|Nadya Aisenberg (1929-1999)||Poetry Porch featured poet.|
||Poems have previously appeared in The Cream City Review, The Southern Review, Tundra, and Tar River Poetry. Most recent poems are in Anglican Theological Review, Christianity and Literature, and Barbaric Yawp. Currently preparing a manuscript tentatively titled "Be Always Coming Home."|
||Author of Heroes of Silence. Work has appeared in Main Channel Voices, World Audience, and Breadcrum Scabs , among others. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Earned his BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he continues to live. See his Web site at williamlalton.com|
||Longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden. His sonnets have appeared in 14 by 14, Contemporary Sonnet, Sonnetto Poesia, and many other print and electronic journals.|
||Born in Johannesburg in 1949 and educated at the University of the Witwatersrand and Boston University. Has worked as a teacher, in bridge construction and in a puppet theatre. His book of poems, Vanishing Ground, was published by Quartz Press, Republic of South Africa. He teaches at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.|
||Afternoon Administrator at Knox College, a residential college affiliated to the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is the editor of Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ), a charity that delivers poetry on cards each quarter to medical waiting rooms, rest homes, prisons, and hospices throughout New Zealand, and she is also the founder of Lilliput Libraries. Her poems and short stories have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and ezines in NZ, Australia, the UK, and US. For further information see waitingroompoems.wordpress.com.|
||Member of the Mulberry Poets and Writers Association (MPWA) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he has contributed to the publications of this group for over 20 years. He has been reciting "The Railroader" at the Art Festival on Public Square and other venues. His poems have appeared in Get Verse: Valley Poetry Anthology. His poetry and essays have appeared in several literary magazines, such as Pivot, Digges’ Choice, The Endless Mountain Review, and also in The Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society.|
||Recent Guggenheim fellow, author of eighteen books, including five collections of poetry, most recently "Bocage" and Other Sonnets (recipient of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize). His other books include Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets; The Ballad Rode into Town; and The Unfortunates (recipient of the T.S. Eliot Award). A former Fulbright (Portugal) and the recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, he was also the founding editor of The Formalist (1990-2004).|
||Graduate of Radcliffe College with an MSW from NYU, she is a long-time journalist who has studied with Rachel Hadas, Sharon Dolan, and Jeanne Marie Beaumont in New York.|
||Lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he writes about birds.|
||A lawyer and writer living in New York City, she is co-editor of Courthouses of the Second Circuit: Their Architecture, History and Stories (Acanthus Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared in American Arts Quarterly, The Same, The Main Street Rag, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere.|
||Author of ten poetry books and more than 30 poetry chapbooks. Awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2012 for a villanelle in Ploughshares. Visit his poetry Website here.|
||Lives and writes in Georgia. Her sonnets have appeared in such venues as Blue Unicorn, Descant, Mezzo Cammin, Penwood Review, and Thema.|
|Dmitri Blizniuk||His most recent poems have appeared in The Pinch Journal, The Nassau Review, Press53. He is the author of The Red Forest with Fowlpox Press, Canada, 2018. He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.|
||Poetry Porch featured poet.|
||Retired English teacher who teaches poetry in Maine.|
||A native of western Pennsylvania, she studied literature in Minnesota, New York, and Texas, then moved to Boston, earned a J.D., practiced law. Her chapbook Before the Alphabet is a story in free verse of a child's kindergarten year; her Airs & Voices won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry; her collection Message includes the "Eurydice" sequence, chosen by Albert Goldbarth for a Poet Lore publication award. Poems appeared in APR, Rattle, The Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, Invisible City, Oberon, Rhino, Southern Poetry Review, and others. Visit her Web page at paulabonnell.net .|
|Harriet Malnate Bonish||Studied writing poetry with Ottione Riccio at the Boston Center for Adult Education, Harold Bond at Cambridge Adult Education Center, and at Quincy College. Her poem, "A Visit with My Muse" was first runner-up in the Emily Dickinson Contest through Soundings East at Salem State College in 1990.|
|Shaune Bornholdt||Grew up in rural Pennsylvania and now lives in Manhattan, where she is a psychologist who works with children. Her poems have appeared in American Arts Quarterly, Hanging Loose, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, and the online journals Podium and Umbrella.|
||Lives and works in Izmir, Turkey. His poems have appeared in many magazines, most recently Two Thirds North, Jet Fuel Review, Blast Furnace, and The Kentucky Review.|
|Paul Breslin||Retired principal of Sterling Junior High School, Quincy, Mass. His sonnet, "When Last I Saw You," won third prize in the Langston Hughes Poetry Awards of Georgia State Poetry Society.|
|Kim Bridgford||Directs the conference Poetry by the Sea at Madison, Connecticut, and the online magazine for women, Mezzo Cammin. Her book In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records, published by Aralia Press, received the Donald Justice Award at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2007.|
|Bob Brooks||Poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner. His chapbook was published by Pudding House. He lives with his wife in Concord, Mass.|
|Julia Budenz (1934-2010)||Poetry Porch featured poet.|
|Jennifer Burch||Holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Amherst College and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Her first book, No Matter, was released by The Winged Way (September 2008). Jennifer has published work in Article, Free Verse, Guernica, Left Facing Bird, Sal Mimeo, and Verse, and was a Winner of the PIP Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry in English from Green Integer in 2005-2006. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.|
|Michael R. Burch||Editor of The Hypertexts.|
|Philip E. Burnham, Jr. (1938-2018)||While writing poetry for over fifty years of his life, he served as Vice-Consul in Marseille, France, and then taught Medieval History in secondary schools in the Boston area. His poetry was published in Blue Unicorn, Ibbetson Street, The Lyric, Seventh Quarry, and other journals. His books of poems include My Neighbor Adam (Mellen, 2003), Housekeeping (Ibbetson, 2005), and A Careful Scattering (Cervena Barva, 2007). Romance in F will appear with Wilderness House in 2019.|
|Patricia Callan||Playwright and poet. In collaboration with composer Yoko Nakatani, she wrote the narration for The Adventures of John Manjiro, a suite of piano pieces performed frequently throughout the United States. Her play Papa’s House, about one day in the life of the Samuel Clemens family as their house was under construction, won the Loren Taylor Contest. Her poems have been published in Rattle, The Poets’ Touchstone, The Powow River Anthology, and other journals. She has contributed to the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project, including essays on Deborah Warren, Fanny Crosby, Japanese Women Poets, and Nola Garrett. Her chapbook Out of the Case: Instruments on the Analyst’s Couch and Field Songs were published by Mermaid Press and AFC publishing. She is a member of the Powow River Poets and the Pinellas Writers of Largo, Florida. She is also a member of A.S.C.A.P., an organization of professional musicians.|
||Poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Poetry, Blue Collar Review, Midwest Poetry Review, American Poets and Poetry, and Bibliophilos. Currently her sonnet sequence "The World’s Last Rose: Sonnets for the Prince of Twilight" is featured on The Hypertexts. She edits a poetry magazine, The Neovictorian/ Cochlea.|
|Rafael Campo||Practicing physician and lecturer at Harvard Medical School. His most recent volume of poetry is The Enemy, Duke University Press 2007. He has published two volumes of poetry, The Other Man Was Me, Arte Publico Press, 1994, and What the Body Told, Duke University Press, 1996, and a book of essays, The Poetry of Healing, W. W. Norton, 1997. Visit his Web site at www.rafaelcampo.com.|
|Barbara Siegel Carlson||Poetry collection Fire Road was published with Dream Horse Press in 2013. She is a co-translator with Ana Jelnikar of Look Back, Look Ahead, Selected Poems of Srecko Kosovel (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Recent work appears in The Carolina Quarterly, Café Review and Artful Dodge.||
|| Benjamin D. Carson
||Professor of English at Bridgewater State University. His creative work has appeared or
is forthcoming in Red Fez, The Ampersand Review, Free Inquiry, The Bitchin’ Kitsch,
the Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene blog, The Somerville Times, Cactus Heart, Oddball Magazine, and The Charles River Journal.
