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John Sierpinski is the author of Sucker Hole (Cholla Needles Press, 2018). His poetry has appeared in River and South Review, Indlandia Journal, Red Coyote, Mojave River Press and Review, Nebo, California Quarterly, Stoneboat Literary Journal, as well as many other literary magazines and journals. His work is also in six anthologies. He is a Pushcart nominee. He lives in Yucca Valley, California.
Sylvia Cavanaugh teaches high school cultural studies and has advised breakdancers and poets. She and her students are actively involved in the Sheboygan chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in various periodicals and anthologies and she is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual and English language editor for Poetry Hall. She has published three chapbooks and serves on the board of the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
Ed Werstein, Milwaukee, WI, is a regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He was nearly 60 years old when his muse awoke and dragged herself out of bed. He advocates for peace and against corporate power. His poems have appeared in over 50 different journals including Rosebud, Blue Collar Review, Stoneboat, and Red Cedar, as well as several anthologies. In 2018 he received the Council of Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker award. His book, A Tar Pit To Dye In, is available from Kelsay Books. His new chapbook, Benediction and Baseball, was published by Fireweed Press.