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John Amen is the author of three collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer, More of Me, and At the Threshold of Alchemy. His fourth book, The New Arcana—a multi-genre collaborative work co-written with Daniel Y. Harris—was released by New York Quarterly Books last fall. His work has appeared in numerous journals nationally and internationally and been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. In addition, he has released two folk/folk rock CDs: All I’ll Never Need and Ridiculous Empire. He is also an artist, working primarily with acrylics on canvas. Amen travels widely giving readings, doing musical performances, and conducting workshops. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine
Jessie Carty‘s writing has appeared in publications such as MARGIE, decomP and Connotation Press. She is the author of five poetry collections which include An Amateur Marriage as well as the award winning full length poetry collection, Paper House. Jessie is a freelance writer, teacher, and editor. She is also the managing editor of Referential Magazine.
Maria Rouphail is a member of the faculty of the English Department at North Carolina State University, where she teaches in the World Literature Program and where she is also an academic adviser. She is an associate poetry editor for Main Street Rag. A member of the North Carolina Poetry Society, she has won recognition by the NCPS, having twice been a finalist in the Poet Laureate competition; her poetry has been published in NCPS’s Pinesong. Rouphail’s poems have appeared in the International Poetry Review and in Main Street Rag. In 2011, she garnered Honorable Mention in the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival contest. Three poems were published in the proceedings of the Festival.