Poetry

Annah Browning

Annah Browning

Annah Browning received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at The University of Illinois-Chicago, where she teaches composition and poetry writing. Her work has appeared in The Southeast Review, Anti-, The Kenyon Review Online, The Bellingham Review, Harpur Palate, DIAGRAM, Word For/Word, and Sixth Finch, among other journals. Her chapbook-length sequence, The Inheritors, is viewable for free online through The White Whale Review.

Annah Browning

Annah Browning

Annah Browning received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at The University of Illinois-Chicago, where she teaches composition and poetry writing. Her work has appeared in The Southeast Review, Anti-, The Kenyon Review Online, The Bellingham Review, Harpur Palate, DIAGRAM, Word For/Word, and Sixth Finch, among other journals. Her chapbook-length sequence, The Inheritors, is viewable for free online through The White Whale Review.

Annah
Browning

Audrey Walls

Audrey Walls

Audrey Walls' poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Booth, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Handsome, The Pinch, storySouth, Unsplendid and elsewhere. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is poetry editor of the online literary journal failbetter and an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Audrey Walls

Audrey Walls

Audrey Walls' poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Booth, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, Handsome, The Pinch, storySouth, Unsplendid and elsewhere. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is poetry editor of the online literary journal failbetter and an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Audrey
Walls

Christopher Burawa

Christopher Burawa

Christopher Burawa is a poet and translator. His book of poems, The Small Mystery of Lapses, was published by Cleveland State University Press in 2006. He was awarded the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize in 2010. He is the Director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Christopher Burawa

Christopher Burawa

Christopher Burawa is a poet and translator. His book of poems, The Small Mystery of Lapses, was published by Cleveland State University Press in 2006. He was awarded the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize in 2010. He is the Director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Christopher
Burawa

Daniel Pinkerton

Daniel Pinkerton

Dan Pinkerton lives in Des Moines, Iowa. His poems and stories have appeared in New Orleans Review, Washington Square, Subtropics, Crazyhorse, Cimarron Review, Boston Review, and the 2008 Best New American Voices anthology.

Daniel Pinkerton

Daniel Pinkerton

Dan Pinkerton lives in Des Moines, Iowa. His poems and stories have appeared in New Orleans Review, Washington Square, Subtropics, Crazyhorse, Cimarron Review, Boston Review, and the 2008 Best New American Voices anthology.

Daniel
Pinkerton

David Dodd Lee

David Dodd Lee

David Dodd Lee has published seven previous full-length books of poems, including Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010), The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010), Abrupt Rural (New Issues, 2004) and Arrow Pointing North (Four Way, 2002). Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, The Ashbery Erasure Poems (BlazeVox, 2010) appeared as well in 2010. His new book, a selected poems of unpublished work, The Coldest Winter On Earth, Poems 1998-2011, was published by Marick Press in May, 2012. Lee lives in a small house on a river in northern Indiana.

David Dodd Lee

David Dodd Lee

David Dodd Lee has published seven previous full-length books of poems, including Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010), The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010), Abrupt Rural (New Issues, 2004) and Arrow Pointing North (Four Way, 2002). Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, The Ashbery Erasure Poems (BlazeVox, 2010) appeared as well in 2010. His new book, a selected poems of unpublished work, The Coldest Winter On Earth, Poems 1998-2011, was published by Marick Press in May, 2012. Lee lives in a small house on a river in northern Indiana.

David Dodd
Lee

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen's latest book, Let Me Open You a Swan, was awarded the Antivenom Prize by Elixir Press. Earlier collections include Landscape with Silos (XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize) and Living by the Children's Cemetery (Byline Press Chapbook Winner.) Her poems and reviews appear widely in journals, anthologies and teaching texts. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, the Philosopher of Science, Jim Bogen.

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen's latest book, Let Me Open You a Swan, was awarded the Antivenom Prize by Elixir Press. Earlier collections include Landscape with Silos (XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize) and Living by the Children's Cemetery (Byline Press Chapbook Winner.) Her poems and reviews appear widely in journals, anthologies and teaching texts. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, the Philosopher of Science, Jim Bogen.

Deborah
Bogen

Erin Elizabeth Smith

Erin Elizabeth Smith

Erin Elizabeth Smith is the author of The Fear of Being Found (Three Candles Press 2008) and The Naming of Strays (Gold Wake Press 2011). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Mid-American, 32 Poems, Zone 3, Gargoyle, Cimarron Review, and Crab Orchard Review. She teaches a bit of everything in the English Department at the University of Tennessee and serves as the managing editor of Sundress Publications.

Erin Elizabeth Smith

Erin Elizabeth Smith

Erin Elizabeth Smith is the author of The Fear of Being Found (Three Candles Press 2008) and The Naming of Strays (Gold Wake Press 2011). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Mid-American, 32 Poems, Zone 3, Gargoyle, Cimarron Review, and Crab Orchard Review. She teaches a bit of everything in the English Department at the University of Tennessee and serves as the managing editor of Sundress Publications.

