Poetry Porch: Poets

All Contributors

Nadya Aisenberg (1929-1999) In Memoriam.
L. N. Allen
Poems have previously appeared in The Cream City Review, The Southern Review, Tundra, and Tar River Poetry. Most recent poems are in Anglican Theological Review, Christianity and Literature, and Barbaric Yawp. Currently preparing a manuscript tentatively titled “Be Always Coming Home.”
William L. Alton
Author of Heroes of Silence. Work has appeared in Main Channel Voices, World Audience, and Breadcrum Scabs , among others. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Earned his BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he continues to live. See his Web site at williamlalton.com
C. B. Anderson
Longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden. His sonnets have appeared in 14 by 14, Contemporary Sonnet, Sonnetto Poesia, and many other print and electronic journals.
Peter Anderson
Born in Johannesburg in 1949 and educated at the University of the Witwatersrand and Boston University. Has worked as a teacher, in bridge construction and in a puppet theatre. His book of poems, Vanishing Ground, was published by Quartz Press, Republic of South Africa. He teaches at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
Michael Ansara
Co-founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. His first book of poems What Remains was published by Kelsay Books in 2022. Poems and essays have appeared in Vox, Arrowsmith, Solstice, and Cognoscenti. An activist since the 1960s, with Students for a Democratic Society and Mass Fair Share, he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Redress Movement and the organizing team of Tegether We Elect.
Ruth Arnison
Afternoon Administrator at Knox College, a residential college affiliated to the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Edited Poems in the Waiting Room (New Zealand) for its 13-year lifespan. Instigator of Lilliput Libraries of which there are now 312 throughout New Zealand. Her new project is Poetryinmotion, a collaborative space for poets and artists of all mediums. In 2018 she was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to poetry and literature.
Richard Aston
Member of the Mulberry Poets and Writers Association (MPWA) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he has contributed to the publications of this group for over 20 years. He has been reciting "The Railroader" at the Art Festival on Public Square and other venues. His poems have appeared in Get Verse: Valley Poetry Anthology. His poetry and essays have appeared in several literary magazines, such as Pivot, Digges’ Choice, The Endless Mountain Review, and also in The Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society.
William Baer
Recent Guggenheim fellow, author of eighteen books, including five collections of poetry, most recently "Bocage" and Other Sonnets (recipient of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize). His other books include Luis de Camoes: Selected Sonnets; The Ballad Rode into Town; and The Unfortunates (recipient of the T.S. Eliot Award). A former Fulbright (Portugal) and the recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, he was also the founding editor of The Formalist (1990-2004).
Elizabeth Bailey
Graduate of Radcliffe College with an MSW from NYU, she is a long-time journalist who has studied with Rachel Hadas, Sharon Dolan, and Jeanne Marie Beaumont in New York.
Danny P. Barbare
Lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he writes about birds.
Jennifer Barber
Founding editor of the literary journal Salamander, she taught literature and creative writing at Suffolk University in Boston. Her poems have appeared in Agni, Georgia Review, Poetry, and The New Yorker. Publications include Works on Paper (Word Works, 2016), Given Away (Kore Press, 2012), and Rigging the Wind (recipient of Kore’s First Book Award, 2003).
Patricia Behrens
A lawyer and writer living in New York City, she is co-editor of Courthouses of the Second Circuit: Their Architecture, History and Stories (Acanthus Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared in American Arts Quarterly, The Same, The Main Street Rag, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere.
Bruce Bennett
Author of ten full-length collections of poetry and more than thirty poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town: Poems New And Selected, 2000-2016 (Orchises Press, 2017). His most recent chapbook is A Man Rode Into Town (FootHills Publishing, 2018). He taught English and American Literature and Creative Writing and directed the Visiting Writers Series at Wells College from 1973 until his retirement in 2014, and is now Emeritus Professor of English. In 2012 he received a Pushcart Prize. Visit his poetry website .
Jean Biegun
Retired special education teacher lives in California after a lifetime in the Midwest. Poems have appeared in many journals, including Amethyst Review, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, Muddy River Poetry Review, and World Haiku Review. A chapbook Hitchhikers to Eden appeared with Kelsay Books in 2022..
Minnie C. Bindas
Retired English teacher who teaches poetry in Maine.
Lorna Knowles Blake
Her poetry collection Green Hill won the 2017 Able Muse Press Award. First poetry collection Permanent Address won the Richard Snyder Award, published by Ashland University Press in 2008. Formerly an editor at Barrow Street, she currently serves on the advisory board of Poetry Sunday, a weekly program of WCAI, Cape Cod’s public radio station. Her poems, translations, essays, and reviews appear regularly in literary journals, both in print and online.
Jane Blanchard
Lives and writes in Georgia. Her sonnets have appeared in such venues as Blue Unicorn, Descant, Mezzo Cammin, Penwood Review, and Thema.
Dmitri Blizniuk His most recent poems have appeared in The Pinch Journal, The Nassau Review, Press53. He is the author of The Red Forest with Fowlpox Press, Canada, 2018. He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Michael Blumenthal
Graduated from the Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree in 1974, after studying philosophy and economics at the State University of New York at Binghamton. A graduate of Cornell Law School and former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, he is the author of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers (Harper Collins, 2002), and of Dusty Angel (BOA Editions, 1999). His novel Weinstock Among The Dying won Hadassah Magazine’s Harold U. Ribelow Prize for the best work of Jewish fiction, and his collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, appeared in 1998. A frequent translator from the German, French, and Hungarian, he practices psychotherapy with Anglophone expatriates in Budapest and spends summers at his house in a small village near the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary. In May of 2007, he spent a month in South Africa working with orphaned infant chacma baboons at the C.A.R.E. foundation in Phalaborwa, an experience about which he has written for Natural History and The Washington Post Magazine. His seventh book of poems, And, was published by BOA Editions, and his eighth book No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012 by Etruscan Press. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he has taught since 2009. Visit his Web site here.
Paula Bonnell
A native of western Pennsylvania, she studied literature in Minnesota, New York, and Texas, then moved to Boston, earned a J.D., practiced law. Her chapbook Before the Alphabet is a story in free verse of a child’s kindergarten year; her Airs & Voices won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry; her collection Message includes the "Eurydice" sequence, chosen by Albert Goldbarth for a Poet Lore publication award. Poems appeared in APR, Rattle, The Hopkins Review, The Hudson Review, Invisible City, Oberon, Rhino, Southern Poetry Review, and others. Visit her Web page at paulabonnell.net .
Harriet Malnate Bonish Studied writing poetry with Ottione Riccio at the Boston Center for Adult Education, Harold Bond at Cambridge Adult Education Center, and at Quincy College. Her poem, "A Visit with My Muse" was first runner-up in the Emily Dickinson Contest through Soundings East at Salem State College in 1990.
Shaune Bornholdt Grew up in rural Pennsylvania and now lives in Manhattan, where she is a psychologist who worked with children, now retired. Her poems have appeared in Measure, The Wallace Stevens Journal, American Arts Quarterly, Hanging Loose, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, and the online journals Podium and Umbrella.
Carl Boon
Lives and works in Izmir, Turkey. His poems have appeared in many magazines, most recently Two Thirds North, Jet Fuel Review, Blast Furnace, and The Kentucky Review.
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
Has published 19 books including 8 books of poetry and numerous books and articles in the fields of Political Science, Psychology, Spirituality and Literature. Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized, and her poetry books have won the Quarterly Review of Literature Award and the MassBook Award for Poetry. She has taught at Brandeis, Regis College, and University of Maryland. Recent poetry collections include The Unpredictability of Light (Word Press, 2009) and The Light That Shines Inside Us (Dialogos Books, 2013).
Paul Breslin Retired principal of Sterling Junior High School, Quincy, Mass. His sonnet, "When Last I Saw You," won third prize in the Langston Hughes Poetry Awards of Georgia State Poetry Society.
Kim Bridgford (1959-2020) Directed the poetry conferences at West Chester University (Pennsylvania) and Poetry by the Sea (Connecticut), and the online magazine for women, Mezzo Cammin. Her book In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records, published by Aralia Press, received the Donald Justice Award at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2007.
Bob Brooks Poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner. His chapbook was published by Pudding House. He lives with his wife in Concord, Mass.
Polly Brown Her book Pebble Leaf Feather Knife was released by Cherry Grove Collections in 2019. Her chapbook Blue Heron Stone appeared with Every Other Thursday Press, and Each Thing Torn from Any of Us with Finishing Line Press. Received awards from the Worcester County Poetry Association and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Journal publications include The Beloit Poetry Review, Appalachia, The Worcester Review, Naugatuck River Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Soundings East. Has taught at Stanley Kunitz’s childhood home in Worcester, next to the pear tree his mother planted, and for many years at Touchstone Community School in Grafton with young adolescent writers.
Mary Buchinger
Author of /klaudz/ (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021), e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (Main Street Rag, 2018), and Aerialist (Gold Wake, 2015). Two collections are forthcoming, Navigating the Reach (Salmon Poetry) and Virology (Lily Poetry Review Books). Her work has appeared in AGNI, Salamander, Boston Globe, Massachusetts Review, On the Seawall, Plume, and elsewhere. She is president of the New England Poetry Club and teaches at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Visit her website at marybuchinger.com.
Julia Budenz (1934-2010) In Memoriam.
Jennifer Burch Holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Amherst College and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Her first book, No Matter, was released by The Winged Way (September 2008). Jennifer has published work in Article, Free Verse, Guernica, Left Facing Bird, Sal Mimeo, and Verse, and was a Winner of the PIP Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry in English from Green Integer in 2005-2006. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Michael R. Burch Editor of The Hypertexts. His work has been published widely, translated into fourteen languages, and set to music by eleven composers. His poems have been taught in high schools and colleges.
Philip E. Burnham, Jr. (1938-2018) While writing poetry for over fifty years of his life, he served as Vice-Consul in Marseille, France, and then taught Medieval History in secondary schools in the Boston area. His poetry was published in Blue Unicorn, Ibbetson Street, The Lyric, Seventh Quarry, and other journals. His books of poems include My Neighbor Adam (Mellen, 2003), Housekeeping (Ibbetson, 2005), and A Careful Scattering (Cervena Barva, 2007). Romance in F will appear with Wilderness House in 2019.
Patricia Callan (1939-2023) Playwright and poet. Her play Papa’s House, about one day in the life of the Samuel Clemens family as their house was under construction, won the Loren Taylor Contest. In collaboration with composer Yoko Nakatani, she wrote the narration for The Adventures of John Manjiro, a suite of piano pieces performed frequently throughout the United States. Manjiro was picked up off the coast of Japan mid-nineteenth century by a New Bedford whaling captain and was the first Japanese educted in the United States. Her poems have been published in Rattle, The Poets’ Touchstone, The Powow River Anthology, and other journals. Her essays on Deborah Warren, Fanny Crosby, Japanese Women Poets, and Nola Garrett can be read on the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project. Her essay “Dali­: The Man of Many Words” is posted on The Poetry Porch. Her chapbooks Out of the Case: Instruments on the Analyst’s Couch and Field Songs were published by Mermaid Press and AFC publishing. She is a member of the Powow River Poets and the Pinellas Writers of Largo, Florida. She is also a member of A.S.C.A.P., an organization of professional musicians.
Esther Cameron
Poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Poetry, Blue Collar Review, Midwest Poetry Review, American Poets and Poetry, and Bibliophilos. Currently her sonnet sequence "The World’s Last Rose: Sonnets for the Prince of Twilight" is featured on The Hypertexts.   She edits a poetry magazine, The Neovictorian/ Cochlea.
Rafael Campo Practicing physician and lecturer at Harvard Medical School. His most recent volume of poetry is The Enemy, Duke University Press 2007. He has published two volumes of poetry, The Other Man Was Me, Arte Publico Press, 1994, and What the Body Told, Duke University Press, 1996, and a book of essays, The Poetry of Healing, W. W. Norton, 1997. Visit his Web site at www.rafaelcampo.com.
Barbara Siegel Carlson Author of poetry collections What Drifted Here (Cherry Grove Collections 2023), Once in Every Language (Kelsay Books 2017), and Fire Road (Dream Horse Press 2013). Recent poetry and translations have appeared in Glimpse, Ezra, Avatar Review, and Visions International. Her chapbook Between the Hours was published by Finishing Line Press in 2022. Carlson is Poetry in Translation Editor of Solstice. More at barbarasiegelcarlson.com .
Benjamin D. Carson Professor of English at Bridgewater State University. His creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in Red Fez, The Ampersand Review, Free Inquiry, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, the Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene blog, The Somerville Times, Cactus Heart, Oddball Magazine, and The Charles River Journal.
David Castleman Poems, tales, imaginative essays have appeared in hundreds of small magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.
Maria Ceferatti
Music teacher and writing instructor in the Philadelphia area. In 2019, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. In addition to teaching instrumental and general music, she is also the music director of Acting Without Boundaries, a theater group for actors with physical disabilities. Maria’s previous work has been published in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Main Street Rag, Hippocampus Magazine, and The Best of Philadelphia Stories, among others.
Catherine Chandler
Her first full-length collection of poetry, Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press 2011), was shortlisted in 2013 for the prestigious Poets’ Prize. A second full-length collection, Glad and Sorry Seasons, was published by Biblioasis Press (Windsor, Ontario) in 2014. A chapbook of sonnets This Sweet Order appeared in 2012 with Kelsay Books/White Violet Press. Awards include the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award (2010) for her poem "Coming to Terms," judged by A. E. Stallings. See her website at cathychandler.blogspot.com .
Paul Chandler
Studied poetry at Quincy College.
Nancy Cherico
Began writing poery seriously after her retirement as a psychologist. Through her poetry she attemmpts to transform the unbearable, carry hope, and illuminate the absurdity of life. Sometimes stark and raw, sometimes wryly humorous, her poetry draws on everyday observations and nearly forgotten memories.
Eric Chiles
Adjunct professor of Journalism and English in eastern Pennsylvania and was a prize-winning print journalist for more than 30 years. His chapbook Caught in Between was published by Desert Willow Press. His poetry has appeared in Allegro, American Journal of Poetry, Apeiron Review, Asses of Parnassus, Chiron Review, Plainsongs, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, Third Wednesday, and other journals. His poem "The orchid garnish" won the 2015 Cape Cod Writers Center Poetry Contest.
Llyn Clague Based in Sleepy Hollow, New York. His poems have been published widely, including in Ibbetson Street, Atlanta Review, Wisconsin Review, California Quarterly, Main Street Rag, New York Quarterly, and other magazines. His eighth book, Up Close And Nuclear, was published by Main Street Rag in 2019. Visit www.llynclague.com.
Terese Coe Received a B.A. in English with a minor in comparative literature from the City College of New York and an M.A. in dramatic literature from the University of Utah. Poems and translations have recently appeared in The Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, New American Writing, The Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems, and Smartish Pace in the US, and Agenda, The Times Literary Supplement, Orbis, and Poetry Nottingham, among others, in the UK. Her book The Everyday Uncommon was published in 2005 by Wordtech, and her second collection Shot Silk in 2015 by White Violet Press. Her third book of satirical and Zen verse Why You Can’t Go Home Again appeared in 2018 with Kelsay Books. Her historical play Harry Smith in the Chelsea Hotel was read by Equity actors in June 2012 in New York.
Helen Degen Cohen Awards include NEA in poetry, first prize in Stand Magazine (fiction), Illinois Arts Council Award and Fellowship, Indiana Writers Conference Award. Co-founder and editor of Rhino: The Poetry Forum.
Martha Collins With Kevin Prufer and Martin Rock, has edited a collection of the poems of Catherine Breese Davis, accompanied by essays about her life and work, that was published by the Unsung Masters series of Pleiades Press in June 2015. Former director of creative writing at Oberlin College. Author of Blue Front (Gray Wolf Press), Day Unto Day and Black Star, translations of the Vietnamese poetry of Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed).
William Conelly After military service, took both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English under Edgar Bowers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Retired from commercial research, writing, and teaching, with a dual US-UK citizenship, he now resides in the West Midlands town of Warwick. In 2015 The Able Muse Press published his collected poems Uncontested Grounds.
Miles Coon. Has taken workshops run by Susan Mitchell, Thomas Lux, and more.
Maryann Corbett Author of two books of poems and two chapbooks. Newest book is Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter, which was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Prize. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals in print and online, including Southwest Review, Barrow Street, 32 Poems, Measure, PN Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. Past winner of the Lyric Memorial Award and the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, she lives in Saint Paul and works for the Minnesota Legislature.
Eleanor Cory A composer of concert music, she has set many contemporary poets to music. Her poems have appeared in Iambs and Trochees. She teaches at Mannes College of Music and the City University of New York. See her Web site at www.eleanorcory.com.
Wesli Court "Wesli Court" is the anagram pen-name for Lewis Turco. Wesli has published four books of poetry and a children’s picture story book, MURGATROYD AND MABEL, over the last three decades, the most recent of which is THE COLLECTED LYRICS OF LEWIS TURCO / WESLI COURT 1953-2004, published by Star Cloud Press in 2004. His work appears on-line in Trellis , in Per Contra Light Verse Supplement, and in the current print issue of MEASURE.
Barbara Lydecker Crane Published poems in Light Quarterly, Measure, Christian Science Monitor, America, Raintown Review, Mezzo Cammin, Blue Unicorn, The Flea, Think Journal, 14 by 14, among other journals, and in four anthologies. In 2011, she won First Prize in the Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest. Her chapbook Zero Gravitas was published by White Violet Press in 2012.
Ruth Daigon
Most recent poetry collection The Moon Inside was published in December 1999 (Gravity/Newton’s Baby). Her awards include the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize 1997 and the Greensboro Poetry Award 2000.  Founder and editor of Poets On: for twenty years, until it ceased publication. Her chapbook can be read at Web Del Sol.
Tom Daley
Former machinist, he now leads writing workshops in the Boston area and online for poets and writers working in creative prose. Recipient of the Dana Award in Poetry and the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, Massachusetts Review, 32 Poems, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Barrow Street, Rhino, Prairie Schooner, Witness, Poetry Ireland Review, Conte, and elsewhere. He is the author of two plays, Every Broom and Bridget--Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants and In His Ecstasy--The Passion of Gerard Manley Hopkins, which he performs now as one-man shows. As poet-in-residence at the Boston Center for Adult Education, he staged several poetry-performance galas, including The Poetry Vaudeville Show. He currently runs a poetry salon in Boston.
Catherine Breese Davis (1924-2002)
Published poems in such places as Poetry, The Southern Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and New Poets of England & America between 1950 and 1998. A collection of her poems, accompanied by essays about her life and work, edited by Martha Collins, Kevin Prufer, and Martin Rock, appeared with the Unsung Masters series of Pleiades Press in June 2015.
Ellen Davis. Teaches English at Boston University. Her poems have appeared in Agni, Emily Dickinson Journal, Harvard Review, Harvard Review and others. Her first manuscript of poems is circulating.
Holly Day
Born in Hereford, Texas, "The Town Without a Toothache," she and her family currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center. Has published poetry books Late-Night Reading for Hardworking Construction Men (The Moon Publishing) and The Smell of Snow (ELJ Publications), and a novel, The Book Of (Damnation Books). Also has published nonfiction books including Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, andA Brief History of Nordeast Minneapolis. Her needlepoints and beadwork have recently appeared on the covers of The Grey Sparrow Journal, QWERTY Magazine, and Kiki Magazine.
Thomas DeFreitas
Born in Boston, educated at Boston Latin School, and attended University of Massachusetts (Boston and Amherst). His poems have appeared in Dappled Things, Ibbetson Street, Pensive, Plainsongs, Soul-Lit, and elsewhere. His first chapbook Winter in Halifax appeared with Kelsay Books in 2021.
Stephan Delbos
Poet and translator, he is current Poet Laureate of Plymouth, Massachusetts. See his Web site at www.stephandelbos.com .
Chard deNiord Author of six books of poetry, among them In My Unknowing (2020), Interstate (2019), and The Double Truth (2011), each with University of Pittsburgh Press. Individual poems have appeared in American Religious Poems edited by Harold Bloom, and in The Pushcart Book of Poetry, and also in Ploughshares, The New Republic, and TriQuarterly. He is co-founder of the New England College MFA program in poetry.
Krikor Der Hohannesian Poems have appeared in over 150 literary journals including The Evansville Review, The South Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, and Natural Bridge. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of two chapbooks,Ghosts and Whispers (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Refuge in the Shadows (Cervena Barva Press, 2013).  Ghosts and Whispers was a finalist for the Mass Book awards poetry category in 2011. He lives in Medford, Massachusetts.
Diana Der Hovanessian (1922-2018) In Memoriam.
Peter H. Desmond
Published in Compost, 96 Inc., Boston Poet, and American Writer. Prepares tax returns for a living.
Richard Dey The first poems were written while Dey, having worked on a yacht in the Caribbean in the summer of 1971, was a student at Harvard and published in The Harvard Advocate. Several of the other poems have been published in magazines, among them Poetry and Sail. His book The Bequia Poems principally documents the experience of a contemporary American writer and sailor in the West Indies, focusing on Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), a distinct island in the Windward Islands and dependency of St. Vincent of the Grenadines. Some of these poems document the ethnography of this island, yet many are deeply personal and speak beyond a single island’s domain. Poems about Bequia have become an ongoing work, and three subsequent collections have been published with small presses. While Dey continues to write about sailing in the Carribean, his travels also include Maine. Poems were published recently in Off the Coast and Caribbean Compass and Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies. In 2019 he published a long review in WoodenBoat of a memoir by a fellow who built the last schooner built on Bequia, which happened to be co-owned by Bob Dylan. He currently lives in Needham.
Susan Donnelly Founder of Every Other Thursday Poets. Her first poetry collection, Eve Names the Animals, won the Samuel French Morse Prize of Northeastern University. A poem from her second book Transit (Iris Press 2001) was featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac in April 2006.
Joseph Dorazio Author of four volumes of verse. His latest collection No Small Effort was published by Aldrich Press.
William Doreski
A resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire, where he taught at Keene State College for three decades. His most recent book of poetry Dogs Don’t Care appeared in 2022. Other poetry publications include Mist in Ther Eyes (2021), Stirring the Soup (2020), and Another Ice Age (2006). He is author of the critical study Robert Lowell Shifting Colors (Ohio University Press, 1999).
Vincent Dorio
Active poet with Carpenter Poets of Eastern Massachusetts (CPOEM). One of his poems was selected by the Mayor’s Poetry Program and on display at Boston City Hall (2016).
Owen Doyle
His poetry has appeared in New Ohio Review, Harvard Review, Ibbetson Street, The Formalist, and elsewhere. As an actor, he has performed with many Boston-area theaters including the Huntington Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage, and the Poets’ Theatre. He currently lives in Paris.
John Philip Drury Author of four full-length poetry collections: Sea Level Rising (Able Muse Press 2015), The Refugee Camp (Turning Point Books 2011), Burn the Aspern Papers (Miami University Press 2003), and The Disappearing Town (Miami University Press 2000). He has also written Creating Poetry and The Poetry Dictionary, both published by Writers’ Digest Books. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati.
Tanya Ubiles Duarte Native of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and student of creative writing at Pine Manor College. These sonnets are her first published poems.
Susanne Dubroff A full manuscript of her translations titled This Smoke That Carried Us, Selected Poems by René Char was published by White Pine Press, Spring 2004. In 1999 The Mid-American Review (Bowling Green State University in Ohio) published a twenty-eight-page bilingual chapbook of her translations of the poems of René Char entitled Nothing Shipwrecks Itself (Spring 1999, Volume XIX, Number 2). 
Heather Dubrow The John D. Boyd, SJ, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University, she is the author of Lost and Found Departments (Cornerstone Press), Forms and Hollows (Cherry Grove Collections) and two chapbooks. Poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Yale Review. She was director of Fordham’s Poets Out Loud reading series between 2009 and summer 2020.
K. E. Duffin Author of King Vulture, a book of poems published by the University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series, she studied with Seamus Heaney at Harvard University where she taught writing and won the Zitomirsky-Harvard Review Prize for Excellence in Reviewing. King Vulture was featured in an article on first books in Poets & Writers. She has published in Agni, Ploughshares, Poetry, and many other journals. Her poems have also been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
Gavan Duffy
Has been writing poetry since 2001 when he returned to Ireland after spending most of the ‘Nineties living in Boston. Poems have appeared in Crannog, Boyne Berries, The Stony Thursday Book, The South Bank Poetry Journal, and St. Kerrill’s Journal.
Ann Egan
Multi-award winning poet, she has held many residencies in counties, hospitals, schools, secure residences and prisons. Her books include Landing the Sea (Bradshaw Books), The Wren Women (The Black Mountain Press), Brigit of Kildare (Kildare Library and Arts Services), and Telling Time (Bradshaw Books 2012). Widely published in Ireland and abroad, editor of twenty-one books, guest editor of The Midlands Arts and Culture Review (2010).
Moira Egan
A resident of Rome, Italy, she recently co-edited Hot Sonnets (2011) for Entasis Press. Her Bar Napkin Sonnets (2009) won the 2008 Ledge Poetry Chapbook Competition. She is the author of the collections Cleave (WWPH 2004); La Seta della Cravatta / The Silk of the Tie (Edizioni l’Obliquo 2009), a bilingual collection with Italian translations by her husband, Damiano Abeni; and Spin (Entasis Press 2010). Recent translations into Italian include Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind and Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
A. Adams Elias
Studied poetry at Quincy College.
Donna Emerson
Her first full-length poetry collection The Place of Our Meeting was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018 and nominated for the California Book Award. Her second collection Beside the Well appeared with Cherry Grove Collections in 2019.
Rhina P. Espaillat
A native of the Dominican Republic, she has lived in the U.S. since the age of seven. She publishes in English and Spanish and has four poetry collections in print: Lapsing to Grace; Where Horizons Go, which won the T. S. Eliot Prize; Rehearsing Absence, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; and Mundo y Palabra/The World and the Word, a bilingual chapbook. She has won the Howard Nemerov Award, the Sparrow Sonnet Prize and prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Retired from teaching school in New York City, Espaillat lives in Newburyport, Mass.
K. Michelle E’toile
Received an MA in Humanities in 2018 from Dominican University of California. Born and raised in Oakland, she has traveled to eleven countries. She is putting together a chapbook of poems.
Anna Evans Her poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, and 32 Poems. She was a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award in both 2005 and 2007. She gained her MFA from Bennington College, and is the Editor of the Raintown Review and of The Barefoot Muse. Her chapbooks Swimming and Selected Sonnets are available from Maverick Duck Press.
Lee Evans Has published poetry in such venues as Contemporary Rhyme, The Poetry Porch, The Deronda Review, and Neil McAlister’s Science Poetry anthology. He lives in Bath, Maine with his wife, and works for the local YMCA.
Leila Farjami
Poet, literary translator, and psycotherapist. In addition to publishing seven poetry books in Persian, some of which have been translated into Swedish, Arabic, Turkish, and French, she has published poetry in English in Nimrod and in the 30/30 Project of Tupelo Press. She is currently translating the poetry oF Rumi into English, and she has also translated a volume of Sylvia Plath’s poetry into Persian.
Michael Fantina First book of poems Arcade of Dreams will be published in UK in 2007.
Orla Fay
Editor of Boyne Berries Magazine. Her poetry has been published in Crannog, The SHOp, The Stony Thursday Book, Abridged, North West Words, The Linnet’s Wings, Silver Blade Magazine, and Shot Glass Journal, among others.
Richard Fein Lives in Cambridge, Mass. His most recent publication is Losing It (2021). Other publications include a book of his translations of Yiddish poetry, With Everything We’ve Got: A Personal Anthology of Yiddish Poetry (Host Publications 2009); a book of poems, B’KLYN (BrickHouse Books 2011); and a book of personal essays, Yiddish Genesis (BrickHouse Books 2012). Brick House Books also published Reversion in 2006, Mother Tongue in 2004, and Not a Separate Surge: New and Selected Poems in 2016. Additional publications include I Think of Our Lives: Selected Poems (Creative Arts California 2002), The Full Pomegranate, translations of the poems of Avrom Sutzkever (SUNY Press 2019); and Whitman/Vitman (Finishing Line Press 2019).
Annie Finch Author of Calendars (poetry), Among the Goddesses (a "narrative libretto"), The Ghost of Meter (criticism), and A Formal Feeling Comes (an anthology of poetry by women). She is known for developing an aesthetic of women’s poetic traditions, publishing articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century "poetesses" starting with a 1987 article on Lydia Sigourney for Legacy; editing with Laura Mandell the texts for the original online Poetess Archive at Miami University; and founding and moderating for its first decade the international listserv for discussion of women’s poetry, WOM-PO. In 2009 she received the Robert Fitzgerald Award for Prosody from West Chester University. She teaches at University of Southern Maine.
Caroline Finkelstein Third book, Justice, has recently been published by Carnegie-Mellon University Press. For the year 1998, she lived in Florence, Italy, on an Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship.
Linda M. Fischer
Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Poetry East, Ibbetson Street, Philadelphia Poets, and elsewhere. Her first and second collections Raccoon Afternoons and Glory were published by Finishing Line Press. For more of her work, visit her website lindamfischer.com .
Charles Fishman
Served as director of the SUNY Farmingdale Visiting Writers Program for 18 years and was the originator of the Paumanok Poetry Award. His books include Mortal Companions, The Firewalkers, Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, and The Death Mazurka, which was selected by the American Library Association as one of the outstanding books of the year 1989 and nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. His poems, translations, reviews, and essays have appeared in more than 300 periodicals. He has received the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize from Southern California Anthology, the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Prize from Negative Capability, the Gertrude B. Claytor Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
John Foy
First book is Techne’s Clearinghouse (Zoo Press). His poetry is featured in the Swallow Anthology of New American Poets (Swallow Press/Ohio University Press) and has appeared widely in magazines, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Criterion, Parnassus, The Raintown Review, American Arts Quarterly, and Barrow Street. His work has also been selected for the Poetry Daily Website, Kin, linebreak, The Nervous Breakdown, YARN, and others. He has an MFA from Columbia University and has taught writing at Harvard Business School, Columbia, and Barnard. His essay-reviews have appeared in Parnassus, Contemporary Poetry Review, and other publications, both print and on line, and he has been a guest blogger for Best American Poetry. See his Website at johnffoy.net
Paul Fraleigh Lives in Montreal, Quebec. His poems have appeared in The Barefoot Muse, Candelabrum Poetry Magazine, The Lyric, The Raintown Review, and Umbrella, as well as other print and online journals.
Mary Freeman Retired textbook language specialist and literacy specialist for the State of Maine. Since retirement in 2005, she has devoted herself to private scholarship and poetry-writing. She has been published in A Sense of Place, an Anthology of Maine Poets, in 2001, and was a Liberty Fund Scholar, attending "Freedom and the Epic" in 2002, and "Freedom and the Individual in Robert Frost’s poetry" in 2003. A former member of the Orbis Pictus Committee, and member of the International Reading Association’s Board of Manuscript Reviewers, she is currently working on a book about Julia Budenz’s epic poem The Gardens of Flora Baum. She has nine children.
Kevin Gallagher Author of Loom (Madhat Press) and editor of Spoke. His poems and prose have appeared in Harvard Review, Partisan Review, and Jacket. He is Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University.
Michael Gallagher Born on Achill Island, County Mayo, but now lives in Renagown, County Kerry. He worked as a builder in London for 40 years. His poetry and short stories have been published in The Doghouse Book of Ballad Poems, The Shamrock Haiku Journal, and Revival. He is a founding member of the SeanachaĂ­ Writers Group, Listowel.
Bridget Seley Galway
An artist/poet, she received her BFA and a degree in Art Education from UMass/Amherst. Her collection of poems and images What Moments Yield was published by Ibbetson Street Press. Poems have appeared in Provincetown Magazine’s Poetry Corner, Wilderness House Literary Review, and the Bagel Bards Anthology. Her art has been exhibited throughout New England and reviewed in several publications, including Artist Magazine and Cape Arts. Her paintings have been selected for the covers of Bagel Bards Anthology, Ibbetson Street Magazine, and individual poetry collections..
Margaret Galvin Irish poet working on her fourth collection. In 2003, she won both The Brendan Kennelly and The Snowfit Poetry Awards. Her work has appeared in a number of Irish and United Kingdom outlets, and in Mobius (New York).
Claudia Gary
Writes, edits, sings, and composes tonal chamber music and art songs near Washington, D.C. A 2014 finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award and 2013 semifinalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize (Waywiser), she is the author of Humor Me (David Robert Books 2006) and several chapbooks. Besides many journals, her poems appear in anthologies such as Forgetting Home (Barefoot Muse Press 2013) and Villanelles (Everyman Press 2012). She also writes articles on health for The VVA Veteran, VFW, and other magazines.
