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

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 ( 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.

Don’t misunderstand me! These aren’t great haiku — they were unplanned and off-the-cuff. I wrote them on the board for a freshman composition class. I was tuning the students toward an awareness of syllables, word choices, and images.

My off-the-cuff chalkboard haiku from a recent class. #teaching #poetry

David R. Cravens received his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Missouri and his master’s degree in English literature from Southeast Missouri State University. He was the recipient of the 2008 Saint Petersburg Review Prize in Poetry, the 2011 Bedford Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for Ohio State University’s The Journal William Allen Creative Nonfiction Contest. His work has also appeared in Ontologica: A Journal of Art and Thought, EarthSpeak Magazine, The Houston Literary Review, Albatross Poetry Journal, The Monarch Review, The Interpreter’s House, Willows Wept Review, The New Writer Magazine, Poetic Diversity, Red River Review, and is forthcoming in War, Literature & the Arts. He teaches composition and literature at Mineral Area College.

Read “Poïesis.”

Read “Lay.”

Adam Penna

May 15, 2012

Adam Penna’s first full-length collection, Little Songs & Lyrics to Genji, was published by S4N Books in 2010. A chapbook called Love of a Sleeper was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. Individual and pairs of poems have appeared in magazines like Albatross, Basilica Review, Cimarron Review and others. Penna’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2010) for a sonnet appearing in the Cider Press Review and has appeared on the site Verse Daily. He teaches at Suffolk County Community College, where he is an Associate Professor of English, and he is the former editor of Best Poem. He blogs occasionally about matters of poetry and otherwise at Read Penna’s poems “Men of Faith,” “Joseph on His Deathbed,” “Breaking the Sabbath,” “What it Means to Be a Disciple,” and “A Corinthian Responds to Paul.”

Carolyn Agee

January 31, 2012

Carolyn Agee is an actress and internationally published poet living in the Pacific Northwest. Her recent credits include Petrichor Machine, Perspectives Magazine, and A Flame in the Dark. Read Agee’s poem “God With Us.”

Brett Foster

January 2, 2012

Brett Foster’s first book of poetry, The Garbage Eater, was published last year with Triquarterly Books / Northwestern UP. Foster’s writing has lately appeared in Ascent, Atlanta Review, Books & Culture, Crab Orchard Review, First Things, Green Mountains Review, IMAGE, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, and Seattle Review. Foster teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at Wheaton College. Read his poems “Inspirited, and Then Some” and “Request Overheard on a Car Radio.”

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.”

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.

John Thomas Clark

June 5, 2011

A retired NYC elementary school teacher, John Thomas Clark lives in Scarsdale, NY with his wife Ginny, his daughter Chris, his son John and Lex, his black Lab service dog. Currently, over 130 of his poems are appearing in OCEAN, The Recorder, Calliope, The Barefoot Muse, The Healing Muse, Byline, and some forty other journals.  The Joy of Lex: Life with a Service Dog, his light-hearted romp of fifty-six poems and fifty-six accompanying color photographs recounting life with Lex — with an introduction written by best-selling author Dean Koontz and a back-cover testimonial by world-renowned poet Derek Mahon — was published on July 11, 2009. His 500-page novel of fifth-century Ireland entitled The Chronicles of Saint Patrick: The Captivity will be published next year.

Read Clark’s poem “What’s Your Point?” here.


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