For nearly two decades, MARK D. BENNION has taught writing and literature classes at Ricks College/BYU-Idaho. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Mark’s poems have appeared in Convergence, Dappled Things, The Penwood Review, Anglican Theological Review, Aurorean, San Pedro River Review, Spiritus, The Windhover, and other journals. He and his wife, Kristine, are currently trying to figure out how to raise three teenagers and two tweens.
CHRISTINE BOLDT, a retired librarian, has lived in Texas for thirty-eight years. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria in the 1960s, and lived in Italy during the 1970s. Her poetry has appeared in Christian Century; The Windhover; the Texas Poetry Calendar; Enigmatist; Bearing the Mask; Adam, Eve and the Riders of the Apocalypse; the Poetry Society of Texas Book of the Year; the Red River Review; Ilyia’s Honey; and Encore. Her collection Missing, One Muse: The Poetry of Sylvia St. Stevens was selected as the winner of the 2018 ASPS Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition.
From his maternal grandfather, who died a year before his birth, WILLIAM COKER inherited his first name, a love of algebra, and several books by 19th-century poets, most notably Longfellow, Tennyson, and Scott. His first poem consisted of six couplets on his fourth-grade hero, John Paul Jones, and he did not move into free verse until, during a semi-wakeful moment in a graduate class on theory of algebraic numbers, he penned an elegy to group automorphisms. His poems have been published in The Cape Rock, Petersburg Press, The Windhover, Nebraska Life, online, and in the anthology, Adam, Eve, and the Riders of the Apocalypse.
NATHANIEL LEE HANSEN is the author of the short-story collection Measuring Time & Other Stories (Wiseblood Books, 2019) and the poetry collection Your Twenty-First Century Prayer Life
(Cascade Books, 2018). He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he edits the bi-annual literary journal The Windhover and directs The Windhover Writers’ Festival.
MICHAEL HORAN lives in Fort Worth and works in Dallas in the IT field. He earned a BA in English and Master of English from the University of Dallas, and his poetry has appeared in Literary Imagination, a publication of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW).
ZEE MINK-FULLER writes from a farmhouse loft in rural Texas. When she is not writing, she creates art from discarded objects such as glass, wood and metal. Sometimes these characters make it into one of her stories. She has been widely published in journals, magazines, anthologies and theatre presentations. Zee has been published in the Texas Poetry Calendar twice and in the Texas Review of the Arts at Langdon. She is proud of her work in a book of essays funded by the Ford Foundation centering on the incarcerated and their families. She is currently working on a book of short stories.
JILL REID is a poet and teacher who lives in Pineville, Louisiana with her daughter, Ellie, their dog, Penny, and nearly too many books to count. She earned her MA in literature at Baylor University and her MFA in poetry from Seattle Pacific University; she currently teaches at Louisiana College. Some of her work can be read in The Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, Tupelo Quarterly, Ruminate Magazine, Relief Journal, and Rock and Sling.
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