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 Eric Flynt recently earned his M.A. in fiction from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He now lives and writes in New Orleans, where he teaches middle and high school creative writing at Lusher Charter School.


 Daniel Gallik has had poetry, fiction and books published throughout the U.S. and the world. Currently, a novel-A Story Of Dumb Fate is available through Publishamerica. Deepcleveland has published an odd book of poetry, Linn's Poems this fall. And his stories are doing well on the Internet

Kelley Irmen currently lives in Las Vegas, NV where I work at one of the casinos on the strip. In the fall I will be going to graduate school for my MFA, although I haven't decided which program I am attending yet. I've also had my work published in Alba and Big Toe Review.

Sandee Lyles is an RN and freelance writer in Flower Mound, Texas. She has work forthcoming in several print magazines including Mississippi Crow, Writers Post Journal, and Skyline, and received a Pushcart Nomination for her poem 'Backyard Lifeline', recently released in Literary House Review.
She has been featured in several Dallas Texas papers and some of her poetry can be found featured online at www.poetsexpress.com.
Sandee dreams of being a rodeo clown but is unwilling to put up with the bull.

Mr. Michael Lee Johnson lives in Itasca, IL. after spending 10 years in Edmonton, Alberta Canada during the Vietnam War era. He is a freelance writer, and poet. He has been published in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Turkey, Fuji, Nigeria Africa, India, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Michael Lee Johnson is a member of Poets & Writers, Inc and Directory of American Poets & Fictions Writers: http://www.pw.org/.
He is a member of The Illinois Authors Directory. Illinois Center for the Book:

He has published 145 poems in 2007 to date. He is the author of: The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom.

The book is also listed at Amazon.com, & Barnes & Noble. Visit his website at: http://poetryman.mysite.com/. He is now the publisher, editor of Poetic Legacy: http://www.poetriclegacy.mysite.com/
Poetic Legacy is open for submissions.

Benjamin Nardolilli is a twenty-two year old writer currently attending New York University, where he studies creative writing, history, and philosophy. The leading literary influences are T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Celan, and Greek tragedians.
His work has appeared previously on the website Flashes of Speculation and he has had poetry published in Nurit Magazine, Penman Lounge, Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, and Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Clockwork Cat, and Perspectives Magazine. In addition he also maintains a blog at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com.




Oliver Rice has received the Theodore Roethke Prize, twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems are published widely in the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Austria, Turkey, and India.


His work appears in three current anthologies: Ohio Review’s New and Selected, Bedford/St. Martin’s Introduction to Literature, and Random House/Billy Collins’ 180 More. Oliver lives in Naples, Florida.


Poetry by Oliver Rice



Richard James [Richard James van der Draaij] is an Australian poet, living and working in the West Country in England. He has published several poetry books, details of which can be found online at http://stores.lulu.com/richardjames . Richard James was also editor of the UK poetry journal Ancient Heart Magazine, which appeared online and in print for a number of years and had a loyal following.

James’s style is visionary, highly imaginative and unashamedly Romantic. His poems have featured in many poetry magazines over the years. Richard James is also a keen photographer and is always looking to capture something of the elusive mystery he feels is at the very heart of life on this troubled globe.
More recently, Richard James has been getting involved in the blogosphere and two of his blogs are located at http://lunarwhispers.co.uk/blog/

and at: http://lionheartsden.blogspot.com/



Poetry by Richard James van der Draaiji


Serena Spinello is 26 years old and lives in New York. She loves peanut butter almost as much as poetry.


Her most recent poems have been published in Conceit Magazine, 63 Channels, Sien en Werden, The Centrifugal Eye, Cause and Effect, Mississippi Crow, Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Zygote in my Coffee and Clockwise Cat.


Serena can be contacted via email at shadigirl@optonline.net


Poetry by Serena Spinello

Felino Soriano, from California, a behavioral assistant and philosophy student. The existence of being a classic and avant-garde jazz enthusiast juxtaposed with his philosophical studies, one can ascertain his poetic inspirations.

His poetry appears widely in print and online.

Poetry by Felino Soriano


Bret James Stewart is an English major in college. I am busy attending school full time, working full time, and raising two sons. Poetry, short stories, and academic writings are my primary output, though I recently finished my first novel and an original five-act play. My publication credits:

1996 Poem: “She Never Said a Word” Amidst the Splendor compilation
1999-2000 Various poems and articles “The Mountain Voice” and “PrimeTimes!”
2004 Poems: “Helen Was Worth Dying For?”, “The Funeral Ballad”, “Written on Grassy Road Trail”, and “By the Fireside” Ridge Writer Magazine
2005 Poem: “Moonlight Driving” Ridge Writer Magazine
27 July 2005 Poem: “A Poem for Shirley Ann” V7 I23 “The Mountain Voice”
31 August 2005 Poem: “A Tolkien Fantasy” V8 I1 “The Mountain Voice”
9 November 2005 Poem: “Blue Ridge Memories” V8 I6 “The Mountain Voice”
Spring 2006 Poem: “By the Creekside” Chiaroscuro
September 2006 Short Story: “Johnson’s Escape” Debut Issue Back Roads
23 March 2007 Poem: “Embrace the Light—An Ode to Spring” V9 I14 “The Mountain
Spring 2007 Poem: “Deal Another Hand” Chiaroscuro

Poetry by Bret James Stewart

Daniel Wilcox earned his B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State University, Long Beach. He is a former activist and former wanderer of plenty of where. His poetry has appeared in various journals including The Writer's Eye, Lucid Rhythms, The November 3rd Club, The Clockwise Cat, and The Externalist.


A short story based on his time in the Middle East was published in the September 2007 issue of The Danforth Review. Currently, he is working on a novel and a poetry collection, and living on the California coast with his mysterious wife and youngest son.
Website: http://seaquaker.com/


Poetry by Daniel Wilcox