Author Pages

Nancy Chen Long

Nancy Chen Long lives in the forested hills of south-central Indiana. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned her MFA. As a volunteer for the local Writers Guild, she helps coordinate a reading series for poets and works with other writers to offer free poetry workshops.

Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone

Jenn Monroe

Jenn Monroe is the author of In Anticipation of Grief and Something More Like Love. Her work has been published in a number of literary journals, both in print and online. She is the editor-in-chief of the literary blog Extract(s): Daily Dose of Lit and teaches at New England College and Southern New Hampshire Univeristy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their daughter.

From In Anticipation of Grief

In Case

James C. Henderson

James C. Henderson was born and raised on the east side of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He earned a BA in technical communication with a minor in creative writing from Metropolitan State Univeristy and holds an MFA from Hamline University. James lives in New Brighton, Minnesota with his lovely wife, Athena.

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Shaun Rouser

Shaun Rouser's stories have appeared in Colloquium , and Family Affair , a chapbook collection of his short fiction, was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2013. He is also co-editor-in-chief of online publication The Blackstone Review , a journal of cultural observation and critique featuring works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and artwork. He was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and currently bides his time in Chicago, though to his surprise considers himself a Southerner, uneasily through and through.

Elinor Cramer

Elinor Cramer’s first poetry collection, “She Is a Pupa, Soft and White” was published in 2011.  She is the author of a chapbook, “Canal Walls Engineered So Carefully They Still Hold Water.”  Elinor holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Warren Wilson College and a Master’s in Psychology from Roosevelt University.  She lives in Syracuse where she practices psychotherapy.

About Mayflower

Stephanie Olson

Stephanie Olson is a mother and writer living in the raw and beautiful northwestern corner of Minnesota.  She earned her MFA in Writing from Hamline University, and her work has appeared with Sacrifice Press, Versus Literary Journal, and Red Bird Chapbooks.

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Carol Berg

Carol Berg’s poems are forthcoming or in DMQ ReviewSou’westerThe JournalSpillwayRedactionsRadar PoetryVerse Wisconsin, and in the anthologiesA Face To Meet The Faces:  An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems and Bigger Than They Appear:  An Anthology of Very Small Poems.    Her chapbook, Her Vena Amoris (Red Bird Chapbooks), is available and her other chapbooks, Ophelia Unraveling and The Ornithologist Poems are available from Dancing Girl Press.  Her poetry ha

Peter Vanderberg

Peter Vanderberg is the founding editor of Ghostbird Press.  He served in the US Navy from 1999 – 2003 and received a MFA from CUNY Queens College.  Recent work has appeared in CURA, The Harpoon Review, The Manhattanville Review, LUMINA and in collaboration with his brother James’ paintings in their book, Weather-Eye.  He teaches art and creative Writing at St. John’s Preparatory School and Hofstra University.

Crossing Pleasant Lake

E Kristin Anderson

E. Kristin Anderson is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author who grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes her sound smart but has not helped her get any jobs in Ancient Rome.

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