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Cole, Patrick
My fiction has appeared in 34th Parallel, High Plains Literary Review, Nimrod International, turnrow, and several other journals. A one-act play of mine was named a finalist in the Knock International Play Competition and was recently produced in Seattle.
Collins, Fallon
I live outside of Jacksonville, Florida, and am currently a high school English teacher. I am in my second semester of study with Vermont College of Fine Art, pursuing my MFA in poetry. I have previously been published in Gloom Cupboard and BACOPA.
Collins-Wilson, Jacob
Jacob Collins-Wilson, a high school English teacher, has had poetry published in Crack The Spine, Barely South Review, The Finger Literary Magazine, Spillway, Rathalla and Burningword Literary Journal. He has been nominated for the Best of the Net series. He can be reached by everyone at emailingjacob@gmail.com.
Coman, Kathy
I received Bachelors in English from the University of Toledo in 2008. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts. Past publishing credentials include: A&U Magazine, Carty?s Poetry Journal, Blinking Cursor Literary Magazine, and others. I recently received a publishing contract for my poetry chapbook, ?Memories?.
Combs, Holly
Holly Combs is a queer feminist writer, artist, and burlesque performer living in New Orleans. Her poetry and fiction have been showcased in/are forthcoming in From the Depths, The Diverse Arts Project, Skin to Skin, Crack the Spine, Glitterwolf, Winter Tangerine Review, Poetry Quarterly, Sheets of Sound, Calla Lilies (an anthology by Write-on Publishing), 1718: A New Orleans Reading Series, and The New Orleans Queer Writers Showcase. She is currently working on a collection of feminist comics.
Compton, Gayle
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Comstock, Mirana
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Coning, Marissa
Connolly, Marjorie
Cook, Jennifer
Jennifer Carol Cook is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at Bentley University. Her creative nonfiction was selected for The Best Women?s Travel Writing anthology three years in a row, and her short short ?Falling? was chosen as one of the winners of Harvard Book Store?s micro fiction contest (and was subsequently published in the anthology of winning stories, Microchondria.) She is the author of Machine and Metaphor: The Ethics of Language in American Realism, and a n
Coolen, Michael
Michael Coolen is a pianist, composer, actor, performance artist, and writer living in Oregon. He has been published in The Gold Man Review, Best Travel Stories, The Fable Online, Kalnya Language Press, Twisted Vine, Clementine Poetry Journal, StoryClub Magazine, The Broken Plate, et al. He is a published composer, whose works have been performed widely, including at Carnegie Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Museum of Modern Art, and the Christie Gallery. Michael Coolen 182
Cooley, Beth
Beth Cooley's poetry has appeared in Willow Springs, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore and other journals. She teaches at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Coomer, Jeff
Jeff Coomer is presently in recovery after a long career as an overachieving technology executive for a Fortune 500 company. His twelve-step program includes writing poetry, studying and practicing Buddhism, minimizing contact with complicated gadgets, and spending as much time as possible in the woods around his home in northern Maryland. His poems have been published in Passager, The Connecticut River Review, The Sow?s Ear Poetry Review, Raving Dove, and Every Day Poets.
Cope Tait, Kim
Kim Cope Tait earned her MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2000. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad, and she has recently made forays into the world of fiction writing and publishing. She lives in the Vail Valley with her family where she teaches English and yoga.
Cordeiro, William
I have previously worked as a NYC Teaching Fellow, a staff writer at the theater magazine offoffonline, and an assistant editor of Epoch. I have an MFA in poetry from Cornell, where I am currently a Ph.D. candidate studying 18th century British literature. I am also the co-founder of Brooklyn Playwrights Collective and have had several plays produced in regional and off-off-Broadway venues, including a libretto performed at the Johnson Museum of Art. For the past two years I have been the Art
Corjescu, Dan
I'm a Romanian-Brazilian poet living in Sofia, Bulgaria who writes verse in English as well as in other languages. Some of my poetry has been published or is forthcoming in "A Bad Penny Review" "Burner Magazine" "Quantum Poetry Review" "Red River Review" "Three Line Poetry" "Spinozablue" and "L'allure des Mots." I was also published in Mario Fratti's Anthology "Thank you, Gorbachev!"
