Contributers | Fall, 2017

Devon Balwit writes in Portland, OR. She has five chapbooks out or forthcoming: How the Blessed Travel (Maverick Duck Press); Forms Most Marvelous (dancing girl press); In Front of the Elements (Grey Borders Books), Where You Were Going Never Was (Grey Borders Books); and The Bow Must Bear the Brunt (Red Flag Poetry). Her poems can be found in The Cincinnati Review, The Stillwater Review, Red Earth Review, The Fourth River; The Ekphrastic Review; Noble Gas Quarterly; Muse A/Journal, and more.

Gene Barry is an Irish Poet, Art Therapist and a Psychotherapist. He has been published widely both at home and internationally. His poems have been translated into Arabic, Irish, Hindi, Albanian and Italian. Barry is the founder of the Blackwater International Poetry Festival. He is a publisher and editor with the publishing house Rebel Poetry. His books and chapbook include, Stones in Their Shoes,(2009), Unfinished Business (Doghouse Books, 2013), and Working Days (Authors Press, 2016).

Matthew Borczon is a nurse and Navy sailor from Erie, Pa. He has published five books of poetry, A Clock of Human Bones (Yellow Chair Review), Battle Lines (Epic Rites Press), Ghost Train (Weasel Publishing), Sleepless Nights and Ghost soldiers (Grey Boarders) and Capp Road (Nixes Mate). His next book the Smallest Coffins are the Heaviest will be a part of Epic Rites Punk Chapbook series for 2017. He was a recipient of the Emerging artist Grant in his hometown of Erie, Pa.

Paul Brookes is the author of Rats for Love: The
, (Bristol Broadsides, 1990), The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley, (Dearne Community Arts, 1993), the illustrated The Headpoke And Firewedding (Alien Buddha Press), the llustrated The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS), and A World Where (Nixes Mate). More of him can be found at

Larry O. Dean's numerous books include Activities of Daily Living (2017), Brief Nudity (2013), Basic Cable Couplets (2012), abbrev (2011), About the Author (2011), and I Am Spam (2004). He is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose latest solo album is Good Grief (2015). For more info, go to

Lisa DeSiro is the author of the chapbook Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). Her poems have also been published in many journals and two anthologies, and have been set to music by several composers. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Lisa works for a non-profit organization and is a volunteer assistant editor for Indolent Books. Read more about her at

William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He has published three critical studies. His poetry has appeared in many journals. He has taught writing and literature at Emerson, Goddard, Boston University, and Keene State College. His new poetry collection is A Black River, A Dark Fall (Splash of Red, 2017).

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Front Range Review, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Abyss and Apex, and Midwest Quarterly.

Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. He is the Arts/Editor for The Somerville Times,and teaches writing at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. For over thirty years he has run poetry groups for psychiatric patients at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Ma. His latest book of verse is Last Night at the Wursthaus (Grey Sparrow Press).

K. Holt's fiction has appeared in Thrice Fiction, American Fiction 16 Anthology, and TulipTree Publishing's 2016 Stories That Need to be Told Anthology. A twenty-year veteran of the filmmaking industry, Holt lives in Los Angeles.

Kay Kinghammer, an accomplished poet and storyteller was one of the original organizers/readers at Red Sky Poetry Theater and at Campus Poets and Writers in Seattle. Kay has published in multiple anthologies in the US, Canada, Ireland and Germany, including Granny Smith Magazine; Mad Swirl; Prospective-A Journal of Speculation; Electric Windmill Press; Pacific Poetry, and The Inspired Heart. Festive Frog Press published her first book, Picture This and Then (1992). Loyal Stone Press released her first full-length collection, Inside the Circus (2013).

Suchoon Mo is a retired academic and a Korean War veteran living in the semiarid part of Colorado. He writes poetry and composes music. Some of them appear in literary and cultural publications.

Edward Mycue has published in mags, journals, zines, and online for the past 50 years. His books include Damage Within The Community (1973, 1977), Singing Man My Father Gave Me (1979), Root Route Range The Song Returns (1979), Edward (1985), It's A Grate Country (1986), The Rose Poems (1987), Pink Garden Brown Trees (1990), Mindwalking (2008), Song Of San Francisco (2012), and more.

Philip Nikolayev is editor of FULCRUM, a serial anthology of poetry and criticism. His poetry collections include Monkey Time (2003) and Letters from Aldenderry (2006). New volumes are forthcoming from MadHat and Poetrywala.

Kenneth Pobo has a new book out from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. His work has appeared in: Mudfish, Nimrod, Hawaii Review, Bay Windows, and elsewhere.

Neil Silberblatt’s poems have appeared in various journals, including Poetica Magazine, The Otter, The Aurorean, Two Bridges Review, Oddball Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Naugatuck River Review, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Canopic Jar, and The Good Men Project. He has published two poetry collections: So Far, So Good (2012), and Present Tense (2013). Neil is the founder of Voices of Poetry - which, since 2012, has presented poetry events, featuring distinguished poets & writers, at various venues throughout CT, NYC and Cape Cod - and the host of Poet's Corner on WOMR/WFMR, for which he has interviewed acclaimed poets on and off of Cape Cod.

Adrian Slonaker works as a copywriter and copy editor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with interests that include vegetarian cooking, wrestling and 1960s pop music. Adrian's poetry has appeared in Ginosko Literary Journal, Amaryllis, The Mackinac, Oddball Magazine, and others.

Meg Tuite is author of a novel-in-stories, Domestic Apparition, a short story collection, Bound By Blue, and won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry award for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, as well as five chapbooks of short fiction, flash, and poetic prose. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, is a senior editor at Connotation Press and (b)OINK lit zine, and editor of nine anthologies. Her blog:

Bill Yarrow, Professor of English at Joliet Junior College and an editor at Blue Fifth Review, is the author of The Vig of Love, Blasphemer, Pointed Sentences, and five chapbooks, most recently We All Saw It Coming. He has been nominated eight times for a Pushcart Prize. Against Prompts, his fourth full-length collection, is forthcoming from Lit Fest Press in 2018.

Don Zirilli writes from New Jersey.