Linda Rodriguez’s latest book of poetry is Dark Sister: Poems (Mammoth), based on teachings from her Cherokee grandmother. Her fourth Skeet Bannion novel, Every Family Doubt, will be published August 15, 2018. Her writing book, Plotting the Character-Driven Novel (Scapegoat Press), is based on her popular online workshop.
Amber Fraley has Kansas in her bones, silliness in her heart and fierce stubbornness in her brain. She has written hundreds of magazine articles and a collection of humorous essays. In the last few years, she has delved back into poetry. Poems from a Midlife Crisis is her first chapbook.
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic and recombinant and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. A Kundiman and Lambda Fellow, they serve on Thinking Its Presence: Race, Advocacy, Solidarity in the Arts’s Executive Board and teach at Sam Houston State University.
Danny Caine is an MFA candidate at the University of Kansas. His chapbook, Uncle Harold's Maxwell House Haggadah, is out now from Etchings Press.
Jason Baltazar is originally from the Appalachian corner of Maryland. He currently lives in LFK as one third of an equilateral love triangle with his wife and cat. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart and has most recently appeared in Metaphorosis Magazine and The Future Fire.
Stephen Bunch has received the Langston Hughes Award from Raven Books and the Lawrence Arts Center and edited/published the little magazine Tellus, 1978-88. His chapbook Preparing to Leave appeared in 2011 and an online chapbook, DisquiEtudes, in 2015. Recently, Woodley Press published Transmissions from Bone House.
Karen Barron writes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction in the Kansas Flint Hills, which she imagines resemble the rolling interior and contours of the creative mind. Her work has been published in New Letters, The Bennington Review, The Little Balkans Review, terrain.org.
Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan UP 2011); the chapbooks Goodnight Whoever’s Listening (Essay Press 2015) and Earth Day Suite (Beard of Bees 2010); and the critical work Poetry and the Public (Wesleyan UP 2002). He teaches at the University of Kansas.