Trish Reeves was born and raised in Missouri. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She is the author of two poetry collections: Returning the Question (1988), which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Prize, and In the Knees of Gods (2001). Her work has appeared in publications such as Ploughshares, the Ploughshares Poetry Reader, Seneca Review, Prairie Schooner, Women’s Review of Books, and New Letters. Her new book, God, Maybe, is the inaugural book for Scattering Skies Press, a clmp member, and founded in Hawaii by poet Bill Bauer.
Reeves has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Yaddo. A Kansas Humanities Scholar, she is the recipient of a Kansas Arts fellowship and is a former Kreck Fellow. Reeves has led the Changing Lives Through Literature seminars for Johnson County Corrections for 15 years and recently retired as professor of English and Creative Writing at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas to pursue writing full-time.
Rachel Groves’ linked short story collection, When We Were Someone Else, is forthcoming in 2018 from BkMk Press. Her work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review and Beloit Fiction Journal. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband. She is at work on her second novel.
For fifty years, Barbara Loots has been publishing verse in a number of respectable places, including The Lyric, I-70 Review, New Letters, Measure, Helicon Nine, The Christian Century, Cricket Magazine for Children, and countless thousands of Hallmark Cards. Lately, the list includes online magazines Mezzo Cammin, Light Poetry, and Asses of Parnassus. Her poems appear in a number of anthologies and textbooks, most recently The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers. Her two collections are Road Trip and, this year, Windshift.