Our Writers

Ag Synclair publishes The Montucky Review and edits poetry for The Bookends Review. Widely published in the small presses, he manages to fly under the radar. Deftly.

Angelica Fuse is an unquiet voice. Her poems have been featured at Outlaw Poetry and I Am Not A Silent Poet. 

Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has appeared in Mad Swirl, Stride Magazine, Red Fez, BlazeVox, Otoliths, streetcake, & elsewhere. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). From time to time he blogs at – aliznaidi.blogspot.com and tweets at @AliZnaidi.

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Twice nominated for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2015, she has over 700 poems published in more than 330 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published eleven other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series in October 2014. More recently, she has a chapbook Currents pending publication this Fall/Winter with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay; http://www.allisongrayhurst.com

A. Molotkov is a a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist, and co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (Inflectionism.com).  Born in Russia,  he moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2010 New Millennium Writings and the 2008 E. M. Koeppel fiction contests, nominated for a Pushcart.  His poem “Being” won second place in the recent Hawaii Review contest.  His other fiction and poetry has appeared in over 25 publications, both in print and online.  In February 2010, he spearheaded a one-hour poetry and music performance “Love Outlives Us” presented by the Show and Tell Gallery in Portland, OR and repeated on KBOO in June.  His web site at http://www.AMolotkov.com/literature contains links to some of the work previously published online.

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has published six collections of poetry, available on Amazon.comShe has published her work in numerous national and international literary journals.  She is currently the editor for Kind of a Hurricane Press literary journals (www.kindofahurricanepress.com).

Andrew E. Colarusso NYU Class of 2011, College of Arts & Science, Comparative Literature The Poetics of Cloth Creative Writing Prize Runner-Up Email: aec362@nyu.edu

April  A. has been writing for almost five years, getting inspiration from various experiences seen by the eyes of a thinker. The purpose of her creativity is urging people to see beyond the bounds, to be themselves, to speak their minds loud, not to be afraid to differ from the crowd. She creates to destroy. To destroy the naive beliefs. To destroy the stereotypes. April lives in St. Petersburg with her beloved one at the moment and hopes to succeed further both as a poet and a songwriter. Her work can be found on http://april-abd.bravehost.com/Homepage.htm

Arturo Desimone, Arubian-Argentinian writer and visual artist, was born in 1984 on the island Aruba which he inhabited until the age of 22, when he emigrated to the Netherlands. He relocated to Argentina while working on a long fiction project about childhoods, diasporas, islands and religion. Desimone’s articles, poetry and fiction pieces and drawings have previously appeared in CounterPunch, Círculo de Poesía (Spanish) Acentos Review, New Orleans Review, Rusted Radishes’ recent cities issue, on the famous blog A Tunisian Girl, in the Latin American views section of OpenDemocracy and he writes a blog about Latin American poetry for the Drunken Boat poetry review.

Ben Nardolilli is a 23 year old writer, currently living in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in the Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Farmhouse Magazine, Elimae, Poems Niederngasse, Gold Dust, The Delmarva Review, Underground Voices Magazine, SoMa Literary Review, Heroin Love Songs, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, Cantaraville, and Perspectives Magazine. He was also the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU. Blog:mirrorsponge.blogspot.com / Email: ben209@nyu.edu

Brian Glaser teaches writing at Chapman University in Orange, California. He directs the Writing Center at Chapman as well. He has published more than forty poems in journals including Literary Imagination and Lascaux Review, and he has published over twenty essays on poetry and poetics in scholarly journals and edited collections.

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in 5 a.m., Meridian, Harpur Palate, Word Riot, Blood Orange Review, Cutthroat, Green Mountains Review, and many others. She was nominated two times for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and for 2011 Best of the Net. She is the author of To Part Is to Die a Little (Červená Barva Press), Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada), and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada). She also published the chapbooks Eternity’s Orthography (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and With the Strike of a Match (White Knuckles Press, 2011). She co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman Publishing, 2011).

