Maria DiLorenzo was born in Brooklyn, NY. She received her B.A. in English from the College of Staten Island. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in poetry at Hunter College. She has been awarded the Provost’s Graduate Study Award in 2009. She has also been nominated
Roxanne BanksMalia lives in Denver and is pursuing her MFA through Lesley University’s Low Residency program. Her poems have appeared in Copper Nickel, and her freelance work in the YourHub section of The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.
Athena Edmonds recently graduated with an MFA in Creative writing from Lesley University. Previously she founded and managed a series of early stage software venture funds. Apart from her MFA, she holds degrees in Materials Science from MIT and Cambridge
Natalie Bryant Rizzieri recently received her MFA from Lesley University. Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review. She divides her time between Sunnyside, New York, where she resides with her husband, and Armenia. She is the founder of Friends of Warm
Tana Jean Welch was born and raised in Fresno, California, Tana Jean Welch currently exists among the palmetto bugs of Tallahassee where she is working toward a PhD in Literature at Florida State. Her poems have recently appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The