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morleyLiz Abrams-Morley’s newest book, Beholder, is due out from Word Poetry in April, 2018.  Inventory, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014.  Her collection Necessary Turns was published by Word Poetry in 2010 and won an Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Small Press Publishing that year.  Liz’s poems and short stories have been published in a variety of nationally distributed anthologies, journals and ezines, and have been read on NPR.   Co-founder of Around the Block Writing Collaborative, (, she has taught in Rosemont’s MFA program and teaches literacy through the arts programs to children in K-12 classrooms. Wife, mother, grandmother, and perpetual activist, Liz wades knee deep in the flow of everyday life from which she draws inspiration and, occasionally, exasperation.  Visit her at


CarlaCarla Spataro is the MFA program director at Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia and the editorial director of Philadelphia Stories and PS Books. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant winner for fiction and her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals including Phantom Drift, December Magazine, Italian Americana,Iron Horse Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Permafrost. Her work has also been anthologized in Another Breath, Forgotten Philadelphia, Extraordinary Gifts, and 50 Over 50. In 2013, she was awarded the Award for Distinguished Teaching at the Graduate Level by Rosemont College, and several of her students have recently signed contracts with big five publishers.