Author Pages

Holly Dowds

Holly Dowds discovered poetry late in life, following a brain injury, and credits her abundant writing with helping the healing process. Six of her poems appear in literary publications.

Haley Lasché

Haley Lasché is a RYT-200 certified yoga teacher and a college writing instructor. Her poems have appeared in lit mags, anthologies and websites such as Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, Hartskill Review and Dossier Journal. She has her MFA from Hamline University.

Nancy Christensen

After retirement, Nancy Christensen took a writing survey course at The Loft Literary Center and got hooked on poetry. She considers the discipline of the writing group and the support of fellow writers a wellspring of immeasurable benefit in honing craft.

Margaret Hasse

Margaret Hasse receives great joy from guiding the poetry workshop for the good people and talented writers featured in this chapbook. Nodin Pess brought out Between Us, her fifth collection of poetry, in 2016.

Don Brunnquell

Don Brunnquell is a psychologist and bioethicist as well as poet. He believes reading and writing poetry has helped him remain centered in the abundant experiences of living. 

Alice Oleson

Alice Oleson is a writer and teacher living on the same river bluff to which she was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on the Mississippi. She is mother of Cece and Estella, daughter of Jim and Deb. Her writing is at times angry and slashing, but it is also emplaced, never letting go of the hands who gave her earth. This chapbook began as a search for a baby, a son. She will never stop seeing him find her. He will always be the red bird.

Kelly Magee

Kelly Magee is the author of Body Language (UNT Press 2006), winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Short Fiction, The Neighborhood (Gold Wake Press 2016), and several collaborative works, including With Animal (Black Lawrence Press 2015) and The Reckless Remainder (Noctuary Press 2017), written with Carol Guess. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Gulf Coast, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Booth, Indiana Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others. She teaches creative writing and queer literature at Western Washington University. 
 

Shaun Turner

Shaun Turner writes in West Virginia, where he is fiction editor for Cheat River Review. His work can or will be found in Crack the Spine, Cleaver Magazine, Bartleby Snopes, Blue Lyra Review, and Word Riot, among others.

Janet McCann

Janet McCann is an old Texas poet who has been teaching at Texas A&M since 1968. Journals publishing her poems include Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, Nimrod, Sou'wester, New York Quarterly, Tendril, Poetry Australia, etc. She has won five chapbook contests, sponsored by Pudding Publications, Chimera Connections, Franciscan University Press, Plan B Press, and Sacramento Poetry Center.

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