Poetry

Aidan Rooney

Aidan Rooney

Aidan Rooney is a native of Monaghan, Ireland, resident in the U.S. since 1987. He lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and teaches at Thayer Academy. He was awarded the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Poet in 1997 and the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2012. His collections, Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007) are published by The Gallery Press. New poems and translations from French and Haitian Creole have appeared recently in Cream City Review, The Shop, Mudlark, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Ireland Review.

Aidan Rooney

Aidan Rooney

Aidan Rooney is a native of Monaghan, Ireland, resident in the U.S. since 1987. He lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and teaches at Thayer Academy. He was awarded the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Poet in 1997 and the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2012. His collections, Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007) are published by The Gallery Press. New poems and translations from French and Haitian Creole have appeared recently in Cream City Review, The Shop, Mudlark, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Ireland Review.

Aidan
Rooney

Alan Elyshevitz

Alan Elyshevitz

Alan Elyshevitz is a poet and short story writer from East Norriton, PA. His collection of stories, The Widows and Orphans Fund, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. In addition, he has published three poetry chapbooks: Imaginary Planet (Cervena Barva), Theory of Everything (Pudding House), and The Splinter in Passion’s Paw (New Spirit). He is a two-time recipient of a fellowship in fiction writing from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Currently he teaches writing at the Community College of Philadelphia. 

Alan Elyshevitz

Alan Elyshevitz

Alan Elyshevitz is a poet and short story writer from East Norriton, PA. His collection of stories, The Widows and Orphans Fund, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. In addition, he has published three poetry chapbooks: Imaginary Planet (Cervena Barva), Theory of Everything (Pudding House), and The Splinter in Passion’s Paw (New Spirit). He is a two-time recipient of a fellowship in fiction writing from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Currently he teaches writing at the Community College of Philadelphia. 

Alan
Elyshevitz

Andrea Beltran

Andrea Beltran

Andrea Beltran lives in El Paso, Texas, and moonlights as a poet and student. Her poems have recently appeared in Acentos Review, Blood Lotus, caesura, and Pyrta. 

Andrea Beltran

Andrea Beltran

Andrea Beltran lives in El Paso, Texas, and moonlights as a poet and student. Her poems have recently appeared in Acentos Review, Blood Lotus, caesura, and Pyrta. 

Andrea
Beltran

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen’s poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner & The Southern Review as well as being featured on Poetry Daily & Verse Daily. He has published three volumes of poetry: Disloyal Yo-Yo (Dream Horse Press), which was awarded the 2007 Orphic Poetry Prize, Swerve (Black Lawrence Press) and Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half-Asleep (Black Lawrence Press). A new collection, No Soap, Radio, is forthcoming in 2015. A recipient of an individual artist grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, he joined the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Connecticut in 2012.

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen’s poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner & The Southern Review as well as being featured on Poetry Daily & Verse Daily. He has published three volumes of poetry: Disloyal Yo-Yo (Dream Horse Press), which was awarded the 2007 Orphic Poetry Prize, Swerve (Black Lawrence Press) and Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half-Asleep (Black Lawrence Press). A new collection, No Soap, Radio, is forthcoming in 2015. A recipient of an individual artist grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, he joined the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Connecticut in 2012.

Bruce
Cohen

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin is currently a grad student in Emerson College’s Publishing and Writing MA program. She has a BA in English and Spanish from Smith College. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Nimrod and Else Where magazines. Catherine grew up in Athens, Georgia, but has spent the past five years in Massachusetts. She regularly returns to the South, but is building a career in publishing in Boston. 

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin is currently a grad student in Emerson College’s Publishing and Writing MA program. She has a BA in English and Spanish from Smith College. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Nimrod and Else Where magazines. Catherine grew up in Athens, Georgia, but has spent the past five years in Massachusetts. She regularly returns to the South, but is building a career in publishing in Boston. 

Catherine
Martin

Christopher Suda

Christopher Suda

Christopher's poetry has been published in blazeVOX, The Aura, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Poetry Super Highway and Rufous City Review. Christopher is currently a twenty-four year old undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a musician involved in three current projects: Philos Moore (singer-songwriter) In Snow (Instrumental), and Loveislight (Experimental Hip-Hop).

Christopher Suda

Christopher Suda

Christopher's poetry has been published in blazeVOX, The Aura, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Poetry Super Highway and Rufous City Review. Christopher is currently a twenty-four year old undergraduate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a musician involved in three current projects: Philos Moore (singer-songwriter) In Snow (Instrumental), and Loveislight (Experimental Hip-Hop).

Christopher
Suda

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen has four prize-winning collections of poetry. The latest, In Case of Sudden Free Fall, came out from Jacar Press in 2017. These days she’s primarily a political activist in Pittsburgh PA where she writes songs, plays ukulele and sings in The Highland Park Mini-band.

