Ace Boggess is author of five books of poetry—Misadventure, I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So, Ultra Deep Field, The Prisoners, and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled—as well the novels States of Mercy and A Song Without a Melody. His writing appears in Notre Dame Review, The Laurel Review, River Styx, Rhino, North Dakota Quarterly, and other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
RC deWinter’s poetry is widely anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (New York Times, February 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, Adelaide Magazine, Call Me [Brackets], Genre Urban Arts, In Parentheses, Kansas City Voices, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Night Picnic Journal, Prairie Schooner and Southword among many others and appears in numerous online literary journals.
Jim Gustafson teaches creative writing at Florida Gulf Coast University. He received his Master of Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University and his MFA from the University of Tampa. He is the author of Take Fun Seriously (Limitless Press 2006) and Driving Home (Aldrich Press 2013), Unassisted Living (Big Table 2017), Friar Fred’s Diary (Big Table 2019). Jim lives in Fort Myers, Florida, where he reads, writes, teaches, and pulls weeds. www.jimgustafson.com
Theresa Hamman is a poet from La Grande, OR. Her poems can be found in the following literary journals and magazines: Red Savina Review, The Tower Journal, Oregon East, basalt, The Paddock Review, Red Hyacinth, Atomic Flyswatter, and Nailed. She also teaches undergraduate composition and creative writing courses at Eastern Oregon University and Southern New Hampshire University. She earned her MFA in 2016 from Eastern Oregon University, where she was also the editor of the student literary journal Oregon East. Although she enjoys writing in all creative genres, her first love is poetry. She gets lost in the musicality of it and how it bends language to create new objects. Her chapbook, All Those Lilting Tongues, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018.
Richard Long is a Professor of English in St. Louis, Missouri, where he teaches creative writing, poetry and plays, and environmental literature; and where he edits 2River, quarterly publishing The 2River View and occasionally publishing individual authors in the 2River Chapbook Series.
Herbert Martin always wants the poem to intrigue the editors first. If that fails, then Martin expects the poems to be returned so that he can proceed to make them better. This is a difficult process, but it’s the one I was taught.
Ed Meek writes poetry, fiction, articles and book reviews. He’s had poems in The Sun, The Paris Review, Plume, etc. Meeks’ fourth book of poetry, High Tide, is coming out this summer.
Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is an adopted son of the City and State of New York. What he loves and troubles him as a citizen of one family and two countries bears its presence in his poems. Most recently, his poems have appeared in River Journal, The Poetry Distillery, First Literary Review-East, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Red Planet Magazine, and are forthcoming from Mason Street, Spirit Fire Review and The Journal of American Poetry. He also co-wrote Three Unknown Poets, a chapbook published by Seranam Press, with Madalasa Mobili.
Douglas Nordfors is a native of Seattle, and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He holds a BA from Columbia University (1986) and an MFA in poetry from The University of Virginia (1991). Since 1987, Nordfors has published poems in journals such as The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, Poetry Northwest, and Poet Lore, and recent work has appeared in Burnside Review, The Louisville Review, Matter, Chariton Review, The Hollins Critic, Potomac Review, Canada Quarterly, 2River, BODY Literature, and others. His three books of poetry are Auras (2008), The Fate Motif (2013), and Half-Dreaming (2020), all published by Plain View Press.
Kenneth Pobo won the 2019 chapbook contest from the Poetry Society of Alabama for Your Place Or Mine, coming out this year. His work has appeared in: Nimrod, Mudfish, Amsterdam Review, Hawaii Review, and elsewhere.
Liza Porter’s manuscript Bruce Springsteen Sang to Me was finalist for 2019 Cleveland State University Essay Collection Competition, the 2018 Faulkner Society Faulkner-Wisdom Narrative Nonfiction Book Award, and the Santa Fe Writers Workshop Nonfiction Book Award. Her poetry chapbook Red Stain (Finishing Line Press 2014) was finalist for both the 2015 Arizona New Mexico Book Award and the 2015 WILLA Award (Women Writing the West). Porter received the 2009 Mary Ann Campau Memorial Poetry Fellowship from the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is founding director of the Other Voices Women’s Reading Series at Antigone Books in Tucson, Arizona. Three of Porter’s essays have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays. www.lizaporter.com.
Stan Sanvel Rubin’s work has been published in The Georgia Review, Poetry Northwest, Kenyon Review and elsewhere, and appears most recently in One, Wilderness House Literary Review, American Journal of Poetry, Sheila-na-gig, and two anthologies, the 25th anniversary issue of Atlanta Review and For Love of Orcas. His fourth full-length collection, There.Here, was published by Lost Horse Press. A retired educator, he lives on the northern Olympic Peninsula of Washington.
Nicholas Samaras’ first book, HANDS OF THE SADDLEMAKER, won The Yale Series of Younger Poets Award.
His next book, AMERICAN PSALM, WORLD PSALM, came out from Ashland Poetry Press (2014). Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, New York Times, etc.
Tim Suermondt is the author of five full-length collections of poems, the latest JOSEPHINE BAKER SWIMMING POOL from MadHat Press, 2019. He has published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Stand Magazine, december magazine, Galway Review and Plume, among many others. He lives in Cambridge (MA) with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
Carol Tyx lives in Iowa City, where she facilitates a prison book club, raises her voice in the community sing movement, and supports community-based agriculture. Her poetry has most recently been published in Concho River Review, Big Muddy, Iowa City Poetry in Public, and Remaking Achilles: Slicing into Angola’s History with Hidden River Press. Currently Tyx is the artist-in-residence at Prairiewoods eco-spirituality center. She also makes a phenomenal strawberry rhubarb pie.