Joe Albanese

Joe Albanese    ​You Know Me Too Well     My emblem is a jagged smiley face transcribed at the bottom of a suicide note. There it sits and renders, there it mocks with taunting silver linings. It’s a signature, a calling card. It is Orion the hunter, it is...

Amy Gaeta

Amy GaetaAmy Gaeta is a poet and Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Amy's creative work explores how trauma and injury are ordinary and mundane conditions that shape how we perceive and order the world. Her poetry has been published in...

Yuan Changming

Yuan ChangmingYuan Changming  published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen  Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations  & publications in Best of the Best Canadian...

Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline JulesJacqueline Jules is the author of three chapbooks, Field Trip to the Museum (Finishing Line Press), Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications), and Itzhak Perlman’s Broken String, winner of the 2016 Helen Kay Chapbook Prize from Evening Street Press....

Michael Henry

Michael HenryMichael Henry is the co-founder and Executive Director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, an independent literary center located in downtown Denver. My poetry and nonfiction have appeared in places such as 5280 Magazine, Georgetown Review, Threepenny Review,...

Howie Good

Howie GoodHowie Good is the author most recently of Spooky Action at a Distance from Analog Submission Press. He co-edits the journals Unbroken and UnLost.    Awl Fwk Tup I never saw or heard a gunshot. What I have seen is the aftermath. Dazed mothers, dead...

Hannah Fields

Hannah FieldsHannah Fields is a writer and editor from Texas. She has worked on various publications from children’s books to award-winning magazines. Her work has appeared in Sweatpants & Coffee, Spelk Fiction, 2Elizabeths, and The Ogilvie. You can follow her...

Mary Clark

Mary ClarkMary Clark is a writer from Tulsa, Oklahoma living in Los Angeles. I volunteer with the Prison Education Project, teaching creative writing. I am 26, identify as a woman and work as a nanny and bartender in L.A. I am excited to share these poems from what I...

Colleen Redman

Colleen RedmanCOLLEEN REDMAN is a blogger ( who writes and photographs for The Floyd Press newspaper. Her poetry has most recently been published in Artemis Journal, Floyd County Moonshine and The Front Porch Review. In 2018 she was a featured...

Ace Boggess

Ace BoggessAce Boggess is author of four books of poetry, most recently I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So, and two novels including States of Mercy. His writing appears in Notre Dame Review, The Bellingham Review,  River Styx, cream city review, and other...

Brett Stout

Brett StoutBrett Stout is a 40-year-old writer and artist originally from Atlanta, GA. He is a high school dropout and former construction worker turned college graduate and paramedic. He writes now while mainly hung-over on white lined paper in a small cramped...

Michael Vander

Michael VanderMichael Vander Does is a JazzPoet from Columbus, Ohio. He has been published here and there. Favorites include Croton Review, Negative Capability, Istanbul Literary Review, Carbon Culture Review, and Tryst. He performs trombone and poetry with The...

Judith Borenin

Judith BoreninJudith has been published in The Raven Chronicles:Last Call, The Floating Bridge Press Review IV, Ethel Zine 3 & 4, Synchcronized Chaos, The Poetica Review and other anthologies. Her Chapbook, The Evidence & The Evermore, was published July, 2019...

Courtney LeBlanc

Courtney LeBlancCourtney LeBlanc is the author of Beautiful & Full of Monsters (forthcoming from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), chapbooks All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and The Violence Within (Flutter Press), and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has her MBA from...

Alan Parry

Alan ParryAlan Parry is a poet, playwright and editor from Merseyside, England. He is an English Literature graduate and English teacher. Alan enjoys gritty realism, open ends, miniature schnauzers and 60s girl groups. He has previously had work published by Dream...

Louie Land

Louie LandLouie Land is a displaced East-coaster living in Moscow, Idaho. His work has previously appeared in FRiGG Magazine, the Santa Clara Review, Dog Pond, Unwound Magazine, and elsewhere. An active blues/jazz guitarist, his first album, Afterglow, was released on...

