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Sara Norja

Sara Norja dreams in two languages and has a predilection for tea. Born in England and currently settled in Helsinki, Finland, she is pursuing a PhD in English linguistics.

Her poetry has appeared in publications such as Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Through the Gate, Niteblade, and Interfictions. Her short fiction has previously appeared in 365 Tomorrows, Quantum Fairy Tales and Luna Station Quarterly, and is forthcoming in the anthology An Alphabet of Embers.

She blogs at http://suchwanderings.wordpress.com and can be found on Twitter as @suchwanderings.




Laurie Kolp

Laurie Kolp,  author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and Hello, It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press, upcoming) serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and belongs to the Poetry Society of Texas. Laurie’s poems have appeared in more than four dozen publications including the 2015 Poet’s Market, The Crafty Poet, Scissors & Spackle, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain.

An avid runner and lover of nature, Laurie lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Guy Traiber

Guy Traiber was born and raised in the sweltering middle-east and found love in the cold mountains of the Alps. After a decade of traveling extensively throughout India, South-East Asia & Europe he is now pitched again on the soil of his youth. He studies Sociology & Political Science and Chinese Medicine and finds that they all relate.

His writing has appeared in (very) few good journals and rejected by many well known publications.

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Robert Okaji

Robert Okaji's poetry has appeared in Panoply, Eclectica, Poetry Breakfast, Clade Song, Otoliths and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbook If Your Matter Could Reform (Dink Press), and the chapbook-length “The Circumference of Other,” which appears in Ides: A Collection of Poetry Chapbooks (Silver Birch Press), as well as the Origami Poems Project's You Break What Falls.

He lives in Texas with his wife, two dogs and some books. Visit his blog, O at the Edges, at robertokaji.com.





Ethar Hamid

Ethar Hamid is an aspiring writer. She likes to write pieces that have an underlying theme of mental illness. She hopes that her writing (one day) serves as therapy for people suffering from mental health issues (whether as formal bibliotherapy, or informal cathartic reading). Having suffered from severe mental health issues, as a teenager, Ethar would love nothing more than to ease the pain of others who may face similar conditions.

Ethar’s favorite poem as of yet is “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot. She thinks the verse “In the room, the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo” is the definition of poetry, itself.


Currently living and attending college in northern Virginia, Ethar is from Khartoum, Sudan.  Her poems and other publications can be read at: Jannahandme

Valerie Nieman

Valerie Nieman is a novelist and poet whose work draws on her life in Appalachia and the South.  Her most recent novel, Blood Clay, was a story of the New South that won the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction and was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Prize.
She was longtime a journalist but now is a professor of creative writing at North Carolina A&T State University. She was a founding editor of Kestrel and currently the poetry editor of Prime Number magazine.

From 2013-2014 Val was a North Carolina Arts Council poetry fellow and received an NEA creative writing fellowship as well as major grants in West Virginia and Kentucky.  Her second poetry collection, Hotel Worthy, poems about love, loss, and survival, is being published mid-March 2015 by Press 53 and is also available through Amazon

She may be found at valnieman.com

Shree Gupta

Shree Gupta  is a student of Computer Science but also an aspiring writer, with particular interest in poetry.  Issues and things of the mind and soul especially hold her attention and she tries to express as much of those things that usually remain unsaid. The works of Robert Frost have caught her attention and interest since childhood. In the future, she wishes to travel the world and write about her learning and experiences of it!  Currently, she is studying at Amity University in Noida, India. 

For more poems & thoughts, visit her blogsite A Thousand Words.

Rhiannon Thorne

Rhiannon Thorne is the managing editor of cahoodaloodaling and a book reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly. Her work has appeared, among others, in Existere, Foundling Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Conclave

She may be found at rhiannonthorne.com