Who Are We?


Ziggy Edwards – Poetry Editor

Ziggy Edwards lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications including 5 AM, Confluence, Main Street Rag, Illumen, and Dreams and Nightmares.


Cameron Barnett – Poetry Editor

Cameron Barnett earned his MFA in poetry at The University of Pittsburgh, where he was poetry editor for Hot Metal Bridge Literary Magazine and co-coordinator of the Pitt Speakeasy Reading Series. His honors include the O’Donnell Award for Excellence in Poetry from Duquesne University and The Academy of American Poets Graduate Poetry Award from The University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he works as a middle school language arts teacher, and is an associate poetry editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Review. His first collection, “The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water,” is forthcoming from Autumn House Press.


Nicole Lourette – Poetry Editor

Nicole Lourette received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University concentrating in poetry and travel writing. Her work has appeared in Vagabond City and IDK Magazine. Originally from upstate New York, she now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She does not like anything mint-chocolate chip.


Lisa Summe – Poetry Editor

Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech’s MFA program. Her poems have appeared in Salt Hill, Lambda Literary, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Waxwing, among others. Some of her favorite things are cats, vegan donuts, and running. You can follow her on Twitter @lisasumme.


Kim Sousa – Poetry Reader

Amy Lee Heinlen – Poetry Reader

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Amanda Larkin – Poetry Reader

Amanda Long is a writer and poet based in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She lives with her husband, daughter and collie dog.


Wendy Scott – Poetry Reader

Wendy Scott’s first book of poems, Soon I Will Build an Ark, was published by Main Street Rag in 2014. Her poems have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Harpur Palate, The Cape Rock, Fourth River, Cobalt, and The Meadow, among others. She has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught composition and creative writing in a variety of settings, from universities and colleges to halfway houses and elementary schools.


Kim Sousa – Poetry Reader

Jess Turner – Poetry Reader

Stephanie Ramser – Poetry Reader

Jennifer Jackson Berry – Consulting Editor

Jennifer Jackson Berry’s first full length collection of poetry The Feeder was released froBerrym YesYes Books in December 2016. The manuscript was offered publication from the 2015 Pamet River Prize finalist list.

She is also the author of the chapbooks When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications 2014) and Nothing But Candy (Liquid Paper Press 2003).

She is the Assistant Editor of WomenArts Quarterly Journal, and a proud member of           the Madwomen in the Attic. Jennifer lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Michael Albright – Managing Editor and Publisher

Michael Albright has published poems in numerous journals, and is the author of the chapbook In the Hall of Dead Birds and Viking Tools. He lives on a windy hilltop near Greensburg, PA. with his wife Lori and an ever-changing array of children and other animals.


Sarah Reck – Design


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