Alex Aldred (Scotland) lives and writes in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is currently studying towards his PhD in creative writing. You can find out more about his work by visiting his website www.alexaldred.co.uk, or by summoning him to speak with you in person, provided you have access to the necessary runes.
Mela Blust (Pennsylvania) is a Pushcart Prize and three time Best of the Net nominee and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, The Nassau Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, Collective Unrest, and more. Her debut poetry collection, Skeleton Parade, is available with Apep Publications. She is a contributing editor for Barren Magazine and can be followed at: twitter.com/melablust.
Carl Boon (Ohio and Turkey) is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (Nasiona Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Posit, and The Maine Review, among other journals and magazines. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature, from Ohio University (2007), and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches American culture and literature at Dokuz Eylül University.
Erin Branning (Illinois) is a fiction editor for TriQuarterly, Northwestern’s literary journal, where she has published interviews with Ben Fountain and Lily King. She has had work published in Manifest-Station and LitBreak. Erin holds an MFA from Northwestern University, a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her four children.
Michael Brosnan’s (New Hampshire) recent book of poetry is The Sovereignty of the Accidental (Harbor Mountain Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in Rattle, The Moth, Prairie Schooner, Confrontation, Borderlands, Barrow Street, New Letters, and other journals. He's the author of Against the Current, a book on inner-city education, and serves as the senior editor of the website: TeachingWhileWhite.org. He lives in Exeter.
Celine Callow (United Kingdom) is an anthropology student at Brunel, University of London. She has written a collection of short stories called ‘Bad Women’ and is looking for representation for her debut novel. She loves to write about complicated women with messy lives and inconvenient emotions.
Wendy Mitman Clarke’s (Maryland) writing has been featured in numerous publications. She won the Pat Nielsen Poetry Prize in 2015 and 2017, and her poem “The Kiss” (in Delmarva Review) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her nonfiction has been published in River Teeth and Smithsonian. Her novel Still Water Bending was released in October 2017. Website: WendyMitmanClarke.com.
Douglas Collura (New York) is the author of a spoken CD, The Dare of the Quick World, and the book, Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into, a finalist for the 2007 Paterson Poetry Prize. He was the 2008 First Prize Winner of the Missouri Review Audio/Video Competition in Poetry. With two Pushcart Prize nominations, his work has been featured in numerous publications. He lives in Manhattan.
Anne Colwell (Delaware), Delmarva Review’s Poetry Editor, won the 2020 Individual Artist Fellowship for Established Literature: Creative Nonfiction, from the Delaware Division of Arts, and the 2013 Emerging Artist in Fiction Fellowship for her novel, Holy Day. Now, she is in the midst of a distinguished career as a poet, nonfiction and fiction writer, literary critic, and professor of English at University of Delaware. She earned a MA and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from University of Delaware and is a member of Bread Loaf Writer’s Workshop staff. Her poetry collections include Mother’s Maiden Name (2013) and Believing Their Shadows (2010, both by Word Poetry). Her book about Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry, Inscrutable Houses: Metaphors of the Body in the Poems of Elizabeth Bishop, was published by the University of Alabama Press.
Joan Drescher Cooper (Maryland) is a writer and teacher. She published a poetry collection Birds Like Me (Finishing Line Press) in 2019. Her poetry, book reviews, and fiction have appeared in Delmarva Review, River Babble, Doorknobs & Body Paint, Sand Dune Anthology and The Bay to Ocean Anthology. Joan published the Lilac Hill fiction trilogy with Salt Water Media. Website: joandcooper.com.
Orman Day (Maryland) has lived a life ruled by wanderlust and a love of writing. As a young man with little money, he hitchhiked and hopped freights. Eventually, he hauled his pack to dozens of countries. His prose and poetry have been published by Creative Nonfiction, Potomac Review, William and Mary, Passager Journal, Portland Review, and others. He lives in Laurel, Maryland.
Mary Dolan’s (Maryland) life falls into three parts. In the first, she ran her own marketing communications agency in Philadelphia. At age fifty, she switched gears and moved to Maine, launching a career selling her photography on the art show circuit. Her writing life follows her relocation to the Eastern Shore.
