J.T. Knoll, a native of the Republic of Frontenac, Kansas, is a poet, singer-songwriter, celebrant, counselor, eulogist, and award-winning columnist for The Morning Sun in Pittsburg where he operates Knoll Training & Consulting. He received his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Pittsburg State University where he worked for 25 years as an addiction specialist and Coordinator of Prevention and Wellness.
His poems and essays have appeared in print and online, newspapers, journals and magazines across the country, including Another Chicago Magazine, Tortilla, Chameleon, The Little Balkans Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Wind, Man!, Chorus Line, Moravagine 3, Nashville’s Poetry Magazine, Chiron Review, Coal City Review, PoetryBay, Poets to Come, Kansas Time & Place, Bards Against Hunger, 150 Kansas Poems, The Front Porch Review, Heartland, Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems, and To the Stars through Difficulties: A Kansas Renga in 150 Voices, a Kansas Notable Book Award winner.
He is former co-owner of White Buffalo Café’ & Emporium and is a founding member of the music, poetry and storytelling group, White Buffalo. He is also the originator and host of the Walt Whitman Birthday Bash, which is held yearly at the Pittsburg Public Library.
Canese Jarboe is a writer and artist from rural southeastern Kansas. Their debut poetry collection vo/luptuary is forthcoming with YesYes Books in Fall 2020 and is a finalist for both the 2018 Pamet River Prize and 2018 Alice James Award. Canese is also the author of the chapbook dark acre, an installment in the ACME Poetry Series from Willow Springs Books and runner-up for the 2016 Sunken Garden Chapbook Award from Tupelo Press.
A first-generation student and college dropout, they went on to receive a BA from Pittsburg State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Idaho. Canese Jarboe’s poems have appeared in such journals as Indiana Review, Willow Springs, Puerto del Sol, Muzzle, TYPO, The Adroit Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. They currently serve as a poetry reader for Boulevard. Canese lives and teaches in Louisiana.