Poetry Contributors – Issue 5

Carl Boon
Carl Boon lives and works in Izmir, Turkey. His poems appear in dozens of magazines, most recently Two Thirds North, Jet Fuel Review, Blast Furnace, and Sunset Liminal.


Maximilian Bowden
Maximilian studies literature at Essex University. Alongside this he works as a freelance writer while spending his free time focused on poetic endeavours. Recently published in the esteemed Ecocity blog, he hopes to find an audience for further writings.


Ray Busler
Ray Busler lives in Trussville, Alabama with his artist wife. He competes in small literary contests and Wilford Brimley Look-Alike Contests. He has been marginally successful in the former and spectacular in the latter.



Stephanie Ellis
Stephanie Ellis is Teaching Assistant in Southampton. She writes short horror stories, a number of which have been published in anthologies and magazines, and poetry – her work can currently be seen at the Visual Verse and Verstype websites. She is also a member of the FlashDogs flash fiction community.  http://stephellis.weebly.com


Howie Good
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.


D. E. Kern
D. E. Kern is a writer from Bethlehem, PA. His work has appeared in Glint Literary Journal, Reed Magazine, CRATE, Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Wilderness House Literary Review, Nude Bruce Review, Negative Capability and Mission at Tenth. He teaches English at Arizona Western College.


David Marquard
David Marquard is an assistant professor of English at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches writing, rhetoric, and linguistics.


Sarah Frances Moran
Sarah Frances Moran is a writer, editor, animal lover, videogamer, queer Latina. She resides in Texas with her partner and their chihuahuas. Her chapbook Evergreen will be released this summer from Weasel Press. She is Editor/Founder of Yellow Chair Review. You may reach her at http://www.sarahfrancesmoran.com


CR Smith
CR Smith is passionate about literature, slightly more passionate about art. She can be found on Paragraph Planet, VERStype, Visual Verse, Zero Fiction, The Angry Hour Glass and Microcosms Fic. She is currently working towards a Fine Art Degree.


Felino A. Soriano
Felino A. Soriano appears in CHURN, BlazeVOX, 3:AM Magazine, Small Po[r]tions, and elsewhere. His books of poetry include: sparse anatomies of single antecedents (2015), Of Isolated Limning (2014), Pathos|Particular Invocation (2013), Of Language|s| the Rain Speaks (2012), and Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (2011). He publishes the online journal Of/with.   http://www.felinoasoriano.info


Lisa Stice
Lisa Stice received a BA in English literature from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and an MFA in creative writing and literary arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is a military wife who lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter and dog. She is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016). You can find out more about her and her publications at lisastice.wordpress.com


Marianne Szlyk
Marianne Szlyk is the editor of The Song Is…. Her second chapbook, I Dream of Empathy, was published by Flutter Press. Her poems have appeared in a variety of online and print venues. She hopes that you will consider sending work to her magazine. For more information about it, see this link: http://thesongis.blogspot.com/


M. Drew Williams
M. Drew Williams is a poet from Western New York. His chapbook, No Ghost Goes Unnoticed, was recently released by Leaf Garden Press. He will begin his MFA candidacy at Creighton University this coming Fall.


Linda Wojtowick
Linda grew up in Montana, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she can easily indulge her cinematic obsessions without restraint. She’s a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, and is working on a hopefully unusual poetry manuscript called The Hosted.


Changming Yuan
Changming Yuan, 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks, started to learn English at age 19 and published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a PhD in English, Changming currently co-edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1219 others across 38 countries.


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Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.