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Shenvi, Shilpa
Shepard, Caroline
Caroline Shepard is a poet and public school teacher in New York City.
Sheridan, Gerald
I am returning to the world of literature after a long absence; a world that I have always regretted leaving. I entered the literary world as a poet, but now I am expanding my "box" to include prose. I work as my math teacher alter-ego in the Southern Tier of Upstate New York while I delve back into this beautifully ethereal world. In 1998 & 1999, I had a few poems published in the Corning Community College Annual, SCOP (Corning, NY), including "Sunday Worship," "6:00 in the Morning," "Scent of a Rose," and a couple that have been rewritten. Although I am still new to this world again, "Meadows" and "Absent Waves (Revisited)" have been published in Poetry Quarterly's Summer 2017 (Issue #30) and Fall 2017 (Issue #31) editions, respectively; and most recently, "Blue Ridge Ornithology" has been accepted by The Helix Magazine and will appear in their Spring 2018 issue.
Sheridan, J.lynn
J.lynn Sheridan poems and writes fiction in the Chain O? Lakes area of northern Illinois where she lives with her scruffy construction-guy husband and children, but she?d rather live in an old hardware store for the aroma, ambiance, and possibilities. Her poems can most recently be found in Beyond the Dark Room (an international poetry anthology), a Poetic Bloomings? anthology, Em-Dash Literary Journal, Garbanzo Literary Magazine, and Four and Twenty. She is currently working on her first n
Shook, Steffi
Shuff, Z
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Shultz, David
David F. Shultz writes from Toronto, ON, where he also works as a teacher. His poems and stories have appeared in publications including Polar Borealis, 49th Parallels, The Haiku Journal, Dreams and Nightmares, Three Line Poetry, The Literary Hatchet, and the Lovecraft eZine, among others.
Simmons, Dan
Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He has loved living in the Mid-Willamette Valley for over 30 years. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and is as active member of the Albany Civic Theater. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in various journals such as Naugatuck River Review, Avatar Review, Burningword, Pirene's Fountain, and Verse Wisconsin.
Simmons, Jon
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Simon, Mareyna
I am bad at bios and biology.
Simon, Terri
Terri Simon’s poetry chapbook, “Ghosts of My Own Choosing,” was published by Flutter Press in 2017. Her chapbook, “Ringing the Bell” is scheduled to be published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House in 2020. Her work has appeared in “The Avenue,” “Third Wednesday,” “Poetry Quarterly,” “Rat’s Ass Review,” “Ariel Chart,” and other print and online journals, as well as several anthologies. She received honorable mention in Kind of a Hurricane Press’ Editor’s Choice for 2015. She lives in Laurel, Maryland with her husband and dogs. She can be found at http://www.terricsimon.com, on Twitter as @terricsimon, and on https://www.facebook.com/terrisimonwriter.
Simpson, Lucy
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Simpson, Mark
Mark Simpson?s work has appeared in a number of magazines. His book, A Poised World, won the Rhea & Seymour Gorsline Poetry Competiton from Bedbug Press in 2008. He works in Seattle as writer for an instructional design firm.
Sims, Wesley
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Singer, Ian
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Singer, Ron
Poems by Ron Singer (www.ronsinger.net) have appeared in many publications, and some have been anthologized or set to music. He has published five books, and he recently completed three trips to Africa for a sixth, Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with Pro-Democracy Leaders (forthcoming). His serial thriller, Geistmann, is available at jukepopserials.com, and his work has twice been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.
Singleton, Sharron
Before turning to poetry I worked for many years as a social worker, fundraiser and community organizer around issues of poverty, civil rights and the anti-nuclear war movement. My chapbook, "A Thin Thread of Water" was published last fall and I have had poems published in Agni, Rattle, The Spoon River Poetry Review and the Atlanta Review, among others. I teach poetry in my small rural Virginia town and through an on-line workshop. I'm an avid gardener and am married with two children and
Sipp, Joshua
Siteman, Chris
Born in Boston, Chris Siteman grew up in a blue collar, predominantly Irish-Catholic, family. In 2007 Chris received his MFA from Emerson College. Since Aug. of 2010 he?s been pursuing his JD at Suffolk Law. He?s taught in Suffolk University?s English Dept., Lesley University?s Humanities Dept. and Boston University?s Undergrad. Writing Program. His work is forthcoming in Poetry Ireland Review, The Potomac and 5 Poetry Journal, and has recently appeared in PostPoetry Magazine and Anomalous.
