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Ashley Aquila (Wisconsin) lives, works, and writes in the Upper Midwest. Her work has appeared in Ascent, Midway Journal, and other literary magazines
Daisy G. Bassen (Rhode Island) is a psychiatrist, wife, mother, and poet. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English and has been published in Oberon, The Sow’s Ear, and AMWA Literary Journal. She was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. Born in New York, she now lives in Rhode Island with her husband and three children.
Michelle Berberet (Virginia) is an artist-in-residence in the Arts and Humanities Program at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington, D.C. She writes and creates art with patients, family and staff. Her poetry and essays have appeared in America Magazine, and on Alexandria DASH buses and trolleys. Her mixed media artwork appears on the National Academy of Medicine’s website.
Caroline Bock’s (Maryland) debut short story collection, Carry Her Home, won the 2018 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize (scheduled for publication this month). She is the author of young adult novels: Lie and Before My Eyes, from St. Martin’s Press. Currently, she is a writing a novel set in 2099.
Gareth Culshaw (Wales, United Kingdom) has a new collection by Futurecycle. He has been published in various places across the USA and UK. After many years of searching for who he is, poetry finally took a hold of him in 2011. He says it’s been a slow process but the hard work is being paid off as he continues to mature as a student of poetry.
Aya Elizabeth (California) is an artist, bookseller, and poet living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Konch Magazine, Typishly, The Write Launch, Up The Staircase Quarterly, Habitat Magazine, The Same, Twyckenham Notes, and Bluestem.
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D Ferrara’s (New Jersey) short fiction has been published in numerous journals. Her screenplay Arvin Lindemeyer Takes Canarsie was named Outstanding Screenplay in the Oil Valley Film Festival, and her play Favor won Outstanding Production of an Original Play, NJ Act Awards. She received a M.A. in creative writing from Wilkes University, J.D. from New York Law School, LL.M. from New York University, and a B.A. in theatre from Roger Williams.
Michael Ferro (South Carolina) is a new poet who spends his time in Myrtle Beach, usually fishing or doing something with his hands. His work can’t be found in a lot of places yet, but he did win a scholastic national silver medal for a portfolio.
Ginny Fite (West Virginia) is the author of the Sam Lagarde mystery thrillers Cromwell’s Folly, No Good Deed Left Undone, and Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder. Her fourth novel, the political thriller No End of Bad, is to be released this fall. She earned degrees from Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University. She is currently working on a ghost story set in a small Maryland town near the Chesapeake Bay.
Jay Fleming (Maryland) is the cover photographer of Delmarva Review’s current edition, with the photo “Sharps Island Light.” Much of his work focuses on the Chesapeake Bay, the way of life it supports, and the environment. He published Working the Water in 2016, a 280-page coffee table book, now in its third printing. A second book, Island Life, is scheduled for release in 2020. It documents the unique way of living on Smith and Tangier Islands, two remaining offshore islands in the Chesapeake Bay. Website: www.jayflemingphotography.com.
Kenneth A. Fleming (Maryland) is a fiction writer from Elkridge, Maryland. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University. This is his first published story.
Darien Gee (Hawaii) is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House (three published under the name Mia King), as well as an award-winning book on writing memoir. She is recipient of a 2018 Vermont Studio Center residency fellowship, and lives and writes from the island of Hawaii.
Katherine Gekker’s (Virginia) poems have been published in Poetry South, Apple Valley Review, Little Patuxent Review, and Broadkill Review, among others. Two composers have set her poems to music: “…to Cast a Shadow Again” by Eric Ewazen, and “Chasing the Moon Down” by Carson Cooman. Gekker’s poetry collection, In Search of Warm Breathing Things, is forthcoming in 2019 by Glass Lyre Press.
James P. Hanley (Maryland) has had several careers: Navy officer, human resources director, adjunct professor and writer. He has had over 90 short stories and a dozen articles published. His fifth novel is The Reason Why (2018).
James W. Horton (Canada) lives in Winnipeg where he teaches English literature as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba. He is also a socialist, Christian, and novelist obsessed with the Weimar Republic. Noir and dieselpunk, broadly defined, are his aesthetic. Website: https://jwhorton1.wordpress.com
Mark Jacobs (Virginia) has published 133 stories in magazines, including The Atlantic, Playboy, The Baffler, and The Iowa Review. Stories are forthcoming in several magazines, including The Hudson Review. He has published five books. Among them are A Handful of Kings (Simon and Shuster) and Stone Cowboy (Soho Press). Website: http://www.markjacobsauthor.com
W. Luther Jett’s (Maryland) poetry has been published in The GW Review, Beltway, Innisfree, Potomac Review, and Little Patuxent Review as well as several anthologies. His chapbook, Not Quite: Poems Written in search of My Father, was released by Finishing Line press in the fall of 2015. He is a retired special educator from Montgomery County.
