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Ballentine, KB
Baltesson, Dean
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Banash, Matt
born & raised in PA, moved to SC then on to NC. Still here.
Banks, Cynthia
I live in San Antonio, Texas and work for a major bank. I have loved and written poetry for many years. I have never attempted to get published beyond my own personal website. I thought I would give it a try.
Barefield, Carmen
Carmen Barefield is a 21 year old English major with a creative writing concentration. She is currently attending Salem State University.
Bargteil, Dylan
Dylan Bargteil is a PhD candidate in physics at NYU. He studied poetry with Stanley Plumly and the Jim?nez-Porter Writers' House at University of Maryland. His work has been published in Little Patuxent Review and Stylus, and has been awarded the Jim?nez-Porter Literary Prize. He is interested in anonymous and public arts projects as well as rebranding science as a creative act.
Barilla, Donny
Donny writes avidly and reinvents his poems with renewed enthusiasm. Topics such as the rntransitions of death, intimacy, sexuality, and mythology find there way upon his page with invention, intense imagery, metaphoric thought and the enigmatic relation of man and nature which coat the background of his poems and flood the pages from his creative palate.rn
Barnes, Roy
Thank you for your consideration of my submission. I wrote this poem because of my observations in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming, where I live, as Cheyenne, Wyoming, is called "The Magic City of the Plains." Roy A. Barnes
Baron, Michele
Currently in Kyrgystan, author, visual/performance artist, former Fulbright Scholar Michele Baron writes for online and print publications including: Different Truths; Every Day Fiction; Readomania; Kashmir Observer; Darkness There – But Something More: An Anthology; Umbilical Chords: An Anthology, Dr. Yavati Madan G. Gandhi, ed; The Significant Anthology; and Silhouette I & II and Other Short Stories. Ms. Baron recited two of her poems in the historic Washington, DC, Monroe House for the 80th Anniversary of the Nanking Massacre (December 2017), receiving a Maryland General Assembly Citation (Senator Susan C. Lee) for her Contribution to Arts. Her short story “Jayleigh” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Ms. Baron has self-published three short books: "blue wings unfolding"; "A Modest Menu: Poverty, Hunger and Food Security, in Poetry and Prose"; "A Holiday Carol: A Modern Interpretation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol".
Barr, Caroline
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Bartoli, Giuseppe
Giuseppe Bartoli was born is a Peruvian-Italian-American poet residing between Bromley, Kent and Lima, Peru. An avid world-traveller, he has also lived in Peru, Chile, Italy, France, Scotland, Spain, and Argentina. His first collection of poems, Excerpts of Life, was published in 2003. That same year, Giuseppe relocated to Fife to study at the University of St Andrews. Inspired by the advice of Douglas Dunn and WeiEn Chen, he began working on Las Veinticinco (Horas), which was published in Spani
Barya, Mildred
Mildred K Barya is currently doing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Denver, Colorado. She blogs at: http://mildredbarya.com/, is a board member of African Writers Trust (AWT) as well as the website and digital writing editor. Besides publishing short stories in Northeast Review, Per Contra, with Ayebia Clarke, and so on, she has three poetry collections: Give Me Room to Move My Feet, 2009, The Price of Memory after the Tsunami, 2006, and Men Love Chocolates But They Don't Say, 2002
Baskin, Amy
I write poetry, stories and nonfiction. Last September I received the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Writers People?s Choice Award for my poem ?Snowbound: Day 6, Imagined.? This year, I have had the good fortune of studying the poetry revision process at The Attic Institute with Oregon?s two-time poet laureate, Paulann Petersen. My poem ?Runoff? was featured in the August 2015 edition of the Gorge Literary Journal.
Bass, Barbara Joan Tiger
Barbara Joan Tiger Bass received her MFA from Mills College (?03) and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College (?82). Her poetry is published in various print and on-line journals including Indigo Rising, Spillway, San Diego Poetry Annual, Manzanita, The Sand Canyon Review, Canary On-line Review, and Alternatives to Surrender, among others. She works as a private creative writing teacher and coach through her business, Enjoy Learning in Oakland, California.
Bassis, Aileen
Aileen Bassis is a visual artist in Jersey City working in book arts, printmaking, photography and installation. Her artwork can be viewed at www.aileenbassis.com. She?s exploring a new creative life as a poet. Her poems are published currently and upcoming in Blue River Review, Eunoia Review, Gravel Magazine, Haggard and Halloo, the Literary Bohemian, River Poets Journal, Milo Journal, Red Branch Journal, Specs Journal, Spillway, Still Point Arts Quarterly and others.
Bauer, Jake
Bava, Alessandra
I hold an MA degree in American Literature. I live and work in Rome as a translator and a poet. Some of my works have appeared on American and Italian poetry magazines and anthologies. I am currently writing the biography of a contemporary American poet.
