Poets in This Issue

Catherine Chen is a Boston-based writer and data worker. Her writing has appeared in Mask Magazine, The Coalition, radical zines, and postcards lost to international airmail.

Scott Condon has published book reviews, essays, and poetry in a variety of publications, and he has had a poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems, found and otherwise, have appeared in such publications as Poetry Northwest, Ellipsis, Fine Madness, Floating Bridge Review, and the Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly.

Maggie Daubenspeck is currently a junior studying Creative Writing at Roger Williams University. Maggie has been writing her entire life and draws inspiration from many poets. Her favorite poets are Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. She recently returned from studying abroad for her fall semester at the University of Westminster in London, England. Maggie is also involved in an internship with the both English Literature and Creative Writing Departments at RWU.

Ian Gibbins is a poet and electronic musician, having been a neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy at Flinders University most of his working life. His poetry has been widely published, with his first full collection Urban Biology (Wakefield Press) appearing in 2012 and a major art-science collaboration “The Microscope Project: How Things Work” produced in 2014. For more info, see iangibbins.com.au.

Aylin Graves is a poet, writer, translator and English teacher from Ankara, Turkey. She holds a BA in American literature and an MA in education. She writes both in Turkish and English.

Texas native Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing) and Hello, It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press) has poems appearing in Concho River Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Pirene’s Fountain, North Dakota Quarterly, and more. Her poem, Figure 8, was nominated for Best of the Net through Yellow Chair Review. Laurie recently returned to teaching after a 14-year hiatus. Learn more about her (@KolpLaurie on Twitter) at lauriekolp.com.

Nancy Chen Long received a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned an MFA. As a volunteer with the local Writers Guild, she offers poetry workshops and coordinates a reading series for poets. She writes poetry-book reviews and interview poets at Poetry Matters (readwritepoetry.blogspot.com) and her blog nancychenlong.blogspot.com. You’ll find her recent and forthcoming work in Bat City Review, Pleiades, Superstition Review, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone (2013) was published by Red Bird Chapbooks. She currently works at Indiana University.

Joseph Massey is the author of Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014) and Illocality (Wave Books, 2015) as well as thirteen chapbooks and various limited-edition broadsides and folios. He lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

George McKim has an MFA in Painting. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Diagram, elimae, The Found Poetry Review, Ilanot Review, Dear Sirs, Shampoo, Ditch, Glittermob, Cricket Online Review, Otoliths, Blaze Vox, The Tupelo Press 30/30 Project and others. His chapbook of Found Poetry and Visual Poetry Found & Lost was published by Silver Birch Press in 2015. A poem from the chapbook was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015..

Katrinka Moore is the author of three poetry books: Numa (Aqueduct Press, 2014), Thief (BlazeVOX, 2009), and This is Not a Story (Finishing Line Press, 2003), which won the New Women’s Voices Prize. Her poems appear in the anthologies This Full Green Hour, The Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar, and Milkweed Editions’ Stories from Where We Live. Recent work is in online journals Otoliths, MungBeing, ducts.org, First Literary Review-East, and Dépositions, le blog.

Joe Nicholas (AKA Dirty 4 String Orchestra) is an amorphous blob and author of Street Monk (Bottlecap Press 2015). Their work can be found or is forthcoming in alien mouth, Be About It, Fog Machine, Reality Beach, Souvenir Lit and other wonderful publications. They can be found at 8rainCh1ld.tk. These pieces are part of an ongoing corruption of Thus Spoke Zarathustra entitled: Thus Spoke Thus.

Stacy R. Nigliazzo is an ER nurse and the author of Scissored Moon (Press 53, 2013). She reviews poetry for the American Journal of Nursing and the Bellevue Literary Review. srnigliazzo.com

Margo Roby spent the first twenty years of her life in Hong Kong; the second twenty years of her life following her army husband around the world with their two children; and an overlapping third twenty years teaching at an international school in Jakarta. After five years in Atlanta, where her husband worked and she wrote, Margo has moved into her final (she hopes) retirement place, in San Antonio.

Judith Terzi‘s most recent chapbook, If You Spot Your Brother Floating By, is a collection of memoir poems from Kattywompus Press. Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke: Erotic Poems (Tupelo), Raintown Review, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s & 70s (She Writes), Unsplendid, and Wide Awake: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque). She holds an M.A. in French Literature and taught high school French for many years as well as English at California State University, Los Angeles, and in Algiers, Algeria.

Mike Tracy was born in 1951. He lives in California and is a painter, writer, thinker and friend.

Karla Van Vliet holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a poet, artist and Dreamwork analyst. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Poet Lore, Blue Heron Review, The Tishman Review, and Green Mountain Review. Her most recent book From the Book of Remembrance (Shanti Arts, 2015) is a collection of poems and paintings. She is the co-founder and editor of deLuge, a literary and arts journal and is the administrator of the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf, Middlebury College.

Leah Welborn is a poet who lives and writes in Denver, Colorado, in the midst of a small menagerie of pets. She holds an MFA from Antioch University and her work can be found in a variety of online and print journals.

Abigail Welhouse is the author of BAD BABY, from Dancing Girl Press. Her work has been published in The Toast, The Morning News, The Rumpus, Lyre Lyre, The Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the City College of New York.