Mark A. Fisher is a writer, poet, and playwright living in Tehachapi, CA. His poetry has appeared in: Angel City Review, Spectrum, Altadena Poetry Review, Penumbra, Lummox, and many other places. His first chapbook, drifter, is available from Amazon. His second, hour of lead, won the 2017 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest.
Elena Nola is a 2005 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (English and Plan II). Her work has most recently appeared in Thimble Literary Magazine, Songs of Eretz, Mammouth Poetry, and The Texas Poetry Calendar. She prefers colors to drab, feathers to bones, and capes to coats.
Irina Moga is a Romanian-born Canadian writer and the author of four poetry books.
Her latest poetry collection, “Sea Glass Circe”, was selected for an official book launch through Toronto LitUp! and Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) in February 2020.
Irina’s poems, reviews and short fiction have appeared in literary magazines in Canada and the US such as Canadian Literature, carte blanche, PRISM International online, The Chaffin Journal and The Rockhurst Review.
Retired children’s librarian Alan Bern’s poetry books: No no the saddest and Waterwalking in Berkeley, Fithian Press; greater distance, Lines & Faces, his broadside press with artist Robert Woods, linesandfaces.com. Alan has had poems, stories, and photos published in a wide variety of online and print publications, from which his work has won awards and been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Alan performs with dancer/choreographer Lucinda Weaver as PACES: dance & poetry fit to the space and with musicians from Composing Together, composingtogether.org.
Thomas Zampino is an attorney in private practice in New York City. He formerly blogged at Patheos and now writes reflections and poetry at The Catholic Conspiracy. One of his poems was published in Bards Annual 2019 and another recently selected for publication in Trees in a Garden of Ashes.
Jane Sadowsky’s poetry has been published in Poets Speak (while we still can) Vol 3, Water & Vol 5, Survival; Birdsong: poems in celebration of birds; The Sexuality Poems; Joe Retires to What Will Be; Le Mot Juste; The Cloudburst Anthology; Allegro & Adagio: Dance Poems Vol. II; Mo’Joe the Anthology; Earth’s Daughters # 79; The Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407; The Still Empty Chair: More Writings Inspired by Flight 3407; Voices from the Herd: An Anthology for Buffalo, NY; and The Buffalo News.
Her work is featured in A Celebration of Western New York Poets and Beyond Bones: A Collection of Poetry Featuring Writers from Western New York, Vol 1. Her poem “Toward the Light” was chosen as the lyric for composer James Piorkowski’s composition “Toward the Light (Flight 3407),” which has been performed in concert by the trio ANA. Jane has performed with Loren Keller and Verneice Turner as Not Just Plain Jane and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009.
Beverly M. Collins is the Author of the books, Quiet Observations: Diary thought, Whimsy and Rhyme and Mud in Magic. Her works have also appeared in California Quarterly, Poetry Speaks! A year of Great Poems and Poets, The Hidden and the Divine Female Voices in Ireland, The Journal of Modern Poetry, Spectrum, Ponder Savant, The Altadena Poetry Review, Lummox, The Galway Review (Ireland), Verse of Silence (New Delhi), Merak Magazine (London), Scarlet Leaf Review (Canada), The Wild Word Magazine (Berlin), Indigomania (Australia) and many others.
Winner of a 2019 Naji Naaman Literary Prize in Creativity (from Lebanon). Collins is also a prize winner for the California State Poetry Society who has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, once for Independent Best American Poetry and “short listed” for the 2018 Pangolin Review Poetry Prize (Mauritius).
David Dephy – The tri-lingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist and painter. The winner of the 2019 Spillwords Press Poetry Award for Publication of the Month and the finalist of the Adelaide Literary Poetry Award 2019 in New York for the Best Poem category. An active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, New York Public Library, Starr Bar Poetry Series, The Inspired Word in New York, Poets in Nassau, Great Weather for Media, Brownstone Poets, Columbia University – School of the Arts in the City of New York, Bowery Poetry Club which named him a Literature Luminary, as well as the Statorec Magazine named him the Incomparable Poet. His poetry has been published and anthologized in USA and all over the world by the many literary magazines. He lives and works in New York City.