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Frank Andrick

Frank Andrick is a poet, editor, and producer who works in Sacramento and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is author of Soluna, Tryptich, and the forthcoming TBP, works which include prose, poetry, and/or photography. He often performs his work with musicians and is featured on many recordings, cine-poems, and anthologies. He co-edited WTF from 2007 - 2016 and co-hosts the much-lauded Poetry Unplugged at Luna's Café. Frank's radio and journalism career stretches back to the mid-70s. Most recently, he hosted and produced the long-running Pomo Literati, a two hour spoken word program broadcast on KUSF.

Lytton Bell

Lytton Bell has published five books, most recently Body Image. She has won eight poetry contests and has been the featured reader at many California literary venues. Her sixth book is forthcoming in 2017. Her work has appeared in over six dozen publications. She is a founding member of the poetry performance troupe Poetica Erotica. As a teenager, Lytton won a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, where she studied with Deb Burnham and Len Roberts. Lytton graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College. She is a civil servant by day.

Josh Fernandez

Josh Fernandez is a freelance writer for Spin.com, Boulder Weekly, San Antonio Current and the Sacramento News and Review. His poetry is widely published, and he continues to be a sought after reader and speaker – often asked to talk about ethnic diversity, abuse and addiction. Fernandez was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem "The Last Thing He Said." His collection of poems, Spare Parts and Dismemberment, is available from R.L. Crow.

Cynthia Linville (Managing Editor/Designer)

Cynthia Linville's work has appeared in many publications and several anthologies. Her two poetry collections, The Lost Thing and Out of Reach, are available from Cold River Press. Linville is a Pushcart nominee who has taught in the English Department at California State University, Sacramento since 2000. A music aficionado with a theater background, she is often out and about supporting the arts. She frequently reads her work in northern California, sometimes in collaboration with musicians, and has hosted readings in the Sacramento area for many years.


Jason Dean Arnold

Jason Dean Arnold's writing can be found online and in print. He holds a doctorate in education and currently directs the University of Florida's College of Education Online Graduate Programs.

Millard C. Davis

Millard C. Davis hold degrees from Middlebury College, Cornell University, and the University of Wisconsin. He was an editor for the National Science Teachers Association and for Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine. He worked as an entomologist and wrote the Master Management Plan for the 38 Codified Natural Areas of New Jersey. Davis has served as president of the American Nature Study Society and the Audubon New Jersey Wildlife Society and has published two books on natural history, The Near Woods and Natural Pathways of New Jersey.

Holly Day

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Big Muddy, The Cape Rock, New Ohio Review, and Gargoyle, and her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, Ugly Girl, and The Yellow Dot of a Daisy. She has been a featured presenter at Write On, Door County (WI), North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference (CA), and the Spirit Lake Poetry Series (MN). Her newest poetry collections, A Perfect Day for Semaphore and I'm in a Place Where Reason Went Missing will be out late 2018.

Sophia Ewing

Sophia Ewing is an amateur photographer, musician, and adventurer who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a Peace Corps recruiter who has lived in Swaziland. Sophie is inspired by Mark Twain who said: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

R. Gerry Fabian

R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. He has been publishing poetry since 1972 in various poetry magazines and is the editor of Raw Dog Press. He is the author of three novels — Memphis Masquerade, Getting Lucky (The Story), and Seventh Sense — and the poetry collection, Parallels. He is currently working on his second poetry collection. You can visit his web page here.

Erin Farias

Erin Farias is a mother of three, a professional singer with Opera Grand Rapids, and a writer. Her work has been published in Huffington Post, Ascent, Poetry Harbor, Storyteller, Awakenings Review and other journals. Her children's book is forthcoming from Sunstone Press. She holds degrees in English, Spanish, and Child Development and runs Little Smiles Daycare.

Baxter Jackson

Baxter Jackson is an English Teacher at the Nizwa College of Applied Sciences in Oman. When he's not teaching, he enjoys exploring his surroundings, traveling in the Middle East and freelance writing. His work has appeared in Lonely Planet and Matador Travel.

