‘Twelfth Week Birthing’ in Journey to Crone

Sarah has had work in numerous journals and anthologies including The North American Review, American Writing, Potomac Review, Art Times, The Bellingham Review, M. I. T. Rune, Rattle and Slant, etc.  Her second chapbook, The Forbidden, was published by Pudding House in 2004 followed in 2005 by Never Far From Flesh, a full-length volume of poetry (Main Street Rag).  She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1984.  Her latest book, Herman and the Ice Witch, a children’s novel, was published in 2011 by Pure Heart/Main Street Rag.  A former New York academic, Sarah Elizabeth Brown Weitzman is retired and lives in Florida.

Unlike Emily’s in Journey to Crone

Kory often performs her poems with her daughter Kelsey, an Appalachian old-time musician, in an act that’s been called “moving, fun, spiritual and sassy.” The duo released their spoken word and roots music album Decent Pan of Cornbread in 2012. Kory is author of the poetry collection Heaven Was the Moon (March Street Press, 2009), and her “standout” nonfiction, praised by Ladies’ Home Journal, leads the anthology She’s Such a Geek (Seal Press, 2006). Her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous publications, including Christian Science Monitor, Ruminate, Literary Mama, and Deep South Magazine. She lives near Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her website at http://korywells.com.

‘Warrior Queen’ and ‘Nineteen Today’ in Journey to Crone

Katharine is an Irish writer who grew up in the wilds of Scotland and Ireland before going to Belgium to learn French and look after horses. She has always wanted to write but work tended to get in the way. Rather than find a rich lover, she decided to try chronic illness as her ticket out of work. Finally free to write, she has recently discovered a passion for poetry. She has had work published in various print anthologies as well as online. She is passionate about a lot of things, including writing, photography and aikido but most of the time is simply covered in dog hair from keeping her two border collies busy. Her slightly malnourished blog can be found at http://kwpoetry.wordpress.com.

‘I Hear the Thunder’ in Journey to Crone

Allyson grew up in Ohio, earning her B.A. in English from Kenyon College, and her M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She came to Austin in 2008, and has made Texas her new home. Primarily a poet of place, Allyson enjoys meshing women’s experiences with various landscapes. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Southern Women’s Review and TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism, and is forthcoming in the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar. You can read more about her life and work at http://allysonmwhipple.wordpress.com.

‘A Tale of a Husband and a Wife’ and ‘The Mythic Riders of Horses’ and ‘Thirteen’ in Journey to Crone
‘Roma’ and ‘Urban Homesteading’ in Cities

Barbara, professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Auburn University Montgomery, is the author of a critical study entitled Josephine Herbst’s Short Fiction: A Window to Her Life and Times (Susquehanna University Press). Her poems have appeared in Southern Women’s Review, Rambler, Blueline, Kerf, Feminist Studies, Paper Street, Riverwind, and other journals. She is the author of three chapbooks: Half-Life of Love (2008), Sometime in October (2010), and Death of a Pope and Other Poems (2013), all published by Finishing Line Press. www.barbarawiedemann.com.

‘Making Cuts’ and ‘Doll-Woman’ in Journey to Crone

Jessica is a freelance editor, translator, and poet. Her work has been published with Prole, Neon Magazine, Lines + Stars, and The Prose-­Poem Project. Most recently she was a runner-­‐up in the Third Annual James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition run by Red Squirrel Press. She always welcomes visitors to her blog at http://sublunamlepores.wordpress.com.

‘A Galilean Quartet’ in You, Me & a Bit of We
‘Long Falling Down’ in Journey to Crone

Abigail was born in and grew up in Essex but has spent most of her adult life in Cornwall.  After twenty years in the teaching profession, she now writes poetry and short fiction and has been fortunate enough to place her work in a variety of outlets.  The author of two collections of poetry, Moths in Jar (2010) and Moths and Nightjars (2012), Abigail’s short stories, Old Soldiers, Old Bones and Other Stories, will be available from One Million Stories from the end of June, 2012.  Abigail Wyatt is one of the three founding members of the Red River Poets, a group of poets who associate themselves with the industrial heartland of Cornwall. She enjoys performing her work at local venues and will appear at the Penzance Literary Festival.  She is the winner of the 2012 Lisa Thomas Poetry prize.

‘Angles’ and ‘Sixty-Two Years’ in Journey to Crone
‘On Our Street’ and ‘Thanksgiving in Chicago’ in Cities

Cherise’s individual articles, stories, and poems have appeared in a variety of journals, anothogies, and periodicals, two full collections of poetry, two chapbooks of poems, a spiritual memoir, a novel, a children’s book, and a children’s audiocassette, plus her latest book, Stir-fried Memories, stories about her life. She has been writing a poetry column for the Oakland Examiner’s online issue at: www.examiner.com/poetry-in-oakland/cherise-wyneken and was nominated for the 2013 Poetry Pushcart Prize.