Maryfrances Wagner’s books include Salvatore’s Daughter (BkMk) Red Silk (MidAm) and Light Subtracts Itself. (MidAm). Red Silk won the Thorpe Menn Book Award for Literary Excellence. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines including New Letters, Midwest Quarterly, Laurel Review, Birmingham Review, and anthologies and textbooks including Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (Penguin Books) and The Dream Book, An Anlogy of Writings by Italian American Women (winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation). Work from that book was chosen for American Audio Prose and was translated into Italian for Trapani Nuovo in Italy. She is the co-editor of The I-70 Review, past president of The Writers Place, and the co-editor of the Whirlybird Anthology of Greater Kansas City Writers.
Craig Davis is from Topeka, Kansas. His first collection of short stories, Ramshackle Wonderlands, is available from New American Press. His stories have appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Southeast Review, Harper Perennial's Fifty-Two Stories, failbetter, and elsewhere. He lives in Kansas City.
Scott Ross grew up in southwest Missouri and is now pursuing an MFA in dramatic writing at KU. He is news director at KJHK 90.7fm, where he composes longform radio documentaries and comedy sketches. This semester he’ll also be developing and producing a comedy webseries for KJHK about life at a fictional college radio station. He received two Kansas Assocation of Broadcasters awards for his work in radio in 2012. In keeping with his Bible-Belt roots, Scott often avoids talking about his feelings, and sees comedy as a way to subvert traditional notions of meaningful subject matter, and present new and unexpected avenues for discussing emotional truths. On an unrelated note, he would like to make it known that he is recently single and looking.