Contributors · T – Z
is the author of five books of poetry, including This Far North (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2023) and The Actual World (Black Lawrence Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.
Ernest Gordon Taulbee
author of the novel, A Sibling In Always, grew up in rural Kentucky. He holds a BA and an MA from Eastern Kentucky University and lives in Louisville, KY with his family.
has published four books, Odd Mercy, Waving Back, No Simple Wilderness, and Finding the Bear. Her poems have been widely published in journals, and awards include the Charlotte Mew Prize from Headmistress Press, the Narrative Poetry Prize from Naugatuck River Review, and the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s “Must Read.”
is a poetry editor for Red Fez. Her books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020,) and Marilyn: Self-Portrait, Oil on Canvas forthcoming from Gutter Snob Books.
is author of a novel-in-stories, Domestic Apparition, a short story collection, Bound By Blue, and won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry award for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, as well as five chapbooks of short fiction, flash, and poetic prose. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, is a senior editor at Connotation Press and (b)OINK lit zine, and editor of nine anthologies. Her blog: megtuite.com
is currently suffering in exile on the island of Elba but hopes to return to you soon. fritzware.com/johntustinpoetry contains links to his published poetry online.
served in the Peace Corps in India, studied Sanskrit and Hindi at the University of Chicago, and taught English in Iran. After returning to India to complete a research fellowship, he pursued a career in university administration. Retired, Twells lives in St. Louis, writes, and occasionally teaches.
is a writer of prose and poetry published in Ann Arbor Review, the Sandy River Review, The Pangolin Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Wellington Street Review, The London Reader, Red Fez, Prime Number Magazine / Press 53, and elsewhere. Her poem was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Liquid Imagination.
Waiting for the Barbarians
co-edited with Joel Peckham, Wild Gods: The Ecstatic In Contemporary Poetry & Prose. Another recent book is All I Feel Is Rivers, a collection of dervish essays.
received his bachelor’s degree in English history and literature from Harvard College. He has attended numerous writing workshops with Marie Howe, Thea Sullivan, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, Alan Shapiro, and Mark Doty. He was also an editor of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal.
is the author of two poetry collections and two chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, RHINO, Tinderbox, Whale Road Review, Fatal Flaw Lit, and more. A native of rural Michigan, she now lives and teaches in the Chicago suburbs. jessicalwalsh.com
is a poet, singer, athlete, husband, and grandfather living near the ocean. With an English BA from Yale University and an MBA, he has conducted careers as a carpenter, a hi-tech executive, and a yoga studio owner. His poetry renders his life experiences into the music of language. Mid’s poetry is forthcoming in Lily Poetry Review.
is the Eudora Welty Prize winning author of Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press. He teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama. He has published 11 books, most recently, Good Party (Poetic Justice Books and Arts).
Dance, God Damn it, Dance
Stephen Scott Whitaker
is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, a teacher, and a grant writer. Whitaker’s writing has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, The Rumpus, Great River Review, Fourteen Hills, Oxford Poetry, and other journals.
is a U.S. born poet and musician currently living in Jokolo, Georgia. Her work has appeared in Per Contra, Rogue Agent, SWWIM, Peacock Journal and elsewhere. She was regularly published and featured in the Plath Poetry Project, was a featured poetry performer at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and has been an annual featured reader at the Chiang Mai, Thailand Magic Theater Poetry group.
Martin Willitts Jr
has 21 full-length collections including the Blue Light Award 2019, The Temporary World. His recent books are Harvest Time (Deerbrook Editions, 2021), All Wars Are the Same War (FutureCycle Press, 2022). His forthcoming book is Not Only the Extraordinary are Exiting the Dream World (Flowstone Press, 2022).
is the author of the poetry collection Hinge (NPRP, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in Puerto del Sol, Sixth Finch, Georgia Review, and Oversound. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Social Change (CIIS) and is a Poetry Editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal.
Nancy Lynée Woo
is a poet, educator, and community organizer with Artists at Work. She has received fellowships from PEN America, Arts Council for Long Beach, and Idyllwild Writers Week. Her work is inspired by the magic and power of nature. Find her online at nancylyneewoo.com and @fancifulnance on social.
a poet living in the Hudson River Valley, has been published in Perceptions Magazine and RiverRiver Journal. Her career has included work as a pianist and chamber musician.
has published in The New Yorker, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook Chronos Dines Alone (SurVision Books, 2018) won the James Tate Poetry Prize. The Last Poet of the Village: Selected Poems by Sergei Yesenin translated from Russian came out in 2019 from Sensitive Skin Books.
is the author of five full-length books of poetry and six poetry chapbooks. His poems have been published in Poetry International, FRiGG, Gargoyle, PANK, Contrary, Diagram, Thrush, Chiron Review, RHINO, Into the Void, FIVE: 2:ONE, and many other journals. His most recent book is ACCELERANT from Nixes Mate Books.
The Tertiary Stage
Executing The Trade
is a member of the Florence, Massachusetts Poets Society. His books include The Holyoke Diaries (FutureCycle Press), Mark My Word and the New World Order, (both from Pedestrian Press). He has an e-chapbook at Yavaneka Press: “Industries Built on Words” and a chapbook forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
is a Jewish Arts educator, and the director of the Bolinas Poetry Camp for Girls. Her work has been published in Rogue Agent, River Heron Review, and the Racket, among others. She is currently an MFA candidate at Bowling Green State University.
writes from New Jersey.
M Jaime Zuckerman
is the author of two chapbooks, most recently Letters to Melville (Ghost Proposal, 2018) as well as poems in BOAAT, Diode, Fairy Tale Review, Hunger Mountain, Palette, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals. She serves as the associate editor for Sixth Finch and a senior reader for Ploughshares. She grew up in the woods but now lives and teaches in Boston, MA.
is the author of Looking for Bora Bora (Saddle Road Press, 2013), a bright nowhere (Foothills Press, 2015), Three Poems (University of Buffalo, 2017), and three other chapbooks, is a co-editor of Earth’s Daughter’s magazine. She curates the Wordflight at Red Doors and the Just Buffalo Literary Cafe at CFI series.
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