Cassandra Dallett Occupies Oakland, CA, mastering the art of the resignation letter and the resulting unemployment application. She’s quit three jobs this year and doesn’t miss one, she writes poems and short stories and lives with her son and two dogs. She has published in Slip Stream, Sparkle and Blink, Hip Mama, The Chiron Review, Bleed Me A River, Ascent Aspirations, Criminal Class Review, Enizagam, The Delinquent and The Milvia Street Journal among many others. Look for links and chapbooks on cassandradallett.com
Andrew Gallix invented on-line literature; founded The Offbeats literary movement and 3:AM Magazine. He is chief editor of 3:AM, teacher at the Sorbonne; and is also a writer, publisher, and translator.
William Taylor Jr. currently resides in San Francisco. His poems and stories have been widely published in literary journals worldwide. Among his previous poetry collections are Words for Songs Never Written (Centennial Press 2007) and The Hunger Season (Sunnyoutside, 2009). An Age of Monsters (Epic Rites Press, 2011) is his first collection of stories. Broken When We Got Here, a book of new poems, is now available from Epic Rites Press. His blog can be found at: http://williamtaylorjr.blogspot.com.
Brent Powers writes to get back at Marcia.
Samantha Seto is a writer. She has been published in various anthologies including Ceremony, The Screech Owl, Nostrovia Poetry, Soul Fountain, and Black Magnolias Journal.
Stephen Page writes in a telephone pole-view room in Argentina, that is, when he is not teaching English for bus fare or constructing an elaborate Hot Wheels track around his writing desk. He used to be a bit of a vagabond, that is until his wife straightened him out. All people and places in the poems are fictitious.
Bradley Mason Hamlin is an American writer, patriot, and alumni of the University of California. He was born in Los Angeles and currently lives in Sacramento, California with his beautiful wife, Nicky Christine, and a tribe of wild children. His latest book of poems, California Blonde, is available from Black Shark Press: http://mysteryisland.net
Puma Perl is a performance artist and a widely published poet and writer. She is the author of two chapbooks, the award-winning Belinda and Her Friends and the recently published Ruby True, and one full-length collection knuckle tattoos. She was the co-creator, co-producer, and main curator of DDAY Productions, which mounted shows in various NYC venues. Her newest venture is Puma Perl’s Punk Pandemonium, which launched at the Bowery Electric Map Room in 2012. Her photographs of artists, poets, and musicians are frequently used for album covers, fliers, and head shots, and have been published in literary journals and newspapers.
Over the past twenty years Allison Grayhurst’s poems have been published in over 120 journals throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and in the United Kingdom, including Parabola (summer 2012). Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers, a Porcepic Book, in Vancouver in 1995. Since then she has published nine other books of poetry and two collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was recently published by above/ground press December 2012. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, two cats, and a dog. She also sculpts, working with clay.
Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman, holds a PhD in English and works as a private tutor in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific. Yuan’s poetry appears in 599 literary publications across 23 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, LiNQ, London Magazine, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Salzburg, SAND and Taj Mahal Review.
Sean Neville: writer, filmmaker; born in London, moved to Chicago, age 10. Now in San Diego. Publications in Blaze-Vox, Folly, Spork, Kill Author, Swink, among others. Currently affiliated with University of California, San Diego.
John Grochalski is the author of The Noose Doesn’t Get Any Looser After You Punch Out (Six Gallery Press 2008), Glass City (Low Ghost Press, 2010), and the forthcoming The Sun Causes Cancer. Grochalski currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Andrea Jane Kato has been published The Blue Jew Yorker, The Beat, Ditch, Pomegranate, ReadThis Magazine, and Otis Nebula, through which her first book of poetry will be published sometime in 2012. She has a chapbook of poetry published in a book of chapbooks called “The Chapbook” which is available on Amazon. She was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize.
Kurt K. Shinian lives in Fairport, New York. He is a graduate of Brown University and has been teaching for several years in the State University of New York system. In 2011 he released his first collection of poems – Looking From the Gutter.
Cynthia Ruth Lewis lives in California. Her work has appeared in Gutter Eloquence, Underground Voices, Black-Listed Magazine, The Camel Saloon, Red Fez, and others.
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 15 year old photographer and artist who has won contests with National Geographic,The Woodland Trust, The World Photography Organisation, Winstons Wish, Papworth Trust, Mencap, Big Issue, Wrexham science , Fennel and Fern and Nature’s Best Photography.She has had her photographs published in exhibitions and magazines across the world including the Guardian, RSPB Birds , RSPB Bird Life, Dot Dot Dash ,Alabama Coast , Alabama Seaport and NG Kids Magazine (the most popular kids magazine in the world). She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.Only visual artist published in the Taj Mahal Review June 2011. Youngest artist to be displayed in Charnwood Art’s Vision 09 Exhibition and New Mill’s Artlounge Dark Colours Exhibition
F.N. Wright was born and raised in Mattoon, Illinois and currently resides in the mountains of southern California. He served four years with Naval Amphibious Forces and is a veteran of the Quemoy-Matsu Island Crisis and Vietnam. Wright’s writing and paintings have been published in several print and online magazines and anthologies. He has had three novels published, including one that was translated and published in Germany.
