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Contributor Bios

2013 All India Festival Contributors are:

Poetry by:
A.V. Koshy
Anna Maria
Madhumita Ghosh
Nalini Srivastava
Narendra Kumar Arya
Neelam Saxena Chandra
Panchajanya Banerjee
Rajeev Kumar Kunapra
Reena Prasad
Sangeeta Suneja
Shyam Sunder Sharma
SK Iyer
Vinodkumar Edachery

Photography by:
Emil Varghese Abraham
Madhumita Ghosh
Nalini Srivastava
Nikita Saxena
Reena Prasad
Ruhani Suneja
Shyam Sunder Sharma

Artwork by:
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 and is currently recording his debut solo CD, "Second Hand Man".  He is also a photographim.

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 and in the Gallery

Abdulrehman Minhas says: I'm a fourth year university student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. I have been writing short-stories and poems for the past two years or so. My short stories and poems have been published recently in a local zine 'Continuist' which is an imprint of my university. As of recently I have also been published in the 'Puritan' magazine, 'Existere' magazine which is a publication for York University, my poetry has also been featured on Random Access Poetics E-zine, as well as in  the poetry collection of 'Stars in our hearts' . I also have a host of short stories and poems on my scribd account at

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

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 ( 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.

Alfonso Colasuonno is a Brooklyn-based writer of poetry and short fiction. He earned his BA in Creative Writing from Beloit College. His work has been featured in Citizens for Decent Literature, Dead Snakes, Gutter Eloquence, Horror Sleaze Trash, Quail Bell Magazine, and Yellow Mama. He is a writer, actor, activist, and creator of, a website that seeks to help democratize the field of creative writing.

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—

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,; 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.

Amal Younis is currently enrolled at Concordia University St.Paul, where she is an English major with an emphasis in journalism. Her life goals include getting her law degree from the University of Chicago, and possibly pursuing a secondary career in journalism sometime in the near future.

Amelia-Rose Tighe is 17 and currently sitting her a levels in North Yorkshire, England,

Amit Parmessur.  Amit Parmessur’s poetry has appeared in several literary magazines, including Ann Arbor Review, Salt, Black-Listed Magazine, Kalkion and Red Fez. He is nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Web. Hailing from Mauritius, with Indian roots, he currently edits The Rainbow Journal and also writes in Creole. Sometimes he just wants to give it up all and become a billionaire.

Amy Ekins is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, a project manager for a publishing company, and is finishing up her MRes in Creative Writing at Northumbria University - for which she was awarded their fee-waiver scholarship. She tweets at @AmyEWrites.

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?)

Anastasia Placido has recently graduated with a BFA in theatre and is ready to jump into the real world of acting. She enjoys drawing with sidewalk chalk, dancing with friends, and singing terrible karaoke.

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.

Andrea DeAngelis is at times a poet, writer, shutterbug and musician living in New York City. Andrea sings and plays guitar in the indie rock band MAKAR (, they are in the midst of recording their 3rd album Fancy Hercules. Her writing has recently appeared in Tin House and Salome Magazine.

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,, 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:

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).

A vocational alchemist, Antoinette McCormick is slaving over her latest transmutation, through which she hopes to lift herself from the depths of drudgery as a handmaiden of Western medicine to the dizzying heights of online academia as a Creative Writing instructor.  Recent publication credits include The Vermont Literary Review and Mad Scientist Journal.

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  and Samples of Avery's work appear in Dew On The Kudzu and with Pill Hill Press.  Avery is also a photographer.

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs) and hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (24+ years/118+ issues), poetry’s homes include Lilliput Review, The Stray Branch, Verse Wisconsin, Shamrock, Kind of a Hurricane, Shemom, has earned cherished awards and participated in worthy anthologies - poetry ensembles include Concentric Penumbra’s of the Heart and Tumbleweeds Still Tumbling, and, in 2013, released an anthology The Poet’s of Bear Creek - beloved wife/poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, and! (translates as joie de vivre)

Ayeni Tolulope is an aspiring Nigerian writer who writes because he derives pleasure from it. He is 24 years of age.

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. (

B. Joseph Biesek is an emerging poet with work recently at Tumblr, Runaway Parade, Rogue Art Research & Writing Journal, Eskimo Pie, BLANK, Carcinogenic Poetry, Art Bomb NYC, Dead Beats, Strong Verse, Dead Snakes and others. He resides in San Luis Obispo, CA and seeks glory, not fame.

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

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

Ben Nardolilli says: I am a twenty four year old writer currently living in Arlington, Virginia. My work has appeared in Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, One Ghana One Voice, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, Poems Niederngasse, Gold Dust, Scythe, Anemone Sidecar, The Delmarva Review, Underground Voices Magazine, SoMa Literary Review, Gloom Cupboard, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, Black Words on White Paper, Cantaraville, and Mad Swirl. In addition I was the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU and maintain a blog at

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

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 His work is published or forthcoming in the Rusty Nail, Eunoia Review, and Apiary. Currently, he blogs about the crumbling existence of taboo at 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.

Bette Hileman is an independent writer and photographer who lives in Jeffersonton, Virginia. She retired in 2008 from a career writing articles about the environment for Chemical & Engineering News. Currently, she is working on a novel and is a member of Old Rag Photography & Gallery in Sperryville, Virginia. She has published poems on vox poetica and edited eight romance novels by Caryn Moya Block that became best sellers on Amazon.

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.

Binu Pathippallil Mathew is an Indian citizen lecturing in English for the college of technology at Al Musanna in Oman.

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 ( Her fairy-tale play, Sasha and the Tree of Sorrows, was produced in March 2011. 

Brandon S. Roy is the editor of the Panulaan Review.  He has been published extensively over the years.He doesn't really like talking about himself.

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 Anderson says:  My fiction has appeared in 10Flash Quarterly and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and will appear in Apocrypha & Abstractions and the upcoming Suction Cup Dreams anthology. I live in Adelaide, South Australia, with my husband and two children. Our state is one big desert, except for the part that grows award-winning wines. 

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

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.

Brittany Zedalis says:  I am 21, married and studying to be an elementary teacher in South Carolina. I write poetry, crochet and do photography in my spare time. I have had other published works featured in Leaves of Ink and Verse Land Poetry Magazine. I blog at

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

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

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.

Carly Berg's stories appear in a couple dozen zines and anthologies, includingfont-style: italic;">PANK, The Molotov Cocktail and Scissors and Spackle When she gets mad at people, she wonders if she would or would not push them into a fire. She usually settles for a small burn of some type.

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

Carmen Taggart writes and photographs when the muses speak from the mountains of Pennsylvania. More of her ramblings and musings can be found at
Her photographs at the Saloon can be seen at the Gallery: and on the Postcards page:

Born of a union between an artist (ethnicity 2c) and a scientist (ethnicity 5b), Carol Shillibeer believes in fertile connections. Multiple ways of thinking, of hearing the world speak: adenosine tri-phosphate is a fundamental life metaphor. Her poetry and/or images and/or sound files have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals. You can find her at

Catfish McDaris blogs at

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:

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.

Catherine Weiss lives and writes in Northampton, MA.  Her website can be viewed at

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 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 

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:

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, 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.

Chris Dabnor is a writer and part time literature student, currently living in Cannock, in the United Kingdom, where he works as a software support analyst. His previous short stories have been featured in such magazines as Astonishing Adventures, Twisted Tongue and White Chimney, and cover a range of subjects between Victorian time travelling dinosaurs, film noir ghosts and the psychopathically insecure. He is currently working on his second novel. Any hint of sombre fatalism in his stories is most likely attributed to his being an avid Wolverhampton Wanderers fan.  More of his work can be found at, where you can also help him in his attempt to take over the world.

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.
Christine Tsen is a cellist and chamber musician performing throughout New England. She attended Eastman School and the New England Conservatory of Music. She is a published musician and poet. Her poems are or will be in THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Bark, The Weekenders Magazine and Eunoia Review among others. In her experience so much of poetry feels like music, and music like poetry ~ and to her one lights up the other! More:

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,, 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.

Colin Beardshall says:  My home is England, the place I've always lived throughout my 61 years on the planet.  I haven't moved from the town I was born in, though I have travelled a little, all over the UK and last year to the USA.   I have a degree in English Studies (B.A.Hons) 2:1 and a degree in Post Compulsory Education and Training.  I am interested in music, art, writing, nature and photography.

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.

Cory Adamson is a student at Lincoln University and lives in Jefferson city Missouri.

Craig Kurtz lives at Twin Oaks Intentional Community where he writes poetry while simultaneously handcrafting hammocks. Recent work has appeared in Bird’s Thumb, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, BlazeVOX, Drunk Monkeys, The Recusant, Squawk Back and Tower Journal.

Craig Eldon Reishus lives south of Munich north of the Alps and is an anti-nuclear activist, anti-night club piano player, and all-around pro webGuy. He has translated a number of books and films and originates from Arkansas, Minnesota and Maine.

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.

Craig Shay most recently has had poems published in Skidrow Penthouse and The American Dissident.
Samples of his writing can be found at

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:

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

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 Patrick Roche is a writer, political organizer, and beer and whiskey enthusiast living in Northern California. He prefers his beer to be like his best writing--dark, strong, bold and a product of Northern California

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

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.
Danny Johnson.  Former United States Air Force Viet Nam veteran and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, Danny Johnson, is a writer of Southern based Literary/Commercial fiction. His story collection “Harry and Bo and Other Stories from a Rambling Mind” was published through Milspeak Books. Praise for the Harry and Bo collection included: Not since Breece D’J Pancake has a writer the likes of Danny Johnson emerged from the South with all the glory and hell of life attached and intact in his fiction. Add a measure of Tim O’Brien’s stylization of military life and you still have only a glimmer of the storytelling you’ll love in the Harry and Bo collection. Johnson’s longer fiction typically addresses social issues in the South during the period of the 50’s and 60’s, but in a form that includes great story telling. Mr. Johnson currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.

Danny P. Barbare has recently appeared in Pink Eye Lemonade, Pancakes in Heaven, Scarlet Pooh, and Contemporary Literary Review: India.

Dario Jimenez grew up in South America, and his poetic roots are somehow tied to the literary traditions of South America. A mixed combination of elements feed his poetic expression as he is a Sociology graduated with vast experience in Computer Information Systems Development.

Darla Mottram says:  I am a full-time student at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, Oregon as well as a part-time barista at Starbucks. More importantly, I am a poetry-eater.

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 Chorlton was born in Austria, grew up in Manchester, England, and went to live for several years in Vienna before moving to Phoenix in1978. Arizona’s landscapes and wildlife have become increasingly important to him and a significant part of his poetry. His most recent collection is The Devil’s Sonata from FutureCycle Press. The shadow side of Vienna provides the core of The Taste of Fog, a work of fiction published by Rain Mountain Press.

David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there on an island in a large lake called Mälaren, very near to Stockholm, with woman, cats, kittens, and a couple of dogs. He has a BA in History from Balliol, Oxford, and an MA in philosophy, taken much later and much more seriously studied for, from Stockholm. Up to date details of many zine publications and several available books and chapbooks, including three print full lengths, a few print chapbooks, and a free electronic chapbook, are at his blog at

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 R. Miller says:   I am currently seeking a publisher for my first novel ‘Ever Diminishing Circles’ which was completed last year and is currently available on I previously wrote an almost weekly column for an Australian football fanzine, and I have written a number of short stories and poems which I am now submitting to various websites and magazines. I have also played in a number of bands over the years in which I have been the principal songwriter.

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 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.

De Jackson wanted to be a PoetPiratePrincess when she grew up, but is slowly settling into the role of mom/freelance writer. She pens advertising copy, runs gleefully with scissors and plays well with poems…when she can coax her mermaid muse onto dry land. She lives in Las Vegas, but writes best along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Still, she manages to scribble something daily at

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.

Denise R. Weuve’s work has recently appeared in Bop Dead City, Curio Poetry, Gutter Eloquence, Red River Review, and San Pedro River Review.  She teaches English and Creative Writing on the other side of the pond in California.  Her collection of paper cuts, and other damage can be found at

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:

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’s first full-length collection of poetry, Images of Being, ( publishing) was released October 2011. She is the recipient of the 2013 A.E. Ventures Foundation Grant for poetry and is Poet in Residence at the Ryerss Museum and Library. Her work has been published widely in the small and electronic press. Diane has performed her poetry at venues along the east coast of the United States. Further information about her is available at

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,, 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

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,

Elisabeth O'Neill says:  I am an undergraduate student in the second year of a Creative Writing degree course, currently studying and residing in Derby.

Elisabeth Smith Wood is a former style columnist and fashion copywriter. She now writes poetry, fiction, and spouts off in the occasional personal essay. Her poems have been featured in Four and Twenty Poetry and The Nexxuss.

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.”

Ella Barstowe says:  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in gender studies from the University of Southern California, where I also studied creative writing. I am currently living in Seattle and applying to MFA programs in poetry. Two of my poems are forthcoming in Wild Orphan.

Emma Eden Ramos is a writer from New York City. Her work has appeared in BlazeVOX, The Citron Review, The Legendary, Down in the Dirt Magazine, and WritingRaw. She has work forthcoming in Yellow Mama.

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.

