Carol Alexander’s poems have appeared in journals such as Bluestem, Canary, The Commonline, Chiron Review, Ilya’s Honey, Mobius, Poetica, Pyrokinection, Red River Review, River Poets Journal, The San Pedro River Review, and Sugar Mule. Her work has also appeared in anthologies such as Broken Circles, Joy Interrupted, The Storm is Coming, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors (Poetry Finalist), and Surrounded: Living with Islands. She won the poetry prize for the anthology Through a Distant Lens (Write Wing Publishing, 2014) and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Alexander’s first chapbook, Bridal Veil Falls, was published by Flutter Press (2013).
Nandini Dhar hails from Kolkata, India. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Potomac Review, PANK, Permafrost, Los Angeles Review, Superstition Review and Mother Is A Verb Anthology. Her work has also been featured in the anthology The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Writing. She teaches postcolonial literature at Florida International University, and co-edits the online journal Elsewhere.
Eduardo Gabrieloff lives in Denver, Colorado with his partner and child. He was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to Colorado when he was four years old. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, The Journal of Ordinary Thought, Leaf Litter, and PANK. He was forced to read a lot of the poetry canon in high school and hated it. When he announced, proudly, that he could do better to his class, he set to work. After eighteen years, he is making progress. And, thankfully, he’s come to respect and love poetry.
Lisa Locascio’s fiction and criticism has appeared in n+1, The Believer, Santa Monica Review, Salon, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Sou’wester, the 2013 anthology California Prose Directory, and elsewhere. Her work on the life of the author Roberto Bolaño has received mention in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and Bookforum. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a PhD candidate in the University of Southern California’s department of Creative Writing and Literature.
Jim Meirose’s work has appeared in numerous journals, including the Fiddlehead, Witness, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Two collections of his short work have been published and his novels, “Claire”, “Monkey”, and “Freddie Mason’s Wake” are available from Amazon.
Dave Nielsen is from Salt Lake City. He earned a PhD in English from the University of Cincinnati. His poems have recently appeared in The Cortland Review, RHINO, The Southern Review, and other magazines. He and his wife have four children. They live in Cincinnati.
Brent Payne received his BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2006, and his MFA at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2008. His work has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions throughout the Midwest region, including Here and Beyond: The Ohio Art League 100th Anniversary Exhibition at the Riffe Gallery, and Tapped: An Exhibition of Works by Students and Their Professors (Past or Present) at the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. His work has also been featured in New York at the Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Prince Street Gallery juried by painter William Bailey, and the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Bowery Gallery, juried by painter Rackstraw Downes. Most recently Brent has been focusing on a new series of ink wash drawings which were featured at Wright State University’s Drawing From Perception VII in Dayton, Ohio, and the 47th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Brent lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.
Angie Pelekidis has had stories appear in The Alembic, Chrysalis Reader, The Battered Suitcase, Drunken Boat, The MacGuffin, Inscape and the GW Review. In 2010, Ann Beattie selected a story of hers as the first-prize winner of the New Ohio Review’s Fiction Contest. She received her Ph.D in English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University in 2012.
Timothy Reilly was a professional tuba player in both the United States and Europe during the 1970s (in the latter, he was a member of the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy). He is currently a substitute elementary teacher, living in Southern California with his wife, Jo-Anne Cappeluti: a published poet and scholar. His short stories have been published in Relief, The Seattle Review, Flash Fiction Magazine (UK), Blue Lake Review, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Amarillo Bay, Foliate Oak Literary Review, Passager, and several other print and online journals.
Lee Isaacson Roll is a writer and retired English teacher. Her students have won numerous writing awards. Her essays and poems have appeared in The Good Men Project and the anthology Occasional Writers.
Staci R. Schoenfeld received an MFA from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and is the Managing Poetry Editor at Revolution House. A recipient of an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and residencies from the Ragdale Foundation, Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, her poems appear in or are forthcoming from Greensboro Review, Washington Square, Southern Humanities Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Stone Highway Review, Muzzle, South Dakota Review, and diode, among others.
Gail Waldstein practiced pediatric pathology for thirty-five years and single parented three children for fifteen of those years. She began writing seriously in the mid ‘90s. Her work appears in Nimrod, New Letters, Alligator Juniper, The MacGuffin, Carve Magazine, The Potomac Review, Harpur Palate, Zone 3, The Iowa Review, and numerous other journals and anthologies. Recent work appears in The Seven Hills Review, The Examined Life, The Comstock Review, I-70, Broad River Review, and Switched on Guttenberg and Solstice Literary Review. Two of her essays were nominated for a Pushcart. To Quit this Calling, Firsthand Tales of a Pediatric Pathologist, was a Bakeless finalist 2005; published by Ghost Road Press, 2006. A poetry chapbook, AfterImage, was published by Plan B Press, 2006. She writes and teaches creative writing and yoga in Denver.
Kathleen Winter’s first book, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press 2012), won the Antivenom Poetry Prize and 2013 Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush Memorial Award. In 2014 her manuscript “Tonic” won the Marsh Hawk Press Rochelle Ratner Prize, selected by Brenda Hillman. She has received fellowships from the James Merrill House; Brown Foundation Residency at the Dora Maar House, Provence; Vermont Studio Center; and Prague Summer Program. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Poetry London, Colorado Review, AGNI, and The Cincinnati Review.