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Editor-in-Chief Tyler Robert Sheldon’s six poetry collections include When to Ask for Rain (Spartan Press, 2021), Driving Together (Meadowlark Books, 2018) and Consolation Prize (Finishing Line Press, 2018). His poetry, fiction, artwork, and criticism have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, The Tulane Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and other venues. A Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of the Charles E. Walton Essay Award, he earned his MFA at McNeese State University. Sheldon is currently a PhD student in English at Louisiana State University. View his work at

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.

Art Editor Alex J. Arceneaux’s work has appeared in the John T. and Connie Staton Art Gallery, the Mark Arts – Mary R. Koch Arts Center, and other venues, and has won purchase awards from several institutions. A multi-disciplinary artist, Arceneaux has worked in painting, drawing, printmaking, engraving, sculpture, and ceramics. Arceneaux earned their MFA in Studio Art at Louisiana State University, and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. View their art on Instagram.

Founding Editor Clare L. Martin’s third book of poetry, Crone, was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2018. Her second full-length collection of poetry, Seek the Holy Dark, was 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.