A CLOSER LOOK: J.T. Ledbetter
Debra Bruce’s most recent book is Survivors’ Picnic, and her poems have been published widely in journals including The Cincinnati Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, and Women's Studies Quarterly. Website: debrabrucepoet.com.
Joseph J. Capista
Joseph J. Capista teaches at Towson University. His collection Intrusive Beauty won the 2018 Hollis Summers Prize and will be published by Ohio University Press in 2019. AGNI, Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, and The Georgia Review have published his poems; too, his work has appeared in Poetry Daily and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his family in Baltimore.
Don Colburn is a writer in Portland, Oregon. He worked for many years as a reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He has an MFA degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest and Virginia Quarterly Review. He won the Discovery/The Nation Prize. He has published four collections of poetry, including three chapbooks. His full-length collection, As If Gravity Were a Theory, won the Cider Press Review Book Award, and his first chapbook, Another Way to Begin, won the Finishing Line Press Poetry Prize. His writing honors also include residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and three Pushcart Prize nominations.
Robert Fillman was a winner in Third Wednesday’s 2017 annual poetry contest. In 2016, he won the poetry contest at the Pennsylvania Writers Conference. Recently, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cider Press Review, The Hollins Critic, Poet Lore, Salamander, Tar River Poetry, and others. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate and Senior Teaching Fellow at Lehigh University. He lives in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Emma and Robbie.
Patricia L. Hamilton
Patricia L. Hamilton is the author of The Distance to Nightfall (Main Street Rag, 2014). A native Californian, she is a professor of English in Jackson, TN. She won the 2015 and 2017 Rash Award in Poetry and has received 3 Pushcart nominations.
Jo Hausam’s poetry and feature articles have appeared in various journals and magazines, most recently in Pentimento and Persimmon Tree. She is the author of the chapbook Step by Stepping Stone (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and recently retired as a library specialist from Vassar College Libraries.
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Peter Leight's poems appear in Paris Review, AGNI, FIELD, Beloit Poetry Review, Raritan, Matter, and other magazines.
Moira Linehan is the author of two collections of poetry, both published by Southern Illinois University Press: If No Moon (2007) and Incarnate Grace (2015). Recent work of hers has appeared, or is forthcoming, in AGNI, Boston College Magazine, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, Notre Dame Review, Salamander and Tampa Review. She lives in the Boston area and can be contacted through her website www.moiralinehan.com.
Martina Reisz Newberry
Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent books are Never Completely Awake (from Deerbrook Editions), and Take the Long Way Home (Unsolicited Press). She is also the author of Where It Goes (Deerbrook Editions), Learning by Rote (Deerbrook Editions), and Running like a Woman with Her Hair on Fire: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press). Newberry has been included in It Happened Under Cover, Ascent Aspirations’ first two hard-copy anthologies, also in the anthologies In The Company Of Women, Blessed Are These Hands and Veils, and Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women. She has been widely published in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo Colony for the Arts, Djerassi Colony for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Disciplinary Arts. Passionate in her love for Los Angeles, Martina currently lives there with her husband, Brian, a Media Creative.
James B. Nicola
James B. Nicola's poems have appeared stateside in the Antioch, Southwest, and Atlanta Reviews; Rattle; Tar River; Poetry East; and in many journals in Europe and Canada. He is the featured poet in the current issue of Westward Quarterly, having once received the same honor from New Formalist. A Yale graduate, he won a Dana Literary Award, two Willow Review awards, a People's Choice award (from Storyteller), and four Pushcart nominations—from Shot Glass Journal, Parody, and twice from Trinacria—for which he feels both stunned and grateful. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His poetry collections are Manhattan Plaza (2014), Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater (2016), Wind in the Cave (2017), and Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (2018).
William Page’s fifth collection In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds won the 2016 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize. His collection Bodies Not Our Own received a Walter R. Smith Distinguished Book Award. His poetry has appeared widely in such journals as Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Southern Review, The North American Review, Southwest Review, Ploughshares, The Midwest Quarterly, The Literary Review, The Pedestal, The Cortland Review, and in a number of anthologies, and has been featured in Best of the Net and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is founding editor of The Pinch.
Andrea Potos is the author of eight collections of poems, most recently A Stone to Carry Home (Salmon Poetry), Arrows of Light (Iris Press), and An Ink Like Early Twilight (Salmon Poetry). She received the 2016 William Stafford Prize in Poetry. Her poems can be found widely in print and online.
