We are pleased to have published the work of these talented individuals in Issue No. 1 of Adversus Press Magazine.
The stage plays of LindaAnn LoSchiavo are often seen off-Broadway and elsewhere. Her formal verse has been seen in Measure, Ink and Letters, Windhover, Peacock Journal, and in the chapbook “Conflicted Excitement” published in 2017 by Red Wolf Editions.
Joffre Swait is very tall, pretty dark, and kind of handsome. He lives in the upcountry of South Carolina with his wife and five children, in a modest house with a beautiful garden. He makes his living teaching Spanish, Portuguese, and English as a second language. He is more ambivalent about the Norman invasion than Tolkien was. Joffre is the author of “Well Met: Poems of Companionship,” (Jovial Press, Nov. 2017) and co-author of “Christian Pipe Smoking: An Introduction to Holy Incense.” Joffre can be found on social media as Joffre the Giant.
Lisa Cooper is a graduate of Geneva College, having studied Literature, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Theology at the American Lutheran Theological Seminary. She is the mother of two boys, and the wife of a Lutheran pastor.
Josiah DeGraaf is a high school English teacher and literature nerd who fell in love with stories when he was young and hasn’t fallen out of love ever since. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Kingdom Pen and writes fantasy short stories at his website. Someday, Josiah hopes to write fantasy novels with worlds as imaginative as Brandon Sanderson’s, characters as complex as Orson Scott Card’s, character arcs as dynamic as Jane Austen’s, and themes as deep as Fyodor Dostoevsky’s.
Ann Christine Tabaka
Ann Christine Tabaka lives in Delaware. She is a published poet and artist. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her most recent credits are The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, Metaworker, Raven Cage Ezine, RavensPerch, Anapest Journal, Mused, Indiana Voice Journal, Halcyon Days Magazine, The Society of Classical Poets, and BSU’s Celestial Musings Anthology.
David Benning lives in California with his wife. Early in his life he fell in love with language and has been under the spell, as it were, of poems and rhymes and cleverly nuanced wordings. His early influences included John Donne, Gerald Manly Hopkins, Caedmon, as well as the hills of West Virginia with all their resplendent colors and textures. Realizing, however, that he would be very hard pressed to find a job employing Old English skills, he majored in biochemistry and computer science but earned a minor in pre-Shakespearean literature as well. He is a musician at his church and is active in writing and arranging music for choir and congregational settings.
Joshua Hugo lives in Texas with his wife, two daughters, one son, and a rabbit named Wilfred. He will look bemused if you mention a sports team, pleased if you mention minarchism, curious if you mention steampunk, and offended if you insinuate that video games are not art. He hopes to be a movie director when he grows up.
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