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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.


Katherine Brittain

Katherine Brittain graduated from Texas A&M University and moved with her husband to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in 1981. Being one of twelve percent "whites" in the Rio Grande Valley, she ran in the circles of upper class White Anglo Saxon Protestants, or WASPs, until she stumbled into researching a curandero (Mexican folk healer) for her Master's thesis in Anthropology. Her solidarity with her own WASP culture was dissolved. Today she feels free to write from new Literary Production.

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.

Christian DeLaO

Christian DeLaO is a multi-media artist who lives in Sacramento. He plays with pinhole cameras as small as a Coke can and as large as a trash can. Christian works with Polaroids and a variety of other cameras and photographic processing, film and digital. His recent focus has been on medium- and large-scale installation art.

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.

Milton P. Ehrlich

Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D., is an 85-year-old psychologist and a Korean War veteran who has published numerous poems in periodicals such as Descant, Wisconsin Review, Toronto Quarterly Review, Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, Shofar Literary Review, Blue Collar Review, Off The Coast, Blue Moon, Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

Henry Goldkamp

Henry Goldkamp has lived in major cities along the Mississippi River his entire life. His recent work appears in Mudfish, Hoot, Blood Orange Review, b(OINK), Sierra Nevada Review, Pretty Owl, Permafrost, and others. His public art projects have been covered by Time and NPR.

Kyle Hemmings

Kyle Hemmings is a retired health care worker. He loves French Impressionism, street photography, and garage bands of the 60s. His work has been featured in Frameless Sky, Sonic Boom, The Rush, Edify, and elsewhere.

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. He has recently authored a novel, Terminally Unique.

Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in Itasca, Illinois. He has been published in 1043 small press magazines in 37 countries and in 165 poetry videos. He has been nominated for two Pushcart and three Best of the Net awards in poetry. He is the Editor-in-Chief of three poetry anthologies: Dandelion in a Vase of Roses, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, and Warrior with Wings.

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.

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 200 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.

Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent is a poet from Cornwall, UK. His poem "Bangladesh Backpack" was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Two new works are forthcoming: Tertiary Colours (a chapbook) and The Last Hundred (a collaborative book with photographer William Arnold). Aaron is a poetry and film lecturer who runs Poetic Interviews, a Saboteur Award longlisted site. He tweets from @GodzillaKent. His wife recently gave birth to their first child.

James Kramer

James Kramer has been writing for over a decade. He lives in China, along a strip of brothels, illegal churches, and homing pigeon coops. He is finalizing a collection of poetry that begins in contemporary China, shrouded within the smog, and ends with the protagonist returning home, a stranger to his own shore, miles away from the ones he loves, in a land that he no longer understands.

Steven D. Pace

Steven D. Pace has had a lifelong love of language and writing, particularly poetry. He continues to explore and be fascinated. In addition to Convergence, Steven's work has appeared in Penwood Review and Miller's Pond Poetry Magazine. Steven also has constructed a book-length manuscript for entry into the Emily Dickinson First Book Award Contest, 2017.

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.

Ann Privateer

Ann Privateer's interest in poetry began in high school when she kept lists of words that were new to her in a notebook. She began writing poetry on scraps of paper in her twenties, jotting down ideas on napkins while juggling two babies. She now writes poetry in the memo app on her phone. Her poems have appeared in Manzanita, 100 Poems, and many other publications.

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.

Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts, a four time Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of seven collections of poetry. His most recent is You Know The Type, available from Night Ballet Press. His work has appeared in many publications, including Atlanta Review, Aurorean, Chiron Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Midwest Review, Mudfish, Pennsylvania English, Plainsongs, Slipstream, and others. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he handles finances for disabled veterans.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith writes fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in Homestead Review, Aji, and other literary magazines. He is a civil engineer who has worked in the construction industry for many years. He has traveled extensively and met many people, some of whom have inspired his work. He likes Newcastle Brown Ale. If you see him, buy him one.

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.

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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