Bruce Bond Don Russ Cameron Alexander Lawrence Michael Martin Douglas Smith Anya Silver Michael Dodd Zach Czaia Abigail Caroll David Craig Devon Miller-Duggan Raina Joines Nathaniel Lee Hansen Paul T. Corrigan Stella Nesanovich Mother Macaria Corbett
Jo-Anne Cappeluti Timothy Reilly Angela Doll Carlson
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CONTRIBUTORS to Volume 5 / Issue 2
Bruce Bond is the author of fifteen books including For the Lost Cathedral (LSU, 2015), The Other Sky (Etruscan, 2015), Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (U of MI, 2015), Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Award, SIU, 2016), and Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, U of Tampa,, 2016). Two books are forthcoming: Sacrum (Four Way Books), and Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems (Phillabaum Award, LSU). Presently he is Regents Professor at University of North Texas.
Don Russ publishes regularly and widely in the literary magazines and is the author of Dream Driving (Kennesaw State University Press, 2007) and the chapbooks Adam’s Nap (Billy Goat Press, 2005) and World’s One Heart (forthcoming, The Next Review, 2014). His poem “Girl with Gerbil” was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2012.
Cameron Alexander Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Arizona and lives and writes in Decatur, GA, where he shares a home with his wife and three young daughters. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Image, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Ink & Letters, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. cameronlawrence.com
Michael ANGEL Martin was born and raised in Miami, FL. He earned his MFA at Florida International University. His interests include stringed musical instruments, Benedictine contemplation, and mall food. His poems can be found in or are forthcoming in Dappled Things, Anglican Theological Review, PRESENCE: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, PILGRIM: A Journal of Catholic Experience, The Offbeat, Green Mountains Review, The Mondegreen, South Florida Poetry Review, and Jai-Alai magazine. He works for O, Miami, an organization that connects people through poetry.
Douglas Smith was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His first book is Judgments. His work can be read in Quarterly West, Cimarron Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Washington Square, Mid-American Review, and many other magazines. A contributing editor at Lake Effect, he lives in North Carolina and teaches at Guilford College.
Anya Silver has published three books of poetry: From Nothing, I Watched You Disappear, and The Ninety-Third Name of God, all with the Louisiana State University Press. Her fourth book, Second Bloom, is forthcoming in the Poiema Poetry Series of Cascade Press. She has published hundreds of poems in journals and anthologies, most recently in Best American Poetry 2016 and The Turning Aside. She is Professor of English at Mercer University and lives in Macon, Georgia, with her husband, son, and cockapoo.
Michael Dodd studied poetry with Robert W. Hill at Clemson and Susan Ludvigson at Winthrop. He obtained the Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. He currently teaches at Anderson University in Anderson, SC.
Zach Czaia has had poems published or accepted for publication in a number of journals and magazines: Commonweal, The Chiron Review, Sojourners, Christianity & Literature, as well as in an anthology of work from teacher-writers, Keeping the Faith in Education (Avenida Books).
ABIGAIL CARROLL has published prose in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of literary magazines, including Midwest Quarterly, Sojourners, Spiritus, Crab Orchard Review, Terrain, and Ruminate. Her book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal (Basic Books 2013) was a finalist for the Zocalo Public Square Book Prize. She lives and writes in Vermont.
David Craig has published seventeen collections of his own poetry, two works of fiction. His poetry has been widely published (300+) and anthologized – most significantly in David Impastato’s UPHOLDING MYSTERY for Oxford University Press. He has been nominated for various prizes and his WHOSE SAINTS WE ARE was chosen among the five “must reads” for THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY’S Christmas book issue in 2013. He has also co-edited three anthologies of Christian poetry with Dr. Janet McCann of Texas A & M University and teaches Creative Writing as a Professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville where he edits the Jacopone da Todi Poetry Prize.
Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature, Gargoyle. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall in 2008 and a chapbook, Neither Prayer, Nor Bird in 2013. Alphabet Year, will be published by Wipf & Stock in 2016. devonmiller-duggan.com
Raina Joines has an MFA from the University of Florida and teaches poetry workshop, literature, and composition at the University of North Texas, where she is the faculty advisor for the North Texas Review. She is the recipient of fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Lillian E. Smith Center. She received a First Honorable Mention for her poetry from the Dana Awards in 2015, and her work is out or forthcoming in Measure, Crab Orchard Review, and Grist: The Journal for Writers.
Nathaniel Lee Hansen ’s chapbook, Four Seasons West of the 95th Meridian, was published by Spoon River Poetry Press (2014). His work has appeared in The Curator; Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide; Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland; Driftwood Press; Whitefish Review; Christianity and Literature; The Cresset; Midwestern Gothic; and South Dakota Review, among others. His website is plainswriter.com, and he can be followed on Twitter @plainswriter.
Mother Macaria Corbett is a nun living at St. Xenia Metochian in Indianapolis where she manages St. Seraphim Bookstore. She began her monastic journey on Spruce Island in Alaska in ‘89. She has published a chapbook with Anaphora Press called Endless Winter Nights at Monks Lagoon and is included in a collection of women poets by the same publisher entitled Myhrbearers. She is a former editor of Epiphany Journal and before monasticism published in a variety of journals as well as a chapbook entitled Mad Madelienne and Other Poems under an earlier religious name, Deborah Corbett.
Paul T. Corrigan teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. He has published work in Sewanee Theological Review, Christianity & Literature, Literature & Belief, and other venues. His interview with Li-Young Lee recently appeared in Image. His dissertation at the University of South Florida, Wrestling with Angels: Postsecular Contemporary American Poetry, interprets contemporary poems that are spiritual or religious in nontraditional ways, particularly including the work of Li-Young Lee and Scott Cairns. He lives in the Peace River Watershed and walks to work.
Stella Nesanovich is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Vespers at Mount Angel and Colors of the River as well as four chapbooks of poems. Her poetry has appeared in many journals and magazines as well as over twenty anthologies. In 1999 she received an artist fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts; in 2009 and in 2015 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is Professor Emerita of English from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her website is Nesanovich.com