Gale Acuff has had hundreds of poems published in over a dozen countries and has authored three books of poetry. He has taught university English in the US, China, and Palestine.
Sam Ambler’s writing has been published in Apricity Magazine, Christopher Street, City Lights Review Number 2, Euphony Journal, Evening Street Review, Glint Literary Journal, Headway Quarterly, Hearth & Coffin, The James White Review, Nixes Mate Review, The Phoenix, Plainsongs Poetry Magazine, Red Wheelbarrow, and Visitant, among others. Most recently, he was featured in the anthology VOICES OF THE GRIEVING HEART. He won the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 6th Annual Poetry Contest. He earned a BA in English, specializing in creative writing of poetry, from Stanford University. He delivered singing telegrams and sang with the Temescal Gay Men’s Chorus in Berkeley and the Pacific Chamber Singers in San Francisco. He has worked in nonprofit theater at Berkeley Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Actors’ Equity, and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Now retired, he lives in California with his husband, visual artist Edward L. Rubin.
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Barbara Siegel Carlson is the author of poetry chapbook Between the Hours (Finishing Line 2022), and poetry collections Once in Every Language (Kelsay 2017) and Fire Road (Dream Horse Press 2013). She is co-translator (with Ana Jelnikar) of Look Back, Look Ahead, Selected Poems of Srečko Kosovel (2010). Her 3rd book of poems What Drifted Here is due out in 2022. Her poetry and translations have appeared in American Journal of Poetry, Cortland Review, Mid-American Review, Salamander and elsewhere. Carlson is Poetry in Translation Editor of Solstice and lives in Carver, Massachusetts.
Terese Coe was born in New York, NY. She received a B.A. in English with a minor in comparative literature from the City College of New York and an M.A. in dramatic literature from the University of Utah. Her poems and translations have appeared in US journals including 32 Poems, Able Muse, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Arts Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, The Connecticut Review, The Huffington Post, Measure, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Poetry, Smartish Pace, The Shakespeare Newsletter, Stone Canoe, Tar River Poetry, and The Threepenny Review; in the UK in Agenda, Anon, Interlude, Interpreter’s House, Leviathan Quarterly, New Walk, Orbis, Poetry Review, the Times Literary Supplement, and Warwick Review; and in Ireland, in Crannog, Cyphers, and The Stinging Fly. The EBSCO research database lists numerous poems and translations by Coe.
Coe’s poem “More” was among those chosen by Poetry Review Guest Editor George Szirtes to be heli-dropped across London as part of the 2012 London Olympics’ Poetry Parnassus’ Rain of Poems event.
Terese Coe’s first collection of poems, The Everyday Uncommon, was published in 2005 by Wordtech. Her second collection, Shot Silk, was published in 2015 and her third, Why You Can’t Go Home Again, in 2018 by White Violet Press. Her work appears in anthologies such as Anthology One (from the Alsop Review), Grace Notes: Poetry from the Pages of First Things, Irresistible Sonnets, and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes (Canada)
Coe has worked as editor and writer for publications including The New York Free Press and Changes (NY, 1969); English teacher and director of poetry workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal; director of children’s poetry workshops at the Sun Valley (ID) Center for the Arts; and as editorial consultant for numerous financial publications at investment banks in Manhattan. She is currently an adjunct professor of English writing and literature in NY.
Catherine A. Coundjeris
A former elementary school teacher, Catherine A. Coundjeris has also taught writing at Emerson College and ESL writing at Urban College in Boston. Her poetry is published in literary magazines, including, The Dawntreader, Visions with Voices, Nine Cloud Journal, Academy of the Heart and Mind, Bombfire, Paper Dragons, Kaleidoscope, North of Oxford, Halcyon Days, Shift, Blue Moon, Jalmurra, Calla Press, Cholla Needles, Last Leaves, Heart from Nostagia Press, Open Door Magazine, and Loud Coffee Press. She also has stories published in Proem and Quail Bell. Catherine is very passionate about adult literacy.
William C. Crawford
William C. Crawford is a prolific itinerant photographer based in WINSTON SALEM. NC. He has written four books containing his images and short stories. More of his work can be seen at bcraw44 on Instagram.
