Susan Nisenbaum Becker's poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Calyx, Comstock Review, Consequence, Lumina, Phoebe, Plainsongs, Poetry East, Salamander, Comstock Review, Wilderness House Literary Review and Slipstream, among others. She is a playwright, actor, and arts organizer, receiving several Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants on behalf of the Herringrun ArtsFest which she cofounded and codirected. She has been awarded writing fellowships at Canada's Banff Center for the Arts, Yaddo where she held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency, and the MacDowell Colony. Nisenbaum Becker is a teacher and psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Middleboro, MA.
Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. He grew up on the plains of eastern Montana, and a strong sense of place pervades his poems, whether that place is the prairie, the city or the inner spaces we inhabit. His manuscript titled, Having Listened, was selected as the winner of the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest. Having Listened offers a collection of poems that speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie remembered and an encounter with the haunting voice of Parmenides echoing across 2500 years. His poems have appeared in several journals, including Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review, and Comstock Rewiew. He is currently working on a new translation of the entire poem of the 5th century BCE greek thinker, Parmenides.