Mark Belair has appeared in numerous journals, including Alabama Literary Review, Euphony Journal, Harvard Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Author of seven collections of poems, his most recent book is Stonehaven, a work of fiction (Turning Point Books, 2020). He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times, as well as for a Best of the Net award. Please visit www.markbelair.com
William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He has taught at several colleges and universities. His most recent book of poetry is Mist in Their Eyes (2021). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in various journals.
Sarah Ferris has published in Gyroscope Review, Poetic Diversity, Better than Starbucks, RATTLE, and Ol’ Chanty, among others. Her chapbook,Snakes That Dance Like Daffodils, was published in April, 2019. Sarah has an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and a BA in Cinema Studies from NYU. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
R. Nikolas Macioci earned a PhD from The Ohio State University. OCTELA, the Ohio Council of Teachers of English, named Nik Macioci the best secondary English teacher in the state of Ohio. Nik is the author of two chapbooks as well as nine books. His first book, Cafes of Childhood, was submitted for the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. In 2021, he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net award. More than two hundred of his poems have been published here and abroad in magazines and journals, including The Bombay Review, Chiron, Concho River Review, and Blue Unicorn.
D Larissa Peters grew up in Indonesia and has been somewhat of a nomad. After meandering around the East Coast for more than 10 years, she moved to Long Beach, California—in the middle of a pandemic. This is only one of the many cities of residence in the last 40 years. Her poems have appeared in Pangolin Review, Plum Tree Tavern, Corvus Review, Louisville Review, with a few forthcoming pieces elsewhere.
Allan Peterson’s most recent book is This Luminous, New and Selected Poems, (Panhandler Books) Some other titles include Precarious (42 Miles Press); All the Lavish in Common (U Mass Press); and Fragile Acts (McSweeney’s), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives and writes in Oregon.
Seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee Russell Rowland writes from New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, where he has judged high-school Poetry Out Loud competitions. His work appears in Except for Love: New England Poets Inspired by Donald Hall (Encircle Publications), and Covid Spring, Vol. 2 (Hobblebush Books). His latest poetry book, Wooden Nutmegs, is available from Encircle Publications.
Aaron Sandberg has appeared or is forthcoming in No Contact, I-70 Review, Alien Magazine, The Shore, Space and Time, West Trade Review, Asimov’s, The Offing, Sporklet, Right Hand Pointing, Monday Night, and elsewhere. A Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, you can see him—and his poetry posts—on Instagram @aarondsandberg.
Michael Sandler is the author of the poetry collection, The Lamps of History (FutureCycle Press 2021). His poems have appeared in scores of journals including Arts & Letters, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Zone 3. Michael lives near Seattle and his website is https://www.sandlerpoetry.com/.
Charles Springer has degrees in anthropology and is an award-winning painter. A Pushcart Prize, Sonder Press Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net nominee, he is widely published in print and online. His first collection of poems, Juice, was published by Regal House Publishing. A second collection of prose poems, Nowhere Now Here, was published by Radial Books. He writes from Pennsylvania. Visit him at https://www.charlesspringer.com.
Bill Wolak is a poet, collage artist, and photographer who has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages and photographs have appeared as cover art for such magazines as Phoebe, Harbinger Asylum, Baldhip Magazine, Barfly Poetry Magazine, Ragazine, and Cardinal Sins. His collages and photographs have appeared recently in the 2020 International Festival of Erotic Arts (Chile), 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the 2020 Dirty Show in Detroit, the 2020 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival, and Naked in New Hope 2018.