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Issue 1

Sean Mclain Brown - Comma; Forgetfulness

Sean Mclain Brown is a disabled Gulf War former Marine and a member of the Veteran's Writing Workshop led by renowned author Maxine Hong Kingston. He teaches writing at De Anza College. His poetry and fiction has appeared more than 50 publications including, the San Francisco Chronicle, EM, First Intensity, Fourteen Hills, Indiana Review, LUNA, Sentence, Paragraph, Transfer and others. His work is also featured in two anthologies: An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), and Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace (Koa Books).

Geordie de Boer - Cold Snap

Geordie de Boer, rattles around rural Washington these days wrangling rhyme and wrestling rhythm. He's been published most recently by elimae, New Mexico Poetry Review, Offcourse, and Right Hand Pointing. Visit him at Cockeyed Fits,


Rodney Nelson - Dia de los Muertos

Rodney Nelson writes fiction and poetry and after working as an editor in the Southwest, he now lives in his native North Dakota.


Joseph Farley - The old apartment

Joseph Farley is a poet who edited Axe Factory for 24 years, and his books and chapbooks include Suckers, For the Birds, Longing for the Mother Tongue, and Waltz of the Meatballs.


Howie Good - Personal Myths

Howie Good is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick, Heart with a Dirty Windshield, and Everything Reminds Me of Me.


Peycho Kanev - Through the hole

Peycho Kanev is a Chicago poet whose work has been published in Poetry Quarterly, The Arava Review, Windmills, Mad Swirl, and many others.


William Walsh - Feeling Like I'm in a William Holden Movie

William Walsh is a poet and photographer who has published five books: Speak So I Shall Know Thee: Interviews with Southern Writers, The Ordinary Life of a Sculptor, The Conscience of My Other Being, Under the Rock Umbrella: Contemporary American Poets from 1951-1977, and most recently David Bottoms: Critical Essays and Interviews .


H Edgar Hix - He Made At Least One Person Happy

H Edgar Hix is a Minnesota poet whose work has been published in Waterways, Paper Crow, Right Hand Pointing,   Mutuality,   Priscilla Papers,   Time of Singing, and black bear haiku.


John Abbott - The Way Summers Used to Be

John Abbott is a writer, musician, and English instructor who lives with his wife and daughter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Potomac Review, Georgetown Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Underground Voices, Atticus Review, upstreet, Tipton Poetry Journal, and many others. He recently completed his first book of poems. For more information about his writing, please visit


Linda Crate - your art can keep you company

Linda Crate is a Pennsylvanian native with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Edinboro University. Her poetry has been recently published in Magic Cat Press, Black-Listed Magazine, and Bigger Stones.


Nancy Carol Moody - Speechless

Nancy Carol Moody's work has appeared in The MacGuffin, The New York Quarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and Salamander. She is the author of Photograph With Girls (Traprock, 2009) and has just completed a new manuscript titled Negative Space. Nancy lives in Eugene, Oregon, and can be found online at


John Stocks - Old Man. Sea front, Skegness.

John is a widely published and anthologised writer from the UK. Recent credits include an appearance in , 'Soul Feathers' a poetry anthology, alongside Maya Angelou, the English poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, Bob Dylan , Len Cohen, Rimbaud and Verlaine. This anthology was the second best selling poetry anthology in the UK in January, is raising money for cancer care, and can be ordered online from Waterstones UK. He also features in 'This island City', the first ever poetry anthology of poetry about Portsmouth, also available from Waterstones. In 2012 John will be launching a collaborative novel, 'Beer, Balls and the Belgian Mafia', inspired by three of his primary interests.


Kay Cosgrove - Hawaii is Our Living Room

Kay Cosgrove was awarded the John B. Santoianni Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2011. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Zone 3, Lumina and the T.J. Eckleburg Review, among others. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the University of Houston's Creative Writing & Literature program.


Richard Z. Santos - Ryder's Mom's Porch

Richard Z Santos is currently enrolled in the MFA Fiction program at Texas State University. His work has appeared in Nimrod, Kill Author, Bartelby Snopes, The Smoking Poet and other fine publications. He can be found at



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