Elly BookmanElly Bookman, Contributor.  Elly Bookman’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Journal, Passages North, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, and was featured in Rattle’s Poet’s Respond Series. Elly teaches middle school in Atlanta, Georgia.



 Greg TS BioGregory Brown, Reviews Editor,  hails from Vancouver Island, in beautiful British Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro MFA program in Fiction and Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Master of Arts program in English Literature. He is the recipient of the Roy Daniels Memorial Essay Prize and his fiction and criticism have appeared in Postcript and Paragon.



aba-city-lights-poet-picAbigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal OnlineThe Greensboro Review, Linebreakand RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: She is a PhD student in communication, rhetoric, and digital media at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ray CramptonRay Crampton, Business Director and Podcast Producer, holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is currently the General Manager of a Microwave Integrated Circuit business for Microsemi Corp. Prior to this role he served as Vice President of Engineering for Nitronex Corp and Strategic Marketing Manager for a Power Electronics business at Texas Instruments. He lives in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina and wrote his first poem in January, 2015.

Leah Davenport Leah Davenport, Contributor, is a writer and public relations professional living in Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University and the MFA writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also former fiction editor at The Greensboro Review. Follow her on Twitter @Leah_Davenport1.


NeinaBiopicNeina Gordon, Contributor, is a graduate of the MFA Program at UNC Greensboro where she was the Fred Chappell Fellow and fiction editor for The Greensboro Review.  She teaches creative writing at Salem College in Winston-Salem and at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. She has work forthcoming in Big Fiction.




JuliaBiopicJulia Patt, Contributing Editor, is a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she was a fiction editor for The Greensboro Review. Her young adult novels—i was a fourth grade zombie slayer and Through Waterless Places—were both shortlisted for Mslexia’s 2012 Children’s Novel Competition, and her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Surreal South ’11Stymie, and PANK.


Jon Williams

Jonathan Williams, Contributing Editor, is a 2012 graduate of the UNC Greensboro MFA Writing Program, has taught fiction writing at Salem College, and recently completed a novel.




20140712_131045Amber Lashae Davis, Marketing Intern,  is a writer and artist with her fingers in many pots. Currently a Company Artist for a new local theatre, she spends her evenings exploring the various artistic scenes in her home of Richmond, VA. She has a love of literary analysis and playwriting, and spends her free time dancing or working behind the scenes on theatrical productions.

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