Contributor Bios

JONATHAN JOHNSON is the author of two books of poems, Mastodon, 80% Complete and In the Land We Imagined Ourselves, and the memoir Hannah and the Mountain.  His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry and numerous other anthologies, as well as Southern Review, Ploughshares, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner.   Johnson recently returned from living in Scotland to resume migrations between upper Michigan, Idaho, and Washington, where he teaches in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University. 

RICHARD BOADA teaches at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. His work has appeared in the Southern California Review, Yalobusha Review,The Louisville Review, Sakura Review, Poetry East, Oyez Review, Reed Magazine,and Rio Grande Review among others.

SUSAN LAUGHTER MEYERS is the author of Keep and Give Away (University of South Carolina Press, 2006), chosen by Terrance Hayes for the inaugural South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. It went on to win the SIBA Book Award for Poetry and the Brockman-Campbell Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, as well as the online sites Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. A long-time writing instructor, Meyers has an MFA degree from Queens University of Charlotte. She has served as chair of the NC Writers Conference and president of the poetry societies of both North and South Carolina. She lives with her husband in the rural community of Givhans, SC. Her blog is at

Some of JOHN POPIELASKI's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Cave Wall, The Dark Horse, The Hollins Critic, and Post Road. His chapbook O, Captain appeared from The Ledge Press in 2008.

RAE SPENCER is a writer and veterinarian living in Virginia. Her poetry has appeared in vox poetica, Poem2Day, Willows Wept Review, The Driftwood Review, Melusine, and elsewhere. In 2009, she received a Pushcart Prize nomination. She can be found online at

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