L. Ward Abel

lives in Georgia and is the author of two full collections and eleven chapbooks of poetry, including Jonesing For Byzantium (UKA Press, 2006), American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012), Little Town gods (Folded Word Press, 2016), A Jerusalem of Ponds (erbacce-Press 2016), The Rainflock Sings Again (Unsolicited Press, 2019), and his latest full collection, Floodlit (Beakful, 2019).

Steven Ablon

Steven Luria Ablon, MD is a poet and adult and child psychoanalyst. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines. His previous collections of poetry are Tornado Weather, (1993), Flying Over Tasmania, (1997), Blue Damsels, (2005), Night Call, (2011), and Dinner in the Garden, (2018). His website is: stevenablonpoetry.com

Michelle Acker

is a Florida-based poet with an MFA from Hollins University. Her work has appeared in Scoundrel Time, Flock, Gesture, Permafrost, The Florida Review, Rewilding: Poems for the Environment (Flexible Press, 2020), and elsewhere. In 2020 her work was on public display in downtown Tallahassee. Her website is michelleackerwriter.com.

Gale Acuff

has had poetry published in Ascent, McNeese Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Poem, Adirondack Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Florida Review, Slant, Poem, Carolina Quarterly, Arkansas Review, South Dakota Review, Orbis, and many other journals. He has authored three books of poetry, all from BrickHouse Press: Buffalo Nickel, The Weight of the World, and The Story of My Lives.

Paul David Adkins

lives in Northern NY. He served in the US Army from 1991-2013. Recently, he earned a MA in Writing and The Oral Tradition from The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. He spends his days either counseling soldiers or teaching college students in a NY state correctional facility.

Jonathan B. Aibel
is a poet and software engineer. His poems have been published, or will soon appear, in Lily Poetry Review, The Aurorean, Mason's Road, Round Magazine, and in the anthology Rhyme and Punishment (Local Gems Press). Jonathan lives in Concord, MA with his family.
Ed Ahern

Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over three hundred stories and poems published so far, and six books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of six review editors.

Dominic Albanese

was born NYC 1945…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 05 … living out his days making ink stains on the page.

Nina Alonso
has published in Ploughshares, The New Yorker, Ibbetson Street, U. Mass. Review, etc. David Godine Press published her book This Body. A chapbook, Riot Wake, is upcoming from Cervená Barva Press.
Michael Anderson

takes pictures while traveling in national parks, rural counties, and cities. He carries his camera while running errands on his bicycle in Chicago. michaelandersonphotos.com

Sam Ambler

has published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, and City Lights Review Number 2, among others. He won the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 6th Annual Poetry Contest. He has a BA in English, specializing in creative writing of poetry, from Stanford University.

Matthew J. Andrews

is a private investigator and writer, living in Modesto, California, whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sojourners, Red Rock Review, The Dewdrop, and Deep Wild Journal, among others.

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.
Catherine Arra

is the author of Her Landscape, Poems Based on the Life of Mileva Marić Einstein (Finishing Line Press, 2020), (Women in Parentheses) (Kelsay Books, 2019), Writing in the Ether (Dos Madres Press, 2018), and three chapbooks. She lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Find her at www.catherinearra.com.

Bud Backen
lives in duluth, minnesota most of the time. Been other places but prefers his home. Works at a bakery in a custodial sense. Lives alone because the cat died.
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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.
Jason Baldinger
is 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 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, and m. You can hear Jason read some poems at jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com.
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.

Danny P. Barbare
has been writing poetry for 35 years. He has been published locally, nationally, and abroad. He works as a janitor at a local college that he attended.
Rusty Barnes
grew up in rural Appalachia but has lived in East Boston and Revere, MA for the past twenty years with his wife, poet Heather Sullivan, and their family. He’s published his work in more than two hundred journals and anthologies. His poetry chapbooks include Redneck Poems and Broke, and his full-length poetry collection, I Am Not Ariel, appeared in 2013. His latest novel is Knuckledragger. On Broad Sound, Nixes Mate’s first book, was published in 2016.
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).

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Tina Barry

s the author of Beautiful Raft, and Mall Flower. Her writing can be found in Best Small Fictions 2020 (spotlighted story) and 2016, Drunken Boat, Inch Magazine, Nasty Women Poets, A Constellation of Kisses and elsewhere.

Gary Beck
has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks with 3 more accepted for publication. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.
Megan Bell
is a displaced Pittsburgh-native, living on the edge of Cayuga Lake. She enjoys levitating, wearing as few clothes as possible at any given time, & drinking gin neat. Maybe a lime. She is currently in a Master of Science program for Acupuncture & Chinese internal medicine.
FJ Bergmann

is the poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change (mobiusmagazine.com). She lives in Wisconsin and fantasizes about tragedies on or near exoplanets. Her work has appeared in Asimov’s SF, Polu Texni, Soft Cartel, Spectral Realms, Vastarien, and elsewhere. She thinks imagination can compensate for anything.

Robert Beveridge
makes noise and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in The Literary Yard, Big Windows, and Locust, among others.
Lynn Bey

has published short stories and flash fiction published in The Literarian (nominated for a Pushcart award), New World Writing, The Binnacle (nominated for a Pushcart award and joint winner of the Eleventh Annual Ultra-Short Competition), Digital Americana, Scribble Magazine, The Brooklyner, Birmingham Arts Journal, and other magazines.

