Ivan Jenson

August 15, 2015

Ivan Jenson contributed five poems to the Autumn 2015 edition.

Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and contemporary poet. His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Ivan was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for the brand’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spiritmusuem, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden. Jenson’s painting of the “Marlboro Man” was collected by the Philip Morris corporation. Ivan was commissioned to paint the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes. Ivan has written two novels, Dead Artist and Seeing Soriah, both of which illustrate the creative and often dramatic lives of artists. Jenson’s poetry is widely published (with over 500 poems published in the US, UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. A book of Ivan Jenson’s poetry was recently published by Hen House Press titled Media Child and Other Poems, which can be acquired on Amazon. Two new novels by Ivan Jenson entitled, Marketing Mia and Erotic Rights have been published hardcover and are available on Amazon.com. and at bookstores everywhere. Ivan Jenson’s website is www.IvanJenson.com.

Anne Babson

August 15, 2015

Anne Babson contributed four poems to the Autumn 2015 edition.

Babson’s first full-length collection The White Trash Pantheon (Vox Press, 2015) and her current chapbook, Poems Under Surveillance (Finishing Line Press, 2013) are currently available in independent bookstores and on Amazon. The opera for which she wrote the libretto, entitled Lotus Lives, was performed in the Northeast in 2012 and is currently being considered for broadcast by WGBH Boston. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. She has been featured on Poetry Daily.

Her work has recently appeared in Iowa Review, Cider Press Review, Southampton Review, Bridges, Barrow Street, Connecticut Review, The Pikeville Review, Rio Grande Review, English Journal, New Song, The Penwood Review, Sow’s Ear, The Madison Review, Atlanta Review, Grasslands Review, WSQ, Global City Review, Comstock Review, California Quarterly, Wisconsin Review, The Red Rock Review, and many other publications.

In Europe, her work has appeared in Current Accounts, Iota, Poetry Salzburg, Nth Position and in Ireland, she was in an issue of Crannóg last year. In Asia, she was published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Yuan Yang. She has been anthologized multiple times in both the US and the UK.

She has done residencies at Yaddo and Vermont Studio Center.

Colin Dodds

August 15, 2015

Colin Dodds contributed four poems to the Autumn 2015 edition.

Dodds is the author of Another Broken Wizard, WINDFALL and The Last Bad Job, which Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” His writing has appeared in more than two hundred publications, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Poet and songwriter David Berman (Silver Jews, Actual Air) said of Dodds’ work: “These are very good poems. For moments I could even feel the old feelings when I read them.” Colin’s book-length poem That Happy Captive was a finalist in the 2015 Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award as well as the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. And his screenplay, Refreshment, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. Colin lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha. See more of his work at thecolindodds.com.

Bruce McRae

August 15, 2015

Bruce McRae contributed three poems to the Autumn 2015 edition.

McRae, a Pushcart nominee, is a Canadian musician with over 900 poems published around the world. His first book, The So-Called Sonnets, is available via Silenced Press. He also has a short collection of poems entitled “All Right Already” available via a free download from Kindofahurricanepress. To see and hear more poems go to “BruceMcRaePoetry” on Youtube.

Donald C. Welch III

August 15, 2015

Donald C. Welch III contributed a poem, “Rainmaker,” to the Autumn 2015 edition.

Donald C. Welch III lives in Brooklyn, NY. His current project @SocialLit (https://twitter.com/SocialLit) explores new forms of poetry and collaborative writing derived from Social Media. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in PASSAGES NORTH, WAR, LITERATURE, & THE ARTS, GRAVEL, THE RAIN, PARTY, & DISASTER SOCIETY, SOUTH85, INKY NEEDLES, THE EMERSON REVIEW, and elsewhere. His collection of children’s poetry WHO GAVE THESE FLAMINGOS THOSE TUXEDOS? was published by Wilde Press.

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Jane Blanchard

October 29, 2011

Having earned degrees in English from Wake Forest and Rutgers, Jane Blanchard currently divides her time between Augusta and St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. In August, she began teaching at Augusta State University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Arabesques Review, Blue Unicorn, descant, James Dickey Review, Light, Pearl, Pembroke Magazine, Penwood Review, REAL, RiverSedge, Thema, Time of Singing, Turtle Quarterly, Welter, and elsewhere. Read “The Serpent’s Tooth” and “Cravings.”

Elizabeth Swann

October 22, 2011

Elizabeth Swann earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University in Charlotte. Recent publications include in Southern Poetry Review, Penwood Review, storySouth, Southern Women’s Review, Red Clay Review, and the anthology Luck; A Collection of Fact, Fiction, Incantation and Verse. She was a finalist in the Guy Owen Prize, 2009. Read her poems “Portraits of Magdalene, The Masters’ View,” “At The Hospital,” “Rain,” “Casting,” “Spectrum,” and “Archaeopteryx.”

Katherine Hein

September 24, 2011

Katherine Hein teaches English at Coastal Carolina University. Her work has appeared in Poetry and elsewhere. Read “Eden’s Nightmare” and “Sherwood Forest.”

Eva Ting

June 9, 2011

Eva Ting graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in English. For the past seven years, she has been living inShanghai, China and is currently the director of twocities art gallery.

Read Ting’s new prose poem, “Letter to the Dead,” here.

Also, you can read a previous poem by Ting, “morning: signing the divorce papers at kinkos,” here.

Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo

November 23, 2010

Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo’s poems have appeared in Poet Lore, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and Burnside Review, and are forthcoming in Anglican Theological Review, Ghoti, and Prick of the Spindle. She teaches courses in Religion and Social Justice, Hinduism, and Philosophy of Religion as well as serving as a chaplain at Oregon Episcopal School.

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