Emma Bolden is the author of the poetry collection Maleficae, from GenPop Books, as well as three chapbooks of poetry: How to Recognize a Lady, (part of Edge by Edge, the third in Toadlily Press’ Quartet Series); The Mariner’s Wife (Finishing Line Press); and The Sad Epistles (Dancing Girl Press). Her manuscripts have been semi-finalists for the Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series’ First Book Prize, the Perugia Press Book Prize, the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, and the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry, as well as a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Prize.
Julianna Spallholz is the author of The State of Kansas, from GenPop Books. Her short fiction and prose poetry has appeared in Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, NOÖ Weekly, Tarpaulin Sky, both print and audio issues of Gargoyle, and elsewhere.
Spallholz has collaborated her work with musicians, visual artists, a DJ, and a chef. She is currently an Associate Professor in English at Berkshire Community College and is at work on a second collection of short fictions.
John Philpin is the author of Bad Dog, from GenPop Books. An independent criminal profiler and a retired psychologist with an international reputation as an expert on violent behavior, Philpin has appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, America’s Most Wanted, 20/20 Downtown, Inside Edition, and CBC’s As It Happens, and has served as a guest commentator on Court TV’s Prime Time Justice.
Philpin’s published nonfiction works include Shattered Justice (Harper Collins), about the murder of 12-year old Stephanie Crowe; Stalemate (Bantam), about a series of child abductions and murders in the San Francisco Bay area; and Beyond Murder (Onyx/Penguin Books), investigating the Gainesville student murders. He has also written five novels including The Murder Channel and Dreams in the Key of Blue.
Judith Baumel is the author of The Kangaroo Girl, from GenPop Books. Her previous books of poetry are The Weight of Numbers, for which she won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Now.
Baumel’s poetry, translations and essays have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, Agni Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, among others. Her work is represented in a number of anthologies including Telling and Remembering: A Century of Jewish American Poetry; Gondola Signore Gondola: Poems on Venice; and Poems of New York (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets).
Michael Klein is the author of the 2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist then, we were still living, published by GenPop Books. His previous books are Track Conditions, a memoir, The End of Being Known, a memoir, and 1990, a book of poems which tied with James Schuyler to win a Lambda Literary Award in 1993. He teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College and is on the summer faculty at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Writer/musician Alan Semerdjian is the author of In the Architecture of Bone, from GenPop Books. Semerdjian’s poems and essays have appeared in several print and online publications and anthologies including Chain, The Lyric Review, Adbusters, Arson, Ararat, and Diagram. He released a chapbook of poems called “An Improvised Device” (Lock n Load Press) in 2005.
Semerdjian has performed and read all over North America, and his songs have appeared in television and film and charted on CMJ. He currently teaches at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, NY and resides in New York City’s East Village.
Elena Georgiou is the author of Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants, from Harbor Mountain Press, and mercy mercy me, which won a Lambda Literary Award for poetry, was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award, and was reissued by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2003. She is also co-editor (with Michael Lassell) of the poetry anthology, The World In Us (St. Martin’s Press).
Georgiou has won an Astraea Emerging Writers Award, a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, and was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her recent work appears or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, BOMB, MiPoesia, Lumina, Spoon River Review, Cream City Review, and Gargoyle. A member of the faculty in the MFA program at Goddard College, Elena lives in Vermont.