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Murphy, Mark
Mark A. Murphy?s first full length collection, Night-watch Man & Muse was published in November 2013 from Salmon Poetry (Eire). Murphy?s poems have been published in over 100 magazines and ezines in 17 different countries world wide.
Murphy, Rich
Rich Murphy?s credits include books, Americana Prize Americana 2013 winner by The Institute for American Studies and Popular Culture. The Apple in the Monkey Tree (Codhill Press) and Voyeur 2008 Gival Press Poetry Award (Gival Press); chapbooks, Great Grandfather (Pudding House Press), Family Secret (Finishing Line Press), Hunting and Pecking (Ahadada Books), Rescue Lines (Right Hand Pointing), Phoems for Mobile Vices (BlazeVox) and Paideia (Aldrich Press).
Murray, Maria
Dear Mr. Lyvers: Here's the fifth poem. Best wishes, M. E. Murray
Murray, Reginald
I was published by Poetry Quarterly. I am a freelance author and poet. To relieve my idleness, I enjoy writing short stories and poems. I hope to touch one's life in a positive way.
Muslim, Kristine
Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of the flash fiction collection, We Bury the Landscape (Queen's Ferry Press, 2012). Her online home is http://kristinemuslim.weebly.com/
Nagel, M.f.
Author m. f. nagel Bio I was born in Anchorage Alaska. My mother was a gifted storyteller. My Eyak and Athabaskan heritage gave me a love of poetry. I now live and write near the banks of the Matanuska river in the Palmer Butte, Alaska where the moose, the raven, the wild berries and dog roses provide an unending source of inspiration.
Nahill, Art
I am an American physician/writer currently living in New Zealand and have previously published in both countries including Poetry, Poetry NZ,Harvard Review, Tar River Poetry, and Rattle among others. My first book-length collection, entitled A Long Commute Home has been published in New Zealand and is available as an ebook as well.
Naik, Mangesh
Mangesh Naik lives and works in Pune, India .
Nall, Kim
Kim Nall graduated from the University of North Texas in 2012, where one of her chief privileges was studying poetry under B.H. Fairchild. She currently resides in Lewisville, TX, working as a technical editor and writing poetry, fiction, and music.
Nazarene, Robert
ROBERT NAZARENE founded MARGIE / The American Journal of Poetry and IntuiT House Poetry Series which published the winning volume for the National Book Critics Circle award in poetry for 2006. His first volume of poems is CHURCH (2006). A new collection, Bird In The Street, is new in 2016. His poetry has been published in AGNI, Iowa Review, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Ploughshares, Plume, Salmagundi and else- where. He was educated at the McDonough School of Busin
Nelson, Greg
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Newberry, Martina Reisz
Martina Reisz Newberry’s most recent books are NEVER COMPLETELY AWAKE (Deerbrook Editions 2017) and TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (Unsolicited Press 2017). She is the author of WHERE IT GOES (Deerbrook Editions), LEARNING BY ROTE (Deerbrook Editions) and RUNNING LIKE A WOMAN WITH HER HAIR ON FIRE: Collected Poems (Red Hen Press). rnShe has been widely published in literary magazines (including Poetry Quarterly) in the U.S. and abroad. Passionate in her love for Los Angeles and for her husband, Brian Newberry, a Media Creative, Martina lives there with him.rn
Newell, Michael L.
Michael L. Newell was a long time expatriate teacher (over twenty years) who has recently retired to coastal Oregon after living in thirteen other countries on five continents. He has also lived in thirteen of the United States. His work has been published in, among other places, Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature, Bellowing Ark, Culture Counter, Ship of Fools, Lilliput Review, and Rattle. He has had a number of books and chapbooks published. Among them are Traveling without Compass o
Newhouse, Amy
Amy Newhouse is a defeated middle school teacher living in Virginia with her husband and two cats.
Newman, KG
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Newman, Kyle
Nichols, James
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Nickerson, Alyssa
Alyssa Nickerson was born twenty-three years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was afflicted at birth with a prolific case of wanderlust, and travels extensively. She is currently planning to move to Savannah, Georgia, to transfer to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Nicola, James B.
Widely published on both sides of the Atlantic, James B. Nicola has several poetry awards and nominations to his credit, with recent or upcoming poems in the Southwest, Atlanta, and Lullwater Reviews and Rattle. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His first full-length poetry collection, Manhattan Plaza, has just been released; his second, Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater, will be out in 2016. More at sites.google.com/site/jamesbnicola.
Nielsen, Ayaz daryl
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Nielsen, Ayaz daryl
Nordlund, Victoria
Victoria Nordlund received her MALS from Wesleyan University. She teaches creative writing at Rockville High School in Vernon, CT. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. Her work is published in Pank Magazine, Gone Lawn, Eunoia Review, Ghost Proposal, and Amaryllis. She is the 2016 NEATE New England Poet of the Year.rn
Nordstrom, Robert
Robert Nordstrom is a Wisconsin poet, free-lance writer and school bus driver. Recent poetry has appeared in Verse Wisconsin, Rosebud, Stoneboat and Main Street Rag.
