Kristin Abraham - Kristin is the author of two chapbooks: Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus (Subito Press, 2008), and Orange Reminds You of Listening (Elixir Press, 2006); her poem “Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus” was selected for Best New Poets 2005. Additional poetry, lyric essays, and critical essays have appeared or will appear in such places as American Letters & Commentary, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, LIT, and The Journal. She currently teaches English at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming.
Kenneth Alewine - Kenneth is researching illness narratives in the PhD program at the Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cha Asian Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly, UCity Review and AURA Literary Arts Review.
Jeffrey Alfier - Jeffrey is a 2010 nominee for the UK’s Forward Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared recently in Crannog (Ireland) and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, with work forthcoming in New York Quarterly. His latest chapbook is Bluesman’s Daughter (2011). His first full-length book of poems, The Wolf Yearling, will be published in 2012, by Pecan Grove Press. He serves as co-editor of San Pedro River Review.
Raul Alvarez - Raul’s poems have been previously published in Columbia Poetry Review, New Wave Vomit, and The Hibbleton Independent. He is a current MFA candidate at Columbia College, Chicago.
Scott Bentley - Scott is the editor and publisher of Letterbox magazine and the author of two chapbooks: EDGE (Birdcage Chapbooks, 1987) and Out of Hand (Parenthesis Writing Series, 1989) and two full-length books: Ground Air (O Books, 1994) and The Occasional Tables (sub press, 2000). He has co-translated the work of Brazilian writer Regis Bonvicino and others. Some of his translations appear in New American Writing and The Pip Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (vol. 3)—Nothing the Sun Could Not Explain: 20 Contemporary Brazilian Poets (Green Integer, 2003). Work has appeared in 580 Split, Bird Dog, Chain, Cor, Dusie, Fact-Simile, Lyric&, Mirage #4/Period(ical), The Poker, The Raddle Moon, The Styles, Syllogism, Tinfish, Vanitas and elsewhere. New work is set to appear in Rampike and New American Writing. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he teaches writing at California State University East Bay.
Tyson Bley - Tyson Bley bakes cake for a living. He writes mainly about these experiences. He lives in Germany.
Zachary Bos - Zachary studied poetry at Boston University with Louise Gluck, George Kalogeris, and Robert Pinsky. He helps to run The Pen & Anvil Press from a desk overlooking a swamp near Fitchburg, Massachusetts. His current writing projects include an erasure-poetry edition of the Bible, an English-language redaction of the Koran, and a New Book of Imaginary Beings.
Matthew Burnside - Matthew is a writer of letters, numbers, and symbols. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Concho River Review, PANK, Ginosko, Barrier Islands Review, The Cynic Online, Revolution House, Neon Magazine, Pulp Metal, and Short, Fast, and Deadly, among others. He is an editor for Mixed Fruit, an online literary magazine (http://mixedfruitmag.com/).
Liz Chang - Liz’s second book of poetry and translations, What Ordinary Objects, is forthcoming from Book-Arts Press. Her work has been included in several anthologies and literary magazines including Philadelphia Stories, Apiary Review and the Mad Poets Review. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches college-level English. She lives with her fiancé and their two cats en les environs of Philadelphia.
Tobi Cogswell - Tobi is a two-time Pushcart nominee. Publication credits include Illya’s Honey, RE:AL, Red River Review, Psychic Meatloaf, Turbulence (UK), Spilt Milk (UK), Inkspill (UK), Iodine Poetry Journal, Frostwriting (Sweden), Pinyon Journal and Chiron Review among others, and are forthcoming in Hawai’i Pacific Review, Slipstream, Paper Nautilus, Kaleidoscope and Untitled Country Review. She has three chapbooks and her full-length poetry collection “Poste Restante” is available from Bellowing Ark Press. She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review (www.sprreview.com).
John Comitale - John is from Albany, NY, born April 30th, 1986. He is a recent graduate of SUNY Purchase's Creative Writing program. He is also a devout Oldhamite.
