Contributers | Summer, 2017

Catherine Arra is the author of Slamming & Splitting (Red Ochre Press 2014), Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press 2015) and forthcoming in 2017, Tales of Intrigue & Plumage (FutureCycle Press). She lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Find her at

Jason Baldinger is a poet hailing for the Appalachian hamlet of Pittsburgh. He’s the author of several books including the chaplet, Fumbles Revelations (Grackle and Crow), and a forthcoming collection Fragments of a Rainy Season (Six Gallery Press). Recent publications include the Low Ghost Anthology Unconditional Surrender, Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy Concrete Meat Press, Zombie Logic Press and Heartland! Poetry of Love, Solidarity and Resistance. You can hear Jason read some poems at

Robert Beveridge makes noise and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Survision, Loud Zoo, and Ghostlight, among others.

Lisa Brognano has two master’s degrees, one in English and one in Art. She has taught high school English and Art. Currently, she lives with her husband In New York.

The poems of Pris Campbell have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has published eight poetry collections including, most recently, When The Wolves Come After You, with Michael Parker, (Goss Publications) and Squalls on the Horizon, a book of tanka, (Nixes Mate Books). Pris lives in the Greater West Palm Beach, Florida.

Samuel Cole lives in Woodbury, MN, where he finds work in special event/development management. He’s a poet, flash fiction geek, and political essayist enthusiast. His work has appeared in many literary journals, and his first poetry collection, Bereft and the Same-Sex Heart, was published in October 2016 by Pski’s Porch Publishing. His second book, Bloodwork, a collection of short stories, will be published in May/June 2017. He is also an award-winning card maker and scrapbooker.

Natalie Crick, from the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including Ink in Thirds, The Penwood Review, Interpreters House, The Chiron Review and Rust + Moth. Her work also features or is forthcoming in a number of anthologies, including Lehigh Valley Vanguard Collections 13. This year her poem, 'Sunday School' was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

The author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (8th House Publishing) and the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry, Darren Demaree's poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Angela Dragani is a poet by day, auditor by night. She is currently working on material for a book of poetry highlighting those who suffer from mental illness, as she herself has Bipolar 1. Born in Vancouver, she spent many years in Nunavut and Nunatsiavut before settling in Nova Scotia.

M. A. Istvan Jr. PhD, although a university professor, actually makes most of his money now as a method translator of AAVE. In light of his extreme efforts to ensure sincere and emotionally expressive translation, Jet Magazine has in fact dubbed him the Daniel-Day-Lewis of his craft. For instance, he might sip Tempranillo from a Burgundy glass when translating to Standard English and swig Boone’s Farms from a brown-bagged bottle when translating the other way. Visit his page at

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at

Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress. His own work has been published widely in such places as The Chiron Review, Inscape, El Portal, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, VAYAVYA, Gingerbread House and Gravel. Visit him at

Emma Johnson-Rivard is a Masters student at Hamline University. She received her undergraduate degree in Film Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and currently lives in Minnesota with her dogs and far too many books. Her work has appeared in Mistake House, the Olive Press, and the Moon City Press.

Charles Kell is a PhD student at The University of Rhode Island and editor of The Ocean State Review. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The New Orleans Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, IthacaLit, and elsewhere. He teaches in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Pam Munter has authored several books and a couple dozen articles, mostly about dead movie stars. She’s a retired clinical psychologist and former performer. Her essays have appeared in Manifest-Station, The Coachella Review, Lady Literary Review, NoiseMedium, The Creative Truth, Adelaide, Persephone's Daughters and Angels Flight—Literary West.

Jessica Purdy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She was a featured reader at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 2015. Recently her poems have appeared in The Wild Word, Silver Birch Press' "Beach and Pool Memories" Series, and Bluestem Magazine. Her chapbook, Learning the Names, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press.

Zvi A. Sesling is the Brookline, MA Poet Laureate. He edits Muddy River Poetry Review. He has published two books of poetry Fire Tongue (Cervena Barva, 2016), King of the Jungle (Ibbetson Street, 2010) and two chapbooks Love Poems From Hell (Flutter Press, 2017) and Across Stones of Bad Dreams (Cervena Barva, 2011).

Gary Sokolow has a long ago MFA from Brooklyn College, lives in NYC, and has been published in Chantarelle's Notebook, Blood Lotus Review, and Up the Staircase Quarterly.

Bart Solarczyk lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His 9th chapbook, Right Direction, was recently published by Lilliput Review as part of the Modest Proposal series.

Robert Joe Stout’s most recent books are Monkey Screams and Where Gringos Don’t Belong. Other books include A Perfect Throw (Aldrich Press), Hidden Dangers (Sunbury Press) and Running Out the Hurt (Kindle). He is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of magazines, including New Politics. Born in Nebraska, he now lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Ernest Gordon Taulbee, author of the novel, A Sibling In Always, grew up in rural Kentucky. He holds a BA and an MA from Eastern Kentucky University and lives in Louisville, KY with his family.

Daniel Thompson is a graduate of the Creative Writing program from Vancouver Island University. He is a reader and contributor to the Tongues of Fire reading series and has appeared in The Birds We Piled Loosely, Clockwise Cat, Crack the Spine, Grey Sparrow and the Gyroscope Review. He has written several books (novels), all currently seeking publishers. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

Mark Young's most recent books are Ley Lines & bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, & some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York.

Jim Zola has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for Deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children's librarian. Published in many journals through the years, his publications include a chapbook – The One Hundred Bones of Weather (Blue Pitcher Press) – and a full length poetry collection – What Glorious Possibilities (Aldrich Press). He currently lives in Greensboro, NC