Artist & Author Biographies
KELLY ALSUP is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School. She works from coastal California where she gardens, teaches, swims, paddles, and prowls sunshine. Her writing can be found in Bombay Gin, Buddhist Poetry Review, and Inverness Almanac.
FRED DALE's childhood in New Orleans inspired him to begin writing at a young age. He received his Master's in English from the University of North Florida, where he serves as a Senior Instructor in the Department of English. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chiron Review, Crack the Spine, glassworks, Wild Violet Magazine, Indefinite Space, and others.
JENNIFER LOTHRIGEL is an artist and poet residing in Southern, CA. Her work is an exploration of the feminine psyche, both personal and archetypal. She creates intuitively, draws from the mystery of the unconscious, and weaves her findings together. To learn more about her work, please visit her website at jenlothrigel.com.
JEREMIAH MORIARTY is a short-story writer and poet. He studied English at Carleton College and lives on a farm in Minnesota. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in YAY! LA, The Two Cities Review, The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society, Fractal, and other publications, both in print and online. He was a finalist for The Iowa Review Award in Poetry (2015) and worked as an editorial intern at Graywolf Press in Fall 2014. To learn more, you can visit his website jeremiahmoriarty.com or follow him on Twitter @miahmoriarty.
MEGAN PINCKARD currently lives in Manhattan, where she works as a children's bestseller and scribbles down any epic narratives squeezed into her daily commute. In the Fall, she will attend the University of Chicago, where she'll pursue an M.A. in Creative Writing.
CALLIE PLAXCO grew up in South Carolina. As her grandmother once said, "she flew the coop" to journey west to the University of Wyoming, where she completed her MFA in poetry.
JAYA STENQUIST lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her poems have been featured in West Branch Wired and The Iron Horse Review. She received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
P.L. SUMMERS holds a BA in English, Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas. Summers enjoys reading Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Frank O’Hara and Ogden Nash, and, when not writing or reading, can be found fishing in urban runoff channels or woodworking.
C. DERICK VARN is a poet, teacher, and theorist. He currently edits for Former People. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at Georgia College and State University where he served as assistant editor for Arts and Letters: A Journal of Contemporary Arts. He has served as managing editor for the now defunct Milkwood Review. He won the Frankeye Davis Mayes/Academy of American Poets Prize in 2003 and his poetry has appeared at Unlikely Stories 2.0, Full of Crows, Writing Disorder, JMWW, Clutching at Straws, Xenith, Piriene’s Fountain, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Mexico, and recently moved from South Korea. He is originally from the deep South of the United States. He lives with his partner, and a bunch of books, and writes at night.
RICHARD VYSE, an internationally collected artist, has been featured in galleries in New York and Hawaii. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. His art is in The Art of Man issue #19 and the Leslie+Lohman Museum in New York. Visit his website at manartbyvyse.blogspot.com.
KELLEY WHITE, a pediatrician, worked in inner city Philadelphia and now works in rural New Hampshire. Her poems have appeared in journals including Exquisite Corpse, Rattle and JAMA. Her most recent books are Toxic Environment (Boston Poet Press) and Two Birds in Flame (Beech River Books). She received a 2008 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant.