Michael Colonnese, Founding Editor

Michael is both a fiction writer and a poet. He has published a mystery novel, Sex and Death, I Suppose, a poetry chapbook, Temporary Agency, and a full-length poetry collection, Double Feature. His poems, short stories, and creative-nonfiction have appeared in many literary journals. He holds a Ph D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Kate Fetherston, Associate Editor

Kate Fetherston lives in Montpelier, Vermont, where she works as a poet, visual artist, and psychotherapist. Her first poetry collection, Until Nothing More Can Break, was published in 2012, and she has co-edited two anthologies: Open Book: Essays from the Postgraduate Writing Conference, and Manthology: Poems on the Male Experience. Her essays and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Nimrod, Third Coast, Hunger Mountain, and North American Review. She has received several Pushcart nominations as well as artist grants from Vermont Studio Center and the Vermont Council on the Arts. For more information, visit https://katefetherston.com/home.html.

Robin Greene, Founding Editor

Robin Greene is a retired Professor of English and Writing, and Director of the Writing Center at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, where she held the McLean Endowed Chair in English from 2013-2016. Robin has published two collections of poetry (Memories of Light and Lateral Drift), two editions of a nonfiction book (Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories), and two novels (Augustus: Narrative of a Slave Woman and The Shelf Life of Fire). Robin is a past recipient of a North Carolina-National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Writing and has received two teaching awards. She’s also given over a hundred academic presentations, literary readings, and writing workshops, and she continues to publish works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in magazines and literary journals. Robin is cofounder of Longleaf Press and cofounder of Sandhills Dharma Group. She holds an M.A. in English from Binghamton University, an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Art, and a Yoga Teaching Certificate (RYT200) from Asheville Yoga Center.

George Rawlins, Associate Editor

George Rawlins grew up in rural southeastern Ohio. He has a BA from Ohio University, attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. He has published poetry in such magazines as The Common, Illuminations, New Critique, Nine MilePlainsongs, and Spinning Jenny. He lives with his wife in southern California and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shannon C. Ward, Executive Editor

Raised in a renovated slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Wilmington, Ohio, Shannon C. Ward is author of the poetry chapbook, Blood Creek. She is a recipient of the 2020 Inez Easley Educator of the Year Award from the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission, America’s 2016 Foley Poetry Prize, the 2016 Prize in Southern Poetry from White Oak Kitchen, and a 2013 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize. Her work has received generous support from Willapa Bay AiR, Yaddo, Norton Island, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and the Anderson Center. She received her MFA in poetry from The North Carolina State University in 2009, and her work has appeared in New Ohio Review, Great River Review, Tar River Poetry, and others.

Roger Weingarten, Editor-in-Chief

Roger Weingarten is the author of 11 poetry collections, including Ethan Benjamin Boldt, Knopf, Ghost wrestling, Godine, and The Four Gentlemen and Their Footman, Longleaf, 2015. Co-editor: 8 poetry and prose anthologies, he’s taught & read at conferences, poetry festivals, & universities internationally. Founder/Senior Professor MFA in Writing & Postgraduate Writers’ Conference at Vermont College 1981-2008, his awards include: a Pushcart Prize, 3 Vermont Council on the Arts Grants, a Louisville Review Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship , an Ingram Merrill Award in Literature. His poems, stories, essays have appeared in magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Poetry East, The Stonewall Book of Short Fictions, Paris Review, Nine Mile, and Numero Cinq.