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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.
Sarnat, Gerard
Sattler, Joel
Saturley, Maggie
Maggie Saturley is a doctoral student and teacher educator at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is also a Teacher Consultant for the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project. Poetry writing is her passion.
Saunders, Jennifer
Jennifer Saunders' poetry has appeared in Ibbetson Street Magazine, Literary Bohemian, Literary Mama, and elsewhere and she has work forthcoming in Adanna and Found Poetry Review. She is an American currently living in Switzerland with her Swiss husband and their two Swiss-American sons.
Savett, Akiva Jeffrey
Akiva Jeffrey Savett jsavett1@gmail.com I am a poet and English Teacher originally from Philadelphia, living outside of Washington DC. Previous Work Has Appeared In: Et Cetera Caesura The Washington Post
Savishinsky, Joel
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Sawada, Tomoko
Tomoko Sawada lives in New York City.
Saxena, Roheeni
Roheeni Saxena, a graduate of Wellesley College, lives in New York City, where she is pursing a Masters degree at Columbia University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Quarterly, Poets & Artists, Tryst, and other journals. To learn more about Roheeni please visit her website (www.roheenisaxena.com) or follow her personal blog (www.rosax.wordpress.com).
Saxena, Silvi
Silvi Saxena writes and plays in Philadelphia, where she is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been published in The Houston Literary Review, Mad Swirl, All Things Girl and Lucid Rhythms. In her free time, she thinks about beaches, looks at images of beaches and travels up and down the east coast (typically looking down at beaches.)
Scacco, Peter
Peter L. Scacco is the author of seven books of poetry and a translation of Théophile Gautier's Salon of 1850-51. Mr. Scacco is also an accomplished woodcut artist whose work can be seen at www.scaccowoodcuts.com. Mr. Scacco has lived and worked in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Brussels; he now makes his home in Austin, Texas.
Scales, Toni
Toni Scales is an ex funeral director's assistant who resides in her native town of Corpus Christi, Texas. She enjoys solitude, creating digital art, and all things vintage. Her work has appeared in such online journals as Wicked Alice and The Pedestal Magazine. You can contact her by email at bloodrose@aol.com.
Schechter, Eliana
Eliana Schechter is from New Jersey, but spends much of her time in Iowa at Grinnell College where she studies English literature and Religious Studies.
Scheiber, Greg
Greg Scheiber was spewed forth from Northford, Connecticut and thrust out into the waiting arms of Gettysburg College. Now fully indoctrinated in the mantra "Do great work", Greg is rounding out his years of study in literature and writing in south-central Pennsylvania. His work has been published in Rat Tail Detail.
Schiffman, Richard
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Schireson, Peter
Peter Schireson is a Zen Buddhist priest who lives in the foothills of the Sierras in California
Schmid, Joyce
Dear Glen Lyvers, Thank you for the invitation to submit to Poetry Quarterly! Warm regards, Joyce Schmid
Schmidt, Alex
Alex is a poetry graduate, with a BA and an MFA. He currently lives in Charlotte, NC where he's recently written and directed a play, with other plays in the works. His poems have been published in various periodicals, and he works full-time at the Trader Joe's in the city. Finally, he maintains a blog, one of abstraction and experimentation, but which is slowly morphing into the idea of critiquing films: sausageshapedearth.wordpress.com
Schmidt, Ellen
As a child Ellen Hirning Schmidt began a lifelong habit of keeping a pencil, pad, and flashlight next to her bed, writing several times a night. After retirement from work at a crisis center in 2006, she designed "Writing through the Rough Spots" a course enabling participants to create clarity about challenging life situations through writing. Her students, 18 - 85 years - athlete, author, chaplain, ex-felon, hairdresser, musician, physician, prison guard, restaurant server, scientist, teacher - come from across the US and 15 countries. She has been teaching classes since 2006, including each semester at Cornell University and weeklong workshops on Star Island, NH. Though a poet all her life, she only became interested in publishing them when she turned 70. Passager, The Avocet, Poetry Quarterly, Caesura, The Healing Muse, Blood and Thunder, Connect River Review. www.WritingRoomWorkshops.com
Schmult, Greg
Greg Schmult is an environmental consultant living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and daughter. His work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Organs of Vision and Speech, Iodine, and The Aurorean.
Schnap, Richard
Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications.
Schneider, Jim
Jim Schneider, of Madison, Wisconsin, is interested in poetry and contemplative photography.
Schneider, Mather
I am a cab driver living in Tucson, Arizona. I have 3 full length books available.
Schout, Dawn
Dawn Schout?s poetry has appeared in more than 50 publications, including Dagda Publishing, Main Street Rag, Poetry Quarterly, Red River Review, and Tipton Poetry Journal. She is an assistant editor for Fogged Clarity and was nominated for Best of the Net in 2013. Her debut poetry collection, Wanderlust, will be published next year by WordTech Editions. To read more of her poetry, visit www.dawnschout.com.
Schug, Larry
Bio; I live with my wife, dog and three cats near a large tamarack bog in St. Wendel Twp., Minnesota and have published 7 books of poems, the latest, At Gloaming, with North Star Press. I currently volunteer as a writing tutor and as a Naturalist. My website is www.larryschugpoet.com
Schultz, Rob
Taught at Western Michigan U. and Virginia Commonwealth U. before drifting into radio and voice work. A first novel, "Styll in Love," came out a decade ago from Van Neste Books and a book of novellas, "In Hart," seeks a publisher. Other work has appeared in New Delta Review, Rattapallax, Sou'wester and West Branch.
