listed alphabetically by last name
Angela Acosta is a bilingual Latina poet and scholar from Florida. She won the 2015 Rhina P. Espaillat Award from West Chester University for her Spanish poem “El espejo”. Her work has or will soon appear in Toyon: Multilingual Literary Magazine, Eye to the Telescope, Heartland Women Writers, and The Stratford Quarterly. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Iberian Studies at The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Catherine Alexander, Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, is the author of DOGS DON’T COOK, published in November 2021. Her stories have appeared in 49 literary journals, including North Atlantic Review, Rosebud (two successive issues), Bryant Literary Review, Rockhurst Review and won “Jurors’ Choice” in Spindrift. She has taught fiction and memoir at the University of Washington, Edmonds Community College, Seattle Public Library, writing conferences, senior centers and to homeless groups. She now leads a private class. Living in Seattle, Washington, with her two dogs and cat, she has completed a novelette and a short-story collection.
Barbara Alfaro is the award-winning author of Mirror Talk: a Memoir, Theatre Mad – a selection of short comedies, and Catbird, a book of poems. When not writing plays or poems, Barbara spends an inordinate amount of time snuggling with her Maltese named Darby. Visit www.BarbaraAlfaro.net.
African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California U.S.A. Author of 7 books [Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater, Skeletal Black, Elohi Unitsi and coming in February 2022, Rusty Gallows: Passages Against Hate and Plans] and 43 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far.
Veronica Brown (she/her) is an upcoming author and playwright who lives in the extremely warm central Florida. In her spare time, she writes obsessively between her 9th grade schoolwork and making obscure references. An avid reader, enjoying authors like Rainbow Rowell and Casey McQuiston, she strives to write the type of stories, books, and plays that she would want to read herself. Outside interests include drawing, watching movies with her family, and debate competitions.
John Carew is from Lough Gur Co Limerick Ireland. He is a seanchaí (storyteller), poet, actor, and a tour guide for Lough Gur, magical and mystical Lough Gur, home of the soíga (fairies). Carew’s work has been published in Ireland, England, America, South Africa, India, and Serbia. His first collection of poetry and short stories “Through The Mist Of Time” was published by Revival Press. Carew is also an award-winning storyteller, including winning the gold medal at the Fleadh Cheol na Luimneagh for three consecutive years.
Bidisha Chakraborty is a post graduate student in English Language and Literature from University of Calcutta, former intern as an Academic Researcher at Y.E.S Intercultural, Michigan (2020). She is currently pursuing her B.Ed degree, a pedagogic research course from Adamas University, Calcutta. Her area of interests prevails in creative writing, and she is a poet by passion. Bidisha aspires to pursue her doctoral research on Romantic Literature in her future endeavors.
Maid Čorbić from Tuzla, 22 years old. In his spare time, he writes poetry repeatedly praised as well as rewarded. He also selflessly helps others around him and he is moderator of the World Literature Forum WLFPH (World Literature Forum Peace and Humanity) advocating humanity and peace in the world and in Bhutan.
Buddy Matt Coughlin
Born on a Friday night in New Jersey, USA. Kidnapped by my mother at six to hide out in a small town in eastern South Dakota. I found a new stepfather, well-to-do with restaurants all around. He was a gambler and soon Mom had to work for the competition across Main Street. From the split-level above the Sears catalog store we landed in a one-room shack near the edge of town. We couldn’t even get a trailer. Stepdad disappeared and Mom decided it was safe – Back to Jersey City. I learned bass guitar. Played my first bar at the age of fourteen. Glamour!
I am 76 years old, retired from substitute teaching. I have 5 children (3 living) and 6 grandchildren. I lived most of my life on Long Island, NY but have resettled in Westchester County, NY for the past 18 years. I enjoy seeing live music, dancing, reading, writing, cooking, and interior design. Also visiting thrift and consignment shops. I sing in our church choir and am the roadie for my husband who is a fabulous singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is very encouraging when it comes to my pursuit of writing.
PW Covington lives two blocks off of Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A road-warrior writer in the Beat tradition, he is a multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and in 2019, his collection North Beach and Other Stories was named a LGBTQ+ Finalist by the International Book Awards. He is a 100% Service connected disabled veteran and a convicted felon.
His latest collection of poetry, malepoet, is published by Gnashing Teeth Publishing. Follow him on Facebook or Instagram.
Raised in the shadows of the Eastern United States’ “Get them before they get YOU” ontology, Andrew has flourished, feeling himself superior to most in his limited scope. Versed in fanfiction, wildlife rhetoric, and women’s studies, he continues to learn that communication through well-timed and articulate verse can open any door, close many a window, and keep one from being eaten by wild animals. Andrew’s interests include philosophy, psychology and homosapien engineering while reading many novels within those genres. He writes his best while sipping a Belgian Quad, a Sour Flemish Ale, or cheap bourbon.
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