Vanya Angelova was born in 1953. She holds a master’s degree in slavic philology. She is the author of the poetry books Rain of Chinese Drops (2003) and The Possible Travel Notes of the Body (2010).
Lucile Barker is a Toronto poet, writer and activist. Since 1994, she has been the co-ordinator of the Joy of Writing, a weekly workshop at the Ralph Thornton Centre. Recent publications include Memewar, Room, Antigonish Review, Rougarou, Litterbox, Flashlight Memories, Bat Shat, Snakeskin Review, and Hinchas de Poesia.
Barbara Zimmermann Bogue’s fiction, essays, and poems have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies including New Millennium Writings (in which two separate issues contained her first and second prize winning flash fictions), Rockhurst Review, Earth Daughters #72, Kaleidoscope, Pleiades, Out of Line, and The Deadly Writer’s Patrol. She is also the author of James Lee Burke and the Soul of Dave Robicheaux (McFarland 2006).
Emma McMorran Clark studied Japanese language at The University of Texas. Her work has appeared in Parable Press and Circa Review. She enjoys reading Haruki Murakami and Neil Gaiman, and lives in Minneapolis.
KC Culver is a poet living in Miami, Florida. Her poems have appeared in several national journals, including Gulf Stream and The Driftwood Review. At the University of Miami, where she has taught since 2003, she is faculty advisor for Mangrove, a student-run journal that publishes the best work of undergraduates nationally. KC received her Master of Fine Art degree in Poetry from the University of South Carolina.
Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Worcester Review, Broken Pencil, and Slipstream, and she is the recipient of the 2011 Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her most recent published book is Notenlesen für Dummies Das Pocketbuch, while her novel, The Trouble With Clare, is due out from Hydra Publications in 2013.
Anthony Dortch earned his BA at Miami University of Ohio and has attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has served as a guest lecturer at several schools, including the Colorado Springs School, his high school alma mater. Dortch has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the United States, as well as donating his artwork to several charitable events. Dortch is a member of Touchstone Gallery (Washington, DC) and the art director of Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home (Washington, DC).
Gabrielle Freeman is a poet living in Greenville, North Carolina
Marilyn Kallet is the author of 15 books, including The Love That Moves Me (2013) and Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, both from Black Widow Press. She has translated the work of Chantal Bizzini, in collaboration with Darren Jackson and J. Bradford Anderson, as well as Last Love Poems of Paul Eluard and The Big Game, by Surrealist Benjamin Péret. She has published several pieces in earlier issues of Mixitini Matrix.
Jackson Lassiter grew up in the impoverished desert hills of Northern Wyoming, where he learned to appreciate the vagaries of Mother Nature and human nature. His work has most recently been published in Shenandoah Review (selected texts from this collaboration titled “From Angola to KFC” were one of ten finalists for the national Bevel Short Fiction Contest 2012) and Gertrude 17. He has published short stories, essays, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and experimental work. His collection of short stories and essays, “Birds of a Feather”, is available at Amazon.com.
Dallas Lee is the author of The Cotton Patch Evidence: The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment (Harper & Row). His poetry has been published by The Cortland Review, ConnotationPress, The Boiler Literary Journal, and SNReview. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and Jupiter, Florida.
John Mathenia lives in Nashville, Tennessee and takes pictures wherever he can.
A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer and maker of short collage-films. His latest project-in-progress, a collaboration with Kevin MacLeod, is entitled Whispers of Arias, a two volume download of narrative poems sung to music. His latest Amazon release, 31 Kisses, is a celebration of romance for lovers everywhere regardless sexual orientation.
Bruce McRae is a poet living in British Columbia.
Jonathan Riley has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He worked as executive editor for Beanswitch, the university’s literary and visual arts magazine. He spends most of his free time reading and writing fiction and poetry.
When not scribbling twisted musings into spiral notebooks, photographing the odd puddle or junk pile, or building old furniture, Dino Parenti earns a little scratch drawing buildings.
Brook J. Sadler is a philosopher and a poet. Her poems have been published with Atlanta Review, Ms. Magazine, The Cortland Review, GW Review, Tampa Review, Connotations Press, The Boiler Journal, Parody Poetry, and other places. She lives in Florida.
JoAnna Scandiffio is a poet, gemologist, educator. She is a scavenger poet. She rummages through art, science, music, and opera for bits and pieces. She salvages old love letters, rusty pots and pans and leftover dreams to make miss-a-lets poems with missing parts. Her poems are night passengers, zookeepers, bullets. Give her a wishbone. She will set the barn on fire.
Victoria Skinner has been the recipient of several artists grants, including a National Endowment for the Arts regional grant, two State of Florida individual artist fellowships, and the South Florida Cultural Consortium grant. She exhibits nationally, and is in private and public collections including the MacArthur Foundation, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.
Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is the author of three poetry books, most recently The Porcupine of Mind (Broadstone Books, 2012). Katerina is the founder of poetry and prose groups in Lexington, Kentucky. She hosts Accents – a radio show for literature on WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington. In January 2010, Katerina launched Accents Publishing.
Elaine Zimmerman is a public policy expert; she is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children. She won the 2011 Connecticut Poetry Society poetry contest, and has been published in Lilith, New Millennium Writings, and Worlds in Our Words: Contemporary Women Writers, among other places. She has taught several workshops on Democracy and Diversity in Cracow, for the New School.