Darnell Arnoult Executive Editor
Darnell Arnoult is the prize-winning author of What Travels With Us: Poems (LSU Press) and the novel Sufficient Grace (Free Press). Her shorter works have appeared in a variety of journals. Arnoult is Writer-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of English at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. She holds an MFA from University of Memphis and MA from North Carolina State University and is a regular faculty member of the Table Rock Writers Workshop, Tennessee Young Writers Workshop, John C. Campbell Folk School, Learning Events, and the Appalachian Writers Workshop in Hindman, KY. She is the recipient of the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Literature, SIBA Poetry Book of the Year, Mary Frances Hobson Medal for Arts and Letters, and in 2007 was named Tennessee Writer of the Year by the Tennessee Writers Alliance.
Denton Loving Executive Editor
Denton Loving lives on a farm near the historic Cumberland Gap. His fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Minnetonka Review, Trajectory, Main Street Rag and in numerous anthologies including Degrees of Elevation: Stories of Contemporary Appalachia.
Liz Murphy Thomas Art Editor/ Web Design
Liz Murphy Thomas is an artist, photographer and educator. She holds a BFA in Creative Photography from the University of Florida and an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Ms. Thomas’ work investigates issues of identity, memory and the associations we give to our possessions. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe and is represented in several permanent collections including the Southeast Museum of Photography.
Jia Oak Baker Interviewer
Jia Oak Baker lives in Peoria, Arizona. She is currently pursuing a MFA in Writing and Literature at Bennington College where she is a recipient of a Liam Rector Scholarship. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Thin Air Magazine, Inscape, Likewise Folio and Arizona Literary Magazine. Jia is the recipient of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award in Poetry and is also an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Sewanee Writers' Conference.
- Maurice Manning