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.


  • May 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      No One Here Is Dreaming
      by John Riley
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Lot’s Daughters
      by Shawn Nacona Stroud
      Desert Moon Review

      Third Place

      Perhaps This
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Let No Man
      by Laura Ring
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Smiling at a Hotel Bar Window
      by Bernard Henrie
      The Writer's Block

      Honorable Mention

      Seven Years in Laredo
      by Kendall Witherspoon
      The Waters

  • April 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      Roasting
      by Marilyn Francis
      The Write Idea

      Second Place

      The Sorrow of Hearts
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Dancing at Midnight
      by E. Russell Smith
      The Write Idea

      Honorable Mention

      Silver Bed Head
      by Laurie Byro
      PenShells

      Honorable Mention

      The Little Loss
      by Dorothy Doyle Mienko
      PenShells