CURRENT MEMBERS

 

 
Amanda Amanda Lou Doster is the winner of the Slate Roof Press Second Annual Chapbook Contest and winner of the 2009 Poet's Seat Poetry Contest. Her work has appeared in Cider Press Review, among other journals. She was a finalist in the 2011 Hedgerow Books competition and winner of the 2009 Poet's Seat Poetry Contest. She holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire and has lived in Northern Ireland and East Germany, in addition to Toronto and six states in the United States prior to putting down roots in western MA. She lives with her husband and son on an acre of wetlands in Greenfield, MA.
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 several works of poetry, including her Slate Roof Press chapbook, In the Provincelands, and a full-length work, A Newfoundland Journal (Killick Press  www.creativebookpublishing.ca/en/index.cfm?pid=58&CatID=41&InvID=475). A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has published widely, including in Poetry, The Atlantic, The Southern Poetry Review, Rosebud, Malahat. White Stag, and Crannóg and was nominated for the Forward Prize (United Kingdom). Janet has held a seven-month residential fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, as well as writing residencies at Cill Rialaig (County Kerry, Ireland), and at the Fowler and C-Scape dune shacks in Provincetown. She lives in the tangled woods of Shutesbury, MA, with her husband, the photographer Stephen Schmidt.
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Dennis Pollock has lived in a 1750 farmhouse in Hinsdale, MA, for nearly 40 years; he has been writing poetry longer than that. He was in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa; the experience was profound. He worked as a social worker and therapist for 20 years, and since then he has been doing home repair and renovation for just as long. He also has a tree nursery. He is married with two grown daughters on the West Coast. Aside from poetry, his passions include wilderness canoeing, biking, hiking, and camping. His poetry deals with place, children, and people in nature. Frozen Rope (Slate Roof Press) is his first book of poetry.

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.

Cindy Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review, Crannóg, and elsewhere.  She received Honorable Mention for the 2016 Patricia Dobler Award, and her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Cill Rialaig. She returned to school to earn an MFA from Drew University and is currently writing a series of poems on the 17th century German naturalist and botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian. Cindy lives with her family in Shelburne Falls, MA. Slate Roof Press published her chapbook, Small Ceremonies, in 2016; look for a review in Cider Press Review.

A long-time teacher of writing and literature, Catherine (Kate) Stearns lives with her husband, cinematographer Richard Klug, on the Charles River in South Natick. Now writer-in-residence at The Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Kate earned her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD in American Literature from Brandeis University. She is the author of a previous collection of poems from New Rivers Press (MN) and has recent poems in Southwest Review, North American Review, Yale Review, and New Ohio Review, as well as forthcoming in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry. Her chapbook, winner of the 2015 chapbook contest, is forthcoming by Slate Roof Press.

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. www.AnnaMWarrock.com