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Margot Fortunato Galt

Growing up a Yankee in Charleston, South Carolina, Margot moved slowly north and west to settle in Minneapolis/St. Paul, not far from her mother’s North Dakota hometown. On her father's side, his Italian heritage has exerted a powerful tug at her. Language and place inhabit everything she's published—from two books of poetry, a chapbook The Country’s Way with Rain (Kutenai Press) and a full-length collection, Between the Houses (Laurel Poetry Collective)—to five books of nonfiction.

Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon), which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement in 2017.

Randon Billings Noble

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her essay collection Be with Me Always is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2019, and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in June 2017. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, listed as Notable in The Best American Essays, and appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere.

Joshua Hegarty

Joshua Hegarty is a newly-minted lawyer living in Saint Paul and finishing his MFA at Hamline University. Some of his poems have appeared in White Stag and in Vagabond Books's collection “Rise (an anthology of Power and Unity)”.

Carolyn Agee

Carolyn Agee is an actress, author and spoken word performer living on the Puget Sound. When she isn’t suffering from existential depression, she enjoys petrichor, unknown forest trails and intimate gatherings of kindred spirits.

Her publication credits include the “Ever Silence Menacing” (Mount Analogue -- Political Pamphlet Series, 2016) and the forthcoming YA novella "The Ambiguous Tides of Saudade" (Wolfsinger Publications, 2017).

Jessica Roeder

Jessica Roeder was born in Chicago and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in magazines including Threepenny Review, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, and AGNI. Honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and a McKnight Artist Fellowship. She teaches writing and dance.

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Beth Mayer

Beth Mayer’s fiction has appeared in The Threepenny ReviewThe Sun Magazine, and elsewhere. She was a finalist in The Missouri Review’s 2016 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize contest in fiction. Beth is a Loft Mentor Series Winner in Fiction for 2015-16. Her short story collection was named a 2015 finalist for the Many Voices Project with New Rivers Press. Beth holds an MFA from Hamline University, coordinates the Creative Writing Certificate at Century College, and lives in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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.

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.

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