Andy Havens writes Pacific Northwest poetry from his home in West Seattle. His work has been published by Seattle University and by the online publication Whatever Keeps the Lights On. He recently won the Welcome the Orcas poetry contest, held by The Whale Trail. His hobbies include wondering where the time goes, and waiting for the emergence of the Kraken.
Mary K O’Melveny, a retired labor rights lawyer, lives with her wife near Woodstock, New York and in Washington DC. Mary’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received many other honors and awards, including being chosen as a Finalist for the 2017 Pangaea Prize. Her poetry has appeared in numerous print and on-line literary journals and anthologies and on national blog sites. Mary is the author of “A Woman of a Certain Age” and “Merging Star Hypotheses” (Finishing Line Press 2018, 2020) and a co-author of the anthology “An Apple In Her Hand” (Codhill Press 2019). Her latest poetry collection “Dispatches From The Memory Care Museum” will be published in 2021 by Kelsay Books.
Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has appeared in the Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, Enizagam and The Healing Muse among others. Claire is the author of Waiting to be Called and Until I Couldn’t. She is the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.
Marlo Starr writes and teaches in Baltimore. She holds an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and a PhD in English from Emory University. Her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in BOAAT, The Threepenny Review, Berfrois, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere.