Publisher/Executive Editor:

Myrna Goodman is an award-winning ceramic artist. Her clay constructions and poems are narrative responses to the complexities of language and life. Her poems have been published in ConfrontationThe Cortland ReviewKaramu and other literary journals and anthologies. She has designed some of Toadlily’s book covers and promotional materials.

Senior Editor:

Rachel M. Simon is the author of Theory of Orange and Marginal Road.  She teaches writing, gender studies and film courses at SUNY Purchase College, Pace University, and Marymount Manhattan’s degree granting college program in Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. 


Heidi Hart holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently pursuing doctoral work in German Studies at Duke University-UNC Chapel Hill. Her published work includes the memoir Grace Notes (University of Utah Press, 2004) and the poetry chapbook “In Ordinary Time” (Edge by Edge, Toadlily Press, 2007). She has received a Pushcart Prize (2008), a Jentel Foundation Residency Award (2009), a Finalist award in the U.K.’s Aesthetica competition (2010), and First Prize for a book-length poetry collection in the Utah Arts Council’s Literary Arts Competition (2010). Heidi has taught for several years at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and taught creative writing in Berlin this past summer as a Duke University Helga Bessent Fellow.

Anna Catone’s poems have appeared in numerous journals including Boston ReviewCommonweal, and The Los Angeles Review.  She is poetry editor at The Cortland Review and teaches at Boston College.

Special Projects Director:

Katherine Hyde is a freelance writer, editor and marketing consultant. She holds a JD from New York University and practiced corporate law in New York and New Jersey for a number of years.

Special Projects Coordinator:

Chloe Yelena Miller is the author of Unrest, a poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press (February 2013). She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and studied Italian language and literature at Smith College. Chloe teaches creative writing and composition online at George Mason University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Northampton Community College and Thomas Edison State College. She also works individually with adult students as a writing coach.


Anna Rose Picagli is a senior at Purchase College, double majoring in Gender Studies and Creative Writing. She has been an avid writer since childhood, and is currently working on her autobiography. She also enjoys performance poetry and hopes to support herself through teaching after she graduates.


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