Bruce Bennett is the author of ten full-length collections of poetry and more than thirty poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town: Poems New and Selected, 2000-2016 (Orchises Press, 2017). His most recent chapbook is A Man Rode Into Town(FootHills Publishing, 2018). He taught English, American Literature, and Creative Writing, and directed the Visiting Writers Series at Wells College from 1973 until his retirement in 2014. He and is now Emeritus Professor of English.
John Beaton writes and recites metrical poetry. His forthcoming poetry collection is Leaving Camustianavaig (Word Galaxy Press, 2020). His work has been widely published and has won numerous awards. For almost four years he was a moderator of the Deep End forum at Eratosphere, Able Muse’s online literary workshop. In that role, he succeeded Alan Sullivan, Tim Murphy’s late partner, and developed a strong friendship with Tim.
Amy Bagan has worked in book and magazine publishing (Godine, Columbia University Press, the Paris Review, SUN Press, Newsweek, Piano & Keyboard) and as a teacher of English Composition at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her poems have been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Montalvo Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets University Prize, and finalist for the 2016 James Hearst Poetry Prize. Her manuscript, Sand-Blind, was selected as a National Poetry Series finalist.
Barry Abrams was a recipient of the Henri Coulette Memorial Award (1996, 2000); a winner in Poetry in the Windows III (1999); and a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award (2004). His poems have appeared in Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology, and in the Formalist, Iambs & Trochees, the Raintown Review, and other journals. He is a musician and former ESL teacher and lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California.
Richard Wakefield earned his PhD in American Literature from the University of Washington and has taught college Humanities for forty-one years, thirty-five of them at Tacoma Community College. For over twenty-five years he reviewed poetry, fiction, and literary biography for the Seattle Times. His forthcoming poetry collection, Terminal Park, will appear in the summer of 2020 from Able Muse Press. His first book, Robert Frost and the Opposing Lights of the Hour (Peter Lang Publishing), was a study of Frost’s poetry in the context of his life and times.
Catherine Chandler’s most recent collection is Pointing Home(Kelsay Books, 2019). She is also the author of The Frangible Hour(University of Evansville Press), winner of the 2016 Richard Wilbur Award; Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press), shortlisted for the Poets’ Prize; Glad and Sorry Seasons (Biblioasis); as well as three short collections: For No Good Reason, All or Nothing, and This Sweet Order.
Daniel Galef collects counterfeit coins and lives on the edge of a mountain with his cat Carson, who is also a poet. These are part of the series Imaginary Sonnets based on the 1888 collection of the same title—verse monologues each from the point of view of a different historical figure or literary character. Previous Imaginary Sonnets have been published in Measure, the Lyric, Philosophy Now, the Christian Century, Arion, Ars Medica, J Journal, Snakeskin, Gingerbread House, Volare, and the Scrivener Creative Review.