Issue #2, November 2021

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Poetry
  • Keith Mark Gaboury earned a M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. His poems have appeared in such literary publications as Poetry Quarterly and New Millennium Writings along with chapbooks from Duck Lake Books and The Pedestrian Press. He has a forthcoming chapbook from Finishing Line Press. Keith lives in Oakland, California. Learn more at www.keithmgaboury.com.
     

  • Jennifer Martelli (she, her, hers) is the author of "My Tarantella" (Bordighera Press), awarded an Honorable Mention from the Italian-American Studies Association, selected as a 2019 “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is also the author of "After Bird," winner of the Grey Book Press open reading, 2016. Her work will appear or has appeared in The Tahoma Literary Review, Thrush, Cream City Review, Verse Daily, Iron Horse Review (winner, Photo Finish contest), and Poetry. Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.
     

  • Louis Faber is am a poet who lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Their work has previously appeared in The Poet, Dreich (Scotland), The Alchemy Spoon (UK), Atlanta Review, Arena Magazine (Ausralia), Exquisite Corpse, Rattle, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review, Midnight Mind, Pearl, Midstream, European Judaism, Greens Magazine, The Amethyst Review, Afterthoughts, The South Carolina Review and Worcester Review, and in small journals in India, Pakistan, China and Japan, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
     

  • Steven Deutsch lives in State College, PA. Some of his recent publications have or will appear in Pirene’s Fountain, Evening Street Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Bookends Review, Waymark Literary, The Red Eft Review, Thimble, The Mark Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, RavensPerch, MacQueen’s, 8 Poems, Louisiana Lit, Burningword Literary Journal, Third Wednesday, and the Muddy River Poetry Review. Steve was nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. His Chapbook, “Perhaps You Can,” was published in 2019 by Kelsay Press. His full length book, "Persistence of Memory" was published in 2020 by Kelsay. Steve’s third book of poetry, "Going, Going, Gone," was just accepted for publication.
     

  • C.L. Liedekev is a writer/propagandist who lives in Conshohocken, PA with his real name, wife, and children. He attended most of his life in the Southern part of New Jersey. His work has been published in such places as Humana Obscura, Red Fez, Open Skies Quarterly, River Heron Review, and Vita Brevis. His real goal is to make the great Hoboken poet/exterminator Jack Wiler proud. So far, so good.
     

  • Ludo Braca is the Winner of Wingless Dreamer's 2021 Edgar Allan Poe prize. His work has appeared in publications by Medusa's Laugh Press, The Closed Eye Open, Tiny Seed Journal, Cathexis Northwest Press, and others. Ludo Braca currently lives in Austin, Texas. Visit ludobraca.com for more.
     

  • Jones Irwin teaches Philosophy and Education in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He has published original monographs on philosophy and aesthetics. He has published poetry most recently in Poetry London, Showbear Family Circus, Passengers Journal, Plainsongs, The Dewdrop, Cathexis NorthWest, In Parentheses and Tofu Ink Press. His creative fiction was also recently published in Kairos Magazine, The Decadent Review, The Festival Review, Into the Void, Mignolo Arts, Wild Roof Journal and Critical Read and his flash fiction was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. His vision is of a postmodern existentialist, with a dash of noir mixed in with a progressivist ethic. He is also currently preparing a book on existential themes, to be published with Routledge, London in Summer 2021.
     

  • Morgan Boyer is the author of "The Serotonin Cradle" (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and a graduate of Carlow University. Boyer has been featured in Oyez Review, Thirty West Publishing Press, Idle Ink, and Kallisto Gaia Press.
     

  • Brian Yapko is a lawyer whose poems have appeared in Prometheus Dreaming, Tofu Ink, K’in Literary Journal, Sparks of Calliope, Wingless Dreamer, Gyroscope, Cagibi, Penumbra, the Society of Classical Poets, Grand Little Things, Chained Muse, Abstract Elephant, Poetica and a number of other publications. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his husband, Jerry, and their canine child, Bianca.
     

  • Jules Jacob is a poet, child advocate, and Emeritus Master Gardener who often writes about dichotomous conditions among humans and the natural world. Her work appears in Plume, Plume Anthology 8, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Rust + Moth, The Fourth River, Frogpond, and elsewhere. She’s the author of "The Glass Sponge" (Finishing Line Press) and a recipient of the Virginia Center for the Creative Art’s fellowship in Auvillar, France. Visit julesjacob.com.
     

  • Niels Hav is a full time poet and short story writer with awards from The Danish Arts Council. In the English language, he has published "We Are Here," with Book Thug Toronto, and poetry and fiction in numerous magazines including The Literary Review, Acumen, Shearsman, Exile, The Los Angeles Review and PRISM International. In his native language, Danish, he is the author of seven collections of poetry and three books of short fiction. His work has been translated into several languages such as Arabic, Portuguese, Dutch, Persian, Turkish, and Chinese. He has travelled widely in Europe, Asia, North- and South America.
     

