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Warren Read is the author of a memoir, “The Lyncher in Me” (2008, Borealis Books) and his fiction has appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, and Switchback Magazines. In addition, he has had two short plays directed for the stage by Tony winner Dinah Manoff. In 2015 he received his MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Thaddeus Rutkowski authored the innovative books Violent Outbursts, Haywire, and Tetched. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop in New York. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Thaddeus likes to travel-often with his wife and daughter- and read his work aloud. He recently participated in the Singapore Writers' Festival and the City Slam in Dublin, and he read at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. He also sketches in a notebook (he was a fine arts/painting major in college). He looks forward to reading in the Stillwater Poetry Festival in Columbia County, Pa.

Terry Severhill has been writing for many years (50) and just last year [2015] started to submit for publication. His works can be found online in many journals including: "A Quiet Courage", "Damnfino", "Mad Swirl", "Red Omnivore" and others. He has poems in several anthologies the latest "Manifest West", from Western Press due for release in November, 2016 and is making his fourth appearance in the anthology "The San Diego Poetry Annual". Terry is a former combat Marine, former construction worker and former toddler. He resides in Vista, California.

Jake Sheff is a captain and pediatrician in the US Air Force, married to a Corri whom he produced a modern Maddie with. They, in turn, were adopted by four animals. Home is currently S. California. Poems of Jake’s are featured or forthcoming in Marathon Literary Review, Jet Fuel Review, Foliate Oak and elsewhere. A chapbook of his was published, “Looting Versailles,” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). He considers life an impossible sit-up, but plausible.

Elaine Wang's art has previously been featured in the Lantern Review and Boxcar Poetry Review. She currently lives in Texas with a large golden Maine Coon cat named Hebby.

Laura Madeline Wiseman's recent books are An Apparently Impossible Adventure (BlazeVOX [books]) and Leaves of Absence (Red Dashboard). She is also the author of Drink (BlazeVOX [books]), winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Bronze Book Award and Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles) with artist Sally Brown Deskins, an Honor Book for the 2015 Nebraska Book Award. Her essay on long distance cycling "Seven Cities of Good" is an honorable mention for the Pacific Literary Review's 2015 Creative Nonfiction Award. She teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Texas. You can visit his gallery here.

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