Norgang, Thom
Thom Norgang enjoys writing short poems and haiku, lives in a small town in coastal Maine, and believes that "if you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you are lucky enough". His poems have been published in Haiku Journal, Presence, tinywords, Boston Literary Magazine, and Big River Poetry Review.
Norton, Timothy
Thank you for considering my submission. Thank you for providing a wonderful venue for the best poetry out there. I would be grateful to be accepted in your publication. I also share your passion for the importance of poetry. It fills a very personal and human space for discourse. The conversations between writers and readers is a strong one, and I agree that poets must stick together to keep the dialog alive. Sincerely, Tim Norton
Novotney, Jennifer
A native of Los Angeles, California, Jennifer Novotney earned a B.A. in Journalism from California State University and an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University. Her poems have appeared in United States and United Kingdom publications such as Down in the Dirt, Poetry Quarterly, Inclement: Poetry for the Modern Soul, Daily Love, Direction Magazine, Platform Magazine and Full Moon Press. jennifernovotney.com
Null, T.R.
Born in New York City, TR Null is a reader, writer, and traveler currently based in Scotland. TR's work is forthcoming in several other journals as of spring 2012, including Sierra Nevada Review, The Istanbul Review, and Bellow Literary Journal.
O'Casey, Ed
Ed O?Casey received his MA from the University of North Texas. He spent ten years in the private sector, working for various companies and being beaten into a wonderfully useful state of denial. He loves all things narcissistic, and lives with three unruly ferrets, a rabbit, and his wife. His poems have appeared or are upcoming in Cold Mountain Review, Oak Bend Review, Mayo Review, SMOKE, NANO Fiction, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Euphony. He would be glad to send along a list of
O'REILLY, JOHN
O'Reilly, Tom
Tom O'Reilly is a writer of poetry and fiction from Cork in Ireland. He is the founder and managing editor of Deep Water Literary Journal. His writing sources from experiences of love, loss and darkness. He has lived in Europe, the United States and Africa and his multi-cultural experiences also flavour his work. His poems have been published in print and online journals in Africa, America and the UK. He shares a space by the sea with Eve.
Ogene, Timothy
Timothy Ogene?s poems have appeared in literary kicks, Ovi Magazine, the Daily Observer, Haggard & Halloo, Underground Voices, How Matters? Friday Poetry Pause, the 2010 Arvon International Poetry Competition Anthology, Writing Raw, Snake Skin, aaduna, Contemporary Literary Review India and are forthcoming in The Earth Charter Global Oneness Book Project and other places. He was shortlisted for the 2010 Arvon International Poetry Prize. He currently lives in Robertsport, Liberia where he works
Olivier, Rachel
Rachel V. Olivier lives with her orange furry muse in Los Angeles, proofreading, copy editing and writing. "Poetry is capturing a moment like a painting or photograph, or distilling an elixir of feeling and meaning into a few words, a scene, an experience." To read more poetry (and fiction) by Rachel, or if you need help with copy editing and proofreading, check out her website at www.PuttPuttProductions.com.
Olmstead, Douglas
Douglas Olmstead believes the universe is like one big iceberg. Poetry acts as an ice pick, chipping away at the infinite with sparks of ice making the universe more manageable. And if I can have iced tea while I'm at it, all the better.rn
Olney, Nanda
Nanda Olney is a ghostwriter and editor by day and an author by the light of the moon. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three kids, and mischievous pup, Aries (Dog of War).
Opaleke, Bola
Bola lives in Winnipeg, MB. His poetry has appeared in a few poetry magazines like The Puritan, Five Poetry magazine, Miracle E-zine, Poetry Pacific, Drunk Monkeys, League of Canadian Poets feature, St. Peters College(University of Saskatchewan) Annual Anthology (Society 2013 Vol. 10), Pastiche Magazine, UK Poetry Library and others.
Ortiz, Sergio
Short Bio:rn rnSergio A. Ortiz is the founding editor of Undertow Tanka Review. His collections of Tanka, For the Men to Come (2014), and From Life to Life (2014) were released by Amazon. Ortiz is a two time Pushcart nominee and a four time Best of the Web nominee.
Osborne, Suzanne
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Osowski, Rebecca
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Ott, Martin
My poetry and fiction have appeared in more than 100 publications, including Harvard Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner and Zyzzyva. My book of poetry ?Captive? won the 2011 De Novo Prize and will be published on C&R Press in 2012. ?Poets? Guide to America? ? a collaboration with John F.
Otten, Anthony
My fiction and poetry have appeared in Short Story America and PQ, among others. I'm working on a literary novel set in the Kentucky coal country in 1933. "The Arsenic Sunset" was written after the Gulf oil spill last year. The images of ocean scarred with oil filled me with a "ruined Eden" mindset that I could only chase away once I'd written the poem. Poetry is one of the few ways to set life into stone.
Outcalt, Todd
Todd Outcalt is the author of thirty books is six languages, including The Best Things in Life Are Free, Candles in the Dark, and the upcoming Common Ground. His first poetry collection, Where in the World We Meet, was published by Chatter House Press in March, 2014. He lives in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife and children.
Outlar, Scott
Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Scott was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. His words have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Persian, Serbian, Albanian, and Afrikaans.
Owens, Bryan
Bryan Owens has been a teacher of English for seven years at a public charter school. He is in his second year earning an M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Houston. His work has appeared in San Pedro River Review, NANO Fiction, amphibi.us, and The Centrifugal Eye.
Oxner, Alex
Page, Ivy
Ivy's work has appeared in journals and anthologized nationally. Her first book, Any Other Branch, will be available through Salmon Poetry of Ireland in March 2012. Her second book, Elemental, will be out with Salmon Poetry in 2014. She is the editor and founder of Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine. Ivy believes that poetry needs to be heard, so she runs two open mics for poets in New Hampshire. Learn more about her at www.poeticentanglement.com
Palmer, Carl
Carl "Papa" Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway VA now lives in University Place WA. He has a 2015 contest winning poem riding buses somewhere in Seattle. Carl is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee. MOTTO: Long Weekends Forever www.authorsden.com/carlpalmer
Palmer, Michael
M. S. Palmer lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Paoli, Allison
Allison Paoli is a native Californian, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an emerging writer of mostly free verse poetry, and she is thankful for the opportunity to reach the readers of Poetry Quarterly. She is currently compiling a collection of work for purposes of soon submitting a full-length manuscript for publication. Contact her at allison.paoli@gmail.com
Parker, Austin
I am a native of North Texas and am currently earning an MA from the University of North Texas. I am working on a collection of short stories and poems. Poetry Quarterly is my first publication.
Parker, Ben
Parker Matejowsky, Lorena
Lorena Parker Matejowsky was born and raised in Galveston County, Texas. Her work also appears in Poydras Review, and she was a winner of the 2012 Museum of Fine Arts Houston/Public Poetry Artlines ekphrastic poetry contest. She lives in Central Florida with her family.
Parsons, Mark
Mark Parsons' poems have been published or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, CrossConnect, Curbside Splendor, Smalldoggies, Poetry Quarterly, MAYDAY, Spittoon, Literary Juice, Heavy Feather Review, Regarding Arts And Letters, Sierra Nevada Review, and elsewhere.
Pasquini, Winnona
Winnona Elson Pasquini is a poet living in Tampa, Florida, whose recent publications include work in The Chronicle of Higher Education Online, Eighty Percent Magazine, and Divine Dirt Quarterly. She is also the winner of both the 2008 Estelle J. Zbar and the 2008 Bettye Newman Poetry Awards. She is a devoted Italophile and when not writing poetry, spends her time planning her next trip to her favorite city, Venice, Italy.
Passafiume, Michael
I hold a BA in English and an MA in Theater from Binghamton University. I?ve attended the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, studying creative nonfiction with David Shields and poetry with Nick Flynn and D.A. Powell. I?m currently a Creative Writing MFA student at Antioch University Los Angeles. My work has appeared in The Alembic, Eclipse, KNOCK Magazine, Lullwater Review, Minetta Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry Quarterly, Soundings East, and Willow Review.
Pasvinter, Irena
Irena divides her time between a full time job, endless family duties and writing poetry and fiction. Her stories and poems have appeared in several online magazines and in "Poetry Quarterly".
Patil, Vai
Vai is a graphic designer who writes.
Patterson, Melissa
I have been writing for eight years. I love to write short stories and poetry. My favorite form is the haiku. I have been recently published in The Haiku Journal. The short stories I write range from horror to children's stories.
Patton, Lee
Short Bio and Credits ?Lee Patton A native of California?s Mendocino Coast, Lee Patton has enjoyed life in Colorado since college, including teaching writing and literature and volunteering for environmental restoration. His fiction and poetry have been widely published and his plays produced nationwide. Recent credits include ?The Last Orphan in Cincinnati? in Best New Writing 2012 (Hopewell Publishers, 2012) and Au Bon Pain: Six Stories, One Life, (JMS Books LLC, forthcoming Spring, 2012)
Pavlinova Olenich, Olga
Olga Pavlinova Olenich is a widely-published Australian writer whose work has appeared in various publications in both Australia and internationally.
Paxton-Turner, Ashlee
Ashlee is a native Virginian and a student at the University of Pennsylvania.




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