2018 Contributors


Catherine R. Cryan grew up around giant silk moths, pitch pines, and salamander eggs, and never really left them behind.  Originally from New York, she has put down roots in Rhode Island, working as a science educator, college sports statistician, and farmer.  She holds degrees in biology and education from Fordham University, and is currently on hiatus from her work as an environmental educator while she and her partner raise their young twin sons. Her poetry has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Broadsided Press, The Outrider Review, The Comstock Review, and Evening Street. As a child, she spent more time outdoors than in, something she tries diligently to replicate as an adult.

Kristin LaFollette (3)Kristin LaFollette is a PhD. candidate at Bowling Green State University and is a writer, artist, and photographer. She is the author of the chapbook, Body Parts (GFT Press, 2018). You can visit her on Twitter at @k_lafollette03 or on her website at kristinlafollette.com.



MyPhoto.jpgRobert Eastwood’s work appeared most recently in 3Elements Review, West Texas Literary Review, Up The Staircase Quarterly, Poet Lore, Triggerfish Literary Review and Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. His book Snare: was published by Broadstone Books (2016).  His second book, Romer, was published by Etruscan Press (2018). He has three Pushcart nominations.


Marissa Sumire writes fiction and poetry, and she works as an English teacher and an editor. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach, and she currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog. In her free time, Marissa loves wandering in nature and exploring the amazing cultures in the city of angels.


KLM Author PhotoKarla Linn Merrifield, a nine-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, has had 700+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has 13 books to her credit, the newest of which is Psyche’s Scroll, a book-length poem, published by The Poetry Box Select in June 2018. Forthcoming in Spring 2019 is her full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North, from Cirque Press. Her Godwit:  Poems of Canada (FootHills Publishing) received the Eiseman Award for Poetry. She is a frequent contributor to The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, and assistant editor and poetry book reviewer for The Centrifugal Eye. She is a member of Just Poets (Rochester, NY), the Florida State Poetry Society, the New Mexico Poetry Society, and The Author’s Guild. Visit her blog, Vagabond Poet Redux, at http://karlalinn.blogspot.com. Google her name to learn more; Tweet @LinnMerrifiel; https://www.facebook.com/karlalinn.merrifield.



Jeanine Stevens is the author of Inheritor (Future Cycle Press), and Sailing on Milkweed, (Cherry Grove Collections). Winner of the MacGuffin Poet Hunt (selected by Phil Levine), The Stockton Arts Commission Award, The Ekphrasis Prize and WOMR Cape Cod Community Radio National Poetry Award. Brief Immensity, recently won the Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Award. Poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Evansville Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Chiron Review, Pearl, Stoneboat, Connecticut River Review, Provincetown Magazine and Rosebud. Jeanine recently received her sixth Pushcart Nomination. She studied poetry at U.C. Davis and California State University, Sacramento.

image1Angela Kay is a native Ohioan, a mother of two extraordinary girls, a wife of 20 years, and a poet who put down her pen early in life. She picked it up much later, dusted it off, and intends to never put it down again. You can find her in the quiet shadows of the late night or early morning, composing poetry on her phone.





Frank Rossini grew up in New York City & moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1972. He was a teacher for forty-three years, working mostly in basic literacy skills with adults from a wide variety of backgrounds.  He has published poems in various journals, most recently in Raven Chronicles, Chiron Review, & Sequestrum. He has published two books of poems: sparking the rain from Silverfish Review Press & midnight the blues from sight| for| sight books. He’s  presently seeking homes for two unpublished manuscripts of poems, one, an autobiographical collection; the other, a collection of poems tied to photography, painting, & jazz.