Contributors · C – D
has published poetry in a number of journals and anthologies since 2000, shortly after she was sidelined by ME/CFS and started writing poetry. She also now has eight collections of poems published by the small press and one by Clemson University as books or chapbooks. My Southern Childhood from Nixes Mate Press is the most recent. She makes her home in the Greater West Palm Beach with her husband and two cats.
was born and raised in Saco, Maine and moved to Boston after receiving a BFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in 2018. They’ve reported for Cambridge Community Television’s journalism project, “Neighbor Media.” Their poetry explores how to struggle, cope, and thrive within fluctuating mental health, gender identity, and relationships.
likes art, rock n roll, and a wee dram on a cold night. Publications: Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and others. Davis Kidd Poetry Award, 1st prize, PoetryKit Spring competition. Her most recent book, Prayer for the Misbegotten, was published by Oddball Press in 2017.
M. P. Carver
is author of Ubasute (Slapering Hol Press, 2021) and the forthcoming Common Grace (Beacon Press, 2022). He is a recipient of a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. His work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, DMQ Review, and elsewhere.
is a queer poet living in Los Angeles. He is the author of two collections of poetry, He Felt Unwell (So He Wrote This) and Things We Lost In The Swamp. He’s been a finalist for the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and is currently pursuing an MFA at Antioch University-Los Angeles. Recent work has been published or forthcoming in Tupelo Quarterly Review, scissors & spackle, and Arlington Literary Journal.
has published one book of poetry, and is currently at work on a second. She lives with her husband at Hidden Springs Farm in Newbury, Vermont.
Sara Fitzpatrick Comito
has published poetry and fiction has appeared in places like Pirene’s Fountain, MockingHeart Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Defenestration Magazine, Bending Genres, and Mojave River Review. Nixes Mate published her first collection, Bury Me in the Sky in 2020. Read more at Sara Comito.
is a Birmingham, UK-based poet, activist and educator, with a long track record of performing his work nationally and internationally. His work has also featured in numerous publications. His credits include BBC Radio 4, Jaipur Literature Festival and India International Centre.
published his fifth chapbook, “The Weight of Shadows,” with Finishing Line Press in 2019. His poems have recently appeared in The Aurorean, Boston Literary Magazine, Freshwater, Muddy River Poetry Review, Trouvaille Review, and Viscaria Magazine. Corey works at a hospital in New Hampshire and lives in Vermont.
is a retired French teacher. She published Cardinal Days: A Coming-of-Age Memoir in 2016. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Free State Review, The Healing Muse, Constellations, and Juxtaprose.
has recent work published or forthcoming in AGNI, Bennington Review, DIAGRAM, The Cincinnati Review, The Threepenny Review, THRUSH, and elsewhere. Will won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award for Trap Street. Will co-edits Eggtooth Editions and teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.
is the author of the poetry collections Daughters, Breaking, Navigation, and 40 Weeks. Solastalgia, a collection of poems about climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene Age, is forthcoming from JackLeg Press in 2023. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. For more information, visit brittneycorrigan.com.
Linda M. Crate
has published in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in Conneautville. She is the author of four published chapbooks the latest being My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, 2017).
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.
is a recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry and the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Prize from the Academy of American Poets, as well as the author of two plays, Every Broom and Bridget – Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants and In His Ecstasy – The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, which he performs as one-man shows. FutureCycle Press published his first-full length collection of poetry, House You Cannot Reach – Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems, in 2015.
has been a writing instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hubbub, Grain, and Third Wednesday, and her newest books are The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press), Book of Beasts (Weasel Press), Bound in Ice (Shanti Arts), and Music Composition for Dummies (Wiley). hollylday.blogspot.com
Larry O. Dean
is the author of 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 larryodean.com
has had work appear next to Charles Bukowski in a lo-fi fold out, Pope John Paul II in a high test collection of Catholic poetry, Billy Collins in an Italian fashion coffee table book, and Mary Oliver in a 3785 page pirated anthology.
is a Michigan-based teacher and writer and a two-time Fulbright scholar. His creative work has appeared most recently in Pop Matters, Literary Orphans, and Shot Glass Journal.
Karen DeGroot Carter
lives in Denver. Her first novel, One Sister’s Song, was published by a small press; her short stories have received awards and mentions from Writer’s Digest and Glimmer Train Stories; and her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Publishers Weekly, California Quarterly, and other publications.
Darren C. Demaree
lives in State College, PA. Some of his recent publications have or will appear in Pirene’s Fountain, Evening Street Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Bookends Review, Waymark Literary, The Red Eft Review, Thimble, The Mark Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, RavensPerch, MacQueen’s, 8 Poems, Louisiana Lit, Burning-word Literary Journal, Third Wednesday, Softblow, and the Muddy River Poetry Review. His Chapbook, Perhaps You Can, was published in 2019 by Kelsay Press. His full length book, Persistence of Memory was published in 2020 by Kelsay. Steve’s third book of poetry, Going, Going, Gone, was published last year.
lives outside of Memphis, and dreams of a place with an actual autumn. When she is not busy with that and other similarly useless pursuits, she is probably writing, thinking about writing, or cleaning the kitchen. Her first book, Kinky Keeps the House Clean, was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2017.
Mary Ann Dimand
Susan Mann Dolce
Lost at Sea is the most recent from a series of over 200 poems written for Susan’s husband of 30 plus years, Frank J Dolce, who died from cancer in 2016.
has published in The Rumpus, Heavy Feather Review, SWWIM, Solstice, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards. She holds an MFA in poetry from Lesley University and once drove a bulldozer in an LGBTQ+ Pride Parade. gardenofwords.com. Twitter: @okelle.
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).
Lisa M. Dougherty
Sean Thomas Dougherty
third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published by Iris Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, J Journal, The Lily Poetry Review, Nimrod, Pangyrus, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Sugar House, The Atlanta Review, The Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, and The Threepenny Review, among others. She’s the poet in residence at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, MA, and programming co-chair of the New England Poetry Club.
Melanie Du Bose
James H. Duncan
is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator who is the author of two poetry collections, All These Cures and Tree of the Apple. Kelly produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat and the weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild, where she serves on the board. You can learn more at kellydumar.com.