Contributor Bios

ERIN GANAWAY holds a Master of Fine Arts from Hollins University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the New York Quarterly, Third Coast, Sea Stories, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. Her poems have been selected for inclusion in the Georgia volume of The Southern Poetry Anthology. She divides her time between Atlanta and Cape Cod.

JANET BUTLER relocated to the Bay Area in 2005 after many years in central Italy. She teaches ESL in San Francisco and lives in Alameda with Fulmi, a lovely Spaniel mix she rescued in Italy and brought back with her. Some recent or forthcoming publications are The North Chicago Review, Assisi, Caduceus, The Tipton Poetry Journal and The Quotable. "Searching for Eden", is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

WILL CORDEIRO is currently a Ph.D. candidate studying 18th century British literature at Cornell University. Recent creative work appears or is forthcoming in Fourteen Hills, Sentence, Flyway: A Journal of Writing and Environment, Copper Nickel, Essays & Fictions, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere. He is grateful for residencies from Petrified Forest National Park, Risley Residential College, Art 342, Provincetown Community Compact, and the Ora Lerman Trust.

In addition to JIM DAVIS’s career as a teacher, poetry and painting are his greatest passions. He was graduated from Knox College with a degree in Studio Art. He edits the North Chicago Review and will be appearing as the feature artist for an upcoming issue of Palooka Magazine. Poems from his forthcoming collection have been selected to appear in After Hours, Poetry Quarterly, Blue Mesa Review, Whitefish Review, Moon Milk Review, Chiron Review, and Contemporary American Voices, among others. The title poem from one of his manuscripts, Feel & Beat Again, recently won the Scars Publications Editor’s Choice Award. Two of his poetry collections will be published this year: Lead, Then Gold (unbound content) and Elements of Course: Crafty Abstraction (Mi-te Press).

ETHAN FOGUS is currently pursuing a BFA in poetry at Georgia State University, where he is also a copy-editing intern for Five Points Literary Magazine.

ASHLEY MACE HAVIRD's poems have appeared in journals such as The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, and Southern Humanities Review. Her chapbook, Dirt Eaters, a winner of the USC South Carolina Poetry Initiative Competition, was published in November 2009. In 2002, she was a Pushcart Prize nominee and a recipient of a Fellowship in Literature from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. Most recently, three of her poems appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. IV.

LARRY JOHNSON born in 1945 in Natchez, MS, is the author of Veins (David Robert Books, 2009) and has published poems in many magazines, such as New Orleans Review and The Iowa Review.  He received the second MFA in Poetry ever given at the University of Arkansas. In the fall of 2006 he read a selection of his poems at the Library of Congress. He lives in Raleigh, NC, and teaches at Wake Technical Community College.

JOANNE LOWERY's poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Birmingham Poetry Review, Rattle, Slant, Cottonwood, and Poetry East. Her most recent collection is the chapbook Scything published by FutureCycle Press. She lives in Michigan.

PATRICIA PERCIVAL is a graduate of Duke University and Emory University School of Law.  She has practiced law, worked as an asset manager and raised two daughters in Atlanta, Georgia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in phati'tude Literary Magazine, Volume Two of the Stonepile Anthology, Sunrise from Blue Thunder, an anthology published by Pirene's Fountain and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia (Texas Review Press).

ANGELLE SCOTT is currently a Writing Center instructional assistant and an instructor of English at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has a master of arts and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of New Orleans. Her areas of interest include creative writing, American literature, and rhetoric and composition. Her work has been published in Callaloo, Fourteen Hills, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, Journal of College Writing, Flywheel Magazine, fwriction:review, and Pure Slush, among other publications

LEAH STENSON is a published poet, workshop leader, Board Member of Friends of William Stafford, and coordinator and host of the prestigious Stonehenge Studios reading series in Portland. She is also an editor of the upcoming Ooligan Press anthology The Pacific Poetry Project. Her new chapbook, Heavenly Body, is forthcoming in August 2011 from Finishing Line Press. Publications include Oregon Literary Review, Northwest Women’s Journal, The Oregonian, and San Diego Poetry Annual.

NAOMI THIERS has made her home in Washington-DC/Northern Virginia since 1980. In 1993, her first book of poetry Only The Raw Hands Are Heaven won the Washington Writers Publishing House competition. Her poems, fiction, and interviews with writers have been published in Virginia Quarterly Review, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, Pacific Review, Antietam Review, Phoebe, Town Creek Poetry, Potomac Review, Concise Delight, Iris, Belles Lettres, Sojourners, Plum Review, Wordwrights, Innisfree, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and other magazines. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and featured in several anthologies.

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