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Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?

A: We most enjoy poetry and writing that speaks from the reality of working people. Some of our favorites include poets Tom McGrath, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Robert Edwards, Mary Franke, E.F Shcraeder, Peggy Saffire, Martin Espada, Fred Voss, T.K. O'Rourke, E.P. Fischer, Marge Piercy and many others

A: Writers I admire at the moment are Eve Ensler, Emily Rapp Black, Roxanne Gay, Sarah Ruhl, China Mieville, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Jeanette Winterson, Peter Shaffer, and Tom Robbins, to name a few.

A: A.D. Hurley
Linda Imbler
Karlo Sevilla
Leilah Saafir

Mark Antony Rossi, Editor in Chief of Ariel Chart, 07 September 2018

A: Wiley Cash, Jesmyn Ward, Jamey Hatley, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, M.O. Walsh, Barb Johnson, T. Geronimo Johnson, Roxane Gay

A: We focus on contemporary lens-based art, from straight to strange. Each month's featured artist is our favorite.

A: Lucy Brock-Broido, Frank Bidart, Peter Gizzi, Michael Palmer, Anne Carson, Rocio Ceron, Amaranta Caballero Prado, Lou Asekoff, Alice Notley, Lynn Behrendt, Carter Ratcliff

Lee Gould, Editor of La Presa, 21 August 2018

A: My favorite writers at the moment include Alen Mattich, Jim Thompson, Lawrence Block, Laura Lippman, Donald Ray Pollock, Christa Faust, and many more contemporary crime writers.

Rusty Barnes, Editor of Tough, 20 August 2018

A: Indira Parthasarathy, John Looker, Era.Murukan, Andrew Fleck, Dibyajyoti Sharma, C S Lakshmi. In art, John Joshua Gibu, Iris Scott, Alex Nodopaka, Benjamin Victor,Tatyana Franco Odinokova, Bijoy Biswaal

A: Personally, I'm a great fan of Trace K. Smith (poet with a deep human touch), of Haruki Murakami (novelist that explored a depth few others reach), and Neil Gaiman (amazing story-teller).

A: Some of my favorite published writers of personal narrative whose work I teach in my writing workshops are Jo Ann Beard, David Sedaris, Joan Didion, Scott Russell Sanders, Anne Lamott, Bernard Cooper, Brenda Miller, Brian Doyle and Sarah Vowell.

Ellen Blum Barish, Editor & Publisher of Stitch, 14 August 2018

A: Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton are my poetry idols.
J.K. Rowling is a fiction writing goddess.
Vincent Van Gogh is the king of post-impressionism.

A: Poetry: Terrance Hayes, Sharon Olds, Marie Howe, Kimiko Hahn, Nicole Cooley, Tracy K. Smith, Phil Levine, Zeina Hashem Beck, Solmaz Sharif, Emily Dickinson.
Prose: Stephen King, Max Porter, Sarah Manguso, Kristen Dombeck, John Weir, William Gibson, J.K. Rowling

Alexander Radison, Editor-in-chief of Brine, 06 August 2018