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About Our Contributors

C. P. Boyko, the author of four collections of fiction, lives and writes in Vancouver, and online at cpboyko.com.

Jo-Anne Cappeluti has poems recently appearing in Spiritus, Gold Man Review, Blue Unicorn, and Whistling Shade. Her PhD in English comes from the University of California at Riverside.

Carol Casey lives in Blyth, Ontario, Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in a number of publications and anthologies, including Vita Brevis, Please See Me, Cypress, i am what becomes of broken branch and We are One, Poems from the Pandemic.

D.W. Davis is a native of rural Illinois. His work has appeared in various online and print journals. You can find him at Facebook.com/DanDavis05, or @dan_davis86 on Twitter.

Holly Day (hollyday.blogspot.com)has been a writing instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Min­neapolis since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and Harvard Review, and hernewest poetry collections are Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press), and Book of Beasts (Weasel Press).

Fabrizia Faustinella is a physician and film maker. She grew up in Italy and moved to the United States where she practices as an internist in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. In addi­tion to research articles and educational books, she has published several essays inspired by her personal and professional experiences. Through her writing, she explores the fragility of life, human relationships, and the individual's struggle for survival, while searching for elements of shared humanity.

Robert Fillman is the author of the chapbook November Weather Spell (Main Street Rag, 2019). His poems have recently appeared in Poetry East, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review and others. He teaches at Kutztown University in eastern Penn­sylvania.

Jacqueline Henry is a writer, editor and creative writing instructor. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from: Abstract: Contemporary Expressions, After the Pause, boomerLit, California Quarterly, The Cape Rock, Carbon Culture Review, Clarion, Euphony, Evening Street Review, Front Range Review, LitBreak, The New York Times, Prism Review, The Round, Slant, Streetlight Magazine, TSR: The Southampton Review, and Writer’s Digest. 

James Croal Jackson (he/him) is a Filipino-American poet. He has two chapbooks, Our Past Leaves (Kelsay Books, forthcoming 2021) and The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017), with recent poems in White Wall Review, Subnivean, and BOMBFIRE. He edits The Mantle Poetry (themantlepoetry.com) from Pittsburgh, PA. (jamescroaljackson.com)

David James is a freelance writer based in Prescott, Arizona. He has recently been published in Entropy, Evening Street Review, and Penmen Review. A few years ago he gladly swapped a career flying airplanes to hike the wilderness trails of Northern Arizona. These days, he can sometimes be found flying a desk at the Paulden Public Library.

Alex LeGrys is 19 years old and attends Bard College. Her work has appeared in Apricity Press, Better than Starbucks, Fire Agate Press, Modern Literature, and The Blue Lake Review.

Lisa Elaine Low's poetry, reviews, interviews, and academic essays have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and American Journal of Poetry among many other places. Visit her at lisalowwrites@gmail.com.

Ethna McKiernan’s latest collection is Light Rolling Slowly Backwards—New & Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry).

William Miller's eighth collection of poetry, Lee Circle, was published by Shanti Arts Press in 2019. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner and West Branch. He lives and writes in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Andy Millman's writing has appeared in numerous journals and magazines including The Big Jewel, Zest Literary Magazine, Midwest Review, Little Old Lady Comedy, Points in Case, Weekly Humorist, The Helix, Flash Fiction Magazine, Pif Magazine, and Black Heart Magazine. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he leads writing groups for older adults.

Warren Nadvornick holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. His poetry has appeared in Third Wednesday Magazine. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Laurie Lessen Reiche is a writer, photographer, painter, and creative writing facilitator who lives part time in London, where she concentrates on photographing the city, particularly Virginia Woolf’s Bloomsbury.

Mark Rhoads began writing poetry when he was 50. His poems have been published in The Chris­tian Science Monitor, The Ballard Street Journal, The Deronda Review, Contemporary Rhyme, and Snakeskin. In 2015 he published his first book of poems titled No Gathering In of this Incense.

Dean Robbins is 60 years old and lives with his wife, Karen, in Danville, Pennsylvania. His list of publications includes the libretto Listen (music composed by Steven Miller) written for the Sisters of SAI, Mansfield University of Pa. Chapter.  He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchil­dren.

Matthew J. Spireng’s 2019 Sinclair Poetry Prize-winning book Good Work was published in 2020 by Evening Street Press. An 11-time Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the author of two other full-length poetry books, What Focus Is and Out of Body, winner of the 2004 Bluestem Poetry Award, and five chapbooks.

Justin Teerlinck is an occupational therapist in the Tacoma, Washington area, where he is learning how to place his writing skills and sense of the absurd in service to people with disabilities. His response to most standardized test questions is, “Meow don't know this theoretical construct. Meow try again please?”

Joel Van Valin is the publisher of Whistling Shade. His first poetry chapbook, The White Forest, was published in 2018 by Prolific Press. He lives with his wife, twin sons, and Naughty Cat in St. Paul, and frequently visits cemeteries.

Reed Venrick has traveled the world with a backpack, noting poems along the way.

Greg Watson is the author of All the World at Once: New and Selected Poems, and co-editor with Richard Broderick of The Road by Heart: Poems of Fatherhood.