Flower Conroy - Flower’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals including Serving House Journal, BlazeVox, Saw Palm, American Literary Review, Menacing Hedge, The LABLETTER, Interrobang?!, Lavender Review and others. She is currently an MFA student at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her chapbook of poetry “Escape to Nowhere” was published by Rain Mountain Press.
Neil Ellman - Neil lives and writes in New Jersey. He has published numerous poems in print and online journals, anthologies, broadsides and chapbooks throughout the world. Among them are more than 200 ekphrastic poems based on works of modern and contemporary art.
Raymond Farr - Raymond Farr is the author of six books of poetry. Five of which are available at the Blue Yellow Dog Book Shop (http://blueyellowdog.weebly.com). His sixth book is Ecstatic/.of facts (Otoliths 2011). He is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog.
William Fedigan - William J Fedigan writes about who he is, who he knows, what he knows, and where he’s been. His work appears in Kerouac’s Dog, Muscle & Blood, Heavy Hands Ink, Stanley the Whale, MiCrow, Metal Scratches, experiential, Pulp Metal Magazine, blacklisted, Gone Lawn, Spittoon Magazine, Weirdyear, Burning Word, Black Heart Magazine, A-Minor, Barge Journal, Speech Bubble, Writing Disorder. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Ezra Dan Feldman - Ezra grew up in Cambridge, MA. He received an MFA from Cornell in 2007, where he won the Corson-Browning Prize for poetry. Recently his
work has won third place in Narrative's 2010 poetry contest and honorable mention for the 2010 Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award. His poetry has also appeared in the Harvard Review, DIAGRAM, LEVELER, and Prick of the Spindle, and is forthcoming in Gertrude, Precipitate, and PANK. More at - http://ezradanfeldman.com.
B.D. Fischer - B.D. has previously published fiction, poetry, and non-fiction in places like The Delinquent, Indigo Rising, Poetry Quarterly, and the New Times. He is also a contributor at the politics and culture blog PublicDisInterest.com. He was educated at Syracuse University and the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Wuhu, China.
Zach Hamilton - Zach is the author of fourteen Zines, including Temple of Sinew, The Orchestra of Machines, Wallet of Hexagons and HAIR LAND (named Zine of the month by the Independent Publishing Resource Center). His work appears in various magazines including: Ignavia Press (issue 4.1), Otiliths (a journal of many e-things), Sein und Werden and Karawane magazine. He Recently went on tour with the band Holy! Holy! Holy! And installed artwork with partner Molly Pettit for a photo series, which appears online at his website: Blackmonsterzine.weebly.com.
His book, The Teacup of Infinity will be released in February of 2012 By The Black magic LSD sex cult. Contact: Journeysintospace[at]gmail[dot]com
Nicolas James Hampton - Nicolas is the twenty seven year old Michigan State University dropout who wouldn’t stop showing up to Diane Wakoski’s office hours. In his entire life he’s never once lived alone, and the experiences he’s had living with strange curiosities has greatly influenced his writing aesthetic. His poems have been published in several online journals,including Elimae, Short Fast And Deadly, Gutter Eloquence, DecomP, & Softblow. Nicolas currently keeps himself busy interning for the Poets In Print reading series at The Kalamazoo Book Arts Club, & as the Founding Poetry Editor of Asylum Lake Magazine in Kalamazoo, MI (USA). http://njhampton.wordpress.com/
Matthew Johnstone - Matthew is the author of Let's be close Rope to mast, you Old light (Blue & Yellow Dog Press, 2010) and the self-produced chapbook I'm sorry , about Baseball. More poems can be found over at GlitterPony, Fact-Simile, Otoliths, elimae, Shampoo, moria and Horseless Review. He lives in the north-South of Tennessee, where the new poetry/art web-journal, 'Pider, occupies much of his thoughts. His blog is hemouthsmewrong (http://hemouthsmewrong.blogspot.com/ ).
