Carl Auerbach
Carl Auerbach lives in New York City, where he has a private practice of psychotherapy. Now that his four children are grown, he is pursuing a long-standing interest in poetry. He’s had three poems and a short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

PJ Carmichael
PJ Carmichael is a writer, noise musician, and outdoors enthusiast from Wakefield, Massachusetts. He finds himself alternating between immersion in the forestry of New England and observation of the sights and sounds of its cities. He is currently working on finding the balance between vice and virtue.

Timothy Gager
Timothy Gager is the author of fourteen books of short fiction and poetry. Every Day There Is Something About Elephants, a book of 108 flash fictions, hand picked by over 55 editors, was released by Big Table Publishing in 2018. He’s hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was the co-founder of The Somerville News Writers Festival. He has had over 500 works of fiction and poetry published and of which thirteen have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.

Website: www.timothygager.com
Twitter: @timothygager

John Grey
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East, and Midwest Quarterly.

David Hanlon
David Hanlon is from Cardiff, Wales, and currently living in Bristol, England. He has a BA in Film Studies & is training part-time as a counsellor/therapist. You can find his work online in or forthcoming with Ink, Sweat & Tears, Fourth & Sycamore, Calamus Journal, Occulum, Riggwelter Press & The Rising Phoenix Review, among others.

Twitter: @davidhanlon13

Richard Manly Heiman
Richard Manly Heiman lives in a shack in the Sierra Nevada pines. He works as a substitute teacher and writes when the kids are at recess. Richard is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his website is http://www.poetrick.com, and he has been published by Rattle, Prole, Into the Void, and others.

Website: www.poetrick.com
Twitter: @poetrmh

Mark Hurtubise
Mark Hurtubise, in the 1970’s, was published in over a dozen small press publications. Then, family, teaching, two college presidencies and recently CEO of a Northwest community foundation. Recapturing poetry’s euphoria and appreciation for the authors he read four decades ago, he is attempting to write again with triangular insights.

M.J. Iuppa
M.J. Iuppa’s fourth poetry collection is This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017). For the past 29 years, she has lived on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Check out her blog for her musings on writing, sustainability & life’s stew.

Website: mjiuppa.blogspot.com

Candice Kubinec
Candace writes from a comfy chair, with her feet up and a steamy cup of tea. Some of her poetry has been published in The Loyalhanna Review and in the d’Verse Poets Pub anthology, Chiaroscuro.

Website: rhymeswithbug.com
Twitter: @candace_kubinec

Susan Luther
Susan Luther has published many poems in journals, anthologies, several chapbooks, and a full-length book of poems. She founded and leads the Coweeta Poets, a group of women from north Alabama whose latest collective publication is The Red Cord.

Michael T. Smith
Michael T. Smith is an Assistant Professor of the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University, where he received his PhD in English. He teaches cross-disciplinary courses that blend humanities with other areas. He has published over 50 poems in over 20 different journals. He loves to travel.

Website: polytechnic.purdue.edu/profile/smith859

About the Author Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.