Jodi Adamson is a retail floater pharmacist who writes, designs costumes, reads anything, and is the librarian of the Atagi Chapter of the Alabama State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She lives with her furkids, Darcy, a Yorkiepoo, and a black cat named Binx.
David Ayers lives near Atlanta, GA, with his wife and anywhere from one to three children (depending on who’s home), plus an unruly assortment of dogs, cats, and other furry animals. His poems have appeared in various print and online journals. He currently blogs at wORD PimP, and is a co-editor at Avatar Review.
Ruth Bavetta’s poems have appeared in Rattle, Nimrod, American Poetry Review, Tar River Review, North American Review and many other journals and anthologies. Her books are Fugitive Pigments and Flour, Water, Salt (Futurecycle Press), Embers on the Stairs (Moon Tide Press), and No Longer at This Address (Aldrich Press). She has been a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee.
Dmitry Blizniuk is an author from Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared in The Pinch, Press53, Magma Poetry, The Nassau Review, Havik, Saint Katherine Review, Star 82, Naugatuck River, Lighthouse, The Gutter, Palm Beach Poetry Festival and many others. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is also the author of The Red Fоrest (Fowlpox Press, 2018). He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Kevin Canfield is a writer in New York City. His work has appeared in Bookforum, Film Comment, Cabildo Quarterly and other publications.
William Doreski has published three critical studies and several collections of poetry. His work has appeared in many print and online journals. He has taught at Emerson College, Goddard College, Boston University, and Keene State College. His most recent books are Water Music and Train to Providence, a collaboration with photographer Rodger Kingston.
Jane Ellen Glasser’s poetry has appeared in numerous national journals, such as Hudson Review, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Georgia Review. In the past she reviewed poetry books for the Virginian-Pilot, edited poetry for the Ghent Quarterly and Lady Jane’s Miscellany, and co-founded the nonprofit arts organization and journal New Virginia Review. She won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry 2005 for her collection Light Persists, and The Long Life won the Poetica Publishing Company Chapbook Contest in 2011. Her most recent collections, In the Shadow of Paradise (2017) and Jane Ellen Glasser: Selected Works (2019) are available from FutureCycle Press and Amazon. To preview her work and access her books, visit the website: www.janeellenglasser.com
Nicole Greaves teaches English and electives at The Crefeld School in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary reviews and was awarded prizes by The Academy of American Poets and the Leeway Foundation of Philadelphia. She was a recent finalist for the 2020 Frontier Digital Chapbook Contest and was a 2015 finalist for the Coniston Prize of Radar Poetry, who also nominated her for The Best of the Net. In 2003, she was the poet laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She resides right outside of Philadelphia with her husband and kids (when they are home from college). Nicole’s mother came here from Panama at the age of 17, and together they lived a life in the US that felt peripheral. Much of her work explores themes relating to this feeling, specifically the tensions around acculturation, gender roles, and class.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in That, Dalhousie Review and Qwerty with work upcoming in Blueline, Chronogram and Clade Song.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Russell F. Hirsch has published work in Geist, The Nashwaak Review, Mirror Dance, and Gingerbread House. He also has stories forthcoming in The Weird and Whatnot and the Flashes of Fantasy anthology. He studied creative writing and children’s literature at the University of British Columbia. You can learn more about him at russellfhirsch.com and on Twitter @russellfhirsch.
LuAnne Holladay grew up in Georgia but lives in Indiana. She carves blocks for printing, manipulates and tests the limits of paper, and makes blank books, where all of her writing starts. Her short non-fiction has appeared in Star 82 Review and her poetry has appeared in the Tipton Poetry Journal.
My work is an intuitive exploration into the essence of a subject. In my landscapes, I want to communicate a sense of awe about the expansiveness and generosity of nature. My goal is to make the viewer feel a place. I strive to capture the idea that a place can feel familiar yet still elusive.
Horizontal elements and expressive color often dominate my landscapes. Strong vistas and a distant horizon are the views that have captivated me since childhood. Memories of those landscapes on the prairies of western Canada and later the ocean views I treasured on the west coast are an enduring inspiration. Lately my travels across the southwest and great plains, as well as scenes viewed through a car window, can spark paintings later on. Observing and interpreting atmospheric conditions continue to intrigue me.
Paint is often laid on heavily with a variety of painting knives and other implements then scraped back and reapplied, revealing layers of transparent and opaque paints and thicknesses. The mood I wish to express in a painting will often determine texture, color and composition.
For the past several years, works-on-paper, abstracts and embroidery & resin have become a part of my main body of work. By using mixed media and relying on intuition and a sense of play, these pieces satisfy my desire to experiment with technique and materials.
My paintings have been juried into national and museum exhibitions, and I have had shows in Santa Fe, Taos, Palm Springs, Denver and Indianapolis. My work resides in public and private collections across North America.
I share a joyous art life and studio in Colorado with my husband Wes, a noted plein air and wildlife painter.
Wes Hyde is an American artist and author whose works have appeared in such publications as American Art Collector, Art of the West, Avatar Review, La Petite Zine and Frog Pond.
Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, Nicola Lennon now lives in Manchester, England, with her two children. Nicola is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University where she completed her first novel and was awarded a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. Outside of the world of work, she enjoys nothing more than writing and family life. Her poem, “Pretending to Grow Up”, was inspired by a mix of childhood memories and adult experiences.
