DS Maolalai

has been nominated eight times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).

Jennifer Martelli

is the author of The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016) and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press, 2019). 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 is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She is the co-curator for The Mom Egg VOX Folio. Nixes Mate published her chapbook, In the Year of Ferraro in 2020 as part of its Fly Cotton Chapbook Series.

Clare Martin
won Yellow Flag Press’ 2017 Louisiana Series of Cajun and Creole Poetry for her collection, Seek the Holy Dark. Her debut, Eating the Heart First, was published in 2012 by Press 53. Her most recent book, Crone, was published by Nixes Mate in 218. Martin founded and edits the poetry magazine, MockingHeart Review. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and daughter.



Pam Matz

is a former reference librarian who still feels compelled to answer questions. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including Bloodroot, Memorious, Painted Bride Quarterly, Guesthouse, and Lily Poetry Review. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kristi Maxwell

is the author of seven books of poetry, including My My (Saturnalia Books, 2020) and Bright and Hurtless (Ahsahta Press, 2018). She is an associate professor of English at the University of Louisville.

Maureen McElroy

grew up in Boston. She has an MFA from Emerson College. Her chapbook Car Poems was published through Finishing Line Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Mothers Always Write, Io Literary Journal, Trampset, Literary Hatchet, Fickle Muses, and Bohemian Pupil Press. She lives in Milton, MA with her husband and son.

Michael McInnis

spent six years in the Navy chasing white whales and Soviet submarines. He lives in Boston building furniture, composing ambient music and writing micro prose poem vignettes. His latest book, Secret Histories, was published by Červená Barva Press in 2019.

Ed Meek
has published in The Sun, The Paris Review, Plume, etc. His most recent book of poetry is Spy Pond. Luck, a collection of stories came out in 2017.
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.
Corey Mesler

 has published in numerous journals including Poetry and Five Points He has published novels, short story collections, chapbooks, and full-length poetry collections. He’s been nominated for many Pushcarts, and 3 of his poems were chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He runs a bookstore in Memphis.

Gary Metras

has published essays, reviews, and chiefly poems in such journals as: America, American Angler, Boston Review of Books, English Journal, Poetry, Poetry East, and Poetry Salzburg Review. Most recent book of poems: River Voice II (Adastra Press 2020), Captive in the Here (cervena Bara Press 2018), and White Storm (Presa Press, 2018). In April 2018 he was appointed he first Poet Laureate of the city of Easthampton, Mass.

Colleen Michaels

hosts The Improbable Places Poetry Tour bringing poetry to unlikely places like tattoo parlors, laundromats, and swimming pools. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Barrelhouse, The Paterson Literary Review, Mom Egg Review and Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press). Her poems have been commissioned as installations by The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, The Peabody Essex Museum, and The Trustees of Reservations.

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.
David P. Miller

published Sprawled Asleep with Nixes Mate Books in 2019. His chapbook, The Afterimages, was published by Červená Barva Press in 2014. Poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, Clementine Unbound, Constellations, J Journal, The Lily Poetry Review, Ibbetson Street, Redheaded Stepchild, The Blue Pages, and What Rough Beast, among others. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets. His poem “Add One Father to Earth” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Robert Pinsky for the New England Poetry Club’s 2019 Samuel Washington Allen Prize competition. 

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. Nixes Mate published I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me in 2018.

Laurel Miram
is a Detroit-born poet, short prose writer, and educator. Her prizewinning short fiction is featured in So to Speak Journal’s 2019 contest issue.
Mark J. Mitchell
has been a working poet for forty years. His novel, The Magic War, was published by Loose Leaves Publishing. He lives with his wife, the activist and documentarian Joan Juster making his living pointing out pretty things in San Francisco. A meager online presence can be found at facebook.com/MarkJMitchellwriter/
Suchoon Mo

 is a retired academic and a Korean War veteran living in the semiarid part of Colorado. He writes poetry and composes music. Some of them appear in literary and cultural publications.

A. Molotkov
was born in Russia and moved to the US in 1990. His poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things, Application of Shadows and Synonyms for Silence. Published by Kenyon, Iowa, Antioch, Massachusetts, Atlanta, Bennington and Tampa Reviews, Pif, Volt, 2 River View and many more. Molotkov received an Oregon Literary Fellowship. His translation of a Chekhov story was included by Knopf in their Everyman Series. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. Please visit him at AMolotkov.com.
Gloria Monaghan
is a Professor of Humanities at Wentworth Institute in Boston. She has published three books of poetry, Flawed (Finishing Line Press, 2011, nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award), The Garden (Flutter Press 2015), and False Spring (Adelaide Press, March, 2019). Her fourth book Hydrangea (Kelsay Press) is forthcoming. Nixes Mate recently published her chapbook, Torero, for its Fly Cotton Chapbook Series.
Phil Montenegro
has published in Yale’s LETTERS Journal, The Tower Journal, Ayris, and Tidepools Magazine for which his poem “Eleven A.M.” won the 2014 first prize in poetry for their 50th anniversary edition. He is the editor of IS Press which features poetry, short fiction and visual art.
Daniel Moore
lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, Columbia Journal, Western Humanities Review, and others. His books, This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians Anthology and Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist, can be found on Amazon. Visit danieledwardmoore.com.
Bruce Morton

