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Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collection Book of Exodus, published in 2017, and the forthcoming chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. She lives in Spokane.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collection Book of Exodus, published in 2017, and the forthcoming chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. She lives in Spokane.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collection Book of Exodus, published in 2017, and the forthcoming chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. She lives in Spokane.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collection Book of Exodus, published in 2017, and the forthcoming chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. She lives in Spokane.

Kathryn Smith is the author of the poetry collection Book of Exodus, published in 2017, and the forthcoming chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. She lives in Spokane.

Mary Leauna Christensen has lived in Southwest deserts, in kudzo-infested Appalachia, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her cat. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, and is Managing Editor of The Swamp Literary Magazine and Poetry Wolf Press. Her work can be found in Permafrost, Driftwood Press, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Sugar House Review, among others. 

Mary Leauna Christensen has lived in Southwest deserts, in kudzo-infested Appalachia, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her cat. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, and is Managing Editor of The Swamp Literary Magazine and Poetry Wolf Press. Her work can be found in Permafrost, Driftwood Press, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Sugar House Review, among others. 

Mary Leauna Christensen has lived in Southwest deserts, in kudzo-infested Appalachia, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her cat. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, and is Managing Editor of The Swamp Literary Magazine and Poetry Wolf Press. Her work can be found in Permafrost, Driftwood Press, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Sugar House Review, among others. 

Mary Leauna Christensen has lived in Southwest deserts, in kudzo-infested Appalachia, and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her cat. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University, and is Managing Editor of The Swamp Literary Magazine and Poetry Wolf Press. Her work can be found in Permafrost, Driftwood Press, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Sugar House Review, among others. 

Kerry Rutherford has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently in the MFA program at EWU. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Kerry spent three years in Kodiak, Alaska, and twelve years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her short stories, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Spindrift Literary Magazine, Razor Literary Magazine, Bear River Review, and The Mountain Astrologer. Besides writing prose and poetry, she hangs out on the periphery of the singer-songwriter world.

Kerry Rutherford has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently in the MFA program at EWU. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Kerry spent three years in Kodiak, Alaska, and twelve years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her short stories, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Spindrift Literary Magazine, Razor Literary Magazine, Bear River Review, and The Mountain Astrologer. Besides writing prose and poetry, she hangs out on the periphery of the singer-songwriter world.

Kerry Rutherford has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently in the MFA program at EWU. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Kerry spent three years in Kodiak, Alaska, and twelve years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her short stories, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Spindrift Literary Magazine, Razor Literary Magazine, Bear River Review, and The Mountain Astrologer. Besides writing prose and poetry, she hangs out on the periphery of the singer-songwriter world.

Kerry Rutherford has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently in the MFA program at EWU. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Kerry spent three years in Kodiak, Alaska, and twelve years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her short stories, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Spindrift Literary Magazine, Razor Literary Magazine, Bear River Review, and The Mountain Astrologer. Besides writing prose and poetry, she hangs out on the periphery of the singer-songwriter world.

Kerry Rutherford has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently in the MFA program at EWU. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Kerry spent three years in Kodiak, Alaska, and twelve years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her short stories, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Spindrift Literary Magazine, Razor Literary Magazine, Bear River Review, and The Mountain Astrologer. Besides writing prose and poetry, she hangs out on the periphery of the singer-songwriter world.

Danielle Weeks received her MFA in poetry through Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Reviewcream city review, The Gettysburg Review, and Third Coast, among others, and her poem “Human Uses” was chosen as the winner of Atticus Review’s annual poetry contest in 2018. Danielle currently lives in Spokane and works for the Children's Home Society of WA. 

Danielle Weeks received her MFA in poetry through Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Reviewcream city review, The Gettysburg Review, and Third Coast, among others, and her poem “Human Uses” was chosen as the winner of Atticus Review’s annual poetry contest in 2018. Danielle currently lives in Spokane and works for the Children's Home Society of WA. 

Danielle Weeks received her MFA in poetry through Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Reviewcream city review, The Gettysburg Review, and Third Coast, among others, and her poem “Human Uses” was chosen as the winner of Atticus Review’s annual poetry contest in 2018. Danielle currently lives in Spokane and works for the Children's Home Society of WA. 

Danielle Weeks received her MFA in poetry through Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Reviewcream city review, The Gettysburg Review, and Third Coast, among others, and her poem “Human Uses” was chosen as the winner of Atticus Review’s annual poetry contest in 2018. Danielle currently lives in Spokane and works for the Children's Home Society of WA. 

Danielle Weeks received her MFA in poetry through Eastern Washington University’s creative writing program. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Reviewcream city review, The Gettysburg Review, and Third Coast, among others, and her poem “Human Uses” was chosen as the winner of Atticus Review’s annual poetry contest in 2018. Danielle currently lives in Spokane and works for the Children's Home Society of WA. 

Thom Caraway is the author of the poetry collections A Visitor's Guide to North Dakota, published by Finishing Line Press in 2007, and What the Sky Lacks, from Korrectiv Press (2018). He served as Spokane’s first Poet Laureate from 2013-2015, and since 2008, he has taught creative writing, editing, and book design at Whitworth University, where he also serves as editor of the literary journal Rock & Sling.

Thom Caraway is the author of the poetry collections A Visitor's Guide to North Dakota, published by Finishing Line Press in 2007, and What the Sky Lacks, from Korrectiv Press (2018). He served as Spokane’s first Poet Laureate from 2013-2015, and since 2008, he has taught creative writing, editing, and book design at Whitworth University, where he also serves as editor of the literary journal Rock & Sling.

Thom Caraway is the author of the poetry collections A Visitor's Guide to North Dakota, published by Finishing Line Press in 2007, and What the Sky Lacks, from Korrectiv Press (2018). He served as Spokane’s first Poet Laureate from 2013-2015, and since 2008, he has taught creative writing, editing, and book design at Whitworth University, where he also serves as editor of the literary journal Rock & Sling.

Thom Caraway is the author of the poetry collections A Visitor's Guide to North Dakota, published by Finishing Line Press in 2007, and What the Sky Lacks, from Korrectiv Press (2018).

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