Patrick Bahls | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Patrick Bahls is an associate professor of mathematics and director of the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He is the author of the book Student writing in the quantitative disciplines: A guide for college faculty (Jossey-Bass 2012) and his poetry has appeared in Adirondack Review, Eunoia Review, and Unshod Quills.

Danny P. Barbare | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Danny P. Barbare resides in Greenville, SC. He likes to think up poems while working at a local YMCA in Simpsonville, SC. He likes to write in free verse mostly about his environment. He loves his wife and small dog Miley. His poetry has recently appeared in Birmingham Arts Journal, Ocean Magazine, oracle bone, as well as others.

Harry J. Baxter | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Harry J. Baxter is a nineteen year old writer living in Richmond VA. He has been known to sporadically vomit onto blank pages and call it poetry. Most of time you can find his work on http://www.hellopoetry.com otherwise you can find it by breaking into his apartment and rifling through his drawers and notebooks.

Ashlee Beals | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Ashlee Beals is a twenty year old musician, comic artist, and occasional poet. She spends most of her time alone and pretends to like it that way.

Mellissa Fry Beasley | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Melissa Fry Beasley is a Humanistic poet of Cherokee origin, who resides in Oklahoma. Through the written and spoken word, she examines the gap between the ideal and the reality involved in living in our world during this time. Her work is both personal and subjective, yet she does not turn aside from the political and social issues of her environment. She is a woman who seeks to express her individual perspective and needs while accepting the diversity involved in questions of gender, race and culture. Melissa believes that change is necessary and deploys her writing to reflect her personal experience in the wider sociopolitical context. She is Assistant Editor for Churn Magazine and is a columnist at Yareah Magazine.

Gary Beck | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Gary Beck has spent most of his life as a theater director.  He has a large number of chapbooks published through presses such as Origami Condom Press, Cervena Barva Press, Calliope Nerve Media, Medulla Press, and more.  His writing has appeared in 100s of literary magazines.

Gabriel Leif Bellman | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Gabriel Leif Bellman graduated from USC’s Cinema School before going to work at MTV in New York. As a television Producer, Mr. Bellman helped start the ‘True Life’ series at MTV.  He received his M.A. from New York University, and his J.D. from U.C. Hastings.  Gabriel has directed several successful documentary films, and is the co-founder of the Frozen Film Festival. He was a featured speaker at the International Film Festival Summit in Las Vegas on the “Future of New Media and Narratives.”  He has written two feature operas, performed at Juilliard and by NYC Opera, and has performed slam poetry around the U.S., notably hosting the Blah-Blah in Brooklyn.  He has performed in LitQuake Festival, and had plays in Theater Pub.  His podcast Film4Thought gives two-minute film reviews and was selected as a featured film and t.v. podbean podcast.  He is a certified mediator in S.F. where he also practices law and runs the SF Frozen Film Festival.

Jon Bennett | September 2013 Issue & November 2013 Issue| Bio;

Jon Bennett is a Pushcart nominated poet and musician living in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  He is currently seeking a publisher for his first novel, “The Unfat,” a speculative syfy story about autism.  Visit his Facebook page for his latest publications, https://www.facebook.com/jon.bennett.967

Joschua Beres | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Joschua Beres (b. 1987) is a Texas native of Louisiana French-Creole, Irish, French-Canadian and German ancestry. He has previously been published in Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Kitchen Poet / UndergroundBooks and has work included in the anthology Milk and Honey Siren.  http://joschuaberes.com

Lennie Bezwik | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being unrealistic. He’s also got a blog. http://bezwik.wordpress.com/

Cameron Blais | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Cameron Blais is a writer originally from Providence, Rhode Island. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York

Miller Bradford  | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Miller Bradford is a freshman at the University of Florida. She writes mainly about her experiences growing up in South Florida. Her appearance in Nostrovia! Poetry is her first published poem.

Tim Brennan | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Tim J Brennan writes from small town Minnesota.  His poems can be found in The Original VanGogh’s Ear Anthology, Talking StickDrown in my own Fears, and other nice places. He has poems forthcoming at KAXE radio, The Lake, and Sleet. Brennan’s short plays have been produced widely, including Chicago, San Diego, Bethesda, and most recently, Bloomington IL.

