Adrian Ernesto Cepeda is an LA Poet and graduate of MFA program at Antioch University in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and their cat Woody Gold. He is the author of the poetry chapbook So Many Flowers, So Little Time from Red Mare Press. His poetry has been featured in The Yellow Chair Review, Frontier Poetry, poeticdiversity, The Wild Word, Lunch Ticket and one of his poems was named the winner of Subterranean Blue Poetry’s 2016 "The Children of Orpheus" Anthology/Contest. You can connect with Adrian on his website: http://www.adrianernestocepeda.com/
Steve Levine has been a full-time, professional writer for nearly 30 years. Starting as a freelancer with a Philadelphia weekly, he has been a staff reporter at three daily newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and at a national advertising newsweekly in New York. For a year he ran his own feast-or-famine P.R. firm from home and, for the past ten years, has been a writer in higher education
Levine is the author of BAD RABBI, published July 18, 2018.
David Wasserman is a product of New England. After growing up in Connecticut, he graduated from Stonehill College with degrees in English Literature and Elementary Education. A master’s degree in special education and ten years teaching later, David returned to poetry. It had been calling to him through the growing noise of texts tweets beeps buzzing ringing - and finally got through in its own tiny way.
David currently teaches second grade and lives in the mostly quiet woods of Connecticut with his wife and daughter. He likes to sit with a local craft beer and notebook on his front porch - pause and breathe in the crisp woodsy air chin up and eyes happily closed.
Tiny Footcrunch is David’s first book.
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Chuck is a writer and Temple University graduate from the Philadelphia area. Captivated by storytelling led to his passion of crafting visual tales in various forms. His work can be found at Random Poetry Tree, 101 Words, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and Public Pool. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Megan Dhakshini is a creative multidisciplinary who has delved into many industries including advertising, creative design, voice acting and singing. Her boutique creative ad shop, The Next Big Think avoids mainstream notions in favor of niche markets. When she isn’t caring for her business or her little girl, Megan is writing poetry, perfecting yoga poses or modeling Sarees for a designer friend. POISON APPLE is her debut collection.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, author, poet, playwright and spoken word performer, John Biscello, has called Taos, New Mexico home since 2001. He is the author of the novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, and Raking the Dust, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. Broken Land was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
John Biscello's first two books Raking the Dust and Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale are being reprinted by Unsolicited Press in advance of his newest publication, Nocturne Variations due out in November 2018.
Bill Rector is a retired physician. He is former editor of the Yale Journal of Humanities and Medicine. His autobiographical poetry book, bill, was published in 2007 by Proem Press. Biography of a Name is the third chapbook to be published in the last few months. Lost Moth, about the sudden loss of his daughter, won the Epiphany Prize in 2017. Two Worlds will appear this summer from White Knuckle Press.
Doug S. Haines is a Texas-born musician and writer. In 2013, he was the Senior Editor and majority contributor on the nonfiction book about sustainable living from Texas Review Press, Resurrecting Trash. His collection of short stories, Things I Pray I Never Forget, was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Elixir Press Fiction Award and a finalist for the George Garrett Fiction Prize. Most recently, his work has appeared in Slippery Elm, Down in the Dirt Magazine, West Trade Review, and Reed Magazine. He teaches English at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Roger Aplon was a founder and managing editor of Chicago’s CHOICE Magazine with John Logan & Aaron Siskind. He has had twelve books published: One of prose: Intimacies & eleven of poetry (most recently Improvisation: Poetic Impressions From Contemporary Music). He often reads his work with musicians from the Avant-Garde ensembles Wormhole (In Yokohama & Tokyo Japan) & the Trummerflora Collective (San Diego, CA). In the course of his career he’s been awarded prizes and honors including an Arts Fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. After an eight year writing retreat in Barcelona Spain, he now makes his home in Beacon, New York where he edits & publishes a poetry magazine: ‘Waymark – Voices of the Valley’ & has assembled his first collection of ‘Selected & New Poems’ You can read and hear examples of his work at: www.rogeraplon.com
Roger Aplon published MUSTERING WHAT'S LEFT in 2018 with Unsolicited Press.
Anne Babson’s first collection The White Trash Pantheon won the Colby H. Kullman prize from the Southern Writers Southern Writing Conference in Oxford, Mississippi. She wrote the libretto for the opera Lotus Lives, which has been performed in multiple cities and is slated for production once more in Montreal in 2018. She is the author of three chapbooks– Poems Under Surveillance is still in print with Finishing Line Press, and she has a forthcoming chapbook from Dancing Girl Press entitled Dolly Shot. She has been anthologized in the United States and in England, most recently in the notable collection Nasty Women Poets: an Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse released in 2017. Her work has appeared in literary journals on five continents and has won numerous editorial awards. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. She has received residency grants from Yaddo and Vermont Studio Center. Her blog about moving south, The Carpetbaggers Journal, has close to 50,000 hits and has been picked up by Y’all Politics and PBS-related websites. She writes lyrics for a variety of musical projects, most recently a blues album. She teaches writing and literature at Southeastern Louisiana University. She writes and lives in New Orleans. She will read there at this year’s Tennessee Williams Festival.
You can get to know Anne better by reading her interview on our blog.