Barbara Crooker is a poetry editor for Italian-Americana, and author of nine full-length books of poetry, with Some Glad Morning coming out in the Pitt Poetry Series in 2019. Her awards include the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. Her work appears in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including The Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Chariton Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Tar River Poetry Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Hollins Critic, The Denver Quarterly, Smartish Pace, Gargoyle, Christianity and Literature, The American Poetry Journal, Dogwood, Zone 3, Passages North, Nimrod, Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Nasty Women: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, and has been read on the ABC, the BBC, The Writer's Almanac, and featured on Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry.

Alexandra Donovan is a poet, teacher, and volunteer chaplain. She received her BA from Stanford University and her MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Alexandra's writing has appeared in Pirene's Fountain, Selfish Magazine, Ruminate, Gyroscope Review, Presence Journal, Poets Reading the News, and others. Her first chapbook, Mother Stump, was released by Yak Press in August 2018. Alexandra was the summer 2018 Denver Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Writer-in-Residence at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Facility in Las Animas, Colorado.

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of six books of poetry, including most recently Dots & Dashes (SIUP, 2017). Her first book of creative nonfiction, throughsmoke: an essay in notes, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2019. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Pleiades, Copper Nickel, and Crazyhorse. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Texas.

Kathleen Goldbach earned a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1964 and a B.A. in Music from San Jose State University in 1987. In the late 1990's she lived in Germany for five years. Now she lives in Campbell, California, where she teaches and plays the piano as well as writes poems. Her poems have been published in The Vocabula Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, Poetalk, and an anthology, Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose.

Colleen S. Harris serves as a librarian on the faculty at California State University Channel Islands, where she also teaches in the Freedom and Justice Studies minor. She is the author of God in My Throat: The Lilith Poems (Bellowing Ark 2009), These Terrible Sacraments (Bellowing Ark, 2010), and The Kentucky Vein (Punkin House, 2011), as well as the chapbooks That Reckless Sound and Some Assembly Required out of Porkbelly Press (2014). She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry and fiction, holds the MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and is the co-editor of Women and Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching and co-editor of Women Versed in Myth: Essays on Modern Poets. In her free time Colleen pursues graduate degrees and is ordered around by her basset hound Igor.

Brittany Hill is a graduate of Fairfield University with a BA degree in Psychology and a minor in English. She also has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University where she concentrated extensively on various poetic genres. She was an associate editor of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. She was also part of Fairfield University's "Poetry by Stealth" initiative, which was comprised of the best poets on Fairfield University's campus, and was also a judge for Poetry for Peace, a poetry competition for kindergarten through eighth grade students in Fairfield and Bridgeport. In Fairfield University's MFA program, she was the poetry co-editor for their online journal, Mason's Road, which is now the new causewaylit. She is currently an adjunct English professor at several universities and freelance editorial consultant. Brittany has been published in Mezzo Cammin (June 2011), WestWard Quarterly (Winter 2012), The Waterhouse Review (2013), and has work forthcoming in assorted journals. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time reading suspense thrillers, composing music, traveling with family, and singing as a professional musician.

Katherine Hoerth is the author of three poetry collections: The Garden Uprooted (Slough Press, 2012), Goddess Wears Cowboy Boots (Lamar University Literary Press, 2014) which won the Helen C. Smith Award for the best book of poetry in Texas, and The Lost Chronicles of Slue Foot Sue (Angelina River Press, 2018). In 2017, she joined the English faculty at Lamar University as an assistant professor and editor-in-chief of Lamar University Literary Press. She is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and lives in Beaumont. Her website is www.katherinehoerth.com

Lynne Knight has published six poetry collections and five chapbooks. Her awards include a Poetry Society of America award, a RATTLE Poetry Prize, and an NEA grant. I Know (Je sais), her translation with Ito Naga of his Je sais, appeared in 2013. In March of 2018, she became a permanent resident of Canada, where she lives on Vancouver Island.

Jean L. Kreiling is the author of two poetry collections, Arts & Letters & Love (2018) and The Truth in Dissonance (2014); her work appears widely in print and online journals and in anthologies. She is a past winner of the Able Muse Write Prize, the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters Sonnet Contest, three New England Poetry Club prizes, and the String Poet Prize, and she has been a six-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. In her day job, Kreiling is a Professor of Music at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

Angie Macri is the author of Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past (Finishing Line). Her recent work appears in Poetry, Ruminate, and Superstition Review. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.

