Authors


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Dr. Sara Cooper currently teaches at Murray State University, where she is an assistant professor. She received an MFA in poetry from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 2017. Her poetry has appeared in The Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, and Arizona Highways.

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Subhankar Das is a writer, publisher living in Kolkata, India. He has published fourteen collections of poetry in Bangla though his most recent collection The Streets, the Bubbles of Grass, is published in English by his arts collective, Graffiti Kolkata. His work has appeared extensively in print and online which includes: Danse Macabre, Graffiti Kolkata Broadside, Mad Swirl, Carcinogenic Poetry, La Stanza Di Nightingale, Caper Literary Journal, Leaf Garden, Camel Saloon, Guerilla Pamphlets, Horror Sleaze Trash, Full of Crow, Negative Suck, Kavita Campus, Prathamoto etc.

He has translated Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski and Richard Brautigan’s poetry in Bangla, and is editor of The Stark Electric Space, an anthology of international experimental writing. He has a new e-book Another Ordinary Day out from Ten Pages Press, and his latest collection of poems is By the Banks of the Ajoy, Jaideb Vanishes into the Blue (Virgogray Press, 2012). His poems have been translated into Greek, Italian, Swedish, French and Romanian. He was nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2013. He has two new chapbooks of poems: Thieves Of The Wind out from Writing Knights, jointly with Catfish McDaris; and 66 Lines On Your Soul out from Garffiti Kolkata, jointly with Catfish McDaris and Kevin Ridgeway.

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Joaquin Fore has a B.A. in English from the University of New Mexico and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University.  He lives in Albuquerque with a beautiful girl and a good dog and works at a warehouse where he gets to drive a forklift.

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Jon Huerta, born October 19, 1983, in Portales,  New Mexico. Publications include: Reader’s Digest, 22-5 and Cacti Fur

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Gayle Lauradunn‘s debut collection of poetry Reaching for Air was a finalist for the First Best Book of Poetry Award by the Texas Institute of Letters. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Zone 3, Connecticut River Review, Mas Tequila Review, Tsunami, Sin Fronteras/Without Borders, and anthologies including Mother Earth (Sierra Books), Veils, Halos and Shackles :International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, Mycoepithalamia: Mushroom Wedding Poems, and others. Three of her poems are included in the exhibit “Dirt” at the University of Puget Sound. She served as the co-organizer of the first National Women’s Multi-Cultural Poetry Festival held in 1974 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As part of an editorial collective, she produced Chomo-Uri, a women’s literary and arts journal. She served on the committee that selected Albuquerque’s first two poet laureates. From 2014-2016 she served as Chair of the Albuquerque Chapter of the NMSPS.

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Catfish McDaris’ most infamous chapbook is Prying with Jack Micheline and Charles Bukowski. His best readings were in Paris at the Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore and with Jimmy”the ghost of Hendrix”Spencer in NYC on 42nd St. He’s done over 20 chaps in the last 25 years. He’s been in the New York Quarterly, Slipstream, Pearl, Main St. Rag, Café Review, Chiron Review, Zen Tattoo, Wormwood Review, Great Weather For Media, Silver Birch Press, and Graffiti and been nominated for 15 Pushcarts, Best of Net in 2010 and 2013, he won the Uprising Award in 1999, and won the Flash Fiction Contest judged by the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2009. Catfish McDaris has been published widely. In The Louisiana Review, George Mason Univ.Press, and New Coin from Rhodes Univ. in South Africa. He’s recently been translated into French, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Bengali, Tagalog, and Esperanto. His 25 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Joey Nicoletti is the author of two previous full-length poetry collections and four chapbooks, most recently Reverse Graffiti (Bordighera, 2015) and Counterfeit Moon (NightBallet Press, 2016). His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Aethlon, Voices in Italian Americana, and Drawn to Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books. A graduate of the University of Iowa, New Mexico State University, and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program, Joey currently teaches at SUNY Buffalo State College.

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 Jim Nye published his first collection of poetry, After Shock: Poems and Prose from the Vietnam War (Cinco Puntos, 1991) based on his two tours of duty in Vietnam. The first tour was with the 101st Airborne and the second with the 5th Special Forces Group.

Nye has said of his war poems, “Some of these things happened, some did not. But that does not matter, because all are true. This is my attempt to realize and communicate that truth.”

Here’s an interview with Jim Nye from January 6, 2017, by Watermelon Isotope.

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Gerry Stork splits his time between northern Vermont and southern New Mexico. He’s taught high school and run a weekly newspaper with his wife, Helen, an artist. They have three grown children. The recipient of an individual artists grant for poetry from Vermont Council on the Arts, he’s published poems and reviews in Barton Chronicle, Beatlick News, Cacti Fur, Green Mountains Review, Harper’s, Longhouse, Lunarosity, New Letters, New World Journal and Puerto del Sol.

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Antoinette Nena Villamil holds an MFA in Poetry from New Mexico State University. Her work has appeared in New Mexico Poetry Review,  Yoga and Total Health Magazine, and inter-rupture. She teaches creative writing, most recently at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and manages Durham Editors, an online editing service. Antoinette spends her ever diminishing free time reading, hiking, and chasing after her toddler (who chases after her cat.)

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