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson
Author of OPINEL (Bauhan Publishing, 2015). Recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, The Heinrich Böll Cottage in Ireland, and the 2008 Fellowship in Poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to teach poetry in Hyderabad, India, in 2011. She is founder and director of The Loom, Poetry in Harrisville, a poetry reading series. Her poems have appeared in The Adroit Journal, Agni, Field, The Greensboro Review, Green Mountain Review, The Harvard Review, Ocean State Review, Poems2Go, Salamander, Slate, The Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, The Tupelo Quarterly, featured in VerseDaily among others, and included in two anthologies, Cadence of Hooves and The Best of Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year. She lives in Marlborough, NH, and taught poetry at Tufts University for 23 years.
Celia Gilbert Has published four books of poetry and is the winner of a Discovery Award, an Emily Dickinson Award, a Consuelo Ford Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a Pushcart Prize IX. Her work has frequently been anthologized. Most recently her art and poetry has appeared online at Tower Journal and Springhouse Journal.
Dana Gioia Former Director of the NEA: National Endowment for the Arts. Author of the long essay Can Poetry Matter?, two volumes of poetry, Daily Horoscope and The Gods of Winter, as well as a libretto of an opera in two acts, Nosferatu (Graywolf). 
John Goldie
Photojournalist turned technical writer with large stockpile of black and white prints, technical know-how, and HTML experience.
Thomas Gothers Ceramics Area Studio Manager in the 3-D Department at MassArt, Boston.
Tracey Gratch Lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, with her husband and their four young children. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in online and print publications including, Soundzine, Snakeskin, The Poetry Porch Sonnet Scroll, Lucid Rhythms, Loch Raven Review, The Flea, Annals of Internal Medicine, Boston Literary Magazine, and The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. She also has a poem in an upcoming anthology of Science Poetry.
Eamon Grennan Taught at Vassar College until 2004. Born in Dublin, he has lived in the United States, except for brief periods, since 1964. His most recent publication Out of Sight: New & Selected Poems is just out from Graywolf. He is author of Matter of Fact and The Quick of It (both also with Graywolf) and a translation of the poetry of Giacomo Leopardi. He has also translated Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, with his partner the classicist Rachel Kitzinger.
J. M. Hall Chapbook collection entitled Bachata Adobe forthcoming in RedOchreLiT, and forty-two individual poems in literary journals internationally, recently including Euphony (at the University of Chicago), Shampoo and The Montucky Review. Since earning his Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2012, he has also secured a book contract for an anthology of essays (entitled Philosophy Imprisoned) and publication of twelve peer-reviewed journal articles (including in Philosophy and Literature and Southern Literary Journal). He has eighteen years’ experience as a dancer and choreographer.
Patricia L. Hamilton
Professor of English in Jackson, Tennessee, she is the author of The Distance to Nightfall (Main Street Rag). She won the 2015 and 2017 Rash Award for Poetry and has received three Pushcart nominations. Recent work has appeared in Ibbetson Street and has recently been published in Broad River Review, Slant, The Ekphrastic Review, and Bindweed.
Nels Hanson Has worked as a farmer, teacher, and contract writer/ editor. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz and the University of Montana and his fiction received the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award. His stories have appeared in Antioch Review, Texas Review, Black Warrior Review, Southeast Review, Long Story, Short Story, Starry Night Review, and other journals. “Now the River’s in You,” a 2010 story which appeared in Ruminate Magazine, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Hanson lives with his wife, Vicki, on the Central Coast of California.
Elena Harap
Her poems and essays have appeared in Jewish Currents, Bayou, Amoskeag, Anthropology and Humanism, The Boston Area Small Press & Poetry Scene and on NPR. A founding member of Boston’s Streetfeet Women, she edited and contributed to their anthologies Laughing in the Kitchen (1998), and The Bones We Carry (2009). She has contributed an essay to the anthology What Does it Mean to be White in America (2016), 2 LeafPress. She lives in Putney, VT, and teaches in Roxbury, MA.
Kasey Hartung
Currently a junior at Tufts University where she is majoring in Political Science and minoring in English. "JetBlue Flight 654" is her first sestina and her first published poem.
Dolores Hayden
Dolores Hayden’s poetry collections are American Yard (2004) and Nymph, Dun, and Spinner (2010). Exuberance is forthcoming, a series of persona poems set in the early years of aviation. Her work appears in Poetry, Raritan, Best American Poetry, Yale Review, The Common, and Southwest Review. Hayden has received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the New England Poetry Club as well as fellowships from Djerassi, VCCA, and Noepe. A professor at Yale, she’s also the author of award-winning non-fiction titles including The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History.
R. W. Haynes Professor of English at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, where he teaches Early British Literature and Shakespeare. Publishes on the Renaissance and on Southern Literature, especially the plays and screenplays of Horton Foote. His poetry can be found in many online and print journals distributed around the world; he also writes fiction and drama.
Joyce Heapes Retired elementary school teacher who studies and writes poetry.
Lois Elaine Heckman Received a degree in Italian from UCLA. She now lives in Italy, where she was a Red Cross nurse and first aid instructor for many years. Among her writing credits are Boston Literary Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Tilt-a-Whirl, Lucid Rhythms, Victorian Violet Press, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, and Prole. In 2010, she won the New England Shakespeare Festival Rubber Ducky Sonnet Contest.
Helen K. Heineman
Taught at Framingham State University, where she later became Academic Vice President and, for the last seven years of her employment, President. Author of a biography of Mrs. Frances Trollope. Her novels, Emma Redux 1, 2, and 3, continuations of Jane Austen’s Emma, are scheduled for release with Touchstone Press in 2023.
Robin Helweg-Larsen
British-born, Caribbean-raised, formerly Danish immigrant to Canada who has been living in Chapel Hill, NC, since 1991. His poetry has been published in the UK — Ambit, Snakeskin, and Candelabrum, and also in 14 by 14, Unsplendid, Visions International, Shit Creek Review, The Hypertexts, Phoenix Rising sonnet anthology, and more.
Elise Hempel
Her poetry has appeared in many journals, including Measure, The Midwest Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Evansville Review, and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. She is the winner of the 2015 Able Muse Write Prize in Poetry, and her first full-length book will be published by Able Muse Press in 2016.
Celia Hensel Student at Mass Art.
John Hildebidle
His poetry collections Signs, Translations (2008) Defining Absence (1999) have been issued by Salmon Books, distributed by Dufour Editions.
Kathleen Hill
Lives in Mississippi where she teaches first grade.
Kathryn Hines
Author of a novel, The Healer’s Choice; a poetry collection, Candle, Thread, and Flute; and has co-authored a book of photographs and short stories, The Forty; also numerous nonfiction titles for young people. She teaches composition and world literature at the University of North Georgia.
Kristen Hoggatt Received MFA from Emerson College after working abroad for three years in Egypt and Uzbekistan, where she taught English and ran poetry workshops. Poems have been published by or are forthcoming in The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Nimrod International Journal, The Ledge Magazine, scissors and spackle, Miller’s Pond, Arsenic Lobster, The Healing Muse, and The Smart Set, where she was “Ask a Poet” advice columnist from 2008-2011.
John L. Holgerson
Author of Unnecessary Tattoo and Other Stains on a Stainless Steel Heart (Finishing Line Press 2016) and Broken Borders (Wasteland Press 2012). He has published poems in print journals (Modern English Tanka, Shadow Quill Poetry, Popt Art) and online (Page & Spine, Vincent van Gogh Gallery, MassPoetry). He is one of three MassPoetry representatives for Bristol County, Massachusetts, and is the founder of the Poetry as Verdict project, a public venue for high school student-poets to read their work. In 1970, he went to the Greek island Hydra for the first time. Since 1995, during non-pandemic times, he lives there for part of each year.
Connor Holmes
Some publications include Bakery, Full of Crow, Mud Luscious Press, Writer’s Bloc Magazine, and Sweet: A Literary Confection.
Jeff Holt Licensed Professional Counselor from Plano, Texas, he has poetry forthcoming in Measure and Angle and has previously published poetry in Antiphon Poetry Magazine, String Poet, The Nervous Breakdown, and other journals. In 2012, White Violet Press published his first book, The Harvest. His second book, Antiheroes, is planned for publication in 2016.
Victor Howes (1923-2018)
Former head of the English Department at Northeastern University, he has published poems in The Classical Outlook and LIGHT: The Quarterly of Light Verse, where he was recently Featured Poet. His poetry collection Thoughts after Spenser was published in 2016.
Caroline Hurley Poems have appeared in various blogs and e-zines, including Poetry 24, Three Monkeys, the Electric Acorn, and in an anthology. She also writes prose, fiction, and non-fiction.
Teresa Iverson (1955-2020)
In Memoriam.
Katherine Jackson. Her poetry has been published in Partisan Review, Southwest Review, Verse, Cumberland Poetry Review, and other journals. She was one of six whose works were represented in Continuing Tradition: Doubly Gifted Artists at the The Atelier A/E gallery in New York City (1999). In recent years, she has been primarily engaged with the visual, juxtaposing drawing, glass, and light as the basis of her work. See examples of her installations and exhibitions on her Web site at katherinejackson.com.
Marcy Jarvis Worked in the field of architectural conservation in New York City for several years; currently she lives in southern Germany. Her memoirs about growing up in the Adirondacks were published in Adirondack Life and her poems have appeared in various journals including The New Formalist.
David Johnson Was born in Boston, MA, and attended Bowdoin College (BA ’94) and the University of Cincinnati (MA ’00), both degrees in Classics. He has been working for the last eight years at Thomas Jefferson School, a small boarding school, grades 7-12 in St. Louis, MO, where he currently resides.
Donna Johnson Has published poems and reviews in Birmingham Poetry Review, CafĂ© Review, Green Mountains Review, Roanoke Review, Tulane Review, Two Rivers Review, and Perihelion magazines. Recently won CutBank Magazine’s online contest. Has poems forthcoming in Merge. She lives and works near Boston, Massachusetts.
Robert K. Johnson Former Consulting Editor for Ibbeston Street Magazine. His poems have appeared in such publications as Main Street Rag, Webster Review, South Carolina Review, The New York Times, and Chiron Review. His latest collections of poetry are From Mist To Shadow and Choir of Day.
Joanne Joseph An actor/poet, she studied at the University of Minnesota and San Francisco State College, where several significant writers shaped her career. She has been published in numerous journals. Her chap book Resonances appeared with Finishing Line Press in 2013. She has done public readings and performances across the map, including the one-person original show Shakespeare’s Mums, which she presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1998. She lives in New York City.
George Kalogeris Most recent book of poems is Guide to Greece (Louisiana State University 2018). He is also the author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos (Antilever 2012) and of a book of poems based on the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets (Pressed Wafer 2006). His poems and translations have been anthologized in Joining Music with Reason, chosen by Christopher Ricks (Waywiser 2010). His new book of poems Winthropos is forthcoming from LSU Press in October 2021.
Jennifer Schomburg Kanke Holds a PhD in English from Florida State University. Her work appears in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, New Ohio Review, Massachusetts Review, and Shenandoah, as well as the anthologies I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices and Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio. Her zine about her experiences undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, Fine, Considering, is available from Rinky Dink Press. She serves as a reader for The Dodge.