Ayn Frances dela Cruz

Ayn Frances dela CruzAyn, 34, is Propsmaker and Chief Slave of Paper Monster Press. She publishes her work sporadically online and offline. She currently works as Project Manager of BEntrepreneur Magazine & Youtube Channel.20-second story   I have allowed...

Roberta Beach Jacobson

Roberta Beach JacobsonRoberta Beach Jacobson ( is drawn to the magic of words – poetry, puzzles, song lyrics, stand-up comic humor. As a student of tanshi (short poems), she strives to include humor whenever possible. Besides poetry, she...

Tina Carey

Tina CareyTina is a Personal Chef and a long-time writer and lover of poetry. She writes from personal knowledge of trauma, grief, mental health, and healing. She is hoping to inspire and create a unified experience of hope and understanding. Tina has been published...

Leslie Neusdadt

Leslie NuestadtWriter and visual artist Leslie Neustadt is a retired New York Assistant Attorney General and the author of Bearing Fruit: A Poetic Journey. Widely published, her work is illuminated by her Jewish upbringing and expresses her experiences as a woman,...

P.A. Levy

P.A. Levy Born East London but now residing amongst the hedge mumblers of rural Suffolk, P.A.Levy has been published in many magazines, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’ and stations in-between.  He is also a founding member of the Clueless Collective and...

Benjamin Norman Pierce

Benjamin Norman Pierce Benjamin Norman Pierce lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he has worked as a professional dishwasher for many years. He paints and displays his graphics in various coffeehouses and small galleries. He self-published a novel, Snuck Past Death And...

Rebecca Angela Taylor-Suljik

Rebecca Angela Taylor-Suljik ​ The author Rebecca Angela Taylor-Suljic a German National of German-British descent is a qualified interior decorator. She is also a part-time Downes-Syndrome caregiver in the local kindergarten. She lives with her husband and their two...

Joshua Zelesnick

Joshua Zelesnick Joshua Zelesnick’s poems can be found or are forthcoming in various journals and magazines, among them Jubilat, Word For/Word, Juked, and DIAGRAM. A chapbook, Cherub Poems, will be coming out from Bonfire Books this fall. He teaches Library classes...

Colin Dodds

Colin Dodds Poets biography Beside the Treadmill   A tense and charming woman in a café has her own confused intentions written on her hands   A severe woman with elaborately braided hair and a sweater more knotted than knit slumps in a restaurant window and...

Marc Darnell

Marc Darnell Marc Darnell is a facilities tech and online tutor in Omaha NE, and has also been a phlebotomist, hotel supervisor, busboy, editorial assistant, farmhand, devout recluse, and incurable brooder--  leading to near auto collisions.  He received his MFA from...

Ben Nordolili

Ben Nordolili 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...

R. Gerry Fabian

R. Gerry Fabian Nautical Miles     He moves with the instinctual wisdom of alley cat balance. His doctrine follows an iceberg principle. His eyes see more; his chapped lips say less.   Today,  he takes his trawler  deep into the ocean -  a simple...

Antoni Ooto

Antoni Ooto Antoni Ooto is a poet and flash fiction writer who came to writing late. Known for his bstract expressionist art, Antoni now finds his voice in poetry.  His love of reading and studying many poets has opened and offered him a new form of self expression....

Dan Provost

Dan Provost Dan Provost’s poetry has been published throughout the small press for a number of years.  He is the author of ten books, his latest Wear Brighter Colors was accepted by Analog Press.  He lives in Berlin, New Hampshire.     Rampart     A...

Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois Work by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois appears in magazines worldwide. Nominated for numerous prizes, he was awarded the 2017 Booranga Centre (Australia) Fiction Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work in a state hospital, is...

Austin Alexis

Austin Alexis Austin Alexis has published in Shot Glass Journal, Danse Macabre, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, Poetry Pacific (Canada) and in other journals and anthologies. He is the author of Privacy Issues (Broadside Lotus Press, Detroit, 2014) and two chapbooks:...

