JAMIE BROWN (Delaware) is the author of Sakura (Best Book of Verse 2013 Delaware Press Association) Constructing Fiction, Conventional Heresies, and Freeholder. He publishes The Broadkill Review and books from The Broadkill River Press. He is a poet, author (fiction and nonfiction), an award-winning playwright, critic, and teacher (George Washington University, Georgetown University, the Smithsonian, University of Delaware), and a former poetry critic for The Washington Times.
CATHERINE CARTER (North Carolina) - Raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Catherine Carter teaches at Western Carolina University. Her collections of poetry include The Swamp Monster at Home (LSU, 2012) and The Memory of Gills (LSU, 2006). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2009, Orion, Poetry, and Ploughshares, among others.
WENDY MITMAN CLARKE (Maryland) has published nonfiction in River Teeth, Smithsonian, Preservation, and National Parks. She’s the former executive editor of Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and her book of essays Window on the Chesapeake: The Bay, Its People and Places was published in 2002 (Howell Press and The Mariners’ Museum). These are her first poems.
DENISE CLEMONS (Delaware) serves on the Eastern Shore Writers Association Board. She earned an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University. She writes a weekly cooking column for the regional Cape Gazette newspaper and her poetry has been published in journals, chapbooks and anthologies.
ANNE COLWELL (Delaware), an English professor at the University of Delaware, has published two books of poems: Believing Their Shadows (Word Poetry, 2010) and Mother’s Maiden Name (Word Poetry, 2013). She writes poetry and fiction and won the 2013 Emerging Artist in Fiction Award for her novel, Holy Day. She is The Delmarva Review Poetry Editor.
J.C. ELKIN (Maryland) is an optimist, linguist, singer and author of World Class: Poems Inspired by the ESL Classroom. Founder of the Broadneck Writers’ Workshop, her work has appeared domestically and abroad in such publications as Kansas City Voices, Kestrel, Steam Ticket, Third Wednesday Literary Journal, and Angle Journal of Poetry. She lives in Annapolis. Website: www.broadneckwritersworkshop.com.
SHAWNA ERVIN (Colorado) is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, in Denver, and one of six nonfiction writers invited into Lighthouse’s Book Project class of 2013-2015. She is working on a memoir about adopting her kids and what it means to belong to a family. Recent publications include poetry in Forge, and prose in The Diverse Arts Project and Sliver of Stone.
JENNY FERGUSON (South Dakota) is a Canadian studying for her PhD at the University of South Dakota. Her first novel, Border Markers, is forthcoming from NeWest Press.
ROSE FITZPATRICK (Virginia) received a 2014 Undiscovered Voices Fellowship from The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda, MD, where she is a student. Her personal essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review and The Little Patuxent Review. She also studies acting at The Studio Theatre, in Washington, D.C.
NEAL GILLEN (Maryland) is the author of eight novels and two memoirs. He served as the vice chair of The Writer’s Center, where he established and funded the annual McLaughlin, Esstman, Stearns First Novel Prize. He is a member of the Authors Guild, the Eastern Shore Writers Association, and the Maryland Writers Association. Website: www.nealpgillenbooks.com.
BARBARA HAAS (Iowa) writes nonfiction about place-based and environmental issues in Russia. Her essays have appeared in The North American Review, Able Muse and Sinister Wisdom. She teaches in the Creative Writing & Environment MFA program at Iowa State University.
LYNN HOGGARD (Texas) is a translator and poet. She has published five books and hundreds of articles, poems, and reviews. Her translation of Nelida, by Marie d’Agoult, won the 2003 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation (from the Texas Institute of Letters). Her most recent book is Motherland, Stories and Poems from Louisiana (May 2014, Lamar University Press). Website: www.lynnhoggard.com.
F.X. JAMES (South Dakota) is “the nom de plume of an oddball writing out of South Dakota. He’s an ex-pat Brit who once traveled the world with just the use of his thumb and limited charm. When he’s not shivering through yet another brutal winter, he’s writing poems and stories, and drinking overpriced ales.”
THOMAS LARSON (California) is a journalist, book and music critic, and memoirist. He is the author of three books, most recently, The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease. He is a staff writer for the San Diego Reader and Book Reviews Editor for River Teeth. Larson teaches in the MFA Program at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. His runs a monthly blog, "Mysteries of the Heart," at Psychology Today. Website: www.thomaslarson.com.
ARDEN LEVINE (New York) is a reader for Epiphany. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI Online, Rattle, Bodega Magazine, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured at the NYC Poetry Festival, Emotive Fruition, and NPR. Arden holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University and consults to nonprofit organizations. She lives in Brooklyn.
JUDITH MCCOMBS (Maryland) has been published in numerous journals, including Calyx, Innisfree, Nimrod (Neruda Award), Potomac Review (Poetry Prize), Poetry, Shenandoah (2012 Graybeal-Gowen Prize), and Prairie Schooner. Her fifth book is The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She has held NEH and Canadian Senior Fellowships and won the Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Award for Poetry (2009). She arranges the Kensington Row Bookshop Poetry Readings and teaches at The Writer’s Center.
DONALD MCMANN (Canada) is a writer from Edmonton, Alberta. He has an MFA from Bennington College and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. His story, "The View from the Balcony," is taken from a longer work in progress, The Coming of Age of W.T. Crossland. McMann teaches English at MacEwan University.
WENDY MNOOKIN’s (Massachusetts) most recent book is The Moon Makes Its Own Plea (BOE Editions, 2008). Her other books are What He Took, To Get Here, and Guenever Speaks. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, Mnookin has taught poetry at Emerson College, Boston College, and at Grub Street, a nonprofit writing program in Boston. Website: www.wendymnookin.com.
