is a semi-annual online journal published in February/March and August/September
Lori Desrosiers: Publisher, Founding Editor
Lisa C. Taylor: Fiction Editor and Interviews
Monica Barron: Non-Fiction Editor
Ciona Rouse: Poetry Editor
Russell Taylor: Art Editor
Lori Desrosiers has four books of poetry, The Philosopher’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry Ireland 2013), two chapbooks, Inner Sky (Glass Lyre Press 2015), typing with e.e. cummings (Glass Lyre Press 2019), and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, (Salmon Poetry 2016). A third full-length book, Keeping Planes in the Air, will be out with Salmon in 2020. Her poems have appeared in New Millenium Review, Contemporary American Voices, Best Indie Lit New England, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The New Verse News, The Mom Egg, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry, Peacock Journal and many other journals and anthologies. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from New England College. She also publishes Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry. http://loridesrosierspoetry.com
Lisa C. Taylor’s newest book of fiction is Impossibly Small Spaces (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press, 2018). Her debut collection of short fiction, Growing a New Tail was released in November 2015 (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press). She’s the author of four collections of poetry including Necessary Silence (2013) and The Other Side of Longing (2011), written in collaboration with Irish writer, Geraldine Mills. Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award for short fiction, a Spotlight feature in January 2015 for the Associated Writing Programs, Pushcart nominations in both fiction and poetry, a Surdna Arts Teaching Fellowship, and, along with Geraldine Mills, the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut in 2011. Lisa was chosen to be a writing mentor for the Associated Writing Program’s Writer-to-Writer program in 2015. Her poetry, fiction, and book reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals including WomenArts Quarterly, Birmingham Poetry Review, Map Literary, and Crannog. She’s been a guest on radio and television shows in New England and Ireland. Lisa has received residencies from Vermont Studio Center and Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. Lisa holds an MFA from Stonecoast/University of Southern Maine’s writing program. http://www.lisactaylor.com
Monica Barron is a queer writer, editor, and teacher living in Missouri. She is a member of the Feminist Teacher editorial collective working as a development editor and is also part of the Council of Independent Feminist Journal Editors. She has published poems in Rosebud, Naugatuck River Review, The Chariton Review, Poet and Critic, The Briar Cliff Review, ArtWord Quarterly, The Lucid Stone, Ploughshares, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Women’s Review of Books, and the anthology Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace among others. Her prose has appeared in Academe, Exposures: Essays by Missouri Women, and wordpeace. She teaches in the BFA program in Creative Writing at Truman State University and would very much like to see wordpeace develop into a go-to site for nonfiction.
Ciona Rouse is the author of Vantablack (2017), a chapbook published by Third Man Books. Her work can be found in Native Magazine, Gabby Journal, Matter: a journal of political poetry and commentary, and Talking River. She lives in Nashville,Tenn., where she curates many poetry experiences, including a 5-year-old reading series at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt.
Russ Taylor is an artist and a photographer whose credits include three book covers, author photos, and a featured article with National Scholastic. He has displayed his photography at art venues and collaborates with local artists to combine writing and photography. He also does digital painting and is currently working on a graphic novel based on a short story.