IBPC Staff and Directors


David Ayers
President

David Ayers lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children. His poetry has appeared in Del Sol Review, The Melic Review, MiPOesiss, DINER, and can we have our ball back? He is the prose editor for Avatar Review and maintains a blog at dummy.rentedroom.com.


Gina Bryson
Managing Editor

Gina Bryson is the Managing Editor of IBPC and Newswire. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her family.


Cherilyn Ferroggiaro
Assistant Editor

Cherilyn Ferroggiaro is from northern California, currently in school to become a Physician’s Assistant and has appeared in a variety of poetry, photography and art journals, both online and in print. She is the chief photography editor for SurfaceOnline.org, the board owner at The Versifier Online Poetry and Art Forum, and the author of Scenes From the Station and Other Poems, avaliable at Foothills Publishing.


R.George
Director

Rg George aka ‘cafeRg’ is the founder of Tin Roof Alley Poets, and BZoO Radio WorldWide. You can also find Rg as DJ Rg on his online radio station or Twitter. Rg enjoys organizing events, dancing, art, poetry, chess, organic coffee and stimulating conversation. He is a strong supporter of human rights and social justice.


Michael Neff
Founder

Michael Neff is the founder, developer, and executive director of the WDS Association which includes Web del Sol, the Words Work Network, and Algonkian Workshops. He publishes several literary magazines including In Posse Review, 5_Trope, Perihelion, and La Petite Zine, and is also the editor-in-chief of Del Sol Review. His own prose and poetry has appeared in such publications as The Literary Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Mudlark, Conjunctions, Del Sol Review, and American Way Magazine (First Annual Faux Faulkner Contest), among others. He doubles as an artist and graphics designer. Selections from his latest works may be found here.


  • February 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      To Lisa
      by Fred Longworth
      PenShells

      Second Place

      The Vestal Lady of Venice
      by Laurie Byro
      Desert Moon Review

      Third Place

      Tibet
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Elegy for Michael
      by John J. Williamson
      PenShells

      Honorable Mention

      Aja Monet Reads at the Washington Women’s March
      by RC James
      Babilu

  • January 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      Analemma
      by Brenda Levy Tate
      PenShells

      Second Place

      Sparrow
      by Laurie Byro
      Desert Moon Review

      Third Place

      ALS
      by Billy Howell-Sinnard
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      The Outside of Enough
      by Ray
      Wild Poetry Forum