Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in the6ress, 1870, and The Hope Anthology, among others.
A middle class American kid who marched with Martin Luther King when he gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, Crandell got wounded in Vietnam and came home with a thousand stories. The war gave him a bone-deep understanding of why honor and integrity are life-and-death concerns. An Ohio native, he completed my doctorate in American History with a study of McCarthyism and Republican politics. Smartest thing he ever did was marry author Judith Speizer Crandell, my best friend and a terrific writer. His short story, “The Last Lootenant Wins His Fuckin’ Medal” won best short story nationally in 2019. His first novel in my Griffin detective series, Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl, is out from Hawkshaw Press summer 2021. Follow Crandell on his blog.
R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. As a poet and novelist,he has been publishing his writing since 1972 in various literary magazines. His web page is https://rgerryfabian.wordpress.com Twitter @GerryFabian2. He has published three books of poems, Parallels, Coming Out Of The Atlantic and Electronic Forecasts. In addition, he has published three novels, Getting Lucky (The Story), Memphis Masquerade, and Seventh Sense. He lives in Doylestown, PA.
Robert Fleming lives in Lewes, Delaware. He is a member of both the Rehoboth Beach & Eastern Shore Writer’s Guilds. In 1983, he won a US national student journalism award for his review of a Duran Duran concert in the Brandeis University student newspaper The Justice. In 2019, he was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, as a contributor to the poetry anthology Stonewall Legacy.
John Grey is Australian born, US resident, short story writer, playwright, poet and retired Financial Systems analyst for a Fortune 500 company. Has been published in numerous magazines including Weird Tales, Christian Science Monitor, Greensboro Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Prism International, Poetry East, Agni, Poet Lore and Journal Of The American Medical Association. Winner of Rhysling Award for short genre poetry in 1999. Was theater critic and poetry columnist for a local Providence RI weekly arts magazine and has had plays produced off-off Broadway and in Los Angeles. Latest book is Leaves On Pages.
Colin James has a couple of chapbooks of poetry published. Dreams Of The Really Annoying from Writing Knights Press and A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity from Piski’s Porch Press and a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press.
Zeke Jarvis is a Professor of English at Eureka College. His work has appeared in Moon City Review, Posit, and KNOCK, among other places. His books include, So Anyway…, In A Family Way, The Three of Them, and Antisocial Norms. Follow Jarvis at his blog.
Nadja Maril is a former magazine editor and journalist living in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine and her short stories and essays have been or will be published in several literary journals and anthologies including Scarlet Leaf Review, Storynews, Change Seven, Lunch Ticket, Raconteur, Thin Air, and Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts. She blogs weekly about writing and life during Covid-1, and is close to completing her first novel, Diogo’s Garden. Additional credits include two reference books on American Antique Lighting as well as two children’s books illustrated by her artist father, the late Herman Maril.
Kenneth Pobo is the author of twenty-one chapbooks and nine full-length collections. Recent books include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light Press), Loplop in a Red City (Circling Rivers), Dindi Expecting Snow (Duck Lake Books), and Wingbuds (cyberwit.net), and Uneven Steven (Assure Press). Human rights issues, especially as they relate to the LGBTQIA+ community, are a constant presence in his work. In addition to poetry, he also writes fiction and essays. For the past thirty-plus years he taught at Widener University and retired in 2020.
Niles Reddick is author of a novel, two collections, and a novella. His work has been featured in nineteen anthologies, in twenty-one countries, and in over three hundred publications including The Saturday Evening Post, PIF, New Reader Magazine, Forth Magazine, Citron Review, The Boston Literary Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Storgy.
Gerard Sarnat won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, Poetry in First Place Award, the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for handfuls of 2021 and previous Pushcarts/Best of the Net Awards. Sarnat’s work is published in Buddhist Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, Texas Review, Vonnegut Journal, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, Monterey Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The New York Times as well as by Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn, Chicago and Columbia presses. He authored the collections Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting the Ice King (2016). Sarnat’s a physician who’s built/ staffed clinics for the marginalized, as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he’s devoting energy/ resources to deal with climate justice, and serves on Climate Action Now’s board. Sarnat’s been married since 1969 with three kids/ six grandsons, and is looking forward to future granddaughters. Find him at his blog.
Steve Saulsbury writes from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where he studied flash fiction at Washington College. His piece “Mettle” was recently published in MudRoom magazine. Cautious people acting with uncertainty populate much of Steve’s work, as do themes of crime and history. In addition to writing, Steve studied martial arts and fitness for many years. He enjoys weekend excursions, Royal Farms coffee, and Blue Oyster Cult. He is the father of three grown children, and became a grandfather in 2020.
Judith Speizer Crandell is an award-winning writer and teacher of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Crandell has received residencies at Yaddo, AROHO (A Room of One’s Own), and a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for her novel, The Resurrection of Hundreds Feldman. She has performed readings at the New York State Writers Institute, the New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Washington, DC, and Cleveland Public Libraries. A journalist and Washington, DC, speechwriter for nearly twenty years, Crandell’s work has appeared in the anthologies Solstice, Equinox, Aurora, Suspicious Activity, Halloween Party 2019, and What Sort of Fuckery Is This?. Her first novel The Woman Puzzle was published in 2019 and took top honors at the Delaware Press Association’s 2020 Communication Awards in the category of best original novel (fiction). On June 14, 2020, she was the featured guest on the Delaware State of the Arts Podcast hosted by Paul Weagraff. Find her at her blog.