Sheila Rabinowitch

was born in Canada and resides in New York City. She is a retired physician. Her poetry career began at Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared in several issues of 2 Horatio.

Renuka Raghavan
has published in Boston Literary Magazine, Star 82 Review, Down in the Dirt Literary Magazine, Chicago Literati, among others. She is the author of Out of the Blue (Big Table Publishing, 2017) a collection of poetry and prose. She writes and lives in Massachusetts. Visit her at renukaraghavan(dot)com.
Dan Raphael
has been active in the Northwest as poet, performer, publisher and reading host. Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid, his 19th book, came out June 1st from Last Word Press. Current poems appear in Caliban, Great Weather for Media, Mad Swirl, Otoliths and Unlikely Stories.
Elissa Rashkin

is a writer, historian, and professor of cultural and communication studies at the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. Her books include The Stridentist Movement in Mexico: The Avant-Garde and Cultural Change in the 1920s, and Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream. Nixes Mate published her first book of poetry, Atomic Time, in 2019.

Bill Ratner
is a 9-time winner of The Moth Story Slams, poetry and essays published in Chiron Review, Baltimore Review, Rattle Magazine’s Rattlecast, Pleiades, KYSO Flash, South Florida Poetry Journal, The Missouri Review Audio. Spoken-word performances featured on National Public Radio’s Good Food, The Business, and KCRW’s Strangers.
Melissa Rendlen
is a pseudo retired urgent care physician who is spending her new free time reading and writing poetry. She has had work in The Missing Slate, Underfoot Poetry, Plath Poetry Project, Poets Reading the News, Indolent Press What Rough Beast, and L'ephemera to name a few.
Robert Rickelman
has published nonfiction stories in Inscape Magazine (where his piece, “Phyllis” won the Nonfiction Editors’ Choice Award.), Twisted Vine Literary and Arts Journal, The Long Island Literary Journal, Blue River Review and forthcoming from Barely South Review, and The Bitchin’ Kitsch.
Kevin Ridgeway
is the author of Too Young to Know (Stubborn Mule Press) and nine chapbooks of poetry including Grandma Goes to Rehab (Analog Submission Press, UK). His work can recently be found in Slipstream, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Sheila Na Gig, Plainsongs, San Pedro River Review, The Cape Rock, Trailer Park Quarterly, Main Street Rag, Into the Void, Cultural Weekly and The American Journal of Poetry, among others. He lives and writes in Long Beach, CA.
Ron Riekki
is the author of U.P. (Ghost Road Press), Posttraumatic (Hoot ‘n’ Waddle), and the upcoming My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction (Loyola University Maryland’s Apprentice House Press, 2019) and i have been warned not to write about this (Main Street Rag, 2020).
Tree Riesener
is the author of Sleepers Awake, winner of the Eludia Award (Sowilo Press), The Hubble Cantos (Aldrich Press), EK (Cervena Barva Press), Angel Fever / Triple No. 5 (Ravenna Press), and three chapbooks, Liminalog, Angel Poison, and Inscapes. A new full-length collection, Quodlibet, was published by Ravenna Press in 2019.
John Riley
is the founder and publisher of Morgan Reynolds, an educational publisher located in Greensboro, North Carolina. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, Connotation Press, Fiction Daily, Willows Wept Review, Dead Mule, St. Anne's Review, Metazen, and many other anthologies and journals both online and in print.
David Rodriguez
is a writer and teacher based in New Orleans with an MFA from Florida State University. He has previously been published in the New Orleans Review, The Southeast Review, Poetry Pacific, The Literateur, and The Double Dealer Redux, among other places.
Clara Eugenia Ronderos
is a Colombian-American writer. She is a Professor of Spanish at Lesley University. Her recent publications include The Poetry of Clara Eugenia Ronderos: Seasons of Exile (Lewiston NY, Edwin Mellen Press, 2015), Estaciones en Exilio (2010), Ábrete Sésamo Torremozas, Madrid: 2016) , De Reyes y Fuegos (Torremozas, Madrid: 2018), Después de la Fábula, (Verbum, Madrid: 2018), and Agua que no has de beber (Alción, Córdoba, Argentina: 2019).
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Brad Rose

was born and raised in Los Angeles and lives in Boston. He is the author of a collection of poetry and flash fiction, Pink X-Ray (Big Table Publishing) His two new books of poems, Momentary Turbulence, and WordinEdgeWise, are forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press. Nixes Mate published de/tonations in 2020. Read more at. Hear more at.

