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Michael Blaine was the editor and founder of the Delmarva Review, published by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association. He currently serves on the advisory board of The Broadkill Review. Michael’s chapbook, Murmur (Bay Oak Publishing), was the winner of the 2005 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. His second chapbook, Brackish Water (The Broadkill Press), was published in 2014.

A few publications his poems have appeared in are The Rockhurst Review, Baltimore Review, Georgetown Review, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Ribbons, and American Tanka. He has also been in the English Journal and Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

Michael was the 2006 Delaware Fellowship of the Arts recipient in the field of Poetry. Michael grew up on the Eastern Shore in the mostly agricultural town of Laurel. He is an Ole Miss alumni and holds a Master’s Degree in English from Salisbury University. He taught over twenty years at Laurel High School. He is an English instructor at Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus.

Dennis Forney publishes the Cape Gazette newspaper, a twice weekly newspaper covering Delaware's Cape Region and the Beach Paper, a summer guide. He writes Barefootin', a weekly column and a blog on Sussex County, Delaware.
H. A. Maxson is Vice President of Bay Oak Publishers, LTD. He is the author of four collections of poetry, a novel, and a study of Robert Frost's sonnets. He is coauthor of seven works of historical fiction for young readers.

Kim Roberts is the author of five books of poems, including The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017), Fortune’s Favor: Scott in the Antarctic (Poetry Mutual, 2015), and Animal Magnetism (Pearl Editions, 2011). She edited the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010). She has published widely in literary journals in the U.S., as well as in Israel, Canada, Ireland, France, Brazil, and New Zealand, and has been featured in over 35 anthologies.

Kim is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, HumanitiesDC, the DC Commission on the Arts, and has been a writer-in-residence at 14 artist colonies. In addition to co-editing the Delaware Poetry Review, Kim is co-editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly and the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homes. Her website is:

JoAnn Balingit grew up in Lakeland, Florida and has lived since 1990 near the woods of the White Clay Creek in Newark, Delaware. During her twenties, she lived in Tangier, Morocco and Lisbon, Portugal teaching English.

She is a poet, prose writer and arts-in-education advocate. As Delaware's poet laureate from 2008 to 2015, she taught for schools and nonprofit organizations. She also directs the Delaware Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, to encourage creative students in grades 7 -12.

She's held fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and in 2014 was a Bread Loaf Bakeless fellow in fiction at The Camargo Foundation.

JoAnn is an assistant editor at YesYes Books, an independent poetry publishing house based in Portland, Oregon. For more on her books and to read poems online, go to

Jeffrey Lamar Coleman teaches American literature at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He received a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in journalism and advertising, from Winthrop University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in poetry, from Arizona State University, and Ph.D in American Studies, with an emphasis in literature and culture, from the University of New Mexico.

He is the author of Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era and Spirits Distilled: Poems, published by Red Hen Press. He is also the founding poetry editor and associate editor of The Journal of Hip Hop Studies. His poetry and essays have appeared or will soon appear in the following publications: Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature, Post-War Literature: 1945-1970, The Black Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century, Blue Mesa Review, Black Bear Review, Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature, Critical Essays on Alice Walker and Journal of Social and Political Thought. Coleman is also a frequent guest lecturer throughout the country on the history and literature of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Editors Emeritus
    John Elsberg
    Richard Peabody
Guest Editors
  JoAnn Balingit  
  Jeffrey Lamar Coleman  
  Billie Travalini  
  Amanda Newell  
  Sarah Browning  
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