Poetry

Annette Oxindine

Annette Oxindine

Annette Oxindine’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Willow Springs, Shenandoah, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Waccamaw, RHINO Poetry, Winter Tangerine Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Maryland, she lives in Ohio and teaches literature at Wright State University.

Annette Oxindine

Annette Oxindine

Annette Oxindine’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Willow Springs, Shenandoah, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Waccamaw, RHINO Poetry, Winter Tangerine Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Maryland, she lives in Ohio and teaches literature at Wright State University.

Annette
Oxindine

Ashley Roach-Freiman

Ashley Roach-Freiman

Ashley Roach-Freiman is a librarian and MFA candidate at the University of Memphis where she is Managing Editor of the Pinch Journal. She has poems appearing or forthcoming in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Rock & Sling, Smartish Pacedistrict lit, The Literary Review and Bone Bouquet. She coordinates and hosts the Impossible Language reading series in Memphis, TN.

Ashley Roach-Freiman

Ashley Roach-Freiman

Ashley Roach-Freiman is a librarian and MFA candidate at the University of Memphis where she is Managing Editor of the Pinch Journal. She has poems appearing or forthcoming in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Rock & Sling, Smartish Pacedistrict lit, The Literary Review and Bone Bouquet. She coordinates and hosts the Impossible Language reading series in Memphis, TN.

Ashley
Roach-Freiman

Christina Olson

Christina Olson

Christina Olson is the author of the collections Terminal Human Velocity and Before I Came Home Naked as well as the prose chapbook Rook & The M.E.: A Law & Order-Inspired Narrative. Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in Arts & Letters, VQR, The Southern Review, Brevity, River Styx, Gulf Coast, Passages North, The Normal School, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Willapa Bay AiR. Born in Cincinnati, raised in Buffalo, she teaches creative writing at Georgia Southern University.

Christina Olson

Christina Olson

Christina Olson is the author of the collections Terminal Human Velocity and Before I Came Home Naked as well as the prose chapbook Rook & The M.E.: A Law & Order-Inspired Narrative. Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in Arts & Letters, VQR, The Southern Review, Brevity, River Styx, Gulf Coast, Passages North, The Normal School, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Willapa Bay AiR. Born in Cincinnati, raised in Buffalo, she teaches creative writing at Georgia Southern University.

Christina
Olson

Hannah Lee Jones

Hannah Lee Jones

Hannah Lee Jones's poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in Literary Orphans and Orion, among other journals. She edits The MFA Project, a resource for writers pursuing their craft without an advanced degree, and grows vegetables on Whidbey Island in northwest Washington.

Hannah Lee Jones

Hannah Lee Jones

Hannah Lee Jones's poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in Literary Orphans and Orion, among other journals. She edits The MFA Project, a resource for writers pursuing their craft without an advanced degree, and grows vegetables on Whidbey Island in northwest Washington.

Hannah Lee
Jones

Jacqueline Boucher

Jacqueline Boucher

Jacqueline Boucher is an MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University, where she studies spoken word poetry and its ties to social justice and community organization. She currently serves as Spoken Word Editor of Passages North. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Split Lip, The Butter, Enclave, and Paper Nautilus.

Jacqueline Boucher

Jacqueline Boucher

Jacqueline Boucher is an MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University, where she studies spoken word poetry and its ties to social justice and community organization. She currently serves as Spoken Word Editor of Passages North. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Split Lip, The Butter, Enclave, and Paper Nautilus.

Jacqueline
Boucher

Jessica Morey-Collins

Jessica Morey-Collins

Jessica Morey-Collins is an MFA student at the University of New Orleans, where she works as associate poetry editor for Bayou Magazine. She received a scholarship to study at the NYS Summer Writer's Institute and was a finalist for the 4th Annual Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest. Her poems and nonfiction can be found or are forthcoming in Pleiades, scissors & spackle, Vinyl Poetry, The Boiler Journal, Animal Literary Journal and elsewhere. She blogs on craft for the North American Review.

Jessica Morey-Collins

Jessica Morey-Collins

Jessica Morey-Collins is an MFA student at the University of New Orleans, where she works as associate poetry editor for Bayou Magazine. She received a scholarship to study at the NYS Summer Writer's Institute and was a finalist for the 4th Annual Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest. Her poems and nonfiction can be found or are forthcoming in Pleiades, scissors & spackle, Vinyl Poetry, The Boiler Journal, Animal Literary Journal and elsewhere. She blogs on craft for the North American Review.

Jessica
Jessica Morey-Collins

John Gallaher

John Gallaher

JG and KMD were born in Portland and Tulsa. Their collaborations appear in OmniVerse, Requited, diode, and elsewhere. They currently live and write in rural Missouri while also taking frequent trips on the bullet train from Paris to Agen.

John Gallaher

John Gallaher

JG and KMD were born in Portland and Tulsa. Their collaborations appear in OmniVerse, Requited, diode, and elsewhere. They currently live and write in rural Missouri while also taking frequent trips on the bullet train from Paris to Agen.

