Contributors

Raymond Abbott lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Sometimes his prose is published, short stories and essays. Yale Review (on line) recently used an essay. So did J Journal, City College New York. Others too. Enough said.

 

After a decade penning an eclectic bibliography of award-winning short and feature-length screenplays, Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi decided to revisit a childhood dream: to share short and novel-length stories.  His work explores the lives of everyday people, oftentimes living with mental illness, coping with physical and mental isolation, or simply consumed by self-reflection and self-doubt, all of whom must confront themselves and the world around them in real and surreal settings.Currently, several of his short fiction pieces are enjoying stays in multiple publications.

 

Ken Baker has been writing poetry and playing music since graduating college. In the 1970's, he published poems in anthologies. He recently published several poems in Avocet Nature Journal. He reads publicly from time to time in Portland, Oregon and is a graduate of UC Berkeley, 1969. He loves the outdoors, camping and hiking. He has worked as a computer technician for 20 years.

 

Ivars Balkits works as a writing tutor and course facilitator at Ohio University. His poems and prose have been most recently published by Havik, Fiction International, Fleas on the Dog, LitroNY, cahoodaloodaling, and Angry Old Man. He is a recipient of two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, for poetry in 1999 and creative nonfiction in 2014.

 

Ace Boggess is author of five books of poetry, most recently Misadventure (Cyberwit, 2020) and I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So (Unsolicited Press, 2018), as well as two novels, including States of Mercy (Alien Buddha Press, 2019). His writing appears in Notre Dame Review, The Laurel Review, River Styx, Rhino, North Dakota Quarterly, and other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

 

Chris Bullard is a native of Jacksonville, FL, who lives in Philadelphia. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. from Wilkes University. Kattywompus Press published High Pulp, a collection of his flash fiction, in 2017 and Grey Book Press published Continued, a poetry chapbook, this year. His work has appeared in recent issues of Nimrod, Muse/A Journal, The Woven Tale, Red Coyote, Cutthroat and The Offbeat.

 

Linda Cheryl Bryant is a journalist and poet who has been widely published since the 1980s. She pursued an MFA in poetry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in the 2000s and now devotes most of her time to poetry. She has published in literary journals, won two national fellowships for her writing, and been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She operates Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary, a residency for writers and artists, in Berea, Kentucky.

 

Jeff Burt lives in Santa Cruz County, California, with his wife and a July abundance of plums. He has contributed to Ecotheo Review, Williwaw Journal, Tar River Poetry, and won the 2017 Cold Mountain Review Poetry Prize.

 

R.T. Castleberry’s work has appeared in Blue Collar Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Misfit, Trajectory, The Alembic and Switchback. Internationally, it has been published in Canada, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Portugal. the Philippines and Antarctica. He’s had poetry in the anthologies: Travois-An Anthology of Texas Poetry, TimeSlice, The Weight of Addition, Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, You Can Hear the Ocean: An Anthology of Classic and Current Poetry and Level Land: Poetry For and About the I35 Corridor.

 

Bill Christophersen's fourth collection of poems, Where Truth Lies (Kelsay Books), was published in spring 2020. He lives in New York City and plays traditional fiddle.

 

Edith Cook worked as translator before immigrating and marrying in California, where she functioned as administrator in her husband’s law office and they raised three boys. She has taught writing and literature at a number of colleges and universities; in Wyoming she has been a recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies and her poetry chapbook, A Slip of the Tongue, was published by Graham Press in California. From 2011 to 2017 she wrote weekly newspaper columns for Wyoming’s two main newspapers. Visit her on www.edithcook.com

 

Robert Cooperman's latest collection is THE GHOSTS AND BONES OF TROY (Kelsay Books). His chapbook, ALL OUR FARE-THEE-WELLS, will be published by Finishing Line Press in late 2020.

 

Holly Day’s poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and Harvard Review. Her newest poetry collections are In This Place, She Is Her Own (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), A Wall to Protect Your Eyes (Pski’s Porch Publishing), Folios of Dried Flowers and Pressed Birds (Cyberwit.net), Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing), Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), and Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), while her newest nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies and Tattoo FAQ.

 

Roopa Dudley born on July 6th 1972 in Karachi, Pakistan is a Naturalized American who considers herself a Chess Painter gravitating towards Steampunk Art. She graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Humanities, Art History and Psychology. Her paintings are painted with saturated colors and usually have a story to tell. She is a huge fan of Dark Humor, therefore most of her artwork has that incorporated into her paintings in some shape or form. Her paintings are created to appeal aesthetically as well as intellectually. Several of her paintings have been exhibited in museums in Maryland as well as a few art galleries in Annapolis, MD. She is a published artist and an author of A Strategic Painter - Mastermind Your Craft. Her Chess Paintings have been published in local newspapers, international art magazines, museum publications, art journals and local artist magazines.