Marcia Karp Poems and translations have been published in The Times Literary Supplement, New Ohio Review, The Warwick Review, Harvard Review, Agenda, Literary Imagination, Seneca Review, The Guardian, Partisan Review, Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009 (Waywiser) and The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (Norton). Her collection, If by Song, is forthcoming from Lily Poetry Review Books.
Barbara Claire Kasselmann
Poetry has appeared in several literary journals, including Connecticut Review, Louisiana Literature, Worcester Review, Atlanta Review, Kalliope, Images, Slipstream, Poesis, and Sojourner. For over than 30 years, she published articles and photographs in magazines and newspapers, such as The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. She taught for 14 years at Northeastern University.
X. J. Kennedy Author of In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007 (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Peeping Tom’s Cabin, Comic Verse 1928-2008 (BOA Editions).
Joan A. W. Kimball A founder of the Concord Poetry Center and a member of the Powow River Poets and of the performance troupe called "X. J. Kennedy and the Light Brigade." She has had poems accepted in journals including Comstock Review, Atlanta Review, Measure, The Lyric, Thema, and Raintown Review. She was named a finalist for Southwest Review’s 2010 Morton Marr Poetry Prize.
Kathleen Kirk Author of eight poetry chapbooks, most recently Spiritual Midwifery (Red Bird, 2019) and The Towns (Unicorn Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online magazines, including Poetry East, Nimrod, Eclectica, The Fourth River, and Waccamaw. She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life.
John Kneisly His poems have appeared in Pudding, Iconoclast, and elsewhere, and in several anthologies. His chapbook, For the Fallen Things (Pudding House, 2006), was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has also edited a volume of poems by John Unland, The Sea Beneath the House (Pudding House, 2004). He lives in Delaware, Ohio, after a varied career in research, teaching, and computer services..
Robert Knox Poet, fiction writer, Boston Globe correspondent, and contributing editor for the online poetry journal Verse-Virtual. His poems have appeared in the journals such as The American Journal of Poetry , New Verse News, Unlikely Stories, and others. His poetry chapbook Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty was nominated for a Massachusetts Best Book Award. He is the winner of the 2019 Anita McAndrews Poetry Award for a poem about human rights. His book of linked short stories House Stories was published by Adelaide Books in December of 2021. .
Adrian Gibbons Koesters Works as an editorial specialist at Creighton University, where she is currently enrolled as a graduate student in the creative writing program. Her poetry has appeared in Shadows and Smackwarm.
Constance Hooker Koons
Lives and writes in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. She is currently working on a series of pandemic poems and a collection of poems “Loving Better from a Distance.” Has published in Write Action Newsletter, Naugatuck River Review. Her poem “Late October” appeared in The Anthology of New England Writers. Her chapbook Devotion to Lost Causes was published by Finishing Line Press.
Jean L. Kreiling
Poetry collections Shared History (2021), Arts & Letters & Love (2018), and The Truth in Dissonance (2014) appeared with Kelsay Books. Her work has been honored with the Able Muse Write Prize, the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters Sonnet Prize, the Kelsay Books Metrical Poetry Prize, a Laureates’ Prize in the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, three New England Poetry Club prizes, the Plymouth Poetry Contest prize, and the String Poet Prize.
David Landon Recipient of the 2019 Write Prize awarded by Able Muse. Poems have appeared in The Dark Horse, The Southwest Review (Marr Prize Runner-up), Think Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, Sewanee Theological Review, Subtropic, American Journal of Poetry, Southern Poetry Review (Guy Owen Prize finalist), Cumberland River, Harvard Advocate Centennial Anthology, and elsewhere. As an actor he has performed with the Nashville, Alabama, and New York Shakespeare Festivals, and with the Provincetown and New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festivals. At Provincetown, he appeared in the premiere of Williams’s Parade. He is the Bishop Juhan Professor of Theatre Arts Emeritus at Sewanee.
Luann Landon Most recent publications are in Mezzo Cammin and Measure. She has also published poems in Cumberland Poetry Review, The Sewanee Theological Review, Dogwood, The Tennessee Quarterly and The Edge City Review. Her memoir-cookbook, Dinner at Miss Lady’s, published by Algonquin in 1999, is now a Kindle Book.
David Landrum Teaches Literature at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His sonnets have appeared in numerous journals, including 14 by 14, Hellas, The Formalist, The New Formalist, Umbrella, and many others.
Suzanne K. Lang Received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 2002, where she studied under Gail Mazur and Bill Knott. She received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College in 1999 and currently teaches at the College of New Jersey.
Christian Langworthy Has published poetry in anthologies such as Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Young American Poets, From Both Sides Now, Watermark, Premonitions, and Bold Words. He has also published poetry and prose in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Fence Magazine, failbetter.com, The Recorder, PBS American Experience, Mudfish, Salon.com, and Manoa. Several of his poems have been performed in libretti at the National Gallery of Art and at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.
Mary Ann Larkin Author of one book, That Deep and Steady Hum, and six chapbooks of poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry Greece, Poetry Ireland Review, New Letters, and other journals and in more than twenty anthologies, including Harry N. Abrams’ series on poetry and art. She was a co-founder of The Big Mama Poetry Troupe, a group of five feminist poets based in Cleveland in the seventies, who performed from Chicago to New York City. Larkin has taught writing at a number of colleges, most recently at Howard University, and written for NPR, NIH, Foundation News, and others. She has enjoyed residencies at both Yaddo and the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming. With Patric Pepper she co-founded Pond Road Press, which published Tough Heaven: Poems of Pittsburgh by Jack Gilbert. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she now lives in North Truro, Massachusetts.
Kristin LaTour Has two chapbooks, Blood (Naked Mannequin Press 2009) and Town Limits (Pudding House Press 2007). Her poetry has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Cider Press, After Hours, Pearl, and is forthcoming in dirtcakes. She teaches at Joliet Jr. College and is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program where she studied formal poetry with Reginald Shepherd and Annie Finch.
Jenna Le
Author of three full-length poetry collections, Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011), A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Indolent Books, 2017), and Manatee Lagoon (Acre Books, 2022). She won POETRY BY THE SEA’s inaugural sonnet competition (2019). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Pleiades, Verse Daily, West Branch, and elsewhere. See jennalewriting.com .
Adrienne Leavy Originally from Ireland but now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is working on her first poetry collection. Her poems have appeared in Ireland in numerous journals including Boyne Berries, Crannog, Revival and in the anthology, The Stony Thursday Book. She graduated from Arizona State University in December 2013 with a Ph.D. in English Literature. The subject of her dissertation was the representation of women in the poetry of Thomas Kinsella. She is the founder of Reading Ireland, an Irish literature consulting company, which promotes Irish literature and advises clients on Irish authors and literature specifically tailored to their individual interests.
Valerie Lester (1939-2019) Biographer of Clarence Bicknell (2018), Giambattista Bodoni (Godine, 2015), Phiz, the Man Who Drew Dickins (Pimlico, 2006), and Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin (2012). See her Web site at www.valerielester.com .
Kathryn Liebowitz
Award-winning writer of prose (stories, nonfiction, and journalism) appearing in Boston area literary journals, magazines, and newspapers, most recently published in Wild Apples, journal of nature, art, and inquiry.
Frannie Lindsay Fourth volume, Our Vanishing, was the 2012 Benjamin Saltman Award winner, released from Red Hen Press in spring 2014. Her other titles are Mayweed (The Word Works); Lamb (Perugia); and Where She Always Was (Utah State University Press). In 2008 she was chosen as the winner of the Missouri Review Prize in poetry. She has published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, The Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, Tampa Review, The Antioch Review, and many others. Most recently, her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry of 2014 and was selected by The Missouri Review as Poem of the Week. Frannie’s poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, A Writer’s Almanac, and Ted Kooser’s column, American Life in Poetry. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also a classical pianist.
Judith Liniado Full time visual artist of oil and watercolor landscapes and collage, specializing in Japanese and Chinese brush calligraphy and painting.
Ernesto Livorni Teaches in the Italian Language and Literature Department at University of Wisconsin.
Laurence Loeb Poems appeared recently in Mid-America Poetry Journal and in the Canadian journal FELT. His translation of a Beaudelaire poem was published in American Imago.
Anthony Lombardy Teaches classics and poetry writing at Belmont University, Tennessee. His book of poems Antique Collecting was pubished by WordTech Editions in 2004.
Sabra Loomis (1938-2017) The author of Rosetree and two chapbooks of poetry, she has received awards from the Artists Foundation, the Yeats Society, and the British Council, as well as fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colongy. She teaches frequently at the William Joiner Center at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and was on the faculty of the Poets’ House, Donegal, for many years. Her collection House Held Together by Winds (Harper Perennial, 2008), winner of the 2007 National Poetry Series, selected by James Tate.
Emily Lyle Director of Center for Scottish Studies in Edinburgh.
John MacLean Poems have appeared in The Lyric, Avocet, The Road Not Taken, and more. His book If You Teach It, They Will Read appeared with Rowman and Littlefield. He is a retired English teacher who has worked as a merchant seaman, janitor, mill worker, and assistant district attorney.
Susan Mahan Writing poetry since her husband died in 1997, she is a frequent reader at the Boston Public Library and the Catbird Café in Weymouth. She has published four chap books, most recently World View in 2009. Her poems have appeared in the online journals Hospital Drive Journal, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Quill & Parchment. She joined the editorial staff of The South Boston Literary Gazette in 2002. Her work has been included in poetry exhibits at Boston City Hall for the past three years.
D. S. Maolalai Graduate of English Literature from Trinity College in Dublin. Writing has appeared in such publications as Out of Ours, The Eunoia Review, Kerouac’s Dog, More Said Than Done, Star Tips, Myths Magazine, Ariadne’s Thread, The Belleville Park Pages, Killing the Angel, and Unrorean Broadsheet. He has published two poetry collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (2016, Encircle Press) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (2019, Turas Press).
Fred Marchant
His poetry books Said Unsaid (2017), The Looking House (2009), and Full Moon Boat (2000) were published by Graywolf Press. During the Viet Nam war he was one of the first Marine officers to be discharged honorably as a conscientious objector, the subject of his book Tipping Point, winner of the 1993 Washington Prize. With Nguyen Ba Chung, he translated the poetry collected in From a Corner of My Yard by Tran Dang Khoa. He also edited and wrote the introduction for Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947. Until his retirement in 2017, Marchant was the Director of the Creative Program and The Poetry Center at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. He was also a long-time teaching affiliate of The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass-Boston. In 2009 Marchant was co-winner of the May Sarton Award from the New England Poetry Club, given to poets whose “work is an inspiration to other poets.”
Alan Marshfield
Writes and publishes poetry in London.
Gail Mazur
Distinguished Writer in Residence in Emerson College’s Writing, Literature and Publishing Program and founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Center. Gail Mazur’s fifth book Zeppo’s First Wife: New & Selected Poems won the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award in poetry. Her collection of poems Figures in a Landscape was published in 2011. Read the interview conducted by Lloyd Schwartz for PROVINCETOWN ARTS in 2008. Visit her Web site at GailMazur.com.
