Category Archives: Guest Editor

Guest Poetry Editor: Kristin LaTour

Kristin LaTour’s most recent chapbook is most recent chapbook is Agoraphobia, from Dancing Girl Press (2013); she has published two others: Blood (Naked Mannequin Press 2009) and Town Limits (Pudding House Press 2007). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Fifth Wednesday, Cider Press, After Hours, dirtcakes, qarrstiluni, and The Adroit Journal. She teaches at Joliet Jr. College and lives in Aurora, Illinois, with her writer husband. Readers can find more information at www.kristinlatour.com.

Guest Poetry Editor: Karen George

karen-georgeKaren George, author of Into the Heartland (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Inner Passage (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Swim Your Way Back (Dos Madres Press, 2014), and The Seed of Me (Finishing Line Press, 2015), has received grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women and Kentucky Arts Council. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Louisville Review, Permafrost, Naugatuck River Review, Still, Wind, and Blue Lyra Review. She holds an MFA from Spalding University, reviews poetry at http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com/, and is fiction editor of the journal Waypoints at http://www.waypointsmag.com/. Visit her website at http://karenlgeorge.snack.ws/.

 

Guest Poetry Editor: Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz

Gwen MintzGwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. Her fiction chapbook Mother Love is available for viewing at http://www.unlikelystories.org/pdfs/mother_love_singlepage.pdf. A second chapbook, Where I’ll Be If I’m Not There is forthcoming from Winged City Chapbooks. Mintz sews teddy bears and gardens for fun. She blogs (infrequently) at http://wwwonewriter.blogspot.com.

 

Guest Poetry Editor: Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow

Cynthia Schwartzberg EdlowCynthia Schwartzberg Edlow is a poet and author of The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor (Salmon Poetry) and a chapbook called Old School Superhero Loves a Good Wristwatch (Dancing Girl Press). Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow’s poetry has appeared widely, including American Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Gulf Coast, American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Folio, Smartish Pace, Georgetown Review, The Main Street Rag, Tahoma Literary Review, Fjords Review, Iodine Poetry Review and Fourteen Hills.  She is the recipient of the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, the Tusculum Review Poetry Prize, the Beullah Rose Poetry Prize and two Pushcart Prize nominations, one of which was a nomination by the Board of Contributing Editors for the Pushcart Prize Fellowships. Poems have been featured in the anthologies Not a Muse, Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology, The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology and Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books. New poems forthcoming in Fulcrum and Plume. Her next full-length verse collection, Horn Section All Day Every Day, is forthcoming in 2017.   

Blog: http://cschwartzbergedlow.blogspot.com/

W. F. Lantry

Lantry-0729a-HiResW.F. Lantry’s poetry collections are The Structure of Desire (Little Red Tree 2012), winner of a 2013 Nautilus Award in Poetry, The Language of Birds (Finishing Line 2011), and a forthcoming collection The Book of Maps. A native of San Diego, he received his Maîtrise from L’Université de Nice, M.A., and PhD in Creative Writing from University of Houston. Honors include the National Hackney Literary Award in Poetry, CutBank Patricia Goedicke Prize, Crucible Editors’ Poetry Prize, Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize (Israel), and the Potomac Review and Old Red Kimono LaNelle Daniel Prizes. His work has appeared widely, in journals such as Asian Cha, Gulf Coast and Valparaiso Poetry Review. He currently works in Washington, DC and is an associate fiction editor at JMWW.

Guest Poetry Editor: W.F. Lantry

Bill Lantry W.F. Lantry’s poetry collections are The Structure of Desire (Little Red Tree 2012), winner of a 2013 Nautilus Award in Poetry, The Language of Birds (Finishing Line 2011), and a forthcoming collection The Book of Maps. A native of San Diego, he received his Maîtrise from L’Université de Nice, M.A., and PhD in Creative Writing from University of Houston. Honors include the National Hackney Literary Award in Poetry, CutBank Patricia Goedicke Prize, Crucible Editors’ Poetry Prize, Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize (Israel), and the Potomac Review and Old Red Kimono LaNelle Daniel Prizes. His work has appeared widely, in journals such as Asian Cha, Gulf Coast and Valparaiso Poetry Review. He currently works in Washington, DC and is an associate fiction editor at JMWW.

Website: http://wflantry.com/

Guest Poetry Editor: Jason Koo

Jason KooJason Koo is the author of two collections of poetry, America’s Favorite Poem (C&R Press, 2014) and Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009), winner of the De Novo Poetry Prize and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’ Choice Award for the best Asian American book of 2009. An assistant professor of English at Quinnipiac University, he is also the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and creator of The Bridge, the world’s first poetry network connecting student and mentor poets. He lives in Brooklyn.

Guest Nonfiction Editor: Suzanne Cope

Suzanne CopeSuzanne Cope is a writer and professor in New York City. Her book Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits, and the Return of Artisanal Food (Rowman & Littlefield) was published in 2014 and recent and upcoming articles and essays include contributions to The New York Times, Time.com, XOJane, Italian American Review, Edible Boston, Blue Lyra Review, Render, among others. She teaches at Manhattan College and University of Arkansas, Monticello MFA Program. Additional information can be found at www.suzannecope.comwww.locavoreinthecity.com, and @locavoreincity on twitter.

Guest Poetry Editor: Judy Juanita

Judy JuanitaIn Judy Juanita’s first novel, Virgin Soul, a coming-of-age story, the main character joins the Black Panther Party in the sixties in the Bay Area. Viking Penguin published Virgin Soul (2013). Her poetry has been published in 13th Moon, Painted Bride Quarterly, Lips, Rooms, Crab Orchard Review, Croton Review, Good News, Drum Revue 2000 and Obsidian II. Her plays have been performed at Loyola Marymount University, Ohio State University, Laney College, and in Minneapolis, Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland and Winston-Salem theaters. She has an MFA in creative writing and BA in psychology from San Francisco State University and taught writing at Laney College for the past two decades. A native of Berkeley, Juanita was raised in an Oakland that had excellent schools, an Easter Parade down East 14th St., and a severe color line that created a fierce unity among black people.

Website:  judyjuanitasvirginsoul.com