Chris Mansel is a writer, filmmaker, epileptic, musician, photographer and a permanent outsider for some reason. He is the author of While in Exile: The Savage Tale of Walter Seems, Soddoma: The Cantos of Ulysses, Interviews and two books of photography entitled, No Burden and Ahisma. Along with Jake Berry, he formed the band Impermanence who have released one album, Arito. He releases music under the name dilation Impromptu who have released four albums and have just released a new Cd Indentions On The North Face of Everest. His writing has been published in the Experioddi(cyber)cist,  Apocryphal Text, and the Atlantic Press among others. He has made over 260 short films for other artists as well as his own work.

Christina Murphy’s poetry is an exploration of consciousness as subjective experience, and her most recent work appears in PANK, La Fovea, StepAway Magazine, Pear Noir! and Humanimalz Literary Journal. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the 2012 Best of the Net Anthology.

Charles Bane, Jr, is a widely published poet; his work has appeared in The Criterion: An International Journal In English, Clutching at Straws, museumviews.com, among others. His July release, The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane , Jr. has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Craig Stormont is originally from Queens, NY, and he began writing poems in the 1970’s. Before attending college, he spent most of the 1980’s wandering around the USA by thumb in order to experience life to the fullest. He currently lives on Long Island where earns his living as a professor of literature and writing. Craig values truth, nature, and his young son Harry most of all. His poems, non-fiction, and scholarly essays have been published in Big Bridge, DEAD SNAKES, Process: The Basement Tapes, The Fat City Review, The Minutes of the Charles Olson Society, Flashpoint Magazine, Danse Macabre, Poets Online.org, Halcyon Magazine, and a book titled Olson’s Prose.

David Robbins is not a robot. Swear. He has had works published in Chiron Review and Full of Crow. David lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter.

Dusty Pendleton, b 1946 Houston, TX.  A professional artist since graduation from Texas State University in 1970, Pendleton has lived and worked in Texas as well as England, France, Spain and Oaxaca, Mexico.  Primarily a painter in oil and watercolor, Pendleton is represented in private collections in Europe, Mexico and South America as well as the United States in addition to book and music publications.  Currently resides in his studio in Bandera, TX, with his wife of 39 years, Martha. (www.pendletonart.com)

Doctori Sadisco: “POEMS OF BLOOD: I write poems because I must. People ask me why I write these poems, and I tell them it is in my blood. No other reason. Then I ask them, “Why do you breathe? Is it to live?” I write these poems because they are my breath. I live through these poems which are a transmission from more than I know to what you can find out. I am the poems you see, and they are many. Just as the swarms of cells in my flesh are many, and the swarms of molecules in my cells are many, and the swarms of atoms and subatomic particles in the basic nectar of my being are many. All of these which compose my existence need a voice, this is that voice: Poems of Blood.”

Donal Mahoney has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, he has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some of his earliest work can be found at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/

Dane Karnick grew up by the Colorado “Rockies” and lives in Seattle.  His poetry has recently appeared in Subliminal Interiors, Orion headless, The Rainbow Rose and Montucky Review.  Visit him at http://www.danekarnick.com.

David Alpaugh is a poet, essayist, dramatist, and songwriter living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Literary Journals that have published his work include Able Muse, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Evergreen Review, The Formalist, Light, Modern Drama, Mudlark, Poetry, Poets & Writers, Rattle, Thema, Twentieth Century Literature, Wisconsin Review, and Zyzzyva. Links to his poetry, essays, songs, poetry readings, and YouTubes are available at his website: http://www.davidalpaugh.com.

Daniel Luis Indranu — his artistic penmanship — is simply “A, non-A, non-non-A, and none of these”.  He is of Reality’s Square-O onticity and epistemicity, encompassing “logic, anti-logic, unlogic, and meta-logic” and “worlds, anti-worlds, non-worlds, and none of these”. He eidetically lives the Difference between Being and Existence, as he encompasses the entirety of [O]bject: [Surject, Prefect, Abject, Subject, Object]. He is an epistemological (not just methodological), first-principle scientist, post-Kantian philosopher, and manifold artist.

