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Kevin Brown has published two short story collections, Death Roll and Ink On Wood, and has had Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry published in over 200 Literary Journals, Magazines and Anthologies.  He won numerous writing competitions, fellowships, and grants, and was nominated for multiple prizes and awards, including three Pushcart Prizes. 

Wilfried Schubert began practicing medicine in 1980 and writing poetry
in 1990. He lives in Cologne with his family and dog. Since 2020, his
poems have appeared widely, both abroad and in his native Germany.

Michigan-born Moira Walsh makes her home in southern Germany and
translates for a living. She also writes poems, solves puzzles, and
raises unruly plants. Linktr.ee/moira_walsh

L.M. Cole is a poet and artist residing in North Carolina. Her work has been published with Roi Fainéant, Unfortunately Lit, Substantially Unlimited, Spoonie Press and more. She can be found on Twitter @_scoops__

Shine Ballardthe inane idler, uses notebooks . . . and ekes by a pencil.


Kristin Camitta Zimet is both a visual artist and a poet; her art is metaphorical and her poetry is imagistic. The author of TAKE IN MY ARMS THE DARK, she has published her words and images in journals and anthologies in seven countries. 

Matthew Freeman‘s seventh collection of poems, I Think I’d Rather Roar, is soon to be released by Cerasus Poetry. He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri-St Louis. Find him on Twitter @FreemanPoet

Damon Hubbs is a writer and poet living in New England. He’s interested in birds, microgreens, Hudson River School paintings, futurism, villanelles, & blueberry scones. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming Book of Matches, Lothlorien Poetry JournalThe DawntreaderOtolithsSynchronized Chaos, Don’t Submit!The Beatnik Cowboy, The Chamber Magazine and others. 

Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; witch and woman; and, above all, human. With more than 150 poems published, her work has appeared invarious academic and creative publications, including being featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and nominated for Best of the Net. Her poetry has also been translated into Cherokee. She served as co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project (viralimaginations.psu.edu).

Jayne Marek has published writings and art photos in Rattle, The New York Times, Salamander, Bloodroot, One, Chestnut Review, Northwest Review, Spillway, Calyx, and elsewhere. Winner of the Bill Holm Witness poetry contest, she has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes.

James B. Nicola’s poems have appeared in the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews; Rattle; and Barrow Street. His seven full-length collections (2014-22) are Manhattan PlazaStage to PageWind in the CaveOut of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists, QuickeningFires of Heaven, and Turns & Twists (just out). His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His poetry has received a Dana Literary Award, two Willow Review awards, Storyteller’s People’s Choice award, one Best of Net, one Rhysling, and eight Pushcart nominations—for which he feels both stunned and grateful. A graduate of Yale, he hosts the Hell’s Kitchen International Writers’ Round Table at his library branch in Manhattan: walk-ins welcome.

David Hay‘s debut publication is the Brexit-inspired narrative poem Doctor Lazarus. His first poetry collection is forthcoming from Rare Swan Press. His debut novel No Birds Sing is schedule for release by the end of the year from Alien Buddah Press. 

Jaylan Salah Salman is an Egyptian poet, translator, two-time national literary award winner, animal lover, feminist, film critic, and philanthropist. She has published film criticism articles, short stories, poems, and translations in many websites and offline publications such as “Al Ahram”, “Vagues Visages”, “Synchronized Chaos”, “The Gay Gaze”, “Cinema Femme Magazine”, ” Eye on Cinema” and “Guardian Liberty Voice”. She Won the “Bleed on the Page” Competition for Poetry and Prose for her piece titled “Poof, Vagina” Her first poetry collection in English, “Work Station Blues”, was published by PoetsIN, a British publishing house with the purpose of destigmatizing mental illness and supporting international artists. Her second poetry book “Bury my Womb on the West Bank”, was published in 2021 by Third Eye Butterfly Press and available on Amazon in both ebook and paperback formats. She recently participated in the Art & Mind project (ātac gallery, Framingham, Massachusetts) with her poetry.