Mark Crimmins’s first book, travel memoir Sydneyside Reflections, was published by Australia’s Everytime Press in 2020. His short stories and flash fictions have been published in over sixty literary journals, including Avatar Review, Columbia Journal, Tampa Review, Apalachee Review, Cagibi, Confrontation, Portland Review, Eclectica, Maryland Literary Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review.
In 2016, John Delaney moved out to Port Townsend, WA, after retiring as curator of historic maps at Princeton University. He has traveled widely, preferring remote, natural settings, and is addicted to kayaking and hiking. In 2017, he published Waypoints, a collection of place poems. Twenty Questions, a chapbook, appeared in 2019, and Delicate Arch, poems and photographs of national parks and monuments, appeared earlier this year.
Paul Dickey won the 2015 Master Poet award from the Nebraska Arts Council. Paul Dickey’s first full length poetry manuscript They Say This is How Death Came Into the World was published by Mayapple Press in January, 2011. His poetry and flash have appeared in Verse Daily, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, Southern Poetry Review, Potomac Review, Pleaides, 32Poems, Bellevue Literary Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among other online and print publications. A second book, Wires Over the Homeplace was published by Pinyon Publishing in October, 2013.
More info is available at the author’s new website: http://pauldickey9.wix.com/
Paul Dufficy grew up in Australia but has lived and worked for extensive periods in Japan, Indonesia, The Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand. He writes about music, travel and other things that catch his interest. To support his writing he takes people on walking tours with a focus on art and architecture.
Donna L. Emerson
Donna L. Emerson retired from college teaching and clinical social work practice in 2016. Her recent publications include Denver Quarterly, Weber: the Contemporary West, and the London Magazine. Nominated for two pushcarts, “Best of the Net, she received two Allen Ginsberg awards (2015, 2017). She’s published four chapbooks. Her second book, Beside the Well, published by Cherry Grove Collections, was released in December 2019.
See poems and reviews at Donna Emerson.com
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, Leaves On Pages, Memory Outside The Head, and Guest Of Myself are available through Amazon. His work is upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline and International Poetry Review.
Jonas Holdeman is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Middle Tennessee State University. His poem, “Stern Sonnet,” which was published in Great River Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. He received his MFA degree in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University.
Sean Howard is the author of five collections of poetry in Canada, most recently Unrecovered: 9/11 Poems (Gaspereau Press, 2021). His poetry has been widely published in Canada, the UK, US, and elsewhere, and featured in The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books, 2017).
Monty Jones was born in Dallas in 1946 and has lived in Austin since 1972. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as director of public affairs for the University of Texas System. His book of poems Cracks in the Earth was published in 2018 by Cat Shadow Press in Austin. His poems have been published in many literary magazines, most recently in Gray Sparrow Journal, Maryland Literary Review, Nine Muses Poetry, Plainsongs, The Virginia Normal, and Xavier Review.
Kasimma is the author of All Shades of Iberibe. She is a 2021 Nikky Finney Fellow. Her stories and poems appear on Guernica, LitHub, Writer’s Digest, Meet Cute, Native Skin, Solarpunk Magazine, The Puritan, Isele, Kikwetu, Afreecan Read, and many other journals and anthologies. She’s been awarded writers’ residencies and workshops across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Kasimma has enjoyed, very thankfully, the privilege of learning under the voices of Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. You can read more about her and her works on https://kasimma.com/read-online/
Kasimma is from Igboland—obodo ndị dike.
Len Krisak’s most recent books are Say What You Will, original verse, and a complete, rhymed hexameter translation of Virgil’s Aeneid. With work in the Hudson, Sewanee, Southwest, and PN Reviews, he has won the Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wilbur, and Robert Frost Prizes and is a four-time champion on Jeopardy! He is currently at work on a complete verse translation of Petrarch’s Rime Sparse.
Influenced by David Bowie, Virginia Woolf and Sally Wainwright, Elinora Lord is a lesbian writer of stage, screen, fiction, poetry and radio from the UK.
Her novel, Everland has been selected for the Penguin and Random House WriteNow 2021 Editorial Programme, and her short films have been selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, Cannes Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Camden Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while her theatre shows have been performed in London’s West End and on Broadway, where she won the award for Best Monologue.
Elinora is also working on The Art of Almost, a lesbian comedy-drama radio series as well as writing a television drama series and the sequel to her novel, Everland.
