Steven Luria Ablon, poet and adult and child psychoanalyst, teaches child psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and publishes widely in academic journals. His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines such as The Brooklyn Review, Ploughshares, and The Princeton Arts Review. He has published five full collections of poetry including Tornado Weather (Mellen Poetry Press, 1993), Flying Over Tasmania (The Fithian Press, 1997), Blue Damsels (Peter E Randall Publisher, 2005), Night Call (Plain View Press, 2011), and, most recently, Dinner in the Garden (Columbia, South Carolina, 2018).
David M. Alper's forthcoming poetry collection is Hush. His work appears in Variant Literature, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, Oxford Magazine, and elsewhere. He is an educator in New York City.
Retired children’s librarian Alan Bern is a published/exhibited photographer with a hybrid (poetry, prose, and photos) fictionalized memoir forthcoming from UnCollected Press, entitled IN THE PACE OF THE PATH. He is cofounder with artist/printer Robert Woods of the fine press/publisher Lines & Faces, linesandfaces.com. Recent awards include: Winner, Saw Palm Poetry Contest (2022); Honorable Mention for Littoral Press Poetry Prize (2021); Flash Fiction Finalist for Ekphrastic Sex (2021). Alan photographs, and from his work with Lines & Faces, he combines his photos and words, now a vital part of his daily art practice, photo-haiga.* Recent photos and photo-poems published include: www.unearthedesf.com/alan-bern, www.feralpoetry.net/four-haiga-by-alan-bern/, www.pleaseseeme.com/issue-7/art/alan-bern-art-psm7/, and https://www.mercurius.one/home/next-s-s-startle. It is clear that Alan favors both hybridity and complex collaboration: he performs with dancer/choreographer Lucinda Weaver and with musicians and light artists as PACES: dance & poetry fit to the space and also with musicians from Composing Together.
Hailing from the backroads of Western Massachusetts, Annalise Cain is a playwright, educator and organizer. She has her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, and is the MFA Playwriting Candidate at Indiana University for 2023. Her plays include What Screams I Hear Are Mine (National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award 2017, Playhouse on Park Reading Series, The Tribe Theatre Company Reading Series, O’Neill Conference Semi-finalist) Hurry Up and Wait (Queens Theatre, Violet Surprise), The Rebound (Strident Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Festival) A Brief History of Terrible Advice Given To and By Me (National Society of Arts and Letters Hegarty Award 2021, O’Neill Conference Semi-finalist, Indiana University Reading), Dumb Bitch Juice (IU At First Sight Festival, IATI Theatre Cimientos) and Crises of Abundance (IU At First Sight Festival). Her work was published in Applause Theatre, NextStage Press and Cinema Books’ Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays 2019.
R.T. Castleberry, a Pushcart Prize nominee, has work in Vita Brevis, San Pedro River Review, Trajectory, Silk Road, StepAway, and The Courtship Of Winds. Internationally, he's had poetry published in Canada, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France, New Zealand, Portugal, the Philippines and Antarctica. His poetry has appeared in the anthologies: Travois-An Anthology of Texas Poetry, TimeSlice, Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, and Level Land: Poetry For and About the I35 Corridor. He lives and writes in Houston, Texas.
Peter Chilson teaches writing and literature at Washington State University. His essays, short fiction, and journalism have appeared in Ascent, Audubon, Best American Travel Writing, Clackamas Literary Review, Consequence, Foreign Policy, Gulf Coast, High Country News, New England Review, New Letters, North American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, The American Scholar, The Long Story, and elsewhere.
After 13 years of utopian socialism at Twin Oaks, Wortley Clutterbuck now lives, and busks poetry, a block from where Thomas Jefferson hung out in Charlottesville Virginia (and trafficked slaves). Recent publications include Quadrant (Australia), Straylight (USA) and Stand (UK).
Rob Cook was a founding employee at Pixar and recipient of the first Oscar given for software. A childhood in rural east Tennessee was followed by a period of physical and spiritual wandering that eventually landed him in San Francisco. Along the way, he studied physics, played piano, rock climbed, and meditated. He likes to live at the intersection of art, science, inner exploration, and worldly practicality, sprinkled liberally with adventure and fun. www.robcookpoetry.com
K. Farrell Dalrymple is an emerging writer of Trinidadian-American descent with a flair for thought-provoking storytelling. A Quarter-Finalist in the ScreenCraft 2017 Cinematic Short Story Contest, his work is featured or forthcoming in F3ll Magazine’s Summer 2021 issue, The Experiment Will Not Be Bound: An Experimental Anthology of American Writing by Unbound Edition Press, and the Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels Anthology by Black Lawrence Press.
