Contributor Bios

PHEBE DAVIDSON is a poet and reviewer who publishes in print and electronic venues. Current poetry collections include The Surface of Things (David Robert Books, 2009) and Seven Mile (Main Street Rag Publishing Co., 2009). She is a staff writer for The Asheville Poetry Review and Contributing Editor at Tar River Poetry

Born and raised in Cache Valley, Utah, SUNNI BROWN WILKINSON currently teaches English and nature writing at Weber State University. She received an MFA from Eastern Washington University and has lived in the West most of her life. Her work has been published in Red Rock Review, Tar River Poetry, Weber Studies and other journals. She lives and gardens in Ogden, Utah, and loves hiking the trails there with her husband and son.

JIM DAVIS is a graduate of Knox College and now lives, writes and paints in Chicago. Jim’s first collection of poetry goes to print this summer with Mi-te Press.  In addition to the arts, Jim travels the world as an international semi-professional football player – an occupation that has taken him all around the world.  His poetry and short fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Orange Room Review, Willows Wept Review, Caper Literary Journal, Smash Cake Magazine, Disingenuous Twaddle, and Verse Wisconsin, among many others.

JASON FORD earned his B.A. in English at Furman University and his M.A. in English at the University of South Carolina. He teaches English and film at Fort Mill High School (SC). He started writing poetry as an undergraduate and his work has appeared most recently in The South Carolina Review.

MELODY GEE’s first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the Perugia Press Book Prize, and was published in 2010.  Her poetry and essays are published and forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Copper Nickel, Blackbird, Southern California Review, and other journals.  She teaches writing at Southwestern Illinois College, and live in St. Louis, MO.

JESSE GRAVES teaches writing and literature classes at East Tennessee State University, where he is an Assistant Professor of English. He received a PhD in English from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Cornell University. His poems and essays have appeared in such journals as Connecticut Review, Louisiana Literature, Southern Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. He recently served as guest editor for a special issue of The Southern Quarterly on “The Poetry and Prose of Robert Morgan,” and is co-editor with William Wright of the forthcoming volume, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia

RASTER JONES lives in South Carolina. His work has appeared in storySouth.

Author of 6 collections of poetry and over 600 poems published in journals and anthologies, SCOTT OWENS is editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review, Vice President of the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and recipient of awards from the Pushcart Prize Anthology, the Academy of American Poets, the NC Writers’ Network, the NC Poetry Society, and the Poetry Society of SC.  He holds an MFA from UNC Greensboro and currently teaches at Catawba Valley Community College.  

DON RUSS is the author of Dream Driving (Kennesaw State University Press, 2007) and the chapbook Adam’s Nap (Billy Goat Press, 2005).  He has more recently placed poems with Albatross, Avocet, Chiron Review, The Dawntreader, The Homestead Review, Lake Effect, Louisiana Review, Plainsongs, Poem, Snowy Egret, Southern Humanities Review, Stickman Review, Straylight, and Xavier Review.

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