John Amen


John Amen is the author of five collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris), and, most recently, strange theater (New York Quarterly Books). His work has appeared in journals nationally and internationally and been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. In addition, he has released two folk rock CDs: All I’ll Never Need and Ridiculous Empire. Further information is available on his website: John is a frequent music reviewer for No Depression. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine.

Arlene Ang

Arlene Ang
Arlene Ang’s latest poetry collection, Banned for Life, was published by Misty Publications in 2014. She is also the author of The Desecration of Doves; Secret Love Poems; Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon, co-written with Valerie Fox; and Seeing Birds in Church Is a Kind of Adieu. Her poems have appeared in Ambit, Caketrain, Diagram, Poetry Ireland, Poet Lore, Rattle, and Salt Hill as well as the Best of the Web anthologies 2008 and 2009. She lives in Spinea, Italy. For additional information, visit:

Michael Spring


Michael Spring’s first book, blue crow, was translated into Portuguese by the University of the Azores, Portugal. His second book, Mudsong, was included in a list of 150 outstanding poetry books released during Oregon’s 150-year history, poems from which won the 2004 Robert Graves Award. His third book, Root of Lightning, received an honorable mention for the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award. He won the 2013 Turtle Island Poetry Award for his chapbook blue wolf. His latest chapbook, Ravenwood, includes poems that correspond with paintings by Deborah A. Dawson. He lives in O’Brien, Oregon with his partner Hazel Danene.

Susan Terris


Susan Terris’s most recent books are Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk Press) and Memos (Omnidawn). She is the author of six poetry collecctions, fifteen chapbooks, and three artist’s books. Journal publications include The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Ploughshares. A poem of hers from FIELD appeared in Pushcart Prize XXXI. She is editor of Spillway Magazine. A poem from MEMOS appears in Best American Poetry 2015. Her next book, Take Two: Film Studies, will be published by Omnidawn in 2017. For additional information, visit

  Bruce Boston


Bruce Boston is the author of more than fifty books and chapbooks, including the dystopian sf novel The Guardener’s Tale. His poems and/or fiction have appeared in Asimov’s SF, Analog, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, The Nebula Awards Showcase, and Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. His poetry has received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, the Gothic Readers Choice Award, and the Rhysling and Grandmaster Awards of the SFPA. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize and twice been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (novel, short story). For additional information, visit

Marge Simon




Marge Simon edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, “Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side,” and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She won the Strange Horizons Readers’ Choice Award in 2010, the SFPA’s Dwarf Stars Award in 2012, and the Elgin Award for best poetry collection in 2015. She has won three Bram Stoker Awards, two Rhysling Awards, and the Grand Master Award from the SF Poetry Association. In addition, she has published two prose collections: Christina's World and Like Birds in the Rain. For additional information, visit or Facebook: Marge Ballif Boston.

Cindy Hochman

Cindy Hochman is the president of “100 Proof” Copyediting Services and the editor-in-chief of the online journal First Literary Review-East. Recent poems are published (or forthcoming) in the New York Quarterly, CLWN WR, Arsenic Lobster, Lips, Pirene’s Fountain, Monkey Bicycle, Levure litérraire, Clockwise Cat, Glimpse (Canada), Unlikely Stories, San Pedro River Review, and Kiyi (Turkey). Her 2011 chapbook, The Carcinogenic Bride, has been recommended on Winning Writers. Her latest chapbook is Habeas Corpus, from Glass Lyre Press.

Ann Wehrman

Ann Wehrman’s poetry, short fiction, literary analysis, and creative non-fiction have appeared in various publications including Poetry Now, Convergence, Blue Heron Review, Tule Review, Medusa’s Kitchen, WTF, The Ophidian, Rattlesnake Review, Calaveras Station Literary Journal, Cosumnes River Journal, and Sacramento News & Review. Her 2007 broadside, Notes from the Ivory Tower, and her 2011 self-illustrated chapbook, Inside (love poems), are available from Rattlesnake Press. She teaches English composition online, plays classical flute, and both practices and teaches yoga. She currently lives in Sacramento, CA.

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