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 250 other publications.

Fred Russell has published two novels, Rafi’s World (Fomite Press) and The Links in the Chain (CCLaP) as well as stories and essays in Polluto, Third Coast, Unlikely Stories: Episode Four, In Parenthesis, Gadfly, Cultural Weekly, Ragazine, Ontologica, Wilderness House and Fiction on the Web.

Frederick Pollack
is the author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS, both published by Story Line Press.  Other poems are in print and online journals.  He is an adjunct professor of creative writing in George Washington University.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 7 published chapbooks and 2 others accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways (Winter Goose Publishing). Perceptions and Displays will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His novels include: Extreme Change (Cogwheel Press) Acts of Defiance (Artema Press). His short story collection, A Glimpse of Youth (Sweatshoppe Publications). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City

G. David Schwartz was the former president of Seedhouse, an online interfaith committee. He is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue. Currently a volunteer at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati , Schwartz continues to write. His new book, Midrash and Working Out Of The Book is now in stores or can be ordered on Amazon.Jennifer is an employee at Drake Hospital.

G.A. Saindon lives on five acres in northeast Wisconsin, has one wife, seven kids and eight grandkids whom he loves and delights in minute by minute.  Twelve of his poems have been published this year in various journals, and none of his poems were published in the 35 years previous.  His college degrees are not his identity, but they helped him land a job.  He’s 63 now, retired, and finds time well spent sitting by his pond to watch wildlife, wary of him, go about their business.

Gilroy Van Wyk is 21 years old from Cape Town, South Africa. He studied Mechanical Engineering but left to pursue a career in the Arts. His poetry has been published in HashTheMag. He is influenced and inspired by the Beat Generation and experiences traveling along the Garden route.

Hannah Scarlet is a student of writing. She currently lives in Georgia, where she reads as much as possible, sharing her life with a cat and a five-year-old.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of eight poetry chapbooks. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length book of poetry, Lovesick, is forthcoming from The Poetry Press of Press Americana. Email: goodh@newpaltz.edu

Heather Ann Schmidt lives in Waterford Michigan and is an adjunct professor at Oakland Community College. She edits tinfoildresses poetry journal and Quiddities Journal. Her poems can be found in various online and print journals. Her chapbook, Channeling Isadora Duncan, was recently released from Gold Wake Press and her first full collection of poems, Chasing Lou Hoover, is forthcoming from Village Green Press. She received her MFA from National University and hopes to begin pursuing her PhD at Union Institute in 2010. You can find more info at her website.

Holly Day is a travel writing instructor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Her most recent nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Walking Twin Cities.

Hugh Fox was born in Chicago in 1932, spent his childhood immersed in violin, piano, musical composition, was a member of the All Childrens’ Grand Opera run by Zerlina Muhlman Metzger from Vienna,  was pushed into pre-med and medicine by his frustrated-violinist father who had been pushed into medicine by his wife, dropped  out of medicine and got an M.A. and Ph.D. in English/American Literature, taught at Loyola (now Loyola-Marymount) in Los Angeles for 10 years, then taught Freshman Comp at Michigan State until he retired in the late ‘90’s. He also taught for two years at the Instituto Pedagogico and the Universidad Católico  in Caracas (Fulbright Professorshiop), a year at the University of Hermosillo in Mexico (Fulbright Professorship), two years at the University of Santa Catarina in Brazil (again a Fulbright Professorship), received a grant to study Latin American Literature at the U. of Buenos Aires for one year, and another grant as an archaeologist (from the Organization of American States) to spend a year in the Atacama Desert in Chile, also spent one year in Spain on sabbatical and travelled throughout Spain, England, Germany, France, Portugal, Italy various times.

