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Editor Bios

Jennifer Taylor is a book critic, editor, and writer based in Atlanta. Most of her life has been spent moving from place to place, as evidenced by the fact that she has moved 36 times. She is a co-founder, fiction, and nonfiction editor of damselfly press. Her writing has appeared in Atlanta Business Magazine, Bookslut, Chicago Sun-Times, H2O Magazine, Inkling Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Savannah Magazine, Southern Distinction, and The Sunday Paper, among others. Her fiction has appeared in PIF, Shaking Literature and Southern Women’s Review. She was a fiction editor for The Fourth River, Chatham University’s literary journal, where she received her MFA in 2006 with a double concentration in fiction and nonfiction. Jennifer was a writer-in-residence at the Writing Retreat in New Brunswick, Canada. She is currently working on a short story collection.


Lesley Dame is a writer and editor living in Michigan. Co-founder, nonfiction, and poetry editor for damselfly press, she has also served as poetry editor for The Fourth River, Chatham University’s literary journal, where she received her MFA in 2005. She is the author of the chapbook Letting Out the Ghosts (Earl & Crouch Press, 2006) and the poetry blog Let’s Talk About Poetry. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals, including Foliate Oak, Symbolon, Stirring, Poesia, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Apparatus Magazine.



Reader Bios

Jessica Ina is a professional writer living and working in Ohio. She received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in children’s writing and adolescent literature at Chatham University. She loves to travel and has had the opportunity to visit England, Italy and Japan. She believes in searching for the silver lining whenever possible.

Jane Lundberg writes for her own personal pleasure for no other reason than to engage in extreme verbal behavior on a daily basis.  She divides her time between Atlanta and Minneapolis where she pursues her quest to master the fine art of reading.

Verity Earl graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in poetry from Chatham University. She is the co-founder of Earl & Crouch Press. Her published works include a chapbook called Shipwreck (Urban Folk Press, 2007). She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.