||Poems, tales, imaginative essays have appeared in hundreds of small
magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.
||Her first full-length collection of poetry, Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press 2011),
was shortlisted in 2013 for the prestigious Poets’ Prize. A second full-length collection, Glad and Sorry Seasons,
was published by Biblioasis Press (Windsor, Ontario) in 2014. A chapbook of sonnets This Sweet Order
appeared in 2012 with Kelsay Books/White Violet Press. Awards include the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award (2010) for her
poem "Coming to Terms," judged by A. E. Stallings. See her website at
|| Adjunct professor of Journalism and English at a number of colleges and universities in eastern
Pennsylvania and was a prize-winning print journalist for more than 30 years. His poetry has appeared in Allegro,
American Journal of Poetry, Apeiron Review, Asses of Parnassus, Chiron Review, Plainsongs,
Rattle, Tar River Poetry,
Third Wednesday, and other journals. His poem "The orchid garnish" won the 2015 Cape Cod Writers Center Poetry Contest.
||Poems have been published widely, including in Atlanta Review, Wisconsin Review, California Quarterly,
Main Street Rag, The Avalon Literary Review, Ibbetson Street, Hiram Poetry Review, and other print and online
magazines. His seventh book, Hard-Edged and Childlike, was published by Main Street Rag in 2014. Visit
||Poems and translations have recently appeared in The Threepenny Review,
Ploughshares, Poetry, New American Writing, The Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems,
and Smartish Pace in the US, and Agenda, Orbis, and Poetry Nottingham, among others,
in the UK. Her book, The Everyday Uncommon, won a Word Press publication prize in 2005.
||Helen Degen Cohen
||Awards include NEA in poetry, first prize in Stand
Magazine (fiction), Illinois Arts Council Award and Fellowship, Indiana
Writers Conference Award. Co-founder and editor of Rhino: The Poetry
||With Kevin Prufer and Martin Rock, has edited a collection of the poems of Catherine Breese Davis,
accompanied by essays about her life and work, that was published by the Unsung Masters series of Pleiades Press in June 2015.
Former director of creative writing at Oberlin College. Author of Blue Front (Gray Wolf Press), Day Unto Day and
Black Star, translations of the Vietnamese poetry of Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed).
||After military service, took both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in English under Edgar Bowers
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Retired from commercial research, writing, and teaching, with a dual
US-UK citizenship, he now resides in the West Midlands town of Warwick. In 2015 The Able Muse Press published his collected poems Uncontested
||Has taken workshops run by Susan Mitchell, Thomas
Lux, and more.
|| Author of two books of poems and two chapbooks. Newest book is Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter, which was a finalist for the
Able Muse Book Prize. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals in
print and online, including Southwest Review, Barrow Street, 32 Poems, Measure, PN Review,
Modern Poetry in Translation, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. Past winner
of the Lyric Memorial Award and the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, she lives in Saint Paul and works for
the Minnesota Legislature.
||A composer of concert music, she has set many contemporary poets
to music. Her poems have appeared in Iambs and Trochees.
She teaches at Mannes College of Music and the City University of New York. See her Web site at
||"Wesli Court" is the anagram pen-name for Lewis Turco. Wesli has published
four books of poetry and a children’s picture story book, MURGATROYD AND MABEL, over the last
three decades, the most recent of which is THE COLLECTED LYRICS OF LEWIS TURCO / WESLI COURT 1953-2004,
published by Star Cloud Press in 2004. His work appears
on-line in Trellis , in
Per Contra Light Verse Supplement, and in the current print issue of MEASURE.
||Barbara Lydecker Crane
||Published poems in Light Quarterly, Measure, Christian Science Monitor, America, Raintown Review,
Mezzo Cammin, Blue Unicorn, The Flea, Think Journal, 14 by 14, among other journals, and in four anthologies. In 2011, she won First Prize
in the Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest. Her chapbook Zero Gravitas was published by White Violet Press in 2012.
||Most recent poetry collection The Moon Inside
was published in December 1999 (Gravity/Newton’s Baby). Her awards include
the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize 1997 and the Greensboro Poetry Award 2000.
Founder and editor of Poets On: for twenty years, until it ceased
publication. Her chapbook can be read at Web
||Former machinist, he now leads writing workshops in the Boston area and online for poets
and writers working in creative prose. Recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry and the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood
Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, 32 Poems,
Fence, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Barrow Street, Rhino, Prairie Schooner, Witness,
Poetry Ireland Review, Conte, and elsewhere. He is the author of two plays, Every Broom and Bridget--Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants and
In His Ecstasy--The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, which he performs now as one-man shows. As poet-in-residence at the Boston Center for Adult Education, he staged several poetry-performance galas,
including The Poetry Vaudeville Show. He currently runs a poetry salon in Boston.
||Published poems in such places as Poetry, The Southern Review, The New Yorker,
The Paris Review and New Poets of England & America between 1950 and 1998. A collection of her poems,
accompanied by essays about her life and work, edited by Martha Collins, Kevin Prufer, and Martin Rock,
appeared with the Unsung Masters series of Pleiades Press in June 2015.
||Teaches English at Boston University. Her poems have appeared in Agni, Emily Dickinson Journal, Harvard
Review, Harvard Review and others. Her first manuscript of poems is circulating.
|| Born in Hereford, Texas, "The Town Without a Toothache," she and her family
currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center.
Has published poetry books Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men (The Moon Publishing) and The Smell of Snow
(ELJ Publications), and a novel, The Book Of (Damnation Books). Also has published nonfiction books
including Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, andA Brief History of Nordeast
Minneapolis. Her needlepoints and beadwork have recently appeared on the covers of The Grey Sparrow Journal,
QWERTY Magazine, and Kiki Magazine.
||Author of three books of poetry, Night Mowing (The University
of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), Sharp Golden Thorn
(Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990).
His poems have appeared recently in American Religious Poems edited by Harold Bloom,
and in The Pushcart Book of Poetry. His poems have also appeared in Ploughshares,
The New Republic, and TriQuarterly. He is an associate professor of English at
Providence College and co-founder of the New England College MFA program in poetry.
||Diana Der Hovanessian (1921-2018)
||Poetry Porch featured poet.
||Krikor Der Hohannesian
|| Poems have appeared in over 150 literary journals including The Evansville Review, The South
Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, and Natural
Bridge. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of two chapbooks,Ghosts and Whispers
(Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Refuge in the Shadows (Cervena Barva Press, 2013).
Ghosts and Whispers was a finalist for the Mass Book awards poetry category in 2011. He lives in Medford, Massachusetts.
||Published in Compost, 96 Inc., Boston
Poet, and American Writer. Prepares tax returns for a living.
||Founder of Every Other Thursday Poets. Her first
poetry collection, Eve Names the Animals, won the Samuel French
Morse Prize of Northeastern University. A poem from her second book Transit
(Iris Press 2001) was featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac in April 2006.
|| Author of four volumes of verse. His latest collection No Small Effort was just released by Aldrich Press.
||Teaches creative writing and literature at Keene
State College in New Hampshire. He has published several collections of poetry,
most recently Another Ice Age (Cedar Hill, 2006), and Waiting for the
Angel (Pygmy Forest Press, 2009), and three critical studies: The Years of Our Friendship:
Robert Lowell and Allen Tate (University Press of Mississippi, 1990), The Modern Voice in American Poetry (University
Press of Florida, 1995), Robert Lowell Shifting Colors (Ohio University Press, 1999),
and a textbook entitled How to Read and Interpret Poetry (Prentice-Hall).
||John Philip Drury
|| Author of four full-length poetry collections: Sea Level Rising (Able Muse Press 2015),
The Refugee Camp
(Turning Point Books 2011), Burn the Aspern Papers (Miami University Press 2003), and The Disappearing Town
(Miami University Press 2000).
