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Uys, Stiaan
Vaccaro Nelkin, Carrie
Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin?s poetry has been published in Shadow Road Quarterly, Rose & Thorn Journal, Golden Sparrow Literary Review, and Piedmont Literary Review. Her short fiction has appeared in Rose Red Review, Fiction Vortex, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Absent Willow Review, and the anthologies Skulls & Crossbones: Tales of Women Pirates and Hunger: Stories of Desire, Discovery, and Dissatisfaction. Carrie?s first novel is due out from Permuted Press in late summer 2015.
Vagnino, Katie
Katie Vagnino originally hails from St. Louis, though she has been living in the northeast for the past decade. She has a BA from Yale and completed her MFA at Emerson College this past May. Her work has appeared in a number of places, including The Raintown Review, nibble, nthWORD, Waterways, and The Furnace Review. She currently lives in Allston, MA and teaches freshman composition at Emerson.
Valley, Rebecca
Originally from Saint Albans, VT, I am currently a full-time student in Olympia, WA. I most enjoy poems by Lucie Brock-Broido, Adrienne Rich and Mary Oliver, and my work has been featured on Vermont Public Radio and at Cowbird.com (stories can be found at: http://cowbird.com/rebecca-valley/stories/)
Van Alstyne, Jennifer
Jennifer van Alstyne is a creative writing student at Monmouth University. She is currently working on a collection of poetry focusing on 20th century virtuoso, Glenn Gould.
Van der Have, Milla
Milla van der Have (The Netherlands, 1975) wrote her first poem at 16, during a physics class. Since then she has written poetry, short stories and fairy tales. In 2008 she has changed to English as a writing language, because somehow she feels more comfortable with English as a writing language.
Van Hooser, Doug
Doug Van Hooser lives and writes in southern Wisconsin and Chicago where he is a network playwright at Chicago Dramatists Theatre.His play, Hear Ye, Hear Ye, will be produced this summer in Chicago. His fiction has appeared in Red Earth Review, Flash Fiction Magazine and Bending Genres. His poetry can be found in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Sheila-Na-Gig, Split Rock Review and Chariton Review.
Vande Bossche, Karen
Karen Vande Bossche is a Bellingham, Washington, poet and short story writer who teaches middle school. Some of her more recent work can be found in Burningword, Silver Birch Press and Sediment. Other poems are forthcoming in Straight Forward Poetry, Lunch Ticket, and Clover, a Literary Rag. Karen was born in the Midwest, raised in Southern California, and is firmly planted now in the Pacific Northwest. She believes that writing is one of the few venues to continued sanity in today's world.
Vandermolen, Sheri
Sheri Vandermolen is editor in chief of Time Being Books. From 2008 to 2014, she resided in India, exploring the subcontinent via camera and pen until her repatriation to California. Her verse has appeared in various international journals, including Ashvamegh, Commonline Journal, Contemporary American Voices, Contemporary Literary Review India, Earthen Lamp Journal, Foliate Oak, Muse India, Papercuts, and Taj Mahal Review, as well as in the anthology Veils, Halos and Shackles.
Varghese, BA
B. A. Varghese graduated from Polytechnic University (New York) in 1993 and has been working in the Information Technology field ever since. Inspired to explore his artistic side, he is currently working toward a degree in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. His work has appeared in Rose Red Review, The Camel Saloon, Foliate Oak, Apalachee Review, Eunoia Review, and is forthcoming in Mused and The Blue Hour. (www.bavarghese.com)
Veil, Janet
Janet Veil is a Pennsylvania based novelist, poet, and visual artist. You can find her poetry in GTK Creative Journal, Oddville Press, and {m}aganda Magazine. She is currently shopping her novel, Saint Agnes of South Street, and is in the early stages of a collection of essays on New York City dance culture. To learn more about her ongoing projects visit janetveil.com.
Verdi, Bryan
Veverka, Marian
I am retired. All my life I have written about nature along Lake Erie's shores. Much of my work has appeared locally. Recently mmy poems appeared in "A Prairie Journal" "Moondance" "Verse Wisconsin" and others.
Vincent, Donald
Viner, Chloe
Chloe Viner works as an Environmental Analyst and has a passion for the great outdoors. She lives in Vermont with her husband , Shane and their rescue cat, Milo. She published a chapbook of poetry by Finishing Line Press in 2011 titled, 'Naked Under an Umbrella.'
Viola, Kina
Kina Viola is an undergraduate Creative Writing major at Hamilton College. She is a dual citizen of the US and Canada, and though there are several places which she would call home, she has spent most of her years in White Plains, NY. Kina's work has thus far appeared in University of Baltimore's national journal, Welter, and in the online journal, Crack the Spine.
Viola, Pete
Pete Viola writes to some end or other. He is a full time student, a part-time copy editor and seasonal park worker and is readily renewable and (semi-)certified organic. He is a founder and editor for the fledgling Petrichor Review and his work has appeared in Chronogram, Stonesthrow Review and Awosting Alchemy.
Vitsas, Corrina
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Vogt, Rob
Rob Vogt holds a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California. His poem "The Longest Time" was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize.
