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Alan Meyrowitz - 1 post

received his Doctorate in Computer Science from George Washington University in 1980, and retired from the Federal government in 2005 after a career in research. His poetry has appeared in California Quarterly, Deadman’s Tome, Death Head Grin, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eclectica, Existere, Eye to the Telescope, Folly, Forge, Front Range Review, The Griffin, Lucid Rhythms, New Departures, River Oak Review, Shroud, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Star*Line. The Science Fiction Poetry Association nominated his poem “Wishing It Were Otherwise” for the Dwarf Star Award 2012, and the poem was published in a chapbook of nominees.

Alan Perry - 1 post

’s debut poetry chapbook, Clerk of the Dead, was published by Main Street Rag Publishing in 2020. His poems have appeared in Tahoma Literary Review, Heron Tree, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, Gyroscope Review, and elsewhere, and in several anthologies. He is a Senior Poetry Editor for Typehouse Literary Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. Alan holds a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, and he and his wife divide their time between a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Tucson, Arizona. More at:

Alaya Battalia - 2 posts

wrote Songs of the World and Good Verse Survival when she was 16 years old. She was born in a little shack on Lopez and therefore describes herself as “an Island girl for life.” Alaya says she “loves life, all aspects of it, even the parts that are supposed to ‘make you stronger.’ ” She considers traveling a necessity in her life, and she travels whenever possible.

Alex. M. Frankel - 1 post

's work has appeared in Amarillo Bay, The Antioch Review, Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets, Bloom, Blue Lake Review, Cider Press Review, The Comstock Review, Cottonwood, Faultline, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The North Dakota Quarterly, The Pinch, Sanskrit, Talking River, The Temple, and Wordriver, among others. It has also been featured on KPCC radio and at Beyond Baroque. His chapbook, My Father’s Lady, Wearing Black, has recently appeared with Conflux Press, and his book, Birth Mother Mercy, came out at the end of 2013.

Alexis Rhone Fancher - 2 posts

has authored seven collections, including The Dead Kid Poems (KYSO Flash Press) and Junkie Wife (Moon Tide Press). EROTIC:New & Selected, from New York Quarterly, dropped in March, 2021. She’s published in Best American Poetry, Nasty Women Poets, Cleaver, Diode, The American Journal of Poetry, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere. Her photos are published world-wide. Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Daily. She and her husband live and frolic in Los Angeles, CA. Find her at

Alie Wiegersma Smaalders - 7 posts

was born in 1923 in Fryslan, a northern province of the Netherlands, and came of age during World War Two, when the country was under German occupation for five years. Her first published work—at age fourteen—appeared in a national Dutch newspaper. It was a story on the occasion of the birth of Princess (now Queen) Beatrix in 1938. Alie received a Fulbright award to study at Carnegie-Mellon University, and went on to study at UCLA on an Alpha Xi Delta scholarship. She worked as a reference librarian in Amsterdam and, after emigrating to the U.S. in 1954, at the Unversity of Southern California. Alie has written a book of historical fiction, The Judgement Tree, and was the recipient of a Jack Straw Writers Award 2001. She was also selected by Jack Straw in 2004 for a matching grant that allowed her to record a collage of her stories about living under German occupation in World War II. The Sky Was a Brilliant Blue is the title of the CD of some of these stories. She has lived on Lopez Island since 1982 with her husband Oscar. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Alison Engle - 1 post

grew up near Seattle, lived in the foothills of Mt. Baker and has now resided on San Juan Island since 1998. After years of converting her artistic outlet from making art to remodeling homes, she was encouraged to pick up a paint brush and see what happened - that was in 2010. She has been painting ever since! Alison’s work is rich with color and texture and often borders on the abstract. Her work is inspired by things found in both man-made and natural environments; the weathered side of a building, the peeling bark of a Madrone, or the aged hull of a boat in the harbor. What may have once been a perfect surface now tells a story of years of sun, rain and seawater that now crack the surface and reveal a different type of beauty. “In my work, I prefer palette knives to brushes, loving the effect you get, as you never know where the paint will cover the canvas or where it will skip over the surface. I use a variety of tools to make patterns or scratch away paint adding texture or revealing a secret message. In my land and seascapes my goal is not only to share the beauty of this amazing place but the sense of awe I feel when I am in it.”

Allison Collins - 1 post

is a wife and mother of two, as well as a lover of cats, ballet and chocolate. Holding a degree in English Literature from Hartwick College, Allison is currently a staff writer/reporter/editor at the Tri-Town News of Sidney, NY, as well as a freelance writer for Oneonta NY’s The Daily Star. Blast Furnace Press and Havok Magazine by Splickety have recently published her poetry and flash fiction. She resides in an old farmhouse in Upstate NY.

Allison Whittenberg - 2 posts

is a Philly native who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. Her novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored, The Carnival of Reality and The Sane Asylum. Her plays have been performed at Interact Theatre, The Spruce Hill Theatre, The Festival of Wrights, and The Playwright's Center.

Alya Bohr - 1 post

is a guinea pig enthusiast and unpublished writer from Sebastopol, CA, currently attending school at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where she is studying politics and creative writing.