Erik Moshe is an aspiring poet, lyricist and storyteller from South Florida. His work has been published in Gloom Cupboard, the Broward College Pan'Ku Literary Magazine, Spirit of the Stairway, Clutching at Straws, mad swirl, and he has a poem forthcoming in the May issue of the Poetry.Pacific literary e-zine. He currently resides in the citadel deserts of Tucson, Arizona.

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:

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 HatBateau, 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

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 (

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:  He is also a photographim.

As a poet, George Korolog doesn’t feel for us as an emotional surrogate, but rather feels alongside us, offering companionship for the journey to make it more bearable, more beautiful or even more terrifying. He has had his work published in numerous print and online journals such as Forge, Punchnels, Poets&Artists, Red River Review, Poetry Quarterly, Connotation Press, Naugatuck River Review, Willows Wept Review, Corvus, Contemporary Haibun, Stone Highway Review, Riverbabble, Blue Fifth, Grey Sparrow Journal, Blue Lake Review, The Centrifugal Eye and many others.  His poem, “From tending sheep to confusion on the Amtrak 10:50” won second prize ($1,000) in the prestigious 2011 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest.  He was a runner up in the 2012 in the Contemporary American Poetry Prize for his poem, “Soul Stone. He is an active member of The Stanford Writers Studio and is presently compiling his first book, Raw String.

Georgia Alyce O’Boyle is a professional dog trainer (and wanna-be writer) living in Central Florida with a Border Collie, two horses, assorted chickens, two ducks, a goose, and several fish who have seen better days. Oh, and a husband. (Sorry, no camels. Yet.)

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:  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: 

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

Heather Brager writes and draws pictures. She is a critically acclaimed juggler of calamity, an accomplished procrastinator and shuffler of idioms. She currently resides in New England and prefers the precipice of where the Atlantic meets the sand to the miniature closet disguised as an office where she spends most of her time.  Some of her work can be found in such places as ETC with the Journal of Semantics, Deep Tissue Magazine, Red Fez, Microw (Full of Crow), Triggerfish Critical Review, The Montucky Review, A Handful of Stones, Mad Swirl, Three Line Poetry, Rufous Salon, SPIRACLE, Unlikely Stories and Heroin Love Stories.      

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:

Herb Guggenheim was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received his MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His poems and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies including the Beloit Poetry Journal, Cabin Fever, Dialogue, District Lines, Eunoia (forthcoming), the Federal Poet, the Florida Review, Gargoyle, the G.W. Review, the Haiku Journal, the Home Planet News, Kalkion, the Main Street Rag (forthcoming), The Mill, New Collage, Phoebe, Salome, Schlock (forthcoming), and the Washington Review. His book Sunset at the Hotel Mira Mar: New and Selected Poems was published by Infinity in 2011.

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, IslandSoutherly,& 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 

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 (

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, &

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 or visit his blog at 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.

Jamie Gersh is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in creative writing and Japanese language. She was raised in Hattiesburg, MS. She has been previously published by Lung Poetry and Gutter Eloquence Magazine.  She is also a photographer:

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.

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,, 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.

Jay Coral thinks he has nothing better to do when he is playing Facebook Scrabble. He somerimes unscrambles pieces of his creativity at

Jay Sizemore writes poetry and short fiction out of necessity: his attention span is too short to write novels. Blame the internet. His work has appeared in numerous online and print publications. He never Googles himself. Though he has found a day job to be the enemy of imagination, poverty is the cruelest of muses. Born and raised in rural Kentucky, he now resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and three cats. 

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 He can be found online at and as well as his blog for his novel,

Jennifer A. McGowan is a disabled poet living in Oxford, England.  Her second chapbook appears later this year from Finishing Line Press.  She is a second-generation academic and a third-generation sweet tooth.  Her website is

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 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. (

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:

Jillian Briglia is a high school writer from Portland, Oregon.

Jim Ethridge says: I'm a seventy-year-old man who has lived a good life with a good family and a strong believe in the grace of God.  I enjoy time on my land outside of Crescent, Oklahoma and hanging out with my dog, Nikki.  I write because my daughter tells me I have stories that need to be shared.  I scribble them and she corrects the spelling. 

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.

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 (

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net.  Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013.  Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has three e-book titles.

Joanna M. Weston has two cats, multiple spiders, a herd of deer, and two derelict hen-houses. Her middle-reader, ‘Those Blue Shoes', published by Clarity House Press; and poetry, ‘A Summer Father’, published by Frontenac House of Calgary. Her eBook, ‘The Willow Tree Girl’ at  her blog

Joe Milford is the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show ( and the co-editor of Scythe Literary Journal ( His first book was published by BlazeVox press in 2010. He is a full-time professor of English and Creative Writing in Georgia.

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 work has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared in many literary journals. A collection of his poetry, Intunesia, is available in paperback at His recently released experimental lit-rap video is at He’s @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.

John Roth has a penchant for strangeness, which he tries to convey through his writing.  Some of his poems have appeared, or are still forthcoming, in Red Fez, Toasted Cheese, The Eunoia Review, and Dead Snakes, among a few others.  He is very fond of drinking, but hates being drunk.

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.

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.

Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines.  His poetry appeared or will appear in numerous print and online journals includingWindhover (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor), Dark Matter (University of Houston – Downtown), The Lyric, Poetry Quarterly, Liquid Imagination, New Verse News, Pyrokinection, Dead Snakes, Jellyfish Whispers, Mobius and Star*Line. His chapbookPictures of the Floating World is forthcoming from Kind of a Hurricane Press. He is working on his first poetry collection, Multiverse. 

Joplin Rice is a writer currently residing in a small town outside of Lexington, Kentucky.

Jordan Jamison is from Phoenix, Arizona, also known as The Valley of the Spun. He recently began writing poetry and his first accepted piece is awaiting publication in "The Vein" webzine. He believes in counterfeited money and does not like ghosts or ghouls or almost anything that begins with a G.

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.

Joseph Farley edited Axe Factory for 24 years. His books include Suckers, For the Birds, and Longing for the Mother Tongue (March Street Press).

Joseph Feinberg is a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He posts photography to his tumblr at and selfies to his twitter @iroh_tea_time

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.
Julie Kovacs lives in Venice, Florida. Her poetry has been published in Children Churches and Daddies, Because We Write, Illogical Muse, Poems Niederngasse, Aquapolis, The Blotter, Danse Macabre and Cherry Bleeds. She is the author of two poetry books: Silver Moonbeams, and The Emerald Grail. Her website is at

Juliet Wilson is a poet based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

She blogs at Crafty Green Poet (  and edits the online poetry journal Bolts of Silk ( Her poetry pamphlet Unthinkable Skies was recently published by Calder Wood Press (

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.

