Jim has two nonfiction books, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir and The Portland House: A '70s Memoir. Jim also has two poetry collections, Reciting from Memory, and Written Life as well as a forthcoming chapbook, On a Road which releases on 10/21/2018. His non-fiction stories have been published in Main Street Rag, Prairie Rose Publications, Steam Ticket and others. His poetry has been featured in Torrid Literature Journal, Portage Magazine, Blue Heron Review and many others. He loves in Waukesha, Wisconsin with his wife Donna and their two children. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, biking and camping. Jim is poet laureate for the Village of Wales, Wisconsin
Douglas Cole has published four collections of poetry. His work appears in journals such as The Chicago Quarterly Review, Chiron, The Galway Review, The Pinyon Review, Solstice, Eastern Iowa Review, Kentucky Review, Wisconsin Review, and Slipstream. He has been nominated for a Pushcart and Best of the Net, and has received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry; the Best of Poetry Award from Clapboard House; First Prize in the “Picture Worth 500 Words” from Tattoo Highway.
His website is douglastcole.com.
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Peter Schireson began writing after a long career, first in education, then in business. His poems have appeared in Quiddity, Hotel Amerika, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Pleiades, among many other journals. His chapbook - The Welter of Me & You - won the Coal Hill 2013 Chapbook Prize. Peter holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University and an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, having trained in both the U.S. and Japan. Together with his wife, Grace Schireson, he edited Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima.
Following a series of poor choices, David Miller eventually graduated with a degree in English from Purdue University. Subsequently, he made one mistake after another resulting in extended periods of study at the University of Iowa, Cal State Long Beach, the University of California at Riverside, and UCLA. All that changed when his muse consented to marriage. He showered, shaved and went to medical school at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California. He is in practice in Indiana, which is well situated for clandestine bohemian pursuits. He has authored twenty science-related articles, and was the co-author of a non-fiction book, (Womenopause, O-Books, London, UK, 2010). Recent poetry has appeared in Metaphor, Harbinger Asylum, Deronda Review, Sacred Cow, Leaves of Ink, Haiku Journal, Ancient Paths Literary Journal, Dunes Review, and Canary.
Jim Read lives in the Port of Saint John, not far from the bronze statue of Samuel de Champlain.
You can read a selection of his archived published short stories by visiting his website at www.jimread.ca
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