Correia, Michael
Short Bio (Update) My wife & I moved to the Gainesville, FL area, two years ago this August. I teach a Santa Fe College, a four year degree college. I'll teach the class, The Inner Poet, in the Creative Writing section, English at the main campus. I'm now also sending out my various copies of my ms., of my second completed collection of poems, Florida City, New Century, looking to find a literary press to publish it. I'm continuously submitting my poems, and this year alone, have probably
Cottrell, Suzanne
Suzanne Cottrell, an Ohio buckeye by birth, lives with her husband and three rescue dogs in rural Piedmont North Carolina. An outdoor enthusiast and retired history and special education teacher, she enjoys reading, writing, knitting, hiking, Pilates, and yoga. She loves nature and its sensory stimuli and particularly enjoys writing and experimenting with poetry and flash fiction. Her poetry has appeared in numerous online and print journals including The Best Emerging Poets Series, The Avocet, The Remembered Arts Journal, Plum Tree Tavern, Three Line Poetry, Haiku Journal, Poetry in Plain Sight, Poetry Quarterly, NatureWriting, Dragon Poet Review, Burningword Literary Journal, and The Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review. She was the recipient of the 2017 Rebecca Lard Poetry Award, Prolific Press.
Coulbrooke, Star
Star Coulbrooke, Poet Laureate of Logan City Utah, is responsible for Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings/featured readers series that publishes community broadsides, and for Poetry At Three, a local poetry writing group celebrating its twentieth year. Her poems appear in journals such as Poetry International, Soundings East, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, and Sugar House Review. She co-authored a chapbook, Logan Canyon Blend (Blue Scarab Press, 2003), with Kenneth W. Brewer, the late form
Coulombe, Nicholas
N.C Robert is a full-time student in Toronto, Ontario. He is a young aspiring writer looking to learn, connect, and listen to any and all humans. He loves to focus his energy and thoughts on the frequently unnoticed realities of day in, day out, life. His work has appeared in Poetry Quarterly and Calliope Magazine.
Coupland, Krishan
Krishan Coupland is on the Creative Writing PhD programme at the University of East Anglia. His writing has appeared in Ambit, Aesthetica, Litro and Fractured West. He won the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2011, and in his spare time he runs and edits a literary magazine. His website is www.krishancoupland.co.uk.
Coxe, Megan
Megan Coxe is just an adventurer seeking adventure. She is also a writer and poet whose work has appeared in Leaf Garden Press and Bazaar, among other publications. She resides in Austin, Texas where she is currently plotting her next escape.
Crane, Michael
I organize Poetry Idol for the Melbourne Writers Festival, publish an annual magazine called the Paradise Anthology (www.paradiseanthology.com) and perform musical poems and songs with singer songwriter Trish Anderson. To listen to Michael and Trish go to http://www.myspace.com/michaelcranetrishanderson. Hope you like the poems attached. All the
Cravens, David
Creighton, Neil
Neil Creighton is an Australian poet with a passion for social justice, a love of people and the natural world. His work as a teacher of Drama and English made him intensely aware of how opportunity is so unequally proportioned. His recent publications include "Prosopisia", "Poetry Quarterly", "Praxis Online Mag", "Silver Birch Press", "Social Justice Poetry", "Whispers in the Wind" and "Verse-Virtual", where he is a contributing editor. He blogs at windofflowers.blogspot.com.au
Crick, Natalie
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Crimaldi, Steven
Steven Crimaldi is a poet born and raised in New York City but who calls Boston home now.
Crowe, Judy
Judy Brackett?s stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tule Review, Canary, West Marin Review, Midwest Quarterly, The Midwest Prairie Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Spillway, The Fourth River, The Waterhouse Review, and The Untidy Season (Backwaters Press), and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing and English literature and composition at Sierra College. A native of Nebraska, Judy has lived in California?s northern Sierra Nevada foothills for many years.
Cruse, Joseph
Joseph Cruse is a graduate student of English at the University of Illinois-Springfield, an actor in several productions in the Springfield area, and, in the great and dirty irony of life, a poet and writer. He is currently producing poems as fast as his wily soul lets him.
