Authors & Artists

Kim Addonizio is the author of several books of poetry and prose. Her most recent poetry collection is Now We’re Getting Somewhere, (W.W. Norton, 2021). Her memoir-in-essays, Bukowski in a Sundress, was published by Penguin. She has received NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and the essay, and her work has been widely translated and anthologized. Tell Me (BOA Editions, 2000), was a National Book Award Finalist in poetry. She lives in Oakland, CA. (Photo: Johnna Crawford).

Algo is from Ireland. In self-imposed self-isolation, Algo only wears black and he enjoys studying the School of Austrian Economics, reading comic books, and meditating. He believes organized religion is a club, but is not nihilistic.

Lisa Ashley, MDiv, is a descendant from survivors of the Armenian Genocide. She has spent eight years listening to incarcerated youth, and navigates life and her garden with physical limitations. Her poems have appeared in The Tishman Review, The Journal of Undiscovered Poets, and Dwelling Literary. She writes in her log home among the firs on Bainbridge Island, WA, having found her way there from rural New York by way of Montana and Seattle, WA.

Daun Daemon has published fiction and poetry in Literally Stories, Delmarva Review, Third Wednesday, Typehouse Literary Review, Remington Review, Deep South Magazine, Into the Void, among others. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry, Daemon is at work on a memoir in poems as well as a story collection inspired by her mother’s beauty shop. She teaches scientific communication at NC State University and lives in Raleigh with her husband and three cats.

Gregory Dally has had poetry, fiction, and other material published in various journals, including Catalyst, Meanjin, and Popshot Quarterly.

Darya Danesh is an Iranian-Canadian memoir writer. In 2014, she laid her roots in Amsterdam to pursue a graduate degree and now holds an MSc in Persuasive Communication. Her Joan Didionesque prose brings readers into her experience, on her level. To date, her writing has focused on her life as a cancer-patient-turned-survivor, and the complications that led to severe, chronic lung disease.

Joan Dark writes about the horrors of modern life and the quiet courage of ordinary people leading everyday lives. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lawdenmarc Decamora is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize-nominated Filipino writer with work published in 22 countries. His two, book-length poetry collections are TUNNELS (Ukiyoto) and Love, Air (Atmosphere Press—forthcoming). His work has appeared in The Seattle Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, among other places. He is the Assistant Editor of UNITAS, a century-old, multidisciplinary journal of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

Jami Fairleigh is a writer, urban planner, and hobby collector from Washington. She is currently working on her first novel and shares her life with a husband, a trio of well-mannered horses, a pair of dubiously behaved parrots, and one neurotic dog. You can find and follow her at or

Laurel Feigenbaum, a native Californian, credits her father and Wordsworth for her love of poetry. After careers in education and business, she gathered late-life courage and began writing. Author of The Daily Absurd, (Ficus, 2015), and Matrimony, (The Poetry Box, 2020), her recent poems have appeared in Anthologies of The Marin Poetry Center and Women Who Write. She lives in Marin County within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

Emma Lee’s publications include The Significance of a Dress (Arachne, 2020) and Ghosts in the Desert (IDP, 2015). She co-edited Over Land, Over Sea, (Five Leaves, 2015), was Reviews Editor for The Blue Nib, reviews for magazines and blogs at FB: Twitter @Emma_Lee1.

Bryan R. Monte’s poetry has appeared recently in Friends Journal, Irreantum, Kaleidoscope Magazine, and the South Florida Poetry Journal, and in the anthologies Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Press, 2013), Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors (Celery City Press, 2017), Voices from the Fierce Intangible World (SoFloPoJo Press, 2019), and is forthcoming in Without a Doubt (NYQ, 2021). His poetry collection, On the Level: Sixty Poems about Living with Multiple Sclerosis, seeks a publisher.

Franz Jørgen Neumann’s stories have appeared in the Colorado Review, The Southern Review, Passages North, Fugue, Confrontation, Water-Stone Review, and elsewhere, and can be read at

Pat Seman is an English writer, poet, photographer, and teacher, who now lives between Amsterdam and Crete. Her poetry and travel writing have been published in various anthologies. She is currently writing a book about her search for her roots in the Ukraine.

Ian C Smith’s work has appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, Antipodes, Cordite Poetry Review, Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Salzburg Review, Southerly, and Two-Thirds North. His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide). He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, and on Flinders Island, Tasmania.

Meryl Stratford is an associate editor for South Florida Poetry Journal. Her chapbook, The Magician’s Daughter, won the 2013 YellowJacket Press Contest for Florida Poets. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. A video of her poem, ‘Ruffian’, first published in AQ19, can be viewed at ‘What Would Jesus Teach?’ first published in AQ20, will be reprinted in NYQ’s forthcoming anthology, Without a Doubt: poems illuminating faith. (Photo: Blaise Allen).

Bob Ward is a poet, photographer, and Quaker. Following a career in chemical research and various branches of education, he retired to North Norfolk, UK, where he continues to explore the borderlands between science and the arts. In particular he relishes the interplay of texts and visual images. His publications include: Trusting at the Last (Hawthorn Press, 2011) and Lines of Inquiry (Meniscus, 2017). During 2020 he kept a verse diary relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of poetry collections Blackbird (Grayson Books, 2019) and Tending (Aldrich Press, 2013), with her third due out this year. She was named 2019 Ohio Poet of the Year. Her background includes teaching nonviolence workshops, writing collaborative poetry with nursing home residents, and facilitating support groups for abuse survivors. She works as a book editor and teaches community writing classes. Connect with her at

Kim Whysall-Hammond is a Londoner living somewhere in Southern England. Her poetry has been published by Palewell Press, Wild Pressed Books, Marble Poetry, Total Eclipse, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Amaryllis, London Grip, Crannóg, and others. She has two poems in the recent Dead of Winter anthology from Milk and Cake Press. An expert in obsolete telecommunications arcana, she believes, against all evidence, that she is a good dancer. You can find her at

Matthew Wood was born in Wales. He has worked in various UK government departments, most recently with a focus on children’s social care. Photography, art exhibitions, and long walks help him unwind from a busy working life and from watching Arsenal lose. He currently works and lives in London.