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Michael St.Germain

Mary K O'Melveny
Poetry - "Testing the Limits of Art"

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
Poetry - "Moments of Felicity," "…From Niagara Village"  

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.

Joanne Emery
Poetry - "Dandelion," Dark-eyed Junco"

Joanne Emery is a teacher, poet, and artist. She has a master’s degree in creative arts education and has done extensive doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. Joanne was an original member of Judy Chicago’s Birth Project, and her quilt is on permanent exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. She has exhibited her award-winning photography throughout the United States including the Salmagundi Gallery in New York City and the San Diego Art Institute. Joanne enjoys ice-skating, martial arts, hiking, and traveling extensively throughout the United States and Canada.

Dayna Patterson
Poetry - "On This Quiet Saturday," "Plod"

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
Poetry - "Jazzy"

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

Robert James
Flash Fiction - "Just Another Wednesday"

Robert James is an author of dark fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. Music and history have been consistent passions in his life, and he is always looking for ways to weave them into his stories. In his spare time, you’ll catch him listening to anything from Irish folk to death metal, reading about the mysteries of the universe, or playing guitar. Everyone has demons. Escape yours at

Allen Plone
Poetry - "My Father's Ghost," "For The Ordinary Man"

Allen Plone is a writer of scripts for film and television with many television programs and six feature films as credits. He is also happily married, something he never thought would happen, to his college sweetheart; how's that for sentiment? Allen has published poetry and some short stories but doesn't work at it. He is content to write and share with those whom he loves.

Karen Corinne Herceg
Poetry - "Alto Sax"

Karen 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.