Clay Hunt is the author of four poetry collections, the latest being The Blood Sword, published by Two Key Customs. He is from Modesto, California where his childhood was a series of bouncing around parents, foster homes, and group homes. He moved to the east bay and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Berkeley. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, Laura.
Rob Plath has saturated the underground lit. scene w/ his writing since 1995. He is the author of A Bellyful of Anarchy, There's A Fist Dunked In Blood Beating In My Chest, Death Is Dead, Hearts For Brains, An Ax For The Frozen Sea, The Skeleton Sutras, In Rot We Trust, Swallowtude, Deathbed Colored Glasses, Feed These Words To The Buddha Who Is Slowly Waking Up Inside Of You, My Soul Is A Broken Down Valise, Morgue Sutras & many more. He continues his literary onslaught w/ another recent poetry collection Walking Across The Shards Of My Soul published in August 2021 and his forthcoming book Batter The Keyboard Like A Raptor Is Behind Yr Back published by Laughing Ronin Press, 2022.
MICHAEL D. GROVER
Michael D. Grover is a Florida born Poet/writer. He has been publishing his work for over twenty years. Michael has been published all over in print and on the internet. He spent over ten years as the head poetry editor at the online zine Red Fez. Over the years he’s published several chapbooks. In 2020 he published his newest novel Heavy Metal on Alien Buddha Press. His newest collection of Poems Fuck Cancer Poems Version 2.0 will soon be available. Michael currently resides in Fort Meade, Florida where his lives with cancer and writes haiku.
a.s. coomer writes.
books include BIRTH OF A MONSTER, MEMORABILIA, THE FETISHISTS, SHINING THE LIGHT, THE DEVIL’S GOSPEL, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, THE FLOCK UNSEEN, & several others.
recordings include RURAL EMINENCE VOLUMES I-III, GODDAMN IT ANYWAY, OLD FORT SESSIONS, & others.
Victor Clevenger spends his days in a Madhouse and his nights writing. Selected pieces of his work have appeared in print magazines and journals around the world; it has also been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. He is the author of several collections of poetry including Sandpaper Lovin’ (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017), A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Poetry, 2018), Corned Beef Hash By Candlelight (Luchador Press, 2019), A Wildflower In Blood (Roaring Junior Press, 2020), and Scratching to Get By (Between Shadows Press, 2021). Together with American poet John Dorsey, they run River Dog. He can be reached at:
JONATHAN S BAKER
Jonathan S Baker is the author of eight books of poetry, including Performance Anxieties and Roadside Attractions, and is co-curator of the bi-annual literature and art magazine, The Grindstone. Jonathan lives in Evansville, IN amongst the stray dogs and daydreamers.
Paul Cordeiro is the author of Scratch Card (2018) and Do Not Touch (2021), limited run chapbooks from Analog Submission Press.
His short form collections, Bare Earth (2013) and Wild Violets (2021), are archived at the Haiku Foundation Digital Library.
Luke Young is a writer, poet, proletarian, bartender and factotum of mixed Indigenous and old colonial settler heritage. He grew up between Southeast Asia and the west coast of the United States.
Steve Zmijewski 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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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.
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.
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)
Kevin Tosca lives in Berlin.
Joseph Fulkerson runs Laughing Ronin Press and has written ten books and chapbooks. He resides in the bourbon-soaked hills of Western Kentucky.
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.