Anita Dellaria writes poems and practices law in the city of the big shoulders, the city on the make, the city by the lake. She’s also the Associate Editor of the Tribeca Poetry Review.
Bernardo Bolt Gregori is a poet who has recently moved to the countryside where he is ecstatic to learn from the birds and squirrels and bushes various abstract ways of dwelling and swelling as a human. A solipsist more concerned with his better half than his worst multiple, he’s one third fleece, one third shears, one third nothing. Publications? Tuesday Shorts, Flashshot, Daily Love, 3am Brazil, among others.
Cooper Sy Blumenthal writes, makes films, and draws cartoons. She moved to Los Angeles in 1984 with her small son to attend the American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow. Standing on top of the AFI’s terrace at sunset, overlooking the lights of Hollywood, she was certain fame and fortune was within reach. Cooper surrendered to everything that had to do with making-movies. Currently she is directing a film for New Win Productions “A Life In Four Seasons,” “Wilderness House Literary Review published a short,”1602, in the winter edition. ” This May Cooper will screen her film “The Phoenix Effect in Tel Aviv.
Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published four novels, two books of short stories, several chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections. He has been nominated for a Pushcart numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He runs a bookstore in Memphis.
G.A. Saindon lives on five acres, with lots of trees, chickens, geese, a pond with fish and plenty of weeds, owls, and sundry creatures everyone wants to get rid of. His wife of 41 years, his seven children, their few spouses and all eight of his grandchildren are his delight. He’s been blessed.
Gary Glauber spends a large part of his year grading papers, and trying to imagine magical ways of transforming rambling essays into cogent, compelling prose. No such magic yet exists. Still, the dream is a pleasant one. When not grading papers or writing poetry, he contemplates the nuances of effective enjambment and listens to a lot of obscure music that, in some alternate time-space continuum, proves to be tremendously popular.
Geoff Collins lives with his wife and two taughters in a small farm town in Wisconsin where he works in the local schools.
Heather E. Pecoraro is a little redheaded oddball who enjoys art, literature, and adventure. She has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and can often be found tucked away somewhere with her nose buried in a book. Although she is currently studying Art, she spends most of her time writing down and re-arranging the words that get stuck in her head. She is very inspired by the works of Hermann Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut, and E.E. Cummings.
Howie Good is a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz and a lifelong Met fan.
Irene Burrows busts rhymes and breaks things (yet surprisingly never any bones). She aspires to inspire anyone in anything, hopefully in another country while bumming around and teaching English after college. In her spare time, she nuzzles strangers furiously, makes horrifyingly owner-specific calendars by hand, and chews on cat ears, despite being allergic to fur. Her only real jobs involved scaring children and operating spotlights. She can take any defining life moment and find a parallel to Pokémon, sometimes while licking a Metro-North train, because she’s good like that. Whenever she hears the word “syntax”, she comes.
James Valvis is the author of How to Say Goodbye (Aortic Books, 2011). A former soldier in the U.S. Army, he served during Desert Storm. He’s fond of football and bad paperback novels. He grew up in New Jersey, spent time in Florida, South Carolina, Indianapolis, Illinois, and Michigan, but now lives near Seattle with his wife, daughter, and cat. He owns a toy robot collection and collects William Saroyan books and abstracts.
Jason Kalmanowitz likes to read and sometimes likes to write. He is interested in nature, evolution and transhumanism. He hopes the future will be cool and that he will have a collection of robots to do his biding. He also likes crows. Crows will hopefully one day do his biding too. He is not interested in polite society, malls, fast food and non-alcoholic beer. Why even make it?
Jay Herman has dreamt of writing while he pursued a more practical career. But his love of the written word keeps him reading and writing. Attracted to the dark qualities in Russian literature, he especially enjoys Turgenev, Gogol and Dostoevsky. His guilty pleasure is stealing time for The New York Times crossword puzzle. He has been living in Brooklyn all his life (way before it became THE place to live).
Jenny Morse will soon earn her PhD, having successful jumped through the requisite hoops despite her shaky coordination. Seriously, on her 5th grade gym report card her evaluation for “hand/eye coordination” was marked “Not Applicable.” Despite this lamentable physical condition, she has managed to visit 5 continents and 47 states. She will reach Oregon, Washington and Alaska to complete the collection this June, so that should be a fun trip.
John Grey Australian born poet, playwright, musician. U.S. resident since late seventies. Married to Gale, no children. Collects music, movies, books and the very early copies of Mad Magazine.
