Bruce Bennett

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). 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. In 2012 he was awarded a Pushcart Prize.



Anna M. Evans

Anna M. Evans’s poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, American Arts Quarterly, and 32 Poems. She gained her MFA from Bennington College. Recipient of Fellowships from the MacDowell Artists’ Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and winner of the 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award, she currently teaches at West Windsor Art Center and Rowan College at Burlington County.


Elise Hempel

Elise Hempel grew up in suburban Chicago and has worked as an editor, proofreader, copywriter, columnist, and university English instructor. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals over the years, including Poetry, Measure, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and the Midwest Quarterly, as well as in Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry.


Anne Delana Reeves

Anne Delana Reeves is a poet and essayist. Her work appears in Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Image, Antioch Review, New Madrid, Chapter 16, The Southern Poetry Anthology IV: Tennessee, and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. In addition, Each Fugitive Moment: Essays, Memoirs, and Elegies on Lynda Hull, edited with poet Diann Blakely, is forthcoming from MadHat Press.


J.C. Scharl

J.C. Scharl is a poet and critic from Colorado. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Measure Review, Plough Quarterly, the Scores, the Windhover, the Trinity House Review, National Review, and a New Ohio Review online special edition, among others. Her criticism has appeared in Dappled Things and Plough Quarterly, among others. She has two children.



George Kalogeris

George Kalogeris is the author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos (Antilever, 2012), and a book of poems based on the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets (Pressed Wafer, 2006). His current book of poems is Guide to Greece (Louisiana State University, 2018). He teaches literature and classics in translation at Suffolk University.



David Southward

David Southward teaches in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of two collections: Bachelor’s Buttons (Kelsay Books, 2020) and Apocrypha, a sonnet sequence based on the Gospels (Wipf & Stock, 2018).


J.P. Celia

J.P. Celia’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as Rattle, Barrow Street, First Things, Light, Tar River Poetry, THINK, and the Raintown Review. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.



Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations appear in Agenda, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, Crannog, Hopkins Review, the Moth, New American Writing, New Scotland Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Review, the Stinging Fly, Threepenny Review, and the TLS, among many others. Her collection Shot Silk was short-listed for the 2017 Poets Prize, and her black comedy, Harry Smith at the Chelsea Hotel, was recently presented at Dixon Place in Manhattan.



Marly Youmans

Marly Youmans is the author of five books of poems: Claire (LSU); The Throne of Psyche (Mercer); The Foliate Head (Stanza Press in the UK); Thaliad and The Book of the Red King, both from Phoenicia Publishing in Montreal, Canada.



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