Narendra Kumar Arya
Neelam Saxena Chandra
Rajeev Kumar Kunapra
Shyam Sunder Sharma
Emil Varghese Abraham
Shyam Sunder Sharma
Poonam Bindal Dhandania
Sakina Minhaj Shikari
A.g. Synclair's work has appeared in such notable publications as The Foundling Review, The Plebian Rag, Right Hand Pointing, Gloom Cupboard, Clockwise Cat, Opium, Zygote In My Coffee, Unlikely Stories, Deep Tissue Magazine, and others. He suffers from long bouts of writers block and doesn't have an MFA in anything. A native New Englander, he now lives, writes, and otherwise collaborates in southwestern Montana with his significant other, the artist and poet Heather Brager.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published her work in literary journals, in the U.K. as well as America, such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Eastern Rainbow, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, The Intercultural Writer's Review, Icon, Writer's Gazette, and The Penwood Review.
A.J. Kaufmann is a young Polish poet, songwriter and traveler, the author of "Siva in Rags" (KSE, 2008), "Pilgrims & Indians" (Deadbeat Press, 2008), "Broke Nuptial Minds" (Virgogray Press, 2009), "Vagabond Vacancy" (KSE, 2010) and other poetry chapbooks. A.J. blogs at http://kaballahfreighttrain.wordpress.com/ and is currently recording his debut solo CD, "Second Hand Man". He is also a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/A.J.%20Kaufmann
A.K. Jackson is a graduate of Simon's Rock College and Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in LUNG and Tryst and is forthcoming in Right Hand Pointing and Magnolias Press. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches English as a Second Language while she debates about whether or not she is ready for graduate school.
A.V. Koshy holds a Ph.D in English Language and Literature in Samuel Beckett's poems in English and is presently Assistant Professor in a college in Jazan University (Saudi Arabia) in the English Department.
Aashish Thakur is a young poet from India, who likes to do photography and wants to direct movies. His poems are published on many national and international journals. He can be found at the Saloon on the Postcards page http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Aashish%20Thakur and in the Gallery http://camelsaloongallery.blogspot.com/search/label/Aashish%20Thakur.
Abigale Louise LeCavalier's poetry has appeared in many online as well as print magazines, Fullosia Press, Feelings of the Heart, Black Cat Press, The Sheltered Poet(twice), The Same, FreeXpression, The Journal & Original Plus, Abandoned Towers, Negative Suck, Language and Culture, Visions and Voices, Leaf Garden Press, Illogical Muse, Jerseyworks, 63 Channels, Clockwise Cat, and, Record Magazine.
She says: My name is Abigale Louise LeCavalier, a name that was not given to me, a name I chose for myself. Louise is for my grandmother who I loved dearly, I share that name with my mother and my sister. I kept the last name because I wanted it to remain the same as my two boys. As for Abigale, people call me Abby, I wanted something as far away from my birth name as possible, and I always loved that name. I'm not good at writing bio's so I'm just going to tell a quick story. I have seen the movie, The Breakfast Club, probably 100 times, but I remember the first time the most clearly. For this reason. I looked like Anthony Michael Hall(Brian), I wanted to be Molly Ringwald(Claire), but I identified most with Ally Sheedy(Allison.) Now my life consists of trying to make my "outsides" look like what I identify "inside." The hardest thing I have ever done.
Adam Carson Hales says: I am a writer currently living in Yorktown, Virginia. I have poetry forthcoming in Heavy Hands Ink and have previously been published in in.medias.res. Apart from writing poetry, I enjoy loud music, caffeine and playing Indian Poker.
Adina Rosenthal believes she’s been a writer for years, but only decided to put her thoughts on paper recently. She has forthcoming poems in both print and online publications and a short story to appear in Gus Ginsburg's anthology, Bride of the Golem. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her boyfriend, Dan, and their pet snake, Nora. Check out her blog at adinacate.blogspot.com.
Ailill is a learner, a teacher, and a wanderer.
Al Ortolani is a teacher from Kansas. His writing has appeared in a number of periodicals, across the United States: New Letters, New York Quarterly, The English Journal, The Midwest Quarterly and others. He has three books of poetry, The Last Hippie of Camp 50 and Finding the Edge, published by WoodleyPress at Washburn University, and Wren's House, recently released from Coal City Review Press in Lawrence, Kansas.
Alan Britt’s recent books are Hurricane (2010), Vegetable Love (2009), Vermilion (2006), Infinite Days (2003), Amnesia Tango (1998) and Bodies of Lightning (1995). The Poetry Library (www.poetrymagazines.org.uk) providing a free access digital library of 20th & 21st century English poetry magazines with the aim of preserving them for the future has included Britt’s work published in Fire (UK) in their project. Britt’s work also appears in the new anthologies, American Poets Against the War, Metropolitan Arts Press, 2009 and Vapor transatlántico (Transatlantic Steamer), a bi-lingual anthology of Latin American and North American poets, Hofstra University Press/Fondo de Cultura Económica de Mexico/Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Peru, 2008.
Politically speaking Alan has started the Commonsense Party, which ironically to some sounds radical. He believes the US should stop invading other countries in order to relieve them of their natural resources including tin, copper, bananas, diamonds and oil. He is quite fond of animals both wild and domestic and supports prosecuting animal abusers to the fullest extent of the law and then some. Alan currently teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University and lives in Reisterstown, Maryland with his wife, daughter, two Bouviers des Flandres, one Bichon Frise and two formerly feral cats.
Alan S. Kleiman's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Verse Wisconsin, The Criterion, Fringe, The Bicycle Review, Pyrta, Eskimo Pie, and The Montucky Review. He lives in New York City and works as an attorney. When not practicing law or writing, he spends as much time as he can in the open air.
Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. His work has appeared in Otoliths, The Tower Journal, streetcake, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mad Swirl, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, Red Fez, Carcinogenic Poetry, Stride Magazine, and other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi.
Allison Grayhurst has had over 200 poems in more than 130 journals, magazines, and anthologies throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and in the United Kingdom, including Parabola (summer 2012), South Florida Arts Journal, The Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Wascana Review, Poetry Nottingham International, The Cape Rock, Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry, poetrymagazine.com; Fogged Clarity, Out of Our, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Decanto, and White Wall Review. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers, a Porcepic Book, in Vancouver in 1995. Since then she has published nine other books of poetry and two 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 recently published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press December 2012. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, two cats, and a dog. She also sculpts, working with clay.
Amelia-Rose Tighe is 17 and currently sitting her a levels in North Yorkshire, England,
Amit Parmessur. Born in 1983, Amit Parmessur has been published in over 100 literary magazines, like Ann Arbor Review, Salt, Hobo Camp Review, Misfits' Miscellany, Jellyfish Whispers, Kalkion and Red Fez. His book on blog Lord Shiva and other poems has also been published by The Camel Saloon. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Web Anthology. He lives in Quatre-Bornes, in Mark Twain’s paradise island Mauritius, with his cat and three dogs.
Amy Spricelli lives in NYC and says: "get jobs for people" for over 30 years...published in a few small publications, several online zines, won a poetry award in college (which was a hundred years ago but who's counting really?)
Anahí Arana is an Argentine/United States dual citizen who grew up in Brooklyn and currently resides in the city of Buenos Aires, where she is pursuing a Masters in Comparative Literature. She enjoys translating, writing fiction, studying literature, and blogging about film for Shoot the Critic.
Andrew Ruzkowski says: I am currently an MFA student at Columbia College Chicago. I also teach at various levels throughout the Chicago-area. I was born in Chicago but grew up in small-town Iowa. My poetry tends to explore the limits of language as well as the body coupled with natural imagery. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, The New Writer, Willows Wept Review, Black Tongue eview,analogpress.net, and The Bakery, among others. I have been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the 2012 Atlantis Award.
Andrew J. Stone is a 20-year-old dissident attending Seattle Pacific University. He hates the sun, sleeps under its shine. His debut chap, "Teenage Angst & the Ekphrastic Exercise," is available from Collective Banter Press. Other work has been featured in over 75 literary journals including: right hand pointing, Danse Macabre, Black-Listed Magazine, Misfits' Miscellany, Yes Poetry, blue & yellow dog, Four & Twenty, Full of Crow, & Short, Fast, & Deadly. Find him in the graveyard: http://andrewjstone.blogspot.com/
Andrew Taylor is a Liverpool poet and co-editor of erbacce and erbacce-press. Latest collection 'The Sound of Light Aircraft' comes from Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Poems have recently appeared in Calliope Nerve, Durable Goods, MUST and The Journal of Heroin Love Songs. He has a PhD in Poetry and Poetics.
Andy Slade is a secular English poet of, ultimately, African origin. Before that, his elements were prepared in the dying throes of at least one supernova. He has worked as a postman, dray-man, roustabout, waiter, roughneck, taxi-driver, baker, barman, bouncer, systems administrator, music promoter, band manager, photographer, service engineer, monitor of waste oil-pollution and for a multi-national corporation as a pc engineer.
His interests include saving humanity, saving the earth, cosmology, philosophy, (proper) astrology, open-source computing, astronomy, history and the provision of free, readily-available, 100% renewable, energy for all.
Anita McQueen runs the streets at night, feeling the wind against her face, and long shadows on her back. Her poetry has appeared in A Handful Of Stones, Amaranthine Muses, Aphelion, blackdahlia, The Camel Saloon, Catapult To Mars, Deuce Coupe, Indigo Rising Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Literary Burlesque, Mad Swirl, Pond Ripples, The Rainbow Rose, Raven Images, The Scarlet Sound, The Second Hump, Subliminal Interiors, and Yes, Poetry.
Anna Donovan is an educator and psychologist currently residing in Texas. In the tradition of "following the brush" she cultivates awareness to the spark of inner responses and impressions from her surroundings and follows their flow with words.
Anna Maria is the pen name of Dr Mary Annie A.V,(M.Sc., Ph.D), who hails from a family of writers. She has been recipient of the Shanker’s International Prize in wrting at the age of five for her poem titled ‘My brother’, which was subsequently published in the Illustrated Weekly of India. She has been an announcer for the All India Radio English Yuvavani programmes for nearly ten years during her college career and has done several features for the English sections of Yuvavani, AIR, Trivandrum. Her poems have been broadcast on AIR, Trivandrum.
She has been recipient of several acclamations on- line and her poems have been published in Mirror, several anthologies, in e-zine magazines in India and abroad. At present she works at the University of Kerala and resides in Trivandrum with her husband and three children.
She has two collections of poetry to her credit titled My Beads Unstrung and More Beads Unstrung.
Anne Britting Oleson has been published widely in the US, UK and Canada. She earned her MFA at the Stonecoast program of USM. She has published two chapbooks, The Church of St. Materiana (2007) and The Beauty of It (2010). Another book, Counting the Days, is scheduled for release next year.
Annmarie Lockhart is the founding editor of vox poetica, an online literary salon dedicated to bringing poetry into the everyday, and the founder of unbound CONTENT, an independent press for a boundless age. A lifelong resident of Bergen County, NJ, she lives, works, and writes 2 miles from the hospital where she was born. You can see her words in journals such as Eclectic Flash, Referential Magazine (Pushcart Prize nomination), Contemporary American Voices, Leaf Garden, Heavy Hands Ink, WestWard Quarterly, Calliope Nerve, Fussy Face, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature (forthcoming), and Mad Rush Magazine (forthcoming).
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.
April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in online and print journals such as Poetry Salzburg, Pyrokinection, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, and is forthcoming in Jellyfish Whispers. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry and an autobiographical novel examining the beauty and pain involved in raising a child with Autism.
Art Holcomb is a poet and screenwriter whose works have appeared on the SHOWTIME Channel in and such publications as Right Hand Pointing and Stanley the Whale. He lives and writes in Southern California.
Avery Oslo’s day job involves touring the world turning old documents with red wax seals into history books. While writing these books, all the unbelievable parts of history get turned into fiction, mostly for young adults. Avery is currently working on two historical YA novels and can be reached at http://averyoslo.wordpress.com/ and http://twitter.com/AveryOslo. Samples of Avery's work appear in Dew On The Kudzu and with Pill Hill Press. Avery is also a photographer. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Avery%20Oslo
B. A. Varghese graduated from Polytechnic University (New York) in 1993 and has been working in the Information Technology field ever since. Inspired to explore his artistic side, he is currently working toward a degree in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. His work is forthcoming inApalachee Review. (www.bavarghese.com)
Barry Basden lives in the Texas hill country with his wife and two yellow Labs. On hot summer days he dreams of German beer and an old apartment overlooking the Heidelberg castle. He's been published here and there and edits Camroc Press Review at http://www.camrocpressreview.com/
Ben Adams is a writer and political ranter currently studying for his PhD on the poetry of Charles Bukowski. He comes from Adelaide in South Australia, which Salman Rushdie once called a sleepy conservative town (of 1.2 million) and “ideal setting for a Stephen King novel, or horror film.” Ben takes this as a compliment, much preferring King’s work to that of Mr Rushdie. Ben has also worked as state ambassador for Express Media’s National Young Writers’ Month, a Buzzcuts arts reviewer and coordinator, and had several poems appear in the online small press. He proudly served among those last few video store clerks to hold their ground against the coming of Netflix. More at backpagesblog.wordpress.com
Ben Rasnic lives in Maryland, works in Virginia, drives the Capital Beltway on a daily basis and is not surprised by anything he sees along the way.
Ben John Smith is Editor in Chief of Horror Sleaze Trash www.horrorsleazetrash.com/
Benjamin Dettmar's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Three Line Poetry, Eunoia Review, and Short, Fast, and Deadly.
After 38 years of teaching, Beverly V. Head has retired from teaching. Her book of poetry, Walking North, was published by Michigan State University Press. She has flash stories published in Flashes in the Dark, The Cynic Online Magazine, and Weird Year.
Benjamin Grossman received his MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. He has previously written for flashfiction.net. His work is published or forthcoming in the Rusty Nail, Eunoia Review, and Apiary. Currently, he blogs about the crumbling existence of taboo at thebreakdownoftaboo.wordpress.com. He lives just outside of Philadelphia.
BethAnn Caputo graduated from Adelphi University in 2010 with a MA in English Education. She has a passion for travel and has taught creative writing classes in Ireland. Her work is either forthcoming or can be seen in The Rusty Nail, Downer Magazine, The Story Shack, Vox Poetica and Daily Love. She currently lives, works, and writes in Brooklyn NY.
Bill Wolak is a poet who has just published his fourth book of poetry entitled Warming the Mirror with The Feral Press. He is currently working on a translation of the Italian poet Annelisa Addolorato with Maria Bennett. Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Bob Eager was born between Scottsdale and Phoenix In Arizona. Sometimes he writes under the pseudonym Edgar Rider. Mr. Eager doesn't understand why his alter ego Edgar Rider spends his time trying to be professional eye candy . There will be a future wordpress that will explain this further. Bob Eager believes there are alluring things we all fall for. He pontificates his disbelief in everything in Rusty Truck, Glass Coin, Static Movement,Exercise Bowler, and Right Hand Pointing.
Bobbie Troy is proud of that fact that her first poem was published at the age of 62. She continues to maintain her sanity and perspective on life by writing flash fiction, poetry, and original fairy tales with a 21st century twist. Her work appears in many online and print journals: Concise Delight Magazine of Short Poetry, Issue 1; Vox Poetica website and anthologies; SPARK, an art and writing project; Haiku Ramblings; Caper Literary Journal; Leaf Garden Press; the Journal of Liberal Arts and Education; Referential Magazine; Yes, Poetry; Cavalcade of Stars; The Journal of Microliterature. Her poem, Dear Diane, was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize (http://www.aliceshapiro.com/thechangeinterviews.html). Her fairy-tale play, Sasha and the Tree of Sorrows, was produced in March 2011.
Breda Wall Ryan lives near Dublin. Her poetry and short fiction has won or been shortlisted in many international awards, most recently the Fish Poetry Prize.
Brenda Blakey was born in Atlanta and loves the hopeless cause and the causeless hope.
Brenton Booth is well built, but has a good heart—he is told. He lives by himself in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. He enjoys Black Sparrow books when he can’t afford steaks. His writing has appeared in Underground Voices and Gutter Eloquence. His other interests include whiskey and cage fighting. His old wrestling coach hopes that he will quit writing one day, and compete. Though if that fails, becoming a professional drinker doesn’t seem like it would be much of a stretch. He has a collection available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble: ‘ Loves Inevitable Failure & The Six Bottle Orchestra of Truth’.
Brian Le Lay is the editor of Electric Windmill Press. He wrote the books Don’t Bury Me in New Jersey (Electric Windmill Books), Please Make an Internet Catchphrase Out of the Headline Written to Report My Death (forthcoming, Piggybank Bandit Books, 2011) and Our Brick-and-Mortar Basement Apartment America (Piggybank Bandit Books, 2012). His poems have most recently appeared in The Montucky Review and The Prism Review.
Brian Rosenberger lives in a cellar in Marietta, GA and writes by the light of captured fireflies. He is the author of As the Worm Turns and three poetry collections. For more information, visit http://home.earthlink.net/~brosenberger.
Brian Tucker enjoys spending summers on Lake Cumberland and writing fiction about the ever-changing South. He is a current student in EKU’s MFA Creative Writing program. Brian has been published in (or soon to be published in) Southern Grit, Dew on the Kudzu, Trajectory Journal, The Dead Mule, Gloom Cupboard, and Burnt Bridge Press.
Brian Wake was born in Liverpool, England. He has published 8 collections of his poetry, mainly through HEADLAND PUBLICATIONS UK, over some 30 years. His work has been published and broadcast worldwide. His latest book is ETCETERA – New & Selected Poems (Headland 2011)
Born in 1994, Brihintha Burggee is enjoying the experience of writing her first poems. A student of the Loreto College, she lives in the busy town of Quatre-Bornes, in Mauritius. She has been published by The Rainbow Rose.
Brittany Fonte holds an MFA in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Fiction. She teaches Composition, as well as Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing, at the university level. Her work, both fiction and poetry, has appeared in journals such as: Literary Mama, Breadcrumb Scabs, Mat Black Magazine, The Wrong Tree Review, Eunoia Review, and Pemmican Journal, etc. Currently, she is obsessed with prose poetry and skinny hazelnut lattes.
Bryan Merck has published in America, Camel Saloon, Danse Macabre, Mystic Nebula and others. He has poems forthcoming in Eunoia Review, The Rusty Nail and others. He is a past winner of the Southern Literary Festival Poetry Prize and the Barkesdale-Maynard Poetry Prize. He lives in Moultrie, Georgia with his wife Janice. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan Murphy Bryan Murphy recently retired from a job within the United Nations system and now divides his time among England, Italy, the wider world and cyberspace. You can find him at http://www.bryanmurphy.eu
Byron Beynon lives in Swansea, Wales.His work has appeared in several publications including London Magazine, The Summerset Review, Poetry Ireland, The San Pedro River Review, Softblow Poetry Journal and Poetry Breakfast. Recent collections include Hear Time Echo (Camel Saloon) and The Sundial (Flutter Press).
C.B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden. His poems have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in numerous electronic journals, including Lucid Rhythms, The Flea, Shit Creek Review, The Chimaera, Whispered Vespers, Scarlet Literary Magazine, Tilt-a-Whirl, The Rainbow Rose, Wanderings, The Ides of March, The Pennsylvania Review, Pagan Friends, and The Nervous Breakdown. His e-chapbook, A Walk in the Dark, can be found on the website of The New Formalist Press.
Caleb Puckett lives in Kansas. He's published three collections: Desertions, Tales from the Hinterland and Market Street Exit. Some of his recent writing can be found in the Mad Hatters' Review, Otoliths and This Land Press.
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Carmen Eichman is an Associate Professor of English, living in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her poems have been published in: Spring Board Journal, Subtle Tea, Borderline, A Little Poetry, All Things Girl, Dan River Review, Invisible Ink Poetry, The Argotist Online, Contemporary American Voices, Thick With Conviction Ink, Sweat & Tears UK, Astropoetica, and Literary House. Her short story, “Door to the Cage”, was issued by Shadeworks Publications (March 2009). font-family: "Trebuchet MS", sans-serif;">Her photography can be found at the Saloon's postcards page http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Carmen%20Eichman
Carmen Taggart writes and photographs when the muses speak from the mountains of Pennsylvania. More of her ramblings and musings can be found at http://www.musidoras.com/
Her photographs at the Saloon can be seen at the Gallery: http://camelsaloongallery.blogspot.com/search/label/Carmen%20Schreffler and on the Postcards page:
Catfish McDaris blogs at http://catfishgringoriver.blogspot.com/
Cath Barton lives in Abergavenny, Wales, where she writes, sings, gardens, walks and generally enjoys life.
She is a frequent contributor to the Postcard page: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Cath%20Barton
Cath is granted Free Drinks for Life at the Saloon for sending in her photograph of a camel, taken in the High Desert of the Sinai, Egypt.
Early in his career, Charles Watts had an underground play (“Visigoths”) produced in Los Angeles, which led to script writing contracts for several TV series. He fled Hollywood, earned an MFA in poetry, and went to Iran to teach literature at several Universities. For five years, he edited Seizure, a magazine of poetry and fiction. Publications in 2011 include stories in Liebamour and Scythe Literary Journal, plus six poems and a story in a new anthology of neobeat poetry called “Road Poets.” “Karma in the High Peaks,” an anthology from RA Press with ten of his poems, including the title work, won the “People’s Choice Award” for best book of 2010 from the Adirondack Center for Writing.
Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan and Chansons of a Chinaman, holds a PhD in English, tutors, and edits Poetry Pacific in Vancouver (Poetry submissions welcome at email@example.com). Yuan's poetry appears in 709 literary publications across 26 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and Threepenny Review.
Charlotte Hoare is writer from Lincolnshire. She went to Bangor, Wales for her undergraduate studies and she is currently based in Hull where she is training to be an English teacher. When not in school, Charlotte can be found wandering around town with her music on far too loud, or in the wine section of the supermarket. She tweets at @lottefran and blogs at lottateaching.blogspot.co.uk
Cheryl Zovich has written extensively for weight training publications and websites. She's genetically driven to spend lots of time gardening and enjoys sharing the great outdoors with her Australian Cattle dogs and horses. She's currently learning digital photography and acoustic guitar.
She is also a contributor to the Saloon's gallery: http://camelsaloongallery.blogspot.com/search/label/Cheryl%20Zovich
Chloe Caldwell lives on the west coast but was born on the east one. She is happy that Existential Hitchiking is not about sex and thinks that maybe she is making a breakthrough. She has been published in places like Zygote In My Coffee, Gutter Eloquence, Amphibi.us and Gloom Cupboard. She is forthcoming in Bananafish and thanks everybody kindly for reading her work.
Chris Butler is a twentysomething shouting from the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. He has been previously published in such publications as The Beatnik Cowboy, The Panulaan Review and Opium Poetry 2.0.
Christi Kochifos Caceres teaches meditation and yoga. She is trained in Transcendental Meditation, Primordial Sound Meditation and Deepak Chopra’s SynchroDestiny, and completed Kundalini Yoga Teachers Training. She is writing a novel and an interview series, writes on health and wellbeing and is developing a line of organic baked goods.
After college, while living in La Paz, Bolivia she modeled, owned a boutique and worked for a family owned hotel chain. She later opened a clothing store in Bal Harbour, Florida. Until recently she worked as a fundraiser and event planner for arts organizations as well as private companies.
She was born in Chicago and now lives in Miami.
Christina Murphy lives and writes in a 100 year-old Arts and Crafts style house along the Ohio River. She continues to be amazed at how the Arts and Crafts movement--like painter Piet Mondrian--found such artistic integrity (and solace) in straight lines and simple (yet complex) forms. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in a number of journals including, most recently, ABJECTIVE, A cappella Zoo, Splash of Red, LITnIMAGE, Blue Fifth Review, POOL: A Journal of Poetry, and Counterexample Poetics. Her work has received an Editor’s Choice Award and Special Mention for a Pushcart Prize.
Christine Nichols is a new poet from Oklahoma. Her work has previously been published in Shadows Express.
Claudia Rey works as a translator in Turin, Italy, where she was borne. Her work has appeared some years ago in Poetic Voices and Poetry Webring Review, in the Poetry on the Lake anthology, on buses in Rome and the Venice Biennale.
Clinton Inman says: I am a high school teacher in Hillsborough County, Florida. I am 65 and a graduate of San Diego State University. I was born in Walton on Thames, England. Recent publications include The Warwick Journal, Poetry Magazine, One of Four, Down in the Dirt, May, June, July, The Inquistion, The Journal, the New Writing, The Hudson Review, Essence, Forge, Houston Literary Review, Greensilk Journal, BlackCatPoems, Munyari.com, and the forthcoming issue of Grasslimb in August. Hopefully, these will be published in a future book called, “Caliban.”
Clyde L. Borg is a retired high school teacher and adminsitrator. He has been writing poetry and nonfiction since 1998. He resides in Fords, New Jersey.
Conrad Ridgestone is mostly a writer of short fiction. Previously published in Linguistic Erosion and Postcard Shorts. He started writing poetry before Justin Bieber was born.
Craig Scott is an unimaginative pseudonym. More works will be/have been published under this name in Horror Sleaze Trash, Drunken Absurdity, Rusty Truck and Rolling Thunder Quarterly.
