Miriam O’Neal

has published poems and reviews in various journals including AGNI, Blackbird Journal, Southern Poetry Review, Solidago Journal and others. She has 2 collections of poems; We Start With What We’re Given (Kelsay Books, 2018) and The Body Dialogues (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2020). She was named the runner up for Plymouth (MA) Poet Laureate for 2020-2021.

Jason O’Toole
is the author of Spear of Stars (The Red Salon, 2018). He is a features writer for Heathen Harvest Periodical. He was the vocalist for the original NY Hardcore Punk band, Life's Blood. These days he collaborates musically with Alec K. Redfearn and Herr Lounge Corps.
Lee Okan
is a writer based in Boston. She is currently doing her PhD in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Nixes Mate published her first novel, The Lives of Atoms in 2018.
Antoni Ooto

is a poet and flash fiction writer. His works have been published in Red Eft Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Young Ravens Literary Review, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, An Upstate of Mind and Palettes & Quills. Antoni lives and works in upstate New York with his wife, writer/storyteller Judy DeCroce.

Chad Parenteau

is the author of Patron Emeritus (FootHills Publishing, 2013). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tell-Tale Inklings, Queen Mob’s Tea House, What Rough Beast, The Skinny Poetry Journal, Ibbetson Street, Molecule and Résonance. He serves as Associate Editor of the online journal Oddball Magazine. He has hosted the long-running Stone Soup Poetry series in Boston since 2005. His second full-length collection, The Collapsed Bookshelf, is forthcoming.

Jared Pearce
has published in Kentucky Review, J Journal, Mobius, Mad Swirl, Linden Avenue, and DIAGRAM. He lives in Iowa.
Jonathan Penton

founded UnlikelyStories.org in 1998, and has run it as a journal of literature, art, and sociopolitical content since. He expanded with Unlikely Books in 2005. He has provided technical and management expertise to arts organizations including the New Orleans Poetry Festival, MadHat, Inc., and Big Bridge.

Simon Perchik
has published in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker and elsewhere.
Richard King Perkins
is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.
Terry Persun
has been writing and publishing since the early 1970s. His poems and stories have appeared in Wisconsin Review, Kansas Quarterly, Riverrun, Rattle, Hiram Poetry Review, Drop Forge, Bluestem, NEBO, Cirque, Eclipse, Bacopa, and many others. He is the author of six chapbooks and five full-length collections. Terry speaks at writers’ conferences and universities across the country. TerryPersun.com.
Barry Peters
lives in Durham and teaches in Raleigh, NC. Publications/forthcoming include The American Journal of Poetry, Best New Poets 2018, Baltimore Review, Broad River Review, The Cabinet of Heed, Connecticut River Review, The Dead Mule, Duck Lake Journal, The Flexible Persona, The Healing Muse, The HitchLit Review, and I-70 Review, among others.
Darrell Petska

has published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Frontier, Right Hand Pointing, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Boston Literary Magazine and elsewhere. With 30 years on the academic staff at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 40 years as a father (seven years a grandfather), and a half century as a husband, Darrell lives outside Madison, Wisconsin.

Daniel J. Pizappi
lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a PhD student, Managing Editor of Grist: A Literary Journal, and co-editor of the anthology Kentucky Writers: The Deus Loci and the Lyrical Landscape (Des Hymnagistes Press, 2016). His work has appeared in Still: The Journal, The Mantle, Your Impossible Voice, and Burningword, among others. Visit him at danielpizappi. Twitter: @DjPizappi.
Anne Elezabeth Pluto

is Professor of Literature and Theatre at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her chapbook, The Frog Princess, was published by White Pine Press (1985), and her chapbook Benign Protection by Cervana Barva Press (2016). Nixes Mate published her book Lubbock Electric in 2017 and a chapbook, Chernobyl in 2020. Her latest book, The Deepest Part of Dark was published by Sick Puppy Press in 2020.

Kenneth Pobo

has a new book out from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. His work has appeared in: Mudfish, Nimrod, Hawaii Review, Bay Windows, and elsewhere.

Janet Pocorobba
is Associate Professor at Lesley University and Associate Director of their low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. A former writer and contributing editor at Metropolis magazine in Tokyo, her memoirs, essays and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Harvard Review, The Writer, Kyoto Journal, Indiana Review, Provincetown Arts, American Athenaeum, and elsewhere.
Kushal Poddar
is the author of The Circus Came To My Island (Spare Change Press), A Place For Your Ghost Animals (Ripple Effect Publishing), Understanding The Neighborhood (BRP, Australia), Scratches Within (Barbara Maat), Kleptomaniac's Book of Unoriginal Poems (BRP, Australia), Eternity Restoration Project – Selected and New Poems (Hawakal Publishers, India) and Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse – A Prequel (Alien Buddha Press).
Fabrice Poussin
teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.
Jeanette Powers
is a poet-painter living near a river in mid-Missouri. They are a founding member of FountainVerse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest and have been widely published in lit mags, including Chiron and Gasconade Review, Thimble Lit Mag, The Wild Word and more. jeanettepowers.com or @novel_cliche.
Zofia Provizer
studied Creative Writing and Women and Gender Studies at Lesley University. She has published in MockingHeart Review, Construction, Commonthought, Lesley University’s literary magazine, and by Studio 360, reading on air for them in 2015. She has also been published by grlmag.com.
Jessica Purdy

holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She was a featured reader at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 2015. Recently her poems have appeared in The Wild Word, Silver Birch Press’ “Beach and Pool Memories” Series, and Bluestem Magazine. Her chapbook, Learning the Names, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Nixes Mate published STARLAND in 2017, and Sleep in a Strange House in 2018.

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