From associate professor of English to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin has journeyed from New Jersey through California to Oregon to discover Douglas firs, months of rain, and dry summers. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in publications throughout North America and the UK, and her fourth collection, A Penchant for Masquerades, is scheduled for an early 2019 release from Unsolicited Press. She is currently the poetry editor of Kosmos Quarterly: journal of global transformation. Find out more about Carolyn at www.carolynmartinpoet.com.

Kathleen McClung is the author of The Typists Play Monopoly (2018) and Almost the Rowboat (2013). Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies including Southwest Review, Naugatuck River Review, Unsplendid, The MacGuffin, Ekphrasis, Atlanta Review, cahoodaloodaling, California Quarterly, Forgotten Women, Sanctuary, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, and elsewhere. Winner of the Rita Dove, Morton Marr, Shirley McClure, and Maria W. Faust national poetry prizes, she is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee. Associate director and sonnet sponsor/judge for the Soul-Making Keats literary competition, she teaches at Skyline College and The Writing Salon in San Francisco, and has taught/advised student teachers in the credential program at Mills College. She directs Women on Writing: WOW! Voices Now on the Skyline campus, celebrating creativity in writers of all ages. In 2018-2019 she is a writer-in-residence at Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. www.kathleenmcclung.com

Mary Mercier lives in a small town in the Driftless area of Wisconsin, a place that inspires much of her work. She holds an M.S. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as an environmental studies advisor for twenty years before moving to the country. Her chapbook Small Acts was published by Parallel Press, and her poems have appeared in Spillway, Connotations, Stoneboat, Blueline, Common Ground Review, and other journals. She has collaborated with artists such as Martha Glowacki and her installation "Starry Transit" staged at the Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin.

Ann E. Michael is the writing coordinator at DeSales University of Center Valley, PA, and the author of the poetry collection Water-Rites as well as four chapbooks. She's also a librettist, essayist, and long-time blogger (www.annemichael.wordpress.com). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, 9th Letter, Natural Bridge, Painted Bride Quarterly, ISLE, and in many other journals, anthologies, podcasts, and websites.

Morgan O'Hara (b. Los Angeles 1941) was raised in an international community in post-war Japan. She earned a Master's Degree in Art from California State University at Los Angeles, had her first solo exhibition in the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1978. In the 1980s she began doing performative drawing in international performance art festivals, did her first site specific wall drawings and began the practice of aikido, a Japanese martial art. In 1997 O'Hara's work was honored with a solo show in the Drawing Room at the Drawing Center in New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including: The British Museum, London; Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, Germany; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Czech National Gallery, Prague; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; Hood Museum of Art - Dartmouth College, New Hampshire; Janacek Museum, Brno, Czech Republic; Macau Art Museum, Macau, China; Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Olomouc Museum of Art, Czech Republic; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Vrie Universiteit OZW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic; Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, Henie Onstadt Kunstzenter, Hovikodden, Norway. Her permanent site specific wall drawings can be found in the Macau Art Museum, Macau, China; The Canadian Academy Kobe, Japan, and the Vrije Universiteit OZW Building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

She has been awarded numerous international residencies and is recipient of the Lee Krasner Award for Lifetime Achiebvement as well as grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Gottleib Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Leon Levy Foundation, David and Rosamond Putnam Travel Fund and Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. O'Hara maintained her studio in Europe for 25 years. She currently resides in New York and works internationally.

Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, Canada. She is the author of Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (Biblioasis, 2013) which received the 2014 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and Let the Empire Down (ibid., 2016) as well as the chapbook On the Oven Sits a Maiden (Frog Hollow Press, 2018). Oliver is the co-editor (with Annie Finch) of Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters (Everyman's Pocket Poet Series, 2015) and, together with Pino Coluccio, curated Canadian formalist poetry review The Rotary Dial from 2013 to 2017. She holds an M.A. in Drama from the University of Toronto and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at The University of Southern Maine and is currently a PhD candidate in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

Leslie Schultz (Northfield, Minnesota) is the author of two collections of poetry, Still Life with Poppies: Elegies (Kelsay Books, 2016) and Cloud Song (Kelsay Books, 2018). Her poetry has appeared most recently in Able Muse, Blue Unicorn Journal, Light, Mezzo Cammin, Swamp Lily Review, Poetic Strokes Anthology, Third Wednesday, The Madison Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Orchards Poetry Journal, and The Wayfarer; in the sidewalks of Northfield; and in a chapbook, Living Room (Midwestern Writers’ Publishing House). She received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2017 and has twice had winning poems in the Maria W. Faust sonnet contest (2013, 2016). Schultz posts poems, photographs, and essays on her website: www.winonamedia.net

Myrna Stone is the author of five books of poems, the most recent being Luz Bones, released by Etruscan Press in 2017. A two-time Ohioana Book Award Finalist, her work has appeared in over fifty journals including, among others, Poetry, Southwest Review, The Massachusetts Review, Boulevard, Nimrod, and River Styx. Among her awards are three Ohio Arts Council Grants, a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, the 2001 Ohio Poet of the Year award, and the 2017 New Letters Prize in Poetry. Stone is a founding member of The Greenville Poets, based in Greenville, Ohio.

Jean Syed was English born and went to Birmingham University. After that she became a social worker, but for the past thirty-eight years she has been in the USA, first in Ohio and then in Washington State. She has been published in The Lyric, Raintown Review, and Calamaro Magazine as well as online by the Ghazal Page, Rotary Dial, and The Journal of Formal Poetry. Mostly she enters competitions. In a little while she willl have poems in an anthology by Rose Alley Press. She has chapbooks published by Kelsay Books and Dos Madres Press.

Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and three cats. Her most recent credits are: Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Synchronized Chaos, Pangolin Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, Fourth & Sycamore.

Sally Thomas is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Fallen Water (2015) and Richeldis of Walsingham (2016), both from Finishing Line Press. Recent honors include second place in the North Carolina Literary Review's James Applewhite Poetry Prize, for her sonnet "Daybreak." A second poem, "Magus at Twilight," was cited as a finalist in the same competition. In addition to the North Carolina Literary Review, her poetry and fiction have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Dappled Things, Presence, Relief Journal, The Orchards Poetry Journal, and Wild Goose Poetry Review. She lives with her family in North Carolina.

Doris Watts lives in Temecula, California. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands and of San Diego State University where she completed a special major master's degree in technical communication. Her work has appeared in Mezzo Cammin, Able Muse, Autumn Sky Daily, and The Formalist, among other journals. One of her poems received an honorable mention in Passager's 2018 Poetry Contest

Joyce Wilson has taught English at Suffolk University and Boston University. Her first poetry collection The Etymology of Spruce and a chapbook The Springhouse both appeared in 2010. Another chapbook, The Need for a Bridge, will appear in 2019. She is creator and editor of the magazine on the Internet, The Poetry Porch (www.poetryporch.com), which has been on-line since 1997. Her poems have appeared, or will appear soon, in the literary journals Alabama Literary Review, The Lyric, Salamander, and Main Street Rag.

Marly Youmans is the author of thirteen books of poetry and fiction. Forthcoming are Charis in the World of Wonders, a novel from Ignatius Press (San Francisco, CA), and The Book of the Red King, a sequence of poems from Phoenicia Publishing of Montreal.


The most recent addition to The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline is Phillis Wheatley by Kathryn Voorhees.

Kathleen McClung is the recipient of the 2019 Mezzo Cammin Scholarship to the Poetry by the Sea conference.

Megan Marlatt:Looking like large puppet heads, it was "anima", the root of "animation", that led me to the making of the big heads, (or "capgrossos" as they are called in Catalonia where I learned the craft.) Anima is the soul or what breathes life into a being and to animate an inanimate object, an artist must insert a little soul into it. However to bring attention to what is invisible, (the soul), I chose to mold its opposite in solid form: the persona, the ego, the big head, the mask. Nearly every culture across the globe has masks. They allow performers to climb into the skin of another being and witness the other's world from behind their eyes. While doing so, the mask erases all clues of the performer's age, gender, species or race. In this regard, I find them to be the most transformative and empathic of all human artifacts.

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