Charles Rammelkamp lives in Baltimore, MD, with his wife, Abby.  He's had several books published, including a novel, The Secretkeepers, a full-length collection of poetry entitled The Book of Life, and two collections of short fiction, A Better Tomorrow and Castleman in the Academy. He also has a number of poetry chapbooks in print. Charles edits the online literary journal, The Potomac - http://thepotomacjournal.com – and is a fiction editor for The Pedestal – http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com. Fūsen Bakudan is his newest book, published by Time Being Books.


Judith Sarah Schmidt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Westchester County, New York. She is co-director of the Center for Intentional Living and teaches in the States and in Europe. She studied Waking Dream Therapy, with Mme. Colette Aboulker-Muscat, in Jerusalem, and also works with trauma. Judith is a poet and prose writer. She has published How to Cope with Grief (Bantam Books). Her poems and articles are published in a variety of journals.

Longing for the Blessing: Midrashic Voices from Toldot is her first book published by Time Being Books.





Joseph Stanton’s books of poems include A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O'ahu (2006),  Cardinal Points: Poems on St. Louis Cardinals Baseball (2002), Imaginary Museum: Poems on Art (1999), and What the Kite Thinks (1994). His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Poetry East, Harvard Review, Aethlon, Ekphrasis, and New York Quarterly. Online his poems can be found at such sites as American Life in Poetry, The Cortland Review, The Endicott Studio, Vice-Versa, and Poetry Bay. His awards include the Cades Award for Literature, the Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Literature, and the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award. His scholarly work has appeared in such places as Art Criticism, Journal of American Culture, American Art, Children’s Literature, The Lion and the Unicorn, and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. His most recent nonfiction books are Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Works of Edward Gorey (2010), Stan Musial: A Biography (2007), and The Important Books: Children’s Picture Books as Art and Literature (2005). His works as an editor include The Quietest Singing (2000), A Hawai'i Anthology (1997) , and British & European Literatures (1983). With the exception of various stays in the New York City area, he has lived in Hawai'i since 1972. His Ph.D. is from New York University.  He is a Professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa where he teaches in the Art History and American Studies programs.

Click here to listen to an interview of Joseph Stanton on Hawaii Public Radio.


Susan Terris's poetry books include Contrariwise (Time Being Books), Natural Defenses (Marsh Hawk Press), Fire Is Favorable to the Dreamer (Arctos Press), Poetic License (Adastra Press), Curved Space (La Jolla Poets Press), and Eye of the Holocaust (Arctos Press). Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Field, Calyx, The Journal, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Southern California Anthology, and Ploughshares. With CB Follett, she is coeditor of an annual anthology, RUNES, A Review of Poetry. Her prize-winning chapbooks include Block Party (Pudding House Publications) and Marriage License (Pavement Saw Press). Among her many awards are the George Bogin Memorial Prize, from the Poetry Society of America, plus prizes from the Florida Review, Many Mountains Moving, Literal Latte, Salt Hill, Southern California Anthology, Spoon River, and the Faulkner/Wisdom Poetry Competition. She is also the winner of a Pushcart Award for her poem "Goldfish: A Diptych," published in Field.