Ed Werstein, Milwaukee, spent years in manufacturing and union activity before his muse awoke and dragged herself out of bed. He advocates for peace and against corporate power. His poetry has appeared in Stoneboat, Blue Collar Review, Gyroscope Review, Red Cedar and several other publications. He is a regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (www.wfop.org). His chapbook, Who Are We Then?, was published by Partisan Press. A book is forthcoming from Kelsay Books.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Sylvia Cavanaugh has an M.S. in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches high school African and Asian cultural studies and advises break dancers and poets. She and her students are actively involved in the Sheboygan chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She is a contributing editor for Verse-Virtual: An Online Community Journal of Poetry. Her first chapbook, Staring Through My Eyes, was published by Finishing Lines Press in 2016. A second chapbook, Angular Embrace, was published by Kelsay Books in 2018. You can find more of Sylvia’s poetry at sylviacavanaugh.com.