Mark J. Mitchell

Mark J. Mitchell Mark J. Mitchell was born in Chicago and grew up in southern California. His latest poetry collection, Starting from Tu Fu was just published by Encircle Publications. He is very fond of baseball, Miles Davis, Kafka and Dante. He lives in San...

Renee Adams

Renee Adams Renee Adams is a woman who retired from being a psychotherapist within the community mental health system and began to write poetry. She triesin her poetry to express my experience as a woman in this stage of a woman’s life. She is a member of...

Anahit Arustamyan

Anahit Arustamyan is an Armenian poetess. Her poems have appeared in different poetry magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is the author of 5 poetry books: The Queen Of Metaphors, My Intoxicated Ink, The Phantom’s Dolphin, Words In Flight, and The Canvas Of My Soul which are available on Amazon.

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, born in Mexico, lives in Southern California, and works in the mental health field in Los Angeles. His first book of poems, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. His other poetry books, broadsides, and chapbooks, have been published by Alternating Current Press, Deadbeat Press, Kendra Steiner Editions, New American Imagist, New Polish Beat, Poet’s Democracy, and Ten Pages Press (e-book).

Henry Bladon

Henry Bladon tread gently with tender feet     We were both barefoot on the beach. Pebbles are just rocks that are worn by the sea, she said, that’s how I think of friendship with people, they sometimes start out craggy and over time you get to...

Henry Bladon

Poets Name Henry Bladon Poets biographyHenry Bladon is based in Somerset in the UK. He is a writer of short fiction and poetry and teaches creative writing for therapeutic purposes. He has degrees in psychology and mental health policy, and a PhD in...

Ace Boggess

Ace Boggess is author of four books of poetry, most recently I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So (Unsolicited Press, 2018) and Ultra Deep Field (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017), and the novel A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing, 2016). His writing appears in Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Rattle, River Styx, and many 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.

John Bolton

John Bolton is a newcomer to the poetry scene. He is currently working towards his first collection, Handcuffed to the Night. He is a Hoist erector and would love to be a writer full time.

Tiffany Buck

Tiffany Buck Chimera       I live in TZ3 Third colony of the Cnossus planet The humans are gone They mostly killed themselves The people that didn’t die violently, Died of disease What is a simple illness to us, was deadly to them I’ve been...

Maureen Butler

Maureen Butrler has been a professional actor/director most of her life and currently lives in Maine. She lived in Galway, Ireland for a year where she studied poetry with Kevin Higgins, and rediscovered her passion for this form of expression. She is married and lives with her husband and two enormous dogs.

Judith Borenin

Judith Borenin has been published in The Raven Chronicles:Last Call, The Floating Bridge Press Review IV, Ethel Zine 3 among other journals and have a mini-poetry book coming this summer. I have been writing poetry since being thrust upon a convent in Australia when I was in the fourth grade. I survived the Great Alaska Quake of ’64. I’ve moved so many times I have a continual ringing in my ears.

Laurie Byro

Laurie Byro has had 5 collections of poetry published, most recently La Dogaressa (Cowboy Buddha Press). Two collections had work that received a New Jersey Poetry Prize. Her poetry has received 55 Interboard Competition honors including 10 First Place awards as judged. In 2018, she was nominated for 4 Pushcart Prizes and she facilitates Circle of Voices in NJ Libraries for the last 20 years.  

Lorraine Caputo

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 150 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa; 12 chapbooks of poetry – including Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Notes from the Patagonia (dancing girl press, 2017) and the upcoming On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019). In March 2011, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada chose her verse as poem of the month. Caputo has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.

