Jill Stegman lives on the central coast of California, where she teaches at an alternative high school. Her work has most recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in such journals as Isotope, RE:AL, North Atlantic Review, Literary Mama, Wheelhouse Magazine, and South Dakota Review.
Douglas A Holiday, born in New York City, raised in foster care, and stricken with Guillain Barré Syndrome(or Ascending Paralysis) at the age of ten, the author attended Bernard M.Baruch College and The State University of New York at Albany, receiving both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree from Albany University. He is the recipient of an achievement award from Baruch College and The Spellman Award from Albany University.
Diane lives in the Deep South with her teenaged daughter, Ania, and several dogs and cats. She teaches creative writing at Univeristy of Arkansas-Monticello, and is also the author of the young adult novel A New Kind of Music and her memoir Burning Tulips.
Originally from the U.S.A., Jane Joritz-Nakagawa now lives and works as an associate professor at a national school of education in central Japan, where she teaches courses in gender, American poetry, educational psychology, multiculturalism and English. Her poems have been in dozens of literary journals including New American Writing, ACM, 580 Split, Tinfish and others. Her first poetry book, "Skin Museum" was published by Avant Books (Tokyo) in 2006.