David Larsen

David Larsen has BA degrees from the University of Washington in English Literature and Business Administration. He served two years in the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam war and worked in the Finance Department of the Boeing Company for twenty eight years until retiring in 2004. He founded the family winery, Soos Creek Wine Cellars, in 1989, which he continues to operate full time. His memoir, “Yellow Footprints,” is his first published work.



Laura DiCarlo Short

Laura DiCarlo Short is a writer and teacher living in San Marcos, Texas. She holds an MFA from Texas State University and her poems, interviews, and photography have appeared in journals including the Knicknackery, the Literati Quarterly, Front Porch Journal, Adalaide Magazine, and Texas Books in Review. Laura teaches writing and literature for Alamo Colleges.



Tom Larsen

Tom Larsen has been writing fiction for twenty-five years and his work has appeared in Newsday, Raritan, Best American Mystery Stories, and the Los Angeles Review. His novels Flawed and Into the Fire are available through Amazon.



Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson is a PhD candidate in the University of Southern California Creative Writing & Literature program, and holds an MFA in Fiction from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His work appears or is forthcoming in Joyland, Cutthroat, the Adroit Journal, decomP, the Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and two cats in Quito, Ecuador, where he is working on his dissertation.



Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson was born in Griffin, Georgia, and raised in nearby Macon. His work appears widely, in periodicals such as First Things, Five Points, the Hopkins Review, the New Criterion, the Sewanee Review, and the Yale Review. His first book, The Stranger World, was awarded the 2017 Donald Justice Poetry Prize and was published in hardcover by Measure Press in June of 2017.


Frederick Wilbur

Frederick Wilbur was brought up and still lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He relies on imagery derived from the natural landscape and country life to explore human relationships. He has been an architectural woodcarver for thirty-five years and has written numerous articles and three books on the subject. He has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Vermont.


Tatiana Forero Puerta

Tatiana Forero Puerta is from Bogotá, Colombia. Her work has appeared in Hawaii Pacific Review, Moon City Review Anthology, Juked, Acenots Review, and elsewhere. Tatiana has been nominated for Best of the Net Anthology, and was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2017. She holds a dual BA in philosophy and comparative religion from Stanford University and an interdisciplinary MA from New York University. Tatiana lives and teaches in NY.



Aaron Poochigian

Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. His books of translation, both from Penguin Classics, are Sappho, Stung With Love (2009), and Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts (2014). He was awarded a 2010–2011 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. His books of original poetry, both from Able Muse Press, are The Cosmic Purr (2012); and the winner of the 2016 Able Muse Book Award, Manhattanite (summer 2017). His thriller in verse, Mr.


Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca)

Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), commonly known as Petrarch in the English-speaking world, is the great Italian master whose work helped to create the Renaissance sonnet craze in England. He was a Franciscan tertiary, a scholar of the Classics, a friend to Decameron author Giovanni Boccaccio, and an immensely popular poet in his day. Despite his religious vows, he had two children out of wedlock, and is best known for sonnets professing intense love for a woman named Laura.



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