Culshaw, Gareth
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Cummings, Kemar
I live in Australia. I was first published in my high school magazine and I had also won a prize there in a small literary competition. I am currently published in The Daily Gleaner, Bookends, The Campus Beat and in the upcoming issues of Vates and sx salon.
Cunningham, Dawn
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Cunningham, Kym
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Cuthbert, Shannon
Shannon Cuthbert is a creative writing and psychology major at Hamilton College. Her work has previously been published in Red Booth Review, Emerge Literary Journal, and Prick of the Spindle.
Damacela, Lucia
Born and raised in Ecuador, Luc?a moved to Singapore with her family in 2013, after many years of living in the US and UK. She writes poetry and fiction in both Spanish and English. The Grapes, a short story included in the book Rojak: Stories from the Singapore Writers Group (2014), is her first published short fiction. Luc?a writes for local Singapore magazines, and blogs in Spanish at www.apuntes-de-aqui-y-alla.blogspot.sg.
DAngelo, Katy
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
DAngelo, Nicholas
Nicholas D'Angelo was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He received an M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He creates work in a variety of media including graphic design, painting, mixed media, film and poetry. Currently he teaches Digital Design at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He resides in West Orange, NJ.
Danowsky, Mark
Mark Danowsky?s poetry has appeared in Alba, Allegro, Burningword, Cordite, Grey Sparrow, The Lake, Mobius, Red River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Third Wednesday and elsewhere. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area, but currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
Darby Mullins, Katie
Katie Darby Mullins is currently finishing her MFA at Spalding University and teaching at the University of Evansville. In addition to editing a recent rock 'n roll crossover edition of the metrical poetry journal Measure, she's been published or has work forthcoming in journals like Harpur Palate, Broad River Review, Big Lucks, The Evansville Review, and more. She's also an editor at The Louisville Review and the lead writer and founder of the music blog Katie Darby Recommends.
Dasbach, Julia
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach came to the United States as a Jewish refugee in 1993, from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her awards include Lilith Magazine?s 2013 Charlotte A. Newberger Poetry Prize and an honorary mention in the Spoon River Poetry Review 2010 Editor's Prize.
Daulerio, Francis
I am a high school English teacher from Pennsylvania, and am currently pursuing my MFA in Creative Writing at Arcadia University, located just outside of Philadelphia. I have been published in Crack the Spine, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, The Shot Glass Journal, and Escarp. I also have an upcoming publication in Whiskey Island, and am working on a book-length manuscript.
Davenport, Nancy
Nancy Patrice Davenport was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in Oakland, California. Nancy has been writing professionally since 2011. Her poems have been published in various journals and anthologies. Nancy’s chapbook, LA BRIZNA, was published in May, 2014; this year she has a broadsheet published and available by Country Valley Press. Nancy is working on a full-length manuscript.Her poems have been translated into German and Spanish. Nancy had a 2016 Best of Net nomination for her JUNE 2 RETROGRADE MINDFULNESS poem.
Davidson, James
James W. Davidson, Jr. lives in South Carolina with his wife and two sons. He majors in Philosophy and Creative Writing at Winthrop University with aspirations of teaching and writing. James's prose has been published in 50Word Stories, Mulberry Fork Review, and Gravel Magazine.
Davis, Jim
JIM DAVIS is a graduate of Knox College and an MFA candidate at Northwestern University. Jim lives, writes, and paints in Chicago, where he reads for TriQuarterly and edits North Chicago Review. His work has received Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations, and has appeared in Seneca Review, Adirondack Review, The Midwest Quarterly, and Columbia Literary Review, among others. Jim is the author of two collections, Assumption (Unbound Content, 2013) and Earthmover (Unbound Content, 2013). I
Davis, Margo
Margo?s poetry has recently appeared in Slipstream, Houston Poetry Fest, Agave Magazine, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. Anthologies include Goodbye, Mexico, Through a Distant Lens: Travel Poems; Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, and Texas Poetry Calendar. When not managing Library Services for a Houston law firm, Margo slips off to film festivals, where she reads poetry and foreign literature between screenings.
Davis, Melissa
Melissa Davis is a writer, doctoral student, and teacher. She has had poems and fiction pieces published with journals such as Leaves of Ink and The Circle Review. Her nonfiction has appeared in journals such as the American Reading Forum Yearbook and The Commonline Journal.
