Ami is the founding editor of Pirene’s Fountain and the Aeolian Harp Series. As publisher she has guided numerous books, chapbooks and anthologies to print. Her poems, reviews and articles have appeared in various journals and anthologies including Naugatuck River Review, Kentucky Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Tiferet, Cartier Street Review, and Diode Poetry Journal. Ami edited Sunrise from Blue Thunder in response to the Japan 2011 disasters, and co-edited First Water: Best of Pirene’s Fountain. Her work was nominated for the James B. Baker award, and received an honorable mention in the 2013 Tiferet contest. She is the author of What Hands Can Hold, and currently at work on a benefit anthology, “Collateral Damage,” for disadvantaged children. Ami lives north of Chicago, and enjoys music, art, film, and traveling. She likes hanging out with other bookworms. Visit AmiKaye.com
Mark is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been devouring poetry and literature since he was in primary school. An avid reader, Mark has written poetry, review features and author interviews. Mark has been involved with Pirene’s Fountain from the outset. He co-edited the first volume of “First Water,” Pirene’s Fountain Anthology. He describes himself as “a Scottish curmudgeon, facing middle age with a steely trepidation” Mark’s first love was the lyrical poetry of his native land: Burns, McDiarmid, MacKay Brown and Muir. He enjoys literature of all kinds and from all corners of the globe. Mark works mostly in an advisory capacity for Glass Lyre Press, focusing on short fiction.
Lark is a native Texan, born and raised in the beautiful desert Southwest. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and taught in the primary grades for 20 years. She credits her maternal grandfather, a scholarly Southern gentleman and 50’s Midwest newspaper editor who recited Shakespeare; and her father, a local author-historian, jazz pianist and Professor Emeritus, for her lifelong love and respect for written language. As a member of the Pirene’s Fountain editing team since it’s inception in 2008, Lark has lent her voice to PF’s philosophy and long term vision, assisted in creating awards to recognize poetic excellence, showcased and interviewed contemporary poets for PF features online and in print, and read and evaluated writer’s submissions for publication. She is pleased and proud to be part of the ever-evolving PF Journal of Poetry and it’s publishing partner, Glass Lyre Press.
Kelly works in an advisory capacity as poetry reader for the Glass Lyre editing team. Her poetry can be seen at Boxcar Poetry Review, burntdistrict, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Crab Creek Review, Crab Orchard Review, Escape Into Life, Gargoyle, Poet Lore, Rattle, Southern Humanities Review, Spillway, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and ZYZZYVA among others. Her work is also included in Diane Lockward’s book, The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop and Erica Goss’s book, Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net. She's looking to home for her first full-length poetry collection, a semi-finalist in the Crab Orchard Review First Book Award. When not writing, Kelly enjoys reading, art history, music, painting, and indulging her weakness for fountain pens & ink. She shares her fully-caffeinated life with her tall husband, two ever-growing sons, and their immortal basset hound. Visit her website at www.kellycressiomoeller.com
Elizabeth earned her B.A. in English Literature from Roosevelt University, and is a current graduate student of library and information science at Dominican University. Elizabeth is the Review and Submissions Editor for Pirene’s Fountain, and an Associate Editor for Glass Lyre Press. Elizabeth's poetry reviews are published on Pirene’s online, and in all print editions of Pirene's Fountain. In her spare time Elizabeth indulges in her passions for libraries, museums, old time radio, and classic cinema.
Steve Asmussen grew up in Chicagoland, and has a degree in Electronics and Computer Technology. Steve has laid out numerous Glass Lyre Books, including “First Water” from Pirene’s Fountain, along with all of PF’s print issues. Steve creates all graphic materials for the press, and designs the Glass Lyre book covers and promotional material. He also manages all offsite press events. Besides working round the clock on production alongside the publisher, and overseeing the printing and distributing issues, he also manages the operational side of the business. Steve loves to read and write and cook — sometimes all three at once. He currently lives in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Katherine’s expertise in design has been invaluable in creating and managing the Glass Lyre Press and the Pirene’s Fountain websites. She has also designed and laid out Glass Lyre books with Steve and all previous Pirene’s Fountain online poetry issues. Katherine is a graduate of The Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, for Interior Design, and currently works as an Associate Interior Designer at an architectural firm in the Chicagoland area. Katherine has won several well-deserved staff awards of excellence from Pirene's Fountain & Glass Lyre Press.
Royce Hamel is a cum laude graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Fiction Writing. She is a freelance writer and novelist. Royce reviews and edits for Glass Lyre Press & Pirene's Fountain, and is the project manager of the Aeolian Harp Series and Collateral Damage. She pitches in enthusiastically with all the Glass Lyre events. Royce is currently working on several novels involving sci-fi, fantasy, and survival at all costs.
Paul is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a B.A. in English Secondary Education and a professional license to teach English at the middle and high school level. Paul handles Glass Lyre social media needs and helps copy edit pre-publication galleys and create promotional material. Paul also assists the press with research and other tasks. As someone who is a fan of poetry, he is happy to be working for Glass Lyre Press. He currently lives in Glenview, Illinois.
Linda works in the Chicagoland area as a writer and editor with previous publishing experience at Third World Press. She graduated from Knox College with degrees in Creative Writing and Film Studies. Linda is a member of the Glass Lyre editing team, and a reviewer for Pirene’s Fountain. She also assists the Managing Editor with day-to-day operations of the company. By keeping herself involved in Chicago’s literary art scene and winning prose competitions, she became a Fellow in Creative Writing at the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. To this day she continues to avidly read and write fiction, nonfiction, lyrical essays, screenplays, and poetry.
Tracy is an extremely talented digital media specialist with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The American Academy of Art. She has been with GLP since its founding and has provided many of the covers seen in publication, and artwork for the Pirene’s Fountain poetry journal. Some of her more recent contributions include the art for the Aeolian Harp Series, “Collateral Damage” anthology, Habeas Corpus by Cindy Hochman, and Femme Eterna by Lyn Lifshin. Tracy has and will continue to be an integral part of the Glass Lyre team.