John Mahoney lives in the woods above Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. He practiced law as a public defender for fifteen years and continues his legal research and writing. His poems will be found published by The Monarch Review, Northwind Magazine Quarterly Review; The FutureCyclePress Poetry Anthology; The Garbanzo Literary Journal; and Rose & Thorn Journal. In the UK his poetry is published by the IMPress. John may be found on the internet through MNArts at http://www.mnartists.org
Jon Stocks has survived an attack by a very disgruntled black bear and two deep
economic recessions. He has recently achieved two lifelong ambitions after being published in a poetry anthology, ‘Soul Feathers’ curled up next to Maya Angelou, Bob Dylan and Len Cohen and finding one of his poems in his favourite bookshop, Shakespeare and co., Paris. Next up, Space Travel.
Joseph Farley finds inspiration in a muddy creek and the woods around it. He enjoys books in a post-book age. He tries to meditate without falling asleep. He takes long walks whenever he can, preferably in the company of trees. He likes to fall on mats, and utter strange noises while striking at air. Most of all he likes to write poetry, fiction, and plays.
Joshua Kandalaft is a senior Creative Writing major at Chester College of New England. He’s seen mostly walking from class to class hoisting a backpack full of books and notepads. He swears there’s a reason he has three mechanical pencils in his pocket. He currently dabbles in the craft of writing poetry and flash fiction.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of three chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press). He has been published at Gold Wake Press, Thunderclap Press, Blue Fifth Review, Step Away, and The Other Room. He is obsessed with 60s and early 70s garage and psychedelic music. He idolizes Arthur Lee and Jeff Beck. He blogs at upatberggasse19.blogspot.com.
Lonely and bitter, Larry Gaffney skulks about in the mudflats and dying townships of central Pennsylvania. His many literary honors include the Stump Merrill Award for Baseball Tanka and the Grace Foster Prize for Poetry about Menstrual Unease, which he snagged by submitting a manuscript under a fake name and a photo of Chrissie Hynde. Fearing legal action, however, he did not cash the $50 check. His memoir, Garage Sales of the Northeast, will be published in 2013 by Adenoid Press.
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State where he lives on a lake with his wife, son and assorted wildlife. He’s an editor at the literary journal “Metazen,” Guest Poetry Editor for the Fall Issue of 20Twenty Journal, and Judge for Scribophile’s Flash Fiction Contest. His writing appears widely in print and online as well at such places as Pipe Dream Fiction, In Between Altered States, Lower Eastside Review. He shares his thoughts about art and other things ever few days at lenkuntz.blogspot.com.
Les Wicks has toured widely and seen publication in well over 200 different magazines, anthologies & newspapers across 15 countries in 9 languages. His eighth, most recent book of poetry is The Ambrosiacs (Island, 2009).
Lisa Maher (Platypus Enthusiast and Fine Cheese Connoisseur) is a person of arguable distinction. She is currently pursuing degrees in English Education and Theatre at the Macaulay Honors College, Queens Campus. In her spare time, she is a freelance stage manager, epee fencer, lover, fighter, ballad writer, teacher, creature, and amateur contortionist. She is also a proud member of Freudian Slip Films. She occasionally lives in Flushing.
M. Chandler Rodbro studied English in Oxford. He often finds poetry in the darkness of his crippling depression. His work can be found on street corners throughout the Western Hemisphere. He lives throughout greater Cincinnati.
Martin Brick was raised in rural Wisconsin, but now lives in suburban Columbus, Ohio. He teaches literature at Ohio Dominican University and his fiction has been published in places such as The Beloit Fiction Journal, Sou”Wester, The Vestal Review, and RE:AL. One day soon he will have a big yard and chickens.
Matt Wilkinson was born in Santa Cruz, CA, 30yrs ago. He lives in San Francisco. He knows that we hear everything w/in our auditory range—everything: conversations, hammers-falls, tires, bees—but we filter it out from our consciousness in a sort of psychiatric ignorance until it becomes relevant (which is why he perks up when he suddenly hears his name in a crowded bar). And all of this is quite simply pants-shitting to him.
Matthew Dexter lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Like the nomadic Pericú natives before him, he survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer, and warm sunshine.
Nabeela Rehman was trained as a biochemist, but has abandoned enzymes and test tubes in favor of a laptop and three children. They live in the suburbs, surrounded by oak trees. This is very interesting for squirrel watching but can be painful in autumn when acorns drop. She spends a lot of time doing dishes and looking out the window. She is proficient in making vegetable soup, chocolate chip muffins spiked with pureed pumpkin, and chick peas in an onion tomato sauce.
Paul David Adkins grew up in South Florida and lives in New York, a rare species of reverse snowbird.
