Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, A Narrow Fellow, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling, Popshot, Golden Sparrow Literary Review, Rem Magazine, Structo, The 22 Magazine, The Black Fox Literary Magazine, Niteblade, Tuck Magazine, Ontologica, Congruent Spaces Magazine, Pipe Dream, Decades Review, Anatomy, Lowestof Chronicle, Muddy River Poetry Review, Lady Ink Magazine, Spark Anthology, Awaken Consciousness Magazine, Vine Leaves Literary Magazine, Avalon Literary Review, Caduceus,White Masquerade Anthology and Perhaps I’m Wrong About the World. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize.You can find her here.
Kanchan Chatterjee: I am a 44 year old male executive working in the ministry of finance, government of India. I love poetry although I do not have any literary background. Some of my poems have been published by The Bare Hands Poetry, Decanto, Eclectic Eel, Shot Glass Journal, Mad Swirl and The Artistic Muse. Recently one of my poems has been nominated for the Pushcart Awards in U.K. I live in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.
Virginie Colline is a French translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, Prune Juice, Frostwriting, Prick of the Spindle, Mouse Tales Press, Jack Move Magazine, The Rusty Truck, Misfits’ Miscellany, The Orris and StepAway Magazine, among others.
William Doreski‘s work has appeared in various e and print journals and in several collections, most recently City of Palms (AA Press, 2012).
John Dorsey is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), and Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010). His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Aleathia Drehmer is the editor of Durable Goods and In Between Altered States. Her work has been published online and in print since 2006. Her most recent collection of poetry is called You Find Me Everywhere and is still available from Propaganda Press. She makes her home in the rural paradise of upstate New York.
Twice nominated for Best of the Net, Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey. Hundreds of his poems, many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern and contemporary art, appear in numerous print and online journals, anthologies, broadsides, and chapbooks throughout the world.
Michael D. Goscinski is hiding out in the sticks of New York State with a real live poet. He has a dueling banjos ringtone on his phone and thanks the Lord every morning that he is not one of the livestock. He currently co-hosts Zygote in my Radio and his column Fish Tacos & Meat Sacks can be found at Zygote in my Coffee. Inquiries about the MDG Toilet Paper Tube Pocket Pussy line and hate mail should be sent to email@example.com.
John Grey is an Australian born poet, works as financial systems analyst. Recently published in Bryant Poetry Review, Tribeca Poetry Review and the horror anthology What Fears Become with work upcoming in Potomac Review, Hurricane Review and Osiris.
Stephanie Guo has been published in Hanging Loose and the Adroit Journal. She lives in San Diego, California, with her cat.
Alan Haider is an emerging writer who currently resides in South Florida, where he was born and raised. Recently he has been featured on the cover of the November issue of Nazar-Look, and as the December 23, weekly feature of Emerge Literary Journal. His work has also appeared—or is forthcoming—in print publications including Turbulence, The Main Street Rag, and The Rusty Nail.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of several chapbooks of poetry and prose: Avenue C, Cat People, and Anime Junkie (Scars Publications), and Tokyo Girls in Science Fiction (NAP). His latest e-books are You Never Die in Wholes from Good Story Press and The Truth about Onions from Good Samaritan. His latest collection is Void & Sky. He blogs here.
Aimee Herman lives in Brooklyn and has performed at various bars, cafes, and reading series including In the Flesh erotic salon, Sideshow Queer Lit Carnival, The Red Umbrella Diaries, Hyper Gender, The Inspired Word, Son of Pony, and SMUT. Her poetry can be read in Uphook Press’s anthologies: you say. say., hell strung and crooked, and various lit journals such as and/or journal, Pregnant Moon Review, Clean Sheets, Caketrain, Sous Le Pave, Lavender Review, InStereo Press, Audio Zine, and Cliterature Journal. She works as an erotica editor for Oysters & Chocolate. Her full length book of poetry, to go without blinking was recently published by BlazeVox Books. Her blog is here.
Patricia Hickerson grew up in NYC/Jersey, a Barnard graduate with further degrees; started with poetry at age 7, later reading her poetry in San Francisco bars and bookstores, with pornography in Penthouse publications such as Forum, Letters, Erotica, Variations and poems in chapbooks Dawn and Dirty and Rachel, My Torment, broadside At Grail Castle Hotel, hardcover Punk Me, other poems in Convergence, Presa, Passager, Rattlesnake Review, WTF, The Yolo Crow, Primal Urge, and lots of other places.
Colin James has poems forthcoming in 30-Day Poetry and U-B. He lives in an old house with two old dogs. He is a great admirer of the Scottish landscape painter, John MacKenzie.
Kelli Stevens Kane is a poet, playwright, and oral historian. Her poetry manuscript, Hallelujah Science, was selected as a Finalist for the 2011 Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize, and as a Semifinalist for the Persea Books 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. She’s a 2011-2012 August Wilson Center Fellow, a 2011 Cave Canem Fellow, and the recipient of a 2011 Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant. She performs nationally, including appearances at the Cornelia Street Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, and The Carnegie Museum of Art. Kane’s opened both the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge MA, and TedXWomen Pittsburgh. For more information visit www.kellistevenskane.com.
Peycho Kanev is the Editor-In-Chief of Kanev Books. His poetry collection Bone Silence was released in September 2010 by Desperanto. A new collection of his poetry, titled Requiem for One Night, will be published by SixteenFourteen in 2013. His poems have appeared in more than 800 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, The Monarch Review, The Coachella Review,Two Thirds North, DMQ Review, The Cleveland Review, Mascara Literary Review, and many others. Peycho Kanev has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net.
