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On the Poets

Kim Bridgford is the director of Poetry by the Sea and the editor of Mezzo Cammin. The author of ten books, she is the recipient of grants from the NEA, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. With Russell Goings, she rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of his book The Children of Children Keep Coming, for which she wrote the introduction.

Anna Elkins is a traveling poet and painter. She earned a BA in art and English and an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. Anna has written, painted, and taught on six continents. Her art hangs on walls around the world, and she has published four books, including the poetry chapbook, The Space Between. She is online at www.annaelkins.com.

Lyle Enright is a writer and a doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago. He has written extensively on art, faith, and philosophy for Christ & Pop Culture, Fathom Magazine, The Other Journal, and Rock & Sling, among others. He is also an active member of the indie fiction community through TL;DR Press.

Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland, Ohio. His newest chapbook, Origami Lilies, is available from Poet’s Haven Press. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.

Arah Ko is a writer living between Seattle and the Greater Chicago area. She studied English with honors at Wheaton College and makes a mean pot of coffee. Her work has appeared in Blue Marble Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Maudlin House, and The Blue Route, among others. She is the Luci Shaw Fellow at Image journal.

D.S. Martin is the author of four poetry collections, including Ampersand (2018), and Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis (2013)—both from Cascade Books. He is poet-in-residence at McMaster Divinity College, the series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series, and has recently edited two anthologies—The Turning Aside (2016), and Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse (2017). His poetry has been selected for such publications as Crannóg, The Literary Review of Canada, Event, Canadian Literature, The Southern Quarterly, and Queen’s Quarterly.

Lisa Rieck lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and has worked as a writer and editor for over fifteen years. Her work is forthcoming in Rock & Sling.

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