Peter Jelen is a Canadian writer. He has spent the last six years living and working in Japan, China, and South Korea. He is the author of Better Than God, The Cure for Consciousness, and Impressions Of An Expatriate: China.
Marsha A. Temlock
Rebecca Rose Taylor
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Mike Algera is a mid-twenty something approaching thirty,the lightning bug mentioned in passing at a fly by night artist’s lounge,a former Ontario scholar, Power of the Pen contest judge, McMaster graduate, advent reader, Blogger and Googler, co-editor and co-publisher of Word Salad, heavyweight performer at the Artword Artbar and champion dog walker. Like him on Facebook. Like his chapbooks, Like Indigenous Tiger, Outskirts and his heroes Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, King Kong, Harry Callahan Charles Bukowski and Homer Simpson
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Damon Ferrell Marbut lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. His works have appeared in Garbanzo Literary Journal, The Conscious Reader, Literary Kicks and Brevity Poetry Review, among others. He has published several articles on modern publishing, including with The Penmen Review and Southern Writers Magazine. His debut is the acclaimed coming-of-age novel, Awake in the Mad World. His poems aim for honesty and vulnerability and focus mainly on the human moment at the merging point of imagination and reality.
Andrew J. Simpson's work has appeared in various journals in Canada and internationally. He is a regular contributor to the Feathertale Review, and host of Toronto’s sole fiction only reading series Words at the Wise. His first book, The Big Picture, is also available from BareBackPress. His follow-up Heaven's Gone To Hell is due out in September 2015.
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Wayne F. Burke was born in Adams, Massachusetts and raised by his paternal grandparents. As a boy he was an All-Star baseball player, and in High School an All Class-A football player. He attended the University of Massachusetts—where he was a member of the freshman football team—and three other institutions of higher learning before graduating from Goddard College in 1979. His work history includes stints as bartender, moving man, cook, machine shop operator, sign painter, substitute school teacher, carpenter, truck driver, book reviewer (for the Burlington Free Press newspaper, Burlington, Vermont), and, for the past four years, LPN in a nursing home. His stories, essays, reviews, and poems have appeared in numerous publications. Words that Burn is his first published poetry collection.
Edward Anki lives in Toronto, Canada. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in various magazines and journals, including Qwerty, The Chaffin Journal, Mad Poets Review, Plain Spoke, Jobbers, BareBackMagazine, and Left Behind: A Journal of “Shock” Literature. He has also been featured on both The Emerging Writers Reading Series and The Art Bar Poetry Series. Edward has previously performed stand-up comedy, earned a degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto, and worked far too many nights in bars and restaurants. “Remote Life” is his first published poetry collection.
Carl Miller Daniels lives in the United States. He's not a cowboy, but thinks about them a lot. His poems have appeared in many nice places, including Assaracus, BareBack Magazine, Chiron Review, Citizens for Decent Literature, The Commonline Journal, DNA Magazine, FUCK!, My Favorite Bullet, and Zygote in my Coffee. Daniels has three other chapbooks in print. His first full-length book, Gorilla Architecture, was published by Interior Noise Press. His full-length follow up, Saline, was published in November 2014, also by Interior Noise Press. Daniels and his partner, Jon (aka "the sweetest man in the world"), have lived together for over 30 years.
Nathan Douglas Hansen
Halli Dee Lilburn
Elizabeth Houlton Schofield
Linda M. Carte
Scott H. Urban
Damon Ferrell Marbut
Wayne F. Burke
Carl Miller Daniels
Rebecca Rose Taylor
Andrew J. Simpson
Teresa Di Matteo
MATTHEW J. HALL's poetry and short fiction has been widely published in various magazines, anthologies and various online literary ventures. He reviews small press books for The Small Press Book Review and at www.screamingwithbrevity.com. His poetry chapbook, Pigeons and Peace Doves was published in 2015 by Blood Pudding Press. He currently resides in Bristol, England.
KARINA BUSH is an Irish poet. Her first book 'Maiden', a collection of poetry, was published by '48th Street Press' in 2016. '50 euro' is her second book. For more visit karinabush.com or follow her on Instagram @karinabushxx