Steven Reese is the author of three collections of poems: Enough Light to Steer By (Cleveland State), American Dervish (Salmon), and Excentrica: Notes on the Text (BlazeVOX), as well as two volumes of translation, Synergos (Etruscan; poems of Roberto Manzano) and Womanlands (Verbum, Spain; poems of Diana María Ivizate González). His work has appeared in The Journal, West Branch, Poetry Northwest, Atlanta Review, and a host of other magazines. He teaches in the English Department at Youngstown State University in Ohio, and in the Northeast Ohio MFA program in creative writing. He lives in Youngstown.
Will Reger is a founding member of the CU (Champaign-Urbana) Poetry Group (cupoetry.com), has a Ph.D. from UIUC, teaches at Illinois State University in Normal, and has published most recently with Front Porch Review, Chiron Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Zingara Poetry Review (forthcoming). His first chapbook is Cruel with Eagles. He is found at https://twitter.com/wmreger—or wandering in the woods playing his flute.
William M. Rivera is the author of three full-length collections of poems: Café Select (Poet’s Choice Publisher, 2016), Noise (Broadkill River Press, 2015), and Buried in the Mind's Backyard (Brickhouse Books, 2011), as well as a chapbook, The Living Clock (Finishing Line Press, 2013) A second chapbook is forthcoming in early 2019: Wishbone Voices: A Walk Down Calliope Street. He was poetry editor for the Carolina Quarterly from 1953-1955. Born in New Orleans, Rivera has traveled widely (in more than 20 countries). He taught agricultural development at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1981-2009. In recent years, he has published in numerous literary magazines, including: Innisfree, Broadkill River Review, Raven’s Perch, The Broome Review, California Quarterly, Gargoyle, Recursive Angel, The Curator Magazine, Third Wednesday, Ghazal. Lit Undressed, Blazevox, The Pangolin Review, 2River Review, Loch Raven, and Dual Coast Magazine.
Tim Suermondt is the author of Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance (The Backwaters Press, 2007), Just Beautiful (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), and Election Night and the Five Satins (Glass Lyre Press, 2016). His fourth full-length collection The World Doesn’t Know You was published by Pinyon Publishing in late 2017, and his fifth book, Josephine Baker Swimming Pool, will be released in 2018 by MadHat Press. He has poems published in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Bellevue Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly, december magazine, Plume Poetry Journal, Poetry East, and Stand Magazine (England), among others. He is a book reviewer for Cervena Barva Press and a poetry reviewer for Bellevue Literary Review. He lives in Cambridge (MA) with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
Adam Tavel’s third poetry collection, Catafalque, won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award and was recently published by the University of Evansville Press. He is also the author of The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, 2017) and Plash & Levitation (University of Alaska Press, 2015), winner of the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry. His recent poems appear, or will soon appear, in Verse Daily, Willow Springs, Crazyhorse, Copper Nickel, Pleiades, 32 Poems, Third Coast, Atlanta Review, and Arts & Letters, among others. You can find him online at https://adamtavel.com/.
Terence Winch is the author of eight poetry collections: The Known Universe (2018), This Way Out, Lit from Below, Falling out of Bed in a Room with No Floor, Boy Drinkers, The Drift of Things, The Great Indoors (Columbia Book Award winner), and Irish Musicians/American Friends (American Book Award winner). He has also written two story collections, Contenders and That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, which draws on his experiences as a founding member of the original Celtic Thunder, the acclaimed Irish band. His work is included in more than 40 anthologies, among them the Oxford Book of American Poetry, Poetry 180, and five editions of Best American Poetry, and has been featured on “The Writer’s Almanac” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Winch is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing, among other honors.
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Anne Harding Woodworth is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Eyes Have It (Turning Point Books, 2018).
Anne Harding Woodworth on Terence Winch
Anne Harding Woodworth is the author of six books of poetry, most recently, The Eyes Have It (Turning Point, 2018).
Tim Youngs is the author of the chapbook, Touching Distance (Five Leaves, 2017) and co-editor with Sarah Jackson of the anthology, In Transit: Poems of Travel (The Emma Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in several print and online magazines, including The Interpreter's House, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review and Stride. He is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and is the author or editor of several books on travel writing, as well as founding editor of the scholarly journal, Studies in Travel Writing. His personal website is at http://timyoungs.weebly.com/