Poetry

Alexandra Sharabianlou

Alexandra Sharabianlou

Alexandra Sharabianlou is the assistant editor and web manager of The Edinburgh Review. She has received a Masters with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh for Creative Writing. Sharabianlou has won Colombia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold in free verse poetry, the Lucy Pope Wheeler Prize, and an honorable mention for the Miroslav Holub Science Poetry Prize and has been published in various magazines and journals. She currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland but calls San Francisco, California home. 

Alexandra Sharabianlou

Alexandra Sharabianlou

Alexandra Sharabianlou is the assistant editor and web manager of The Edinburgh Review. She has received a Masters with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh for Creative Writing. Sharabianlou has won Colombia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold in free verse poetry, the Lucy Pope Wheeler Prize, and an honorable mention for the Miroslav Holub Science Poetry Prize and has been published in various magazines and journals. She currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland but calls San Francisco, California home. 

Alexandra
Sharabianlou

Casey Patrick

Casey Patrick

Casey Patrick's poems and interviews have recently appeared in Fourteen Hills, Willow Springs, and Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing. She teaches with The Loft Literary Center and works as a bookseller. She is the 2014–2015 Hub City writer-in-residence.

Casey Patrick

Casey Patrick

Casey Patrick's poems and interviews have recently appeared in Fourteen Hills, Willow Springs, and Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing. She teaches with The Loft Literary Center and works as a bookseller. She is the 2014–2015 Hub City writer-in-residence.

Casey
Patrick

Christine Brandel

Christine Brandel

Christine Brandel is a writer and photographer. In 2013, she published her first collection, Tell This To Girls: The Panic Annie Poems, which the IndieReader described as a "well-crafted, heartbreakingly vivid set of poems, well worth a read by anyone whose heart can bear it." To balance that, she also writes a column on comedy for PopMatters and rants and raves through her character Agatha Whitt-Wellington (Miss) at Everyone Needs An Algonquin. More of her work can be found at clbwrites.com.

Christine Brandel

Christine Brandel

Christine Brandel is a writer and photographer. In 2013, she published her first collection, Tell This To Girls: The Panic Annie Poems, which the IndieReader described as a "well-crafted, heartbreakingly vivid set of poems, well worth a read by anyone whose heart can bear it." To balance that, she also writes a column on comedy for PopMatters and rants and raves through her character Agatha Whitt-Wellington (Miss) at Everyone Needs An Algonquin. More of her work can be found at clbwrites.com.

Christine
Brandel

Erin Adair-Hodges

Erin Adair-Hodges

Erin Adair-Hodges teaches poetry, literature, and composition at Central New Mexico Community College. An MFA alum of the University of Arizona, she was the recipient of the 2014 Loraine Williams poetry prize from The Georgia Review. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with mammals she loves.

Erin Adair-Hodges

Erin Adair-Hodges

Erin Adair-Hodges teaches poetry, literature, and composition at Central New Mexico Community College. An MFA alum of the University of Arizona, she was the recipient of the 2014 Loraine Williams poetry prize from The Georgia Review. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with mammals she loves.

Erin
Adair-Hodges

Fernando Pérez

Fernando Pérez

Fernando Pérez is from Los Angeles, CA. His first collection of poems, A Song of Dismantling, is published by The University of New Mexico Press. Fernando holds an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University and currently lives in Seattle, WA where he is an Assistant Professor of English at Bellevue College. His poetry has appeared in several journals, including The Suburban Review, Puerto Del Sol, Crab Orchard Review, and The Volta. His second collection of poems was a 2018 finalist for the Letras Latinas / Red Hen Poetry Prize.

Fernando Pérez

Fernando Pérez

Fernando Pérez is from Los Angeles, CA. His first collection of poems, A Song of Dismantling, is published by The University of New Mexico Press. Fernando holds an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University and currently lives in Seattle, WA where he is an Assistant Professor of English at Bellevue College. His poetry has appeared in several journals, including The Suburban Review, Puerto Del Sol, Crab Orchard Review, and The Volta. His second collection of poems was a 2018 finalist for the Letras Latinas / Red Hen Poetry Prize.

Fernando
Pérez

Grant Clauser

Grant Clauser

Grant Clauser lives in Pennsylvania and works as an editor, writer, and teacher. He is the author of four poetry books including Reckless Constellations, which won the Cider Press Review Book Award, and The Magician's Handbook (PS Books). His poems have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewCortland ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlySouthern Poetry ReviewTar River Poetry, and others. He's a member of No River Twice, a poetry improv group.

Grant Clauser

Grant Clauser

Grant Clauser lives in Pennsylvania and works as an editor, writer, and teacher. He is the author of four poetry books including Reckless Constellations, which won the Cider Press Review Book Award, and The Magician's Handbook (PS Books). His poems have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewCortland ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlySouthern Poetry ReviewTar River Poetry, and others. He's a member of No River Twice, a poetry improv group.

