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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.


Pat Andrus

An MFA graduate of Goddard College, Pat Andrus' work appears in numerous publications and anthologies, including Blue Unicorn, Hawaii Review, San Diego Poetry Annual (2016-2017), and others. A former faculty member in the English Department at Bellevue College, Ms. Andrus also served as an Artist-In-Residence for Washington State. Her poetry collections include Daughter and Old Woman of Irish Blood. Her work is forthcoming in Synesthesia.

Mark D. Bennion

Mark D. Bennion's poems have appeared recently in Lyric, Red Rock Review, Spiritus, and Windhover. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Mark is the author of two poetry collections: Psalm & Selah: a poetic journey through the Book of Mormon and Forsythia. He currently teaches writing and literature courses at Brigham Young University—Idaho.

Michael H. Brownstein

Michael H. Brownstein's work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Pacific Review, and others. His chapooks include The Shooting Gallery, Poems from the Body Bag, A Period of Trees, Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah, and most recently, The Possibility of Sky and Hell: From My Suicide Book.

Jim Conwell

With an original background in Fine Art, Jim Conwell has worked in mental health for over thirty years. He has had poems published in magazines in the UK, Ireland, Australia and North America and had two poems shortlisted in the Bridport Poetry Prize 2015. He lives in London, England.

Katherine Davis

Katherine Davis was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer, at age 14 and had a bone marrow transplant at age 16 because all conventional therapies failed. She was cured and successfully obtained a Ph.D. in English from Duke University. Since then, she has taught, written, and edited around the United States.

Holly Day

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Tampa Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle, while her recently published books include Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, A Brief History of Stillwater Minnesota, and Ugly Girl.

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.

Frank Dixon Graham

Frank Dixon Graham's darkroom work was first published in a 1978 high school yearbook. His photography has since appeared in the pages or on the cover of Poetry Now, Pitkin Review, and other publications. His images have been exhibited in galleries and cafes around Sacramento and elsewhere. Graham won two ribbons for photography at the California State Fair in 2016.

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet residing in the United States. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Sheepshead Review, Studio One, Columbia Review, Louisiana Review, Poem, and Spoon River Poetry Review.

A.J. Huffman

A.J. Huffman has published nearly 30 poetry collections and chapbooks. Her most recent releases are The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns, Degeneration, A Bizarre Burning of Bees, and Familiar Illusions. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a two-time Best of Net nominee. Over 2600 of her poems have been published in national and international journals, including Labletter, James Dickey Review, Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.

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.

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.

Karly Lake McCullough

Karly Lake McCullough is a Colorado native who finds inspiration in every aspect of her home habitat. Small town mountain life demands a broad set of skills and interests, and Karly enjoys many pursuits other than writing.

John McKernan

John McKernan — who grew up in Omah, Nebraska and now lives in West Virginia and Florida — is a retired comma herder after teaching 41 years at Marshall University. He has published poems in Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other magazines. He dreams of living on a goat and broccoli farm visited nightly by deer.

Bibhu Padhi

Bibhu Padhi has published eleven books of poetry. His poems have been published in distinguished magazines throughout the English-speaking world, including Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Wasafiri, American Scholar, Literary Review, Queen's Quarterly, Illustrated Weekly of India, Indian Literature, and others. They have been included in numerous anthologies and textbooks, most recently, Language for a New Century, 60 Indian Poets, and The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry.

Timothy Pilgrim

Timothy Pilgrim, a Northwest poet and emeritus associate professor of journalism at Western Washington University, has published over 300 poems — with acceptances by dozens of journals such as Seattle Review, Windfall, Cirque, San Pedro River Review, and Third Wednesday. He is author of Mapping Water and co-author of Bellingham Poems. His work can be found at TimothyPilgrim.org.

Fabrice B. Poussin

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in Front Porch Review, San Pedro River Review, and more than 200 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.

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.

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas has a M.S. in Library Science from Columbia University and a M.A. in English from the University of Scranton. He is employed as Executive Director of Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. His work has been published in Mankato Poetry Review, Kentucky Poetry Review, Webster Review, Poetry East, Poem, Talking River, Pointed Circle, Plainsongs, Think, Spoon River Poetry, and other journals. He lives in Dunmore, Pennsylvania with his wife Christina and his son Ethan.

Matt Veazey

Matt Veazey studied creative writing at the University of Arizona in the 1980s, and his work is influenced by his love of Western landscapes. He now lives in Sacramento. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Now.

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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