John
Gallaher

John Walser

John Walser

John Walser, an associate professor of English at Marian University in Wisconsin, holds a doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Barrow Street, Nimrod, Spillway, The Pinch, december magazine, Naugatuck River Review, Fourth River, the Hiram Poetry Review, Gingko Tree Review, and Bird’s Thumb. He was a featured poet in September 2014 at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. A Pushcart nominee as well as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, John is currently submitting three manuscripts of poetry for publication.

John Walser

John Walser

John Walser, an associate professor of English at Marian University in Wisconsin, holds a doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Barrow Street, Nimrod, Spillway, The Pinch, december magazine, Naugatuck River Review, Fourth River, the Hiram Poetry Review, Gingko Tree Review, and Bird’s Thumb. He was a featured poet in September 2014 at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. A Pushcart nominee as well as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, John is currently submitting three manuscripts of poetry for publication.

John
Walser

Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of twenty-seven books of poetry, most recently Ghost / Landscape (with John Gallaher; BlazeVox Books, 2016) and the forthcoming Dark Horse (C&R Press, 2017). She is the recipient of grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund. Her poems appear in New American Writing, The Mid-American Review, Poetry International, Passages North, Nimrod, and many other magazines. She has published essays in Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Descant, and elsewhere. She is Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Quarterly and Grants Specialist at Black Ocean. 

Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of twenty-seven books of poetry, most recently Ghost / Landscape (with John Gallaher; BlazeVox Books, 2016) and the forthcoming Dark Horse (C&R Press, 2017). She is the recipient of grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund. Her poems appear in New American Writing, The Mid-American Review, Poetry International, Passages North, Nimrod, and many other magazines. She has published essays in Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Descant, and elsewhere. She is Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Quarterly and Grants Specialist at Black Ocean. 

Kristina Marie
Darling

Lauren Yarnall

Lauren Yarnall

Lauren Yarnall is currently attending Salisbury University, where she will graduate with a BA in Creative Writing. She works as the poetry editor for Salisbury’s literary journal, The Scarab. Previous works can be found in Harpur Palate and Barely South Review.

Lauren Yarnall

Lauren Yarnall

Lauren Yarnall is currently attending Salisbury University, where she will graduate with a BA in Creative Writing. She works as the poetry editor for Salisbury’s literary journal, The Scarab. Previous works can be found in Harpur Palate and Barely South Review.

Lauren
Yarnall

Laurie Filipelli

Laurie Filipelli

Laurie Filipelli is the author of a collection of poems, Elseplace, released by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2013. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming at apt, BOAAT, Coldfront, The Pinch, Redheaded Stepchild, The Rumpus, Salamander, So and So, and Xavier Review. She is the recipient of a Yaddo fellowship, and resides in Austin where she works as a writer, editor, and writing coach. 

Laurie Filipelli

Laurie Filipelli

Laurie Filipelli is the author of a collection of poems, Elseplace, released by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2013. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming at apt, BOAAT, Coldfront, The Pinch, Redheaded Stepchild, The Rumpus, Salamander, So and So, and Xavier Review. She is the recipient of a Yaddo fellowship, and resides in Austin where she works as a writer, editor, and writing coach. 

Laurie
Filipelli

Lawrence Eby

Lawrence Eby

Lawrence Eby is the author of two books of poetry, Flight of August, winner of the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and Machinist in the Snow, ELJ Publications 2015. His work can be found in Forklift, Passages North, Fourteen Hills, Thrush Poetry Journal, and others. He is the editor in chief of Orange Monkey Publishing, a poetry press in California.

Lawrence Eby

Lawrence Eby

Lawrence Eby is the author of two books of poetry, Flight of August, winner of the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and Machinist in the Snow, ELJ Publications 2015. His work can be found in Forklift, Passages North, Fourteen Hills, Thrush Poetry Journal, and others. He is the editor in chief of Orange Monkey Publishing, a poetry press in California.

Lawrence
Eby

Mark McKain

Mark McKain

Mark McKain’s work has appeared in Agni, The New Republic, Subtropics, The Journal, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, American Letters & Commentary and elsewhere. He was awarded a Writing Fellowship at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and his chapbook, Blue Sun, is recently published by Kelsay Books.

Mark McKain

Mark McKain

Mark McKain’s work has appeared in Agni, The New Republic, Subtropics, The Journal, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, American Letters & Commentary and elsewhere. He was awarded a Writing Fellowship at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and his chapbook, Blue Sun, is recently published by Kelsay Books.

Mark
McKain

Martha Silano

Martha Silano

Martha Silano is the author of four full-length poetry collections—What the Truth Tastes Like (1999), Blue Positive (2006), The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and a Washington State Book Award finalist), and Reckless Lovely (2014), also from Saturnalia Books. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Martha serves as poetry editor of Crab Creek Review and teaches English at Bellevue College. 

Martha Silano

Martha Silano

Martha Silano is the author of four full-length poetry collections—What the Truth Tastes Like (1999), Blue Positive (2006), The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and a Washington State Book Award finalist), and Reckless Lovely (2014), also from Saturnalia Books. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Martha serves as poetry editor of Crab Creek Review and teaches English at Bellevue College. 

