Empty Mirror’s Contributors

Denise Enck (142)

Denise is founder and editor of Empty Mirror, as well as a writer. She has edited several literary magazines and her work has been published online and in print since the 1980s. She is also the owner of Quanta, where she works with writers and other creative people.

Richard Marcus (24)

Richard Marcus is a fifty-two year old writer living a not so quiet life in Kingston Ontario with his artist/poet/musician wife and three active and loud cats. As an online arts critic he's published over 1900 articles about music, books and film. His work has appeared in print in the German edition of Rolling Stone Magazine and two books commissioned by Ulysses Press. Visit his website, Leap in the Dark.

Ricker Winsor (20)

Ricker Winsor studied American and Russian Literature at Brown University and Painting and Drawing at Rhode Island School of Design where he received an MFA. His new book, The Painting of My Life, was just released by Mud Flat Press; his first book is Pakuwon City, Letters from the East. Both are available on Amazon. His essays and short fiction have been published at “Reflets du Temps” in France and at Empty Mirror Books. Ricker is an artist and writer living in Bali, Indonesia. Visit him at rickerwinsor.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

A.D. Winans (16)

A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet, writer and photographer. He was friends with Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Charles Bukowski and other poets and writers of the 50's and 60's. The author of over 50 books and chapbooks of prose and poetry, his work has appeared internationally and been translated into nine languages. He is the winner of a 2006 PEN National Josephine Miles award for literary excellence. In 2009 PEN Oakland presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. One of his poems was set to music and performed at Tully Hall, NYC. His book, Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine: Selected Poems:1970-2010 is available from BOS Press. He is available for readings. Visit A.D. on the web: A.D. Winans | A.D. Winans Website | A.D. Winans Fan Site

Sam Silva (15)

Sam Silva has published poetry widely, both in print and online. His work has appeared in Samisdat, The American Muse, St. Andrews Review, Dog River Review, Third Lung Review, Main St. Rag, Charlotte Poetry Review, Parnassus, Rio Del Arts, Big Bridge, and Comrade Magazine. He is the author of nine chapbooks published by Third Lung Press, M.A.F. Press, Alpha Beat Press, and Trouth Creek Press, which were well received in reviews by Shelby Stephenson, Ron Bayes, Steve Smith, and the late North Carolina poet laureate Sam Ragan. Silva has ebooks available without cost at Physikgarden.com. His poetry collection, Eating and Drinking is available for order at online bookstores, and his full-length poetry books are available at Amazon. Three spoken word CDs can be purchased at CDBaby.

Todd Clouser (13)

A young, genre-defying guitarist, composer, and writer, Todd Clouser is an accomplished musician across the creative music spectrum, leading a unique path to recognition as an act to watch, finding his own voice performing with musicians from Keb Mo to "downtown" NYC jazz legend Steven Bernstein. Clouser's impassioned performances run from piano balladry to dense jazz and groove, exciting audiences with an approach meant to bend the rules of artistic labeling. "A Love Electric" documents Todd's most aggressive ensemble yet, an energetic group based in the stylings of 70's era electric musics. The February 2013 release of The Naked Beat, Clouser's third album of the year, marks the first record to feature his wildly engaging vocals. Think Zappa meets Burroughs with the songwriting sensibilities of Beck and Hendrixian guitar heroics. Clouser is an original, always evolving, and always honest to the spirit of the imagination. In addition to Todd's website, you can find him on Twitter and YouTube.

Hammond Guthrie (11)

The artist found his feet in the underground community when he collaborated with a number of luminaries, including Del Close, Philo T. Farnsworth III; son of the inventor of television, 'Hube the Cube' Leslie, Liam O'Gallagher, William Burroughs, John 'Hoppy' Hopkins, and Robert Jasper Grootveld, mentor for the Provos.

Hammond Guthrie is the author of AsEverWas..Memoirs of a Beat Survivor and editor of The 3rd Page Journal of Ongrowing Natures.

Eric D. Lehman (11)

Eric D. Lehman is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and has previously published reviews, essays, fiction, and poetry in various journals, such as Hackwriters, Umbrella, Artistry of Life, Red River Review, Identity Theory, Entelechy, Switchback, and Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal. His book, Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City, was recently published by The History Press.

Paul Maher Jr. (11)

Paul Maher Jr. is the author of Kerouac: His Life and Work (2007), Jack Kerouac's American Journey (2007), and, with Stephanie Nikopoulos, Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. He is editor of Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac (2005). Paul is currently researching a new project for Southern Illinois University Press. You can connect with Paul via his website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Serkan Engin (6)

A socialist Laz poet-author from Turkey, Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit, Turkey.

His poems and articles on poetry theory have been published in English in The Tower Journal, Poetry'z Own, Belleville Park Pages, Far Enough East, Spilt Infinitive Lit Magazine, Empty Mirror, The Writer’s Drawer, Poetry Super Highway, Miracle E-zine, Industry Night Lit Magazine, Open Road Review, Shot Glass Journal, Songsoptok, The Criterion and Mediterranean Poetry. Some of his poems appeared in Japanese in the leading Japanese philosophy and poetry journal Shi to Shisou.

His political articles have been published in many countries, including USA, Greece, Sweden, India, Armenia, France, and Indonesia.

Gloria Avner (6)

Gloria Avner is a painter and poet living in Key Largo, Florida. She attended Berkeley in the days of the Free Speech Movement, lived in London and journeyed to Morocco and India. For many years she ran a gallery of tribal art. Now she lives with the poet David Gitin and the wondercat Yuli.

Fabio Sassi (6)

Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics using tiny objects and what is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives and works in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at www.fabiosassi.foliohd.com.

Teresa Conboy (4)

Teresa Conboy is working on a collection of short stories about her two decades in the Hollywood area of Silver Lake, but from the new vantage point of Altadena, which she hopes will be a little slower to gentrify. You can find Teresa on Facebook, and Twitter.

bruno neiva (4)

bruno neiva is a Portuguese artist, poet and writer based in Spain. Recently he has published averbaldraftsone&otherstories in Britain through KFS. He's currently running with English poet Paul Hawkins the cut-up poetry collaborative project Servant Drone. Check out his blogs at Blogspot and Tumblr.

Craig Enck (4)

Craig Enck is a researcher in religion, science, and esoteric knowledge.

John O'Kane (4)

John O' Kane teaches writing and media at UCI and edits AMASS Magazine. He's published many poems, several short stories, and much journalism. He is currently completing a novel on street life in Venice, California. John's book, Venice, CA: A City State of Mind, was recently published.

Rik Lina (4)

Rik Lina divides his time between Amsterdam, and a coastal village in Portugal, where he works with Portuguese artist friends in their Cabo Mondego Section of Portuguese Surrealism. His paintings have been exhibited worldwide. Rik's website is www.riklina-art.nl.

Kenneth Tindall (4)

Kenneth Tindall lives with his wife & sons in Lynæs, a small fishing village north of Copenhagen. He is the author of five novels, including Great Heads and The Banks of the Sea. Visit Kenneth Tindall's web site.

Bruce Hodder (3)

Bruce Hodder is a poet, blogger and essay writer born in Suffolk, England. He has been published in many magazines and two books, the Crossroads Press anthology "Other Voices" and Ron Whitehead's "50th Anniversary of 'On The Road". For six years he edited the online poetry magazine "The Beatnik" and continues as the author of the arts and politics blog "Suffolk Punch".

Robert Wright (3)

Robert Wright holds an Associates Degree in Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary and at one time thought about starting his own church, but found that the "First Church of Rob" was just not going to draw the gathering he had hoped. Instead, he now does menial slave labor at whatever sweat shop will have him, and moonlights as a musician/songwriter. Occasionally, he writes an article or a poem.