Skahill, Thomas
Thomas Skahill is a poet living in Los Angeles, California. He has been featured in journals such as Inscape, Circus of Indie Artists, and 521.
Skolnik, Fred
Fred Skolnik is the author of The Other Shore (Aqueous Books, 2011). His second novel, Death, was published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2015. His stories, essays and poems have appeared in over 150 journals. Under a pen name, he also published two novels in 2014: Rafi's World and The Links in the Chain.
Slavik, Ralph
When I was a child in Cleveland I would write poems during tough times in our family. I thought this would help but forcing my poems to rhyme had the effect of hiding my feelings. Now I am older and a retired teacher and principal I have come full circle. I now use poetry to better understand my inner feelings as I relive my relationships with others and myself. It is in those moments in my life that I never want to forget. It is in my older years that I want to remember my life as a poet seeking the truth. It is who I have become.
Sloan, David
A graduate of the University of Southern Maine?s Stonecoast MFA Poetry Program, David Sloan teaches in Maine?s only Waldorf high school. He is the author of two books on teaching: Stages of Imagination: Working Dramatically with Adolescents, and Life Lessons: Reaching Teenagers through Literature. His poetry has appeared most recently in The Barefoot Review, The Broome Review, The Caf? Review, Carpe Articulum, Innisfree, The Naugatuck River Review, The Northern New England Revi
Small, Marya
I am a fledgling poet, rediscovering my love of poetic expression after a very long hiatus during which I was extremely busy raising my children and working as a nurse. I reside in the southern part of New Jersey, where I am privileged to live in an area which is tranquil and pretty, perfect for creative inspiration.
Smallwood, Carol
Carol Smallwood co-edited (Molly Peacock, foreword) Women on Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets McFarland, 2012; Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms was nominated for the Pushcart; Divining the Prime Meridian, forthcoming from Wordtech Editions.
Smith, Bex
I'm a mother of boys based in Abertridwr, South Wales. My writing focuses mainly on the rewilding of the valleys landscape and people following the closure of the heavy industry that was once the primary cultural and geographical shaper of the environment. I'm also influenced by the day to day of having and raising children, balancing full time work & parenting with 'me time', and a keen interest in the environmental issues our modern world creates.
Smith, Derek
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Smith, Dorsia
Smith, Erin
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Smith, Stephanie
Stephanie Smith is a poet and writer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in such publications as PIF MAGAZINE, STRONG VERSE, ILLUMEN, and LIQUID IMAGINATION. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, DREAMS OF DALI (Flutter Press, 2010).
Sokolsky, Helen Leslie
Helen Leslie Sokolsky's poems have appeared in a number of publications including The California Poetry Quarterly, Poet Lore, Poetry Canada Review, Seven Circle Magazine, The Poetry Review (PSA), Confrontation, and the Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. rnRecent publications include The Ekphrastic Review, POEM and The Aurorean.rnHer chapbook of poems, Two Sides of a Ticket, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014, and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. Helen won 3rd place for her poem " The Coat" in the 2012 Tom Howard / John Reid Winning Writers Contest, and received a letter of recognition from the executive director of New York Cares for that poem. rnrnIn 2016, she was a finalist in the Atlanta Review's International Poetry Competition. A retired NYC Special Education teacher, Helen has worked as a volunteer in a shelter for women and the Lighthouse for the Blind. She lives with her husband in upper-Manhattan near Fort Tryon Park. r
Solomon, Gerald
Dear Editor, I should be glad if you would kindly consider for publication the poem below. Magazines that have accepted my work: The Baltimore Review, Illuminations, The Paterson Literary Review, The Printer's Devil, The New Writer, Essence, Decanto, The Monarch Review, Stickman Review,The Muse, Barnwood International Magazine, Epiphany, Best Poems, Avatar, Ottawa Arts Review, Clockhouse Review, Poetica, Frostwriting, Revival Literary Journal, The Writer's Literary Muse. In t
Solonche, J.R.
