Steven H. Bridgens is a Kansas City, Missouri native, and his poems have appeared in various anthologies and magazines including The Gasconade Review, Finding Zen in Cowtown, Pomona, The Futurist, Horticulture, and RAIN. His award-winning book, Strange Beauty Shows was published by Spartan Press in 2017, and his book The Hobo Bob Cantos is due in 2023.
Allison Funk’s sixth book of poems, The Visible Woman, was published in 2021 by Parlor Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Paris Review, Cincinnati Review, Poetry, and Poetry Northwest, as well as in The Best American Poetry. In 2022 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. Other honors include awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America. She is a Professor Emerita at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Amber Adams is a poet and counselor from Longmont, Colorado. She is the author of Becoming Ribbons published by Unicorn Press in 2022. Her writing has appeared in Narrative, Witness Magazine, 32 Poems, Birmingham Poetry Review, War Literature and the Arts Journal, Porter House Review and elsewhere. She served in the United States Army Reserves and served one tour of duty under Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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