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Contributor Bios – May 2019

Devon Balwit’s most recent collection is titled A Brief Way to Identify a Body (Ursus Americanus Press). Her individual poems can be found in earlier issues of The Light Ekphrastic, as well as in Jet Fuel, The Cincinnati Review, Tampa Review, Apt (long-form issue), Grist, and Oxidant Engine among others. See her website for more: https://pelapdx.wixsite.com/devonbalwitpoet.

Teresa Duggan is a Baltimore photographer and artist at large. Found humor, ephemeral scenes and street surprises are #1 these days, but anything’s possible. See more photos in this CityPaper gallery, or Teresa’s Baker Artist Portfolio.

Melissa Rendlen is a pseudo retired urgent care physician who recently relocated to the love of her life, the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She returned to her love of writing poetry when she cut back on her day job and has had poetry in Nixes Mate Review, an anthology, The Missing Slate, Poets Reading the News, Underfoot Poetry, and the Plath Poetry Project, to name a few. Her first chapbook is in the works with Clare Song Birds Press.

Brian A. Salmons lives in Orlando, Florida. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eyedrum Periodically, NonBinary Review, Ekphrastic Review, Poets Reading the News, Poetry WTF?!, Eratio, and others. He is the host of @BrianAndTheNight, a poetry podcast on Facebook.

Bonnie Schupp, retired middle school teacher, focuses on creating literary and visual art these days.  Her writing—travel, photography, editorial—has run in numerous newspapers and magazines nationwide, including the Baltimore Sun. Her poetry appears in print and on-line publications, most recently in Light Journal.  Her photography has been published globally and exhibited on the east coast, including the Baltimore LED Art Billboard. At 60, she earned a doctorate from the University of Baltimore and continues to communicate with her creative muse at 74.

Cullen Whisenhunt is a graduate student with Oklahoma City University’s Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program and an instructor of Developmental English at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. His poetry has been published in The Ekphrastic Review, Red Earth Review, and Dragon Poet Review, among others. He also likes to take pictures, though most of those just go in his albums.

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