My name is Luke Ritta. I am 25 years of age and I live in London, England and I have been writing poetry and stories for the last few years. My favourite writers are Orwell, Kerouac and Jean-paul sartre. I also love traveling, recently been travelling around India and North America. I also love music, my favourite artist is Bob Dylan.
Samantha Ledger is a poet and erratic creative living outside of London. Her confessional style of writing combines an impactful artistic sense of format with an emotional and often dark vernacular creating a volatile amalgamation of empowerment and fragility. While context or motive can be distorted there exists a voice of clarity, distinct in tone, intention and its observance of womanhood. Samantha’s work has been published two collections of poetry, Everybody Else’s Girl and Bells for Her and appeared in anthologies and journals such as: Candy, ECT: A Review of General Semantics, Heroin Love Songs and Up the Staircase.
My name is Marc Carver and i write poetry but i have spent quite a lot of time recently performing again and setting up open mics in my home town. I always thought that writing poetry was the main thing but now i am starting to think, wait – Poetry is for everybody and i encourage everyone to go to a bar or pub or coffee shop and set up an open mic where people can come and express that self expression and show the power of poetry to everybody.
F. John Sharp lives and works in the Cleveland, Ohio area. His poetry and fiction have been widely published in both print and electronic form, and he is the fiction editor for Right Hand Pointing.
My name is Abigale Louise LeCavalier, a name that was not given to me, a name I chose for myself. Louise is for my grandmother who I loved dearly, I share that name with my mother and my sister. I kept the last name because I wanted it to remain the same as my children. As for Abigale, I needed something as far away from my birth name as possible, and I always loved that name. I’m not good at writing bio’s so I’m just going to tell a quick story. I have seen the movie, The Breakfast Club, probably 100 times, but I remember the first time the most clearly. For this reason. I looked like Anthony Michael Hall(Brian), I wanted to be Molly Ringwald(Claire), but I identified most with Ally Sheedy(Allison.) Now my life consists of trying to make my “outsides” look like what I identify “inside.” The hardest thing I have ever done.
Catfish McDaris – I’m a journeyman New Mexican bricklayer I prefer to work with stone, adobe, & words. I’ve been published widely for 20 years:in NYQ, Rattle, Louisiana Review, Chiron, Haight Ashbury, Pearl, Main St. Rag, Slipstream, & Cafe Review. My last big reads were in NYC & The Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore in Paris. I’ve been given the Pushcart nod in prose & poetry 15 times, it remains elusive.
David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there on an island in a large lake called Mälaren, very near to Stockholm, with woman, cats, and a couple of large black and tan dogs. He is an atheist, an anarchist and generally disgusting. He has a BA in History from Balliol, Oxford, and an MA in philosophy, taken much later and much more seriously studied for, from Stockholm. Up to date details of well over a thousand poems in various zines – both print and online, both degenerate and reputable – over the last three years or so are at his blog. There you will also find details of several currently available books and chapbooks – including three print full lengths, four print chapbooks, and a free electronic chapbook. A new chapbook is due out in spring 2011.
Aged 28, Amit Parmessur has been writing poetry for the past 8 years, taking things more seriously this year. He has been published many times in his homeland, Mauritius. He has also appeared and been accepted in over 50 literary magazines like SHALLA’s Magazine, catfishgringoriver, Amaranthine Muses, LITSNACK, Carcinogenic Poetry, Catapult to Mars, Eunoia Review, Puffin Circus, Ann Arbor Review, Damazine, Burnt Bridge and Heavy Hands Ink. A gold medallist in English from the local university, he also speaks French and Hindi fluently. He is very close to the land of his ancestors, India.
Alinda Wasner is the winner of the Tompkins Prize for Poetry, Fiction and Essay, an Amelia Press Award, the Wittenberg Poetry Award, a Mr. Cogito Press Award, a MacGuffin prize, a Chicago Poetry Center juried award, a Prague Writer’s scholarship, semi-finalist in the 2010 Paumonok Poetry Prize and a finalist in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in Fresh Water: Women Writing About the Great Lakes ( a Michigan Best Book) New Millennium Poets, Passages North, Wayne Review, Wittenberg Review, Comstock Review, Outsider Writers, Corridors, Inkwell, The Macguffin, The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times and Michigan Natural Resources, among others. She lives in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Raised in both Italy and England, Giacomo Lee currently writes and teaches in London. His debut novel Red Trick is forthcoming on Blank Screen Books, and other works by the author can be found in zines such as Poxymash, The Beat, and Quail Bell, along with the 2010 New Asian Writing anthology.
Jesse Mitchell was born a lucky lump of clay and was raised alone by a wild pack of televisions. He taught himself to read and write and now composes pretty stories and poems on the backs of magazine covers and old bus schedules.
Paul Handley has poems included or forthcoming in a full length collection 5-Tool Poet (Punkin House Press), on-line chapbook, Life Is for Us to Keep (Silkworms Ink), publications such as Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Pemmican, and others.
