Founder: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum
Assistant Editor: Matthew Huff
Contributing Editors: Aaron Bauer & Jenna Bazzell
Guest Editor Spring 2017: Judy Jordan
Guest Editor Fall 2016: Phillip B. Williams
Guest Editor Fall 2014: Mark J. Brewin Jr.
Copy-Editor: Anna Knowles
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is an award-winning freelance ghostwriter, editor, writer, writing coach, and Lecturer of Creative Writing and English at the University of Colorado. He is also Acquisitions Editor for Upper Rubber Boot Books, Founder and Editor of PoemoftheWeek.org, Founder and Editor of The Floodgate Poetry Series, Founder of the Little Grassy Literary Festival, contributing-editor for The Southern Indiana Review, and editor of Apocalypse Now: Poems & Prose from the End of Days.
His first book of poems, Ghost Gear (University of Arkansas Press, 2014), was a finalist for the Miller Williams Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and an INDIEFAB. His second manuscript of poems, Visiting Hours, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Akron Poetry Series. His poems, reviews, interviews, articles, and podcasts have appeared in periodicals such as The Writer's Chronicle, Poets & Writers, The Southern Poetry Anthology,
Glimmer Train, American Literary Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, storySouth, Blackbird, InsideHigherEd.com, and Hayden's
Ferry Review among others. Andrew holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Matthew Huff is a first-grade teacher at a school named after a Mexican anarchist. Matthew studied Creative Writing
at the University of Colorado Denver where he was an associate editor for the journal Copper Nickel; Matthew also
holds a degree in Elementary Education from Colorado Christian University. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming
in Chicago Quarterly Review, Pilgrimage, burntdistrict, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Jelly Bucket, The Allegheny
Review, and Word Riot. Matthew lives near Denver with his wife, two dogs, and a kitty he is allergic to.
Bauer received his MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is currently teaching at the Metropolitan State
University of Denver. His poems/reviews/interviews/visual artwork have appeared or are forthcoming in Spillway,
The Other Journal, Superstition Review, Blood Lotus Journal, Time of Singing, The
Furnace Review, Smoking Poet, Inscape, Prism Review, Antipodes and Permafrost.
He is interested in formal, experimental, visual and electronic poetry as well as children's literature and illustration.
Jenna Bazzell is a PhD candidate in poetry at Oklahoma
State University. She received her MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her undergraduate degree
in English from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She won the 2010 AWP Intro Journal Award for her poem "Wet Field,"
received Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize for her poem "Into the Damp Woods." Two of her
poems have recently been anthologized in Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days. Her poems have appeared
in Saxifrage Press, Hayden's Ferry Review, and forthcoming in Naugatuck River Review and Sou'wester.
Anna Knowles received a BA in Spanish from the University of Colorado Denver
where she was an associate editor of Copper Nickel. She is currently a contributing-editor for Burlesque
Press.Her work has recently been published or
is forthcoming at San Pedro River Review, Badlands Literary Journal and Puerto del
Judy Jordan’s first book of poetry, Carolina
Ghost Woods, won the 1999 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 2000 National Book Critics
Circle Award, as well as the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and the
Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. Her second book of poetry, Sixty Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance, was published
by LSU press. Jordan’s third book, Hunger, is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in 2017. Jordan
just completed a fourth book of poetry, Children of Salt and is currently working on a fifth and sixth
manuscript. Jordan built her own environmentally friendly earthbag and cob house, lives off-grid surrounded by the Shawnee
National Forest, and teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Phillip B. Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the chapbooks Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Inc., 2011), Burn (YesYes Books, 2013), and a forthcoming collection, Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016). Williams is a Cave Canem graduate and the poetry editor of the
online journal Vinyl Poetry. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, The Southern Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, West Branch, Blackbird and others. Williams is currently a Chancellor’s Graduate
fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is completing an MFA in creative writing.
Mark Jay Brewin Jr.
is a graduate of the MFA program of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His poems have been published
or are forthcoming in numerous journals including Southern Poetry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review,
The Hollins Critic, Beloit Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, New Madrid, Poet Lore, North American Review,
Greensboro Review, Southern Humanities Review, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere. They have also placed as
finalist in the Guy Owen Poetry Prize, the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize and the New Letters Literary
Award Contest, won the Yellowwood Poetry Contest at the Yalobusha Review, as well as been nominated for
a Pushcart Prize. His first book manuscript Scrap Iron won the 2012 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize at the
University of Utah Press and will be available in the 2013 Spring catalog. Mark is currently the Poetry Editor
for the online publication Saxifrage Press.