IMG_20160122_134521987_HDRTamara Jobe (also writing under Tamara Franks) is the co-founder of Figroot Press. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a BA in English and she is passionate about literature and especially poetry (naturally). Her words have appeared or are forthcoming in Fauna Quarterly, Transcending Shadows, Words Dance and others. Aside from writing, she loves horses and dark chocolate and bonfires. A few of her favorite poets include Mary Oliver, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, and Anna Weber (her college poetry professor).

You can find her on Twitter at @poett_y and her website.




me1Eleanor Gray is, well, the other co-founder of Figroot Press. She currently resides in California with her cat, PS4 and a very beloved collection of books. She graduated from Sacramento State University with a BA in English Literature and has been writing and reading religiously for as long as she can remember. It is hard to find an open and vibrant community of other writers; she wishes to attain and commit herself to a little world consisting of other passionate poets, artists, writers and readers.

You can find her on Tumblr at: http://smakka–


me1 Paolo Tedeschi.
Born under Saturn in 1973. Temporarily living.
He’d be really grateful if you pronounced his name /teˈdeski/.
Nothing else to declare, but still continues to declare it here:






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