Daniel Bryson | October 2013 Issue | Bio;

Daniel Bryson is a 20 year old writer from Austin, Texas. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri for two years before dropping out and moving back in with his parents. As a consumer of art he is a fan of the LA beats scene, emo music, poetry, and fiction. He tweets as @I_amdan and has a blog at db45comma000.tumblr.com. Inquiries related to starting a band or anything else can be directed to danielpbryson@gmail.com

Karina Bush | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Karina has recently published ‘Karina Sutra’ – some tantric and erotic poems, and ‘John’s Lottery’ – five stories about johns. All work is available for free download from her website karinabush.com.

Captain | September 2013 Issue | Bio;

A traveling poet who picked Jeremiah Walton up hitchhiking in Vermont.  A passionate writer who just conquered writer’s bloc,k, and is starting to consistently write poetry again.  A 21 year old raised in New England.

Jesus Chameleon | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Jesus Chameleon is the nom de plume of an emerging poet, a new-American poet, a Catholic poet, and an essayist. The published works of Jesus Chameleon, include: CandlesAn A & F Ad,and A Bizarre Controversy on Television. Also find published works by this poet in Haiku Journal, Poetry Haiku, Three Line Poetry, in World Haiku Review, and at Micropoetry.com. As a guest writer, Jesus Chameleon has published a short short story entitled, Hellish Pathway to a Portal in Haggard & Hallo Magazine.

Madison Clark | November 2013 Issue | Bio;

Madison Clark studies creative writing and religion at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, 1050 miles from her hometown and fifty-six minutes from the nearest Chipotle. Slam poetry fills up most of her free time, with athletics taking care of the rest. She is currently studying abroad in Limerick, Ireland.

Sara Clark | November 2013 Issue | Bio;

Sara Clark is a Scottish poet who believes that poetry should call for social change as well as self-expression. Her writing has most recently appeared in Gold Dust, The Crazy Oik, The Eildon Tree, Poet and Geek, and Radio Wildfire, and she is currently awaiting publication in New Voices Press anthology.

Joseph James Cawein | September 2013 Issue & November (x2) 2013 Issue & January 2014 Issue| Bio;

Joseph James Cawein is a youth poet from southeastern Pennsylvania.

Cassie Ciopryna | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Cassie is a recent MFA grad about to be moving cross-country from Connecticut to California. She enjoys coffee, dolphins, unicorns and singing in her car. She has been published in Adanna and Drunk Monkeys, among others. Follow her blog at http://sassycassie426.wordpress.com.

Wanda Morrow Clevenger | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Wanda Morrow Clevenger lives in Hettick, IL.  Over 200 pieces of her work appear in 86 print and electronic publications.  Her debut book This Same Small Town in Each of Us, a collection of short essays, poetry, and flash fiction, released in fall of 2011.  For access to her blog of published work, visit: http://wlc-wlcblog.blogspot.com/

Kris Coffield |January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Kris Coffield is co-editor of Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events and author of the political theory blog politicalobjects.com. His verse has been published in Ishaan Literary ReviewChrysanthemum, and Haiku Journal, while his academic research has been featured in World History ConnectedIn Media ResInquire Journal, and Evental Aesthetics. He is currently completing a book on political philosophy and editing collection of academic interviews,  respectively entitled Foreign Objects and Fine Points.

Kieran Collier | August 2013 Issue & September 2013 Issue | Bio;

Kieran Collier represented Emerson College at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational 2013 where he and Bobby Crawford were featured in the Semi-Finals Showcase.  He is also a curator of the Emerson Poetry Project, Emerson College’s only spoken word organization.  His work has previously been published in Emerson College’s Writer’s Block Anthology 2013-14, and he is the assistant poetry editor and a staff writer at The Catharsis, an online literary magazine.  He has strong feelings about the color orange.

Uniel Critchley | September 2013 Issue | Bio;

Uniel has been exploring human universality within literature and poetry of all forms for a very long time. She has a crush on James Joyce and thinks that Ralph Emerson sits close to God because he said things like, “Imitation is suicide,” a creed which she tries to live by. After teaching high school English for several years, she decided to pursue an MFA in Poetry at Southern Connecticut State University, where she is in her second year.

Evelyn Deshane | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Evelyn Deshane’s work has appeared in The Fieldstone Review, Arthur Newspaper, and Absynthe Magazine. She has an MA in Public Texts from Trent University and is currently pursuing her PhD. She runs an academic blog related to her research in game studies, social media, and independent publishing called Keyboard Smash. She lives in Canada.

