Susan O'Dell Underwood, Founder & Publisher

Susan O'Dell Underwood earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her PhD. in English (American literature and poetry concentrations) at Florida State University. Dr. Underwood has been teaching at Carson-Newman University for 28+ years, where she is a Professor of English and the Director of Creative Writing. Her chapbook of poetry, FROM, is available from Finishing Line Press (Georgetown, Kentucky). Susan's poetry has appeared in many journals and collections, including, among others, The Oxford American, Rock & Sling, Letters (from Yale Divinity School), Alimentum (an on-line journal), and THE SOUTHERN POETRY ANTHOLOGY; VOLUME VI: TENNESSEE (Texas Review Press). As the Founder & Publisher of Sapling Grove Press, Susan is the Editor-in-Chief and driving force of the company. To see some writing samples and other information, visit:


David Underwood, Art Director

David Underwood earned his MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University. He is a photographer and mixed-media artist, with artwork in the permanent collections of 16 art museums around the USA. Mr. Underwood has been teaching art and photography at Carson-Newman University for 28+ years, where he is a Professor of Art, the Director of Exhibitions, and a former Chairperson of the Art Department. At Sapling Grove Press, Dave is the Art Director, the web site manager, and a book designer. Check out Dave's personal work on his web site:


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