Patricia Gray lives and works on Capitol Hill, where she formerly headed the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. Her poetry collection, “Rupture,” was published by Red Hen Press. Gray’s poems have been short-listed for the Ann Stanford National Poetry Prize and the New Millennium Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Ekphrasis, Best of Potomac Review, Poetry International, Poetry East, The MacGuffin, Shenandoah, and in numerous magazines and anthologies. In 2002, she was awarded a grant to attend Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and she attended again in 2006. Her MFA in creative writing is from the University of Virginia, where she won the Academy of American Poets Prize.
Lee Foust hails from the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay Area but has lived for many years in Florence, Italy. There he writes, performs his compositions—with and without banging a drum—and teaches literature and creative writing to US students studying abroad. Lee is the author of “Sojourner,” a collection of stories, verse, and prose poems gathered around the theme of place: home, travel, escape, getting lost, and expatriatude. “Devin Wants To Make a Movie” is part of the forthcoming collection “Poison and Antidote,” nine inter-connected stories of the artists, writers, musicians, and Bohemians of the San Francisco art scene during the Reagan years. For more info, visit Lee’s website.
Sarah Odishoo is a poet and writer and has recently won recognition as “notable contributor” for her essay “Eat Me: Instructions From The Unseen” from The Best American Essays in 2013, by Robert Atwan. “Eat Me” was published in Zone 3 and also received the second annual Zone 3 Creative Nonfiction Award. Also cited in The Best American Essays (2010–2011) as “a notable contributor” by Edwidge Danticat was her short story “Time in a Bottle” published by North Dakota Quarterly. In the last year, she has also been published in Sierra Nevada Review and the online magazines Caveat Lector, Knee-Jerk, The Montreal Review, The Pedestal, Folly, and Ragazine.
Douglas Sovern’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative, Sand Hill Review, Gemini and Black & White, and has been nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize and the Best of the West anthology. He is the political and investigative reporter for KCBS Radio in San Francisco, and worked previously at the New York Times and Associated Press. The winner of almost 200 journalism awards, he has also written for the San Francisco Chronicle and reports occasionally for KPIX TV. He is a native of New York City, a graduate of Brown University, and a member of The Writers Studio, San Francisco. He lives in Oakland, California.
Rebeka Singer is a writer, teacher, and banking ingénue living in her native Providence, RI. She received her MFA in creative fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in Eclectica Magazine, Red Savina Review, Drunk Monkeys, Contraposition, Dogzplot, The Quotable, Corium Magazine, and elsewhere.
Charles Bane, Jr.
Charles Bane, Jr. is the author of “The Chapbook” (Curbside Splendor 2011) and “Love Poems” (Aldrich Press, 2014). The Huffington Post described his work as ” not only standing on the shoulders of giants, but shrinking them.” He is a current nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida.
Misha Hoo is an Australian author with a passion for nature, spirituality and exploring the human experience. She writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction and is regularly published in the Connect Magazine. Misha is completing her Bachelor of Arts in World Religion and English Literature at the University of New England.
Jon Morgan Davies
Jon Morgan Davies is a native of California currently residing in Georgia. His work has appeared in such publications as JMWW, Other Voices International Anthology, and Pedestal Magazine. Read more here.