Jeffrey BeanJeffrey Bean is an associate professor of English. He earned a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, and from 2006-2008 he held the Axton Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Louisville. His poems have appeared in the journals Slate, FIELD, Subtropics, Laurel Review, New Orleans Review, Cimmaron Review, Sycamore Review, and Willow Springs, among others, and have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and in Keillor’s anthology, Good Poems, American Places. His first collection, Diminished Fifth, was published by David Robert Books in 2009.


Allegra Blake Allegra Blake Allegra Blake received her PhD in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University in 2000. She has been published in journals such as The New Orleans Review, Blue Unicorn, Hubbub, Poetalk, Main Street Rag, The New Orphic, and others. She was an assistant editor for Third Coast journal and New Issues Press.

Darrin DoyleDarrin Doyle holds an MFA from Western Michigan University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.  His first novel, Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet: A Love Story was published by LSU Press in April, 2009.  His second novel, The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2010.  His short stories have appeared in Puerto del Sol, The Long Story, Cottonwood, Alaska Quarterly Review, Night Train, and other journals.  More on Darrin here: 

Matthew Echelberger Matthew Echelberger has an M.A. in English from Central Michigan University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Vermont College. His poems have appeared a number of literary journals, including Kentucky Poetry Review, The Hiram Poetry Review, Zone 3, Wind Magazine, Michigan Voices, and The Driftwood Review. He has received a Pushcart Prize nomination from Seems, the PrePress Award in the anthology Michigan Voices, and the Reader’s Choice Award in The Driftwood Review.

Robert FanningRobert Fanning is the author of five poetry collections, including three full-length collections: Our Sudden Museum (2017, Salmon Poetry, Ireland), American Prophet (2009, Marick Press), and The Seed Thieves (2006, Marick Press), as well as two chapbooks: Sheet Music (2015,Three Bee Press), and Old Bright Wheel (2002,Ledge Press Poetry Award). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, and many other journals. Recent work has also appeared on The Writer¹s Almanac with Garrison Keillor on NPR, and an interview conducted with Professor Fanning is archived at the Library of Congress for the nationally-syndicated radio program ³The Poet and the Poem.² A graduate of the University of Michigan and Sarah Lawrence College, he is also the founder and facilitator of the Wellspring Literary Series in downtown Mt. Pleasant.​

Matthew Roberson

Matthew Roberson is the author of three novels, 1998.6,  Impotent​, and List, all from FC2.  He also edited the collection, Musing the Mosaic: Approaches to Ronald Sukenick, from SUNY Press.  His short fiction has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Fiction International, Clackamas Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others.   ​​​​​