Poetry Contributors – Issue 9

Heath Brougher
Heath Brougher is the poetry editor of Five 2 One Magazine. He is a Best of the Net Nominee and has published 2 chapbooks, with another on its way ever since he decided to start submitting his “life’s work” at the age of 34 (2 and a half years ago).

Susan Butler
Writer. Artist. Curious lover of the arcane. Enjoys thunderstorms immensely.
Glows in the dark. Swings from stars. Treasures incredible tales. Very probably full of figs. http://susanbutler.webs.com/

Natalie Crick
Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including The Lake, Ink Sweat and Tears, Poetry Pacific, Interpreters House and Jet Fuel Review. Her work also features or is forthcoming in a number of anthologies, including Lehigh Valley Vanguard Collections 13. This year her poem, “Sunday School” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

K. Eltinaé
K. Eltinaé is a Sudanese Poet of Nubian Descent. His poetry has appeared in The Ofi Press, Peeking Cat Magazine, Poetic Diversity, Chanterelle’s Notebook, Poetry Pages: A Collection of Voices from Around the World Volume IV. He currently resides in Granada, Spain where he is the editor of a poetry magazine 21.

Daniel Fitzpatrick
Daniel Fitzpatrick lives in Hot Springs, AR, with his wife and daughter. The three enjoy micro-farming, Russian novels, and Dr. Seuss. Daniel’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2River View, PILGRIM, Eunoia Review, Embers Igniting, and Belle Reve.

Shirley Jones-Luke
Shirley Jones-Luke is a poet and writer from Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Luke holds an MFA from Emerson College. She was a 2016 The Watering Hole Fellow. Her work has appeared in ENUF, Raising Mothers and Mass Poetry.

Rose Ketring
Rose Ketring, a Seeker of Wisdom in Maryland, provides shelter to words and images that come bruised, ostracized and unfairly judged. Friend to ancient paper ink and blue acrylic paint. https://proudmommaofgirls.wordpress.com/

Scott Laudati
Scott Laudati lives in Los Angeles. Visit him on Instagram @scottlaudati  and  http://www.scottlaudati.com

Emily Light
Emily Light lives, writes, works, and runs in northern New Jersey.

Toti O’Brien
Toti O’Brien’s work has appeared in Peacock Journal, Sein und Werden, Avis, and Ink In Thirds, among other journals and anthologies.

E. Martin Pedersen
E. Martin Pedersen, a San Franciscan, has lived in eastern Sicily for over 35 years. He teaches English at the local university. His poetry has appeared in Muddy River Poetry Review, Verse-Virtual, Starving Artist, Literary Yard, and others. Martin is a 2011 alum of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.  http://www.emartinpedersen.com

Kyle Perdue
Kyle Perdue is a marine biology student at University of California, San Diego. Reading and writing are some of his greatest passions, allowing him to escape from the boredoms of everyday life and (sometimes) create a fictional story. If at least one person can relate to, or enjoy his writing, he is satisfied.

Joseph A. Pinto
Joseph A. Pinto’s unique voice has been showcased in a multitude of anthologies and magazines as well as individually published short stories. He is also the author of two published books. He is a member of the HWA, the co-founder of Pen of the Damned and calls New Jersey his home. http://josephpinto.wordpress.com

Lora Rivera
Post-MFA, she worked as a literary agent, children’s biographer, and crepe maker. Today, she develops online trainings for child welfare professionals and serves as Vice President of a climbing advocacy nonprofit. Her creative work has recently appeared in The Voices Project, FLAPPERHOUSE, the Chattahoochee Review, and Eastern Iowa Review.

Lindsey Rose
Lindsey Rose is a previously unpublished writer of the dark, strange and personal life. Outside of writing, she is a traveling Intensive Care Nurse and mom to a three-legged Mastiff. Visit her website at americandenial.wordpress.com for more prose, poetry, digital art and graphite drawings.

Catherine Roth
Catherine Roth has been previously published in Full of Crow Quarterly Fiction, The WiFiles, and First Stop Fiction.

Adam Schrum
Adam Schrum spends his time thinking in Rochester, Minnesota. His poems have recently appeared in Bindlestiff, Brain of Forgetting, Dirty Chai Magazine, FishFood Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Fox Cry Review, and translitmag.

Brett Thompson
Brett Thompson has been writing poetry since his graduate days at the University of New Hampshire where he earned an M.A. in English Writing with a concentration in poetry. He has been published in various journals including Karamu, The Henniker Review, Barnstorm and forthcoming in the CharlesCarter, DistrictLit and Colbalt. He lives and teaches in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife and two daughters who both love owls and anything purple.

Gabby Vachon
Gabby Vachon is a Montreal writer and artist Her work has been published in ANEB Quebec, Adios Barbie, Bitch Magazine and many more. She is also prose editor for Soliloquies Anthology. Her other passions include makeup artistry, corgis and entertaining her husband Justin with her dance moves.

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Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.