Grant
Clauser

Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan was a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, the DASH 2013 Poetry Prize winner, a St. Lawrence Book Award finalist and a Vernice Quebodeaux Pathways finalist for her poetry collection Red Sun Mother, an Andres Montoya Poetry Prize finalist and a 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize finalist for her collection Karaoke Night at the Asylum. She attends the MFA program at Warren Wilson College with a fellowship, and her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2013, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and Rattle. She teaches at Western New Mexico University. 

Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan was a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, the DASH 2013 Poetry Prize winner, a St. Lawrence Book Award finalist and a Vernice Quebodeaux Pathways finalist for her poetry collection Red Sun Mother, an Andres Montoya Poetry Prize finalist and a 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize finalist for her collection Karaoke Night at the Asylum. She attends the MFA program at Warren Wilson College with a fellowship, and her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2013, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and Rattle. She teaches at Western New Mexico University. 

Jennifer
Givhan

John Goodhue

John Goodhue

John Goodhue is a graduate from Western Washington University. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Cleaver Magazine, Spoon River Poetry Review, Knockout Magazine, and burntdistrict, among others. He currently resides on Bainbridge Island.

John Goodhue

John Goodhue

John Goodhue is a graduate from Western Washington University. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Cleaver Magazine, Spoon River Poetry Review, Knockout Magazine, and burntdistrict, among others. He currently resides on Bainbridge Island.

John
Goodhue

Jordan Durham

Jordan Durham

Jordan Durham is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at the University of Idaho. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Phoebe and OVS Magazine. She works as editor in chief of Fugue.

Jordan Durham

Jordan Durham

Jordan Durham is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at the University of Idaho. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Phoebe and OVS Magazine. She works as editor in chief of Fugue.

Jordan
Durham

Kate Fetherston

Kate Fetherston

Kate Fetherston is an artist and poet living in Montpelier, Vermont. Kate’s first book of poems, Until Nothing More Can Break, was released in 2012. Her poems and essays in numerous journals including North American Review, Hunger Mountain, and Third Coast. Kate’s received grants from the Vermont Council on the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. Her art is an intuitive interpretation of the visual world explored through color, texture, and layering. Kate’s shown in Vermont and California and her work is in private collections around the country.

Kate Fetherston

Kate Fetherston

Kate Fetherston is an artist and poet living in Montpelier, Vermont. Kate’s first book of poems, Until Nothing More Can Break, was released in 2012. Her poems and essays in numerous journals including North American Review, Hunger Mountain, and Third Coast. Kate’s received grants from the Vermont Council on the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. Her art is an intuitive interpretation of the visual world explored through color, texture, and layering. Kate’s shown in Vermont and California and her work is in private collections around the country.

Kate
Fetherston

Katherine Soniat

Katherine Soniat

Katherine Soniat’s seventh collection, Bright Stranger, is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in spring 2016. The Goodbye Animals, recently received the Turtle Island Quarterly Chapbook Award and will be published by Foothills Press this December. The Poetry Council of North Carolina selected The Swing Girl (LSU Press) as Best Collection of 2011 and A Shared Life won the Iowa Poetry Prize. Work appears in World Poetry Portfolio #60, Saint Katherine Review, Hotel Amerika, storySouth, Prairie Schooner (Waterfusion),and Connotations Press. Previously on the faculty on at Hollins University and Virginia Tech, she teaches in the Great Smokies Writers Program at UNC-Asheville.

Katherine Soniat

Katherine Soniat

Katherine Soniat’s seventh collection, Bright Stranger, is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in spring 2016. The Goodbye Animals, recently received the Turtle Island Quarterly Chapbook Award and will be published by Foothills Press this December. The Poetry Council of North Carolina selected The Swing Girl (LSU Press) as Best Collection of 2011 and A Shared Life won the Iowa Poetry Prize. Work appears in World Poetry Portfolio #60, Saint Katherine Review, Hotel Amerika, storySouth, Prairie Schooner (Waterfusion),and Connotations Press. Previously on the faculty on at Hollins University and Virginia Tech, she teaches in the Great Smokies Writers Program at UNC-Asheville.

Katherine
Soniat

Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan is the author of: Tributary (Barrow Street); the chapbook Round Trip (Seven Kitchens), a collaborative series with numerous women poets; and the book arts project [box] (Letter [r] Press). The chapbook Shoes on a wire (Split Oak Press) is forthcoming. McLellan won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared in journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Superstition Review, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and several others. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA.

Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan is the author of: Tributary (Barrow Street); the chapbook Round Trip (Seven Kitchens), a collaborative series with numerous women poets; and the book arts project [box] (Letter [r] Press). The chapbook Shoes on a wire (Split Oak Press) is forthcoming. McLellan won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared in journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Superstition Review, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and several others. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA.

Kevin
McLellan

Maari Carter

Maari Carter

Maari Carter is originally from Winona, MS and attended the University of Mississippi where she received a BA in English. Her work has appeared in Stone Highway Review, Steel Toe Review, and BOILER: A Journal of New Literature. She lives in Tallahassee, FL where she is Business & Promotions Director for The Southeast Review and hosts The Warehouse Reading Series. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida State University. 

