Contributors · R – S
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.
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.
Clara Eugenia Ronderos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Joe Stout
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.
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.
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.