Bavetta, Ruth
My poetry has been published in Nimrod, Tar River Review, Rattle, North American Review, Spillway, Hanging Loose, Rhino, Poetry East, and Poetry New Zealand and many others. My work is included in the anthologies Twelve Los Angeles Poets and Wait a Minute I Have to Take off My Bra. I?m a graduate of University of Southern California, California State University at San Bernardino, and Claremont Graduate University.
Baxter, L. R.
Art Bupkis is a literary ward of L. R. Baxter, a professor at the University of Florida
Bazilian, Morgan
Editor, I hope you like these poems. My last five stories were published in: Eclectica, Shadowbox, South Loop review, Embodied Effigies, Glasschord. Thank you for the time in considering my work, Morgan
Beaston, Judy
Judy Beaston lives in northwest Oregon where the weather and people suit her muse. Her flash stories and poetry have appeared at WOW-Women on Writing, Tanka Journal and The Writers' Mill Journal.
Beck, Gary
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn?t make a living in theater. He has 11 published chapbooks. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways (Winter Goose Publishing). Perceptions, Displays, Fault Lines and Tremors will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response will be published by Nazar
Beck, Jeffrey
Jeffrey P. Beck is Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University in Union, N.J. His the recent winner of the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award, and honorable mention winner of the Frank O'Hara Poetry Prize.
Becker, Nicole
My name is Nicole Becker and I am emerging writer.  My passion is deep and my expression is meaningful.  I find writing a way of looking inward and setting my thoughts free.  I believe everyone shows expression in different ways, some through writing others through, art, music and or dance.  Writing opens the door for compassion and yearning to be heard. Published Work. When Women Waken- 2016 Summer Issue: Rain Falls. Poetry Quarterly- 2016 Fall Issue: Plant a Tree Poetry Quarterly- 2018 Winter Issue: Opposite Each Other
Becker, Susanne
Dear editors, this is a poem, I wrote four years ago, when my mother was dying. I still remember her as a butterfly. Thank you for reading it and have a good day. Best from Berlin Susanne Becker
Before, Born
Behrendt, Stephen
Stephen Behrendt is George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, where he is an authority on British Romantic literature and culture, as well as a widely published poet. His most recent collection of poems, *Refractions,* was published by Shechem Press in 2014.
Belew, Terry
Terry Belew lives and writes in Springfield, MO. His work has appeared in Midwestern Gothic and Big River Poetry Review
Bella, Lana
A Pushcart nominee, Lana has work of poetry and fiction published and forthcoming with over 140 journals, including a chapbook with Crisis Chronicles Press (Winter 2016), Abyss & Apex, Chiron Review, Foundling Review, Fourth & Sycamore, Harbinger Asylum, Literary Orphans, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Quarterly, QLRS (Singapore), Sein Und Werden (UK), Taj Mahal Review (India), White Rabbit (Chile) and elsewhere, among others. She divides her time between the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang
Bellows, Sierra
Sierra Bellows was a Henry Hoyns fellow at the University of Virginia where she received her MFA. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Greensboro Review, Brevity and The New York Times, among others.
Bent, Roy
Roy Hartwell Bent writes in Rochester, NY. He holds a B.A. in Writing from Penn State. Recent publications include poems in Le Mot Juste and Parody. Parody nominated him for the Pushcart Prize. He?s performed his poetry over 125 times in Raleigh, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and more, and given presentations on how poets can give better readings. In September 2013 he directed and performed in a poetry show, co-written with five other poets, at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival.
Bentley, C. Wade
Wade lives and writes in Salt Lake City. His poems have been published or will soon appear in Cimarron Review, Best New Poets, Western Humanities Review, Rattle, Subtropics, Oberon, Chicago Quarterly Review, Raleigh Review, Clapboard House, and Innisfree Poetry Journal, among others. His chapbook of poems, Askew, was recently published by Red Ochre Press.
Berche, Chrystal
Chrystal writes. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggled, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other things she knows and loves. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn?t writing she?s taking pictures, or curled up with a good book
Berger, Mike
See previous.
Berggoetz, Lawrence William
Lawrence William Berggoetz lives in Addison, Texas, and has an undergraduate degree from Purdue University. He has been, or will soon be, published in The Bitter Oleander, JONAH, Futures Trading, Skidrow Penthouse, Poetry Pacific, and The Oddville Press, among others. He has also published the book "Under One Sun".
Bergman, Mara
Mara Bergman was born in NYC and lives in England. Her short collection, The Tailor's Three Sons and Other New York Poems, won the 2014 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition. It was published by Seren in March 2015 and was a Poetry Book Society recommended summer read. Mara works in publishing and is also an award-winning children's writer.
Berman, Herb
Herb Berman, a resident of the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, is a lawyer, labor arbitrator and poet. His poems have been published in many literary magazines.
Bernstein, Paul
Paul Bernstein has published in Poetry Quarterly, Main Street Rag. Big River Poetry Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, River Poets Journal, Poesia, Front Porch Review, and elsewhere. A longtime New York City resident, he now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he does freelance medical editing and appears frequently at open mics and other poetry events.
Bernstein-machlay, Laura
I am an instructor of creative writing and literature at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. My poems and essays have been published in numerous journals including The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, Poetry Northwest etc. I have work currently appearing in The Santa Clara Review.
Berry, Robert
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Betts, Genevieve
Genevieve Betts received her MFA from Arizona State University. Her first manuscript titled The Deafening was a finalist for the 2007 ABZ First Book Award and her latest work appears in OVS Magazine, Western American Literature, Quarter After Eight, Midwest Quarterly, and NANO Fiction. Genevieve currently teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Beveridge, Robert
Robert Beveridge makes uncomfortable noises with machines (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry when not doing things to pay the bills. He lives in Northeast Ohio.
Bezugla, Katya
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Billingham, Greg
Greg is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English. He is currently living, working, and writing in New Hampshire. Previous or forthcoming publishing credits include Tonopah Review, Chaffin Journal, White Whale Review, Grasslimb, DMQ Review, and Sierra Nevada Review, amongst others.
Bingheim, Kimberly
Kimberly Bingheim has lived all around the world; however, she currently resides in Frederick, Maryland. She is transferring to Southern New Hampshire University to pursue a bachelor?s degree in Creative Writing. Her work can be found in Scars Publication?s 2012 book collection as well as an addition of their CC&D magazine. She also has a piece published in Blood Moon Rising, which has a focus in the horror genre. When she?s not writing or doing homework, she enjoys spending time with her husban
Bird, Rebecca
Rebecca Bird is a Devonian poet born in 1991. Her previous publications include the Rialto, the Interpreter's House, Envoi, the New Writer, HARK, the Whistling Fire and the Bakery amongst others. She currently works and lives in Guildford, UK.
Bird, T.P.
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Birnbaum, Daniel
Daniel Birnbaum lives in France. His poems and short novels have appeared in several French reviews, and in Blue Heron Review, Chrysanthemum, Skylark and One Sentence Poems. He has published ten books.
Bishop, George
George Bishop lives and writes in the central Florida area. Recent work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Evening Red Press & White Pelican Review. His chapbook Love Scenes was published (2009) by Finishing Line Press and new chapbook Marriage Vows and Other Lies is forthcoming from Flutter Press.
Black, Isaac
Isaac Black has published in journals like the Beloit Poetry Journal, and Callaloo. Founder of a major 501(c) college help organization, he's won a number of awards, including poetry fellowships from the NY State Creative Artists Service Program (CAPS) and NY Foundation of the Arts. A graduate of Vermont College (MFA), he's the author of the African American Student's College Guide (John Wiley & Sons).
Blair, Jenn
I have published or have work forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Kestrel, Santa Fe Review, Cerise Press, Montreal Review, Rattle, New South, the James Dickey Review, and Tulane Review. My chapbook "All Things are Ordered" is out from Finishing Line Press.
Blair, John
I?ve published five books, including two poetry collections, The Occasions of Paradise (U. Tampa Press, 2012) & The Green Girls (Pleiades Press, 2003) and I have published poems with various magazines, including Poetry, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, and New Letters.
Blanchard, Eric
Eric Blanchard grew up in Houston, Texas. He considered dropping out of high school but went to law school instead. Eric's poetry has been published in a variety of journals and reviews, both online and in hard copy. In 2013, his poem "The Meeting Ran Long" was nominated for Sundress Publications’ "Best of the Net" anthology by Literary Orphans. After making his home in Dayton, Ohio for almost six years, Eric returned to Texas to help care for his parents.
Blanchard, Jane
Blanco, Blanca
Blanca A. Blanco recieved her BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso in Spring of 2011. She resides in a border city where the diversity of cultures brings forth the ideas for her poetry. It is through her travels that she discovered the energy to give words to her poems. Currently a first time mother, her son triggers a fresh outlook to her writing.
Bledsoe, Cort
CL Bledsoe is the author of 12 books, most recently the poetry collection Riceland and the novel Man of Clay. He lives in northern Virginia with his daughter. He blogs at http://clbledsoe.blogspot.com
Blom, Gary
Gary Bloom grew up in Minneapolis and attended what is now Minnesota State University, Mankato. He' has worked as a teacher in a psychiatric hospital, as a driving instructor for the disabled, and as a computer programmer and database administrator. He has been writing articles, short stories, and poetry for more than twenty years with credits in newspapers, magazines and websites. He lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Bloom, Gary
Gary Bloom grew up in Minneapolis and attended Minnesota State University - Mankato. He has been writing articles, short stories, and poetry for more than twenty years with credits in newspapers, magazines and websites. He currently has poems on the websites Strong Verse and Punchnel?s. After retiring from work as a database administrator he now spends his time writing and traveling. He lives in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
Bluestein, Paul
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Boas, Richard
56 year old poet from Lancaster,PA




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