Peter Marra lives in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in the East Village, New York from 1979-1987 at the height of punk– no wave. Peter has had a lifelong fascination with Surrealism, Dadaism, Symbolism, and Horror. He walks and daydreams. He would like to be an adjective.
Peter Taylor believes every poem occurs on three levels: object, perception of object, perception. These correspond to what it is, what you think it is, what you think. Language is a tension between instinct and examination and as a poet Peter tries to capture this tension in words. What draws words out from him? History, people, books, paintings, and an abiding belief that his poetry will grow into the universe of his imagination and that his imagination will lead him to other universes. That’s why Peter writes: to share and to connect. It’s that simple.
Ray Succre is an undergraduate currently living on the southern Oregon coast with his wife and son. He has had poems published in Aesthetica, Poets and Artists, and Pank, as well as in numerous others across as many countries. His novels Tatterdemalion (2008) and Amphisbaena (2009), both through Cauliay, are widely available in print. Other Cruel Things (2009), an online collection of poetry, is available through Differentia Press.
Richard Peabody is a French Toast addict and a Native Washingtonian. He has taken his daughters to see every animated film of the past decade. Because of them he knows way too much about Miley Cyrus. He thinks “Despicable Me” is fabulous. He loves “Rango,” too.
Rick Hartwell is a retired middle school teacher living in Southern California with his wife of thirty-five years (poor soul, her, not him), their disabled daughter, one of their sons and his ex-wife and their two children, and eleven cats. Yes, eleven! He has previously been published, both in print and online, in many journals and e-zines.
Rinzu Rajan is learning poetry to survive, doing research to see a breakthrough technology someday, and wailing and whining against the atrocities women face in the name of moral, religious and socialvalues. Blogs at www.rinzurajan.blogspot.in
Sarah Wyman wonders whether Bob Dylan ever smelled dusty blood on a divine byway, but bets he’d love Petrichor if he saw it. She believes, like Anton Chekhov’s favorite bakers, in letting a work sit out to sigh a while like a cake before cutting. When not fulfilling duties to the powers that be, she enjoys the cultivated commons of her private garden.
Sonnet Mondal has authored seven books of poetry and was bestowed Poet Laureate from Bombadil Publishing, Sweden in 2009. He was inducted in the prestigious Significant Achievements Plaque at the museum of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in 2011 and was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali youths by India Today magazine in 2010. At present he is the managing editor of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. Details of his work can be found at www.sonnetmondal.com
T. Fox Dunham resides outside of Philadelphia PA—author and historian. He’s a cancer survivor and writes about his experience as both catharsis and accusation. His friends call him fox, being his totem animal, and his motto is: Wrecking civilization one story at a time. http://www.facebook.com/
Thomas Zimmerman teaches English at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He and his wife, Ann, live with two retired racing greyhounds, Scarlet and Percy. Tom’s website: thomaszimmermanonline.com
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who enjoys whatever free time she has either reading or writing. She also takes care of a veritable army of pets, including her six spoiled snakes. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications, such as Popshot, Danse Macabre, and Magnolia’s Press. You can find her here: carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com
Walter Campbell is from LA, which you shouldn’t hold against him. He went to college in New England, which you should judge him for. He currently lives in Philadelphia, and if you can figure out a reaction to that, please let him know, because he’s failed to for the last three years.
Anastasia Sergeeva lives in St. Petersburg, studying to be an architect, and she loves to travel. She’s an artist. All photos were taken by her. She is inspired by the cities and birds. She loves the sun and tomatoes. She creates accessories that identify and emphasize the character of their owners. Carved leather necklaces—it’s a passion, expression, rebellion, peace, affection, lust for life. Genuine Italian leather or nubuck is the basis. they are weightless and soft in different colors and sizes. firstname.lastname@example.org http://annaserg.com/
Catherine Curtis is a wife and mother, and grateful for both roles. She loves chickens and autumn and golden evening light, and freshly baked anything and playing board games. She thinks there is an excess in this world of television and hair products and a deficiency of silence, thought, and real butter. She loves to be at home, and is grateful for and to her camera, as it has altered her whole way of looking at the world.
Charlotte McKnight likes taking photos and doesn’t do much outside of that because they seem to be one thing somehow… but anyway, she does sometimes take a break from photographing and reads the odd Haruki Murakami novel, and then puts it down because he always seems to slip in his weird/kinky fascination with ears into the storyline which tends to make her feel a little uneasy. Other than that she drinks copious amounts of coffee, which she is sure will one day be her demise, listens to Nirvana records and dreams up new ideas for photos. flickr.com/photos/indigo-eyes
David Kirshner is an oboist. He is thrilled to be part of the gaggalicious eleganza that is Petrichor Review. An aspiring Hero of Time, David tries to stop evil doers wherever he may be. He also enjoys ice cream and long walks anywhere but on a beach. Also, David would like to extend his special thanks to his dearest friends Ina Garten and Carol Channing.
