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A.M. Pattison
Poetry - "Tioga Arrow Motorhome," "Hunter-Gatherer," "The Depth of Drawers" 

A.M. Pattison is an assistant professor of English. She has a husband, two dogs, and a young son. Her work has appeared in Feminist Spaces, Failed Haiku, Roadrunner, and other venues. She's a peer reviewer for a new online literary magazine. She also hates the dryness of bios (obviously).

Emory Jones
Poetry - "The Moviegoer"

Dr. Emory D. Jones is a retired English teacher who has taught in Cherokee Vocational High School in Cherokee, Alabama, for one year, Northeast Alabama State Junior College for four years, Snead State Junior College in Alabama for three years, and Northeast Mississippi Community College for thirty-five years. He joined the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc. in 1981 and has served as President, as well. He has over two hundred and thirty-five publishing credits, including publication in such journals as Voices International, The White Rock Review, Free Xpressions Magazine, The Storyteller, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Gravel, Pasques Petals, The Pink Chameleon, and Encore: Journal of the NFSPS. Dr. Jones lives in Iuka, Mississippi, with his wife, Glenda, and has two daughters and four grandchildren. 

John Repp
Poetry - "Midnight at the Big Boy Counter"

John Repp grew up near the Palace of Depression in Vineland, New Jersey. His latest book is Fat Jersey Blues, published in 2014 by the University of Akron Press.

Sergio A. Ortiz
Poetry - "The Pianist" 

Sergio A. Ortiz is the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, four-time Best of the Web nominee, and 2016 Best of the Net nominee. Sergio also received 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz Annual Poetry Competition sponsored by Alaire publishing house. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poems, Elephant Graveyard.

Stephanie L. Harper
Poetry - "Courting" 

Stephanie L. Harper lives in Hillsboro, OR, with her husband, two teen children, and a dwindling geriatric menagerie, where she makes use of the lesser-known applications of an MA in German literature (University of Wisconsin-Madison) as a poet and homeschooling parent. Harper is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poems have appeared in Slippery Elm Literary Journal, Rattle, Tulip Tree Review, and others.

Toni La Ree Bennett
Poetry - "Sun"

Toni La Ree Bennett received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in Poemmemoirstory, Puerto del Sol, Hawaii Pacific Review, Society of Classical Poets, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and Viet Nam Generation, among other publications, and she has several poems included in the anthology The Muse Strikes Back (Story Line Press). She is also a freelance editor and photographer and lives with a flock of feisty finches.

Dawn Cunningham
Poetry - "Nothing like Silence: Deafens a Mom" (GFT Anniversary Contest Honorable Mention)

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.  

Viviana Seguí
Flash Fiction - "The Duomo" (GFT Press Anniversary Contest Honorable Mention)

Viviana Seguí holds a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin. She lives in New York City, where she writes fiction and teaches German. Her work has appeared in Litro.