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Mick Kennedy Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Kennedy has been a featured reader at Flying Out Loud, inKY and the Fort George Poetry Festival, has served as a member of the Bernheim Writer in Residence selection panel, and has moderated the Kentucky State Poetry Society (KSPS) and Indiana State University Academy of American Poets poetry contests, and was a featured speaker at KSPS and the Christian Writer’s Association. He received a Kentucky Arts Council grant for a creative writing program Poetry by the Page. More recently, he has led poetry workshops for the Hardin County Public Library. He teaches at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

Kennedy’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Midwest Quarterly, The Galway Review, California Quarterly, Friday Poems, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Columbia Journal Online, New Southerner, Iron Horse Literary Review, War the Arts & Literature, The Louisville Review, Pikeville Review, Cut-Thru Review, Willow Review, Indiana English, Pegasus, Mid-West Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Ted Higgs Associate Editor, Poetry

Higgs currently teaches Latin and literature at Maryville College in Tennessee.  He has taught at the college level for over 30 years—at the US Military Academy, the University of Maryland (European Division), Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the University of Kentucky, and elsewhere—teaching language, literature, philosophy, and creative writing.  He is a retired Army officer and a linguist, having worked and translated in both Modern Greek and Italian.  His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals. He has two collections of poetry Archipelago (2016) and Plank by Plank (2019).

Yvonne Morris Associate Editor, Poetry

Morris has published poetry in numerous journals. Mother was a Sweater Girl (2016) is her first book of poetry. In addition to being an Instructional Writing specialist at ECTC, she works as a production editor for South-Western Publishing in Cincinnati, OH.

Deena Lilygren Fiction Editor

Lilygren lives, writes, and indulges her many obsessions in Louisville, Kentucky. She is an Associate Professor of English at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. She graduated from UofL with an MA in English Literature and recently completed an MFA in creative writing at Murray State University. Her work has appeared in 94 Creations and New Southerner. Lilygren writes a weekly column for the LEO

Editorial Board


Poetry                                                                                  Fiction

Matt Brennan                                                               Sue Ballard

Michael Coyle                                                             Robert Villanueva                         

Phillip Howerton                                                    Barry Williams

Trish Lindsey Jaggers   


Nina Murray                              




Each term, a number of students from the Creative Writing Club and creative writing classes help read over submissions. Past officers of the Creative Writing Club are Jaren Childers, Kelsey Harris, Kristen Seaver, Adrian Sanders, Jeremy McFarland, Dakota Redmon, Kenneth Curtis, Noah Ashlock, Gil Hobbs, and Alexis Hutchinson.


Amy Fox-Angerer Managing Editor

Fox-Angerer is an Assistant Professor of English at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, is a life-long learner, avid traveler, and recent cancer survivor with an MA in Education and an MFA in Writing from Spalding University as well as a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge.  She has worked in Iraq with linguists, taught college courses onboard deployed navy ships, taught ESL in the Marshall Islands, and GED, ESL & English composition in Texas.