Vojta, Agnes
Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T. She is the author of Porous Land (Spartan Press, 2019). Her poems recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gasconade Review, Thimble Literary Magazine, Trailer Park Quarterly, Poetry Quarterly, Sonic Boom, and elsewhere.
Von der embse, Dan
Daniel von der Embse was born and raised in Ohio, and graduated from Ashland University with a B.A. degree in Theatre. He writes poetry and also has a long career as a copywriter for ad agencies in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. His poems appear in The Missing Slate, The Blue Hour, Harpoon Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly and others.
Von Nordheim, Chuck
Chuck lives at the far edge of Los Angeles County where chapparal merges into pure desert. When not engaged in the attempt to merge camel DNA with the human genome in his home laboratory, he serves as a freelance docent to nearby secret military bases. California State University San Bernardino claims him as an MFA candidate. His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming from Comments Magazine and the Northridge Review.
Voss, Alexandria
I am a 23-year-old aspiring author and poet. I found my love for poetry while at APSU. I graduated with a B.S. in English and minor in Creative Writing. I hope to earn an MFA in Creative Writing some time in the near future. I tend to lean towards mythology and fantastical themes. I am also a lover of cats. =^o.o^=
Vossler, Ty
Ty Spencer Vossler is the (ex)man?ex-policeman, ex-triathlete, ex-husband, ex-teacher, expatriate, ex farmer... The (ex's) have enabled Vossler to experience life fully and to interpret his discoveries in various writing forms. He currently lives in Mexico with his BMW (beautiful Mexican wife) and their daughter, Frida.
Vought, Janna
Janna received her MFA from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. She is an AWP Intro Journals Nominee in Poetry for 2013, published four books of poetry, and has more than 50 pieces of writing published in various literary journals.
Wakefield, Jacques
I was published by Poetry Quarterly. Anthology of American Literature,9th edition, Pearson, Beatdom.com, Rigorous magazine, Aaduna.
Walker, Jessi
Jessi Walker is a freelance writer of poetry and short fiction. She currently studies creative writing and teaches at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
Walker, Michael S.
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Walls, Audrey
Audrey Walls lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is an MFA student in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her poetry and fiction have previously appeared or are forthcoming from The Monongahela Review, Mason's Road, Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, Four and Twenty, and The Best Young Writers and Artists in America anthology.
Walsh, M.B.
Never thought poetry would tempt me, but here we are
Walsh Imdad, Lori A.
Lori A. Walsh Imdad has been a children?s section columnist, a teacher and is the Principal of American Standard International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has been writing poetry since her teenage years and has contributed to Poetry anthologies in the U.S., Bangladesh and internationally. She was born in Cheshire, Connecticut in the U.S. and lived in Long Island, New York until 2005 when her family moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Walstrom, Audrey
Mother to three, grandmother to one, I work at an elementary school, helping 2nd and 3rd grade students become more fluent readers. Hobbies include a wide variety of activities including cross stitching, hiking, and watching French films. I'm hoping someday to be able to add writing poetry to that list.
Walton, Robert
I am an experienced writer. My novel Dawn Drums was awarded first place in the 2014 Arizona Authors Association’s literary contest and also won the 2014 Tony Hillerman Best Fiction Award. Barry Malzburg and I wrote “The Man Who Murdered Mozart”, published by Fantasy & SF in 2011. Several dozen of my poems have been published on various websites and in assorted journals. Most recently, my "Uriah" was published in "Assisi", a literary journal associated with St. Francis College, Brooklyn. If you need more information about me, please check my website. I've noted the link: http://chaosgatebook.wordpress.com/
Walton, Will
Will Walton grew up in Waycross, Georgia. His interest in writing began with songwriting, and then poetry. He has a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Valdosta State University, where he worked as Editor of Odradek. Here, he began veraciously reading contemporary poetry, connecting deeply with poets such as Kim Addonizio, C.G. Hanzlicek and Charles Bukowski. He is thirty-two years old, and currently resides in Georgia. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Waterways, Common Ground Rev
Wang, John
As a featured author and poet, Dr. John Wang has authored/coauthored six published books (http://www.crcpress.com/authors/i351-john-x-wang). Dr. Wang is a Top Contributor of LinkedIn's Poetry Editors & Poets group (https://www.crcpress.com/authors/i351-john-wang/news/i1330-dr-john-x-wang-top-contributor-of-poetry-editors-poets-linkedin). Dr. John X. Wang?s poem, ?Crossing with Blue Moonlight,? appeared in Poetry Quarterly: The Winter/Summer 2012 edition.
Wangler, Adam
Ward, Anthony
Anthony tends to fidget with his thoughts in the hope of laying them to rest. He has managed to lay them in a number of literary magazines including The Faircloth Review, Ijagun Poetry, Shot Glass Journal, Turbulence, The Autumn Sound Review, Torrid Literature Journal and Crack the Spine, amongst others.
Wasilewski, Nells
Nells Wasilewski lives in a small southern town, seventy miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Walter. She retired from the mortgage industry in 2011 and began pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Her writing has been greatly influenced by faith, her own experiences and nature. When Nells is not writing, she enjoys family, entertaining and traveling. Her work has appeared in many journals, magazines and anthologies.
