Mary Romero’s poems have appeared in Measure, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Mezzo Cammin, among others, and her chapbook Philoxenia won the Luci Shaw prize. Her first full-length collection, Loom, explores the voice of Penelope along with other women in The Odyssey and will appear in 2022 through Finishing Line Press. Mary especially loves to read poems aloud and recently had a blast reading her work on the NPR radio show Dante’s Old South.
Toni Treadway delighted in the discovery of lively formalist poets in the region north of Boston where Rhina Espaillat invited her to sit in on the Powow River Poets workshop in Newburyport almost two decades ago. Her first book was published by Kelsay Books in 2018 and its title poem, “Late Harvest,” was a runner up for the 2019 Robert Frost Prize. Five of her poems appear in the Powow River Poets Anthology II (Able Muse Press, 2020).
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 AMan Rode into Town (FootHills Publishing, 2018). He taught English and American Literature and Creative Writing and directed the Visiting Writers Series at Wells College from 1973 until his retirement in 2014, and is now Emeritus Professor of English.
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, Hopkins Review, Rosebud, River Styx, American Arts Quarterly, Light, Think Journal, Euphony, Per Contra, Eclectica, Measure, and elsewhere.