Author Pages

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.

Jolene Brink

Jolene is an M.F.A. creative writing graduate student at University of Montana where she teaches first-year composition and serves as poetry editor for the literary magazines Cutbank and Camas. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Carolina Quarterly, Postroad, Belleville Park Pages, and elsewhere. Her Red Bird chapbook won the 2015 Merriam-Frontier Award.

From Peregrine

Crossing The Anthropocene

Every glacier 
is a comma 
falling out of place.

Steve Tomasko

Insects seem to creep their way into Steve Tomasko’s poems (even his love poems). He doesn’t think that’s a bad thing. His wife, Jeanie, long ago stopped screaming when a dragonfly lands on her. She doesn’t think that’s a bad thing. But they both still get creeped out by spiders. Steve and Jeanie edited the 2015 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. Steve has had poems published in various journals including: Anthills, The Aurorean, Corvus, Echoes, The Fiddlehead, Hummingbird, Right Hand Pointing, and Verse Wisconsin.

Paula Cisewski

Paula Cisewski's third poetry collection, The Threatened Everything, will appear in 2016 through Burnside Review Books. She is also the author of Ghost Fargo (winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize),  Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and several poetry chapbooks. She has been awarded fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. Paula teaches, both academically and privately, and curates artful literary events in the Twin Cities. Misplaced Sinister is her first book of prose.

Sonja Johanson

Sonja Johanson attended College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor, ME.  She has recent work appearing in The Albatross, Redheaded Stepchild, and Off the Coast, is a contributing editor at the Found Poetry Review, and is the 2015 recipient of the Zero Bone and Kudzu Poetry Prizes.  Sonja divides her time between work in Massachusetts and her home in the mountains of western Maine.

Katharine O'Flynn

Katharine O’Flynn lives in Montreal.  Her work has appeared in online journals such as Circa, The Copperfield Review, Commuter Lit. and Persimmon Tree, as well as in print journals and anthologies. Photographs is her first chapbook publication.

 

Charlie M. Broderick

Charlie M. Broderick  graduated from Hamline University with an MFA in creative writing. She now lives in the Twin Cities area and is looking for agent representation for a commercial upper age YA / NA  saga. Her portfolio includes literary short stories, commercial screenplays, CNF essays, and commercial novels. Some of her writings appear in SleetRevolver, and Fiction Depot

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

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