Stephen Mead is an Outsider multi-media artist and writer. Since the 1990s he’s been grateful to many editors for publishing his work in print zines and eventually online. He is also grateful to have managed to keep various day jobs for the Health Insurance. Currently he is resident artist/curator for The Chroma Museum, artistic renderings of LGBTQI historical figures, organizations and allies predominantly before Stonewall, The Chroma Museum.
Mark J. Mitchell
Mark J. Mitchell was born in Chicago and grew up in southern California. His latest poetry collection, Roshi San Francisco, was just published by Norfolk Publishing. Starting from Tu Fu was recently published by Encircle Publications. He is very fond of baseball, Louis Aragon, Miles Davis, Kafka and Dante. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the activist and documentarian, Joan Juster where he made his marginal living pointing out pretty things. Now, like everyone else, he’s unemployed. He has published 2 novels and three chapbooks and two full length collections so far. His first chapbook won the Negative Capability Award.
Dan Morrison is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he earned a B.A. in English and a Letter of Specialization in Creative Writing. He currently works as a college football writer for On3. In the past, his work has been published in journals like Zephyr Review, the Academy of Heart and Mind, and Zoetic Press’ NonBinary Review.
Amy Nelder’s trompe l’oeil paintings are infused with au courant imagery. Background: UC Berkeley, FBI Academy, San Francisco Police Department Forensic Artist. Select exhibitions: Cape Cod Museum of Art; Haggin Museum; Coos Art Museum; de Young Museum; Walt Disney Museum; Garzoni Challenge and Chloe Gallery. Media coverage includes film/press interviews.
George is a PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at King’s College London, as well as a short fiction and culture writer. He is also Assistant Editor at Coastal Shelf. His recent publications include Derailleur Press, The First Line, Offscreen and Overland. He was also shortlisted for Ouen Press’ 2019 Short Story Competition; his work appears in their print collection Zawadi & Other Short Stories. He can be found on Twitter @kowalik_george.
E. Martin Pedersen
E. Martin Pedersen, originally from San Francisco, has lived for over 40 years in eastern Sicily, where he taught English at the local university. His poetry appeared most recently in Adirondack Review, Better Than Starbucks, Brief Wilderness, Danse Macabre, Thirteen Myna Birds. Martin is an alumnus of the Community of Writers. He has published two collections of haiku, Bitter Pills and Smart Pills, and a chapbook, Exile’s Choice, just out from Kelsay Books. A full collection, Method & Madness, is forthcoming from Odyssey Press. Martin blogs at: https://emartinpedersenwriter.
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad is an Indian-Australian artist and poet, who serves as an editor for Authora Australis. Her art has been featured on the covers of several journals including Amsterdam Quarterly yearbook, Pithead Chapel, Two Thirds North and Stonecoast Review. Her work has been nominated multiple times for the Best of the Net. She lives and works in Sydney on the traditional lands of The Eora Nation. Find her @oormilaprahlad and www.instagram.com/oormila_
Askold Skalsky has had poems in over 300 online and print periodicals in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of two Individual Artist Awards in Poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council, and is the founding editor of the literary magazine Hedge Apple. A first book of poems, The Ponies of Chuang Tzu, was published in 2011 by Horizon Tracts Press. Originally from Ukraine, he resides in Frederick, Maryland with his 3 cats and 3,000 books.
Professor Emeritus of English at SUNY Orange, J.R. Solonche has published poetry in more than 500 magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s, including The New Criterion, The New York Times, The Threepenny Review, The American Scholar, The Progressive, Poetry Northwest, Salmagundi, The Literary Review, The Sun, The American Journal of Poetry, Poet Lore, Poetry East, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and Free Verse. He is the author of Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions), Won’t Be Long (Deerbrook Editions), Heart’s Content (Five Oaks Press), Invisible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by Five Oaks Press), The Black Birch (Kelsay Books), I, Emily Dickinson & Other Found Poems (Deerbrook Editions), In Short Order (Kelsay Books), Tomorrow, Today and Yesterday (Deerbrook Editions), True Enough (Dos Madres Press), The Jewish Dancing Master (Ravenna Press), If You Should See Me Walking on the Road (Kelsay Books), In a Public Place (Dos Madres Press), To Say the Least (Dos Madres Press), The Time of Your Life (Adelaide Books), The Porch Poems (Deerbrook Editions , 2020 Shelf Unbound Notable Indie Book), Enjoy Yourself (Serving House Books), Piano Music (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by Serving House Books), For All I Know (Kelsay Books), A Guide of the Perplexed (Serving House Books), The Moon Is the Capital of the World (WordTech Communications), Years Later (Adelaide Books), The Dust (Dos Madres Press), Selected Poems 2002-2021 (nominated for the National Book Award by Serving House Books), Life-Size (Kelsay Books), The Five Notebooks of Zhao Li (Adelaide Books), and coauthor with his wife Joan I. Siegel of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books). He lives in the Hudson Valley.
