About the editors


Cati Porter is founder and editor-in-chief of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry.  She is the author of two books of poems, My Skies of Small Horses (Word Tech Editions, 2016) Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008), as well as five chapbooks, most recently The Body, Like Bread (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and what Desire makes of us (dancing girl press, 2015, with illustrations by Amy Payne; originally published as an e-book Ahadada Books, 2011). Her third full-length collection of poetry, The Body at a Loss, is forthcoming in 2019 from CavanKerry Press. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Inlandia Institute, where 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 Ren (Katherine) Powell is a poet, translator and teaching artist. She is a native Californian, settled on the west coast of Norway. Ren has been a member of The Norwegian Author's Union since 2005, and has published six full-length collections of poetry (and more than two dozen books of translations) with traditional publishing houses. Her poetry collections have been purchased by the Norwegian Arts Council for national library distribution, and her poems have been translated and published in six languages. Her non-fiction essays have appeared in anthologies and magazines, and her dramatic works have been performed in the U.S., Canada and Norway. Ren has a BA in Theater Arts from Texas A&M, and an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. Website: http://renpowell.com.


Associate editor Maureen Alsop, Ph.D. is the author of several poetry collections including Apparition Wren, Mantic, Later Knives & Trees, and Mirror Inside Coffin.








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. His newest books are PLUNK and Creative Writng Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century.




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).