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Jim Lair Beard is a writer and actor based out of Calgary, Alberta. Through 2020-2021, Jim wrote three Shakespeare-adjacent plays and presented them through Zoom as the Pandemic Play Series. His play, Blue-Eyed Hag, will be produced this summer in Michigan through The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. For more info:

Raised on a rice and catfish farm in eastern Arkansas, CL Bledsoe is the author of more than twenty books, including his latest poetry collection Driving Around, Looking in Other People's Windows and his latest novel, The Saviors. Bledsoe co-writes the humor blog How to Even, with Michael Gushue located here:

Mariangela Canzi is an Italian translator. Her great passion is to write in English; she loves expressing her feelings about life, nature, and the world. Her poems and haiku have been published in The Poetic Bond Series, October Hill Magazine, Haiku Canada, The Blōo Outlier, and Presence.

Marc Alan Di Martino is a Pushcart-nominated poet, translator and author of the collections Unburial (Kelsay, 2019) and Still Life with City (Pski's Porch, 2022). His work appears in Palette Poetry, Rattle, Rust + Moth, Tinderbox, Valparaiso and many other journals and anthologies. Currently a poetry reader for the Baltimore Review, he lives in Italy.

Timons Esaias is a satirist, writer and poet living in Pittsburgh. His works, ranging from literary to genre, have been published in twenty-two languages. People who know him are not surprised to learn that he lived in a museum for eight years. He collects chess sets and elephants.

Howie Good is the author of Failed Haiku, a poetry collection that is the co-winner of the 2021 Grey Book Press Chapbook Contest and scheduled for publication in summer 2022.

Evelyn Jean Pine’s play, Oakland, 1982: You, Me and Rickey is the first play ever published in the online baseball journal, The Twin Bill. Her short opera nada, written with Norwegian composer Tze Yeung Ho, is commissioned by Strange Trace to be performed in the Stencils Festival in June 2022.

B. Fulton Jennes is the Poet Laureate of Ridgefield, CT, where she serves as poet-in-residence at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her poems have appeared in Comstock Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Night Heron Barks, SWIMM, Limp Wrist, Tar River Poetry, Anti-Heroin Chic, and many journals and anthologies. Her chapbook Blinded Birds was released this month.

​​JWGoll is a writer and artist currently working as a Patient Advocate at a large hospital in Durham, North Carolina. His stories are born of experiences as a photographer in Chicago, the Dakotas, and Central Europe. He has a degree in photography from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. As a sculptor and installation artist, he has been represented by galleries in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New York, and Chapel Hill, NC.

Joan Roger is a poet and physician who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Pacific University, and she is particularly interested in the intersection of art, ecology and social justice.

Lee Potts is the author of the chapbook And Drought Will Follow and is poetry editor at Barren Magazine. His work has appeared in Rust + Moth, Whale Road Review, UCity Review, Parentheses Journal, Firmament, Moist Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He lives outside of Philadelphia. He ’s @LeePottsPoet on Twitter.

Hilary Sideris’s poems have appeared in recent issues of The American Journal of Poetry, OneArt, Room, Salamander, and Sixth Finch, among others. She is the author most recently of Un Amore Veloce (Kelsay Books, 2019), The Silent B (Dos Madres Press, 2019), and Animals in English, poems after Temple Grandin (Dos Madres Press, 2020).

Beate Sigriddaughter lives in Silver City, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment), where she was poet laureate from 2017 to 2019. Her latest collections are short stories Dona Nobis Pacem (Unsolicited Press, December 2021) and poetry Wild Flowers (FutureCycle Press, February 2022).

Jane Vincent Taylor is a poet/artist/collaborator. She likes mixing things up. She lives in Oklahoma and teaches at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Her book, The Lady Victory, was adapted for stage at Michigan State University. She publishes widely/recently in Shark Reef and Windward. See/talk to her at

Brennan Thomas is an associate professor of English at Saint Francis University and teaches courses in composition and fiction. She has published short fiction and poetry in Microfiction Monday Magazine, The Quint, and The Ekphrastic Review, as well as several nonfiction articles on film and popular media studies.

Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, has published several collections of poetry, including As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems (Texas A&M Press, 2015). He resides in the Chihuahuan Desert of Southwestern New Mexico.

Don Thompson has been writing about the San Joaquin Valley for over fifty years, including a dozen or so books and chapbooks. A San Joaquin Almanac won the Eric Hoffer Award for 2021 in the chapbook category. For more info and links to publishers, visit his website at

Kyle Vaughn’s poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as The Shore (2021 Pushcart Prize nomination), A-Minor, Adbusters, The Boiler, Drunken Boat, Poetry East, and Introduction to the Prose Poem. He is the author of Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises. / twitter: @krv75 / insta: @kylev75.

Gareth Writer-Davies lives in Brecon, Wales next to the Afon Honddu and at the foot of the Brecon Beacons. Widely published, his sixth book, WYSG, will be published in May 2022 by Arenig Press.

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