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Spitzenberger, Ray
Raymond (Ray) Spitzenberger holds a Doctor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Houston. He has published in FOOD FOR THOUGHT (haikus and other poems), RED RIVER REVIEW (poems), THE PAWN REVIEW (poem), TRY MAGAZINE (poems), TRY AGAIN (satire), NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL LITERATURE (short story), THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS (history), GRIT MAGAZINE (feature article), and others. He lives near Houston, Texas, with his beautiful wife Peggy and their spoiled cat Gatsby.
Spotts, Kimberly
I currently reside in Flagstaff, AZ and teach middle school writing. My passions include raising my four daughters, reading, art, writing, music, and dreams of travels to far off places with my adoring husband.
Spragins, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Spencer Spragins is a fiber artist, poet, and writer who taught in community colleges for more than a decade. Her tanka and bardic verse in the Celtic style have been published extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America. She is the author of "The Language of Bones: American Journeys Through Bardic Verse" and "With No Bridle for the Breeze: Ungrounded Verse." Updates are available on her website: www.authorsden.com/elizabethspragins.
Sprague, Adam
Dr. Adam Sprague writes when he isn't sitting in meetings or teaching.
Stallings, David
David Stallings was born in the U.S. South, raised in Alaska and Colorado before settling in the Pacific Northwest. Once an academic geographer, he has spent many years promoting public transportation in the Puget Sound area. His poems have appeared in several U.S. and U.K. literary journals and two anthologies.
Stanizzi, John L.
John L. Stanizzi is the author of the chapbook, Windows. His full length collections are Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall (www.antrimhousebooks.com), and After the Bell, and Hallalujah Time! (www.bigtablepublishing.com). His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The New York Quarterly, Tar River Poetry, Rattle, Passages North, The Spoon River Quarterly, Poet Lore, The Connecticut River Review, Freshwater, Boston Literary Review, and many other publications. He has new work forthcoming in Raintown Review, Off the Coast, and LIPS. John has read at many venues throughout Connecticut, including The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, RJ Julia Booksellers, and the Arts Café Mystic, and his work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. He is currently an adjunct professor of English at Manchester Community College. John is currently at work on two volumes -- Hallelujah Time! – Volume II, the follow up to his rec
Stanley, Brandon
Brandon Stanley is an author full of cynical aggression passing through a literary progression. God tried to kill him at birth via premature exit from the womb and much of what happens after that is simply revenge for this fact. He is a working class villain, with a soul like fine-tempered steel and a humor borne of the gallows laugh common to the condemned. He has been published in the 'Dark and Stormy' anthology and 'On the Rusk 6'. Currently, he is studying Philosophy at Angelo State Universi
Staveley, Will
I was published by Poetry Quarterly and Three Line Poetry.
Steadman, Helen
Helen Steadman writes poetry and fiction and has had work published in Poetry Quarterly, Tiger's Eye Journal and Apiary Magazine. She lives on the northern border of County Durham in North East England. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a fragrant Scottish Terrier named Archie. Any spare time is spent walking in the woods and along the river ? or looking out of the window.
Steele, Craig
Craig W. Steele resides in the countryside of northwestern Pennsylvania, not far from Lake Erie. When not writing, he?s a professor of biology at Edinboro University. In his quest to become a widely-published unknown poet, his poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary journals and magazines, most recently in The Lyric, Ottawa Arts Review, Mused: the BellaOnline Literary Review, Wolf Willow Journal and About Place Journal, amongst others.
Stein, N Ayara
N. A?Yara Stein is a Romani-American living on a chicory farm and has been nominated twice for the 2010 Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and is a grant recipient of the Michigan Art Council and the Arkansas Arts Council. The former editor of the arts quarterly Gypsy Blood Review, she?s recently published in Verse Wisconsin, The Birmingham Arts Journal, The Chaffey Review, The San Pedro Poetry Review.
Steiner, Sherry
www.sherrysteiner.com
Steinfeld, J. J.