Rae Rozman
is a middle school counselor in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her long term partner. Her poetry often explores themes of queer love (romantic and platonic), brain injury, and education. For poetry and pictures of her rescue bunnies, you can find her on Instagram at @mistress_of_mnemosyne.
C.C. Russell

 lives in Wyoming with his wife, daughter, and three cats. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in Rattle, Word Riot, and The Meadow among other places. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net. He prefers being cold to being hot.

Ki Russell

is author of the hybrid genre novel The Wolf at the Door (Ars Omnia Publishing, 2014), the poetry collection Antler Woman Responds (Paladin Contemporaries, 2014) and the chapbook How to Become Baba Yaga (Medulla Publishing, 2011). She is a peer reviewer for the online literary journal Whale Road Review. She teaches writing and literature at Blue Mountain Community College.

Vera Salter

grew up in the United Kingdom in a family of refugees from Europe. She moved to the United States in 1970 and had a career as a health care administrator and activist, She is published in Judaica, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, Right Hand Pointing, Red Eft Review, Persimmon Tree, New Verse News and other publications.

Kelly R. Samuels

lives in the upper Midwest. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The Carolina Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Sweet Tree Review, Salt Hill, and RHINO. She has a chapbook forthcoming from Unsolicited Press.

Terry Sanville

lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his artist-poet wife and two plump cats. His stories have been accepted by numerous journals and anthologies. Two of his stories were nominated for Pushcart Prizes and one for inclusion in the Best of the Net Anthology.

Wilderness Sarchild
is the author of a full length poetry collection, Old Women Talking, (Passager Books), and the co-author of Wrinkles, the Musical, a play about women and aging that continues to be produced on Cape Cod, now in its third season. She has won awards for poetry and play writing from Veterans for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Chicago’s Side Project Theatre Company, and the Joe Gouveia WOMR National Poetry competition.
Cliff Saunders

is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including Mapping the Asphalt Meadows (Slipstream Publications) and This Candescent World (Runaway Spoon Press). His poems have appeared recently in Bryant Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Phantom Drift, Lullwater Review, Monterey Poetry Review, Blue Unicorn, Common Ground Review, and Tipton Poetry Journal. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Melissa Saunders
is a writer, artist, and misandrist from Dorchester, Massachusetts. She is a Virgo sun, Taurus rising, Libra moon with works published in Unlost Journal, Write on the DOT: Volume V, and Open Letters, a Leeds, England-based magazine. Melissa resides in Boston and can be found on Instagram @allmystarsmaligned | | Blog:
Lauren Scharhag
is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry. Her titles include Under Julia, The Ice Dragon, West Side Girl & Other Poems, and The Order of the Four Sons. She lives in Kansas City, MO. To learn more about her work, visit: laurenscharhag.
Jonathan Schiff

lives in rural Vermont with his fourteen year old dog Kaya. Between hiking and swimming, he is working on completing a bachelor’s degree this summer. Poetry is one of his many creative outlets, one that he would like to spend more time with.

Bill Schulz
is a poet, artist, songwriter, and musician. He lives in Portland, Maine with a challenging cat named Otis. His work has appeared in Nine Mile Magazine, Seneca Review, and other publications.
Breea Schutt
is currently pursuing her master’s degree in English and will be graduating this May. She’s a teaching assistant at Missouri State University, as well as an assistant editor for the Moon City Press.
Lane Scoggins
is a poet in Cookeville Tennessee. When he is not writing, he spends his time watercolor painting, playing ukulele, and reading novels. He attends Volunteer State College with a degree in computer science.
J.D. Scrimgeour
is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Lifting the Turtle (Turning Point). He's also published two books of nonfiction, including the AWP Award winner, Themes for English B. He's Acting Chair of the English Department at Salem State University.



Jan Seagrave

lives beside an oak and a redwood north of Golden Gate Bridge. Her work appears in Panoplyzine, San Pedro River Review, Gyroscope Review, Eunoia Review, Amethyst Review, Reverberations II (ed. Pendergast), Marin Poetry Center Anthology 2016, 2017, 2021, Redwood Writers Poetry Anthology 2018-2021, and  Amore: Love Poems (ed. Tucker).

Arianna Sebo

is a queer poet and writer living in Southern Alberta with her husband, pug, and five cats. Follow her at and @AriannaSebo on Twitter and Instagram.