  • Sha Huang grew up in China and writes in Chinese and English. Her poems appeared in more than 30 literary journals and anthologies in China and the U.S, including Muddy River Poetry Review, Verse-Virtual, Trouvaille Review, The Wild Word, and Chinese and Western Poetry (中西诗歌). She has a bilingual poetry book "October Fruit" with the Milky Way Publishing (银河出版社) in Hong Kong. Her work was rewarded the outstanding translated poem in the third Flush Poetry Festival.
     

  • Lindsey O’Neill is a poet, teacher, and performance artist. She is an adjunct professor in Lesley  University’s low-residency MFA program in creative writing, teaches creative writing at  GrubStreet, and tutors in the writing center at Berklee College of Music. Lindsey also teaches  yoga classes in the Boston area, and infuses her writing classes with contemplative practices to  foster embodied awareness, distill our authentic voice, and enhance sustainable creativity. She  believes both awareness-building practices and the creative arts are capable of inspiring  community connection leading to social change. Lindsey holds an RYT certification with Yoga  Alliance, a City of Boston Artist Certification, and an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University.  She is currently at work on her first poetry collection. 
     

  • Roy Bentley is the author of "Walking with Eve in the Loved City," chosen by Billy Collins as a finalist for the Miller Williams prize; "Starlight Taxi," winner of the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize; "The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana," chosen by John Gallaher as winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize; as well as "My Mother’s Red Ford: New & Selected Poems 1986 – 2020" published by Lost Horse Press. Poems have appeared in Able Muse, The Southern Review, Rattle, Shenandoah, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, and december among others. His latest is "Beautiful Plenty" (Main Street Rag Books, 2021).

Prose
  • C.W. Bigelow received his B.A. in English from Colorado State University and lived in nine northern states, both east and west, before moving south to the Charlotte NC area . His short stories and poems have appeared in The Flexible Persona, Literally Stories, Compass Magazine, FishFood Magazine, Five2One, Crack the Spine, Sick Lit Magazine, Midway Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poydras Review, Cleaning Up Glitter, The Blue Mountain Review, Glassworks, Blood & Bourbon, The Courtship of Winds, Poetry Super Highway, Good Works Review, Backchannels, The Saturday Evening Post, New Plains Review, Dash Literary Journal, Blue Lake Review, Short Story Town, and Flash Fiction Magazine, among others, with stories forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys, INK Babies, and Remington Review.
     

  • Anne Connor is a freelance writer based in Jamaica, Vermont. She hold a master's degree in science and medical writing from Johns Hopkins University. Most of Anne's work is nonfiction, but she enjoys forays into personal essay, fiction, poetry, and songwriting.
     

  • Richard Wilberg, MS, ACC is an author, musician, photographer, creativity coach, and former business executive. He writes essays, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, self-development, and career counseling articles with a lap-top computer. See his work at www.rwilberg.com/blog. 
     

  • Julie Labuszewski’s work has been published in Progenitor Art and Literary Journal, The Write Launch, and From Whispers to Roars. Website: https://julielabuszewski.com/more Blog: https://thestorytellersgifts.com/
     

  • Gillian Wills is an author and arts writer who has published with Australian Stage Online, Limelight, Griffith Review, Australian Book Review, The Australian, Weekend Review, Good Reading, The Strad (UK) Cut Common, Loudmouth, Arts Hub and Artist Profile. Her memoir, "Elvis and Me: how a world-weary musician. and a broken racehorse rescued each other, Finch" was released in 2016 in The UK, USA, Australia, Canada and NZ.
     

  • William Brasse is the author of three novels published by Rough Magic Press. His short fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Border Crossing and Liquid Imagination Online.

Music
  • Tania Przywara is an American classical pianist and composer from San Francisco, California.  A passionate creator in various mediums, Przywara composes in a self-described Neo-Romantic, quasi-cinematic style, with many of her works inspired by original poems she wrote. She enjoys writing for solo piano most of all and is currently working towards the goal of recording her first solo piano album. Besides creating original music and poetry, Przywara loves exploring the outdoors and is an avid nature photographer in the parks of New York City.
     

  • Donna Susan studied performance techniques, scene study, and improvisation at HB Studio in Manhattan. She performed at The KGB Bar | Red Room on East 4th Street in the improvisation group The Barefoot Gestalt. She embraced the singer songwriter scene in NYC's Lower East Side, performing in guest appearances & solo shows at local bars and cafés like The C-Note, Bar 82, Otto's Shrunken Head, ZirZamin, and Desmond's Tavern. In  2013 Donna was invited to sing with The Jim Petrie Band in gigs throughout Manhattan, recording an album. Jim Petrie and the Dirty Dishes "PERFECT ON PAPER" was released in 2017.