Christine Butterworth-McDermott’s poetry collection Woods & Water, Wolves & Women includes poems nominated for a Rhysling Award and honorable mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (17th and 18th annuals). She is the author of two chapbooks, Tales on Tales; Sestinas and All Breathing Heartbreak. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, LUNCH, Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, River Styx, The Southeast Review and more. Her latest book of poems, Evelyn As, was just published by Fomite Press.
M. Brett Gaffney, originally from Houston, Texas, holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Exit 7, Penduline, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, Still: the Journal, Fruita Pulp, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, and Zone 3 among others. Her chapbook, Feeding the Dead, available from Porkbelly Press, was a nominee for the Elgin Award.
M. E. Perkins has a Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied English and Creative Writing. She has been published in The Deaf Poets Society and written articles for LUFKIN – Living the Life and The Artifice, an online arts magazine.
Joy Clark is a MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she serves as the Fiction Editor for Arkansas International and as an intern for Tin House Publishing. Her work can be read in places such as The Kenyon Review, Juked, New Delta Review, and Oblong. She has been the recipient of the Walton Family Fellowship for Fiction twice.
James A. Clark holds a Master of Arts in English and lives in Round Rock, Texas. He received the AWP Intro Journals Award for fiction in 2015, and his work has appeared in Iron Horse Literary Review. One Sentence Poems, San Pedro River Review, and Psaltery & Lyre.
Tennessee Hill is included in the Best New Poets 2018, and was a finalist for the 2017 Dan Veach Younger Poets Prize. Currently pursuing an MFA at North Carolina State University, she has work in Crab Orchard Review, Sandy River Review, Kaaterskill Basin, and Indiana Review.
Lauren Jeter has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her poems have appeared in The Blue Route, The Cape Rock, Thin Air, and other journals. She resides with her husband in San Clemente, California, and works as an assistant editor for the Marine Corps Gazette.
Arianna Lister received her Masters in English and currently resides in Nacgodoches, Texas where she serves as her middle school’s Social Studies Dept. Chair and teaches 8th Grade U.S. History. Arianna‘s work has appeared in Lagan Online and Passaic / Voluspa.
Sierra Paige holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Literature. She will be working on her Masters in Library and Information Science at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Her work has appeared in midnight & indigo.
Daniel Paul is a writer and teacher. He comes from New York City and graduated from Columbia College in Chicago. He has an MFA from Southern Illinois University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati in English and Creative Writing. His stories, essays, poems, and humor writing appear or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Pinch, Passages North, Puerto Del Sol, New Delta Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, and elsewhere (not to be confused with Elsewhere, though he did recently submit some poems there). His work has won prizes from Yemasee, The Briar Cliff Review, and Shenandoah. He lives in Orlando with his wife, M. Brett Gaffney (and their dog, the pug-dachshund mix Ava), where he is a visiting professor of English and Creative Writing at Rollins College.
Emily Townsend has an MA in English-creative writing emphasis from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her works have appeared in Superstition Review, cream city review, Santa Clara Review, Pacifica Literary Review and others. Emily has been nominated for a Best American Essay, a Pushcart, Best of the Net, and the AWP Intro Award. She is currently working on a collection of essays in Eugene, Oregon.
Our website was graciously created by Kay Porter Winfield who lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. She holds a MA degree in English From Stephen F. Austin State University. Her collection of poems, Virtual Worlds: Virtual People, was published by BlazeVOX Books.