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L. Ward Abel

lives in Georgia and is the author of two full collections and eleven chapbooks of poetry, including Jonesing For Byzantium (UKA Press, 2006), American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012), Little Town gods (Folded Word Press, 2016), A Jerusalem of Ponds (erbacce-Press 2016), The Rainflock Sings Again (Unsolicited Press, 2019), and his latest full collection, Floodlit (Beakful, 2019).



Steven Ablon

is a poet and adult and child psychoanalyst. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and magazines. His previous collections of poetry are Tornado Weather, (1993), Flying Over Tasmania, (1997), Blue Damsels, (2005), Night Call, (2011), and Dinner in the Garden, (2018). His website is:



Michelle Acker

is a Florida-based poet with an MFA from Hollins University. Her work has appeared in Scoundrel Time, Flock, Gesture, Permafrost, The Florida Review, Rewilding: Poems for the Environment (Flexible Press, 2020), and elsewhere. In 2020 her work was on public display in downtown Tallahassee. Her website is

Oh colossus of capitalism…
A smattering of buds anticipates…


Gale Acuff

has had poetry published in Ascent, McNeese Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Poem, Adirondack Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Florida Review, Slant, Poem, Carolina Quarterly, Arkansas Review, South Dakota Review, Orbis, and many other journals. He has authored three books of poetry, all from BrickHouse Press: Buffalo Nickel, The Weight of the World, and The Story of My Lives.


Paul David Adkins

lives in Northern NY. He served in the US Army from 1991-2013. Recently, he earned a MA in Writing and The Oral Tradition from The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. He spends his days either counseling soldiers or teaching college students in a NY state correctional facility.

I Forget to Inherit My Father’s Book…
Retired USAF Master Sergeant Ronald Gene Simmons…
Sheila Simmons McNulty Testifies About Her murderer and Father…


Jonathan B. Aibel

is a poet and software engineer. His poems have been published, or will soon appear, in Lily Poetry Review, The Aurorean, Mason’s Road, Round Magazine, and in the anthology Rhyme and Punishment (Local Gems Press). Jonathan lives in Concord, MA with his family.

Rothko Panel Two


Ed Ahern

resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over three hundred stories and poems published so far, and six books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of six review editors.

Which I am


Josette Akresh-Gonzales

is the author of Apocalypse on the Linoleum (Lily Poetry Review Press. 2023). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, The Indianapolis Review, Atticus Review, JAMA, The Pinch, The Journal, Breakwater Review, PANK, and many other journals. Website: Twitter: @Vivakresh.

Ruby Rose Fox, Let’s Have Breakfast After Your Midnight Gig


Dominic Albanese

was born NYC 1945…left school in 7th grade … trouble n inducted US Army 63 served 18 months in Vietnam … left Army in 66 … San Francisco Hippy … lots of artist friends … and moved to Oregon in 86 … worked as Ferrari Mechanic … been in love with Poetry since about 11 … numerous publication … and 4 stand alone books … Retired fish bum in Florida in 05 … living out his days making ink stains on the page.



Joel Allegretti

is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books, 2017), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin, (Thrice Publishing, 2016), a novella. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, (NYQ Books, 2015).

For Louise Bourgeoi


R. A. Allen

has published poetry in the New York Quarterly, B O D Y, The Penn Review, RHINO, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for a Best of the Net and two Pushcarts. He lives in Memphis.

Lavender Honey


Nina Alonso

has published in Ploughshares, The New Yorker, Ibbetson Street, U. Mass. Review, etc. David Godine Press published her book This Body. A chapbook, Riot Wake, is upcoming from Červená Barva Press.

El Condor Baranquilla


Michael Anderson

takes pictures while traveling in national parks, rural counties, and cities. He carries his camera while running errands on his bicycle in Chicago.

Isolated Damage


Sam Ambler

has published in Christopher Street, The James White Review, and City Lights Review Number 2, among others. He won the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 6th Annual Poetry Contest. He has a BA in English, specializing in creative writing of poetry, from Stanford University.

Under The Altar The Soul


Matthew J. Andrews

is a private investigator and writer, living in Modesto, California, whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sojourners, Red Rock Review, The Dewdrop, and Deep Wild Journal, among others.

Holy Ground
New Jerusalem


Ron Androla

has been writing & publishing since the 1970s. He’s the author of Confluence (Busted Dharma Books) 2015, Factory Fables (Pressure Press) 2016, & many more books, available on Amazon. He lives in Erie, PA with his wife, Ann Androla.

Kathi and the Spinning Spider
Active Art Is Always Overlooked


Catherine Arra

is the author of Her Landscape, Poems Based on the Life of Mileva Marić Einstein (Finishing Line Press, 2020), (Women in Parentheses) (Kelsay Books, 2019), Writing in the Ether (Dos Madres Press, 2018), and three chapbooks. She lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Find her at

Some Sweet
The Tug of Gravity
My House First
No Sanctum
Water Aerobics


Toni Artuso

(she/her/hers) is an emerging/aging trans female writer from Salem, Massachusetts. Her verse has appeared in Honeyguide Literary Magazine, which nominated one of her pieces for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Salamander, The Cackling Kettle, The Lyric, and Star*Line.

A Cross Dresser Marries
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Bud Backen

lives in duluth, minnesota most of the time. Been other places but prefers his home. Works at a bakery in a custodial sense. Lives alone because the cat died.

high jinx
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Subhaga Crystal Bacon

(she/her) is a Queer poet living in rural Washington on unceded Methow land. She is the author of four collections of poetry including Surrender of Water in Hidden Places from Red Flag Poetry, and Transitory, forthcoming from BOA Editions.

What She Said


Tohm Bakelas

works as a social worker in a psychiatric hospital. He is the singer of Permanent Tension and runs Forced Abandonment Records when he feels like it. His poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Outlaw Poetry Network. He was born in New Jersey, currently reside there, and will die there.

Willow Harvest


Jason Baldinger

is the author of several books including the chaplet, Fumbles Revelations (Grackle and Crow), and a forthcoming collection Fragments of a Rainy Season (Six Gallery Press). Recent publications include Unconditional Surrender, Uppagus, Lilliput Review, Rusty Truck, Dirtbag Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Nerve Cowboy Concrete Meat Press, and zombie logic press. You can hear Jason read some poems at

He said only eat half


Devon Balwit

writes in Portland, OR. She has five chapbooks out or forthcoming: How the Blessed Travel (Maverick Duck Press); Forms Most Marvelous (dancing girl press); In Front of the Elements (Grey Borders Books), Where You Were Going Never Was (Grey Borders Books); and The Bow Must Bear the Brunt (Red Flag Poetry). Her poems can be found in The Cincinnati Review, The Stillwater Review, Red Earth Review, The Fourth River; The Ekphrastic Review; Noble Gas Quarterly Muse A/Journal, and more.

Burning by One’s Body
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Spirit Spout


Danny P. Barbare

has been writing poetry for 35 years. He has been published locally, nationally, and abroad. He works as a janitor at a local college that he attended.

Funeral Service
The Janitor Says We Have to Serve


Cynthia Bargar

is Associate Poetry editor at Pangyrus. Her poems have appeared or are upcoming in many journals including Driftwood Press, SWWIM Every Day, Rogue Agent, Book of Matches, and in the book, Our Provincetown: Intimate Portraits by Barbara E. Cohen (Provincetown Arts Press, 2021). Her poetry collection, Sleeping in the Dead Girl’s Room, came out from Lily Poetry Review Books in January, 2022.

Late Summer | Abingdon Sq. | West Village | NYC


Rusty Barnes

grew up in rural Appalachia but has lived in East Boston and Revere, MA for the past twenty years with his wife, poet Heather Sullivan, and their family. He’s published his work in more than two hundred journals and anthologies. His poetry chapbooks include Redneck Poems and Broke, and his full-length poetry collection, I Am Not Ariel, appeared in 2013. His latest novel is Knuckledragger. On Broad Sound, Nixes Mate’s first book, was published in 2016.

Down Shirley Street
Belle Isle Marsh
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Gene Barry

was an Irish Poet, Art Therapist and a Psychotherapist who died in 2021. He had been published widely both at home and internationally. His poems have been translated into Arabic, Irish, Hindi, Albanian and Italian. Barry was the founder of the Blackwater International Poetry Festival. He was a publisher and editor with the publishing house Rebel Poetry. His books and chapbook include, Stones in Their Shoes,(2009), Unfinished Business (Doghouse Books, 2013), and Working Days (Authors Press, 2016).

Dousing our Genoa
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Tina Barry

is the author of Beautiful Raft, and Mall Flower. Her writing can be found in Best Small Fictions 2020 (spotlighted story) and 2016, Drunken Boat, Inch Magazine, Nasty Women Poets, A Constellation of Kisses and elsewhere.

While my Mother Dreams of Judge Judy
I tell Henrietta about my father’s mistress


Gary Beck

has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks with 3 more accepted for publication. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Traveler’s Aid


Mark Belair

has published in numerous journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Harvard Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. He is the author of seven collections of poems. His most recent books are two works of fiction: Stonehaven (Turning Point, 2020) and its sequel, Edgewood (Turning Point, 2022). Find more at

The Cord


Megan Bell

is a displaced Pittsburgh-native, living on the edge of Cayuga Lake. She enjoys levitating, wearing as few clothes as possible at any given time, & drinking gin neat. Maybe a lime. She is currently in a Master of Science program for Acupuncture & Chinese internal medicine.

I live on a Finger Lake now
The First Time We Had Sex, We Got Sweaty &


Laurel Benjamin

created a secret language with her brother. She has published in Lily Poetry Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Burningword, Eunoia, Glassworks, and South Florida Poetry Journal. She is a reader for Common Ground Review, has featured in the Lily Poetry Salon, and received a Best of the Net nomination from Flapper Press.

To Mark Doty on his discussion of his poem “Brilliance”


FJ Bergmann

is the poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change ( She lives in Wisconsin and fantasizes about tragedies on or near exoplanets. Her work has appeared in Asimov’s SF, Polu Texni, Soft Cartel, Spectral Realms, Vastarien, and elsewhere. She thinks imagination can compensate for anything.

Op Lit


Robert Beveridge

makes noise and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in The Literary Yard, Big Windows, and Locust, among others.

Strips of Cooked Flesh
Difficult To Cure
The Golem Platoon Arrives at the Ardennes (August 1914, Colorized)


Lynn Bey

has published short stories and flash fiction published in The Literarian (nominated for a Pushcart award), New World Writing, The Binnacle (nominated for a Pushcart award and joint winner of the Eleventh Annual Ultra-Short Competition), Digital Americana, Scribble Magazine, The Brooklyner, Birmingham Arts Journal, and other magazines.

Reasons, Bulleted, and Instruction


Byron Beynon

is the author of The Echoing Coastline (Agenda), A View from the Other Side (Moonstone Press) and Where Shadows Stir (The Seventh Quarry Press). His work has appeared in Nixes Mate Review, English: The Journal of the English Association, The London Magazine, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland Review, Wasafiri, and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets). He lives in Swansea, Wales.

The Orangery Garden


Brett Biebel

teaches writing and literature at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. His (mostly very) short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Chautauqua, the minnesota review, The Masters Review, Great River Review, and elsewhere. He can be reached at



Sarah Bigham

teaches, writes, and paints in Maryland where she lives with her kind chemist wife, three independent cats, an unwieldy herb garden, several chronic pain conditions, and near-constant outrage at the general state of the world tempered with love for those doing their best to make a difference. A Pushcart nominee, Sarah’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of great places for readers, writers, and listeners. Find her at

Today’s Goddesses: My Daily To-Do List


Mary Birnbaum

was born, raised and educated in New York City. She has studied poetry at the Joiner Institute in UMass, Boston. Mary’s translation of the Haitian poet Felix Morriseau-Leroy was published in the anthology Into English (Graywolf Press). Her work is forthcoming in J Journal. She hosts a reading series with the Jamaica Pond Poets in Massachusetts.

Devil’s Proverbs


Heidi Blakeslee

Heidi Blakeslee has been writing poetry for 22yrs. She’s published a memoir, The White Cat, a novel, Strange Man: The Edgar Allan Foe, and two poetry books, The Empress of Hours, and Should the Need Arise: Poems. She is the founder of the “Poetry in the Park” festival, which ran for four years in Erie, Pa. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her longtime partner James Trevison and her seven cats.

Girl Poetry
my vagina is a battleax
Soft Music
Oprah’s Frozen Pizza
haunted relics


CL Bledsoe

is the author, most recently, of Trashcans in Love. He lives in northern Virginia with his daughter and blogs, with Michael Gushue, at

The Color Blue Is Never Mentioned By Homer


Paul Bluestein

is a physician (done practicing) and blues guitar player (still practicing). He began writing poetry in 2017 at age 70. His first book-length collection – Time Passages – was published in 2020 by Silver Bow Publishing.

