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Patrick T. Reardon
Poetry - "She Grabbed the Pigeon," "Blood and Flesh"

Patrick T. Reardon is the author of eight books, including Requiem for David, a poetry collection from Silver Birch Press, and Faith Stripped to Its Essence, a literary-religious analysis of Shusaku Endo's novel Silence. Reardon worked for 32 years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. His essays and poetry have been published widely in the United States and Europe.

J. David
Poetry - "X" 

J. David is a spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio, and the author of The Streetlight and The Supernova. Most days he spends driving or dreaming of the way a slow train rolls through Georgia pines at midnight under a clear sky. His name feels heavy, so he sits under rain clouds trying to feel clean.

David Radavich
Poetry - "Grandfathering"

David Radavich's recent poetry collections are America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (2007), Middle-East Mezze (2011), and The Countries We Live In (2014). His plays have been performed across the U.S.—including six off-off-Broadway—and in Europe. He has served as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, Charlotte Writers' Club, and North Carolina Poetry Society. 

Brittany DiGiacomo
 Poetry - "Keep Still" 

Brittany DiGiacomo holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she served as production editor at The Manhattanville Review. Her work has been most recently published in Honeysuckle Magazine, Woman Around Town and Breadcrumbs Magazine. Brittany maintains a blog at, where she writes about everything from witch hunts to Hemingway. Most weekends you will find her gallivanting around the tri-state area styling hair for brides. 

Benjamin Renne
Flash Fiction - "The Golem" 

Benjamin Renne earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from George Mason University under the tutelage of poets such as Susan Tichy, Eric Pankey, Peter Streckfus, and Sally Keith. His thesis manuscript explored visions and transcendent experiences in poetry and the ways in which the poet fits into this visionary landscape of sound and image as the cataloger and primary witness of prophecy.

Kelly Jadon
Poetry - "The Swamp," "Paranoia"

Kelly Jadon was educated at Spring Arbor University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. She is a teacher and writer. She has authored To Taste the Oil: The Flavor of Life in the Middle East (2014), He Is Alive! Forever! (2016), and soon to be published This Is My Story. Her poetry has been published both online and in print in several literary journals and has been heard on radio and at the University of Colorado. Find her online at

Donny Barilla
Poetry - "Shoreline"

Donny Barilla writes poems daily, as has been his custom for many years. Common themes are nature, love, sexuality, mythology, and spirituality. He has recently published his first book, Treasures. Proudly, Donny is a native Pennsylvanian and tends to draw inspiration from the beautiful surroundings his great state offers.