Derek Annis is a poet from Spokane, Washington. He holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and his poems have appeared in The Account, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Fugue, The Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review: Poem of the Week, and Spillway, among others. You can find links to more of his poems at derekannis.wordpress.com

Barbara Daniels' poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of the poetry collection Rose Fever (WordTech Press) and three chapbooks: Black Sails, Quinn & Marie, and Moon Kitchen (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press). She has received three Individual Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. barbarajdaniels@comcast.net

Shawna Ervin has taught writing workshops for adults and children. She is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver where she graduated from the Book Project, a two-year mentoring program. She attended the Mineral School residency through a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and has served as a panelist at Lit Fest in Denver. www.shawnaervin.com/

Marjorie Maddox has published eleven collections of poetry, including True, False, None of the Above; Wives' Tales, Local News from Someplace Else; Perpendicular As I; Weeknights at the Cathedral; and Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation. She is also the author of a short story collection and four children's books and is co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. A Sage Graduate Fellow of Cornell University's MFA program, she is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lock Haven University. www.marjoriemaddox.com

John R. Murray has a Master of Professional Writing and Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California, where he is now an associate professor. In addition, he teaches a class that helps students create short documentaries to raise awareness about community concerns. Murray also co-teaches a creative writing workshop for recently paroled prisoners who were serving life sentences. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Big Muddy, Origins Journal, and Pendora Magazine. jmurmur@litpubmail.com

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems published by box of chalk, 2017. For more information, including free e-books and his essay titled "Magic, Illusion and Other Realities," visit his website at www.simonperchik.com

Kylan Rice has work published in the Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, West Branch, and elsewhere. b.kylan.rice@gmail.com

Catherine Sinow lives in San Diego. Her writing has appeared in Thrice Fiction, Maudlin House, and Reservoir, among others. Her other art can be found at www.catherinesinow.com

Pam Wolfson writes fiction and paints abstract landscapes. Her fiction has been published in Vestal Review, SLAB, Other Voices, Quality Women's Fiction, Linden Avenue Literary Review, and Inner Landscapes (Grayson Books). She has a Masters in Literature from the University of Toronto, and the Southampton Writers' Conference awarded her a merit scholarship for her novel-in-progress. www.pamwolfson.com