Andrew Sofer- Sofer teaches at Boston College. He specializes in dramatic literature, especially Renaissance and modern drama. Professor Sofer holds an M.F.A. in Directing and is interested in performance as an aid to textual interpretation. A widely published poet, he also teaches creative writing. His latest poetry collection is title "Wave."
Jennifer Markell-- Jennifer Markell’s first book of poetry, Samsara, was published in April, 2014 by the Turning Point imprint of WordTech Communications. Her poems have been published in journals nationally and internationally, including The Atlanta Review, The Aurorean (Featured Poet), Consequence, The Hawaii Pacific Review, Rhino, and Poetry from Sojourner, A Feminist Anthology.
Heather Treseler --
Heather Treseler --
Heather Treseler is an assistant professor at Worcester State University, where she teaches American literature and creative writing. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, Southern Poetry Review, Pleiades, Boulevard, Notre Dame Review, and other journals, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2011) and for the Best New Poets anthology (2012). In 2013-2014, she was a Visiting Poet at Bowdoin College, and she was also chosen as the MassPoetry Festival's "Emerging Poet." Her essays about American poetry appear in three books: Elizabeth Bishop in the 21st Century, The Salt Companion to John Matthias, and Dunstan Thompson: on the Life and Work of a Lost American Master, and her work has been supported with fellowships from the Erasmus Institute, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She grew up in Newton and returned to her hometown in 2013.
Lisa Rua-Ware works as a technical writer in the software industry. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and has earned a Master of Arts in English from Simmons College. She currently resides in the Boston area.
Matthew Lippman--Matthew Lippman
Ralph Pennel---His writing has appeared in Common Ground Review, Ropes, The Cape Rock, Apercus Quarterly, Open to Interpretation, Ibbetson Street, The Smoking Poet, Unbound Press, Right Hand Pointing, Monologues From the Road, and various other journals in the U.S. and abroad. Ralph teaches literature at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts, and is the fiction editor for Midway Journal (www.midwayjournal.com), an online literary journal publishing out of St. Paul, Minnesota. A World Less Perfect for Dying In, will be published by Cervana Barva Press in the fall of 2014.