Howchi Kilburn


Howchi Kilburn is a long-term practitioner of meditation, Tai-Chi, yoga, psychotherapy, immersion in nature, and playing with his grandkids. A Northern California denizen, inspired by the non-fiction writings of Marija Gimbutas, The Living Goddess, and Riane Eisler, Sacred Pleasure, he...

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Lesley Wheeler


Lesley Wheeler, Poetry Editor of Shenandoah, is the author of five poetry collections, including The State She's In; The Receptionist and Other Tales, finalist for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award; and Heterotopia, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize....

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Siegfried Johnson


A student of ancient Hebrew language and culture, Siegfried Johnson in 1990 earned a graduate degree in biblical Hebrew from the University of Michigan, after which he left Ann Arbor to enter ministry in the United Methodist Church, currently serving...

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Estela González


Estela González, author of Arribada (2022), holds an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in Latin American literature. As a binational and bilingual writer, she tells stories in English and Spanish about race, class, gender, and environmental justice. Growing...

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Richard Paik


Richard Paik lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. A Thing or Two About the Game is his debut novel. Five seasons coaching girls’ softball served as inspiration, while providing insight into the tribulations and rewards of this benign activity. He is currently...

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Iwanna Twainbee


Iwanna Twainbee attended St. Petersburg Missouri Community College where she mainly smoked cigars and got drunk with her friends. Mark Twain appeared during her seances, and, fortunately, he became her guru. She is a heavy reader of literature and usually...

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