Erren Geraud Kelly

Erren Geraud Kelly's work appears in the anthologies Fertile Ground, Beyond The Frontier, Black Lives Have Always Mattered, and others. His work has been featured in over 300 publications in print and online, in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. He is the author of the chapbook Disturbing The Peace, available from Night Ballet Press. Kelly received his his B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He loves to travel and has visited 45 states, Canada, and Europe. He is often inspired by people who are outside the mainstream.

Stephanie Lakos

Stephanie Lakos is a photographer who works primarily with vintage equipment and methods. After many years as an artist using various mediums, she found film photography to be her true calling. In addition to vintage cameras, she shoots with plastic "toy" cameras and wood pinhole cameras. Using film and paper in various formats, she develops her own work—both black and white, and color. Stephanie divides her time between Northern California and New Mexico.

Lisa Masé

Born in Northern Italy to an American mother and an Italian father, Lisa Masé was raised on a broad spectrum of Italian and Latin poetry. She moved to the United States as a teenager and found the lyrics of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as well as the mystic poetry of Hafiz and Rumi. She now studies with Vermont and New Mexico writers, such as Major Jackson and Martin Prechtel, and finds inspiration in her daughter's hazel eyes.

Stephen Mead

Stephen Mead is an Outsider multi-media artist and writer. Since the 1990s, his work has appeared in numerous print zines and online journals. He works in Health Insurance by day.

Simon Perchik

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Osiris, Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems, published by Box of Chalk. For more information, free e-books, and his essay titled "Magic, Illusion and Other Realities," please visit his website at simonperchik.com.

Ruben Briseno Reveles

Ruben's life as a photographer began when he visited Mexico in search of his roots. He wanted to capture the experience so he could share it with family members who were unable to accompany him on his journey. And he fell in love with the lens and all that it reveals.

Jeanine Stevens

Jeanine Stevens studied poetry at University of California at Davis and has advanced degrees in Anthropology and Education. She is author of two poetry collections, Inheritor and Sailing on Milkweed. Her latest chapbook, Brief Immensity, won the Finishing Line Press Prize in Poetry. Jeanine is also winner of the Ekphrasis Prize, MacGuffin Poet Hunt, and the National Poetry Award, WOMR Cape Cod Community Radio. She just received her fifth Pushcart Nomination and is Professor Emerita at American River College in Sacramento.

Sharon E. Svendsen

Sharon E. Svendsen has published fiction, articles, and over 200 poems in literary magazines and many other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has most recently been published in Plainsongs, Rat's Ass Review, Feathertale #15 and #16, Spank the Carp, Decasp, Poetry Corners, and Ars Poetica. She has a BA in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis from the University of Washington.

AJ Urquidi

At times representing Monterey, Los Angeles, and NYC, AJ Urquidi is a poet and editor. His heterogeneous writing has appeared in various publications, including Faultline, Posit, Chiron Review, RipRap, and DUM DUM Zine. A Gerald Locklin Writing Prize recipient, AJ co-founded online journal indicia and has led workshops at Cal State Long Beach and Beyond Baroque.

Diane Webster

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado where she is an amateur photographer. She enjoys drives in the mountains to view the wildlife and scenery which fuel her images and poetry. Her work has appeared in Hurricane Review, Philadelphia Poets, Illya's Honey, and other literary magazines.

Viola Weinberg

Viola Weinberg was named the first Poet Laureate of Sacramento and was the recipient of the Sacramento City and County Award for the Arts in Literature. She has 10 books in print, including a number of hand-printed editions. One, Monet's Kitchen, won the national award for art books. Nominated for Pushcart Awards and a Best of the Web Award, she is a Glenna Luschei Distinguished Poet.

Brent Wiggans

Brent Wiggans is a charter school records wrangler by day. By night, he can be found tinkering in the recording studio or pounding drums on a stage. He's married to Michelle, a dazzler by all accounts that matter.

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