J. Conrad Smith

J. Conrad Smith studied poetry at Kansas State University, and he currently works as a Lead Editor for a govtech company that creates and designs websites. His work has appeared in Touchstone. Smith grew up on a farm on the Great Plains of North Central Kansas, and he now writes and resides in the Flint Hills.

Hummingbird in the Petunias and Dormant, Volume 5, Issue 2

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Margarita Serafimova

Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017, Summer Literary Seminars 2018 Poetry Contest, and the University Centre Grimsby International Literary Prize 2018; long-listed for the Erbacce Press Poetry Prize 2018 and the Red Wheelbarrow 2018 Prize, and nominated for Best of the Net 2018. She has three collections in Bulgarian. Her work appears in Agenda Poetry, London Grip, Trafika Europe, European Literature Network, The Journal, A-Minor, Waxwing, Orbis, Nixes Mate, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, HeadStuff, Minor Literatures, Writing Disorder, Birds We Piled Loosely, Orbis, Chronogram, Noble/ Gas, Origins, miller’s pond, Obra/ Artifact, Blue Mountain Review, Califragile, TAYO, Shot Glass, Opiate, Poetic Diversity, Pure Slush, Harbinger Asylum, Punch, Tuck, Ginosko, etc. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MargaritaISerafimova/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Untitled, Untitled, Untitled, Untitled, Untitled, and Untitled, Volume 5, Issue 2

David Rogers

David Rogers’ poems, stories, and articles have appeared in various print and electronic publications, including The Comstock Review, Atlanta Review, Sky and Telescope, and Astronomy magazine. He is the author of two novels, D.B. Cooper is Dead: A Solomon Starr Adventure and Thor’s Hammer, and a fantasy novella, Return of the Exile, each available from Amazon. More of his work can be read at https://davidrogersbooks.wordpress.com/.

Holes, Volume 5, Issue 2

Taylor Risinger

Taylor Risinger studied creative writing and literary studies at Marshall University. He is planning to proceed on with his education with a MFA in poetry. Currently, he is working on poetry that advocates for transgender equality (being a transman himself) and spending a lot of time with his dog, Stark. 

You’re always praying, How to Throw a Birthday Party, Four Deaths Ago, Wolf’s Bane, and Emptying the Blue Jar, Volume 5, Issue 2

Robert P. Parker

Robert P. Parker, PhD, taught at the University of Chicago, Rutgers University, and the University of LaFeltra (used to be the University of La Verne). Before the strokes, Parker published five books on English Education. After the strokes, Parker published three more diverse books. The second one is Poems & Stories 2016 (Amazon). The fourth book is under contract. Half poems, half prose interspersed. This is the first time that Parker focuses on poems exclusively. Parker came to poems late in the day.

Flowing, Going, and Whirling, Volume 5, Issue 2