Maari Carter

Maari Carter

Maari Carter is originally from Winona, MS and attended the University of Mississippi where she received a BA in English. Her work has appeared in Stone Highway Review, Steel Toe Review, and BOILER: A Journal of New Literature. She lives in Tallahassee, FL where she is Business & Promotions Director for The Southeast Review and hosts The Warehouse Reading Series. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida State University. 

Maari
Carter

Margaret Young

Margaret Young

Margaret Young’s poetry collections are Willow from the Willow (Cleveland State Poetry Center 2002) and Almond Town (Bright Hill Press 2011). A third volume Night Blue has been a semifinalist in several contests. Raised in Oberlin, Ohio, she graduated from Yale and worked in a traveling theater company before earning a master’s in creative writing at U.C. Davis. She has taught at colleges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and California, worked as a teaching artist in schools, and received a 2005 Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Currently she teaches at Endicott College and lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.  

Margaret Young

Margaret Young

Margaret Young’s poetry collections are Willow from the Willow (Cleveland State Poetry Center 2002) and Almond Town (Bright Hill Press 2011). A third volume Night Blue has been a semifinalist in several contests. Raised in Oberlin, Ohio, she graduated from Yale and worked in a traveling theater company before earning a master’s in creative writing at U.C. Davis. She has taught at colleges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and California, worked as a teaching artist in schools, and received a 2005 Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Currently she teaches at Endicott College and lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.  

Margaret
Young

Matthew Lippman

Matthew Lippman

Matthew Lippman is the author of three poetry collections: American Chew, winner of The Burnside Review Book Prize (Burnside Review Book Press, 2013), Monkey Bars (Typecast Publishing, 2010), and The New Year of Yellow, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize (Sarabande Books, 2007). He is the recipient of the 2014 Georgetown Review Magazine Prize and The Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review.

Matthew Lippman

Matthew Lippman

Matthew Lippman is the author of three poetry collections: American Chew, winner of The Burnside Review Book Prize (Burnside Review Book Press, 2013), Monkey Bars (Typecast Publishing, 2010), and The New Year of Yellow, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize (Sarabande Books, 2007). He is the recipient of the 2014 Georgetown Review Magazine Prize and The Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review.

Matthew
Lippman

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins lives in Holland, Michigan and has a collection, The Café´of Our Departure, forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in March 2015.

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins

Priscilla Atkins lives in Holland, Michigan and has a collection, The Café´of Our Departure, forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in March 2015.

Priscilla
Atkins

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light, which won the 2013 AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press, and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published in 2010. Sarah currently teaches creative writing at The American University of Rome while splitting time between Manhattan, Tel Aviv, and Rome. You can read more of her work at www.sarahwetzel.com.

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel

Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light, which won the 2013 AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press, and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published in 2010. Sarah currently teaches creative writing at The American University of Rome while splitting time between Manhattan, Tel Aviv, and Rome. You can read more of her work at www.sarahwetzel.com.

Sarah
Wetzel

Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, free e-books, and his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com

Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, free e-books, and his essay titled “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com

Simon
Perchik

Tom McCauley

Tom McCauley

Tom McCauley is a writer, musician, and arts administrator living in Omaha, NE. In 2011, he received a studio fellowship from the Union for Contemporary Art and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2008. From 2007–2012, he co­edited Strange Machine poetry journal and Strange Machine Books. His poetry has been published in The Oyez Review and Leveler PoetryHe is currently working on a book, Street Life Fragments, with photographer Sam Herron.

Tom McCauley

Tom McCauley

Tom McCauley is a writer, musician, and arts administrator living in Omaha, NE. In 2011, he received a studio fellowship from the Union for Contemporary Art and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2008. From 2007–2012, he co­edited Strange Machine poetry journal and Strange Machine Books. His poetry has been published in The Oyez Review and Leveler PoetryHe is currently working on a book, Street Life Fragments, with photographer Sam Herron.

Tom
McCauley

Wendy Barker

Wendy Barker

Wendy Barker's sixth collection of poetry, One Blackbird at a Time: The Teaching Poems, received the John Ciardi Prize and is forthcoming from BkMk Press in 2015. Barker has also published three chapbooks, a selection of poems with accompanying essays, Poems’ Progress (Absey & Co., 2002), and a selection of co-translations, Rabindranath Tagore: Final Poems (Braziller, 2001). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2013. Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she is Poet-in-Residence and the Pearl LeWinn Endowed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Wendy Barker

Wendy Barker

Wendy Barker's sixth collection of poetry, One Blackbird at a Time: The Teaching Poems, received the John Ciardi Prize and is forthcoming from BkMk Press in 2015. Barker has also published three chapbooks, a selection of poems with accompanying essays, Poems’ Progress (Absey & Co., 2002), and a selection of co-translations, Rabindranath Tagore: Final Poems (Braziller, 2001). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2013. Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she is Poet-in-Residence and the Pearl LeWinn Endowed Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Wendy
Barker