Abigail Johnson (Delaware) is a student at the University of Delaware, in Georgetown. A creative soul, dreams of travel and exotic adventure are never far from her mind. She spends her days baring her soul on the stage, scribbling out notes for her future novel, and devouring new reads with a hot mug of her favorite green tea by her side.
Holly Karapetkova’s (Virginia) poems and translations from the Bulgarian have recently appeared in Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, and other publications. Her second book, Towline, won the Vern Rutsala Poetry Contest and was published by Cloudbank Books. She is chair of the Literature and Languages Department at Marymount University.
Sharon Kennedy-Nolle (New York) is an author and writing teacher. She earned a doctorate in nineteenth-century American literature as well as an M.F.A. in poetry from the Writer’s Workshop, University of Iowa. She also holds an M.A. in poetics from New York University and an M.A. from the Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary publications. She teaches writing at Iona College.
Brian Koukol (California) was raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles and now makes his home among the salt breezes and open spaces of California’s Central Coast. A lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy has informed the majority of his work, which is written with the aid of voice recognition software. Website: www.briankoukol.com.
Rustin Larson’s (Iowa) fiction has appeared in Wapsipinicon Almanac, The MacGuffin, and The Iowa Source. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Iowa Review, North American Review, and Poetry East. He is the author of Bum Cantos (Blue Light Press), The Philosopher Savant (Glass Lyre Press) and Pavement, winner of the Blue Light Poetry Prize for 2016.
Evalyn Lee (London, United Kingdom) is a former CBS News producer. Her broadcast work received an Emmy and numerous Writers Guild Awards. She produced television segments for 60 Minutes and the BBC. Her writing has appeared in Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts, ed. Martha Hughes, and her poetry has appeared in over a dozen literary journals. She is currently working on her first novel.
Betsy Martin’s (Massachusetts) poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, The Briar Cliff Review, The Cape Rock, Cloudbank, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Juked, The Louisville Review, and Pennsylvania English, among others. She has advanced degrees in Russian language and literature. Website: betsymartinpoet.com.
Marc Mayer (Illinois) is an author, jazz musician, and attorney in Chicago. He published an irreverent parody of the Bible, The Sixth Book of the Torah: The Book of Ed, in 2013 (Outskirts Press). His work has appeared in Good Works Review and The Deerfield Review. As a jazz musician, he has produced original music, including six CDs (themarcmayerband.com).
John McKeon (Maryland) grew up in an Irish family in Brooklyn, New York, though half of his relatives are Italian, and his grandparents spoke German at home. He is the author of two novels, The Point of the Spear and Other Harbors, and the short story collection Cantabile and Other Stories. He lives in Chevy Chase. Website: http://Johnjmckeon.com.
Devon Miller-Duggan (Delaware) has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature, and Gargoyle. Her poems are forthcoming in The Antioch Review and The Massachusetts Review. She teaches creative writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (Tres Chicas Books, 2008), and Alphabet Year (Wipf & Stock, 2017).
Tony Motzenbacker (California) has published short stories in Chariton Review and The Los Angeles Review. His stage-play RAY-KA-PAY was produced in Los Angeles and received Drama-Logue and LA Weekly awards for best playwriting. Written with Ron Fanning, their screenplay Nuclear Sirloin was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival.
James O’Sullivan (Maryland), Delmarva Review Fiction and Nonfiction Reader, received an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Connecticut. He has worked as an attorney, teacher and science writer. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Sheepshead Review, Regardie’s Magazine, and the Laurel Review.
Holly Painter (Vermont) is the author of the poetry collection Excerpts from a Natural History (Titus Books, 2015). Her work has appeared in literary journals in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Singapore, and the U.K. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Canterbury and teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont. Website: www.hollypainter.com.
Frances Park (Virginia) is the author of ten books including novels, memoirs and children’s books. She has been interviewed on NPR, The Diane Rehm Show, Voice of America, and Good Morning America. She has written short stories and essays and earned a spot on The Best American Essays 2017 Notable List. She lives in Alexandria.
Suzi Peel (Maryland), after careers in global public health and education in Europe and Africa, lives a life of peaceful retreat as a writer on the Eastern Shore. She collaborates with local poets and authors, offering her editing skills to enhance their creativity.
