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Riddle III, David
David Riddle is currently a senior at FSU. He is majoring in education and would like to someday teach creative writing. David has two hobbies: reading and writing. When he is not doing one, more than likely he is engaged in the other. David is the winner of the 2011 best poem as published in The Lyricist. He has also been published in New Plains Review, Red Clay Review, Short, Fast and Deadly, and The Chaffey Review among others. Another publication is forthcoming in War, Literature & the Arts:
Ridgeway, Kevin
Kevin Ridgeway is a writer from the Los Angeles area, where he resides in a shady bungalow with his girlfriend and their one-eyed cat. Recent work has appeared in Carnival Literary Magazine, Underground Voices, Gutter Eloquence and The Neglected Ratio. His chapbook "Burn through Today" is now available from Flutter Press.
Ridha, Dikra
I am an Iraqi British poet, writer and literary translator with an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. A collection of my poems was published in a pamphlet entitled ?There are no Americans in Baghdad?s Bird Market? by Tall-lighthouse, 2009. My poems centre on the themes of war and exile. My poems and translations have appeared in the following publications: ?Dizza Castle? by Waterloo Press, translated poems of Dr Salah Niazi. And other poems appeared in Staple Magazine, Poetry Sa
Riemer, Katharina
Katharina Riemer was born 1983 in Munich, Germany. She works as a lawyer at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. So far she published in several scientific journals and, ocasionally, some poetry.
Rihlmann , Brian
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Riley, Kellelynne H.
Kellelynne H. Riley lives and writes in Portland Oregon. Her work has appeared in Flashquake, Poetry Quarterly, and Shadow Road Quarterly, and she can be found at http://kellelynnehriley.com.
Riner, Carolyn
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Ringmar, Saga
I am a American-Swede living in Shanghai where I spend my days observing the city lives of Shanghai-nese people. The city greatly inspires much of my writing. Recently one of my poems was commended in the Foyle's Young Poets of the Year Award 2012 and another poem was accepted in the Red River Review November Issue of 2012. I am also a columnist on Shanghai Family Magazine.
Rinne, Cindy
BIO Cindy Rinne creates art and writes in San Bernardino, CA. She is a Poetry Editor for the ?Sand Canyon Review,? Crafton Hills College; CA. Cindy was a judge for the Riverside County Poetry Out Loud Competition. She is a founding member of PoetrIE, an Inland Empire based literary community. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in ORANGELANDIA: The Literature of Inland Citrus Anthology, Phantom Kangaroo, Lyre, Lyre, Cactus Heart Press, The Wayfarer, Twelve Winters Press, The Lake, Revolution Ho
Ritchie, David
David Ritchie is past Vice President of the Washington Poets' Association, and past Board Member: Skagit River Poetry Festival. His poetry and fiction have been widely published in the U.S. and abroad, including The University of Texas Press, Drexel University Press, Offshore (Albany University), Brock University, Adirondack Review, Palm Review, Concrete Wolf, Short Story, Paumanok Review, Piedmont Literary Review, and others.
Riyeff, Jacob
Jacob Riyeff is a student of medieval literature and a lover of life. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife and two children.
Robbins, Doug
Doug attends Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio. He lives in Enon Ohio. He is a published author.
Robbins, Tim
Roberts, Joseph
Roberts, Michael
Over the past fifteen years, I have been published in Chelsea, VerseDaily.com, Appalachia, The Comstock Review, West Wind Review, Whetstone, The California Quarterly, The Amherst Review, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, River Oak Review, Potpourri, and many others. In 2001, I was named the Philip Levine Scholar in the MFA Program at Fresno State University, where I also received my MFA in Creative Writing in 2005. Later that year, my first book, The Particulars of Being, was published by In t
Roberts, Peter
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Robertson, Sam
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Jackie Maugh Robinson is a poet in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her haiku, haibun, tanka, poems and flash fiction appear in a number of online and print poetry publications.
