Poetry Contributors – Vol. 2, Issue 2

Stephanie Bradbury
Stephanie Bradbury lives in Georgia where she works as an emergency room nurse. Poetry saved her life more than once and probably will again. Her work has appeared in Front Porch Review, Mad Swirl, The Rusty Nail, and many others.

F. E. Clark
F. E. Clark lives in Scotland. She writes and paints. A Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, her words can be found/are forthcoming at: Molotov Cocktail Literary Magazine, Poems for All, Planet Paragraph, Occulum, Moonchild, Magazine, Folded Word, Ellipsis, Luna Luna Magazine, and The Wild Hunt. 

Website: www.feclarkart.com
Twitter: @feclarkart
Instagram: @feclarkimagines

Natalie E. Illum
Natalie E. Illum is a poet, disability activist and singer living in Washington DC. She is a 2017 Jenny McKean Moore Poetry Fellow, and a recipient of a 2017 Artists Grant from the DCCAH, as well as a non-fiction editor for Deaf Poets Society. She was a founded board member of mothertongue, a women’s open mic that lasted 15 years. She competed on the National Poetry Slam circuit and was the 2013 Beltway Grand Slam Champion. Her work has appeared in various publications, and on NPR’s Snap Judgement. Natalie has an MFA in creative writing from American University, and teaches workshops across the country. Natalie also enjoys Joni Mitchell, whiskey and giraffes.

Website: www.natalieillum.wordpress.com
Twitter: @poetryrox
Instagram: @poetryrox

Sarah Negron
Sarah Negron is a senior communication major at St. Bonaventure University. She currently resides in Olean, N.Y.

Victoria Nordlund
Victoria Nordlund received her MALS from Wesleyan University. She teaches creative writing at Rockville High School in Vernon, CT. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. Her work is published in Pank Magazine, Gone Lawn, Eunoia Review, Ghost Proposal, and Amaryllis. She is the 2016 NEATE New England Poet of the Year.

Michael Prihoda
Michael Prihoda is a human living in central Indiana. He is the editor of After the Pause, an experimental literary magazine and small press. In addition, he is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent of which is The First Breath You Take After You Give Up (Weasel Press, 2016).

Website: www.michaelprihoda.wordpress.com

Samara
Samara is a Pushcart nominee whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Anti-Heroin Chic, Eunoia Review, Plum Tree Tavern, The Christian Century and others. She has two children, works in marketing and design, and has returned to university to complete her BA in Poetry.

Website: www.samarawords.com
Instagram: @samarazon

Ed Tato
Ed’s birth witnessed the final flight of airship ZPG-2, which itself, grievously, terminated the Navy’s lighter-than-air dirigible program. That same curious day, Felix The Cat and Friends hummed across the airwaves one last time, and pitcher Mutt Wilson died, leaving him mourning ever since

Alan Toltzis
Alan Toltzis is the author of The Last Commandment. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications including Hummingbird, Right Hand Pointing, IthacaLit, r.k.v.r.y. Quarterly, North of Oxford, and Burningword Literary.

Website: www.alantoltzis.com

Petru Viljoen
Petru is an ordinary fortunate realizing the extraordinary near daily. She’s learned to not crane her neck looking north nor west. She’s at the southern tip of Africa cultivating the good sense to write things down.

Mindy Watson
Mindy Watson is a Best of the Net-nominated, Washington, DC-based formalist poet/writer who holds an MA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her poems appear in venues including Autumn Sky Poetry, Eastern Structures, Quarterday Review, Snakeskin, THINK Journal, and Winamop.

Website: www.mindywatson.wixsite.com/poetryprosesite

Kirk Windus
Kirk Windus is a poet and fiction writer from western New York. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Ink in Thirds, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Jazz Cigarette, Across the Margin and more. Kirk is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.

Twitter: @KirkWindus
Instagram: @KirkWindus