Bill Roberts is a retired nuclear weapons consultant who dreams of the day when all WMD are negotiated out of existance. A thousand of his poems have been published over the past 15 years in nearly 200 online and small-press magazines. He offers a seminar on how to write a poem a day in fifteen minutes, then take it to market. Bill, wife and dogs live too near the edge of Broomfield, Colorado. Contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joanne Sheppard was born in Ware, a small town in the south-east of England, but now inexplicably finds herself living among the dark satanic mills of Salford, Greater Manchester. She wrote her first story in 1979 at the age of three, but only started to submit her work for publication this year as she didn’t want to appear pushy.
Jason Ryberg is the author of seven books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, a box of loose papers that could one day be loosely construed as a novel and a couple of angry letters to various magazine and newspaper editors. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. His latest collection of poems, Blunt Trauma (co-authored with Iris Appelquist and released by Spartan Press), is most easily found at www.prosperosbookstore.com.
G. David Schwartz is the former president of Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. He is also the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue; and is currently a volunteer at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati. His new book Midrash and Working Out Of The Book is now in stores and can be ordered online: http://hometown.aol.com/__121b_tdTFJGXZcJCPqQrUySnZ+KTxh35gb1iLtUVOk9VzwjAofilKR1T0xzcqXUHOGVmr
Rick Marlatt earned a MFA from the University of California, Riverside, where he served as poetry editor of the Coachella Review. Marlatt’s first book, How We Fall Apart, won the 2010 Seven Circle Press Chapbook Award. His most recent work appears in New York Quarterly, Rattle, and Anti.
Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Falling Forward, a full-length collections of poems (sunnyoutside, 2009); The Map of Our Garden (verve bath, 2009); Dream Big Work Harder (sunnyoutside press 2006); The Tear Duct of the Storm (Green Bean Press, 2001); and the poem “Logic” on a postcard (sunnyoutside). She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz. Her work has been, or will be, published in the following online and print journals: Brouhaha, Chronogram, Controlled Burn, Full of Crow, Home Planet News, Mannequin Envy, My Favorite Bullet, The New York Quarterly, nibble, Night Train, Outsider Writer, Rattapallax, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Somerville News, Thieves Jargon, Underground Voices, Wilderness House Literary Review, Word Riot, Words Dance, Zygote in my Coffee, and many other publications. Currently, she is working on a collection of poems exploring the pool hall subculture, inspired by her short-lived experience as a co-owner of a pool hall.
Ken Adlum holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Political Science from California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the University of Memphis. He is also a member of American Mensa, Memphis chapter.
Anthony Bromberg currently writes, teaches, and lives in Austin, TX with his wife and their three cats. He studied creative writing and literature at UCLA. More of his short ficiton can be found in PANK, Danse Macabre, and FRiGG among others. He recently completed editing the memoirs of his friend, Sancho Garcia.
Foster Trecost began writing in Italy and continues today from Philadelphia. Paying jobs have him occasionally working within various aspects of corporate tax, with Europe filling the gaps in between. His stories have appeared or will appear in Elimae, Pequin, Metazen, decomP, and Dark Sky Magazine, among other places.
Clare Fisher lives in London, and will have a story published in Platinum Pages and a short novella published by Philistine Press. She is soon to begin a Creative Writing MA at Goldsmiths. Aside from writing, she enjoys swimming, travelling and popping bubble-wrap.
Wesley Francis has poetry published or forthcoming in Opium Poetry 2.0 and Zygote In My Coffee, and in the southern California college journals The West Wind, Dash, and RipRap. He currently lives in Los Angeles and is behind on his car payments.
Paul Cooper is a writer from Cardiff, currently studying in the University of Warwick and living in Leamington Spa. He is a poet and novelist, boxer and ukuleleist, and collects other people’s diaries. He has had various short stories and poems published in magazines, but has yet to publish any novels, the genius of which have gone unrecognised by publishers.
Paul Hrrison is an Irish guy who started writing a year or two back after meaning to for twenty odd years. paul lives, loves and loses in Perth, Western Australia. His words which could do with a good fucking edit can be found at http://thelastdisciplefirst.blogspot.com/
Mike Finley lives in St. Paul. His most recent project is ZOMBIE GIRL, a graphic novela about his daughter Daniele, which he is selling to support suicide prevention in the Twin Cities.
Noris Roberts is a lawyer from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. My interests include Graphic design, Ballet, contemporary dancing and Art, but my ultimate passions are writing and sharing. I have been writing since the age of nine. I love of Liberty and detest hypocrisy. In each verse I write what I feel and convey the warmth of my feelings. I imagine every word I write with the intensity of love, pain, hope. One way or another while writing, I experience a flowing energy that is transformed in letters and when read it is converted to feelings. “The written word, as a vehicle, allows me to express what sometimes cannot be said or doesn’t want to be mentioned.”
Elaheh Steinke is a 21-year old, Genetics student at Tehran University, Iran. She has been a lyricist for a local band for 3 years, has written an unpublished novel and a collection of published and un-published short stories. She teaches English to non-English student at Maryam Language Institute.