Kathryn Dennett | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Kathryn Dennett lives in Chicago, where she works in front of a computer all day to afford books and theater tickets. You can read her thoughts on what she’s read and seen at cantshutupabout.wordpress.com Her poetry has been previously published in The Poetry Quarterly, Wanderlust, and other journals.

James Diaz | November 2013 Issue | Bio;

James Diaz is a writer living in New York. His poems have been published in Collective Exile, Orion Headless, Bareback Lit, Underground Books, The Mind[less] Muse, Jellyfish Whispers and forthcoming from My Favorite Bullet. He also maintains a poetry blog which can be found here. http://molecularwhatever.wordpress.com/

Jen Donnell | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Jen Donnell still wishes on dandelions and wears sunglasses indoors. Her writing can be found in an assortment of print and online journals, including: “Bohemia”, “Pure Slush”, “Don’t Blame The Ugly Mug” by Tebot Bach, “Daily Love” and “Young Poets”. You can follow her at:  www.ilovejenx.com

Melinda Dubbs | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Melinda Dubbs hails from Fishers, Indiana and is earning her Master’s of Social Work in Addictions Therapy. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tipton Poetry Journal, Glass Mountain, Prairie Margins, Backbone Press, and Nanoism, among others. Her poem “Indiana Night” placed first in the 2012 Melba Geoffroy Poetry Contest.  You can follow her blog here.

Leisha Douglas | January 2014 Issue & February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Leisha Douglas is a full time psychotherapist and yoga teacher who uses any spare time for writing. Her work has been published in The Alembic, The Cortland Review, decomP, Forge, Ghoti, Ginbender Poetry Review, Hakomi Forum, Helix, The Minetta Review, and Sanskrit. Her recent chapbook, The Season of Drunken Bees, won Special Mention in 2009 contest sponsored by The Comstock Review. She is also the poetry consultant to the Katonah Poetry Series. www.leishadouglas.com/creative-writing/

Dianna Dragonetti | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Dianna Dragonetti is an artist who writes disjointed existential free verse. She has published two books, both available on Amazon and carried by two stores in Philadelphia. Contact at a.literal.werther@gmail.com or at Facebook.

Austin Eichelberger | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Austin Eichelberger completed his MA in Fiction in May 2009. Since then, he has taught English and writing courses at several universities. His fiction has appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story MagazineDiverse Voices Quarterly, and Eclectic Flash, among others. He is co-founding editor of the online journal SPACES.

Kevin Elliot | March 2014 Issue | Bio;

Kevin Elliott is a writer currently living in Chicago. He runs a bookstore and spends his free time exploring his urban landscape with a camera, book, and pen.

Pattie Flint | January 2014 Issue & March 2014 Issue | Bio;

Pattie Flint is an uprooted Seattle native toughing it out in New England and spends her days as an editor at Medusa’s Laugh Press specializing in hand-bound books. She has been published in InkSpeak, HESA Inprint, Hippocampus and TAB, amongst others. She is currently working on her MFA at Cedar Crest.

Neil Fulwood | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Neil Fulwood is the author of ‘The Films of Sam Peckinpah’ and runs film review blog The Agitation of the Mind (www.misterneil.blogspot.com). He is a member of the Alan Sillitoe Committee, a group dedicated to raising funds for a permanent memorial to be sited in Alan’s hometown of Nottingham. Neil co-designed the website www.sillitoe.com.

Darrell Lindsey | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Darrell Lindsey is author of  Edge Of The Pond, Selected haiku and tanka published by Popcorn Press.

Ricky Garni | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Ricky Garni works for as a graphic designer for a wine company. His recent publications include ARTOCRATIC, RED RIVER REVIEW, and KITCHEN and his most recent book is DOTS. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, next door to the fire station.

Marisa Glynn | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Marisa Glynn is an undergraduate at Lesley College. She is part of Lesley University’s Poetry Slam club, and enjoys hearing the voices around her, including those at Emerson’s Poetry Project, Harvard University’s Speak Out Loud, Berklee’s reVERB, and the Cantab Lounge. Within the last year, Marisa has been published in Drumcircle and Commonthought magazine. She was given the opportunity to open for Franny Choi, NPS poet, in her performances at Lesley. You can find Marisa curled up with her nose in a book and a chocolate bar hanging out of her mouth.

