Contributors · Summer 2018

Tohm Bakelas works as a social worker in a psychiatric hospital. He is the singer of Permanent Tension and runs Forced Abandonment Records when he feels like it. His poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Outlaw Poetry Network. He was born in New Jersey, currently reside there, and will die there.


Mela Blust is a writer residing in rural Pennsylvania. She is an active member of many online publications, including medium.com. Her work is forthcoming in Abstract Magazine.


Robert Carr is the author of the chapbook Amaranth (Indolent Books). His poetry has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Radius Literary Magazine, and other publications. Forthcoming work includes Crab Orchard, Rattle, Tar River and The Sonora Review. He lives with his husband Stephen in Malden, Massachusetts, and serves as an associate poetry editor for Indolent Books. Poetry, book reviews, and upcoming events can be found at robertcarr.org.


Alan Catlin has published dozens of chapbooks and full length books. His most recent chapbooks are Hollyweird (Night Ballet Press), and Blue Velvet winner of 2017 Slipstream Chapbook contest. His full length book, Wild Beauty, will be published by Future Tense Books in 2018.


Darrren C. Demaree's poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Diode, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently Two Towns Over (March 2018), which was selected as the winner of the Louise Bogan Award by Trio House Press. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.


Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry, 2013), a chapbook, Inner Sky (Glass Lyre Press 2015) and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon Poetry, 2016). Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry and Wordpeace, an online journal dedicated to peace and justice. She teaches at Lesley University MFA program.


James H. Duncan is the editor of Hobo Camp Review and the author of We Are All Terminal But This Exit Is Mine (Unknown Press) and Dead City Jazz (Epic Rites Press). He also reviews independent bookshops at his blog, The Bookshop Hunter. For more, visit jameshduncan.com.


Ann Marie Gamble is an editor at an advertising agency in the Midwest. She writes fiction, poetry, and screenplays, and practices keeping it pithy on Twitter (@amgamble). She gets a lot of writing done in the bleachers at school events.


Roberta Gould's new book Woven Lightning is forthcming from Spuyten Duvil
Press. Her work has appeared widely and her eleventh book To the Dogs, was published in 2016.


Alan Halford was born in Dublin, Ireland. Has a life time interest in short story writing, poetry and the Arts. His poetry has appeared in fathers and what must be said, The Blue Max Review, The Galway Review, Madswirl.com, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, and The Blue Nib. The Memory Bone a collection of his work, was published in 2017.


William Kemmett's poems have appeared in numerous poetry magazines and journals. His books include Flesh of a New Moon (Igneus Press, 1991), Hole in the Heart (Igneus Press, 2001), Black Oil (Dead "C" Press, 2009) in addition to several chapbooks published by Igneus Press and Wampeter Press. He is a recipient of awards from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the New England Poetry Club and has won two Yankee Magazine poetry prizes. He studied poetry at Harvard University and holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College.


Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016) and My Tarantella (forthcoming, Bordighera Press). Her work has appeared or will appear in The Superstition Review, Sugar House, The Bitter Oleander, Thrush, Carve, Glass Poetry Journal, Cleaver, The Heavy Feather Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She is the co-curator for The Mom Egg VOX Folio.


Gary Metras has two new books of poetry: Captive in the Here (Cervena Barva Press, July 2018) and White Storm (Presa Press, Feb. 2018). He is the inaugural poet laureate of Easthampton, Massachusetts as of April 2018. He is the editor and letterpress printer at Adastra Press in Easthampton, Massachusetts.


David P. Miller’s chapbook, The Afterimages, was published in 2014. His poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Ibbetson Street, Constellations, riverbabble, What Rough Beast, and Autumn Sky Poetry Daily. A Boston resident, he was a member of the multidisciplinary Mobius Artists Group for 25 years.


Pamela Miller has published four books of poetry, most recently Miss Unthinkable (Mayapple Press). Her work has appeared in RHINO, Olentangy Review, Peacock Journal, MAYDAY, Star 82 Review, New Poetry from the Midwest, and many other journals and anthologies. She lives in Chicago with her husband, science fiction writer Richard Chwedyk.


Melissa Rendlen is a pseudo retired urgent care physician who is spending her new free time reading and writing poetry. She has had work in The Missing Slate, Underfoot Poetry, Plath Poetry Project, Poets Reading the News, Indolent Press What Rough Beast, and L'ephemera to name a few.


Tree Riesener is the author of Sleepers Awake, winner of the Eludia Award (Sowilo Press), The Hubble Cantos (Aldrich Press), EK (Cervena Barva Press), Angel Fever,/Triple No. 5 (Ravenna Press), and three chapbooks, Liminalog, Angel Poison, and Inscapes. A new full-length collection, Quodlibet, will be published by Ravenna Press in mid-2019.


Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles and lives in Boston. He is the author of a collection of poetry and flash fiction, Pink X-Ray (Big Table Publishing) His two new books of poems, Momentary Turbulence, and WordinEdgeWise, are forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press. Read more at. Hear more at


Kelly R. Samuels lives in the upper Midwest. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The Carolina Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Sweet Tree Review, Salt Hill, and RHINO. She has a chapbook forthcoming in January from Unsolicited Press.


Robert Joe Stout writes, reads and goes to baseball games in Oaxaca, Mexico and shares sofa and computer space with his Siamese cat. His fiction has appeared in And/Or, Sin Fronteras, Southern Humanities Review among many other magazines and his poetry has received Pushcart Prize nominations.