Kelly A. Dorgan (Tennessee) writes about taboo topics, including sex, race, and illness. A writer, speaker, scholar, and communications professor, she has published nearly 40 nonfiction stories, essays, and research articles. Her writings appear in online magazines, research journals including Women & Health, and scholarly books including Performing Motherhood. Dr. Kelly is a professor at East Tennessee State University. Website: www.kellydorgan.com.
Bohdan Dowhaluk (Maryland) is a former writing and literature teacher living in Silver Spring, Maryland. His previous publications include a story in Zymbol, a journal that focuses on surreal fiction and poetry.
Connor Drexler (Wisconsin) lives in Madison. When he is not reading or writing, he spends his time playing and singing music, adventuring in the outdoors, and pampering his cat. He hopes that people find the enjoyment of doing things for their own sake and meditating at least once a day.
Tim Fab-Eme (Nigeria) experiments with poetic forms while writing about exploitation, identity, and the environment. His work has appeared in The Malahat Review, New Welsh Review; FIYAH, and Magma. He often turns to reggae and jazz when news weighs him down. He studied engineering at the Niger Delta University and is pursuing a BA in English studies at University of Port Harcourt. He lives in Rivers, Nigeria.
Doris Ferleger (Pennsylvania) is an award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer. She is the author of three volumes of poetry, Big Silences in a Year of Rain, As the Moon Has Breath, and Leavened, as well as a chapbook, When You Become Snow. She holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College and a Ph.D. in psychology. Dr. Ferleger is a mindfulness-based therapist in Wyncote, PA.
Dom Fonce (Ohio) is the author of Here, We Bury the Hearts (Finishing Line Press, 2019). He is editor-in-chief of Volney Road Review, the poetry editor at Great Lakes Review, and a candidate in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program. His poetry has been published in Obra/Artifact, Burning House Press, Black Rabbit Quarterly, Italian Americana, 3Elements Review, America’s Best Emerging Poets 2018: Midwest Region. He is from Youngstown.
Tara Gilson Fraga (Oregon) grew up in a rural logging town and started writing when she first learned to hold a pencil. She likes to spend her time with her family, when not writing. Tara believes stories have the power to change lives. “I hope my humble piece might help shed some light on ASD, but also on the varied ways we view the world and our place in it.”
Lisa K. Friedman’s (Washington, D.C.) fiction has been featured in literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of two novels, Nothing to Lose and Cruise to Retribution. Her nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, Smithsonian, and in the Huffington Post, where she maintains a humor column. Website: www.lisakfriedman.com.
Jason Gebhardt’s (Washington, D.C.) poems have appeared in Southern Review, Poet Lore, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Iron Horse Literary Review, Crab Creek Review, and William and Mary Review. His chapbook Good Housekeeping was a semifinalist in the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition and won the 2016 Cathy Smith Bowers Prize. He is the recipient of multiple Artist Fellowships awarded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Katherine Gekker (Virginia) is the author of In Search of Warm Breathing Things (Glass Lyre Press, 2019). Her poems have been published in Delmarva Review, Little Patuxent Review, Broadkill Review, Poetry South, Apple Valley Review. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her poems, collectively called “…to Cast a Shadow Again,” have been set to music by composer Eric Ewazen. Composer Carson Cooman has set a seasonal cycle of her poems, "Chasing the Moon Down," to music. Website: www.katherinegekker.com.
G. Timothy Gordon’s (New Mexico) Dream Wind was published in December 2019 (Spirit-of-the-Ram Publishing). His work appears in AGNI, American Literary Review, Cincinnati Review, Louisville Review, Mississippi Review, phoebe, RHINO, Sonora Review, Texas Observer, Kansas Quarterly, and New York Quarterly, among others. Everything Speaking Chinese won the RiverStone Press Poetry Competition. His recognitions include NEA and NEH Fellowships and nominations for a Pushcart Prize. He divides lives among Asia, the Southwest, and Maine.