Cynthia White recently retired from an illustrious career in the oil and gas business, leading blind chickens to shithouses, and now lives on Vancouver Island. She's been writing non-fiction part-time for years and just started writing fiction. She's a veteran book nerd, a gardener, quilter, woodworker, and pathological coffee-drinker. She is very attached to her two French Bulldogs. Her blog is here: http://quinceandquilt.blogspot.com/
She is an enthusiastic amateur photographer desperate to understand her new camera, which is more sophisticated than the space shuttle.
D.L. Tricarico lives in San Diego, California, but you can visit him at www.danslitcafe.blogspot.com.
Dan Flore's poetry has appeared in various online and print publications such as red lightbulbs magazine and Many Mountains Moving.He has read his poetry at different locations in the Philadelphia area. Dan has also volunteered to teach poetry as a recovery tool for those suffering from mental illness.His first collection of poems lapping water was published this year. He lives in Pennsylvania.
Dan Hedges currently teaches English in the Sir Wilfred Laurier SchoolBoard of Quebec. He has also taught literature at Sedbergh School, andthe Celtic International School. He has lived in the Yukon, Spain,Mexico, Ontario, Wisconsin, and Quebec. Dan runs an artist collectivecalled HUMANIMALZ, which is visible on the net under the same name. His poemshave more recently appeared in The Maynard, Ditch Poetry, Jones Av. Quarterly,Fortunates, and Haggard and Halloo, and are forthcoming in Marco PoloArts Magazine, and Inertia. His first book of poetry called 'AgrammaticalHumanimalz' has recently been printed.
Dan Wilterding is A budding poet / trying to write good haiku / (ends up doggerel)
Danica Green is a crazy, British, attic-dwelling literatus whose work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in PANK, 3AM Magazine, Smokelong Quarterly, Neon, three minute plastic and Short Fast and Deadly, as well as over twenty anthologies by Cinnamon Press, Silverland Press, Wicked East Press, Static Movement and Artillery of Words.
Daniel Harmon is broadcasting on heaven's frequency from the other side of the river.
Daniel Romo is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. His recent poems can be found in Underground Voices Magazine, The Acentos Review, Caper Literary Journal, and WTF Poem. His first book of poetry, Romancing Gravity, is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press. He’s currently looking for a publisher for a book of prose poems. More of his writing can be found at danielromo.wordpress.com
Daniel Wilcox's book of poetry, Dark Energy, was published in 2010 by Diminuendo Press. His writing has appeared in many magazines including The Danforth Review, Unfettered Verse, Counterexample Poetics, Widowmoon Press, and Yes, Poetry. Before that he hiked through Cal State Long Beach (Creative Writing), Montana, Europe, Palestine/Israel; worked in a mental institution, and taught literature to teenagers. He has experienced a slew of too many problems to bury. Daniel is one of those odd ducks (not a swan) who’s stuffed with corny humor (from the Cornhusker state) and weighed down by very light-waved philosophical conundrums. He lives with his wife who doesn't like poetry on the central coast of California.
Writer's Website: http://www.psalmsyawpshowls.com/
Danny P. Barbare has recently appeared in Pink Eye Lemonade, Pancakes in Heaven, Scarlet Pooh, and Contemporary Literary Review: India.
Darryl Price was born in Kentucky and educated at Thomas More College. A founding member of L. Jack Roth's Yellow Pages Poets, he has published dozens of chapbooks, and his poems have appeared in many journals, including Pudding, The Bitter Oleander, Cornfield Review, Allegany Poetry, Out of Sight, Fireweed, Paper Radio, The West Conscious Review, Four Paper Letters, LITSNACK, Ramshackle Review, Metazen, Prick of the Spindle, Blue Five Notebook, Istanbul Literary Review, THIS Literary Magazine and The Camel Saloon.
David McLintock lives in the South of England with an allotment. He spent a frustrating decade in the 90s trying to get printed in small-press magazines, and while he had some success in Orbis, Poetry Nottingham International, Smiths Knoll, The Black Rose, more often the magazine would have folded before his poems had reached them. Also, he could not type that correctly. Now, having remembered he did not buy a computer to watch, or just to watch, re-runs of 70s cop-shows, he's back. This time, though, he is armed with Duotrope ...
David Meuel began writing flash fiction in 2010 at the tender age of 60 and has published more than 20 pieces in e-zines such as Bartleby Snopes, Toasted Cheese, and LITSNACK. He lives in San Jose, California, and works as a freelance marketing writer for several Silicon Valley companies.
David S. Pointer currently lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his two daughters and Siamese cat. David has a new chapbook from ThunderClap Press entitled "Warhammer Piano Bar" available at www.lulu.com. Another new chapbook is available from "New Polish Beat."
David Posluszny is a photographim residing in in Atlanta, Georgia. His Kerala, India is the more or less permanent masthead of The Second Hump, where the editor posts his favorite poems on a monthly basis.
David Rawson says: my work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, The Monarch Review, Prick of the Spindle, and elsewhere.
Deborah L. Reed currently resides in a small bedroom community in Central Texas with her daughter, grandson, and two dogs. She is a retired Science teacher who now works in Code Enforcement.
Dennis Mahagin is a writer from Washington state. His poems and stories have appeared in magazines such as Exquisite Corpse, Juked, 42opus, Stirring, 3 A.M., Smokelong Quarterly, and Storyglossia. His website is: http://fourhourhardon.blogspot.com
Devin Streur says I'm waiting till they give me keys to begin the revolution.
Devlin De La Chapa has been published here and there, and is scheduled to appear elsewhere. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a two-time recipient of an Editor’s Choice. Devlin Edit’s @ BoySlut.
Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review and co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection, Images of Being, was released in October of 2011. Her poetry has been published in The Southern Ocean Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Autumn Sky Poetry, Many Mountains Moving, The Philadelphia Inquirer Blinq, The Fox Chase Review, Folio, Philadelphia Stories, Mid-West Cultural Council, Mad Poets Review, Limited Editions among others. For five years she conducted a monthly poetry workshop, Center City Poets, at Borders bookstore located in Philadelphia; served on the Poetry Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories Magazine; and hosted an Open Mic Night at the Blue Ox for two years. You can visit her on the Internet at: http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com
Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, MO. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Revival (Ireland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), Public Republic (Bulgaria), Poetry Super Highway, Black-Listed Magazine, Carcinogenic Poetry, Amphibi.us, Calliope Nerve, Rusty Truck, Poets' Democracy and other publications.
Don Jennings once co-founded a leftist collective in Atlanta, GA, a fact he gratuitously mentions whenever submitting to journals edited by native dissidents. His fiction (under the now defunct pen name Randy Lowens) has been featured in Fried Chicken and Coffee, Dog Eat Crow World, Wrong Tree Review, and elsewhere. A complete list of publishing credits may be perused at http://oaknpine.blogspot.com/2011/02/randy-lowens-greatest-hits-compilation.html
Doug Draime emerged as a presence in the 'underground' literary movement in the late 1960's in Los Angeles. Most recent books: "For A Dream Ended" (Kendra Steiner Editions) and "Rock n' Roll Jizz" (Propaganda Press). Forthcoming books from Coatlism Press, a full-length collection, and a chap being released by Inner Noise Press at end of year. Awarded PEN grants in 1987 and 1991. Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes in 2008. He currently resides in the foothills of Oregon.
Mike was a friend of mine in the 1970's in Los Angeles. Did a lot of drinking and bar hopping with him. When I moved up to Oregon in the '80's, I got word that he was shot and killed in a bar fight. He was full-blood Mohawk. I have some Mohawk blood, as well. Mike was born in upper state New York, but lived in L.A. most of his life. He was around 35 or so when he was shot.
Douglas Polk is a writer and poet from rural Nebraska.
Edgar Rider was bored with his job. He had trouble dealing with the day to day monotony. Eventually, he would tell stories that blend the ordinary with the extraordinary. He uses personification to illustrate the belief that he is losing his mind. He has been published in E-Bych, Dead mule and Haggard and Halloo.
E.K. Smith is a new writer whose work has appeared in Misfits' Miscellany and Linguistic Erosion. She is excited to be making her literary debut.
El Habib Louai was born on August 22, 1985 in Taroudant, Morocco in a Berber family composed of 17 members. He did his primary school studies in his village before moving to the nearest city, Taroudant, to continue his secondary and high school studies as a literary student. Most of his readings at those years were done in Arabic and French . He became influenced by French poets and writers such as Lamartine, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Pre/Islamic Arab poets, metaphysical poets, beat generation poets. In 2007 he received his B.A in English literature and linguistics from the university of Ibn Zohr in Agadir, Morocco. He has been teaching English in a Azaytoun secondary/high school in Agadir, Morocco for three years now. He is currently setting for the oral exam to enter a master on comparative studies.
El Habib's poems deal with love, existence and nature. A couple of them might be read in the following magazines,
He also translated a collection of poems by Ali Abdolrezaei from English into Arabic which could be checked in the following magazines,
He is also a photographim: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/El%20Habib%20Louai
Elisha Holt is a poet of the desert’s edge, the region between sun-blindness and hypersanity. He was born in San Bernardino and raised in the rural Palo Verde Valley, on the Colorado River, in the shadow of the Big Maria Mountains. He currently resides in Hesperia, California. His work is forthcoming in “Badlands” and “The Pacific Review.”
Eric Eich says: if you're curious, i'm a writer and filmmaker starting anew in san francisco after years of incubation in atlanta (it ain't johns creek, but i'm still glad to submit to a journal from back home!). i write poetry for an art collective called the chocolate heads, i study philosophy, and i like to make music videos.
Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 29 collections of poetry, including “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009) and “Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs” (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: www.felinoasoriano.info.
Francesca “Frankie” Klein has been described as a bushel of balloons but her writing has been described as a semi tame Komodo Dragon. She wishes to be an artisan cheese maker, she will probably be a journalist. She lives in Long Beach, California and only Long Beach, California. She is seventeen years old in December 2012 and cannot do a cartwheel.
Fred Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS, both published by Story Line Press. Has appeared in Hudson Review, Southern Review, Fulcrum, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Die Gazette (Munich), The Fish Anthology (Ireland), Representations,Magma (UK), The Hat, Bateau, and Chiron Review. Online, poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Snorkel, Hamilton Stone Review, Diagram, BlazeVox, The New Hampshire Review, Mudlark, etc. Recent Web publications in Gloom Cupboard, Blinking Cursor, Occupoetry, and Seltzer. Adjunct professor creative writing George Washington University.
g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. (USA). You can find him at www.gemilreutter-author.com
G. Tod Slone is refusing to compromise in Concord, Massachusetts. He is an unemployed PhD and Founding Editor (since 1998) of The American Dissident, a Journal of Literature, Democracy and Dissidence, a 501 c3 Nonprofit Providing a Forum for Vigorous Debate, the Cornerstone of Democracy, 1837 Main St. Concord, MA 01742. He can be reached at:
Garrett Quinn is a senior at the University of New Hampshire. He studies English and enjoys writing poems and short stories. He also worships T. C. Boyle.
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn't earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. His chapbook 'Remembrance' was published by Origami Condom Press, 'The Conquest of Somalia' was published by Cervena Barva Press, 'The Dance of Hate' was published by Calliope Nerve Media, 'Material Questions' was published by Silkworms Ink, 'Dispossessed' was published by Medulla Press and 'Mutilated Girls' is being published by Heavy Hands Ink. A collection of his poetry 'Days of Destruction' was published by Skive Press. Another collection 'Expectations' was published by Rogue Scholars press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway and toured colleges and outdoor performance venues. His poetry and fiction has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.
Geordie de Boer, has bellied up to the bar all over the West. He’s been published most recently by Berg Gasse 19, Right Hand Pointing, Eunoia Review, oldyellownotebook, and Hobo Camp Review. Visit him at Cockeyed Fits (geedeboer.wordpress.com/).
George Anderson was born in Montreal and now lives in North Wollongong, Australia. He has published extensively in the small press since 2004. Check out his poetry blog for links to more of his work: http://georgedanderson.blogspot.com/ He is also a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/George%20Anderson
Glen Binger is a writer living at the beach in New Jersey. No he isn't a guido. (Damn you, MTV.) He edits the flash fiction magazine 50 to 1 and is a member of The Broad Set Writing Collective where he reviews books and interviews authors, among other things. His work has been seen in Opium, The 2nd Hand, decomP, and Monkey Bicycle, to name a few. Visit his blog: http://glenbinger.blogspot.com/. He is the Lil' Wayne of literature.
Glenn W. Cooper lives in Tamworth, Australia, where he manages an independent bookstore. He has published in the small press and beyond for the better part of the last decade. His chapbooks include 'Some Natural Things' via Kamini Press, and 'Outrun Your Fate' from Lummox Press.
