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John C. Mannone has over 500 works published/forthcoming in venues such as The Drowning Gull, New England Journal of Medicine, Drunk Monkeys, Inscape Literary Journal, Windhover, Artemis, 2016 Texas Poetry Calendar, Southern Poetry Anthology (NC), Still: The Journal, Town Creek Poetry, Tupelo Press, Baltimore Review and Pedestal. Author of two literary poetry collections, including Disabled Monsters (The Linnet’s Wings Press 2015), he is the poetry editor for Silver Blade and for the Hugo-nominated Abyss & Apex. He has been nominated three times for the Pushcart. He is a professor of physics in east TN. Visit The Art of Poetry: http:// jcmannone.wordpress.com Beth McDonough trained in Silversmithing at GSA, completing her M.Litt at Dundee . She was Writer in Residence at Dundee Contemporary Arts 2014-16. Her poetry appears in Gutter, The Interpreter’s House, Antiphon and elsewhere and her reviews in DURA. Handfast (with Ruth Aylett), was published in May 2016. Though born in Ohio (1933), John N. Miller grew up in Hawai'i (1937-1951). He retired in 1997 from teaching literature and writing at his undergraduate alma mater, Denison University (Granville, OH), and now lives with his wife Ilse in a retirement community in Lexington, VA. 
 Jacob Minasian received his MFA in poetry from Saint Mary’s College of California, where he was the 2016 Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize winner, and was awarded two MFA Advisory Board Fellowships. He was also a 2012-13 Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize winner, placing third overall. His work is forthcoming on Poets.org. He currently lives in Walnut Creek, California.
 Keith Moul is 70, retired and loving it. His mind senses more than it ever has. What's not to like? Daryl Muranaka was raised in California and Hawaii. He received his MFA from Eastern Washington University and spent three years in Fukui, Japan, in the JET Program. He currently lives in the Boston area with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys aikido and taijiquan and exploring his children’s dual heritages.
 Iris N. Schwartz is a fiction writer, as well as a Pushcart-Prize-nominated poet. Most recently, her work has appeared in Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of Poems by New York Women Writers; and in such journals as The Gambler, Gravel, Jellyfish Review, MUSH/MUM Journal, and Siren. She has work forthcoming in Pure Slush (Volume 12) and The Flash Fiction Press. Kristen Sharp is a Physician Assistant student at the University of California, Davis. Her poetry and fiction has previously been published in Cleaver Magazine and The Ampersand, the literary magazine of Fordham University. She was the 2012 recipient of Fordham University's Bernice Kilduff White and John J. White Prize in Creative Writing. She just moved back to the west coast after eight years in New York City. Gyroscope Review 16-4 Page 5! 7