He is devoted to teaching his son the value of obscure singers, over-rated guitarists, Faberge eggs, and the many distinct variances of chocolate. When his son is not around, Robert enjoys the occasional cigar, over-priced cup of coffee, and/or sipping hard liquor directly from the bottle.

Robert can be reached at Robert at [email protected] or through his website.

Jack Leaf Willetts (3)

Jack Leaf Willetts is a writer, poet and songmaker. He has been published by POV, Finding the Beat, Kerouac's Dog Magazine & Unknown Press. Jack blogs at jleafwilletts.wordpress.com and can be found on Twitter at @JLeafWilletts.

Jim Cherry (3)

Jim Cherry was born and raised in Chicago, spent his 20's in the pursuit of experience as research in the name of art, visiting places as New Orleans, Los Angeles, Germany, France and Mexico. He's a former columnist and guest on The Rants, Raves and Rock 'n' Roll Magazine and radio show. He has written the novels Becoming Angel, The Last Stage, and the book of short stories Stranger Souls. He currently writes The Doors Examiner. Visit Jim at JymsBooks.com.

Stephen Lee Naish (3)

Stephen Lee Naish grew up in Leicester, UK but now lives in Ontario, Canada where he writes about film, politics and popular culture and the places where they converge. His writing has appeared in numerous journals and periodicals, including the arts and culture magazine Gadfly, the academic journal Scholardarity, and Empty Mirror. He is the author of U.ESS.AY: Politics and Humanity in American Film.

Merlin Flower (3)

Merlin Flower is an independent artist and writer.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (3)

Sweta Srivastava Vikram, featured by Asian Fusion as “One of the most influential Asians of our time,” is an award-winning writer, Amazon bestselling author of 9 books, novelist, poet, essayist, columnist who currently lives in New York City with her husband. A graduate of Columbia University, when Sweta is not doing yoga, dancing, cooking, traveling, writing books and posts for other magazines, or teaching creative writing, she is working as a digital marketing consultant. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Dave Moore (3)

Dave Moore lives in Bristol, England, and is the author of many articles on the Beat writers. Founding editor of The Kerouac Connection magazine in 1984, he compiled and annotated the Collected Letters of Neal Cassady for publication by Penguin. Dave also writes on mystery and crime fiction as well as jazz and blues, and is the author of The Kerouac Companion, a definitive on-line guide to the more than 600 characters in Jack Kerouac's work. More of Dave's writings can be found at Kerouac Corner.

David Handley (3)

David Handley is a young writer from England, who is currently looking to get as much experience as possible to enable him to write professionally, whilst also studying toward a degree in media and literature, as well as a short course in screenwriting. He has had work published through Altscribe and FMV Magazine. Author of short stories, screenplays and articles, he is available to write about a range of subjects, contactable on either: [email protected] or [email protected]

Alec Clayton (3)

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Alec Clayton has a Masters in painting and drawing from East Tennessee State University, and taught in the Art Dept. at University of Southern Mississippi. He now lives in Olympia, Washington where he works as a freelance writer, and is currently an art critic for the Weekly Volcano and The News Tribune, both in Tacoma, WA. Alec's paintings have been shown throughout the U.S. and is currently represented by B2 Fine Arts in Tacoma. He's also the author of seven novels and a book of art criticism.

Eric V. Patterson (3)

Eric Patterson graduated in 2002 from Saginaw Valley State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in English. Eric's major focus has been on the cultural and literary impact the writer's of the Beat Generation had on America. As a new graduate, he presented his paper entitled Rebirth of the Author in Jack Kerouac's On the Road at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Eric is currently planning a return to the classroom to pursue a Master's Degree in American Studies. Until then, he continues to read and write about the Beats and those they have influenced.

Yannis Livadas (2)

Yannis Livadas is a contemporary Greek poet, editor, scholar (of American postmodern literature and classical poetry of the Far East) and translator. His poems have been widely published worldwide. He lives in Paris, France. Learn more at lividaspoetry.blogspot.com, at biblionet.gr, and on Wikipedia (English)/(Greek).

Niranjan Casie Chitty (2)

Essayist Niranjan Casie Chitty lives in Sri Lanka. An extract of his first novel, which is currently in progress, was shortlisted for the Charles Pick South East Asian Fellowship (offered by the University of East Anglia) and was among the shortlist for finalists at the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition (2012) in the Novel in Progress category. His work has been published in literary journals in Sri Lanka.

Dean Monti (2)

Dean Monti started writing at age two, but nothing really legible until age five. Since then his work has appeared in several literary journals including Prairie Light Review, ELF: The Eclectic Literary Forum, and Ellipsis. His critically-acclaimed novel, The Sweep of the Second Hand, was published by Academy Chicago Publishers and reprinted in paperback by Penguin Putnam Berkley Signature. He is the author of several full-length and one-act plays and has had works staged in Chicago and Norfolk, Va. He has also taught creative writing at Columbia College and College of DuPage. He is currently working on new novels and short stories and is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Benjamin Barrett (2)

Benjamin Barrett is an accomplished writer of fiction, poetry and independent film. After studying Literature at Oxford University and creative writing at U.C. Santa Barbara, Benjamin spent a decade travelling the world, spending time in over thirty counties and acquiring a truly unique viewpoint along the way. Early training as a classical pianist which gave way to Synth-Pop Bands by high school helped fuel an immutable love of music that pervades both his fiction and non-fiction and helped create a successful seminar on the author’s lesser known but true theories on the history of Rock Music. He is an award winner for both his poetry and short fiction, and has published articles and essays on subjects as varied as music, travel, politics and the NFL. Derailed by fate, he has recently returned to the writing game after a seven-year involuntary hiatus with a vengeance. See more of his eclectic work at www.benjaminbarrett.com.

Kirby Wright (2)

Kirby Wright was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii. He was also a Visiting Writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Residency in Edgartown, Mass., and the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic. He is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in the islands. You can learn more about Kirby at Wikipedia.

Daniel Young (2)

Daniel lives in Sydney, Australia and is being driven insane by his “career” in software development. His therapist prescribed an MA in writing, so he’s currently working on that. You can find him drunk-tweeting as @jazir1979 or at danielyoung.com. He is the editor of Tincture Journal.

Jim Nawrocki (2)

Jim lives in San Francisco. His work has been included in the anthology, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed (2010, Sixteen Rivers Press) and in Kyoto Journal, Poetry, America, poetrydaily.com, Santa Fe Literary Review, and many other journals and magazines. He currently has work forthcoming in Arroyo Literary Review and Mudfish.

Chris Mustazza (2)

Chris Mustazza is interested in the intersection between the humanities and technology. He holds a master's from Penn's engineering school, and is currently working on a master's in poetics at Penn. His research interests include phonotextuality and digital poetics, interests he developed while serving as the first technical director of the PennSound project and Jacket2 Magazine. Most recently, he's been working on a phonotextual theory based on the commonalities between performances of a poem, and researching the National Council of Teachers of English's Contemporary Poetry Series, which ran from Columbia University in the 1930s and '40s. He is also interested in the preservation--that is preserved existence and access--of born-digital poetic works. Chris is most excited to be affiliated with the HiPSTAS project, a collaborative, inter-institutional project that examines the scholarship possibilities afforded by high-performance computing analyses of audio archives, in particular, the PennSound archive. Chris is honored to be an invited member of the board of Penn's Digital Humanities Forum. Chris currently serves as the director of Student Technology and the director of Social Sciences Computing at the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn. Before that, he was the IT & Multimedia Manager for the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW), where he helped to evolve the technology used to create and disseminate recordings, including serving as the recording engineer for some of PennSound's recordings.