When Guy D’Annolfo (M.A.) isn’t battling impostor syndrome at that dreaded slog called a day job, or kindling a love of Natural History with his son, or accidentally disrupting the peace in a Satipaṭṭhāna class, he’s likely to be found doing what he loves to do most with gratis: poetry. Guy’s had poems published by the Cape Cod Times, and Chestnut Review.
Richard Dinges, Jr. lives and works by a pond among trees and grassland, along with his wife, two dogs, three cats, and eight chickens. Willow Review, BoomerLitMag, Litbreak Magazine, Hurricane Review, and Big Windows Review most recently accepted his poems for their publications.
Patrick Theron Erickson, a resident of Garland, Texas, a Tree City, just south of Duck Creek, is a retired parish pastor put out to pasture himself. Besides a chapbook, Better Late Than Never (The Orchard Street Press,2022), his work has appeared in the anthology, SHARING THIS DELICATE BREAD: Selections from Sheila-Na-Gig online 2016-2021, and in The Courtship of Winds, Grey Sparrow Journal,Tipton Poetry Journal, and Sheila-Na-Gig online, among other publications.
George Freek's poem "Enigmatic Variations" is currently nominated for Best
of the Net. His poem "Night Thoughts" is also nominated for a Pushcart
Prize. His collection "Melancholia" is published by Red Wolf Editions.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Red Weather. Latest books, “Covert” “Memory Outside The Head” and “Guest Of Myself” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in the McNeese Review, Rathalla Review and Open Ceilings.
Robert Guard has been published in Harpur Palate, Amoskeag, Chaffin Journal, California Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, DASH, Nimrod, Nixes Mate Review, Poet Lore, riverSedge, and others. Robert attended the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and studied under David Baker and Rosanna Warren. He worked for thirty-five years in advertising as a writer and creative director. Robert teaches yoga and has an energy healing practice. He also conducts workshops on various health and fitness topics including meditation and stress reduction.
Teresa Burns Gunther is an award-winning author whose fiction and nonfiction have been published widely in US and international literary journals and anthologies, including New Millennium Writings, Mid-American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Everyday Fiction, The Madison Review, Next Tribe, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, 2014—A Year in Stories, Best New Writing 2012, and many others. Her stories have been recognized in many contests, including those at Glimmer Train and Narrative; her story “War Paint” was recently awarded the 52nd New Millennium Award for Fiction, 2022, and is included in her short story collection, Hold Off The Night, a Finalist for the Orison Book Prize 2019 and forthcoming from Bequem Publishing. She is the founder of Lakeshore Writers Workshop, an Amherst Writer and Artists Affiliate, where she leads workshops and classes and offers coaching and developmental editing services. You can learn more at www.teresaburnsgunther.com.
Meredith Davies Hadaway has three published collections of poetry from Wordtech—including At the Narrows, winner of the 2015 Delmarva Book Prize for Creative Writing. Her work has also appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Harpur Palate, New Ohio Review, Rhino, Salamander, Southern Poetry Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other journals. Hadaway is the Sophie Kerr Poet-in-Residence at Washington College, spring, 2023.
Rene Houtrides holds an MFA in writing from Bard College and recently resigned from the faculty of Juilliard’s drama division. Her short stories have appeared in The Georgia Review, New Ohio Review, Mississippi Review, Tishman Review, Carve Magazine, Kestrel, The Vincent Brothers Review, Crack the Spine, a special fiction supplement of The Woodstock Times, and other publications. One of her Georgia Review stories was included in that journal’s 2011 retrospective issue of finest short stories from the past 25 years. An article of hers appeared in the Escapes section of the New York Times. She was also a staff writer for The Woodstock Times for five years, during which time she received a New York Press Association Award (first place) for best sports/outdoor column. Her story, “Joan of Arc,” received an award from the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. She's had numerous essays aired on WAMC Public Radio; and had a play, Calamity Jane, produced in New York City. She was born and raised near New York City’s Chinatown and Little Italy.