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

Keenan Schott attended schools. They all gave him good grades. Now he is a cashier at a grocery store. He may be the best cashier the store's got. Keenan Schott is a musician whose many nowhere-near-world-famous bands include Dogbrain, I would die for you. I fucking swear I would., Bong Threat, Dreamsicle, and probably a dozen or so more. Keenan Schott has a drinking problem but he's working on it... honest.

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.

Kevin Ridgeway is a writer currently residing in his native Southern California.  He studied at Goddard College in Vermont, among many others.  Recent and forthcoming work can be found in Underground Voices, The Orange Room Review, Haggard & Halloo, Breadcrumb Scabs, Carcinogenic Poetry and Gloom Cupboard.  Mr. Ridgeway lives in a shady bungalow with his girlfriend and their one-eyed cat. 

Kim Farleigh, having a taste for the exotic, has worked for aid agencies in three conflicts: Kosovo, Iraq and Palestine.  He may never recover.  His stories have appeared, or are going to appear, in Whiskey Island, Southerly, Island, Haggard & Halloo, Mudjob, Sleet, Feathertale, Write From Wrong, Negative Sucks and The Red Fez.   

Kimberly Wilson is an African American woman writer of poetry, short stories and one novel (thus far) from San Antonio.

Kindra McDonald graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College and received her MFA in poetry from Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches Introduction to Poetry at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA and is cofounder and editor of Copaiba Press. Her work has appeared in various journals to include Portfolio Weekly, The Quotable, New Fraktur Art Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review and the anthologies The Nearest Poem and Barbie in a Blender.

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.

Larry Duncan currently lives in Long Beach, CA. Where he writes, drinks, and wakes up at an ungodly hour to go to work everyday. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various print and online publications, including the Mas Tequila Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Citizens for Decent Literature, the Muddy River Poetry Review, Mused, and the Fat City Review.

Larry Ziman is the publisher and chief editor of The Great American Poetry Show, a serial poetry anthology open year-round to unlimited submissions of poems in English. The Show's website is at, and Larry can be reached by email at

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://

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.

Laura M Kaminski grew up in northern Nigeria, went to school in New Orleans, and currently lives in rural Missouri. She is an Associate Editor at Right Hand Pointing.

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.

Lawrence Gladeview was born in 1983 to two proud and semi-doting parents.  After two middle schools and losing his faith in catholic high school, he graduated from James Madison University, majoring in English and having spent only one night in jail.  He is a Boulder, Colorado poet cohabiting with his fiance Rebecca Barkley.  Lawrence is one of two editors for MediaVirus Magazine, and more than sixty of his poems have been featured, or are forthcoming in various print and online publications.  You can read more of his poetry on his website, Righteous Rightings.

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:

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

Les Merton has twenty books to his credit. He was made a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow for services to Cornish Literature in 2004, his Bardic name is Map Hallow (Son of the  Moors). He is the founder editor of Poetry Cornwall / Bardhonyeth Kernow and is a poet, author, reviewer and publisher.

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 Drago says:  My poetry has been published at: vox poetica, Poets on the Great Recession, and Eunoia Review.   I received a Third Place prize for my poem, "Monongah's Miners,"  in the 2012 Charlotte Wise Memorial Poetry Contest (category 11) from the Poetry Society of Virginia.  Although I enjoy writing poetry and nonfiction with spiritual themes, my bread-and-butter comes from working as a fitness instructor and yoga teacher.

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.

Lisa Zaran is an American poet and the author of six collections including The Blondes Lay Content and the sometimes girl, the latter of which was the focus of a year long translation course in Germany. Other selections from her books have been translated to Bangla, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Serbian, Persian and others. Current work of hers can be found at Kritya, SKOT, deuce coupe, Vazna Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, Flutter and The Concelebratory Shoehorn Review. Founder and editor of Contemporary American Voices, Lisa lives and writes in Arizona.

Loretta Franta is singing from a window in Cicero, Illinois.

Lori Lipsky is a poet living near Madison, Wisconsin. She blogs at Visits and Verse
( Her poetry has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Penwood Review, Red Poppy Review, Bolts of Silk and a Handful of  Stones.

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:( and

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:  He is also a photographim.

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 writing in Boise, Idaho. His work has appeared in publications such as The Cascadia Review, Camas, The Literary Bohemian, Punchnel's, The Red River Review, the FutureCycle Press anthology What Poets See,  and the Western Press Books anthology Manifest West among others.

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.

Manik Sharma is 23 years old from Himachal Pradesh, India.  He is first published here at the Saloon.  He says:  Poetry is not even bigger than small in our country. I'm currently employed with an IT company. I have been writing since I was 11 years old. However it has been more prolific in recent years. I dream of living in times of the Beat Generation.  I found it almost gladding that The Camel Saloon in some way celebrates Jack Kerouac's life.  Jack has touched my writing like no other author in the world.  Ginsberg, O'Hara, Bukowski, Carroll have all been inspirations to me. I plan to soon give up working despite the social conflicts it might raise in my part of the world as employment is a huge issue. I'm not meant to be shackled.

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.

Manasvini Krishna is a law student from India, currently at the University of Oxford. She wrestles with case-law, writes science-fiction and fantasy, tries to pickle feelings, and blogs at Her work was published in Aoife's Kiss, Short, Fast & Deadly, Eunoia Review and others. 

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.

Margaret Beaver's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various online literary magazines. In addition, she has been a featured guest on Vox Poetica's Blog Talk Radio show 15 Minutes of Poetry. Her first chapbook, The Memory Speaks, is available from Victorian Violet Press.She is a student at Georgia State University, where she studies Psychology, with plans of entering Graduate School.  

Margot Longreen is an artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marianne Szlyk is an assistant professor of English at Montgomery College and an associate poetry editor at Potomac Review.  Her poems have appeared online and in print, most recently in Jellyfish Whispers, churches children and daddies, Poetry Pacific, Napalm and Novocain, and Kind of a Hurricane Press' anthology Tic-Toc.  Her blog is at

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 and Misky Cooks at

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.

Mark Lee Webb is the Editor and Publisher of A NARROW FELLOW Journal of Poetry. He recently received nominations for both a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. He was a 2013 Fellow at The Renaissance House Writing Residency on Martha’s Vineyard. His poems have been published in numerous journals, both in the United States and abroad.

Mark Reep is an artist, writer, and editor of the online lit & arts quarterly Ramshackle Review. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including American Art Collector, Endicott Journal, Word Riot, Used Furniture Review, Blue Five Notebook, Criminal Class Review, The Camel Saloon, Ink Sweat & Tears, Prick of the Spindle, Gloom Cupboard, Full of Crow, Moon Milk Review, Smash Cake, A-Minor, Shot Glass Journal, Orion headless, Postcard Stories. His story Blue Pinto appears in Issue 1 of Fictionaut Selects.