He has also written Creating Poetry and The Poetry Dictionary, both published by Writers’ Digest Books.
He teaches at the University of Cincinnati.
||Tanya Ubiles Duarte
||Native of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and student
of creative writing at Pine Manor College. These sonnets are her first
||A full manuscript of her translations titled This
Smoke That Carried Us, Selected Poems by René Char was published
by White Pine Press, Spring 2004.
In 1999 The Mid-American Review (Bowling Green State University
in Ohio) published a twenty-eight-page bilingual chapbook of her translations
of the poems of René Char entitled Nothing Shipwrecks Itself
(Spring 1999, Volume XIX, Number 2).
|| The John D. Boyd, SJ, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at
Fordham University, she is the author of Forms and Hollows (Cherry Grove Collections) and two chapbooks.
Poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Yale
Review. She is director of Fordham’s Poets Out Loud reading series.
||K. E. Duffin
||Poetry Porch featured poet.
|| Has been writing poetry since 2001 when he returned to Ireland after spending most of the ‘Nineties living in Boston.
Poems have appeared in Crannog, Boyne Berries, The Stony Thursday Book, The South Bank Poetry Journal, and
St. Kerrill’s Journal.
||Multi-award winning poet, she has held many residencies in counties, hospitals, schools, secure residences
and prisons. Her books include Landing the Sea (Bradshaw Books), The Wren Women (The Black Mountain Press),
Brigit of Kildare (Kildare Library and Arts Services), and Telling Time (Bradshaw Books 2012). Widely published in
Ireland and abroad, editor of twenty-one books, guest editor of The Midlands Arts and Culture Review (2010).
|| A resident of Rome, Italy, she recently co-edited Hot Sonnets (2011) for Entasis Press.
Her Bar Napkin Sonnets (2009) won the 2008 Ledge Poetry Chapbook Competition.
She is the author of the collections Cleave (WWPH 2004); La Seta della Cravatta / The Silk of the Tie
(Edizioni l’Obliquo 2009), a bilingual collection with
Italian translations by her husband, Damiano Abeni; and Spin (Entasis Press 2010). Recent translations into Italian include Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind and Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
|| Studies poetry at Quincy College.
||A native of the Dominican Republic, she has lived in
the U.S. since the age of seven. She publishes in English
and Spanish and has four poetry collections in print: Lapsing to Grace;
Where Horizons Go, which won the T. S. Eliot Prize; Rehearsing Absence,
which won the Richard Wilbur Award; and Mundo y Palabra/The World and the Word,
a bilingual chapbook. She has won the Howard Nemerov Award, the Sparrow Sonnet Prize
and prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Retired from teaching school in
New York City, Espaillat lives in Newburyport, Mass.
||Her poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Atlanta Review,
Rattle, and 32 Poems. She was a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award in both
2005 and 2007. She gained her MFA from Bennington College, and is the Editor of the
Raintown Review and of The Barefoot Muse. Her chapbooks
Swimming and Selected Sonnets are available from Maverick Duck Press.
||Has published poetry in such venues as Contemporary Rhyme,
The Poetry Porch, The Deronda Review, and Neil McAlister’s Science Poetry
anthology. He lives in Bath, Maine with his wife, and works for the local YMCA.
||First book of poems Arcade of Dreams will be published in UK in 2007.
|| Editor of Boyne Berries Magazine. Her poetry has been published in Crannog,
The SHOp, The Stony Thursday Book, Abridged, North West Words, The Linnet's Wings, Silver Blade Magazine,
and Shot Glass Journal, among others.
||Lives in Cambridge, Mass. His publications include a book of his translations of Yiddish
poetry, With Everything We’ve Got: A Personal Anthology of Yiddish Poetry (Host Publications 2009);
a book of poems, B’KLYN (BrickHouse Books 2011); and a book of personal essays, Yiddish Genesis
(BrickHouse Books 2012). Brick House Books also published Reversion in 2006 and Mother Tongue in 2004. His selected poems
I Think of Our Lives appeared with Creative Arts in California in 2002. Also Not a Separate Surge: New and
Selected Poems appeared with Host Publications in 2016, and The Full Pomegranate, translations of the poems of
Avrom Sutzkever, with SUNY Press in 2019.
||Author of Calendars (poetry), Among the Goddesses (a "narrative libretto"),
The Ghost of Meter (criticism), and A Formal Feeling Comes (an anthology of poetry by women). She is known for
developing an aesthetic of women’s poetic traditions, publishing articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century
"poetesses" starting with a 1987 article on Lydia Sigourney for Legacy; editing with Laura Mandell
the texts for the original online Poetess Archive at Miami University; and founding and moderating
for its first decade the international listserv for discussion of women’s poetry, WOM-PO. In 2009 she received the Robert
Fitzgerald Award for Prosody from West Chester University. She teaches at University of Southern Maine.
||Third book, Justice, has recently been published
by Carnegie-Mellon University Press. For the year 1998, she lived in Florence,
Italy, on an Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship.
||Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Poetry East, Ibbetson Street,
Philadelphia Poets, and elsewhere. Her first and second collections Raccoon Afternoons and Glory
were published by Finishing Line Press. For more of her work, visit her website
||Poetry Porch featured poet.
||First book is Techne’s Clearinghouse (Zoo Press). His poetry is featured in
the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press) and has appeared widely in magazines,
including The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Criterion, Parnassus, The Raintown Review, American
Arts Quarterly, and Barrow Street. His work has also been selected for the Poetry Daily Website, Kin,
linebreak, The Nervous Breakdown, YARN, and others. He has an MFA from Columbia University and has taught writing
at Harvard Business School, Columbia, and Barnard. His essay-reviews have appeared in Parnassus, Contemporary Poetry Review,
and other publications, both print and on line, and he has been a guest blogger for Best American Poetry.
See his Website at johnffoy.net
||Lives in Montreal, Quebec. His poems have appeared
in The Barefoot Muse, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, The Lyric,
The Raintown Review, and Umbrella, as well as other print and online journals.
||Retired textbook language specialist and literacy specialist for the State of Maine.
Since retirement in 2005, she has devoted herself to private scholarship and poetry-writing. She has been
published in A Sense of Place, an Anthology of Maine Poets, in 2001, and was a Liberty Fund Scholar, attending
"Freedom and the Epic" in 2002, and "Freedom and the Individual in Robert Frost’s poetry" in 2003. A former member
of the Orbis Pictus Committee, and member of the International Reading Association’s Board of Manuscript Reviewers,
she is currently working on a book about Julia Budenz’s epic poem The Gardens of Flora Baum. She has nine children.
|| Author of Loom (Madhat Press) and editor of Spoke. His
poems and prose have appeared in Harvard
Review, Partisan Review, and Jacket. He is Professor of Global Development Policy
at Boston University.
||Born on Achill Island, County Mayo, but now lives in
Renagown, County Kerry. He worked as a builder in London for 40 years.
His poetry and short stories have been published in The Doghouse Book of
Ballad Poems, The Shamrock Haiku Journal, and Revival. He is a
founding member of the Seanachaí Writers Group, Listowel.
||Irish poet working on her fourth collection. In 2003,
she won both The Brendan Kennelly and The Snowfit Poetry Awards. Her
work has appeared in a number of Irish and United Kingdom outlets, and
in Mobius (New York).
||Writes, edits, sings, and composes tonal chamber music and art songs near Washington, D.C.
A 2014 finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award and 2013 semifinalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
(Waywiser), she is the author of Humor Me (David Robert Books 2006) and several chapbooks. Besides many
journals, her poems appear in anthologies such as Forgetting Home (Barefoot Muse Press 2013) and
Villanelles (Everyman Press 2012). She also writes articles on health for The VVA Veteran,
VFW, and other magazines.
||Has published four books of poetry and is the winner of a Discovery Award, an Emily Dickinson Award, a
Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a Pushcart Prize IX. Her work has frequently been anthologized.