Gopali Chakraborty Ghosh teaches English in Bispham, Blackpool, UK
Gordon Mason pays attention to the language. Look for him on the planet Mars: http://catapulttomars.blogspot.com/
He says: I divide my writing time between Scotland and Spain. Born and raised in Fife, I now have homes in Edinburgh and Alhaurín el Grande. I have been a member of The School of Poets at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. My first collection of poetry entitled 'Catapult to Mars' was published in 2006 by Poetry Monthly Press. I now want to make my poetry available to a wider audience and to invite other poets to share some of their work here too. Many poems are in two languages. Poems can be in English, Scots and/or Spanish.
Divido mi tiempo de escritura entre Escocia y España. Nacido y criado en Fife, yo ahora tengo las casas en Edimburgo y Alhaurín el Grande. Estoy un asociado de The School Of Poets en Scottish Poetry Library en Edimburgo.
Mi primera colección de la poesía 'Catapult to Mars' fue publicado en 2006 por Poetry Monthly Press.
Yo ahora quiero hacer mi poesía disponible a una audiencia más amplia y para invitar a otros poetas a compartir algunos de sus obras aquí también. Muchos poemas están en dos idiomas. Los poemas pueden ser en inglés, escocés y/o español.
Hall Jameson is a writer and fine art photographer who lives in Helena, Montana. Her recent publication credits include "Jersey Devil Press" and "Up the Staircase". When she's not writing, Hall enjoys hiking, photographing grain elevators, and cat wrangling.
Harry Calhoun’s articles, literary essays and poems have appeared in magazines including Writer’s Digest and The National Enquirer. Check out his online chapbook Dogwalking Poems and his trade paperback, I knew Bukowski like you knew a rare leaf. This year, his poems were published in the book The Black Dog and the Road and his chapbooks, Something Real, Near daybreak, with a nod to Frost and Retreating Aggressively into the Dark. He’s had recent publications in Chiron Review, Orange Room Review The Centrifugal Eye, and many others. He edits Pig in a Poke magazine. Find out more at http://harrycalhoun.net/
Helen Vitoria’s work can be found and is forthcoming in many journals: elimae, PANK,MudLuscious Press, Foundling Review,Rougarou, FRIGG Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine and others. She is theauthor of four chapbooks and a full length poetry collection: Corn Exchange forthcoming from ScramblerBooks. Her poems have been nominated forBest New Poets & the Pushcart Prize. She is the FoundingEditor & Editor in Chief of THRUSHPoetry Journal & THRUSH Press.Find her here: http://helenvitoria-lexis.blogspot.com/
Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream. Her book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 19 print and digital poetry chapbooks and a full-length collection, Lovesick, published by Press Americana.
Ian C Smith’s work has appeared in Axon:Creative Explorations,The Best Australian Poetry,Chiron Review, Island, Southerly,& Westerly His fifth book is Contains Language,Ginninderra Press (Adelaide). He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia.
Isabel Kestner is a poet and writer who spent half her life in New Jersey and half in Virginia, making her an odd blend of Southern Woman and Jersey Girl. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications since the age of seventeen. Her first collection of poetry, Strange Things She Heard, was released in December 2009. Her forthcoming second collection, Just Close Your Eyes and Write…100 Poems in 100 Hours, chronicles the poetry and process of writing 100 poems in just 100 hours.
Isabel Sylvan, formerly Kestner, lives and writes along the Raritan Bay. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications over the past twenty years. She is currently the editor of ‘Poetry Breakfast’, an online poetry journal. In 2012, she began producing an art collection featuring a mix of movie stills and her poetry. By merging images from stock footage with her poems, she has created a visually pleasing blend of poetry and photography. Her first widely published collection of poems, ‘Songs In A Broken Minor Key’ is forthcoming and two additional collections are in the works. For additional information visit www.IsabelSylvan.wix.com/Poetry
J.R. Pearson played "Jonny B. Goode" in 1st grade with an audience of 15 people. Once, I seen him eat a whole case of Elmer's Glue. He was terrible at finger painting but he's proud of these poems. Read his stuff in A Capella Zoo ,Word Riot, Ghoti, Weave, Boxcar Review, & Tipton. He recently was included in an anthology: Burning Gorgeous: Seven 21st Century Poets.
J. K. Durick is presently a writing teacher at the Community College of Vermont and an online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in Literary Juice, Napalm and Novocain, Third Wednesday, and Common Ground Review.
Jack Foster is a beer hound. He is known all over Southern California as a snob, a swindler, and a shooter of fine - and sometimes not so fine - whiskey. When he isn't sipping on a Gulden Draak or tipping back a Guinness, he can be found editing for A Few Lines Magazine or teaching in rural China.
Jack T. Marlowe is a working-class malcontent from Dallas, Texas. He's at that awkward age, when you're too old to be cool and too young to be a lovable curmudgeon. His poetry has appeared in Medulla Review, Tree Killer Ink, Montucky Review, Carcinogenic Poetry, The Vein and elsewhere. Jack is also editor/photog/designer of Gutter Eloquence Magazine (http://www.guttereloquence.com/).
A veteran of the open mic, Jack now spends his spare time writing poetry, short fiction and the occasional song, while he patiently waits for the second coming of Johnny Cash.
Jacqueline Markowski's work has appeared in Chronogram Magazine, Cochlea/The Neovictorian, Permafrost Literary Journal, Pyrokinection and Jellyfish Whispers and has been anthologized in Backlit Barbell and Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press). She was awarded first place in poetry during the 2006 Sandhills Writers Conference. She is currently working on a compilation of short stories as well as a collection of poetry.
James Babbs has published hundreds of poems over the last several years in print journals and online. He lives in the same town where he grew up. James works for the government but he doesn’t like to talk about it. He has a cherry tree and two grapevines in his back yard and several pesky rabbits. His books are available from www.xlibris.com, www.lulu.com & http://www.interiornoisepress.com/.
James Dye is a college student working on his English major in Dubuque, Iowa. He's appeared in books, journals, magazines, and websites around the world since he started publishing in 2009. You may read his free poetry e-book at http://www.poemhunter.com/ or visit his blog at jamesjdye.blogspot.com. A collection of his poetry will be published sometime in 2011 entitled "Variegate."
James Valvis lives in Issaquah, Washington. Publishing for over two decades, his work has recently appeared in 5 AM, Confrontation, Eclectica, Nimrod, Rattle, Southern Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Atlanta Review, Crab Creek Review, Gargoyle, Hanging Loose, Los Angeles Review, Midwest Quarterly, New York Quarterly, Pank, South Carolina Review, and elsewhere. A collection of his poems is due from Aortic Books.
Janet Rice Carnahan’s published poems are found in the anthology, “Prompted: An International Collection of Poems”, RLYB, December 2011, where her credits also included the cover photo and caption and three online poetry sites, “Pyrokinection”, “Jellyfish Whispers”, June 2012 and in July 2012, “The Mind[less] Muse.” Originally from the northern California coast, she currently lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband, Bruce, a retired physicist.
Janis Lull says: It's been a cold spring here in the suburbs of Portland. My husband and I moved back to our home state after four years in Tucson, 10 years in Fairbanks, 3 years in Cleveland, 5 years in Minneapolis, a whole bunch of time in Brooklyn, NY, and I forget where else. I retired from teaching English a while ago. My poems have appeared in many publications over the years, mostly before I went to graduate school and after I retired.
Jarek Majdecki is hanging out in Berlin with A.J. Kaufmann. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Jarek%20Majdecki
Jason Braun currently teaches English and is the Associate Editor of Sou’wester at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He hosts “Literature for the Halibut” a weekly hour-long literary program on KDHX 88.1. He has published fiction, poetry, reported or been featured in The Riverfont Times, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ESPN.com, Drum Voices Review, Sou’wester, The Evergreen Review, The Nashville City Paper, Jane Freidman’s blog, and many more. This just in: poems forthcoming in Rusty Nail and Prime Number Magazine.
Jason E. Hodges says: I began writing in 1989. Shortly after I began, I saw the movie Drugstore Cowboy with William S. Burroughs. After reading his books, I was hooked. I would go on to discover Charles Bukowski, Harry Crews, Anne Rice, and Anne Sexton. My most recent work can be found at Indigo Rising Magazine, CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthologies Volume VIII and IX, as well as an article based on an interview I did with Harry Crews that appeared in Our Town Gainesville Edition, Spring 2011.
Jeff Shepard lives in Utah. He stays home all day and smokes cigars.
Jeffrey Miller Originally from LaSalle, Illinois, Jeffrey Miller has been living and teaching in Asia since 1989. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in A-Minor Magazine, Bartleby Snopes, Boston Literary Magazine, Caper Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Full of Crow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Orion headless, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Thunderclap and the Toasted Cheese Literary Journal. His first novel, War Remains was recently published at Smashwords and Lulu.com. He can be found online at http://www.jeffreymillerwrites.com/ and http://www.jeffreyalanmiller.wordpress.com/ as well as his blog for his novel, http://www.warremains.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Lobaugh is a life-long writer and musician and a current student at the University of Oklahoma. Fluent in English, French, Russian, and Sarcasm, she stumbled into this joint for the Irish whiskey and she stayed for the conversation.
Jennifer Thomas is an awesome chick currently keeping her whereabouts to herself.
Jenny Catlin is a transient who is wandering up and down the PCH looking for a place to sit down. She once attempted a break into children's fiction with an ill conceived (and apparently quite violent) children's book. Her work has been featured here and there online and in print, most recently in The Stone Highway Review and The Molotov Cocktail. She is the Editor In Chief of scissorsandspackle.com and is reluctantly finishing the degree her family warned her she might someday need. She is about a decade late for everything.
Jenny Picciotto is a writer, massage therapist, yoga instructor, mother, wife and office manager. She has written poetry and short stories for private consumption for most of her life. Her work has been included in the publication “6S – Mind Games”, a collection of stories told in 6 Sentences.
Jeremy Marks says: I am currently completing my PhD in history at Western University in London, Ontario. I am an American citizen (from Maryland) and have become a permanent resident of Canada. I have a small family that includes my wife and our animal menagerie led by two rescue dogs. I recently have come back to poetry by overcoming a mistaken belief that this art is somehow “beyond me.” I have returned to poetry with a vengeance but now it is wreaking its vengeance on me. . . which was bound to happen.
Jerrold Yam is a Singaporean law undergraduate at University College London and the author of two poetry collections by Math Paper Press, Scattered Vertebrae (2013) and Chasing Curtained Suns (2012). His poems have been published in more than fifty literary journals worldwide, including Antiphon, Poetry Quarterly, Prick of the Spindle, The New Poet, Third Coast and Washington Square Review. He is the winner of the National University of Singapore’s Creative Writing Competition 2011, and has been nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize. (http://jerroldyam.wordpress.com/)
Jerry Fishman says: I am a retired community college English teacher who spent forty-four year dusting off students' mental furniture(teaching English composition, critical thinking, creativity exploration and the art of reading). I now spend my time creating poetry, fiction, proverbs and essays and concocting digital art. My novel HOW NIXON TAUGHT AMERICA TO DO THE KENT STATE MAMBO (RoseDog Books) is out there in the world. I am extremely fond of images and individual words. I look at individual words (neologistic or normal) as motors in old, old refrigerators. I love pulling the motors out and tinkering with them. When i put them back in the refrigerators strange things often occur. Sometimes the refrigerators begin flying; other times the refrigerators begin to sing Caruso; and at times they develop legs and wander often into cryptic deserts.
Jessica Otto lives in Arkansas, is a graduate student in Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing program, founded and edits trapeze magazine: an twitter zine of speculative micro fiction and poetry. When she is not writing or thinking about writing she is shops in thrift stores or daydreams about deep sea fishing.
Jessica Poli currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where she is often found walking in the rain and eating apples.
Jill Chan is a poet, fiction writer, and editor based in Auckland, New Zealand. Her poems and stories have been published in MiPOesias, Blue Fifth Review, foam:e, Mascara Literary Review, Asia and Pacific Writers Network, Otoliths, Snorkel, Broadsheet, JAAM, Poetry New Zealand, Takahe, Deep South, Trout, Denver Syntax, The Tower Journal, A-Minor, 52\250 A Year of Flash and other magazines. She is the author of The Art of It: Three Novellas (2011), published as an ebook, and five books of poetry: On Love: a poem sequence (2011); Early Work: Poems 2000-2007 (2011); These Hands Are Not Ours (ESAW, 2009), winner of the Earl of Seacliff Poetry Prize; Becoming Someone Who Isn’t (ESAW, 2007); and The Smell of Oranges (ESAW, 2003). She is one of the poets featured in the New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive. Official website: http://www.jill-chan.com/
jkdavies is a practised reader & practising writer and as a Gemini she is the proud owner of a split personality and has split blogs to match in "practice makes perfect" and "too much practice"
As well as hanging out at The Camel Saloon, she has been published at 6S, CJT's wordvamp, negative suck, New Wave Vomit and Sleep.Snort.Fuck.
