Lauren Camp

is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her poems have been honored with the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, Best of the Net, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

Pris Campbell

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.

SB Campisi

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.

Lorraine Caputo
has published in over 180 journals on six continents; and 12 chapbooks of poetry – including Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019). She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.
Julia Carlson

 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.

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 and serves as an associate poetry editor for Indolent Books. Poetry, book reviews, and upcoming events can be found at
Patricia Carragon
has published in Bear Creek Haiku, Jerry Jazz Musician, First-Literary Review East, Panoplyzine, The Café Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Sensitive Skin. Her latest book is Meowku (Poets Wear Prada 2019). Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.
M. P. Carver
teaches creative writing at Salem State University in Salem, MA. She is an editor at YesNo Press, former Poetry Editor of Soundings East, and miCrO-Founder of Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Jubilat, 50Haikus, and Meat for Tea, among others. Her chapbook, Selachimorpha, was published by Incessant Pipe Print Works in 2015.
Francesca Castano
lives in Barcelona, Spain and published poems in The Bruised Peach Press, and The Internationalwordbank. Her thesis, published by the University of Barcelona, The Limitless Self: Desire and Transgression in Jeanette Winterson’s “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit” and “Written on the Body” is available at:
Alan Catlin
recently won the 2017 Slipstream Chapbook Contest with his Lynchian book, Blue Velvet. A companion chapbook, Hollyweird, is being published by Night Ballet Press. His full length book Wild beauty will be published by Future Cycle Press in 2018.

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

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.

Makensi Ceriani

is a writer on the east coast, and a recent graduate from the Creative Writing MFA program at Virginia Tech. Select publications can be found at and Burning House Press.

Yuan Changming
started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before leaving China. Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks, most recently East Idioms & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetryand BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1669 other literary outlets across 45 countries.
Grant Chemidlin

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.

Lenice Cicchini

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.

Kathleen Clancy
recently placed poems in Café Review, Cider Press Review, and Apalachee Review. Poems from her sonnet sequence “Robbing the Dollhouse” were used as part of the text of a multi-media dance-drama, Shackled Spirits, which was performed at Holy Cross College and at the Bali Arts Festival in Indonesia.
S.E. Clark
is a proud graduate of Lesley University’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in Rose Red Review, Geek Force Five, The Drum Magazine and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She lives in a small town outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where she collects folklore and forages through old cemeteries for names.
Eileen Cleary
earned MFA's at Lesley University and Solstice. She’s a Pushcart nominee and has published in Naugatuck River Review, J Journal, The American Journal of Poetry and Main Street Rag. Child Ward of the Commonwealth was published by Main Street Rag Press in Spring 2019.
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, was published in 2017.
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.

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Andy Conner

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.

Corey Cook

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.

Susan Coppock

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.

William Cordeiro

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.

Brittney Corrigan

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

Mick Corrigan
has been writing for years and has been published in a range of periodicals, anthologies, magazines and on-line journals. He is in his fifties (at least he thinks they’re his fifties, they could be someone else’s). He divides his time equally between Ireland, Crete and the vast open space in the back of his head. His first collection, Deep Fried Unicorn, was published in 2014 by Rebel Poetry Ireland.
Maureen Cosgrove
is a poet, a collage-artist and a tap dancer from Boston. Her work has appeared in What Rough Beast. Maureen hosts the monthly Poetry Salon of Boston. She is committed to developing her work, as well as supporting the community of poets in her area.
Joe Cottonwood
has built or repaired hundreds of houses to support his writing habit. His latest book is Foggy Dog: Poems of the Pacific Coast. He’s a pretty good carpenter and a crackerjack grandfather in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.
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).

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.

Tom Daley

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.

Dennis Daly
has published six books of poetry and poetic translations. He has recently published reviews in Ibbetson Street, The Notre Dame Review, the Fox Chase Review and the Somerville Times. Daly’s translation of Sophocles’ Ajax was recently performed at Skidmore College. Visit Daly’s blog, Weights and Measures.
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.
Holly Day

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).

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

Mark DeCarteret

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.

Judy DeCroce
is a former teacher, is a poet/flash fiction writer who has been a frequent contributor to Palettes and Quills. Also published in An Upstate of Mind, Amethyst Review, Front Porch Review as well as Writers & Books. She is a professional storyteller and teacher of that genre. Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband, writer Antoni Ooto.
William DeGenaro

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
is the recipient of The Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press and The Nancy Dew Taylor Prize from Emrys Journal. He is the founding editor of Ovenbird Poetry, as well the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. Darren lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children. A Fire Without Light (Nixes Mate, 2017) is his seventh collection of poetry.
Matt Dennison
has published in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made short films with Michael Dickes, Swoon, Marie Craven and Jutta Pryor.
David Dephy
is a trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist and painter. He is the author of eight novels, fifteen collections of verse and three audio albums of poetry with orchestra and electronic band and an active participant of American and international poetry and artistic scenes.
Lisa DeSiro
works for a non-profit organization and is an assistant editor for Indolent Books. She is also a freelance accompanist. Her publications include Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017), as well as several poems in journals and anthologies. Read more at
Lori Desrosiers
is the author of Keeping Planes in the Air and The Philosopher’s Daughter, both by Salmon Poetry, a chapbook, Inner Sky (Glass Lyre Press 2015) and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon Poetry, 2016). 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.
Steven Deutsch

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.

Thad DeVassie
is the author of This Side of Utopia (forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press). His work has appeared in Poetry East, New York Quarterly, North American Review, West Branch, NANO Fiction, PANK, and Unbroken, among others. A lifelong Ohioan, he is the founder of a brand messaging + storytelling studio in Columbus, and is the co-founder of JOY VENTURE, a podcast and platform for sharing stories of unlikely and risk-taking entrepreneurs.
Mari Deweese

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
lives with one husband, one son, two cats, and many outgrown hockey sticks. She is busy converting a small horse property to a small farm.
Cat Dixon
is the author of Eva, and Too Heavy to Carry (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016, 2014). She has poems (co-written with Trent Walters) in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Sugar House Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, Coe Review, Eclectica, The Lake, Yes, Poetry, and Mid-American Review.
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.

Frances Donovan

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. Twitter: @okelle.

William Doreski

 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).

John Dorsey
is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017) and Your Daughter's Country (Blue Horse Press, 2019).
Lisa M. Dougherty
is the author of the chapbook Small as Hope in the Helicopter Rain (Cervená Barva Press, 2018). Other poems of hers appeared in Congeries, Lake Effect, and Redactions. She lives in Erie, PA.
Sean Thomas Dougherty
is the author or editor of 17 books including The Second O of Sorrow (BOA Editions 2018), co-winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism (NYQ Books 2019). He works as a Med Tech in Erie, PA. His website is
Wendy Drexler

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.

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.
Melanie Du Bose
teaches filmmaking to teenagers in East LA. She is a Los Angeles Arts Activate Fellow and a graduate of the UCLA film school. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Red Flag Poetry Express, antinarrative journal, Right-Hand Pointing / One Sentence Poems, Ekphrastic Review and Contemporary Haibun.
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
Kelly Dumar

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



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