Joe Bisicchia writes of our shared dynamic. An Honorable Mention recipient for the Fernando Rielo XXXII World Prize for Mystical Poetry, his works have appeared in numerous publications with over 160 poems published. His website is www.JoeBisicchia.com.
Katie Kemple (she/her) grew up in rural New York reading
Shakespeare’s sonnets to a busted chair in an abandoned field. She's
currently raising two humans in the desert canyon suburbs of San
John Maurer is a 26-year-old writer from Pittsburgh who writes fiction, poetry, and everything in-between, but his work always strives to portray that what is true is beautiful. He has been previously published in Claudius Speaks, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Thought Catalog, and more than forty others. @JohnPMaurer (johnpmaurer.com)
Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Taj Mahal Review, Poetry Quarterly, Literature Today, Poetry Salzburg, and South African Literary Journal. He has published three books of poetry, Ballad of Billy the Kid, Monterey Bay Adventures, and Mercurial World.
Bill Ratner is a Poets & Writers Readings and Workshops Grant recipient and is published in Best Small Fictions 2021, Sh!t Men Say from Moon Tide Press, Chiron Review, Baltimore Review, Rattle Magazine’s Rattlecast, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Pleiades, Missouri Review Audio, and others. Bill's readings are featured on National Public Radio’s Good Food, The Business, and KCRW’s Strangers. He is the author of poetry chapbook To Decorate a Casket from Finishing Line Press and Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth About Media’s Effect on Children from Familius Books. He is a nine-time winner of The Moth Story Slams. Bill teaches voiceover for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and earns his living as a voice actor.
Craig Shay’s writing has appeared in numerous publications both in print and online. He teaches Creative Writing and Literature through the SUNY system. His full-length poetry book Birth of Music (2015) is available on amazon. Instagram: the_poet_craigshay
J. Tarwood has been a dishwasher, a community organizer, a medical archivist, a documentary film producer, an oral historian, and a teacher. Much of his life has been spent in East Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Currently living in China, he has published five books, The Cats in Zanzibar, Grand Detour, And For The Mouth A Flower, What The Waking See, and The Sublime Way. He has always been an unlikely man in unlikely places.
Dennis Vannatta is a Pushcart and Porter Prize winner, with stories published in many magazines and anthologies, including River Styx, Chariton Review, Boulevard, and Antioch Review. His sixth collection of stories, The Only World You Get¸ was recently published by Et Alia Press.