On the Poets

Jeff Gundy's book of poems, Somewhere Near Defiance, is forthcoming from Anhinga in 2014. His prose book, Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace, is just out from Cascadia. He teaches at Bluffton University in Ohio.

John Fry is the author of silt will swirl (NewBorder). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, The Offending Adam, and alice blue review, among others. He edits poetry for Newfound and lives in the Texas Hill Country.

James Owens divides his time between central Indiana and northern Ontario. Two books of his poems have been published, and his poems, translations, and photographs appear widely in literary journals, including The Cortland Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Flycatcher.

John Allen Taylor lives in Spokane, WA, where he is fiction editor for Rock & Sling, farms seven urban lots with a gaggle of “at-risk” teens, keeps goldfish, and collects restaurant-ware from the early 1940s. His work has appeared in Booth: A Journal.

Laura Van Prooyen's recent poems appear in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and The Southern Review, among others. She lives in San Antonio.

Simon Perchik's poetry has been published in Partisan Review, The Nation, Poetry, and The New Yorker. For more information, go to www.simonperchik.com.

Trina Gaynon's poems have appeared in the anthologies Bombshells and Knocking at the Door, and numerous journals including Natural Bridge, Reed, and Runes. Her chapbook An Alphabet of Romance is available from Finishing Line Press.

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