Most recently her art and poetry has appeared online at Tower Journal and
||Former Director of the NEA: National
Endowment for the Arts. Author of the long essay Can Poetry Matter?,
two volumes of poetry, Daily Horoscope and The Gods of Winter,
as well as a libretto of an opera in two acts, Nosferatu (Graywolf).
||Photojournalist turned technical writer with large
stockpile of black and white prints, technical know-how, and HTML experience.
||Ceramics Area Studio Manager in the 3-D Department at MassArt, Boston.
||Lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, with her husband and their
four young children. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in online and print publications including,
Soundzine, Snakeskin, The Poetry Porch Sonnet Scroll, Lucid Rhythms, Loch Raven Review,
The Flea, Annals of Internal Medicine, Boston Literary Magazine, and The Yale Journal for
Humanities in Medicine. She also has a poem in an upcoming anthology of Science Poetry.
||Taught at Vassar College until 2004. Born in Dublin, he has lived
in the United States, except for brief periods, since 1964. His most recent publication Out
of Sight: New & Selected Poems is just out from Graywolf. He is author of Matter of Fact
and The Quick of It (both also with Graywolf) and a translation of the poetry of Giacomo
Leopardi. He has also translated Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, with his partner the
classicist Rachel Kitzinger.
||J. M. Hall
||Chapbook collection entitled Bachata Adobe forthcoming in RedOchreLiT,
and forty-two individual poems in literary journals internationally, recently including Euphony (at the
University of Chicago), Shampoo and The Montucky Review. Since earning his Ph.D. in philosophy from
Vanderbilt University in 2012, he has also secured a book contract for an anthology of essays (entitled Philosophy
Imprisoned) and publication of twelve peer-reviewed journal articles (including in Philosophy and
Literature and Southern Literary Journal). He has eighteen years’ experience as a dancer and choreographer.
|| professor of English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Her work has appeared frequently in
Ibbetson Street and has recently been published in Broad River Review, Red River Review, Iodine Poetry
Journal, and Third Wednesday. Her debut volume, The Distance to Nightfall, was published in 2014 by Main Street
Rag. She won the 2015 Rash Award for Poetry and has received two Pushcart nominations.
||Has worked as a farmer, teacher, and contract writer/ editor. He graduated
from UC Santa Cruz and the University of Montana and his fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s
James D. Phelan Award. His stories have appeared in Antioch Review, Texas Review, Black Warrior Review,
Southeast Review, Long Story, Short Story, Starry Night Review, and other journals. “Now
the River’s in You,” a 2010 story which appeared in Ruminate Magazine, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Hanson lives with his wife, Vicki, on the Central Coast of California.
||Her poems and essays have appeared in Jewish Currents, Bayou, Amoskeag, Anthropology
The Boston Area Small Press & Poetry Scene and on NPR. A founding member of Boston’s Streetfeet Women, she edited and
contributed to their anthologies Laughing in the Kitchen (1998), and The Bones We Carry (2009). She has contributed an
essay to the anthology What Does it Mean to be White in America (2016), 2 LeafPress. She lives in Putney, VT, and
teaches in Roxbury, MA.
|| Currently a junior at Tufts University where she is majoring
in Political Science and minoring in English. "JetBlue Flight 654" is her first sestina and her first published poem.
|| Dolores Hayden's poetry collections are American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010).
Exuberance is forthcoming, a series of persona poems set in the early years of aviation. Her work appears in Poetry,
Best American Poetry, Yale Review, The Common, and Southwest Review. Hayden has received awards from the Poetry Society of
America and the New England Poetry Club as well as fellowships from Djerassi, VCCA, and Noepe. A professor at Yale, she's
also the author of award-winning non-fiction titles including The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History.
||R. W. Haynes
||Professor of English at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, where he teaches
Early British Literature and Shakespeare. Publishes on the Renaissance and on Southern Literature, especially the
plays and screenplays of Horton Foote. His poetry can be found in many online and print journals distributed around the world;
he also writes fiction and drama.
||Retired elementary school teacher who studies and
||Lois Elaine Heckman
||Received a degree in Italian from UCLA. She now lives in Italy,
where she was a Red Cross nurse and first aid instructor for many years. Among her writing credits are
Boston Literary Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Tilt-a-Whirl, Lucid Rhythms,
Victorian Violet Press, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, and Prole. In 2010,
she won the New England Shakespeare Festival Rubber Ducky Sonnet Contest.||Taught at Framingham State University, where she later became Academic
Vice President and, for the last seven years of her employment, President. Author of a biography of Mrs. Frances
||British-born, Caribbean-raised, formerly Danish immigrant to Canada who has been
living in Chapel Hill, NC, since 1991. His poetry has been published in the UK — Ambit, Snakeskin, and
Candelabrum, and also in 14 by 14, Unsplendid, Visions International, Shit Creek Review, The
Hypertexts, Phoenix Rising sonnet anthology, and more.
||Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including Measure, The Midwest Quarterly, Valparaiso
Poetry Review, The Evansville Review, and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry. She is the winner of the 2015 Able Muse
Write Prize in Poetry, and her first full-length book will be published by Able Muse Press in 2016.
||Student at Mass Art.
||His poetry collections Signs, Translations (2008)
Defining Absence (1999) have been issued by Salmon
Books, distributed by Dufour Editions.
||Lives in Mississippi where she teaches first grade.
||Author of a novel, The Healer's Choice; a poetry collection, Candle, Thread, and Flute;
and has co-authored a book of photographs and short stories, The Forty; also numerous nonfiction titles for young people.
She teaches composition and world literature at the University of North Georgia.
||Received MFA from Emerson College after working abroad for three years
in Egypt and Uzbekistan, where she taught English and ran poetry workshops. Poems have been published by
or are forthcoming in The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Nimrod International Journal, The Ledge Magazine,
scissors and spackle, Miller’s Pond, Arsenic Lobster, The Healing Muse, and The Smart Set,
where she was “Ask a Poet” advice columnist from 2008-2011.
||Some publications include Bakery, Full of Crow, Mud Luscious Press, Writer's
Bloc Magazine, and Sweet: A Literary Confection.
||Licensed Professional Counselor from Plano, Texas, he has poetry forthcoming in
Measure and Angle and has previously published poetry in Antiphon Poetry Magazine, String Poet,
The Nervous Breakdown, and other journals. In 2012, White Violet Press published his first book, The Harvest.
His second book, Antiheroes, is planned for publication in 2016.
||Former head of the English Department at Northeastern University, he
has published poems in The Classical Outlook and LIGHT: The Quarterly of Light Verse,
where he was recently Featured Poet. His poetry collection Thoughts after Spenser was published in 2016.
||Poems have appeared in various blogs and e-zines, including Poetry 24, Three Monkeys, the Electric Acorn,
and in an anthology. She also writes prose, fiction, and non-fiction.
||Poems and other writings have appeared in many publications including
The Boston Review, Agni, PN Review (England), Notre Dame Review,
The New Criterion, Salamander, also in the anthology
World Poetry (Katherine Washburne and John S. Major, Eds.).
||Poetry Porch featured poet and artist.
||Worked in the field of architectural conservation in New York City for several years; currently she lives
in southern Germany. Her memoirs about growing up in the Adirondacks were published in Adirondack Life
and her poems have appeared in various journals including The New Formalist.
||Was born in Boston, MA, and attended Bowdoin College (BA ’94)
and the University of Cincinnati (MA ’00), both degrees in Classics. He has been
working for the last eight years at Thomas Jefferson School,
a small boarding school, grades 7-12 in St. Louis, MO, where he currently resides.
||Has published poems and reviews in Birmingham Poetry Review,
Café Review, Green Mountains Review, Roanoke Review, Tulane Review,
Two Rivers Review, and Perihelion magazines. Recently won CutBank
Magazine’s online contest. Has poems forthcoming in Merge. She lives and works near Boston, Massachusetts.