Angela M. Carter

Angela M. Carter is an author, poet, novelist, motivational speaker, spoken word performer, visual artist and an advocate/activist. Memory Chose a Woman’s Body (unbound CONTENT, 2014) is a poetry memoir, which spotlights the effects of the silences endured after abuse, neglect, and depression. Angela is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee, nominee for the 2015
Virginia Library Literary Award (poetry), and has been featured in a multitude of venues, including The KGB Club in Manhattan and Busboys and Poets in Washington DC

T. Castleberry

T. Castleberry’s work has appeared in Roanoke Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Green Mountains Review, The Alembic and Comstock Review. Internationally, it has been published in Canada, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Antarctica. I’ve had poetry in the anthologies: Travois-An Anthology of Texas Poetry, TimeSlice, The Weight of Addition, Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, Kind Of A Hurricane: Without Words and Blue Milk’s anthology, Dawn. My chapbook, Arriving At The Riverside, was published by Finishing Line Press in January, 2010. An e-book, Dialogue and Appetite, was published by Right Hand Pointing in May, 2011.

Yuan Changming

Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) and BestNewPoemsOnline, among others.

Neil Clarkson

Philip O’Neil is an English writer living in Prague who worked as a journalist for over two decades in various parts of the globe. His poetry has been published in Ygdrasil, Wilderness House Literary Review, Suisun Valley Review, Mad Swirl among others. His first novel ‘Mental Shrapnel’ is due to be published later this year.

Christine Collins

Christine Collins moved to Cardiff, Wales, U.K. in 2017 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I taught full-time in the English Department at Louisiana State University in addition to working as a remote editorial assistant for Copper Canyon Press. Here in Cardiff, I am a doctorate student in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. As part of my degree program, I also teach creative writing workshops for the university. My critical and creative work has been published or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Entropy, Cold Mountain Review, Chicago Review of Books, Canyon Voices, Appalachian Heritage, Poetry South, Still: The Journal, Wicked Alice, So to Speak, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. My chapbook titled Along the Diminishing Stretch of Memory was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2014.

Jerome Daly

Jerome Daly Jerome Daly is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire and winner of the Richard “Dick” Shea Memorial Prize. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Charles River Journal, The Manhattanville Review,...

David Dephy

David Dephy – The trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. An active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, New York Public Library, Starr Bar Poetry Series, Columbia University – School of the Arts in the City of New York, Bowery Poetry Club which named him a Literature Luminary. His poetry has been published in USA and all over the world by the many literary magazines. He lives and works in New York City.

David Dephy

David Dephy David Dephy is a trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. An active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long...

Nancy Devine

Nancy Devine Nancy Devine lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where she taught high school English for over 25 years.  Her poetry, short fiction and essays have appeared in online and print journals. She is the author of a chapbook of poems, "The...

Margo Jodyne Dill

Margo Jodyne Dills is an active member of Seattle’s Hugo House, and other writing venues in the Seattle area. Her writing life includes guest blogging on sites in Mexico and Latin America, writing poetry, and publishing her novel, Sparrow. She is very excited about recently being accepted with a scholarship to Hedgebrook Vortext.

John Drudge

John Drudge John Drudge works as a clinical social worker and holds degrees in Social Work, Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services and has studied philosophy extensively. He is an avid traveler and a long-term student of the martial arts holding a 3rd...

Peter Ewer

Peter Ewer lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has published four books of Australian history, and his articles appear in academic journals in Australia, the UK and the US. He holds a doctorate from RMIT University, Melbourne, and this is his second work of poetry, having previously been published by Outlaw Poetry in February 2018. He thinks we better start taking an interest in the condition of the world, because the planet is dying.

Howie Good

Howie Good is on the pavement, thinking about the government.

Michael A. Griffith

Michael A. Griffith began writing g poetry after a disability-causing accident. His chapbooks Bloodline (The Blue Nib Imprint) and Exposed (Soma Publishing and Hidden Constellation Press) were released in fall 2018. Mike was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for poetry in October 2018. He lives near Princeton, NJ and teaches at Raritan Valley Community College. He is Poetry Editor (US/Canada) for The Blue Nib.

Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton has recent and upcoming publications in Pinyon, Sandy River Review, The Big Window, Commonweal, Bluestem, Southwestern American Literature, Pour Vida, Adirondack Review, The Maynard, Sanskrit Literary  Magazine, U.S.1 Worksheet, Broad River Review, Homestead Review, Shot Glass Journal, Poem, I-70 Review, Louisiana Literature, Haight Ashbury Poetry Journal, The Aurorean, Blue Unicorn,  Birmingham Poetry Review, Pigeonholes Review, Oddevill Press and others.  She has published 17 books: children’s novels, legends and poetry, most recently, SUCH DEATHS from Virtual Arts Cooperative Press Purple Flag Series. She is a former Poet Laureate of Oklahoma.

Sean Hanrahan

Sean Hanrahan Sean Hanrahan is a Philadelphian poet originally hailing from Dale City, Virginia. He is the author of the chapbook, Hardened Eyes on the Scan, published in 2018 by Moonstone Press. His work has also been included in several anthologies and...

John Hicks

John Hicks John Hicks is an emerging poet: has been published or accepted for publication by:  Valparaiso Poetry Review, I-70 Review, Ekphrastic Review, Glint Literary Journal, Midnight Circus, Panorama, Mojave River Review, and others.  In 2016 he...

Kevin Higgins

Kevin Higgins was described in The Stinging Fly magazine has “likely the most read living poet in Ireland. His poems have been quoted in The Daily Telegraph, The Times (UK), The Independent, The Daily Mirror, Hot Press magazine, on Tonight With Vincent Browne and read aloud by film director Ken Loach at a political meeting in London. Kevin’s eighth poetry collection, Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital, will be published by Salmon Poetry in June.

Ibrahim Honjo

Ibrahim Honjo is a poet-writer, sculptor, painter, photographer, former journalist and property manager who write in his native language and in English. His work has appeared in many magazines, newspapers, and on radio stations in Yugoslavia, Canada and US. He is the author of 29 published books and 2 books with another authors. His work is represented in more than 30 anthologies. His poetry has been translated into: Italian, Korean, Spanish, Bahasa (Malaysia), Mongolian, Slovenian and German. He received several poetry awards.

Nicole Horowitz

Nicole Horowitz Nicole Horowitz is a creative writer and graduate currently attending Oregon State University's school of Writing, Literature and Film. She is a founding member of @Teakneezine, and a strong believer that writing should cross boundaries;...

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler  Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include two self-published works, “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” and “Lost and Found.”  Soma Publishing has published her two e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,” and “Pairings,” a hybrid of short...

William J. Joel

William J. Joel William J. Joel writes, All things are connected. That's the premise of what William J. Joel does. Each of Mr. Joel's interests informs each other. Mr. Joel has been teaching computer science since 1983 and has been a poet even longer. His...

Peycho Kanev

Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and three chapbooks, published in the USA and Europe. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Rattle, Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others. His new chapbook titled Under Half-Empty Heaven was published in 2018 by Grey Book Press.

Phil Kirby

Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy. His blog/website can be found at

Laurie Kolp

Laurie Kolp Laurie Kolp’s poems have appeared in the Southern Poetry Anthology VIII: Texas, Stirring, Whale Road Review, Pith, Rust + Moth, and more. Her poetry books include the full-length Upon the Blue Couch and chapbook Hello, It's Your Mother. An avid...

Kate LaDew

Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Arts. She resides in Graham, NC with her cats Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.

Emma Lee

Emma Lee’s recent collection is “Ghosts in the Desert” (IDP, UK 2015). “The Significance of a Dress” is forthcoming from Arachne (UK). She co-edited “Over Land, Over Sea,” (Five Leaves, UK, 2015), reviews for The Blue Nib, High Window Journal, The Journal, London Grip, Sabotage Reviews and blogs at

Dotty LeMieux

Dotty LeMieux’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in in Rise Up Review, Writers Resist, The Poeming Pigeon, Ekphrastic Review, Gyroscope, Solo Novo and the anthology After/Ashes, among others. I have had three chapbooks published and edited the eclectic the Turkey Buzzard Review, in Bolinas California in the 1970’s and 80’s. I studied with poets Joanne Kyger, Edith Jenkins and Thomas Centolella. My passion is running political campaigns for progressive candidates, mainly women, and I live in Northern California with my husband and two dogs.