Kelley Deathstar Davidson was raised by werewolves in the small town of Cynthiana, Kentucky, and she was poorly educated in lame public schools. Her only weaknesses are brunette males and Jim Beam seven year. Her chemical composition is mostly methane, with a touch of musk.
Kevin Coons is a writer, musician and sometimes poet from the central coast of California. He graduated from University of California – San Diego in 2008 and since then hasn’t lived in any one place longer than 6 months. That’s okay though, because he likes looking out of moving windows more than most anything.
AllyMalinenko’s first book of poems, entitled The Wanting Bone, was recently published by Six Gallery Press. She has been published in numerous online and print, poetry and fiction journals. She is currently working on a novel for children and lives in the part of Brooklyn that the tour buses don’t come to.
Holly Day is a journalism instructor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two children. Her most recent nonfiction books are Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, and Walking Twin Cities. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Bottle, The MacGuffin, and Not One of Us.
Sue Gee lives in Stockport, England and enjoys writing short stories and flash fiction. Some of these have been published online in places such as Microw, Ink, Sweat and Tears and Rainy City Stories. She is am currently starting on a novel.
Raised in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, Michael Ramberg now resides in Northeast Minneapolis with his girlfriend, a Spaniel, and a few cats. Work of his has appeared in Whistling Shade, Galleon, and Dislocate. More information, including links to his novel HempAmerika.com, can be found on his website.
Lee Stern lives in Los Angeles. He was orphaned when he was four and as a result he loves to wallow in self-pity.
Stacy Lynn Mar is a twenty-something poet and closet collage artist. When she’s not devouring books, or frequenting art exhibits, she creates Artist Trading Cards. Stacy has been published widely in small press. She has currently published one book, Anonymous Confessions, and has chapbook due for publication in Summer 2010 titled, Conversing in a Black Caddilac, from Leaf Garden Press. Stacy is also editor-in-chief of an online poetry magazine Muse Cafe Quarterly.
Thoephilus Kwek is a 15-year-old literature student in Raffles Institution, and is proud to be mentored by various Singaporean poets. Outside of school he’s a dreamer and a musician who loves reading Gabriel G. Marquez.
Farida Samerkhanova’s poetry and prose has appeared in Canadian Stories, Inscribed ~ A Magazine for Writers, The Maynard; Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts; blueskiespoetry.ca, in the collection of poetry Immortal Verses in USA and in Favourite Memories book of poetry in UK, and Danse Macabre, The Write Place at the Write Time and LanguageandCulture.net.
Newamba Flamingo was once abducted by the same aliens who stole his cat. Nowadays he writes poetry/prose, and hosts and partakes in several internet radio shows on Blog Talk Radio. You can find him at myspace.com/newamba, blogtalkradio.com/newamba, and on Facebook, but please don’t tell his psychiatrist you saw him in any of those places. Thanks.
Orna Ben-Shoshan has been an auto-dedact artist for the past 30 years. Her artwork was exhibited in numerous locations in the USA, Europe and Israel. Her Major motivation as a visual artist is to share her visions with othersin order to expand consciousness and inspire new ways of thinking. To see her artwork, please visit: http://www.ben-shoshan.com
Doug Draime emerged as a presence in the ‘underground’ literary movement in Los Angeles in the late 1960′s. Most recent books are Knox County (Kendra Steiner Editions) and Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980 (Covert Press). Forthcoming, Farrago Soup, a full-length collection from Coatlism Press, Rock ‘n Roll Jizz (Propaganda Press), and Boulevards of Oblivion (Tainted Coffee Press). He lives in the foothills of Oregon.
Francis Raven is a graduate student in philosophy at Temple University. His books include Provisions (Interbirth, 2009),5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005)and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil,2005). Francis lives in Washington DC.
DB Cox is a blues musician/writer from South Carolina. He can often be found in the early-morning hours bent over a Fender Stratocaster guitar in roadhouses, honky tonks, and juke joints throughout the south. His poems and short stories have been published extensively in the small press in the US and abroad. He has published five books of poetry. His first chapbook, entitled Passing For Blue was published by Rank Stranger Press. Two other chapbooks, Lowdown and Ordinary Sorrows, were published by Pudding House Publications. Main Street Rag published his first full-length collection, entitled Empty Frames. A new chapbook called Nightwatch has just been released by Pudding House Publications.
Ben Loory lives in Los Angeles, in a house on top of a hill. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day is currently seeking a home. You can find him on Facebook if you need him.
Mike Hammer carries around a notebook in his back pocket, and jots down poetry and short story ideas. He lives in Cleveland Ohio, likes music and movies has a bevy of Writing, Marketing, Journalism and Communications skills – including advertising, writing, layout and design, event coordinating, brand marketing and PR experience. He is a marketer and freelance writer, with degrees in Interpersonal Communication and Creative Writing.
Lena Vaneslander has been published in The Stray Branch, Savage Manners, The Deliquent, and The Sylvan Echo. Her book, Quills of Fire, co-written with Marilyn Campiz, was released in December by PublishAmerica. She is an editor at Outsider Writers, and editor-in-chief at Gloom Cupboard.