Candace McClelland Student at Miami University in Ohio.
Melissa McEwen From Hartford, Connecticut, she has published poetry in Rattle, MiPOesias, The Connecticut River Review, and other literary magazines online and in print.
Martin McKinsey
Translations include Late into the Night: the Last Poems of Yannis Ritsos (Oberlin/Field Translation Series) and Andreas Franghias’s The Courtyard, winner of the 1996 Greek State Prize for Translation. Pt. Taenaron, a book of his poems, is available from Tapir Press. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Deborah Melone Member of Every Other Thursday Poets.
Ann Michael Two of her poems have recently appeared in LIGHT: The Quarterly of Light Verse. She has won a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and has been published in numerous anthologies, literary reviews, and professional journals, including Poem, Natural Bridge, and Coe Review. She is working on a collection of literary essays.
Joan Michelson Originally from Boston, she lives in England and teaches at Birkbeck College, London. In 2011 she was appointed Crouch End London Thornton’s Budgens’ Poet Laureate. In this capacity she is promoting poetry within the community. See webpage at www.poetrypf.co.uk. Her poems and other writing have been published in magazines in the UK and USA. Her collection, Toward the Heliopause, poems in conversation with her deceased husband’s poems, appeared in 2011 with Poetic Matrix Press, CA, and has been translated into Romanian for the Translation Centre at the University in Bucharest.
David P. Miller Poetry collection Bend in the Stair was published by Lily Poetry Review in 2021, Sprawled Asleep by Nixes Mate Books in 2019, and a chapbook The Afterimages by Cervena Barva Press in 2014. Poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, Clementine Unbound, Constellations, J Journal, The Lily Poetry Review, Ibbetson Street, Redheaded Stepchild, The Blue Page, What Rough Beast, among others. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets. His poem “Add One Father to Earth”ť was awarded an Honorable Mention by Robert Pinsky for the New England Poetry Club’s 2019 Samuel Washington Allen Prize competition.
Nancy Bailey Miller Has published five books of poems, most recently Hold On. Her prose book Of Minitmen & Molly’s is a collection of stand-alone articles she wrote for Town Crossings. Her poems have been anthologized in Powow River Anthology, Merrimack Literary Review, and The Crafty Poet, among others, and have appeared in many print and on-line journals. She taught writing at Phillips Academy for 11 summers. She also teaches Suzuki violin and viola, plays in string quartets, and races sailboats in Marblehead.
Richard Moore (1927-2009) Of Richard Moore’s ten published volumes of poetry, one was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of a novel, The Investigator (Story Line Press, 1991), a collection of essays, The Rule That Liberates (University of South Dakota Press, 1994), and translations of Plautus’ Captivi (in the Johns Hopkins University Complete Roman Drama in Translation series, 1995) and Euripedes’ Hippolytus (in the Penn Greek Drama Series, U. of Pennsylvania, 1998). Moore’s most recent poetry books include The Mouse Whole: An Epic (Negative Capability Press, 1996) and Pygmies and Pyramids (Orchises Press, 1998). His newest collection of poems, The Naked Scarecrow, was published by Truman State University Press, New Odyssey Editions, in the spring of 2000.
Moore taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Clark University. He directed the Agape poetry series in Boston and The Poetry Exchange in Cambridge, Mass., and Leesburg, Va., until he died in 2009. In a memorial tribute, X. J. Kennedy wrote: "[Moore’s] devastating satiric verse...included moving lyrics invoking the sorrows of love and war" (LIGHT, No. 66-67).
His Web site remains online at www.moorepoetry.com.
Paul Muldoon Author of ten books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Moy Sand and Gravel, and, most recently, Horse Latitudes. Between 1999 and 2004, he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, afterwhich he published The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures. He teaches at Princeton University and is Poetry Editor of The New Yorker.
Sheila Murphy
Taught English and Latin in Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Connecticut, in Catholic and public schools. She is writing a memoir of her mother who was a Yeoman (F) in Boston during World War I. Her chapbook View from a Kayak in Autumn honors the memory of two grandchildren who died of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Her poems have appeared recently in Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry, Passager Poetry 2019, The Poetry Porch 2019, and Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry 2022.
James Naiden Articles on the works, respectively, of Seamus Heaney (last spring) and Deborah Digges (current issue) can be found on the Rain Taxi website. His novel, Scuttlebone, is now available from PublishAmerica or Amazon.com.
Vivek Narayanan
Studied in the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. An Indian national who grew up in Zambia, he received an MA in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and taught history and anthropology in South Africa before coming to Boston.  His publications include six poems in the anthology Reasons For Belonging: Fourteen Contemporary Indian Poets (Penguin India, 2002), poems in the Fulcrum Annual 2003, a story in the South African magazine Mamba, and a review of the Indian poet Dom Moraes in the Summer 2002 issue of Poetry Review (London).  “A.K. Natarajan and the Three Varieties of Love” is part of a projected book of stories.
Lee Nash Lives in France and works as a freelance editorial designer for a UK publisher. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in print and online journals in the UK, the US, and France, including Angle, Black Poppy Review, Brittle Star, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, and more. Read a selection of her poems on her Website at leenashpoetry.com .
James B. Nicola
Full-length poetry collection Natural Tendencies forthcoming (2021) with Cervena Barva Press and Fires of Heaven: Poems of Faith and Sense with Shanti Arts. Has published in Antioch, Barrow Street, The Southwest Review, The Atlanta Review, Rattle, and Poetry East. His full-length collections are Manhattan Plaza, Stage to Page, Wind in the Cave, Out of Nothing, and Quickening: Poems from Before and Beyond (2019). His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. A Yale graduate, he hosts the Hell’s Kitchen International Writers’ Roundtable at Manhattan’s Columbus Library. For information, see sites.google.com/site/jamesbnicola.
Philip Nikolayev Co-editor with Katia Kapovich of FULCRUM: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics.
Chris O’Carroll Author of two books of poems, The Joke’s on Me and Abracadabratude. He has been Light magazine’s featured poet, and his work appears in New York City Haiku, Extreme Sonnets, Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle, and The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, among other collections.
Thomas O’Grady Born and grew up on Prince Edward Island. Retired in December of 2019 after 35˝ years as Director of Irish Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he was also Professor of English and a member of the Creative Writing faculty. His articles, essays, and reviews on literary and cultural matters have been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals and general-interest magazines, and his poems and short fiction have been published in literary journals and magazines on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border and on both sides of the Atlantic. His two books of poems What Really Matters and Delivering the News were published in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Dzvinia Orlowsky Dzvinia Orlowsky is a Pushcart prize poet, an award-winning translator including a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, and a founding editor of Four Way Books. She has published six poetry collections by Carnegie Mellon University Press including A Handful of Bees, reprinted for the Carnegie Mellon University Classic Contemporary Series; Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, winner of a Sheila Motton Book Award; and Bad Harvest, a 2019 Massachusetts Book Awards “Must Read” in Poetry. Her poem sequence “The (Dis)enchanted Desna” was selected by former national poet laureate Robert Pinsky as a 2019 winner of the New England Poetry Club Samuel Washington Allen Prize. Her co-translations with Ali Kinsella from the Ukrainian of Natalka Bilotserkivets’s poems, Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow, published by Lost Horse Press in 2021, was a finalist for the 2022 Griffin International Poetry Prize, ALTA’s National Translation Award in Poetry, The Derek Walcott Poetry Prize, and winner of the AAUS Translation Prize. A founding poetry faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program she is currently Writer-in-Residence in Poetry and is also a contributing poetry editor to AGNI as well as Solstice Literary Magazine: A Magazine of Diverse Voices where she is also founding director of Night Riffs: A Solstice Sponsored Reading/Music Series.
Miriam O’Neal
Poetry collections include We Start With What We’re Given (Kelsay Books, 2018) and The Body Dialogues (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2019). Poems and reviews have appeared in Agni, Blackbird Journal, Cathexis, The Guide Book, The North Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Princemere Poetry Prize, and was a Notable Poet in the 2019 Disquiet Inernational Poetry Competition. She lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Jean Pedrick (1923-2006)
Her chapbook The Man in the Picture was published in the Walking to Windward series, by Oyster River Press, 2001. She died in 2006, afterwhich a chapbook award was created in her name at New England Poetry Club . More information can be found at the UNH library
Alexander Pepple An electrical and software engineer. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Blue Unicorn, Hopkins Review, Rosebud, Euphony, Ecclectica, Light, Chronicles, Per Contra, Think, River Styx, Barrow Street, American Arts Quarterly, Measure, and elsewhere. He founded and edits Able Muse and its related presses, and directs its related Eratosphere online literary workshop. He edited the Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press 2010).
Carl Pfluger
Essays on overlapping themes of cultural, religious, and intellectual history include the following: "Progress, Irony, and Human Sacrifice," published in Hudson Review, Spring 1995; "Deep Ecology and Fundamentalism" (part of a book-in- progress with tentative title, "Arguing Nature"), which appeared in the World Future Society’s volume The Years Ahead: Perils, Problems, and Promises, 1993; "On Cranks," which was published in the Southwest Review, Summer 1991, won the John H. McGinnis Award for non-fictions, and was reprinted (abridged) in Harper’s, November 1991. See new essays on-line at the Azoth Gallery.
Marge Piercy
Knopf has published her poetry collections On the Way Out, Turn Off the Light (2020), Made in Detroit, as well as The Hunger Moon: New & Selected Poems 1980-2010. Harper Perennial has published her seventeenth novel Sex Wars and her memoir Sleeping with Cats. PM Press published her first short story collection, The Cost of Lunch, Etc., and republished Dance the Eagle to Sleep, Vida, and Braided Lives, as well as My Life, My Body, essays and poems. Her work has been translated into 21 languages. See her Website at www.margepiercy.com.
Robert Pinsky Professor of Creative Writing at Boston University and former U. S. Poet Laureate.
James Plath Professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan University. His poems have appeared in Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (University of Georgia Press, 1992) and such journals as The North American Review, ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Apalachee Quarterly, Gulf Stream Magazine, Spillway, and The Caribbean Writer. This poem was written when he taught one semester as a Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
Sharon Portnoff Teaches at Connecticut College, where she holds the Elie Wiesel Chair in Judaic Studies. Her poems have appeared in Midstream, Wallace Stevens Journal, Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Journal of the Pirandello Society of America, and Free Inquiry.
Phil Powrie Has taught film studies in a university in the South of the UK. Has had poems published in South, Ink, Sweat and Tears, and Pulsar. He is bilingual English/French; four of his poems in French will be published in 2023 in the French journal Lichen.
Allegra Printz
Poetry Porch bio page.
Denise Provost
Served for many years in local government and for almost fifteen years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Has published in such journals as Ibbetson Street, Muddy River Poetry Review, Light Quarterly, qaartsiluni, and Quadrille, Sanctuary, and in numerous Bagel Bard anthologies. She received the New England Poetry Club’s Samuel Washington Allen Award in 2021, and the Best Loved Sonnet Award from the Maria C. Faust Sonnet Competition in 2012. Her chapbook Curious Peach was published by Ibbetson Street Press in 2019 and City of Stories by Cervena Barva Press in 2021.
