John Amen
Founder, Managing Editor

John Amen is the author of several collections of poetry, including strange theater (New York Quarterly Books, 2015), a finalist for the 2016 Brockman-Campbell Award. He is co-author, with Daniel Y. Harris, of The New Arcana. His latest collection, Illusion of an Overwhelm, work from which was chosen as a finalist for the Dana Award, was released by New York Quarterly Books in 2017. His poetry, fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in journals nationally and internationally, and his poetry has been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. He is a Staff Reviewer for the longstanding music publication No Depression.


Arlene Ang
Poetry Editor

Arlene-Ang-Pedestal-Magazine-90x135Arlene Ang’s latest poetry collection, Banned for Life, was published by Misty Publications in 2014. She is also the author of The Desecration of Doves; Secret Love Poems; Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon, co-written with Valerie Fox; and Seeing Birds in Church Is a Kind of Adieu. Her poems have appeared in Ambit, Caketrain, Diagram, Poetry Ireland, Poet Lore, Rattle, and Salt Hill as well as the Best of the Web anthologies 2008 and 2009. She lives in Spinea, Italy. For additional information, visit:


Michael Spring
Poetry Editor

Michael Spring is the author of four poetry collections and one children’s book. He has won numerous awards and distinctions for poetry, including the 2004 Robert Graves Award, the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award (Honorable Mention), and the 2013 Turtle Island Poetry Award. In 2016, he won a Luso-American Fellowship from DISQUIET International and was named the Oregon Caves National Monument’s Artist of the Centennial. He is a martial art instructor, and founding editor of Flowstone Press. He lives on a mountainside farm in rural Oregon.


Susan Terris
Poetry Editor

Susan-Terris-Pedestal-Magazine-90x135Susan Terris’s recent books include Take Two: Film Studies (Omnidawn), Memos (Omnidawn), and Ghost of Yesterday: New & Selected Poems (Marsh Hawk Press). She’s published 6 books of poetry, 16 chapbooks, 3 artist’s books, and one play. Journal credits include The Southern Review, Georgia Review, and Ploughshares. A poem of hers appeared in Pushcart Prize XXXI. A poem from Memos appeared in Best American Poetry 2015. She is editor emerita of Spillway Magazine.