Matthew Bilyeu, Associate Editor for Web Design

Matthew Bilyeu graduated from Drexel University in June 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He joined Per Contra as Associate Editor for Web Design in 2012. He writes flash ficton and poetry.

Peter Groesbeck, Associate Editor for Art and Design

Peter Groesbeck is a winner of the Toppan Drawing Prize, the Cecilia Beaux Portrait Prize, and the Cresson Traveling Scholarship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Peter Groesbeck is currently employed by Drexel University and maintains a freelance photography business. His work has been most recently displayed at the Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, and the JMS Gallery in Chestnut Hill, PA. His photography has appeared in Darkroom Photography, Collector’s Photography, Popular Photography, and has been published in several books, including Graphis Nude and Sensual Photography.

Miriam N. Kotzin, Founding Editor

Miriam N. Kotzin is Professor of English at Drexel University where she teaches literature and creative writing. She is a contributing editor of Boulevard. Her most recent collection of poetry isThe Body’s Bride (David Robert Books, 2013), which joins Taking Stock (Star Cloud 2011),Weights & Measures (Star Cloud Press 2009), Reclaiming the Dead, and a collection of flash fiction, Just Desserts (Star Cloud Press 2010). Her debut novel, The Real Deal was published by BrickHouse Books in 2012. Her fiction and poetry have been published in or are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Boulevard, The Flea, Eclectica, Offcourse, Smokelong Quarterly, and The Tower Journal.

Charlotte Lenox, Associate Editor for Social Media

Charlotte Lenox was born and raised in Southeast Alaska. She received her BA in English and MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. Her short stories have appeared (or will appear) in Danse Macabre, The Broken Plate, Gone Lawn, Roar and Thunder, Trapeze Magazine, and Subtle Fiction, among others. Her novelette, Wellspring, was published as an e-book by Books to Go Now in 2013. Currently, she is working on her first novel.

Bill Turner, Founding Editor and Editor Emeritus

Bill Turner was formally trained in Political Science and Post-Colonial Latin American History. He taught History and Political Science for four years at a preparatory school in Puerto Rico, before accepting a position as the executive director of one of the largest environmental non-governmental organizations in the Caribbean (St. Croix Environmental Association). He has been called as an expert witness on issues ranging from conservation to public health by the United States Department of the Interior, the Congress of the United States, the Senate of the United States Virgin Islands, The Congressional Black Caucus and has been interviewed by ABC Television and BBC News.

He has served as a political analyst for a gubernatorial campaign, and as a researcher for a state senatorial campaign and worked in various positions on other state and national campaigns. He was a newspaper columnist for the Virgin Islands Daily News and The Virgin Islands Source Online.