Ed Granger (Pennsylvania) lives in Lancaster County, where he works for a healthcare non-profit. His chapbook Voices from the First Gilded Age was published by Finishing Line Press, 2019. His poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in THINK Journal, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent Review, Naugatuck River Review, Rappahannock Review, and other journals.
Barbara Haas (Iowa) is a professor in the English Department of Iowa State University. She began as a fiction writer (M.F.A., UC-Irvine) and finds that creative nonfiction essays afford her the best way to address topics related to nature and environment. Her recent essays appear in The MacGuffin, Still Point Arts Quarterly, and The Chariton Review. Her nonfiction is forthcoming from Isthmus Review & Lake Effect International. She is a repeat contributor of nonfiction and fiction to The Hudson Review, North American Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review.
Luisa A. Igloria (Virginia) is the Delmarva Review featured writer for poetry. Her interview and seven poems are published exclusively in this issue. Dr. Igloria, a Filipina American poet, was recently named Poet Laureate of Virginia. She is professor of English and creative writing at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk. She earned a BA at the University of the Philippines Baguio, an MA at Ateneo de Manila University, and a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for which she received a Fulbright grant. Her early work was published under the name Maria Luisa Aguilar-Cariño. She is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including The Buddha Wonders if She is Having a Mid-Life Crisis (2018), Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (2014), selected by Mark Doty for a May Swenson Poetry Award; The Saints of Streets (2013), winner of a Gintong Aklat Award; Juan Luna’s Revolver (2009), winner of the 2009 Sandeen Prize from the University of Notre Dame; Trill & Mordent (2005); and In the Garden of the Three Islands (1994). She is also the author of the chapbooks Haori (2017), Check & Balance (2017), and Bright as Mirrors Left in the Grass (2015). From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Igloria directed the graduate program in creative writing at Old Dominion University. In 2018, she was the inaugural Glasgow Distinguished Writer in Residence at Washington and Lee University. Website: luisaigloria.com.
Mark Jacobs (Virginia) has published more than 150 stories in magazines including The Atlantic, Playboy, The Baffler, The Iowa Review, and Delmarva Review. He has stories forthcoming in several magazines including The Hudson Review. His five books include A Handful of Kings (Simon and Shuster) and Stone Cowboy (Soho Press). Website: markjacobsauthor.com.
Alexa Jeffress (Virginia) is a languages doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. Her research includes translation, ecocriticism, Spanish and Catalan film, and nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish literature. She recently published an English translation of Guillermo Martínez's short story “A Repulsive Happiness” and co-translated two books of poetry by Valparaíso Editions, Detroit Doesn't Love Us Anymore and Contemporary Colombian Poetry.
Gwendolyn Jensen (Massachusetts) began writing poems upon retirement in 2001 from the presidency of Wilson College. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, Salamander, Sanskrit, Whistling Shade, and Measure. Her first book, Birthright (Birch Brook Press, 2011), is a letterpress edition, now in a second printing. Her other books are As if toward Beauty (2015) and Graceful Ghost (2018), both by Birch Brook Press. She lives in Cambridge. Website: GwendolynJensen.com.
Anna Elin Kristiansen’s (Denmark) writing passion lies in crafting psychological drama. She only recently started sharing her work, and Natalie is her first short story. For many years, she was of the travelling tribe but has now settled in Copenhagen with her husband and two young daughters. During the daytime, she creates content for one of the city’s universities.
Rustin Larson’s (Iowa) poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, and North American Review. He won 1st Editor’s Prize from Rhino and was a prize winner in The National Poet Hunt and The Chester H. Jones Foundation contests. A graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing, Larson was an Iowa Poet at The Des Moines National Poetry Festival, and a featured poet at the Poetry at Round Top Festival. Website: RustinLarson.wordpress.com.
Lynn Lauber (New York) is a fiction and nonfiction author, teacher, and editor. She has published two books of fiction, White Girls and 21 Sugar Street, and one nonfiction volume, Listen to Me, published by W.W. Norton. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and a number of anthologies. She teaches personal writing at UCLA online.