Mary McKeel works as a bookstore kid’s specialist in Charlotte NC. She is a first place prize recipient for poetry from the University of North Carolina’s literary magazine. Her work has appeared in Thift Literary Review.
Luis Rivas lives and works in the San Fernando Valley, California. He was a telemarketer, construction worker, assistant drug dealer, flower delivery driver, fast food cashier, sales clerk, package handler/zip code sorter. His work has appeared in the following publications,some of which he contributes to regularly: Zygote in My Coffee, Unlikely Stories, The Hold (R.I.P.), My Favorite Bullet, Cherry Bleeds, Red Fez, Rural Messenger Press, Thieves Jargon, Origami Condom and Gloom Cupboard.
Peter Magliocco writes from Las Vegas, Nevada, and has poetry at GOLD DUST, FULL OF CROW, OPIUM POETRY, HEELTAP, GLOOM CUPBOARD and elsewhere… His new novel is The Burgher of Virtual Eden from Publish America. He was Pushcart nominated for poetry in 2008.
Regina Green’s poems have appeared in The Human Genre Project, A Little Poetry- Voracious Verses, Cahoots Magazine, Breadcrumb Scabs, physiognomy in letters, and the on-line poetry blogs, Bolts of Silk, This Zine Will Save Your Life, Thirteen Myna Birds and a handful of stones. She is also published in Spiraling Volume 1 and Spiraling Nature, two collaborative Lulu pressed poetry compilations. Regina is a therapist living in Marietta, GA, has yet to use the word “y’all” in a poem, and wants to learn Spanish so she can read Pablo Neruda’s poems in his native language.
Peycho Kanev is 28 years old. His work has been published in Welter, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Cemetery, Nerve Cowboy, The Chiron Review, The Guild of Outsider Writers, Mad Swirl, Side of Grits, Southern Ocean Review and many others. He is nominated for Pushcart Award. He lives in Chicago alone.
M.P. Powers has work published or forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, Slipstream, Main Street Rag, Ghoti Magazine, Underground Voices and many others. He lives in Miami and is a shark-suit tester.
Shaun Garrod grew up in Stratford and now resides in Ashby de la Zouch.
Lori Williams lives and works in NYC and has published poems in numerous print and online publications, including Poems Niederngasse, Melic Review, Branches Quarterly, Snow Monkey, Big City Lit, New Zoo Poetry Review, and Avatar Review. She has just started to do open mics after years of being a chicken, and now they can’t pry her off the podium. She thinks life is good these days.
Angela Koh is an up-and-coming poet and author from California.
Katie Graham is a Scottish fairytale and adventure writer who also loves to write poems. Her work has been published in several places including Poetry Scotland and The Battered Suitcase. Katie also writes classic horror stories in the style of Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker, and is currently working on her third book.
Connor de Bruler grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and Nuremburg Germany. He has been previously published in Southern Gothic Shorts, Dark Anima Journal, Portland’s Peep Zine, Glossolalia Magazine, and Dabblestone Horror.
Lawrence Gladeview was born in 1983. After two middle schools and losing his faith in catholic high school, he graduated from James Madison University, majoring in English and having spent only one night in jail. He is a Washington D.C. poet cohabiting with his fiance Rebecca Barkley. His poems have been featured in Word Catalyst Magazine, Gloom Cupboard Literary Magazine, The Poet’s Haven Poetry Magazine, The Legendary, Shoots and Vines, and Yellow Mama Literary Magazine.
Justin Heifetz has just turned 23 and resides in Boston. His work can be found in Outsiders Writers Collective: Lit Circus, Gloom Cupboard, Sein und Werden, Shoots and Vines, Literary Chaos, The Legendary, 50 to 1, and forthcoming in Kill Poet and PANK. He plans to pursue photography and creative writing.
Ben Nardollili is a twenty-three year old writer currently living in New York City. His work has appeared in Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, and Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Farmhouse Magazine, Elimae, Poems Niederngasse, The Delmarva Review, Underground Voices Magazine, Heroin Love Songs, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, Literary Fever, and Perspectives Magazine. In addition he was the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU.
Lisa Zaran is an American poet, essayist and the author of six collections including The Blondes Lay Content and the sometimes girl, the latter of which was recently the focus of a year long translation course in Germany. She is founder and editor of Contemporary American Voices and Little Lark Press, online poetry journals. She lives and writes in Arizona.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including Tomorrowland (2008) from Achilles Chapbooks in print and The Torturer’s Horse (2009) from Recycled Karma Press online. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology.
Chris West believes in the power of rock music, Beat poetry, and the sanctity of Star Trek. He has appeared in the journals Kitchen Sink and Morbid Curiosity, in various online venues including a current stint as a columnist at LEGENDmag, and in the Mortified reading series. Chris resides in San Francisco, where he works for a non-profit while seeking a publisher for his first novel.