David Stephenson’s first collection, Rhythm and Blues, received the Richard Wilbur Award, and his second collection, Wall of Sound, is forthcoming from Kelsay Books. He lives in Detroit, where he works as an engineer and edits Pulsebeat Poetry Journal (pulsebeatpoetry.com).
Fadairo Tesleem is a young Nigerian poet who writes from Ilorin, Kwara state. He is a teacher, a poetry coach and a literary critic. Tesleem is a final year student of “Kamal school of Arabic & Islamic studies” Ilorin, Kwara state. He is a member of Hill-Tip creative art foundation, Kwara state branch, also a member of “Association Of Nigerian Authors” ANA, Osun state branch. His poems are published or forthcoming in Fiery Scribe Review, Pangolin Review, Queer Toronto Literary Magazine, Arts Lounge, Best of Africa, Blue Minaret, Down in the Dirt, Ninshãr Arts, Blue Pepper, Upwrite Magazine, Inverse Journal, Eremite Poetry, Second Literary Magazine, & a host of other publications. He tweets @Olakunle.
Will Walker’s work has appeared in Alabama Literary Review, Apricity Magazine, Bark, Blue Lake Review, BoomerLitMag, Brief Wilderness, Broken Plate, Burningword, Chagrin River Review, Common Ground Review, Crack the Spine, ellipsis…literature & art, Euphony, Evening Street Review, failbetter, Forge, Front Range Review, Good Works Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hartskill Review, Headway Quarterly, Ignatian Literary Magazine, Jet Fuel Review, The Literary Nest, Manhattanville Review, Mantis, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, The Moth, Mudlark, Neologism Poetry Journal, Nimrod International Journal, Nixes Mate Review, Parcel, Passager, Pennsylvania English, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Perceptions Magazine, Rising Phoenix Review, Rougarou, Salamander, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Slow Trains, Southern Poetry Review, Studio One, The Virginia Normal, Visitant Lit, Westview, and Whistling Shade. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem “What Tribe?”. His chapbook, Carrying Water, was published by Pudding House Press, and his full-length collection, Wednesday After Lunch, is a Blue Light Press Book Award Winner (2008).
He received his bachelor’s degree in English history and literature from Harvard College. He has attended numerous writing workshops with Marie Howe, Thea Sullivan, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, Alan Shapiro, and Mark Doty. He was also an editor of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal.
When not putting pen to paper, he enjoys placing bow on string and playing the cello. He and his wife spend their summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Ann Wuehler has written four novels– Aftermath: Boise, Idaho, Remarkable Women of Brokenheart Lane, House on Clark Boulevard, Oregon Gothic. Her fifth novel, The Adventures of Grumpy Odin and Sexy Jesus, will be out later this year. “Elbow and Bean” appears in the current Whistle Pig Literary Magazine. “Witch of the Highway” was in World of Myth Magazine. Her “Blood and Bread” appeared in Hellbound Book’s Toilet Zone 3, the Royal Flush. Her “Sefi and Des” will be included in Brigid Gate’s Musings of the Muses. Her “Lilith’s Arm” just got an acceptance from Bag of Bones, to be included in their 2022 Annus Horribilis anthology. “The Cherry of Her Lips” will appear in Black Hare’s War anthology. “Circle Salt” appears in Horror Zine’s 2022 summer edition. “Strange New Heart” was accepted by Every Day Fiction. “The Americana Diner of Station 96” will be in Granpa’s Deep Space Diner anthology. “66 Sunflower Street” has been accepted by Broken Pencil. “Sledgehammer” was just accepted by Brigid’s Gate for their Medusa anthology. “Everything Is Normal Here” will appear in World of Myth’s June 2022 edition.