Matt Hill (2)

Residing in the southern part of Northern California, Matt Hill is a sculptor and poet working within the process known as Disjunctive Synthesis. A new book of short fictions, The Amplitude of Growlers, is awaiting publication. His poetry and prose can be found on various internet venues. You can find Matt on Facebook.

Alessandra Bava (2)

Alessandra Bava lives in the Eternal city. She holds an MA in American Literature and works as translator. In 2010 she had a cathartic encounter with a SF Poet Laureate and she is currently writing his biography. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Plath Profiles and Left Curve. She is the author of two bilingual chapbooks Nocturne (2013) and Guerrilla Blues (2012) and editor of Rome’s Revolutionary Poets Brigade anthology (Vol. 1). You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Steve Wheeler (2)

Steve lives in Ottawa, Canada. You can read his published shorts at wheelerwrite.blogspot.com. His novels, Tourists, and Van in Love are available for download at smashwords.com.

Stuart Penney (2)

Stuart Penney is a music archivist who has been writing about music since the mid-70s. He's contributed to Record Collector, Folk Roots, Mojo and Q as well as local and national newspapers in the UK and Australia. These days he mainly writes for music blogs. Find him on Twitter: @StuartPenney1

David Gitin (2)

David Gitin lived in San Francisco in the late sixties, co-founded Poets Theater there, edited Bricoleur, and produced poetry programs for KPFA in Berkeley. His books include THIS ONCE and FIRE DANCE (Blue Wind Press), among others. Currently he lives in Monterey, California

Amy Soricelli (2)

Amy tells us,
"have been writing poetry a long time
my college professor was Billy Collins -
he taught me some stuff which may or may not be evident here.
i live in new york so i am tough."

Claudio Parentela (2)

An artist based in Catanzaro, Italy, Claudio Parentela creates illustrations, paintings, collages, photographs, mail art, and cartoons. For many years he's been active in the international underground scene, working in collaboration with art magazines, literary zines, the small press, and comics. You can learn more via his website, Twitter. Facebook, and at the Saatchi Gallery.

Jeremiah Walton (2)

Jeremiah Walton is 18, having graduated High School with the class of 2013, and currently traveling cross country hitting every open mic and slam along the way. Jeremiah manages Nostrovia! Poetry, W.I.S.H. Publishing, The Traveling Poet, and works as an editor for UndergroundBooks. You can follow his poetry and travels at his personal blog, Gatsby's Abandoned Children, where most of his books are available free. Also be sure to visit Nostrovia! on Facebook.

Benjamin Smith (2)

Benjamin Smith grew up in Hebden Bridge in the UK. He's spent the last three years traveling around Latin America and I is currently living in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he's working on an untitled collection of poetry. A two-time contributor to Empty Mirror, his work is forthcoming in the December issue of The London Grip.

Bill Ectric (2)

Bill Ectric is the author of Time Adjusters and Other Stories, "nine high-voltage doses of mystery, science fiction, and the bizarre, with alternating currents of vision and satire." His work has been featured in Literary Kicks, Dogmatika, Mystery Island, 99 Burning, Femme Horizon, Telegraph, Zygote in My Coffee, Minnesota Public Radio, and Letters to McSweeney's. Bill also has two short pieces published in the LitKicks book Action Poetry: Literary Tribes For the Internet Age.

Natalie Wright (2)

Natalie Wright was born and raised in a tiny town in Illinois surrounded by corn and soybean fields. Wright graduated from art school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1999 and traveled, worked and made art all across the United States from Vermont to California. In 2008 Wright earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and she is still in the process of unlearning everything. Wright recently opened a print and textile shop called Wright Home on Etsy where you can currently find one of a kind prints and handmade books. She is also a mom to a really hilarious boy named Oscar.

Katie Pfeiffer (2)

Katie Pfeiffer is a Philadelphia-based artist and designer. You can view more of her work at KatiePfeiffer.com. Her artwork, and merchandise bearing her designs are available at Zazzle and Saatchi Online. You can also find her on Twitter (@KatiePfeiffer1) and Facebook.

Kyrsten Bean (2)

Kyrsten Bean is a writer, a musician and a wanderer. Her work has been published in PoV magazine, Gutter Eloquence, Amphibi.us, Breadcrumb Scabs, The Camel Saloon and many other fine publications. She is a frequent contributor to Lip Service West, a non-fiction reading series in Oakland, California. You can find links to her work at kyrstenbean.com.

Gregory Stephenson (2)

Gregory Stephenson grew up in Colorado and Arizona but has lived in Denmark for 40 years. He is the author of Exiled Angel: A Study of the Writings of Gregory Corso (1989) and The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation (1990) as well as critical studies on J.G. Ballard, Robert Sheckley, and Robert Stone.

Stacey Mankoff (2)

Stacey Mankoff graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Master's Degree in English Literature. Her emphasis was aestheticism in both British and American literature. She also holds a California Teaching Credential and is currently working as a substitute teacher. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog Dave, her cats Jezebel, Dorian (and yes, he is a gray cat), and Izzy, and her nephew Lucas. She also enjoys yoga, photography, and travelling, especially to Holland where she once lived.

Loren Kantor (2)

Loren Kantor is a Los Angeles based woodcut artist and writer. For the past two decades he's worked in the film and music industry. He carves original woodcut and linocut prints based on his favorite cultural iconoclasts.

Jim Bennett (2)

Jim Bennett lives near Liverpool in the UK and is the author of 71 books, including books for children, books of poetry and many technical titles on transport and examinations. . He has won many awards for his writing and performance including 3 DADAFest awards. He is also managing editor of Poetry Kit, one of the world’s most successful internet sites for poets. Jim taught Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool and now tours throughout the year giving readings and performances of his work. His poetry collections include Drums at New Brighton (Lifestyle 1999), Down in Liverpool (CD) (Long Neck 2001), The Man Who Tried to Hug Clouds (Bluechrome 2004 reprinted 2006), and Larkhill (Searle Publishing 2009). Jim’s latest book, containing two poetry sequences, is The Cartographer / Heswall.

Kalliope Amorphous (2)

Kalliope Amorphous is a visual artist working with conceptual and experimental self portrait photography. Using her own image as a prop to create the protagonists of her stories, Kalliope is the model, stylist and photographer of all of her images. Through the self portrait, she explores the fluid nature of identity, myth and archetype. Self-taught in photography, Kalliope creates her own alternative processes and methodologies using handmade and alternative lighting as well as experimenting with textiles, surfaces and in-camera distortion techniques. She has received worldwide recognition for her work in creative self-portraiture. Her photographs have been published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Visit Kalliope's website and blog. You can also find her on Twitter. Some of her work is available for purchase here.

Josh Medsker (2)

Josh Medsker is a New Jersey-based writer and educator, originally from Alaska. His work has been published in many publications, including: The Brooklyn Rail, We'll Never Have Paris, Enchanted Conversation and The Anchorage Press, among others. He has work forthcoming in Phantasmagorium and Criminal Class Review. Since 2001, he has published the literary and culture blog, Twenty-Four Hours.

Sparrow (1)

Sparrow lives in the Catskill Mountains, in a doublewide trailer, with his wife Violet Snow. He is currently listening to Stan Getz. You can find him on Twitter at @sparrow14.

Michael Ceraolo (1)

Michael Ceraolo is a retired firefighter/paramedic and active poet who has one full-length book published (Euclid Creek, from Deep Cleveland Press), and has another forthcoming later this year (Euclid Creek Book Two, from unbound content press).

Dennis Mahagin (1)

Dennis Mahagin is a writer currently living in southwestern Montana. His work has been published widely. Recently he published a poetry collection called "Grand Mal" which is available on Amazon, and the Rebel Satori Press website.

