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

Jenny Coates

Jenny Coates lives in the Seattle area and is a tax lawyer by profession, a poet by passion. Coates actually found that distilling complex tax concepts for clients isn’t always so different from conveying the nuances of an emotional landscape through images with poetry. 

Dream Logic, Mid-Life Mountain Time, Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet, of bones and death, Dead, “How are You?” Volume 6, Issue 1

Leslie Dianne

Leslie Dianne is a poet, novelist, screenwriter, playwright and performer whose work has been acclaimed internationally in places such as the Harrogate Fringe Festival in Great Britain, The International Arts Festival in Tuscany, Italy and at La Mama ETC in NYC. Her poems have appeared in The Pangolin Review, Soft Cartel, Esthetic Apostle, PopShot, Ink and Voices, S/tick, Rue Scribe and Furtive Dalliance and are forthcoming in RAW Journal of Arts and Vita Brevis.

Midnight Visit, Budapest Delight and Echoes of You, Volume 6, Issue 1

Julie Weiss

Julie Weiss received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from SJSU. She´s a 44-year-old ex-pat from Foster City, California, who moved to Spain in 2001. She works as a telephone English teacher from her home in Guadalajara, where she lives with her wife, 4-year-old daughter, and 1-year old son. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Lavender Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Santa Clara Review, and Sky Island Journal, among others. You can find her on Twitter @colourofpoetry or on her website at

The Girl Next Door, The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming, Purple, Silence, Cross My Heart, and The Eye of the Storm, Volume 6, Issue 1