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Tamara J. Madison is a writer, poet, and performer currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of KENTUCKY CURDLED, poetry and essay, available in digital, audio, and paperback formats. She has also published a collection of short stories, COLLARD COUNTY. Her critical and literary works have been published in a number of anthologies including: Temba Tupu!, an international anthology of Africana Women, Sisterfire, and Check The Rhyme: An anthology of female poets and emcees. Her poetry, fiction and critical work have been published in various literary journals, magazines and sites, most recently aaduna, Poetry International, Web Del Sol Review of Books, Tidal Basin Magazine, and Black Magnolias. She has taught as an instructor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Hudson County Community College in New Jersey. Tamara is a dynamic performance poet and teaching artist currently available for readings, performances, workshops, and residencies. For more on her work, visit her home on the web at www.tamarajmadison.com.
I am a historical fiction writer specializing in Shakespearean themes. I am also an avid Marlowan, a member of the International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society, and the Shakespeare Fellowship.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Christopher Martin is author of three poetry chapbooks: Marcescence: Poems from Gahneesah (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), co-authored with David King; Everything Turns Away: Poems from Acworth and the Allatoonas (La Vita Poetica Press, forthcoming); and A Conference of Birds (New Native Press, 2012). His work has appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia (Texas Review Press, 2012), Shambhala Sun, Waccamaw, Ruminate Magazine, Thrush Poetry Journal, Still: The Journal, Buddhist Poetry Review, Town Creek Poetry, and elsewhere, including Loose Change Magazine’s recent Best of Loose Change special issue. The editor of Flycatcher, a contributing editor at New Southerner, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Chris lives with his wife and their two young children in northwest Georgia, between the Allatoona Range and Kennesaw Mountain. You can find him online at www.christopher-martin.net.
Marsha (Caddell) Mathews, Ph.D., 1987, English, M.Div., 1996, Theology, is an author and an educator. An excerpt from her novel, “More than a Mess of Greens,” appears in The Broad River Review. Her first book of poems, Northbound Single-Lane follows a single mother who leaves behind all she knows, except for her children, and heads north (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her second book, love poems, Sunglow & A Tuft of Nottingham Lace, was published by Red Berry Editions, 2011. Her third book of poems, Hallelujah Voices, set in Appalachia, draws from Marsha’s experience as an Ordained Pastor in the 1990s (Aldrich Press, 2012). Each book is available at amazon.com Marsha’s work appears in literary magazines and quarterlies, such as Appalachian Heritage, Fourth River, Greensboro Review, Kansas Quarterly, Inkwell, Pembroke, Raleigh Review, Relief: A Christian Literary Expression, and Third Wednesday. Marsha has poems in Indie-notable anthologies, Touching: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire, www.fearlessbooks.com and Child of my Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents, www.LiteraryEnterprises.com. Marsha is a member on the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and a member of Georgia Writers Association. Marsha is an Associate Professor at Dalton State College and the advisor for the campus literary magazine, Tributaries.