Matthew Leavitt Brown is a writer, activist, editor and educator. His work has been published by literary presses and journals across the United States. He has been a featured lecturer and performs readings in community arts forums and at academic conferences throughout North America and Europe. He currently teaches writing and literature at Middle Tennessee State University and resides in Nashville, Tennessee.



Justin Orlowski is a freelance photographer whose work focuses on the evolution of Midwestern cultures and landscapes. His photographs have been featured and showcased in various forums and galleries throughout the Midwest and Southeastern United States. His most recent work has focused on documenting the cultural and natural shifts attributed to the loss of native prairie in the upper-Midwest. He currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.