||Robert K. Johnson
||Former Consulting Editor for Ibbeston Street Magazine. His poems have appeared in such
publications as Main Street Rag, Webster Review, South Carolina Review, The New York Times, and
Chiron Review. His latest collections of poetry are From Mist To Shadow and Choir of Day.
||An actor/poet, she studied at the University of Minnesota and San Francisco State College, where
several significant writers shaped her career. She has been published in numerous journals. Her chap book Resonances
appeared with Finishing Line Press in 2013. She has done public readings and performances across the map,
including the one-person original show Shakespeare’s Mums, which she presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
in 1998. She lives in New York City.
||Poetry Porch featured poet.
||Poems and translations have been published in The Times Literary Supplement, New Ohio Review,
The Warwick Review, Harvard Review, Agenda, Literary Imagination, Seneca Review, The Guardian,
Partisan Review, Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009 (Waywiser) and The Word Exchange:
Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (Norton).
|| Poetry has appeared in several literary journals, including Connecticut Review, Louisiana
Literature, Worcester Review, Atlanta Review, Kalliope, Images, Slipstream, Poesis, and Sojourner.
For over than 30 years, she published articles and photographs in magazines and newspapers, such as The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia
Inquirer, and others. She taught for 14 years at Northeastern University.
||X. J. Kennedy
||Author of In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems,
1955-2007 (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Peeping Tom’s Cabin, Comic Verse 1928-2008
||Joan A. W. Kimball
||A founder of the Concord Poetry Center and a member of
the Powow River Poets and of the performance troupe called "X. J. Kennedy and the
Light Brigade." She has had poems accepted in journals including Comstock Review, Atlanta
Review, Measure, The Lyric, Thema, and Raintown Review. She was
named a finalist for Southwest Review’s 2010 Morton Marr Poetry Prize.
||Author of several poetry chapbooks, most recently ABCs of Women's Work (Red Bird, 2015), with two more forthcoming in 2018:
The Towns from Unicorn Press and Spritual Midwifery from Red Bird. Her work appears in a variety of print and online
magazines, including Poetry East, Nimrod, Eclectica, The Fourth River, and Waccamaw.
She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life.
||His poems have appeared in Pudding, Iconoclast, and elsewhere, and in several
anthologies. His chapbook, For the Fallen Things (Pudding House, 2006), was nominated for the
Pushcart Prize. He has also edited a volume of poems by John Unland, The Sea Beneath the House
(Pudding House, 2004). He lives in Delaware, Ohio, after a varied career in research, teaching, and
|| Adrian Gibbons Koesters
||Works as an editorial specialist at Creighton
University, where she is currently enrolled as a graduate student in the
creative writing program. Her poetry has appeared in Shadows and
||Most recent publications are in Mezzo Cammin and
Measure. She has also published poems in Cumberland Poetry Review,
The Sewanee Theological Review, Dogwood, The Tennessee Quarterly
and The Edge City Review. Her memoir-cookbook, Dinner at Miss Lady’s,
published by Algonquin in 1999, is now a Kindle Book..
||Teaches Literature at Grand Valley State University in Allendale,
Michigan. His sonnets have appeared in numerous journals, including 14 by 14, Hellas,
The Formalist, The New Formalist, Umbrella, and many others.
He edits the on-line poetry journal Lucid Rhythms.
||Suzanne K. Lang
||Received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson
College in 2002, where she studied under Gail Mazur and Bill Knott. She
received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College
in 1999 and currently teaches at the College of New Jersey.
||Has published poetry in anthologies such as Isn’t It Romantic:
100 Love Poems by Young American Poets, From Both Sides Now, Watermark, Premonitions,
and Bold Words. He has also published poetry and prose in the Michigan Quarterly Review,
Fence Magazine, failbetter.com, The Recorder, PBS American Experience, Mudfish,
Salon.com, and Manoa. Several of his poems have been performed in libretti at the National Gallery of Art
and at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.
||Has two chapbooks, Blood (Naked Mannequin Press 2009) and Town Limits
(Pudding House Press 2007). Her poetry has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Cider Press, After Hours,
Pearl, and is forthcoming in dirtcakes. She teaches at Joliet Jr. College and is a
graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program where she studied formal poetry with Reginald Shepherd and Annie Finch.
||Her collection Six Rivers (NYQ Books 2011) was a Small Press Poetry Bestseller.
Her poetry, fiction, essays, book criticism, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI Online,
Barrow Street, Bellevue Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Measure, Pleiades,
and 32 Poems. She was born and raised in Minnesota.
||Originally from Ireland but now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is
working on her first poetry collection. Her poems have appeared in Ireland in numerous journals
including Boyne Berries, Crannog, Revival and in the anthology, The Stony Thursday Book.
She graduated from Arizona State University in December 2013 with a Ph.D. in English Literature. The
subject of her dissertation was the representation of women in the poetry of Thomas Kinsella. She
is the founder of Reading Ireland, an Irish literature consulting company, which promotes Irish literature
and advises clients on Irish authors and literature specifically tailored to their individual interests.
||Valerie Lester (1939-2019)
||Biographer of Clarence Bicknell (2018), Giambattista Bodoni (Godine, 2015), Phiz, the Man Who Drew Dickins
(Pimlico, 2006), and Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin (2012).
See her Web site at
||Award-winning writer of prose (stories, nonfiction, and journalism)
appearing in Boston area literary journals, magazines, and newspapers, most recently published
in Wild Apples, journal of nature, art, and inquiry.
||Fourth volume, Our Vanishing, was the 2012 Benjamin Saltman Award winner, released from
Red Hen Press in spring 2014. Her other titles are Mayweed (The Word Works); Lamb (Perugia);
and Where She Always Was (Utah State University Press). In 2008 she was chosen as the winner of the Missouri
Review Prize in poetry. She has published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, The Harvard Review,
Prairie Schooner, Tampa Review, The Antioch Review, and many others. Most recently, her work has
appeared in The Best American Poetry of 2014 and was selected by The Missouri Review as Poem of the Week.
Frannie’s poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, A Writer’s Almanac, and Ted Kooser’s column,
American Life in Poetry. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts
Cultural Council. She is also a classical pianist.
||Full time visual artist of oil and watercolor landscapes
and collage, specializing in Japanese and Chinese brush calligraphy and
||Teaches in the Italian Language and Literature Department
at University of Wisconsin.
||Poems appeared recently in Mid-America Poetry
Journal and in the Canadian journal FELT. His translation of
a Beaudelaire poem was published in American Imago.
||Teaches classics and poetry writing at Belmont
University, Tennessee. His book of poems Antique Collecting was
pubished by WordTech Editions in 2004.
||Sabra Loomis (1938-2017)
||The author of Rosetree and two chapbooks of poetry, she has
received awards from the Artists Foundation, the Yeats Society, and the British Council,
as well as fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colongy. She teaches frequently
at the William Joiner Center at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and was on the
faculty of the Poets’ House, Donegal, for many years. Her collection House
Held Together by Winds (Harper Perennial, 2008), winner of the 2007 National Poetry Series,
selected by James Tate.
||Director of Center for Scottish Studies in Edinburgh.
|| Poems have appeared in The Lyric, Avocet, The Road Not Taken, and more.
His book If You Teach It, They Will Read appeared with Rowman and Littlefield. He is a retired English teacher
who has worked as a merchant seaman, janitor, mill worker, and assistant district attorney.
||Writing poetry since her husband died in 1997, she is a frequent
reader at the Boston Public Library and the Catbird Café in Weymouth. She has published
four chap books, most recently World View in 2009. Her poems have appeared in the online journals
Hospital Drive Journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Quill & Parchment.