Martha
Silano

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison

Matthew B. Harrison's writing has recently appeared in Sixth FinchThe Cincinnati Review, Gargoyle, The Carolina Quarterly, Ping PongYemassee, JMWW, and others. He lives and teaches in Minneapolis.

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison

Matthew B. Harrison's writing has recently appeared in Sixth FinchThe Cincinnati Review, Gargoyle, The Carolina Quarterly, Ping PongYemassee, JMWW, and others. He lives and teaches in Minneapolis.

Matthew
Harrison

Rae Gouirand

Rae Gouirand

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the Bellday Prize, won an Independent Publisher Book Award and the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award, and the California Book Award for poetry. Her new work has appeared most recently in American Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA, VOLT, The Brooklyner, The Rumpus, FANZINE, The California Journal of Poetics, and in a Distinguished Poet feature for The Inflectionist Review. She is currently at work on her third collection of poems and a work of nonfiction.

Rae Gouirand

Rae Gouirand

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the Bellday Prize, won an Independent Publisher Book Award and the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award, and the California Book Award for poetry. Her new work has appeared most recently in American Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA, VOLT, The Brooklyner, The Rumpus, FANZINE, The California Journal of Poetics, and in a Distinguished Poet feature for The Inflectionist Review. She is currently at work on her third collection of poems and a work of nonfiction.

Rae
Gouirand

Samantha Leigh Futhey

Samantha Leigh Futhey

Samantha Leigh Futhey is currently an M.F.A. candidate in the Creative Writing and Environment program at Iowa State University. She has poetry published in RHINO Poetry (under the name Samantha Leigh), Rust +Moth and forthcoming in Roanoke Review.

Samantha Leigh Futhey

Samantha Leigh Futhey

Samantha Leigh Futhey is currently an M.F.A. candidate in the Creative Writing and Environment program at Iowa State University. She has poetry published in RHINO Poetry (under the name Samantha Leigh), Rust +Moth and forthcoming in Roanoke Review.

Samantha Leigh
Futhey

Susan Browne

Susan Browne

Susan Browne’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Sun, Subtropics, River City, The Mississippi Review, American Life in Poetry, Writer’s Almanac, and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. Her first book of poetry, Buddha’s Dogs (Four Way Books, 2004), was awarded the Intro Prize. Her second book, Zephyr (Steel Toe Books, 2010), won the Editor’s Prize. She teaches at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.

Susan Browne

Susan Browne

Susan Browne’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Sun, Subtropics, River City, The Mississippi Review, American Life in Poetry, Writer’s Almanac, and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. Her first book of poetry, Buddha’s Dogs (Four Way Books, 2004), was awarded the Intro Prize. Her second book, Zephyr (Steel Toe Books, 2010), won the Editor’s Prize. She teaches at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.

Susan
Browne

Tanya Muzumdar

Tanya Muzumdar

Tanya Muzumdar is an MFA candidate at Pacific University. Her poetry has recently appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Gigantic Sequins, Crab Creek Review, and Salamander, among others, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies. She lives in northern Michigan, where she works as an editor and travel writer.

Tanya Muzumdar

Tanya Muzumdar

Tanya Muzumdar is an MFA candidate at Pacific University. Her poetry has recently appeared in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Gigantic Sequins, Crab Creek Review, and Salamander, among others, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies. She lives in northern Michigan, where she works as an editor and travel writer.

Tanya
Muzumdar

Tasha Cotter

Tasha Cotter

Tasha Cotter is the author of the poetry collections Some Churches (Gold Wake Press, 2013), That Bird Your Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2013), and Girl in the Cave (Tree Light Books, 2016). Winner of the 2015 Delphi Poetry Series, her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary Magazine, NANO fiction, and Booth. A contributor to Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press, 2014), The Poets on Growth Anthology (Math Paper Press, 2015), and the 2017 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books), she makes her home in Lexington, Kentucky where she works in higher education.

Tasha Cotter

Tasha Cotter

Tasha Cotter is the author of the poetry collections Some Churches (Gold Wake Press, 2013), That Bird Your Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2013), and Girl in the Cave (Tree Light Books, 2016). Winner of the 2015 Delphi Poetry Series, her work has appeared in journals such as Contrary Magazine, NANO fiction, and Booth. A contributor to Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press, 2014), The Poets on Growth Anthology (Math Paper Press, 2015), and the 2017 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books), she makes her home in Lexington, Kentucky where she works in higher education.

Tasha
Cotter

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon’s poetry and essays have appeared in Harpers, American Poetry Review, Agni, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, and more than a hundred other magazines. He’s published a book of poems through Midlist Press, a chapbook and a full length poetry collection through Fomite Press, and is the author of A Language Dark Enough: Essays on Exile, from Midlist. He’s a working trombone player.

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon’s poetry and essays have appeared in Harpers, American Poetry Review, Agni, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, and more than a hundred other magazines. He’s published a book of poems through Midlist Press, a chapbook and a full length poetry collection through Fomite Press, and is the author of A Language Dark Enough: Essays on Exile, from Midlist. He’s a working trombone player.

Tony
Whedon