E. D. Watson

E. D. Watson earned an MFA in Creative Writing and is a candidate for certification through the Institute for Poetic Medicine. Once upon a time they lived in New Orleans, where they survived a mugging at gunpoint and were later ousted by hurricane Katrina. Now, they’re in training to be a yoga instructor, and work as a night clerk at a public library in San Marcos, Texas. For fun, they play cello and go on pilgrimages.



Deborah Warren

Deborah Warren’s poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Poetry, and the Yale Review. She published two books in 2021: Strange to Say: Etymology for Serious Entertainment; and Connoisseurs of Worms, a collection of poems. Her previous books are three other collections: Zero Meridian, The Size of Happiness, and Dream With Flowers and Bowl of Fruit; and a translation, Ausonius: The Moselle and Other Poems.


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.



Ted Charnley

Ted Charnley’s verse has appeared in multiple issues of such journals as the Orchards Poetry Journal, the Road Not Taken, THINK, the Lyric, and Passager, and in the recent anthology Extreme Sonnets. His poem “An Invocation of Fragments” received honorable mention for the 2020 Able Muse Write Prize. He lives with his wife in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse they restored in central Maryland. There, he herds woodchucks, practices chain-saw topiary, and leaves offerings for the naiads of the springs.



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.



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