Author Pages

Arlene Naganawa

Arlene Naganawa’s poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, including Crab Orchard Review, Pontoon/Floating Bridge Review, Calyx, Caketrain, The Seattle Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and others. She is a featured poet on Seattle’s Poetry on Buses and was the recipient of two Seattle Arts Commission Literary Artist Awards.  She teaches humanities and creative writing in the Seattle area.

From The Scarecrow Bride

Howie Good

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Dark Specks in a Blue Sky from Another New Calligraphy. He is the recipient of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry for his collection Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements.


From Living is the Spin Cycle (2012)

Living is the Spin Cycle

Karen George

Karen George's chapbooks include Inner Passage (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Into the Heartland (Finishing Line Press, 2011), and The Seed of Me (Finishing Line Press, 2015).  Her full-length collection, Swim Your Way Back, was published by Dos Madres Press in 2014.  She has received grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women and Kentucky Arts Council, and her work appears in MemoirLouisville ReviewPermafrostNagatuck River ReviewBlue Lyra Review, and on the Tupelo Press 30/30 Website.

Andrew Jarvis

Andrew Jarvis is the author of Sound Points (Red Bird Chapbooks), Ascent (Finishing Line Press), and The Strait (Homebound Publications). His poems have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, Evansville Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Tulane Review, and many other magazines. He was a Finalist for the 2014 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. He also judges poetry contests and edits anthologies for Red Dashboard LLC. Andrew holds an M.A. in Writing (Poetry) from Johns Hopkins University.

Laurie Zupan

Laurie Zupan is a parent, teacher, poet and writer.Click to add description. Laurie has had writing work published in anthologies and magazines including Writer's Digest, Lost and Found; Plymouth Writer's Group, Ginosko,, Mamas and Papas On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting.

In 2001, Laurie earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University.    

Laurie lives in Long Beach, California where she is inspired by beautiful scenes in nature as well as cities, and she loves to take photos.

Robert Walicki

Robert Walicki's work has appeared in Stone Highway Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Transient Publishing. Most recently, he has won second runner up in Finishing Line Press' Open Chapbook Competition in 2013. He lives in Verona PA where he curates a monthly reading series, VERSIFY.


What a wonderful book this is, written by someone with a glorious ear, a powerful gift for image, and enough grief to fill five volumes. 

Alex Stolis

Alex Stolis lives in Minneapolis; he has had poems published in numerous journals. His chapbook based on the last words of Texas Death Row inmates, Justice for all, is forthcoming from Conversation Paperpress (UK). Without Dorothy, There is No Going Home is also forthcoming from ELJ Publications. Most recent releases include an e-chapbook From an iPod found in Canal Park; Duluth, MN from Right Hand Pointing and John Berryman is Dead from White Sky e-books. He has been the recipient of five Pushcart nominations.

Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey teaches in the English Department at Salem State University. His fiction won Best of the Net in 2011 and was a finalist for The Million Writers Award in 2012. His co-written screenplay Peter’s Song won Best Screenplay at The New Hampshire Film Festival in 2009. His recent book of poetry isThe One Fifteen to Penn Station, (Cavankerry Press, N.J.) Kevin is also a seventh grade basketball coach in Beverly, Mass and a part time filmmaker. His latest project is a documentary film about New Jersey poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan, called All That Lies Between Us. 

Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes is a writer and visual artist currently living in Saint Paul, MN.  She enjoys writing most days - especially poetry, creative non-fiction, and mixed-genre works exploring a wide range of subjects and forms.  She is equally as non-specific in her artmaking: exploring and mixing digital photography, collage and the book arts. 

Joe Baumann

Joe Baumann is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Rougarou: an Online Literary Journal. His work has appeared in Hawai'i Review, SN Review, The Coachella Review, matchbook, oblong, and several others. He is currently at work on his first full-length collection of short fiction.