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’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 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 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 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 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.
Treena Thibodeau’s fiction has appeared in the Rumpus, Newtown Literary, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She is the creator of the virtual reading series TGI, and her work has received generous support from the Vermont Studio Center and the Tin House Summer Conference. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.