She is also a photographer: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/jkdavies
The Camel Saloon has granted her Free Drinks For Life for being the first to figure out that Preferential Treatment is available to contibutors who submit a Postcard with a submission.
Jnana Hodson’s Waves Rolling Too appeared as a micro-chapbook from the Origami Poetry Project in April 2013. The author of two published novels and a recently retired newspaper journalist, he blogs at Jnana’s Red Barn (jnanahodson.net).
Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, 63 channels, Spectrum, three Bright Spring Press Anthologies and other fine literary presses. She has read at the National Arts Club, New York City, State University of New York, Oneonta, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio and other distinguished venues.
Joe Milford is the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show (http://joemilfordpoetryshow.com/) and the co-editor of Scythe Literary Journal (http://svytheliteraryjournal.com/). His first book was published by BlazeVox press in 2010. He is a full-time professor of English and Creative Writing in Georgia.
John Comito is a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/John%20Comito
John Grey says: Australian born poet, US resident since late seventies. Works as financial systems analyst. Recently published in Slant, Briar Cliff Review and Albatross with work upcoming in Poetry East, Cape Rock and REAL.
John Grochalski is the author of the books The Noose Does Get Any Looser After You Punch Out and Glass City. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
John McKernan is now a retired comma herder He lives – mostly – in West Virginia where he edits ABZ Press His most recent book is a selected poems Resurrection of the Dust He has published poems in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Field, and elsewhere
John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in asbestos boots on beatnik feet, Blue & Yellow Dog, Breadcrumb Scabs, Calliope Nerve, Camel Saloon, Carcinogenic Poetry, Clockwise Cat, Counterexample Poetics, Eskimo Pie, experiential-experimental-literature, Four and Twenty, Indigo Rising Magazine, ken*again, Orion headless, Otoliths, Poetry Sz, Puffin Circus, quarter after, The Rainbow Rose, and vox poetica. A book of his poetry, Intunesia, was recently published by White Sky Books at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/whiteskybooks . You can follow his work on Twitter at http://twitter.com/johnpursch and subscribe to him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/john.pursch
He is also a photographim: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/
John S. Fields loves to swim—particularly Walden Pond on a warm spring day when the water is soft and green. John recently discovered a passion for writing, and has had fiction published in Enigma, Conceit, Full of Crow, and in the upcoming issue of Atticus Review. While reading and writing, John is often interrupted by his lovely wife and their two rowdy boys.
John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His chapbooks, Prominences and Sinking of the Cloth, appeared from Flutter Press and Set Apart Before the World Was Made appeared from Calliope Nerve Media. Full of Crow published his ebook, The Feathered Masks. He is also a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/John%20Swain
Jonathan Butcher is a poet based in Sheffield in the North of england. He has had work appear in various print on on-line publications including: Underground Voices, The Rusty Nail, Electric Windmill press, Black Listed Magazine, Dead Snakes, Turbulence, Gutter Eloquence, Dead Beats, Popshot Magazine, and others. His forthcoming chapbook 'Concrete Cradle' is to be published by Fire Hazard Press.
Jordyn Coats is a poet scribbling and jotting from the little ol' city of Dunn, NC. She currently attends Appalachian State University and is majoring in Secondary English Education. Jordyn is also the founder of the Appalachian Rollergirls, a women's flat track roller derby team in Boone, NC. Her Rollergirls poem is relaying the struggles the team is currently facing with our concrete, National Guard Armory aka "Harmory" floor that we practice on. Because most of our comments about the floor have been negative since the cold weather has come full circle, I wanted to show that there is a positive side to our physical struggle. For more information, the main trope I was trying to make known was the metaphor of our wheels and the sounds of our wheels being our legacies that we leave behind as we grow and become a world renowned derby team and the idea that the floor is just another hurdle we must jump over (more than likely on skates). I want to remember this ARG moment for as long as I live and I hope my teammates, our fans, charities, and volunteers do as well.
Joshua Bocher says: I am a graduate student at Harvard University, where I do research on Chinese poetry. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several publications, including Spinozablue, Illuminations, Counterexample Poetics, The Mind[less] Muse, and Full of Crow Poetry.
Juan Angel lives in London, England. He believes in magic realism and does not conform to conventional perspectives. His work has been published or is forthcoming in The Mad Scientist Journal and Deadbeats Literary Blog.
Juliet Wilson is a poet based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
She blogs at Crafty Green Poet (http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/) and edits the online poetry journal Bolts of Silk (http://boltsofsilk.blogspot.com). Her poetry pamphlet Unthinkable Skies was recently published by Calder Wood Press (http://www.calderwoodpress.co.uk/).
She is also a photographer. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Juliet%20Wilson
Justin Hyde lives in Iowa and works with criminals.
Justis Mills edits First Stop Fiction. His work has appeared in Leaf Garden and Bloody Bridge, has been featured on FictionDaily, and is forthcoming elsewhere. In his spare time, he is mostly tall.
Kallima Hamilton is in Michigan. Her poetry has appeared in in Ekphrasis, Sugar Mule and Shenandoah.
Katherine Fary is a photographer residing in Atlanta, Georgia. http://camelsaloongallery.blogspot.com/search/label/Katherine%20Fary
Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt says: A wife and mother, I am a poet and prose writer living in Bristow, VA where I often vent about local politics and socioeconomic injustice.
Immersed in the history of the area, I published my first book, Poems from the Battlefield, last fall. The book is a collection of original poetry, archival and contemporary photos and Civil War quotes exploring timeless themes and historic lessons of that period.
When I am not writing poetry, I serve as a community writer for a local, regional newspaper, and I will be publishing my first children's book this year.
Kathy Carr lives in Canton, Ohio, which according to Forbes magazine is one of the fastest dying cities in America. She doesn't subscribe to Forbes (literally) and is actually quite content to stay in Canton with her three children, her shockingly handsome husband, and no one else. She's a student at Kent State University and a homeschooling mom. This is, by definition, insanity.
Kaye Linden has completed her MFA in fiction at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island. Kaye is currently working on a thesis collection of fifty mind- bending Australian tales, set in the magical urban sanctuary of Ma’s Place. She is the current Editor of the Gainesville Bacopa Literary Review, a print journal of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Within the last twelve months, Kaye’s short stories and flash fictions have appeared numerous times in The Raven Chronicles, Expressions magazine, Breves no tan breves, Whispers from the Unseen: Journal and Forum for Writing in the Arts, Soundings Review and Bacopa Literary Review.
Kaye was born and raised in Australia, has a B.Sc. in Nursing and an international black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She resides in Gainesville, with her family. Kaye is an active member of the Writers’ Alliance of Gainesville, and its associated short fiction critique pod. She writes a monthly column on short fiction for the WAG newsletter.
KC Bosch is a photographer and woodworker who now lives and writes in Rappahannock County, Virginia. He finds inspiration from the places he has lived as well as people and animals that make up his world. He served on the Editorial Board for Saltian, Alice Shapiro's forthcoming collection of poetry (unbound CONTENT). His poetry can also be found at voxpoetica.com.
Keith Higginbotham's poetry has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Beatnik, Blue & Yellow Dog, Clutching at Straws, Counterexample Poetics, Eratio, Liebamour Magazine, Otoliths, Sawbuck, and trnsfr. His chapbooks are Carrying the Air on a Stick (The Runaway Spoon Press) and Prosaic Suburban Commerical (Eratio Editions). He lives in Columbia, SC.
Kenneth Pobo has a new online chapbook out from Philistine Press called Kenneth Pobo Fitting Parts. Main Street Rag published his chapbook called Trina and the Sky in 2009. His work has appeared in: Atlanta Review, Stickman Review, decomP, Raving Dove, and elsewhere.
Kevin Mazzola is a 21-year old writer who has been previously published in multiple places for his poetry. These include Rose and Thorn Journal, Poetry Quarterly, Carcinogenic Poetry, Gutter Eloquence, Emerge Literary Journal, Subliminal Interiors, and Curio Poetry. He is rather uninteresting other than that, although he may think otherwise, but don't tell him I said that.
Kimberly Wilson is an African American woman writer of poetry, short stories and one novel (thus far) from San Antonio.
Kip Hanson lives in Phoenix. He writes to keep the flying monkeys away.
Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey and has never heard anyone pronounce it as "Joisey" except in 1950s B films. He likes 1960s surfing music and the group called Love.
L.B. Aaron Reeder IV lives in the Inland Empire of Southern California. He currently studies Creative Writing at CSUSB.
Laura Close hails from Manasseh, VA.
Laura Eppinger graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in 2008 with a degree in Journalism, and has been writing creatively ever since. In the last year her fiction and poetry have appeared in Bacopa Literary Review, the Battered Suitcase, orion headless, danse macabre, and the Houston Literary Review. In early 2011 she relocated to Cape Town, South Africa from Madison, Wisconsin, USA to earn a Masters in Social Development from the University of Cape Town, and more importantly, to live with PJ, her one true love. You can find her online at ttp://lolionthekaap.blogspot.com.
Laura Grodin is a recent graduate of Adelphi University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her work can be found in the Rufous City Review, Milk Sugar Literature, Dreams and Nightmares, Brevity Poetry Review and Phantom Kangaroo. Laura is also the recipient of the Don Axinn Award in Short Fiction. A California native, Laura currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Lauren Bennett is a sixteen year old from Long Beach California. The things that coax her out of bed every morning are reading, writing, and Adventure Time.
Lauren Tivey currently lives in China, where she works as an English Literature teacher in the American program at a Chinese high school. She received a MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her work has appeared in Red Fez, Hobble Creek Review, Negative Suck, Blue Lake Review, and Gutter Eloquence, among others. Her chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas & Other Poems, was released in 2011 by Big Table. She lives for poetry, photography, travel, and adventure, and her biggest wish is to return to Tibet, the home of her soul.
Leila A. Fortier is a writer, artist, poet, and photographer currently residing on the remote island of Okinawa Japan. Her poetry is known to be a unique hybrid form in which her words are specially crafted into visual design, often superimposed over her own multi-medium forms of art, photography, and spoken accompaniment, lending to the full bodied expression and intensity of each piece.
Her work has been published in dozens of literary magazines, journals and reviews both in print and online. She has appeared in several books, anthologies, and other freelance publications including Treasured Poets of America, Satiated Sunrise, and A World of Love: Voices for Carmen. She is also the author of Metanoia's Revelation through iUniverse.
Her work at the Saloon appears in the Gallery:
A complete listing of her published works can be found at: http://www.leilafortier.com/
Len Kuntz lives on a lake in rural Washington State with rural sea creatures. His work appears in over ninety lit magazines and also at lenkuntz.blogspot.com
Linda Crate is a twenty five year Pennsylvanian native. She was born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She has a Bachelors in English-Literature. Her poetry has recently been featured in Magic Cat Press, Black-Listed Magazine, Bigger Stones, Vintage Poetry, The Stellar Showcase Journal, Ides of March, Skive, The Blinking Cursor, The Diversified Arts Project, and the Railroad Poetry Project.
Linda Gamble says "I am a retired reading specialist. Although a long time poetry lover, I'm relatively new to writing it."
Lisa Vihos began writing poetry in college, then changed directions and was an art museum educator for twenty years. In 2007, she returned to poetry, her first love; she is now the author of two chapbooks (A Brief History of Mail, Pebblebrook Press, 2011, and The Accidental Present, forthcoming this summer from Finishing Line Press), works as an associate editor for Stoneboat Literary Journal, and is an occasional guest blogger for the The Best American Poetry. Lisa’s work has appeared in numerous small journals, most recently in the anthology, Villanelles (Everyman's Library). Currently the alumni director of Lakeland College, she lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where she enjoys Lake Michigan, cooking, movies, reading, bicycling, listening to her teenage son play guitar, and Zumba--not necessarily in that order.
Lori Lipsky is a poet living near Madison, Wisconsin. She blogs at Visits and Verse
Lucas Stensland says: I co-authored my favorite thing (2011), a collection of poetry from bottle rockets press. It was shortlisted by the Haiku Foundation of America for haiku book of the year. I live in Brooklyn with my cat, Townes Van Zandt. My poems have appeared in the following publications: American Tanka, Atlas Poetica, bottle rockets, contemporary haibun online, Four and Twenty, Frogpond, Gusts: Contemporary Tanka, Haibun Today, a handful of stones, The Heron’s Nest, A Hundred Gourds, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Mainichi Daily News, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Notes from the Gean, paper wasp, Presence Haiku Journal, Prune Juice, red lights, Ribbons, Roadrunner Haiku Journal, Seven By Twenty, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Shot Glass Journal and Simply Haiku.
Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal says: My poems have appeared in The American Dissident, Blue Collar Review, and Eviscerator Heaven. My first poetry book, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. My next chapbook, Digging A Grave, will be published by Kendra Steiner Editions.
Lyla Abi-Saab is a studying writer currently living in Hampton, Virginia.
Lynne Hayes hails from Virginia, and currently resides in Florida. She is a Mother, sister, daughter, friend. Her writing days started with a pencil, notebook and a flashlight many years ago. She evolved from journal writing to poetry last summer on a dare. She has been hooked ever since. Her writings are actual slices of her life. She has a writers website and also posts on a blog site. She is a scribe that must write daily to make room for the words that arrive en masse. She can be found at:(http://www.offshorewriters.ning.com/ and http://juluca27.blogspot.com/)
M. Elaine Moore is a fiction writer and poet. She has written one novel and is at work on another. Her work can be found at Four and Twenty, Foliate Oak Literar
M.N. O'Brien received his B.A. from Roanoke College, where he was published numerous times in the college's literary magazine, On Concept's Edge, and won the Charles C. Wise Poetry Award. His most recent work appears in Counterexample Poetics. M.N. O'Brien currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and is growing a beard.y Journal, Fifty Word Stories, and in print in the Island Breeze, and Outer Banks publication.
M.P. Powers has poems published or forthcoming in Rosebud, The New York Quarterly, The Smoking Poet, A Cappella Zoo, Third Wednesday and many others. He was born in Chicago and lives in the Miami area. More info here: http://www.nyqpoets.net/poet/mppowers He is also a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/M.P.%20Powers
M.R. Phillips is a writer and filmmaker living in North Carolina. His poems and fiction have appeared in the Scratch Anthology, Gutter Eloquence, Pulp Metal Magazine and The Flash Fiction Offensive. He wrote and directed the short film Rush with Jeremy Goodlander. The film appeared in the Pollygrind Film Festival in Las Vegas.
M.R. Smith is a poet working in Boise, ID. He has published in Your Hands Your Mouth, Poetry Breakfast, and will have work appearing in the fall in The Red River Review.
Malo Basich, despite his name, is an All-American boy, a lifelong resident of the Midwest. He has been a factory worker, accounting clerk, truck driver, lab technician, used-car salesman, and pizza guy. After years of reading poetry, from Chaucer to Bukowski and other small-press heroes, he recently began writing some of his own.
Manisha Anand says: I currently live in London where I excel at being a starving writer and am trying (rather hopelessly) to find enough part-time jobs to pay the rent. Having an MA in Creative Writing doesn't seem to help matters at all. I’m also working on my first novel and can often be heard trying out character voices. Fairly loudly. My writing has previously appeared in LiveJournal's anthology 'LiveJournal: The First Decade’ and Assembly Journal, and is forthcoming in the Camroc Press Review.
Marcia Arrieta says: my work has been published in Otoliths, Blueprint Review, ditch, Bolts of Silk, anything, anymore, anywhere, Eratio, and others. i edit and publish indefinite space--a poetry journal.
Marilyn “Misky” Braendeholm lives in the UK surrounded by flowers, grapevines, bubbling pots of sourdough starter, bottles of fermenting vinegar, a Springer Spaniel, and a small camera that she keeps in her pocket. She never buys clothing without pockets. Misky’s poetry and flash fiction are at http://miskmask.wordpress.com and Misky Cooks at http://miskcooks.com
Mark Blaeuer's poems and translations have appeared in dozens of litmags over several decades. These journals include Asphodel Madness 2.0, Astropoetica, Barefoot Muse, Lilliput Review, The Flea, The Road Not Taken, The Shit Creek Review, Umbrella, and Verse Wisconsin. Newly retired, he lives on Bare Mountain in Hot Spring County, Arkansas. He worked as a park ranger for more than 20 years.
Mark James Andrews is the author of Burning Trash (Pudding House, 2010). His writing has appeared in many venues with recent appearances in Hiram Poetry Review, Shaking Like A Mountain, Clutching at Straws, Asphodel Madness, Short, Fast, and Deadly and Word Riot. He has worked as a gravedigger, inspector at a now defunct auto plant, jail librarian and library director at a quaint metropolitan Detroit area library.
Website: http://markreep.net Blog: http://markreep.blogspot.com
Martin Willitts Jr was nominated for two Best of The Net awards and his 5th Pushcart award. He has had eight poetry chapbooks accepted in 2011 including “True Simplicity” (Poets Wear Prada Press, 2011), “My Heart Is Seven Wild Swans Lifting” (Slow Trains, 2011), “Why Women Are A Ribbon Around A Bomb” (Last Automat, 2011), “Protest, Petition, Write, Speak: Matilda Joslyn Gage Poems” (Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, 2011), How To Find Peace” (Kattywumpus Press, 2011), “Playing The Pauses In The Absence Of Stars” (Main Street Rag, 2012), “No Special Favors” (Green Fuse Press, 2012), and “Secrets No One Wants To Talk About” (Dos Madres Press, 2011).
Mathew Richard Carter considers himself a working-class hero. He has never pursued a higher education, career or full-time employment. Gen-Y eccentric turned recluse. He currently spends his days searching the world for societal remnants he calls bliss. Disinterested in material wealth, he prefers the simplicity of life as opposed to the struggle of getting through it. He’d rather build cathedrals in his mind and mansions in his heart than to obtain them as a physical end. He is the future, fearless and humble. Feel free to get inside his head at www.mathewrichardcarter.wordpress.com/ He is also a photographim: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Mathew%20Richard%20Carter
Matthew Dexter lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Like the nomadic Pericú natives before him, he survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer, and warm sunshine.
Matthew Laffrade's work has been seen recently in Ditch Poetry and Hitherto. He is the recipient of the University of Toronto's Harold Sonny Ladoo Book Prize for his novella ‘Past Present’. He lives in Milton, Ontario, Canada.
Maureen Kingston lives and works in eastern Nebraska. She is an assistant editor at The Centrifugal Eye. Her poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bookends Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Gone Lawn, Humber Pie, Rufous City Review, Stone Highway Review, Terrain.org, VAYAVYA, Visceral Uterus and Wild Orphan.
Meg Tuite's writing has appeared in numerous journals including Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, Epiphany, JMWW, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle and Boston Literary Magazine. She is the fiction editor of The Santa Fe Literary Review and Connotation Press. She is the author of Domestic Apparition (2011) San Francisco Bay Press, Disparate Pathos (2012) Monkey Puzzle Press, Reverberations (2012) Deadly Chaps Press and has edited and co-authored The Exquisite Quartet Anthology-2011, stories from her monthly column, Exquisite Quartet published in Used Furniture Review. Her books can be purchased at: http://www.megtuite.com Her blog: http://megtuite.wordpress.com.
Melanie Browne's work has been published in various journals including Word Riot, Bartelby Snopes,Deuce Coupe,Five Fishes Journal, Glossolalia, and Ink, Sweat and Tears. She has work forthcoming in 34th Parallel, and The Northville Review. Her first Chapbook, Heaven is a Giant Pawn Shop, is published by Erbacce Press. She has a new Chap forthcoming by Bygawd Books. She lives in Texas with her husband and children.
Melda Koparan is a twenty-one year old emerging poet who resides in New South Wales, Australia. Melda has just completed her final year as a student at Macquarie University, undertaking a Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education course, majoring in History and English. Melda has been published in ZineWest 2011 and 2012, and the Spring 2012 issue of Do Not Look at the Sun. Melda enjoys exploring the possibilities of creativity, the imagination, and human experiences and emotions.
Michael Cooper is a student just about to graduate the creative writing program at CSUSB, wherever that is. He says: I've been a lot of things, veteran, janitor, bill collector, truck unloader, helicopter mechanic, scholar, spokenword guy. Most people call me Mouse now. I'm 40 and have 2 kids, by two crazy exes.
they are good moms tho.
Michael Dwayne Smith proudly owns and operates one of the English-speaking world’s most unusual names. His poetry appears at Pirene's Fountain, BLIP Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, Short Fast & Deadly, Phantom Kangaroo, and other mysterious locations. He is a past recipient of the Hinderaker Poetry Prize. His fiction materializes at Inlandia, Monkeybicycle, Northville Review, Red Fez, and Mosaic, among other haunts. He is a past recipient of the Polonsky Prize in fiction. Michael lives in a desert town with his wife, son, and rescued animals—all of whom talk in their sleep. He can be conjured using the spells michael dot blackbear at gmail dot com, michaeldwaynesmith dot tumblr dot com, or michaelthebear on Twitter.
Michael Frissore is the author of a chapbook called Poetry is Dead (Coatlism, 2009). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Catalonian Review, The Smoking Poet, Barrier Islands Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. He blogs at michaelfrissore.blogspot.com.
Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, After Hours, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review and others. In addition, he has eight poetry chapbooks including The Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987), Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004) and What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005).
Brownstein taught elementary school in Chicago’s inner city (he is now retired), but he continues to study authentic African instruments with his students, conducts grant-writing workshops for educators and the State of Illinois Title 1 Convention, and records performance and music pieces with grants from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Oppenheimer Foundation, BP Leadership Grants, and others.
Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavy influenced by: Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg. His new poetry chapbook with pictures, titled From Which Place the Morning Rises, and his new photo version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom are available at: http://stores.lulu.com/promomanusa. The original version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom, can be found at: http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-46091-7. He also has 2 previous chapbooks available at: http://stores.lulu.com/poetryboy.
Michael has been published in over 23 countries. He is also editor/publisher of four poetry sites, all open for submission, which can be found at his Web site: http://poetryman.mysite.com. All of his books are now available on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=michael+lee+johnson. Borders: http://www.borders.com.au/book/lost-american-from-exile-to-freedom/1566571/. Now on You-Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih5WJrjqQ18. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Audio Mp3 poems available; open to interviews.
Michael O'Connor was born in Hartford, CT and graduated from the University of Connecticut. After spending some time in Ireland and Prince Edward Island, he returned to New York City to pursue screenwriting. After several successes in the film industry as a writer and independent film producer, Michael turned his writing to non-fiction historical works on the Second World War, publishing articles for the Centre de Recherches et d’Informations sur la Bataille des Ardennes. He has maintained deep interest for poetry, being influenced by Robert Frost, William Butler Yeats, and James Joyce. Michael was most recently published in the Birmingham Arts Journal. He currently resides in the Boston area.
Michelle D'costa is an avid writer of poetry/fiction. She has been published in more than 35 literary journals till date. She edits two online journals- Decades Review and Alphabet and You. This is her blog http://pikoomish.wordpress.com/
Michelle Reale is an academic librarian on faculty at Arcadia University in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her work has been published in a wide variety of publications both online and in print. She is the author of 4 chapbooks of fiction and prose poems. She has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She blogs on immigration , migration and social justice in the Sicilian context at www.sempresicilia.wordpress.com
Mike Foldes lives in upstate new york. he is a sales engineer and in his spare time edits and publishes an on-line zine, http://ragazine.cc/, a collaboration of artists, writers, poets, photographers, travelers and interested others.
Mike Meraz is a poet from Los Angeles who currently lives in New Orleans. He is the author of two books of poetry Black-Listed Poems and All Beautiful Things Travel Alone. Both are available at Lulu.com and Amazon.com. He is also the editor of Black-Listed Magazine.
Mike Perkins lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. He has four kids and a house full of pets.
Miriam Sagan is the author of twenty-five books, including the poetry collection MAP OF THE POST (University of New Mexico Press.) She founded and directs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College. Her blog is Miriam's Well (http://miriamswell.wordpress.com). in 2010, she won the Santa Fe Mayor's award for Excellence in the Arts.
Mirvan Ereon is from the Philippines.
Morgen Streur raps in New York, St. Louis and Atlanta. He blogs at http://www.dbmsinc.blogspot.com/.
He is also a photographim: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Morgen%20Streur
Neelam Saxena Chandra is an engineer by profession (working in Indian Railways as Director (IT)). Writing poetry and fiction is her passion. More than two hundred and fifty of her stories/poems have been published in various leading Indian (such as Woman’s Era, Alive, Sarita, Grihshobha, Grihlaxmi, Naya Gyanodaya, Kathakram, Vanita, Nandan, Champak, Chandamama, Reader’s Forum, Suman Saurabh etc) as well as international magazines such as Torrid Literary journal, Enchanting Verses, Frog croon, Saraba, Ewoman etc. Three of her children's story books have also been published by Room to Read, Naman and Sahni Publications. One novel has been published by PAGETURN PUBLISHERS.Four more books are under publication including one novel by LIFI Publications. Her poems/stories have been published in various international anthologies such as ON THE BRINK (By Spectacle Publishing), HEALING WAVES (By Skywarrior Publications), PHO FOR LIFE, SAARC ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY 2011, VAANI, Chicken soup etc . She has won second prize in a competition organized by Pratham Books (Chuskit competition). One of her story has won an award in a contest organized by Children Book Trust, India in 2009. She has also been awarded second prize by Gulzarji in a Poetry Contest organized by American Society on the topic 'Poetry for Social Change'. Her book TALES FROM SUNDERVAN has been listed in the long list in children's category in the ECONOMIST CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD. The book SUNDERVAN KI KAHANIYAN has been awarded Premchand Puraskar by Ministry of Railways (II prize). Recently Neelam also debuted as a lyricist in Shankar Tucker's composition MERE SAJAN SUN SUN at the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auRmXTmVwrY.
