Thomas Macfie was born in Winchester, TN and grew up in Sewanee. Leaving Tennessee, he attended Flathead Valley Community College and the University of Montana. His writing has been published in DIAGRAM, Fence, the Nashville Scene, New Nowhere, and elsewhere. A co-founder of the Free Nashville Poetry Library, he currently splits his time between Nashville and the Cumberland Plateau.
Matthew Johnstone is author of the collection Let’s be close Rope to mast you, Old light (Blue & Yellow Dog Press), and the chapbooks O N E (Inpatient Press), Note on Tundra (DoubleCross Press), Eater, of mouths (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), and ( Kiln ) (above/ground press). He's the coordinator, host of Et Al. Poetry Readings, co-editor of 'Pider, and head librarian at FNPL.
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