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On the Poets

John M Ballenger lives with his wife and two children in Ohio. He teaches English and writing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. John grew up in rural southeastern Ohio, the northern edge of Appalachia. That landscape and people influence much of his writing and interests. He is the poetry editor for Relief Journal.

Lynn Domina is the author of two collections of poetry, Corporal Works and Framed in Silence, and the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her recent work appears in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, and Christianity & Literature. She lives in Marquette, Michigan.

Evan Gurney is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Angle (UK), Appalachian Heritage, Dappled Things, Relief, Still, and elsewhere. 

Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity & Literature, Rattle, and Gargoyle. She teaches creative writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (Tres Chicas Books, 2008), Neither Prayer, Nor Bird (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Alphabet Year, (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2017).

Nicholas J. Molbert lives and writes in central Illinois and has work published in or forthcoming from American Literary Review, Christianity & Literature, Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Michael Schmidtke was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. They received an MFA from Eastern Washington University. Other poems have appeared in Stirring, The Swamp, Tin House (Online), and Ruminate.

Isaac Willis writes from and about his experiences in downstate Illinois. A full-time Monmouth College student, he edits the campus literary magazine, COIL, and occasionally writes his own poems.

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