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen

Deborah Bogen has four prize-winning collections of poetry. The latest, In Case of Sudden Free Fall, came out from Jacar Press in 2017. These days she’s primarily a political activist in Pittsburgh PA where she writes songs, plays ukulele and sings in The Highland Park Mini-band.

Deborah
Bogen

Gary L. McDowell

Gary L.  McDowell

Gary L. McDowell is the author of Weeping at a Stranger's Funeral (Dream Horse Press, 2013) and American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010); he's also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). He is an assistant professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Gary L. McDowell

Gary L.  McDowell

Gary L. McDowell is the author of Weeping at a Stranger's Funeral (Dream Horse Press, 2013) and American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010); he's also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). He is an assistant professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Gary L.
McDowell

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

Jonathan May

Jonathan May

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He currently teaches in Memphis, TN. Other work has appeared in [PANK] and Rock & Sling. He is currently translating a play by Günter Eich into English and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Memphis.

Jonathan May

Jonathan May

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. He currently teaches in Memphis, TN. Other work has appeared in [PANK] and Rock & Sling. He is currently translating a play by Günter Eich into English and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Memphis.

Jonathan
May

Josh Rathkamp

Josh Rathkamp

Josh Rathkamp’s first collection of poetry, Some Nights No Cars At All, was published by Ausable Press and is now distributed by Copper Canyon. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and public art projects, including most recently American Poetry Review, Arts and Letters, Poet Lore, and Rattle.  He is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Mesa Community College. 

Josh Rathkamp

Josh Rathkamp

Josh Rathkamp’s first collection of poetry, Some Nights No Cars At All, was published by Ausable Press and is now distributed by Copper Canyon. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and public art projects, including most recently American Poetry Review, Arts and Letters, Poet Lore, and Rattle.  He is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Mesa Community College. 

Josh
Rathkamp

Karen Rile

Karen Rile

Karen Rile is the author of Winter Music, a novel set in Philadelphia, and numerous works of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in literary magazines such as The Southern Review, American Writing, Creative Nonfiction, The Land Grant College Review, Other Voices, and Apiary, and has been listed among The Best American Short Stories. She is also the founding editor of Cleaver Magazine, an online quarterly featuring poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction, dramatic writing, and art. Karen lives in Philadelphia and teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania.

Karen Rile

Karen Rile

Karen Rile is the author of Winter Music, a novel set in Philadelphia, and numerous works of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in literary magazines such as The Southern Review, American Writing, Creative Nonfiction, The Land Grant College Review, Other Voices, and Apiary, and has been listed among The Best American Short Stories. She is also the founding editor of Cleaver Magazine, an online quarterly featuring poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction, dramatic writing, and art. Karen lives in Philadelphia and teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania.

Karen
Rile

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis’s books include The Unbeliever (Brittingham Prize), Silent Treatment (National Poetry Series), Vivisect, (New Issues Press), and Burned House with Swimming Pool (American Poetry Journal Prize, Dream Horse Press). Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Kenyon Review, Washington Square, Third Coast, American Literary Review, Fence, Seattle Review, Rattle, and Best American Poetry.  She has also won awards from the American Poetry Review and the Missouri Review, a Pushcart Prize and an NEA Fellowship.  She directs the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University and serves as poetry editor for the Cimarron Review.   

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis’s books include The Unbeliever (Brittingham Prize), Silent Treatment (National Poetry Series), Vivisect, (New Issues Press), and Burned House with Swimming Pool (American Poetry Journal Prize, Dream Horse Press). Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Kenyon Review, Washington Square, Third Coast, American Literary Review, Fence, Seattle Review, Rattle, and Best American Poetry.  She has also won awards from the American Poetry Review and the Missouri Review, a Pushcart Prize and an NEA Fellowship.  She directs the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University and serves as poetry editor for the Cimarron Review.   

Lisa
Lewis

Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz is Swiss-British, was born in Hong Kong, and divides his time between Zurich, Reykjavik and New York. His work has appeared in many journals, including Washington Square Review, Fourteen Hills, The Bitter Oleander, and Guernica. Recent collections include: The Propaganda Factory, or Speaking of Trees (2011); Gods of a Ransacked Century (2013), Mao's Mole (Neopoiesis, 2013)  and Behind the Wall at the Sugar Works (Spuyten Duyvil, 2013). A new English-German bi-lingual collection, Additional Breathing Exercises, is forthcoming from Wolfbach Verlag, Zurich (2014). Marc is Executive Editor of Mad Hatters' Review and MadHat Press and Coeditor-in-Chief at Fulcrum.

Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz

Marc Vincenz is Swiss-British, was born in Hong Kong, and divides his time between Zurich, Reykjavik and New York. His work has appeared in many journals, including Washington Square Review, Fourteen Hills, The Bitter Oleander, and Guernica. Recent collections include: The Propaganda Factory, or Speaking of Trees (2011); Gods of a Ransacked Century (2013), Mao's Mole (Neopoiesis, 2013)  and Behind the Wall at the Sugar Works (Spuyten Duyvil, 2013). A new English-German bi-lingual collection, Additional Breathing Exercises, is forthcoming from Wolfbach Verlag, Zurich (2014). Marc is Executive Editor of Mad Hatters' Review and MadHat Press and Coeditor-in-Chief at Fulcrum.

