Poetry 5.1 / Spring, 2017

Annie Blake

Annie Blake is an Australian writer who has work published or forthcoming in Antipodes, Uneven Floor, The Voices Project, Into the Void, Southerly, Hello Horror, Verity La, GFT Press, About Place Journal, Gravel, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite Poetry Review and more. Her poem ‘These Grey Streets’ was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize by Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching, a Graduate Diploma in Education and is a member of the C G Jung Society of Melbourne.

Judith Cody

Judith Cody is a poet, composer and photographer who has won national awards in poetry, music and photography and is published in over 110 national and international journals. A poem is in the Smithsonian’s Institute’s permanent collection, in Spanish and English editions. Poems were quarter-finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize and won honorable mentions from the National League of American Pen Women. and are published in over 110 national and international journals. Cody was Editor-in-Chief of the first “Resource Guide on Women in Music,” from San Francisco State University and wrote the internationally noted biography of the American composer, “Vivian Fine: A Bio-Bibliography,” Greenwood Press, also “Eight Frames Eight” and “Woman Magic.” She edited the PEN Oakland anthology, “Fightin’ Words.”  One of her poems was chosen from a world selection by the Norton Center for the Arts to be featured in a gallery exhibit highlighting literature and photography. Her WWII B-17 photography ranks #1 in the world on Google. Her website is  www.judithcody.com

Griff Foxley

Griff Foxley’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Alembic, Burningword, Crack the Spine, and Evening Street Review. He holds a bachelor of arts in English literature from Vassar College where he studied with Eamon Grennan, and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. Foxley is a member of the Los Angeles Poets and Writers Collective, and frequently participate in the Jack Grapes’ Method Writing Workshops. A New York City native, he’s been a Los Angeles resident for the past 11 years, and works as a food business entrepreneur, social justice activist, and writer. He enjoys listening to music, bike riding through the city, and spending time with my wife and two toddlers.

TJ McPhearson

TJ McPhearson is a poet who lives and writes in Silver City, New Mexico.

Chris Muniz

Chris Muniz is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California in the Literature and Creative Writing program. His creative and critical work center on the intersection of race, identity, and culture in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and American West. A former Editor-in-Chief of Gold Line Press, Chris is currently nearing completion of his first novel, Owl Medicine. This is his first publication of poetry.

Stan Sanvel Rubin

Stan Sanvel Rubin’s work has appeared most recently in Poetry Northwest, The National Poetry Review, and The Laurel Review. His fourth full-length collection, There. Here., was published by Lost Horse Press  (2013). He lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.


C.C. Russell

C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter. His writing has recently appeared in such places as Tahoma Literary Review, Word Riot, Rattle, and The Colorado Review. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. He has held jobs in a wide range of vocations – everything from graveyard shift convenience store clerk to retail management with stops along the way as dive bar dj and swimming pool maintenance. He has lived in New York and Ohio. He can be found on Twitter @c_c_russell

Claire Scott

Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has been nominated twice for the  Pushcart Prize. Her work has been accepted by the Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Enzagam and Healing Muse among others. Claire is the author of Waiting to be Called and the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.

Eva-Maria Sher

Eva-Maria Sher was born in Germany at the end of WWII. She was already writing poems as a child. At seventeen, she emigrated to the United States, studied literature, taught, raised three children, and in the past ten years rediscovered her passion for writing. She lives near Seattle, Washington, where she offers workshops for children and adults in poetry, book-making, collage, and puppetry.

Richard Weaver 

Richard Weaver lives in Baltimore Maryland where he volunteers with the Maryland Book Bank. One day he hopes to make the last payment on his student loans.   His book, The Stars Undone, was taken from a larger collection about the Mississippi artist, Walter Anderson. Four poems later became the libretto for a symphony, Of Sea and Stars, composed by Eric Ewazen of Juilliard. His 2016 publications or acceptances include Aberration Labyrinth, Allegro, Clade Song, Conjunctions, Crack the spine, Dead Mule, Five 2 One, Gingerbread House, Gloom Cupboard, Gnarled Oak, Kestrel, Little Patuxent Review, Louisville Review, Magnolia Review, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, OffCourse, Quiddity, Red Eft Review, Southern Quarterly, Steel Toe Review, Stonecoast Review, The Literateur, & Triggerfish.



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