Blog : Authors
Kevin Honold was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. His first book of poetry, Men as Trees Walking, won The Journal/Ohio State University Press prize in 2009. He is currently a PhD candidate in English at the University of Cincinnati.
Kathryn Winograd is the author of Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, a finalist in the Foreword Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards; Air Into Breath, winner of the Colorado Book Award in Poetry; Stepping Sideways into a Poetry, Scholastic resource book for K-12 teachers; and two books on online learning published by McGraw Hill.
Josh Potter received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2015. His work has appeared in Shelf Awareness, The Stranger, and Driftwood Press, where he is a guest editor for their upcoming fall issue. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Emily Brisse's essays and fiction have appeared in a variety of publications, and her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from The Fourth River, Armchair/Shotgun, Two Hawks Quarterly, and Hippocampus.
Marion Boyer has written essays for Paddler, American Whitewater, Canoe & Kayak, Great Lakes Review, and The Tishman Review.
Rachel Graham Cody is a writer in Portland, Oregon, and the co-author of Getting Open: The Unknown Story of Bill Garrett and the Integration of College Basketball.
Feagin Jones currently resides in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she obtained an MFA from West Virginia University. Her work has previously been published in PANK and Hippocampus.
David Lazarâ€™s books include Who's Afraid of Helen of Troy, After Montaigne (co-edited with Patrick Madden), Occasional Desire: Essays, The Body of Brooklyn, Truth in Nonfiction, Essaying the Essay, Powder Town, Michael Powell: Interviews, and Conversations with M. F. K. Fisher.
Alex Lemon is the author of Happy: A Memoir, the essay collection Heartdusting: Notes from the Feverland (forthcoming from Milkweed Editions), and five books of poetry, most recently Or Beauty (forthcoming from Milkweed) and The Wish Book.
Annie Olson completed her MFA at the University of New Mexico. She lives and teaches in Albuquerque.
Angela Pelster's most recent book, Limber, was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Nonfiction.
Jerald Walker is the author of Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption, recipient of the 2011 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction.
Jan Shoemakerâ€™s essays have been anthologized, featured on public radio, and have appeared in many magazines and journals including River Teeth, The Sun, Fourth Genre, The Colorado Review, Sufi Journal, and American Literary Review. She writes and teaches in Michigan.
Rebecca McClanahan has published ten books of nonfiction, essays, poetry, and writing instruction, most recently The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change and a new edition of Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively.
Fleda Brownâ€™s The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems will be out from University of Nebraska Press in 2017. Her eighth collection of poems, No Need of Sympathy (BOA Editions, LTD) and her collection of essays with Sydney Lea, Growing Old in Poetry (Autumn House Press) came out in 2013.
Cate Hennesseyâ€™s essays and book reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Gettysburg Review, Fourth Genre, PANK, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, she teaches at West Chester University.
Tim Hillegonds earned a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University in Chicago.
Sonya Huber is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), finalist for the 2010 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and Opa Nobody (University of Nebraska Press, 2008), shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize.
Joe Oestreich is the author of two books of creative nonfiction: Lines of Scrimmage (co-written with Scott Pleasant, 2015) and Hitless Wonder (2012).
Donald J. Mitchell lives in Deming, WA, on land his great grandfather homesteaded in the 1880s. Heâ€™s lived there all his life writing poetry, short essays, and fiction.
William Torrey teaches Creative Writing and Literature at St. Andrewâ€™s School.
Heather Gemmen Wilson is an award-winning author. She enjoyed a twenty-year career as a book editor before returning to school.
Gina Williams lives and creates in the Pacific Northwest.
Kerry Folan's work has appeared in The Washington Post, Hippocampus, and The Butter, among other publications. She is currently a second-year MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at George Mason University.
Karen Dietrich is the author of The Girl Factory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Her writing has appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, The Bellingham Review, Specter, and elsewhere.
Jill Christman is the author of Darkroom: A Family Exposure (AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction winner), Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood (Shebooks 2014), and essays in magazines and journals such as Brevity, Fourth Genre, Iron Horse Literary Review, Literary Mama, Oprah Magazine, and Brain, Child. She teaches creative nonfiction writing in Ashland Universityâ€™s low-residency MFA program and at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where she lives with her husband, writer Mark Neely, and their two children.
Along with two books of travel essaysâ€”Guatemalan Journey (University of Texas Press) and Green Dreams: Travels in Central America (Lonely Planet)â€”Stephen Benz has published essays in Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, Los Angeles Review, and other journals. Two of his essays have been selected for the Best American Travel Writing series. Formerly a writer for Tropic, the Sunday magazine of the Miami Herald, he now teaches professional writing at the University of New Mexico and is on the faculty of the Taos Summer Writersâ€™ Conference.
Robert Long Foreman is from Wheeling, West Virginia. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared most recently in Copper Nickel, Redivider, Booth, The Utne Reader, Fourth Genre, and the 2014 Pushcart anthology. He is The Cossack Reviewâ€™s Fiction Editor, and he teaches creative writing and literature at Rhode Island College.
Shannon Huffman Polson is the author of North of Hope: A Daughterâ€™s Arctic Journey as well as essays in Cirque Journal, High Country News, Alaska and Seattle magazines, Huffington Post, and Ruminate Magazine, where her work was given honorable mention in the 2015 VanderMey Prize for Nonfiction. Her current project about mythology, community, and pathfinding is based on her experience as one of the Armyâ€™s first women attack helicopter pilots.
Tom Fate is the author of five books of nonfiction, including Beyond the White Noise, a collection of essays, Steady and Trembling, a spiritual memoir, and Cabin Fever, a nature memoir. A regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, his essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, Orion, Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, and many other journals and anthologies, and they have often aired on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. He teaches creative writing at College of DuPage in Chicago.