Lacie Semenovich
is the author of a chapbook, Legacies (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, MOBIUS, Kansas City Voices, Jet Fuel Review, The Ghazal Page, Leveler, Muddy River Poetry Review, B O D Y, and other journals.
Sibani Sen
lives outside Boston and teaches creative writing and South Asian history. Her current projects include forthcoming new poetry, a translation of an verse epic from early modern Bengal and a monograph on the work of the poet Bharatchandra.
Margarita Serafimova

is the winner of the 2020 biennial Tony Quagliano/ Hawai’i Council for the Humanities International Award. She has a chapbook, A Surgery of A Star. Her digital chapbook, ‘Еn-tîm’ (‘Forest’), is forthcoming by the San Francisco State University Poetry Center in 2021. Her work appears widely, including at Nixes Mate, Nashville Review, LIT, Agenda Poetry, Poetry South, Botticelli, Shrew, Steam Ticket, Waxwing, A-Minor, Trafika Europe, Noble/ Gas, Obra/ Artifact, Great Weather for Media, Landfill.

Zvi A. Sesling
is the Brookline, MA Poet Laureate. He edits Muddy River Poetry Review. He has published two books of poetry Fire Tongue (Cervena Barva, 2016), King of the Jungle (Ibbetson Street, 2010) and two chapbooks Love Poems From Hell (Flutter Press, 2017) and Across Stones of Bad Dreams (Cervena Barva, 2011). Nixes Mate published War Zones in 2018.
Gregg Shapiro
is an entertainment journalist, whose interviews and reviews run in numerous regional LGBTQ and mainstream publications. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his husband Rick and their dog Coco. Shapiro’s two newest chapbooks are More Poems About Buildings and Food (Souvenir Spoon Press, 2019) and Sunshine State (NightBallet Press, 2019).
Danielle Shorr

is an MFA alum and professor of disability rhetoric and creative writing at Chapman University. Her can be found in Lunch Ticket, Vassar Review, Hobart, Split Lip, The Florida Review, etc. and is forthcoming in The New Orleans Review and others.

Shoshauna Shy

Author of five collections of poetry, Shoshauna Shy’s flash fiction was included in the Best Microfiction 2021 series by Pelekinesis Press. She was also one of the seven finalists for the 2021 Fish Flash Fiction Prize, and will be included in the Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology in 2022.

Beate Sigriddaughter

grew up in Nürnberg, Germany. Her playgrounds were a nearby castle and World War II bomb ruins. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico, where she was poet laureate from 2017 to 2019. In her blog Writing In A Woman’s Voice, she publishes other women’s work. Follow her at

Neil Silberblatt

is the founder of Voices of Poetry. His poems have appeared in Poetica Magazine, The Otter, The Aurorean, Two Bridges Review, Oddball Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Naugatuck River Review, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Canopic Jar, and The Good Men Project. He has published three poetry collections: So Far, So Good (2012), and Present Tense (2013), and Past Imperfect (Nixes Mate, 2018)

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Scott Silsbe

 was born in Detroit and grew up down the river from there. He now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and have been collected in the three books: Unattended Fire (2012), The River Underneath the City (2013), and Muskrat Friday Dinner (2017).

Flavianny Silva Rabelo

is a recent graduate from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She is originally from Brazil. Her work contains a mix of the Portuguese and English language.

Mark Simpson

lives on Whidbey Island WA. Recent work has appeared in Sleet (Pushcart Prize nominee), Broad River Review (Rash Award Finalist), Columbia Journal (Online), Third Wednesday, and Cold Mountain Review. He is the author of the chapbook Fat Chance (Finishing Line Press).

Pamela Sinotte

is a psychotherapist and visual artist. She is a graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University and Simmons College School of Social Work. In 2020, she participated in an inspirational songwriting workshop taught by singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier. She lives in Boston.

Susan Sklan

is a social worker and poet whose poems have appeared in Better Than Starbucks, The Muddy River Poetry Review, Polis, The Centennial Review, Kalliope, Folio, Gulf Stream, Pleiades, Sandscript, Slipstream, Sojourner, Lilith, and other journals. In 2018 her poem “On passing an old lover’s address” was selected by the Cambridge MA, Sidewalk Poetry program and installed on a city sidewalk.

Thomas Skove

writes poetry and plays piano a large portion of his days. He can also be found tending his flower garden in Cleveland and reading Harry Potter in German. 

Jess Skyleson
is a former aerospace and mechanical engineer, beginning an MFA program in poetry this coming September. Their work explores the intersections of art, science, and nature, as well as the illusions of time. They have previously been published in Evocations, another online literary journal.
Adrian Slonaker

 works as a copywriter and copy editor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with interests that include vegetarian cooking, wrestling and 1960s pop music. Adrian’s poetry has appeared in Ginosko Literary Journal, Amaryllis, The Mackinac, Oddball Magazine, and others.

Spencer Smith

 is a University of Utah graduate and works in the corporate world to pay the bills. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in over fifty literary journals, including RATTLE, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Main Street Rag, RHINO, and Roanoke Review.

