Katie DePoppe

Katie DePoppe is an award-winning freelance writer, developmental editor, and former book publicist. She was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2009, she became the founding editor at large for Azalea Media, a media company that produces three regional lifestyle and cultural publications throughout South Carolina and Georgia. This endeavor led to the […]

Jordan Murphy

Jordan Murphy is a creative nonfiction writer, foreign language teacher, and goal digger. She is publisher and contributor to many online blogs and is most often found lost in a book from the 19th century. She hails from North Alabama and holds a Bachelor of Science in German Foreign Language Education from Auburn University. Jordan is traveling […]

Glynn Custred

Glynn Custred is professor emeritus of anthropology at California State University East Bay (formerly Hayward) and a member of the American Anthropological Association.

Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris is the author of Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman, which won the 2014 Gival Press Novel Award. Her short story collection won the John Simmons Award from the University of Iowa Press. Harris taught at the University of Texas at Austin and is married to Faulkner scholar Warwick Wadlington. Visit Elizabeth Harris […]

John Ryan Hrebik

Dr. John Ryan Hrebik is a writing professor, lyric poet, and drummer/musician. He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Chatham University. John’s writing style combines the lyric quality of Anna Akhmatova with the stoic sensibility of Jane Kenyon. His poems […]

Rod Davis

Rod Davis is the author of a number of works including the Southwest/PEN Award-winning novel Corina’s Way, and most recently the critically praised South, America.

Ann Cefola

Ann Cefola is author of Face Painting in the Dark (Dos Madres Press, 2014), St. Agnes, Pink-Slipped (Kattywompus Press, 2011), Sugaring (Dancing Girl Press, 2007), and the translation Hence this cradle (Seismicity Editions, 2007). A Witter Bynner Poetry Translation Residency recipient, she also received the Robert Penn Warren Award judged by John Ashbery.  Her work […]

Elisabeth Aiken

Elisabeth Aiken is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has degrees from James Madison University and Western Carolina University. Elisabeth considers the mountains of western North Carolina her home, and her favorite literature has a distinctly Southern flavor.