January Daybreak


Rick Blum

has been chronicling life’s vagaries, often with a humorous spin, for more than 30 years. His writings have appeared in The Literary Hatchet, The Satirist, and WINK magazine, among others. He is also a frequent contributor to the Humor Times, and has been published in numerous poetry anthologies.

The Heartache of Forgotten Foodstuffs


Mela Blust

is a writer residing in rural Pennsylvania. She is an active member of many online publications, including Her work is forthcoming in Abstract Magazine.

Older Boys


Ace Boggess

is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). Forthcoming are his novel, A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing), and a third poetry collection, Ultra-Deep Field (Brick Road). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

The Tingler


Doug Bolling

has published in Posit, BlazeVOX, Redactions, Wallace Stevens Journal, Connecticut River Review, The Missing Slate (with interview), and Common Ground Review among others. He has received Best of the Net and Pushcart nominations. and several awards, most recently the Mathiasen Award from the University of Arizona’s Humanities publication. He has taught at several academic institutions and lives in the Chicago environs.

Excavations 17


Mark Borczon

has spent the last thirty years working for the Office for Students with Disabilities at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in Erie Pennsylvania. Spent many years dreaming and roaming the streets. Started writing poems in the eighties. Published some in the ’zine great nineties. Trying to learn his way into the online world of words.

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Matt Borczon

is a nurse and Navy sailor from Erie, PA. He has published four books of poetry, A Clock of Human Bones (Yellow Chair Review), Battle Lines (Epic Rites Press), Ghost Train (Weasel Publishing), Sleepless Nights and Ghost Soldiers (Grey Boarders), and The Smallest Coffins are the Heaviest (Epic Rites Punk Chapbook). He was a recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant in his hometown of Erie.

Day Dreams
Brain Dead
Erie is an outlaw love song
A nose for my own
December in Erie, PA
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Jodi Bosin

is a Philadelphia based writer and social worker with poetry published in Always Crashing, Metatron Press, and Peach Mag. Find her on the front porch and on Instagram @jodi_bosin.

bird with a pearl earring


Heather Bourbeau

has published in 100 Word Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, The MacGuffin, Meridian, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and SWWIM. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has worked with various UN agencies, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and UNICEF Somalia.

Beautiful Death


Janet Bowdan

has published in APR, A Poet’s Siddur, Hobartpulp and elsewhere. She teaches at Western New England University and lives in Northampton with her husband and son. Her chapbook, Making Progress (Finishing Line, 2018), has a cool cover drawn by one of her lovely stepdaughters.

Husbandry, or, London Pubs You Should Try


Christine Boyer

has been published in The Little Patuxent Review, The Tahoma Literary Review, and So It Goes: the Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, among others. She is a student with Harvard University Extension School and lives in Massachusetts. Her website can be found at



G. F. Boyer

has published poems in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, Heron Tree, and elsewhere. She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she manages the Clementine Unbound poetry journal and works as a freelance editor. Her book, Missile Hymnal Amulet, will be released in 2018 by FutureCycle Press.

A Short History IV
Final Deployment


Richard E. Brenneman

has returned to writing poetry after many years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been published in The Rimrock Poets Magazine, and The Denver Post Magazine in Colorado, in San Jose, California and also in England and locally. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts spending time writing poetry, continuing his genealogical research, seeking kindred spirits and people watching.



Charles Brice

won the 2020 Field Guide Magazine Poetry Contest. His chapbook, All the Songs Sung (Angel Flight Press), and his fourth poetry collection, The Broad Grin of Eternity (WordTech Editions) arrived in 2021. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of Net Anthology and three times for a Pushcart Prize.

Switching Lanes


Alan Britt

was invited, in August 2015, by the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión in Quito, Ecuador as part of the first cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States. In 2013 he served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. He has published 15 books of poetry, his latest being Violin Smoke (Translated into Hungarian by Paul Sohar and published in Romania: 2015).

Friday Night


Lisa Brognano

is the author of a romance novel, A Man for Prue (Resplendence, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in both national and international literary journals. She holds two master’s degrees, one in English and one in Art. Nixes Mate published her book of poetry, The Willow Howl in 2017. Currently, she lives in New York with her husband.

First Date
Hailing a Taxi
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The Willow Howl


Paul Brookes

is the author of Rats for Love: The Book, (Bristol Broadsides, 1990), The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley, (Dearne Community Arts, 1993), the illustrated The Headpoke And Firewedding (Alien Buddha Press), the llustrated The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS), and A World Where (Nixes Mate). More of him can be found at

You Find Yourself
A Winter
Designs in Nature : Photo Essay
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Mary Lou Buschi

has published in many literary journals such as Radar, Ploughshares (forthcoming), The Laurel Review, West Trestle, among others. Her second full length collection, Paddock, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in 2021. For more information:

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Lauren Camp

is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her poems have been honored with the Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, Best of the Net, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

The Hypotenuse of Worry


Pris Campbell

has published poetry in a number of journals and anthologies since 2000, shortly after she was sidelined by ME/CFS and started writing poetry. She also now has eight collections of poems published by the small press and one by Clemson University as books or chapbooks. My Southern Childhood from Nixes Mate Press is the most recent. She makes her home in the Greater West Palm Beach with her husband and two cats.

A Tanka (prologue)
Ostrich Days
A Tanka (epilogue)
Never-Never land
Twelve Naked Men
No Longer Safe
empty spaces sing louder to me
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SB Campisi

was born and raised in Saco, Maine and moved to Boston after receiving a BFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in 2018. Theyu2019ve reported for Cambridge Community Televisionu2019s journalism project, u201cNeighbor Media.u201d Their poetry explores how to struggle, cope, and thrive within fluctuating mental health, gender identity, and relationships.

April 30th, 2019


Shari Caplan

(she/her) is the artist behind Exhibitionist (forthcoming, Lily Poetry Review Books, Paul Nemser Prize Winner), The Red Shoes; a Phantasmagoric Ballet on Paper, (Lambhouse Books), and Advice from a Siren (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have swum into Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Sinister Wisdom, and others. Find out more at Traveler’s Pledge


Lorraine Caputo

has published in over 180 journals on six continents; and 12 chapbooks of poetry u2013 including Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and On Galu00e1pagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019). She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.

John the Baptist


Julia Carlson

likes art, rock n roll, and a wee dram on a cold night. Publications: Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and others. Davis Kidd Poetry Award, 1st prize, PoetryKit Spring competition. Her most recent book, Prayer for the Misbegotten, was published by Oddball Press in 2017.

Drinking at the Raccoon grille


Linda Carney-Goodrich

is a writer and teacher from Boston. Her work appears in Anti-Heroin Chic, Muddy River, Literary Mama, WordGathering, Gyroscope, and City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. Her poems have been displayed at Boston City Hall as part of the annual Boston Mayor’s Poetry Program selected by the Boston Poet Laureate.

Uncle Hugh


Robert Carr

is the author of the chapbook Amaranth (Indolent Books). His poetry has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Radius Literary Magazine, and other publications. Forthcoming work includes Crab Orchard, Rattle, Tar River and The Sonora Review. He lives with his husband Stephen and serves as an associate poetry editor for Indolent Books. Poetry, book reviews, and upcoming events can be found at

A Quiet Life


Patricia Carragon

has published in Bear Creek Haiku, Jerry Jazz Musician, First-Literary Review East, Panoplyzine, The Cafu00e9 Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Sensitive Skin. Her latest book is Meowku (Poets Wear Prada 2019). Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology.



M. P. Carver

teaches creative writing at Salem State University in Salem, MA.u00a0She is an editor at YesNo Press, former Poetry Editor of Soundings East, andu00a0miCrO-Founder of Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag. Her work has been published or isu00a0forthcoming in Jubilat, 50Haikus, and Meat for Tea, among others. Her chapbook, Selachimorpha, was published by Incessant Pipe Print Works in 2015.



Francesca Castano

lives in Barcelona, Spain and published poems in The Bruised Peach Press, and The Internationalwordbank. Her thesis, published by the University of Barcelona, The Limitless Self: Desire and Transgression in Jeanette Wintersonu2019s u201cOranges Are Not the Only Fruitu201d and u201cWritten on the Bodyu201d is available at:

Sudden air


Alan Catlin

recently won the 2017 Slipstream Chapbook Contest with his Lynchian book, Blue Velvet. A companion chapbook, Hollyweird, is being published by Night Ballet Press. His full length book Wild beauty was published by Future Cycle Press in 2018.

The Graveyard of the Beach Chairs
We are planting the babyheads by moonlight
Frightening Toys
Group Portrait with Bullet Wounds
Post Card to Thompson Jan. 5, 2019: Kitchen Confidential Revisited
Low Tide
Mother Cabrini
The Museum of Last Things
How They Live on the Moon


Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

is author of Ubasute (Slapering Hol Press, 2021) and the forthcoming Common Grace (Beacon Press, 2022). He is a recipient of a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. His work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, DMQ Review, and elsewhere.

New York Movie, 1939


Makensi Ceriani

is a writer on the east coast, and a recent graduate from the Creative Writing MFA program at Virginia Tech. Select publications can be found at and Burning House Press.

Magpie Habits


Olivia Kate Cerrone

has received numerous honors, including the Crab Orchard Review’s Jack Dyer Fiction Prize and an American Fiction Award for her historical novella The Hunger Saint. Excerpts from her novel-in-progress, Displaced, were longlisted for both the 2022 DISQUIET Literary Prize and the Masters Review Novel Excerpt Contest.

excerpt from Displaced


Yuan Changming

started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before leaving China. Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks, most recently East Idioms & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetryand Best New Poems Online, among 1669 other literary outlets across 45 countries.

Fragmenting: A Sonnet in Infinitives


Grant Chemidlin

is a queer poet living in Los Angeles. He is the author of two collections of poetry, He Felt Unwell (So He Wrote This) and Things We Lost In The Swamp. He’s been a finalist for the Gival Ptext-align: center;ress Oscar Wilde Award, the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and is currently pursuing an MFA at Antioch University-Los Angeles. Recent work has been published or forthcoming in Tupelo Quarterly Review, scissors & spackle, and Arlington Literary Journal.

The Ultimatum


Lenice Cicchini

has published one book of poetry, and is currently at work on a second. She lives with her husband at Hidden Springs Farm in Newbury, Vermont.

Winter Suite


Kathleen Clancy

recently placed poems in Café Review, Cider Press Review, and Apalachee Review. Poems from her sonnet sequence u201cRobbing the Dollhouseu201d were used as part of the text of a multi-media dance-drama, Shackled Spirits, which was performed at Holy Cross College and at the Bali Arts Festival in Indonesia.

Undeniable Songs


S.E. Clark

is a proud graduate of Lesley University’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in Rose Red Review, Geek Force Five, The Drum Magazine and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. She lives in a small town outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where she collects folklore and forages through old cemeteries for names.

Coffee Shop


Eileen Cleary

is the editor of Lily Poetry Review and author of Child Ward of the Commonwealth (Main Street Rag Press, 2019 ), and 2AM with Keats (Nixes Mate, 2021).

Life Mask, John Keats
Death Mask, John Keats
The Termagant Poet Speaks
Review: The Queen of Queens by Jennifer Martelli
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Connor Cash Colbert

(he/him) is a human poet currently living on the traditional land of the Duwamish people past & present in Seattle. His poetry can be found in Dear Magazine, Vagabond City, and Not A Press. Can be occasionally found on twitter @con_siderthis and instagram @maggot_nelson.

One Hundred Smoots


Samuel Cole

lives in Woodbury, MN, where he finds work in special event/development management. He’s a poet, flash fiction geek, and political essayist enthusiast. His work has appeared in many literary journals, and his first poetry collection, Bereft and the Same-Sex Heart, was published in October 2016 by Pski’s Porch Publishing. His second book, Bloodwork, a collection of short stories, was published in 2017.

Parade Drain Paranoia


Andy Conner

is a Birmingham, UK-based poet, activist and educator, with a long track record of performing his work nationally and internationally. His work has also featured in numerous publications. His credits include BBC Radio 4, Jaipur Literature Festival and India International Centre.



Rebecca Connors

is the author of the chapbook, Split Map (Minerva Rising Press, 2019). Her poems can be found in DIALOGIST, Glass Poetry Journal, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. She is the co-founder of The Notebooks Collective and lives in Boston with her family and two cats.

The Terrible Passions


Corey Cook

published his fifth chapbook, “The Weight of Shadows,” with Finishing Line Press in 2019. His poems have recently appeared in The Aurorean, Boston Literary Magazine, Freshwater, Muddy River Poetry Review, Trouvaille Review, and Viscaria Magazine. Corey works at a hospital in New Hampshire and lives in Vermont.