She joined the editorial staff of The South Boston Literary Gazette in
2002. Her work has been included in poetry exhibits at Boston City Hall for the past three years.
||Poetry Porch featured poet.
||Writes and publishes poetry in London.
||Distinguished Writer in Residence in Emerson College’s Writing, Literature and Publishing
Program and founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Center. Gail Mazur’s fifth book
Zeppo’s First Wife: New & Selected Poems won the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award in poetry.
Her collection of poems Figures in a Landscape was published in 2011. Read the
interview conducted by Lloyd
Schwartz for PROVINCETOWN ARTS in 2008. Visit her Web site at
||Student at Miami University in Ohio.
|| From Hartford, Connecticut, she has published poetry in Rattle, MiPOesias, The
Connecticut River Review, and other literary magazines online and in print.
||Translations include Late into the Night: the
Last Poems of Yannis Ritsos (Oberlin/Field Translation Series) and
Andreas Franghias’s The Courtyard, winner of the 1996 Greek State
Prize for Translation. Pt. Taenaron, a book of his poems, is available
from Tapir Press. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
||Member of Every Other Thursday Poets.
||Two of her poems have recently appeared in LIGHT: The Quarterly
of Light Verse. She has won a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the
Arts and has been published in numerous anthologies, literary reviews, and professional journals,
including Poem, Natural Bridge, and Coe Review. She is working on a
collection of literary essays.
||Originally from Boston, she lives in England and teaches at Birkbeck College, London.
In 2011 she was appointed Crouch End London Thornton’s Budgens’ Poet Laureate. In this capacity she is promoting
poetry within the community. See webpage at www.poetrypf.co.uk. Her poems and other writing have been published in
magazines in the UK and USA. Her collection, Toward the Heliopause, poems in conversation with her deceased husband’s
poems, appeared in 2011 with Poetic Matrix Press, CA, and has been translated into Romanian for the Translation Centre
at the University in Bucharest.
||Nancy Bailey Miller
||Has published five books of poems, most recently Hold On. Her prose book Of Minitmen &
Molly's is a collection of stand-alone articles she wrote for Town Crossings. Her poems have been anthologized
in Powow River Anthology, Merrimack Literary Review, and The Crafty Poet, among others, and
have appeared in many print and on-line journals. She taught writing at Phillips Academy for 11 summers. She also teaches Suzuki
violin and viola, plays in string quartets, and races sailboats in Marblehead.
||Richard Moore (1927-2009)
Of Richard Moore’s ten published volumes of poetry, one was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He
is also the author of a novel, The Investigator
(Story Line Press, 1991), a collection of essays, The Rule That Liberates (University of South
Dakota Press, 1994), and translations of Plautus’ Captivi (in the Johns Hopkins University Complete
Roman Drama in Translation series, 1995) and Euripedes’ Hippolytus (in the Penn Greek Drama Series,
U. of Pennsylvania, 1998). Moore’s most recent poetry books include The Mouse Whole: An Epic
(Negative Capability Press, 1996) and Pygmies and Pyramids (Orchises Press, 1998). His newest
collection of poems, The Naked Scarecrow, was published by Truman State University Press, New
Odyssey Editions, in the spring of 2000.
Moore taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Clark University. He directed the Agape poetry series in Boston and The Poetry Exchange in Cambridge, Mass., and Leesburg, Va., until he died in 2009. In a memorial tribute, X. J. Kennedy wrote: "[Moore’s] devastating satiric verse...included moving lyrics invoking the sorrows of love and war" (LIGHT, No. 66-67).
His Web site remains online at www.moorepoetry.com.
||Author of ten books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning
Moy Sand and Gravel, and, most recently, Horse Latitudes. Between 1999 and 2004, he was
Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, afterwhich he published The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures.
He teaches at Princeton University and is Poetry Editor of The New Yorker.
|| Since retiring as a teacher, has edited two collections of teacher essays for the
Connecticut Writing Project, and Fair Warning: Leo Connellan and His Poetry (2011). Her chapbook, View from a
Kayak in Autumn (2008), honors the memory of two grandchildren who died of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She has
led memoir workshops at her local library and at Wesleyan University’s Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Her poems have appeared in Caduceus, Peregrine, Schulykill Valley Journal, The Alembic,
Westview, and Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry.
||Articles on the works, respectively, of Seamus Heaney (last spring) and Deborah Digges
(current issue) can be found on the Rain Taxi website. His novel, Scuttlebone, is now available
from PublishAmerica or Amazon.com.
||Studied in the Creative Writing Program
at Boston University. An Indian national who grew up in Zambia, he received
an MA in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and taught history
and anthropology in South Africa before coming to Boston. His publications
include six poems in the anthology Reasons For Belonging: Fourteen Contemporary
Indian Poets (Penguin India, 2002), poems in the Fulcrum
Annual 2003, a story in the South African magazine Mamba, and
a review of the Indian poet Dom Moraes in the Summer 2002 issue of Poetry
Review (London). “A.K. Natarajan and the Three Varieties of Love”
is part of a projected book of stories.
||Lives in France and works as a freelance editorial designer for a UK publisher. Her poems
have appeared or are forthcoming in print and online journals in the UK, the US, and France, including Angle, Black Poppy Review,
Brittle Star, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, and more. Read a selection of her poems
on her Website at leenashpoetry.com .
|| Has published in The Southwest Review, The Atlanta Review, and Rattle, and Poetry East.
His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His first full-length collection Manhattan Plaza appeared in 2014
and his second Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater in 2016. A Yale graduate, he has been giving both theater and poetry workshops at
libraries, literary festivals, schools, and community centers all over the country. More information at
||Co-editor with Katia Kapovich of FULCRUM: An Annual of
Poetry and Aesthetics.
||Director of the Irish Studies Department at University
of Massachusetts, Boston, where he also teaches. He has published poetry
in Poetry Ireland, Verse, Fiddlehead, and many other journals. His
first book of poems, What Really Matters, was published in 2000
by McGill-Queen’s University Press in Canada.
||Her chapbook The Man in the Picture was published
in the Walking to Windward series, by Oyster River Press, 2001. She died in 2006, afterwhich
a chapbook award was created in her name at New England Poetry Club
. More information can be found at the
UNH library .
||Essays on overlapping themes of cultural, religious,
and intellectual history include the following: "Progress, Irony, and Human
Sacrifice," published in Hudson Review, Spring 1995; "Deep Ecology
and Fundamentalism" (part of a book-in- progress with tentative title,
"Arguing Nature"), which appeared in the World Future Society’s volume
Years Ahead: Perils, Problems, and Promises, 1993; "On Cranks," which
was published in the Southwest Review, Summer 1991, won the John
H. McGinnis Award for non-fictions, and was reprinted (abridged) in
November 1991. See new essays on-line at the Azoth
||Knopf has recently published her 19th poetry book MADE IN DETROIT, as well as THE HUNGER MOON:
New & Selected Poems 1980-2010, now also in paperback. Harper Perennial has published her seventeenth
novel SEX WARS and her memoir SLEEPING WITH CATS. PM Press published her first short story collection,
THE COST OF LUNCH, ETC., and republished DANCE THE EAGLE TO SLEEP, VIDA, and BRAIDED LIVES, as well as MY LIFE, MY BODY, essays and poems. She has given over 500 readings, lectures,
and workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been translated into 21 languages. See
her career bio and her Website at www.margepiercy.com.
||Professor of Creative Writing at Boston University
and former U. S. Poet Laureate.
||Professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan University. His poems have appeared in
Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (University of Georgia Press, 1992)
and such journals as The North American Review, ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Apalachee Quarterly,
Gulf Stream Magazine, Spillway, and The Caribbean Writer. This poem was written when he
taught one semester as a Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
||Teaches at Connecticut College, where she holds the Elie Wiesel Chair in Judaic Studies. Her poems
have appeared in Midstream, Wallace Stevens Journal, Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly,
Journal of the Pirandello Society of America, and Free Inquiry.
||Poetry Porch featured artist.