Byron Beynon

lives in Swansea, Wales. His poetry and essays have appeared in several publications including The London Magazine, Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, Agenda, Wasafiri and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets).Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).

Brett Biebel
teaches writing and literature at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. His (mostly very) short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Chautauqua, the minnesota review, The Masters Review, Great River Review, and elsewhere. He can be reached at brettbiebel@augustana.edu.
Sarah Bigham
teaches, writes, and paints in Maryland where she lives with her kind chemist wife, three independent cats, an unwieldy herb garden, several chronic pain conditions, and near-constant outrage at the general state of the world tempered with love for those doing their best to make a difference. A Pushcart nominee, Sarah’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of great places for readers, writers, and listeners. Find her at sgbigham.com.
Mary Birnbaum
was born, raised and educated in New York City. She has studied poetry at the Joiner Institute in UMass, Boston. Mary’s translation of the Haitian poet Felix Morriseau-Leroy was published in the anthology Into English (Graywolf Press). Her work is forthcoming in J Journal. She hosts a reading series with the Jamaica Pond Poets in Massachusetts.
Heidi Blakeslee
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.
CL Bledsoe
is the author, most recently, of Trashcans in Love. He lives in northern Virginia with his daughter and blogs, with Michael Gushue, at medium.com/@howtoeven.
Paul Bluestein

is a physician (done practicing) and blues guitar player (still practicing). He began writing poetry in 2017 at age 70. His first book-length collection – Time Passages – was published in 2020 by Silver Bow Publishing.

Rick Blum
has been chronicling life’s vagaries, often with a humorous spin, for more than 30 years. His writings have appeared in The Literary Hatchet, The Satirist, and WINK magazine, among others. He is also a frequent contributor to the Humor Times, and has been published in numerous poetry anthologies.
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.
Ace Boggess
is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). Forthcoming are his novel, A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing), and a third poetry collection, Ultra-Deep Field (Brick Road). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
Doug Bolling
has published in Posit, BlazeVOX, Redactions, Wallace Stevens Journal, Connecticut River Review, The Missing Slate (with interview), and Common Ground Review among others. He has received Best of the Net and Pushcart nominations. and several awards, most recently the Mathiasen Award from the University of Arizona's Humanities publication. He has taught at several academic institutions and lives in the Chicago environs.
Mark Borczon
has spent the last thirty years working for the Office for Students with Disabilities at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in Erie Pennsylvania. Spent many years dreaming and roaming the streets. Started writing poems in the eighties. Published some in the ‘zine great nineties. Trying to learn his way into the online world of words.


Matt Borczon

 is a nurse and Navy sailor from Erie, PA. He has published four 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 The Smallest Coffins are the Heaviest (Epic Rites Punk Chapbook). He was a recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant in his hometown of Erie.

Jodi Bosin

is a Philadelphia based writer and social worker with poetry published in Always Crashing, Metatron Press, and Peach Mag. Find her on the front porch and on Instagram @jodi_bosin.

Heather Bourbeau

has published in 100 Word Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, The MacGuffin, Meridian, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and SWWIM. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has worked with various UN agencies, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and UNICEF Somalia.

Janet Bowdan
has published in APR, A Poet’s Siddur, Hobartpulp and elsewhere. She teaches at Western New England University and lives in Northampton with her husband and son. Her chapbook, Making Progress (Finishing Line, 2018), has a cool cover drawn by one of her lovely stepdaughters.
Christine Boyer

has been published in The Little Patuxent Review, The Tahoma Literary Review, and So It Goes: the Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, among others. She is a student with Harvard University Extension School and lives in Massachusetts. Her website can be found at www.christine-boyer.com.

G. F. Boyer
has published poems in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Heron Tree, and elsewhere. She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she manages the Clementine Unbound poetry journal and works as a freelance editor. Her book, Missile Hymnal Amulet, will be released in 2018 by FutureCycle Press.

Richard E. Brenneman
has returned to writing poetry after many years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been published in The Rimrock Poets Magazine, and The Denver Post Magazine in Colorado, in San Jose, California and also in England and locally. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts spending time writing poetry, continuing his genealogical research, seeking kindred spirits and people watching.
Charles Brice

won the 2020 Field Guide Magazine Poetry Contest. His chapbook, All the Songs Sung (Angel Flight Press), and his fourth poetry collection, The Broad Grin of Eternity (WordTech Editions) arrived in 2021. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of Net Anthology and three times for a Pushcart Prize.

Alan Britt
was invited, in August 2015, by the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión in Quito, Ecuador as part of the first cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States. In 2013 he served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. He has published 15 books of poetry, his latest being Violin Smoke (Translated into Hungarian by Paul Sohar and published in Romania: 2015).
Lisa Brognano

is the author of a romance novel, A Man for Prue (Resplendence, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in both national and international literary journals. She holds two master’s degrees, one in English and one in Art. Nixes Mate published her book of poetry, The Willow Howl in 2017. Currently, she lives in New York with her husband.

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The Willow Howl

Paul Brookes

 is the author of Rats for Love: The Book, (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 thewombwellrainbow.wordpress.com.

Mary Lou Buschi
has published poems in Thimble, Willow Springs, Thrush, The Laurel Review, among others. She has one full-length collection, Awful Baby, published through Red Paint Hill and three chapbooks.

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