On the Poets

Brett Foster taught Renaissance literature and creative writing at Wheaton College. He authored two poetry collections, The Garbage Eater (Triquarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2011) and Fall Run Road (Finishing Line Press, 2012), which was awarded Finishing Line Press’s Open Chapbook Award in 2011.

J.T. Ledbetter is Professor of English, Emeritus at California Lutheran University and author of the poetry collections Old and Lost Rivers (Lost Horse Press, 2012) and Underlying Premises (Lewis Clark Press, 2010).

John Hollembeak is a retired adjunct professor of psychology adn psychotherapist, and former Presbyterian pastor. Married for nearly 50 years, John and his wife Demaris have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. They created a performing-arts “road show” called Mirth & Musin’.

Colin Dodds is the author of several novels, including WINDFALL and The Last Bad Job. His poetry has appeared in more than one hundred eighty publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Joe Martin Ricke's previous work has appeared in Ruminate, Rolling Coulter, Eudaimonia Poetry Review, Assisi Journal, and elsewhere. He remembers dunking a basketball. He has four amazing children and lives in Indiana (these are not coincidences).

Michael Schmidtis an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University. He is grateful to be alive. He misses the ocean.

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