MockingHeart Review‘s founder and editor-in-chief, Clare L. Martin’s second full-length collection of poetry, Seek the Holy Dark, is the 2017 selection for The Louisiana Series of Cajun and Creole Poetry from Yellow Flag Press. Her widely-acclaimed debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published in 2012 by Press 53. Martin’s poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Blue Fifth Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Melusine, Poets and Artists, and Louisiana Literature, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net. Martin is a lifelong resident of Louisiana.
Associate Editor Denise Rogers is the author of The Scholar’s Daughter, a collection of poems published by Louisiana Literature Press. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Sliver of Stone, Word-River, Louisiana Literature, and The Alaska Review, as well as other publications. She is the Director of the University’s Writing Center. She also teaches literature and composition courses in the English Department of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Contributing Writer/Social Media Associate Charlotte Hamrick’s poetry, prose, and photography have been published in numerous online and print journals. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a finalist for the 15th Glass Woman Prize. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets.
Contributing Writer/Associate Reviewer Tyler Robert Sheldon’s newest books are Driving Together (Meadowlark Books, 2018) and Consolation Prize (Finishing Line Press, 2018). He received the 2016 Charles E. Walton Essay Award and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Pleiades, Quiddity, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and other venues. Sheldon holds an MA in English from Emporia State University and is an MFA candidate at McNeese State University. He lives in Baton Rouge.