Serena Agusto-Cox, Suffolk University alum, writes more vigorously than she did in her college poetry seminars. Her day job feeds the starving artist, and her poems can be read in Broadkill Review, Dime Show Review, Baseball Bard, Mothers Always Write, Bourgeon, Beginnings Magazine, LYNX, Muse Apprentice Guild, The Harrow, Poems Niederngasse, Avocet, Pedestal, and more. An essay also appears in H.L. Hix’s Made Priceless, three poems in the Love_Is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens (2019), and a Q&A in Midge Raymond’s Everyday Book Marketing. Serena also runs book review blog Savvy Verse & Wit and founded Poetic Book Tours.
Is this the worth of us?, Gun Safety, and Hide-and-Seek 2.0, Volume 6, Issue 2
As a retired Ob-Gyn, Dr. Martina Nicholson has been most interested in the interior landscapes of women. She has published six poetry books through Old Mountain Press. She is fascinated by cross-cultural issues and language, as well as growth and healing.
Brain Waves, Fabergé Egg, Fossil Fish, and Moons of Jupiter, Rings of Saturn, Volume 6, Issue 2
Barry Peters lives in Durham and teaches in Raleigh, NC. Print and online publications, some forthcoming, include The American Journal of Poetry, Best New Poets 2018, New Ohio Review, Poetry East, Rattle, and South Florida Poetry Journal.
Slice of Life, Crucifixion, Long Shot, and Road Trip, Volume 6, Issue 2
Juliana Mei is currently a sophomore in English Literature at Nanyang Technological University, whose interests include playing the violin and engaging in personal projects usually tied to photography and design. She participates actively in her institution’s creative writing competitions, otherwise reading and writing conscientiously as often as she can.
In the Sickroom, Again, A Prescription for Madness, Lessons for a Young Witch, A Much Better Mistake, Christmas with the Devil, and Growing Pains, Volume 6, Issue 2
Ed Hack started writing poetry because it seemed the only way to make sense of the world that he experienced. Hack wrote free verse for years, was published here and there, and then, six years ago, he turned to the sonnet, wanting the discipline of form. Hack moved from the sonnet, though he still believes in the form, to a freer verse, and he still uses rhyme.
Still, Hope Of Storm, Psyche, First Time In Days, and Like Everything, Volume 6, Issue 2
Robert Fern is a professor of translational neurobiology who lives in Plymouth England. This year he has published or had accepted for publication pieces in Between the lines press, The Fortnightly Review, Isacoustic, Blue Unicorn, and the Chiron Review. Other than that, his publication record is purely academic.
Last, Under the surface, and I don’t know where she lies, Volume 6, Issue 2
The issue is available here as a PDF.
The optional theme is A Day That Changed Me.
Contributors: Stephen Barry, Susan P. Blevins, Heather M. Browne, JW Burns, R. J. Cardullo, Samantha Chasse, Ranjabali Chaudhuri, Susan Taylor Chehak, Jenny Coates, Mirana Comstock, Heather Cook, Margo Davis, Leslie Dianne, Kristin Kowalski Ferragut, MacGregor Frank, Tom Franken, Carolyn Geduld, Kathleen Gemmell, Brian Glaser, John Grey, Andrey Gritsman, Deborah Guzzi, Benjamin Harnett, Jack D. Harvey, Julia Hatch, Kevin Hogg, Zebulon Huset, Anthony Koranda, Lori Lipsky, Jeanne Lutz, Sean Lynch, Jennifer Makowsky, Delvon T. Mattingly, K. McGee, Bob McNeil, Rachel Medina, Cameron Morse, Louisa Muniz, Marianthi Papadim, Melanie Petrandis, Jenna Pini, John Raffetto, Robin Ray, Marguerite Maria Rivas, David Anthony Sam, Becca Saul, Joe Seale, John Sheirer, Adrian Slonaker, John L. Stanizzi, Wylie Strout, The Rotten Poets, Richard Weaver, Julie Weiss, Thomas Wells, and Bill Wolak.
Reviews: Kind Chemist Wife: Musings at 3 AM by Sarah Bigham, Slide to Unlock: Poems by Julie E. Bloemeke, Skeleton Parade by Mela Blust, a broken exit by Goirick Brahmachari, Escaped Housewife Tries Hard to Blend In by Karen Craigo, Emily as Sometimes the Forest Wants the Fire by Darren C. Demaree, Here, We Bury the Hearts by Dom Fonce, Boys by Daniel Edward Moore, Verses of Realness by Bob McNeil, Love_Is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens edited by Emma Eden Ramos, and Ghosts of You by Cathy Ulrich.
The Magnolia Review Ink Award: Becca Saul, “Lines of Me,” chosen by David Anthony Sam.
A native of Moscow, Andrey Gritsman emigrated to the United States in 1981. He is a physician who is also a poet and essayist. Andrey has
published five volumes of poetry in Russian. His poems, essays, and
short stories in English have appeared or are forthcoming in over 60
literary journals, including Pirene’s Fountain, Forge, Emprise Review,
Amarillo Bay, Mad Hatter’s Review, Foliate Oak, decomP, Gloom Cupboard,
New Orleans Review, Two Cities Review, Verdad, Whistling Shade, The
Writer’s Chronicle, and The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review.
Black-And-White Photos, Caedmon’s Song, Colosseum, Scuba Diving, and Warning, Volume 6, Issue 1
Cameron Morse’s poems have been published in numerous magazines, including New Letters, South Dakota Review, TYPO, and Bridge Eight. His first collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. Morse’s second, Father Me Again, is available from Spartan Press. His chapbook Coming Home with Cancer belongs to Blue Lyra Press’s Delphi Poetry Series.
Flying Snail and Magnificent Monarchs!, Volume 6, Issue 1