Eileen Tull (1)

Eileen Tull is a poet, writer, and performer based in Cincinnati. She previously lived and worked in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been published in a handful of online literary journals, both nationally and internationally. She is working towards publishing her first chapbook in 2014. Eileen has performed her work around the country, including in Indianapolis, Dayton, New York City, Philadelphia, and Tampa. You can find her on Facebook, on Twitter at @Tullie23, and at EileenTull.com.

jose arroyo (1)

jose arroyo is an a/c man working at a steel mill in the inland empire. He writes poetry and prose, makes woodcuts and junk art. His first novella, NOTES OF AN ERRANT A/C MAN is due out later this year, published by Honest Publishing.

Bradford Middleton (1)

Bradford Middleton was born in south-east London in 1971 and spent the next thirty years trying to escape. He now lives in Brighton and has been trying to escape here since about 2008. He has won a few local competitions, has been published widely online and will one day complete his novel, DIVE. If you wish you can follow his activities on Twitter at @beatnikbraduk or over at Facebook where he has a page. At either of these there are links to plenty more of his stories and poems.

Ido Abramsohn (1)

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Ido Abramsohn currently lives and works in New York City. He received his B.A. in photography from Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem. Abramsohn’s work has been exhibited around the world, including Haifa Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, Museum on the Seam, and Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair. He is the recipient of Sotheby’s Under the Hammer Award for emerging artists and of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant and participated in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Market Place residency. Abramsohn is expected to participate in the 2014 Camera Club of New York’s Darkroom Residency. Visit him at idoabramsohn.com

Jonathan K. Rice (1)

Jonathan K. Rice is founding editor and publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal, which is in its fifteenth year of publication. Iodine Poetry Journal has had the distinction of having work included in Best American Poetry 2006.

He is the author of a chapbook, Shooting Pool With A Cellist (Main Street Rag, 2003) and a full-length collection, Ukulele and Other Poems (Main Street Rag, 2006). His poetry has appeared in numerous publications and he has been a longtime host of poetry readings in Charlotte, NC, where he lives with his family.

In 2012 he received the Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award for outstanding service in support of local and regional writers, awarded by Central Piedmont Community College.

He is also a visual artist. Recently his art has appeared in the online arts journal, Levure Litteraire.

Chris Hardesty (1)

Christopher Hardesty is a poet and freelance writer. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, where he spends most of his time reading, writing, and daydreaming. You can find him at at DiscipleOfJoy.com and twitter.com/one_weird_word.

Irina & Silviu Szekely (1)

Born in communist Romania, Irina and Silviu Székely currently live and work in the UK. They studied philosophy for several years and lived in France and Italy. With no formal artistic training, they chose collage and photomontage as their main ground of artistic games and experiments. The results of their activities can be described as paradoxical and plurivocal juxtapositions and reconstructions of displaced, incongruous, and undesired fragments of reality.

Mark Ambrose Harris (1)

Mark Ambrose Harris is a writer from Montreal. His essay on sound appears in the LAMBDA Literary Award finalist I Like It Like That, an anthology published by Arsenal Pulp Press. He writes for DailyXtra, and his work has been published widely. He also began the Sound Sex Project, an ongoing archival work, which can be accessed at soundsexproject.blogpspot.com.

Edwin Romond (1)

Edwin Romond's most recent poetry collections are Dream Teaching
and Alone with Love Songs. He lives in Wind Gap, PA with his wife, Mary, and their son, Liam. His website is www.EdwinRomond.com.

Eszter Szép (1)

Eszter Szep is a doctoral student at the Modern English and American Literature Doctoral Program, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary. Her research areas include word and image relations and comics journalism.

James K. Moran (1)

James K. Moran’s poetry and fiction has appeared in bywords.ca, dig, The Rolling Darkness Revue 2010, Icarus, On Spec, Postscripts to Darkness 3, The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack and the Peter F. Yacht Club. In addition, more of Moran’s fiction pieces is forthcoming in the Tortured Souls anthology series. Moran has a novel forthcoming from Lethe Press. He lives in Ottawa, and has discovered blogging at http://jameskmoran.blogspot.ca/.

Tia Jordan (1)

Tia Jordan is a home décor consultant, blogger and mother of two. Her book collection lives on many stylish bookcases- well off the floor! - throughout her home.

Andrea Bates (1)

Andrea Bates is the author of Origami Heart (Toadlily Press) and The Graveyard Sonnets (Finishing Line Press). She has published numerous poems in literary journals both in the U.S. and abroad. She has been a writing teacher for nearly 20 years.

Jared Feldschreiber (1)

Jared Feldschreiber, a product of lower Manhattan, has had the beat spirit since his father dedicated to him Time Waits, a book of Beat poems by Marty Matz. His work has been published in UnCivil Magazine, The Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post, The Finest Hour and elsewhere. He writes in a number of genres, and is planning to direct a documentary chronicling literary figures.

Ed Heflin (1)

Ed Heflin is a government worker by day and occasional writer by night. His study of Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver was published in a UK-based roots music magazine, and he is working on a Kerouac screenplay.

Michael Mark (1)

Michael Mark is the author of two books of fiction, Toba and At the Hands of a Thief (Atheneum). His poetry has appeared and or is scheduled to appear in The New York Times, UPAYA, Awakening Consciousness Magazine, Sleet, Forge, as well as other nice places.

Maggie Shannon (1)

Maggie Shannon is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY and Martha's Vineyard, MA. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Art's 2013 MFA Photography, Video and Related Media program and received her BA in photography from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 2010. Maggie's work has been featured in Martha's Vineyard Magazine, the Artist Catalogue, Alice Magazine and Musee. Her work has also been shown at the Visual Arts Gallery, the Greenpoint Gallery and WORK Gallery in New York, and at the Canal Gallery in Holyoke, MA. You can also find her at Maggie Shannon Photography, and on Tumblr.

David Meadows (1)

David Meadows studied Contemporary Photographic Practice at Northumbria University where he received a BA (Hons). In addition to exhibiting his fine art photography and video installations, he writes on contemporary cinema at Stylofilm and contributes to PEEL magazine. Find him on Twitter: DavidMeadows28.

Carlyle Baker (1)

You can find Carlyle on Twitter @karlofkarl and Tumblr.

P R Kargaard (1)

P R Kargaard is a poet living on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Katelyn Kennedy (1)

Katelyn is an entertainment blogger for BearShare and contributes to a variety of music and entertainment blogs.

Michael McClure (1)

Michael McClure is a poet, playwright, novelist, and essayist, who is closely associated with the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, and the 1960s counterculture. He often performs his poetry with Ray Manzarek and The Big Mix and gives poetry readings internationally. His most recent publication is Of Indigo and Saffron: New and Selected Poems.
You an visit his website at www.michael-mcclure.com.

George Djuric (1)

George Djuric flew through rally racing, street fighting, philosophy, and anti-psychiatry as if they weren’t there. In the aftermath, all that was left was writing. He published a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, a book read like the gospel by his Yugoslav peers, The Metaphysical Stories.
Djuric is infatuated with the fictional alchemy that is thick as amber and capable of indelibly inscribing on the face of the 21st century literature. His work has been published widely, worldwide. He lives in the desert near Palm Springs, CA, USA.

Jonathan Matteson (1)

Jonathan Seth Matteson is an interdisciplinary artist and aspiring art educator studying Fine Art, Art History, and Music at Washington State University. Mr. Matteson has called the Pacific Northwest his home since 2007. Prior to relocating to Pullman in 2012, Jonathan worked from his home Vancouver, Washington near Portland, Oregon as a marketing consultant and bassist. To learn more about Jonathan and his art, please visit jsmatteson.com.