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Martha Landman breathes and writes poetry in tropical north Queensland, Australia. Her work has appeared in Every Day Poets, Eunoia Review, The New Verse News, Poetry 24, Nomad's Choir and other journals.

Martin Tomlinson is a teenage poet from the midwest. He has had over ten  poems published in Aphelion Webzine,Scifaikest and Further Star Than These. He has written for Shots in the Night radio show for three years and just became a Teen Outreach coordinator for Nostrovio! Press. 

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).

Born and bred in Texas flatlands, Mary Delle learned to love ferns living in upstate New York.  She lived in Russia during the 1990s starting a dance school.  She has published four poems in Three Line Poetry and four more are forthcoming in Eskimo Pie.  She lives in southern California in a small bungalow with a wonderful man, two tame finches and a small garden she tends.

Mather Schneider is a cab driver in Tucson.

Matthew J. Barbour is a South(west)ern Gothic Speculative Fiction writer living with his wife and three children in Bernalillo, New Mexico. His stories have been published or are forthcoming in AntipodeanSF, Darker Times Fiction, The Devilfish Review, Horror Novel Reviews, MicroHorror, Postcard Shorts,, Stupefying Stories, and Thick Jam. He obtained his B.A. (2002) and M.A. (2010) in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. When he is not writing fiction, Mr. Barbour manages Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico and writes for a number of regional newspapers, including the Red Rocks Reporter and the Sandoval Signpost.

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  He is also a photographim:

Matt Morris has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, for which he’s received five Pushcart nominations.  His first book, Nearing Narcoma, won the 2003 Main Street Rag Poetry Award; Pudding House has published his two chapbooks, Here’s How and Greatest Hits.  He lives on what remains of a farm in West Virginia with his schnauzer Barkley.

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.

Matthew Williams says: I am a Floridian now living in Western New York.  This fall I start my master’s in social work.  My poetry has appeared in Banango Street and Foliate Oak Magazine and is also forthcoming in Eunoia Review.

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,, VAYAVYA, Visceral Uterus and Wild Orphan.

Maxwell Baumbach is a poet from Elmhurst, IL. His work has appeared in a number of publications. He is the author of the chapbooks "Suburban Rhythm" (Scars Publications, 2010) and "You're Welcome"  (Alternating Current Press, forthcoming in 2011). In his spare time, he watches unhealthy amounts of Sports Center and engages himself in menial tasks.

McKenzie Langford is a reader, a writer, and a fledgling optimist. Some influences include: Tom Robbins, Richard Brautigan, rock-n-roll, Arthur Rimbaud, James Merrill, nostalgia, science fiction, the South, dream debris, hearty meals, and probably other stuff. She has a runt puppy named Sycamore, her trusty companion in regular backyard and neighborhood adventures. m.l. raygun follows the doctrine propounded by the Church of the Eternal Belly Laugh. Keep up with her at

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:  Her blog:

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.

Melissa Dickson is the author of Cameo and Sweet Aegis, Medusa Poems. Her poems have recently appeared in Shenandoah, North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, Cumberland River Review, Fickle Muses, and Literary Mama. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in poetry from Converse College.

Mercedes Webb-Pullman: IIML Victoria University Wellington New Zealand MA in Creative Writing 2011. Published in: Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge, poetryrepairs, Connotations, The Red Room, and books Numeralla Dreaming, After the Danse, Food 4 Thought, Looking for Kerouac, Ono and Bravo Charlie Foxtrot.

Michael Plesset has published poetry, flash fiction, short stories, non-fiction, and wrote material for a stand-up comedian. He did graduate work in mathematics and philosophy, and also attended seminary at one time. He worked in high technology and teaches English to Chinese students.

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 Fitzgerald-Clarke resides in tropical Townsville, Australia.  If he could have one wish, he would give that wish away.

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

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. 

Michael Mark is a hospice volunteer and long distance walker – his latest journey was the Camino De Santiago. His poetry has appeared in Angle Journal, Empty Mirror, Everyday Poets, Forge Journal, OutsideIn Magazine, Petrichor Review, Scapegoat Journal, Red Booth Review,  Word Soup End Hunger, Wayfarer and other nice places. He thanks you for looking at his profile, though this isn’t him.

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

Michelle Villanueva is a student pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She is obsessed with barbecue grilling, and, if it is anywhere from 10 to 110 degrees outside, she can usually be found outdoors doing just that.  Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Foothill Poetry Journal, Floodwall Magazine, and other print and online publications.

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

Mike Berger is an MFA,  He is retired and writes poetry and short stories full time He has been writing poetry for less than two years. His work appear in seventy-one journals. He has published two books of short stories and five poetry chapbooks, He is a member of The Academy of American Poets.

Mike Foldes lives in upstate new york. he is a sales engineer and in his spare time edits and publishes an on-line zine,, 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 and 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.

Miranda Stone began writing fiction and poetry as a child. She figured she was onto something when a relative asked why all her stories were so sad. Employing a minimalist writing style, her work is strongly influenced by the setting and culture of the Appalachian Mountains. Her short story No One Is Invisible was featured in the fourth issue of the literary journal Parable Press, and The Confession will be included in the upcoming Southern Gothic Anthology by New Lit Salon Press. She lives in Virginia and blogs about writing, the mountains, and life in general at 

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 ( in 2010, she won the Santa Fe Mayor's award for Excellence in the Arts.

Mirvan Ereon is from the Philippines.

Mitchell Garrard is from Seattle, WA. His work has appeared in "experiential-experimental-literature" and is forthcoming in "Futures Trading."

Morgen Streur raps in New York, St. Louis and Atlanta. He blogs at

He is also a photographim:

Nalini Priyadarshni is a poet, writer, editor and amateur photographer. Her work has appeared at Up the Staircase Weekly, eFiction India, Mad Swirl, Crescent Magazine, The Riveter Review, Writes & Lovers Café, The Gambler, CUIB-NEST-NIDO, and The Open Road Review besides numerous anthologies including I Am Woman, Awakening of She, Art of Being Human etc. Her forthcoming publications include Maelstrom Journal.

Nancy Woo is an emerging poet in Long Beach, CA who has a degree in sociology from UC Santa Cruz. She has been writing poems since she was 8 years old but is only recently out of denial that she does in fact write poems. She is also an independent writing and editing professional, a community organizer and a budding entrepreneur.

