Who We Are

We are writers and lifelong readers who want to cultivate literary community by welcoming poets and readers into our home.

Hannah Notess portrait

Hannah Faith Notess is a poet and author of The Multitude, winner of the Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She’s also the editor of Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical, a collection of personal essays. Her poems have appeared in Slate, Rattle, The Christian Century, and Crab Orchard Review, among other journals. She has worked as a book and magazine editor, and now works as a technical support engineer at Automattic on the WordPress VIP team, from her home office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jonathan Hiskes

Jonathan Hiskes is an essayist who writes about adolescence, wildness, fatherhood, masculinity, and books and music that get under his skin. His work has appeared in River Teeth, The Other Journal, The Christian Century, Books & Culture, The Seattle Review of Books, Mother Jones, The Guardian, and various alt-weeklies and city business journals. He has worked as a small-town reporter and environmental journalist and is now a content strategist at Carnegie Dartlet, helping colleges and universities sharpen their storytelling.

yellow armchair

The chair is just a yellow chair. Hannah bought it online from a nice lady in Cascade township. Her mom said it looks like it’s from the 70s. There are actually two yellow chairs.

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