R.D. Kimball - R.D. is available for adventures of all sorts. Preferably ones involving swinging from vines or solving puzzles in subterranean/labyrinthine environs. He enjoys interesting hats, fishing, black coffee, and collecting vinyl records. His short stories and poems have appeared in places like The Red Cedar Review, Yellow Mama, Phantom Kangaroo, decomP, and Inkspill Magazine. He lives in Portland, OR. All inquiries/comments/marriage proposals/bits of string should be directed to his online lair at http://curiousorthodoxy.wordpress.com
Myra King - Myra is an Australian writer living on the coast of South Australia. She has written a number of prize winning poems. In 2008 she was a winner in Ballarat’s Pure Poetry Masterclass and Recital.
Among other publications her poetry has appeared (or is upcoming) in The Pages and Orbis (UK) Melbourne Poets Union anthology, Meuse Press, A Hundred Gourds and Notes From the Gean (AUS) and the Heron’s Nest, Illya’s Honey Journal and Red River Review (US).
Maureen Kingston - Maureen lives and works in eastern Nebraska. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Commonline, Centrifugal Eye, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Hobble Creek Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Red River Review, Third Wednesday and Willows Wept Review. For additional publishing history see: http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/kingstonbib.htm
Martha Kinkade - Martha is an author, a healer, an educator dedicated to promoting a peaceful and harmonious way of living. Her first book of poems, Winter's Light, she writes about her experiences growing up in Wyoming. Martha’s second book of poems, Red, to be published early 2012, delves into the transformative powers of love. Her collective works bridge from poetry, children stories, essays, inspirational writing and education methods that bring light into darkness. She lives with her daughter in San Diego, California and teaches at San Diego State University.
Lori Lamothe - Lori’s poems have appeared in 42opus, SHAMPOO, failbetter.com, Seattle Review, Third Coast, Notre Dame Review, Cream City Review, Puerto del Sol, etc. She has a chapbook, Camera Obscura, available from Finishing Line Press. She has fiction forthcoming this fall in the anthology Corpus Pretereo (Escape Collective Publishing) and poetry forthcoming in Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss (Fat Daddy Farm Press). Her blog, Diary in Irregular Ink, can be found at inkdiary.blogspot.com.
Sara Lier - Sara’s poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in The Pedestal, OVS Magazine, Switched-on Gutenberg, Inkwell Journal, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Conte, So to Speak, and Cloudbank Magazine, among others. She is a returning student at Brooklyn College, where she is currently working to finish a long-delayed BFA degree.
Owen Lucas - Owen is an English graduate from Cambridgeshire. He has been writing for three years and in that time has been published in a number of zines and a South London anthology, Clinic. He has been featured in readings in Camden, Camberwell, New Cross and Mayfair. His influences include Williams, Stevens, Faulkner, McCarthy, Joyce and Woolf among others.
Patty Mooney - Patty has been a poet and photographer for 40 years now. She studied with Carolyn Forche and Steve Kowit, among other very talented teacher-poets. Her work has been published in various magazines and e-zines including Eclectica, Red Cedar Review, Moving Out and others, and she has won a prize or two along the way. She enjoys writing her observations of Nature, People and Self. She recently invented a new form of writing called "Air Poetry." You can learn more about this very entertaining exercise at http://www.airpoetry.com. Patty is an award-winning video producer and editor at Crystal Pyramid Productions in San Diego. She has also been an avid mountain biker for 25 years.
J. D. Nelson - J. D. (b. 1971) experiments with words and sound in his subterranean laboratory. More than 1,000 of his bizarre poems and experimental texts have appeared in many small press and underground publications. He is the author of On the Toad (The Red Ceilings Press, 2011), Roman Meal (Ten Pages Press, 2011), Noise Difficulty Flower (Argotist Ebooks, 2010), and The Frankendelphia Experiment (Tainted Coffee Press, 2010). Visit MadVerse.com for more information and links to his published work. His audio experiments (recorded under the name Owl Brain Atlas) are online at OWLNoise.com. J. D. lives in Colorado, USA.
Aimee Nicole - Aimee recently finished up a YA manuscript about a 17-year-old girl who is diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Aimee graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Creative Writing this past May and has been published by Red Booth Review and Mouth of the Bay. She also had a poem featured on The 22 Magazine’s blog and was featured on The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts’ blog for a statement on compression.
