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Editor & Founder: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

 

Assistant Editor: Matthew Huff

  

Assistant Editor: Amie Whittemore 

 

Contributing Editor: Aaron Bauer

  

Guest Editor Fall 2017: TR Hummer

 

Guest Editor Spring 2017: Judy Jordan

 

Guest Editor Fall 2016: Phillip B. Williams

   

Guest Editor Spring 2016: Mark J. Brewin Jr.

 

Copy-Editor: Anna Knowles 

 

 

Founder & Editor

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 SeriesFounder of the Little Grassy Literary Festival, contributing-editor for The Southern Indiana Reviewand 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 poemsreviewsinterviewsarticles, 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.  

 

Staff


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.
 
Amie Whittemore is the author of the poetry collection Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press) and co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series in Virginia. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Smartish Pace, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University. 
   
Aaron 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. 
 
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 Sol.
 

 
Guest Editors
 
Poet, critic, and editor T.R. Hummer was born in 1950 in Macon, Mississippi. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Utah, where he earned a PhD. Though his early work is reminiscent of Southern writers such as James Dickey, Hummer’s poetry considers a range of experiences and ideas. His interest in class, sexuality, music, and metaphysics shape collections such as Lower-Class Heresy (1987), The Eighteen-Thousand-Ton Olympic Dream (1990), Walt Whitman in Hell (1996), The Infinity Sessions (2005), and Ephemeron (2011). FALL 2017
 
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. SPRING 2017
  
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. FALL 2016
 
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. SPRING 2016