Meet Our Editors:
Ginger Beck is a tattoo artist, tarot reader, and English teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas. She advocates for at-risk youth, sings in a band, and is obsessed with dinosaurs and outer space. Now that her 19-year-old daughter is off at college, she lives with a 14-year-old poodle, a pitbull, and a hedgehog. Her most recent work appears in Foliate Oak, The Molotov Cocktail, Red Savina Review, Blue Lyra Review, Mamalode, and Intrinsick. Ginger is a graduate of our MFA program and the person who sends most our tweets. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Libbe Dennard, a native Texan, is a poet and memoirist. Her chapbook, A Journey, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. She has completed a work of creative non-fiction, The Kindness of Fate and will soon begin another similar work entitled, Finding Fuller. The first work dealt with her journey to spirit. The second work is the tale of finding her biological father.
Johnathan Chad Fincher earned both his BA and MA in Creative Writing from Texas Tech University. He is an assistant professor at New Mexico Military Institute and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Amanda Madru lives on a small farm in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. She expects to begin proofreading the diaries of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (translated by historian Helen Azar) later this year, and in her spare time, she is writing a second memoir even though she has yet to publish her first. Amanda holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Kristine Steddum is a poet, writer, and artist residing in SW Missouri. She earned a BA in English, Creative Writing, from Missouri Southern State University and is pursuing an MFA from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Susanne Thomas reads, writes, parents, and teaches from the windy West in Wyoming. She loves fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, poetry, children's books, science, and puns. And coffee. She's a graduate student at the University of Arkansas Monticello, and is hoping to continue improving her craft so that her published list can grow longer.
Karen Weyant’s most recent collection of poetry, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, won Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook contest and was published in 2012. Her poetry has appeared in Barn Owl Review, Cave Wall, Copper Nickel, Harpur Palate, Poetry East, Slipstream, Spillway, Tahoma Literary Review, and River Styx. Her work has also appeared in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry and Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Anthology. She teaches at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. In her spare time, she explores the Rust Belt regions of Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Find out more about Karen here.
Diane Payne is the Faculty Advisor and MFA Director.