C.W. Bigelow -- After receiving his B.A. in English from Colorado State University, C.W. Bigelow lived in nine northern states, both east and west, before moving south to the Charlotte NC area. His short stories and poems have appeared in The Flexible Persona, Literally Stories, Compass Magazine, FishFood Magazine, Five2One, Crack the Spine, Sick Lit Magazine, Anthology: River Tales by Zimbell House Publishing, Midway Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poydras Review, Cleaning Up Glitter, The Blue Mountain Review, Glassworks, Blood & Bourbon, The Courtship of Winds, Poetry Super Highway, Drunk Monkeys, Good Works Review, Backchannels, among many others, with a story forthcoming in New Plains Review.
Robert Grenader's work has been featured in Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, New York Times, borrowed solace, Doubly Mad: A Journal of Arts and Ideas, and Mariashriver.com. He has won writing awards from Bethesda Magazine and Writer’s Digest. Robert has had published more than 350 short stories, articles and essays in over fifty publications.
Cy Hill is an eleven year Navy veteran. He also spent fifteen years in manholes and climbing telephone poles. He is currently majoring in Biology.
Lowell Jaeger (Montana Poet Laureate 2017-2019) is founding editor of Many Voices Press and recently edited New Poets of the American West, an anthology of poets from eleven western states. Jaeger is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council. He was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work promoting civil civic discourse. He has written and edited many books. His most recent books are Someday I'll Write This Down: A Verse Play (Shabda Press 2019) and Earth-blood & Star-Shine (Shabda Press 2018).
Brandon Lewis -- Two years ago Brandon received my MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State, having studied under the poets Kevin Clark, Rick Barot, Greg Glazner and Kevin Goodan. His poems have recently appeared in Superstition Review, Nashville Review, Naugatuck River Review, The Tusculum Review and Portland Review. He's taught high school English for the past eleven years and live near Olympia, Washington.
Catfish McDaris’ most infamous chapbook is Prying with Jack Micheline and Charles Bukowski. He’s from Albuquerque and Milwaukee. His newest books are Ghosts of the War Elephants and Meat Grinder.
Donna Pucciani, a Chicago-based writer, has published poetry worldwide in Shi Chao Poetry, Poetry Salzburg, ParisLitUp, Meniscus, Voice and Verse, Gradiva, Acumen and other journals. Her seventh and most recent book of poetry is Edges.
Roxanne Thibault's poetry has been published by Disquietarts, Levitate, and Chiron Review. She draws her inspiration from the Cypriot shores that birthed Idalia.
Ian Woollen's recent short fiction has appeared at Moon City Review, Split Lip, and Fiction Southeast. A new novel, SISTER CITY, is just out from Coffeetown Press. Ian lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Sara Yaroch is a writer and attorney residing in Michigan. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University.