About our Guest Editors

Christine Bryant
(Intern, AWP Conference Boston 2013)

Christine Bryant received her Master of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing- Poetry from Monmouth University whom awarded her the English Award for Graduate Study. Her poems are published in the Spring 2011 & 2012 issues of Monmouth Review. Presently, Christine is an Adjunct Professor at Hudson County Community College and a student at Columbia University’s School of the Arts where she's been awarded The Writing Program Scholarship, encouraging her success in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Writing, as she pursues a Concentration in Poetry.

David Crews, photograph by Patrick Rosal
(Contributing Editor, Love Poetry Issue)

David Crews(davidcrewspoetry.com) has poems published or forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, The Southeast Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry Review, Paterson Literary Review, Tar River Poetry, and others. Essays found in Adanna Literary Journal and SPECTRUM. Most recently, he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  More about David

Rae Gouirand
(Contributing Editor, Women and War Issue)

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Prize, and won a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for Poetry as well as the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia, The Kenyon Review: KROnline, Seneca Review, jubilat, Spinning Jenny, Bateau, Michigan Quarterly Review, and other journals, as well as two recent volumes of the Best New Poets series. 

An alum of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Michigan, Rae has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Santa Fe Art Institute and founded numerous community workshops in poetry and prose throughout California’s Central Valley. Writer-in-Residence for the nation’s only conservancy-sponsored public arts program at Cache Creek Nature Preserve, she lectures in the Department of English at UC-Davis and serves as Nonfiction Editor for California Northern magazine. Rae is currently working on a second book of poems and a collection of linked essays, and editing an anthology of responses to Lidia Yuknavitch's The Chronology of Water.  More on Rae

    Diane Lockward
(Contributing Editor, Annual Edition, 2011)

Diane Lockward, is the author of four collections of poetry. Diane's publications include Temptation by Water (Wind Publications, 2010), What Feeds Us, which received the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, Eve’s Red Dress, and a chapbook, Against Perfection. Her poems have been published in several anthologies, including Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website, Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times, and The Poet's Cookbook. Her poems have also appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner.  More on Diane

Lynne McEniry
(Contributing Editor, How Women Grieve)

Lynne McEniry is a poet with work published in Adanna, 5 A.M., The Stillwater Review, and Paterson Literary Review. She won Honorable Mention in the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards and collaborates on a variety of readings and workshops, including those in conversation with visual arts at the Maloney Art Gallery and Visual Arts Center of NJ. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and works at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ.  More on Lynne

Mary Ann Miller
(Guest Editor, Women and Spirituality)

Mary Ann Buddenberg Miller is a professor of English at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ.  She is editor of St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2014), a collection of over 100 poems, written by 70 poets from across the USA.   She frequently teaches an Introduction to Poetry course, in which she offers her students the opportunity to host public readings for local, published poets.  She also teaches freshman writing, English Literature, Literature of the Victorian Age, Modern Poetry, and Catholic Writers, a core elective in an interdisciplinary cluster.  Her research interests include the intersection of theology and literature.  https://www.avemariapress.com/author/598/Mary-Ann-B-Miller/

Michelle Ovalle
(Contributing Editor, Annual Issue, 2013)

Michelle Ovalle is a New Jersey poet who graduated with an MFA from Drew University in 2011. Her poems and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in the Edison Literary Review, Adanna Literary Journal, Precipitate, Gently Read Literature, Generations Literary Magazine and the anthology titled Dear Sister. Michelle currently teaches grammar and literature at a local county college. When not writing or teaching, Michelle enjoys photography, mosh pits, and red dresses.