ONE POEM – Sally Yazwinski

Sally Yazwinski was born and raised on her family’s dairy farm in Western Massachusetts. She went on to earn her M.Ed in moderate disabilities and taught middle school for six years. She then earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Idaho. She’s currently living and going to graduate school in Cork Ireland, and…

ONE POEM – Wanda Deglane

                                            Image: The Mothers, Käthe Kollwitz, 1922 Wanda Deglane is a freshman at Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her ultimate goals are to mend families, inspire as many people as…

TWO POEMS – Andy Stallings

Image: Rebecca Louise Law, a London-based artist who is known for her suspended flower installations, transforming spaces, via @womensart1 Andy Stallings lives in Deerfield, MA, where he teaches English at Deerfield Academy. His second collection with Rescue Press, ‘Paradise,’ will come out in 2018. He has four young children, and coaches cross country running.   Paradise  As she…

TWO POEMS – Joey Sheehan

Image: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian – Untitled, 2005-6 Joey Sheehan is a poet and essayist from Baltimore, Maryland. His work has appeared in Alien Mouth, The Avenue Journal, and The Cerurove. His first collection, New Queer Cinema and Other Poems came out locally in 2015. He is a graduate of University of Baltimore’s creative writing MFA program.  …

ONE POEM – Sally Yazwinski

Image: The Rothschild’s Surrealist Ball, 1972 Sally Yazwinski was born and raised on her family’s dairy farm in Western Massachusetts. She went on to earn her M.Ed in moderate disabilities and taught middle school for six years. She then earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Idaho. She’s currently living and going to…

ONE POEM – Armen Abalian

Image: Bridges over the city shore, 2016 by Zena Assi. Most of Armen Abalian’s artistic endeavors have been related to music and photography. Poetry is a relatively new field for him. That said, he has already been published a couple of times, most recently in Ghost City Review in May 2017. He currently divides his time…

ONE POEM – Carling Berkhout

Image: Giotto – Nativity, 1303-05 Carling Berkhout is a writer and musician, currently studying at Bennington College with a focus on the illustration/construction of girlhood, boyhood, and womanhood. The majority of her creative work deals with understanding identity and body within a gendered society. Her work has appeared in Quail Bell Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, and…

TWO POEMS – Stallion Dunquis

Image: Georgia O’Keeffe – Ram’s Head, White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935 Stallion Dunquis is a poet & modern troubadour based in New York City and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Untitled  No rest until the final rest in fire Cold showers and a laugh at discomfort Sleep an hour, cut my hair with wire…

ONE POEM – Bradley Samore

Image: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum – Quadra 04, 2016 Bradley Samore currently lives in North Carolina and is a high school English teacher.  His writing has been featured in various publications including West Texas Literary Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and SLAB Literary Magazine. Heat Lightning Out of the house and into the night flashes distract…

SHORT STORY: A Trip Back Down – Mark Thorson

Mark Thorson is the author of several screenplays, including the award-winning American Passage and most recently, of the collection of short stories, Final Delivery. Mark is also an alumnus of the prestigious American Film Institute.  Winter 1986 The end of Lewy Olson’s career arrived on a Sunday morning. It came during his eleventh season, shortly…

POETRY – Sam Arrowsmith

Image: Elijah Hiett on Unsplash Sam Arrowsmith is a recent graduate of the University of Birmingham. His academic background includes a biochemistry bachelors and a biotechnology masters. Outside of science, he is an aspiring comedian, writer and artist.   Princess on a plastic throne From the simple shapes of flat arid plains and stone box houses, she ascended…