Bios 5

Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is now available from Greying Ghost. He lives in Austin and works for the University of Texas.


Megan Burns has a MFA from Naropa University and edits the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter ( She has been most recently published in Callaloo, New Laurel Review, YAWP Journal, and the Big Bridge New Orleans Anthology as well as online at Jacket Magazine, shampoo, trope_5, Exquisite Corpse and BigCityLit. Her book Memorial + Sight Lines was published in 2008 by Lavender Ink. She lives in New Orleans where she and her husband, poet Dave Brinks, run the weekly 17 Poets! reading series (


Gillian Devereux received her MFA in Poetry from Old Dominion University and is currently a PhD candidate in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She teaches Media Culture and English at Bay State College in Boston. Her poems have appeared in FOURSQUARE, H_NGM_N, Open Letters, apt, Gargoyle, 32 Poems, Wicked Alice, and other journals.


Julie Doxsee holds a PhD from the University of Denver and is the author of Objects for a Fog Death (Black Ocean 2010) and Undersleep (Octopus Books 2008).  She teaches creative writing, literature, and academic writing at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she lives on the European side of the Bosphorus.


Nate East writes poetry for Cowan's Gap zine in San Francisco. His work has also appeared in The Rumpus, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere, and he can be found online at


Matthew Henriksen’s first book, Ordinary Sun, will emerge from Black Ocean in 2011. He is the author of the chapbooks Another Word (Double Cross Press) and Is Holy (horse less press). Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Fence, Free Verse, Alice Blue, Sink Review, Realpoetik and Ink Node. He edits the online journal Typo and resides in the far reaches of anywhere.


Shannon Jonas received an MFA from The University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He has recent poems in Tight, Barrow Street, The Iowa Review, Cutbank, and Third Coast, and a chapbook from Cannibal Press. He lives with his wife in Raleigh.


Steven Karl is the author of the chapbook, State(s) of Flux, along with Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009) and the chapbook, (Ir)Rational Animals.  Saturday(s) an e-chap is forthcoming from Scantily Clad Press.  He lives in New York City and sometimes blogs at


Sampson Starkweather is from Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is the author of four chapbooks, most recently SELF HELP POEMS by Greying Ghost, a book of "action-poems" whose intent are to cause an effect, in this case to save his best friend's life. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He has recently moved from the woods, where he lived alone, to Brooklyn, where he lives with another human-being, sort of.


Leigh Stein is the author of the chapbooks How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance (Dancing Girl Press), Least Inhabited Island II (h-ngm-n Combatives), and Summer in Paris (Mondo Bummer). She lives in Brooklyn.


Paige  Taggart lives in Brooklyn and her chapbook Polaroid Parade is forthcoming with Greying Ghost Press. She has an e-chapbook available worldwide, Won't Be A Girl with Scantily Clad Press. Recent or forthcoming work can be found at No Tell Motel, Glitterpony, Sink Review,  RealPoetik, Umbrella Factory, Bateau, Sentence.  She's an above ground jewelry maker, you should peruse: