Poetry Contributors – Vol. 3, Issue 1

Issue Available on January 1, 2019



Mela Blust
Mela Blust has always had an affinity for the darkness. Her work has appeared in Isacoustic, Rust+Moth, Anti Heroin Chic, and more, and is forthcoming in Rhythm & Bones Lit and The Bitter Oleander, among others.

Website: medium.com/@MelaBlust
Twitter: @melablust
Instagram: @mela_blust 

Max Boden
Max has just finished the poetry strand of UEA’s Creative Writing MA. His dissertation explored the relationship between the screen and the individual through the lens of social media. In his post-MA writing he intends to continue to explore our relationship with technology while endlessly scrolling job sites.

Twitter: @theofficialmaxb

Michael H. Brownstein
Michael H. Brownstein’s work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review, After Hours, poetrysuperhighway.com and others. His book, A Slipknot Into Somewhere Else: A Poet’s Journey To The Borderlands Of Dementia, was recently published by Cholla Needles Press (2018).

Website: http://projectagentorange.com/

Robert Carr
Massachusetts based poet Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length collection forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press. Among other publications his poetry appears in the Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Massachusetts Review and Rattle. Robert is poetry editor with Indolent Books and an editor for the anthology Bodies and Scars, forthcoming from the Ghana Writes Literary Group. Additional information can be found at robertcarr.org.

Website: http://robertcarr.org

Niina Tsuyuki Dubik
Niina Tsuyuki Dubik lives in Manitoba where she attends university. Her poetry has been published in Boston Accent Lit, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and BALLOONS Lit Journal.

Instagram: @apoetwhodoesnotexist 

Kevin R. Farrell, Jr.
Kevin R. Farrell, Jr. is an artist, poet, and educator whose work has been published in Terror House Magazine, former People, Indiana Voice Journal, and Blakelight Magazine and attempts to capture life from the vantage point of someone in the backseat of a stolen car running on fumes.

Website: http://kfarrelljrart.wixsite.com/kfarrelljrart
Instagram: @k.farrell_jr
FB: @kfarrelljr_art

Erik Fuhrer
Erik Fuhrer holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Crabfat Magazine, Noble/Gas Qrtrly, Dream Pop Press, and Crack the Spine.

James Croal Jackson
James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal, Rattle, Hobart, FLAPPERHOUSE, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle from Columbus, Ohio. Find him at jimjakk.com and @jimjakk.

Website: http://jimjakk.com
Twitter: @jimjakk
Instagram: @jimjakk

Shannon Lise
Originally from Texas, Shannon Lise spent twelve years in the Middle East and currently lives in Québec. Her first poetry collection is underway and recent work has appeared in The Sunlight Press, The Ekphrastic Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Eunoia Review and Red Eft Review. She also writes high fantasy (Keeper of Nimrah, 2014).

Instagram: @shannonlise

Robert Okaji
Robert Okaji lives in Texas. The author of five chapbooks, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Red River Review, Vox Populi, Eclectica and elsewhere.

Website: https://robertokaji.com
Twitter: @robertokaji 

Carlos Orozco

Twitter: @goldzco21

Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus, an avid reader and book hoarder, also enjoys tinkering with words. Though her first love is flash fiction, she surprises herself with a poem every now and then. Her prose and poetry have been published both online and in print. She has also co-edited an anthology.

Website: firdausp1.wordpress.com
Twitter: @firdausp
Instagram: @firdauswrites

Richard Sampson
Richard Sampson lays claims to many dimensions; the lyrical and the dissonant, the metrical and the asymmetrical. All find a home in his poet’s heart and mind. Richard was born in Guyana and resides presently in Toronto, Canada.

Scott Waters
Scott Waters is a poet and songwriter living in Oakland, California, with his wife and son. He graduated with an M.A. from the San Francisco State creative writing program, and has published previously in The Santa Clara Review, The Pangolin Review, Amethyst Review, Oblivion, and NatureWriting.

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Grace Black

Grace Black mingles with words as she navigates this realm.