Paul Ilechko is British American poet and occasional songwriter who lives with his partner in Lambertville, NJ. His work has appeared in many journals, including The Night Heron Barks, Tampa Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Stirring, and The Inflectionist Review. He has also published several chapbooks.
Tiffany Jolowicz is an amateur photographer and writer. She is in her second year of an on-line Creative Writing Diploma at Oxford University. She has self-published two books, "Ironwomen," an inspiring insight into why and how women do long distance triathlons, written after completing two Ironman triathlons and "How to enjoy your first baby as if it were your fifth." She is currently working on her first historical fiction novel, based on Madeline Island, Wisconsin, spanning four generations from 1850 to 1990. She lived in Duluth, MN for 13 years and now lives in Switzerland, but visits Madeline Island every year, Covid permitting.
Frank Joussen is a German teacher and writer. His publications include two selections of his poetry. He has co-edited two international anthologies of poetry/fiction in India and one of short stories in Germany. His poems and short stories have also been published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies in India, Australia, G.B., the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Romania, Malta, the U.S.A., Canada, India, China, Thailand and Japan.
Cheryl Byler Keeler writes poems that arrive line by line in quiet spaces. Some of these have been shared in International Psychoanalysis, Mom Egg Review, Hospital Drive, BODY, The Courtship of Winds, Blue Heron Review, Pulse, and About Place Journal. She has spent most of her working life managing a branch public library she opened in the small town where she lives.
Playwright Johanna Beale Keller's radio plays have been heard on WAER and WCNY and are nationally distributed on PRX, and her poetry has appeared in Southwest Review, Dark Horse (Scotland), and Barrow Street. She is an emerita professor of Syracuse University and has had writing fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, Ragdale, Banff Arts Centre, and USC Getty in Los Angeles. Born in North Carolina, she now gardens in Syracuse, NY.
Elias Kerr (they/he) is a transmasculine poet who has been published in Esprit, Evening Street Review, The Hollins Critic, and Rappahannock Review. Kerr is a recipient of the inaugural 2022 Stemmler/Dennis LGBT& Award. Their poetry focuses on how the literary arts can be used to explore and represent identity. Kerr studies occupational therapy with double minors in English and creative writing at The University of Scranton. They write using the pen name E Kerr.
Marty Krasney’s poetry and short stories have been published or are forthcoming in Areté, Innisfree,Evening Street Review, FRIGG, Frost Meadow Review, MacGuffin, Marlboro Review, Missouri Review, Mudlark, Tricycle, and Witness, and he has completed a novel, The Bees of the Invisible. He has studied writing with Richard Bausch, Patrick Donnelly, Lynn Freed, George Garrett, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Edmund Keeley, and Tom Mallon. His long and varied career as an organizational executive culminated with ten years as the founding executive director of Dalai Lama Fellows, a global network of contemplative, young social-justice activist leaders, administered since 2018 by the University of Virginia. Previously, Marty was the program director of the National Humanities Series, the first director of the Aspen Institute Executive Seminars, and the founding president of American Leadership Forum. Philadelphia-born, he now lives in Sausalito, California.
DS Maolalai has been nominated eleven times for Best of the Net, eight for the Pushcart Prize and once for the Forward Prize. His poetry has been released in three collections, most recently "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019) and “Noble Rot” (Turas Press, 2022)
Kaitlyn Martin graduated California State University, Long Beach in 2021 with a BA in English-Creative Writing with the intention of becoming a published novelist, screenwriter, television writer, playwright, short story writer and poet. She has previously published poems on two different websites, Poetry Collection: Kaitlyn Martin — DIG MAG (digmaglb.com) and Cordelia and Lear (22westmedia.com). If she didn't write, she wouldn't exist.
William Miller's eighth collection of poetry, The Crow Flew Between Us, was published by Kelsay Books in 2019. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Penn Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner and Folio. He lievs and writes in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Angie Minkin is an award-winning San Francisco-based poet who stands on her head for inspiration. Her work has been published in Birdy, Loch Raven Review, The MacGuffin, Rattle, The Poeming Pigeon, The Unbroken Journal, and several others. She is a coauthor of Dreams and Blessings: Six Visionary Poets and her poems have been included in Fog and Light, San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here and Pandemic Puzzle Poems. Her chapbook, Balm for the Living, will be published in May of 2023. When not writing, she practices yoga, takes dance classes, and travels to Oaxaca, Mexico, whenever possible. Learn more at www.angieminkin.com.