He had married the Peruvian poet Lucia Ungaro de Zevallos back in 1956 and after visiting all the pre-Columbian ruins in South and Central America and Mexico, he began to see things no one had ever seen before — like the fact that the writing of the Mochica Indians in Peru was ancient Lebanese, and that the writing on monuments on the ruins at Lake Titicaca in Bolivia was ancient Sumerian. That was the beginning. He has had over a hundred books published, novels, poetry, three books on archaeology, a book of his plays, literary criticism, cultural history, his latest being The Collected Poetry of Hugh Fox(540 pages, WorldAudience, NYC,2008) and Icehouse/ The Thirteen Keys to Talmud (Crossing Chaos Press, London, Ontario, Canada, 2010), The Place of the Yellow Woodpecker (Drill Press, 2010), Where Sanity Begins (Cervena Barva Press, 2010).

Iftekhar Sayeed teaches English. He was born and lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has contributed to The Danforth Review, Axis of Logic, Enter Text, Postcolonial Text, Southern Cross Review, Opednews.com, Left Curve, Mobius, Erbacce, Down In The Dirt and other publications. He is also a freelance journalist. He and his wife love to travel.

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and has been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at jimjakk.com.

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher.  His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available at Amazon.

James Diaz lives in Upstate New York. He spends his time writing poetry as if his life depended on it, because it does. His forms of survival can be found in Ditch, Calliope, Cheap Pop Lit, Pismire, Collective Exile, My Favorite Bullet, and The Idiom.

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in FLAPPERHOUSE, The Coachella Review, The Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at jimjakk.com.

Jay Coral has poems and stories around the web and now has his first published photograph at The Neglected Ratio. He recently stumbled on a paycheck in an envelop and returned it at the Garden Grove Regional Library. If you are the owner and believe in happenstance, claim it. Your welcome. Thank you.

Jeff Crouch is an internet artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. Google him.

Jim Zola is a poet and photographer living in North Carolina

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Three Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work.  Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky and she has four Best of the Net nominations. 

John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in The Lyric, Stoneboat and US1 Worksheets with work upcoming in Bryant Literary Magazine, Natural Bridge, Southern California Review and Soundings East.

John F. Buckley lives in Orange County, California. His work has been published in a number of places, one of which nominated him for a Pushcart Prize in 2009. His chapbook Breach Birth was published on Propaganda Press in March 2011.

John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Red Paint Hill published his first collection, Ring the Sycamore Sky.

John Sweet has been living in upstate New York for the better part of his 47 years, which he feels is pretty well reflected in the landscape/mindset of his work.  he continues to wrestle with the idea of WRITING AS CATHARSIS.  his most recent collection is the 2014 Lummox Prize winning THE CENTURY OF DREAMING MONSTERS.

Joseph Grant: 
As a Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been published in 240 literary reviews such as Byline, New Authors Journal, Underground Voices, Midwest Literary Magazine, Inwood Indiana Literary Review, Hack Writers, Six Sentences, Literary Mary, NexGenPulp, Is This Reality Zine , Darkest Before Dawn, strangeroad.com, FarAway Journal, Full of Crow, Heroin Love Songs, Bewildering Stories, Writing Raw, Unheard Magazine, Absent Willow Literary Review. He also has a boxing novel published by Fight Card Productions, “The Last Round of Archie Mannis.”

Julien Edmund Moss has been writing since age 3. He has published various illegitimate sketches in the Jibsheet, a weekly newspaper published at Bellevue Community College. He graduated BCC with an A.A. Degree in Spring 2007. He’s been published in Always Looking, Love’s Chance, Poet’s Espresso, The Stray Branch, Straylight, Soul Fountain, Languageandculture.net, Litsnack, Expressions, Eskimo Pie, Blink Ink, Open Minds Quarterly, Poetic Matrix Press (poeticmatrix.com), and Northern Stars magazines, The Sheltered Poet blog (http://theshelteredpoet.blogspot.com/) under August, December, and January 2008-9, and Record Magazine blog under July 2009. He also has a chapbook out called 24 Poems.

