issue three (spring season) contributor index

Jennifer Bullis
Originally from Reno, Nevada, Bullis holds a doctorate in English from the University of California-Davis and taught college English in Bellingham, Washington, for fourteen years. Her poems appear in Iron Horse Literary Review, Conversations Across Borders, Natural Bridge, Comstock Review, and Floating Bridge Review. She has won The Pitch contest at Poetry Northwest and received Honorable Mention in the Tupelo Press Poetry Project. Her first book of poems, Impossible Lessons, is forthcoming from MoonPath Press in May 2013. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

Beth Cavener Stichter
Stichter is currently a full-time professional studio artist working in the state of Washington. She received her bachelor of arts in sculpture from Haverford College and her master of fine arts from Ohio State University. She was awarded a USArists Project Grant in 2012, the Artist Trust Fellowship in 2009, the Jean Griffith Foundation Fellowship in 2006, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 2005, and the American Craft Council’s Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2004. She has also been an artist-in-residence at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. She has exhibited nationally (at such institutions as the Smithsonian Museum) and internationally and has taught numerous workshops across the country. She is currently represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

T. Clear
Clear’s work has appeared in many journals and magazine, including Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, Atlanta Review, and Crab Creek Review. Her first full-length manuscript, Dusk, is forthcoming from Floating Bridge Press. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Jeff Encke
Encke’s poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Kenyon Review Online, Salt Hill, Typo, and elsewhere. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Jeremy Halinen
Halinen is co-founder and editor-at-large of Knockout Literary Magazine. His first full-length collection of poems, What Other Choice, was selected by Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken as winner of the 2010 Exquisite Disarray First Book Poetry Contest. Other poems of his appear or will in such journals as Cimarron Review, Court Green, Crab Creek Review, the Los Angeles Review, Poet Lore, and Sentence. He resides in Seattle, Washington. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Ann Howard
Howard, a journalism school graduate from 1964, left a career in advertising to raise her family. In 1987, she followed a call to ministry and worked as a chaplain in hospital and hospice settings. Now that she is retired, she is finally making time for poetry again. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Christopher Howell
Howell is the author of ten poetry collections, including Gaze. Born in Portland, he has received three Pushcart Prizes and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, among many other honors. He teaches at Eastern Washington University’s Inland NW Center for Writers in Spokane, where he is director and principal editor for Lynx House Press. (Work | Map)

Peter Keefer
Keefer received a bachelor of fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1958. His interest in printmaking developed shortly afterward, and he continued his training with graduate students at California State University at Northridge, where he was awarded a master of fine arts in printmaking in 1970. During the next ten years, he developed the highly identifiable style which has remained characteristic of his work: earth colors modulated against harsher tones which charge his images with a sense of time and place. (Work | Map)

Stella Latwinski
Latwinski is a self-taught artist and illustrator who comes to Montana after a childhood of playing in the lakes and forests of Pennsylvania. She has been drawing since she could pick up a pencil, but it was not until 2007 that she began to share her work with the public. Primarily working with ink and colored pencil on wooden panels, her illustrations have been described as both sweet and unsettling as she strives to create a fairy tale land that is inspired by nature, travel, and dreams—sometimes dark, other times full of whimsy. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Jerry D. Mathes II
Jerry D. Mathes II is a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar alumnus, author of The Journal West: Poems and an essay collection, Fever and Guts: A Symphony. He has fought wildfire and taught the Southernmost Writers Workshop in the World at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica during the 2009–2010 and 2011–2012 Austral summer seasons. He loves his two daughters very much. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Tammy Robacker
Robacker is a 2009–10 TAIP Grant award winner for poetry, a 2011 Hedgebrook writer-in-residence, and the author of the poetry collection The Vicissitudes (Pearle Publications, 2009). Robacker received her bachelor of arts in poetry from The Evergreen State College in 1993. She will begin her master of fine arts in poetry at Pacific Lutheran University this fall. In 2009, she co-edited an anthology of Tacoma poetry titled In Tahoma’s Shadow. Her poetry has appeared in Columbia Magazine, Plazm, Floating Bridge Review: Pontoon, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Allegheny Review. Robacker’s poetry manuscript, We Ate Our Mothers, Girls, was a finalist in the 2009 Floating Bridge Press chapbook contest. Currently, Tammy is working on her second book of poetry, Villain Song. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Judith Skillman
Skillman’s forthcoming books are The Phoenix—New & Selected Poems 2007 – 2013 (Dream Horse Press, 2013) and Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry (Lummox Press, 2014). Her poems and collaborative translations have appeared in Poetry, Cimarron Review, FIELD, Ezra, Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, and others. Recipient of an award from the Academy of American Poets for Storm (Blue Begonia Press), two of her collections have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award. Judith also writes fiction, and is a Seattle Jack Straw Writer in that genre for 2013. She strives for a minimalist approach in both poetry and prose. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)