Canadian poet, fiction writer, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island. He has published fourteen books ? ten short story collections, two novels, two poetry collections ? along with five chapbooks, the most recent ones being Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009), A Fanciful Geography (Poetry Chapbook, erbacce-press, 2010), and A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books, 2010). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals internationally, including in three earlier issues of Poetry Quarterly, and over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States.
Stenson, Leah
Leah Stenson is a published poet, workshop leader, Board Member of Friends of William Stafford, and coordinator and host of the prestigious Stonehenge Studios reading series in Portland. She is also an editor of the upcoming Ooligan Press anthology The Pacific Poetry Project. Her new chapbook, Heavenly Body, is forthcoming in August 2011 from Finishing Line Press. Publications include Oregon Literary Review, Northwest Women?s Journal, The Oregonian, and San Diego Poetry Annual.
Stenta, Gregory
Gregory Stenta's poetry has appeared online recently in Haiku Journal and Numinous Magazine. He graduated in June, 2010 from the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Stephens, Robert
Rob Stephens is working on a PhD in Creative Writing at Florida State University. His work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Epoch, Lake Effect, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Minnesota Review, and others. He can be contacted at rob.stephens.jr@gmail.com.
Stephenson, William
William Stephenson teaches English at the University of Chester, UK. His pamphlet Rain Dancers in the Data Cloud (Templar, 2012) won an Iota Shots award. His short collection is Source Code (Ravenglass, 2013).
Stewart, Cathleen
I am an unpublished poet. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Washington. I am interested in the mind and how it regulates how we see the world. I live with my husband and two cats, one of which is a very naughty kitten.
Stewart, Gerry
Gerry Stewart is a poet currently living in Finland. Her work has been published widely in magazines in the UK and abroad. Her collection Post-Holiday Blues was published by Flambard Press.
Stewart, Penn
Penn Stewart lives and writes in Macomb, Illinois. His most recent work appears in Word Riot, Dogzplot, Pure Slush, 4'33", and Midwest Literary Magazine.
Stidham, Greg
Stillerman, Jonathan
Jonathan C. Stillerman is a clinical psychologist in practice in Washington, DC, providing psychotherapy and teaching about the psychology of masculinity. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in MARGIE, Potomac Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Flyway and Main Street Rag.
Stockman, James
Write me at whoistomstockman@gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you.
Stolen, Martin
I was born and raised on my family's farm near Fosston in northern Minnesota. I recently finished my final year at Whitman College, where I studied issues of loss and grieving in the school?s philosophy program. My poems have appeared in Bemidji State University?s magazine Fire Ring Voices, a magazine from which I received the 2006 Outstanding Poetry award. My poems have also appeared in Whitman College?s two literary magazines Quarterlife and bluemoon.
Stolle, Chris
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Stone, P.T.
P.T. Stone is an undergraduate student at Clemson University. He is the President and Founder of the Clemson Writers' Guild, a blogger for A Book of One's Own and Spry Literary Journal, and a professional writer for Clemson Road Creative, LLC. When he is not writing, he can be found performing on the musical theatre stage. He is currently finishing his debut novel, working title: The Mirage of Innocence.
Stoughton, AJ
AJ Stoughton is a student in the college at Columbia University, where he is on the editorial board of The Columbia Review, and Vice President of the campus' chapter of the Roosevelt Institute. His poetry has appeared in Quarto and the Eunoia Review. He is Editor-in-Chief at TheTally.Org.
