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Shannon Schenck

Shannon Schenck earned an MFA from Hamline University in 2006 and an MA in Psychotherapy and Counseling from Adler Graduate School in 2013. She currently works in the behavioral health field as an Employee Assistance Consultant. Resurfacing is her first published book.  

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Michael Backus

Michael Backus’ writing, fiction and non-fiction, has appeared in Digging Through the Fat, Okey Panky, One Story, Exquisite Corpse, Cleaver, Oyster River Pages, Prime Number Magazine, Every Writer’s Resource, Hanging Loose, The Writer, and The Sycamore Review, among others.  Xynobooks published his novel Double in ebook-only form in 2012 and The Vanishing Point will be published as a physical book by Cactus Moon Publications in 2018.  He teaches creative writing for Gotham Wr

Jayne Marek

Jayne Marek's poetry and art photos appear in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, 3Elements, Silk Road, Sliver of Stone, Sin Fronteras, Cold Mountain Review, Peacock Journal, About Place Journal, Spillway, Camas, Central American Literary Review, Flying Island, Tipton Poetry Journal, and New Mexico Review, among others.  She has a chapbook, a co-authored collection, and a new full-length poetry book, In and Out of Rough Water (Aldrich Press, 2017), with a second full-length collection, The Tree Surgeon Dreams of Bo

Margot Fortunato Galt

Growing up a Yankee in Charleston, South Carolina, Margot moved slowly north and west to settle in Minneapolis/St. Paul, not far from her mother’s North Dakota hometown. On her father's side, his Italian heritage has exerted a powerful tug at her. Language and place inhabit everything she's published—from two books of poetry, a chapbook The Country’s Way with Rain (Kutenai Press) and a full-length collection, Between the Houses (Laurel Poetry Collective)—to five books of nonfiction.

Miriam Sagan

Miriam Sagan is the author of 30 published books, including the novel Black Rainbow (Sherman Asher, 2015) and Geographic: A Memoir of Time and Space (Casa de Snapdragon), which just won the 2016 Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. She founded and headed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement in 2017.

Randon Billings Noble

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her essay collection Be with Me Always is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in 2019, and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in June 2017. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, listed as Notable in The Best American Essays, and appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere.

Joshua Hegarty

Joshua Hegarty is a newly-minted lawyer living in Saint Paul and finishing his MFA at Hamline University. Some of his poems have appeared in White Stag and in Vagabond Books's collection “Rise (an anthology of Power and Unity)”.

Jessica Roeder

Jessica Roeder was born in Chicago and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in magazines including Threepenny Review, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, and AGNI. Honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, and a McKnight Artist Fellowship. She teaches writing and dance.

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Carolyn Agee

Carolyn Agee is an actress, author and spoken word performer living on the Puget Sound. When she isn’t suffering from existential depression, she enjoys petrichor, unknown forest trails and intimate gatherings of kindred spirits.

Her publication credits include the “Ever Silence Menacing” (Mount Analogue -- Political Pamphlet Series, 2016) and the forthcoming YA novella "The Ambiguous Tides of Saudade" (Wolfsinger Publications, 2017).

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