You Drive Me to the Hospital the Day of My Surgery


Susan Coppock

is a retired French teacher. She published Cardinal Days: A Coming-of-Age Memoir in 2016. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Free State Review, The Healing Muse, Constellations, and Juxtaprose.

Rescue Me, Mr. Blue


William Cordeiro

has recent work published or forthcoming in AGNI, Bennington Review, DIAGRAM, The Cincinnati Review, The Threepenny Review, THRUSH, and elsewhere. Will won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award for Trap Street. Will co-edits Eggtooth Editions and teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.

Deadman’s Wash


Brittney Corrigan

is the author of the poetry collections Daughters, Breaking, Navigation, and 40 Weeks. Solastalgia, a collection of poems about climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene Age, is forthcoming from JackLeg Press in 2023. Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. For more information, visit

On Pluto the Snow Falls Red


Mick Corrigan

has been writing for years and has been published in a range of periodicals, anthologies, magazines and on-line journals. He is in his fifties (at least he thinks they’re his fifties, they could be someone else’s). He divides his time equally between Ireland, Crete and the vast open space in the back of his head. His first collection, Deep Fried Unicorn, was published in 2014 by Rebel Poetry Ireland.

An Old Man’s Love Poem Sung on the Royal Canal


Maureen Cosgrove

is a poet, a collage-artist and a tap dancer from Boston. Her work has appeared in What Rough Beast. Maureen hosts the monthly Poetry Salon of Boston. She is committed to developing her work, as well as supporting the community of poets in her area.



Joe Cottonwood

has built or repaired hundreds of houses to support his writing habit. His latest book is Foggy Dog: Poems of the Pacific Coast. He’s a pretty good carpenter and a crackerjack grandfather in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

In my house girls got the best


Linda M. Crate

has published in numerous magazines and anthologies both online and in print. She is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in Conneautville. She is the author of four published chapbooks the latest being My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, 2017).

not even your ghost


Natalie Crick

from the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including Ink in Thirds, The Penwood Review, Interpreters House, The Chiron Review and Rust + Moth. Her work also features or is forthcoming in a number of anthologies, including Lehigh Valley Vanguard Collections 13.



Rose M Cullen

was born in Dublin and now lives in Manchester, England. She has facilitated creative writing on residencies in psychiatric hospitals and prisons. Numerous short stories and flash fiction have been published online and appeared in anthologies. Her debut novel The Lucky Country, a story of emigration set in 1960s Australia was published in April 2021.

The Raw Recruit
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Tom Daley

is a recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry and the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Prize from the Academy of American Poets, as well as the author of two plays, Every Broom and Bridget – Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants and In His Ecstasy – The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, which he performs as one-man shows. FutureCycle Press published his first-full length collection of poetry, House You Cannot Reach – Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems, in 2015.

I Imagine My Dead Brother Battling the Woodward Fire in Point Reyes



has published six books of poetry and poetic translations. He has recently published reviews in Ibbetson Street, The Notre Dame Review, the Fox Chase Review, and the Somerville Times. Daly’s translation of Sophocles’ Ajax was recently performed at Skidmore College. Visit Daly’s blog, Weights and Measures.



Andrew Darlington

has masses of material published in all manner of strange and obscure places, magazines, websites, anthologies and books. His latest poetry collection is The Poet’s Deliberation On The State Of The Nation (Penniless Press), and his new fiction collection A Saucerful Of Secrets is now available from Parallel Universe Publ.

Elvis Presley Discusses the Nature of Reality …


Holly Day

has been a writing instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hubbub, Grain, and Third Wednesday, and her newest books are The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press), Book of Beasts (Weasel Press), Bound in Ice (Shanti Arts), and Music Composition for Dummies (Wiley).

The Difference
White Stripe


Larry O. Dean

is the author of Activities of Daily Living (2017), Brief Nudity (2013), Basic Cable Couplets (2012), abbrev (2011), About the Author (2011), and I Am Spam (2004). He is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose latest solo album is Good Grief (2015). For more info, go to

Woman with Dog (Frau mit Hund)


Mark DeCarteret

lives in New Hampshire. His two most recent books, lesser case (20212) and For Lack of a Calling (2018) were published by Nixes Mate.

The Last Hours of Christmas
Winter Rental
The Sea Watchers
cape ann
The Year I Went Without Electricity
Function Room
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Judy DeCroce

is a former teacher, is a poet/flash fiction writer who has been a frequent contributor to Palettes and Quills. Also published in An Upstate of Mind, Amethyst Review, Front Porch Review as well as Writers & Books. She is a professional storyteller and teacher of that genre. Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband, writer Antoni Ooto.

Something is Up
Our Game


William DeGenaro

is a Michigan-based teacher and writer and a two-time Fulbright scholar. His creative work has appeared most recently in Pop Matters, Literary Orphans, and Shot Glass Journal.

Hiking At Yarmouk


Karen DeGroot Carter

lives in Denver. Her first novel, One Sister’s Song, was published by a small press; her short stories have received awards and mentions from Writer’s Digest and Glimmer Train Stories; and her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Publishers Weekly, California Quarterly, and other publications.

Trace of Memory


Darren C. Demaree

is the author of seventeen poetry collections, most recently clawing at the grounded moon (April Gloaming, 2022). He is the Editor in Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry. He lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

A Fire Without Light #493
A Fire Without Light #494
A Fire Without Light #495
with an empathy so fatal #40
Emily As The Infinite Gender
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A Fire Without Light


Matt Dennison

has published in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made short films with Michael Dickes, Swoon, Marie Craven and Jutta Pryor.

Hartwill Paradise


David Dephy

is a trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist and painter. He is the author of eight novels, fifteen collections of verse and three audio albums of poetry with orchestra and electronic band and an active participant of American and international poetry and artistic scenes.

The Senses of the Progression


Krikor Der Hohannesian

has published in over 275 literary journals including The South Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, Comstock Review, and Natural Bridge. He is the author of three books, Ghosts and Whispers (Finishing Line Press, 2010), Refuge in the Shadows (Červen á Barva Press, 2013) and First Generation (Dos Madres Press, 2020).

The Collywobbles


Lisa DeSiro

works for a non-profit organization and is an assistant editor for Indolent Books. She is also a freelance accompanist. Her publications include Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017), as well as several poems in journals and anthologies. Read more at

On her deathbed, she said
American Sentences
Plovdiv, June 2000
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Lori Desrosiers

is the author of Keeping Planes in the Air and The Philosopher’s Daughter, both by Salmon Poetry, a chapbook, Inner Sky (Glass Lyre Press 2015) and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon Poetry, 2016). She edits Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry and Wordpeace, an online journal dedicated to peace and justice. She teaches at Lesley University MFA program.

Stuck at Atlanta Airport or what we did for our 17th anniversary
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Steven Deutsch

lives in State College, PA. Some of his recent publications have or will appear in Pirene’s Fountain, Evening Street Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Bookends Review, Waymark Literary, The Red Eft Review, Thimble, The Mark Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, RavensPerch, MacQueen’s, 8 Poems, Louisiana Lit, Burning-word Literary Journal, Third Wednesday, Softblow, and the Muddy River Poetry Review. His Chapbook, Perhaps You Can, was published in 2019 by Kelsay Press. His full length book, Persistence of Memory was published in 2020 by Kelsay. Steve’s third book of poetry, Going, Going, Gone, was published last year.

Memorial Service


Thad DeVassie

is the author of This Side of Utopia (forthcoming from Červená Barva Press). His work has appeared in Poetry East, New York Quarterly, North American Review, West Branch, NANO Fiction, PANK, and Unbroken, among others. A lifelong Ohioan, he is the founder of a brand messaging + storytelling studio in Columbus, and is the co-founder of JOY VENTURE, a podcast and platform for sharing stories of unlikely and risk-taking entrepreneurs.

Scotch Pine Elegy


Mari Deweese

lives outside of Memphis, and dreams of a place with an actual autumn. When she is not busy with that and other similarly useless pursuits, she is probably writing, thinking about writing, or cleaning the kitchen. Her first book, Kinky Keeps the House Clean, was published by Nixes Mate Books in 2017.

I Was Thinking About
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Mary Ann Dimand

lives with one husband, one son, two cats, and many outgrown hockey sticks. She is busy converting a small horse property to a small farm.

Spheres and Influences


Hadley Dion

is a writer, audio editor, and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Scapegoat Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, FreezeRay Poetry, Jupiter Review, Remington Review, Bandit Fiction, and more. She loves volunteering at her local cat rescue, ghost stories, and crafting punch needle rugs.



Cat Dixon

is the author of Eva, and Too Heavy to Carry (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016, 2014). She has poems (co-written with Trent Walters) in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Sugar House Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, Coe Review, Eclectica, The Lake, Yes, Poetry, and Mid-American Review.

The Heart Rages On


Susan Mann Dolce

Lost at Sea is the most recent from a series of over 200 poems written for Susan’s husband of 30 plus years, Frank J Dolce, who died from cancer in 2016.

Lost at Sea


Frances Donovan

has published in The Rumpus, Heavy Feather Review, SWWIM, Solstice, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards. She holds an MFA in poetry from Lesley University and once drove a bulldozer in an LGBTQ+ Pride Parade. Twitter: @okelle.

On the Ferry to Spectacle Island


William Doreski

lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He has published three critical studies. His poetry has appeared in many journals. He has taught writing and literature at Emerson, Goddard, Boston University, and Keene State College. His new poetry collection is A Black River, A Dark Fall (Splash of Red, 2017).

Like a Clyfford Still Painting
Some Dare Call It Treason
You Believe that Wallace Stevens has Blessed This Space


John Dorsey

is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Press, 2017) and Your Daughter’s Country (Blue Horse Press, 2019).

At Padgett’s Place
What Passes for Salvation in Salina, Kansas
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At 45


Lisa M. Dougherty

is the author of the chapbook Small as Hope in the Helicopter Rain (Červená Barva Press, 2018). Other poems of hers appeared in Congeries, Lake Effect, and Redactions. She lives in Erie, PA.



Sean Thomas Dougherty

latest book is The Dead are Everywhere Telling Us Things, winner of the Jacar Press full-length book poetry prize, selected by Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. He works as a med tech with disabled folks along the shore of Lake Erie. His website is

Drinking Irish Whiskey on the Red Line or the Missing Puzzle of Shane MacGowan’s Teeth


Wendy Drexler

is a recipient of a 2022 artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her fourth collection, Notes from the Column of Memory, was published in September 2022 by Terrapin Books. She’s been the poet in residence at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, MA, since 2018, and is programming co-chair for the New England Poetry Club.

Home Sapiens Dead at 300,100
ode to my husband’s underwear


Angela Dragani

is a poet by day, auditor by night. She is currently working on material for a book of poetry highlighting those who suffer from mental illness, as she herself has Bipolar 1. Born in Vancouver, she spent many years in Nunavut and Nunatsiavut before settling in Nova Scotia.

Misguided Pathos


Melanie Du Bose

teaches filmmaking to teenagers in East LA. She is a Los Angeles Arts Activate Fellow and a graduate of the UCLA film school. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Red Flag Poetry Express, antinarrative journal, Right-Hand Pointing / One Sentence Poems, Ekphrastic Review and Contemporary Haibun.

Separated from Others


James H. Duncan

is the editor of Hobo Camp Review and the author of We Are All Terminal But This Exit Is Mine (Unknown Press) and Dead City Jazz (Epic Rites Press). He also reviews independent bookshops at his blog, The Bookshop Hunter. For more, visit

Cold Beer u2014 Cheap Rooms
Texas Pacific
Bailey’s Hardware


Kelly Dumar

is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator who is the author of two poetry collections, All These Cures and Tree of the Apple. Kelly produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat and the weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild, where she serves on the board. You can learn more at

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Pacella Chukwuma Eke

is a Nigerian poet and the winner of the cradle poetry contest, F.O.W, the 1st runner up for the Nigerian Prize for Teen Authors Award and BKPW. She has contributed to several literary magazines and poetry anthologies. She is also a member of the HillTop Creative Arts Foundation.

my step mother becomes the reincarnation of a cursed mortal


R.M. Engelhardt

is a veteran poet-writer currently living in Troy NY whose work over the years has been published in such journals & magazines as Poetic Diversity. Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Red Fez, Full of Crow, 2nd Ave Poetry and in many others. His new book of poems is The Bones of Our Existence, Poems 2046



Sara Epstein

is a clinical psychologist from Winchester, Massachusetts. Her poetry collection, Bar of Rest, is forthcoming with Kelsay Books (2023). She has published in many journals including, Mocking Heart Review, Silkworm, Paradise in Limbo, Mom Egg Review, Chest Journal, Literary Mama, and two anthologies: Sacred Waters, and Coming of Age.

Lights in Dark
The Speed of Dark


Alexander Etheridge

has been developing his poems and translations since 1998. His poems have been featured in Scissors and Spackle, Ink Sac, Cerasus Journal, The Cafe Review, The Madrigal, Abridged Magazine, Susurrus Magazine, The Journal, Roi Faineant Press, and many others. He was the winner of the Struck Match Poetry Prize in 1999, and a finalist for the Kingdoms in the Wild Poetry Prize in 2022.

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Night Valley
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Howard Faerstein

is the author of the chapbook Out of Order and two full-length collections: Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn and Googootz. Poetry and reviews can be found in CutThroat, Rattle, upstreet, Verse Daily, Gyroscope, Peacock Journal, and Connotation. Emeritus adjunct, he’s co-poetry editor of CutThroat and lives in Florence, MA.



Catherine Fahey

is a poet and librarian from Salem, Massachusetts. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s knitting or dancing. You can read more of her work at Magpie Poems.

Bathtub Marys


Sarah Ferris

is published in RATTLE, Ol’ Chanty, and the upcoming Lummox9. Her chapbook, Snakes That Dance Like Daffodils, was published in April, 2019. A novel is in the works. Sarah has an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and a BA in Cinema Studies from NYU. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Why I Won’t


Kay Fields

has worn many hats. A former credit analyst for a leading auto company, she has raised rabbits, practiced calligraphy, made a major move to another part of the country where she knew nobody at the age of sixty-seven, and now focuses on her two life-long passions, reading and writing poetry. She has won awards in Tennessee Magazine and The Grace Writer’s contest. Her memoir will be published in the Spring of 2021.

Erudite, Not Quite


Daniel Fitzpatrick

grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with his wife and daughter. His poems have appeared in several journals, including 2River View, Coe Review, and Panoplyzine. In addition to writing, he enjoys kayaking the Diamond Lakes, micro-farming, and exploring the Ouachita Mountains.

Burning Leaves


Sara Fitzpatrick

works in animal welfare in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her poetry and fiction have been published in places like The Shore, Feral Poetry, Tampa Review, and X-R-A-Y. Find her at

Husk of a Whale
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Ryan Quinn Flanagan

is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Word Riot, In Between Hangovers, Red Fez, and The Oklahoma Review.



Mark Fleckenstein

was born in Chicago, grew up in Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina and New Hampshire. After getting his BA in English and MFA in Writing, stopping trying to publish for 25 or so years. His latest poetry collection, A Name for Everything was published Červená Barva Press in 2020.

Recipe Against Despair


Jennifer S. Flescher

has published in or is forthcoming in journals including Poetry Magazine, Lit, The Harvard Review, Poetry Daily and the Blog for the Best American Poets. All of these poems are in the full-length manuscript, Whale Autopsy, which was a finalist in the year's Sawtooth Prize. For ten years she edited and published Tuesday; An Art Project.

Plum Island, August


Dan Flore

has published in various publications. Most recently, his collection When in Roam by Sick Lit Magazine, the arrows on the clock are pointing at me on and his first poetry collection, lapping water, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing.

6 something am
Southern Comfort
It’s about that hour


Red Focks

creates art and poetry while traveling across the country, and has been to and created in the connected 48 states. Red posts and publishes all of his art, via his Android phone. He has published two books of poetry, Punks Not Nice, and Election Day, both available on Amazon.

Disgruntled Folk Artist Yells at Wind


Sharon Foley

has poems published in Paterson Literary Review, Speckled Trout Review, Solstice, South Florida Poetry Journal, and The Big Windows Review. She has a BA in English from Salve Regina University and an MSW from Simmons University. She worked as a school social worker for many years and is now a private practice psychotherapist.

Ashen White


Jennifer Franklin

has published two full-length poetry collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Boston Review, Broadsided Press, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, Los Angeles Review, Love’s Executive Order, The Nation, New England Review, Paris Review, Plume, u201cpoem-a-dayu201d on, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in New York City. Her website is



Marc Frazier

has widely published poetry in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, Good Men Project, f(r)iction, The Gay and Lesbian Review, Slant, Permafrost, Plainsongs, and Poet Lore. He has published two books The Way Here, and Each Thing Touches (Glass Lyre Press) in addition to two chapbooks. Willingly, his third poetry book, was published by Adelaide Books in 2019. Find him at

Three Fridas


George Freek

has published in numerous poetry journals and reviews, most recently The Ottawa Arts Review, The Lake, and Triggerfish.

In Spring


Cal Freeman

has published in many journals including The Journal, The Cortland Review, PANK, Southwest Review, Rattle, and Hippocampus. He is the winner of the Devine Poetry Fellowship (judged by Terrance Hayes) and Passages North’s Neutrino Prize. He has been nominated many times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. His poetry collection Poolside at the Dearborn Inn is forthcoming from R&R Press in 2022. He currently serve as a Writer-In-Residence for Inside Out Literary Arts Detroit.

600,000 Dead


Karen Friedland

has published in Lily Poetry Review, Nixes Mate Review, Vox Populi, Constellations and elsewhere. She received the 59th Moon Prize from Writing in a Women’s Voice, and had a poem hanging on the wall of Boston’s City Hall. Her books are Places That Are Gone, (Nixes Mate, 2019), and Tales from the Teacup Palace (Červená Barva Press). She lives in Boston, and is currently duking it out with ovarian cancer, hoping for a win.

An American Girl
Bait Dogs
New York Apartments in the Late 1980s
Faster and Faster
Ovarian, Stage IIIC
Three Days After Chemo
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Richard Fox

is the author of four poetry collections and the winner of the 2017 Frank O’Hara Prize. When not writing about rock ’n roll or youthful transgressions, he focuses on cancer from the patient’s point of view drawing on hope, humor, and unforeseen gifts.

Rite of Passage #73 – The Hospital Bed
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Timothy Gager

is the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, and is employed as a social worker. He is currently seeking representation for his third novel, Joe the Salamander.

College Dining Hall


Laura Gamache

ia Seattle poet and teaching artist, has published in journals and anthologies, including Passager Journal 2022, Rattle, Altered Syntax, So, Dear Writer, and WA129, and in her chapbooks, Never Enough and Nothing to Hold Onto. She has worked in Puget Sound area classrooms as a WITS writer since 1997.

Is April, After All, the Cruelest Month?


Ann Marie Gamble

is an editor at an advertising agency in the Midwest. She writes fiction, poetry, and screenplays, and practices keeping it pithy on Twitter (@amgamble). She gets a lot of writing done in the bleachers at school events.

Some Musings on the Sons of God


Robbie Gamble

is the author of A Can of Pinto Beans from Lily Poetry Review Press. His poems have appeared in Lunch Ticket, RHINO, Rust + Moth, Spillway, and The Sun. He divides his time between Boston and Vermont.

Blue Hill
Hermit Crab Uses Discarded Doll’s Head as Shell
A Homeless Patient Explains the Cause of his Keloid Scars
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Bill Garvey

is a dual citizen of the US and Canada, who lives in Toronto for six months and on the coast of Nova Scotia the other six, with his wife, Jean. His poems have appeared in Nixes Mate Review, Cloud Lake Literary, Margie, New Verse News, The Worcester Review, 5AM, Slant, Concho River Review, New York Quarterly, and others.

’65 Chevy
Here in Toronto


Gail Goepfert

is an associate editor at RHINO Poetry, and a Midwest poet. She has three book publications – A Mind on Pain (2015), Tapping Roots (2018), and Get Up, Said the World (2020). She has a collaborative chapbook, This Hard Business of Living, and a book, Self-Portrait with Thorns, being released in 2021.

No More Than an Artist’s Beggar Bowl: A Triolet


Laura Goldin

is a publishing lawyer in New York. Her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in One Art, Right Hand Pointing, Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag, Club Plum, Tiny Wren, Blue Heron Review, Driftwood, Rogue Agent, Shot Glass Journal, Minyan Magazine, and Maximus Magazine.

The Living


Howie Good

is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize. His latest books are A Ghost Sings, a Door Opens from Another New Calligraphy and Robots vs. Kung Fu from AngelHouse Press.

My Dirty Life and Times


Susan Goodman

lives in New York City. Recent publications include Barrow Street. This poem is dedicated to her mother.

Omelette aux fines herbes, 1970


Roberta Gould

is a contributing editor of Home Planet News and the author of 10 books, including Writing Air, Written Water, Pacing the Wind, Only Rock, Louder Than Seeds. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Now, Catholic Worker, California Quarterly, Milkweed Chronicle, Mid American Review, Green Mountain Review, Naugatuck River Review, and many other literary publications and anthologies.



Mitchell Grabois

has had over fourteen-hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for numerous prizes, and was awarded the 2017 Booranga Writers’ Centre (Australia) Prize for Fiction. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. To read more of his work, Google Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois. He lives in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Santa Ana


Vincent Green

was published in the Journal of Poetry Therapy (December 2018) and is forthcoming in Euphony Journal and Packingtown Review.

Nullifidian Ballad


Melanie Greenberg

currently studies poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her poetry explores the different facets of being alone or unseen, and the comfort or confinement it brings. Melanie’s work has appeared in The Sarah Lawrence Review and a Seattle-based young poets publication.

Somehow There Are Still Deer


Sonia Greenfield

(She/They) is the author of the recently released Helen of Troy is High AF (Harbor Editions) and All Possible Histories (Riot In Your Throat). She lives in Minneapolis where she teaches at Normandale College and advocates for decentering the neuronormative, cis/het, white hegemony. More at

Ode to the Man Who Kissed Me When I Was Thirteen


Dave Gregory

is a Canadian writer who worked on cruise ships and sailed around the world for nearly two decades. He is an Associate Editor with Exposition Review and his work has most recently appeared in Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and Firewords. Please follow him on Twitter @CourtlandAvenue.

Tar Spots


John Grey

is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Hollins Critic. Latest books, Leaves On Pages, Memory Outside The Head, and Guest Of Myself are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Ellipsis, Blueline and International Poetry Review.

Giving Evidence
The Girl on the Bridge


Robert Guard

has been published in Harpur Palate, Amoskeag, Chaffin Journal, Chapman Law Review, California Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Weave, riverSedge, and others. Robert attended the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and studied under David Baker and Rosanna Warren. He worked for thirty-five years in advertising as a writer and creative director. Robert teaches yoga and has an energy healing practice. He also conducts workshops on various health and fitness topics including meditation and stress reduction.

The Dollhouse


Tådmea Gulisio

lives in Hungary and studies theology. She has published extensively in her country including the winning entry of prose in Queer Kiadó.

The Dollhouse


Andrew S. Guthrie

was born in New York City, lived for most of his life in Boston, moved to Hong Kong in 2005. He has been published online at Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Hong Kong Free Press, and Pop Matters.

Four One Hit Wonders
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Alan Halford

was born in Dublin, Ireland. Has a life time interest in short story writing, poetry and the Arts. His poetry has appeared in fathers and what must be said, The Blue Max Review, The Galway Review,, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, and The Blue Nib. The Memory Bone a collection of his work, was published in 2017.



Max Heinegg

lives, teaches, brews beer, and makes records in Medford, Massachusetts. His first book, Good Harbor, won the inaugural Paul Nemser Prize from Lily Poetry Press. His work has appeared in 32 Poems, The Cortland Review, Thrush, Nimrod, Twyckenham Notes, and Nixes Mate Review.

Keepers of the House
Wyf Thinks of Summer
Picking Crab
Dear Thalia Z.


Matthew Henry

is the author of the Colored page and other collections. He’s an educator who spent money he didn’t have completing an MFA, an MA in theology, and a PhD in education. He writes about education, race, religion, and burning oppressive systems to the ground at

Pop Quiz for March 19, 2018


Yvonne Higgins Leach

spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her first collection of poems is called Another Autumn. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living in Vashon and Spokane, Washington.

At Once


Shirley Hilton

has published or is forthcoming in Rattle, Briefly Write, The Edison Literary Review, and Delmarva Review among others. She has lived on both sides of the Mexican/U.S. border and frequently employs both Spanish and English in her work. She is currently completing edits on her first novel.



Mary Beth Hines

writes poetry, short fiction and non-fiction from her home in Massachusetts. Her prose has appeared in journals such as Literary Mama, Madcap Review, and Ruminate. Her poetry can be found in journals such as Crab Orchard Review, Eclectica, Nixes Mate Review, and SWWIM Every Day among others.

Scargo Tower in December
Beltane, 2021


Glen Hogard

lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and completed a MA in creative writing at the University of Calgary and an undergrad degree at York University in Toronto. He has published in various chapbook anthologies. His agreement with Twitter can be found @saaski2.



Doug Holder

is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. He is the Arts/Editor for The Somerville Times, and teaches writing at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. For over thirty years he has run poetry groups for psychiatric patients at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Ma. His latest book of verse is Last Night at the Wursthaus (Grey Sparrow Press).

