Editor, Charles Finn is the author of Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters (OSU Press 2012). His essays and poetry have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals, anthologies, newspapers and consumer magazines, including The Sun, Northern Lights, Wild Earth, Silk Road, Open Spaces, Whitefish Review, High Country News, Writers on the Range, Big Sky Journal, Montana Quarterly, Montana Magazine, Bark! Western Art and Architecture, Christian Science Monitor, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, Fresh Tracks: Writing the Western Landscape, and many others.
Growing up in Waterbury, Vermont, Charles graduated from Syracuse University and went on to teach English as a foreign language for three years in Hiroshima, Japan; hid-out in the woods of British Columbia, Canada, for ten; and in the mid 2000’s spent five years in Montana, much of it living in a 8 x 12 cabin of his own making with no running water or electricity A self-taught woodworker and proponent of “living little” he began, A Room of One’s Own, in Montana, building “microhomes,” one-room wood cabins constructed entirely out of reclaimed lumber and materials he salvaged from taking down old barns and buildings. After stints of living in Bend, OR and Elizabeth, NJ, he now lives in Federal Way, Washington with his wife, Joyce Mphande-Finn, and their two cats, Pushkin and Lutsa.
Nonfiction editor, CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including High Desert Journal, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, as well as several anthologies. CMarie is the 2019 recipient of the Grace Paley Fellowship at Under the Volcano in Tepotzlán, Mexico, a 2019 graduate of the University of Idaho's MFA program, regular columnist for the Inlander, and an editorial team member for Broadsided Press and Transmotion. CMarie resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho.
Fiction Editor, Laura Pritchett is an American author whose work is rooted in the natural world. Her four novels have garnered numerous national literary awards, including PEN USA Award for Fiction, the High Plains Book Award, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and the WILLA Award. She’s published over 200 essays and short stories in magazines (including The New York Times, The Sun, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, Orion, and others), mostly about environmental issues in the American West. She holds a PhD from Purdue University and teaches around the country. She is also known for her environmental stewardship, particularly in regard to land preservation and river health.
Laura's latest novel The Blue Hour is now out from Counterpoint, and her nonfiction, Making Friends with Death, Kind Of (Viva Editions). More at www.laurapritchett.com
From 2011 – 2013 Poetry Editor, Sheryl Noethe served as Montana’s Poet Laureate. Born and raised in Minnesota, Sheryl attended a high-school alternative program, Urban Arts, which allowed her to learn to write poetry. After winning the The American Academy of Poets Award and a McKnight Fellowship, she published her first collection of poetry, The Descent of Heaven Over the Lake (New Rivers Press, 1984).
Now living at the foot of Mt. Jumbo in Missoula, Montana, Sheryl is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Montana Arts Council Fellowship, the CutBank Hugo Prize in Poetry, and the Emerging Voices Award from New Rivers Press. She has also received an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize. Her second poetry collection, The Ghost Openings (Grace Court Press, 2000), was awarded the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award and the William Stafford Poetry Prize. Her most recent collection, As Is, was published by Lost Horse Press in 2009.
She has also co-written and published Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing in School and in the Community (now in its third edition), which contains 65 writing exercises and more than 400 example poems. It also discusses how to integrate poetry writing into the English class and essential topics such as sound and rhythm, traditional poetic forms, inventing and adapting exercises, revision, and publishing.