Kymberlee della Luce

Kymberlee della Luce is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, creative catalyst, and glitter pony currently living in Seattle in the US. They tell stories and help others discover their voice and honor their own story. Their life is dedicated to liberating the wild, untamable heart. Learn more about them at

D.S. Maolalai

D.S. Maolalai D.S. Maolalai has been nominated for Best of the Web and twice for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016) and "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas...

Mark Mayes

Mark Mayes has had poems and stories published in various magazines and anthologies. 2017 saw the publication of his novel, The Gift Maker. Mark also enjoys writing songs. 

Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,400 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy’ (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If” (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

Josh Medsker

Josh Medsker’s writing has appeared in many publications, including: Contemporary American Voices, The Brooklyn Rail, The Review Review, Haiku Journal, and Red Savina Review. For a complete list of Mr. Medsker’s publications, please visit his website. (

Patrick Meighan

Patrick Meighan  Patrick Meighan's poems, reviews, and translations have appeared in The Common Online, Cardinal Points, Alexandria Quarterly Magazine, and other online and print journals. His latest chapbook "Poems for a Winter Afternoon" was published in...

Michael Minassian

MICHAEL MINASSIAN is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual, an online magazine. His chapbooks include poetry: The Arboriculturist (2010) and photography: Around the Bend (2017). For more information:

Lucy Newlyn

Lucy Newlyn, a retired academic, is the author of two collections of poetry: Ginnel (Oxford Poets/Carcanet, 2005) and Earth’s Almanac (Enitharmon, 2015). A third collection, Vital Stream, is forthcoming with Carcanet in November 2019. She has recently published Diary of a Bipolar Explorer (Signal, 2018), a fifteen-year memoir describing her experience of the connection between Bipolar Disorder and creative process.

Kirsty Niven

Kirsty Niven Kirsty A. Niven lives in Dundee, Scotland. Her writing has appeared in anthologies such as Landfall, A Prince Tribute and Of Burgers and Barrooms. She has also featured in several journals and magazines, including The Dawntreader, Cicada...

Rollo Nye

Rollo Nye is a poet and yoga teacher who lives with his wife, Amy, in New York. His poetry has appeared in various journals and reviews, including: Subterranean Blue Poetry, Mud Season Review, and The Red River Review. 

Denise O’Hagan

Denise O’Hagan is an editor by trade. Born in Italy, she lived in the UK before emigrating to Australia. She holds an MA in Bibliography and Textual Criticism and works in publishing. Her poetry is published in various literary journals including New Reader Magazine, Other Terrain Journal, Pink Cover Zine, Literary Yard, Backstory, Other Terrain Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poet’s Corner/InDaily and The Blue Nib. She was commended in the Australian Catholic University Poetry Prize (2018), shortlisted for the Robert Graves Poetry Prize (2018), and received a special mention in the Pangolin Poetry Prize (2018).Website:

Phillip O’Neil

Philip O’Neil is an English writer living in Prague who worked as a journalist for over two decades in various parts of the globe. His poetry has been published in Ygdrasil, Wilderness House Literary Review, Suisun Valley Review, Mad Swirl among others. His first novel ‘Mental Shrapnel’ is due to be published later this year.

David B. Prather

David B. Prather David B. Prather studied writing at Warren Wilson College.  His debut collection of poetry, We Were Birds, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Publishing.  His work has appeared in several publications, including Prairie Schooner, Colorado...

Claudia Coutu Radmore

Claudia Coutu Radmore has published several collections. Accidentals (Apt. 9 Press, Ottawa) won the 2011 bpNichol Chapbook Award. On Fogo, poems short-listed for the 2017 Malahat Long Poem Contest, was published by The Alfred Gustav Press, Vancouver, in 2018. A poem from the camera obscura (2019, above ground, Ottawa ) is included in The Best Canadian Poetry of 2019. Including three years training teachers in Vanuatu as a CUSO cooperant, Montreal-born writer Claudia Coutu Radmore has lived, taught and created art in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and China. She writes lyric and Japanese-form poetry. Claudia started catkin press in 2012.