Mitchell Grabois | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois was born in the Bronx and now splits his time between Denver and a one-hundred-and-twenty-year-old, one room schoolhouse in Riverton Township, Michigan. His short fiction and poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story “Purple Heart” published in The Examined Life in 2012, and for his poem. “Birds,” published in The Blue Hour, 2013. Grabois’s novel, Two-Headed Dog, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents. Click for Kindle. Click for Nook. Click for the print edition.

Evan Iresmith | January 2014 Issue (x2) | Bio;

Evan Iresmith is a poet based in New York City. He has never worn a tie.

J.D. Isip | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

J.D. Isip’s academic writings, poetry, plays, and short stories have appeared (or will appear) in a number of publications including The Louisville Review, Changing English, Revista Aetenea, St. John’s Humanities Review, Teaching American Literature, The Citron Review, Poetry Quarterly, Scholars & Rogues, Mused, and The Copperfield Review. He is a doctoral student in English at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

David Garrett Izzo | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

David Garrett Izzo is an emeritus English Professor who has published 17 books and 60 essays of literary scholarship, as well as three novels, three plays, a short story, and poems. David has published extensively on the Perennial Spiritual Philosophy of Mysticism (Vedanta) as applied to literature. He is inspired by Aldous Huxley, Bruce Springsteen, his wife Carol and their five cats: Huxley, Max, Princess, Phoebe, and Luca. Two of his novels are fantasies with cats as characters: Maximus in Catland and Purring Heightswww.davidgarrettizzo.com

Jeanne Lyet Gassman | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Jeanne Lyet Gassman lives in the desert Southwest where she writes and teaches writing workshops. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her awards include first place in the WOW! 2012 fall flash fiction competition, and fellowships from Ragdale and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her work has appeared in WOW!, Switchback, and Barrelhouse, among others.

Allison Grayhurst | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Allison Grayhurst is a full member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has had over 280 poems published in more than 165 international journals, magazines, and anthologies including Blue Fifth Review, The Toronto Quarterly and The White Hall Review. Allison’s book Somewhere Falling (1995) was published by Beach Holme Publishers in Vancouver. She has since published ten other books of poetry and four collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Allison’s poetry chapbook The River is Blind was recently published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press December 2012.

She lives in Toronto with family. She also sculpts, working with clay.

John Grey | June 2013 Issue & December 2013 Issue | Bio;

John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in International Poetry Review, Vallum and the science fiction anthology, “The Kennedy Curse” with work upcoming in Bryant Literary Magazine, Natural Bridge and the Oyez Review.

Matthew Hall | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Matthew J. Hall is an avid reader and writer of poetry living in Bristol, England. His work has been published in both online and print literary magazines in the U.K. and in the U.S. and he has now published two short collections of poetry available by visiting his website and blog www.screamingwithbrevity.com.

Zachary Scott Hamilton | January 2014 | Bio;

Zachary is garnished in barnacles, slathered in sea-foam, and covered in psychotropic silicones. As of late he lives beyond the greater domes of the western hemisphere, he resides in a basement along with fourteen wild Rats, two ghosts, and seventeen pet rats in Halloween, Oregon. Hallelujah!  Check out his website here: www.infii.weebly.com

Joel Harris | July 2013 Issue & September 2013 Issue | Bio;

Joel Harris writes poems and his family makes fun of him for it. But he just writes poems anyway cause he thinks it’s fun, and rad; and, eventually? It gets him chicks. Joel Harris is nobodies fool….

Paul Harrison | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Paul Harrison’s first chapbook Meet Me at Gethsemane was published in 2011 by Mulla Mulla Press.   His second book Corrugator was released in June 2013 by 48th Street Press. Paul lives in Perth, Western Australia and works in a community legal centre trying to stop housing evictions.

Anne Higgins | November 2013 Issue | Bio;

Anne Higgins teaches English at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg Maryland. She has had over one hundred poems published in a variety of print and online magazines. She has published six books of poetry: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky , Plain View Press 2007;Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008; How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009; a Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, and Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013.

Liv-Christine Hoem | December issue 2013 | Bio;

A Norwegian girl raised in the city Drammen, Liv-Christine Hoem is an author, a poet and a youth politician. She has become Poet of the Month in Norway’s most read newspaper four times and been in the finally thirteen times. In the last year she has written an introductory chapter in a book called “Adults create friendship” about bullying and she has written poetry to the book “Children, art and culture”, which was published September 4th 2013. Currently she is the leader for Creare – the organisation for young writers, encouraging children and youth between 10-25 to write.

