John S. Green
John S Green, co-host of the Bellingham Haiku Group and Fairhaven’s Village Books Poetry Group, has poems published in A Hundred Gourds, bottle rockets, Clover, a literary rag, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Prune Juice, Snapshots, Trout Swirl, Whatcom Watch, World Peace Poets Anthology #1 and #2, and others. John was born in Europe, and lived in Turkey, Italy, and Belgium before moving to the United States at age thirteen. Today, he is a happy, humorous house-husband, enjoying the picturesque Pacific Northwest with camera, notepad, and pencil in pocket.
Rachel Mehl chairs the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. Her crown of sonnets, Watching You Sleep, won the Paula Jones Gardener award from Floating Bridge Press. She has an MFA from University of Oregon, and has published poems in Willow Springs, Alaska Quarterly Review, and PANK. Born in Mount Vernon, WA and raised in Arlington, Rachel is a lifelong Pacific Northwesterner.
Sheila Sondik, printmaker and poet, joined the team after winning the 3rd Poem Booth contest. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Kettle Blue Review, The Litterateur, Frogpond, and Modern Haiku. Egress Studio Press published her chapbook, Fishing a Familiar Pond: Found Poems from The Yearling, in 2013. sheilasondik.com
Elizabeth Vignali is the author of Object Permanence and Endangered [Animal], and coauthor of Your Body A Bullet. Her work has appeared in Willow Springs, Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, Tinderbox, The Literary Review, and others. She lives in the Pacific Northwest where she works as an optician, coproduces the Bellingham Kitchen Session reading series, and serves as poetry editor of Sweet Tree Review. www.elizabethvignali.com
We also honor past team members Christen Mattix, Jory Mickelson, Shannon P. Laws and Summer Starr for their substantial contributions towards the Poem Booth.