Stout, Alexander
Alexander is a human who plays classical piano, dabbles vigorously, and spills fragmented poetry. But he always uses a pen?never pencil. Sometimes he?s drunk while sober, and his closest friend routinely asks him, ?Who are you?? He currently attends the University of Utah, where he lives it up like he has possibly curable cancer. -Counterexample Poetics (2010), Dog Oil Press (2010), Red Fez Publications (2011), The Meridian Atlas (2011), and Poetry Quarterly (2012)
Stover, Monica
Monica Rae is a poet, artist and author. After studying Psychology and Art at Lycoming College, she settled down in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she works to be a pro-active voice within her local community. Monica Rae has been writing poetry, essays and fiction for over two decades and believes that words not only allow us to communicate but illuminate our own unique truth. She has been previously published in The Witches' Voice, Plain Spoke, SNM Horror Magazine and Poetry Quarterl
Stratmann, Suzanne
Suzanne Vogel Stratmann was born and raised in Pulllman, Washington, a small town swimming in wheat fields, and where the years were dotted with harvest moons. She obtained her degree in Anthropology at Washington State University, and then began wandering to the present via Seattle, WA; Bozeman, MT; Vienna, Austria; Munich, Germany; and now, finally but perhaps temporarily, calls Arlington, VA home. Along the way she has written, had babies, been shattered, sewn herself together, written, an
Strauss, Emily
Emily Strauss has an M.A. in English, but is self-taught in poetry. Over 300 of her poems have appeared in nearly a hundred online venues and in anthologies since 1997. The natural world is generally her framework; she often focuses on the tension between nature and humanity, using concrete images to illuminate the loss of meaning between them. She is a semi-retired teacher living in California.
Strohm, Paul
Paul Strohm is a freelance journalist working in Houston, Texas. His first collection of poems entitled Closed On Sundays will be published by the Wellhead Press in November 2014.
Strohm, Paul
Paul Strohm is a free lance journalist working in Houston, Texas. His work requires him to chase ambulances and fire trucks. He is very good at being anonymously attributed. His most recent poem "Dimple Dell Davis" is residing at HuKmag.com. Paul is a great fan of Raymond Carver who he met at a bookstore in Seattle.
Suarez, Dariel
Dariel Suarez was born in Havana, Cuba, where he lived until 1997. He will soon start his work as a candidate in fiction in Boston University's MFA Program. Dariel's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in many publications, including SmokeLong Quarterly, The Coachella Review, Midway Journal, Versal, JMWW, The Florida Book Review, and The Acentos Review. He's currently completing a collection of stories set in his native country as well as a poetry chapbook.
Suermondt, Tim
Tim Suermondt is the author of TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE ( The Backwaters Press, 2007) and JUST BEAUTIFUL from NYQ Books, 2010. He has published work in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Southern Humanities Review, Bellevue Literary Review and Prairie Schooner, and he has poems forthcoming in Tygerburning Literary Journal and Stand Magazine (U.K.). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
Sullivan, Hannah
I was born in London and now live in California, where I teach English at Stanford University. I've published poems in British magazines including P. N. Review, The Rialto, Magma, and Poetry Wales, and was a featured young poet in Reactions (2005).
Summers, Matt
Originally from Tacoma, I live in Boston with my wife and dog. My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Notre Dame Review, The South Carolina Review, The Comstock Review, Silk Road Review, and others.
Sutton, Benjamin
Benjamin Sutton is an MFA candidate at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Sweeney, Isaac
I am a father, husband, writer, and educator, in that order. I teach English at Armstrong High School in Richmond, Virginia.
Swinson, Kate
Writer. Rower. Teacher. Very often confused.
SYKES, TERRENCE
Terrence Sykes was born in the isolated coal mining area of southwestern Virginia ... Writing since he was nine years old his poems & photographs have appeared in journals in India Scotland Spain & USA . Remembrance ...whether real or imagined ..is a reoccurring theme in his creations
Szetela, Adam
Adam Szetela is an assistant professor in the liberal arts department at Berklee College of Music. His work has been published by The Nation, Salon, Pilgrimage Magazine, Riddle Fence, and elsewhere.
Tabaka, Ann Christine
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Tagg, Nathanael
Nathanael Tagg has received his BA and MA in English. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska, where he teaches writing courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College. When he isn?t teaching or spending time with loved ones, he?s often enjoying the process of understanding experience?and transforming it, perhaps?through poetry.
