bio-pictureHarvey Ellis

Mr. Ellis lives in an open room. He likes to travel when no one is looking. He looks silly in hats. He is quirky and irreverent and has a taste for ideas which are instinctive and which move the spirit sideways.

Rick Benjamin

Rick Benjamin’s poems have appeared in Ars Poetica (Logolalia), Berkeley Poetry Review, Blackletter, Chalkboard, Creature Comforts, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, Urthona: The Buddhist Journal of the Arts, Watershed, Poem, Home: An Anthology, and Haiku Year. His essays have appeared most recently in American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press) and Watershed, and his latest review appeared in La Petite Zine.

Judith H. Montgomery

Judith H. Montgomery’s poetry workshops include poetry as a healing agent. Her poems appear in The Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Tahoma Literary Review, as well as in a number of journals and anthologies. Her first collection, Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Red Jess appeared in 2006 from Cherry Grove Collections and her chapbook, Pulse & Constellation, appeared in 2007 from Finishing Line Press. Her second full-length book, Litany for Wound and Bloom, was published by Uttered Chaos Press in 2018.

Elizabeth Percer

Elizabeth Percer is a poet and a novelist. She is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. Her most recent novel is All Stories Are Love Stories. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three children.

Vivian Teter

Vivian Teter holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona. Her chapbook Translating a Bridge was published by Toadlilly Press of Chappaqua, New York in its Quartet Series Edge by Edge. She has received two Pushcart Prize nominations and several fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia.