Poetry 6.2


Cathy Allman

Cathy Allman entered the writing field as a reporter after attending the school of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California. While her career shifted gears from writing to advertising and marketing, she never stopped writing or attending workshops, eventually earning an MFA from Manhattanville College. She’s reinvested in her writing, teaching creativity workshops at high schools and at her Connecticut office. Allman’s poem, “Not in the Wonder Box” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Dean Baltesson

Dean Baltesson is a poet and musician living in Victoria BC Canada. He is currently working on a volume of poetry entitled There Must be Words To Describe This. His poetry can be found in a number of online and print literary journals or on his recent CD “Covering Ground.”

Roy Bentley

Roy Bentley is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Ohio Arts Council. Books include Boy in a Boat (University of Alabama Press), Any One Man (Bottom Dog), The Trouble with a Short Horse in Montana (White Pine Press), Starlight Taxi (Lynx House Press); as well as Walking with Eve in the Loved City, a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize and published by the University of Arkansas Press.

Sandra Kolankiewicz

Over 300 hundred of Sandra Kolankiewicz’s poems have appeared widely, most recently in Adelaide, London Magazine, New World Writing, Per Contra, and Appalachian Heritage. Turning Inside Out was published by Black Lawrence.  Finishing Line has released The Way You Will Go and Lost in Transition.  Her novel Blue Eyes Don’t Cry won the Hackney Award, and her collaboration with artist Kathy Skerritt, When I Fell, a novel with 78 illustrations, is available from Web-e-books.

George R. Kramer

Entering his seventh decade on this strange orb, George R. Kramer finds that the shadows of late middle age add a different depth to the world that he perceives, and tries to offer that altered perception in his recent works. His most recent published poem is in Sincerely Magazine.

Stephen Massimilla

Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, professor, and painter. His multi-genre volume Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo, 2016) won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award, and several others. Previous books and awards include the poetry collections The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat (an SFASU Press Prize selection); Forty Floors from Yesterday (the Bordighera/CUNY Prize winner); the sonnet sequence Later on Aiaia (Grolier Prize winner); a Van Rensselaer Award, selected by Kenneth Koch; and translations of books by Neruda and others. His work has appeared recently in hundreds of publications ranging from Agni to Colorado Review to Denver Quarterly to Poetry Daily. Massimilla holds an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches at Columbia University and The New School. (For more info: www.stephenmassimilla.com and www.cookingwiththemuse.com)

Rick McKenzie

Rick McKenzie’s work has appeared in Yale Review, Mantis, The Round, Minnetonka Review, Wisconsin Review, Pearl, and the anthology Hipology from Broadside Press. He taught preschool for many years, then worked as a park ranger. He and Barbara enjoy camping, canoeing, snorkeling, and just about anything outdoors.

Pamela Rader

Born in upstate New York, Pamela Rader was a transplant to the Rocky Mountain region where she felt at home in the open spaces and earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. She teaches literature at Georgian Court University, a small liberal arts university in central New Jersey. While she has published in the field of literary scholarship, Rader is thrilled to publish again in Red Savina Review.

Stan Sanvel Rubin

Stan Sanvel Rubin’s work has appeared, most recently, in Poetry Northwest, Sheila-na-gig, and Shanghai Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in One and Agni. His fourth full collection, There. Here., was published by Lost Horse Press in 2013. He lives on the northern Olympic Peninsula of Washington.

Sanjeev Sethi

Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). A Best of the Net  nominee (2017 & 2018), his poems are in venues around the world: The Best of Mad Swirl: v2017!, Poetry Super Highway, 48th Street Press, The Metaworker, The Broadkill Review, The Five-Two, Pyrokinection, Unlikely Stories Mark V, A Restricted View From Under The Hedge, Ink Pantry, Amethyst Review, Beakful | Becaqée, and elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.



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