Erin Elizabeth
Smith

Heather Altfeld

Heather Altfeld

Heather Altfeld teaches English and Honors classes at California State University, Chico. Her recent and forthcoming publications include poetry in Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, ZYZZYVA, Sow’s Ear Review, Greensboro Review, Squaw Valley Review, Jewish Currents, Laurel Review, The New Guard, and Zone 3. She has completed her first book of poems and is currently working on a second book of poetry and a book of stories for children.

Heather Altfeld

Heather Altfeld

Heather Altfeld teaches English and Honors classes at California State University, Chico. Her recent and forthcoming publications include poetry in Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, ZYZZYVA, Sow’s Ear Review, Greensboro Review, Squaw Valley Review, Jewish Currents, Laurel Review, The New Guard, and Zone 3. She has completed her first book of poems and is currently working on a second book of poetry and a book of stories for children.

Heather
Altfeld

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is an emerging poet who has written three non-fiction books for young people: The Salem Witch Trials: A Primary Source History of the Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts; Women's Suffrage; and Gertrude Elion: Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology and Medicine. She has also contributed to the Lake Arrowhead, CA poetry collection “Pool of Seven.” Jennifer graduated from NYU and after several moves around the United States, currently lives in Iowa City, IA and works at a science journal.

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is an emerging poet who has written three non-fiction books for young people: The Salem Witch Trials: A Primary Source History of the Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts; Women's Suffrage; and Gertrude Elion: Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology and Medicine. She has also contributed to the Lake Arrowhead, CA poetry collection “Pool of Seven.” Jennifer graduated from NYU and after several moves around the United States, currently lives in Iowa City, IA and works at a science journal.

Jennifer
MacBain-Stephens

Joannie Stangeland

Joannie Stangeland

Joannie Stangeland's new book, Into the Rumored Spring, was published last fall by Ravenna Press, and she's the author of two poetry chapbooks- Weathered Steps and A Steady Longing for Flight, which won the Floating Bridge Press chapbook award. Joannie's poems have appeared in The Midwest Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Tulane Review, Fire On Her Tongue, and other publications. Joannie's taught writing at Richard Hugo House and LiTFUSE, and she's the poetry editor for the online journal The Smoking Poet.

Joannie Stangeland

Joannie Stangeland

Joannie Stangeland's new book, Into the Rumored Spring, was published last fall by Ravenna Press, and she's the author of two poetry chapbooks- Weathered Steps and A Steady Longing for Flight, which won the Floating Bridge Press chapbook award. Joannie's poems have appeared in The Midwest Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Tulane Review, Fire On Her Tongue, and other publications. Joannie's taught writing at Richard Hugo House and LiTFUSE, and she's the poetry editor for the online journal The Smoking Poet.

Joannie
Stangeland

Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kamilah Aisha Moon's poetry collection, She Has A Name, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. A recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Vermont Studio Center and Cave Canem, her work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou'wester, Oxford American, Lumina and Villanelles. She has taught English and Creative Writing at Medgar Evers College, Drew University and Adelphi University. She has also led workshops for various arts-in-education organizations in diverse settings. Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kamilah Aisha Moon's poetry collection, She Has A Name, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. A recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, the Vermont Studio Center and Cave Canem, her work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou'wester, Oxford American, Lumina and Villanelles. She has taught English and Creative Writing at Medgar Evers College, Drew University and Adelphi University. She has also led workshops for various arts-in-education organizations in diverse settings. Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

Kamilah Aisha
Moon

Keverlee Burchett

Keverlee Burchett

Keverlee Burchett earned her B.A. in English from College of Charleston and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry from Purdue University. She has taught writing courses at College of Charleston and the Art Institute of Charleston, and taught in and directed the Poets in the Schools program for Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts. She now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is an adoption counselor for the Asheville Humane Society.

Keverlee Burchett

Keverlee Burchett

Keverlee Burchett earned her B.A. in English from College of Charleston and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry from Purdue University. She has taught writing courses at College of Charleston and the Art Institute of Charleston, and taught in and directed the Poets in the Schools program for Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts. She now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is an adoption counselor for the Asheville Humane Society.

Keverlee
Burchett

Lawrence Eby

Larry Eby

Larry Eby is the author of two books of poetry, Flight of August (Trio House Press), which won the 2013 Louise Bogan Award, and Machinist in the Snow (ELJ Publications). His photos have appeared in Blue Mesa Review, The Sand Canyon Review, The Great American Lit Mag, and others. Poems and photos can be found by following him on Instagram: @larryeby or Twitter: @vaneebs.

Lawrence Eby

Larry Eby

Larry Eby is the author of two books of poetry, Flight of August (Trio House Press), which won the 2013 Louise Bogan Award, and Machinist in the Snow (ELJ Publications). His photos have appeared in Blue Mesa Review, The Sand Canyon Review, The Great American Lit Mag, and others. Poems and photos can be found by following him on Instagram: @larryeby or Twitter: @vaneebs.

Lawrence
Eby

Mark Neely

Mark Neely

Mark Neely's first book, Beasts of the Hill, won the FIELD Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, New Ohio Review, Barrow Street and elsewhere. He directs the Creative Writing Program at Ball State University.