Nate Wilkerson lives in Portland, Oregon where he is sad about no longer being a kid.  He is an assistant editor for M Review, likes words that rhyme, and one day hopes to find a dinosaur bone.  He has poems and stories elsewhere on the interwebs - some of which can be found here:

Nathan Ventura, 23, is usually living in Boston saving every penny he manages to make washing dishes. While in the city he enjoys rooftops, making poor loon calls while riding his bicycle with no hands, and stealing rowboats from marinas. He often finds himself in a small room in the basement of an overcrowded house recording music or scribbling away jotting down recollections, obsessive love letters and other jargon. It is not unusual for him to disappear for extended periods of time, isolating himself in deserts and mountains. He has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2178 miles from Georgia to Maine) as well as the Pacific Crest Trail (2,665 miles from Mexico to Canada) As far as his writing goes, he is so-far unpublished in print due to a serious lack effort and motivation. 

Ned Holmes was born amongst the coalfields of northern late-sixties England, and has been a transient every since. Moving at an early age to southern England, his childhood was spent either being an archetypical scallywag, or fearlessly exploring worlds and fantasies borrowed weekly from the much visited depths of public libraries, which by the time he was of school leaving age, had taught him more than all his years in education. Armed with that self-taught knowledge, he then went traveling, never settling for long in any of the employments or places his aimless wanderings took him, but he never left his poetical aspirations behind, and it has recently been heard said that he is currently residing amongst seagulls and shipwrecks, reflecting on self, and scribbling poetry when tides allow.

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

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, a poet from New Jersey, has published more than 1,000 poems in print and online journal, anthologies and chapbooks throughout the world.  His first full-length collection, Parallels:  Selected Ekphrastic Poetry, 2009-2012, consists of 210 of his previously published works.

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, three bicycling and nature poems in a bicycling storytelling journal at 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.

Nicole Yurcaba is a part-time adjunct English instructor, part-time farm hand, and full-time poet. Her poetry, short stories, and photography giving life to the Appalachian heritage have been featured in print and online journals such as Rolling Thunder Quarterly, Decompression, Philomathean, Outrageous Fortune, Bluestone Review, Floyd County Moonshine, Referential Magazine, VoxPoetica, The Literary Underground, and a slew of others.

Norma Jean Demaggio is a full time writer and mother.

Olivia Chapman says:  I’m an Art History PhD graduate originally from England, now married and teaching humanities in Los Angeles. Poetry is my passion. I love the challenge of saying the unsayable. I love pure language and messed up language, and playing with textures and sounds. I love accessible poetry with substance. Charles Simic is my hero.

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

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...

Pamela Hill lives in Florida where she enjoys watching thunderstorms, getting lost in fog, listening to doves, and writing flash fiction and poems. Her work can be found in Ping Pong Poetry Journal, Thrush Poetry Journal, Copperfield Review, and other journals.  Her work is also scheduled to appear in Counterexample Poetics in September.

Panos Panagiotopoulos is a Greek writer whose themes range from erotica to social criticism, all dressed with free verse, text which is meant to be spoken, verses of cynical flavor but little cynicism.  His poems have also been published in Carcinogenic Poetry, Eviscerator Heaven, SpokenWar, Orion headless, Gloom Cupboard and amphibi-us. He resides in Athens, Greece, and is passionate about writing and his son.

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

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 and can be ordered there. My blog is   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.

Patrick Longe has been writing poetry since 1987 and most recently published in Laughing Dog, lines+stars, The Screech Owl, Dead Snakes and upcoming in Penny Ante Feud and lightning'd press. Before moving to Tampa in 2000 to be near children he had always lived in Detroit area. A journalism graduate of Wayne State University he works in marketing is an active photojournalist.

Pattie Flint is an uprooted Seattle native toughing it out in New England and spends her days as an editor at Medusa's Laugh Press specializing in hand-bound books. She has been published in InkSpeak, HESA Inprint, Hippocampus and TAB, amongst others. She is currently working on her MFA at Cedar Crest College.

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.

Paul Vincent Andrews currently works in the Biomedical Engineering Department of Wayne State University after a long stint as manager of Wayne State University’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. He does not have a Ph.D. He has also worked as a dishwasher, pizza maker, and tree climber. His poems are often not as well received as his interesting face. He has recently been published in Short, Fast, and Deadly; Asphodel Madness, and Clutching a Straws.

Pete Pazmino is a graduate of the MA in Writing (fiction) program at Johns Hopkins University. He also attended the 2008 writer’s conference at Sewanee. His work has previously been published in Monkeybicycle, JMWW, Menda City Review, A Cappella Zoo, You Must Be This Tall to Ride, and elsewhere, and he has fiction forthcoming in /One/ and The Meadowland Review. He was a finalist in the Iowa Review’s 2006 fiction competition, the Black Warrior Review’s 2007 fiction competition, and he received editor nominations for the storySouth Million Writers Award in both 2009 and 2010. He blogs, occasionally, at

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.

Peter Richter is the founder and editor of The Broad Set Writing Collective. His poetry can be found in The Incongruous Quarterly, decomP & THE2NDHAND. He is currently using his paycheck as a coaster where it has more worth to him.

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 Collard germinated in Houston, sprouted at Smith College, and has come to fully bloom in Seattle. She loves old books, old typewriters, old cameras, and old men.

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.

R. Martin Basden, is an Albright Poet who lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his bride of fifty-one years, Kay.  A graduate engineer of Virginia Tech, this father and grandfather is a life-long singer, master gardener, and has retired from business ownership, engineering, and real estate.  His poems have been published at Vox Poetica, Moondance, and The Tidewater Review.

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:

Rachel Lauren is seventeen in December 2012 and holds a passion for surfing.

Rachel Marsom-Richmond says:  I graduated with my M.A. from Northern Arizona University in May of 2009, and I graduated with my M.F.A. from Georgia College & State University this May.  My poems have appeared in Three Line Poetry and The Bijou Poetry Review. 

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:

Ralph Monday is an Associate Professor of English at Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN., where he teaches composition, literature, and creative writing courses. In fall 2013 he had poems published in The New Plains Review, New Liberties Review, Fiction Week Literary Review, and was represented as the featured poet with 12 poems in the December issue of Poetry Repairs. In winter 2014 he had poems published in Dead Snakes. Summer 2014 will see a poem in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology of Best Present Day Poems. His work has appeared in publications such as The Phoenix, Bitter Creek Review, Impressions, Kookamonga Square, Deep Waters, Jacket Magazine, The New Plains Review, New Liberties Review, Crack the Spine, Dead Snakes and Poetry Repairs.

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.

Randall Johnson says: I'm an ice cream man in Oakdale, Minnesota. The ice cream season is short; the poetry season, relatively long.  When not selling frozen novelties or at the keyboard, I find myself baking, building furniture, timberframing, metalsmithing, enjoying the company of friends and family, or planning a trip into the wilderness to escape the company of friends and family.  My work has been published at Madswirl, Rusty Truck and Xenith.