Paul Hostovsky | January 2014 | Bio;

Paul Hostovsky is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Naming Names (2013, Main Street Rag). To read more of his work, visit him at www.paulhostovsky.com

A.J. Huffman | November 2013 Issue | Bio;

A.J. Huffman has published six solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses.  She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of the 2012 Promise of Light Haiku Contest.  Her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.  www.kindofahurricanepress.com

Mary Ann Honaker | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Mary Ann Honaker holds a B.A. in philosophy from West Virginia University, a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Paralegal Certificate from North Shore Community College. She has previously published poetry in Harvard’s The Dudley Review, Crawlspace, Gold Dust, Dappled Things, Hoi Polloi, The Foliate Oak, The Gloom Cupboard, Euphony, Caveat Lector, Dark Sky Magazine, The Pennon, Spark, Off the Coast, and Zig Zag Folios. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts.

Chinedu Jonathan Ichu | September 2013 Issue | Bio;

Chinedu is a writer with 8 years of experience backing him.  He is 38, married, and writes “reflects the time, life and thought of a typical African irrespective of race, gender and tradition.”

Jamie Hunyor | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

19 yr-old writer of anti-poetry, surreal prose & hybrid pieces. He is a student at Ohio University & a resident of Athens, OH. He hails from the Northwest Corner of the state. Jamie is working on a collection of short-shorts titled “The Untimely Death of Jesus-Freak” & a collection of poems titled “@SaddAdam.” He doesn’t social network so email if you’d like… jamiehunyor@gmail.com.

Mark Jackley | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Mark Jackley is the author of several chapbooks and two full-length collections, most recently Hello Hello Hello (Blurb Press). He lives in Sterling, VA.

James Jackson | September 2013 Issue | Bio;

James Croal Jackson hails from Clinton, Ohio.  He is a 2011 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where he studied Film and Creative Writing. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.  You can find him online at twitter.com/jimjakk.

Patrick Jamieson | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Patrick Jamieson is a green writer originally from Edinburgh, Scotland who has recently begun taking more serious steps into the world of poetry. His work is Influenced heavily by both poets and writers of prose such as Philip Larkin, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse and Raymond Radiguet. Having previously published stand alone poems in print and online, he is now spending time collecting and finishing material for an upcoming chapbook.

Leslie Jones | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Leslie Rae Jones is an artist residing in Pleasant Ridge, Mi.  She is a relative newcomer to the study and writing of poetry and has published one other poem in Nostrovia! Poetry.

B.T. Joy | January 2014 Issue ( x2 ) | Bio;

B.T. Joy is a Scottish poet and fiction writer living and working in Glasgow. He has published poetry and short fiction in journals, magazines, anthologies and podcasts worldwide; including poetry in Forward PoetryPoetry QuarterlyPresenceBottle RocketsFrogpond and The Newtowner and horror stories with Static MovementSurreal GrotesqueJames Ward Kirk FictionHuman Echoes, MircoHorror, Flashes In The Dark, SQ Magazine and Forgotten Tomb Press. He is the holder of a BA (Hons.) and a PGDE and has taught English Literature in Glasgow and Renfrewshire.

Michael Keshigian | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Michael Keshigian’s poetry collection, Eagle’s Perch, was recently released by Bellowing Ark Press.  Other published books: WildflowersJazz Face, Warm Summer Memories, Silent Poems, Seeking Solace, Dwindling Knight, Translucent View. He is a 5- time Pushcart Prize and 2-time Best Of The Net nominee. His poetry cycle, Lunar Images, set for Clarinet, Piano, Narrator, premiered at Del Mar College in Texas. Subsequent performances occurred in Boston and Moleto, Italy. (michaelkeshigian.com)

Kenneth Kit Lamug | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Kenneth Kit Lamug is a writer, filmmaker and illustrator. He is best known for his children’s picture book, A Box Story, co-creator of the independent film Vegasland, and his work on street photography. He is an artist contributor for the macabre children’s magazine Underneath the Juniper Tree as well as a part of the upcoming Tales from Lost Vegas anthology book benefiting the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival. www.rabbleboy.com

Craig Kurtz | September 2013 Issue | Bio;

Craig Kurtz is an autistic 54-year old living at Twin Oaks Intentional Community where he writes poetry while simultaneously handcrafting hammocks. Recent work appears in Bad Robot, Otoliths, Out of Our, Randomly Accessed Poetics, Penny Ante Feud, The Bitchin’ Kitsch and others. His debut record, The Philosophic Collage, 1981, was reissued by BDR in 2012.

