Poetry

Two Poems

KELLY R. SAMUELS lives and works as an adjunct English instructor in the upper Midwest. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The Summerset Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Construction, Sweet Tree Review, Salt Hill Journal, and RHINO. Read more →

Two Poems

ED AHERN resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had a hundred eighty poems and stories published so far, and three books. His collected fairy and folk tales, The Witch Made Me Do It, a novella The Witches’ Bane, and his collected fantasy stories, Capricious Visions. He works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors. Read more →

Heroine Graveyard

JULIA EDINGER is an emerging writer who has published work in “Mind Murals”, “The Buzz Book”, “The Mill”, and “Bridge”. She will be receiving an English degree from The University of Toledo in May, 2018. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society. She is currently seeking a job in publishing. For more information, visit juliaedinger.wixsite.com/write. Read more →

Two Poems

Roger Howard is a retired surgeon from Michigan who has relocated to the Clearwater, FL area. He has taken writing classes at The Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York City and has been writing poetry for over 12 years. His poems have been published in ODET, a Tampa Bay literary journal, The Esthetic Apostle, the pamplemousse literary journal and in the periodical The Senior Voice. He can frequently be heard reading at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center in Safety Harbor, Florida and is a member of the Safety Harbor Writers and Poets group. The poem he continually comes back to for reflection and inspiration is “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Read more →

My Mother was Fathered by Death

KARA GOUGHNOR is a writer, photographer, and documentarian living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award and has work published of forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pendulum Literary Magazine, The Insider, and the Girls/GIrls/Girls! Zine. She lives with her black cat, Lacey, and her watermelon plant, Magneto. Read more →

Sin City

NIA KB is a queer black poet and musician from Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her B.A. in writing and journalism at Texas Christian University and is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. You can read her work at Eleven40Seven, Z Publishing and elsewhere. Read more →

Stigma

JOHN CASEY graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992 and earned a Master of Arts from Florida State University in 1994. A 22-year Veteran, John served globally as a tactical airlift and developmental test pilot, and later as an international affairs strategist and military diplomat in Germany, Ethiopia, and at the Pentagon. John’s work has appeared in Into The Void Magazine, The Remembered Arts Journal, Anapest Journal, and elsewhere. His writing is inspired by the incredible spectrum of people and cultures he has experienced throughout his life. Read more →

Two Poems

HOLLY DAY has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Big Muddy, The Cape Rock, New Ohio Review, and Gargoyle, and her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, Ugly Girl, and The Yellow Dot of a Daisy. She has been a featured presenter at Write On, Door County (WI), North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference (CA), and the Spirit Lake Poetry Series (MN). Her newest poetry collections, A Perfect Day for Semaphore (Finishing Line Press) and I’m in a Place Where Reason Went Missing (Main Street Rag Publishing Co.) will be out in the summer of 2018. Read more →

Two Poems

JAKE SKILLINGS lives in Minneapolis, Mn. He works in a very large hospital as a Psychiatric Associate. His work has been published in: The Los Angeles Review, Ampersand Review, Revolver, Spork Press and others. He is currently writing a book based on his experiences working on an ITC psychiatric unit. Read more →