Alejandro Pérez (Maryland) is a student at Columbia University in New York. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Star 82 Review, Gravel, HEArt Online, Literary Orphans, SOMOS Latinx Literary Magazine, Letralia Tierra de Letras and elsewhere. His chapbook Maybe the Trumpet is Human is a winner of the Boston Uncommon Chapbook Series 2018. Being half American and half Guatemalan, he is caught between two cultures.
Valerie Perreault (Florida) is a poet, artist, and the owner of Portside Gallery in the Florida Keys. Her work has been featured on HBO, PBS, Buzzfeed, and more. She is a finalist for the New Letters Literary Awards and received an honorable mention in the May Sarton Poetry Prize. Her work can be found in Orange Coast Review, Swamp Ape Review, and Bluestem.
Colin Pope (Oklahoma) grew up in Saranac Lake, NY. His work has appeared in Slate, Willow Springs, Los Angeles Review, Texas Review, and The McNeese Review, among others. He is the recipient of residencies from The Vermont Studio Center, Texas State University, and Gemini Ink, and he is currently a student at Oklahoma State University, where he serves on the editorial board at Cimarron Review.
Timothy Robbins (Wisconsin) is an ESL teacher, working mostly with adult immigrants. He has been a regular contributor to Hanging Loose since 1978. His work has appeared in Main Street Rag, Slant, Rock and Sling, Tipton Poetry Review and others. His first solo collection, “Denny’s Arbor Vitae” was published in 2017. He lives in Wisconsin with his partner of twenty years.
Emily Rae Roberts (Ohio) is an undergraduate student at Ohio State University studying English and history. She writes short stories and essays focusing on history, women’s issues, and mental illness.
Carolyn Sherman (Maryland) has published in The Washington Post, worked as an editor for Paulist Press and the National Catholic News Service. She was vice president of the Murawski Group, teaching business writing to clients from Coca-Cola and Starbucks to the National Academies of Science. She focuses on writing: essays and memoir.
Joel Showalter (Ohio) fell in love with language early: he used to draw the alphabet in the drool on the tray of his highchair. Today, he’s a copy editor and a poet. In both roles, he continually seeks to balance clarity, concision, and music in his work. His poems have appeared in Mud Season Review, Third Wednesday, Christian Century, and elsewhere.
Helen Sperber (Colorado) lives in Western Colorado, between ski slopes and the desert canyon country of Utah, where she finds “life after retirement exciting and rewarding.” Her work has appeared in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Sanskrit, Meridian Anthology, Front Range Review, and local publications. Her novel, The Blue Wildebeest, promotes active living in retirement. Website: www.helensperber.com
Gerald F. Sweeney (Maryland) is the Review’s Book Section Editor and past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. He is a veteran and a graduate of Michigan. A retired NY magazine executive, he has just completed the final novel in a seven-book series called The Columbiad that follows one family through the 20th Century, The novels include: Eagles Rising, First Lights, Crashing into Sunrise, A Tournament of a Distinguished White Order, Comes the Electric Circus, Yo Columbia! and Wizard Ho!
Adam Tamashasky (Maryland) teaches at American University, in Washington, D.C. His poetry has appeared in The Cold Mountain Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, and 491 Magazine. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and went to the University of Dayton for his undergraduate degree and to American University for his MFA.
Sue Ellen Thompson’s (Maryland) fifth book of poems, THEY, was published in 2014. An instructor at The Writer’s Center since 2007, she has previously taught at Middlebury College, Binghamton University, the University of Delaware, and Central Connecticut State University. She received the 2010 Maryland Author Award from the Maryland Library Association.
Harold O. Wilson (Maryland), Fiction Editor of Delmarva Review, lives with his wife Marilyn on Kent Island, Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He is the author of The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories and publishes short stories, literary criticism, and poetry on his website: www.haroldowilson.com. In addition, he hosts Delmarva Public Radio’s Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition and Delmarva Radio Theatre: www.delmarvapublicradio.net.
Michele Wolf (Maryland) is the author of Immersion, Conversations During Sleep, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook The Keeper of Light. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Hudson Review and many other literary journals and anthologies. She is a contributing editor for Poet Lore and teaches at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Wilson Wyatt Jr., Executive Editor and a founder of the Review, was a journalist at The Courier-Journal after college at Sewanee (University of the South). He was the head of communications at three corporations and participated on The Writer’s Center Board, in Bethesda, MD. He led several writing initiatives across the Delmarva and Chesapeake Bay region. His published writing includes nonfiction, fiction, and two books of photography. Website: wilsonwyattjr.com.