Tan Jr., Alexander
Alexander N. Tan Jr.,M.D. graduated from the University of the City of Manila (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila) with a Doctor of Medicine Degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Our Lady of Fatima University. He was a fellow at the 36th Dumaguete National Summer Writers' Workshop (1997). His short stories and poems have been published in several literary journals throughout the Philippines and the United States. He is a member of MENSA Philippines. A practici
Tato, Ed
My name is Ed Tato. I was born the same day as Joanna Carter and KPMC in Bakersfield but can neither sing nor play a musical instrument. More ominously, baseball player Mutt Wilson died that same day. I enjoy a well-spoken poem though I'm often vexed by the finer points of poetic meter. I live in Utica, New York. If you come by, try the Utica Greens featuring Utica Red Pepper. My two poetry collections are available online. Some of my poems can be found there, as well, or in various print journa
Tau, Margaret
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Taylor, Douglas
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Taylor, Tara
Tara Taylor?s poetry can be found in Poet Lore, River Styx, Poetry Quarterly, Nimrod, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The Grove Review, Inkwell Journal, and elsewhere. Taylor was awarded 2nd place in the 2011 River Styx International Poetry Contest and was a notable finalist in the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She received an MFA from North Carolina State University where she was awarded the 2010 Poetry Prize. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
Taylor, Zebadiah
Zebadiah Taylor was birthed and brought up in Pikeville, Tennessee, and is a recipient of the James A. Michener Fellowship and a candidate for a M.F.A. at the University of Texas, Austin. He has previously published in Poetry Miscellany and The Sequoya Review.
Teague, Heather
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Tedesco, Kailey
Kailey Tedesco believes poetry is the closest thing we have to magic. Her poem "She Used to be on a Milk Carton was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds her MFA in creative writing from Arcadia University, and she is the editor-in-chief of Rag Queen Periodical. You can find her work in FLAPPERHOUSE, After the Pause, Hypertrophic Literary, Rust + Moth, and more. For more information, please visit kaileytedesco.com.
Teplitz, Phyllis
I took a creative writing class in the community college and soon became addicted to poetry. I poemize my walks, wake up with an urgent poem on my mind. I write my fears and delights, my philosophy and my dreams. Once in a while, a poem of mine is published (Rattle, The Patterson Review, Avocet, etc.) Meanwhile, I keep on writing.
Terrell, Samantha
Samantha Terrell is an American poet whose work emphasizes emotional integrity and social justice. She is the author of several eBooks including, Learning from Pompeii, Coffee for Neanderthals, Disgracing Lady Justice and others, available on smashwords.com and its affiliates.
Tessmer, Gretchen
Gretchen Tessmer is a writer based in New England. Her poetry and prose has been featured in literary journals in both the US and the UK, most recently North American Review, GreenPrints, Flash: The International Short Short Story Magazine and Fantasy Short Stories.
Thede, Zachary
Zachary Thede is an undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and a Civil Affairs Specialist in the Army Reserve. He is currently the Poetry Editor for the Wisconsin Review. This will be his first poetry publication.
Thiessen, Loreena
studied languages and literature; teach English to international students; enjoy reading and writing variety of poetry forms...
Thomas, Aden
Aden Thomas grew up in central Wyoming. Previously, his poetry has been featured in The Kentucky Review, The Inflectionist Review, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, and Up The Staircase Quarterly. He currently lives and works in Laramie, Wyoming.
Thomas, Fran
Ph.D. in English literature, M.L.S. in Library Science. Taught language, literature, humanities and creative writing in US and foreign universities (China, Iran, and Japan), in Poland, and on a university ship circling the globe. Published a book (Law in Action), book reviews (Journal of American Culture, Literary Review, American Book Review), travel articles, doctoral thesis on the ballad. Published in Encore, Poem, Bitterroot, Western Poetry, Concerning Poetry, Lyric, The Poet....
Thomas, Sean




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