Notes on Contributors
Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Iowa
State University. He is co-editor of Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the
United States (Sense), Editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon), and co-editor of
Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge). Permission granted for publication to The
Teacher’s Voice; a substitute creative writing piece is forthcoming.
Lorena Boswell is a two-time Humboldt County Poetry Slam finalist and 2008 national team member
who believes in the power of the spoken word. She has spent over twenty years teaching people to embrace
our differences and to serve our communities: first at San Francisco Unified School District and currently
at Humboldt State University.
Teresa Mei Chuc teaches literature and writing at a public inner-city middle school in L.A. Her poetry appears in Journals including Hawai'i Pacific Review, Hypothetical Review, Kyoto Journal, The Prose-poem Project, The National Poetry Review, Rattle, Verse Daily and in anthologies including New Poets of the American West, With Our Eyes Open: Poems of the New American Century, and Mo'Joe. Red Thread is her first full-length collection of poetry.
Vicki Collins, who teaches at the University of South Carolina Aiken, is a member of The Authors Club
of Augusta and The Augusta Poetry Group. Her work appeared in Kakalak, Barbaric Yawp, The Teacher's Voice, Night of Horseplay, MoonShine Review, and Old Mountain Press anthologies.
VVVVVvBridget Gage-Dixon’s work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Poet Lore, Gargoyle, and New York Quarterly as well as several other journals. She teaches English and lives with her three children in
central New Jersey.
Kandi Maxwell is currently the vice chair of the parent committee for Resources for Indian Student Education (RISE) in Altura, California. She also sings on Thoz Womenz Drum, which is dedicated to
preserving indigenous languages.
C.W. Owens practices law in Wooster, Ohio, and taught English part-time at Ashland University, in
Ashland, Ohio. His poetry has been published in a number of literary journals.
Glenis Redmond, a native of Greenville, South Carolina has lived in North Carolina amongst the
Cherokee Mountains for the last 15 years. She graduated from Erskine College and completed an MFA
in Poetry at Warren Wilson College. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and an NC Literary Fellowship Recipient
from the North Carolina Arts Council. Her Latest book of Poetry is titled Under the Sun. www.glenisredmond.com
Rion Amilcar Scott has contributed to Pank, Fiction International, The Rumpus and Confrontation, among others. Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, he earned an MFA at George Mason University and presently teaches English at Bowie State University.
Roger Sedarat is the author of two poetry collections: Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic (Ohio
UP, 2007) and Ghazal Games (Ohio UP, 2011). He teaches poetry and literary translation in the MFA
program at Queens College, City University of New York.
Thomas Stein’s teaching career has taken him from the streets of Boston to the lakes of New Hampshire,
over the mountains of Bulgaria and across the plains of North Dakota. His poems reflect his peripatetic
lifestyle. He is currently an associate professor of English at Bismarck State College.
Howard Stevenson is an Associate Professor in Applied Psychology and Human Development and
Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies coping in racially stressful classrooms and
playgrounds. Black educational choice: Assessing the private and public alternatives to tradational
K-12 public schools. Slaughter-Defoe, D. T., Stevenson, H. C., Arrington, E. G. & Johnson, D. J. (2012).
Ann Struthers has published widely in literary journals such as The Iowa Review, The North
American Review, and The American Scholar. She has two collections and three chapbooks; work from
her most recent chapbook is included in the Spring 2012 issue of The Coe Review. Many of her poems
are inspired by her experiences as a Fulbright Fellow in Syria and later by her Fulbright in Sri Lanka.
Ernest Williamson has published poetry and/or visual art in over 500 periodicals. His poetry and/or
art has appeared in journals such as The Oklahoma Review, The Copperfield Review, The Columbia
Review, and The Tulane Review. Dr. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of English at Allen University.
Howard Stevensonis an Associate Professor in Applied Psychology and Human Development and Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies coping in racially stressful classrooms and playgrounds. Slaughter-Defoe, D. T., Stevenson, H. C., Arrington, E. G. & Johnson, D. J. (2012). Black educational choice: Assessing the private and public alternatives to traditional K-12 public schools.