Carol Lemley (aka Vinci), M.A., has worked as a teacher, legal editor, and writer. She has published both fiction and nonfiction in various magazines. Her most recent fiction has appeared in Fictionville, The Seattle Review, Dana Literary Society Online Journal, Scrivener=s Pen Literary Journal, and Backhand Stories. She has just completed the second of two novels and is currently working on a collection of short stories.
H.E. Mantel is an Aquarian male, Poet/Writer/Editor, published in Print and Online, including Ascent Aspirations, Shampoo, The Apocalypse, A Hero’s Journey Anthology, Poetry By Moonlight Anthology, World Artist Network Magazine, Poetic Spit, Poetry Soup (Award), Retort Magazine, Poetry Of Food Anthology, Wordgathering, Poetry Flyer, Doors Anthology (I & II), The Plebian Rag, Apocalypse, Gloom Cupboard; awaiting the publication of his Poetry collections, “Bananas’ On The Moon…A Collection Of Revisionist Haiku” & “Sophistigates: A New Book Of New Poetry”; musician-vocalist, an avid reader, athlete, and devotee of Holistic Health through Vegan lifestyle, Ecology and his Writing to Help Our Earth to Heal. He resides in Florida.
Kathryn Mitchell is a 21-year-old student living in New York City, where she majors in How to graduate from NYU without being a sarcastic, pretentious asshole. She’s currently failing.
Daniel Kramb is a writer based in Hackney, East London. His short novel Collision, aka the demo tape, is out since April 2009, self-published and raw, and he is currently writing the story’s second part. Daniel was born in 1982 and grew up in Germany.
Dave Migman is a writer and artist from the UK living in Greece and Edinburgh. His first novel The Wolf
Stepped Out is available from Doghorn Publishing after June 21st and his writing appears in many journals offline and on.
K.M. Fields lives outside Cincinnati. After a decade or so away from words, he’s been stringing them together again and has recently had work accepted by Quality Fiction, Clean Sheets, Down in the Dirt, and Pink Chameleon.
Yossarian Hunter originated in the Chicago area, but was transplanted as a sapling to rural Mississippi. He runs away from time to time, bringing back stories of horror and bravery from the open American road. When he is not mixing drinks, he is usually having drinks somewhere. Just don’t expect him to pick up the tab. He has published poetry and short fiction in NC LowBrow Collective webzine, Haggard and Halloo, and Mad Swirl. He has poems upcoming in Deep Tissue Magazine and Eviscerator Heaven. When not reading or writing, he plays guitar (badly) at several North Mississippi campfire jams. He spends most of his time in seclusion on an old family farm off in the hills with his wolf-dog Ophelia. Feel free to drop in any time, just bring Scooby Snacks. And a sixer of Pabst.
Mather Schneider is a 39 year old cab driver, currenlty unemployed, with no degree. He has been published in the small press for nearly 15 years; and has a book coming out by Interior Noise Press this year.
Michael Norris is a freelance writer and ESL teacher who is just back from four years in Paris, and is now living in Evanston, IL. He has published articles in The Paris Times and on Literary Kicks, among other publications and web sites. He is currently working on numerous short stories and articles.
Paul Hellweg likes to drink beer, is an insomniac, and has worked for the U. S. Postal Service off and on over the years. He wishes that were all it takes to be as successful as Bukowski at living, writing, and making love. (OK, so he knows he’s got a long way to go, but he’s working on it.)
Isaac Seal is an odd one, but at the root of it, a good egg. He has been published in a few places [though not nearly as many as he's attempted to be], but in real life he’s a professional chef of the almost famous variety. He loves food, and words, and music. These are the things he creates. He recently moved to Sacramento, California, and is looking for a nice restaurant to call home. He loves his life on the good days, and hates it on the bad ones. This, he suspects, makes him much like everyone else. He is very good at shooting pool, and scrabble. He is very bad at bowling and long division. He is now terribly tired of writing about himself in the third person, and is going to make a sandwich instead.
Kate Thorburn is dead is the first and last sentance of her new novel.” I have tried to be a lot of things, but none of them fit as well as being a writer did. It’s a curse as well as a blessing and means I never get to be alone, and the people around me get to be cursed with immortality in my writing’. Since she was fifteen she has been writing professionally, and although she has lead a Motley crue upbringing, she is trying to calm down. “The way I see it is, I have one year left. One year to either become a writer, or I’m giving it all up and opening a shop full of toasters and I’ll just drink myself to death.”
Lara Konesky is a 29 year old gypsy type, who likes dirty words, the theory of guns, time, and the universe, and might end up with a chip on her shoulder. She blames her bad mouth on reading Henry Miller in the fourth grade.
John Sweet, b. 1968, date of death to be determined. single father of 2, chronically paranoid, part-time recluse. Latest books include ASH WILDERNESS and THE SEA OF STATIC.
Janet Freeman lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Storyglossia, Prick of the Spindle, and JMWW. She is currently at work on a novel.
Richard Wink is a writer based in Norwich, England. He edits the litzine Gloom Cupboard. His latest chapbook Delirium is a disease of the Night is out now from Shadow Archer Press. His other chapbook Apple Road is available at TrainWreck.
