Lea C. Deschenes
Lea C. Deschenes lives in Worcester, MA and holds an MFA in poetry from New England College. Her poetry has appeared online, on stage and in print (Spillway, Snakeskin, So Luminous the Wildflowers, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, et al.) A former member of four National Poetry Slam teams and a coach to two more, she also dusts off her BA in theater to perform. She has received a Jacob Knight Award, been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and represented Worcester in the 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam. She is the author of thirteen chapbooks. Her first full-length collection The Constant Velocity of Trains is available through Write Bloody Publishing, as is the anthology she co-edited with Lisa Sisler, Knocking at the Door. She once found a five-leaf clover during a solar eclipse.
Lori Desrosiers’ first full-length book of poems, The Philosopher's Daughter is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2013. A chapbook, Three Vanities, was published by Pudding House in 2009. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including a prompt in Wingbeats, a book of writing exercises from Dos Gatos Press. Her MFA in Poetry is from New England College. She is editor and publisher of Naugatuck River Review, a semi-annual journal of narrative poetry.
Thomas is a writer, designer, web developer, and academic librarian. Founding editor of Printer's Devil Review, his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Conium Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Beloit Fiction Journal. He blogs about technology and design at techneblog.com.
Astrid Drew is a bundle of anxieties, contradictions and stuff, which sometimes include words like "poet," “student,” and/or “editor.” A founding editor and Editor-in-Chief for Interrobang?! she is the magazine’s cheerleader in her home city of Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a BA in English from the University of Rhode Island, and is currently pursuing her MS in Library Science at Simmons College in Boston. When not studying, editing, or volunteering, she can be found singing songs in odd languages, bike riding around her quirky city, or consuming ridiculous quantities of coffee and chocolate. Because life is just too damned short.
Annabel Gill is co-editor of the Inman Review. She has recently had her work featured in fellow indie Boston publications Printer's Devil Review and Freak Flag, and is currently completing a novel. She lives and works in Inman Square in Cambridge.
Victor D. Infante
Victor D. Infante is a poet, editor and journalist living in Worcester. He is the editor of the online literary journal, Radius: Poetry From the Center to the Edge, and the author of City of Insomnia, a poetry collection from Write Bloody Publishing. His poems and stories have been published in numerous periodicals, including The Collagist, Pearl, Chiron Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Spillway, and Word Riot, and anthologies including Spoken Word Revolution Redux, Knocking at the Door: Poems About Approaching the Other, and Aim For the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry.
Elizabeth MacDuffie co-founded and currently edits Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, a quarterly publication. Elizabeth has been editing literary magazines since she was in college and served as arts editor and editor-in-chief of Impressions, at Dickinson State University, and later sat on the editorial board of Dust and Fire, at Bemidji State University. A former English professor, Elizabeth now devotes her time to her magazine and to producing the mixed media events that mark the release of each issue. Elizabeth resides in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Samantha is founder and managing editor of Amethyst Arsenic. She has led poetry groups and workshops, as well as sponsored The National Poetry Slam, Mass LEAP, and creative projects for musicians and poets. She has a degree in Information Systems and works as a technology consultant. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.