Daniel Romo

Poets Name Daniel Romo Poets biographyDaniel Romo is the author of Apologies in Reverse (FutureCycle Press 2019), When Kerosene’s Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014), and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). His poetry can be found in The Los...

Xe M. Sánchez

Xe M. Sánchez was born in 1970 in Grau (Asturies, Spain). He received his Ph.D in History from the University of Oviedo in 2016, he is anthropologist, and he also studied Tourism and three masters. He has published in Asturian language Escorzobeyos (2002), Les fueyes tresmanaes d’Enol Xivares (2003), Toponimia de la parroquia de Sobrefoz. Ponga (2006), Llue, esi mundu paralelu (2007), Les Erbíes del Diañu (E-book: 2013, Paperback: 2015), Cróniques de la Gandaya (E-book, 2013), El Cuadernu Prietu (2015), and several publications in journals and reviews in Asturies, USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, Italy, England, Canada, Reunion Island, China and Belgium.

Rob Schackne

Rob Schackne was born in New York, Rob lived in many countries until Australia finally took him in. He worked for many years as a Foreign Expert EFL teacher in the People’s Republic of China. Recently returned, he is living in country Victoria, Australia, where he enjoys the fresh air and the birds. There were some extreme sports once; now he plays (mostly) respectable chess and pool. He listens to the Grateful Dead. He claims he can read Shakespeare in the original. Some days he thinks there is nothing easy about the Tao.

Margarita Serafimova

Margarita Serafimova  Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize 2017, Summer Literary Seminars 2018 and 2019, and Hammond House Prize 2018; long-listed for the Christopher Smart (Eyewear Publishing) Prize 2019, Erbacce Press Poetry...

Andrew Shields

Andrew Shields lives in Basel, Switzerland. His collection of poems “Thomas Hardy Listens to Louis Armstrong” was published by Eyewear in June 2015. His band Human Shields released the album “Somebody’s Hometown” in 2015 and the EP “Défense de jouer” in 2016.

Anna Teresa Slater

Anna Teresa Slater is a high school literature and drama teacher from a small town in the Philippines. She is a postgraduate student in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Panay News, Poetika Anthology 2018, and Better Than Starbucks. Recurring themes in her writing include feminism, protest, and nature. She lives on a farm with her husband, dog, and cat.

Sam Smith

Peter Ewer lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has published four books of Australian history, and his articles appear in academic journals in Australia, the UK and the US. He holds a doctorate from RMIT University, Melbourne, and this is his second work of poetry, having previously been published by Outlaw Poetry in February 2018. He thinks we better start taking an interest in the condition of the world, because the planet is dying.

Alec Solomita

Alec Solomita Alec Solomita has  published fiction in the Southword Journal, The Mississippi Review, Southwest Review, and The Adirondack Review, among other publications. He was shortlisted by the Bridport Prize and Southword Journal, and named a finalist...

Maki Starfield

Maki Starfield was born in Japan, where she studied English and American literature, teaching and business, with further work in Canada. She has published poems, haikus and translations in JUNPA publications (

John Sweet

John Sweet John Sweet, b. 1968 and still numbered among the living, sends greetings from the rural wastelands of upstate NY. He is a firm believer in writing as catharsis, and in the continuous search for an unattainable and constantly evolving absolute...

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She is the author of 9 poetry books.  Christine lives in Delaware, USA....

Alarie Tennille

Alarie Tennille  Alarie Tennille  was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, with a genius older brother destined for NASA, a ghost, and a yard full of cats. She graduated from the University of Virginia in the first class admitting women. She now lives...

