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Co-founding Co-editors

Marcus Myers lives in Kansas City, where he advises gifted & talented high school students, and he teaches composition to high school seniors and college freshmen. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Cortland Review, Hunger Mountain, Mid-American Review, The National Poetry Review, Pleiades, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, Tar River Poetry, TYPO, Yes Poetry and elsewhere. 

Brian Clifton‘s poems can be found in BOAATWhiskey IslandThe JournalSoutheast ReviewPrairie SchoonerGuernicaThe PinchPleiades, and other magazines.


Ruth Williams is the author of Flatlands (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2018) and Conveyance (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her poetry has appeared in Michigan Quarterly ReviewjubilatPleiades and Third Coast among others. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at William Jewell College.

Andrew Reeves currently lives and writes in Kansas City, Mo. His work can be found in Four Chambers Press, PleiadesThe Ilanot Review and elsewhere

Co-Editor, Web Editor

Haines Eason's poems have appeared in numerous journals including Boston Review, New England Review, Pleiades and elsewhere. A Ruth Lilly Fellowship finalist, he was a Chapbook Fellow with the Poetry Society of America. His winning chapbook is A History of Waves. He is also the winner of the Cream City Review Beau Boudreaux Prize for poetry. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, he now lives with his wife Joni Lee and their son Jack in Lawrence, Kansas. 

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