Doug Scott (1)

Doug Scott is a writer of books, freelance articles, and op-ed columns. His pieces have appeared in Sierra, The New York Conservationist, Not Man Apart, and major newspapers. His most recent book is the anthology, Wild Thoughts: Short Selections of Great Writing About Nature, Wilderness, and the People Who Protect Them.

He has worked for decades as a lobbyist for conservation groups seeking to persuade Congress to preserve wilderness areas in national forests and other federal conservation lands. He's now retired and works as a consultant, giving talks about the history and politics of wilderness preservation around the country. You can visit him at Doug Scott Wilderness Consulting.

Nick D’Annunzio Jones (1)

Nick is a Seattle money manager and poet, and a former reporter (under his real name) for The New York Times. His creative work has been published, often under pen names, in Open Letters Monthly, Treehouse, Evergreen Review and other journals. He earned MFA from the University of California at Riverside.

Jill Emery (1)

outsider/expressionism/folkified art
gallery shows Austin, Italy, California
cd artwork hole pretty on the inside (back of cd)
rick Shaffer misadventure cover and video (some say)
zines- penny ante, coloring outside the lines, kitty magik
find her at:
Etsy.com/shop/sallygotsthe
jillemeryart.blogspot.com
floatingtosee.blogspot.com.

Richard Risemberg (1)

Richard Risemberg moved to Los Angeles from Cordoba, Argentina, long ago, and has since hovered between two worlds defined by divergent language constructs. His book of essays, is Our Own Day Here: Selected Essays. You can read more of Richard's work at SustainableCityNews.

Alan Griffey (1)

Alan Griffey is editor of the Beat fanzine, The Kerouac Rag. For a sample copy of KR, send £5 ($10) to:
The Kerouac Rag
Alan Griffey
Editor
43, Chatto Road
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 4HT
United Kingdom

Calvero (1)

Calvero writes frequently and when he isn't writing he is more often than not eating Taco Bell, daydreaming about hunting ghosts, daydreaming about Taco Bell when he's not eating Taco Bell, working at a cat hospital, or screaming in frustration at whatever video game he's currently addicted to. He has appeared in numerous online literary journals and is also the author of someday i'm going to marry Katy Perry, a full-length collection of poetry published by University of Hell Press. Find him on the web at calveropoetry.tumblr.com.

Marina Manoukian (1)

Marina Manoukian is a Sarah Lawrence College graduate living in New York City. She spends most of her time reading and writing along with any variations of the two. You can find her at marinamanoukian.wordpress.com.

Warren Adler (1)

Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Adler's international hit stage adaptation of the novel will premiere on Broadway in 2015-2016.

Adler has also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works including "Random Hearts"(starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas) and The Sunset Gang (produced by Linda Lavin for PBS' American Playhouse series starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould and Doris Roberts).

Also in recent development are The War of the Roses - The Children (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler's iconic divorce story, Target Churchill (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment), Mourning Glory, to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins, and Capitol Crimes (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series.

Warren Adler's newest thriller, Treadmill, is officially available. Visit him at WarrenAdler.com.

Star Spider (1)

Star Spider is a writer from Canada where she lives with her awesome husband Ben Badger. Star is in the process of seeking publication for her novels while she writes and frolics on the beach. Her work can be found in Gone Lawn, Apeiron Review, Klipspringer Magazine, Close to the Bone, Black Treacle, ExFic and Grim Corps. Visit her at StarSpider.ca.

Tristan Stamm (1)

Tristan Stamm graduated from Marlboro College with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Environmental Science. His artistic work is greatly influenced by his background in the natural sciences, using biological systems as the underlying framework in many of his pieces. By exploring personal issues through a scientific lens, Stamm hopes to not only better understand his own struggles with sexuality, gender, and masculinity, but to also question preconceived societal norms. Currently he lives in Portland, Maine. To see more of his work, visit cargocollective.com/tdstammart.

Nico Vassilakis (1)

Nico Vassilakis' visual poetry has been published widely. You can find more of his work at staringpoetics.weebly.com.

William R. Soldan (1)

William R. Soldan graduated with his BA in English from Youngstown State University and currently studies Fiction Writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program, He’s the grateful husband of an amazing woman named Rebecca Jane and the obnoxiously proud father of a baby boy named Spencer Thomas. He’s previously had work published in The Raw Alternative, Quail Bell, Danse Macabre, Sanitarium, and has a story forthcoming in The Fictioneer. This is his first scholarly publication.

William enjoys good books, bad movies, lifting very heavy things over his head, and consuming dangerously high quantities of caffeine—among other ridiculous things. You can follow him on Twitter @RustWriter1 (though he’s new to the tweeting game) or find him on Facebook (as Bill Soldan).

Vakseen (1)

While music has played the driving force in his business career, Otha “Vakseen” Davis IIIʼs passion for the arts has served as his key to sanity in the entertainment industry.

Vakseen has been selected for over 35 solo and group exhibitions in various galleries and venues throughout Los Angeles. His paintings have also been selected and featured in over art and literary magazines and been sold to collectors throughout Los Angeles and the Southeast region of the U.S.

To view more of Vakseenʼs work, visit Vakseen.com

Margarita Gokun (1)

A nomad by nature, Margarita Gokun never lives longer than two-to-four years in any one country. That creates havoc when she packs her canvases but inspiration of a new place almost always makes up for it.

Since starting to paint in oil four years ago Margarita has had solo and group exhibitions, published in literary and art magazines, and won contests. Her portfolio can be seen at http://StoriesAndColors.wordpress.com.

Gwil James Thomas (1)

Gwil James Thomas currently lives in London, England. He is the author of two published but fairly hard-to-find books; Captains of Sinking Ships (Kenton) and Halfway to Nowhere (published and translated into Greek by Strange Days Books). He is currently compiling a print-only poetry collection titled Gwil VS. Machine. Any questions, hate mail, etcetera can be sent to [email protected]

George Moore (1)

George's publications include The Hermits of Dingle (FutureCycle Press, 2013), and a collection coming out this year, Children's Drawings of the Universe (Salmon Poetry, 2014). His poetry has been published with The Atlantic, Poetry, North American Review, Colorado Review, and a good bit internationally of late. Having taught for decades at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he presently lives with his wife on the southern shore of Nova Scotia.

Jack Bristow (1)

Jack Bristow's fiction has been published in many online and print magazines. His first crime novel, Man of Respect, will be published this winter. Follow him at @RealJackBristow for updates.

Hoop & Stick (1)

Hoop & Stick is an underemployed fine artist / freelance illustrator and amateur-hack-of-a-writer currently living near Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also a 30 something anarcho-communist who can easily handle the cognitive dissonance required to also adopt a quasi-absurdist, material-reductionist metaphysic. He is a veteran of anywhere between three and five colleges (depending on who's doing the counting), and while it kept him sharp, the victory of obtaining that coveted BA in 2013 somehow seemed less important than it did when he started in 2003. Living alone in a cave atop a craggy peak while growing a magnificent beard, on the other hand, appears to be a goal far more praiseworthy to him. That might very well be his next project if this whole productive-member-of-society thing doesn't pan out. He becomes sulky whenever someone brings up the fact that he will not live long enough to see the Andromeda galaxy merge with the Milky Way. His real name is Brandon Spence. He looks a lot like that guy you knew from back when. He desperately wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. Visit Hoop & Stick on the web at hoopandstick.tumblr.com, instagram.com/hoopandstick, society6.com/hoopandstick, and at Au Courant Magazine, where he's an editor.

Joshua Preston (1)

Joshua Preston attended the University of Minnesota Morris where he graduated with a degree in Political Science and History. Currently, he is a Research Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His work has appeared in The Rain Taxi Review of Books, The Humanist, and MAYDAY Magazine. You can find him at JPPreston.com and on Twitter at @JPPreston.