Mark Neely

Mark Neely

Mark Neely's first book, Beasts of the Hill, won the FIELD Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, New Ohio Review, Barrow Street and elsewhere. He directs the Creative Writing Program at Ball State University.

Mark
Neely

Mercedes Lawry

Mercedes Lawry

Mercedes Lawry has published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and others. She's also published fiction and humor as well as stories and poems for children. Among the honors she's received are awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She's been a Jack Straw Writer, held a residency at Hedgebrook and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook, There are Crows in My Blood was published by Pudding House Press in 2007 and another chapbook, Happy Darkness was released by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She lives in Seattle.

Mercedes Lawry

Mercedes Lawry

Mercedes Lawry has published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Rhino, Nimrod, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and others. She's also published fiction and humor as well as stories and poems for children. Among the honors she's received are awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She's been a Jack Straw Writer, held a residency at Hedgebrook and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook, There are Crows in My Blood was published by Pudding House Press in 2007 and another chapbook, Happy Darkness was released by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She lives in Seattle.

Mercedes
Lawry

Michael Schmeltzer

Michael Schmeltzer

Michael Schmeltzer earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop. His honors include four Pushcart Prize nominations, the Gulf Stream Award for Poetry, and Blue Earth Review's Flash Fiction Prize. Schmeltzer has been a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize, the Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest, and a semi-finalist for the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry and the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. He helps operate and edit A River & Sound Review and has been published in Bellingham Review, Natural Bridge, Mid-American Review, Water~Stone Review, New York Quarterly, and Fourteen Hills, among others.

Michael Schmeltzer

Michael Schmeltzer

Michael Schmeltzer earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop. His honors include four Pushcart Prize nominations, the Gulf Stream Award for Poetry, and Blue Earth Review's Flash Fiction Prize. Schmeltzer has been a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro Prize, the Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest, and a semi-finalist for the Zone 3 First Book Award for Poetry and the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. He helps operate and edit A River & Sound Review and has been published in Bellingham Review, Natural Bridge, Mid-American Review, Water~Stone Review, New York Quarterly, and Fourteen Hills, among others.

Michael
Schmeltzer

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

A retired chemist and mathematics professor, Michael G. Smith's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Matter, New Mexico Poetry Review, Nimrod, Sulphur River Literary Review, Superstition Review, the Kerf, the Santa Fe Literary Review and other journals. In the Spring of 2012 he completed a writing residency at Jentel Arts. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

A retired chemist and mathematics professor, Michael G. Smith's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Matter, New Mexico Poetry Review, Nimrod, Sulphur River Literary Review, Superstition Review, the Kerf, the Santa Fe Literary Review and other journals. In the Spring of 2012 he completed a writing residency at Jentel Arts. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.

Michael
Smith

Nicholas YB Wong

Nicholas YB Wong

Nicholas YB Wong received his MFA at the City University of Hong Kong and is the author of Cities of Sameness. He is a finalist of New Letters Poetry Award and a semi-finalist of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. He is on the editorial board of Drunken Boat and Mead: Magazine of Literature and Libations. Corgis are his favorite human breed.

Nicholas YB Wong

Nicholas YB Wong

Nicholas YB Wong received his MFA at the City University of Hong Kong and is the author of Cities of Sameness. He is a finalist of New Letters Poetry Award and a semi-finalist of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. He is on the editorial board of Drunken Boat and Mead: Magazine of Literature and Libations. Corgis are his favorite human breed.

Nicholas YB
Wong

Sarah Maclay

Sarah Maclay

Sarah Maclay is the author of Music for the Black Room, The White Bride and Whore (all, University of Tampa Press). Her poems and criticism have appeared in APR, Ploughshares, FIELD, The Writer's Chronicle, Poetry Daily, VerseDaily, The Laurel Review, The Offending Adam, The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the Present, Poetry International, where she serves as Book Review Editor, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXI, a 2009 Grisham fellowship, and the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, she teaches at Loyola Marymount University and conducts workshops at The Ruskin Art Club and Beyond Baroque.

Sarah Maclay

Sarah Maclay

Sarah Maclay is the author of Music for the Black Room, The White Bride and Whore (all, University of Tampa Press). Her poems and criticism have appeared in APR, Ploughshares, FIELD, The Writer's Chronicle, Poetry Daily, VerseDaily, The Laurel Review, The Offending Adam, The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the Present, Poetry International, where she serves as Book Review Editor, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXI, a 2009 Grisham fellowship, and the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, she teaches at Loyola Marymount University and conducts workshops at The Ruskin Art Club and Beyond Baroque.

Sarah
Maclay

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith is a graduate of Northwestern's MFA in Creative Writing Program. Her poems appear most recently, or are forthcoming, in 2River View, Denver Quarterly, The Jet Fuel Review, Rattle, Stirring, and Weave.

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith is a graduate of Northwestern's MFA in Creative Writing Program. Her poems appear most recently, or are forthcoming, in 2River View, Denver Quarterly, The Jet Fuel Review, Rattle, Stirring, and Weave.

Virginia
Smith