Michael Estabrook - as a poet, you are only as good as your next poem and like a surfer searching for that perfect wave, I am searching for that next perfect poem. What keeps me going, what keeps me moving forward as a poet is my wife. After 37 years of marriage she is still not only the most beautiful woman I have ever known, but the most beautiful person I have ever known. If I find that perfect poem anywhere I’ll find it in her.
Elaine Rosenberg Miller is an attorney in West Palm Beach, FL. Her essays, memoirs, poems and short stories have appeared in Allgenerations, Brooklyn Voice, Jewish Magazine, Miranda Literary Magazine, Museum of Family History, The Binnacle, The Cartier Street Literary Review, The Forward, Up The Staircase, Wilderness House Literary Review, Women and the Holacaust, and Women in Judaism.
Ivan Brkaric has been published in Why Vandalism?, Blowback Magazine, and Gloom Cupboard.
Savannah Louise has work either published or forthcoming at Titular Journal, Word Riot, Dogzplot, and others.
Wayne Mason is a writer and factory worker from central Florida. His work has been published throughout the small press. His most recent chapbook Poet Laureate Of A Dirty Garage is available from Erbacce Press.
Paula Ray teaches music in North Carolina, gigs about on her saxophone, and composes and writes like a fiend. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, Pequin, All Things Girl, Mad Swirl, The Orange Room Review, Up the Staircase, Dew on the Kudzu, MicroHorror, and Yellow Mama.
In another life Scot Young used to be a construction worker but for the last 19 years he has been paid to hang out with kids. He started writing poems again after a 30 year absence and has published one or two. He may be the only ex-construction worker in America to have all of Christopher Robin’s books and he occasionally teaches a poetry class to the Breakfast Club. He once sang with Kenny Loggins and wrestler Dirty Dick Murdoch, but mainly he just puts bread on the table.
Belinda Subraman Presents produces the Gypsy Art Show which specializes in interviews and performances of poets, writers , musicians and occasionally has an interview with an outstanding contributor to another field.
Lajwanti Khemlani’s articles have been published in the European Weekly-New Europe, India Se, Urban Voice, Deccan Herald, Sahara Time, and Biz India. Her poems have been accepted for publication by Peacock Books, an imprint of Frog Books.
Matt Finney is a writer from millbrook, alabama.
William Taylor Jr. lives in San Francisco. His work has been widely published in the independent press and across the internet in such publications as Poesy, Anthills, and The New York Quarterly and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart prize. The Hunger Season, a book of new poems, is due from sunnyouside press in Spring 2009. His previous books include So Much is Burning (sunnyoutside, 2006) and Words For Songs Never Written: New and Collected Poems (Centennial Press, 2007).
John Grey has been published recently in Agni, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review and The Pedestal, with work upcoming in Poetry East and REAL.
Russell Bittner lives in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has appeared in anthologies and magazines both on-line and in print; including Thieves Jargon, Zygote in my Coffee, Dogmatika, 3AM Magazine, Per Contra, Aesthetica, the Laura Hird Showcase, Sein und Werden, and Mad Hatters Review. His novels include Trompe-l’oeil and Girl from Baku.
Catherine Zickgraf is a former northerner excited about growing her roots into the Georgia clay. She hopes to earn her MFA in Creative Writing within the next few years. (She’s in Augusta, I’m from Athens. Thought you’d wanna know that.)
Joseph Veronneau runs Scintillating Publications. His own poems and writings have appeared widely throughout the small press.
Martin Reed grew up in North West England, and now lives and writes in London. His fiction and poetry have popped up in Critical Quarterly, a handful of erotic anthologies, elimae, IS&T, Tales of the Decongested, BTD TV, Six Sentences, and others. He regularly performs live in London and Brighton. He has odds and sods upcoming in Litro, Red Peter and Parasitic Cavity.
Jake Tucker is a recent graduate of Western Washington University. His work has appeared in Jeopardy Magazine and Gloom Cupboard.
Michael Jacobson is a writer/artist from Minneapolis. He is known for his wordless books.
Crystal Folz lives in rural Indiana and works in a library.
Jerry Budinski is an engineer turned writer. His stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Eclectica and Quantam Muse.
Luis Berriozabal was born in Mexico. His flash fiction has appeared in Rumble, Babel Magazine, Dogzplot, Bad Marmalade, and Zygote In My Coffee.
Verless Doran lives in East TN. He has written a novel entitled A Season of Impotence.
David Stillwagon lives in Atlanta. He writing has or will appear in Mississippi Crow, Johnny America, ClockWise Cat, and Word Catalyst.
Conor Robin Madigan writes essays, stories and Pensées. His work as appeared in Storyglossia, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, Fiction At Work, Lamination Colony, No Posit, and Cuthroat, a journal of the arts published chapter the first of a novel.
Zach King once read a collection of Allen Ginsberg poems; his views on life and words shifted. Among his interests are film and philosophy. He lives outside New Haven Connecticut.
Alan Kelly has contributed to Butcherqueers, Penny Blood, Pretty Scary, 3AMm, GCN. His fiction can be read at Dogmtaika, Beat the Dust and Parasitic. He is from Ireland.
