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Kindra McDonald

Kindra McDonald is the author of Concealed Weapons (ELJ Publications, 2015).  Her poems have appeared in Muddy River Poetry Review, The Camel Saloon, Liturgical Credo and various anthologies.  She teaches poetry to children and adults at The Muse Writers Center and teaches the not as exciting kinds of writing to undergraduate students.  She graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College and has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.  She can be found writing, baking and cat wrangling with her husband in Norfolk, VA.  

Alison Morse

Alison Morse’s prose and poetry have appeared in Press 53 Open Awards Anthology, Water~Stone Review, Natural Bridge, Rhino, The Pedestal, The Potomac and mnartists.org, among other journals and anthologies. Her story, “The Truth About ‘The Lead Plates at the Romm Press,’” won the 2012 Tiferet Fiction Award.  The Women Peacemakers Program at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice published three of her non-fiction narratives.

Taylor Brorby

Taylor Brorby is an essayist and environmentalist. He's received grants and fellowships from St. Olaf College, Hamline University, The Ecumenical Institute of St. John's University, and the North Dakota Humanities Council. His work has appeared in Sleet Magazine, Orion, the Northern Plains Ethics Journal, Augsburg Fortress Press, and others.

Kelly Magee

Kelly Magee is the author of Body Language (UNT Press 2006), winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Short Fiction, The Neighborhood (Gold Wake Press 2016), and several collaborative works, including With Animal (Black Lawrence Press 2015) and The Reckless Remainder (Noctuary Press 2017), written with Carol Guess. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Gulf Coast, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Booth, Indiana Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others. She teaches creative writing and queer literature at Western Washington University. 
 

Bethany Lee

Bethany Lee is an assistant professor of English at Purdue University Northwest, where she teaches creative writing, theatre, professional writing, and composition. An active member of her community, she directs and performs in a variety of theatrical productions, facilitates recording and archiving of oral histories, helps to organize poetry readings and competitions, edits a student literary journal, and co-directs a writing and arts camp for area middle schoolers, among other activities. She lives in Valparaiso, Indiana with her husband and sons.

Martin Barkley

Martin Barkley's fiction, poetry and reviews have appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Texas Observer,  Arcadia Press, Work Literary Magazine, and Queen Mob's Teahouse. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Craig Ruhland

Craig Ruhland is a poet and all around creative spirit. He's built art sleds for the Powderhorn Art Sled Rally; acted in and supported movies for the 48-hour Film Festival; and wrote Sweet on America: the Twin Cities, a travel guide to bakeries in the Twin Cities. 

Nancy Shih-Knodel

Nancy Shih-Knodel grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and received her education at Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard ReviewThe Examined Life Journal, and Yellowjacket Review. She is a faculty member in the English Department at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Samuel Snoek-Brown

Samuel Snoek-Brown is the author of the fiction chapbook Box Cutters (sunnyoutside 2013), the novella In the Pulse There Lies Conviction (Blue Skirt Press 2017), and the historical novel Hagridden (Columbus Press 2014), for which he received a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship. He also has been shortlisted in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition, twice for short fiction and once for his novella, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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