We're the ones happily doing the heavy lifting to get work picked out, organized, and shared with you.
James Champion (he/him/his) is from Whitehall, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University with an MA in Creative Writing in 2019. He has a bad habit of only looking at his shoes as he walks place to place, but this makes arrival, and the sky, a constant surprise.
Regan Schaeffer (she/her/hers) was on the staff of Temenos for many years, in many roles, while earning her MA in Composition at Central Michigan University. Learning the art of editing fiction and the mechanics of publishing a high-quality literary journal has been an on-going great joy, and she is delighted to join old and new friends to help bring such wonderful writing to the public.
Website / Issue Design & General Reader
Alex Dennis (he/him/his) graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BA in philosophy and a minor in English writing. He enjoys the silence of the deep woods and the warmth of his cat napping on his lap. Alex starts more books than he finishes.
General Reader & Social Media Coordinator
Emily Austin (she/her/hers) is from Bath, Michigan. She's a current student at Central Michigan University studying English and poetry at her own pace, while trying to enjoy the view in the meantime. She likes to carry the soft animal of her body around, looking for flocks of wild geese.
Timothy Kraus (he/they) currently lives in Muskegon, MI. He has attended the University of Mary Washington and Western Michigan University studying topics ranging from philosophy, urban planning, and finance. He also has a background working in local government and volunteering in the administration of community organizing groups.
Nick Overholt (he/they) recieved his BFA from college for creative studies in Detroit. They spent their time learning about contemporary illustration, sequential narratives, and visual culture. He grows hydroponic microgreens professionally. At any given point in time, he's most likely listening to Adrianne Lenker, or at the beach, or both. They're very interested in visual art that speaks honestly and purposefully, whatever context that takes. He especially loves the successful marriage between written word and images.
Brendan Hoffman (he/him/his) lives in Mukilteo, WA with his lovely partner (Mollie) and beloved dog (Percy). His enthusiasm lies in simple celebrations and listening. Artistic intent is a source of compassion. Love is the only bind worth keeping.
Nick Kondyles (he/him/his) lives in Wyoming, MI. He is currently pursuing an MA in counseling. He graduated from GVSU in 2019 with bachelors in writing and psychology. In his spare time, he loves reading poems, novels, watching TV dramas and occasionally gaming. More recently, he’s found love in daily amateur cooking and cats.
Eve Wittenbach (she/her/hers) lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her cat Miso. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2018 with a degree in Political Science. Eve enjoys hiking, science fiction, and bad reality television. Her poetry has appeared in The Blue Route.
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Connor Sain (he/him/his) lives in La Pierre, MI, works developing and printing photos in the back room of a CVS. Likes stories and poems that feel good or crazy. Favorites are Rebecca Fishow, Christian TeBordo, Barry Hannah, Denis Johnson, Joe Frank, and others. twitter is @cvsfilmtech1988
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Lily J Rich (she/her/hers) is a poet, musician, knitter, and amateur botanist. She enjoys spending time outdoors and trying new recipes. She approaches writing as autobiography, scrapbooking important memories and bending narratives together. She lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her boyfriend and cat.
Annemarie Brenner (she/they) lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her partner (Alison), a loud cat (Baby), and a quiet dog (Nellie). Annemarie graduated from Central Michigan University in 2018 with degrees in Psychology and English. She enjoys listening to metal, reading things that inspire ranting to anyone who casually makes small talk with her, and taking long bike rides as meditation.
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Jason A. Harvey