Anthony J. Otten

Anthony J. Otten’s stories and essays have appeared in Jabberwock Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Grasslimb Journal, Still: The Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, Coal Hill Review, and other publications. He lives in Kentucky, where he works in admissions at a liberal arts college, and his deepest joy is seeing students boldly pursue their studies in the arts and humanities. His current project is a novel, a multigenerational story twining together race, religion, and poverty in the post-Reconstruction South.



Claudette E. Sutton

Claudette E. Sutton is the author of Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home (Terra Nova Books, 2014), a loving chronicle of her family’s history in one of the world’s oldest—now vacated—Jewish communities. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where for twenty-three years she has edited and published Tumbleweeds, a quarterly newspaper for families. Her writing has won awards regionally and nationally for history, biography, memoir, and columns.



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.


Joanna Pearson

Joanna Pearson is the author of Oldest Mortal Myth, winner of the 2012 Donald Justice Prize, as well as the young adult novel The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills (Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, 2011), and the forthcoming short story collection Every Human Love (Acre Books, 2019).


Timothy Murphy

The most recent books of Timothy Murphy (January 10, 1951 – June 30, 2018) are Mortal Stakes/Faint Thunder and Hunter’s Log (Dakota Institute Press, 2011); and Devotions and Hunter’s Log, Volumes II and III, (North Dakota State University Press, 2017).



Susan McLean

Susan McLean’s poetry has appeared in two full-length poetry collections, The Best Disguise and The Whetstone Misses the Knife, and her translations of over five hundred of Martial’s Latin poems appeared in Selected Epigrams (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014). She has won a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, the Richard Wilbur Award, and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and has been a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, the X.J. Kennedy Parody Award, and the PEN Center USA Literary Translation Award.


Ranjani Neriya

Ranjani Neriya’s poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, the MacGuffin, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, the Aurorean, XCP, Runes, Visions International, Calliope, and Tule Review. Her second book of sixty-four poems, Promise: A Life, was published in 2013 and is available on Amazon. She has also published poems, short stories, and articles in Indian journals. Born and educated in Mangalore, India, she resides in Michigan.



Susan de Sola

Susan de Sola’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Hudson Review, PN Review, the Dark Horse, and Birmingham Poetry Review, among many other publications and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2018. She is a past recipient of the David Reid Poetry Translation Prize, and past finalist for the Morton Marr Prize. She holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and is the author of numerous critical essays, book chapters, books on architecture and design, and the photographic chapbook Little Blue Man (Seabiscuit Press).


George David Clark

George David Clark is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Washington & Jefferson College. His first book, Reveille (Arkansas, 2015), won the Miller Williams Prize and his more recent work can be found in AGNI,  the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, Image, the New Criterion, Poetry Northwest, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He edits the journal 32 Poems and lives with his wife and their four young children in Washington, Pennsylvania.



Roy Bentley

Roy Bentley has published five books, including Walking with Eve in the Loved City, which was selected by Billy Collins as a finalist for the 2018 Miller Williams Poetry Prize and is available from the University of Arkansas Press. Bentley’s poems have appeared in Able Muse, Rattle, Blackbird, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, the Southern Review, and elsewhere.


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