Long time contributor of Painted Bride Quarterly, Kelly McQuain received the 2013 Presidential Diversity Award from Community College of Philadelphia! The award carries a stipend that he will use during summer 2013 to help cover travel to China, where he hopes to draft new poems. Recently McQuain was selected from candidates nationwide to attend a three-week field seminar in Chinese […]
Rodney Wittwer lives in W. Medford, MA. His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including DIAGRAM, Barrow Street, Mead, Memorious, Pleiades and Ploughshares. In 2012, his first book, Gone & Gone was published by Red Hen Press, and he was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Kristen S. VanNamen is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros de Moral award in prose. Currently, she is Managing Editor of Carve Magazine and a 1:1 writing coach, working with both fiction and cnf. Her creative work has been published in Sojourn, Storyglossia, and the Boston Review. This fall while her first novel incubates, she’ll […]
David Trinidad’s most recent book, Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2011 by Turtle Point Press. Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera is forthcoming from Turtle Point in 2013. He is also the editor of A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos (Nightboat Books, 2011). Trinidad teaches poetry at Columbia […]
Marc Tretin is a retired attorney who lives with 3 cats, a dog, a bunny and a wife who understands him better than he does.
C.J. Spataro is the director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at Rosemont College. She is also the Editorial Director and Co-publisher of Philadelphia Stories magazine and PS Books. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship winner for fiction. Her short stories can be read in a number of literary journals including […]