Martha Agan recently graduated from Spalding University with a MFA in Creative Writing. She’s a published songwriter, and her music can be heard on iTunes. Her memoir, Kissed with a Lie, is now being shopped to publishers. She’s looking forward to a late 2018 release. She resides with her two dogs at the entrance of Dale Hollow State Park in Kentucky.

Beth Anthony left Cleveland, Ohio in 2004 to work a ski season in Vail and never looked back. She was the worst ski bum in the whole town until 2009, when she made her move to enchanting Santa Fe after losing an aggravating upscale retail job. She’s currently working on a collection of poems about her adventures in Kent, Ohio, where she collaborated in dance and performance art groups and made films.

Kelby Lee Bailey is a New Jersey native specializing in acrylic abstract portraiture. He is heavily influenced by Andy Warhol and Amedeo Modigliani. When not busy, he volunteers at local organizations, including The Contemporary Austin and Dress for Success. Kelby’s ‘XXXL’ and ‘Twisted’ explore themes such as disease, mortality, and the claustrophobic nature of codependency.

Two hundred and forty-six of Jan Ball’s poems appear in journals such as: Calyx, Connecticut Review, Main Street Rag, Nimrod, and Phoebe, in Great Britain, Canada, India and the U.S. Ball’s two chapbooks, accompanying spouse (2011) and Chapter of Faults (2014) were published with Finishing Line Press. Ball’s first full-length poetry book, I Wanted to Dance with My Father, was published by Finishing Line Press in September, 2017. When not working out, gardening at their farm or traveling, Ball and her husband like to cook for friends.

Brendan Basham is Diné, born in Alaska and raised in northern Arizona. His work has appeared in Red Ink, Yellow Medicine Review, Juked, and Sheepshead Review. He’s been awarded the Live Oak Fellowship, a Truman Capote Trust Fellowship, and was a nominee for the 2016 PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. He’s been a resident of the Tin House Summer Workshops, Writing by Writers Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center. He holds a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Brittney Beauregard is a student at the Santa Fe Community College. She has a passion for photography, especially capturing the beauty of the macro world and her two very photogenic cats.

Connor Bjotvedt is a Graduate MFA student at Spalding University. He was awarded the Charles E. Bull Creative Writing Scholarship for Poetry in 2015 by Northern Arizona University, where he received a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. His work has appeared in Rain Taxi, Three Line Poetry, Haiku Journal, 50 Haiku, and The Wayfarer.

Jasper Black is a trans-genre artist whose passions include oil painting, poetry, performance, plants, and bunnies. Born in the fierce Midwest, Black’s introspective creative tendencies were influenced by the Great Lakes, often gloomy days, and wicked winters of Michigan. Life here in New Mexico over the past seven years has provided space and time to create new work while earning an associate’s degree in Fine Arts at SFCC. More paintings can be viewed on Instagram @paintbrushjasper.

Arianna Borgeson is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts and a recent transplant to New Mexico. She has edited photos for sets of films, TV shows, and commercials such as Jason Bourne, Krystal, Geostorm, and more. Her own films and writings stretch across genres, and her videos have been exhibited at Digital Arts Expo, Chicago ArtBash, and LACDA. When she’s not working on films, Borgeson enjoys playing roller derby.

John Davis is the author of Gigs and The Reservist. His work has appeared in DMQ Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, One and Poetry Northwest. He teaches high school and performs in rock and roll and blue bands.

Behzad Dayeny is a Poetic Chef from Iran. The director of Food Services at Santa Fe Community College, he has been living in Santa Fe since 1984.

Micah Espina is an art history student, aspiring novelist, and story enthusiast who grew up partly in Santa Fe and partly in New England. This will be his first published work; more to come, eventually. Some of Micah’s writing can be found online at

David Feela has authored a prize-winning chapbook, Thought Experiments, and a full length poetry collection, The Home Atlas. His book of essays, How Delicate These Arches, was chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He lives in Cortez, Colorado, and works as a columnist for the Durango Telegraph and the Four Corners Free Press.

Paula Goldman’s book, The Great Canopy, won the Gival Poetry award, and was a semifinalist for the Independent Booksellers’ Award. Her work has appeared in Oyez Review, Slant, Passager, Ekphrasis, Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Manhattanville Review, Cream City Review, Comstock Review, Harvard Review, The North American Review, Poet Lore, Poet Miscellany, and other magazines. Her poems have appeared in Boomer Girls, published by the University of Iowa Press; The Party Train: A Collection of North American Prose Poetry, published by New Rivers Press; and most recently, Conversation Pieces, published by Knopf.

Gabe Gomez has two published books of poetry, The Outer Bands, winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize (University of Notre Dame Press), and The Seed Bank. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

James Gould is a long-time resident of New Mexico, where he explores several art forms and shares his creative spark through teaching woodcarving in the School of Art and Design at the Santa Fe Community College.