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Steve Leggett

Steve Leggett
Steve Leggett grew up in Manistee on the shores of Lake Michigan, a geography of snow, wind and waves that has continually informed his writing.
He has published several chapbooks, including The All-Forest, The Form It Takes and Entropy in the New World.

Leah Mueller

Leah Mueller is an independent writer from Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of one chapbook, “Queen of Dorksville” (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2012), and two books, “Allergic to Everything” (Writing Knights Press, 2015) and “The Underside of the Snake” (Red Ferret Press, 2015). Leah was a winner in the 2012 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, and a featured poet at the 2015 New York Poetry Festival. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Blunderbuss, Outlook Springs, University of Chicago Memoryhouse, Atticus Review, Open Thought Vortex, Sadie Girl Press, Origins Journal, Quail Bell, Silver Birch Press, and many other publications.

Robert Beveridge

Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Wildflower Muse, Noble/Gas Qtrly, and The Ibis Head Review, among others.

Karlo Sevilla

Karlo Sevilla is a freelance writer who lives in Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Yellow Chair Review, Radius Lit, Spillwords, Indiana Voice Journal, Rambutan Literary, Pilgrim, Antarctica Journal, Sub-saharan Magazine, Wraith Infirmity Muses, and elsewhere.
An ardent practitioner of the martial art Brazilian Luta Livre, he is the 2016 Southeast Asian ADCC Submission Fighting champion in the -83 kg., intermediate division.

Swati Ghatpande

Swati Ghatpande is an aspiring writer and has been writing poetry since the age of 12.  Poetry, for her, is a way to relate to people and express simple thoughts in an intense way. She's happy to have found the OPP and appreciates the opportunity it provides to established poets as well as to aspiring ones.

She works in the area of medical communications, and lives in Allen, TX with her husband and two daughters.

Duane L. Herrmann

Duane L. Herrmann is a survivor who lived to tell, does not lie and loves the pure light of the moon - and trees. He creates from his knowledge and experience. His full-length collections of poetry are: Ichnographical:173 and Prairies of Possibilities. He has several chapbooks including A Mixt Life, forthcoming. Individual work is published in Midwest Quarterly, Little Balkans review, Flint Hills Quarterly, Orison, Inscape and others in print and online. He has been the recipient of a Robert Hayden Poetry Fellowship: 1989  and the Ferguson Kansas History Book Award: 2007.

Claude Clayton Smith

Claude Clayton Smith

Claude Clayton Smith is Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Northern University and the author of 8 books and co-editor/translator of two others, most recently MEDITATIONS After the Bear Feast: The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott Momaday and Yuri Vaella (Shanti Arts, 2016).

His own work has been translated into five languages, including Russian and Chinese.



Catherine Zickgraf

Catherine Zickgraf has performed her poetry in Madrid, San Juan, and three dozen other cities, but now her main jobs are to hang out with her family and write poetry. Her work has appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, Pank, Victorian Violet Press, and The Grief Diaries. Her new chapbook, Soul Full of Eye, is published through Aldrich Press and is available on Amazon.com.

Watch and read more of her poetry at http://caththegreat.blogspot.com
Of her enjoyment writing acrostics:  'Though I love to find increasingly complex ways to write acrostics, I also love the simplicity of the idea. I hope my poem encourages readers to experiment with this form as well."