Author Pages

Merie Kirby

Merie Kirby is the author of The Dog Runs On (Finishing Line Press, 2014) and The Thumbelina Poems (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). In September 2014 she was a participant in Tupelo Press’s online 30/30 Project. She is a 2013 recipient of a North Dakota Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.

Kyle William McGinn

Kyle McGinn is a poet. His work has appeared in Outrageous Fortune, Poetry City, USA, and Prologue. In 2012 he placed as a semi-finalist for the Norman Mailer College Poetry Award. He published a chapbook, Pennies, with Red Bird Chapbooks in 2014. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Jason Magabo Perez

Jason Magabo Perez is a Filipino American writer, performer, & scholar. Perez is the author of This is for the mostless. (WordTech Editions, Forthcoming 2017), & You Will Gonna Go Crazy (2011), a multimedia performance commissioned by Kularts SF & funded by a Challenge America Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Scott F. Parker

Scott F. Parker is an instructor in the English Department at Montana State University (Bozeman) and lives in Montana.

Recent Publications
Conversations with Joan Didion (University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2017) (editor)
Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Race: Essays (McFarland Books, 2014) (editor)
Conversations with Ken Kesey (University Press of Mississippi, 2014) (editor)
in here (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2013)
Running After Prefontaine: A Memoir (Inside the Curtain Press, 2011)

Paige Edenfield

Paige Edenfield is a poet from the southeast. Her work has found homes in The Birds We Piled Loosely, Dirty Chai, Peaches Lit Mag, and other publications across the web. Splinters is her first chapbook.

She currently works as a marketing copywriter in Atlanta where she lives with many books and a coffee pot.

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Sandra Gustin

Sandra Gustin, a family physician by training, has lived and worked overseas and cross-culturally for more than 25 years. Her poetry has appeared in the Rio Grande Review, the Anglican Theological Review, and the anthology of the 2013 Houston Poetry Fest, where she was a juried poet. She has benefited from the stillness and observation required by both birdwatching and poetry.

Justin Bond

Justin Bond was born and raised in rural Oklahoma.  He may or may not hold the record for the most dropouts from regional, state, and private colleges and universities by any one individual in Oklahoma history. He is an alumnus of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, where he studied with the poets Ruth L. Schwartz, Judith Taylor, and Donald Hall. A contributing editor for The Found Poetry Review, Justin currently lives and works in Tulsa, OK.

From Going Native

The Drift

Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry, winner of the 2014 GLCA New Writers Award and a finalist for the 2013 Orion Book Award, and two collections of poems, Notes from the Journey Westward andKilling the Murnion Dogs. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award finalist, his work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, Ecotone, The Sun, Orion, and Slate, among other magazines and literary journals.

Vicky Lettmann

Vicky Lettmann grew up in southeastern North Carolina near the Atlantic Ocean where she learned to love the taste of salt water and the smell of the tides. She created Turtle House Ink and publishedThe Beach, a collection of her poems with artwork by her mother, Ruth. For over thirty years, she taught writing and literature at North Hennepin Community College. She teaches writing workshops in Sanibel, Florida, where she and her husband, John, spend the winters. 

Natalie Cunningham

Currently, Natalie is an art history archivist; an editor and book designer for monographs about violins; and a designer and creator of handmade books. She shares her time between the center of Ohio and the southeast corner of Utah, where she lives in a tent and investigates the way prehistoric peoples thought about the sky. She has an MFA in creative non-fiction from the University of Arizona.

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