splits his time between Bozeman, Montana and Buckeye, Arizona. His volume of poems, Simple Arithmetic and Other Artifices, was published in 2015. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming in, most recently, Muddy River Poetry Review, San Pedro River Review, Adelaide, Mason Street Review, and Main Street Rag.

Polly Richardson Munnelly
is an Irish poet living and writing in Meath. A contributing poet to US based poetry forum Mad Swirl, a member of Navan writers group: The Bulls Arse and Cork based group Blackwater Poetry. She has been heard reading at national and international poetry festivals and recently in Amsterdam. She is currently working on her first collection.
Pam Munter
has authored several books and a couple dozen articles, mostly about dead movie stars. She’s a retired clinical psychologist and former performer. Her essays have appeared in Manifest-Station, The Coachella Review, Lady Literary Review, NoiseMedium, The Creative Truth, Adelaide, Persephone’s Daughters and Angels Flight—Literary West.
Zach Murphy

is a Hawaii-born writer with a background in cinema. His stories appear in Reed Magazine, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Coachella Review, Mystery Tribune, Ruminate, Sheepshead Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. His debut chapbook Tiny Universes is available via Selcouth Station Press. He lives with his wonderful wife Kelly in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Edward Mycue

 has published in mags, journals, zines, and online for the past 50 years. His books include Damage Within The Community (1973, 1977), Singing Man My Father Gave Me (1979), Root Route Range The Song Returns (1979), Edward (1985), It’s A Grate Country (1986), The Rose Poems (1987), Pink Garden Brown Trees (1990), Mindwalking (2008), Song Of San Francisco (2012), and more.

Paula Nancarrow

has published in online journals as well as in Artemis, Whistling Shade and Sixfold, where she won the Winter 2020 poetry prize. Work is forthcoming in Martin Lake Journal and Permafrost. Links to material published online can be found at paulareednancarrow.com.

Ben Nardolilli

currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge and is looking to publish a novel.

Paul Negri

has twice won the gold medal for fiction in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition. His stories have appeared in print and on line in The Penn Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Into the Void, Pif Magazine, Jellyfish Review and more than 30 other publications. He lives and writes in Clifton, New Jersey.

Carl Nelson

 is a poet living in a small town on the Ohio River where he moseys about with his dachshund, Tater Tot. He also currently runs the Serenity Poetry Series across the river in Vienna, WV. The first draft of his self-help book, The Poet’s Weight Loss Plan, has just been completed. He has lost 31 pounds and is on Christmas break from his effort to lose 50.

Karen Neuberg

is a Brooklyn, NY,-based poet. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Moon, Gone Lawn, Inflectionist Review, Muddy River Review, and Verse Daily. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, PURSUIT (Kelsay Press, 2019) and the chapbook the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre, 2017) She holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East.

Mike L. Nichols
is a graduate of Idaho State University and a recipient of the Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize. He lives and writes in Eastern Idaho. Look for his poetry in Rogue Agent, Tattoo Highway, Ink&Nebula, Rat’s Ass Review, Plainsongs Magazine, and elsewhere. Find more at mikenicholsauthor.com.
Steve Nickman
lives in Brookline, Massachusetts and takes part in Poemworks: The Workshop for Publishing Poets. He is a psychiatrist and is working on a book about therapy, The Wound and the Spark. Steve’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Nimrod, Summerset Review, Tar River, Tule Review, and JuxtaProse.
Josh Nicolaisen
taught English for twelve years. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Sara, and their daughters, Grace and Azalea. His poems have recently appeared in So It Goes, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Writers Resist, Centripetal, The Poets of New England: Volume 1 (Underground Writers Association), and Indolent Books’ online project, What Rough Beast.
Philip Nikolayev

is editor of FULCRUM, a serial anthology of poetry and criticism. His poetry collections include Monkey Time (2003) and Letters from Aldenderry (2006). New volumes are forthcoming from MadHat and Poetrywala.

Kurt Nimmo
is a long-time small press veteran, the editor of The Smudge Review in the 1970s and Planet Detroit in the 1980s. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his wife and cat.
Kevin Norwood

winner of The Porch Poetry Prize 2020, has poetry published or pending in Edison Review, Evening Street Review, Iowa Review, Litbreak, The Magnolia Review, Nashville Review, Natural Bridge, Plainsongs, Tulane Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

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