Issue Available on November 1, 2018

 

Steven Crimaldi

Steven Crimaldi was born and raised in New York City, and has called Boston home for over 10 years now, where he does his best to visit the homes of John Adams once a year. His work has previously appeared in Rust + Moth, The Journal and others. 

Milton P. Ehrlich

Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is an 87-year-old psychologist and a veteran of the Korean War who has published numerous poems in periodicals such as Descant, Ottawa Arts Review, Wisconsin Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Toronto Quarterly Review, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and the New York Times.

Rayanne Esparza

With her love of free verse, Rayanne Esparza uses this style to express her advocacy for the beaten, the broken, and voiceless. At 22 years old, she has taken a keen interest on societal issues that were once a blur to her, but now are prevalent in her life.

Instagram: @poison_in_a_pretty_pill
HighOnPoems: highonpoems.com/poet/hellion77

Heikki Huotari

Heikki Huotari is a retired math professor, author of three poetry chapbooks, one of which won the Gambling The Aisle prize, a collection, Fractal Idyll, After the Pause Press, 2018, and a collection, The Knowable Emotions, forthcoming from Lynx House Press.

Joshua Michael Johnson

Joshua Michael Johnson teaches at the Chattanooga State Community College. His work appears in Crack the Spine, The Writing Disorder, and SNReview.

Tapanga Koe

Canadian short story author Tapanga Koe has published works in Mystery Weekly, Aurora Wolf, Asymmetry, and Euonia Review, and anthologies They Have to Take You In (edited by Ursula Pflug, Hidden Brook Press) and That Not Forgotten (edited by Bruce Kauffman, Hidden Brook Press). 

Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy has been published in a number of print and online journals. His first collection of poems, Crafting Wings was published in 2017. A second collection, Having Lived, is scheduled for publication in 2018. He is senior poetry editor for an online literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs.    

Website:  Josephmurphypoet.com
Twitter: @poetjfm
Instagram: @poetjfm

Steven Pan

Steven Pan is a recent college graduate, currently residing in New Haven. His poems have appeared in Sweet Tree Review, White Ash Literary Magazine, Unbroken Journal, and elsewhere. In his spare time, he can usually be found in a local coffee shop, pondering over line breaks and spacing.

Jacob Parsons

Jacob Parsons, though originally from north Australia, currently resides in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More of his words can be found in Cordite Poetry Review, and Noble/Gas Qtrly. A full list of his published work can be viewed on his website.

Website: jacobkparsons.wordpress.com

Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson lives and writes in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in numerous online and print journals.  She was awarded the Sheila – Na – Gig 2017 Winter Poetry Prize, featured in the Literary Juice Q&A Series, and chosen as the Ink Sweat & Tears March 2018 Poet of the Month. Her poetry has also been nominated for Best of the Net.

Website: floweringink.wordpress.com
Twitter: @floweringink

M.C. St. John

M.C. St. John is a Chicago writer. His works have been published in After Hours Press, Aphelion, Chicago Literati, Ink in Thirds, Literary Orphans, Maudlin House, Quail Bell Magazine, Word Branch, Unbroken Journal, and Vignette Review. He is the author of the short story collection Other Music.

Twitter: @MC_StJohn

John Thomas Wetmore

John Thomas Wetmore is a Connecticut poet who teaches creative writing at Arts at the Capitol Theater in Willimantic, CT. Be it Gene Wolfe, ancient folklore, or wild wolf sanctuaries, he holds an affinity for all things lupine. His work has recently appeared in After the Pause, The Sandy River Review, and Steam Ticket.

L.L. Wohlwend

L.L. Wohlwend is a writer living in Albuquerque. Her poetry has appeared in Haibun Today, Modern Haiku, and other places. 

Twitter: @llwohlwend

Thom Young 

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in PBS Newshour, The Wall Street Journal, The Oxford Review, and over a hundred literary journals. A 2008 Million Writers Award and 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. His work was recently featured in the Friction Series in over 700 Barnes and Noble locations. 

Website: Instapoet
Twitter:  @thomyoung17
Instagram:  @tyypoet

About the Author Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.