John Sibley Williams is a poet and small press publicist residing in Portland, OR. He has a previous MA in Writing and presently studies Book Publishing at Portland State University, where he serves as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and publicist for Three Muses Press. His poetry was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize and won the 2011 Heart Poetry Award. His chapbooks include A Pure River (The Last Automat Press, 2010), Door, Door (Red Ochre Press, 2011), From Colder Climates (Folded Word, forthcoming), The Longest Compass (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), and The Art of Raining (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, forthcoming). Some of his over 100 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, and Poetry Quarterly.

John Sevigny is a photographer, teacher, writer, and curator, who lives in Mexico. http://www.gonecity.blogspot.com

Kyle Hemmings lives and works and dies in New Jersey. He’s been pubbed in a number of places.

Krishnendu Piplai is currently employed as a software engineer in an MNC in Bangalore , India . Music and literature had always been his prime passion, inspired by the works of eminent poets like Rabindranath Tagore, Jorge Luis Borges and Michael Madhusudan Dutt, his poems share the darker phases of the human life which are mostly turned a blind eye to.

LesMerton is Cornish and proud of it. He’s earned his living in a variety of ways: grocery shop manager, coalman, bus conductor, factory worker, canvasser, film-extra, fortune-teller and entertainment agent. He’s dabbled at writing on and off from the age of 16, however it was in 1996 he decided to give it a go properly. In 2002, he founded Poetry Cornwall/Bardhonyeth Kernow and as been its editor ever since. In 2004, his endeavours were recognised; he was made a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow for services to Cornish Literature. His Bardic name is Map Hallow (Son of the Moors).

Leilanie Stewart is a writer and poet. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals in the UK and US such as Carillon, Monomyth, Wufniks, Blood Moon Rising, The Pygmy Giant, Stanley the Whale, Ariadne’s Thread, Sarasvati and The Crazy Oik. She currently lives in London with her husband, writer and poet, Joseph Robert. More about her work can be found at http://www.leilaniestewart.wordpress.com

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh, but she was raised in the rural town of Conneautville.  She attended and graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English-Literature in 2009. Her poetry, articles, reviews, and short stories have appeared in several journals online and in print.

M. A. Schaffner has work recently published or forthcoming in The Hollins Critic, Magma, Tulane Review, Gargoyle, and The Delinquent. Other writings include the poetry collection The Good Opinion of Squirrels, and the novel War Boys. Schaffner spends most days in Arlington, Virginia or the 19th century.

Maureen Kingston is an assistant editor at The Centrifugal Eye. Her poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bookends Review, Dead Snakes, Gargoyle, Gone Lawn, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Red River Review, Rufous City Review, Stone Highway Review, Tattoo Highway and Terrain.org.

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois. His brand new poetry chapbook with pictures From Which Place the Morning Rises and his new photo version of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom are available at: Lulu and the original version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom, can be found at iuniverse.

He has been published in over 22 countries. The author is also editor/publisher of four poetry sites, all open for submission, which can be found at his website. All of his books are now available on Amazon website. Email: promomanusa@gmail.com

Mike Berger: “I am 72 years old. I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and was a practicing psychotherapist for 30 years. I am now fully retired. I have authored two books of short stories. I have published in numerous professional journals. I have freelanced for more than 20 years. My humor pieces Clyde and Goliath, Good Grief Columbus, and If Noah Built the Ark Today have won awards. I am now writing poetry full-time. I have many pursuits which include sculpting, painting, gardening and baking bread. My forcaccia is to die for.”  Email: berger8247@msn.com.

Muhamed Riyaz is an international freelance journalist, press reporter, writer, social worker & human rights activist for the past 10 years and has worked in India, Saudi Arabia & U.A.E. Apart from that, he has gained expertise and owned many designations during these years in various sections of the corporate world like media, sales, marketing, public relations, business development, events, conference, career counseling, administration, customer service, strategic consulting, project handling, database & call management in various industries like newspapers, advertising, event management & information technology. He is currently a business consultant.

