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Mark Danowsky

Mark Danowsky's poetry has appeared in About Place, The Broadkill Review, Gargoyle, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, Star*Line, and elsewhere. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mark currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.






Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen (daryl nielsen) was born in Valentine, Nebraska, attended schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin, has lived in Monterrey, Mexico and Bonn, Germany, and now lives in Longmont, Colorado with his beloved wife, Judith.  A veteran, former hospice nurse, and ex-roughneck (as on oil rigs), he has been editor of the print publication bear creek haiku for over 30 years, and over 130 issues.  

Ayaz can be found online at bear creek haiku—poetry, poems and info.   Ayaz daryl’s poetry has been published worldwide, including senryu chosen in 2010 and 2012 as "best of year" by the Irish Haiku Association, and, with many other deeply appreciated honors, is especially delighted by the depth and quality of poets worldwide whose poems have found homes in bear creek’s print and online presence.


Garrett Phelan

Garrett Phelan is the author of the poetry book Outlaw Odes (Antrim House 2015) and a micro-chapbook Unfixed Marks (Origami Poems Project 2014). His poems have appeared in a variety of publications including English Journal, Potomac Review, The Found Poetry Review, Word Riot, Off the Coast and in the anthology Poetic Art 2010 (Workhouse Arts Center).

He taught for many years in Washington, DC area high schools, and has taught creative writing under the auspices of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington National Opera, and a variety of other organizations. He presently teaches poetry in one of Connecticut’s prisons.


James Croal Jackson

James Croal Jackson's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, Glassworks, and other publications. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, spent a few years in Los Angeles, traveled the country in his Ford Fiesta, and now lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Find more at jimjakk.com.



Tricia Marcella Cimera

Tricia Marcella Cimera is an obsessed reader and lover of words. Look for her work in these diverse places and elsewhere: The Buddhist Poetry Review, Dead Snakes, Foliate Oak, Fox Adoption, Hedgerow, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Jellyfish Whispers, Mad Swirl, Peeking Cat Poetry, Silver Birch Press, Stepping Stones and Yellow Chair Review.  Her poem “The Swear Poem” will be included in the Chicago Poetry Press/Journal of Modern Poetry’s Poetry of Protest edition (JOMP 19).

Her poetry is publically displayed in installations for the City of Aurora’s Celebration of Poetry in Public Places and the Highland Park Library for April 2016-National Poetry Month.  She recently read at the Elgin Literary Festival. 


Tricia volunteers locally, believes there’s no place like her own backyard, and has traveled the world (including Graceland!).  She lives with her husband and family of animals in Illinois/in a town called St. Charles/by a river named Fox.

Nettie Farris

Nettie FarrisNettie Farris is the author of Communion (Accents Publishing, 2013), Fat Crayons (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and The Wendy Bird Poems from dancing girl press.










Joan Leotta

Joan Leotta has been playing with words on paper and stage since childhood. 

Author, Story Performer, she encourages words through Pen and Performance - Giulia Goes to War, Letters from Korea, A Bowl of Rice, Secrets of the Heart - Desert Breeze Publishing & Amazon, Simply a Smile--collection of Short Stories - Cane Hollow Press & Amazon, WHOOSH! Picture book from TheaQ & Amazon. 

And she dances under the moon whenever possible.





Donald C. Welch III

Donald C. Welch III is a teaching assistant at the Rebecca School for Autism where he runs the Ultimate Crusaders Poetry Workshop. His current project @SocialLit (https://twitter.com/SocialLit) explores new forms of poetry and collaborative writing derived from Social Media. His collection of children’s poetry Who Gave These Flamingos Those Tuxedos? was published by Emerson College's Wilde Press in 2013.

He has an aubade about the apocalypse forthcoming in the 2016 Winter issue of Window Cat Press. For more on Donald and his work visit: http://donaldcwelch3.tumblr.com