Pam Thompson

Pam Thompson is a poet and educator based in Leicester, UK. Her publications include The Japan Quiz ( Redbeck Press, 2009) and Show Date and Time, (Smith | Doorstop, 2006). Pam’s second collection, Strange Fashion, was published by Pindrop Press in 2017. She is a 2019 Hawthornden Fellow. Web-site

Alisa Velaj

Alisa Velaj Alisa Velaj  has been shortlisted for the Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in 2014. Her works have appeared in more than ninety print and online international magazines worldwide. Her poetry collection, With No Sweat At All, will be published by...

Vivian Wagner

Vivian Wagner lives in New Concord, Ohio, where she’s an associate professor of English at Muskingum University. She’s the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington); a full-length poetry collection, Raising (Clare Songbirds Publishing House); and three chapbooks, The Village (Aldrich Press-Kelsay Books), Making (Origami Poems Project), and Curiosities (Unsolicited Press). Visit her website at

James Walton

James Walton was a librarian, a farm labourer, a cattle breeder, and mostly a public sector union official. He is published in many anthologies, journals, and newspapers. He has been shortlisted for the ACU National Literature Prize, the MPU International Prize, and the James Tate Prize. His poetry collections include The Leviathan’s Apprentice, Walking Through Fences, and Unstill Mosaics (forthcoming). He is now old enough to be almost invisible. He lives in Australia.

Toren Wallace

Toren Wallace Toren Wallace completed his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach. His work has appeared in: Brine, The Portland Review, West Trade Review, Poetic Diversity (Los Angeles), and Columbia Journal, among...

Scott Waters

Scott Waters Scott Waters is a poet and songwriter living in Oakland, California, with his wife and son.  He graduated with an M.A. from the San Francisco State creative writing program, and has published previously in The Santa Clara Review, The Pangolin...

Rosalind Weaver

Rosalind Weaver  Rosalind Weaver is an internationally published poet living in England. She has been published in a number of journals, zines and anthologies, including most recently with As Above So Below, Voice of Eve and Dear Damsels. In 2018, her work...

Patrick Williamson

Patrick Williamson lives near Paris. Recent poems in And Other Poems, Blue Nib Press, Paris LitUp, and Mediterranean Poetry. Latest collection is Traversi (English-Italian, Samuele Editore), and, previously, note Gifted (Corrupt Press), and Locked in, or out? (The Red Ceilings Press). He is the editor and translator of The Parley Tree, An Anthology of Poets from French-speaking Africa and the Arab World (Arc Publications). Founding member of transnational literary agency Linguafranca.

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson is a teacher and poet living in the Mid-west, my poems have most recently appeared in the Lily Poetry Review and the Pinyon Review.

Francine Witte

Francine Witte Francine Witte is the author of four poetry chapbooks, two flash fiction chapbooks, and the full-length poetry collections Café Crazy (Kelsay Books) and the forthcoming The Theory of Flesh (Kelsay Books)  Her play, Love is a Bad...

Reuben Woolley

Reuben Woolley has been published in quite a few magazines such as Tears in the Fence, Lighthouse, The Interpreter’s House, the anthology, The Dizziness of Freedom, Ink Sweat & Tears, Proletarian Poetry, And Other Poems and The Poet’s Shed. He has five books to his name, the latest being some time we are heroes, published by The Corrupt Press (2018). He has a book forthcoming, this hall of several tortures, to be published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press (September 2019). He edits the online magazines, I am not a silent poet and The Curly Mind.

Stella Wulf

Stella Wulf Poets biography The poems go here

Catherine Zickgraf

Catherine Zickgraf main jobs are to hang out with her family and write poetry. Her work has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Pank, Victorian Violet PressandThe Grief Diaries. Her recent chapbook, Soul Full of Eye, is published through Aldrich Press.

Johanna Antonia Zomers

Johanna Antonia Zomers  Johana Antonia Zomers is a former organic sheep farmer, a poet, a playwright with Stone Fence Theatre and writes a weekly column for a Canadian newspaper. Her first novel “When the Light Enters” was published with Pastora de la Vega...