Robinson, Melissa
Melissa Robinson Carpenter graduated from the University of Virginia. She is a physician who writes poetry and short stories and has been published in several journals. She lives in southwestern Virginia with her husband and two children.
Robison, James
Bio: James Robison has published many stories in The New Yorker, won a Whiting Grant for his short fiction and a Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his first novel, The Illustrator, brought out by Bloomsbury in the U.K. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Grand Street and thrice in The Manchester Review. The Mississippi Review devoted an issue to seven of his short stories. He co-wrote the 2008 film, New Orleans Mon Amour, and
Rodriguez , Lizza
Rogalsky, Laura
Laura Rogalsky is a poet in Chicago who does not want to move to New York. She currently teaches preschool, and co-runs Opaque Literary Quarterly. For more information, please visit www.opaquequarterly.com.
Rollins, Stacy
Stacy Rollins is a writer, visual artist, singer, and Tarot reader who lives in Park Slope. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing at FSU and has authored two books: Truer Faults and Learning to Read. Her other crowning achievements include designing her own religion, ?Stanism,? while in law school, and also dropping out of law school. Her recent poetry has appeared in Atticus Review, Everyday Genius, Diversion Press, Black Heart Magazine, Crack the Spine, and Garbanzo.
Romero, Anthony
Anthony Romero is a performer and writer living and working in Chicago, IL. He received his BA in Art History from Texas state University in 2009 and completed his MFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2011.
Ross, Jillian
Jillian Ross is a perennial writer and garden designer who received her MFA from Fairfield University. She finds writing?like design?to be a combination of art and craft, enhanced by a dose of inspiration. She strives to combine these elements in her work, and to keep the weeds under control. Her work has appeared in Dogwood, The Penwood Review, Weston Magazine, The Country Capitalist, Fairfield County Life, Connecticut Gardener, Mason's Road, Extract(s) and forthcoming in Noctua Review.
Ross, Roslyn
I am an Australian journalist and editor by profession and I have been writing poetry since I was a child. I have also written five novels and one work of non-fiction.rnrnI am currently based in Australia, and have lived all over the world including Europe, UK, North America, India, South Africa, Angola, Zambia and Malawi.
Rossi, Patricia
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Roth, Seymour
Rothenfluch Cooper, Sharon
Sharon?s poetry has appeared in numerous International, hard copy and internet magazines. Her chapbook, Reach Beyond, was winner of the MAG Press, 2005 International Chapbook Competition. In April 2005, twenty-three of her poems were presented in the play, Soldier?s Heart in Lincoln Hall at Portland State University to Sold Out audiences and recorded on DVD.
Rousseau, Rita
Rousselot, Hannah
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Rousseva, Yvonna
Some of my poems and book reviews have previously appeared in Poetry Quarterly, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Blue Fifth Review, The Caribbean Writer, The Journal of Caribbean Literatures, and other publications. Also, I have been a finalist in the Poetry and Stage Play contests of the Disquiet Literary Program as well as the recipient of two James D. Phelan Writing Awards.
Rowell, J.B.
J. B. Rowell has settled in the East Bay, California. Her poems have appeared at Literary Mama, MotherVerse, WOMB, asinine poetry, Mom Writers Literary Magazine, Birmingham Arts Journal, and the North Carolina Poet Laureate web site.
Roy, Donna
I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, with my partner. I'm a mother of two adult daughters and (thanks to them) I have four grandchildren. I have a holistic healing practice than I operate from home (www.thehealingdimension.co.nz) and I'm currently studying towards a degree in Religious Studies through Otago University. My poetry started arriving last year, it comes to me in a moment, I'll see something and just know that there's a poem ready to come out. I'm really enjoying what appears on my page.
Roy, Eric
Eric Roy lives in Austin, TX. He has poems recently published in The New York Quarterly, Slipstream and elsewhere.