Wasserstein, Israel
Israel Wasserstein, a Lecturer in English at Washburn University, was born and raised on the Great Plains. His first poetry collection, This Ecstasy They Call Damnation, is a 2013 Kansas Notable Book. His poetry and prose have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Blue Mesa Review, Flint Hills Review, and elsewhere.
Waterman, Cary
Cary Waterman Biographical Statement Cary Waterman is the author of five books of poems. Her last book, Book of Fire, was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award. Her poems are included in the anthologies Poets Against the War, To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present and Where One Song Ends, Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Bush Foundation and has had reside
Waters, Jesse
Jesse Waters? fiction, poetry and non-fiction work has appeared in such journals as 88: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, The Adirondack Review, Coal Hill Review, The Cortland Review, Cimarron Review, Concrete Wolf, Iowa Review, Plainsongs, Magma, River Styx, Slide, Southeast Review, Sycamore Review and others. His first book of poems, Human Resources, will be released in Jan. 2011.
Watt, Gary
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Watt, Melissa
Melissa Watt holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College.
Weaver, Richard
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Webb, Loyana
Weber, Charlie
Charlie Weber lives in Scottsdale, AZ. He writes for hobby, as part of a local poetry roundtable. He has nothing published to date. His poem 'Middle' will be published by another journal, in the Fall.
Weber, Christoph
Christoph Weber is an arborist and 2015 Writers of the Future winner. His fiction has appeared in the journal Nature. Find him on Facebook and at www.christophweber.com.
Weber, Gregory
Webster, Abigail
Abigail Webster 4026 Arizona Street, San Diego, CA 92104 abigailewebster@gmail.com 417-300-4051 Dear Glenn Lyvers, Please consider these four poems -?Shell,? ?Dharna,??Leaving,? and ?Alzheimer?s There, Blueberries Here.?- for publication in Poetry Quarterly. Having read Poetry Quarterly for a couple years now, I believe my work could be a good fit. I am a recent college gradate with a degree in philosophy. If chosen, this would be my first publication. Thank you very much
Wegner, Adele
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Weinberg, Nicole
Nicole Weinberg is a student at New York University keeping her fingers crossed never to be set on fire by anyone she loves.
Weiss, Julie
Julie Weiss received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from San Jose State University. She's a 44-year-old ex-pat from Foster City, California, who moved to Spain in 2001 and never looked back. She works as a telephone English teacher from her home in Ciudad Valdeluz, where she lives with her wife, four-year-old daughter, and one-year-old son. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Lavender Review, Sinister Wisdom, Sky Island Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry--Poets Resist Series, The American Journal of Poetry, RECLAIM: An Anthology of Women's Poetry, peculiar journal, Stonecoast Review, Random Sample Review, and Down in the Dirt Magazine.
Weitzman, Sarah Brown
Wells-Rau, Shanley
After spending 20 years as a writer/editor in the corporate world, Shanley Wells-Rau is working on her MFA in poetry at Oklahoma State University. Her poetry has been published in ByLine Magazine, Writers' Journal, and Frontier Mosaic. She serves as an editorial assistant for Cimarron Review.
Welsch, Gabriel
Gabriel Welsch is the author of four collections of poetry. His books include The Four Horsepersons of a Disappointing Apocalypse, The Death of Flying Things, Dirt and All Its Dense Labor, and the chapbook, An Eye Fluent in Gray. He also writes fiction, and his work has appeared in journals including Southern Review, New Letters, PANK, CutBank, West Branch, Moon City Review, and New Madrid. He lives in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, with his family, and works as vice president of advancement and mark
Wener, Rebecca
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Wenger, Sara
I was published by Poetry Quarterly. I have also published in Highlights for Children, Three Line Poetry, Montana Magazine, Mothers Always Write and Poetica.
Werner, Mari
Mari Werner’s work has been published in Rattle, Altadena Poetry Review, Colorado Boulevard, and elsewhere. She lives in Claremont, California and is a frequent reader at poetry venues in the greater Los Angeles area. This is her first inclusion in Poetry Quarterly.
Weston, Joanna M.
JOANNA M. WESTON. Married; has two cats, multiple spiders, a herd of deer, and two derelict hen-houses. Has a middle-reader, ?Frame and The McGuire', published by Tradewind Books; and poetry, ?A Summer Father?, published by Frontenac House of Calgary. Her eBooks found at her blog: http://www.1960willowtree.wordpress.com/
Wheat , Heather
Heather Wheat is a mother, wife, daughter, etc.; writer, teacher, book-lover, reader, editor, and blogger. Her poetry has appeared in Long Exposure Magazine, and her work and essays are on Bookwitty, BUST.com, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the blog of author Deanna Raybourn, in Richmond Magazine, and The Washington Post’s education blog. She has loved poetry since her AP Literature teacher introduced her to "35/10" by Sharon Olds, and she understood the power poems had to encapsulate emotions and life, yet make both transcend size. She drinks massive amounts of coffee in order to function, and blogs about books—and sometimes about teaching and life—at wanderingbarkbooks.com. She also tweets a fair amount at @hwheaties.




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