Muhamed’s core interests are analyzing global political relations between various nations. He writes articles on general topics which are of importance to day to day life of the common man as well as many important topics which are of grave concern to the global community. He is also a crime and investigative reporter besides being associated with projects of media and human rights organizations globally.

His volunteering activities include participating in various global peace, human rights, and social rights campaigns. He has actively associated in the last decade on many programs conducted by global organizations viz Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Organization for Migration, Red Cross, Journalists against Nuclear weapons, etc. with prominent personalities like Prof. Noam Chomsky, MIT, USA (Global political speaker & critic of Imperialist nations). Email: riyazppmc@gmail.com

Nicole Taylor has attended college in Salem, Oregon where she lives near her siblings, mother and other British family. She has been published in her college newspaper and a local anthology. Nicole has also won several contests in a local bookstore and her college newspaper. She attends local workshops, readings, and festivals. She is dancer, an artist and a volunteer.

Nicole has been published at wordgathering.com, other online sites, Yes Poetry the Silverton Poetry Association, and The Chemeketa VISIONS of Chemeketa Community College. Her poetry has won first place in Chemeketa VISIONS and several places in the Jackson’s Books Annual Poetry Contest, a now closed local independent bookstore and host of the Third Thursday events. She attends at the Third Thursday readings, Third Wednesday, Second Sunday readings, and other area events. In spring 2008 she won an anonymous donation to Vern Rutsala’s Silverton Poetry Association class and a scholarship to Lawson Inada’s Improvisations and Lively Noise workshop Everyday Poetry at Sitka Center for the Arts and later two short workshops during the Oregon State Poetry Association Spring 2010 Conference in Eugene, with Quinton Hallett and later Matthew Dickman. In spring 2008 she had two poems published online at wordgathering.com and another poem was performed in her DanceAbility dance group, through Chemeketa College. Dancer and poet Ruth has read a few of her poems at campus Soapbox Readings and published one in her poetry e-mail newsletter, Very Local Poetry.

Her poems, art and blog can be found at her blog and links:
http://www.apoetessanthology.blogspot.com/ and http://alternativereel.com/includes/poets-corner/display_review.php?id=00103

Peter Magliocco writes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he’s been active in small press circles for several years. His latest poetry book is Poems for the Downtrodden Millennium from The Medulla Review Publishing.

Peycho Kanev is 28 years old. He loves to listen to sad music while he slowly drinks his beer. His work has been published in Welter, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Cemetery, Nerve Cowboy, The Chiron Review, The Guild of Outsider Writers, Mad Swirl, Side of Grits, Southern Ocean Review and many others. He loves to put the word down and not talking on the cellphone for days. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Award. He lives in Chicago. Alone. His new poetry collection which is a collaboration with the poet Felino Soriano and the Editor Edward Wells is out now and can be found at Amazon.com.

Rhiannon Thorne’s work has appeared/is forthcoming in Gr@wl!x, Surreal Grotesque, The Legendary, Ditch, The Junk Lot Review, Vox Poetica, Zygote in my Coffee, e-Fiction, and Fried Chicken and Coffee. She also co-edits the online publication cahoodaloodaling.

Richard O’Connell lives in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. Collections of his poetry include RetroWorlds, Simulations, Voyages and The Bright Tower, all published by the University of Salzburg Press (now Poetry Salzburg). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Margie, National Review, The Texas Review, Acumen, The Formalist, Light, etc. His most recent collections are Dawn Crossing and Waiting for the Terrorists. Email: rocon100@comcast.net

Richard Fein was a finalist in The 2004 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition A Chapbook of his poems was published by Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been published in many web and print journals such as Reed,Southern Review, Roanoke Review,  Birmingham  Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Paris/atlantic,  Canadian Dimension, Black Swan Review, Exquisite Corpse, Bad Penny Review and many, many others.