Neha Parthasarathy is currently a senior at the University of South Carolina, studying Political Science and English. I'm 21 years old, a rather inescapable disease, and Indian, which is usually a trivial detail until people find out I do a killer Indian accent à laApu from The Simpsons. My mother is a foot shorter than me and my father wants to be Lawrence O' Donnell's best friend, leading to nightly MSNBC sessions at the dinner table, while my mother tries desperately to reach the salt. My older sister is in New York, figuring out her life and being brilliant, somehow managing to own more shoes than Kate Middleton at the same time. Loving the hell out of them isn't easy, but I do it anyway. I enjoy Arrested Development, Louise Erdrich's books, and using semi-colons when they're absolutely not necessary. My poison of choice is always, always Jack Daniels.
Neil Ellman is a widely published poet living and working in New Jersey. He has published three chapbooks, all ekphrastic in nature during the last year. His latest, Dali's Clock, based quite obviously on the work of Salvador Dali, has recently been released by Flutter Press.
Nicholas Damion Alexander is a teacher of English and Philosophy. He is also a poet whose works have appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean, the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Poland and Romania.
Nicole Taylor has attended college in Salem, Oregon where she lives near her siblings, mother and other family. She has been published in her college newspaper, one local and one recipe anthology and some online. She has had two poems online at wordgathering.com, three bicycling and nature poems in a bicycling storytelling journal at http://www.myspace.com/boneshaker almanac, one poem performed in her DanceAbility dance group, through Chemeketa College. A dance member has read a few of her poems at campus Soapbox Readings and published one in her poetry e-mail newsletter, Very Local Poetry.
Omar Azam has lived his entire life in or near Chicago. His lineage includes Pakistani and Indian roots, and he looks to the American beat and modernist poets for inspiration in dealing with identity problems that most are too distracted to address. After founding and running Subjective Substance to promote spiritual poetry from around the world, he has been fortunate to have his own poems published at the premier online journals Breadcrumb Scabs, Ditch, Damazine, Unlikely 2.0, metazen, The Houston Literary Review, Clockwise Cat, and The Missing Slate.
P.A. Levy says: Born East London but now residing amongst the hedge mumblers of rural Suffolk, P.A. Levy has been published in many magazines, both on line and in print, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’ and many stations in-between. He is also a founding member of the Clueless Collective and can be found loitering on page corners and wearing hoodies at http://www.cluelesscollective.co.uk/
Not giving everything away in the first drunken soul outpouring, Pancham Banerjee says “My professional identity as of now would be a PhD student in Physics at USC… I spent the last 5 years getting an Undergrad and a Master's degree in Physics from India… I also write... I love to... though I am aware that there is not necessarily any correlation between how much one loves something and how good he or she manages to be at that... ah well... time will know...
Parker Tettleton is an English major at Kennesaw State University. His work has been accepted by Short, Fast, and Deadly, Right Hand Pointing, > kill author and elimae, among others. His chapbook Same Opposite was recently published by Thunderclap Press. He blogs at http://parker-augustlight.blogspot.com/
Pat St. Pierre says: I am a freelance writer and amateur photographer. My published writing is both for adults and children published in a variety of places. My poetry has been published by: Boston Literary, Wind, The Shine Journal, Flutter Poetry, Pens on Fire, Poets Haven, etc. My 2nd chapbook "Theater of Life" is has been published by http://www.finishinglinepress.com/ and can be ordered there. My blog is http://www.pstpierre.wordpress.com/. My photos have been on the covers and included in many magazines. Some of those are: Touch, Litchfield Review, Southern Women's Review, The Shine Journal, Wee Ones, etc.
Patricia Williams, Professor Emerita in Design, recently retired after 27 years of researching design and culture at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, has now turned her attention to poetry.
Paul Harrison is an Irish poet who lives in Perth, Western Australia. He likes writing poems when he's not drinking or working although, sometimes he multi-tasks all three.
Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who now lives on the Southern coast of Britain, has poems, short stories and sketches published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight, this too may pass, yet.
Peter Franklin teaches English and Creative Writing at the high school and college levels. Peter received a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, and has a Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School Peter is published in numerous online journals, and is working on his first formal compilation of original poetry, Quiet River. Peter resides in Marblehead, MA with his wife, and two children...and a Portuguese Waterdog who thinks he's a poet as well.
Peter LaBerge is currently a sixteen-year-old high school student. Though both writing and photography are relatively new to him, his work is forthcoming or featured in a handful of publications, including Burning Word and This Great Society. His interests, outside of writing and photography, include music and theater.
Peter Magliocco writes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he's edited the lit-zine ART:MAG for over 20 years. He has recent poetry in HEELTAP, SCYTHE, GOLD DUST, THIS, DEUCE COUPE and elsewhere. His latest chapbooks are Nude Poetry Garage Sale (Virgogray Press) and The Heaven of Words (Propaganda Press). He was Pushcart Prize nominated for poetry in 2010.
Phil Ginsburg is a writer/actor/singer. His work can be heard on Indiefeed:Performance Poetry podcast. His spoken word CD "Obstructed Views" is available on CD Baby. A new spoken word CD "Scratch" will be released in March 2011.
Phil Lane's poems have been appearing intermittently in print and online including Bolts of Silk, The Stray Branch, Straylight, Clutching at Straws, Earthspeak Magazine, The Foliate Oak, and Asphodel Madness, to name a few. He lives in Northern New Jersey and teaches English for a tutoring company.
Poulome Mitra Shaw is a poetry lover. By profession she is a communication trainer. Her first love is her son Om and her main interest is reading and writing.She did communication trainings with various corporate organisations and schools. At times when she is full of words she scribbles down poems. Some of her poems got published with newspapers like Asian Age,Telegraph and a few anthologies
Quinn White is a donut lover and a MFA poetry candidate at Virginia Tech. Quinn's poems have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge; A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; The Straddler; A Bad Penny Review; Dirtflask; and are forthcoming in Bayou Magazine and The Sow's Ear Poetry Review.
R.L. Elledge is a Texas born poet/actor/artist/musician who likes to seduce lesbians and listen to 1940's jazz, chill with his brotha Coop and drink Jack, Jamison, or Bacardi, depending on the mood. I dig Bukowski, Rimbaud, Ginsberg, Stevenson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and fucking despise Poe. Austin, Texas is my home and soulmate, but New York City is my dirty mistress. I'm currently in exile at a delinquent school in Connecticut, having been kicked out of delinquent school in Maine for decking a proverbial Judas for sleeping with my now ex-girl, a not so proverbial crazy hoe. I think hard drugs are god's apology for New England. I love the South, and Dr. Pepper, and dressing really, really well.
Rachel J. Fenton lives in Auckland. She has poetry, fiction, art and criticism housed in diverse journals and zines, including: Horizon Review; Otoliths; Ramshackle Review; Ink, Sweat & Tears; Melusine; Camroc Press Review; Eclectic Flash; Writer's Eye Magazine; and Tom's Voice. Her flash "Rogue Trading" was shortlisted for the Fish 2010 One Page Prize and "One Of These Days" was longlisted for the 2010 Sean O' Faolain International Short Story Prize. Links to published works can be found at: snowlikethought.blogspot.com
Rafael Gamboa graduated in 2009 from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where he studied film history, film theory, and film production for narrative fiction, documentary, and experimental cinema. In September of that year, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the industry and has been living there ever since. He currently works on film projects in a variety of roles and explores a newfound interest in photography in his spare time.
His photography at the Saloon can be found here: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Rafael%20Gamboa
Ramesh Dohan says: I am a poet and short fiction writer hailing from the city of Toronto, Canada. I have been previously published in the The flask review, The Boston Literary Review, South Ocean Review, Sentinel Review, The Coffee Journal and The Ascent Aspirations.
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Ray Sharp lives in the rural, rugged and remote Western Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, near the shore of Lake Superior. He works in local public health, and enjoys cycling and travel. His recent poems have appeared at Astropoetica, Caper Journal, Eclectic Flash, quartsiluni, voxpoetica, and other print and on-line journals. Sharp will appear as the featured poet in the June 2012 edition of Contemporary American Voices. His first full-length book of poems, Dark Hills of Just-Lived Moments, is slated for publication in 2012.
Ray Succre currently lives on the southern Oregon coast with his wife and son. He has had poems published in Aesthetica, BlazeVOX, and Pank, as well as in numerous others across as many countries. His novels Tatterdemalion (2008) and Amphisbaena (2009), both through Cauliay, are widely available in print. Other Cruel Things (2009), an online collection of poetry, is available through Differentia Press.
Raymond Keen has recently completed his first volume of poetry, Love Poems for Cannibals, and is attempting to obtain publication. Five of his poems appeared in the July/August 2005 Issue of The American Poetry Review. In 2010 Raymond’s poems were published in the following literary journals: Pemmican Press, The Smoking Poet, Breadcrumb Scabs and Pismire. In 2011 the following literary journals have accepted Raymond’s poems: Twisted Dreams Magazine, Unlikely 2.0, Rem Magazine, The Camel Saloon, White Whale Review, Eunoia Review, The Literary Burlesque, Everyday Genius, Dirtflask, Copaiba Press and Lady Ink Magazine.
Raymond spent three years as a Navy Clinical Psychologist with a year in Vietnam (1967-68); the rest as a School Psychologist in the USA and overseas. He lives with his wife Kemme in Sahuarita, AZ. They have two grown children.
Rebecca Anne Renner was born and raised in the Sunshine State, where she currently lives and goes to school at Stetson University. While not writing questionable poetry or trying to finish her third novel, she volunteers at a wildlife rehabilitation center and complains about the weather. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Pedestal Magazine and Mothering Magazine among others. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Barrier Islands Review. http://barrierislandsreview.com/html/our_editor.html
She is also a photographer. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Rebecca%20Anne%20Renner
Rebecca L. Brown is a British writer. She specialises in horror, SF, humour, surreal and experimental fiction, although her writing often wanders off into other genres and gets horribly lost. For updates and examples of Rebecca’s work, visit her Twitter page @rlbrownwriter or her blog Bewildering Circumstances ( http://bewilderingcircumstances.blogspot.com/ )
She is also a photographer. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Rebecca%20L.%20Brown
Rich Boucher says: I am a poet working and living here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I moved here from Delaware in 2008 to get a fresh start, and am still loving it here. I work for the city newspaper, and I am rather fond of good food and company, going out to hear live music, the poetry of Simic and Tate (to name a couple).
Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications.
Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, April 2007, and Mileposts, October 2009, both published by Beech River Books, and Things He Thought He Already Knew, published online in 2007 by Slow Trains. The winner of the 2007 Conway, N.H., Library Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. He has had over 600 poems published or accepted by 130 periodicals. For further information see http://www.demareepoetry.blogspot.com
Robert Halleck is a retired bank president who divides his time between Sacramento and Carmel in California. Besides poetry my passions are greyhound rescue, cooking, and of course my wife of 17 years. My favorite bar in Sacramento is The Longshot which due to its location advertises itself as "the most fun you can have behind a gas station" Carmel is sorely lacking in bars. I think it is a class thing, Robert says.
Robert Laughlin lives in Chico, California. He is the founder of the Micro Award, the first annual competition for previously published flash fiction. Two of his short stories are Million Writers Award Stories, and his novel, Vow of Silence, was favorably reviewed by Publishers Weekly. His website is at www.pw.org/content/robert_laughlin.
Robert Vaughan’s plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F. and Milwaukee, where he lives. He leads two writing roundtables for Redbird- Redoak Studios. His fiction and poetry has/ will appear in numerous magazines including Short, Fast & Deadly, 50 to 1, Heavy Bear, Girls with Insurance, Lesser Flamingo, Clutching at Straws, Thunderclap Press, Blink/Ink, and Tryst. He is a fiction editor at jmww magazine, a flash fiction editor at Thunderclap! Press.
His blog, One Writer’s Life, is at http://rgv7735.wordpress.com/.
He is also a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Robert%20Vaughan
Rory Fleming is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina headed to law school in the fall. He is interested in the world that existsbetween ours and heaven. His workappears or is forthcoming in Apocrypha and Abstractions, Three Line Poetry, Short, Fast, and Deadly, and The Speculative Edge (mostly forthcoming). He sends humbleregards to Avant-Garde Investigations.
