Authors & Artists

A native Virginian, Jane Blanchard lives and writes in Georgia. Her work has recently appeared in Tar River Poetry, Third Wednesday, and Two Thirds North. Her collections with Kelsay Books include After Before (2019), In or Out of Season (2020), Never Enough Already (2021), and Sooner or Later (2022).

Martha Bordwell is a retired psychologist who writes about current events, family life, and travel. She is a regular contributor to the Community Voices column in MinnPost. Her essays and poems have been published in local and national journals. In 2019, she published the memoir Missing Mothers, which interweaves her experience of losing her mother who died when she was a child with her experience of raising adopted children. She lives in Minneapolis.

Timothy Dodd is from Mink Shoals, West Virginia, and is the author of Modern Ancient (The High Window Press) and Fissures and Other Stories (Bottom Dog Press). His second short story collection, Men in Midnight Bloom (Cowboy Jamboree Press), and a joint collection, Mortality Birds (Southernmost Books), are forthcoming in 2022. Find him at

Jennifer L. Freed is the author When Light Shifts, (2022), reviewed in AQ33. Her work appears in Atlanta Review, Rust + Moth, The Worcester Review, and others, and has received nominations for the Pushcart prize and for the Orison Anthology. Her poem sequence ‘Cerebral Hemorrhage’ was awarded the 2020 Samuel Washington Allen Prize (New England Poetry Club). Please visit

After sojourns in Canada, Germany, Japan, and New Zealand, V.J. Hamilton calls Toronto home. Her work has been published in STORGY, The MacGuffin, and The Penmen Review, among others. She won the EVENT Speculative Fiction contest. Most recently, her fiction appears in Litro magazine online.

Jackie Kingon graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has an MA from Columbia University, and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. The New York Times featured her piece ‘A Year in the Trenches’ about a difficult Bronx school. She is the author of the sci/fi comedies, Sherlock Mars and P is for Pluto (Guardbridge Books, St Andrews, Scotland) and Chocolate Chocolate Moons (self-published). She lives in New York City.

Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure (Scarecrow P, 2002); Assistant Editor of Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal; and former Assistant Editor of Art Patron magazine. A retired reference librarian, he blogs about travel and related subjects at

Donna J. Gelagotis Lee is the author of two award-winning collections, Intersection on Neptune (The Poetry Press of Press Americana, 2019), winner of the Prize Americana for Poetry 2018, and On the Altar of Greece (Gival Press, 2006), winner of the Seventh Annual Gival Press Poetry Award. Her poetry has appeared in journals internationally, including Amsterdam Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Feminist Studies, Magma Poetry, and The Massachusetts Review. Her website is

A Best New Poets nominee, Jeff McRae’s poems have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Antioch Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Salamander, and recently appear or are forthcoming in Poetry South, The Common, Permafrost, Mudfish, Rattle, and elsewhere. He lives and works in Vermont.

In 2021, Bryan R. Monte was a finalist in the Hippocrates Open Poetry Contest (placed second) and in the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, and in 2022, a commended poet in Hippocrates’ Contest. Recently, his poetry has been published in the Arlington Literary Journal, Irreantum, Italian Americana, and the South Florida Poetry Journal. In November 2022, his book, On the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple Sclerosis, will be published by Circling Rivers (Richmond, Virginia).

Jim Ross has a graduate degree from Howard University. In 2015, he jumped into creative pursuits after a rewarding research career. He’s published nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, plays, and hybrid work in over 175 journals and anthologies on five continents including Amsterdam Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Hippocampus, Kestrel, Lunch Ticket, Newfound, The Atlantic, and Typehouse. He’s published postcard-based photoessays in Barren, Ilanot Review, Litro, and Palaver. Jim and his family split time between city and mountains.

Pat Seman is an English writer, poet, and teacher, who now lives between Amsterdam and Crete. Her poetry and travel writing have been published in various anthologies. She is currently writing a book about her recent search for her roots in Ukraine.

Katherine Shehadeh is a writer, attorney, and mom of two, who resides with her family in Miami, Florida. Her writing has appeared in Consequence Forum, Prometheus Dreaming, Blue River Review, and others. Find her at

Meryl Stratford is a senior poetry editor for South Florida Poetry Journal. Her chapbook, The Magician’s Daughter, won the 2013 YellowJacket Press Contest for Florida Poets. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. A video of her poem, ‘Ruffian’, first published in AQ19, can be viewed at AU-LzZ13MJU. (Photo: Blaise Allen)

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Supranowicz is also a published poet.

Bob Ward is a poet, photographer and Quaker, born 1931. Following a career in chemical research and various branches of education, he retired to North Norfolk, UK, where he continues to explore the borderlands between science and the Arts. In particular he relishes the interplay of texts and visual images. His publications include: Trusting at the Last (Hawthorn Press, 2011) and Lines of Inquiry (Meniscus, 2017). He has contributed to several previous issues of AQ. He is also an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.

Mantz Yorke lives in Manchester, England. His poems have appeared in print magazines, anthologies and e-magazines, both in the UK and internationally. His collections Voyager and Dark Matters are published by Dempsey & Windle.