Bridget Malley is a Pittsburgh-based poet, writer, and connoisseur of terrible puns. She has been published in Uppagus, RUNE, The Loyalhanna Review, and Main Street Rag, with forthcoming publication in Poetry Pacific.
Wise/Crack and This Magic Show, Volume 4, Issue 1
Spencer Smith is a University of Utah graduate and works in the corporate world to pay the bills. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in over fifty literary journals, including RATTLE, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Main Street Rag, RHINO, and Roanoke Review.
Monday and Named, Volume 4, Issue 1
Roger Sippl studied creative writing at UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and Stanford Continuing Studies. He has enjoyed being published in a couple dozen online and print literary journals and anthologies over the years. While a student at Berkeley, Sippl was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was treated for thirteen months with a mixture of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, seriously challenging him in many ways, but allowing him to live relapse-free to this day, forty-three years later. So, is this poem about an old love reappearing, or just the thought of her reappearing, or is it about cancer coming back, or all and none of these? Sippl has just self-published a book of poetry, Heavenly Whispers, and it is available from Amazon. He is finishing two other poetry books, Real Nature and Bridgehampton, which should be on Amazon in approximately the April timeframe. Samples of poems from those books are on his writing website, www.rogersippl.com.
Again, Volume 4, Issue 1
Hilary Sideris is a Greek/Irish American poet. Sideris spent the first 21 years of life in Indiana, in a ranch-style house on the edge of a trailer park. She has published four chapbooks and two full-length poetry collections, Most Likely to Die (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016). Sideris lives in Brooklyn and works as a professional developer and curriculum writer for The City University of New York’s CUNY Start program. Sideris has a BA in English literature from Indiana University and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She speaks Italian and grows tomatoes on her fire escape.
Rockaway, Volume 4, Issue 1
Valerie Ruberto is a psychology student at Tufts University. She has been writing poetry as a hobby for five years and has had three poems published in Yellow Chair Review. To read more of her poems, go to www.valerierubertopoetry.weebly.com.
January Ends with You, Volume 4, Issue 1
John Rodzvilla teaches in the Publishing and Writing programs at Emerson College in Boston. His work has appeared in Harvard Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, gorse, DecomP, Verbatim and Bad Robot Poetry.
Recent Virgin; A Great Shout; Cursed the Sacred; From the Desk of…Joshua Norton, The First Emperor of these United States of America; His Fake Castle; and Convent of the Capuchins; Volume 4, Issue 1
Scarlett Peterson is a Georgia native who received her B.A. in English and creative writing from Kennesaw State University. She is currently working on an MFA in poetry at Georgia College. Her poetry has appeared or is coming soon to Five2One, Serendipity, and Pennsylvania English. Her nonfiction has appeared in Madcap Review. For inquiries she can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Reclaiming the Flesh and Old Flame Burning Forest, Volume 4, Issue 1