Mary K O’Melveny is a retired labor rights attorney. She lives in Washington, DC, and Woodstock, NY. Mary very much enjoys having time to try to make better sense of current events and record worldly observations through poetry. She is also a member of a women's writing group based in New York's Hudson Valley. Mary’s work has been published in The Write Place at the Write Time, Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, and Vilas Avenue Literary Journal.
Bruce Majors lives and writes (mostly) in the hills of East Tennessee. He and his dogs, Trap and Ruby, spend hours roaming a thousand acre woodlot near the cabin he built in 2007. Formally a program manager at a nuclear power station, Majors now spends his time making poems, doing readings, and making traditional archery equipment. He is a member of the Chattanooga and Knoxville Writers' Guilds.
Dayna Patterson is an MFA candidate at Western Washington University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in North American Review, REAL, and Weave, among others. She is poetry editor for Psaltery & Lyre, and her chapbooks, Loose Threads and Mothering, are available from Flutter Press. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two daughters.
Carter Vance is a student and poet originally from Cobourg, Ontario, currently studying in the social work program at Algoma University in Sault Ste Marie. His work has appeared in such publications as The Baird's Tale, (parenthetical), and F(r)iction. He received an Honorable Mention from Contemporary Verse 2's Young Buck Poetry Awards in 2015. His work also appears on his personal blog commentiswelcome.blogspot.com.
Corinne Herceg graduated Columbia University with a B.A. in literature/writing
and has read with such renowned writers as Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashbery
and studied with David Ignatow and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Schultz. She
published a book of poetry, Inner
Sanctions, and has completed her first novel, Diva! Current projects
include an autobiographical novel, One
Small Stone, and co-authoring an autobiography with music producer Glenn
Goodwin. Ms. Herceg currently resides in Hudson Valley, New York. karencorinneherceg.com