Sean Lynch

Sean Lynch is a working-class poet who lives in South Philly. His poems have been published in various journals including (parenthetical), Chrysanthemum, and Poetry Quarterly. He’s the author of three chapbooks, the latest being 100 Haiku, published in 2018 by Moonstone Press. You can find out more on

Death of a Mother and Of Famine Roads, Volume 6, Issue 1

John L. Stanizzi

John L. Stanizzi is author of Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits – Fifty 50-Word Pieces, and Chants.  His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, Blue Mountain Review, Paterson Literary Review, The Cortland Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, and many others. Stanizzi has been translated into Italian andhiw work has appeared in many journals in Italy. He has read at venues all over New England, and his newest collection, Sundowning, will be out later this year with Main Street Mag. Stanizzi teaches literature at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT and he lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry.

Black-ice Dawn, Crew of Sparrows, Votive Wood-Smoke, Living Flurries, and Cedar, Volume 6, Issue 1

Volume 6, Issue 2

Tom Franken

Tom Franken is an undergraduate student at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He is the co-founder of bone&marrow, an upcoming online literary magazine. His work has been published by Penguin Review, Havik, and Volney Road Review. Tom hopes to eventually write something as beautiful as the song “Africa” by Toto.

Lucidity, Volume 6, Issue 1

Delvon T. Mattingly

Delvon T. Mattingly, who also goes by D.T. Mattingly, is an emerging creative writer and a PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Maudlin House, Jellyfish Review, Star 82 Review, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two cats, Liam and Tsuki. Learn more about his work at He tweets here: @Delvonmattingly

Ink Sac and Tears, Volume 6, Issue 1

MacGregor Frank

MacGregor Frank has, in the distant past, been published in a number of heterogenous places including the journals Quoin, Poet Lore, Imago, and Write Minds, as well as in the anthology North Words (National Poetry Foundation, Orono, ME).  He says “distant past” because the most recent of these publications has been the anthology, published in 1982. Frank is a retired associate professor of English.

Bad News from the Lithosphere and Collection, Volume 6, Issue 1

Thomas Wells

After several decades, Thomas Wells has picked up his poetry pen once again. His poems have recently appeared in The Opiate Magazine and Tuck Magazine. In past decades, his poems were published in numerous small journals including Visions International, Cafeteria and West End Magazine. In 1982 he also published a chapbook of poetry titled “Native Steel” available from Black Buzzard Press. He hails from San Jose Ca. where he enjoys most days of his retirement.

The Death of Ian Incognito, Volume 6, Issue 1

Stephen Barry

Stephen Barry is a trial lawyer, fly fisherman, and dad living in New York City. His poetry has appeared in a number of journals including Boston Literary Magazine and Yes, Poetry. His first chapbook, The Things That We Lost, was published by Big Table Publishing in 2014.

Grandfather’s Dream, Grandfather Remembers, As an Altar Boy, and The Wishing Well, Volume 6, Issue 1

Becca Saul

Becca Saul studied nursing at Vanderbilt University. She participates in numerous craft seminars and workshops for creative writing and is currently pursuing fiction and poetry publication. Her interests also include gardening, working with children and cooking. Currently, she is a pediatric nurse practitioner working in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Lines of Me, Volume 6, Issue 1