Aaron Graham hails from Glenrock, Wyoming, which boasts seven bars, six churches, a single 4-way stop sign and a population of 1159. He has twice served as the editor of the Squaw Valley Review, and currently is assistant poetry editor for The Tishman Review. Aaron is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served with The Marine Corps' Human Intelligence and Counterterrorism Task Force Middle East as an analyst and linguist. He is an alumnus of Squaw Valley Poets the Ashbury Home School, and was the "Cecilia Baker Memorial Visiting Scholar" Seaside Writers. His poetry has won the Penumbra Prize, f(r)iction Magazine's Best Poem (Summer 2017), and has been nominated for "The Best of the Net." Aaron is currently finishing his PhD in Literature at Emory in Atlanta, hosting elaborare tea parties for DIsney Princesses and his daughter Alexi, while holding down an English Lectureship at Kennesaw State University.
Miriam C. Jacobs is a University of Chicago alumnus and teaches writing, literature, and humanities. Jacobs's work has won an International Publications Award from Atlanta Review, and placed in Poetica Magazine's Anna David Rosenberg Awards, 2017. Her poems appear in Reform Jewish Quarterly, Galway Review, where they were recognized as Best of the Month, Calliope, and other publications.
Joseph Victor Milford is a Professor of English and a Georgia writer. His first collection of poems, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010. He is also the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show, where he has compiled an archive of over 300 interviews and readings with American and Canadian poets. Joe Milford also edits the poetry journal RASPUTIN: A Poetry Thread. His second book, TATTERED SCROLLS AND POSTULATES, VOL 1, is now available at Backlash Press (www.backlashpress.com).
Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog/ .
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