Alan Perry’s debut poetry chapbook, Clerk of the Dead, was published by Main Street Rag Publishing in 2020. His poems have appeared in Tahoma Literary Review, Heron Tree, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, Broadkill Review, Magnolia Review, and elsewhere, and in several anthologies. He is a Senior Poetry Editor for Typehouse Literary Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. Alan holds a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, and he and his wife divide their time between a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tucson, Arizona. More at: https://alanperrypoetry.com.
Vincent O'Connor’s debut poetry chapbook, Lessons From Life, was published by Local Gems Press in 2019. His poems have appeared in Snail Mail Review, The Talking Stick, Main Channel Voices, Winamop, Poetry Super Highway,Satori, and elsewhere, and in two anthologies. He has written numerous magazine articles, primarily on computer technology, and writes training material for businesses and technical manuals for software companies, and has a play, "Nearly Departed" published by Players Press. More at: https://vinceoconnor.com/.
Susan McMillan currently serves as Poet Laureate for the city of Rochester, Minnesota. She is a retired freelance writer and editor, and is a lifelong poet whose work frequently appears in regional midwest publications. She has participated in the Cracked Walnut traveling literary reading series and was an award recipient in the 2020 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest. In February 2021, she helped create Bright Light Stories in the Night, an illustrated poetry e-chapbook and virtual reading of work by poets and artists from southeast Minnesota. McMillan has led poetry workshops as well as helped develop community poetry events and opportunities through higher education programs and public libraries in her community.
Pam Sinicrope served as a student editor for Howling Bird Press and is an MFA candidate in poetry at Augsburg University. Her poems are forthcoming or published in: Spillway, The Night Heron Barks, Aethlon, Indolent Books: Poems in the Afterglow, Literary Mama, 3 Elements Review, and Appalachian Journal. Pam lives in Rochester, MN. She has a doctorate in Public Health and engages in research to eliminate health disparities with a focus in cancer prevention. She is a member of the League of MN poets. She enjoys time with her family, hiking with her dog, tennis, and independent films.
Deborah Goschy is a member of the Southern Minnesota Poets Society and the League of Minnesota Poets. She has won awards for her poetry at the state and national level and has had her work published in Encore: Prize Poems 2021, Encore: Prize Poems 2020, The Martin Lake Journal, the Poet-Artist Collaboration, and The Mankato Walk and Ride Project, which exhibits poems on signs along Mankato bike trails. Deborah is also an amateur actor, a painter, a digital photographer, and the graphic artist who designs The Moccasin, the literary journal of the League of Minnesota Poets.
Linda White has been writing all her life. Her poetry and essays have appeared in The Moccasin, the Saint Paul Almanac, Writer’s Block, MNReads and BookRiot (where she won a national essay contest), and in the anthologies Upon Waking and after the equinox. Linda has two poems installed as part of the Mankato Poetry Ride, and is deep in revisions on her first novel. She has a BA in English from the University of St. Thomas and a Certificate in Book Arts from MCBA (MN Center for Book Arts). After 20 years in publishing, she ran BookMania, a publishing services agency, for 10 years. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband under a Canadian goose migration path. Linda has a book blog at www.bookmanialife.com and you can find her online at https://buymeacoffee.com/LindaBeyond where she is sharing novel WIP updates and photography, on Twitter @LindaWonder and on her Bookstagram @LindaBookMania.