Sharon Chmielarz

Sharon Chmielarz’s latest books of poetry are Calling , a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2011, and The Sky Is Great the Sky Is Blue. She’s the recipient of the 2012 Jane Kenyon Award from Water~Stone Review.  You can hear her read on www.sharonchmielarz.com

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Chad Hanson

Chad Hanson serves as Chairman of the Department of Sociology & Social Work at Casper College. His creative nonfiction titles include Swimming with Trout (University of New Mexico Press, 2007) and Trout Streams of the Heart (Truman State University Press, 2013). His collection of poems, Patches of Light, won the Meadowhawk Prize (Red Dragonfly Press, […]

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J.L. Conrad

J.L. Conrad is the author of A Cartography of Birds (Louisiana State University Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Third Coast, Jellyfish, Salamander, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, Phantom Limb, Revolution House, The Laurel Review and Forklift, Ohio, among others. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she is working […]

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Theresa D. Smith

Theresa Smith’s poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Crab Orchard Review, Harpur Palate, Verse Daily, and Ascent, among others. While at Purdue University for her MFA in poetry, she was Poetry Editor of Sycamore Review and won an Academy of American Poets Award.

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Caroline Sutton

Caroline Sutton’s essays have appeared in The Literary Review, North American Review, and Cimarron Review, among others.  “Missing” marks her second publication with Ascent.   She is the recipient of Southern Humanities  Review’s 2012 Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, and her work received Notable Essay citations in  Best American Essays 2013 and 2014.  Formerly an editor at Charles […]

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Philippa Holloway

Philippa Holloway lives and writes in North Wales where she gained an MA in Creative and Critical Writing a few years ago and is now a Creative Writing tutor. She regularly presents short stories and critical work at International Writing Conferences and is published in the UK and Australia. She is currently working on a […]

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Abigail Carroll

Abigail Carroll has published prose in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of literary magazines, including Midwest Quarterly, Spiritus, Crab Orchard Review, River Oak Review, Dappled Things,and Ruminate. Her book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal (Basic Books 2013) was a finalist for the Zocalo Public Square Book Prize. […]

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Katharine Coles

Katharine Coles’ fifth poetry collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen 2013), was written under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program; ten poems from the book, translated into German by Klaus Martens, appeared in the summer 2014 issue of the journal Matrix.  Her sixth collection, Flight, is due […]

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Angel LaCanfora

Angel LaCanfora is a singer/songwriter-poet-mosaic artist-landscape photographer currently residing in Henderson, Nevada. Her photos have appeared in the L.A.Times, the OC Register and ARTSmeme magazine, and she was a winner in the Washington Post Travel Photo Contest of 2012.

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Pete Duval

Pete Duval lives in Philadelphia and teaches writing at West Chester University and in Spalding University’s Brief-Residency MFA program. His story collection Rear View (Houghton Mifflin: Mariner) won the Bakeless Prize, the Connecticut Book Award for fiction, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. His stories and […]

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