Ozzie and Harriet and the Debutante of 1938


Amy Holman

is a poet and literary consultant. She has five poetry books, including Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window, and the prizewinning chapbook, Wait for Me, I’m Gone. Recent poems have been in The Ekphrastic Review, and The Chiron Review, and flash fiction in Club Plum.



Kenneth Holt

has published fiction in Thrice Fiction, American Fiction 16 Anthology, and TulipTree Publishing’s 2016 Stories That Need to be Told Anthology. A twenty-year veteran of the filmmaking industry, Holt lives in Los Angeles.

Out of the Closet / Into the Tomato Patch


Mary Honaker

is the author of Becoming Persephone (Third Lung Press, 2019) and the chapbooks It Will Happen Like This (YesNo Press, 2015) and Gwen and the Big Nothing (The Orchard Street Press, 2020.) She holds an MFA from Lesley University. She lives in Beaver, West Virginia.

Catalog of Melancholia


Amanda Hope

lives in eastern Massachusetts with her partner and cats. A graduate of Colgate University and Simmons College, she works as a librarian. Her chapbook, The Museum of Resentments, was published by Paper Nautilus in 2020. You can find her on Twitter at @AmandaHopePoet.

Aspens, Probably


Richard Houff

has had poetry and prose published in Aldebaran, Brooklyn Review, Conduit, Louisiana Review, Midwest Quarterly, North American Review, Rattle, and many other fine magazines. His most recent collections are Night Watch and Other Hometown Favorites, from Black Cat Moon Press, and The Wonderful Farm and Other Gone Poems, from FlutterPress.

In A Deserted Farmhouse
Dancing with Anne Sexton on the Charles
I turned to look over my shoulder
Unfrequented Whispers and Returns


Maisie Houghton

published her memoir Pitch Uncertain with Tidepool Press in 2011. She is a member of Poemworks: The Workshop for Publishing Poets and has published poetry in Common Ground Review, Paper Nautilus, Avalon Literary Review, The Café Review, and Third Wednesday. Maisie resides with her husband in Boston, MA.

Call me


Ann Howells

edited Illya’s Honey for eighteen years. Four chapbooks, two published as national contest winners. Three books: Under a Lone Star (Village Books), Cattlemen & Cadillacs (Dallas Poets Community Press), and a new collection, So Long As We Speak Their Names for spring release (Kelsay Books).

Off the Path


Amorak Huey

is author of four books of poems including Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress Publications, 2021). Co-founder with Han VanderHart of River River Books. He also is co-author with W. Todd Kaneko of the textbook Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018) and Slash/Slash (2021), winner of the Diode Editions Chapbook Prize.

The Seediest Motel in Kentucky
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Myself, as Distinct from Vagueness


Phil Huffy

practiced law long enough. Trained to think on his feet, he continues that custom, then writes things down at the kitchen table. Recent placements of his work include Northwest Indiana, Better Than Starbucks, Bindweed, Eunoia, and Plum Tree Tavern.

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Nancy Iannucci

is a historian who teaches history and lives poetry in Troy, NY. Her work is published/forthcoming in numerous publications including Bop Dead City, Star 82 Review, Gargoyle, Amaryllis, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Poetry Breakfast, Rose Red Review, Three Drops from a Cauldron, and her poem, HOWLING, won Yellow Chair Review’s Rock the Chair Challenge. Nixes Mate published her book, Temptation of Wood, in 2018.
Taxis to Nowhere
The Neighbors

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Jyl Ion

is a poet, visual artist, and forensic medium. Her work appears in Anthony Award nominated Protectors 2: Heroes and Asylum Magazine among other publications. Originally from Trinidad, she now lives in the United States where she nurtures orchids and faces the blank page. Find her on twitter @jylanaision.

Jump Start
No Trespassing


Dinamarie Isola

uses poetry and prose to tear down the isolation that comes from bearing internal struggles. Her work has been published in The Courtship of Winds, Penumbra Literary and Art Journal, and Five on the Fifth and is forthcoming in Apricity Magazine, Evening Street Review, and No Distance Between Us.

Clever Heart


M. A. Istvan Jr.

although a university professor, actually makes most of his money now as a method translator of AAVE. For instance, he might sip Tempranillo from a Burgundy glass when translating to Standard English and swig Boone’s Farms from a brown-bagged bottle when translating the other way. Visit his page at

Medium of Release


Rich Ives

is the author of Light from a Small Brown Bird (Bitter Oleander Press – poetry), Sharpen (The Newer York – fiction chapbook), The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking (What Books – stories) and Tunneling to the Moon (Silenced Press – hybrid).



Alexis Ivy

is a 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is the author of Romance with Small-Time Crooks (BlazeVOX [books], 2013), and Taking the Homeless Census (Saturnalia Books, 2020) which won the 2018 Saturnalia Editors Prize. Her poems have recently appeared in Saranac Review, Poet Lore and Sugar House Review. She lives in her hometown Boston, working as an advocate for the homeless and teaching in the PoemWorks community.

This Land
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Mark Jackley

has published in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, Natural Bridge and other journals. His new book of poems On the Edge of a Very Small Town is available for free at

All the Hungry Years
Dream of Death
Winter Days


James Croal Jackson

is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at

So Find Meaning
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Kim Jacobs-Beck

has recently published a chapbook, Torch (Wolfson Press). Her poems can be found in Gyroscope, Apple Valley Review, SWWIM Every Day, roam literature, Peach Velvet, and Postcard Poems and Prose, among others. A full list can be found at A native of metro Detroit, she now lives in Ohio with her husband and three cats. She is the founder of Milk & Cake Press and is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.



Seth Jani

lives in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress. Their work has appeared in Chiron Review, Rust+Moth and Pretty Owl Poetry, among others. Their full-length collection, Night Fable, was published by FutureCycle Press in 2018. Visit them at



Hussam Jefee-Bahloul

was born in Lattakia, Syria. He has published two poetry collections in Arabic, فتّاحة الأمل المعلّب (The Opener of Canned Hope), (2008), and طيور تدخن الماريوانا (Birds Smoking Marijuana) (Al-Moutawasset; Milano, Italy, 2017). His first English book of poetry, The Chronicler of Indifference was published in 2018 by Červená Barva Press. He has published translations of American poetry in Arabic literary magazines and journals. He is also the founder of ta’sheeq project, a collaborative artistic project that aims at presenting the work of translated Syrian poets in multi-media performances.

Death exercises


Carrie Jewell

has been teaching high school English for 18 years. Her poems have appeared in The Worcester Review and What Rough Beast. She is a mother of two, an Outward Bound alum, an amateur gardener, and an avid Ferrante fan.

That which doesn’t kill us


Natalie Jill

most recent work has appeared or is upcoming in Free State Review, Oakland Review, Atlanta Review, and Sugar House Review. She is a member of the PoemWorks community in the Boston area.

How to not be scared


Emma Johnson-Rivard

is a Masters student at Hamline University. She received her undergraduate degree in Film Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and currently lives in Minnesota with her dogs and far too many books. Her work has appeared in Mistake House, the Olive Press, and the Moon City Press.



Christine Jones

is founder/editor-in-chief of Poems2go and an associate editor of Lily Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including 32 poems, cagibi, Sugar House Review, Mom Egg Review, SWWIM, Pangyrus, Salamander, Solstice, Passengers Journal, and elsewhere. She is the author of the full-length poetry book, Girl Without a Shirt (Finishing Line Press, 2020) and co-editor of the recently released anthology, Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2020).

My Eighty-Six Year-Old Father Falls Down Drunk When He Hears the News
What I Want to Say Driving Home After My Mother’s Checkup
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Charles Joy

has recently published in 2 Bridges, Pratik, poetrybay, First Literary Review – East, Main Street Rag. Poetry collections: Theme of Line, Fun Poetry, Said the Growling Dog, Percussive, and others. Host, Poetry Night (weekly poetry event) 2017-2020. Poet Laureate, Erie County Pennsylvania, 2018-2021. A child psychiatrist. More at

Beyond Their Horizon


Babitha Marina Justin

is an academic, a poet and an artist. Her poems, short stories and articles have appeared in the Journal of Modern Jewish Literature (Taylor and Francis), Marshal Cavendish, Penguin and many national and international journals. Her books are Of Fireflies, Guns and the Hills (Poetry, 2015), I Cook My Own Feast (Poetry, 2019), salt, pepper and silverlinings: celebrating our grandmothers (an anthology on grandmothers, 2019), From Canons to Trauma (Essays, 2017), etc.

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Tim Kahl

is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books 2009), The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012) and The String of Islands (Dink, 2015). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. You can find more of Tim Kahl.

The Luxury of Having
Robert Frost in Russia


Martha Jackson Kaplan

is the recipient of the Zylpha Mapp Robinson International Poetry Award, an editor-in-chief award from Möbius, The Poetry Magazine, awards from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and has been nominated for a Pushcart. Recently published in The Night Heron Barks, more can be found at

If & When


Crystal Karlberg

is a Library Assistant at her local public library in Massachusetts. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in: Threepenny Review; Beloit Poetry Journal; Penn Review; Lily Poetry Review; oddball magazine.

Note To Self
Valhalla, 1984
Yellow Is The Light


Olga Katsovskiy

works in a non-profit healthcare organization in Boston. In addition, she teaches writing classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She loves writing and is devoted to daily journaling, obscure books, and good coffee. For more:

To My First Love


Charles Kell

is a PhD student at The University of Rhode Island and editor of The Ocean State Review. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The New Orleans Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, IthacaLit, and elsewhere. He teaches in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Glass Alibi


William Kemmett

has published in numerous poetry magazines and journals. His books include Flesh of a New Moon (Igneus Press, 1991), Hole in the Heart (Igneus Press, 2001), Black Oil (Dead “C” Press, 2009) in addition to several chapbooks published by Igneus Press and Wampeter Press. He is a recipient of awards from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the New England Poetry Club and has won two Yankee Magazine poetry prizes. He studied poetry at Harvard University and holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College.

Dust Cover


Katie Kemple

(she/her) is a poet, parent, and consultant based in San Diego. Her most recent poems can be found in Longleaf Review, Matter, and The West Review.

Lake Powell, Arizona


Sharon Kennedy-Nolle

is a graduate of Vassar College, with an MFA and doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. A participant in the Bread Loaf Conferences in both Middlebury and Sicily in 2016, she was also accepted to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2018.

When Will You Ever, Hope


D. M. Kerr

is the writing name of a Canadian writer currently living and working in Singapore, where he teaches game design and business. His work has been published in Blank Spaces, Eyedrum Periodically and Birch Gang Review.

Far Outside, Into the Night


Gunilla Kester

is an award-winning poet and the author of If I Were More Like Myself (The Writer’s Den, 2015) Her two poetry chapbooks, Mysteries I-XXIII (2011) and Time of Sand and Teeth (2009), were published by Finishing Line Press. Dr. Kester lives outside of Buffalo, NY.

At the Holocaust Memorial – A True Story
Before the Lighthouse (1796)


Blake Kilgore

is the author of Leviathan (hapless hip books, 2021), a collection of poems. His writing has appeared in many fine journals, most recently in Flint Hills Review, Frost Meadow Review, and Amethyst Review. You can find out more at

Oncology Ward Irregulars


Yunkyo Moon Kim

is a Boston native and a sophomore at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

I love you, Jesus Megachurch Christ


Mignon Ariel King

was born in Boston City Hospital. She holds a Master of Arts in English from Simmons College and was an English instructor for a decade. King is the publisher of Tell–Tale Chapbooks, Hidden Charm Press, and the online journal MoJo! Her blog is Making Books.

The Pickle Factory on Columbus Ave.
Warning: Hollow Sidewalks


Kay Kinghammer

was published in multiple anthologies in the US, Canada, Ireland and Germany, including Granny Smith Magazine; Mad Swirl; Prospective-A Journal of Speculation; lectric Windmill Press; Pacific Poetry, and The Inspired Heart. Festive Frog Press published her first book, Picture This and Then (1992). Loyal Stone Press released her first full-length collection, Inside the Circus (2013). Kay passed away in 2018.

Stripper’s Carnival
A Continuing Response to Walter Savage Landor …


Steven Klepeis

previously published Brooklyn and After and Poems 1973-1987 (Fulton Books, 2021) and Eighty-One Plus One (Lincoln Writes, 2022.) He is currently working on a volume, New Poems as well as a book length lyric narrative based upon the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.



Kimberly Kralowec

is the author of a chapbook, We Retreat into the Stillness of Our Own Bones (Tolsun Books, forthcoming May 2022). Her poems have appeared in The Inflectionist Review, Sublunary Review, High Shelf, Birdland, and elsewhere. An attorney by profession, she lives in San Francisco. Find her at

Some People Kept Using Their Fireplaces, Even on Non-Burn Days


Vera Kroms

is the author of the chapbook Necessary Harm, (Finishing Line Press). Other work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Columbia Journal of the Arts, Southern Poetry Review and others. Vera lives in Boston and has worked as a programmer for many years.