Ivan de Monbrison is a French poet and artist living in Paris born in 1969 and affected by various types of mental disorders, he has published some poems in the past.
Mitchel Montagna has worked as a special education teacher, radio journalist, and corporate communicator. He is married and lives in Florida.
Alexander Payne Morgan was born in Savannah, Georgia. His chapbooks Loneliness Among Primates and H.G. Wells Investigates the Tragedy of Colour in America were published by Kelsay Books. He has attended workshops at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference. He’s a member of the Detroit Writers’ Guild and the Poetry Society of Michigan.
Gale Morgan teaches high school English in South Carolina, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
JWM Morgan is writing a series of linked stories about the inspiration of the abolitionist John Brown. His stories have appeared in The Courtship of Winds, Azure, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Montreal Review, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, War, Literature & the Arts, and other magazines. He lives in Oakland, California, where he teaches and mentors people who are developing basic skills.
Kevin D. Norwood is the winner of The Porch Poetry Prize 2020. He is published or pending in Apricity Magazine, Avalon Literary Review, Broken Plate, DASH, District Lit, Edison Literary Review, Evening Street Review, The Iowa Review, Jelly Bucket, Litbreak, The Magnolia Review, Nashville Review, Natural Bridge, Nixes Mate Review, Plainsongs, The Round, Soundings East, Stonecrop Magazine, Streetlight Magazine, Tulane Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Visitant Lit, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Wrath-Bearing Tree, and studied creative writing with Peter Taylor and John Casey. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Virginia, Kevin is a long-time corporate attorney with a law degree from William & Mary. He obtained Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English from the University of Virginia. He is the father of two and currently lives with his wife in Brentwood, TN.
Irina Novikova is an artist, graphic artist, illustrator. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in art, and also has a bachelor's degree in design. The first personal exhibition "My soul is like a wild hawk" (2002) was held in the museum of Maxim Bagdanovich. In her works, she raises themes of ecology, in 2005 she devoted a series of works to the Chernobyl disaster, draws on anti-war topics. The first big series she drew was The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Writes fairy tales and poems, illustrates short stories. She draws various fantastic creatures: unicorns, animals with human faces, she especially likes the image of a man - a bird - Siren. In 2020, she took part in Poznań Art Week.
Dorty Nowak is a poet and writer whose work has been published in the U.S. and France, where she lives part-time. A former educator, consultant, and a founding board member of The Oakland School for the Arts, she is a graduate of Northwestern University and The University of Chicago.
Martha Patterson's work has been published in more than 20 anthologies and journals, and her plays have been produced in 21 states and eight countries. She has two degrees in Theatre, from Mount Holyoke College and Emerson College, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She loves being surrounded by her books, radio, and laptop.
Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry has appeared in such publications as The Journal, Poetry Salzburg, Modern Literature, The Museum of Americana, South African Literary Journal, and Home Planet News. His books of poetry are Ballad of Billy the Kid, Monterey Bay Adventures, Mercurial World, and Aurora California.
Bridgette Dutta Portman is a playwright, teacher, and novelist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than two dozen of her plays have been produced locally, nationally, and internationally. She is president of the Pear Theatre board of directors and a member of the Pear Playwrights' Guild, the 2022-23 PlayGround writers pool, and the Dramatists' Guild. She has been a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights' Festival, the Theatre Bay Area TITAN award, the PlayPenn Conference, the Kentucky Women’s Theatre Conference Prize for Women Writers, the New Dramatists playwrights' residency, and more. She teaches composition and creative writing at UC Berkeley.
Paul Rabinowitz is an author, photographer and founder of ARTS By The People. His works appear in The Sun Magazine, New World Writing, Burningword, Evening Street Press, The Montreal Review and elsewhere. Rabinowitz was a featured artist in Nailed Magazine in 2020 and Mud Season Review in 2022. He is the author of The Clay Urn, Confluence and Limited Light, a book of prose and portrait photography, which stems from his Limited Light photo series, nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. His poems and fiction are the inspiration for 7 award winning experimental films, including Best Experimental Short at Cannes, Oregon Short Film Festival and Paris Film Festival. His first book of poems called truth, love and the lines in between (Finishing Line Press) is due out in fall, 2023.