Jennie Linthorst (California) is published in Foliate Oak, Forge, Kaleidoscope, Literary Mama, Mothers Always Write, Sanskrit, and The Art of Autism. Her two books of poems, Silver Girl (2013) and Autism Disrupted: A Mother's Journey of Hope (2011), were published by Cardinal House. Jennie is certified in poetry therapy from the National Federation of Biblio/Poetry Therapy. Website: www.lifespeakspoetrytherapy.com.
Barbara Lockhart (Maryland) received her MFA from Vermont College and is the recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council awards for excerpts from her novel, Requiem for a Summer Cottage, and her short stories. Her historical novel, Elizabeth’s Field, received an Independent Publishers Book Silver Medal Award, and her collection of short stories, The Night is Young, won finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. She is the author of four children’s books as well as a manual on children’s literature used nationwide, Read to me, Talk with me.
Ann LoLordo’s (Maryland) poetry has appeared in Southern Poetry Review, The MacGuffin, The Greensboro Review, Puerto del Sol and The Sow's Ear Poetry Review. She is a former journalist who now works for a global health nonprofit organization as a writer, editor, and communications director.
Lisa Low’s (Connecticut) poetry, reviews, interviews, and essays have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Boston Review, Cross Currents, Boston Herald, Phoebe, Potomac Review, Crack the Spine, and Aphros Literary Magazine, among others. She received her doctorate in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been an English professor for twenty years, teaching at Cornell College, Colby College, and Pace University.
Guillermo Martínez (Argentina) is the Delmarva Review featured writer for fiction and his story “The Reversed Miracle” was translated in English exclusively for publication in this issue of the Delmarva Review. Martínez is a prolific writer in Argentina, authoring six novels, numerous short stories, and essays. He holds a PhD in mathematical logic from the University of Buenos Aires. He worked for two years in a postdoctoral position for the Mathematical Institute, in Oxford, England. His best-known novel in English is The Oxford Murders, winner of the Planeta Prize. The book was translated into forty languages and produced as a film in 2008 starring John Hurt. His best-known short story in English is “Vast Hell,” published in The New Yorker (2009), and his best-known essay is “Borges and Mathematics” published in 2003. He is a native of Bahía Blanca.
Joshua McKinney’s (California) most recent book of poetry is Small Sillion (Parlor Press, 2019). His work has appeared in Kenyon Review, New American Writing, Boulevard, Denver Quarterly, and other journals. He is the recipient of The Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, The Dickinson Prize, The Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize, and Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing. He teaches poetry, writing, and literature at California State University, Sacramento.
Frannie McMillan’s (Virginia) poetry has appeared in The Coachella Review, K’in Literary Journal, isacoustic, The Indianapolis Review, and others. She is a National Board Certified secondary librarian, mother of three, and book reviewer from Richmond. Follow her on Twitter @franniemaq, but, please don’t ever call her Fran.
Patrick J. Murphy’s (Florida) short stories have been widely published. Several have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and other awards and for anthologies. He’s been an intern pastor for the Presbyterian Church, an adjunct professor of English at University of Texas and Florida State, electronics engineer for NASA at the Ames Research Center, and a forensic toxicologist at Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
John R. Murray’s (California) most recent work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The MacGuffin, and Mount Hope Magazine. He is associate professor in the undergraduate writing program at the University of Southern California. In addition to teaching academic writing, he teaches a class that helps students create short documentaries to raise awareness about social justice concerns in South LA. He received a Master of Professional Writing and Doctorate in Education from University of Southern California.
Kevin O’Keeffe (Massachusetts) was born in Ireland but has spent the bulk of his adult life in America. A mathematician by trade, he writes poetry to relax and recalibrate. His work has been featured in the Page & Spine and the upcoming anthology of best British and Irish poets from Eyewear Publishing (United Kingdom).
James O’Sullivan (Maryland) is Fiction Coeditor of the Delmarva Review. He received an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Connecticut, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to working as an attorney, teacher and science writer, his fiction, poetry and legal writing have appeared in Sheepshead Review, Regardie’s Magazine, Laurel Review, Journal of Public Inquiry, and the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. In 2019, he was the Second Place Winner in the Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest sponsored by Arizona Mystery Writers.
