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.
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.
John Thomas Menesini
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark J. Mitchell
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.
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
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.
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.
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.