“I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out." —Katherine Dunn
Ellen Welcker’s obsessions include ecological desperation, boundaries real & imagined, and the concept of deep humanity as an animal state. Her first book, The Botanical Garden (Astrophil Press, 2010), was selected by Eleni Sikelianos for the Astrophil Poetry Prize in 2009. Chapbooks include Mouth That Tastes of Gasoline (alice blue books, 2014) and The Urban Lightwing Professionals (H_NGM_N, 2011). She lives in Spokane, WA, with her family and works for the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry.
Kathryn Smith’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in such publications as Poetry Northwest, Bellingham Review, Redivider, Mid-American Review, Southern Indiana Review, and The Collagist. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Eastern Washington University and the recipient of a grant from the Spokane Arts Fund.
Aileen Keown Vaux
Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction. Consolation Prize is the first book chosen for the Channeled Chapbooks Series.
Tim Greenup's poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, LEVELER, BOAAT, Midwestern Gothic, Redivider, and elsewhere. He teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College. Without Warning is his first book.
Simeon Mills is a writer, cartoonist, and teacher. His novel The Obsoletes is forthcoming from Skybound Books. His graphic novel Butcher Paper received a 2012 Artist Trust grant. Chapters of Butcher Paper have appeared in The Florida Review, RiverLit, Rock & Sling, The Pinch Journal, and Okey-Panky. He majored in architecture at Columbia University and received his MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and now teaches middle school English in Spokane, Washington. Photo by Rajah Bose.
[bio pending]. Scablands Books will publish Emma’s book Baby Speaks Salish in late 2019/early 2020.
Tiffany Midge is an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her work is featured in McSweeney’s, Waxwing, Moss, and more, and her humor columns are published in Indian Country Media Network. Midge’s poetry collection “The Woman Who Married a Bear” (University of New Mexico Press) won the Kenyon Review’s Earthworks Prize for Indigenous Poetry and a Western Heritage Award. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she is the Poet Laureate. Her newest book, Bury My Heart at Check E. Cheese’s, will be out soon from Nebraska Press. Scablands Books will publish her forthcoming poetry collection, Horns in late 2019. Horns is "an homage to varied states of the feminine grotesquerie, humor, and the taboo.”