 

Kim Farleigh has worked for NGO's in Greece, Kosovo, Iraq, Palestine and Macedonia. He likes to take risks to get the experience required for writing. He likes painting, art, bull-fighting, photography and architecture, which might explain why this Australian lives in Madrid. Although he wouldn’t say no to living in a Swiss ski resort or a French chateau. 173 of his stories have been accepted by 101 different magazines.

 

Mary Fox, a Detroit-born poet, currently resides Portland, MI. She graduated from Michigan State University (BA) and Central Michigan University (MS.). In 2016 she published Waiting for Rain, a poetry chapbook, with Finishing Line Press, and in 2018, she co-edited Promptly Speaking, the fourth Writing at the Ledges anthology. Her 2019 chapbook is Reading Lessons (Finishing Line Press). She works with the Lansing Poetry Club as the coordinator of the Ritzenhein Emerging Poet Chapbook Contest and loves to do oral presentations of poetry in the Lansing Area. For more information visit Mary Fox Author on Facebook.

 

Vincent Green’s work was published in the Journal of Poetry Therapy (December 2018). He has worked a number of odd jobs, including driving a yellow cab in New York City. He’s now dedicating his attention to earning a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. 

 

Nels Hanson grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California and has worked as a farmer, teacher and contract writer/editor. His fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award and Pushcart nominations in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. His poems received a 2014 Pushcart nomination, Sharkpack Review’s 2014 Prospero Prize, and 2015 and 2016 Best of the Net nominations.

 

Bradley Earle Hoge’s poetry appears in numerous anthologies and journals, most recently in Shanti Arts, Event Horizon, The Transnational, and Split Rock Review. His book Nebular Hypotheses was published by Cawing Crow Press in 2016. He has also published four chapbooks and was the Managing Editor for Dark Matter Journal.

 

Dinamarie Isola is actively engaged in exploring the craft of storytelling. She has attended the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference and has participated in writing programs, such as Story Genius, Author Accelerator and DIY MFA. Through poetry, she strives to tear down the isolation that comes from silently bearing internal struggles. She received her BA in English/Writing and Communications from Fairfield University. In addition to her work as an investment advisor, Dinamarie has a blog, “RealSmartica,” to help others better understand personal finance. She also has a podcast called “On Her Mind,” which is dedicated to interviewing accomplished women. She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

 

David James took writing courses at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, under the tutelage of Susan Lang. He was a captain on Boeings for a major US airline and he’s also flown for several international airlines and lived on five continents. He was previously published in Entropy Magazine. 

 

F. X. James is the pseudonym for an oddball British expat hiding out in Minnesota. When not dissolving in another savage summer or fattening up for the next brutal winter, he’s writing poems and stories on the backs of unpaid utility bills, and drinking too much dark ale. His words have appeared in many a magazine, and on a lucid day he can see all sorts of crazy things.

 

A writer in the Illinois Valley, Anna Kaye-Rogers has been previously published in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her favorite pieces have found homes with The Stirling Spoon, HCE Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities, and The Nasiona. She can be found sitting awkwardly on floors avoiding writing anywhere animals are found.

 

Cheryl Keeler lives in a shabby Victorian farmhouse, grows heirloom vegetables, bikes on her vintage Schwinn and writes poems that arrive line by line. Some of them have been shared in 5AM, The Dirty Napkin, International Psychoanalysis, The Mom Egg, Hospital Drive and BODY. She has an MEd in Early Childhood and an MFA in Poetry, but has spent most of her working life managing a branch public library in the small town where she lives.

 

Erren Geraud Kelly is a Two-Time Pushcart nominated poet from Boston . He has been writing for 30 years and has over 300 publications in print and online in such publications as Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine(online), Ceremony, Cacti Fur, Bitterzoet, Cactus Heart, Similar Peaks, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Salzburg and other publications. His most recent publication was in Black Heart Literary journal; he has also been published in anthologies such as Fertile Ground and Beyond The Frontier. His work can also been seen on Youtube under the " Gallery Cabaret" links. He is also the author of the book Disturbing The Peace on Night Ballet Press.  He received my B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He also loves to read and loves to travel, having visited 45 states and Canada and Europe. The themes in his writings vary, but he has always had a soft spot for subjects and people who are not in the mainstream. But he never limits himself to anything, he always tries to keep an open mind.

