Contributor Bios

Paul David Adkins grew up in South Florida and lives in New York, a rare species of reverse snowbird.

C.B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden. In the past eight years, hundreds of his poems have appeared in scores of print and electronic journals out of North America, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and India.

Bri Angleton-Stannish is a mother of two from Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a stay-at-home mom who fills her hours with history, diapers, and oatmeal.

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director and worked as an art dealer when he couldn't earn a living in the theater. He has also been a tennis pro, a ditch digger and a salvage diver. His chapbook Remembrance was published by Origami Condom Press, The Conquest of Somalia was published by Cervena Barva Press, The Dance of Hate was published by Calliope Nerve Media and Material Questions was published by Silkworms Ink, Dispossessed was published by Medulla Press and Mutilated Girls was published by Heavy Hands Ink. A collection of his poetry Days of Destruction was published by Skive Press. Another collection Expectations was published by Rogue Scholars Press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway and toured colleges and outdoor performance venues. His poetry has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, Nature's Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has  been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited , having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles,Florida, Washington, Scotland,Wales, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.

Jon Blair is a resident of Arlington, Texas, since 1969, and a native of Wichita, Kansas, where he was born in 1941. After earning a Master's in English at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, he made his living in technical and advertising writing and editing until retiring in 2007. He didn't start seriously writing poetry until 2001 and especially admires the work of artists Billy Collins, Andrew Hudgins, and Ted Kooser, who use simple language to treat of homely themes.

Bill Boslego began writing upon his recent retirement from the US Government. His work most recently appeared in Jerry Jazz Musician, The Literary Burlesque, Berg Gasse 19, and Four and Twenty. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area and also has appeared in minor TV and film roles.

Harold Bosstick is a reporter at the Sullivan Daily Times. He has been writing since he was young, but only since college has his writing been with any sense of style. He writes anything which catches his eye, which is often influenced by mythology, fantasy, and history. 

Jerome Brooke was born in Evansville, Indiana. He now lives in the Kingdom of Siam. He has written Our Lady of Silk and many other books. His work has recently been published in a number of journals, including Indigo, MelBrake Press Blog, First Literary Review, Penny Ante, Conceit, Pink Mouse, Inquisition, and Mirror Dance.

Doug G. Campbell's poems have appeared in The Dakotah, Into the Teeth of the Wind, RiverSedge, Borderlands and other publications. He is a professor of art at George Fox university. His artworks have been included in numerous solo and group exhibits across the country.

Anthony Cappo is an MFA candidate in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Before going to grad school, he worked, at various times, as a waiter, house painted, lawyer, and jazz singer. He has been published in Connotation Press--An Online Artifact, Lyre Lyre, and The Boiler Journal. He lives in New York City. 

Zann Carter grew up in a southern city by the sea and now lives in Terre Haute, Indiana. She recently won the Grand Prize in the Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition and co-hosts Poetry at the Grounds, a monthly open mic reading at Coffee Grounds. Her web page is at

Linda Crate is a Pennsylvanian native with a Bechelor's in English Literature. Her poetry has been published thus far in Magic Cat Press, and she has an upcoming short story to be published in April 2012.

Jessica Cuello is a French teacher in Central NY and her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, most recently in Tampa Review, Clackamas, RHINO, Conte, and the Mamas and Papas anthology. In 2010 two of her poems received "Best of the Net" nominations.

Clarence Dearborn, of Valencia, California, is a high school student and recent new lover of limericks. He has not been published outside of The Ides of March...yet.

Jeanne DeLarm-Neri lives in Stamford, CT, works in Greenwhich, CT, at a private school as an accountant, and is a 2012 MFA from Fairfield University. 

Joe Espinoza has been writing poetry for a few years. He enjoys writing with a historical slant, especially through Greek or Roman eyes.

Harold Guth is from Portland, Oregon. A budding writer with an intense dislike of fads, he likes to frequent coffee houses and quietly mock hipsters.

Liz Hartnett is an unpublished librarian in Georgia, learning to play the concertina because it does not need charging. Words are her friends, and punctuation her accessories...

Margery Hauser is a New york City based poet whose work has appeared in Umbrella, Poetic Magazine and Möbius among other journals. She is a member of the Parkside Poetry Workshop for whose support and feedback she is ever grateful.

Nathan Hinote is from Cayuga, Indiana. His fiction has currently appeared in The Tonic, the annual creative writing publication of Indiana State University. He is currently a student of writing at ISU, and is a folklore enthusiast.

Clinton Van Inman is 65 and was born in Walton-on-Thames, England and graduated from San Diego State University in 1977 with a degree in philosophy. (Don’t laugh, so did TS Eliot)  Currently, he is still working as a high school teacher in Tampa.  He is married with grandchildren. He has had many poems published over the years.  Recent publications included the Tower Journal, Essence, Journal of Victorian Poetry, Yes Poetry, Poetry, Out of Four.

Jenna Kelly, of Terre Haute, Indiana, had previously been published in The Tonic, the annual creative writing publication of Indiana State University. She is a junior at ISU, where she is a theater major with a concentration in costume design. Her alias is "The Brave Little Toaster."

