Mark Belair

Mark Belair’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Atlanta Review, The Cincinnati Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry East and The South Carolina Review. His latest collection is Watching Ourselves (Unsolicited Press, 2017). Previous collections include Breathing Room (Aldrich Press, 2015); Night Watch (Finishing Line Press, 2013); While We’re Waiting (Aldrich Press, 2013); and Walk With Me (Parallel Press of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2012). He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times. Please visit

Susan G. Duncan

Susan G. Duncan’s poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, Blast Furnace, Compass Rose, G.W. Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, The MacGuffin, NonBinary Review’s online feature, Alphanumeric, OmniArts, Poem, The Quotable, River Oak Review, Skive Magazine, Soundings East, Thema, and The Yalobusha Review, as well as anthologies by Red Claw Press and The Poetry Box.

Robert Ford

Robert Ford lives by a lake in the north of England. His poetry has appeared in both print and online publications in the UK and US, including Antiphon, Dime Show Review, Butcher's Dog and San Pedro River Review. More of his work can be found at

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet and US resident. He's recently published in Examined Life Journal, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.

James Croal Jackson

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Rattle, Columbia Journal, Hobart, FLAPPERHOUSE, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle from Columbus, Ohio. Find more at

David Lohrey

David Lohrey’s plays, poems and fiction have been published all over the world. Recent poems in the US have appeared in Apogee, Abstract Magazine and Anti-Heroin Chic and several have been anthologized by the University of Alabama (Dewpoint), Illinois State University (Obsidian) and Michigan State University (The Offbeat). Machiavelli’s Backyard, David’s first collection of poetry, appeared in August, 2017. David is a member of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective. He lives in Tokyo.

James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola’s poems have appeared in such publications as the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta reviews, Rattle, Poetry East, and Stickman Review. His full-length collections are Manhattan Plaza (2014), Stage to Page (2016), Wind in the Cave (2017) and Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (2018). He has received a Dana Literary Award, two Willow Review awards, four Pushcart Prize nominations, and a People's Choice award from Storyteller magazine. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award.

John Sweet

John Sweet’s latest collections include Approximate Wilderness (2016 Flutter Press) and Bastard Faith (2017 Scars Publications). All pertinent facts about his life are buried somewhere in his writing.

James Valvis

James Valvis has placed poems or stories in Ploughshares, River Styx, Stickman Review, Southern Indiana Review, Louisville Review, Rattle, The Sun, and hundreds of other journals. His poetry was selected for Best American Poetry 2017. His fiction was chosen for Sundress Best of the Net and won 2nd Place in Folio's Editor's Prize. His work has also come in 2nd for the Asimov's Readers' Award. A former US Army soldier, he lives near Seattle.