The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael


Len Kuntz

is a writer from Washington State and the author of four books, most recently the story collection, This is Why I Need You, out now from Ravenna Press. You can find more of his writing at



Luke Kuzmish

is a new father, recovering addict, software developer, and writer from Erie, Pennsylvania. His poetry has been featured by Poets' Hall Press, Beatnik Cowboy, Transcendent Zero Press, Rye Whiskey Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, and Dope Fiend Daily. His latest collection, Little Hollywood, was published by Alien Buddha Press in 2018.

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Khadijah Lacina

grew up in Wisconsin’s Kickapoo Valley. After converting to Islam and becoming fluent in Arabic, she and her family lived in Yemen for ten years, until stirrings of war brought them back to the US. She now lives on a homestead in the Missouri Ozarks with her children and various animals. Her writings have appeared in various anthologies and many internet venues. A Slice of Sunshine: The Poetry of Colors was published in 2012, and her chapbooks Nightrunning and Under the Sky have been published by Facqueuesol Books.

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Linda Lamenza

is a poet and literacy specialist in Massachusetts. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Mom Egg Review, Constellations, Rogue Agent, Main Street Rag, The Comstock Review, The Tishman Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Left-Handed Poetry, was a finalist for Hunger Mountain’s May Day Mountain Chapbook Series.



Sam Landry

is completely lost and wants to know where a good place to get pizza is around here. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee for his work published in Outlook Springs, along with his self-publishing on his Magic cards website In his free time he awaits death in Gloucester, MA.

Earhart’s Blackbox


Susanna Lang

published her third collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, with Terrapin Books in 2017. Tracing the Lines (2013) is available from Brick Road Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Little Star, december, and Verse Daily. She teaches in the Chicago Public Schools.

Dear Yaniris


Kate Langan

is an award-winning author of three books from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has freelanced for local, national and international magazines. Her poems have been in The Journal of Wild Culture, Open Door Poetry Magazine, Five Fleas Itchy Poetry, Plato’s Caves Online, and Sweetycat Press’s “The Gift” anthology.



Hannah Larrabee

Wonder Tissue won the Airlie Press Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for a Massachusetts Book Award. She has chapbooks out from Seven Kitchens Press and Nixes Mate. Hannah was selected by NASA to write poetry for the James Webb Space Telescope program and she participated in an Arctic Circle Residency in 2022.

Introduction to the Climate Change Issue
Dream in Which the World Revealed Itself to Me
On the Nature of Daylight
I Want the Mistakes: A Review of Joey Gould’s Penitent > Arbiter
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Kyle Laws

is based out of the Arts Alliance Studios Community in Pueblo, CO. Recent collections include Faces of Fishing Creek (Middle Creek Publishing, 2018), So Bright to Blind (Five Oaks Press, 2015) and Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014). She is the editor and publisher of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.

Buried With a Mouth Full of Pearls
Portrait of a Father


David Lawton

is the author of the poetry collection Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), and serves as an editor for greatweatherforMEDIA. His work has appeared recently in Marsh Hawk Review, Heroin Love Songs, Maintenant 14 and the Pittsburgh anthology from Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities. David also collaborates with poet Aimee Herman in the poemusic collective Hydrogen Junkbox.

Bygone Whales North of Boston


Francesca Leader

has poetry published or forthcoming in Door is a Jar, the Sho Poetry Journal, Frost Meadow Review, Harpy Hybrid Review, Pluvia Litmag, Roi Fainéant, the Stoneboat Literary Journal, Bullshit Lit, Cutbow Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her translation of an ancient Japanese poem won the Society of Classical Poets’ 2021 Poetry Translation Competition. Learn more about her work at

Apology to a Bird


Jennifer LeBlanc

earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Her first full-length book, Descent, was published by Finishing Line Press and named a Distinguished Favorite in Poetry (Independent Press Award). Individual poems have been published or are forthcoming in journals such as Consequence, and The Adirondack Review.

Acedia, Sloth


Edward Lee

has published poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His debut poetry collection Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection.



Brooke Dwojak Lehmann

is a poet who lives in Charlotte, NC. She teaches writing composition to college freshman and works in fashion. These poems are currently from her forthcoming chapbook about Lot’s Wife. She is interested in a modern retelling of the myth, including the burning destruction of the story as it intersects with climate change. You can find more of her work at

Lot’s Wife Reflects on the Anthropocene
Lot’s Nameless Wife Takes Inventory


Deborah Leipziger

is a poet, author, and advisor on sustainability. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of several books on sustainability. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her poems have been published in literary magazines in five countries.

The Shyness of Crowns
“Mujer Angel, Desierto de Sonora”


Lauren Leja

documents her daily commute with a photo, training her eye to seek out the tiny beauty in the netherworld between Point A and Point B. More of Lauren’s photos can be seen at Lauren’s photo book is available from

Invisible Commute
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Sara Letourneau

is a poet, book editor, writing coach, and the cofounder of the Pour Me a Poem open mic in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Her poetry appears in Amethyst Review, Soul-Lit, Full Mood Mag, Arlington Literary Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Constellations, among others. Visit Sara online at

Elegy for Snaefellsjökull Glacier


Anne Hall Levine

studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Tikkun, Poetica Magazine, Voices Israel, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Main Street Rag. Anne lives on Cape Cod where she hosts The Anne Levine Show, a weekly radio talk show on WOMR-FM Provincetown.

Queen Mary’s Collection
Your Office After the Eleventh


Xiaoly Li

is a poet, photographer and former computer engineer who lives in Massachusetts. Her poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Rhino, The Mantle, Big Windows Review, Up the River, The Writers Next Door – An Anthology of Poetry and Prose, and J Journal.



Taylor Liljegran

is a poet and educator based in the Greater Boston area. She released her first chapbook The Sessions: Lucy Ricardo Talks to Her Therapist in 2014. Her work is also included in the anthology Best Indie Lit New England: Vol. 2 (Black Key Press 2015). Nixes Mate published Slapstick: the Lucy Poems in 2018.

Transcript from Lucy Ricardo’s Therapy Session (#1)
Transcript from Lucy Ricardo’s Therapy Session (#2)
Transcript from Lucy Ricardo’s Therapy Session (#3)
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Eva Linn

received her M.F.A. in Poetry from Lesley University. Her first chapbook, Model Home (2019) is available from River Glass Books. Her poems have also appeared in journals including Cider Press Review, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, and Lily Poetry Review. She loves cats, strong coffee, and thunderstorms.

Names of Things
Henry Ford Hospital, 1932


Nathan Lipps

lives in Binghamton, New York, where is he is currently a PhD candidate and teaches creative writing. His work has been published in the Best New Poets of 2017, BOAAT, Colorado Review, Third Coast, Typo, and elsewhere.



Kasy Long

is an Indiana-based freelance writer and editor. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Remington Review. Her work has previously been published in Constellate Literary Journal, Inside the Bell Jar, Glass Mountain, Oracle Fine Arts Review, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and elsewhere.

Golden Shovel


Kerry Loughman

has been published in the Muddy River Poetry Review and on now archived under “Poem of the Moment”, and (seems like) a long time ago in Seventeen magazine.

I Lick Summer in My Sweat


Richard Luftig

has published in numerous literary journals in the United States and internationally in Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. His latest book of poems will be forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2019. You can read more at Richard Luftig.

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DS Maolalai

has been nominated eight times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).

My kitchen, all chaos
The hip-bone


Jennifer Martelli

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.

At the Plaza de Sante Croce
Men Who Are Afraid of Bats
Gramercy Park Farmers’ Market
A review of People Once Real by Richard Hoffman
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Carolyn Martin

is a lover of gardening and snorkeling, feral cats and backyard birds, writing and photography. Her poems have been published in more than 150 journals throughout North America, Australia, and the UK. She is poetry editor of Kosmos Quarterly: journal for global transformation. More information at



Clare Martin

won Yellow Flag Press’ 2017 Louisiana Series of Cajun and Creole Poetry for her collection, Seek the Holy Dark. Her debut, Eating the Heart First, was published in 2012 by Press 53. Her most recent book, Crone, was published by Nixes Mate in 218. Martin founded and edits the poetry magazine, MockingHeart Review. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and daughter.

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Pam Matz

is a former reference librarian who still feels compelled to answer questions. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including Bloodroot, Memorious, Painted Bride Quarterly, Guesthouse, and Lily Poetry Review. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Portrait of my Grandmother Assembled From Papers in a Box


Kristi Maxwell

is the author of seven books of poetry, including My My (Saturnalia Books, 2020) and Bright and Hurtless (Ahsahta Press, 2018). She is an associate professor of English at the University of Louisville.



Meg McCarney

is a Boston resident, writer, and recent graduate of Lesley University. Her work is deeply concerned with the topics of trauma and complicity, sparking further social dialogues around sexual violence and abuse culture. She loves hedgehogs, oatmeal raisin cookies, and walking across town for good iced matcha.

while my mother thinks we’re having sex in the basement…


Maureen McElroy

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.



Michael McInnis

spent six years in the Navy chasing white whales and Soviet submarines. He lives in Boston building furniture, composing ambient music and writing micro prose poem vignettes. His latest book, Secret Histories, was published by Červen á Barva Press in 2019.

At the Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca
Hagiography of Magellan
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Ed Meek

has published in The Sun, The Paris Review, Plume, etc. His most recent book of poetry is Spy Pond. Luck, a collection of stories came out in 2017.

How to Make Meatballs
Nine First Fridays
What I’ll Miss


John Thomas Menesini

would rather play with kittens than talk to people, although he is nicer than his bio suggests. He wrote a few books which contain a handful of golden, immortal poems, but much of his writing is ’meh’. Everything the critics said is true.



Corey Mesler

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.

The World’s Fattest Man
The Ghost-Me
I used to be a king


Gary Metras

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 (Červená 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.

Moving a Book Lover
How the Conquerors Settled


Colleen Michaels

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.

Hunger is a Suit Like Farrah’s


Pamela Miller

has published four books of poetry, most recently Miss Unthinkable (Mayapple Press). Her work has appeared in RHINO, Olentangy Review, Peacock Journal, MAYDAY, Star 82 Review, New Poetry from the Midwest, and many other journals and anthologies. She lives in Chicago with her husband, science fiction writer Richard Chwedyk.

Naked on Easter Sunday
Poems from Three Sherwin-Williams Paint Colors


David P. Miller

has published two books, Bend in the Stair (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021) and Sprawled Asleep (Nixes Mate Books, 2019). His poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, The Poetry Porch, subTerrain, Muddy River Poetry Review, Lily Poetry Review, and Constellations, among others.

Numerous Images of Persons of Interest
Masks and Dogs
Strayed Ephemera
From a House
Someone Else’s Daughter
Trailing Her Die
When I am asked
The Still, Small Voice Replies
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Gloria Mindock

is editor of Červená 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.

What if God is Strict
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Laurel Miram

is a Detroit-born poet, short prose writer, and educator. Her prizewinning short fiction is featured in So to Speak Journal’s 2019 contest issue.

Because We Had No Maple Tree


Don Mitchell

is a Black American poet and performer currently writing in Ellenwood, Georgia.

in a state of REM


Mark J. Mitchell

has been a working poet for forty years. His novel, The Magic War, was published by Loose Leaves Publishing. He lives with his wife, the activist and documentarian Joan Juster making his living pointing out pretty things in San Francisco. A meager online presence can be found at

Ghazal of Sleep
Bilingual Variations


Suchoon Mo

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.



A. Molotkov

was born in Russia and moved to the US in 1990. His poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things, Application of Shadows and Synonyms for Silence. Published by Kenyon, Iowa, Antioch, Massachusetts, Atlanta, Bennington and Tampa Reviews, Pif, Volt, 2 River View and many more. Molotkov received an Oregon Literary Fellowship. His translation of a Chekhov story was included by Knopf in their Everyman Series. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review. Please visit him at

Round Trip


Gloria Monaghan

is a Professor of Humanities at Wentworth Institute in Boston. She has published three books of poetry, Flawed (Finishing Line Press, 2011, nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award), The Garden (Flutter Press 2015), and False Spring (Adelaide Press, March, 2019). Her fourth book Hydrangea (Kelsay Press) is forthcoming. Nixes Mate recently published her chapbook, Torero, for its Fly Cotton Chapbook Series.

The Park
Victory Garden
Port Huron
Spatterdock Song
Martha Remembering Sister Janina’s Bones
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Phil Montenegro

has published in Yale’s LETTERS Journal, The Tower Journal, Ayris, and Tidepools Magazine for which his poem u201cEleven A.M.u201d won the 2014 first prize in poetry for their 50th anniversary edition. He is the editor of IS Press which features poetry, short fiction and visual art.

