Jesse Morse, related to Samuel Morse, is an actress, known for The Naked Man (1998). His poems and reviews have appeared recently. He lives in Englewood, or Sheridan, with the poet Jennifer Denrow and their unborn child, and their Labradane Hank, who is pursuing a PhD at the university there.
Nicky Beer is the author of The Diminishing House, winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her second book, The Octopus Game, will be published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in early 2015. Her awards include a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Discovery/The Nation award. She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver.
Ryan Corcoran is an aspiring musician who’s father’s acoustic roots made him fall in love with the instrument. As he tries to find his own style in his newly written songs, Ryan tries to implement jazz, funk, and hip-hop into an acoustic performance unlike any other. The passion is obvious in his playing and singing style. One day he hopes his songs will inspire other young kids to pick up an instrument and go for it.
Curtis Romero writes poetry, fiction, and the occasional essay. He absolutely hates writing bios, and put writing this one off for as long as possible. He is currently completing his MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University, where he was a 2012-2013 recipient of a Ted Berrigan Scholarship for work in Poetry. His investigative chapbook “Harvest” will be forthcoming. He mixes poetry with vocal performance in hopes of taking part in a conversation between the cultural dialects of the past and the future.