Nikki Raymond
Poems have been published in the Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Village Voice, Mezzo Cammin, and many other places. She has been honored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in Poetry (Finalist, 2008) and in Playwriting (Finalist 2007, Fellow 2013). A MacDowell Colony Fellow in poetry, and Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow, Raymond has taught poetry writing at Harvard and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. For Arts on the Line, she wrote “poems to order” for commuters on the Red Line MBTA. She recently participated in MC Hyland’s Walking Poets residency, sponsored by Poets House, and three tiny books from it are now part of the Poets House Library in NYC.
Elizabeth Reeke Academic studies were completed at Mount Holyoke College, Harvard University, and Tufts University. Her professional work included research and program design and development in the fields of psychology and education. She also explored some less traditional roles, including field study in the Oregon clearcuts searching for endangered plants, and a year’s apprenticeship with a violin repair shop. Her desire to understand consciousness and the mystical led her to travel across the earth and study the music of many lands. Spending time with a Bedouin healer on a tiny isle in Greece, living in old beekeeper huts by the sea, she learned all she could of music and healing. Upon returning to the US, she taught a number of workshops in the New England area. She has also studied the North Indian rudra veena, Chinese ghuzheng, Japanese koto, and Celtic harp; and periods of artistic exploration of Chinese brush painting, batik, and weaving. She currently lives in Arizona where she continues her musical practice and work on a collection of poems tentatively titled “Song of My Heart.”
Franklin D. Reeve (1929-2013) His novella Nathaniel Purple was published in 2012 (Brigantine Media). Two essays “The Present State of American Poetry: ‘Croesus & Crisis’” and “What’s the Matter with Poety?” were reprinted in The New York Quarterly, No. 64 in 2008. Other books The Blue Cat Walks the Earth and The Toy Soldier both came out in 2007. See his obituary at The New York Times.
Judith Benét Richardson Writes poetry and books for children and young adults (The Way Home, 1991, and Come to My Party, 1993, both with Macmillan; and  First Came the Owl with Henry Holt, 1996).  A recent project is about growing up during the Cold War. 
Ted Richer (1931-2022) Graduate of Iowa Writers’ Worshop and a Founding Faculty Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The Writer in the Story and Other Figurations was published in England by Apocalypse Press (2003), and Six Figurations by Pen & Anvil Press in Boston, Massachusetts (2016). He has published in numerous journals, including AGNI, Literary Imagination, Harvard Review, James Joyce Quarterly, Leviathan, New York Quarterly, Free Inquiry, The Poetry Porch, Poetry Northeast, Clarion, and Daedelus. Richer was subject of a BBC Radio 3 presentation by Christopher Ricks on Twenty Minutes. His work has been included in the anthology Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009, chosen by Sir Christopher Ricks (Waywiser, 2010). He served as poetry editor at Free Inquiry until his death in 2022.
Steven Riel Author of one full-length book of poems, Fellow Odd Fellow, as well as three chapbooks, the most recent of which, Postcard from P-town, was published as runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals, including International Poetry Review, The Minnesota Review, and Evening Street Review.
Aidan Rooney Born in Monaghan and educated at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Teaches French and English at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts. In 1997 he received the Sunday Tribune/Hennessy Cognac New Irish Writing Award for Poetry. Author of Tightrope and Day Release, both from The Gallery Press. His next poetry collection Go There will appear with Mad Hat Press in 2019.
Jennifer Rose "Discovery"/The Nation winner and a PEN/New England "Discovery" as well as the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Poetry Society of America, among others. Book publications include The Old Direction of Heaven (Truman State University Press 2000), which was a finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and Hometown for an Hour (Ohio University Press 2006), winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry and the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. A community activist, she works as a city planner specializing in downtown revitalization. Visit her Web site at jennifer-rose.net
Michele Rosenthal
Poet and playwright in New York City. She is co-curator of the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Reading Series.
Mary Rotella
Fortysomething housewife, mother, poet, reader, and part-time graduate student at the University of Louisville, recently transplanted from her home in central New Hampshire.
David J. Rothman
Most recent books of poetry are The Book of Catapults (White Violet Press) and Part of the Darkness (Entasis Press), both of which appeared in 2013, along with a collection of essays, Living the Life: Tales from America’s Mountains and Ski Towns (Conundrum Press). He directs the MFA in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University.
Rosemarie Rowley
Has written extensively in form: recent work appears online at Mezzo Cammin , Vol. 8, issue 2. Flight into Reality (1989) is the longest original work in terza rima in English, reprinted 2010 and now available on CD. She has also written in rhyme royal and rhyming couplets. She has four times won the Epic award in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition. Her books in print are The Sea of Affliction (1987), one of the first works in ecofeminism, reprinted 2010, and Hot Cinquefoil Star (2002), which contains "The Puzzle Factory," a crown of sonnets, and "Letter to Kathleen Raine," in rhyming couplets. Her most recent book is In Memory of Her (2004, 2008) which includes "Betrayal into Origin - Dancing & Revolution in the Sixties," an 80-stanza poem in decima rima or ten line rhyme, and "The Wake of Wonder," a sonnet sequence, and many other sonnets; all books, except her first, The Broken Pledge (1985, Martello) published by Rowan Tree Ireland Press, Dublin. In 2003, she co-edited, with town planner John Haughton, an anthology of tree poems, Seeing the Wood and the Trees (Rowan Tree Press with Cairde na Coille). See her Website at www.rosemarierowley.ie
Sayoudh Roy
Living in New Delhi, India, he has a Masters degree in Economics and writes in his spare time.
William Ruleman
Professor of English at Tennessee Wesleyan University. His most recent books include From Rage to Hope (White Violet Books, 2016), Munich Poems, and Salzkammergut Poems (the latter two from Cedar Springs Books, also 2016). The 2017 Sonnet Scroll features his translations of Paul Boldt (1885-1921), a German Expressionist poet who was given to frolicsome and sometimes bawdy depictions of life, love, and sex in Berlin during the years preceding the First World War. Though drafted into the army, he was discharged in 1916, being declared psychologically unfit to serve. He died at the age of 35 from complications resulting from hernia surgery. Also Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857), one of the greatest of the German Romantic poets, and under-recognized today.
Merryn Rutledge
Poems have appeared in Mountain Echo and Esprit, with several forthcoming in 2020 in Borrowed Solace, Speckled Trout Review, and Time of Singing.
Mykyta Ryzhykh
Winner of the international competition Art Against Drugs, bronze medalist of the festival Chestnut House, laureate of the literary competition named after Tyutyunnik. Published in the journals Dzvin, Ring A, Polutona, Rechport, Topos, Articulation, Formaslov, Colon, Literature Factory, Literary Chernihiv, on the portals Literary Center and Soloneba, in the Ukrainian literary newspaper, Tipton Poetry Journal (2022), Stone Poetry Journal (2022), Divot journal, dyst journal (01.07.2022), Superpresent Magazine, Allegro Poetry Magazine (2022), Alternate Route (07.2022), Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal (07.2022), Littoral Press (2022).
Miriam Sagan
Founder and editor of Santa Fe Poetry Broadside.
Hilary Sallick
Author of two full-length collections, Love Is A Shore (forthcoming from Lily Poetry Review Books) and Asking the Form (Cervena Barva Press, 2020). Her poems appear in Notre Dame Review, Leon Literary Review, Vita Poetica Journal, The Poetry Porch, Constellations, Ibbetson Street, and other publications. She teaches reading and writing to adult learners in Somerville, Massachusetts, and she is vice-president of the New England Poetry Club. To learn more, go to hilarysallick.com.
Stephen Sandy
Latest book is Surface Impressions: A Poem (Louisiana). He lives in Southern Vermont.
Dorothea H. Scher
Dorothea Hutton Scher has been published in Pearl, First Literary Review-East, The Cynic, and Liquer (France). Her collection of poetry and photographs Trapped in Black and White appeared in 2011 with Sunapee Press (her own imprint). She has done readings at the Bowery Poetry Club with the brevitas group and will be featured reader at the Cornelia St Café in July 2012.
Katherine E. Schneider
Poet and adult ESL teacher residing in Connecticut. Her poetry has appeared in Ruminate and Blue Line. She has also contributed a profile to the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline.
Carla Schwartz Recent publications include California Quarterly, Cutthroat, The Poet’s Touchstone, Ibbetson Street, Paterson Literary Review, The MacGuffin, and Leon. Work was included in The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics edited by Diane Lockward. Publications include chapbooks Signs of Marriage (2022) and Intimacy with the Wind (2017). She is also a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Learn more at carlapoet.com.
Lloyd Schwartz
Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Classical Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix, and a regular commentator for NPR’s Fresh Air. His most recent book of poems is Little Kisses with University of Chicago Press, which also published Cairo Traffic. He is co-editor of Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters for the Library of America. His poems, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Pushcart Prize, and The Best American Poetry. In 1994, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Peggy Seeger
The singer, songwriter, activist. See her Web site at www.peggyseeger.com .
Rebecca Seiferle Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Drunken Boat. Most recent publication is Bitters with Copper Canyon Press. Her second collection of poetry, The Music We Dance To, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Poems in the collection won the Cecil Hemley Award from the Poetry Society of America and appeared in Best American Poetry 2000. Her first book The Ripped-Out Seam won the Bogin Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Writers Exchange Award. Her translation of Vallejo’s Trilce was the only finalist for the 1992 PENWest Translation Award.
Donald Sheehy
Born in New York, received PhD from the University of Virginia and is Professor of English at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He has published extensively on Robert Frost and American poetry. His poems have appeared recently in THE sHOP, Eclipse, and Off the Coast.
Jac Shortland
Her poetry can be seen in The Poetry Porch, Hungry Hill, Into the Void, Dream Catcher, The Cannon’s Mouth, and was shortlisted for Creative Writing Ink and Silhouette. She works in Intellectual Disability services, specializing in relaxation skills, touch therapy, yoga dance, meditation, creativity, and self-expression. She lives in Cork City, Ireland.
Kevin Shyne
Lifelong writer whose work once appeared frequently in corporate annual reports and news releases, but now, in his retirement, appears in poetry journals including Clementine Unbound, Poetry Porch, Poetry Breakfast, and The Lyric. His poetry collection, The Faith of Fragile Things, was published in 2022 by Kelsay Books.
Ron Singer
Poetry has appeared in alba, Anemone Sidecar, Arlington Literary Journal, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, Grey Sparrow, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, Windsor Review, and Word Riot. Some of Singer’s poems have been anthologized and set to music. His three published books are A Voice for My Grandmother (Ten Penny Players/Bard Press), The Second Kingdom (Cantarabooks), and The Rented Pet (Kindle Select/Piker Press, 2012). He has just completed Uhuru Revisited, a collection of interviews with pro-democracy activists across Africa (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, forthcoming).
Gail Moran Slater
Published poetry in Turk’s Head Review, Northeast Review, Castle Rock Press, and Old Ship Poets. She teaches English as Second Language to adults at Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. She graduated from UMASS Boston and holds a Master’s from Boston University. She lives in Hingham.
