Issue Fifteen: Contributors

Catherine Ayres lives and works in Northumberland. She has been published in Ink, Sweat and Tears and Spontaneity. Three of her poems are forthcoming in Domestic Cherry. She recently came third in Ambit magazine’s Under the Influence competition. Last year, one of her poems was displayed on the Tyne and Wear Metro railway network.

Robert Boucheron is an architect in Charlottesville, Virginia. His academic degrees are Harvard B. A. 1974 and Yale M. Arch. 1978. His articles, essays, book reviews and short stories appear in Atticus Review, Bangalore Review, Bloodstone Review, Conclave, Digital Americana, Grey Sparrow Journal, JMWW, Lowestoft Chronicle, Montreal Review, Mouse Tales Press, New Orleans Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Origami Journal, Outside In Literary & Travel, Poydras Review, Ray’s Road Review, The Rusty Nail, Short Fiction (UK), Slippage.

V. J Chiappetta is a biologist, teacher, long distance runner, co-founder of the New York City Marathon, pioneer in the development of women’s long distance running, former textbook writer, bon vivant, good friend and loving husband.

Michael Estabrook is a recently retired baby boomer poet freed finally after working 40 years for “The Man” and sometimes “The Woman.” No more useless meetings under florescent lights in stuffy windowless rooms. Now he’s able to devote serious time to making better poems when he’s not, of course, trying to satisfy his wife’s legendary Honey-Do List.

Julie Hogg is a poet who loves flipping words around so that they have a chance of looking, sounding and meaning their very best. She is interested in what might have been missed, either accidently or on purpose.

Jefferson Navicky‘s work has appeared in Octopus Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, Hobart, Birkensnake, Cafe Irreal and many others. He teaches English at Southern Maine Community College, and lives in Freeport with his partner, Sarah.

Reed Stirling lives in Cowichan Bay, BC, and writes when not painting landscapes, or traveling, or taking coffee at Zoë’s, a local café where physics and metaphysics clash daily. Work has appeared in The Nashwaak Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, The Valley Voice, Island Writer, Senior Living, Out Of The Warm Land II and III, PaperPlates, The Eloquent Atheist, Hackwriters Magazine, The Danforth Review, Green Silk Journal, Fickle Muses, The Fieldstone Review, Ascent Aspirations, and StepAway Magazine.

Mark Pawlak is the author of seven poetry collections and the editor of six anthologies. His latest books are Go to the Pine: Quoddy Journals 2005-2010 (Plein Air Editions/Bootstrap Press, 2012) and Jefferson’s New Image Salon: Mashups and Matchups (Cervena Barva Press, 2010). His work has been translated into German, Polish, and Spanish, and has been performed at Teatr Polski in Warsaw. In English, his poems have appeared widely in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry, Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Anthology of Poetic Journals and in the literary magazines New American Writing, Mother Jones, Poetry South, The Saint Ann’s Review, and The World, among many others. A new chapbook of his, titled Natural Histories, is published by Cervena Barva Press.

Originally coming from a background in advertising, Rikardo Reis found his true love and favourite form of expression in photography. Architecture and advertising photography are his main areas of expertise. He is a co-founder of a photography school and studio in São Paulo, Brazil and currently lives and works in Paris, France. His portfolio can be found here.

Benjamin Schmitt‘s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Grist Journal, Solo Novo, The Monarch Review, Blue Lyra Review, Exercise Bowler, Forth, and elsewhere. His first book was published in 2013 by Kelsay Books. It is entitled The global conspiracy to get you in bed. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife where he teaches workshops to both children and adults.

Janet St. John received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College, and her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines including, The Nebraska Review, Puerto del Sol, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Poet Lore. Her poetry chapbook, Moving Pictures, won the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest (University of Alaska Fairbanks). She recently had poems featured in the Art & Words Collaborative Show (Art on the Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX) and in After Hours magazine. Although she lived in Chicago for most of her life (and returns several times a year), she currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.