Randy Boone resides in the pastoral beauty of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania.  He can usually be found lurking about thrift stores, coffee shops or the great outdoors.  His recent publications include poems in Quantum Poetry Magazine, Three Line Poetry, The Red Poppy Review, Long Story Short, and Time of Singing.

Raphaelle O'Neil was born in France, raised in the States, and found her home in New Orleans where she has been living for over 15 years. As a Massage Therapist and an actress, she enjoys both the healing and performance arts. You can listen to her reading one of her pieces selected for WWNO radio as one of the Katrina Ya Ya series at:

and view her performing her "Katrina Addresses New Orleans" piece at :

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.

RC Miller lives in Metuchen, New Jersey. He is author of the chapbooks GORE (Calliope Nerve Media) and A Large Retailer (Ronin Press) and maintains a blog at

Rebecca Gaffron is fascinated by sea-green spaces, words, and men who behave like cats. She is a mother and sometimes writer whose stories and poetry have appeared here and there. She is currently based in central Pennsylvania but can be found at her virtual home:

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.

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 ( )

Rebecca Gomezrueda attends high school in Pennsylvania. Her work has also been featured in The Apprentice Writer.

Reena Prasad, a poet from India, based presently in Sharjah(UAE), writes poems as a means of coming to terms with the bewildering world.  She has several poems published in English anthology collections--Change,Indus Valley, Love in verses, Musings-a mosaic, five anthologies by Barry Mowles and Friends, Brian Wrixon’s anthologies, also in online journals - Carty’s Poetry journal, Indian Ruminations, Indian Review and in online magazines like Youth Ki Awaaz. More poems coming in anthologies releasing later this year. She writes at at her poetry blog named “Butterflies of Time”.

Regina Solomond is a writer from Wexford, Pennsylvania. She is inspired by this odd world and the strange people living in it. Her poems have been accepted for publication by Eunoia Review and Eye Contact.

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 Peabody is a French Toast addict and Native Washingtonian who edits Gargoyle Magazine and has published a novella,two books of short stories, six books of poems, plus an e-book, and edited (orco-edited) nineteen anthologies. He teaches fiction writing for the JohnsHopkins Advanced Studies Program.

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.

Rick Coonrod says: I study writing as an MFA candidate at Boise State University where I teach courses in our first year writing program. My work appears in Dark Horizons, The Birmingham Arts Journal, and Breadcrumb Scabs.  His work can be seen in the Camel's Gallery at:

Ricky Garni is a graphic designer and father of two, living in Carrboro, NC. His work has been published most recently in EVERYGREEN REVIEW, EVERYDAY GENIUS, ZOUCH and DINOSAUR BEES. His books are available for purchase at, he blogs at, and he eats at the Saxapahaw General Store where the grilled sandwiches are light and airy.

Rob Dyer says:  I have been writing for 9 years and I still don't know why. I hope I never find out... oh yea, I lived in New Orleans from the beginning to the end... my words are free and have been read in several places... the more I write, the less I know.

Born in Missouri; Robert Cory was raised, schooledand worked in Kansas most of his life. He has been writing poetry since he was14, plays since 1968. His most recent work has appeared in vox poetica, TheCatalonian Review, Poets Against War, The Euonia Review. Robert’s debutcollection of poetry, WATCH US KISS, was published January, 2012.

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

Robert Gross says:  I'm a sometime teacher, sometime theater director, sometime writer who currently lives in Rochester, New York, who is heading off on a freighter to Europe this fall, and doesn't know where he'll be living after that. I've recently had pieces appear in Philosophy After Dark, Epigraph, and Aberration Labyrinth.

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

Short–story writer, poet and creative writing tutor. Robert Nisbet taught English for 30 years in grammar and comprehensive schools and is now an associate lecturer in creative writing at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and an associate tutor in English literature with Swansea University. Writer in residence, LlangatwgSchool, Neath, in 1999. He now has 100 short stories published. His work has appeared regularly in PlanetAnglo-Welsh ReviewNew Welsh ReviewCambrensisand Blue Tattoo, in American literary quarterlies like Webster Review and New England Review, on BBC Radio 4, and in translation in Germany and Romania. His book Sounds of the Town (Alun Books, 1982) was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award in 1983. In 2007 he turned to poetry and has had work accepted byPoetry WalesPlanetBorderlinesRoundyhouseCambriaThe Seventh QuarryRed Poets, Prole,  DawnThe Interpreter’s HouseObsessed with PipeworkOrbis, Other PoetryPoetry Cornwall, Purple Patch, Smiths Knoll, Weyfarers14The Coffee HouseThe Red Wheelbarrow and on the websites Open Mouse, Ink, Sweat and Tears and London Grip. A lifelong supporter of Haverfordwest Football Club, Robert is now their media officer. 

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

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 ( and Asphodel Madness ( blogzines.

Roy Dorman is retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Benefits Office and has been a voracious reader for 60 years.  At the prompting of an old high school friend, himself a retired English teacher, Roy is now a voracious writer.  He has had poetry and flash fiction published recently in a number of online magazines and is the submissions editor of Lake City Lights, an online literary anthology.

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

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:

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 ( and EarthSpeak Magazine (  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

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:

Shameer Aboobacker's birth language is Malayalam.  He is a teacher Calicut, Kerala, India.

Shannon Barber is an author from Seattle where she lives with her partner and a small collection of oddities. Her most recent work has been seen at Literary Orphans, Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine and Solarcide’s Sinthology. To see more of her work please visit her at

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   He gets referred to as Ms. more often than not in e-mails.

Shaquana Adams is an internationally published poet with a fondness for the color purple. She is quiet on the outside but goofy on the inside and writes because the best thing about writing is that she can say what she needs to say. It is an awesome experience.

Sharon Fedor has spent her professional career as teacher and mentor in Special Education, engaging students that are fascinating and unique, and promoting the joy of discovery. She writes poetry and fiction. Her work has been published in Napalm and Novocain, Halfway Down the Stairs and Spellbound (online), in Point Mass, Legends, and Conversation with a Christmas Bulb, and is scheduled to appear in the 2013 Best Of Anthology, Storm Cycle. She is the second place winner of the 2014 Zero Bone Poetry Prize (Port Yonder Press).

Sharon Rothenfluch Cooper’s poetry has appeared in numerous International, hard copy and internet magazines. Her chapbook, ‘Reach Beyond’ was winner of a MAG Press, International Chapbook Competition and she has two chapbooks, Mood Magic and A Slice of Life published by Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry.  Twenty-three of her poems were presented in the play, ‘Soldier’s Heart’ to Sold Out audiences and recorded on DVD. Her latest published pieces are ‘featured’ in the Summer issue of Poetry Quarterly and published in the October issue of Flutter.