Wendy Sloan
Practiced labor and civil rights law with the firm of Hall & Sloan before returning to poetry. Her first collection will be published by Kelsay Books in 2016. Sloan’s work has appeared in various journals and is forthcoming in the anthologies Poems for a Liminal Age, benefiting Medecins Sans Frontieres, U.K., and The Best of the Raintown Review. Her Italian translations have appeared in The Able Muse Translation Issue, The Chimaera, and Measure.
Dinah Smith
Lives in Warwickshire, UK. Was named Poet Laureate at annual Warwick Literary Festival in 2011.
Joan S. Soble
Worked for more than thirty-four years as a public school educator. At Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA, she taught high school English language and supported her colleagues’ professional growth and development in conjunction with several major school change initiatives. Joan blogs at So Already . . . A Blog about Moving Forward, Paying Attention, & Staying Connected.
Louisa Solano (1941-2022)
Past President of Grolier Poetry Book Shop.
Michael Todd Steffen
His poetry collections On Earth As It Is (2022) and Partner, Orchard, Day Moon (2014) were published by Cervena Barva Press. His poems and articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Concord Saunterer, The Lyric, Connecticut Review, and recently in E Verse Radio and Synchronized Chaos. He teaches and works for progressive and nonprofit organizations in the Boston-Cambridge area. He is Director of the Hastings Reading Series at First Church Congregationalist near Harvard Square.
David Stephenson
Poems have most recently appeared in Measure, Able Muse, Slant, and Blue Unicorn.  His collection Rhythm and Blues (University of Evansville Press, 2008) received the 2007 Richard Wilbur Award. He lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Paul Christian Stevens Was born in Yorkshire, England, but lived in Australia. With an Honours Degree in English and Archaeology, he taught literature. Published poems and prose in print and pixel in Mannequin Envy, The Barefoot Muse, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue, The Literary Bohemian, The HyperTexts, Goblin Fruit, New Verse News, Abyss & Apex, Umbrella, Lighten Up Online, Lucid Rhythms, Ourobouros Review, Innisfree, Snakeskin, Unlikely 2.0, Centrifugal Eye, and The Raintown Review. Edited the broadsheet series The Flea. He died in March 2013.
B. E. Stock
Widely published in literary magazines such as Salt, New Press, Karamu, Wings, Array, Footwork, Edge City Review, Blue Unicorn, The Lyric and Orbis. She contributed to a number of anthologies including We Speak for Peace (KIT Press), Joy of the Journey (Golden Apple Press), and Your Peacemaking Heart (Verity Publications). Her Collected Poems appeared in 2001, and Further Collected Poems in 2018, available from Amazon and Xlibris.
Tim Suermondt His sixth full-length book of poems A Doughnut and the Great Beauty of the World will be coming out early in 2023 from MadHat Press. He has published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Stand Magazine, Smartish Pace, The Fortnightly Review, Poet Lore, and Plume, among many others. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wo.
Matthew Sweeney (1952-2018) Author of the poetry collections The Bridal Suite and Fatso in the Red Suit (both with Faber and Faber). See his pages at The Poetry Foundation: Matthew Sweeney .
Adam H. Tessier Upon graduation from Vassar College in 2006, he received the Deanne Beach Stoneham Prize for Best Original Poetry and the Weitzel Barber Art Travel Prize for travel in Europe during 2005. He works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Diane Thiel Author of ten books of poetry, nonfiction, and creative writing pedagogy. Her new book of poetry Questions from Outer Space is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in Spring 2022. Her work appears in numerous literary publications, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, and Best American Poetry 1999 (Scribner’s). She is currently Professor of English/Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico. See her Web site at dianethiel.net.
Cammy Thomas Her first book of poems Cathedral of Wish received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. A fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation helped her complete her second book Inscriptions (2014). Her newest collection Tremors is out in 2021. All are published by Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Image Journal, Tampa Review, The Missouri Review, and Salamander, and in the anthology Poems in the Aftermath (Indolent Books). She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Daniel Tobin Author of nine books of poems, including From Nothing, winner of the Julia Ward Howe Award, The Stone in the Air, his suite of versions from the German of Paul Celan, and most recently Blood Labors, named one of the Best Poetry Books of the Year for 2018 by The New York Times and The Washington Independent Review of Books. His poetry has won many awards, among them the Massachusetts Book Award and fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. His most recent work is On Serious Earth: Poetry and Transcendence. A trilogy of book-length poems, The Mansions, will appear in 2023. He teaches at Emerson College in Boston.
Antoinette Treadway Works on old movie film as Brodsky & Treadway, sings in the Choral Society, and takes workshops with Powow River Poets in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Andrew Tully
Born in the Midwest, has lived a nomadic existence, from New England to New Mexico, now in northern California, the Bay Arena; has published and taught in magazines, journals, and schools across the country.
Paulette Demers Turco
Recently released book Shimmer (Kelsay Books, 2023) is an ekphrastic collection of her art and poetry. A Powow River Poet since 2018, she is editor of The Powow River Poets Anthology II (Able Muse Press 2021) and a co-organizer and host of Powow Poetry readings. Her chapbook In Silence (Finishing Line Press) was released in 2018. Her poetry appears in The Lyric, Ibbetson Street, The Poetry Porch, Mezzo Cammin, Loch Raven Review, Quill & Parchment, and others. Her awards include the Robert Frost Poetry Award, Lesley University MFA in Writing President’s Award, Rockport Poetry Festival Ekphrastic Poetry Award.
Frederick Turner Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, he was educated at Oxford University. A poet, critic, translator, philosopher, and former editor of The Kenyon Review, he has authored 30 books, including Natural Classicism, The Culture of Hope, Genesis: An Epic Poem, April Wind, Hadean Eclogues, The New World, Shakespeare’s Twenty-First Century Economics, Paradise, Natural Religion, and Two Ghost Poems. With his colleague Zsuzsanna Ozsvth he won Hungary’s highest literary honor for their translations of Mikls Radnti’s poetry.
Gene Twaronite
His poem, “Four O’Clock Light” was recently published by the journal Eternal Haunted Summer.
Linda Ty-Casper
Her novels have been published in Seattle, London, and New York, and reviewed in Yale Review, World Literature Today, Hudson Review, among others. Her short stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, Michigan Review, Antioch, as well as in several anthologies. She has three collections of short fiction.
Rimas Uzgiris
His poems have been published in Bridges, 322 Review, Lituanus, and are forthcoming in Prime Number Magazine. His translation has appeared in The Massachusetts Review. Currently, he is enrolled at Rutgers-Newark University in the MFA program in creative writing. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and taught philosophy at St. John’s University and Brooklyn College. His book Desire, Meaning, and Virtue: The Socratic Account of Poetry was published in 2009.
Pat Valdata
Most recent book of poetry Where No Man Can Touch was awarded the Donald Justice Prize 2015 by the West Chester University Poetry Center. Her other books are Inherent Vice and Looking for Bivalve (poetry) as well as Crosswind and The Other Sister (novels). She teaches writing and literature for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and lives in Elkton, Maryland.
William Valentine
Retired educator who teaches basic literary skills in South Boston part time.
Wendy Vardaman
Of Madison, WI, she holds a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania; her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals, including Poet Lore, Main Street Rag, Nerve Cowboy, Free Verse, Pivot, and Portland Review Literary Journal.
Chris Wallace-Crabbe Professor Emeritus in the Australian Centre at University of Melbourne. He is author of many books of poetry, lately including By and Large (Carcanet Oxford Poets) and The Universe Looks Down (Brandl & Schlesinger). Among his artist’s books there has recently appeared The Flowery Meadow, his translation of Canto XXVIII of Dante’s Purgatorio (Electio Editions, Melbourne).
Mindy Watson Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia-based formalist poet/federal writer-editor who holds an MA in Nonfiction Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. Her poetry has appeared in Autumn Sky Poetry, Eastern Structures, Quarterday Review, Snakeskin, Star*Line, Think Journal, and many others. See her Web site at https://mindywatson.wixsite.com/poetryprosesite.
Henry Weinfield Professor of Liberal Studies and English at the University of Notre Dame. Three of his Ronsard translations from Ronsard’s first book, Les amours de Cassandre (1552) appeared in Chicago Review, 58:3/4 (Summer 2014). Author of seven collections of poetry and translations of Mallarme and Hesiod, along with studies of Gray’s Elegy, George Oppen and William Bronk, and the blank-verse tradition.
Gail White Widely published poet belonging to the Formalist Movement in contemporary poetry. Her manuscript The Accidental Cynic won the Anita Dorn Award. Her work is included in the Poets Greatest Hits archive at Pudding House Press. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, with her husband and cats.
Kelley Jean White Pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia and rural New Hampshire. Her work has appeared widely in publications from Exquisite Corpse to The Journal of the American Medical Association. She was the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowship in 2008 for work that became a part of her most recent collection, Two Birds in Flame (Beech River Books), featuring poems related to the Shaker Community in Canterbury, New Hampshire. After 10 years in New Hampshire, she is back in Philadelphia working at the inner-city clinic that is the subject behind the poems published in 2020.
Jay Wickersham Poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Agni, William & Mary Review, The Formalist, The High Window, Vita Brevis, Yankee. An essay on having Seamus Heaney as a teacher was published in Harvard Review. He is a member of the Powow River Poets in Newburyport, MA, and recently studied with Craig Morgan Teicher at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Works professionally as an architect and lawyer, addressing problems of urban sustainability and climate change.
Debbie Wiess Boston-based writer, who writes in French and English. She has created a wide variety of projects for stage and screen, as well as poetry and the occasional short story, in both languages. Her work has been presented throughout the US and abroad, in traditional theatres and alternative spaces (including a moving trolley!), on radio, cable, and the Internet. Her poetry has been published in local newspapers, American and International publications, and on-line. Since becoming a member of the Bagel Bards in 2013, she has had a poem included in its annual anthology. A poem and two short plays were selected for inclusion in a textbook on International Creative Writing. This is the first time her work has been included in The Poetry Porch. In addition to writing, she directs, and produces, projects and events.
Liza McAlister Williams Lives, writes, and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches at the Pratt Institute, exporing with art students the ways poetry and drama resemble, and resonate with, the plastic arts. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Light Quarterly, Blue Unicorn, Pasque Petals, Quill, and others.
Joyce Wilson Poetry Porch editor.
Tamra Wilson Recent graduate of Stonecoast and released her first story collection, Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories, in 2011 with Little Creek Books. She has published widely in such journals and anthologies as North Carolina Literary Review, Epiphany, Colere, Rockhurst Review, The Healing Muse and elsewhere. She lives in Western North Carolina.
Leo Yankevich
Has published in Blue Unicorn, The MacGuffin, The Windsor Review, The Tennessee Quarterly, and more. He lives with his wife and three sons in Gliwice, Poland, where he works as a translator.
W. Arnold Yasinski First collection of poems Proposition was published by 21st Century Renaissance in Ireland (2020). A second collection God Lives in Norway and Goes by Christie appeared in 2021. Poems are forthcoming in Delmarva Review, Mad River Review, Mudlark, Pennsylvania English, Perceptions Magazine, and more.

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