MARY PAUER (Delaware) received an MFA in creative writing from University of Southern Maine. In 2011, she was the Delaware Emerging Fellow and, in 1214, the Established Fellow in Literature. She received awards from the Delaware Press Association and National Federation of Press Women. Her work is published in Southern Women’s Review, Avocet Quarterly, Fox Chase Review, On the Rusk, Delaware Today Magazine, and Delaware Beach Life.
DON RUSH (Maryland) is news director of Delmarva Public Radio (WSCL/WSDL). In addition, he developed a one-hour talk show, “Delmarva Today,” that has aired for over 10 years. His broadcast journalism career started in the 1970’s in Los Angeles with Pacifica Station KPFK. Mr. Rush later became Bureau Chief and Capitol Hill reporter for Pacifica Network News covering congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. While at Delmarva Public Radio, the station has won over 20 awards from the Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association and Public Radio News Director, Inc. (PRNDI).
LYNN SCHWARTZ is a story development editor and ghostwriter. Her plays have been performed in New York City, including Lincoln Center. She founded the Temple Bar Literary Reading Series in New York and has received two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council. She teaches fiction at St. John’s College. Web: www.writerswordhouse.com
ROCHELLE JEWEL SHAPIRO (New York) - Her novel, Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster, 2004) was nominated for the Harold U. Ribelow Award. Kaylee’s Ghost (2012), the sequel, was an Indie Finalist. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times (Lives,) Newsweek, and more. Her poetry has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She teaches writing at UCLA Extension. Website: www.rochellejewelshapiro.com.
ROSANNE SINGER (Maryland) is a teaching artist with the Maryland State Arts Council and part of small arts teams working with pediatric patients at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and with military families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda. Current and upcoming work appears in Dash, Freshwater, Passager, Xanadu and Delmarva Review.
CAROLINE SUTTON (New York) - Her essays have appeared in The Literary Review, North American Review, Cimarron Review, Fifth Wednesday, and Ascent. She is the recipient of Southern Humanities Review’s 2012 Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, and she received Notable Essay citations in Best American Essays 2013 and 2014. Formerly an editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons, Sutton currently teaches high school English in New York.
MARCELLE THIEBAUX (New York) has published fiction in Literal Latté, The Cream City Review, Grand Central Noir, Decomp Magazine, The Penmen Review, Mondays are Murder, and Dogzplot. Her books and articles about women range from St. Ursula to Ellen Glasgow. She received a Pen & Brush Club Award, a Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition award, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Website: www.MarcelleThiebaux.com.
SUE ELLEN THOMPSON (Maryland) – Her poems have been read on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor, have been featured in U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated newspaper column, and have received numerous awards, including the 1986 Samuel French Morse Prize, the 2003 Pablo Neruda Prize, and two Individual Artist’s Grants from the State of Connecticut. She is the author of five books, most recently They (Turning Point Books, 2014) and The Golden Hour (Autumn House, 2006), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She was also the editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (2005). Website: http://sueellenthompson.com
SALLY TONER (Virginia) is a high school English teacher who lives in Reston with her husband and two teen daughters. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, her work has appeared in Gargoyle and Defying Gravity, a compilation of fiction from Washington D.C. area women.
SHEILA WALKER (Washington, D.C.) is a cultural anthropologist who has done field research on the global presence of people and culture of African origin. She is also “a recovering academic” who edited African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas and now shares the travel adventures behind her academic publications. Website: www.afrodiaspora.net.
KARI WERGELAND (California) has received recent acceptances from Kansas City Voices, New Millennium Writings, and Wisconsin Review. She currently works as a librarian for Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California, and lives part-time on the Oregon Coast. Website: https://kariwergeland.wordpress.com.
HELEN WICKES (California), worked for many years as a psychotherapist and received an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2002. Glass Lyre Press published her second and third books—The Moon Over Zabriskie and Dowser's Apprentice—in 2014. Sixteen Rivers Press published The World As You Left It in 2015.
JILL WILLIAMS (Maryland) lives in Dundalk with her wife, their daughter, and too many pets. She received her MFA from the University of Baltimore and her work most recently appeared in The Little Patuxent Review and Gargoyle. She can most often be found strolling through the woods with her head in the clouds and her heart full of joy.
HAROLD O. WILSON (Maryland), the Co-Fiction Editor of The Delmarva Review, is a literary critic, author, and radio host of “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” for Delmarva Public Radio (WSCL/WSDL). He is the author of a collection of short fiction, “The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories,” and he has published award-winning poetry and essays. Born in Delray Beach, Florida, he studied at Wake Forest University and Andover Newton Theological School. He and his wife Marilyn live in Chester, Maryland. Website: www.haroldowilson.com.
ANNIE WOODFORD (Virginia) is originally from Henry County, Virginia. She studied poetry at Hollins College and is now a teacher of developmental English at Virginia Western Community College. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Appalachian Heritage, Cold Mountain Review, The Comstock Review, and The James Dickey Review, among others.
WILLIAM WRIGHT (Illinois) was born in Leeds, England. His fiction has previously appeared, or is forthcoming, in Printers Row, The Rathalla Review, and The Bangalore Review, among others. He is regular contributor at The Chicago Book Review. William currently lives in Chicago, IL.
WILSON WYATT, JR. (Maryland), Executive Editor of The Delmarva Review, has published fiction and nonfiction in journals, magazines and newspapers. He was a reporter at The Courier-Journal. He later became the senior corporate communications officer for BATUS (UK), PNC Financial Services Corp., and The Travelers Insurance Companies. As a photographer, he published Yosemite–Catching the Light, and Chesapeake Views–Catching the Light.