Frederick Pollack (Washington, District of Columbia) is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure and Happiness (Story Line Press; the former to be reissued by Red Hen Press), and two collections, A Poverty of Words (Prolific Press, 2015) and Landscape With Mutant (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). Pollack’s work has appeared in Hudson Review, Salmagundi, Manhattan Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Poetry Quarterly Review and other literary journals.
Michele Rappoport (Arizona) is a writer and artist who divides her time between Arizona and a hill on the western slope in Colorado. Her writing and artwork have been published or are forthcoming in Delmarva Review, High Desert Journal, Right Hand Pointing and The Centifictionist. Michele also holds a certification in small animal massage and teaches basic calming techniques to volunteers at animal shelters.
Don Reese (Rhode Island) writes: “A line connecting my homes would be a scribble in the Pacific Northwest, a straight line to Albuquerque, and then a line east to Providence, as if someone putting pen to paper were nudged but salvaged a checkmark. After a long period of writing rarely while learning to be a father, husband, and teacher, I am now working more intently.” His poetry has been published in numerous magazines and literary journals.
Donna Reis (New York) writes from the Hudson Valley. Her debut poetry collection, No Passing Zone (Deerbrook Editions, 2012) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is co-editor and a contributor to the anthology, Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (Akron Poetry Series, 2005), and the author of a nonfiction book, Seeking Ghosts in the Warwick Valley (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 2003). She received a MA in creative writing at The City College of New York and an MS in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. Website: www.donnareis.com.
Judy Reveal (Maryland) is a fiction and nonfiction author, editor, and writing teacher who has provided editorial assistance to authors for over ten years. Her manuscript for Crossroads won second place in the 2018 San Antonio Writers Contest for Fiction. She is also a professional indexer. She is treasurer of the Delmarva Review Literary Fund and is past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and Maryland Writers Association. Website: JustCreativeWriting.com.
John Robinson (New Hampshire) is a novelist, playwright, essayist, memoirist, and short story writer, who lives in Portsmouth. His work has appeared in many journals including Ploughshares, the Sewanee Review, the Chicago Quarterly Review, the Green Mountains Review, the Cimarron Review, the Tampa Review, the Bitter Oleander, and has been translated into thirty-two languages.
Susan Roney-O'Brien (Massachusetts) is the Summer Writing Series Coordinator for The Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home. Nominated for seven Pushcart Prizes, she has published Farmwife, winner of the William and Kingman Page Poetry Book Award, Earth (Cat Rock Press), Legacy of the Last World (WordTech), Bone Circle, and Thira, both by Kelsay Books). She lives in Princeton, MA.
Matthew Roth (Pennsylvania) is the author of Bird Silence (Woodley Press). His poetry has appeared in 32 Poems, Verse, Fence, Birmingham Poetry Review, and many other journals. He teaches creative writing and literature at Messiah University, in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
Michael Salcman (Maryland), a poet, physician and art historian, was chairman of neurosurgery at Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum. Poems appear in Arts & Letters, Hopkins Review, Hudson Review, and New Letters. Books include Poetry in Medicine, his popular anthology of poems on doctors and healing, The Clock Made of Confetti; A Prague Spring, Before & After, winner of the Sinclair Poetry Prize, and Shades & Graces (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2020), inaugural winner of The Daniel Hoffman Legacy Book Prize.
David Salner (Delaware) worked as iron ore miner, steelworker, machinist, longshoreman, teacher, baseball usher, and librarian. His writing appears in recent issues of Delmarva Review, Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, River Styx, Beloit Poetry Journal, and many other magazines. His fourth poetry collection is The Stillness of Certain Valleys (Broadstone Books, 2019).
B.B. Shamp (Delaware) is an environmental activist, editor, and writer of regional fiction who lives on a tidal creek in Fenwick Island. She is the author of two award winning novels, Third Haven (2015) and The Grist Mill Bone (2018). A work of historical fiction, Servant, Slave, Orphan - Three Women of Oxford, is forthcoming. Website: bbshamp.com.