|| Poems have appeared in Light Quarterly, Qaartsiluni, and Quadrille,
and one of her poems was judged “best in category” in the Maria C. Faust Sonnet Competition 2012.
||Poems have been published in the Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Village Voice,
Mezzo Cammin, and many other places. She has been honored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in Poetry
(Finalist, 2008) and in Playwriting (Finalist 2007, Fellow 2013). A MacDowell Colony Fellow in poetry, and Playwrights’
Center Jerome Fellow, Raymond has taught poetry writing at Harvard and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. For Arts
on the Line, she wrote “poems to order” for commuters on the Red Line MBTA. She recently participated in MC Hyland’s
Walking Poets residency, sponsored by Poets House, and three tiny books from it are now part of the Poets House Library in NYC.
||Poetry Porch featured poet.
|Franklin D. Reeve (1929-2013)||His novella Nathaniel Purple was published in 2012 (Brigantine Media). Two essays “The Present State of American Poetry: ‘Croesus & Crisis’” and “What’s the Matter with Poety?” were reprinted in The New York Quarterly, No. 64 in 2008. Other books The Blue Cat Walks the Earth and The Toy Soldier both came out in 2007. See his obituary at The New York Times.|
|Judith Benét Richardson||Writes poetry and books for children and young adults (The Way Home, 1991, and Come to My Party, 1993, both with Macmillan; and First Came the Owl with Henry Holt, 1996). A recent project is about growing up during the Cold War.|
|Ted Richer||Poetry Porch featured poet.|
|Steven Riel||Author of one full-length book of poems, Fellow Odd Fellow, as well as three chapbooks, the most recent of which, Postcard from P-town, was published as runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals, including International Poetry Review, The Minnesota Review, and Evening Street Review.|
|Aidan Rooney||Born in Monaghan and educated at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Teaches French and English at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts. In 1997 he received the Sunday Tribune/Hennessy Cognac New Irish Writing Award for Poetry. Author of Tightrope and Day Release, both from The Gallery Press. His next poetry collection Go There will appear with Mad Hat Press in 2019.|
|Jennifer Rose||Poetry Porch featured poet.|
||Poet and playwright in New York City. She is co-curator of the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Reading Series.|
||Fortysomething housewife, mother, poet, reader, and part-time graduate student at the University of Louisville, recently transplanted from her home in central New Hampshire.|
||Most recent books of poetry are The Book of Catapults (White Violet Press) and Part of the Darkness (Entasis Press), both of which appeared in 2013, along with a collection of essays, Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains and Ski Towns (Conundrum Press). He directs the MFA in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University.|
||Has written extensively in form: recent work appears online at Mezzo Cammin , Vol. 8, issue 2. Flight into Reality (1989) is the longest original work in terza rima in English, reprinted 2010 and now available on CD. She has also written in rhyme royal and rhyming couplets. She has four times won the Epic award in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition. Her books in print are The Sea of Affliction (1987), one of the first works in ecofeminism, reprinted 2010, and Hot Cinquefoil Star (2002), which contains "The Puzzle Factory," a crown of sonnets, and "Letter to Kathleen Raine," in rhyming couplets. Her most recent book is In Memory of Her (2004, 2008) which includes "Betrayal into Origin - Dancing & Revolution in the Sixties," an 80-stanza poem in decima rima or ten line rhyme, and "The Wake of Wonder," a sonnet sequence, and many other sonnets; all books, except her first, The Broken Pledge (1985, Martello) published by Rowan Tree Ireland Press, Dublin. In 2003, she co-edited, with town planner John Haughton, an anthology of tree poems, Seeing the Wood and the Trees (Rowan Tree Press with Cairde na Coille). See her Website at www.rosemarierowley.ie|
||Living in New Delhi, India, he has a Masters degree in Economics and writes in his spare time.|
||Professor of English at Tennessee Wesleyan University. His most recent books include From Rage to Hope (White Violet Books, 2016), Munich Poems, and Salzkammergut Poems (the latter two from Cedar Springs Books, also 2016). The 2017 Sonnet Scroll features his translations of Paul Boldt (1885-1921), a German Expressionist poet who was given to frolicsome and sometimes bawdy depictions of life, love, and sex in Berlin during the years preceding the First World War. Though drafted into the army, he was discharged in 1916, being declared psychologically unfit to serve. He died at the age of 35 from complications resulting from hernia surgery. Also Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857), one of the greatest of the German Romantic poets, and under-recognized today.|
||Founder and editor of Santa Fe Poetry Broadside.|
||Latest book is Surface Impressions: A Poem (Louisiana). He lives in Southern Vermont.|
||Dorothea Hutton Scher has been published in Pearl, First Literary Review-East, The Cynic, and Liquer (France). Her collection of poetry and photographs Trapped in Black and White appeared in 2011 with Sunapee Press (her own imprint). She has done readings at the Bowery Poetry Club with the brevitas group and will be featured reader at the Cornelia St Café in July 2012.|
||Poet and adult ESL teacher residing in Connecticut. Her poetry has appeared in Ruminate and Blue Line. She has also contributed a profile to the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline.|
||Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Classical Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix, and a regular commentator for NPR’s Fresh Air. His most recent book of poems is Little Kisses with University of Chicago Press, which also published Cairo Traffic. He is co-editor of Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters for the Library of America. His poems, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Pushcart Prize, and The Best American Poetry. In 1994, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.|
||The singer, songwriter, activist. See her Web site at www.peggyseeger.com .|
|Rebecca Seiferle||Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Drunken Boat. Most recent publication is Bitters with Copper Canyon Press. Her second collection of poetry, The Music We Dance To, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Poems in the collection won the Cecil Hemley Award from the Poetry Society of America and appeared in Best American Poetry 2000. Her first book The Ripped-Out Seam won the Bogin Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Writers Exchange Award. Her translation of Vallejo’s Trilce was the only finalist for the 1992 PENWest Translation Award.|
||An artist/poet, she has published poetry in Ibbetson Street and paintings on the covers of Ibbetson Street (Nos. 26, 30, 34), Bagels with the Bards (No. 5), Eating Grief at 3AM (poems by Doug Holder), and On the Wings of Song: A Journey into the Civil Rights Era (poems by Molly Lyn Watt). Seley-Galway's art and information about her father writer Stephen Seley can be viewed on ibizatimes.blogspot .|
||Born in New York, received PhD from the University of Virginia and is Professor of English at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He has published extensively on Robert Frost and American poetry. His poems have appeared recently in THE sHOP, Eclipse, and Off the Coast.|
||Her poetry can be seen in The Poetry Porch, Hungry Hill, Into the Void, Dream Catcher, The Cannon's Mouth, and was shortlisted for Creative Writing Ink and Silhouette. She works in Intellectual Disability services, specializing in relaxation skills, touch therapy, yoga dance, meditation, creativity, and self-expression. She lives in Cork City, Ireland.|
||Lifelong writer whose work once appeared frequently in corporate annual reports and news releases, but now, in his retirement, appears in poetry journals including Clementine Unbound, Poetry Porch, Poetry Breakfast, and The Lyric.|
||Poetry has appeared in alba, Anemone Sidecar, Arlington Literary Journal, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, Grey Sparrow, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, Windsor Review, and Word Riot. Some of Singer’s poems have been anthologized and set to music. His three published books are A Voice for My Grandmother (Ten Penny Players/Bard Press), The Second Kingdom (Cantarabooks), and The Rented Pet (Kindle Select/Piker Press, 2012). He has just completed Uhuru Revisited, a collection of interviews with pro-democracy activists across Africa (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, forthcoming).|
||Published poetry in Turk’s Head Review, Northeast Review, Castle Rock Press, and Old Ship Poets. She teaches English as Second Language to adults at Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. She graduated from UMASS Boston and holds a Master’s from Boston University. She lives in Hingham.|
