Millicent Bórges Accardi, Interviews
Millicent Bórges Accardi is the author of three books: Injuring Eternity, Woman on a Shaky Bridge, and Only More So (forthcoming). She is a recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts (NEA), CantoMundo, the California Arts Council, Fundação Luso-Americana (FLAD), and Barbara Deming Foundation. She organizes the reading series Kale Soup for the Soul: Portuguese-American writers reading work about family, food and culture. Follow her @TopangaHippie.
Andrew Ruzkowski, Reviews
Andrew Ruzkowski lives and writes in Chicago. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, The Bakery, [PANK], Midwestern Gothic, The Seattle Review, Willows Wept Review, The Camel Saloon, Emerge Literary Journal, Radar Poetry, and Parable Press, among others. He has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, a Best of the Net award, and was a finalist for the 2012 Atlantis Award and the 2012 Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry. His chapbook, A Shape & Sound, is available from ELJ Publications. His first full-length collection, Things that Keep Us from Drifting, is forthcoming from Another New Calligraphy. He also serves as assistant editor for Black Tongue Review.
Jason Carney has been touring the national performance poetry scene for the past ten years. He has appeared on several seasons of the HBO television show Russell Simmons Presents Def Poets and he is a four time national poetry slam finalist. Jason has spoken and offered workshops at high schools, juvenile detention centers, corporate diversity engagements, as well has colleges and universities extensively in the fifty states. He has an MFA from Wilkes University and his memoir, Starve The Vulture, is forthcoming from Kaylie Jones Books.
Dan Coffey is the Languages and Literatures Librarian at Iowa State University. His poetry has appeared in publications such as Ocho, Kennesaw Review, and Dirt. He has also written articles on Joanne Kyger, Anne Waldman, and Susan Howe, and numerous book and music reviews. He publishes a podcast that focuses on experimental music and poetry that can be found at http://pftbpodcast.wordpress.com.
Brian Fanelli‘s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published by The Los Angeles Times, Portland Review, North Chicago Review, Main Street Rag, Oklahoma Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and other magazines and journals. He is the author of one chapbook, Front Man (Big Table Publishing), and the full-length collection All That Remains (Unbound Content). A resident of Pennsylvania, Brian has an MFA from Wilkes University and teaches English full-time at Lackawanna College. He is also a PhD student at SUNY Binghamton.
John McCarthy’s work has appeared in, or is forthcoming in, The Pinch, Salamander, Oyez Review, Jabberwock Review, Midwestern Gothic, SPECS, and The Lindenwood Review, among others. He lives in Springfield IL where he is the assistant editor of Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program. He has been a regional judge for the national Poetry Out Loud recitation contest and volunteers at the Vachel Lindsay Home. His website: johnmccarthylit.com
Shauna Osborn works as an instructor, wordsmith, and community organizer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2013, she received the Luminaire Award for Best Poetry from Alternating Current Press, a National Poetry Award from the New York Public Library, and the Native Writer Award from Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. She earned her MFA with a concentration in poetry from New Mexico State University. You can find her online at shaunamosborn.wordpress.com.
Rachel Danielle Peterson was born in Bloody Harlan, Kentucky, and now teaches on the Pacific island of Saipan. She holds an MFA in Poetry as well as an MA in Religion. She has been published in various places, and is currently working on her first book of poetry, entitled Partial Tender Things. Earlier versions of her manuscript were chosen as a Semi-finalist for the 2013 Trio Award for First/Second Book by Trio House Press and received an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book.
Brian Russell is the author of The Year of What Now, winner of the 2012 Bakeless Poetry Prize and forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2013. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two dogs.
Lori A. May, Past & Founding Editor/Publisher
Lori A. May is the author of several books including Square Feet (Accents, 2014), The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life (Bloomsbury, 2014), and The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum, 2011). She has contributed to publications including The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and The Atlantic. You’ll find her reviews and essays in Phoebe, Passages North, The Iowa Review, Los Angeles Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She is an avid traveler and obsessive coffee drinker. Her website is www.loriamay.com.