Jim McGarrah is the author of ten books. Running the Voodoo Down won the Elixir Press Poetry Prize in 2003. His new collection of poems, A Balancing Act, was published by Lamar University Press in May of 2018. A memoir of war entitled A Temporary Sort of Peace (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007) won the national Eric Hoffer Legacy Nonfiction Award. Blue Heron Book Works published McGarrah’s newest nonfiction book in May, 2017 entitled Misdemeanor Outlaw. You may read his more recent poems and essays in The American Journal of Poetry, Barcelona Review, Cincinnati Review, North American Review, and Poetry Southeast, among others.
George McKim is a painter, poet, revolutionary, vagabond, seeker, amateur brain surgeon, wilted lettuce, prophet, television evangelist, mushroom cloud, shaman, sheik, burning ghost, burning bush, burning cloud and devout follower of Zoroaster. He has an MFA in Painting. His poetry has appeared in Dear Sirs, Shampoo, Diagram, elimae, Found Poetry Review, Ditch, GlitterMOB, Cricket Online Review, Blaze Vox and others. His chapbook of found poetry and art titled Found & Lost was published by Silver Birch Press. George McKim’s artwork has been in group exhibitions at The Painting Center in NYC and the North Carolina Museum of Art and other galleries and is viewable on Instagram at George McKim (@gmckim) • Instagram photos and videos.
Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,500 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); Like As If (Pski’s Porch); and Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).
Jason O‘Toole is a Rhylsing Award nominated poet, musician, and elder advocate. He is the author of two poetry collections published by the Red Salon, Spear of Stars (2018) and Soulless Heavens (2019). Recent work has appeared in journals including Neologism Poetry Journal, The Scrib Arts Journal, The Wild Word, and Vita Brevis. He is also a member of the North Andover Poet Laureate Committee.
Jose Oseguera is an LA-based writer of poetry, short fiction and literary nonfiction. Having grown up in a primarily immigrant, urban environment, Jose has always been interested in the people and places around him, and the stories that each of these has to share.
His writing has been featured in Emrys Journal, The McNeese Review, and The Main Street Rag. His work has also been nominated for the Best of the Net award (2018 and 2019) and the Pushcart Prize. He is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Milk of Your Blood.
Gerard Sarnat won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for a handful of recent Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published in academic-related journals (e.g., Universities of Chicago/ Maine/ San Francisco/Toronto, Stanford, Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Pomona, Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan, Penn, Dartmouth, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Baltimore) plus national (e.g., Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Northampton Poetry Review, Peauxdunque Review, MiPOesias, American Journal Of Poetry, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Literary Journal, South Broadway Press, Parhelion, Clementine, pamplemousse, Red Wheelbarrow, Deluge, Poetry Quarterly, poetica, Tipton Journal, Hypnopomp, Free State Review, Poetry Circle, Buddhist Poetry Review, Poets And War, Thank You For Your Service Anthology, Wordpeace, Lowestoft Chronicle, 2020 International Human Rights Art Festival, Cliterature, Qommunicate, Indolent Books, Snapdragon, Pandemonium Press, Boston Literary Magazine, Montana Mouthful, Arkansas Review, Texas Review, San Antonio Review, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, Brooklyn Review, pacificREVIEW, San Francisco Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, Fiction Southeast and The New York Times) and international publications (e.g., Review Berlin, London Reader, Voices Israel, Foreign Lit, New Ulster, Oslo’s Griffel, Transnational, Southbank, Wellington Street Review, Rome’s Lotus-Eaters, Nigeria’s Libretto). He’s authored the collections Homeless Chronicles: From Abraham to Burning Man (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting the Ice King (2016). Gerry is a physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy/ resources to deal with climate change justice. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids plus six grandsons, and is looking forward to future granddaughters. gerardsarnat.com
Anatoly (Alec) Schmidt is a research scientist (from physics to finance) and adjunct prof. He currently resides in New Jersey. Alec published three professional monographs and self-published memoir Everything that can happen to you happens today. Alec’s story “Requiem for my parents” was published by the Tilde Magazine in June 2020. He was born and studied Physics in Riga, Latvia.
Danny Earl Simmons lives in Lebanon, Oregon. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals such as The Pedestal Magazine, The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, IthacaLit, and San Pedro River Review. He is the author of a poetry chapbook entitled The Allness of Everything (Maverick Duck Press) and curates the Galleywinter Poetry Series.
Ron Singer (www.ronsinger.net) is a New York City lifer who has travelled to, lived in, and written about many other places. Among his books, these are the most recent:
The Promised End (Unsolicited Press, Dec. 2019). This is a collection of stories about aging. You can find reviews at Amazon. On You Tube and the publisher’s website, there are also video recordings of the author reading from the book.
Gravy (Unsolicited Press, July 2020). This is a mixed-genre collection about life after 70. On YouTube and the publisher’s website, you can find three video recordings of the author reading from this book.
The Real Presence (Adelaide Books, 2021). This is a historical novel, set mainly in Nigeria, and centering around the Biafra War (1967-70). On YouTube and the publisher’s website, you can find video recordings of the author reading from this book.
Singer has recently completed The Geistmann Trilogy, a progressive political thriller. He is also shopping two poetry collections. Where’s the Poet (Now)? is New-York-centric, and Listen Hard Enough reflects Singer’s global citizenship.