Randy Thurman is an artist, musician, composer, poet, writer, etc. living and working in rural south east Tennessee. His art has been exhibited at Monkdogz Urban Art, Gallery 18, and the Jay Etkin Gallery.
Katherine Mason is a journalism student at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri.
Allagash Sinclair resides in Western Massachusetts and is a frequent writer of very short stories and left-leaning letters to the editor.
Suzy Devere is a prostitute, a drug addict, a Dr.’s wife, a Lawyer’s wife, a mistress to a famous Saudi Sheikh, a mother, an intellectual, an academic, an athlete, a painter, a drawer, a photographer, and a writer who feels utterly, stunningly alone. She has lived all over the world but right now lives next door to you.(She’s pretty cute too.)
Eric Suhem lives in California. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Cerebral Catalyst, why vandalism? and Defenestration.
Brent Powers exists when he feels like it.
Shane Allison has had poems published in Shampoo, juked, Suspect Thoughts, Velvet Mafia, Zygote in My Coffee, and Instant Pussy.
Carl Schinasi is a New Yorker in Birmingham Alabama.
Janet Yung lives and writes in St. Louis.
Helen Peterson edits Chopper Poetry Journal in New London Connecticut.
Steve Wheeler is a writer from Ottawa.
Christopher Nosnibor is the author of The Plagiarist.
Bob Bradshaw is a programmer living in Redwood City, CA. Recent works of his are at Eclectica, Loch Raven Review and Orange Room Review.
Errid Farland lives in Southern California. Her stories have appeared in Barrelhouse, Thieves Jargon, Word Riot, storySouth, Pindledyboz, and GUD, among others.
Si Philbrook lives in Brighton England where he manages a care facility for people with learning disabilities.
Joy Leftow is poet-laureate of Washington Heights.
Peter Schwartz is art editor for Mad Hatters Review, and Dogzplot. His most recent exhibition was at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York.
Dennis Magahin lives in Washington. His electronic poetry chapbook Bandini’s Disco Usufruct, is available at Origami Condom.
Mira Horvich is a poet and short story writer living in Poland.
Tim Hall is a writer, multimedia artist, journalist, editor, and publisher. His books include Half Empty, and Triumph Of The Won’t.
Nikesh Murali has published several volumes of poetry. He was nominated for the Pushcart in 2007.
Puma Perl, poet, writer, and spoken-word reader in New York City, is working on a book about the lower east side in the 70′s and 80′s.
Barbara Hilal is an artist, writer, and beat poet from Savannah GA, exiled in Texas.
Britonny Johnson is a fan of beatniks, jazz, and hippies. She lives in Kentucy with her two children.
Malcolm Hoover is a California educator, community leader, and world traveler.
Misty Rainwater-Lites is editor/publisher of Instant Pussy. Her chapbooks are available from Kendra Steiner Editions, Erbacce Press, and Scintillating Publications. Her newest full-length poetry collection is Pretty Red Berries.
Mathias Nelson has been published in Cherry Bleeds, Word Riot, Boston Literary Magazine, and others.
Steve Ely writes poems, short stories, and novels. His forthcoming collection of poetry is The Complete Eater.
John Grey is an Australian poet, playwright, and muscian. His latest book is What Else Is There.
Andrew Taylor is co-editor of erbacce and erbacce-press in Liverpool. His latest book is And the Weary Are at Rest.
Sean Mcgahey lives in Birmingham England. He is editor of The Beat.
Richard Wink from Norwich England, is a poet, novelist, and editor of Gloom Cupboard.
Hugh Fox has been an archaeologist, a professor, and an often published writer and poet.
Rohith Sundararaman is a writer from Bombay India.
Michael Kechula is editor of MicroSpec Magazine and author of A Full Deck of Zombies.
Anthony Liccione is a poet from Texas, and the author of Please Pass Me, the Blood & Butter.
Dan Provost lives in Worcester Massachusetts and is the author of four chapbooks.
Robert Aquino Dollesin is a poet from Sacramento California.
Jeff Crouch is an artist from Grand Prairie, Texas.
Steve Finbow worked for Allan Ginsberg, taught English, and lectured all over the world.
Mick Brazel is a musician, poet, and traveler from P-Earth. Read his poetry at Litkicks.
Sean McGrady is a philosopher poet from Belfast on York.
The mysterious Pablo Vision occasionally updates with obscentiy, blasphemy, and links.
Graham Isaac is an American post-grad at Swansea U. Wales.
Jason Robinson is a poet from Aiken, South Carolina, and a frequent contributor to Litkicks.
Gary Beck is a New York theater director and playwright.
Juan Israel Espanol is a New York poet. His collected poems “Christmas is July” will be released this spring.
Matt Finney is a young redneck kafka from Alabam. I’m from UGA, we kicked thier butts.
Scurvy Bastard has been an actor, a roadie, an activist, and a poet, among other things. His writing appears in many top publications including Mystery Island’s forthcoming Book of Balls.
Justin Hyde is the 2007 Michelline award winner, and poetry editor at Thieves Jargon.