Rucks, Carol
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Ruescher, Scott
Poems in recent issues of Poetry Quarterly, Agni Online, Harvard Educational Review, Tower Journal, Dalhousie Review, Naugatuck River Review, etc. New chapbook - "Perfect Memory" - forthcoming Aug 2015, Finishing Line Press. ?Looking for Lorca?: 2013 winner, Erika Mumford Prize, New England Poetry Club. "Sidewalk Tectonics": 2009 - Pudding House Publications.
Rumney, Linwood
Linwood Rumney's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Potomac Review, Carolina Quarterly, Cold Mountain Review, and Cerise Press, among others. He is a 2010 recipient of an emerging writers fellowship from the Writers' Room of Boson and a grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.
Russell, Cat
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Russomano, David
David Russomano graduated in 2006 with a BA in creative writing from Messiah College. His poetry has been featured in Write from Wrong, This Great Society, Red Booth Review, REDzine, Phantom Kangaroo, Thoughtsmith, and Pure Francis. It's also scheduled to appear in upcoming issues of Poetry for the Masses, The Writing Disorder, Moonshot Magazine, Lowestoft Chronicle, Lines + Stars, and Mouse Tales Press. You can find him in www.pw.org?s database of poets. He currently teaches English in Turkey.
Ruth-Killgore, Chanacee
Chanacee Ruth-Killgore is a wife, writer and pup-wrangler. She is author of the Hart of the Smokies cozy mysteries as well as a short Christmas Tale, Sleigh Bells. Chanacee lives in East Tennessee with her husband, Michael, and their two wild pups, Wrigley and Arkkis Pond. You can find more about her on Instagram, Twitter or at www.chanacee.net.
Rutherford, Fain
Fain Rutherford Over the years, Fain has worked as a soldier, lawyer, university lecturer, rock-climbing guide, survival instructor and at-home-dad. He currently resides in the shrub steppe desert of central Washington State. His recent poems appear or are scheduled to appear in Right Hand Pointing, Poetry Quarterly, Midnight Circus, Halfway Down the Stairs, Furious Gazelle, Front Porch Review, Eunoia Review, Connotation Press, and Apeiron Review.
Ryan, Kerenza
Ryan, Lucy
Lucy Hannah Ryan is a poet, pop-culture writer and aspiring novelist from London. She has been continuously writing freelance since the age of fourteen and has been published in numerous magazines, journals and websites including Why Magazine, The Brasillia Review and Half Mystic, for whom she has written poetry for their inaugural and third issues and contributed a guest post to their blog. In addition to this, she has self-published two chapbooks and co-runs a pop culture website. She can be found at www.lucyhannahryan.com
Ryan, Matt
Matt Ryan is the author of Read This Or You?re Dead To Me (forthcoming from Hopewell Publications). He is the publisher and editor of the poetry press, Lowbrow Press, the fiction editor of Best New Writing and teaches creative and academic writing at Concordia St. Paul University.
Sacco, Linda
Linda Sacco is an animal lover and bookworm. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) from Victoria University and Master of Teaching (Primary) from The University of Melbourne. She is the author of the Which Is Your Perfect Pet? ebook series with titles on Dog Breeds, Designer Dogs, Cat Breeds and Birds. These are available from Smashwords, The Apple iBookstore and wherever good ebooks are sold. Her poetry has been published in Track + Signal Magazine, Dead Snakes, Poetry Quarterly, Dual Coast Magazine, Three Line Poetry, Inwood Indiana, Haiku Journal, Tanka Journal and 50 Haikus.
Sage, Howard
Howard Sage back in the days edited and published Pulp magazine, including his interview with Ralph Ellison. One of his poems won first prize in the adult division of the Greenburgh, New York 2012 poetry contest
Sakai, Suzanne
Suzanne Sakai's work has appeared in Haiku Journal and Three Line Poetry. She is a freelance copy editor in scholarly publishing who lives in Randolph, VT.
