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IMG_20150629_102241829_HDR Elise Gregory lives in western Wisconsin where she tends gardens, sheep, goats, chickens, three human children, and one spouse. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University. Her poems have appeared in print and online at Redactions, Sweet, Cider Press Review, Stoneboat, Hubbub, and elsewhere. Her chapbook “Domestic Spiral” was published in 2011.  Contact her at


IMG_9739Emily Gwinn lives in Spokane, Washington where she teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Her poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in Hubbub, Rock and Sling, Pontoon, The Furnace Review, and Sage Hill Press’s Railtown Almanac. Emily’s chapbook “Transpiration” was published by Finishing Line Press in 2009.  Her second daughter will be joining her family in early August.  Contact her at


kateKate Maude has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas and is currently working as a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls. Her publications include pieces in Plainsongs, Mid-America Poetry Review, and Literary Magazine Review. Most importantly to her, she is Mama to two young ones. Lately, they have been the inspiration for much of the writing that she tries to squeeze in after they are in bed, and the laundry is finished, and the papers are graded.  Contact her at


Rome photoKaleen McCandless currently lives in the Seattle area and teaches English and History to middle schoolers. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She most recently co-interviewed Robert Bly for an issue of Willow Springs . Her work has also appeared in issues of the Kolob Canyon Review. Kaleen has two sons, a junior in high school and a sophomore in college.  Contact her at


Profile Laura Walker is a teacher, writer, and web content director thriving in Orange County, California. A single mother for 11 years and a newly christened empty-nester, Laura is proud to be a best-friend-mom to her 19-year-old son, who is a theater major at University of Idaho. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Her poems have appeared in Inscape, Grist, Cascadia Review, Southword Journal and elsewhere. Her poem, “Gladiator Days,” was highly commended by judge Thomas McCarthy in the 2013 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition.  Contact her at



1 Comment

  1. Dear Elise and Emily,

    Would you please include this event in your list of upcoming readings?

    Thursday November 19th
    The King’s English Bookshop
    1511 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT
    Readers: Sunni Wilkinson and Laura Stott

    Thanks so much for everything! It’s a lovely collection and we’re happy to be part of it.

    Sunni Wilkinson

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