Marcel Brouwers is the author of the chapbook, The Rose Industrial Complex (Finishing Line Press, 2009). He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife, LA Hoffer, and works at the University of Tennessee. A lecturer in the English Department, he is currently the Acting Director of the Writing Center and teaches creative writing, literature, and composition classes. "The Shuttle" is from his first full-length poetry collection, The Old Cities, was released by Sundress Publications in 2012.
Broadside art by Mary Ellen Knight. Mary Ellen Knight is a talented tree-climber who dabbles in the arts. She enjoys petting cats, biting people she loves, and holding hands with anyone. Her pastimes include listening to people spread butter on really toasted bread, going to other people's weddings and drinking all of the beer, and listening to California Dreamin' on repeat during the winter. In her spare time, Mary Ellen is a student at the University of Tennessee. She is graduating this May with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, as well as a degree in Painting and Drawing.