Writer Profiles listed alphabetically by last name
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. He is the editor of The Ohio Haiku Anthology, the first collection of haiku by Ohio poets in over twenty years. He currently co-edits the horror poetry journal Otoroshi Journal with his life partner, Lori A Minor. His newest chapbook, blips on a screen, is available on Cuttlefish Books. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts, Ethiopian coffee, and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.
One of the prominent faces of contemporary Bengali poetry, Shaswata started writing in the mid-90s. Born and brought up at Kolkata, he has participated in several different international poetry festivals of Europe and both North and Latin America. His poems are all-time publishing in all six continents through translations in 7–8 languages. His book of Poems: Inhabitant of Pluto Planet (2001), Offspring of Monster (2009), Holes of Red Crabs (2015), and Rhododendron Cafe (2021). His ‘Selected Love Poems’ have been published very recently from Cairo, Egypt. He has also been invited to read his poems in both UK and USA Book Fair, organized virtually this year.
Janet and her husband are residents of Somers, previously from Mamaroneck and Millwood. Growing up in Queens, they are enamored with Westchester County’s lush greenery, easy access to the Hudson Valley, and wildlife (just not bears!). Janet managed a demanding career in New York City as a Chief Human Resource Officer while freelancing as a journalist for NYT, NY Post, WSJ, Working Mother magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul and reviewing books and movies. Upon retiring in 2015, Janet became a full-time writer and published Dream Job, Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager. Her second novel, The French Lover’s Wife, launched in April 2023.
Calla Gold designed jewelry for thirty-eight years. Her book, Design Your Dream Wedding Rings, From Engagement to Eternity came out in 2019. Excerpts from her dive into and disentanglement from Scientology memoir, “Lili’s Adventures in Scientologyland” were serialized in the Mike Rinder’s blog, Something Can Be Done About It, under the pseudonym Lili Ryder. Calla has been living in the Santa Barbara area and mountain biking, hiking, and taking too many pictures for years.
Norbert Góra is a 31 year old poet and writer from Poland. He is the author of more than 100 poems which have been published in poetry anthologies in USA, UK, India, Nigeria, Kenya and Australia.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Stand, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Sheepshead Review. Latest books, Between Two Fires, Covert, and Memory Outside The Head are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in The McNeese Review, La Presa and California Quarterly.
Evie Groch, Ed.D. is a Field Supervisor/Mentor for new administrators in Graduate Schools of Education. Her opinion pieces, humor, poems, short stories, recipes, word challenges, and other articles have been widely published in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Contra Costa Times, The Journal, Games magazine, and many online venues. Many of her poems are in published anthologies. Her short stories, poems, and memoir pieces have won her recognition and awards. Her travelogues have been published online with Grand Circle Travel. The themes of travel, language, immigration, and justice are special for her.
Lisa O’Neil Guerci
Lisa O’Neil Guerci is a writer and poet who has sought solace and safety in words, imagination, and creative expression for as long as she can remember. She works as a personal assistant and resides, with twin Hemingway cats, in a little lake cottage in Putnam County, NY.
Sarah Das Gupta
Sarah Das Gupta is a teacher from Cambridge, UK. She lived and taught for some years in Kolkata (Calcutta). She started writing last Fall, after a long spell in hospital. Her work has been published in over 60 magazines and in ten countries, including US, UK, Australia, Canada, India and Nigeria.
Shelly Hanner is an autodidact of sorts. During his long life, he has been a government employee, mentor, teacher, and stand-up comedian. He is a collector of fossil fish, framed insects and bats, baseball jerseys, history books, and coins. A lover of the outdoors, he tries to reach his goal of 12k steps daily. He is a happy guy who counts his blessings every day.
Jack D. Harvey
Jack D. Harvey’s poetry has appeared in Scrivener, The Comstock Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Typishly Literary Magazine, The Antioch Review, The Piedmont Poetry Journal and elsewhere. The author has been a Pushcart nominee and over the years has been published in a few anthologies.
The author lives in a small town near Albany, New York. He once owned a cat who could whistle Sweet Adeline, use a knife and fork and killed a postman.
Christina Hoag is the author of novels Girl on the Brink and Skin of Tattoos (Onward Press) and forthcoming novella Law of the Jungle (Better than Starbucks Press). Her short stories and essays have been published in literary reviews including the San Antonio Review, Shooter, and the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. A former journalist for the Miami Herald and Associated Press and Latin America foreign correspondent, she recently won prizes for essay and fiction in the International Human Rights Arts Festival Literary Awards and the Soul-Making Keats Writing Competition.
Janis Butler Holm
Janis Butler Holm served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal, and currently works as a writer and editor in sunny Los Angeles. Her prose, poems, art, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, Russia, and the U.K.
Maggie Nerz Iribarne
Maggie Nerz Iribarne is 54, lives in Syracuse, NY, writes about witches, cleaning ladies, priests/nuns, struggling teachers, neighborhood ghosts, and other things. She keeps a portfolio of her published work at www.maggienerziribarne.com.
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