Editor, Binge Press
& 27 Rue de Fleures

founder & managing editor
Binge Press & 27 rue de fleures


Rebecca Hardin-Thrift is originally from Belmont,
North Carolina. The child of teenage divorcee
Debra Beatty and full time hippie, David Hardin,
she enjoyed a childhood full of squalor and bacon
grease. She married historian Bryan Hardin-Thrift
in 1995. After earning a Bachelor's degree in
English from the University of North Carolina
at Wilmington in 1999, she immediately joined
the writing program at the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst where she taught for three years, and under
the tutelage of John Edgar Wideman earned a Master
of Fine Arts degree in fiction in 2002.

Also in 2002 she wrote and performed her one woman
show, "The Becky Show," in Northampton, Massachusetts
and at New York's International Fringe Festival. The show
is a multimedia exploration of the aforementioned white
trash childhood, chronicling the hard life and hard times
of a southern family.

Her short stories have appeared in Washington Square,
The Bellevue Literary Review, Karamu,
and in the online
journal Crate. Her poetry is forthcoming in Poetry Motel.

Rebecca is an English Professor in the Humanities
Division at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi
where she teaches creative writing, speech, and drama.
She also directs a student play each semester. 

Born in Traverse City, Michigan, JodiAnn Stevenson has also lived in various parts of New England, Poland, New Mexico, Nevada and briefly in Chicago, Boston & Brooklyn.

After studying mostly contemporary American Poetry for her BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, JodiAnn went on to obtain an MA in English with an emphasis in writing fiction from New Mexico State University and an MFA in Poetry at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Currently teaching writing & poetry at Delta College in University Center, Michigan, JodiAnn has been teaching writing since 2000 in various institutions, including New Mexico State University in Las Cruces; Dona Ana Branch Community College in El Paso; University of Nevada, Reno; Truckee Meadows Community College; Heartwood College of Art in Kennebunk, Maine; and University of New Hampshire.

Prior to teaching college level English, JodiAnn taught English as a Second Language from 1995-2000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Rzeszow, Poland; and Boston.

JodiAnn's work has appeared in numerous print & online journals. Her first book of prose poetry, The Procedure, was published by March Street Press in the Fall of 2006. Some of her visual poetry is on display at her website, Bowl of Milk.