Davis, Ted
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
Davitt, Deborah L.
Deborah L. Davitt grew up in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English at Penn State University, where she taught rhetoric and composition before becoming a technical writer in fields including as nuclear submarines, NASA, and computer manufacturing. She currently live in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son. She's been nominated for two Rhysling awards, and her poetry has appeared in Star*Line, Dreams & Nightmares, Silver Blade, Snakeskin, Blue Monday Review, Grievous Angel, Poetry Quarterly, The Tanka Journal, Inwood, Indiana, Scifaikuest, and Three-Line Poetry, among others. Her short fiction has been featured in Intergalactic Medicine Show, with stories pending in 2017 with Compelling Science Fiction, The Fantasist, and Altered Europa, and she has four self-published novels available at Amazon: The Saga of Edda-Earth.
Dawkins, Thom
Thom Dawkins is an MFA candidate at Chatham University and a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School. His work as a poet and reviewer has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry Quarterly, New Orleans Review, Pleiades, Puerto del Sol, and The Cafe Review.
Dawson, J.R.
J. R. Dawson, lives on Vancouver Island and has studied poetry and English writing through North Island College university studies. Her poetry has appeared in: Rutger Hauer's Soap Box Poets, Poetry Quarterly, INK IN THIRDS, Haiku Journal, Wild Plum haiku journal, Three Line Poetry, and NonBinary Review. She finds the island a natural setting of inspiration for writing poetry, painting, and photography.
Day, Holly
Holly Day 878 20th Avenue Se Minneapolis MN 55414 USA (612) 378-4781 lalena@bitstream.net Dear Editor, Poetry Quarterly: Every Valentine?s Day, my husband and I make a trip to the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a tiny nature preserve right across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul. Despite the horrible cold that generally marks February in Minnesota, the fresh water coming out of the underground springs is warm enough that watercress and wild flag iris sprout and unfurl a full two months ahead of schedule. Migrating birds hide out here from the cold, making the Sanctuary noisy with the sound of disgruntled robins, mallards, bald eagles, and Canada geese. Here?s hoping you have a warm place to spend these last vestiges of winter. Hope you like the poems. Holly Day Short bio: Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district. Her poetry has recently appeared in
De Boer, Geordie
Geordie de Boer, rattles around rural Washington these days wrangling rhyme and wrestling rhythm. He?s been published most recently by elimae, Offcourse, and Right Hand Pointing. Visit him at Cockeyed Fits, http://geedeboer.wordpress.com/
De France, Steve
Steve De France MFA has traveled widely in the United States. On more than one occasion he hitch-hiked across America. He rode rails on freight trains, worked as a laborer with pick up gangs in Arizona, dug swimming pools in Texas, did 33 days in the Pecos city jail as a vagrant, fought bulls in Mexico, and dove for salvage off a small island on the coast of Mazatlan. His poetry has been published in most of the English speaking countries of the world. Some recent publications include, The Evergreen Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Sun, Rattle, and many others. He has won writing awards in England and in the United States. He continues to write poetry, plays, essays & short stories.
De Haven, Stephanie
Stephanie De Haven lives in Louisiana with her girlfriend. She writes about life, death, and dragons. Read more of her work on Tumblr @snuffyart.
De La Rosa, Jeff
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
De Quattro, Joseph
Decker, Laurie
Laurie Decker is a poet who lives in Kentucky, and has been composing poetry for several years. Just this year, she decided to start submitting her poetry to journals in hopes of becoming a published poet. Those hopes have come to fruition. In 2017, she has had several three-liners published in Three Line Poetry, two poems published in an anthology about pets, and has had two poems selected to be published in a book to be released in 2018 about the night sky that benefits Ball State University's Planetarium, and one poem has been selected to be published by Poetry Quarterly.
DeCoste, Katherine
I was published by Poetry Quarterly.
DeHart, JD
JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from RedDashboard.
Dekeersgieter, Colin
Colin Dekeersgieter received his MA in Modern Literature from CUNY, Graduate Center and a BA in English Literature from the University of Vermont. His poetry has appeared in The Worcester Review (Pushcart nomination), Out of Our, and Vantage Point, and The Burlington Free Press.




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