Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Osiris Poems published by boxofchalk, 2017. For more information including free e-books and his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com. To view one of his interviews please follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSK774rtfx8
Writing by Kirie Pedersen appears in Quiddity Journal and Public Radio program, Eleven Eleven, Utne Reader, Rodale Press, Laurel Review (Greentower Press), R.KV.R.Y, Burrow Press Review, Foliate Oak, Juked, Pithead Chapel, Superstition Review, Agave, Eclectica, Ginosko, New Plains, Lunch Ticket, Weber, Kaleidescope, Mount Hope Literary Magazine, Cease Cows, Emrys Journal, and elsewhere. Pedersen holds a Master of Arts in writing.
Some of Jared Pearce’s poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Kentucky Review, Fieldstone Review, DIAGRAM, Literary Nest, Labletter, and J Journal. He lives in Iowa.
Bibhu Padhi has published ten books of poetry. His poems have appeared in distinguished magazines throughout the English-speaking world, such as Contemporary Review, Encounter, The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Confrontation, New Letters, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Poetry (Chicago), Southwest Review, The Literary Review, Tulane Review, The New Criterion, Rosebud, TriQuarterly, Antigonish Review, Queen’s Quarterly, The Illustrated Weekly of India and Indian Literature. They have been included in numerous anthologies and textbooks, three of the most recent are Language for a New Century (Norton) 60 Indian Poets (Penguin) and The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (HarperCollins). Also, Padhi has written a book on D. H. Lawrence (Whitston) and (with his wife, Minakshi Padhi) a reference book on Indian Philosophy and Religion (McFarland).
Caves, Volume 3, Issue 1
John McKernan—who grew up in Omaha Nebraska—is now a retired comma herder after teaching a long time at Marshall University. He lives in West Virginia and Florida. His most recent book is a selected poems Resurrection of the Dust. He has published poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other magazines.
When You Take, Volume 3, Issue 1
Julia D. McGuinness is a therapeutic counselor and writer living and working in Cheshire, England. She also runs ‘Write for Growth’ creative writing for well-being workshops and a writing group at a Cancer Care Centre. Her first poetry collection, Chester City Walls was published in 2015 by Poetry Space. Her other books include Writing our Faith (SPCK 2013), encouraging the practice of personal writing on the Christian spiritual journey. You can find her at www.creativeconnectionscheshire.co.uk
Holly Day’s poetry has recently appeared in The Cape Rock, New Ohio Review, and Gargoyle. Her nonfiction publications include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, Piano and Keyboard All-in-One for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, and Stillwater, Minnesota: A History. Her newest poetry collections, A Perfect Day for Semaphore (Finishing Line Press), I’m in a Place Where Reason Went Missing (Main Street Rag Publishing Co.), and Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing) will be out mid-2018, with The Yellow Dot of a Daisy already out on Alien Buddha Press.
Splintered, Spring Frost, Fred, Half Dead, Beethoven In His Head, Volume 3, Issue 1
Fred, Half Dead, Beethoven In His Head, Volume 3, Issue 1 (Pushcart Nomination)
The First Attempt, Fragments, Prometheus, The Moth, The Patch of Tulips I Never Planted, and The Call, Volume 4, Issue 2
The Patch of Tulips I Never Planted, Volume 4, Issue 2 (Pushcart Nomination)
Samantha Chasse is a graduate of Lindenwood University with my MFA in Writing. Chasse graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelors in Theater. Previous writing experience includes two ten-minute plays which were featured in off-off Broadway festivals. Chasse’s work has also been published in Better than Starbucks Poetry Magazine and Inkling Magazine.
Pool Escapades, Volume 6, Issue 1
In addition to making poems, Marjorie Bloom loves to translate Apollinaire’s calligrams. Her translation of one such calligram, “The Fountain and the Dove,” appeared online in Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations, (Spring 2014). Marjorie is a Registered Nurse who lives in South Florida.