Michael Caylo-Baradi lives in California. His work has appeared in The Common, Galatea Resurrects, Ink Sweat and Tears (UK), MiPOesias, New Pages, Otoliths, Our Own Voice, Poetry Pacific, Prick of the Spindle, and elsewhere. He is an alumnus of The Writers’ Institute at The Graduate Center (CUNY).
Jack Crimmins is author of two books of poetry, Kit Fox Blues, published by Diane di Prima’s Eidolon Editions press, with an introduction by di Prima, and The Rust Life, a book-length poem, from Earthworm Press & Projects. A number of chapbooks published, including a book of color collage poems, Time Has Razors, also from Earthworm. Work as a licensed psychotherapist with adolescents on probation in Sonoma County, California.
M. A. Fink is a writer, photographer, and ne’er-do-well about town. He is the author of a novel, The Found Diary of Avery Alexander Myer, illustrated by Philippine artist Gromyko Semper. His short fiction has appeared in Point Lobos Magazine and can be heard read out loud on R. B. Wood’s “The Word Count” podcast. Three different anthologies have printed his poetry. He won first place in the Monterey County Weekly’s “101-Word Short Story Contest” in 2013, and lives in Monterey County, deep in the mushy hills somewhere. He’s ready to migrate.
Peggy Heinrich writes: My poetry has appeared in Verdad, Future Cycle, the new renaissance and many other small press journals. My books, books A Minefield of Etceteras and Sharing the Woods showcase my longer poems. I also have published many haiku and tanka. I’ve had the good fortune to study with Ellen Bass, Robert Bly, Carl Sesar and others. A long-time resident of New York and Connecticut, I made the happy move to Santa Cruz 8 years ago to be near my two daughters.
Matt Hill: Residing in the southern part of Northern California, Matt Hill is a sculptor and street poet working within the process known as Disjunctive Synthesis. His poetry, prose, and short fictions can be found on many Internet venues, including BlazeVox Books, Argotist ebooks, and Gradient Books.
Márton Koppány (b. 1953) lives in Budapest, Hungary. His latest books include: Endgames (2008), Modulations (2010), Addenda (2012), all by Otoliths; Hungarian LangArt (2014), an Eratio ebook. In anthologies: The Last Vispo, A Global Visage, The Dark Would. Recent shows: Text Festival, Manchester, 2011 and 2014; The Dark Would, Edinburgh, 2013. Recent readings: The Art Institute, Chicago; Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee; Birkbeck and Rich Mix, London.
Sheila E. Murphy has been published widely in the United States, Australia, England, and other countries. She received the Gertrude Stein Award from Green Integer Press for Letters to Unfinished J. (2003). Her most recent published books are visual poetry collaborations:
• Yes It Is (with John M. Bennett). Luna Bisonte Prods. 2014
• 2 Juries + 2 Storeys = 4 Stories Toujours (with K.S. Ernst). Xerolage 55 from Xexoxial Editions. 2013.
In addition to her literary and artistic career, Dr. Murphy is a leadership and organizational consultant who performs a variety of university and organizational teaching and advisory functions for senior leaders. She resides in Phoenix, AZ.
Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata, Poeta en San Francisco, and Gravities of Center, as well as the chapbooks, For the City That Nearly Broke Me, Cherry, and Easter Sunday. She teaches in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at University of San Francisco.
Margaret Rhee is the author of the chapbook, Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011). With Ching-In Chen and Debbie Yee, she co-edited Here is A Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press, 2010) and with Oliver Bendorf and other queer poets, she co-edited Glitter Tongue: Queer and Trans Love Poems (2012). She is the recipient of fellowships from Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop and Kundiman. She lives in Los Angeles.
Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.
Maria Garcia Teutsch is a poet and editor. She has published over 20 journals of poetry as editor-in-chief of the Homestead Review, published by Hartnell College in Salinas, and Ping-Pong journal of art and literature, published by the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California. She teaches poetry and creative writing online. She serves as president of the board of the Henry Miller Memorial Library. Her website is Maria Loves Words.
Born in Hokitika, New Zealand, & now living in North Queensland in Australia, Mark Young has been publishing poetry for fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. His most recent books are the eclectic world from gradient books of Finland, & a chapbook of visual poems, Arachnid Nebula, from Luna Bisonte Prods.