Schwartz, Carla
In addition to Poetry Quarterly, poems by Carla Schwartz have appeared in Aurorean, Fulcrum, Common Ground, Cactus Heart, Switched-on Gutenberg, Naugatuck River Review, Solstice Magazine, and Ibbetson Street, among others. Her book, Mother, One More Thing (Turning Point) is available on Amazon.com. Her CB99videos youtube channel has had hundreds of thousands of views. Learn more at carlapoet.com.
Schwartz, Greg
Greg Schwartz works in a cubicle by day and chases his two kids around in the evening. Sometimes he even finds time to write. Some of his poems have appeared in Cold Mountain Review, New York Quarterly, Writers' Journal, and Modern Haiku. When time was more plentiful, he was the staff cartoonist for SP Quill Magazine and a book reviewer for Whispers of Wickedness.
Scopa, Domenic
Domenic James Scopa is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and 2014 recipient of the Robert K. Johnson Poetry Prize and Garvin Tate Merit Scholarship. His work was selected in a contest hosted by Missouri State University Press to be included in their anthology Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, volume 3. He is a student of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program, where he studies poetry and translation. He is also a staff writer for the literary journal Verse-Virtual, a book reviewer
Scott, Andrew
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Scott, Claire
Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has been accepted by the Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Healing Muse and Vine Leaves Literary Journal among others. Her first book of poetry, Waiting to be Called, was published in 2015. She is the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.
Scully, Bobbi
B.E. Scully lives in the woods of Oregon with a variety of human and animal companions. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Gothic novel Verland: The Transformation; other published work, interviews, and odd scribblings can be found at bescully.com
Scully, Ron
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Sealy, Lauren
I received my MA in English at Carnegie Mellon University. I live in Pittsburgh, PA.
Sedlacek, LB
L.B. Sedlacek has had poems published in numerous publications such as "Main Street Rag," "Pure Francis," "Big Pulp," "The Copperfield Review," "Sea Stories," "RiverLit," and others. She is the author of 10 chapbooks, publishes a free newsletters resource for poets, "The Poetry Market Ezine," and is a former Poetry Editor for "ESC! Magazine."
Segal, Edwin
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Segal-Umans, Denise
Denise Segal Umans grew up in South Africa and now lives near Boston, USA. She is a speech-language therapist and linguist. Her poetry has been published in Poetry Quarterly, Clementine Poetry Journal, Clementine Unbound, The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, and Indiana Voice Journal. Additional interests include photography, bird-watching and singing.
Segundo, Nolo
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Segundo, Nolo
The poet, 73, began submitting poems only a few years ago and has been published online/in print by 29 literary magazines in the US, UK, Canada, Romania, and India. His minor theme is the not so brave new world of aging; the major one is the sense of 'endlessness', Eternity, he has had since having an NDE whilst almost drowning at 24. A publisher recently released a book of his poems titled 'The Enormity of Existence' under his pen name, Nolo Segundo.
Sell, Robert
R.V. Sell lives and is stubbornly still employed at a utility service in Illinois. He?s a self-taught, ?weekend poet? who writes from a Midwestern ?blue-collar? perspective but was culturally enlightened while living in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, in the immediate aftermath of Perestroika.? Robert says he tries to write in language that is simple, blunt, and cutting. Publishing credits: The Centrifugal Eye and others pending.
Seltzer, Bob
For Summer Issue -- "5 Sexual Lines for Summer"
Sengupta, Oindri
Oindri Sengupta, 25 years of age, from India is a postgraduate in English from Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal.She is mostly influenced by Bengali, English, French, Spanish and German literature. Her poetry has appeared in many national and international journals like, Muse India, Kritya, Decanto, Chiron Review, Hudson View, Istanbul Literary Review etc. Her collection of poetry has been also adapted to a play.
Senser, Daniel
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Serea, Claudia
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet with work published in Field, New Letters, Gravel, Prairie Schooner, The Mahalat Review, Asymptote, RHINO, and elsewhere. She has published five poetry collections, most recently Twoxism, a poetry-photography collaboration with Maria Haro (8th House Publishing, 2018). Serea is a founding editor of National Translation Month and a co-host of The Williams Poetry Readings series in Rutherford, NJ. She writes and translates on her commute between New Jersey and New York.
Sevcenko, Melanie
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Sgro, Ashley
Ashley Sgro has always been infatuated with words and writing. As an avid reader and eternal writer, she dedicates her free time to composing poetry and flash fiction. Ashley currently lives in New Jersey. Visit her at ashleysgro.com.
Shapiro, Marian
Sharman, Penny
I am an artist and poet, I`ve been writing poems for over 15 years and gradually developing. I am inspired by nature and the cosmos and human relationships. I have an abstract and surreal style grounded in the love of creating detailed images that take you off the page. I have an MA in Creative writing from Edge Hill University, UK. My pamphlet Fair Ground and my collection Swim With Me In Deep Water are available to purchase from my website: pennysharman.co.uk
Sharp, Cynthia
Cynthia Sharp has been published and broadcast internationally. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals such as Poetry Quarterly, Three Line Poetry, Haiku Journal, 50 Haikus, Haiku Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, untethered, Toasted Cheese and Street Light Press, among others. She is the author of the community workshop book, How to Write Poetry, and the editor of Poetic Portions, a compilation of poems and recipes honouring Earth Day. She lives on the west coast where she enjoys the exquisite beauty of nature.




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