Authors & Artists

Jane Blanchard lives and writes in Georgia (USA). Her poetry has been published around the world as well as posted online. Her fourth collection is In or Out of Season (2020).


Robert Boucheron is an architect in Charlottesville, Virginia. His short stories and essays are in Bellingham Review, Fiction International, Louisville Review, and Saturday Evening Post. His flash fiction is in online magazines.


Simon Brod lives and works in Amsterdam and writes poetry. He is a member of local and international writers’ groups and has had work published by Arachne Press.


Nan Cohen is the author of two poetry collections, Rope Bridge and Unfinished City. Recent prose and poems appear in The Cortland Review, The Inflectionist Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Poetry Northwest. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is also the poetry program director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. She lives in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Annahstasia Enuke)


Jennifer L. Freed’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, Rust + Moth, The Worcester Review, Zone 3, and others. A chapbook, These Hands Still Holding, was a finalist in the 2013 New Women’s Voices competition. Her poem sequence ‘Cerebral Hemorrhage’ was awarded the 2020 Samuel Washington Allen Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Her website is jfreed.weebly.com.


SK Grout (she/they) grew up in Aotearoa/New Zealand, lived in Germany and now splits her time between London and Auckland. She is the author of to be female is to be interrogated (2018, the poetry annals). She holds a post-graduate degree from City, University of London and is a Feedback Editor for Tinderbox Poetry. Her work also appears in Ambit, Cordite Poetry Review, dialogist, Glass, Parentheses Journal, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere. More information: https://skgroutpoetry.wixsite.com/poetry


Gene Groves had 35 poems in Flambard New Poets 2. Her poetry has been published by Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, The Interpreter’s House, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Popshot, The Poetry Village, New Welsh Review, Prole, Obsessed With Pipework, Dreamcatcher, Diamond Twig, The Dawntreader and The Writer’s Café. She is originally from Rhyl, Wales but now lives in Northumberland, UK. Before marriage her surname was Tierney; she was named after an American film star. (Photo: Emma Phillipson)


Laura Reece Hogan is the author of Litany of Flights (Paraclete Press, 2020), winner of the Paraclete Poetry Prize, the chapbook O Garden-Dweller (Finishing Line Press), and the nonfiction book I Live, No Longer I (Wipf & Stock). She is one of ten poets featured in the anthology In a Strange Land (Cascade Books). Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming in RHINO, Lily Poetry Review, Spiritus, Whale Road Review, and other publications. www.laurareecehogan.com


Peter J. King was born and brought up in Boston, Lincolnshire. He was active on the London poetry scene in the 1970s, returning to poetry in 2013. His work, (including short fiction, paintings, and translations from modern Greek [with Andrea Christofidou] and German poetry), has been widely published in magazines and anthologies. His currently available collections are Adding Colours to the Chameleon (Wisdom’s Bottom Press) and All What Larkin (Albion Beatnik Press). His website is https://wisdomsbottompress.wordpress.com/


Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure (Scarecrow Press, 2002), Assistant Editor of Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal, and former Assistant Editor of Art Patron magazine. He blogs about travel and related matters at worldenoughblog.wordpress.com.


Native New Yorker LindaAnn LoSchiavo, recently Poetry SuperHighway’s Poet of the Week, is a member of SFPA and The Dramatists Guild. Elgin Award nominee A Route Obscure and Lonely and Concupiscent Consumption are her latest poetry titles. Forthcoming is a paranormal collection of ghost poems based on her real-life encounters with the afterlife. Twitter: @Mae_Westside
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHm1NZIlTZybLTFA44wwdfg


David Melville is a poet who lives in Portland, Oregon. His most recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Water~Stone Review, RHINO, Buddhist Poetry Review, The Road Not Taken, The Lyric, and Anti-Heroin Chic. His work has also been anthologized in the college textbook Listening to Poetry: An Introduction for Readers and Writers (2019). (Photo: Katie Vidoloff)


Bryan R. Monte is a writer, editor, and anthropologist. He placed second in the 2021 Hippocrates Open Poetry and Medicine Prize competition. His poetry has appeared recently in Irreantum, Kaleidoscope Magazine, and the South Florida Poetry Journal, and in the anthology Voices from the Fierce Intangible World (SoFloPoJo Press, 2019), and is forthcoming in Without a Doubt (New York Quarterly, 2021) and in the 2021 Hippocrates Poetry Anthology. He leads the Amsterdam Quarterly Writers’ Group.


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.


Originally from Ukraine, Askold Skalsky has published poems in over 300 online and print periodicals in the US and abroad. He is the recipient of two Individual Artist Awards in Poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council and he won first prize in the New Millennium 20th Century Writing contest. He was the founding editor of the Hedge Apple literary magazine. His first book of poems is The Ponies of Chuang Tzu, (Horizon Tracts, NYC, 2011).


J.R. Solonche is the author of 24 books of poetry and coauthor of another. He has been nominated for the National Book Award and twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in the Hudson Valley. (Photo: Emily N. Solonche)


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 https://youtu.be/AU-LzZ13MJU. ‘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).


Cammy Thomas’ first book, Cathedral of Wish, received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. A fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation helped her complete her second, Inscriptions. Her third collection, Tremors, is forthcoming in autumn, 2021. Her poems have recently appeared in New Orleans Review, Popshot Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, What Rough Beast, and On the Seawall. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA.


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.


Melody Wilson teaches writing and literature in Portland, Oregon. She received an Academy of American Poets Award before beginning her teaching career. She returned to poetry in 2019 and received a 2020 Kay Snow Poetry Award and a 2021 Oregon Poetry Association Award. Recent work appears in One Art Poetry Review, Quartet, and Briar Cliff Review. Upcoming work will be in Cirque, Tar River Poetry, Whale Road Review, Timberline Review, SWWIM, and The Shore.


Mantz Yorke lives in Manchester, England. His poems have appeared in print magazines, anthologies and e-magazines, both in the UK and internationally. His collections Voyager and Dark Matters are published by Dempsey & Windle.