CURRENT MEMBERS

 

 
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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 A Newfoundland Journal (Killick Press) with a new full-length collection, Waiting to Be Born, forthcoming from Dos Madres 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.

Cindy Snow’s writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review, Crannóg, and elsewhere.  Slate Roof Press published her chapbook, Small Ceremonies, in 2016. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart and has won the Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest. Cindy’s poems earned honorable mentions in the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry 2017, and the 2016 Patricia Dobler Award. In Amsterdam, at the 2017 conference The Changing Nature of Art and Science, Cindy read from her manuscript on the 17th Century naturalist and botanical artist, Maria Sibylla Merian. Cindy has been a writing fellow at Cill Rialaig, Ireland, a Platte Clove Artist in Residence, and the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Writing Residency. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Drew University. Cindy coordinates peer tutors and teaches at Greenfield Community College. She lives in Shelburne Falls, MA, with her family.

Catherine (Kate) Stearns' book, winner of the Slate Roof Press chapbook contest, is forthcoming this year. Her previous book of poetry, The Transparency of Skin, published by New Rivers Press, was a Minnesota Voices Project Winner. Kate has new poems in Salamander, New Ohio Review, North American Review, and Yale Review, among other journals, and one of her poems was featured recently on Poetry Daily. Her work has been anthologized in The House on Via Gambito: A Collection of Writing by American Women Abroad (New Rivers Press), and she has been a recipient of a Dana Award and a Loft-McKnight Award in Poetry. Originally from Illinois, Kate holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in South Natick with her husband, Richard Klug, a cinematographer and film director. A long-time teacher of writing and literature, she is currently writer-in-residence at the Roxbury Latin School in Boston.

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