Leslie Jill Patterson

Leslie Jill Patterson’s prose has appeared in Prime Number Magazine, Grist, Baltimore Review, Gulf Coast, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. Her awards include a 2012 Embrey Human Rights Fellowship; the 2013 Everett Southwest Literary Award, judged by Lee K. Abbott; a 2014 Soros Justice Fellowship, funded by the Open Society Foundations in New York; and the 2017 Prime Number Magazine Fiction Award, judged by David Jauss.


Alexander Pepple

Alexander Pepple founded and edits Able Muse and Able Muse Press, and also founded and directs the Eratosphere online worskshop. His poetry and prose have been or will be published in Barrow Street, River Styx, American Arts Quarterly, Light, Think Journal, Euphony, Per Contra, La Petite Zine, San Pedro River Review and elsewhere.


Malachi Black

Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America (PSA)’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series. Black teaches at the University of San Diego and lives in California.



Brooke Clark

Brooke Clark edits the epigrams website the Asses of Parnassus. His work has appeared in journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, including Arion, Literary Imagination, the Rotary Dial, the Tangerine, the Literateur, Light, and Partisan, among others.



Jean L. Kreiling

Jean L. Kreiling’s first collection of poems, The Truth in Dissonance (Kelsay Books), was published in 2014.Her work has appeared widely in print and online journals, including American Arts Quarterly, Angle, the Evansville Review, Measure, and Mezzo Cammin, and in several anthologies.


Kathryn Locey

Kathryn Locey teaches English at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in Paper Nautilus, Able Muse, and Voices from the Porch anthology.



Tim Frank

Tim Frank is a writer specializing in the comic and the surreal. He has been published in magazines such as Bourbon Penn, Bartleby Snopes, and BlazeVox. He is currently working on a collection of short stories and a semi-autobiographical novel.



Catherine Chandler

Catherine Chandler was born in New York City and lived in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, before moving to Canada. She lectured in Spanish at McGill University’s Department of Translation Studies, and also served as the university’s International Affairs Officer for Latin America. She is the author of Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press), shortlisted for the Poets’ Prize, Glad and Sorry Seasons (Biblioasis), and The Frangible Hour (The University of Evansville Press), recipient of the Richard Wilbur Award, and three chapbooks.


Gail White

Gail White’s latest poetry collection is Asperity Steet (Able Muse Press, 2015). She has published three previous books of poetry: The Price of Everything, Easy Marks and The Accidental Cynic. She is a contributing editor of Light, a two-time winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and appears in the Nasty Women (Picador, 2017) poetry anthology. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana with her husband and assorted cats.



Stephen Kampa

Stephen Kampa is the author of three volumes of poetry: Cracks in the Invisibile, Bachelor Pad, and the forthcoming Articulate as Rain, which will be published by Waywiser Press in spring of 2018. His session work can be heard most recently on Victor Wainwright’s Boom Town (Blind Pig Records). He teaches at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL.



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