On the Poets

Thom Caraway is the editor of Rock & Sling, a journal of witness, and serves as the poet laureate of Spokane, Washington. He teaches at Whitworth University.

Renee Emerson is the author of the poetry collection Keeping Me Still (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and teaches online for Shorter University.

Julia Friedman received her MA in creative writing at Bar-Ilan University of Israel and currently serves as editorial manager at the medical journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Her work has appeared in Hermeneutic Chaos, Adanna Literary Journal, and Sweet Tree Review.

Jennifer Stewart Fueston lives and writes in Longmont, Colorado. She has published poems in The Priscilla Papers, Relief, and Ruminate. She published her first chapbook of poetry, Visitations (Finishing Line Press), in 2015. Jennifer holds degrees in rhetoric, composition, and literature from Colorado State University and Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has taught writing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as in Hungary, Turkey, and Lithuania.

Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. His first full-length collection, breaths, is available from VanZeno Press. Intrinsic Night,, a collaborative project he wrote with J.E. Stanley, was published by Sam's Dot Publishing. His recent collection Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypseis available on Poet's Haven Press. He is a graduate of the Low-Residency MFA program in creative writing at Naropa University.

Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature, and Gargoyle. She teaches creative writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall from Tres Chicas Books (2008) and a chapbook of poems about angels, Neither Prayer, Nor Bird, from Finishing Line Press (2013).

Steve Werkmeister is associate professor of English at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. He has published poetry in Silver Birch Press’s All About My Name series, The Lake Journal, and Stoneboat, and fiction in Pankhearst Raw and Limestone. He blogs at stevesofgrass.wordpress.com.

Paul Willis is professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and recently served as an artist-in-residence in North Cascades National Park. His most recent collection is Say This Prayer into the Past (Cascade Books, 2013).

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