Laura Madeline Wiseman (1)

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen of the Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012), and the collaborative book Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) with artist Sally Deskins, as well as two letterpress books, and eight chapbooks, including Spindrift (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). She is the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013).

Wiseman has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has received an Academy of American Poets Award, the Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship, and her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, Margie, and Feminist Studies. Her website is www.lauramadelinewiseman.com.

Dustin Junkert (1)

Dustin started writing in order to impress girls. It hasn’t worked so far, but here’s hoping. Dustin is working on an MFA at Georgia College. He recently won an essay contest in the New York Times and has received poetry prizes at Caesura and Willow Review, and otherwise has published in The Journal, South Carolina Review, the minnesota review, New Orleans Review, Natural Bridge, Chattahoochee Review, and Euphony.

Alfred K. LaMotte (1)

Alfred K. LaMotte is an interfaith college chaplain from Olympia WA who also teaches college writing and philosophy courses to deployed members of the military in an online distance learning program. Fred is the author of Wounded Bud: Poems for Meditation published by Saint Julian Press. He works at The Evergreen State College and Central Texas College, and has degrees from Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Adrian Jugaru (1)

Adrian is a philosophy and PR graduate and now works in marketing.
Besides doing collages, he writes short fiction and poetry and has been featured in several magazines and in one collective book.

g emil reutter (1)

g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa., USA. Eight collections of his poetry and fiction have been published. He can be found at http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

Ben Shaberman (1)

Ben’s first book, The Vegan Monologues, is a collection of humorous and reflective essays and commentaries that were carried previously by a variety of media including: The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, VegNews, NPR, Sky & Telescope, and Clean Sheets Erotica Magazine. The book was published in 2009 by Apprentice House at the Loyola University of Maryland. By day, Ben is a science writer for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, reporting on research for inherited retinal diseases. He also holds a master of arts in poetry from Johns Hopkins University. You can find him at BenShaberman.com.

Duarte Canario (1)

Duarte Canario lives in Portugal, where he works in a office and runs in a mountain. You can find him at facebook.com/lonesomerunner.

Magda Dudziak (1)

Magda is originally from Krakow,Poland but has been living in Chicago where she's pursuing a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. You can visit her at magdadudziak.tumblr.com.

Joanna Marcjanna (1)

Joanna Marcjanna is a collage artist and doodler based in the middle of Polish nowhere. She enjoys looking at things. Besides collaging she occasionally draws sad female comic characters, takes pictures and gets excited about old, weird books like "Four Seasons With Potatoes". Her biggest wish is to live inside her collages. Visit her at joannamarcjanna.tumblr.com

Katherine Jeanne Wood (1)

Katherine is a daily painter focused on portraiture, collage, abstract art, and art journaling. Her artwork appears in three books, soon to be four, and is currently being sold online and in galleries. Visit her and find out more at katherinejeannewood.com, twitter.com/mizkatie and facebook.com/katherinejeannewood.

Sarah Stockton (1)

Sarah Stockton's poems have appeared in Earth's Daughters, The 5-2, and SageWoman. Sarah teaches part time at the University of San Francisco and blogs at SarahStockton.com.

Weldon Sandusky (1)

Weldon Sandusky graduated from Texas Tech University in 1968 with a B.A. in English, and subsequently earned an M.A. in English and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Divorce followed as did commitment to the private psychiatric hospital, Timberlawn, in Dallas, and, later, the State Mental Asylum in Terrell , Texas. He petitioned for habeas corpus claiming a conspiracy to unlawfully commit him existed in violation of his constitutional rights

Martin Elwell (1)

Martin Elwell is a poet and editor living on the New Hampshire seacoast. He is author of the chapbook Dreaming Again. His poems have appeared in various literary journals. He co-edited of Bearers of Distance, an anthology of poems by runners from Eastern Point Press, and is News & Resources Editor for the Found Poetry Review. Follow him on Twitter @MartyElwell, read other poems at http://martinelwell.wordpress.com or follow his travels at http://wordspergallon.com.

Susana H. Case (1)

Susana H. Case is the author of: Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions), Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips (Anaphora Literary Press) and 4 Rms w Vu (Mayapple Press, forthcoming in 2014). You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Donna Kuhn (1)

Donna is a multi-media artist, author and educator working in visual & video art, dance, poetry, and sound. Her wok has been widely published, and exhibited in such venues as The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Wilder Nightingale Gallery, & The Santa Cruz Art Leagues. See her work at Saatchi Online, her website and Facebook.

Elizabeth Switaj (1)

Elizabeth Kate Switaj’s first poetry collection, Magdalene & the Mermaids, was published in 2009 by Paper Kite Press. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Writing, a Contributing Editor to Poets’ Quarterly, and a doctoral candidate at Queen's University Belfast. Her website is www.elizabethkateswitaj.net. Find her on Twitter at @EKSwitaj.

Caitlyn Waldman (1)

Caitlyn Waldman is a writer whose love of the written word has led her to look for work in the publishing industry. You can find her blog at myherobookworm.wordpress.com.

Mustafa Abubaker (1)

Mustafa Abubaker is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. Mustafa’s writing appears in Complex, Wine & Bowties, The Liner, Pigeons & Planes, The Aerogram, Pegasus, Khabar, Loose Change & more. You may visit him online at MustafaAbubaker.com, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Gary Sanders (1)

Gary has spent a lifetime working in photography, advertising and film starting with pre production work on THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. A career in travel and fashion photography took him all over the world during his twenties. This was followed by work on several national TV spots as a video producer. His love for Native Americans and their customs led him to study with an Indian shaman, learning about natural plants as medicines. He continues to love hiking, camping and the great outdoors. He's an accomplished screenwriter specializing in Crime Dramas & Action Thrillers. Gary's first book 'LOVE YA BABY' is a neo noir short story tour through love & crime which is now available from Amazon. His first novel a supernatural Hollywood thriller will be out in 2013. He still holds the title of the World's 2nd Worst Surfer. You can check out some of his short stories and articles about Hollywood at http://thegarysandersshow.com/. You can also find him on Facebook & Twitter.

S.R. Lavin (1)

Born in 1945, S. R. Lavin has been widely published in the U.S. as well as internationally in England, China, Poland, Israel, Japan and The Netherlands. Among his books are LET MYSELF SHINE (Kulchur Press, 1979), THE STONECUTTERS AT WAR WITH THE CLIFF DWELLERS (Heron Press, 1971), I and You (an original version of Martin Buber’s Ich und Du), METACOMET: The Saga of King Philip, and JOURNEY TO A LONE STAR (Four Zoas Press, 1976), BIG MEADOW/NEW RIVER (Jerusalem House, 1978) and PERDIDO (a folio of nine poems), Jerusalem House, 2007 and VOICE IN THE WHIRLWIND Poems 1978-2007 (Red Lead Press, 2012).

Veronika Carnaby (1)

American writer and poet Veronika Carnaby's prose pieces have appeared in a number of publications. Carnaby infuses her writing with a passion for 20th century culture, music and literature.

Merridawn Duckler (1)

Merridawn Duckler's poetry, fiction, non-fiction and scripts have been published and performed widely. She is currently a Senior Fellow at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, an Associate Editor at Narrative. Merridawn is doing a ritual/performance piece this month at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon for a group show on Ritual Show about the time she met Allen Ginsberg and was inspired to try and finish the ten thousand bows he was working on.

Roey Skif (1)

Roey Skif owns and writes for The Music Charger, a source for mixtape ideas. Check out his Facebook page where you can post mixtape requests too.

