Anna Lena Phillips Bell, author of Ornament, is a winner of the Vassar Miller Prize and the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature. She teaches at University of North Carolina Wilmington and is editor of Ecotone.
Susan Berres, founder and organizer of the Bus Lines Community Poetry contest, seeks to promote poetry and flash fiction in public spaces and provide opportunities for writers of all ages to share their work.
Remica Bingham-Risher, author of Starlight & Error, is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Her work has won the Diode Editions Book Award and the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, and has been shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She resides in Norfolk, Va. with her husband and children.