J.R. Solonche is a four-time Pushcart Prize as well as a Best of the Net nominee who has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. He is coauthor of PEACH GIRL: POEMS FOR A CHINESE DAUGHTER (Grayson Books). His full-length collection, BEAUTIFUL DAY, is forthcoming from Deerbrook Editions.
Sonnenschein, Richard
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Sood, Megha
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Sorce, Tyler
Tyler Sorce is an American poet and fiction writer from Pennsylvania. His most recent work can be seen in Poetry Quarterly.
Sorensen, Braja
I am a?writer, author, poet, photographer,?a home-brewed gourmand & cow lover?hailing from the beaches of Australia. I?ve?lived in on the banks of the Ganges in Mayapur, West Bengal, since the turn of the century.?Lost & Found in India?was my first published mainstream book (2013, Hay House International), the second is?Mad & Divine?(2015). I'm at www.brajasorensen.com, or my Amazon Author's Page http://tinyurl.com/kfy3ygm
Sorestad, Glen
Glen Sorestad is a long-time Canadian poet who lives in Saskatoon. His poems have been published in many parts of the world and have appeared in translation in eight languages.
Spain, James
My poetry is simply inspired by my love of family, history and nature. I was born and raised in New Hampshire and still reside here with my family. I enjoy creating short stories and poetry. I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with my Master's Degree in Business Administration and have enjoyed a career in the Consumer Food Industry for over three decades.
Spector, Sivan
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Spenst, Kevin
Kevin Spenst's prose can be found in the anthology Can't Lit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil, the Martian Press Review, Pages of Canada, Only Magazine and Hacksaw Zine. In 2011 a creative non-fiction piece will appear in the national anthology Side Effects. (Brindle & Glass) His poetry has appeared in The Maynard, The Enpipe Line, Ditch Poetry, One Cool Word, Four and Twenty, Pulpit Magazine and Poet's Espresso (California). Most recently his manuscript, The Gang's All Down by th
Speranza, Susan
Susan Speranza is in her last year of the MFA Writing program at Lindenwood University. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals, including Poetry Quarterly, The Literary Yard, the Voices Project and the Magnolia Review. In 2012, she was a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. The same novel (My Life in Dogs) was on the short list of finalists in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition. It was subsequently published as The Tale of Lucia Grandi, the Early Years by Brook House Press. It has since garnered favorable reviews and has been compared to the American classic, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She currently lives in Vermont where in addition to her writing, she breeds and shows Pekingese. Her writing extends to this hobby as well: she has written many articles on the breed and breeding and exhibiting for various print and online dog blogs and breed magazines.
Spilman, Richard
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Spilman, Richard
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
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 RED RIVER REVIEW (poems), THE PAWN REVIEW (poem), ATLAS POETICA (tanka), BETTER THAN STARBUCKS (haiku), TRY MAGAZINE (poems), NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL LITERATURE (short story), THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS (history), GRIT MAGAZINE (feature article), and others. He has published a lighthearted nonfiction book, IT MUST BE THE NOODLES, and his book of poems, OPEN PRAIRIES, is coming out this summer, 2020. He lives near Houston, Texas, with his beautiful wife Peggy and their two cats, Gatsby and Pixie.
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" (Kelsay Books) and "With No Bridle for the Breeze: Ungrounded Verse" (Shanti Arts Publishing). 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, and is the author of 21 books, including Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2014), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2015), An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2016), Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (Poetry, Guernica Editions, 2017), A Visit to the Kafka Caf? (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2018), Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2019), and Morning Bafflement and Timeless Puzzlement (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2020). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies internationally, and over 50 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.




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