Don Kingfisher Campbell • Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA, multi-award-winning poet listed on the Poets and Writers website, has been a coach and judge for Poetry Out Loud, a performing poet/teacher for Red Hen Press Youth Writing Workshops, Los Angeles Area Coordinator and Board Member of California Poets In The Schools, publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing and Deep Critique workshops, organizer of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival, and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California.
Mark A. Fisher • Mark A. Fisher is a writer, poet, and playwright living in Tehachapi, CA. His column “Lost in the Stars” has appeared in Tehachapi’s The Loop newspaper for several years. His plays have appeared on stages in Pine Mountain Club, Tehachapi, and Hayward. His poetry has appeared in Lummox, The San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and Gutters and Alleyways.
Christopher Grillo • Christopher Grillo has published fiction and poetry in various journals and anthologies including Drunk Monkeys, Noctua Review, Spry, Extracts, and Lunch Ticket Press. Grillo is a graduate of the University of New Haven where he played strong safety for the Chargers, and of Southern Connecticut State University’s MFA program. The poems written for his graduate thesis are set to release this summer as two chapbooks; When Rain Fills the Chasm (Finishing Line Press)and The Six-fold Radial Symmetry of Snow (Zoetic Press). Grillo is a 2014 Best Indie Lit New England winner, and a 2014 Best of Net nominee. Currently, Grillo teaches remedial reading to English Language Learners in New Haven, but moonlights as an assistant football coach at his high school alma mater.
Tim Tipton • Tim Tipton was first seduced by the craft of poetry when he read the “Panther” by Rainer Marie Rilke.. Tim is a graduate of California State University of Northridge where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.
John Savoie • John Savoie’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Best New Poets and Poetry Daily. He teaches great books at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Glen Armstrong • Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three new chapbook: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit and Cloudbank.
Ann E. Michael • Ann E. Michael considers herself terrible at arithmetic but have been compelled by a love for physical astronomy and cosmological physics since she was a teenager. But she finds it easier to write about nature (I do that, too) and human beings than about Calabi-Yau dimensions, string theory, or black holes.
Craig Kurtz • Craig Kurtz has vexed aesthetic circles since the 1981 release of The Philosophic Collage. Recent work appears in Bunbury Magazine, Clare Literary Journal, Penumbra, The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry, The Transnational, TWJ Magazine and Ygdrasil.
Linda M. Crate • Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press , June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015.
Ace Boggess • Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire, 2003). He is an ex-con, ex-husband, ex-reporter and completely exhausted by all the things he isn’t anymore. His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
Christopher Barnes • In 1998 he won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 he read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology ‘Titles Are Bitches’. Christmas 2001 he debuted at Newcastle’s famous Morden Tower doing a reading of his poems. Each year he read for Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and he partook in workshops. 2005 saw the publication of his collection Lovebites published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.
Scott Thomas Outlar • Scott Thomas Outlar survived the chaos of both the fire and the flood…barely. Now he spends the hours flowing and fluxing with the ever changing tide of the Tao River while laughing at and/or weeping over life’s existential nature. His words have appeared recently in venues such as Dissident Voice, Calliope Magazine, Section 8 Magazine, Dead Snakes, and Enclave. Links to his poetry, essays and fiction can be found at 17numa.wordpress.com.
Michael Case • Michael Case is an image archivist. He is 49 and has been writing to amuse himself since he was a kid though until recently he never dared to share with anyone else. He lives in Forest Glen Maryland with his wife and pointer dog.
Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi • Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi is university faculty and assistant professor of linguistics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India; and author of two books on lesser known Indian languages: A Grammar of Hadoti and A Grammar of Bhadarwahi. His Hindi poetry collection titled Chinaar kaa Sukhaa Patta (means. Dried Leaves of Chinar) is a notable contribution to contemporary Hindi poetry. He has published around 100 poems in different anthologies, journals, and magazines worldwide. Until recently, his poem “Mother” has included as a prologue to Motherhood and War: International Perspectives (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.
Marie Lecrivain • Marie Lecrivain is the editor-publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles. She’s the author of The Virtual Tablet of Irma Tre (© 2014 Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House), and forthcoming Philemon’s Gambit: Sonnets and Art (© 2015 International Wordbank Press).
Stephen McGuinness is from Dublin, Ireland.
Jude Rawleigh • Jude is obsessed with physics, philosophy, astronomy, religion, and the spinal tap of Hades drum. Originally from New York, but now lives with the magic of the coral reefs in the swamplands of Florida.