Author Pages

Lois Baer Barr

Lois Baer Barr is an emerita professor of Spanish at Lake Forest College and an adult literacy tutor. Her essays, stories and poetry have been published in Spanish and English in journals, webzines, and anthologies here and abroad. Biopoesis won Poetica Magazine’s 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest, and her work has received two Pushcart Prize nominations. She and her husband Lew recently biked from their home in Riverwoods, Illinois to New York City. They got lost a lot.

Elizabeth Paxson

Elizabeth Paxson is a poet, writer and visual artist who resides in Northern Michigan among mutable trees and elusive waters near the 45th parallel. She owes much gratitude to a now-deceased aunt who led her to the well of words and taught her to drink deeply.

Sophie Panzer

Sophie Panzer is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer from New Jersey. She was a finalist for the 2017 Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Prize for Young Writers, a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of a 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Silver Medal. She served as a fiction editor for the 2015-2016 edition of Scrivener Creative Review and attended the 2014 Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop.

Ethan Joella

Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at University of Delaware. He is a 2008 Eric Hoffer finalist (that story appears in Best New Writing 2008) and a 2010 Robert Olen Butler Award finalist. Additionally, his work has appeared in The International Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, Rattle, Berkeley Fiction Review, River Teeth, and The Collagist. His chapbook Where Dads Go won second honorable mention and was published by Finishing Line Press.

Eva Eliav

Eva Eliav's poetry and short fiction have been published in numerous literary journals both online and in print, including Room, The St. Ann’s Review, Emrys Journal, The Ilanot Review, Flashquake, The Apple Valley Review, Horizon Review, The Enchanted Conversation, Constellations, and Fictive Dream.



From Eve:

all she wanted to keep
and all she took

were shards of morning
and evening

it was the light
she needed to remember

Kaye Cleave

Kaye Cleave began her career as a school teacher and has taught in a variety of settings including a maximum security prison in California. She has an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco, a PhD in writing from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and was a research scholar at UC Berkeley, California. Kaye’s first book, Once More With Feeling, has sold in countries around the world. In 2017, her chapbook of poems, Cartwheels of Love and Loss, was the alternate winner in the Minerva Rising Press Dare to Speak contest.

Laura Budofsky Wisniewski

Laura Budofsky Wisniewski lives and writes in a small town in Vermont. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hunger Mountain Review, Calyx, Blueline, Saranac Review, Confrontation and other journals. She was a finalist for the 2017 New Millenium Literary Award, 2017 Fear No Lit Fellowship, and 2017 Paper Nautilus Chapbook competition. She is winner of the 2014 Passager Poetry Prize.

Jan Stinchcomb

Jan Stinchcomb is the author of Find the Girl (Main Street Rag). Her stories have appeared in Black Candies: The Eighties, Whiskey Paper, Atticus Review and Monkeybicycle, among other places. She is featured in The Best Small Fictions 2018 and is a reader for Paper Darts. Jan lives in Southern California with her husband and children.

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Joey Hedger

Though born and raised in coastal Florida, Joey Hedger now lives in Alexandria, Virginia (unfortunately too far from the ocean), where he works as associate editor of an education-based association. His own fiction and poetry has most recently appeared in Breakwater Review, saltfront, Sin Fronteras, Freshwater, and Jelly Bucket.

MJ Gabrielsen

MJ Gabrielsen is a writer and an editor for East on Central Literary Journal in Highland Park, IL. Her nature poetry has been published by The Avocet and described as a voice that conveys intriguing images and beauty. She was a writer-in-residence at Write On Door County, WI in 2017. She credits her grasp of craft to authors, Marilyn L. Taylor and James Mihaley in many years of retreat settings.