Quinta Del Sordo
Hotel Room


Ammanda Moore

is a non-binary poet and writer who also teaches English at Norco College. Their poetry has been published in DASH Literary Journal, Literary Yard, and The Journal of Radical Wonder. They live with their partner in sunny southern California.

Good Pentecostals Don’t Pierce Their Ears


Daniel Moore

lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, Columbia Journal, Western Humanities Review, and others. His books, This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians Anthology and Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist, can be found on Amazon. Visit

Until You Cross the River
Done Eden
Note on a Crumpled Napkin
The Way You Were Raised


Bruce Morton

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.

Keep Moving


Polly Richardson Munnelly

is an Irish poet living and writing in Meath. A contributing poet to US based poetry forum Mad Swirl, a member of Navan writers group: The Bulls Arse and Cork based group Blackwater Poetry. She has been heard reading at national and international poetry festivals and recently in Amsterdam. She is currently working on her first collection.

That Boy (didn’t speak since his death)


Pam Munter

has authored several books and a couple dozen articles, mostly about dead movie stars. She’s a retired clinical psychologist and former performer. Her essays have appeared in Manifest-Station, The Coachella Review, Lady Literary Review, NoiseMedium, The Creative Truth, Adelaide, Persephone’s Daughters and Angels Flightu2014Literary West.

Echoes of Doris Day


Elizabeth Murphy

was born and raised in the Newfoundland of E. Annie Proulx’s Shipping News, Elizabeth now breathes, reads, and writes in Nova Scotia, Canada. Read her at Free Flash Fiction, Bright Flash Literary Review, and Quibble.Lit (January 2023). Find her on the fringes of Twitter and Instagram @ospreysview.



Zach Murphy

is a Hawaii-born writer with a background in cinema. His stories appear in Reed Magazine, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Coachella Review, Mystery Tribune, Ruminate, Sheepshead Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. His debut chapbook Tiny Universes is available via Selcouth Station Press. He lives with his wonderful wife Kelly in St. Paul, Minnesota.

I Traveled this Far Because I Love You


Edward Mycue

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.

Siblings Songs Of Transformations


Anne Myles

has work in On the Seawall, North American Review, Whale Road Review, Lavender Review, and elsewhere. Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Northern Iowa, she holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Final Thursday Press published her latest book, What Woman That Was: Poems for Mary Dyer.

The Owl
Dyer’s Island

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Paula Nancarrow

has published in online journals as well as in Artemis, Whistling Shade and Sixfold, where she won the Winter 2020 poetry prize. Work is forthcoming in Martin Lake Journal and Permafrost. Links to material published online can be found at

Hummingbirds and Unicorns
In Which No Creature Dies


Ben Nardolilli

currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, Inwood Indiana, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge and is looking to publish a novel.

Renewing Renewal


Paul Negri

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.

Open 24 Hours


Carl Nelson

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.

Traveling East to West In West Virginia Takes Some Doing


Heather Nelson

has been poet since college, where she developed her thesis project under the guidance of CD Wright at Brown University in 1991. She returned to writing in 2011 and has since been published in Ekphrastic Review, Lily Poetry Review, Free State Review, Spoon River Review, and others.

Gay Head Beach


Karen Neuberg

is a Brooklyn, NY,-based poet. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Moon, Gone Lawn, Inflectionist Review, Muddy River Review, and Verse Daily. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, PURSUIT (Kelsay Press, 2019) and the chapbook the elephants are asking (Glass Lyre, 2017) She holds an MFA from the New School and is associate editor of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East.

The Lenni-Lenape called this ground Ihpetonga


Mike L. Nichols

is a graduate of Idaho State University and a recipient of the Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize. He lives and writes in Eastern Idaho. Look for his poetry in Rogue Agent, Tattoo Highway, Ink&Nebula, Rat’s Ass Review, Plainsongs Magazine, and elsewhere. Find more at



Steve Nickman

lives in Brookline, Massachusetts and takes part in Poemworks: The Workshop for Publishing Poets. He is a psychiatrist and is working on a book about therapy, The Wound and the Spark. Steve’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Nimrod, Summerset Review, Tar River, Tule Review, and JuxtaProse.

In Taos Pueblo


Josh Nicolaisen

taught English for twelve years and is currently an MFA candidate at Randolph College and the owner of Old Man Gardening LLC. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has recently appeared in Colorado Review, So It Goes, Northern New England Review, Backlash, Concision, and elsewhere. Find him at

Cold Snap


Philip Nikolayev

is editor of FULCRUM, a serial anthology of poetry and criticism. His poetry collections include Monkey Time (2003) and Letters from Aldenderry (2006). New volumes are forthcoming from MadHat and Poetrywala.

A Secret


Kurt Nimmo

is a long-time small press veteran, the editor of The Smudge Review in the 1970s and Planet Detroit in the 1980s. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his wife and cat.

blindness in the sun
Death trip


Kevin Norwood

winner of The Porch Poetry Prize 2020, has poetry published or pending in Edison Review, Evening Street Review, Iowa Review, Litbreak, The Magnolia Review, Nashville Review, Natural Bridge, Plainsongs, Tulane Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

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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.

At The Beach
Baffling Light: a review of In the Book I’m Reading by Mary Kane
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The Half-said Things


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.

Needlepoint Roses


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.

Mermaids of the Charles River
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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.



Dzvinia Orlowsky

has published six poetry collections including Bad Harvest, a 2019 Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read” in Poetry. Her co-translations with Ali Kinsella of Natalka Bilotserkivets’s poems, Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow, (Lost Horse Press, 2021), was a finalist for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of the AAUS Translation Prize.

Night Rain

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Chad Parenteau

hosts Boston’s long-running Stone Soup Poetry series. His work has appeared in journals such as Résonancee, Queen Mob’s Tea-House, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Tell-Tale Inklings, Off The Coast, Headline Poetry & Press and Wilderness House Literary Review. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the online journal Oddball Magazine. His second collection, The Collapsed Bookshelf, was nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award.

Open House


Anika Pavel

Anika Pavel was born Jarmila Kocvarova in Czechoslovakia. She became a refugee when the Soviet Union invaded her homeland. She lived in England, Hong Kong and Monte Carlo before settling in New York City, where she is a writer. Her work has been published in BioSories, Potato Soup Journal, Tint Journal and other’s. Her story Encounter With The Future is currently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

When Silence Is Not an Option


Sarah Pazur

has published in Ilanot Review, Pithead Chapel, Exacting Clam, JMWW, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership from Oakland University and lives in Michigan.

Pin Bones


Jared Pearce

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

My four year-old has bruised his foot


Jill Pearlman

is a Rhode Island-based poet exploring ecstasy in the decentered self and world. Her poems have appeared in Salamander, Barrow Street, The Common, Ocean State Review, Crosswinds, Soul-Lit, and Indicia. She has produced several multimedia poetry series: “Trees Road Vertigo,” and “Mirrors: A Conversation with Avivah Zornberg.”

we’d kissed for fleshly return


Jonathan Penton

founded 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.

Travelin’ Light


Simon Perchik

has published in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker and elsewhere.

Everything on this wall clouds over


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.

Pomegranate Explosion


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.



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.

Interviewing Wayne Gretzky, Hartford, 1980


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.

Finding Words


Jennifer M. Phillips

is a bi-national immigrant, a gardener, and painter living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Phillips has published poetry in over fifty little poetry journals, including Poetry Pacific, Evening Street, Poem, The Ravens Perch, humanaobscura, Onionhead, Front Range Review, Penine Platform, DASH Literary Review, America, Pensive, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Buffalo Bones, Blueline, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Orchard Press’s journal Quiet Diamonds.

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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.

Before Hudson was Your Name


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.

Lords of the Wichita
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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.

The Triumph of Death
I Lost A Small Forest


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.

Why I Live in Adamant


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).

Losing Skin Into The Deep


Diane Pohl

lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where there are books along the sidewalks. Her poems are published or forthcoming in The Paterson Literary Review, The Lake, Slipstream, The Main Street Rag, and elsewhere. Her prose poem ‘When you were 9’ won an Allen Ginsburg Award.

The 67 Percent


Frederick Pollack

is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure and Happiness (Story Line Press; the former to be reissued by Red Hen Press), and two collections, A Poverty of Words (Prolific Press, 2015) and Landscape with Mutant (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). Many other poems in print and online journals.

Known from Adam


Karen Poppy

has published in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. She has published two chapbooks, Crack Open/Emergency (Finishing Line Press, 2020), and Every Possible Thing (Homestead Lighthouse Press, 2020). Her new chapbook, Our Own Beautiful Brutality is forthcoming with Finishing Line Press.

My True Life on this Earth
Cape Cod Tundra


Kyle Potvin

debut full-length poetry collection is Loosen (Hobblebush Books, 2021). Her chapbook, Sound Travels on Water, won the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Tar River Poetry, Rattle, Ecotone, and The New York Times. Kyle lives in New Hampshire.

Patience, frantic hummingbird


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.

Gateway to Nowhere
One Way Journey
Ray of Hope


Jack Powers

is the author of Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Cortland Review and elsewhere. He won the 2015 and 2012 Connecticut River Review Poetry Contests and was a finalist for the 2013 and 2014 Rattle Poetry Prizes. Visit his website: Jack Powers.

Unruly Sonnet


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. or @novel_cliche.

White Lies


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

Dream Sequence


Donna Pucciani

a Chicago-based writer, has published poetry worldwide in Shi Chao Poetry, Li Poetry, Poetry Salzburg, Agenda, Gradiva, Meniscus, Poetry on the Lake, and other journals. Her seventh and latest collection of poems is EDGES..

Snow at Louveciennes by Alfred Sisley, 1878


Jessica Purdy

teaches Poetry Workshops at Southern New Hampshire University. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Gargoyle, gravel, Hole in the Head Review, The Plath Poetry Project, The Ekphrastic Review, The Light Ekphrastic, SurVision, The Wild Word, isacoustic, Nixes Mate Review, Bluestem, The Telephone Game, and The Cafe Review, among others. She has published one chapbook, Learning the Names, (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and two books STARLAND and Sleep in a Strange House (both Nixes Mate Books, consecutively, in 2017 and 2018).

The Jar with the Dry Rim
In My Apocalypse
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Michael Quattrone

is the author of Rhinoceroses (New School Chapbook Award, 2006), and One River(Wolfe Island Records, 2018). His poems are anthologized in The Best American Erotic Poems and The Incredible Sestina Anthology. Recent work appears in The Westchester Review and The Night Heron



Peter Urkowitz

lives in Salem, Massachusetts, where he works in a college library. He has published poems and art in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Oddball Magazine, Sextant, Molecule, and the Lily Poetry Review. His Fake Zodiac Signs chapbook was published by Meat for Tea Press in 2020.


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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.

Losses Creep In


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.

Looking for Sagittarius
Grand Finale
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Kayla Randolph

is a lover of words. Her piece “Tripping Since the ‛50s” won the award of “Distinction” in nonfiction at the 2021 Emerson College Senior Writing Awards. Her publication credits include Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal, Calling the Beginning from Wingless Dreamer, and Alyssa Milano’s Sorry Not Sorry podcast.

When in the Multiverse


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.

A Late May Day this Dark Confuses my Sense of Spring
Month Mouth Moth


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.

Kaddish for Chantal
The Chosen People
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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.



Sage Ravenwood

is a deaf Cherokee woman residing in upstate NY. She is an outspoken advocate against animal cruelty and domestic violence. Her work can be found in Glass Poetry – Poets Resist, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Massachusetts Review, River Mouth Review, Native Skin Lit, Santa Clara Review, Colorado Review, Pangyrus, PRISM International, and more.

Personal Foul


Joani Reese

is a writer living in darkest Texas. Her cats keep her sane, most of the time.



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.

Growing Up in the Desert in the Age of Water Coolers
Sitting in the Lecture on Opiods


Robert Rickelman

has published nonfiction stories in Inscape Magazine (where his piece, u201cPhyllisu201d 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.

Terminal Island
On the Kitchen Floor
Something I Didn’t Want to Hear



is the author of U.P. (Ghost Road Press), Posttraumatic (Hoot u2018n’ 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).

The Last Word in PTSD is Disorder, Which is Not Exactly the Best Word Choice


Tree Riesener

is the author of Sleepers Awake, winner of the Eludia Award (Sowilo Press), The Hubble Cantos (Aldrich Press), EK (Červená 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.

Why I Live with My Parents


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), u00c1brete Sésamo Torremozas, Madrid: 2016) , De Reyes y Fuegos (Torremozas, Madrid: 2018), Después de la F ábula, (Verbum, Madrid: 2018), and Agua que no has de beber (Alciu00f3n, Cu00f3rdoba, Argentina: 2019).

