Omer Zamir is a 23-year-old Israeli who has been writing poetry for the past four years. He has a passion for edgy and free-spirited poets, such as Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman, and George Holbrook. Music plays a big part in influencing his poetry, as well as quirky interactions with people. He’ll write until the lights go out.
Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 500 national and international online and print journals. Ernest has published poetry in journals such as The Oklahoma Review, Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal, and The Copperfield Review. Some of his visual artwork has appeared in journals such as The Columbia Review, The GW Review, and The Tulane Review. Ernest is an Assistant Professor of English at Allen University. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology.
In Conversation with My Art, Volume 1, Issue 1
D.S. West is a writer and artist from Boulder, Colorado. His stories have appeared in Crack the Spine, Beyond Imagination, and Thrice Fiction (forthcoming). D.S. really like avocados. In addition to being delicious, the avocado is also known as the ‘crocodile pear’ due to its tough exterior.
Sarah Brown Weitzman has been widely published in hundreds of anthologies and journals including Eaerth’s Daughters, Poet & Critic, Art Times, The North American Review, Rattle, Mid-American Review, Ekphrasis, Abraxas, The Windless Orchard, LIQ, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Poem, and others. Sarah received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A departure from poetry, her latest book, Herman and the Ice Witch, is a children’s novel published by Main Street Rag.
Dusk, At the End, and Interviewing Emily, Volume 1, Issue 1
Charles F. Thielman was born and raised in Charleston, S.C., moved to Chicago, educated at red-bricked universities and on city streets. He was married on a Kauai beach in 2011, and he is a loving grandfather of five free spirits. His work has appeared in The Pedestal, Pif Magazine, SLAB, The Commonline, Gargoyle, Poetry365, The Criterion, Poetry Salzburg, Gangway, and others.
Canvas Waiting, Volume 1, Issue 1
Louis Staeble lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. His photographs have appeared in Agave, dislocate magazine, Driftwood, Four Ties Literary Review, Gravel, Iron Gall, On the Rusk, Paper Tape Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and Up The Staircase Quarterly. He can found on the web at http://staeblestudioa.weebly.com. Or or http://lstaebl.wix.com/closeup
J.R. Solonche is the author of Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions), Won’t Be Long (Deerbrook Editions), Heart’s Content (chapbook from Five Oaks Press), Invisible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by Five Oaks Press), The Black Birch (Kelsay Books), I, Emily Dickinson & Other Found Poems (Deerbrook Editions), In Short Order (Kelsay Books), Tomorrow, Today & Yesterday (Deerbrook Editions), If You Should See Me Walking on the Road (forthcoming July 2019 from Kelsay Books), The Time of Your Life (forthcoming April 2020 from Adelaide Books), and coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books). He lives in the Hudson Valley.
For a Friend Who Wants to Hear the Music Better, Winter Afternoon, and Lying on My Back on the Bench, Volume 5, Issue 2
Breanna Ridgeway is a young photographer from Northern Ohio. Her photographs combine the raw feel of photojournalism and the beauty of fine art.
Untitled from a series “22,” Volume 1, Issue 1
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA, with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.
Four Flashes After Midnight and Flesh Shall See, Volume 1, Issue 1
The Mote in Her Eye and The Inconstant Blue, Volume 1, Issue 2
Ruins of Black Opium, The Offering of Any God, and Seaside Graphic Novel, Volume 3, Issue 2
Wreath of White, October Fire, and Orange Flame, Volume 4, Issue 1
Sergio A. Ortiz is an educator, poet, photographer, painter, and founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. He lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a four-time nominee for the 2010-2011 Sundress Best of the Web Anthology and a two-time 2010 Pushcart nominee.
Tanka #1, Volume 1, Issue 1