Jonathan Kravetz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of DUCTS.org, a biannual literary webzine devoted to publishing engaging personal essays, memoirs, art, fiction, humor and more. The Wild Root Company is currently developing several of his plays, including The Beast in My Pants, which is slated for production in spring, 2015. Kravetz is one of the founding members of the prestigious Writers Forum at the Manhattan Theatre Source in New York. Kravetz is also the founder of the monthly reading series, Trumpet Fiction, which is held the second Saturday of every month at KGB Bar. He holds a Masters in Cinema Studies from NYU and an MFA from Queens College where he was a Louis Armstrong resident. He teaches fiction and dramatic writing in New York City and drama at FIT, State University of New York.
Ducts Poetry Editor Amy Lemmon is author of the poetry collections Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen, 2009) and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of ABBA: The Poems (Coconut, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced (Slapering Hol, 2011). Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Best American Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, Barrow Street, and elsewhere. Amy is Professor and Acting Chairperson of English & Speech at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Fredricka R. Maister is a New York City-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, such as the Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Jewish Week, Baltimore Jewish Times, Long Island Woman, Big Apple Parent, Coping with Cancer magazine, Travel Thru History, and Huffington Post. Her essays have also been published in several anthologies, including The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of ducts.org, Volume II and Wising Up Press’ View from the Bed/View from the Bedside.
Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in New York Magazine, Esquire, GQ and the New York Times. His novel, Swann’s Last Song was nominated for a Shamus Award. He is also author of the sequel, Swann Dives In and the forthcoming Swann’s Lake of Despair. His novel, Devil in the Hole, was chosen as one of the best crime novels of the year by Suspense Magazine. He teaches writing at the Writer’s Voice and the New York Writer’s Workshop where he is a Founding Member, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of Greenpoint Press which published The Man Who Ate His Book.
Coree Spencer is thrilled to give up a night of catering to the starving rich folks of New York City to read at KGB. Thanks to all involved in the publication of The Man Who Ate His Book, The Best of ducts.org, Volume II. Coree’s work can be read on ducts.org, issues 22, 23 and 25. She also has a story on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.
Sarah Stern is the author of But Today Is Different (Wipf and Stock, 2014) and Another Word for Love (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, recently in The American Dream, The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of Ducts.org, Epiphany, Freefall, and Verse Daily. She is a four-time winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Poetry Award. She graduated from Barnard College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City and is a senior associate at the EastWest Institute. Visit her at sarahstern.me.
Rachel Wineberg is a writer and theater director. Her short story, Stuck Kiss was selected for The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of Ducts.org and When the Thaw Comes was nominated for a Pushcart Award. Rachel is a professor at Westchester Community College.