Richard Wakefield

Richard Wakefield earned his PhD in American Literature from the University of Washington and has taught college Humanities for forty-one years, thirty-five of them at Tacoma Community College. For over twenty-five years he reviewed poetry, fiction, and literary biography for the Seattle Times. His forthcoming poetry collection, Terminal Park, will appear in the summer of 2020 from Able Muse Press. His first book, Robert Frost and the Opposing Lights of the Hour (Peter Lang Publishing), was a study of Frost’s poetry in the context of his life and times.


Catherine Chandler

Catherine Chandler’s most recent collection is Pointing Home (Kelsay Books, 2019). She is also the author of The Frangible Hour (University of Evansville Press), winner of the 2016 Richard Wilbur Award; Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press), shortlisted for the Poets’ Prize; Glad and Sorry Seasons (Biblioasis); as well as three short collections: For No Good Reason, All or Nothing, and This Sweet Order.


Daniel Galef

Daniel Galef collects counterfeit coins and lives on the edge of a mountain with his cat Carson, who is also a poet. These are part of the series Imaginary Sonnets based on the 1888 collection of the same title—verse monologues each from the point of view of a different historical figure or literary character. Previous Imaginary Sonnets have been published in Measure, the Lyric, Philosophy Now, the Christian Century, Arion, Ars Medica, J Journal, Snakeskin, Gingerbread House, Volare, and the Scrivener Creative Review.


Melissa Cannon

Melissa Cannon was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Tennessee. Her first career was teaching college English; her second, working in the fast-food industry. Her poems have been published in many small-press journals and anthologies, including HomeWorks and HomeWords, two volumes of Tennessee writers from the University of Tennessee Press. She is retired and lives in Nashville.


D. R. Goodman

D. R. Goodman is the author of Greed: A Confession (Able Muse Press, 2014). A previous, two-time winner of the Able Muse Write Prize for poetry, and 2015 winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, her work has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, Whitefish Review, and many others. Her poems have been chosen for inclusion in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and in the anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets, William Baer, editor.


Rob Wright

Rob Wright currently serves as assistant fiction editor to the magazine Able Muse. He has been awarded three Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has published short stories, book reviews, and poetry in the magazines Able Muse, Angle, Big City Lit, the Evansville Review, Rattle, String Poet, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts.


David Allen Sullivan

David Allen Sullivan’s books include: Strong-Armed Angels; Every Seed of the Pomegranate; a book of co-translation with Abbas Kadhim from the Arabic of Iraqi Adnan Al-Sayegh, Bombs Have Not Breakfasted Yet; and Black Ice.


Maryann Corbett

Maryann Corbett lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her work has appeared in journals such as 32 Poems, Barrow Street, Ecotone, Rattle, River Styx, Southwest Review, and Subtropics and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2018 and Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters. Her third book, Mid Evil, won the 2014 Richard Wilbur Award; she is also a past winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and a past finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award.


Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar is a widely published poet, translator, novelist, and essayist. His forthcoming poetry collection is Kill List (Knopf, 2020), and his most recent book is Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary (Knopf, 2018).


Gabriel Spera

Gabriel Spera’s first book of poems, The Standing Wave, was a National Poetry Series selection and also received the Literary Book Award for Poetry from PEN USA-West. His second book, The Rigid Body, received the Richard Snyder prize. He recently received the 2018 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry from the Bellevue Literary Review. Other honors include an NEA Fellowship and a COLA grant from the City of Los Angeles.


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