Marc
Vincenz

Martha Silano

Martha Silano

Martha Silano is the author of four full-length poetry collections—What the Truth Tastes Like (1999), Blue Positive (2006), The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and a Washington State Book Award finalist), and Reckless Lovely (2014), also from Saturnalia Books. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Martha serves as poetry editor of Crab Creek Review and teaches English at Bellevue College. 

Martha Silano

Martha Silano

Martha Silano is the author of four full-length poetry collections—What the Truth Tastes Like (1999), Blue Positive (2006), The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception (winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and a Washington State Book Award finalist), and Reckless Lovely (2014), also from Saturnalia Books. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, North American Review, Kenyon Review Online, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Martha serves as poetry editor of Crab Creek Review and teaches English at Bellevue College. 

Martha
Silano

Mia Sara

Mia Sara

Mia Sara, a film and television actress for many frenetic years has found her form at last, in poetry. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in, Pembroke Magazine, poemmemoirstory, The Write Room, Forge, Helix, Pank, and Cultural Weekly, among others, and she is a regular contributor to Pank’s blog. She lives in Los Angeles and New York City with her husband, Brian Henson, and her two children. 

 

Mia Sara

Mia Sara

Mia Sara, a film and television actress for many frenetic years has found her form at last, in poetry. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming in, Pembroke Magazine, poemmemoirstory, The Write Room, Forge, Helix, Pank, and Cultural Weekly, among others, and she is a regular contributor to Pank’s blog. She lives in Los Angeles and New York City with her husband, Brian Henson, and her two children. 

 

Mia
Sara

Nate Pritts

Nate Pritts

Nate Pritts is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Right Now More Than Ever.  He founded H_NGM_N, an online journal & small press, in 2001 & continues to serve as Director & Prime Architect for its various endeavors.

Nate Pritts

Nate Pritts

Nate Pritts is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Right Now More Than Ever.  He founded H_NGM_N, an online journal & small press, in 2001 & continues to serve as Director & Prime Architect for its various endeavors.

Nate
Pritts

Paul Dickey

Paul Dickey

Paul Dickey’s recent book Wires Over the Homeplace from Pinyon Publishing was released in September, 2013. Dickey is a poet and philosophy instructor in Omaha who has published poetry, fiction, plays, book reviews, and creative non-fiction. He gives poetry readings and workshops throughout the Midwest in colleges and elsewhere. Dickey’s previous volume of poetry, They Say This is How Death Came Into the World was published in 2011. Besides his poetry, he also has published two e-books: a full-length play, The Good News According to St. Dude, and a collection of light political verse, Liberal Limericks of 2012.

Paul Dickey

Paul Dickey

Paul Dickey’s recent book Wires Over the Homeplace from Pinyon Publishing was released in September, 2013. Dickey is a poet and philosophy instructor in Omaha who has published poetry, fiction, plays, book reviews, and creative non-fiction. He gives poetry readings and workshops throughout the Midwest in colleges and elsewhere. Dickey’s previous volume of poetry, They Say This is How Death Came Into the World was published in 2011. Besides his poetry, he also has published two e-books: a full-length play, The Good News According to St. Dude, and a collection of light political verse, Liberal Limericks of 2012.

Paul
Dickey

Ross Losapio

Ross Losapio

Ross Losapio is a graduate of the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the recipient of the 2013 Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the minnesota review, The Emerson Review, and elsewhere. His reviews appear in Blackbird, Rattle, and Verse Wisconsin.

Ross Losapio

Ross Losapio

Ross Losapio is a graduate of the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the recipient of the 2013 Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the minnesota review, The Emerson Review, and elsewhere. His reviews appear in Blackbird, Rattle, and Verse Wisconsin.

Ross
Losapio

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson is the author of four poetry collections, Paradise (Miller Williams prize finalist, University of Arkansas Press, 2011), Frescoes (Lost Horse Press book prize, 2009), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/Intuit House book prize, 2006), and Rorschach Art (Red Hen, 2001). His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. His short stories have appeared in Five Points and Five Points’ anthology High Five: An Anthology of Fiction from Ten Years of Five Points, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review and elsewhere. A collection of his stories is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press.

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson is the author of four poetry collections, Paradise (Miller Williams prize finalist, University of Arkansas Press, 2011), Frescoes (Lost Horse Press book prize, 2009), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/Intuit House book prize, 2006), and Rorschach Art (Red Hen, 2001). His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. His short stories have appeared in Five Points and Five Points’ anthology High Five: An Anthology of Fiction from Ten Years of Five Points, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review and elsewhere. A collection of his stories is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press.

Stephen
Gibson