Information on Contributors: Fall 2020

William C. Crawford is the inventor of Forensic Foraging, a throwback, minimalist technique for modern digital photographers. See William C. Crawford on Pinterest.

Laura E. Creel is an emerging writer and musician living in South Florida. As artist-in-residence at CityChurch Fort Lauderdale, she practices liturgical writing and songwriting, and works to cultivate and curate art by local artists.

Lorin Drexler is an American poet, fiction writer, musician, songwriter, and music producer. Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, and originally from the windy city of Chicago, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. His work has appeared in tNY Press, LitroNY, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Black Elephant, and Maudlin House. Lorin was also an awarded recipient in the 2019 Tempe Writing Contest.

Doris Grace is a baker and poet, practicing her crafts in Seattle, WA. Her written work was most recently published in The Bitchin’ Kitch, and her baked goods can be found at Cafe Besalu.

David Handsher is an attorney/arbitrator/grandfather living in San Francisco with his family.  His poetry has been published in Barrow Street Press and 34th Parallel.

Lois Marie Harrod’s latest collection Woman was published by Blue Lyra in February 2020. Her Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared inJune 2016 from Five Oaks; her chapbook And She Took the Heart appeared in January 2016; Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. A Dodge poet, she is published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches at the Evergreen Forum in Princeton and at The College of New Jersey. Links to her online work: .

Noel Kalenian is a cultural mongrel and polyglot descended from Colorado pioneers, Mexican immigrants and Armenian refugees. He grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, a high desert town on the Utah border. He has also lived in Denver and San Francisco. He has work forthcoming in Skidrow Penthouse, and has been published previously in Apricity Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Sidebrow, South Dakota Review, and other journals.

Cyn Kitchen is an associate professor of English at Knox College. She is the author of TEN TONGUES: Stories and also publishes creative nonfiction and poems with work appearing in such places as Still: The Journal, American Writers Review, Poetry South, Fourth River and The Mom Egg. Her first book of poems, Broken Hallelujah, is under consideration. Cyn lives and writes in Forgottonia, a downstate region on the Illinois prairie.

David La Guardia is Professor of American Literature at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has published poems and essays over several decades and is the author of Advance on Chaos: The Sanctifying Imagination of Wallace Stevens. David lives in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife, Lisa.

James Mc Elroy grew up in Belfast and later attended Trinity College, Dublin, and University College, Dublin. He now lives in California where he teaches at The University of California. His articles, poems, and reviews have appeared in such places as Literature Today, The Coe Review, The Japanese Journal of Irish Literature and The Washington Post. His most recent publication is a study of the Northern Irish poet, Derek Mahon, entitled The Literature of Northern Ireland: Reading the Poetry of Derek Mahon in a New Light (New York: Mellen, 2019).

Andrew Alexander Mobbs is an Arkansas native who has also lived and poeticized in Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and Arizona. His chapbook Strangers and Pilgrims (Six Gallery Press) was released in 2013, and he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize the following year. His work has appeared in Frontier Poetry, Bayou Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, Ghost Ocean Magazine, and elsewhere. He also co-edits the online literary journal Nude Bruce Review.

Keith Moul is a poet of place, a photographer of the distinction light adds to place. Both his poems and photos are published widely. His photos are digital, striving for high contrast and saturation, which makes his vision colorful (or weak, requiring enhancement).

Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent book is Blues for French Roast with Chicory (Deerbrook Editions). She is also the author of Never Completely Awake (May 2017, Deerbrook Editions), Where it Goes (Deerbrook Editions), Learning by Rote (Deerbrook Editions)  and Running Like a Woman with Her Hair on Fire: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press). Newberry has been included in It Happened Under Cover, Ascent Aspirations’ first two hard-copy anthologies, and also in the anthologies In The Company Of Women, Blessed Are These Hands,The Charles Carter Anthology, and Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women. She has been widely published in literary magazines such as The Amaranth Review, Ascent Aspirations, All Roads Will Lead You, Arabesque Review, Bella, Connotation Press, The Cenacle, Eunoia Review,Journal of Applied Poetics,Two Hawks Quarterly, Wilderness House Literary Review, and others in the U.S. and abroad. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo Colony for the Arts, Djerassi Colony for the Arts, and at Anderson Center for Disciplinary Arts. Martina Reisz Newberry has been writing for 50 years. A passionate lover of Los Angeles, she currently lives there with her husband, Brian Newberry, a Media Creative.

A native of West Virginia, Martha Owens lives in western North Carolina and teaches British literature at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.  She lives with her incorrigible chihuahua, Petee, and her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals.

Mary Romero’s chapbook Philoxenia received two awards, including The Luci Shaw Prize, and her work has appeared in Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, and Christianity and Literature, among others. Her most recent fun has been reading her poetry on the NPR radio show, Dante’s Old South. Mary lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she works as a writer, deacon and mother of two lovely hooligans.

In addition to That hum to go by (Mammoth books), Jeff Schiff is the author of Mixed Diction, Burro Heart, The Rats of Patzcuaro, The Homily of Infinitude, and Anywhere in this Country. Hundreds of his pieces have appeared in more than a hundred and thirty publications worldwide, including The Alembic, Bellingham Review, Cincinnati Review, Grand Street, Ohio Review, Poet & Critic, Tulane Review, Tampa Review, Louisville Review, Tendril, Pembroke Magazine, Carolina Review, Chicago Review, Hawaii Review, Southern Humanities Review, River City, Indiana Review, Willow Springs, and Southwest Review. He is currently serving as the interim dean of the school of graduate studies at Columbia College Chicago, where he has been on faculty since 1987.

Anne Whitehouse’s poetry collections include Blessings and Curses, The Refrain, Meteor Shower, and, most recently, Outside from the Inside.  She is the author of a novel, Fall Love, and her fiction has appeared widely in literary magazines, including O:JA&L. Her long poem, “Surrealist Muse,” about Leonora Carrington, is available as a chapbook and online.