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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.

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.


Michael Ceraolo

Michael Ceraolo is a 59-year-old retired firefighter/paramedic who lives in Ohio. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and, most recently, a collection, 500 Cleveland Haiku.

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.

Darren C. Demaree

Darren C. Demaree is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently, Two Towns Over, which won the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press. He is Managing Editor of Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Nigel Ford

Nigel Ford is English and works as a writer and visual artist. His stories have appeared in Penniless Press Anthology, Howling Brits, and a collection by Worldscribe Press entitled One Dog Barking which is available on Kindle. He has been featured in several literary magazines in the US and UK this year, most recently Fortnightly Magazine, Orbis, and Duende. He is currently directing a play in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Michael Fraley

Michael Fraley received an M.A. in Writing from the University of San Francisco. He has contributed to Blue Unicorn, The Road Not Taken, California Quarterly, and Plainsongs. He has authored two chapbooks First-Born, from M.A.F. Press, and Howler Monkey Serenade, an e-book from Tamafyhr Mountain Press. Michael lives with his spouse and daughter within walking distance of the SF Zoo. He also enjoys hiking and photography and finds a creative community in the many voices of the poetry world.

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.

P.M.F. Johnson

P.M.F. Johnson's poetry has appeared in Threepenny Review, Evansville Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Measure, and elsewhere. He has published an ebook of love poems, Against The Night, available widely. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, the writer Sandra Rector. His web site is PMFJohnson.com.

Tom Laichas

Tom Laichas most recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brackish, Blue Unicorn, and Eclectica. His essays appear regularly in World History Connected and Left Write & Centaur. He lives in Los Angeles.

Scott Laudati

Scott Laudati lives in New York City with his pet rabbit Gomer. His newest book of poems, Bone House, was recently published by Bone Machine Books. Visit him on Instagram @ScottLaudati.

Jennifer Lothrigel

Jennifer Lothrigel is an artist and poet residing in the San Francisco Bay area. Her work has been published in Trivia — Voices of Feminism, Narrative Northeast, Poetry Quarterly, Firefly Magazine, Tishman Review, Apeiron Review, and elsewhere.

Carol Louise Moon

Carol Louise Moon is a neo-formalist working in 50 different poetry forms. She is widely published in the US and now in a journal in the UK. Her US publications include Sacramento Voices anthologies 2014, 2015, and 2016; Song of the San Jaquin; Time of Singing; Everything Stops and Listens; Grist Anthology; and Suisun Valley Review. Carol Louise holds the California Federation of Chaparral Poets Golden Pegasus Trophy.

James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola's poems have appeared in Antioch Review, Southwest Review, Atlanta Review, and Rattle. A Yale grad, he won a Dana Literary Award and a Willow Review award and was featured poet at New Formalist. His non-ficiton book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. Nicola has authored four poetry collections: Manhattan Plaza; Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater; Wind in the Cave; and (forthcoming) Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists. Visit his website here.

Alex Nodopaka

Alex Nodopaka is a full time author and visual artist who studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Casablanca, Morocco. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, he speaks Parisian, San Franciscan, Kievan, and Muscovite. He currently lives in the USA, always seeking new incarnations.

Timothy Pilgrim

Timothy Pilgrim, a Northwest poet and emeritus associate professor of journalism at Western Washington University, has published over 400 poems — with acceptances by dozens of journals such as Seattle Review, Windsor Review, Windfall, Toasted Cheese, and Third Wednesday. He is author of Mapping Water and co-author of Bellingham Poems. His work can be found at TimothyPilgrim.org.

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.

Rosario Romero

Rosario Romero is an amateur photographer and music aficionado who lives in San Diego, California.

Allyson Seconds

Allyson Seconds is a singer, musician and physical culturist with an artist's mind. She discovered photography studying sculpture at UC Davis and has since shot for several publications, bands, record labels, and gallery shows. She likes messing with the precision of digital photography, tousling its perfect hair-do. You can contact her at alnational1@gmail.com.

Roger G. Singer

Roger G. Singer has had over 890 poems published on the internet, magazines and in books. Some of the magazines that have accepted his poems for publication are Westward Quarterly, SP Quill, Avocet, Underground Voices, Outlaw Poetry, Literary Fever, Language & Culture, The Stray Branch, Tipton Poetry Journal, Indigo Rising, and Jerry Jazz. Dr. Singer has been in private practice for 38 years in upstate New York, serving on multiple committees for the American Chiropractic Association and lecturing at colleges in the United States, Canada and Australia. He has authored over fifty articles for his profession and served as a medical technician during the Vietnam era.

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.

Beth Suter

Beth Suter studied Environmental Science at University of California at Davis and has worked as a naturalist and teacher. She is also a Pushcart Prize nominee with recent or forthcoming pieces in Natural Bridge, Canary, Presence, Calyx, Women Arts Quarterly, and Albatross, among others. She is a member and featured reader at the Sacramento Poetry Center. She lives in Davis, California with her husband and son.

Ann Wehrman

Ann Wehrman is a creative writer and musician living in Sacramento, California. She teaches English writing online for Ashford University and University of Phoenix. She has published in print and online journals including Tule Review, Blue Heron Review, Medusa's Kitchen, Ophidian, Rattlesnake Review, and Poetry Now. Rattlesnake Press published Ann's broadside, Notes from the Ivory Tower and her chapbook Inside: Love Poems. Ann can be found working online, playing flute in the American River College Orchestra, and teaching yoga.

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.

John Zedolik

For thirteen years John Zedolik taught English and Latin in a private school. Eventually, he completed his Ph.D. in English with a dissertation on pragmatic comedy in The Canterbury Tales. He has had many jobs in his life including archaeological field assistant, obituary writer, and television-screen worker. His iPhone is now his primary poetry notebook, and he hopes his use of technology in regard to this ancient art form continues to be fruitful.

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