Peter Rose (1)

Peter Rose is a playwright from London. His plays include Snatch (Soho Theatre, London. Soho Rep, New York) and Bloody Ugly (White Bear Theatre, London).

Lloyd Bond (1)

Jenny Lynn was the first real love that i ever knew. We shared life and love to the fullest with other free spirits back "once upon a time" long long ago way back in 1960 until Jen was taken from us on a cool fall evening '63. i wrote this for our Jenny Lynn a week later and have read it aloud every morning now for almost 50 years.

Helen Rudy (1)

Helen Rudy is a fused glass artist, based in Denver, Colorado. Her focus on careful placement of colors and design is reflected in her fused glass art panels and coordinated functional pieces.

wojciech (1)

"Wojciech is 26 years old. He grew up in Portland but currently lives in Vallejo, CA. He received his B.S. from Portland State University and works in the mental health field. Although he is looking forward to retiring and getting rich while his libido can still handle it." You can find him on Twitter - @wojciech1986.

Miles Woods (1)

Miles Woods is a music blogger and vinyl collector who enjoys reading various tidbits about the people behind the music, and exploring new and obscure artists.

C.L. Carol (1)

C.L. Carol tries to be a good human. But, humans being humans, he’s known to fall short, stumble into a local haunt and spend time ruminating. Sometimes he writes. More often, he thinks. Diane Wakoski once likened one of his poems to Yeats, but the poem is lost and the story has now been relegated to fable. He lives in Northern Michigan with his wife, Emily, and their daughter, Berkleigh. Companion to cats. Friendly gentleman. Terrible golfer.

Colin Dodds (1)

Colin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He’s the author of several novels, including The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” Dodds’ screenplay, Refreshment – A Tragedy, was named a semi-finalist in 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. His poems have appeared in dozens of publications, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha.

Jillian Moreno (1)

Jilly is a writer living in Philadelphia, where she eats muffins and then cleans muffin crumbs from her countertop.

Shelby Stephenson (1)

Shelby Stephenson's Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize, Allen Grossman, judge. Recent publications include chapbooks from Finishing Line Press: Playing Dead (2011) and Play My Music Anyhow (2013). Please visit Shelby's website and connect with him on on Facebook.

James Patrick (1)

James David Patrick has previously placed his writing with Monkeybicycle, PANK Magazine, Bartleby Snopes and Specter Literary Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Follow him on twitter (@30hertzrumble) and read his bl-g at www.thirtyhertzrumble.com.

David Ackley (1)

David Ackley is a blogger for the Australian design site DesignLocal. David writes about Australian art & design and enjoys sharing the creative scene “Down Under” with an international audience.

Bridget McNulty (1)

Bridget McNulty is a published author living in Cape Town, South Africa. Her first novel, Strange Nervous Laughter, was published in South Africa (Struik) and the USA (St. Martin’s Press) and she is the co-founder of Now Novel (www.nownovel.com), an online novel-writing course for those who want to start – and finish! – their novels. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Thom Priemon (1)

T.E. Priemon, born in Philadelphia in 1947, studied at the Philadelphia College of Art from 1974 thru 1976, and afterward studied painting methods and materials privately with Francis Cortland Tucker. In the 1980s he worked with hand printed lithographs, collaborating with such important lithographers like George Miller and Sons in New York and Timothy Sheesley a Tamarind Master Printer before returning back to encaustic painting in the 1990s. His encaustic landscapes ane still life paintings were presented in a one man exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museums and his encaustic paintings were featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Gallery throughout the 1990s. He has lectured on The Art of Encaustic as well. In 2010 his book, "Encaustic Portraits by T.E. Priemon" was published, and in 2012 he participated in the exhibition, "Art Takes Times Square." Visit T.E. Priemon's website and his Tumblr.

Laura McPhee-Browne (1)

Laura tweets micro-poetry on Twitter daily (@laurahelenmb) and her blog can be found at lostbetweenthelucidity.tumblr.com.She dreams of one day having a poetry collection published. When she is not writing poetry, Laura works as a phone counsellor and social worker and is currently in her last year of a Masters of Counselling.

Andy Atkins (1)

Andy Atkins is a regular writer and commentator on contemporary music from the musicians perspective, and has written articles and reviews for the likes of Fender, Korg, Soundslive and I Do Music. He plays rhythm guitar (badly) in a covers band that has reformed on and off for over 20 years! His current favourite musical 'toy' is the TC Helicon VoiceLive Play, as it makes his vocals almost listenable. You can connect with him on Google+

Sarah Sarai (1)

Sarah's poems have appeared in Boston Review, Threepenny Review, POOL, Pank, and others; in anthologies including Say It Loud: Poems About James Brown (Whirlwind); Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art (Three Rooms Press); and Gathered (Sundress) (forthcoming). Her poetry collection, The Future is Happy, was published by BlazeVOX[books]. She also writes fiction.

Jason Hardung (1)

Jason Hardung's work has appeared in hundreds of journals and magazines including: 3AM, Chiron Review, Evergreen Review, Word Riot, Thrasher Magazine, New York Quarterly. He has been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of The Web. His first full length book of poetry, The Broken and the Damned, came out on Epic Rites Press in 2009. His second, The Names of Lost Things was released in June of 2012 on Lummox Press. He has been an editor for Wolverine Farm Publishing and the Front Range Review in Ft. Collins, Colorado where he lives in a commune with seven other people. They grow their own food and use bicycles as transportation. In 2013 he was voted Ft. Collins Poet Laureate. He still has a bird whose feet fell off, but don't worry, it still sings.

Mette Norrie (1)

Born 1984 in Denmark, MFA from the Royal Danish academy of Fine arts 2011, mainly works with drawing, illustration and text-based work, often with surreal elements. Mette's drawings and illustrations have been published in Trans lit mag (US), Commas & Colons (UK), Kismet Magazine (US) and The Quotable (US). You can find more of her work on her website, her website, blog, and Twitter.

Ryan Ritchie (1)

Ryan Ritchie is a 33-year-old writer from Lomita, California. His work has been published in/at RollingStone.com, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, BlackBook, VegNews, Haggard & Halloo, Modern Drunkard Magazine and lots more he can't remember. You can follow him at @RyanLRitchie.

Craig Kocij (1)

Craig Kocij is a UK poet, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, and a graduate of Nottingham Trent University who has lived in Newark, and London.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino (1)

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and was raised in both the city and in the country across the Hudson River in New Jersey. He was educated at home, eventually to enter Fordham University where he received a degree in philosophy. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Doctor of Arts in Leadership program at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. He is the author, most recently, of a book of poetry entitled The Valise (Dead Academics Press, 2012). In his spare time he writes at his blog, The Postmodern Romantic, and edits the online poetry journal, Eratio.

Neeli Cherkovski (1)

is writer-in-residence at New College of California in San Francisco. His books of poems include LEANING AGAINST TIME.

Patrick Mackay (1)

Patrick Mackay is the author of ten volumes of poetry and one novel. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and was accepted in the UK's Ambit Magazine for the Freud Issue. He has won Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's Short Fiction Contest and has also been chosen Best of the Decade in The Hawaii Pacific Review. You may find Mackay's work on Amazon.

Rachel Davis (1)

Rachel Davis has had numerous shows in Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Raleigh NC, as well as a show in Santo Domingo. She has a BFA from Withrop and a Masters Degree in Art with a painting emphasis from East Carolina University, and taught art in the Fort Bragg schools for 22 years.

Santiago Ribeiro (1)

The Portuguese artist, born in Condeixa-a-Nova and living in Coimbra, has shown his artworks with great regularity in Portugal and in other European countries, including Lisbon, Paris, Belgrade, Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Moscow , Warsaw, Florence, Podgorica, Montenegro, Timisoara in Romania and Dallas in Texas. He is the driving force and the promoter of the international project "Surrealism Now", which started in 2010, organized by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation. Recently, the "Surrealism Now" exhibition was held in Lisbon, as a result of a partnership with artist Victor Lages. Visit his website, Santiago Ribiero Painting.