Feliz Cumpleau00f1os
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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 Červená Barva Press. Nixes Mate published de/tonations in 2020. Read more at. Hear more at.

The Pleasure of Texas
Climate Change
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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.

An Afternoon in Little Italy


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.

A Translation of Static in the Darkness
Near the Carnival


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.

Grinning Boy in the Photograph
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Abdulrazaq Salihu

he/him is a Nigerian award winning writer, poet, essayist, spoken word artist and novelist. He’s a member of the hill top creative arts foundation and was the recipient of the 2022 Masks Literary Magazine Poetry award .



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.

Sea Smoke / Euphemisms


Daphne Santana Strassmann

writes about the intangible spaces between her Latino heritage and American life. She is a professor of creative writing and founder of “Rekindle Your Craft,” a generative writing workshop. She is completing a collection of essays, written in Spanglish, her most faithful narrative voice, titled Domexican Gringa.

Family in a Kit – San Antonio, Texas 2008


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.

In Transit


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.

Gray Love


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.

At a Crossroads


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:

Stay to the Body: a series of found poems


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.

A Sonnet


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.

My Final Thought of You


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.

First Friday Hanging


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.

I Came So Close


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.

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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.

Burnt Toast


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.

Weather Ghazal


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.

End Note


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, u2018u0415n-tu00eem’ (’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.

Three Micro Poems
My fate was now decided


Zvi A. Sesling

is the Brookline, MA Poet Laureate. He edits Muddy River Poetry Review. He has published two books of poetry Fire Tongue (Červená 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 (Červená Barva, 2011). Nixes Mate published War Zones in 2018.

Black Moon
Vietnam Memorial III
Ferlinghetti Autographs My Book
A Quick Easy Way To Learn To Ride A Bicycle
Do Not Flush Paper Towels Or Foreign Objects
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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).

Postcards from the Road


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.

Confession of a Rock Star Legend


Beate Sigriddaughter

grew up in Nu00fcrnberg, 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

Bread: 1918-2020


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)

Be Kind, Rewind
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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).

A Note to Benger, Way Out in Kansas
No Baby
Things That Happened Once
Early November


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).

From Ryu014dkan


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.

My Person


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 u201cOn passing an old lover’s addressu201d 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.

Let’s Drop It Sonnet


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.

Return to Lom-Ling


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.

Ice Cream Truck


Sarah Dickenson 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.

After Her Third Wedding …
Walking Down to Lake Mugesera


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.

Summer is a Dream


Bart Solarczyk

lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His 9th chapbook, Right Direction, was recently published by Lilliput Review as part of the Modest Proposal series.

Buckshot Words
Tilted World
Fat Thumb On The Scale
Dear Ron
He’s Talking Again


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.

Shadow Rider


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 u201cProud Maryu201d to babies in strollers, and other normal activities. He’s sometimes bored by lists of everyone’s last five publications.

On Learning the Arcane Fact


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.

Grace against the Clock


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.

We Don’t Look at Each Other


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.

Cronos devoured his children
Misreading leads me to sundry wonder


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.

I have always been daunted by curtains
I will not leave one word out


Meghan Sterling

work is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Rhino Poetry, Meridian, Hunger Mountain and many others. Self-Portrait with Ghosts of the Diaspora (Harbor Editions), Comfort the Mourners (Everybody Press) and View from a Borrowed Field (Lily Poetry Review’s Paul Nemser Book Prize) are out in 2023.

The Moon is My NonBinary Mirror


Margaret D. Stetz

is the Mae & Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware. She still finds it hard to reconcile academia with the world she knew as a working-class child growing up in Queens, New York.

The Lost Girls


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.

The Judge


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.

Near Miss
Neighborhood Run, Outskirts of Oaxaca


Jacob Strautmann

debut book of poems The Land of the Dead Is Open for Business is available from Four Way Books, and his second book New Vrindaban is forthcoming in Fall 2024. Jacob Strautmann’s poems have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Appalachian Journal, Southern Humanities Review, and Blackbird.

The End of the Empire Thinks About the Beginning


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.

Fog Window
To My Palestinian Hero
Innocent April


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.

Beauty Sits at the Table
The Man Who Danced Everywhere
The New Guard
Shallow Harbor


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.

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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.

From the Sunset Limited, Leaving Our New Life

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Jason Tandon

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.

What Happened Here


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.

Vacant Houses


Susan Tepper

is the author of eight published books of fiction and poetry. She has received eighteen Pushcart Prize Nominations, a Pulitzer Prize Nomination for the epistolary novel What May Have Been (Červená Barva Press 2010, currently being adapted as a stage play), Best Story of 17 Years of Vestal Review, and other honors. Tepper's new book is a zany road novel titled What Drives Men.

With Rain


Aden Thomas

grew up in central Wyoming. Previously his work has been featured in The Kentucky Review, The Inflectionist Review, and The Chiron Review. He lives north of Denver, Colorado.

Love Note


Cammy Thomas

has two collections of poems with Four Way Books: Inscriptions (2014), and Cathedral of Wish (2006), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Tampa Review, Ocean State Review, The Missouri Review and elsewhere. Cammy lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Exclusive in New York for Bergdorf Goodman


Gail Thomas

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.”

Trail of Roots


Daniel Thompson

is a graduate of the Creative Writing program from Vancouver Island University. He is a reader and contributor to the Tongues of Fire reading series and has appeared in The Birds We Piled Loosely, Clockwise Cat, Crack the Spine, Grey Sparrow and the Gyroscope Review. He has written several books (novels), all currently seeking publishers. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

Waterslides in Auxiliary Hospital Washroom


Peaco Todd

is a cartoonist and author, co-author and/or illustrator of several books including her most recent effort, Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Change. Her non-profit, Earth Comix, develops cartoons for the fight against the poaching of endangered animals, primarily elephants, rhinos and pangolins, and recently published the comic K-9 Tales: Shikar’s Incredible Adventure.

Upon Considering A Photograph On My Studio Wall


Kevin Tosca

is the author of Paris By Night (Holy&intoxicated Publications), The Sage-Femme and The Whore (Analog Submission Press), Questions Are My Only Answers (Alien Buddha Press), and My French (Analog Submission Press). He lives in Berlin.

Toronto, Mon Amour


Kerry Trautman

is a poetry editor for Red Fez. Her poetry 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 (Gutter Snob Books 2022.) Her next book is forthcoming from Roadside Press.

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Meg Tuite

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:

Gutted By Generational Reality
Vast Knots of Miscellaneous Lives


M.J. Turner

has published her poems in Spillway, concu012bs, and the I-70 Review. She lives in Massachusetts.



John Tustin

is currently suffering in exile on the island of Elba but hopes to return to you soon. contains links to his published poetry online.

Skull on a Chain


Douglas Twells

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.

Nature Taking its Course
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Rekha Valliappan

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.

(f)ear – a glimpse


Anastasia Vassos

is the author of Nike Adjusting Her Sandal (Nixes Mate, 2021). Her chapbook Nostos will be published by Kelsay Books in 2023. Nostos (under a different title) was named a finalist in Two Sylvias’ and Headlight Review’s Chapbook Contests. Her poems appear in Thrush, SWWIM, RHINO, Whale Road Review, and elsewhere. She speaks three languages and lives in Boston.

The Barrow
Waiting for the Barbarians
Taking Off Billy Collins’ Clothes
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Cindy Veach

is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press), named a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Journal, Sugar House Review, Salamander and elsewhere. Her long poem, “Witch Kitsch”, won the New England Poetry Club’s 2018 Samuel Washington Allen Prize.

Ann Pudeator
Susannah Martin
Wilmott Redd
Contradiction Express
Because They Remind Me of My Mother’s Dementia I Throw Away the Pussy Willows
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Clay Ventre

lives and writes in New England.

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Lynne Viti

is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Baltimore Girls (2017) and The Glamorganshire Bible (2018), both from Finishing Line Press, and a micro chapbook, Punting (Origami Poems Project, 2017). She blogs at stillinschool.

Putnam Avenue, Spring


Robert Vivian

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.

School Of Praise


Agnes Vojta

grew up in Germany and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T. She is the author of Porous Land (Spartan Press, 2019). Her poems recently appeared in As It Ought To Be Magazine, Gasconade Review, Thimble Literary Magazine, Trailer Park Quarterly, Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere.



Elizabeth Vrenios

has twice been nominated for Pushcart awards. She published in various journals and anthologies. Her award-winning chapbook, Special Delivery, was published in the spring of 2016. Her second volume of poetry Empty the Ocean with a Thimble was released in 2022 by Word Tech Communications.


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Connemara Wadsworth

chapbook, The Possibility of Scorpions won the White Eagle Coffee Store Press 2009 Chapbook Contest. She’s been published in Prairie Schooner, Bellevue Literary Review, Valparaiso. and elsewhere. “Mediation on a Photo” was a winner of The Griffin Museum’s Once Upon a Time: Photos That Inspire Tall Tales.

What She Gave Us


Will Walker

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.

The Best I Can


Jessica Walsh

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.

When my daughter tells me I was never punk


Mid Walsh

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.

Out of quarantine



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).

The Chole Vignette
Dance, God Damn it, Dance
No Choice
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Megan Wildhood

is a neurodiverse writer, editor and writing coach who thrives helping entrepreneurs and small business owners create authentic copy to reach the people they feel called to serve. She helps her readers feel seen in her poetry chapbook Long Division (Finishing Line Press, 2017) as well as Yes! Magazine, Mad in America, The Sun, and elsewhere. You can learn more about her writing and working with her at

Power Lines


Feral Willcox

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

is an editor for the Comstock Review. He 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), Not Only the Extraordinary are Exiting the Dream World (Flowstone Press, 2022). Forthcoming is Ethereal Flowers (Shanti Press, 2023).

The Search
Rain on the Lake


Henry Wise

graduated from the University of Mississippi MFA program in Poetry and the Virginia Military Institute. His poems have previously appeared in Shenandoah, Radar Poetry, Eunoia Review, Tau Creative Journal and Studies in American Culture.

In 1635 John Wise established himself


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.

After a Night of Doom Scrolling


Francine Witte

is the author of four poetry chapbooks, two flash fiction chapbooks, and the full-length poetry collections Café Crazy (Kelsay Books) and the forthcoming The Theory of Flesh (Kelsay Books) Her play, Love is a Bad Neighborhood, was produced in NYC this past December. She lives in NYC.

The First of December


Emily Wolahan

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.

We Weren’t Trying to Make It Something It Never Was


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 and @fancifulnance on social.

End of the Holocene


Tedo Wyman

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.

Cold Snap
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Anton Yakovlev

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.

Coffins of the Living


Bill Yarrow

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
Neural Tones
Executing The Trade
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Gerald Yelle

has published The Holyoke Diaries and Mark My Word and the New World Order. He has an e-chapbook at Yavaneka Press: Industries Built on Words and a chapbook No Place I Would Rather Be from Finishing Line Press. FutureCycle will publish Dreaming Alone and with Others in 2023. He is a member of the Florence, MA Poets Society.

Waiting to be Discovered
Old-Fashioned, God-Fearing
Waiting to be Discovered
It Was Too Cloudy to See the Rings of Saturn


Heriberto Yépez

is a writer formerly known as Heriberto Yépez who defines himself as a post-Mexican writer, a post-national writer in general, a persona non grata for, at least, two literatures.

SILENCIO & the Southern Devil


Hannah Yerington

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.

My Ancestors Wear Lip Gloss


Mark Young

is the author of Ley Lines and bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, and some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York.

what one meant to do


Allya Yourish

is from Portland, Oregon and currently living in Ames, Iowa. She has two cats that keep her heart filled with joy and a big bookcase that keeps her brain buzzing with poems. She was a nanny in Paris, France, a Fulbright grantee in Kuala Krau, Malaysia, a news assistant for the New York Times, and now she is getting her MFA in Creative Writing and the Environment from Iowa State University.

The Fog

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Nick Zaffiro

is a writer from Massachusetts. He worked closely with Francisco Goldman at Trinity College while he was receiving his BA in English. Nick won the Alumni Prize in English for best short story at Trinity in 2017.

Sophie Podolski


Don Zirilli

writes from New Jersey.

Answering the Crumbs
Driving Home from Your Wake


Jim Zola

has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for Deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children’s librarian. Published in many journals through the years, his publications include a chapbook – The One Hundred Bones of Weather (Blue Pitcher Press) – and a full length poetry collection – What Glorious Possibilities (Aldrich Press). He currently lives in Greensboro, NC.

Bosch & Keaton Hide Behind a Poem About a Deer
Sabotage at the Subliminal Tape Factory
When Kudzu Takes Over


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.



ryki zuckerman

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.

out into the darkness
the ghost orchid
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