He also has an interest in digital photography and many  poetry magazines have published many of my photos. Samples Of His Photography Can Be Found On http://www.Pbase.Com/Bardofbyte

Ricky Garni was almost certain that he would draw pictures of Spiderman for a living until he found himself in a faraway country at the age of 16 that only offered two books in English: Richard Brautigan’s REVENGE OF THE LAWN and Jacqueline Susann’s ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH. Brautigan’s “Pale Marble Movie”, the first story he read, knocked him down and over and out completely and he woke up saying “You can do that? It’s OK?” and automatically wanted to do that, just what Richard Brautigan had done, for the rest of his life.  He liked ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH, too. After all, he was 16. It didn’t make him want to write, though, particularly.

Roger Cornish aged 51 has been married for 31 years and has a son who is 22. He had a daughter Sarah, who died at the age of 9 due to Cystic fibrosis. Roger was a Coal Miner for 23 years and now works in a cannery making pet food. He studied English literature and Language to A level standard at night school some years ago. He says, “that’s my only claim to academia I’m afraid, having left school with no qualifications.” He has always enjoyed reading and accidentally found Bukowski’s novel ‘WOMEN’ in a bookstore. That got him into poetry, although he had memorized Byron’s “She walks in beauty” years ago.  He has a Westie and a Scotty terrier who dominates everything! He has also been published in ‘One Night Stanza’ and ‘ Gloom cupboard’. E-mail: cornirog.1@btopenworld.com

Russ Cope used to be a custodian. Now he tends bar, rants, and writes. He lives in Virginia with a pack of wild dogs that might turn on him at any moment.

Sanford Fraser was born in Boston in 1932 and began writing poetry at the age of fifty in New York City where he now lives. An edition of his bilingual book of poems “Among Strangers I’ve Known All  My Life/Parmi les Étrangers Que J’ai Connus Toute Ma Vie,” was published  by New York Quarterly Books in September 2010. It was first published by Tarabuste Editions in France in 2007. His book of poems, “Tourist,” was published by New York Quarterly Books in 2009, and his chapbook,”14th Street”, appears in “The New School Chapbook Series of 1995?. Numerous magazines here and in France publish his poems.

Sarah Edwards is a writer and/or a poet. She likes to push boundaries of language. Recently her work is published or forthcoming in Electric Cereal, Reality Hands, Purple Pig Lit, Jotters United, The Sentimentalist, Thick Jam and New Bourgeois. Her neglected tumblr: http://sarahscribbled.tumblr.com/

Sean J. Mahoney lives with his wife, her parents, an Uglydoll, and three dogs in Santa Ana, California. He works in geophysics after studying literature and poetry in school. He believes that punk rock somehow miraculously survives, that Judas was a way better singer than Jesus, and that diatomaceous earth is a not well known enough gardening miracle. His stuff appears here, and even there, both in print and online. He dabbles. Frequently.

Sonnet Mondal is the author of six books of poetry including a poetry bestseller and is the pioneer of the 21 line fusion sonnet form of poetry. His works have been published in several International literary magazines and have been translated into Macedonian, Italian, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu and Bengali. He was awarded Poet Laureate from Bombadil Publishing in 2009, Doctor of Literature from United Writers’ Association in 2010, Azsacra International Poetry award in 2011 and was inducted in the prestigious Significant Achievements Plaque in the museum of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. At present he is the managing editor of The Enchanting Verses journal of poetry.

Sergio Ortiz has a B.A. in English literature from Inter-American University, and a M.A. in philosophy from World University. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in: Autumn Sky Poetry, 3LightsGallery, The Smoking Poet, The Acentos Review, Poesia, and many other journals. He has traveled and worked throughout South, Central, and North America. He currently lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Email: ortsergio@gmail.com