 

Robert D. Kirvel, a Ph.D. in neuropsychology, has works appearing or forthcoming in more than 40 literary journals or anthologies, and is co-author of numerous articles in refereed science and technology journals. Awards include the Chautauqua Editor’s Prize for nonfiction, Fulton Prize for the Short Story, ArtPrize for creative nonfiction, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. His writing and technical contributions have been recognized by the National Science and Technology Council, Executive Office of the President (Obama) of the United States. The author has published in the United States, England, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Germany. Most of his literary fiction and creative nonfiction articles are linked on twitter.com/Rkirvel. His 2019 novel, Shooting the Wire, was published by Eyewear Publishing, Ltd, London.

 

Judy Klass’s short fiction has appeared in literary and slipstream publications such as Bryant Literary Review, Asimov's Science Fiction, Satire, Phoebe, Insurgence, Albedo One, the Harpur Palate, Muse & Stone, Auslander and other publications. Some of her stories have been in anthologies like You Don't Say and Soundtrack Not Included. Her YA novel Au Pair Girl was published by a small press. Eight of her full-length plays have been produced. One, Cell, is published by Samuel French/Concord. Another, Country Fried Murder, won the S.O.P.S. competition and was produced at the Shawnee Playhouse in Pennsylvania in 2019. Three books of her poems have been published by small presses. Her poems have appeared in magazines like Piedmont Literary Review, Ship of Fools, the Brooklyn Review, the Brownstone Review, Shenandoah, Slant, Pivot, Faultline, Möbius and others. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and teaches at Vanderbilt University.

 

Sandra Kolankiewicz’s poems have appeared widely, most recently in One, Otis Nebulae, Trampset, Concho River Review, London Magazine, New World Writing and Appalachian Heritage. Turning Inside Out was published by Black Lawrence. Finishing Line has released The Way You Will Go and Lost in Transition. 

 

Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (WordTech Editions, 2014). Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including The South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Spoon River Review and POEM. Her latest manuscript was a finalist in the Wandering Aengus Press 2019 Book Award. A native of Washington state, she earned a Master of Fine Arts from Eastern Washington University. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Now a full-time poet, she splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. For more information, visit www.yvonnehigginsleach.com

 

Evalyn Lee is a former CBS News producer currently living in London with her husband and two children. Over the years, she has produced television segments for 60 Minutes in New York and the BBC in London.  It has been her honor to write for Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, and Lesley Stahl while covering a wide range of stories, including both Gulf Wars and numerous investigative pieces. She’s studied English literature both in the U.S. and in England and had the opportunity to interview writers, including Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, Dick Francis, and Margaret Atwood, about their work.  At graduate school at Oxford University, she studied with Joyce scholar Richard Ellman and literary critic John Bayley. Most recently she has worked with American novelist Joyce Maynard and the English novelist Louise Doughty. Her broadcast work has received an Emmy and numerous Writers Guild Awards. She won the Willow Review prize for short fiction for 2016. She is currently at work on her first novel.

 

Lisa L. Leibow’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Coe Review, CommuterLit, Crack the Spine, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Evening Street Review, Five on the Fifth, Folly, Griffin, Mulberry Fork, NoVA Bards, Pisgah Review, Red Rose, Rougarou, Sand Hill Review, Sandpiper, and Sanskrit. She earned her master’s in writing with a concentration in fiction from Johns Hopkins University, and she currently teaches writing at several schools, including George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College. She recently launched and co-founded an activism through storytelling arts movement with Julia Alvarez called The Scheherazade Project. She is a Faulkner-Wisdom Award novel finalist, a two-time merit-based grant recipient and resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and the winner of Pitchapalooza D.C. She has attended numerous conferences, including AWP, Algonkian Workshop, and the Writer’s Digest New York Conference, among others. In addition, she was a member of the planning committee for the Washington Writers Conference from 2017-2019, and she holds leadership positions with both ShutUp&Write and the Johns Hopkins Writing Program Alumni Association.

 

Iris Litt’s third book of poems, Snowbird, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. Previous books are What I Wanted to Say, from Shivastan Publishing, and Word Love, from Cosmic Trend Publications. Her poems, short stories, and articles have been published in many magazines, including Broad River Review, East Jasmine Review, Edison Literary Review, Euphony Journal, Confrontation, Door Is A Jar Magazine, The Hollins Critic, Onthebus, Pennsylvania English, Straight Forward Poetry, The Avatar Review, FRiGG, Bryant Literary Review, Sanskrit Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, The London Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly Special College Edition, The Westchester Review, The Widow’s Handbook, The Writer and Writer’s Digest as well as the Saturday Evening Post 2016 Great American Fiction Contest Anthology. She won an Honorable Mention in Winning Writers’ 2016 short story contest. She was a finalist in the 2018 New Millennium short story awards in flash fiction. She taught Woodstock Writers Workshops for twenty years, and has held writing workshops for the New York Public Library, Educational Alliance and others. She has taught creative writing as an adjunct at Bard College and SUNY/Ulster. She attended Ohio State University and Universidad de las Americas, Mexico City, and obtained her bachelor’s degree. She currently lives in Woodstock, NY and winters on Anna Maria Island, FL, which was the inspiration for her book Snowbird.

