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Annette C. Boehm

Annette C. Boehm is a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her first chapbook is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press (March 2012). Her poems have appeared in various small journals. She is originally from Germany.

George L. Chieffet

George L. Chieffet received an MFA from UNC-Greenboro and has published stories in Greensboro Review, Furnace, and Broadkill Review. He is the co-author (with Paul Rajeckas) of “Notes to the Motherland,” which was a Theatre Mania Best Play of 2004. His play cycle, “Lithuanian Trilogy” will be presented at the new Arlington (VA) Playhouse in the fall of 2011. His poem “Everything” was a finalist for the 2008 Muriel Craft Baily Poetry Award. He co-created the graphic novel Lucky in Love, published by Fantagraphics Press (2010).

Will Cordeiro

Will Cordeiro has previously worked as a NYC Teaching Fellow, a staff writer at the theater magazine offoffonline, and as an assistant editor of Epoch. He has an MFA in poetry from Cornell, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate studying 18th Century British literature. He is the co-founder of the Brooklyn Playwrights Collective and has had several plays produced in regional and off-off-Broadway venues. For the past two years he has been the Artist-in-Residence at Risley Residential College. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Brooklyn Review, lafovea, Baltimore Review, Dirt, Paradigm, Sentence and Word for/Word. His poetry reviews have appeared in Jacket.

Bruce Dodson

Bruce Dodson is an artist and photographer who writes fiction and poetry in Seattle, Washington. His work has been published in Sein und Werden, Kerouac’s Dog Magazine, Breadline Press West Coast Poetry Anthology, Blue Collar Review, Centrifugal Eye, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Pearl Literary Magazine, Pulsar Poetry, Struggle, Foliate Oak, Off the Coast, Fiction International, and Qarrtsiluni.

Michael S. Glaser

Michael S. Glaser is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he received the Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also a recipient of the Columbia Merit Award for his service to poetry. Widely sought as a speaker and workshop leader, Glaser has served as a Maryland State Arts Council poet-in-the-schools for over 20 years and is active the Maryland Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. He served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from August, 2004 through August 2009. You can find out more about him at http://faculty.smcm.edu/msglaser/.

Solomon Isekeije

Solomon Rowland Isekeije is a native of Nigeria in West Africa. He studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria with emphasis in sculpture. Professor Isekeije obtained his M.F.A degree in visual studies from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University, specializing in Printmaking and mixed media art. Solomon Isekeije has been locally, regionally, nationally and internationally recognized as an extraordinary artist of note. He was the Grand Prix recipient of the 2004 Southeastern Artist Associate (SEVAA) annual juried artist exhibition award. He was also the recipient of the 2006 Yougsan International Juried Exhibition, Distinguished Artist Award in Seoul, South Korea. He is the recipient of the 2010 Humanity Award for the celebration of Peace and Diversity, presented by Maizelle Rap Session group on race relations in Norfolk, Virginia. Professor Isekeije has taught in the States and abroad, and is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Scott McFarland

Scott McFarland received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches American literature, creative writing, and composition.

Gerardo Mena

Gerardo Mena is a decorated Iraqi Freedom veteran. He spent six years with the Reconnaissance Marines as a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman and was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal with a V for valor for multiple acts of heroism while under enemy fire. He is currently a student at the University of Missouri and is completing his degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Language Arts. He won the 2010 War Poetry contest sponsored by Winningwriters.com.

Felicia Mitchell

Felicia Mitchell is rooted in the low country of South Carolina, but has lived in southwestern Virginia for 22 years and calls it home. She is the author of 3 chapbooks, including The Cleft of the Rock, which was published by Finishing Line Press in 2009. Her poems have appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Southern Women’s Review, PMS (Poemmemoirstory), and the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. She teaches at Emory & Henry College.

Diane Seuss

Diane Seuss’s second collection of poems, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, won the 2009 Juniper Prize for Poetry. The book was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2010. Recent work has appeared in Hanging Loose, The Georgia Review and Poetry. She is the Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College.

Amy Watkins

Amy Watkins lives in Orlando, Florida, where she co-edits and hosts the podcast poetry magazine Red Lion square (www.redlionsq.com). Her poems and essays have recent appeared in Kestrel, OffbeatMama.com, and the anthology Motif 2: Come What May.

Chanming Yuan

Chanming Yuan is the author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009), and is a two-time Pushcart nominee who grew up in a remote Chinese village and authored several books before moving to Canada. Currently Yuan works in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has had poems appear in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, London Magazine and more than 300 other literary publications in 15 countries.

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