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.
Gabriella Belfiglio is the 2014 winner of the W.B. Yeats Poetry Award. Her work has
appeared most recently in The Pinyon Review. She also had writing published in the award-winning anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders, as well as The Dream Catcher’s Song, Avanti Popolo, Folio, The Centrifugal Eye, and Lambda Literary Review, among other places.
John Brantingham was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ first poet laureate. His work has been featured in hundreds of magazines. He has nineteen books of poetry and fiction including his latest, Life: Orange to Pear (Bamboo Dart Press). He lives in Jamestown, New York.
Richard Dinges, Jr. lives and works by a pond among trees and grassland, along with his wife, two dogs, three cats, and ten chickens. Willawaw Journal, WINK, Green Hills Literary Lantern, SBLAAM, and Roanoke Review most recently accepted his poems for their publications.
Lara Dolphin is an attorney, nurse, wife and mom of four amazing kids. Her first chapbook, In Search Of The Wondrous Whole, was published by Alien Buddha Press. Her most recent chapbook, Chronicle Of Lost Moments, is available from Dancing Girl Press.
R. Nikolas Macioci is the author of sixteen books. Critics and judges called Cafes of Childhood a “beautifully harrowing account of child abuse,” but not “sentimental” or “self-pitying,” an “amazing book,” and “a single unified whole.” Cafes of Childhood was submitted for the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net award. Hundreds of his poems have been published here and abroad in magazines and journals, including Chiron, Concho River Review, The Bombay Review, The Raven’s Perch, and West Trade Review.
James B. Nicola is a frequent contributor to Stickman Review. His poems have appeared in the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, and Poetry East. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His two poetry collections, published by Word Poetry, are Manhattan Plaza (2014) and Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater (2016). He won a Dana Literary Award, a People's Choice award (from Storyteller) and a Willow Review award; was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and once for a Rhysling Award; and was featured poet at New Formalist. A Yale graduate as well as a composer, lyricist, and playwright, James has been giving both theater and poetry workshops at libraries, literary festivals, schools, and community centers all over the country. His children’s musical Chimes: A Christmas Vaudeville premiered in Fairbanks, Alaska, where Santa Claus was rumored to be in attendance on opening night.
Russell Rowland is a seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee and writes from New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, where he has judged high-school Poetry Out Loud competitions.
Charles Springer is widely published in print and online. He has authored Juice (Regal House Publishing, 2018) and a collection of prose poems, Nowhere Now Here (Radial Books, 2021). A new collection of prose poems, Window Over the Sink (Fernwood Press) is slated for 2023. www.charlesspringer.com.
Keri Withington is a poet, educator, and aspiring homesteader. She is an associate professor of English at Pellissippi State Community College. Her poems have appeared widely, including in Constellations of Freckles (Dancing Girl Press) and Beckoning from the Waves (Plan B Press). You can find her on adventures with her family, teaching, or on Facebook (@KeriWithingtonWriter).