Doris Case is hoping that the acceptance of her photos is not due to nepotism, or in this case, momotism. Having loved taking photos since getting her first SLR camera for college (a used Kodak, please don’t laugh), she has always had a love for architectural features and a special fascination with doors. These will be her first published photos, although she had a poem published sometime back in the dark ages. As her day job she sells pots (no, not pot). Her current obsession is playing “Words with Friends.” Please feel free to start a game with her. She is also a member of the punctuation police.
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year-old internationally award-winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation and Nature’s Best Photography. Her photography has been published in Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is also globally exhibited. She is published in the Life is a Bed of Roses book for Macmillan Cancer Support and in the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011 book. www.eleanorleonnebennett.zenfolio.com
Emily Dorr is a Painting and Drawing BFA senior. She works with the reproducible image and entomology pins to form collages. Life magazine, National Geographic, and retired library books are her primary sources as well as donated imagery. Currently, her work is leaning towards site specific installations, an exciting prospect. Her plans for the future involve making artwork and eventually applying for her MFA.
Hannah Bevens believes in the hot new thing. Her favorite word is visceral. She’s a “painter.” She’s an inventor. She’s a hot mess. Her main objectives are to reference what one would think is grotesque subject matter and utilize materials to bring the true beauty into the foreground, thus provoking the viewer’s utmost passionate and indescribable feelings. It’s all about the touching and the feeling with this stuff. Just a material girl, living in a visceral world.
Janet Butler began painting while living in central Italy, and she worked with several local artists in various workshops and figure-drawing groups. She was asked to participate in exhibits organized by the art critic Luciano Lepri, which were held in various cities in Umbria and Tuscany. She currently lives in the Bay Area, San Francisco, California, and participates in figure drawing classes and regular exhibitions at the Frank Bette Art Center in Alameda, where she resides. She is also a published poet. Her latest chapbook, “Searching for Eden,” was recently released by Finishing Line Press.
Jim Fuess works with liquid acrylic paint on canvas. Most of his paintings are abstract, but there are recognizable forms and faces in a number of the abstract paintings. He is striving for grace and fluidity, movement and balance. He likes color and believes that beauty can be an artistic goal. There is whimsy, fear, energy, movement, fun and dread in his abstract paintings. A lot of his abstract paintings are anthropomorphic. The shapes seem familiar. The faces are real. The gestures and movements are recognizable. More of his abstract paintings, both in color and black and white, may be seen at jimfuessart.com.
Judy Kaufman is leading a double life. In one she is a struggling artist and, in the other, an aspiring dentist. If she isn’t studying or painting, she’s probably thinking about studying or painting. If you have any questions about the art, feel free to e-mail her at email@example.com.
Julia Walters is an illustrator studying in Boston, Massachusetts. She loves animals, nature, animals in nature, and drawing the aforementioned. Her work showcases a continuing exploration of medium and technique, and her secret desire to be a bird.
Keith Moul is now 67, retired and relishing his romps on photo expeditions. In addition to wide publication of photos, he’s published poems for more than 45 years, taking inspiration from the landscape and things that inhabit it. Two recent chapbooks have appeared: The Grammar of Mind (2010) from Blue & Yellow Dog Press and Beautiful Agitation (2012) from Red Ochre Press. Broken publications is readying Reconsidered Light, consisting of poems inspired by Keith’s photos, for release shortly.
Kimberly Marra is a painter and also a person. She was born and raised in West Philadelphia, where she spent most of her days on a playground. One day, outside of her school, a couple of guys, who were up to no good, started one little fight. Unfortunately, her mom get scared, and sent her to live with her Aunt and Uncle in Bel Air. Aside from painting, she enjoys rewriting 90s television theme songs, calculus, texture, and laughing at inappropriate times. She’s usually pretty entertained by herself. While she has no specific plans for the future, she knows that art is a part of it, and is grateful for innovative online literary magazines.
Lindsey Buckley lives in a giant peach barn in the middle of the woods, dressed in stain glass and filled with inspired minds. Her cat, Luna, frequently brings her little dead animals, but ironically did not kill the yellow bird in her rusty depths. She is a collector of all things mysterious and beautiful, things like seashells and broken windshield glass. She believes in the power of intention and a positive attitude. Compassion is key, and here lies her images.
Thomas Zimmerman teaches English at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He and his wife, Ann, live with two retired racing greyhounds, Scarlet and Percy. Tom’s website: thomaszimmermanonline.com