||Practiced labor and civil rights law with the firm of Hall & Sloan before returning to poetry. Her first collection will be published by Kelsay Books in 2016. Sloan's work has appeared in various journals and is forthcoming in the anthologies Poems for a Liminal Age, benefiting Medecins Sans Frontieres, U.K., and The Best of the Raintown Review. Her Italian translations have appeared in The Able Muse Translation Issue, The Chimaera, and Measure.|
||Lives in Warwickshire, UK. Was named Poet Laureate at annual Warwick Literary Festival in 2011.|
||Past President of Grolier Poetry Book Shop.|
||Director of the Hastings Reading Series at First Church Congregationalist near Harvard Square. His first book Partner, Orchard, Day Moon was published by Cervena Barva Press in 2014. His poems and articles have appeared in Ibbetson Street, Taos Journal, The Boston Globe, Connecticut Review, Poem (Huntsville Literary Association), and in the window of Grolier Poetry Bookshop. He teaches and works for progressive and nonprofit organizations in the Boston-Cambridge area.|
||Poems have most recently appeared in Measure, Able Muse, Slant, and Blue Unicorn. His collection Rhythm and Blues (University of Evansville Press, 2008) received the 2007 Richard Wilbur Award. He lives in Detroit, Michigan.|
|Paul Christian Stevens||Was born in Yorkshire, England, but lived in Australia. With an Honours Degree in English and Archaeology, he taught literature. Published poems and prose in print and pixel in Mannequin Envy, The Barefoot Muse, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, The Literary Bohemian, The HyperTexts, Goblin Fruit, New Verse News, Abyss & Apex, Umbrella, Lighten Up Online, Lucid Rhythms, Ourobouros Review, Innisfree, Snakeskin, Unlikely 2.0, Centrifugal Eye, and The Raintown Review. Edited the broadsheet series The Flea. He died in March 2013.|
||Widely published in literary magazines such as Salt, New Press, Karamu, Wings, Array, Footwork, Edge City Review, Blue Unicorn, The Lyric and Orbis. She contributed to a number of anthologies including We Speak for Peace (KIT Press), Joy of the Journey (Golden Apple Press), and Your Peacemaking Heart (Verity Publications). In 2001 she published her Collected Poems, comprising over 200 pages of poetry.|
|Matthew Sweeney (1952-2018)||Author of the poetry collections The Bridal Suite and Fatso in the Red Suit (both with Faber and Faber). See his pages at The Poetry Foundation: Matthew Sweeney .|
|Adam H. Tessier||Upon graduation from Vassar College in 2006, he received the Deanne Beach Stoneham Prize for Best Original Poetry and the Weitzel Barber Art Travel Prize for travel in Europe during 2005. He works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.|
|Daniel Tobin||Author of six books of poems, Where the World is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), and The Net (2014). His seventh book of poems, From Nothing, is forthcoming in 2016. He is the also author of the critical studies Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Awake in America, as well as editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Light in Hand: The Selected Early Poems and Lola Ridge, and Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Art. His awards include the “The Discovery/The Nation Award,” The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, and fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.|
|Antoinette Treadway||Works on old movie film as Brodsky & Treadway, sings in the Choral Society, and takes workshops with Powow River Poets in Newburyport, Massachusetts.|
||Born in the Midwest, has lived a nomadic existence, from New England to New Mexico, now in northern California, the Bay Arena; has published and taught in magazines, journals, and schools across the country.|
||Student in MFA program at Lesley University where she received the MFA in Writing President’s Award. Her poetry has appeared in The Lyric, Ibbetson Street Magazine, Merrimac Mic Anthologies II, III, and IV. Her first chapbook In Silence was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018.|
|Frederick Turner||Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, he was educated at Oxford University. A poet, critic, translator, philosopher, and former editor of The Kenyon Review, he has authored 30 books, including Natural Classicism, The Culture of Hope, Genesis: An Epic Poem, April Wind, Hadean Eclogues, The New World, Shakespeare’s Twenty-First Century Economics, Paradise, Natural Religion, and Two Ghost Poems. With his colleague Zsuzsanna Ozsváth he won Hungary’s highest literary honor for their translations of Miklós Radnóti’s poetry.|
||His poem, “Four O’Clock Light” was recently published by the journal Eternal Haunted Summer.||
||Her novels have been published in Seattle, London, and New York, and reviewed in Yale Review, World Literature Today, Hudson Review, among others. Her short stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, Michigan Review, Antioch, as well as in several anthologies. She has three collections of short fiction.||
||His poems have been published in Bridges, 322 Review, Lituanus, and are forthcoming in Prime Number Magazine. His translation has appeared in The Massachusetts Review. Currently, he is enrolled at Rutgers-Newark University in the MFA program in creative writing. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and taught philosophy at St. John’s University and Brooklyn College. His book Desire, Meaning, and Virtue: The Socratic Account of Poetry was published in 2009.|
||Most recent book of poetry Where No Man Can Touch was awarded the Donald Justice Prize 2015 by the West Chester University Poetry Center. Her other books are Inherent Vice and Looking for Bivalve (poetry) as well as Crosswind and The Other Sister (novels). She teaches writing and literature for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and lives in Elkton, Maryland.|
||Retired educator who teaches basic literary skills in South Boston part time.|
||Of Madison, WI, she holds a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania; her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including Poet Lore, Main Street Rag, Nerve Cowboy, Free Verse, Pivot, and Portland Review Literary Journal.|
|Chris Wallace-Crabbe||Professor Emeritus in the Australian Centre at University of Melbourne. He is author of many books of poetry, lately including By and Large (Carcanet Oxford Poets) and The Universe Looks Down (Brandl & Schlesinger). Among his artist’s books there has recently appeared The Flowery Meadow, his translation of Canto XXVIII of Dante’s Purgatorio (Electio Editions, Melbourne).|
|Mindy Watson||Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia-based formalist poet/federal writer-editor who holds an MA in Nonfiction Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry has appeared in Autumn Sky Poetry, Eastern Structures, Quarterday Review, Snakeskin, Star*Line, Think Journal, and many others. See her Web site at https://mindywatson.wixsite.com/poetryprosesite.|
|Henry Weinfield||Professor of Liberal Studies and English at the University of Notre Dame. Three of his Ronsard translations from Ronsard’s first book, Les amours de Cassandre (1552) appeared in Chicago Review, 58:3/4 (Summer 2014). Author of seven collections of poetry and translations of Mallarmé and Hesiod, along with studies of Gray’s Elegy, George Oppen and William Bronk, and the blank-verse tradition.|
|Gail White||Widely published poet belonging to the Formalist Movement in contemporary poetry. Her manuscript The Accidental Cynic won the Anita Dorn Award. Her work is included in the Poets Greatest Hits archive at Pudding House Press. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, with her husband and cats.|
|Kelley Jean White||Has been a pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia and rural New Hampshire. Her work has appeared widely in publications from Exquisite Corpse to The Journal of the American Medical Association. She was the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowship in 2008 for work that became a part of her most recent collection, Two Birds in Flame (Beech River Books), featuring poems related to the Shaker Community in Canterbury, New Hampshire.|
|Liza McAlister Williams||Lives, writes, and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches at the Pratt Institute, exporing with art students the ways poetry and drama resemble, and resonate with, the plastic arts. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Light Quarterly, Blue Unicorn, Pasque Petals, Quill, and others.|
|Joyce Wilson||Poetry Porch editor.|
|Tamra Wilson||Recent graduate of Stonecoast and released her first story collection, Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories, in 2011 with Little Creek Books. She has published widely in such journals and anthologies as North Carolina Literary Review, Epiphany, Colere, Rockhurst Review, The Healing Muse and elsewhere. She lives in Western North Carolina.|
||Has published in Blue Unicorn, The MacGuffin, The Windsor Review, The Tennessee Quarterly, and more. He lives with his wife and three sons in Gliwice, Poland, where he works as a translator.|
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