EJ Koh | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

EJ KOH is a poet and an author. Her work has been published in TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, La Petite Zine, The Journal, Gulf Stream, Columbia Review, and elsewhere. A finalist of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry. Appeared in KoreAm Journal, Flavorwire, and named #2 of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013. Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University. Her first novel Red (Collective Presse, 2013) is out now. She blogs at http://www.thisisEJKoh.com.

Phillip Larrea | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Phillip Larrea is a syndicated columnist, and has been a widely published poet in the U.S., U.K. and Europe. His chapbook, Our Patch (Writing Knights Press), was released January 2013. Phillip’s full-length poetry collection, We the People (Cold River Press), released April, 2013

Darrell Lindsey | July 2013 | Bio;

Darrell Lindsey is a freelance writer with many international haiku and tanka awards to his credit. He is the author of Edge Of The Pond ( Popcorn Press, 2012), which is available on Amazon.com and from the publisher at www.popcornpress.com. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2007.

Donal Mahoney | July 2013, September 2013, & December 2013 Issues| Bio;

Donal Mahoney, a product of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has appeared in Nostrovia and other publications. Some of his earliest work can be found at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/

V. Marin | February 2014 | Bio;

V. Marin is an expanding atom.

China Marks | January 2014 | Bio;

China Marks was born and educated in Kansas City, MO, earning a BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. A Fulbright-Hayes fellowship took her Katmandu, Nepal, where she spent sixteen months constructing a major installation out of local materials. On her return to the United States, she was awarded a graduate fellowship by the Danforth Foundation. In 1976, having received an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. China has received numerous grants and awards, including three fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 
a Mid-Atlantic Arts fellowship, two George Sugarman Foundation grants, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, most recently in 2011, when she was also named a Gregory Millard Fellow, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2013. Since 1999 China Marks has lived and worked in Long Island City, a block and a half from the East River. Her work is shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.  China’s work is represented by the J. Cacciola Gallery, www.jcacciolagallery.com

Jeremy Nathan Marks | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Jeremy Nathan Marks is a Marylander who came to Canada seven years ago and can’t decide if the cows he has been seeing in his dreams lately have been fat or thin. By moving away from his native land he somehow has become more connected to his roots. Poetry, photography, and wild nature are his Muses while the PhD he came here to do has become more like an overstayed guest emptying the fridge. His work has been published in numerous places including The Blue Hour, Lake, Wilderness House Literary Review, and at The Camel Saloon. You can follow him at his blog: www.thesandcounty.wordpress.com

James Maxwell | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

James Maxwell currently resides in Blauvelt, NY where he works in special education. He has an MA in English and spends most of his time reading, writing, and gazing longingly out of windows. He writes mainly short stories about all the times he’s screwed up, although there are some exceptions. His appearance in W.I.S.H. contains his first published poems.

Catfish McDaris | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Catfish McDaris’ most infamous chapbook is Prying with Jack Micheline and Charles Bukowski. His best readings were in Paris at the Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore and with Jimmy”the ghost of Hendrix”Spencer in NYC on 42nd St. He’s done over 20 chaps in the last 25 years. He’s been in the New York Quarterly, Slipstream, Pearl, Main St. Rag, Café Review, Chiron Review, Zen Tattoo, Wormwood Review, Great Weather For Media, and Graffiti and been nominated for 15 Pushcarts, Best of Net in 2010 and 2013, he won the Uprising Award in 1999, and won the Flash Fiction Contest judged by the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2009.

Robert McManes | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Robert’s poems have been published in several print and online publications worldwide, including The Heron’s Nest, Poems Niederngasse, Newtopia, Lochraven Review, Muddy River Review, Commonline Journal, Frog Pond, and Barefooot Review.

Joan McNerney | February 2014 Issue ( x2 ) & March 2014 Issue | Bio;

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, three Bright Spring Press Anthologies and several Kind of A Hurricane Publications. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net. Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has three e-book titles.

Stanley M. Noah | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

STANLEY M. NOAH has been published in the following: Wisconsin Review, Nexus, Main Street Rag, South Carolina Review, Poetry Nottingham and other publications in the U.S.A., Britain, Canada and New Zealand. He won The Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest in 2006 and was Full of Crow’s Featured Poet for September, 2009.

