Contributors | Fall 2016

Dominic Albanese was born NYC1945...left school in 7th grade...trouble n inducted US Army 63 served 18 months in Vietnam...left Army in 66...San Francisco Hippy...lots of artist friends..and moved to Oregon in 86...worked as Ferrari Mechanic...been in love with Poetry since about 11...numerous publication...and 4 stand alone books...Retired fish bum in Florida in out my days making ink stains on the page

Ron Androla has been writing & publishing since the 1970s. He's the author of Confluence (Busted Dharma Books) 2015, Factory Fables (Pressure Press) 2016, & many more books, available on Amazon. He lives in Erie, PA with his wife, Ann Androla.

Rusty Barnes lives with his family and his wife, poet Heather Sullivan, in Revere MA, a stone's throw from the ocean. His poetry has appeared widely in the small press.

Heidi Blakeslee has been writing poetry for 22yrs.  She's published a memoir, The White Cat, a novel, Strange Man: The Edgar Allan Foe, and two poetry books, The Empress of Hours, and Should the Need Arise: Poems.  She is the founder of the "Poetry in the Park" festival, which ran for four years in Erie, Pa.  She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her longtime partner James Trevison and her seven cats.

Matthew Borczon is a nurse and writer from Erie Pa. He won the Yellowchair Review's Chap book contest in 2015 for his book A Clock of Human Bones. He has published widely in the small press and his second book Ghost Train will come out in 2017 by Weasel press. He has a wife, 4 kids and too many nightmares and memories.

The poems of Pris Campbell have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including PoetsArtists, Rusty Truck, Bicycle Review, Chiron Review, and Outlaw Poetry Network. The Small Press has published six collections of her poetry and Clemson University Press a seventh one, a collaboration. A former Clinical Psychologist, sailor and bicyclist until sidelined by ME/CFS in 1990, she now weaves magic in her home in the Greater West Palm Beach, Florida.

mpcAstro is the "user name" for Michael Philip "Mike" Castro, a montagist who waxes vispoetic near the Gulf of Mexico's teal-tongued waters lapping at the peninsular underside of Florida's powdered sugar shores.

By way of introduction, Andrew Darlington has masses of material published in all manner of strange and obscure places, magazines, websites, anthologies and books. His latest poetry collection is The Poet’s Deliberation On The State Of The Nation (Penniless Press), and his new fiction collection A Saucerful Of Secrets is now available from Parallel Universe Publ.

A. Deweese has been writing poetry since second grade, when she discovered she had a voice with an ode to dirty Keds. When not writing, she enjoys playing music badly on her guitar, laughing at bad jokes, crying at sad movies, and teaching art to senior citizens. Also, gin.

R.M. Engelhardt is a veteran poet-writer currently living in Troy NY whose work over the years has been published in such journals & magazines as Poetic Diversity. Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Red Fez, Full of Crow, 2nd Ave Poetry and in many others. His new book of poems is The Bones of Our Existence, Poems 2046

Dan Flore's poems have appeared in various publications. Most recently, his collection When in Roam by Sick Lit Magazine, the arrows on the clock are pointing at me on and his first poetry collection, lapping water, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing.

Red Focks creates art and poetry while traveling across the country, and has been to and created in the connected 48 states. Red posts and publishes all of his art, via his Android phone. He has published two books of poetry, Punks Not Nice, and Election Day, both available on Amazon.

Every day Lauren Leja documents her commute with a photo, training her eye to seek out the tiny beauty in the netherworld between Point A and Point B. More of Lauren's photos can be seen at Lauren's photo book is available from

Taylor Liljegran is a poet and educator based in the Greater Boston area. She released her first chapbook The Sessions: Lucy Ricardo Talks to Her Therapist in 2014. Her work is also included in the anthology Best Indie Lit New England: Vol. 2 (Black Key Press 2015).

After spending six years in the Navy chasing white whales and Soviet submarines Michael McInnis now lives in Boston building furniture, composing ambient music and writing micro prose poem vignettes.

John Thomas Menesini would rather play with kittens than talk to people, although he is nicer than his bio suggests. He wrote a few books which contain a handful of golden, immortal poems, but much of his writing is 'meh'. Everything the critics said is true.

Gloria Mindock is editor of Cervena Barva Press and a USA editor for Levure Litteraire (France). Her fourth book of poetry, Whiteness of Bone, was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016. Her poetry has been translated and published into the Romanian, Spanish, Estonian, French, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin.

Anne Elezabeth Pluto is Professor of Literature and Theatre at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where she is the artistic director and one of the founders of the Oxford Street Players, the university’s Shakespeare troupe. She was a member of the Boston small press scene in the late 1980s. Her chapbook, The Frog Princess, was published by White Pine Press (1985), her eBook Lubbock Electric, by Argotist ebooks (2012), and her chapbook Benign Protection by Cervana Barva Press (2016).

For a couple decades Dan Raphael’s been active in the Northwest as poet, performer, publisher and reading host. Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid, his 19th book, came out June 1st from Last Word Press. Current poems appear in Caliban, Great Weather for Media, Mad Swirl, Otoliths and Unlikely Stories.

Bart Solarczyk lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. His latest chapbook, Right Direction, is scheduled to be released this fall as part of Lilliput Review's Modest Proposal series. He is the author of eight other chapbooks including Walt Whitman's Watching and Vicodin & The Christian Broadcasting Network.

Belinda Subraman has been writing poetry since the 6th grade and publishing since college. She had a ten year run editing and publishing Gypsy Literary Magazine. Six of those ten years was from Germany where she was a Bohemian outcast among officer wives. She edited books by Vergin' Press, among them: Henry Miller and My Big Sur Days by Judson Crews.

Heather A. Sullivan's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chiron Review, Barbaric Yawp, Open Letters Monthly, Ygdrasil and other venues. She is an editor at Live Nude Poems and maintains a blog at ladyjaneadventures. She lives with her family in Revere, MA.

Jeff Weddle is the Eudora Welty Prize winning author of Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press. His latest book is a short story collection, When Giraffes Flew. He teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama.