Kim Ports Parsons’ debut collection Mayapple Forest is forthcoming from Terrapin Books. Kim grew up near Baltimore, earned degrees, taught for decades, and worked in libraries. Now, she lives next to Shenandoah National Park where she gardens, walks, and writes. Her poetry has appeared in The Galway Review, Cider Press Review, Banyan Review, and other journals. She volunteers weekly for Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry. Visit her at www.KimPortsParsons.com .
April J. Asbury teaches writing and literature at Radford University. She earned an M.F.A. from Spalding University and M.A. from Hollins. Her work appears in Artemis, Still: The Journal, The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, and other publications. Her poetry collection, Woman with Crows, is available from Finishing Line Press. Visit her at https://apriljasbury.com.
Angie Clevinger has been published in many educational publications, giving a voice to students and teachers by presenting their needs in a public and sometimes political arena. Her first poetry collection, The Lady of the Lake Had Bouffant Hair comes out this fall, and will be available from Finishing Line Press.
Cathy Hailey teaches in JHU’s MA in Teaching Writing program and previously taught high school English and Creative Writing. She is Northern Region Vice President of The Poetry Society of Virginia and organizes “In the Company of Laureates.” Her chapbook, I’d Rather Be a Hyacinth, is forthcoming in 2023.