About the editors
Cati Porter is founder and editor-in-chief of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry. She is the author of a book of poems, Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008), as well as several chapbooks: small fruit songs: prose poems (Pudding House Publications, 2008), (al)most delicious (Dancing Girl Press, 2010), and what Desire makes of us (e-book with illustrations by Amy Payne, Ahadada Books, 2011). Her latest chapbook, The Way Things Move The Dark, is forthcoming winter 2013 from Dancing Girl Press. In partnership with the Inlandia Institute, she is also founder & editor-in-chief of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, an online literary journal dedicated to place-based writing about the Inland Southern California region. Learn more about her by visiting her website.
Associate editor Ren Powell is a poet, dramatist and translator from California. Her publishing credits include two books of poetry, two chapbooks and nine books of translation. Her dramatic works have been produced in the US, Canada and Norway. She is a member of the Norwegian Authors’ Union and is the Norwegian representative to the International PEN Women Writers’ Committee, and the Committee’s Human Rights Representative. She helped to found the International Cities of Refuge Network and is founder and editor-in-chief of Babel Fruit . She blogs at sidesteppingreal.blogspot.com.
Associate editor Maureen Alsop's poems have appeared or are pending in various publications including: Agni, New Delta Review, Barrow Street, Typo, Cafe Review, Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and Review. Her poetry has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize; she is the recipient of Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry, Eleventh Muse' Poetry Award, and Bitter Oleander's Francis Locke Memorial Prize in Poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks, Nightingale Habit, and Origin of Stone; her full collection of poetry, Apparition Wren was recently released from Main Street Rag Press.Review,
Book review editor Tom C. Hunley is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University and the director of Steel Toe Books. His newest book is the textbook THE POETRY GYMNASIUM: 94 PROVEN EXERCISES TO SHAPE YOUR BEST VERSE.
Associate editor Judy Kronenfeld’s most recent collections of poetry are Shimmer (WordTech Editions, 2012) and the second edition of Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths, winner of The Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize for 2007 (Antrim House, 2012). Her poems, as well as the occasional short story and personal essay have appeared in numerous print and online journals such as Adanna, Calyx, Cimarron Review, American Poetry Journal, Fox Chase Review, Natural Bridge, Hiram Poetry Review, Poetry International, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stirring, Valparaiso Review, The Women’s Review of Books and The Pedestal. Recent anthology appearances include Before There Is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012) and Love over 60: An Anthology of Women's Poems (Mayapple Press, 2010). She is also the author of a critical study: KING LEAR and the Naked Truth (Duke U.P., 1998). She is Lecturer Emerita, Creative Writing Department, UC Riverside, after twenty-five years teaching there.
Essays Editor Charlotte Davidson was born and raised in Southern California. After college, she spent eleven years in Paris, France. Upon returning to the States, she received a Masters in English from Syracuse University followed by an M.F.A. in poetry from U.C. Irvine. She now lives in Riverside, California, where she teaches college English, manages an organic orange grove, and takes care of her six horses, three dogs, four cats, and one husband. Her two children live in Europe and India. She has published poems and stories in various journals and anthologies including The Santa Monica Review, Gulf Coast, The Fiddlehead, Faultline, and Poemeleon. She is the author of Fresh Zebra (All Nations Press, 2012).
Associate editor Lalanii Grant is a writer and mentor from Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from Antioch University with a dual concentration in nonfiction and poetry. Her work has been published across the web in The Scrambler, and is forthcoming in The Citron Review. She has taught graduate-level creative writing and English at her school's Writing Center. She is Editor-In-Chief of Creative Confusion, a Writing Web Store that takes the confusion out of your writing projects, leaving only the creative.