Mark Belair’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Poetry East. His latest collection is Watching Ourselves. (Unsolicited Press, 2017). Previous collections include Breathing Room; Night Watch; While We’re Waiting; and Walk With Me. To learn more, please visit www.markbelair.com
Richard Dinges has an MA in literary studies from University of Iowa, and manages information systems risk at an insurance company. His poems have appeared most recently in Miller’s Pond, Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, Tipton Journal, The Journal, and Common Ground.
John Grey is an Australian poet who has recently published in That, Dunes Review, Poetry East and North Dakota Quarterly, with work upcoming in Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Thin Air, Dalhousie
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Carrie Grinstead’s work has appeared in several publications, including Tin House, The Masters Review Anthology and Reservoir. Her short story collection has been a finalist in several contests, and she is currently working on a novel.
Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. Nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and several times for Best of the Net, Johnson has published in more than 1092 publications from 39 countries. He also edits and publishes 10 poetry sites. You can check out his nearly 200 poetry videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos.
James B. Nicola’s fifth full-length collection, Quickening: Poems from Before and Beyond, is now available. A frequent contributor to Stickman Review, Nicola’s sixth collection, Natural Tendencies, has been accepted at Červená Barva Press.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Gibson Poems published by Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library, 2019. For more information including free e-books and his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com. To view one of his interviews, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSK774rtfx8
Ed Ruzicka has published one full length volume, Engines of Belief. His poems have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Rattle, the New Millennium Review, and Chicago Literati, as well as other literary journals and anthologies. Ed lives in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, and is an occupational therapist. More works can be found on his website, edrpoet.com.
Cliff Saunders has an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona. His poems have appeared recently in The Wayne Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Mojave Heart Review, Pinyon, San Pedro River Review, The Green Light, and RipRap Literary Journal. He lives in Myrtle Beach, where he serves as co-coordinator of The Litchfield Tea & Poetry Series.
Hibah Shabkhez is a writer of the half-yo literary tradition, an erratic language-learning enthusiast, a teacher of French as a foreign language and a happily eccentric blogger from Lahore, Pakistan. Her work has previously appeared in The Mojave Heart Review, Third Wednesday, Petrichor, and a number of other literary magazines.
Lynn Strongin is an American poet living in Canada. A former contributor to Stickman Review, she has published seven books of poetry, is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Strongin is a Pulitzer Prize nominee in literature for Spectral Freedom some years ago. Her home is now British Columbia Canada although her heart-home remains New York City.
Amirah Al Wassif is a freelance writer from Egypt. She has written articles, novels, short stories poems and songs. Five of her books were written in Arabic and many of her English works have been published in various cultural magazines. Amirah is passionate about producing literary works for children, teens and adults which represent cultures from around the world. Her first book was published in 2014 and her latest illustrated book, The Cocoa Book and Other Stories is forthcoming.