 

Anna Maconochie is a fiction writer who has had stories published in the Erotic Review, the Dublin Review, the Wells Street Journal and the Bitter Oleander. Her debut collection, ONLY THE VISIBLE CAN VANISH came out in 2016 with Cultured Llama Publishing. She has also had a short story published in Desire: 100 of Literature’s Sexiest Stories, chosen and edited by Mariella Frostrup & the Erotic Review.

 

Pete Madzelan is a writer and photographer who lives with his wife in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His works include a novel, Blues From the Mirror; photography exhibits in Albuquerque: 2017 Shades of Gray Photography Show and 2018 Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show. His writings and photography have appeared in Sky Island Journal, Bellingham Review, Blinders Journal, The Boiler, Cargo Literary Journal, Four Ties Lit Review, Foliate Oak, Gravel, New Mexico Magazine, Off the Coast, Photography Center of Cape Cod, Poydras Review, Reservoir Literary Journal, San Pedro River Review, Switchback, and many others.

 

Matt Morris is the author of Nearing Narcoma, selected by Joy Harjo as winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Award, and Walking in Chicago with a Suitcase in My Hand, published by Knut House Press. His poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including recently Crab Creek Review, 8 Poems, FRiGG, Hinchas de Poesía, and Unlikely Stories.

 

Susan Morse has lived in California and in rural Maine. She moved to the Willamette Valley of Oregon in 2016. She has a Masters degree in Literacy Education from the University of Maine, Orono, and completed a summer internship for the Maine Writers’ Project. She taught English/ Language Arts at the middle school level before retiring. She is a member of the Oregon Poetry Association. In the Hush, her first chapbook, was published in June 2019 by Finishing Line Press. Individual poems have appeared in various journals including Cream City Review, The Mom Egg, The Aurorean, Amethyst Review, and The Willawaw Journal.

 

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is trying to publish his novels.

 

Andy Oram is a writer and editor at O'Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. His editorial projects have ranged from a legal guide covering intellectual property to a graphic novel about teenage hackers. Print publications where his work has appeared include The Economist, the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, and Vanguardia Dossier. He has lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area for more than 30 years. His poems have been published in Ají, Arlington Literary Journal, DASH, Genre: Urban Arts, Offcourse, and Panoply.


 

Bruce Parker holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland Far East Division, Okinawa, Japan, and an MA in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico. He has taught English as a second language, worked as a technical editor, and as a translator He reads for Boulevard and lives in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in CIRQUE, The Inflectionist Review, Cloudbank, Blue Mountain Review and elsewhere.

 

Julia Parmentier is a retired geologist/environmental scientist who has gone back to writing after years of consulting and teaching. Recent work has been published in the anthology Ground Fiction, Seth Harwood, ed. She lives with her spouse in western Rhode Island.

 

Madari Pendas is a Cuban-American writer, painter, and poet living in Miami. Her works focus on the surreal aspects that accompany the exile experience and the ways Latinidad intersects with other salient parts of her identity, like being woman, queer, and working-class. She has received literary awards from Florida International University, in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Pank Magazine, The New Tropic, Lambda Literary, Jai-Alai Books, Politicsay, The Beacon, The Flagler Review, Sinister Wisdom, Junto Magazine, The Reporter, Saudade County Press, MOKO Magazine, WLRN (Miami's NPR affiliate), and The Miami New Times. She is currently a graduate student at Florida International University.

 

Paul Rabinowitz is an author, photographer and founder of ARTS By The People, a nonprofit arts organization based in New Jersey. Paul’s photography and short fiction have appeared in many magazines and journals including Long Exposure Magazine, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Pif Magazine, and others. Paul is the author of Limited Light, a book of prose and portrait photography, and a novella, The Clay Urn, (Main Street Rag, 2020). Paul is currently at work on two novels Confluence and Grand Street, Revisited. Paul has produced many mixed media performances and poetry animation films that have appeared on stages and in theaters in New York City, New Jersey, Tel Aviv and Paris. Paul is a written word performer and the founder of “The Platform,” a monthly literary series in New Jersey, and Platform Review, a journal of voices and visual art from around the world. www.paulrabinowitz.com

 

Charles Rammelkamp is Prose Editor for BrickHouse Books in Baltimore and Reviews Editor for The Adirondack Review. A chapbook of poems, Me and Sal Paradise, was published last year by FutureCycle Press. Two full-length collections are forthcoming in 2020, Catastroika, from Apprentice House, and Ugler Lee from Kelsay Books.


