Roy Beckemeyer's poems have recently appeared in Beecher's, The Midwest Quarterly, Kansas City Voices, The North Dakota Review, Mikrokosmos, Coal City Review, I-70 Review, and The Bluest Aye. His poems have been in several anthologies, including To the Stars through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga, (Mammoth Press, 2012). His debut collection, Music I Once Could Dance To, published in 2014 by Coal City Press, was recognized as a 2015 Kansas Notable Book by the State Library of Kansas and the Kansas Center for the Book. He won the 2014 Beecher's Poetry Award and was a 2016 Pushcart nominee. He is currently President of the Kansas Authors Club.
Ronda Miller is a life coach who specializes in coaching those who have lost someone to homicide. Her body of work includes two books of poetry, Going Home: Poems from My Life and MoonStain (Meadowlark Books in 2015) a poetry CD, View from Smoky Hill: It's Kansas! and a documentary, The 150th Reride of The Pony Express. Her novel, Girl Who Lives in a Glass Bowl and her memoir, Gun Memories of the Stone Eyed Cold Girl should be released in 2016. She is district 2 President of Kansas Authors Club, previous KAC state poetry contest manager, 2011 - 2015, and state VP of KAC as of 2015.
Alan Proctor’s poetry, fiction, and/or creative non-fiction have appeared in New Letters, Chautauqua, Kansas City Voices, I-70 Review, Crosstimbers, Off Channel, and Hanging Loose among other journals. Alan was twice a Reader’s Digest national poetry finalist, and a winner in the Whispering Prairie Press 2012 Rex Rogers Formal Poetry Contest. His e-novel Adirondack Summer was released in 2013 and his hybrid memoir, The Sweden File: Memoir of an American Expatriate was published by Westphalia Press in 2015.
Aaron Henson is a creative writing minor at UCM where he also studies literature and sociology. His poetry has appeared in The MacGuffin and Straight Forward Poetry.