Kevin Acers [With a Shudder and a Cluck] lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, 2 cats, and several potted plants. His work has appeared in Red River Review and Illya’s Honey. He is currently at work on a prose poem collection entitled “Time Machine.”

 Cherie Hunter Day [Script; Measure]: her prose poems and micro fictions have been published or are forthcoming in: Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, Moon City Review, Quarter After Eight, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Wigleaf.

Genevieve Fitzgerald [Betrothed; One Foot on Each Side]: 2nd prize winner in the 2011 North Carolina Poetry Society’s Poetry of Courage competition, was born in Queens, New York, read English for a year at Oxford University, is the mother of three children and currently lives in Raleigh, NC, where she is the facilitator of a writers’ group and a writing workshop for children. Her poetry and prose appears in several journals including Carolina Woman, Haiku Journal, Fried Fiction, Main Street Rag’s Raleigh Reading Series, Miriam’s Well, Mused, Pinecone, Poets for Living Waters, Rivets, Third Wednesday and Western North Carolina Woman.

CJ Giroux [Evening Swim, Midsummer; Storm Front] is a lifelong resident of Michigan who continues to be inspired by the peninsulas that surround him. Born and raised in the metropolitan Detroit area, he is an assistant professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University. He has been published in Bear River Review, The Prose-Poem Project, Ruminate, San Pedro River Review, and Thema, among other publications.

Howie Good [Palette; Splendid Bankruptcies; Crematorium],  a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has a number of chapbooks forthcoming, including Elephant Gun from Dog on a Chain Press and Strange Roads from Puddle of Sky Press. His poetry has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthology. He blogs at and can be reached at

Chad Hanson [Godfather of Soul] teaches sociology at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. His poems and essays have appeared in REED, Matter, Flyway, Third Coast, The Chariton Review, and North Dakota Quarterly, among others. His collection, Trout Streams of the Heart, is forthcoming from the Truman State University Press (2013).

M. J. Iuppa [Commitment] lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Her most recent poems have appeared in Poetry East, The Chariton Review, Tar River Poetry, Blueline, The Centrifugal Eye, among others. Recent chapbook is As the Crow Flies (Foothills Publishing, 2008) and second full length collection, Within Reach, (Cherry Grove Collections, 2010); Forthcoming prose chapbook Between Worlds (Foothills Publishing, October 2012). She is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor program at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.

Mercedes Lawry [Say the Meaning, Say It] has published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, and Poetry East, and has previously appeared in The Prose-Poem Project. She’s also published fiction and humor as well as stories and poems for children. Among the honors she’s received are awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She’s been a Jack Straw Writer, a Pushcart Prize nominee twice, and held a residency at Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, There are Crows in My Blood, was published by Pudding House Press in 2007 and another chapbook, Happy Darkness, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She lives in Seattle.

Joseph E. Lerner [Maps; Oblivion] has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, writer, editor, and small press publisher. His stories, essays, reviews, and poems have appeared in such publications as The Washington Book Review, The San Francisco Review of Books, 100 Word Story, deComP MagazinE, Gargoyle, Pif, PoetsWest, and elsewhere. After several years traveling in Europe and South Asia (and one year traveling by train across the U.S.), he has returned to the Seattle, WA, area, where he’s working on a novel as well as poems and short stories. He blogs at The Widening Gyrus (

Kim Loomis-Bennett [Room; Novelistic]: I am a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest. I teach writing at a 2-year college, and write in all genres. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Wlkes University and have been studying and writing prose-poems for my MFA thesis.

Lydia Matheny [Time Again] is a prospective teacher who lives in Farmington, Missouri. Her love for great stories is surpassed only by her desire to write them. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, singing, and making numerous origami figures.

Ben Nardolilli [Cross-eyed Categories] currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, THEMA, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He has a chapbook Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, from Folded Word Press. He blogs at and is looking to publish his first novel.

Stephen Nelson [Seed Space; Unitive] is a Scottish poet and contemplative whose books include Flylyght and Lunar Poems for New Religions (both Knives Forks and Spoons Press), YesYesY (Little Red Leaves Textile Series), and two chapbooks of visual poetry, one in Dan Waber’s this is visual poetry series. He has exhibited visual poetry in Manchester, London, and Budapest, and is included in The Last Vispo Anthology. An ebook journal of contemplative experiences called Vital Source is available from Amazon and as a pdf from Recent magazine publications include Unlikely Stories, Otoliths and Eratio. Check out his lovely blog at

Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes [Small Stories] is a former high school English teacher. She now leads reading and writing workshops for other teachers in the New York metro area. Zulma is a voracious reader, writes whenever she is inspired, and practices yoga. She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her family.

Annie Raskin [All That’s Left]: My poetry and prose has been published in The Berkshire Review, The Prose Poem Project, The Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire Magazine, The Mind’s Eye, and The Women’s Times. I’ve been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA, since 2002, and live in southern Vermont.

F. Daniel Rzicznek [Tiny red and gold…]: his  collections and chapbooks of poetry include Vine River Hermitage (Cooper Dillon Books 2011), Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press 2009), Neck of the World (Utah State University Press 2007), and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press 2006). His individual poems have appeared in Boston Review, The New Republic, Orion, Mississippi Review, Hotel Amerika, Shenandoah, and Notre Dame Review. Also co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press 2010), Rzicznek teaches writing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Melissa Seitz [Spring Thaw] grew up in Dodge City, Kansas, and moved to Michigan when she discovered Dorothy’s story was purely fiction. Melissa’s work has been published in The Bear River Review, The Dunes Review, Greenhouse: The First 5 Years of the Rustbelt Roethke Writers’ Workshop and various other journals.

Daniel M. Shapiro [Fred Astaire Joins the Black Eyed Peas…]is a schoolteacher who lives in Pittsburgh. He is the author of The 44th-Worst Album Ever (NAP) and Teeth Underneath (FootHills Publishing), and co-author of Interruptions (Pecan Grove Press), a collection of collaborations with Jessy Randall. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in kill author, Gargoyle, RHINO, Sentence, decomP, and Forklift, Ohio. His poetry website is

Ken Sparling [Walking Around the Moon]: His first novel, Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall, has just been reiussed by Mudluscious Press. He is the creator and curator of

Anthony Warnke [April 27, 9:23] teaches English at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA. His work has appeared in Hoarse and is forthcoming in Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics.

Sarah White [For Sale: Edwardian Music Box] lives, writes, and paints in Manhattan. Her current prose poems are part of a project called “Masks of the Muse.”


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