Slate Roof Press




Amanda Lou Doster was the winner of the Slate Roof Press Second Annual Chapbook Contest in 2014. She was a finalist in the 2011 Hedgerow Books competition and winner of the 2009 Poet's Seat Poetry Contest. Her work has appeared in Cider Press Review, among other journals. She holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire and lives with her husband and son in Montague, MA.

Audrey Gidman

Audrey Gidman's work can be found in Smeuse, The 2River View, The Rush, Slippery Elm, Confrontation, the Sandy River Review, and elsewhere. She was the 2016 recipient of the Slippery Elm Poetry Prize and the 2018 recipient of the Slate Roof Press Elyse Wolf Prize in Poetry, and has been featured in the Portland Press Herald weekly poetry column Deep Water: Maine Poems, curated by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Maine Poet Laureate. Gidman has developed and teaches workshops in what she calls love letter activism, along with erasure poetry, yoga and Reiki. She received her BFA from the University of Maine Farmington and resides in the western foothills of Maine.

Susan Glass' poetry has appeared in Snowy Egret, The San Jose Studies Journal, Range of Motion Anthology, The Broad River Review, Magnets and Ladders, and elsewhere. A California resident with ties to western Massachusetts, she held a residency at the Cummington Community of the Arts in Massachusetts and received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. After teaching for many years at San Jose State University and West Valley Community College, she now edits the news magazine for the California Council of the Blind, Blind Californian, along with The Blind Teacher for the American Association of Blind Teachers and elsewhere. She has work in Our Last Walk: Using Poetry For Grieving and Remembering Our Pets." She and her husband John share their home with her guide dog, Zeus, who insures that all three remain irreverent, active, and loved.

Janet MacFadyen is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press) and A Newfoundland Journal (Killick Press). She has two chapbooks: In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press) and In Defense of Stones (Heatherstone Press). Her work has been nominated for the Forward and Pushcart prizes, and has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Crannóg, The Malahat Review, Osiris, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review, Sweet, Terrain,and elsewhere. In addition to a fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, she has had residencies at Cill Rialaig (Ireland) and the Fowler and C-Scape dune shacks in Provincetown. She is the managing editor of Slate Roof Press, and otherwise works as a freelance editor and teaches community poetry workshops. She lives in the tangled woods of western Massachusetts.

Ed Rayher lives in Northfield, MA, making a living as a letterpress printer, typefounder, and publisher of poetry books at Swamp Press. The winner of the 2011 Poets Seat Poetry Contest, he was also the Franklin County Poet Laureate for that year. All We Can Do Is Wait (Slate Roof Press) comes after many years of writing and refining his poems in a peer-run writing critique group he founded decades ago in Northampton. Ed is also a founding member of Slate Roof Press, sports an out of control beard in the winter, and infuses his poems with whimsy and a philosophical quirkiness (he has an MFA in poetry and a PhD in philosophy). One of the 2012 winners of the Hedgerow Books competition, his full-length poetry collection, The Paleontologist's Red Pumps, is forthcoming. Through a grant, Ed recently cast type for the Cherokee alphabet, the first time since the 1800s that type for the Cherokee language has existed.

Richard Wollman is the author of Evidence of Things Seen (Sheep Meadow Press) and A Cemetery Affair (Finishing Line Press). His awards include the Gulf Coast Prize for Poetry and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience. His poems have appeared in New England Review, Margie, Notre Dame Review, Florida Review, and Poetry Daily. He is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Simmons College. He holds degrees from Brandeis University and Columbia University.

Anna M. Warrock's publications include From the Other Room, winner of the first annual Slate Roof Press chapbook contest, and the chapbooks Horizon and Smoke and Stone. Her work appears in the anthology Kiss Me Goodnight, Poems and Stories by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died, Minnesota Book Award Finalist, for which she also wrote the introduction. Besides appearing in a number of literary and interdisciplinary magazines, such as The Madison Review, Harvard Review, The Sun, Phoebe, and Poiesis, her poems have been set to music, performed at Boston's Hayden Planetarium, and permanently installed in a Boston-area subway station. She has taught poetry in classes for the elderly, high school students, and adult education, and held seminars on understanding grief and loss through poetry. She lives Somerville, MA.