Ross Vassilev was born in Bulgaria and now lives in Ohio. He's a poet and the editor of Opium Poetry 2.0 (http://opiumpoetry.blogspot.com/) and Asphodel Madness (http://asphodelmadness.blogspot.com/) blogzines.
Rukhaya MK is a Freelance Media Professional, and an award-winning writer.She has published her works in journals and anthologies, and features as one of the Top 500 voices on Yahoo. Rukhaya holds an MPhil in English Language annd Literature and currently pursues an MBA.
Ryan Hardgrove is a published poet and writer of short fiction from Pittsburgh, PA.
Ryan Quinn Flanagan promises he was not on the grassy knoll on 22 November 1963. He was busy writing that day.
Samantha R. Peloquin's work has appeared in a few print magazines (Cicada, Eclectic Flash) and a few more online journals (Counterexample Poetics, Heavy Hanks Ink, fourpaperletters, Poem2Day) and is forthcoming in The Stray Branch. She prefers giving away pieces of herself to lying awake at 3 am on a humid night.
Sana Khalesi is a poetess from Iran.
Sandy Benitez is the founder & editor of Menagerie, Flutter, & Flutter Press. She has been published in over 100 print and online journals since 2006. Sandy enjoys poetry, thrillers, and the surreal. She's also a Libra...always indecisive.
Sara Fitzpatrick Comito is a poet living in Fort Myers, Florida. Her work has appeared in places like Right Hand Pointing, The Smoking Poet, Leveler and Radioactive Moat. She edits the online journal Orion headless.
Sarah E. Alderman is a poet, writer, and artist. She writes because she reads and reads because she writes. She believes in vicious cycles and full circles. She gets her inspiration from music, books, the world around her and her own sometimes painful, sometimes beautiful life. You can find some of her works in Negative Suck, Danse Macabre, Dead Flowers, Gutter Eloquence, Zygote In My Coffee, Aberration Labyrinth, Shred The Safehouse and Short, Fast, And Deadly.
Sarah Edwards is an experimental photographer/poet living in Montreal, Canada.
Sarah Gamutan has been published in many online publications including Voxpoetica, Carty's Poetry Journal, The Beat, Poet's Haven, Mad Swirl, and Ubscure. She is also excited about a forthcoming publication in Ygdrasil. Sarah Gamutan, 19, is from Philippines.
Sarah Hartman's poetry is her odyssey and the backbone of everything she does. Her poetry is a documentary of her journey through life. Sometimes she uses it to travel back in time. Other times she tries to imagine becoming someone else or someone greater than herself. Her poetry is her lifeblood: When the ink runs dry she begins to decompose. She has been writing poetry for 20 years and will continue to write. Ms. Hartman can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sarah Louise Crewe is from the Port of Liverpool, England and says: I've been previously published in Erbacce, Sunfish and Smoke, and on 3:AM and Ink, Sweat and Tears.
Sarah Lucille Marchant is a Missouri resident and university student, studying journalism, literature, and public relations. She is a contributing poet at the Flaneur art blog, a slush reader at Every Day Poets, and has had her writing published several places online and in print, including Metazen, Burning Word, and Straylight.
Séamas Carraher was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1956. He lives on the Ballyogan estate, in south County Dublin, at present. Recent publications include poems in Bone Orchard Poetry, Istanbul Literary Review and Pemmican. Previouslyhis work has been published in Left Curve (No. 13, 14 & 20), Compages, Poetry Ireland Review, & the Anthology of Irish Poetry.
Sean Butner was born and raised in the desert of Eastern Washington. He currently lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin with his wife and son.
Sean Pravica is a journalist and photographer living in Southern California. His photography at the Saloon can be seen here: http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Sean%20Pravica
Sergio A. Ortiz is a retired educator, poet, and photographer. He has a B.A. in English literature, and a M.A. in philosophy. Flutter Press released his debut chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk, in October of 2009. Ronin Press released his second chapbook, topography of a desire, in May of 2010. Avantacular Press released his first photographic chapbook: The Sugarcane Harvest, May 2010. He was recently published, or is forthcoming in: Carcinogenic Poetry, Perceptions Magazine of the Arts 2010, BorderSenses, Offcourse Literary Journal, and The Monongahela Review.
Seth Jani is a poet from the Northeastern United States. He is the founder and editor of Seven CirclePress (www.sevencirclepress.com) and EarthSpeak Magazine (www.earthspeakmagazine.com). He has spent the last six years working, writing and wandering in places as varied as the Mojave Desert, Seattle and the Croatian city of Split on the Adriatic sea. His work has appeared in Heroin Love Song, Shoots & Vines, Asphodel Madness, The Foundling Review, Writers' Bloc (Rutgers), Chantarelle’s Notebook, Thick With Conviction, Phantom Kangaroo and Subliminal Interiors amongst others. More of his work can be viewed at www.sethjani.com.
Sez A lives in Montreal for now. Her world comes alive in a little red notebook that never leaves her side. A very recent chapbook was published by Fowlpox Press. Her tumblr: http://astarvingpoet.tumblr.com/
Shannon Cassady is currently enrolled at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shannon is a dreamer: her life goals include getting her MFA at UNC Chapel Hill for lyricism and narrative writing, compiling and publishing an autobiography, and creating an organization for children to help them tell tell their stories. Humor is something that she greatly appreciates; she is a sucker for JD Salinger- especially his masterpiece: character Holden Caufield. A fan of making words up, Shannon seeks to writing to truly express herself and to "tell her story". Like any young adult, she struggles with an addiction to Facebook- but doctors say this soon shall pass. Shannon has forthcoming features in Used Gravitrons and The Vapid Kitten.
Shannon Peil lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado. He gets rejected some times, published others, and thinks that is fine. His work has appeared in a dozen online publications and a few in print, but more notably he edits for people who actually know what they are doing at http://amphibi.us/. He gets referred to as Ms. more often than not in e-mails.
Shelby Stephenson's Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize, Allen Grossman, judge.
Sheldon Lee Compton's work has appeared most recently in Eclectic Flash, Necessary Fiction and BLIP Magazine. He survives in Kentucky and can also be found writing and pecking around in a Bent Country.
Shenan Prestwich is a Washington, D.C.-area poet who was been writing for the past decade or so. She received her B.A. from James Madison University, and her M.A. in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from Johns Hopkins University. Her poems have appeared in publications such PigeonBike, Lines + Stars ,Dr. Hurley's Snake Oil Cure, Dirtflask, Orion headless, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Additionally, she edits Magic Lantern Review, an online journal of poetry, film, and film writing.
A poet at heart, Shyam Sunder Sharma took premature retirement after an illustrious career as an Infantry officer in the Indian Army. Widely traveled, with a childhood in Nigeria and then going on to serve in the Army all over India and in the UN mission in Somalia, Shyam is also a battle wounded & Presidential award winner for conspicuous gallantry. He holds a Masters degree in English Literature, a MBA diploma in Human Resources Management and a Honours degree in English Literature. He has been writing poetry since childhood and prefers the blank verse with occasional experiments in Haiku. He writes extensively on Scribd where he has over 1,50,000 reads. Some of his poems have been published in various anthologies worldwide. 46 years old, a single parent, he resides in Delhi with his daughters and dog. His passions are poetry and literature. An avid birdwatcher, nature lover and dreamer, he intends to release his own poetry book shortly.
SK Iyer blogs from India on http://undulations.weebly.com/
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 an Science University, Shibpur. He has also been a featured poet at World Poetry Reading Series, Canada and Asian American Poetry project, U.S.A. At present he is the managing editor of The Enchanting Verses journal of poetry.
Stephen Barry is a dad and fly fisherman living in the Hudson Valley. He subsidizes these vocations by being a trial lawyer. His work has been published in "The Legendary" and "The Orange Room Review".
Stephen Jarrell Williams has been called "The Poet of Doom," "A Voice in the Wilderness," and "A Minstrel for Love." He was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. His parents are native Texans. He has lived most of his life in California.
Steve Calamars lives in San Antonio, TX. His first collection of short stories, six years of relative happiness, is available from Calliope Nerve Media. His first poetry chapbook, american violence, is available from New Polish Beat. He blogs at http://dirtywordsoncleanliving.blogspot.com/
Steve Prusky is a transplanted Detroiter who now writes, works and lives in Las Vegas. He attended Northern Michigan University and the University of Wisconsin between a stint in the Navy during the Vietnam war. His prose and poetry have appeared in vis a tergo, Foundling Review, Apparatus Magazine and other publications. He posts previously published work with publication credits on his blog at http://sprusky.blog.com/. He is also a photographim. http://camelsaloonpostcards.blogspot.com/search/label/Steve%20Prusky
Steven Gulvezan was born in Detroit and has spent his career as a library director and a journalist. His fiction and poetry have appeared in over twenty different literary publications. He is an avid tennis fan, a prolific reader, a member of the Mystery Writers of America and a film aficionado. He resides in Michigan with his wife, Karen and his dog, Yogi.
Suchoon Mo is a former Korean Army lieutenant and a retired academic living in the semiarid part of Colorado. His poems and music compositions appear in a number of publications.
Tannen Dell is a writer from Tigard, Oregon. He writes poetry and fiction while attempting to learn to paint. He is an editor at Indigo Rising Magazine and spends the majority of his time reading, writing and editing submissions.
Tatjana Debeljacki writes poetry, short stories, stories and haiku. She is a Member of Association of Writers of Serbia -UKS since 2004. She is Haiku Society of Serbia- Deputy editor of Diogen. She also is the editor of the magazine Poeta. She has four books of poetry published. Email/Websites/Blogs Debeljacki & follow her on Twitter.
Tom Hatch paid his dues in the SoHo art scene way back when. He was awarded two NEA grants for sculpture back then. And taught at various colleges and universities in the NYC metro area in art (including Princeton and U of Penn. in Philly). He feels like a regular at The Camel Saloon and BoySlut. He has published at The Mind[less] Muse, Jellyfish Whispers, Napalm and Novocain and Dead Snakes among others. He lives in CT with a few farms up and down the road works in Manhattan. His train ride to and from NYC is his solace, study and den where it all begins and ends.
Townsend Walker is a writer living in San Francisco. During a career in finance he published three books: foreign exchange, derivatives, and portfolio management. His stories have been published in over fifty literary journals and included in five anthologies and two were nominated for the PEN/O.Henry Award. Four stories were performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood. His collection "A Little Love, A Little Shove" is forthcoming from Shelfstealers Press in early 2013. The website is http://www.townsendwalker.com/.
Travis Campbell is a 20 year old undergraduate student at Ball State University. In his free time he enjoys listening to coyotes cry in the field behind his home.
Tyler Bigney was born in 1984. His short stories, travelogues and poetry has appeared in Poetry New Zealand, Maverick, Underground Voices, and Iodine, among others.
Victor Enns writes from Manitoba, Canada.
Vinodkumar Edachery is Associate Professor at RSM SNDP Yogam College, Koyilandy, Kerala. He has published three collections of his poetry- ALARM, ECLIPSE and FROGS IN THE WELL, as well as poems online and in journals of India, UK, US, and South Africa. E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanda Morrow Clevenger lives in Hettick, IL. Her debut book This Same Small Town in Each of Us released in fall of 2011. She recently received her 200th publishing credit in 77 print and electronic markets, and is currently editing two poetry manuscripts. She apologizes for the boring bio.
Wibke Sander was born in Düsseldorf and brought up in England. As well as writing poetry she is a passionate traveller.
William Cullen, Jr. has had his poems published in a number of journals over the years including Asahi/International Herald Tribune, Boston Literary Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Farming Magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal, Home Planet News, Mainichi Daily News, Modern Haiku and Plainsong. Bill works at a non-profit in Brooklyn, New York. He's married and has two college-age sons. He was nominated for a Pushcart prize for a poem that appeared in the journal Magnapoets in 2010.
Z.M. Weiss says: My poems have appeared in Great Poems of the Western World, Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans, A Celebration of Poets, Youth Erotic Press, and Theater in Asylum Magazine. I live in Houston, TX, where I am a full time student and a full time bank teller and in the process of obtaining my Bachelor's in Business Communications and Master's of Business Administration.
Zach Fishel is a recent Pushcart Nominee and currently is working on an M.A. at the Univ. of Toledo in Literature. He has had work appear in Horrorsleazeandtrash, Earthspeak, Mad Swirl, The Legendary, Yes Poetry, Fourpaperletters, Magic Cat Press, Literary Lunchroom, A Few Lines Magazine, Nickel Beer Poetry Night, The Montucky Review, The Driftwood Review, Gloom Cupboard, and many others. He is a fan of IPA's and if you buy him some he will go home with you, and maybe even cook you breakfast in the morning.
Zaina Anwar is a painter and a poet based in Islamabad, Pakistan.