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.


  • August 2020 Winners

    • First Place (tie)

      Sixth Street Psychic Walk-ins Welcome
      by Mike LaForge
      The Waters

      First Place (tie)

      Houses Houses Houses
      by Mary MacGowan
      The Waters

      Second Place (tie)

      raven
      by Doug Pugh
      The Write Idea

      Second Place (tie)

      Who knew you would become a comet
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

  • July 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      An Octopus’s Garden in the Time of Social Distancing
      by Laurie Byro
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Heteroglossia
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Beethoven Unhappy
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block