Spackle, and Pithead Chapel.

Robin Wyatt Dunn

Kathleen Kraft's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, including Five Points, Gargoyle, Sugar House Review, and The Satirist. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, and her chapbook, Fairview Road, was published in February 2015 by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Jersey City, NJ, where she is a freelance writer and yoga teacher.

Marcia LeBeau

Marcia LeBeau has been published in decomP magazinE, Moon City Review, Rattle, SLANT, Pennsylvania English, and others. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ creative writing program and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Marcia lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Evalyn Lee

Evalyn Lee is a former CBS News producer who has produced television segments for 60 Minutes in New York and the BBC in London. Her broadcast work has received an Emmy and numerous Writers Guild Awards. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in: Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts (ed. Martha Hughes); Hawai'I Pacific Review; War, Literature, and the Arts Journal; Broad River Review 2016; Amarillo Bay; Diverse Arts Project; and Willow Review.

Jon Stuart Pearson

Jon Stuart Pearson—writer, speaker, artist, and creative thinking consultant—has been a cartoonist for the Oakland Tribune, an extra for the New York Metropolitan Opera, a college professor, and a mailman. His work has been nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize and a 2014 Million Writers Award and has appeared or is forthcoming in Baltimore Review, Barely South Review, Barnstorm, Carve, The Citron Review, Crack the Spine, Critical Pass Review, Cultural Weekly, Existere, Faultline, Fiction Fix, Forge, Lake Effect, OnTheBus, The Penmen Review, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Reed Magazine, Shark Reef, Sou’wester, Superstition Review, Tower Journal, West Wind Review, and Wild Violet.

Robert Rothman

Robert Rothman's work has appeared in the Atlanta Review, The Alembic, Existere , the Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Westview, Willow Review and over thirty other literary journals.

Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman’s work has appeared in Shenandoah, Poetry, Zyzzyva, FIELD, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Awards include an Eric Mathieu King Fund grant from the Academy of American Poets. Her collection of poems on Kafka’s life and work, Kafka’s Shadows, is forthcoming from Deerbrook Editions in February 2017. Visit

John Sweet

John Sweet’s recent work appears in Burning Word, Rose Red Review and Zombie Logic, among others. His latest collection is Approximate Wilderness, from Flutter Press.

Kendra L. Tanacea

Kendra L. Tanacea, attorney, holds an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Her collection of poetry, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, was a finalist for the Idaho Poetry Prize, and will be published by Lost Horse Press in early 2017. Kendra’s poems have appeared in 5AM, Rattle, Pearl, and Pebble Lake Review, among others. To discover more about Kendra L. Tanacea, go to

Mark Alan Williams

Mark Alan Williams runs a construction firm based in Houston, Texas. His scholarship has been published in College English and Conradiana, while his poems have appeared in journals including MOJO, Stirring: A Literary Collection, and the Tulane Review.