William Auten is the author of the novel Pepper’s Ghost, and recent work has appeared in Oxford Magazine, Panoply, Sequestrum, Sliver of Stone, Split Lip, and elsewhere. Work is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review and Solstice. www.williamauten.com
Authors & Artists - ISSUE 1
Alexandra Bowman is a high school junior and student artist from Northern Virginia. She earned a “5” on her AP Studio Art 2-D Design portfolio as a sophomore and was selected as 2016 Studio Art Student of the Year for Underclassmen at Chantilly High School. Alex has played the piano for twelve years and the cello for seven years. She also enjoys British film and literature, science fiction, creative writing, traveling, and distance running. She lives with her parents, brother, and English Lab.
Sibil Calahaster is a young writer and artist from England. Her work has been published or is forthcoming under different pseudonyms in Foliate Oak, The Claremont review, Polyphony H.S, The Tishman Review and The Stray Branch, among others. She is addicted to daydreaming and tea.
Laura Cissell- Born in Texas and transplanted to the foothills of Colorado, Laura lives in reclusive harmony with her sprightly daughter and small horde of cats. She loves reading fantasy, watching science fiction, writing stories that leave the reader slightly uncomfortable, and drinking coffee after 9pm.
Sandy Coomer is a poet and mixed media artist. Her poetry has most recently been published in Daphne Magazine, River and South Review, and Qu Literary Magazine. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including the forthcoming Rivers Within Us (Unsolicited Press). She lives in Brentwood, TN.
Nicole DiMaria- Although only a senior in high school, I developed a passion for writing around the 7th grade. I turned towards it as an outlet for my thoughts and feelings and haven’t looked back since. I have also been dancing for 12 years and hope to pursue both writing and dance in college.
William Doreski recently retired after years of teaching at Keene State College in New Hampshire (USA). His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.
Matthew Duggan- Matt won the Erbacce prize for poetry in 2015 with his first full collection Dystopia 38.10. He is also the winner of the Into the Void Poetry Prize 2016. His poems have been published in various journals such as Prole, The Journal, The Seventh Quarry, Black Light Engine Room, Trafika, and The Dawntreader. In 2016 Matt was taken on as one of six core members at Erbacce press. He has a new chapbook out called Metropolis (Hunting Raven Press) which is now available. He also runs his own Poetry events in his hometown of Bristol and is co-editor of a small Poetry Magazine The Angry Manifest. He will be reading his work for the first time in Boston in the U.S.A. in May 2017.
Carrie Ann Golden is a native of the Adirondack Mountains who now lives on a 14-acre farmstead in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. She’s a mother, a wife, and a farmer (of cats and bunnies). She has short works published with GFT Press, Piker Press, Asylum Ink, Kids for Literature, and Zombie Poetry.
John Grey is an Australian poet and US resident, recently published in New Plains Review, Stillwater Review and Big Muddy Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Columbia College Literary Review and Spoon River Poetry Review.
Victoria Griffin is an East Tennessee author and freelance editor, fond of dark coffee and darker literature. Her short fiction has appeared recently or is forthcoming in A Journey of Words, Death & Pestilence, and Incandescent Mind. Find her at VictoriaGriffin.net
Rhianna Herd is a college freshman at the University of San Francisco. She is majoring in English and minoring in French. She grew up reading Harry Potter and loves to both read and create stories. She wants to become a novelist and writes mainly historical fiction.
Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress (www.sevencirclepress.com). His own work has been published widely in such places as The Chiron Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review, VAYAVYA, Gingerbread House, Gravel and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. More about him and his work can be found at www.sethjani.com.
Daniel Loring Keating grew up in post-industrial New England where he earned a BA in Creative Writing from Chester College of New England. He is now an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the California College of the Arts. His work has previously been published in Petrichor Machine and Obra/Artifact.
Marie C Lecrivain is the executive editor/publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, a photographer, and a writer-in-residence at her apartment. Her prose and poetry have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including: Edgar Allen Poetry Journal, The Los Angeles Review, Nonbinary Review, Red Fez, Spillway, Orbis, A New Ulster, and others. She's the author of several volumes of poetry and fiction, including Philemon's Gambit (© 2016 International Word Bank Press), which is available on Amazon.com.
Ian C. Dawkins Moore has survived a British boarding school, the jock world of football hooliganism, hitch-hiking across the Sahara desert, Islamic redemption in West Africa, the two-tone culture of American racism and the Corporate Creoles of the Bay Area – and he can still see the funny side of life – enjoy!
BOOKS: Return to My Native Land – travels in West Africa, America: Culture Shock – essays on culture, Great Black Innovators & the Problem Solving Process, Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music, The Rituals for Success – a self-help book
Trent Niarkos- Trent is an author, thinker and philosophizer who suffers, rather bravely, from argumentaphilia, or the inability to avoid or otherwise resist interesting or contentious conversations.
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.
Frederick Pollack- Author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS, both published by Story Line Press, a collection of poems, A POVERTY OF WORDS, March 2015 from Prolific Press, and another collection, LANDSCAPE WITH MUTANT, to be published in 2018 by Smokestack Books (UK). Many poems in print and online journals. Poetics: neither navelgazing mainstream nor academic
David Spicer has had poems in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Yellow Mama, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Bad Acid Laboratories, Inc., Alcatraz, Gargoyle, The Drunken Llama, and elsewhere. He is the author of Everybody Has a Story and four chapbooks, and is the former editor of Raccoon, Outlaw, and Ion Books.
Larry D. Thacker’s poetry can be found in more than eighty publications including The Still Journal, Poetry South, Mad River Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Mojave River Review, Mannequin Haus, Ghost City Press, Jazz Cigarette, and Appalachian Heritage. His books include Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia and the poetry books, Voice Hunting and Memory Train, as well as the forthcoming, Drifting in Awe. He’s presently working on his MFA in both poetry and fiction. Visit his website at: www.larrydthacker.com
D. C. Weiser- Based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1981, D. C. Weiser is the author of After the Dawn, Tales of Wonder, and Sinister Dynamic. An excerpt from his novel Plum Skulduggery (“Tzytzyan Ysalane”) won first prize for prose fiction at the Chicago Printers Row Book Fair in 2004. He has recently published work in The Legendary, Truthout, and The Five-Two: Crime Poetry Weekly. He has read his work at Barnes & Noble, the Writers Place, and Westminster College. Dennis recently finished writing The Soul Snatcher of Java, which he is currently adapting for film.
Megan Wildhood- In addition to blogging at http://mnicolerwildhood.com, m.nicole.r.wildhood's work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Atticus Review, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for America Magazine’s annual Foley Poetry Contest and her chapbook, Long Division, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She currently writes for Seattle’s street newspaper Real Change and is at work on a novel and several collections of poetry, including one in Spanish.
Jeffrey Zable is a teacher and conga drummer who plays Afro-Cuban folkloric music for dance classes and Rumbas around the San Francisco Bay Area. He's been publishing his poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in literary magazines and anthologies for forty years. Recent writing in Serving House Journal, Futures Trading, The Drunken Llama, Fear of Monkeys, Degenerate Literature, and many others.