Santiago Ribeiro has publicized and promoted his work on the internet, through social networks and blogs, thereby having received numerous invitations to exhibit his art in various parts of the globe."

M.A. Barrett (1)

M.A. Barrett is the mother of four beautiful children. As such, writing for her is a form of self-defense. Em, her husband, and their brood currently reside in West Virginia—ten miles south of absolutely nowhere.

Dana Stirling (1)

Born in Maala Adumim, Jerusalem Israel, Dana earned a BA in photographic communication at Hadassah College Jerusalem 2013. Currently based in NYC, Dana has had an internship at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery and was a Teen academy black and white TA at the ICP NYC. Visit Dana's website.

Jon Alan Carroll (1)

Jon Alan Carroll is a fiction and humor writer, so his path is a lonely one. Even though his work has appeared in SoMa Literary Review, Raging Face, Defenestration, Opium, Monkeybicycle and Unlikely Stories, nobody knows the trouble he's seen. Nobody knows the sorrow.

You can reach Jon Alan Carroll by email.

Anthony Flynn (1)

Anthony Flynn is a digital artist based in Australia. Originally a musician, he switched gears to pursue art. He especially enjoys the work of Salvador Dalí, Marina Abramović, Marcel Duchamp, M.C. Escher and Carrie Ann Baade, and is continually open to fresh inspirations. The Silence of Truth is an ongoing project confronting how we see the world, and how it sees us. You can also find Anthony on Twitter and Tumblr.

Gladys Francis (1)

Dr. Gladys M. Francis (Ph.D., Purdue University; Francophone, French, Theory and Cultural Studies) is the author of two forthcoming books and numerous articles published in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe; and the recipient of various international grants. Her research involves Diaspora, Transnational, Post/Colonial, Film and Gender Studies (in the regions of the French Caribbean, the Maghreb, and Sub-Saharan Africa).

Ndubisi Otolokpo (1)

Ndubisi Anslem Otolokpo is a native of Isheagu in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. He was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Otolokpo and attended St. John's Comprehensive Primary School and Asagba Mixed Secondary School. He is currently studying English and literary studies in Delta State University, Abraka.

Joe Castro (1)

Based in Philadelphia, Joe Castro is an artist, musician, designer and filmmaker. His paintings and collages have been shown in galleries and art spaces across the United States and Canada.

As guitarist for the band The Situation, which toured the US and gained widespread critical praise, he created most of the band's album graphics and promotional material, and soon began receiving as much attention for his art as for his guitar playing. Since 2006, he has be shown his work in galleries internationally, accepted commissions, and participated in large, high-profile art projects.

Joe also runs his own graphic design business, Red Attic Studios, where he has created gig posters for many well-known bands. His design work has won numerous awards. He hosts a popular music podcast via his website, mightyjoecastro.com, and recently co-directed a music video shot entirely on super 8 film. He is a board member of the Wilmington Skate Project, where he has curated two benefit art shows.

Yoav Friedländer (1)

Yoav was born in Jerusalem and spent most of his life in his hometown, Maale Adummim. Between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, on a limestone hill at the edge of the Judean mountains, it shaped his perception of the world. During 3 years of mandatory service, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a paratrooper, later shifting to an administrative position which allowed him the time to further explore his love of photography. Yoav earned a B.A in Photography at Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem, and is currently in his last year of an MFA in photography at the School Of Visual Arts in New York. You can see more of his work on his website.

Leah Kelly (1)

Leah's work appears in a number of literary journals and blogs, including Empty Mirror and GVS.

anggo genorga (1)

anggo says, "i had an inclination to poetry thru songs lyrics (w/o chords) on my brother's song book collection. i gradually found my way to beat writings especially ginsberg's since he was the most accessible in manila at that time. my all time fave beat figures are burroughs, corso, huncke, and ted joans. i now find time to write at work when everyone pretends to be busy." Be sure to visit his blog.

Nicole Henares (1)

Nicole Henares is a holy goof and lazy devotee of the Goddess of the Muse.

Rob Lee (1)

Rob Lee is a photographer and writer. He has written a column on urban birds, "Birdbrain," for the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as magazine pieces on natural history and a book on city birds, Angels at the Gates of Eden.
Rob's photography has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including House and Garden, Yoga Journal and Whole Earth Review. A participant in many art shows and photo exhibits, some of the pictures on this web site first appeared in the 1989 National Poetry Festival. This work dovetailed with a project photographing in a Buddhist AIDS hospice, a life changing experience that led Rob to live and work in the hospice as a staff member for a year and a half. The series of photos from the hospice became a traveling exhibit criss-crossing the bay area, and an as yet unpublished text, that builds from a narrative of the intense life in the hospice, to a meditation on our societies' uneasy relationship with death, and how deeply this sense of denial compromises our culture.

Winnie Khaw (1)

Winnie Knaw is a creative writing MFA candidate at California College of the Arts whose work is featured in Passages North, Palooka Journal, The Philadelphia Review, Eclectica, The Daily Satire and others. She was waitlisted for the 2013 Lit Camp conference in San Francisco, and was Chapman University’s nominee for the Association of Writers award in fiction in 2011. But mostly, she spends her free time being silly.

Jasmina Tacheva (1)

Jasmina Tacheva edits the online literary journal Public Republic and the art blog Absinthe-Minded. Her poems, fiction and articles have been published in numerous outlets, including Public Republic, The Quadrangle, The Griffin, Philosophia, The Institute of Modern Politics, Kultura, Literaturen Vestnik, Knigolubie, and others. She can be found on Twitter: JasminaTacheva.

Steven D. Stark (1)

Steven Stark has authored several books of non-fiction. His fiction and poetry have recently been published in 3 am, Litn'Image, Mudlark, McSweeney's, The Cafe Review, HOOT, Otoliths, OccuPoetry, Eclectica, Mobius, fleeting, and, Clapboard House, where he won the short story prize. His artwork - which includes visual poetry - won Special Recognition in the 15th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition at the Upstream People Gallery and a Special Recognition Award certificate at the 2013 Figurative Art Competition at the Light, Space, and Time Gallery in the US.

Corey Wade (1)

Corey Wade studied under Neeli Cherkovski at the New College of California completing an MFA in Writing & Consciousness. His “Memoirs of a White Arab-American,” a response to the aftermath of 9/11, was excerpted in The Berkeley Daily Planet and Peace News before being published in Mizna. Wade’s poetry has appeared in Censored Poets, Queen Vic Knives, Dead Snakes, vox poetica and Black Heart Magazine. His website is wadecorey.wordpress.com.

Samy Sfoggia (1)

Visit Samy Sfoggia's website to see more of her work.

Jennifer White (1)

Jenny is a journalist and poetess residing in Chicago. You can find her on Tumblr and Twitter.

Lorne Daniel (1)

Poet and non-fiction writer Lorne Daniel lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada where he consults and blogs about sense of place and urban placemaking. His most recent book is Drawing Back To Take A Running Jump. He is a previous winner of the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Prize.

Jacqueline Kirkpatrick (1)

Jacqueline is a writer, reader, mother, and daydreamer. She is currently an MFA in Creative Writing student at The College of Saint Rose.

Tom Milton (1)

Tom Milton’s love of public speaking dovetails nicely with his job, as he works for Elite Pro Systems, a service provider of sound systems for churches with poor room acoustics, school gymnasiums, theatres, and board rooms. They also provide surveillance systems to protect small businesses' and schools' students and faculty.