Poetry Contributors – Issue 2

Barit Angharad
Brit is the shallowest part of the North Atlantic Current. She currently lives in a boat between the shores Nefyn, Wales and Rye, New Hampshire where she writes poems with fish bones and octopus ink. You are the first to decipher her scrawl.

Ruth Asch
Ruth is a mother, sometimes teacher, by day, a poet by night. Consequently, she sleeps little and daydreams a lot. St Austin Press published a slim volume of her (early) work in 2009, Reflections, since when she has been hoarding and sometimes publishing poems for a more substantial book in the future.

Gary Beck
Gary has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. He has eleven published chapbooks. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City. garycbeck.com

Sujoy Bhattacharya
Sujoy is a nature Poet. He loves to write on the strangeness of human psychology. He is a worshipper of humanity. He adores poetry as a living deity. He leads a simple and happy poetic life. His works have been supported by About Place Journal, Bewildering Stories, and Tin House. His chapbook will be published by the end of thus year.

Mark Danowsky
Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in Alba, Allegro, Burningword, Cordite, Grey Sparrow, Illya’s Honey, The Lake, Mobius, Red River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Third Wednesday and elsewhere. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area, but currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. svjlit.com

Mackenzie Dwyer
At age six months she became enamored with words—accomplishments since then include dropping out of the Junior Olympics marksmanship qualifying rounds to go get a black belt and a concussion. Poems have received a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honorable mention.

Joseph Goosey
Joseph lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina. A dropout of the MFA program at George Mason University, he is the author of four chapbooks.

Colin James
Colin has had poems in Cenicle and a few other places.

Elaine Marie McKay
Elaine Marie lives in Scotland. Her flash fiction has appeared in various places including 100 word story, Literary Orphans, Paper Swan Press and The Flashdog anthologies.

Steve Nash
Steve is a writer, lecturer, and musician from Yorkshire. He is a winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer, and his first collection, Taking the Long Way Home, is available from Stairwell Books. Steve’s next publication, The Calder Valley Codex, will be released later this year. Steve Nash Poetry

Thomas O’Connell
Thomas is a librarian living on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, NY, where he happens to be the 2015-2016 poet laureate. His poetry and short fiction has appeared in Elm Leaves Journal, Caketrain, Jellyfish Review, Otoliths, and The Los Angeles Review, as well as other print and online journals.

Anne Britting Oleson
Anne has been published widely on four continents. She earned her MFA at the Stonecoast program of USM. She has published two chapbooks,The Church of St. Materiana (2007) and The Beauty of It (2010). A third chapbook, Counting the Days, is forthcoming from Pink Girl Ink, and a novel, The Book of the Mandolin Player, is forthcoming from B Ink Publishing–both in spring 2016. Anne’s Awesome Adventures

Anton J. Rose
Anton lives in Durham, U.K., with his wife and their very fluffy dog. He writes fiction and poetry, and his work has appeared in a number of print and online journals. Find him at antonrose.com.

G.B. Ryan
G.B. was born in Ireland and graduated from University College Dublin. He is a ghostwriter in New York City. Elkhound published his Surprised by Gulls in May 2015. He may be reached at ryangb2@gmail.com.

Hon-Wai Wong
Hon-Wai grew up in the valley-city of Ipoh, Malaysia and studied at the Johns Hopkins University. Exploring the body as landscape, Hon-Wai’s poems (will) appear in Random Sample, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Heather, and The Hopkins Review.

Jeffrey Zable
Jeffery is a teacher and conga drummer (grey & white striped shirt) who plays Afro-Cuban folkloric music for dance classes and Rumbas around the San Francisco Bay Area. Present or upcoming writing in Dead King, Corvus, DogPlotz, Serving House Journal, Futures Trading, Unscooped Bagel, Vending Machine Press and many others.


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Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.