Chip Dameron is the author of eight collections of poetry, including China Sketchbook (Virtual Artists Collective, 2016). His poems, as well as his essays on contemporary writers, have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he was a recent Fellow at the Dobie Paisano Ranch.
The author thanks the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Program for its generous support.
Jeff Ingram teaches creative writing at two local colleges and works on an organic farm. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Kim.
Jeff writes of this work:
'My manuscript is a collection of what poet Jorge Carrera Andrade in his book Micrograms calls “compressed poems”. They have been written then gathered over the past few years. Simply put, these compressed poems are original works mainly in haiku and senryu form, observing some of the plant, animal, and human goings-on in my own life as well as the lives of those close to me. There is what I hope to be an authentic element of self-reflection present throughout this 6-page collection, as well. My main influences are Marlene Mountain, John Brandi, Edith Shiffert, and Richard Wright. And, over the past few years, some of my poems have been published in magazines—these include Acorn, Bear Creek Haiku, Mayfly, Presence, bottle rockets, paper wasp, Taj Mahal Review, Prune Juice, and Lilliput Review.
Daniel Blokh is a 15-year-old writer and author of In Migration (BAM! Publishing, 2016), available now on booksamillion.com. His work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Foyle Young Poets, Cicada Magazine, Thin Air magazine, and more. He is an editor at Parallel Ink.