Bill Glose is a former paratrooper and author of three poetry collections, including Half a Man, whose poems arise from his experiences as a combat platoon leader in the Gulf War. After serving in the Army, he worked in paper factories in Chicago and Massachusetts before returning to Virginia. Wanting to rediscover his home state and connect with his neighbors, he walked 1,500 miles through every region of the state. In 2011, he was named the Daily Press Poet Laureate. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Narrative Magazine, Poet Lore, Atlanta Review and Southern California Review.
John Barrows is the art advisor for Imitation Fruit. He enjoys doing illustrations for the journal because it lets him have fun and be creative. You can see more of his work at: www.barrowsart.com and www.infectedbyart.com/John_Barrows.