Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton writes poetry, edits fiction, plays the banjo, and makes her husband laugh in Tampa, Florida. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Nimrod, Chattahoochee Review, 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 recently published by Kelsay Books.



Kelly Rowe

Kelly Rowe received her MFA in English from the University of Iowa. She is the winner of the 2021 Able Muse Book Award for her poetry collection Rise above the River (includes “The Way Memory Works”), forthcoming from Able Muse Press in 2022. Her chapbooks are Flying South on the Back of a Dove (Texas Review Press, 2019) and Child Bed Fever, selected for the 2021 Rane Arroyo Series, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press.


Gail White

Gail White is a contributing editor of Light Poetry Magazine and is widely published in formalist poetry journals. Her book, Asperity Street, can be found on Amazon, along with her chapbook Catechism. Her work appears in numerous anthologies including two Pocket Poetry books and the recent Love Poems at the Villa Nelle. Home is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where the cats are.



John J. Brugaletta

John J. Brugaletta has eight volumes of his poetry in print, including his Selected Poems. He is professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, and lives on the redwood coast of California.



Erica Reid

Erica Reid (she/her) is an MFA candidate at Western Colorado University and an assistant editor at THINK Journal. In 2021 Erica won the Yellowwood Poetry Prize (judge: Matthew Olzmann) and her poetry was commissioned by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Her poetry has recently been published in Yalobusha Review, Twenty Bellows, Pinesong, and more.



Will Toedtman

Will Toedtman lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of The Several World, winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared or will appear in Dappled Things, the Hopkins Review, Literary Matters, and elsewhere.



Susan McLean

Susan McLean has published two books of poetry: The Best Disguise, which won the Richard Wilbur Award, and The Whetstone Misses the Knife, which won the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. Her book of translations of Latin poems by Martial, Selected Epigrams, was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Translation Award. She is a professor emerita of English at Southwest Minnesota State University and lives in Iowa City, Iowa.



Hilary Biehl

Hilary Biehl’s poems have appeared in the Lyric, the Orchards Poetry Journal, Mezzo Cammin, and various other places. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and their son.



Gregory Emilio

Gregory Emilio’s collection Kitchen Apocrypha (includes “Diminishing Sestina”), a 2021 finalist for the Able Muse Book Award, is forthcoming from Able Muse Press in 2022. His poems appear in Best New Poets, Able Muse, Nashville Review, North American Review, [PANK], Permafrost, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other journals. He won Georgia Poetry Society’s 2019 George Herbert Reece Prize and White Oak Kitchen’s 2020 Prize in Southern Poetry, and earned his PhD in English from Georgia State University.


Michael Spence

Michael Spence drove public-transit buses in the Seattle area for thirty years, retiring on Valentine’s Day, 2014. He’s very grateful that he was fortunate enough never to have run anyone over. His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Alabama Literary Review, Barrow Street, the Carolina Quarterly, the Chariton Review, the Hudson Review, North American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Rattle, the Sextant Review, Tar River Poetry, and


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