Sarah Snyder

has written poetry since she knew there was a form of writing with conscious linebreaks. She has three poetry collections: The Human Contract (2017), Notes from a Nomad (nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018), and With a Polaroid Camera (2019). Recently, poems have appeared in Rattle, Artemis, The Sewanee Review, and RHINO.

Gary Sokolow

has a long ago MFA from Brooklyn College, lives in NYC, and has been published in Chantarelle’s Notebook, Blood Lotus Review, and Up the Staircase Quarterly.

Bart Solarczyk
lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His 9th chapbook, Right Direction, was recently published by Lilliput Review as part of the Modest Proposal series.
Amy Soricelli
has been published in numerous publications and anthologies including Dead Snakes, Corvus Review, Deadbeats, Long Island Quarterly, Voice of Eve, The Long Islander. Sail Me Away (chapbook) Dancing Girl Press, 2019. Nominated by Billy Collins for Emerging Writer's Fellowship 2019 and for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2013. Recipient of the Grace C. Croff Poetry Award, Lehman College, 1975.
David Spicer
lives in Memphis. He tries, but does not always succeed, to walk the neighborhood every day, where he has observed people climbing into windows, performing handstands on bicycles, whistling “Proud Mary” to babies in strollers, and other normal activities. He’s sometimes bored by lists of everyone’s last five publications.
Kevin Stadt
holds a master’s degree in teaching writing and a doctorate in American literature; he currently teaches writing at Hanyang University. His poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Barren Magazine, The Bookends Review, Edison Literary Review, Gravel Magazine, Neologism Poetry Journal, and Rust + Moth, among others.
Tim Staley
was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975. His books include Lost On My Own Street (Pski's Porch, 2016) and The Most Honest Syllable is Shhh (NightBallet, 2017). He lives in Southern New Mexico with his wife and daughter. Visit for more.
Annie Stenzel

has published in Ambit, Chestnut Review, Gargoyle, Ligeia, On The Seawall, Psaltery & Lyre, Stirring, SWWIM, The Lake, and Trampoline Poetry, among others. Her collection is The First Home Air After Absence (Big Table Publishing, 2017). She lives within sight of the San Francisco Bay.

S. Stephanie

has published poetry, fiction, and book reviews in many literary magazines including Birmingham Poetry Review, Café Review, Rattle, St. Petersburg Review, Southern Indiana Review, and The Southern Review. Her three chapbooks are Throat (Igneus Press), What the News Seemed to Say (Pudding House – re-released by Igneus Press in 2015), and So This is What It Has Come To (Finishing Line Press, 2015). She teaches at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester, NH.

Robert Steward
teaches English as a foreign language and lives in London. He is currently writing a collection of short stories, some of which have appeared in Scrittura, The Creative Truth, The Ink Pantry, Winamop, The Foliate Oak, Communicators League, Adelaide, Down in the Dirt and The Stray Branch. You can find them at: @theroadtonaples.
Robert Joe Stout
Is the author of, most recently, Monkey Screams and Where Gringos Don’t Belong. Other books include A Perfect Throw (Aldrich Press), Hidden Dangers (Sunbury Press) and Running Out the Hurt (Kindle). He is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of magazines, including New Politics. Born in Nebraska, he now lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Belinda Subraman

has been writing poetry since the 6th grade and publishing since college. She had a ten year run editing and publishing Gypsy Literary Magazine. Six of those ten years was from Germany where she was a Bohemian outcast among officer wives. She edited books by Vergin’ Press, among them: Henry Miller and My Big Sur Days by Judson Crews.

Tim Suermondt

is the author of five full-length collections of poems, the latest: Josephine Baker Swimming Pool from MadHat Press, 2019. He has published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Stand Magazine, december magazine, On the Seawall, Poet Lore and Plume, among many others. He lives in Cambridge (MA) with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.

Heather Sullivan

has published in Chiron Review, Paper and Ink Literary Zine, San Pedro River Review, Trailer Park Quarterly, Common Ground Review, Barbaric Yawp, Big Hammer, Ygdrasil, Free State Review and Open Letters Monthly among others. Nixes Mate published her books, Waiting for an Answer in 2017 and Method Acting for the Afterlife in 2019. Heather lives in Revere, MA with her husband, Rusty Barnes, co-creator of the three most marvelous humans on the planet.

Samuel Swauger
is a poet from Baltimore, MD. His work appears in Tilde, Third Wednesday, and the Ghost City Review, among other publications. His Twitter is @samuelswauger, and his website is
Marianne Szlyk
lives near DC with environmental writer and wry poet Ethan Goffman as well as cats Callie and Thelma. Her book, On the Other Side of the Window, is available on Amazon. Bourgeon, of/with, Loch Raven Review, and Young Ravens Review have published her poems.

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