Jamie Lee Kirtz, currently attending SFU's The Writer's Studio, has been published by Four and Twenty,, Pandora's Collective, and the Poetry Institute of Canada. She graduated with Physics and English Literature degrees at the university of Toronto. Focusing on intersections between language, physics and literature, her work and theory circulates around polis and formation of culture within natural environments, and will be featured in the upcoming anthology Emerge.

Julie Laws lives in Titusville, Florida, where she dabbles in poetry, web design, and amateur rocketry. Her poetry has been published in several small publications, none of which are currently in existence any more.

P.D. Lyons was born, raised, and schooled in the USA and for the past ten years has been living in Ireland. P.D. Lyons' work has been published by: The Shop, Books Ireland, Boyne Berries, West 47, Irish American Post, Tapestry (Teikyo Post University), Dimensions (Mattatuck College),,, The Corner Voice, Hobo Jungle, Slipstream, etc. Received the Mattatuck College Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry (1979).

Donal Mahoney is the son of Irish immigrants. A product of Chicago, he lives in exile now in St. Louis, Missouri. He has had poems published in The Scarlet Sound and other publications in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Jason McCall's debut collection, Silver, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag. He is from the great state of Alabama, where he currently teaches English and Literature at the University of Alabama. He holds and MFA from the University of Miami, and his poetry has been or will be featured in Cimarron Review, The Los Angeles Review, Fickle Muses, Mythic Delirium, New Letters, and other journals.

Mike Miller (Stockbridge, MA) is the editor of High Coup Journal, an e-journal for snarky formalist haiku. He is also the author of Miller's New England Haiku Dictionary, available from Drafty Attic Press. Miller spends his time working with youths to best bullies and writes in an attic 40 miles and 130 years from where Emily Dickinson did the same thing.

P. Nordom was raised in Indiana, but has not lived there all his life. Due to a profound lack of creative fulfillment in his employment, he has recently considered several creative hobbies, among which poetry can be included.

Born in 1983, Amit Parmessur is one of the editors of online poetry magazine The Rainbow Rose. His poems have appeared in around 100 literary magazines, , such as: Ann Arbor Review, Calliope Nerve, Damazine, Zouch Magazine and many others. He is nominated for the 2011 Pushcart Award and lives in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius. 

A native Virginian, Richard Peake became a Texas resident after retiring from the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He published early poems in Impetus, alongside John Ciardi, and in The Georgia Review. Collections of his poetry are Wings Across... and Poems for Terence, published by Vision Press, which also included poems of his in A Gathering at the Forks. He published Birds and Other Beasts in 2007. During 2008 and 2009 he won awards from Gulf Coast Poets and The Poetry Society of Texas and published in Sol Magazine and Shine Journal (one nominated for the Pushcart Prize). From 2010 to 2011 he published in Avocet, Asinine Poetry, Boundless 2010, Nature Croons, Raven Images, Skive, The Road Not Taken and elsewhere.

Annie Perconti is a writer, poet, artist, and therapist living in Louisville, KY. With a passion for depth, psychology, mythology, and symbolism, Annie views artistic expression as a way to find a clear mirror of herself and the world.

Megan Peterson, of Palmer, Alaska, has lived in Indiana for several years, where she currently studies history at ISU in Terre Haute. Soon to be an officer in the United States Marine Corps, Megan enjoys playing with her dogs, reading, and baking delicious cookies.

Doug Polk is a poet living in the wilds of central Nebraska with his wife and two boys, two dogs and four cats. Polk has over 200 poems published in over 60 publications within the last two years. (NegativeSuck, Madswirl, Yellow Medicine ReviewDanse Macabre, Vox Poetica, Boston Literary Magazine, Montucky Review, Inclement, The Rusty Nail Journal, Foliated Oak, Underground Voices...)

Originally from Ukraine, Askold Skalsky, a professor of English at a community college in Western Maryland, has published in numerous small press magazines and journals, including "Notre Dame Review" and "Southern Poetry Review." He has also published in Canada, England, Ireland and mainland Europe. He is currently at work on his first book of poems, The Ponies of Chuang Tzu.

Bill Wolak is a poet who has just published his third book of poetry entitled Archaeology of Light. Mr. Wolak has been awarded two Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study and travel in India, and has traveled throughout Asia, including trips to Tibet, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, and China. In 2007, he was selected to participate in a Friendship Delegation to Iran, sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the nation's largest and oldest interfaith peace and justice organization. Recently, he has been selected to be a featured reader at the 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival in Nagpur, India.

Kathy Yarbrough is a children's author wannabe. 

Changming Yuan, author of "Chansons of a Chinaman" (2009) and co-author of Voices from the West Coast (2011), is a three-time Pushcart nominee who grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to Canada. Currently, Yuan teaches in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and nearly 380 others worldwide. 

Mark Young, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has only recently begun writing poetry. He earned a BS in history from IUPUI, and is currently involved in several business ventures.