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THLR is proud to present the poetry of the writers listed below. We are especially proud of this issue and the poets as each brings more than a unique voice, they bring true artistry and enlightenment through their craft.
Take a moment and peruse the work of our lead-off poet Naomi Glassman. Too seldom are poets, writers of her imagination and emotional intensity are read. We are also happy to offer the psychological masterpeices of returning poet Felino Soriano.
But please, if you hunger for something worth your time that you have not found in other poetry magazines, then read each of these poets, for each is powerful and a wonderful example of the talent that exists today.


Naomi writes from New Jersey, where she also cares for her cat and a number of houseplants.

Duane Locke lives in rural Lakeland, Florida, a few feet from osprey nest. He holds a Ph. D. in Metaphysical Poetry.

As of January 2008, Locke has had 5,935 poems published in print magazines and
e-zines (Not one poem self-published or paid for to be published. Also, I do not subscribe to magazines that publishes my poems). I have had 17 print and e-books published.

I am also a painter and photographer. Paintings have appeared in many exhibitions, winning a number of awards and are in permanent collections of museums. A discussion of my paintings appears in Gary Monroe’s Extraordinary Interpretations (U of FL press.).

I Have had 209 photos published in e-zines and magazines. Some have been used for book and magazine covers. My photos have been close-up of trash, what people have tossed away, but now mainly on what might be called “abstractions” or visual music and nature
photographs, birds, and close-up of small insects.
Once, I was ranked by the PSA as one of the top twenty nature photographers in the United States.


Daniel Staniforth is a writer and musician from England, now based in Lafayette, CO. He is the Event Manager for Naropa University’s prestigious Summer Writing Program (founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman) and also serves as a part-time English faculty member at Metro State College of Denver.
Daniel earned a Master's degree in Literature at Miami University of Ohio, where he also served as an administrative coordinator for five academic programs. He is an aspiring writer as well as an avid scholar of avant-garde, post-avant, experimental literature and music.
As a multi-instrumentalist and composer, he writes and records alternative rock (under the moniker - “Luna Trick”), classical, ambient music, as well as "sonic soundscape poetry." Forthcoming CDs in 2008 include Total submersion, Hoar Frost Sheen (Luna Trick), and Father to Father (a series of electronic classical compositions under his own name) – all from Flowforth Productions.


Alicia Hoffman holds an MA in Poetry from the State University of New York at Brockport and currently teaches English Literature at Bishop Kearney High School. Her poems have appeared in Redactions: Poetry and Poetics , Red Wheelbarrow, Poetry MidWest, Octaves Magazine, The Centrifugal Eye, Poets Against the War and elimae. She has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


Candice Mai Khanh Nguyen votes in Pennsylvania, lives in California. In addition to writing prose, she is compiling a collection of poetry entitled "Asianing: the (conscious) act of Being Asian American." Candice is a first-generation Vietnamese American and student at Swarthmore College.

J.R.Pearson is a poet living and writing in Dalton Gardens, Idaho with his wife & two pups. His work is forthcoming online as well as in print from Tipton, The Cherry Blossom Review, ectoplasmic necropolis(by Blood Pudding Press) & Dogzplot. He was born in Lansing Michigan and still dreams of the Great Lakes.

Felino Soriano lives in California and is employed as a behavioral assistant, and through this wonderful profession is allowed to counsel, care for and learn from developmentally disabled adults.
I consider classic jazz a muse. Some of my poetry is published online in journals such as Ygdrasil, andwerve, The Foliate Oak, Penniless Press, Penhimalaya, among others.