Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent book is TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (due out in 2017 from Unsolicited Press). She is also the author of WHERE IT GOES (Deerbrook Editions). LEARNING BY ROTE (Deerbrook Editions) and RUNNING LIKE A WOMAN WITH HER HAIR ON FIRE: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press)
Ms. Newberry is the winner of i.e. magazine’s Editor’s Choice Poetry Chapbook Prize for 1998: AN APPARENT, APPROACHABLE LIGHT. She is also the author of LIMA BEANS AND CITY CHICKEN: MEMORIES OF THE OPEN HEARTH—a memoir of her father, (one of the first men ever to be hired at Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA in 1943)—published by E.P. Dutton and Co. in 1989.
Newberry has been included in “It Happened Under Cover,” Ascent Aspirations’ first two hard-copy anthologies, also in the anthologies “In The Company Of Women,” “Blessed Are These Hands,” and “Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women”. She has been widely published in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad.
She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo Colony for the Arts, Djerassi Colony for the Arts, and at Anderson Center for Disciplinary Arts.
A passionate lover of Los Angeles,Martina currently lives there with her husband, Brian Newberry, a Media Creative.
Born in 1954, Shahab Mogharabin is an award winning Iranian poet. After completing his secondary education in his home city of Isfahan, Mogharabin moved to Tehran and entered Sharif University of Technology to study Chemical Engineering, which he later abandoned to pursue his literary ambitions.
In 2002, he founded Ahang-e-Digar, an independent poetry publishing company along with two fellow poets, Shams Langeroodi and Hafez Moosavi, where he passionately promoted young and aspiring poets.
Since the early 1980s, Mogharabin’s poems have appeared in various journals in Iran; He has published eight collections of poetry and two selections in Persian.
Titles of his books include:
Grief of Flights, 1979
Dark and Bright Steps, 1986
Words as Minutes, 1992
By the side of the Purple Road, I Saw My Childhood, 2003
(Winner of Karnameh Poetry Award, 2004)
Selected Poems, 2006
Wind Will Leaf through This Book, 2008
Whistling in the Dark, 2010
Somebody Knocked at the Door, 2013
(Finalist for the Khabarnegaran Poetry Award, 2015)
Tick Tock of Your Steps, 2015
Selected Poems, 2015
Ty Spencer Vossler (MFA) currently lives in Tlaxcala, Mexico with his BMW (beautiful Mexican wife) and their daughter. A prolific author, Vossler has published over seventy works in the past three years, including novels, novellas, short stories, poems and essays.
Ty’s work has appeared on four continents. His most recently published book-length works include: Adobe Walls, Unsolicited Press, The Eye of Espinoza, World Castle Publishing, Mocha Dreams, Shalla Publishing, and Seedlings, World Castle Publishing.
Vossler attributes his originality to the fact that he shot his television over two decades ago. He is a university professor in Mexico, where his imagination is greatly appreciated. If you would like to find out more about Ty Spencer Vossler please check out his website: tyvossler.com.
Once upon a time I was a preacher that liked to write. Then I found myself walking down a less familiar path that changed me into a writer who preaches. Still, I am the writer behind the curtain at subversivepreacher.org, a resource for spiritual practice in a time of strange and wonderful reformation.
My poems appear in print anthologies in “Poetry Quarterly,” (Summer 2015) Prolific Press; “The Poet’s Quest for God,” (2016) Eyewear Press (UK); and “Crossroads,” (2016) Inwood Indiana Press, as well as online at Silver Birch Press. A first novel in the genre of God noir, “The Steam Room Diaries,” was published by DAOwen (CA, 2015). My second novel, “Thoughtwall Café, Espresso in the Third Season of Life” (Unsolicited Press) is due for publication in July 2018. Compelling me to frequently sharpen my pencil, I write a weekly column on contemporary issues published in The Finger Lakes Times (NY).
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Jessica (Tyner) Mehta is a Cherokee poet, novelist, and storyteller. She’s the author of ten books including the forthcoming Savagery (poetry) and You Look Something (literary fiction). She’s also the author of the poetry collections Constellations of My Body, Secret-Telling Bones, Orygun, What Makes an Always, and The Last Exotic Petting Zoo as well as the novel The Wrong Kind of Indian. She’s been awarded the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Prize in Poetry, the Potlatch Award for Native Artists, and numerous poet-in-residencies posts around the world including Hosking Houses Trust with an appointment at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, and Paris Lit Up in France. Jessica is a poetry editor for Bending Genres Magazine and founder of the Get it Ohm! karma yoga movement. Visit Jessica’s author site at www.jessicamehta.com
When long-time outdoorsman, songwriter, and poet Mark Doherty decided he needed a stable profession for his day job in the 1990’s, he began his career as a high school teacher. But Doherty never really left the outdoors and his music behind; he just incorporated them into his creative approach to teaching high school English and writing.
After earning his BA in English and Writing from his home state of Colorado at Western State University, Doherty spent ten years working as a musician, backcountry guide, and free-lance writer in Southern Utah. Later he earned a teaching degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City and now teaches International Baccalaureate Senior English as well as 11th grade core English in Midvale, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range. He earned his Master’s Degree in Writing Nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University in November of 2016.
Doherty is the author of Walking Natural Pathways, a poetry chapbook organized into five segments which feature sub-themes celebrating all aspects of the natural world—eons of natural evolution and epochs of mankind’s interface with nature. The poetic styles include a diverse range of poetic forms including free verse, prose, lyrical, traditional, and sonnet. Like the natural world that inspired the poems, the mix of styles, ideas, perspectives, and images create a many-colored poetic landscape. Every chapter features stylistically different poetic forms. You can order a copy today.
CORIN REYBURN drifts through Southern California teaching a bit of this and coding a bit of that, and enjoys transmuting cosmic energy, cats more than people, and the use of unconventional instruments in rock n’ roll music. Corin holds a degree in Creative Writing and Critique from Oregon State University, and has work featured in places such as M-BRANE SF, Subtopian Magazine, The Molotov Cocktail, Jersey Devil Press, The Gateway Review, Free Focus, Silicon Valley Debug, Clutching at Straws, and Quantum Muse. Reyburn co-produces and curates the speculative fiction podcast SubverCity Transmit. Find more of Corin’s work at corinreyburn.com.
CORIN REYBURN is the author of The Rise of Saint Fox and The Independence.
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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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