Miceál Kearney, 32. Living in the West of Ireland. Published in Ireland, England and America. Read as part of Poetry Ireland’s Introduction Series 2009. Doire Press published debut collection, Inheritance, in 2008. His second, Cartography, is forthcoming.
Denny E. Marshall has done art and poetry for a while, but just started writing fiction in 2011. Recent credits include art for The Toucan Online #19 and poetry online at Poetry Pacific. Denny does not have a Facebook page or Twitter account, though does have a website. It contains previously published works.
Neila Mezynski has fiction and poetry published in several online and in print journals and is author of Glimpses, a collection of short fiction from Scrambler Books.
Shawn Misener edits Clutching at Straws.
Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). His most recent work has appeared in ditch, Gobbet Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, Ygdrasil, Establishment, Carcinogenic, Primal Urge, A New Ulster, etc. A second full length collection, Attributes, was published by Desperanto in 2011. Lapwing Publications (Ireland), also published a collection of his poems, The Non Herein, in 2012 and The Knives, Forks & Spoons Press (U.K), will release Emblems and also an ekphrastic book of text/ art, Machinations, later this year. He also has two projects forthcoming from Quarter After Press. He edits Bone Orchard Poetry, a webzine of the bleak/ the dark/ the surreal and the experimental.
Catfish McDaris: My name is Catfish McDaris, I’ve been swimming in the small press pond for 20 years. Bukowski’s Indian pal Dave Reeve, editor of Zen Tattoo, gave me the name Catfish when I told him I wanted to quit the post office & start a catfish farm. After 3 years as a gunner shooting cannons for Uncle Sam, I hopped freights & hitchhiked across the U.S. & Mexico. I spent a summer shark fishing in the Sea of Cortez, built adobe houses, tamed wild horses around the Grand Canyon, worked in a zinc smelter in the panhandle of Texas, & painted flag poles in the wind. I lived in a cave above a nudist colony & wintered in a Chevy in Denver. I ended at the post office in Milwaukee for 34 years. Now I am rehabbing furniture, making knives, & waiting on nothing.
David McLean is from Wales but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there with partner, dog, and cats. In addition to six chapbooks, McLean is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Cadaver’s Dance (Whistling Shade Press, 2008), Pushing Lemmings (Erbacce Press, 2009), and Laughing at Funerals (Epic Rites Press, 2010). His first novel, Henrietta Remembers, is coming shortly. More information about David McLean can be found at his blog.
Josh Olsen‘s first and only book Six Months is available from Zygote In My Coffee/Tainted Coffee Press.
Craig Podmore is from Manchester, UK. Erbacce Press published his first book, I Am a Gun. His material has also appeared on many online zines such as Gloom Cupboard, The Plebian Rag, The Scottish Poetry Review, and Epic Rites. Craig is also a photographer and filmmaker.
David S. Pointer has published many poems in print and online. His most recent collection is Sundrenched Nanosilver.
R L Raymond is a writer from Ontario, Canada. By blurring the line between poetry and short fiction, he produces narratives that can engage anyone. Published in dozens of literature and underground journals around the world, with three collections under his belt, Raymond just wants to break down the walls and tell his stories. His website is www.RLRaymond.ca.
Kevin Ridgeway lives in a shady bungalow in sunny Southern California with his girlfriend, one-eyed cat, and stolen library books. His work has been published in The Left Coast Review, Red Fez, and InSomnis Veritas.
Brian Rosenberger lives in a cellar and writes by the light of captured fireflies. He is the author of As the Worm Turns and three poetry collections.
Hal Sirowitz is the co-winner of the NoirCon 2012 Poetry Contest, selected by Robert Polito. He’s the author of a book of poems, Stray Cat Blues.
Felino A. Soriano has authored 56 collections of poetry, including In the parallel of pursued occurrences (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Quartet Dialogues (white sky ebooks, 2012), and Of language|s| the rain speaks (quarter after press, 2012). He publishes the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His work finds foundation in philosophical studies and connection to various idioms of jazz music. He lives in California with his wife and family and is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. For further information, please visit www.felinoasoriano.info.
John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Crisis Chronicles Press published his most recent chapbook, White Vases.
Andrew Taylor’s debut full collection of poetry, Radio Mast Horizon, is forthcoming from Shearsman. He lives in Liverpool co-edits erbacce and erbacce-press and teaches English and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University and Nottingham Trent University. He supports Everton FC.
David Tomaloff builds things out of ampersands and light. His work has appeared in several chapbooks, anthologies, and in fine publications such as Mud Luscious, A-Minor, >kill author, PANK, and elimae. He is also co-author of the collaborative poetry collection You Are Jaguar, with Ryan W. Bradley (Artistically Declined Press, 2012). Send him threats: davidtomaloff.com.
Helen Vitoria is a photographer and a poet living in Pennsylvania. Her photographs appear in journals such as Guernica, LITnIMAGE, *ken again, kitchen and many others. She edits Thrush Poetry Journal and Thrush Press. Find her at www.helenvitoria.com.
Since 1970 John Yamrus has published 21 books (2 novels and 19 volumes of poetry). He’s had more than 1,400 poems published in print magazines around the world. His newest book of poetry, They Never Told Me This Would Happen, is available on Amazon. John’s website is JohnYamrus.com.