Nilofer Neubert  | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Nilofer is an educator, writer and spoken word poet. She was the Editor and Co-Founder of Prosaic Magazine, a DIY photocopied + silkscreened alternative art and culture magazine based in Singapore. She has performed her poetry at various locations in Singapore as well as open mics in England. Her poems have been published in The Fat City Review and other  literary magazines. She writes a poetry column called The Poetry Place for Miracle Ezine. Some of her writing can be found on http://blackvspurple.tumblr.com  and http://blackvspurple.com.

Amanda Oaks | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Amanda Oaks is the founding editor of Words Dance Magazine & Publishing. Her & her work have appeared in numerous online & print publications, including StirringDressing Room Poetry JournalGlamourElleParenting & Artful Blogging. Her chapbook, Hurricane Mouth, is forthcoming from NightBallet Press in 2014.

Douglas Richardson | November 2013 Issue  & December 2013 Issue| Bio;

Douglas Richardson is the author of two novels (The Corruption of Zachary R. and Trust Fund Baby) and four books of poetry (Ghosts in Time and Space; Poems for Loners; Out in the Cold, Cold Day; and Sugar Fish). His poem “Notes from the Graveyard Shift” from Poems for Loners won first place in the 2013 (16th Annual) Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest. Other recent publication credits include The Nervous Breakdown, Straight Forward Poetry, and Misfits’ Miscellany. Douglas resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jen. His day job is proofreader/editor at a large law firm. Visit Douglas’s Kirkus Pro Connect page at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/author/douglas-richardson/

Elisavietta Ritchie | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Elisavietta Ritchie’s publications include Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut AvenueElegy for the Other Woman, and Tightening The Circle Over Eel Country  (winner of Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writer’s Award), among other titles.  Her website lists her publications,various awards, and literary achievements.

Jessica Rizkallah |November 2013 Issue | Bio;

Jess Rizkallah is your typical Lebanese-American, English major twenty-something that makes things and has internet connection and a sheepish desire to be considered a writer/artist person. She studies at Lesley University and is a big fan of Vonnegut, Frank O’Hara, intersectional feminism, and birds.

Kristin Roahrig | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Kristin Roahrig is a graduate of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in various publications. She is also the author of several plays and lives in Indiana.

Brian Rosenberger | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Brian Rosenberger lives a cellar and writes by the light of captured fireflies. He is the author of As the Worm Turns and three poetry collections.  He also is behind the micro-chapbook Poems Found… Somewhere (Nostrovia! Poetry).

Kirsten Samanich | August 2013 Issue | Bio;

Kirsten is currently studying Writing, Italian Studies, and Art at Ithaca College in upstate New York. Her work has been published in Imprint Magazine, Cake Magazine, Collage Comics, and Forever Spoken, and is one of the founding editors of an on-campus literary and art magazine titled Metanoia. You can contact me at ksamani1@ithaca.edu.  You can read more of her work at her personal blog.

Jonathan Seidman | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Jon Seidman has been called a man with a pipe in a mythical old pub who spins a tale for any age. He writes poems and novels, has taken many photos and directed several films. He will continue to be this way until 2028.

Charlotte Seley | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Charlotte Seley is the Social Media Manager for Mr. Hip Presents, a monthly poetry and spoken word series in Boston, and a poetry reader for Ploughshares. She has also served as editor-in-chief and poetry editor for Redivider and has been published in journals both print and online. She likes making collages, a good bloody mary, and the Hudson Valley, New York.

Michele Seminara | February 2014 Issue & March 2014 Issue (x2) | Bio;

Michele Seminara lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and three children. She has been practising and teaching yoga, Buddhism and meditation for fifteen years. Her writing has been published in many online and print journals, and she was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her passions are emptiness (the Buddhist kind) and poetry. She blogs at http://micheleseminara.wordpress.com/ and is on twitter @SeminaraMichele

Leah Shaper | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Leah Shaper is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. Her professional career has included writing about arts and culture, politics, and science, while her current writing is focused on poetry, social commentary, and narrative nonfiction, some of which can be read on her blog, Shaping the Soul. In a former life Leah studied philosophy of science and physics as an undergraduate and biomedical writing on the graduate level. Her future life beams back homesteading and writing from the north country.

