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Featured Poets and Writers Bios:

  • Ivan Arguelles (No Bio available)

  • Jake Berryis a poet, musician and visual artist widely published for more than 30 years. He has edited numerous publications, both print and digital including The Experioddicist and 9th St. Laboratories. His books include Genesis Suicide, Brambu Drezi, Species of Abandoned Light, Cyclones in High Northern Latitudes (with Jeffrey Side) and Silence and the Hammer (with Wayne Sides). His musical releases include The Saints Are Crying, Wilderness and Grace, Liminal Blue and Shadow Resolve along with collaborations with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Chris Mansel, Wayne Sides and others. He is currently working on books four and five of Brambu Drezi, a collaborative project with David Thomas Roberts and various solo and collaborative musical projects. He lives in Florence, Alabama, USA with his wife, three cats and an increasing company of ghosts. For more information on the web, see the following links:,,

  • Abigail Deacon is an elderly, isolated poet living on a small farm outside Mallom, Great Britain. Her observations in her poetry are reflections of her thoughts as she spends her days caring for her farm.  Her work has never been published and appears on this website for the first time anywhere.

  • Donna Fleischer's free verse and Asian-derived forms appear in literary anthologies and journals worldwide, including: A Vast Sky (Tuttle 2015: Bruce Ross, ed.), Bones, cattails, Contemporary Haibun (Red Moon Press 2014: vols. 4 & 15, Jim Kacian, ed.), Cornell University Mann Library's Daily Haiku, Exit Strata, Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press 2015: Lee Gurga, Scott Metz, eds.), is/let, Kō, Lilliput Review, Modern Haiku, moongarlic, Naugatuck River Review, Otoliths, Peace Is A Haiku Song (City of Philadelphia, 2013: Sonia Sanchez, Yolanda Wisher, eds.), Poets for Living Waters, Presence, Solitary Plover, Spiral Orb, The Marsh Hawk Press Review, TRUCK,
    Under the Basho, and We Are All Japan (Alley Cat Books, Ltd 2012: Saša Važić, 
    Robert D. Wilson, eds.) Her chapbooks are “Twinkle, Twinkle” (Longhouse Publishers 2010), indra’s net, (bottle rockets press 2003, out of print, free to read at Scribd.), and “Intimate Boundaries” (1991).
    Her work has been awarded first prizes by the University of Hartford, the City of Nagoya Japan Board of Education, the Under the Basho 2014 International Haiku Competition, and honorable mentions from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitationals.
    “The Black Swans of Ellen Carey: Of Necessary Poetic Realities” by Donna Fleischer is the catalogue essay to this ground-breaking lens-based artist’s 2014 Eastern Connecticut State University exhibition “Let There Be Light: The Black Swans of Ellen Carey.”
    Fleischer posts on contemporary poetry, photography, and permaculture at her curatorial content blog word pond. She is a contributing writer on the arts in Connecticut for Art New England.

  • Jack Foley has published 13 books of poetry, 5 books of criticism, a history of California poetry from 1940 to 2005, and a book of translations of work by the French singer/songwriter, Georges Brassens. His radio show, Cover to Cover is heard on Berkeley station KPFA-FM every Wednesday at 3; his column, "Foley's Books," appears in the online magazine Alsop Review. In 2010 Foley was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and June 5, 2010 was proclaimed "Jack Foley Day" in Berkeley. The Fall 2012, vol. 5, no. 1 issue of the online Tower Journal is a Festschrift for Foley:, go to Archive. EYES, Foley’s Selected Poems, has appeared from Poetry Hotel Press and a chapbook, LIFE, from Word Palace Press.​

  • Matt Hill (No Bio available)

  • Chris Mansel  is a writer, filmmaker, epileptic, musician, photographer and a permanent outsider for some reason. He is the author of While in Exile: The Savage Tale of Walter Seems, Soddoma: The Cantos of Ulysses, Ashes of Thoreau, Interviews and two books of photography entitled, No Burden and Ahisma. Along with Jake Berry, he formed the band Impermanence who have released one album, Arito. He releases music under the name dilapidation Impromptu who have released four albums and have just released a new CD, The Strange White Odor of Octaves Becoming Animals. His writing has been published on the web in many sources.

  • Carter Monroe lives and writes in the provinces of Eastern North Carolina. He's been "actively" hobbling around the literary world for some 15 years. Crossing paths with some very fine writers for which he feels most fortunate. He subscribes to Jim Chandler's theory. "If you can remember everywhere you've been published, you ain't been published much." He is the author of a novel, “Journey” *(1st Books Library 2001) and five chapbooks of poetry, most notably “Waffle House Blues (fingerprint press 2004.)   His most recent book is "The New Lost Blues - Selected Poems 1999 -2005" Thunder Sandwich Press.

  • Larissa Shmailo is editor-in-chief of the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry (Big Bridge Press), poetry editor for MadHat Annual, and founder of The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses. She translated Victory over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's celebrated reconstruction of the first Futurist opera; the libretto is now available from Cervená Barva Press 

          (;                          Larissa's poetry collections are #specialcharacters (Unlikely Books), In Paran (BlazeVOX                        [books], A Cure for Suicide (Cervená Barva Press), and Fib Sequence (Argotist Books). Her                    poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew); tracks are available from Spotify,              iTunes, Muze and all digital distributors. Her novel, Patient Women, is forthcoming from                            BlazeVOX [books]. She blogs at

  • ​Richard Jack Smith is a British film critic who contributes regular articles for ReelTalk Movie Reviews. In addition to film criticism, he writes about film soundtracks. Since 2014, his work has included volunteering at the Cancer Research UK charity shop in Neath. He works as a sales assistant. As of this writing, there are three books carrying his byline. These are film oriented and he has recently included poetry into his criticism. An avid photographer, it's his pleasure to take pictures in available light, then make black and white prints.

  • Tim Van Dyke​ grew up in Colombia, South America, until guerrilla warfare forced him back to the United States. Since then, he has worked in several insane asylums. His books include Topographies Drawn with a Divine Chain of Birds (Lavender Ink, 2011), Fugue Engine (Cannibal Books, 2012), and Light on the Lion's Face: A Reading of Baudrillard's Seduction.(Argotist 2012). His work has most recently appeared in Typo, Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere

  • C. Brannon Watts is a writer, father, and educator living in the Midwest. His poetry is largely concerned with the interstitial and recursive; his fiction tends toward the darkly speculative. He has poetry in a variety of places across the web (including Ygdrasil, Thrice Fiction, E.Ratio, In Between Altered States, Hipster Jesus Unicorn, and Zoomoozophone Review). His work was included in Shadows of the Future: An Otherstream Anthology (MadHat Press), and his poetry collection Bowl of Light is available through Argotist.

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