Evan L. Wahlquist, Apocalyptic Remains
Dawn Cunningham's career of writing stories and poems began with her Gran’ma Ginny, who passed down her family's Native American storytelling tradition. Ms. Cunningham first began writing fiction, then poetry, and is now working on her memoir, tentatively named Cancer Cells. She earned a BGS and MA through Indiana University. Her most recent work can be found in Confluence, Flare: The Flagler Review, Misfit Magazine, Shuf Poetry, Eye to the Telescope, and The Dandelion Review.
Craig Firsdon is a Holland, Ohio, native poet, sketch artist, and painter who regularly reads with the likes of Michael Grover and A.S. Coomer. His work has appeared in many zines, including Degenerate Literature and Rusty Truck. He just published his first book, Requiem. Craig started writing as a remembrance at his grandfather's funeral. He writes, sketches, and paints to deal with his pain. He was diagnosed at four with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and hasn't walked in twenty-four years. He lives with multiple joint replacements and an internal pain med pump. Now words and paint continue to let him live.
Ken Simpson is an Australian poet whose latest collection, Patterns of Perception, was published by Augur Press (UK) in January 2015. He lives with his family at Lysterfield, a Melbourne Suburb, in the state of Victoria.
M. A. Schaffner has had poems published in Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Agni, and elsewhere—most recently in Former People, Raintown Review, and Rock River Review. Previously published books include the poetry collection The Good Opinion of Squirrels and the novel War Boys. Schaffner spends most days in Arlington, Virginia, juggling a laptop, smartphone, percussion caps, pugs, and a Gillott 404.
M.A.H. Hinton grew up in Montana, lives in Minnesota, and has been writing for more than forty years. His publications include poetry in Spitball and in upcoming issues of Aji, Temenos, and West Texas Literary Review. He has also published several Western short stories.
Mark Hodge lives in a small town in Oklahoma. He stays home with four kids.
Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has found delight in writing since she was very young. She graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in English literature and plans to pursue an MA at Newcastle this year. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines, including The Lake, Ink Sweat and Tears, Poetry Pacific, Interpreters House, and Jet Fuel Review. Natalie's poem "Sunday School" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize this year, as well.
Ralph Monday is Professor of English at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee, and has had his work published in hundreds of journals. His chapbook All American Girl and Other Poems was published in July 2014. His full-length poetry collection, Empty Houses and American Renditions, was published May 2015 by Aldrich Press. Ralph also has an e-book, Bergman’s Island & Other Poems, scheduled for publication by Poetry Repairs, and Kendall Hunt will soon be publishing a college humanities textbook he authored.