ISAAC SHELDON HALE
Isaac S. Hale is an American writer, researcher, and independent journalist. His creative works in surrealism include short stories and flash fiction, with a smattering of poetry here and there.
Aimee Nicole is a chronically ill, queer poet currently residing in Rhode Island. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University and has been published by Cajun Mutt Press, The Nonconformist, and Rye Whiskey Review, among others. She is a poet on staff at Chasing Shadows Magazine. For fun, she enjoys attending roller derby bouts and trying desperately to win at drag bingo.
Howie Good, Ph.D., a professor of journalism ar SUNY New Paltz, is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, including most recently The Death Row Shuffle (Finishing Line Press), Gunmetal Sky (Thirty West Publishing), and The Bad News First (Kung Fu Treachery Press)
Catfish McDaris is an aging New Mexican living near Milwaukee. He has four walls, a ceiling, heat, food, a woman, one cat, a daughter, a typing machine, and a mailbox. That’s enough for him. He writes for himself and sometimes he gets lucky and someone publishes his words. He remains his biggest fan. He’s been sliding in the shadows of the small press for 30 years. Catfish McDaris won the Thelonius Monk Award. His work is at the Special Archives Collection at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is listed in Wikipedia. His ancestors were related to Wilma Mankiller from the Cherokee Nation. He’s on vacation from selling wigs in a dangerous neighborhood in Milwaukee. Van Gogh and Catfish were both born in ’53 and Vincent died on his birthday July 29th. Cat’s hometown is Clovis, New Mexico, Gauguin’s father and son were named Clovis.
JOHN D ROBINSON
John D Robinson was born on the South East coast of the UK in 1963: he began writing poetry in his mid-teens and has never stopped: after reading Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ aged 17, he went off the rails for 3 decades, he has at one time or another, been homeless, hungry, lonely, jubilant and defiant, melancholic and dark, loved and loving, hostile and surrendering, successful and joyful, damn down dirty and crazy, arrested and applauded: he has and will never lose sight of love and compassion: he has never had any ambitions or dreams, with the exception of becoming a recluse with his beloved cats: he listens to birdsongs and classical music and embraces every day like it was the first and the last: he has made his demons his friends and professes his eternal love for the muse. He has been a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize.
Steve Zmjewski is a dad of three staggering little boys and at this leg of his life, that is what he leads with. They are his inspiration, the reason he has a chest full of breath.
Eatontown, New Jersey is where he and the family currently reside.
Steve has been writing his sensitivity out, as a way to cope and make sense of all the stuff in and around him, for quite some time now. Most recent, he saw the release of Hobo Scarecrow Connecting Hollow Dots (Between Shadows Press); and Cored, Commuting Love, Sored (Maverick Duck Press). Several of his poems have been included in anthologies published by A.B. Baird Publishing and Neon Sunrise Publishing.
He and his wife, Lindsey, run Two Key Customs and have put out The Covid Collab; Hope, Sticks & Hollow Bones; and Shit from an Old Notebook, among others, with much more to come.
Find him at instagram.com/catchstevez
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Submissions for chapbook and full-length manuscripts are closed. I have a handful of manuscripts to look through as well as a few projects coming in the next few months.
That being said, October 1st- 31st I will be taking Submissions for the 2nd issue of Seppuku Quarterly journal, so keep an eye out for that!