Salcman, Michael
MICHAEL SALCMAN, poet, physician and art historian, was chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland and president of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. He lectures widely about art and the brain. Poems appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, New Letters, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore and Ontario Review. Featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily and All Things Considered, his work has received six nominations for a Pushcart Prize. Salcman is the author of four chapbooks. Poetry in Medicine, his anthology of classic and contemporary poems on doctors, patients, illness & healing was published to wide notice (Persea Books, 2015). His collections include The Clock Made of Confetti (Orchises, 2007), nominated for The Poets' Prize, The Enemy of Good is Better (Orchises, 2011) and A Prague Spring, Before & After, winner of the 2015 Sinclair Poetry Prize from Evening Street Press (2016). He is Special Lecturer in the Osher Institute at Towson Uni
Salik, Shawn
Emigrating to Toronto from Abu Dhabi at the age of five, Shawn has lived there since. The diverse city is where he draws most inspiration from. Shawn has previously published poetry with In My Bed, Rose Red Review, Haiku Journal and is set for publication with BareBack Lit in 2014. While finishing his last year of university Shawn continues to gig as the drummer for Toronto-based Chris vs. Krishna.
Salzano, April
April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg, Pyrokinection, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, The Camel Saloon, The Applicant and is forthcoming in Jellyfish Whispers and The South Townsville Micro Poetry Journal. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry and an autobiographical novel examining the beauty and pain involved in raising a child with Autism.
Salzano, April
April Salzano is currently working on a memoir on raising a child with autism and several collections of poetry. Her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Award and has appeared in journals such as The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. Her first chapbook, The Girl of My Dreams, is forthcoming in spring 2015 from Dancing Girl Press. The author serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press (www.kindofahurric
Sam, David Anthony
Born in Pennsylvania, David Antony Sam is the proud grandson of peasant immigrants from Poland and Syria. For much of his life, he lived and worked in the Detroit area, graduating from Eastern Michigan University (BA, MA) and Michigan Sate (Ph.D.). He lives now in Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda. Sam's poetry has appeared in over 80 journals and publications and he has five published collections, including Final Inventory (Prolific Press, 2018). His chapbook, Finite to Fail: Poems after Dickinson (2017) was the Grand Prize winner of GFT Press's 2016 Chapbook Contest. He currenty teaches creative writing at Germanna Community College, from where he retired as president in 2017. He serves on the Board of the Poetry Society of Virginia.
Samples, Caroline
Caroline Samples is a Buffalo, NY, native who now resides in middle Georgia. She is an instructor at Fort Valley State University, where she teaches composition and creative writing courses. Her recent work can be found in descant, Oak Bend Review, and in Contemporary American Voices.
Samuels, Clarise
Clarise Samuels is a Montreal writer who has published poetry, short fiction, and one novel. Clarise has a PhD in German literature and is the author of a scholarly book on the poetry of Paul Celan, available at major university libraries. Her second novel is in progress. Clarise is now working on a collection of haikus. She also does artwork in ink and watercolor and is an amateur photography.
Samuelson, Audrey
Audrey Samuelson lives and writes in Alabama.
Sanders, Mike
Sanderson, Jordan
Jordan Sanderson?s work has recently appeared in burntdistrict, Epigraph, Better: A Journal of Culture and Lit, The Meadow, and other journals. Jordan earned a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He currently lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where he teaches English.
Saraceno, June
June Sylvester Saraceno is author of Altars of Ordinary Light, a collection of poems published by Plain View Press, as well as a chapbook of prose poems, Mean Girl Trips released by Pudding House Publications. Her work has appeared in various journals including American Journal of Nursing, California Quarterly, Common Ground, Ginosko, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, The Pedestal, Poetry Motel, Quicksilver, The Rebel, Silk Road, Smartish Pace, Southwestern American Literature, Steel Toe Revi
Sargent, Angela
I have been writing since I was a kid. No matter how far away I've strayed from writing, it always pulls me back in. Some of my poems, essays, and short stories have been published in HeartLodge, Three Line Poetry, Our Journey, Beorh Quarterly, Erete's Bloom, AIM Magazine, and other publications. I am listed in the Poets and Writers Directory.




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