Shelby Dale DeWeese is a poetry editor for Fractal and Teen Ink. Her work has appeared in those publications, and is forthcoming in Eunoia Review. Born and raised in a town so small that it doesn't even have a name, she currently lives and studies in Los Angeles. She can be found at

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. 

Shuly Cawood says: I am a writer and editor who is in the Queens University MFA creative writing program. My work has appeared most recently in publications such as Helix Literary Magazine, Red Earth Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Rathalla Review. I have work forthcoming in Under the Sun and Ray's Road Review. My website is

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

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.

Steph Walker is a graphic designer and media nerd working for a university in Adelaide, South Australia. She likes comedy a lot and is passionate about student media. She says she is not really a poet but thinks visually, and then writes visual down.

Stephanie D. Rogers lives and writes in the Texas Panhandle.

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 Texas. He has a B.A.  in Philosophy and works in a grocery store. His first collection of short stories, six years of relative happiness, is available at Barnes& and  He is a Pushcart Prize nominee.  He is currently working on his second book. He can be found @ sccalamars[at]

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  He is also a photographim.

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.

Steven Leonardo Clifford has been featured in: Eviscerator Heaven, Calliope Nerve and Queens Politics. He’s also a proud contributor of Asbestos Boots On Beatnik Feet. Steven’s a young New Yorker, exploring experimental writing. He strives to find his own niche in contemporary literature.

Subhankar Das is a writer, publisher and film producer living in Kolkata, India. He has published fourteen collections of poetry in Bangla though his most recent collection The Streets, the Bubbles of Grass, is published in English by his arts collective, Graffiti Kolkata. He has translated Allen Ginsberg’s Howl into Bangla and is the editor of the stark electric space..., an anthology of international experimental writing. He has produced six short films
and owns a bookstore.

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.

Susan McDonough-Hintz says: I’m a Web QA Lead Analyst at the Massachusetts Medical Society, where we publish the New England Journal of Medicine. I spend a good part of each day testing website components in development: identifying uneven flows, broken links, elements that must converge or diverge, areas that require better integration or that just don't function as expected — I think there's a lot of satisfaction in translating ideas and information into an experience that can be shared with other people.   My poems have been published in several publications, including Gemini, Fortunates, Message in a Bottle, and the Routledge anthology, Queer & Catholic.
Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Susie Sweetland Garay received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brigham Young University, spent some years in the Ohio Appalachians and currently lives in the Willamette Valley with her husband and cat where she works in the Vineyard industry. She self-published a book of poems and photographs, Gifts from the sky, in 2012 and has been published in multiple online publications.  Susie is also co editor of an online literary and art magazine, The Blue Hour,

Tannen Dell is the Editor-in-Chief of Indigo Rising Magazine and the unofficial barista / Security technician at Cedar Hills Psychiatric Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

Tapeshwar Prasad Yadav was born in 1969 at Pathankot, Punjab. A Graphic Designer by profession, he is presently working as an Asst. Librarian at St. Xavier’s College, Digha (Patna). Married with two loving daughters and a son.  His interest include painting, sketching, reading and music.  He had been published in many poetry anthologies around the world.

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.

Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler in the Sierra Nevada. She’s included in the anthologies Villanelles (Everyman’s Library) and California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University). Her book The Downstairs Dance Floor was awarded the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. Her latest book is What the Wind Says (Lummox Press, 2013), poems about living and working with her canine search partners over the past 40 years.

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

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.

In 2008, Tony Peyser was a semifinalist for the Wabash Prize.  His work has appeared in Sycamore Review, Pearl, Defenstration, Everyday Genius, LA Observed and the L.A. Times. London-based Eyewear Publishing has an anthology coming out late in 2014 called “The Poet’s Quest for God.” A poem of his is in that collection. His politics and pop culture blog is conveniently called PeyserPoem. He lives in Altadena, California with his wife and son.

Tony Rickaby studied at St.Martin's School of Art. His current practice reflects upon walks around South London. He has written for Aspidistra, Athregeum, Fox Chase Review, Dark Sky, Ditch, Sugar Mule, Whistling Fire and Word Riot and produced animations and visual poems for Altered Scale, InStereo Press, Drunken Boat, Locus Novus, Otholiths, Toad and Suss.

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

Tracy Koretsky gives away her memoir in poems,Even Before My Own Name, at where you will find recent publications, audio poems, reviews, interviews, and her series of poetry revision lessons written for She is the author of a 15-time award-winning novel,Ropeless, ( (Present Tense Press: 2005.)

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. 

Travis Power was born and raised in Newfoundland. He has an affinity for dogs and an aversion to spiders.

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.

Tyler Kline doesn't eat breakfast, but spends the morning riding the bus and staring at people. He works summers at an organic farm where he receives psychotherapy from vegetables (it's cheaper than a shrink).

Vanessa Raney is an American living in Croatia (and traveling). For her detailed publication history see From 5-8 Dec. 2013 she was a fellowship participant at Sa(n)jam Knjige u Istri. Earlier in 2014 she completed a novella-length manuscript of a 40-page art poem series which is under review, and is currently working on a bilingual collection of formal poems in Croatian and English.

Victor Enns writes from Manitoba, Canada.

Vincent Joseph Noto, grandchild of Sicilian immigrants—farmers, grocers, home-builders, barkeeps, and restaurateurs—grew up in the Central Valley of California.  At CSU Fresno he studied poetry under Philip Levine, who brought guest lecturers Robert Bly and Sharon Olds into his classroom.  There Noto studied alongside poets Dixie Salazar and Robert Velazquez and occasionally Luis Omar Salinas.  Besides a lot of stupid temporary jobs, Noto has managed bookstores, and taught in public high schools.  He recently moved from Long Beach, California to Portland, Oregon, where he enjoys nature walks with his ever-reading librarian fiancée, Melissa, engages in autodidactic inquires, and scribbles into a panoptic—but likely unpublishable—book about archetypes in film, myth, and literature.  His poetry can be found in: Contrary, Spillway, Pedestal, Pearl, Waterhouse Review (UK), Inwood Indiana Press, and Spot Literary magazines, and his creative non-fiction can be found in Halfway Down the Stairs Quarterly Magazine.  Publication links available at:

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:

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.

Wayne Lee’s poems have appeared in Tupelo Press, Slipstream, The California Quarterly, New Mexico Poetry Review, The Floating Bridge Anthology and other journals and anthologies. His collections include Doggerel & Caterwauls: Poems Inspired by Cats and Dogs (Red Mountain Press), Twenty Poems from the Blue House (co-authored with his wife, Alice Lee, Whistle Lake Press) and the forthcoming Leap, Float (Red Mountain Press). He lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he works as an educator and journalist.

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.