Stacey Margaret Jones is a Conway, Arkansas-based writer, and she has published poetry, essays, and short fiction in national and international publications, as well as wrote regularly for regional publications as an essayist and journalist. She started her career at the smallest daily in the now defunct (rest in peace) Knight-Ridder organization. Stacey is a graduate of the Arkansas Writers MFA Program at the University of Central Arkansas as well as of the master’s of science program in communications management at Syracuse University. She is from the Little Town on the Prairie, De Smet, South Dakota, a town of 1,200 souls, one of whom was Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Stephen Jarrell Williams loves to write, listen to his music, and dance late into the night. He was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His parents are native Texans. He has lived most of his life in California. His poetry has appeared in Anthology, Avocet, Blue Collar Review, The Broome Review, Byline Magazine, Chronogram Magazine, Fissure Magazine, Freefall, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Hawaii Review, HUNGUR, Liquid Imagination, Nerve Cowboy, Mirror Dance, POEM, Poesia, Posey, Purpose, REAL, Tales from the Moonlit Path, and many others. Email: stephenjarrellwilliams@hotmail.com

Stephan Anstey is the founder of Shakespeare’s Monkeys and Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, both venues primarily for poetry and poets. As an artist, he is focused on spiritual exploration and the celebration of the individual in mankind’s endless war against an increasingly invasive society. Anstey’s art is primarily a combination of poetry, paint and digital collage, some of which is on display at the Arts League of Lowell Gallery on Shattuck Street in Lowell. He lives an idyllic life in the historic mill city of Lowell, Massachusetts with his beautiful and beloved bride Ellen and their talented and wonderful children, Emily, a Classics major at Boston University, and Cameron, an excellent trombonist with many bands at Lowell High School.

Salvatore Buttaci is an obsessive-compulsive writer who plies his craft many hours a day.   His poems, stories, articles, and letters have appeared widely in publications that include New York Times, U. S. A. Today, The Writer, ShortPoem, Cats Magazine, The National Enquirer, Christian Science Monitor, and Six Sentences. He was the recipient of the $500 Cyber-wit Poetry Award in 2007. His collection of 165 short-fiction stories, Flashing My Shorts, is available from All Things That Matter Press at http://allthingsthatmatterpress.com



He lives with his wife Sharon in West Virginia.

Sy Roth: He comes riding in and then canters out. Oftentimes, the head is bowed by reality; other times, he is proud to have said something noteworthy. Retired after forty-two years as teacher/school administrator, he now resides in Mount Sinai, far from Moses and the tablets. This has led him to find words for solace.   He spends his time writing and playing his guitar. He has published in many online publications such as BlogNostics, Every Day Poets, The Weekender, Dead Snakes, Bitchin’ Kitsch, Scapegoat Review, The Artistic Muse, Inclement,  Napalm and Novocain, Euphemism, Humanimalz Literary Journal, Ascent Aspirations, Fowl Feathered Review, Vayavya, Wilderness House Journal, Aberration Labyrinth, Mindless(Muse), Em Dash, South Townsville Micropoetry Journal, The Rampallian, Vox Poetica, Clutching at Straws, Downer Magazine, Every Day Poems, Avalon Literary Review and Kerouac’s Dog.  One of his poems, Forsaken Man, was selected for Best of 2012 poems in Storm Cycle.  Also selected Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway, September 2012.  His work was also read at Palimpsest Poetry Festival in December 2012.

Tim Gardiner has poems published in Camel Saloon, Country-Side, Dead Snakes, 50 Haikus, Haiku Journal, Poetry Haiku, Poetry Nook, Poetry Quarterly, Salopeot, Three Line Poetry, UFO Gigolo, VerseWrights and War Poetry UK. His first collection of full-length poetry ‘Wilderness’ is due to be published by Brambleby Books in 2014. He is also an ecologist who has published numerous scientific papers and several books on natural history. He regularly tweets haiku on @TimGardiner3

Vanessa Jubis lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and three young daughters. She is currently working on a novel, a memoir and continually writes poetry. She is currently an MFA student at National University. When she’s not writing, she’s either sewing a new dress for her daughters or baking and decorating fondant cakes.

William Doreski teaches at Keene State College in New Hampshire. His latest collection of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, Natural Bridge. He can be contacted on wdoreski@keene.edu.


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