Kelley O'Brien - Kelley is currently studying Creative Writing and Film at Bowling Green State University and willl graduate with a BFA in Spring 2012. She has interned with the Mid-American Review and continues to help out. She has forthcoming work in Gloom Cupboard, and when she isn't writing poetry or fiction or wading through information on various MFA programs, she enjoys watching musicals and film noir and making her own jewelry.
Amy Elisabeth Olson - Amy lives in Naperville, Illinois and works as a copy editor and writing tutor. Upon graduating from North Central College in December of this year, Amy plans to apply to thousands of graduate schools with high hopes of pursuing an MFA in poetry.
Amanda Papenfus - Amanda earned her BFA in creative writing at Bowling Green State University. Her poetry has appeared in The Montreal Review, The Glass Coin, and elsewhere. Fiction has appeared in The Glass Coin, The Fine Line, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Savannah, GA and will be relocating to Germany.
Simon Perchik - Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please
visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.
Connie Post - Connie is the Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore, California. Her work has appeared in; Calyx, Kalliope, Comstock Review, Crab Creek Review, Dogwood, The Aurorean, Cold Mountain Review, Main Street Rag, Slipstream, The Toronto Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, & DMQ Review. She was the 2009 winner of the Caesura Poetry Award and also the Spring 2009 Dirty Napkin Cover Prize.
Lana Rakhman - Lana has current poems published or forthcoming in Main Street Rag, Juked, Rougarou, and Requited. She is the poetry editor for the literary journal TriQuarterly Online, and has an MFA from Northwestern University.
Jade Ramsey - Jade holds an MFA in Poetry from Bowling Green State and currently teaches English at Heidelberg University in Tiffin OH. Her works can be found in REAL, Concisely, Gargoyle, Stone Highway Review and others.
Michael Rerick - Michael Rerick has a full-length collection, In Ways Impossible to Fold, out with Marsh Hawk Press, and a chapbook, X-Ray, out with Flying Guillotine Press.
Walter Ruhlmann - Walter was born in France. He has been publishing mgversion2>datura (ex-Mauvaise graine) for fifteen years. Walter is the author of several poetry chapbooks and e-books in French and English and has published poems in various printed and electronic publications world wide. He co-edited and translated poems for the bilingual free verse and form section for the anniversary issue of Magnapoets in January 2011. His blog is http://lorchideenoctambule.hautetfort.com/
Emily Severance - Emily has a BA from The Residential College of The University of Michigan and an MFA in studio art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Defenestration, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, qarrtsiluni, Sisyphus, and Switched-on Gutenberg. She teaches elementary special education in New Mexico.
Robert Spiegel - Rob Spiegel is a journalist living in New Mexico. His creative writing has appeared widely.
Margaret Walther - Margaret Walther is a retired librarian from the Denver metro area and a past president of Columbine Poets, an organization to promote poetry in Colorado. She has been a guest editor for Buffalo Bones, and has poems published or forthcoming in many journals, including anderbo.com, Quarterly West, Naugatuck River Review, Fugue, The Anemone Sidecar, Little Red Leaves, Phoebe and Nimrod. She won the Many Mountains Moving 2009 Poetry Contest. She has received two Pushcart Award nominations and poems published by In Posse Review in 2010 were selected by Web del Sol for its e-SCENE best of the Literary Journals.
Eryk Wenziak - Eryk Wenziak is a drummer, photographer, visual artist, and teaches management at the graduate level. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in: elimae; Short, Fast, and Deadly; Thunderclap Press; Used Furniture Review; Otoliths; Negative Suck; Dark Chaos; Guerilla Pamphlets; Deadlier Than Thou (anthology); Phantom Kangaroo; Pipe Dream; 52|250; Long River Run. Most recently, his cover art was chosen for a chapbook of poems honoring Donald Hall titled, Olives, Now and Then, which he personally presented to Mr. Hall at the poet’s 83rd birthday celebration.
Nathan E. White - Nathan received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University in 2004. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lake Effect, Tulane Review, Bellingham Review, South Dakota Review, and Redactions: Poetry & Poetics.
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