Jazmin Sharif | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Jazmin Sharif is in her second year of the MFA Program at Southern Connecticut State University. She currently works in SCSU’s Office of International Education where she chats with students who have an interest in studying abroad. She is an avid video game player and appreciates a good storyline from role-playing games. She writes to recreate memories she hopes to never forget. She has been published in Literary Juice and Mouse Tales Press.

Katie Simpson | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Katie is a copywriter, blogger, poet, and photographer from Washington DC. She writes on Medium and has been published in the Wilderness House Literary Review.  Her work focuses on telling stories from the female perspective. With a well-worn passport, she loves to travel and to cuddle with her two cats. You can find her on twitter @ksimp522

Ben John Smith | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Ben John Smith is a Melbourne fella who likes to have a beer, pet his cats and listen to music.  He is the Editor in Chief of HST and hopes one day to have a really cool little family.

Alex Stolis | January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Alex lives in Minneapolis,MN

Brett Stout | October 2013 Issue | Bio;

Brett Stout is a 34-year-old writer and artist. He is a high school dropout and former construction worker turned college graduate and paramedic. He writes while mainly hung-over on white lined paper in a small cramped apartment in Myrtle Beach, SC. He published his first novel of prose and poetry entitled “Lab Rat Manifesto” in 2007.

Susie Sweetland | July 2013 Issue | Bio;

Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Susie received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brigham Young University, spent some years in the Ohio Appalachians and currently lives in the Willamette Valley with her husband where she works in the Vineyard industry. She spends her free time writing, growing plants and making art. She has been published in a variety of journals, on line and in print, and co edits The Blue Hour Literary Magazine and Press, and blogs at Susie Sweetland Garay.

Marianne Szlyk | February 2014 Issue | Bio;

Marianne Szlyk lives in the Washington, DC suburbs without a car and likes to walk in the city, so the name of this press appeals to her.  Her poems have appeared in Aberration Labyrinth, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, The Blue Hour, Jellyfish Whispers, and the Ishaan Literary Review as well as in several anthologies by Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Matthew A. Toll | July 2013 Issue & January 2014 Issue | Bio;

Matthew A. Toll currently lives, writes, and tries to work in Los Angeles, CA, and may be making his escape soon. He’s recently had poetry published online in Coffeeshop Poems, Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag (issues 8 & 10), Fat City Review, Hidden Animals Lit Journal, and forthcoming in print in The Modern Faye Magazine in 2014.

Andrés Luís Vaamonde | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Andrés Luís Vaamonde is a 17 year old high school student from New York City. He attends the Fieldston School in the Bronx. His work is featured in Teen Ink’s print magazine, Eber and Wein’s Best Poets of 2013 collection, Creative Communication’s East Region Poetry Anthology, Young Poets Network: Winter Poem Challenge, Miracle E-Zine, and Black Fox Literary Magazine. He was awarded Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention regional awards in the 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards, named a winner of the 2013 Miracle Poetry Competition, and was named by Foyle Young Poets as a 2012 Young Poet of the Year.

Anthony Wards | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Anthony tends to fidget with his thoughts in the hope of laying them to rest. He has managed to lay them in a number of literary magazines including The Faircloth Review, The Pygmy Giant, Shot Glass Journal, Turbulence, Underground, The Bohemyth, Torrid Literature Journal and Crack the Spine, amongst others.

Cee Williams | November 2013 Issue | Bio;

Cee Williams is a poet/spoken word artist residing in Erie, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in the poetry and visual art journal Bathtub Gin (Pathwise Press) and in the Dwelling in Possibilities anthology edited by Berwyn Moore. In 2010 Williams was named as a finalist for the Erie County Poet Laureate award. He is the founder and director of Poets’ Hall- the International Fellowship of Poets and Spoken Word Artists for which he was the recipient of the EMBYP 2011 award for Business Innovation.

Katrina Willrich | June 2013 Issue | Bio;

Katrina Willrich loves to read and write poetry. She lives in Texas with her 5 year old son, Charles.  She is author of Bare Feet On A Cold Ass Floor.

Mariah E. Wilson | December 2013 Issue | Bio;

Mariah E. Wilson is a Canadian writer from the central interior of Beautiful British Columbia. Her poetry has appeared in The Loch Raven Review, Every Day Poets and The Corner Club Press.

Ali Znaidi | September 2013 Issue | Bio;

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has appeared in The Rusty Nail, The Tower Journal, Mad Swirl, Red Fez, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV, BlazeVOX, Word Riot, & other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi.

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