Sarah Carleton writes poetry, edits fiction, plays the banjo, and knits obsessively in Tampa, Florida. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Nimrod, Tar River Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and New Ohio Review. Her first collection, Notes from the Girl Cave, was published in 2020 by Kelsay Books.
Roland Goity lives in Issaquah, WA, where he writes and hikes and contemplates the human condition. He has only recently begun writing poetry, but his short stories appear or are forthcoming in PANK, Fiction International, Raleigh Review, The MacGuffin, Pithead Chapel, Louisiana Literature, Sheepshead Review, and elsewhere.
Adelia Gregory is a dual master’s student in the MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in Literature and English Studies programs at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Previously, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
John Grey has recently published in Stand, Washington Square Review and Floyd County Moonshine. His latest books, Covert, Memory Outside The Head, and Guest Of Myself, are available through Amazon. He has work upcoming in the McNeese Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Open Ceilings.
Ian Haight’s collection of poetry, Celadon, won Unicorn Press’ First Book
Prize. With T’ae-yong Hŏ, he is the co-translator of Red Rain on a Spring
Mountain: Complete Poems of Nansŏrhŏn and Homage to Green Tea by
the Korean monk, Ch’oŭi, both forthcoming from White Pine Press. Other
awards include Ninth Letter’s Literary Award in Translation, and grants
from the Daesan Foundation, the Korea Literary Translation Institute, and
the Baroboin Buddhist Foundation. Poems, essays, interviews, reviews,
microfiction and translations appear in Barrow Street, Writer’s Chronicle,
Hyundai Buddhist News, Full Stop, MoonPark Review and The Poetry
Review (UK). For more information, please visit ianhaight.com.
Richard Krause has three collections of fiction: Studies in Insignificance, The Horror of the Ordinary, and Crawl Space & Other Stories of Limited Maneuverability. He recently has had writing in Club Plum Literary Journal, Mobius, Northwest Indiana Literary Journal, Blue Lake Review, Digging through the Fat, and Modern Literature. Krause lives in Kentucky where he is retired from teaching at a community college. His website is richardkrausewriting.com.
Diane Lefer's novels feature scientists who become terrorism suspects (Out of Place) and baboons with broken hearts (Confessions of a Carnivore). She is the author of three story collections, including California Transit, which received the Mary McCarthy Prize. Diane has worked with asylum-seekers, men on parole, youth affected by the criminal in/justice system, not to mention MFA students at VCFA. She lives in Los Angeles where her only phone is a landline.
Jason Li is a 4th-year English and psychology major at the University of Florida, and he plans to teach high school English with Teach for America after his graduation. His interests include photography, piano, and poetry, all of which can be found on Instagram.
Lissa Staples is a classical singer who has performed as soloist with various orchestras, an opera company and cabaret. She splits her time between Tucson and Denver. An emerging writer, her poems have appeared in Quibble and Beyond Words. Her short stories and flash fiction have appeared in East By Northeast, The Write Launch, Emerge and Unbroken.
Jim Tilley has published three full-length collections of poetry: In Confidence, Cruising at Sixty to Seventy, and Lessons from Summer Camp. He has also published a novel, Against the Wind with Red Hen Press, and his short memoir, The Elegant Solution, was published as a Ploughshares Solo. He has won Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry. Four of his poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.