Staff 

The individuals on this page volunteer to make this press, its publications, and events happen. 

Mick Kennedy

Editor-In-Chief

Kennedy has been a featured reader at Flying Out Loud, inKY and the Fort George Poetry Festival. He 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 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.

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Amy Fox-Angerer

Managing Editor

Fox-Angerer is an Associate Professor of English at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, is a life-long learner, avid traveler, and 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 taught GED, ESL & English composition in Texas.

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). Click the titles of his work to read or buy.

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Yvonne Morris

Associate Editor

Morris has published poetry in Galway Review, The Santa Clara Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, and 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 assists in textbook adoptions for a large publisher and teaches communications classes. Morris worked as a production editor for South-Western Publishing in Cincinnati, OH. Click the title of her work to read more or buy.

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Yvonne Morris

Associate Editor

Morris has published poetry in Galway Review, The Santa Clara Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, and 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 assists in textbook adoptions for a large publisher and teaches communications classes. Morris worked as a production editor for South-Western Publishing in Cincinnati, OH. Click the title of her work to read more or buy.

Robert Villanueva

Associate Fiction Editor

Robert Villanueva lives in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and is an award-winning former journalist and author. Villanueva’s fiction, poetry and essays have been published in dozens of print and electronic journals, including fresh.ink, New Reader Magazine, The New Southern Fugitives, The Maine Review, The Binnacle and The Summerset Review. In 2018, The Heartland Review Press published a collection of his short fiction, “A Fable of Freedom & Other Stories" which is available on Amazon. Villanueva is the founder of The Bard's Corner Writers' Group, which he established in September 2002 and still facilitates.

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Editorial Board

Matt Brennan 

Phillip Howerton

Trish Lindsey Jaggers  

Nina Murray                                            

Barry Williams

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