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Online Poetry: The Virginia Women’s Poetry Collective

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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 ReviewCider Press ReviewBanyan Review, and other journalsShe volunteers weekly for Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry. Visit her at .

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

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.

Angie Dribben’s debut collection, Everygirl, was a finalist for the 2020 Broadkill Review Dogfish Head Prize. She is an alum of Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and holds an MFA from Randolph College. Her most recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review, Orion, Coffin Bell, Split Rock Review, and others.