Nandi received a joint MFA/MA in Poetry and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University. She has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Cave Canem, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Detroit Anthology (Rust Belt Chic Press, 2014), Blue Shift Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Pluck!, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Indiana Review. Her most recent book is American Family: A Syndrome (Finishing Line Press 2018)
D.A. Lockhart, born in Chatham, ON and raised in Windsor, ON, D.A. Lockhart is the author of This City at the Crossroads (Black Moss Press 2017) and Big Medicine Comes to Erie (Black Moss Press 2016) He is a graduate of the Indiana University – Bloomington MFA in Creative Writing program where he held a Neal-Marshall Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Malahat Review, Grain, The Journal, Windsor Review, Pamplemouse, Contemporary Verse 2, Mackinac, Hart House Review, Straylight Literary Magazine, and Vinyl Poetry and Prose among others. He is recipient of Canada Council for the Arts grants for Aboriginal People and Ontario Arts Council grants for both his poetry and his fiction. He holds degrees from Trent University, Montana State University, and Indiana University. He is a turtle clan member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation currently residing in Waawiiyaatanong.
Benjamin teaches English at Lake Forest College. He has written about a variety of topics in American literature, including the literature of the Vietnam war, and placed imaginative writing – poetry, fiction, and essays – in many small-press journals over the years. He is the author of Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse (Urban Farmhouse Press 2017). He has a very strong interest in eco-lit, birding, and exploring concepts of the other in the physical spaces of the world. He is also an avid biker and brings a strong Midwestern and Jewish cultural background.
Maeve Keating is a writer, editor, and Eggo waffle enthusiast from St. Catharines, Ontario. Keating is the author and illustrator of Sharpie Sandbox, an all ages biographical webcomic featured in the University of Windsor’s Education Department website. She is the fiction editor at Urban Farmhouse Press. A poet and fiction writer, herself, Keating can be found nose-first in a variety of literary genres at any given time. She specializes in adaptive tone, etymology, dialogue, free verse, emotive phonaesthetics, Upper Paleolithic history, dystopian/classical science fiction, and reader receptivity/empathy. When not writing or editing, she can be found making historical costumes and eating Eggo waffles with her dim-witted cat, Pippin.
Ron Tiessen has made Pelee his home for the past 39 years, where he met Lynn and where they raised their three sons. A magical place that allowed him to found the Pelee Island Heritage Centre and explore its history through precious encounters and writing six books on the experience. Ron is currently ‘retired’, doing more writing, and operating Peleelakemuse B & B & Cottage rental.