Atlanta History Kenan Research Center preserves extensive primary source holdings for the study of Atlanta, the surrounding region and the nation during the Civil War. The military history library holdings also include publications on the American Revolution, World War I and World War II.
Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst ,and edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters. He has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.)
Brian Bannon is an Atlanta comedian turned writer. He self-released a stand-up album titled Rolling Stephen Hawking Up a Hill and was twice a finalist in Creative Loafing’s fiction contest.
Justin Barisich is a son of New Orleans, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and the half-Croatian middle child of a commercial fisherman. His written poetry has appeared in RATTLE, The Five Hundred, and WORDPEACE, and his spoken word poetry in venues such as the National Civil Rights Museum. (www.LittleWritingMan.com)
Monica Busch is a journalist living on Martha’s Vineyard. She holds a B.A. in Writing and Literature from Emmanuel College. Her work has appeared in Chicago Literati, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Word Riot, and has been performed by Liars’ League NYC.
Ian Campbell is associate professor of Arabic at Georgia State University. His research interests are modern Moroccan literature in Arabic and French, and Arabic-language science fiction. He also administers a YouTube channel, Arabic Grammar Unpacked. Under the name Julian Cage, he writes character-driven mystery-thriller fiction set in Atlanta. Julian Cage’s novels and his short story collection, Too Busy to Hate: Tales of Murder from the Streets of Atlanta, can be found under his name on Amazon.
Sue Chenette, a classical pianist as well as a poet, grew up in northern Wisconsin and has made her home in Toronto since 1972. She is an editor for Brick Books, and the author of Slender Human Weight (Guernica Editions, 2009) and The Bones of His Being (Guernica Editions, 2012).
Kate Conover lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her poems have appeared in Strange Horizons and theEEEL (tNY.Press).
Daniel de Culla is a writer, poet, and photographer. He is also a member of the Spanish Writers Association, Director of the Gallo Tricolor Review, and Robespierre Review. He moves between North Hollywood, Madrid, and Burgos, Spain.
Richard Gess is a writer, musician, and visual artist from Decatur, Georgia. He has an MFA from UNC-Greensboro, and was most recently published in Eyedrum Periodically #6. He was also In A Band of some sort for much of his adult life; these lyrics are from those times.
Howie Good is author of Danger Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry.
E. A. Hall lives on an emdash plantation and dreams often of the hyphen’s forced extinction—only to awaken in a state of unspeakable dread.
Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines including Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Camel Saloon, Blueline, Poppy Road Review, Spectrum, three Bright Hills Press Anthologies and several Kind of A Hurricane publications. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net.
Bryant O’Hara is a programmer, poet, and musician — not always in that order, sometimes all at once. He has been an engineer and a technical writer, and is now a software developer. He has been published among the winners of the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2013 Poetry Contest. He is currently working on filling the internet with computer-generated choral music derived from Project Gutenberg texts – or cat videos. To listen to O’Hara’s poems and other works, please visit https://soundcloud.com/bryant-ohara. He lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with his lovely wife Alice, two out of seven kids, several dogs, and occasional stray humans.
The poetry, fiction, and essays of Terez Peipins have appeared in publications both in the United States and abroad including Anak Sastra, Barcelona Ink, The Barcelona Review, The Buffalo News, Conte, Creeping Bent, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Melusine, and Pedestal, among many others. She is the author of three chapbooks of poetry. Her novel, The Shadow of Silver Birch, is published by Black Rose Writing.
Nawrus (Persian New Year, also Vernal Equinox) is the only year’s beginning that viscerally makes sense to Barbara Ruth. However, she celebrates any opportunity that comes her way for new beginnings. She has a long-standing love affair with trees, deciduous and evergreen. And now she’s off to walk the labyrinth.
Nikki Anne Schmutz is a poet, novelist, produced screenwriter, freelance poetry editor, and author of Open Soul Window, In Speaking of… A Poetic Journey From Dark to Light, and Found, a novel. She currently reads poetry for her YouTube Channel, Perfectly Written Pictures
Madeleine St Romain has written five librettos: Rabbit Tales with composer Nicole Chamberlain; and Cedar Tree and River Water, Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun, Seastruck, and The Raspberry War with composer Robert Boury. St. Romain’s visual art has been shown at Eyedrum, Radial Art Space, and Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery.
Mercedes Webb-Pullman holds a Victoria University Wellington MA in Creative Writing, 2011. Her poems and short stories have appeared online and in print, included in the publications Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge, Otoliths, Connotations, The Red Room, Typewriter, and Cliterature. She lives on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.