Susana H. Case is the author of six books of poetry. Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) won an IPPY Award in 2019. She is also the author of four chapbooks, two of which won poetry prizes. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka by Opole University Press. Her work has appeared in Calyx, The Cortland Review, Portland Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, RHINO and many other journals. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.
AKaiser’s poems and photos can be found or are forthcoming in Amsterdam Quarterly, Lavender Review, Manzano Mountain Review, Mudfish, and The Rumpus. She is the Sow’s Ear Poetry Prize winner (2017) and has placed in the North American Review James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Journal Prize, the Wasafiri NewWriting Prize, Eggtooth Editions Chapbook Contest, and elsewhere. She is a Sweet Action Poetry Collective member. AKaiser has degrees in poetry, political science, and a doctorate from the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona on first translations of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass into Catalan, French & Spanish, with emphasis on Catalan translator and transatlantic democrat, city-garden advocate Cebrià Montoliu, whose biography she is writing.
Originally from Tennessee, Bill Abbott has been involved in Poetry Slam since 1992 and is the author of Let Them Eat MoonPie, the history of poetry slam in the Southeast. He has attended regional and national competitions, hosted three regional events, is credited with creating the Rust Belt Regional events, and organized and hosted poetry events across multiple cities and states. He has been published in Ray’s Road Review, Radius, The November 3rd Club, Flypaper Magazine, Jokes Review, The Broken Plate, Ghost City Review, and The Sow’s Ear. Having earned his MFA from Miami University in 2018, Mr. Abbott lives in Ohio and teaches creative writing at Central State University.