Kari Gunter-Seymour is a poet, photographer and graphic designer. Her work appears in several publications including, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Still, The Journal, and The LA Times. She is the founder/curator of the “Women of Appalachia Project,” which celebrates Appalachia’s visual, literary and performing women artists (www.womenofappalachia.com). John Francis Istel has published poetry in New Letters, Off the Coast, Up the Staircase (Pushcart Prize nominee, 2015), Farmhouse Magazine, and many others. He won Southampton College’s first prize in poetry. His stories can be found in Weave, WordRiot, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Brooklyn Free Press, Rappahannock Review, Helen, and forthcoming in Soundings Review’s summer issue. He has written about theater for The Atlantic, Elle, The Village Voice, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, curates The Word Cabaret reading series in Red Hook, and teaches on the Lower East Side at New Design High School. Rich Ives is a winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander and the 2012 winner of the Creative Nonfiction Prize from Thin Air magazine. His book of days, Tunneling to the Moon, is available from Silenced Press; a fiction chapbook, Sharpen, from Newer York Press; and Light from a Small Brown Bird, a collection of poems, from Bitter Oleander Press. He is also the winner of the What Books Competition for Fiction and his story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, has just been released. Jeff Jeppesen is a Pushcart-nominated, Georgia-based writer. His work can be found in Space and Time, Every Day Poets, Strange Horizon, Shot Glass Journal, The Linnet’s Wings and other print and online journals. Oonah V Joslin is currently poetry editor at The Linnet's Wings. She is widely published online. No book yet but she's working on it! She was born in Co Antrim and now lives in Northumberland England, frequently inhabiting cyberspace. You can find her on FaceBook and at her blog Parallel Oonahverse. Clyde Kessler lives in Radford, Virginia, with his wife Kendall and son Alan. They have an art studio in their home, called Towhee Hill. Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Urban Wild (a chapbook from Finishing Line Press) looks at interactions of humans and wildlife in urban habitat. Ocean's Laughter (Aldrich Press) combines lyric and eco-poetry about Oregon's northern coast. Website: triciaknoll.com Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing) and Hello, It's Your Mother (Finishing Line Press), serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and treasurer of the local chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas. Laurie’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, After the Pause, Crack the Spine, Scissors & Spackle, Pirene’s Fountain, and more. She lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two Gyroscope Review - page 57 !