Sarath Reddy enjoys writing poetry which explores the world beneath the superficial layers of experience, searching for deeper meaning in his experiences as an Indian-American, as a physician, and as a father. Sarath's poetry has been published in JAMA, Off the Coast, and Please see Me. His work is forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Poetry East, Hunger Mountain, and Cold Mountain Review. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Jim Richards’ words have been nominated for Best New Poets, two Pushcart Prizes, and have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel, Hotel Amerika, Sugar House Review, Prairie Schooner, Juked, and others. He completed a PhD at the University of Houston in creative writing and literature. He lives in eastern Idaho’s Snake River valley and has received a fellowship from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. jim-richards.com
Hoyt Rogers is a poet, writer, and translator. He translates from the French, German, Italian, and Spanish; he is known for his English versions of Bonnefoy, du Bouchet, and Borges. He has published many books; he has contributed poetry, fiction, essays, and translations to a wide variety of periodicals. His edition of Yves Bonnefoy’s Rome, 1630 received the 2021 Translation Prize from the French-American Foundation. His forthcoming works include a poetry collection, Thresholds (MadHat Press), the novel Sailing to Noon (book one of The Caribbean Trilogy), and a translation of Bonnefoy’s The Wandering Life (Seagull Books). For more information, please visit his website, hoytrogers.com
Poet and songwriter David Rosenheim lives in a solar-powered house by the sea with his wife and two boys. The Weather Band, Hugh, and Winchester Revival have released his songs on seven critically lauded records, and his poetry has been published in many respected journals. He is a graduate of Oxford University.
Arthur Russell lives and writes in Nutley, New Jersey. He won Brooklyn Poets Poem of the Year in 2015 and was the runner up for the same award in 2021. He won 2nd place in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award for 2021. His chapbook, Unbent Trumpet, was published in 2017 by Nutley Arts Press. He co-leads the Rutherford, New Jersey Red Wheelbarrow workshop, co-edits the Red Wheelbarrow Journal and co-directs the RWB reading series.
David Sapp, writer, artist, and professor, lives along the southern shore of Lake Erie in North America. A Pushcart nominee, he was awarded Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants for poetry and the visual arts. His poetry and prose appear widely in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. His publications include articles in the Journal of Creative Behavior, chapbooks Close to Home and Two Buddha, a novel Flying Over Erie, and a book of poems and drawings titled Drawing Nirvana.
Noelle Shoemate has taken writing classes at NYU, Gotham, Catapult, and the New School. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling and has worked as a psychotherapist with an emphasis on treating both women and girls. Her therapeutic background informs her writing, which focuses on issues of sexuality, relationships, and trauma. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and hiking. Her work is published in Bellingham Review, The Courtship of Winds, Five on the Fifth, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Sierra Nevada Review and Umbrella Factory.
George HS Singer’s work has appeared in Cumberland Poetry Review, Hampden-Sydney Review, The Massachusetts Review, New Haven Review, Nimrod, Northeast Corridor, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Tar River Poetry, and the poetry collection Rare Feathers: Poems on Birds & Art. His poetry collection, Ergon, was published by WordTech Communications LLC. He has attended several poetry festivals and poetry seminars at the Frost Place, New Hampshire, and studied with Molly Peacock and Patrick Donnelly. Singer was a Zen Buddhist priest before earning his PhD in special education from the University of Oregon and becoming a research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute. He was a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for 25 years until his recent retirement.
Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, Door Is A Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Edward is also a published poet.
Alan Swope’s poetry has been published in Fort Da, Front Range Review, Mixed Mag, Perceptions Magazine, Poetic Sun, and Roanoke Rambler. He is a practicing psychotherapist and an emeritus professor with the California School of Professional Psychology. Alan enjoys singing, acting, travel, cinema, and gardening.
Dennis Vannatta is a Pushcart and Porter Prize winner, with essays and stories published in many magazines and anthologies, including River Styx, Chariton Review, Boulevard, and Antioch Review. His sixth collection of stories, The Only World You Get¸ was published by Et Alia Press.