 

Richard Risemberg was born into a Jewish-Italian household in Argentina, and brought to Los Angeles to escape the fascist regime of his homeland. He has lived there since, except for a digression to Paris in the turbulent Eighties. He attended Pepperdine University on a scholarship won in a writing competition, but left in his last year to work in jobs from gritty to glitzy, starting at a motorcycle shop and progressing through offices, retail, an independent design and manufacturing business, and most recently a stint managing an adult literacy program at a library branch in one of the poorest neighborhoods of the city. All has become source material for his writing.

 

Rick Rohdenburg did not begin publishing until past sixty. His work has appeared in the Laurel Review, Raleigh Review, Angle (UK), and others. Now retired, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Robert Rothman lives in Northern California, near extensive trails and open space, with the Pacific Ocean over the hill. His work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Tampa Review, Willow Review, and over seventy-five other literary journals. Please see his website (www.robertrothmanpoet.com) for more information about him and his work.

 

Rachael Schiel holds an MFA from Chapman University and has work published or forthcoming in Doubly Mad and Concho River Review. She is interested in memoir, speculative nonfiction, poetry of witness, and the chaotic euphonics of loud laughter.

 

Elizabeth Shack lives in central Illinois with her spouse, cat, and an expanding collection of plants. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in various magazines and anthologies.

 

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro’s novel, Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster, 2004), was nominated for the Harold U. Ribelow Award. She’s published essays in NYT (Lives) and Newsweek. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in many literary magazines such as Mudfish, Westview, The Iowa Review, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Stone Path Review, Frontier Poetry, Santa Fe Literary Review, Stand, Carbon Culture Review, Cider Press Review, Cutbank Literary Journal, Edison Literary Review, Evening Street Review, Euphony Journal, Inkwell Magazine, Amarillo Bay, Bayou Magazine, Poet Lore, Crack the Spine, Compass Rose, Controlled Burn, Cumberland River Review, The Furious Gazelle, The Griffin, Grub Street, Los Angeles Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, East Jasmine Review, Litbreak Magazine, The Virginia Normal, Chantwood Magazine, The MacGuffin, Memoir And, Moment, The Moth, Rougarou, Negative Capability, The Louisville Review, Amoskeag, Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine, Pennsylvania English, Entropy Magazine, Rio Grande Review, riverSedge, Rogue Agent, Seven CirclePress: A Literary Micropress, Sierra Nevada Review, Steam Ticket, Streetlight Magazine, Swamp Ape Review, Licking River Review, Peregrine, Gulf Coast, Existere, Passager, Midway Journal, Moria Literary Magazine, Empty Mirror, Sanskrit Magazine, Typishly and Willow Review. Her poetry has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, and she won the Branden Memorial Literary Award from Negative Capability. Spry Magazine nominated her poem for the Best of the Net. She currently teaches writing at UCLA Extension.

 

John Sheirer (pronounced “shy-er”) lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wonderful wife Betsy and happy dog Libby. He has taught writing and communications for 27 years at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut, where he also serves as editor and faculty advisor for Freshwater Literary Journal (submissions welcome). He writes a monthly column on current events for his hometown newspaper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and his books include memoir, fiction, poetry, essays, political satire, and photography. His most recent book is Fever Cabin, a fictionalized journal of a man isolating himself during the current pandemic. (All proceeds from this book will benefit pandemic-related charities.) Find him at JohnSheirer.com.

 

Tim Suermondt is the author of five full-length collections of poems, the latest JOSEPHINE BAKER SWIMMING POOL from MadHat Press, 2019. He has published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Stand Magazine, december magazine, The Courtship of Winds, On the Seawall, Poet Lore and Plume, among many others. He lives in Cambridge (MA) with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.

 

Peter Waldor is the author of Door to a Noisy Room (Alice James Books), The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing (Pinyon Publishing), Who Touches Everything (Settlement House), which won the National Jewish Book Award, The Unattended Harp (Settlement House), State of the Union (Kelsay Books) and Gate Posts with No Gate (Shanti Arts). Waldor was the Poet Laureate of San Miguel County, Colorado from 2014 to 2015. His work has appeared in many journals, including the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, the Iowa Review, the Colorado Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and Mothering Magazine. Waldor lives in Trout Lake, Colorado.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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