Gerald F. Sweeney (Maryland), Delmarva Review’s Book Review Editor, is past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Sweeney is a veteran and graduate of Michigan. A retired New York magazine executive, he just completed the final book in a seven-novel series called The Columbiad, stories that follow 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! Website: sweeneygf.com.
Caroline N. Simpson (Delaware) was awarded a 2020 Established Artist Fellowship in Poetry by the Delaware Division of Arts. Her chapbook, Choose Your Own Adventures and Other Poems, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018. She has thrice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry and nonfiction. She teaches high school English at the Tatnall School, in Wilmington. Website: carolinensimpson.com.
Eric Smith (New Mexico) has an MA in English literature from the University of New Mexico. His travel articles and poetry have appeared in several regional newspapers and magazines. His short stories have been published in Jonah Magazine and Light and Dark. He has lived on the high plains in New Mexico territory for thirty years.
Sue Ellen Thompson (Maryland) is the Delmarva Review featured writer for nonfiction in this issue. Her fifth book of poems, THEY, was published in 2014. An instructor at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland since 2007, she has previously taught at Middlebury College, Binghamton University, University of Delaware, and Central Connecticut State University. She received a Pushcart Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize, two Pulitzer Prize nominations, and an Individual Artist Award from the state of Connecticut. In 2010, she won the Maryland Author Award from the Maryland Library Association. Website: sueellenthompson.com.
Peter Waldor’s (Colorado) work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, the Iowa Review, the Colorado Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Mothering Magazine, and other journals. He is the author of Door to a Noisy Room (Alice James Books), The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing (Pinyon Publishing), Who Touches Everything (Settlement House), which won the National Jewish Book Award, The Unattended Harp (Settlement House), State of the Union (Kelsay Books) and Gate Posts with No Gate (Shanti Arts). Website: peterwaldor.com.
Harold O. Wilson (Maryland) is Delmarva Review’s Fiction Senior Editor. He is the author of The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories and the novel A Taste of Salt and publishes short stories, literary criticism and poetry on his website: haroldowilson.com. In addition, he hosts Delmarva Public Radio’s “Writer’s Edition” and “Delmarva Radio Theater.” He and his wife Marilyn live on Kent Island on the Eastern Shore. Website: haroldowilson.com.
Chila Woychik (Iowa), born in Germany, tells us she is “a complex organism trying to live a simple life.” Kismet has led to awards from Storm Cellar and Emrys, and publication in Cimarron, Passages North, and more. She edits the Eastern Iowa Review, and when she wants to see her family roll their eyes, she calls river debris “tidewrack.” Website: www.chilawoychik.com.
Wilson W. Wyatt (Maryland) is a founder and the Executive Editor of Delmarva Review. He has been a seminar leader and on the board of The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda. He is past president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association, and the past coordinator of the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. He was the senior officer for corporate communications and public policy at three international corporations. After college at Sewanee (University of the South), he was a reporter at The Courier-Journal, in Kentucky. In addition to writing, he is an avid photographer, with two published books of photography: YOSEMITE-Catching the Light (2011) and CHESAPEAKE-Catching the Light (2013). Website: WilsonWyattJr.org.
Emma Wynn (Connecticut) teaches philosophy and religion at a boarding high school in Connecticut. Her first chapbook, Help Me to Fall, includes her poem in this issue of Delmarva Review and won the Moonstone Arts Center 2019 prize and publication by Moonstone Press, in Philadelphia (2020). She received a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Website: emmawynnpoetry.com.
Anne Yarbrough (Delaware) lives on the lower Delaware River between a bridge and a refinery. Her poetry has appeared in The Delmarva Quarterly, The Christian Century, and most recently in Poet Lore. These poems are part of a book-length project in progress, Refinery.
Sepideh Zamani (Maryland and Iran) graduated from law school in 1999 and moved to the United States two years later. Her poems, essays, short stories, and novels focus on immigration, gender inequality, and the lives of ethnic and religious minorities under cultural and religious cleansing and forced assimilation. Her poems, here, are for the 1500 Iranians who were killed during peaceful protest, last November, of the Ukrainian airplane crash in Tehran, and for the hope for world peace.