PLAY, Contributors


Terry Adams has poems in Poetry (Chicago), Ironwood, The Sun, Witness, Bellowing Ark, etc. His book book is Adam’s Ribs, from Off The Grid Press, in Weld, Maine. He restored and lives in Ken Kesey’s infamous cabin in La Honda, California.

James Berry, MD was born in Lubbock, Texas and formally educated at Rice University and the University of Texas Medical School. He now lives in Nashville and works as a professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, teaching and caring for patients.

Viv Blake is a late-developing poet and quilter living in rural France, recently published in The Book of Love and Loss, and in the first issue of Gnarled Oak.

Brenda Butka practices medicine and poetry in Nashville. She has had poems published in numerous journals, including The Threepenny Review, Cortland Review, Slant, Alimentum, and others.

Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in Apiary, Mobius, Red River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Word Soup, and other journals. Mark lives in a van down by the Susquehanna River. He works for a private detective agency and is assistant copy editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

Durwood Edwards is a musician and photographer living near Nashville, Tennessee.

Kalyn L.P. Gensic is a visual artist from Ardmore, OK. Formerly, she was the art and poetry editor of The Shinnery Review. Some of her recent work is forthcoming in Ilya’s Honey and Neat.

David M. Harris has lately been working on poems in the form of letters, and on ripping out the blackberry tangles that have invaded his back yard. He has also finally gotten the MG running, now that it’s too cold to go out with the top down. Fortunately, he has learned to accept life as it is.

Doug Hester is an academic anesthesiologist who lives in Nashville, TN. In addition, he is also studying in Murray State University’s MFA program.

Ed Higgins‘ poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals. He and his wife live on a small farm in Yamhill, Oregon with a menagerie of animals including three whippets and two manx barn cats. Ed teaches creative writing and literature at George Fox University south of Portland, OR.

De Jackson might have been a gypsy, or a pirate in another life. In this one, she’s a parent of a teen and a tween, and a published poet who’s been paid in garbanzo beans, author copies, and one time, a whole dollar.

Marie Kilroy has been published in The Driftwood Review, Lummox Press, and Lines + Stars. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in English and lives in New York City.

Adam L  is learning to write without inhibitions and with utmost truth, which he thinks all writing should boast. He will be a student at the new Yale-NUS (Singapore) in the fall of 2015. Before school starts, he wants to publish his first poetry collection.

Ron. Lavalette (Barton VT) has been widely published, both in print and online. A reasonable sample of his published work can be found at Eggs Over Tokyo. Ron. blogs at: Scrambled, Not Fried.

Nelle Lytle is a sometime poet. Her other interests are God and courtly love.

Patricia A. McGoldrick is a Kitchener, Ontario Canada writer. Poems published in anthologies, including: Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People; Beyond the Dark Room, an international collection of transformative poetry, proceeds to Doctors Without Borders/MSF; Poetic Bloomings–the first year. Recent titles include: Potato plus an acrostic fiction piece, Best in the Bruce! Poem, Girls and Green Apples, was selected as Monday’s poem for week of June 2 2014. Patricia is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society and the League of Canadian Poets.

Zachary Matteson (aka Sugar le Fae) is a prize-winning poet, translator, teacher, photographer, songwriter, and Radical Faerie. His poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous literary journals in Canada and the U.S., most recently in Plenitude and Bear Review. Sugar has an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and is currently pursuing his PhD at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice (UBC).

Carl “Papa” Palmer, retired Army, retired FAA, now just plain retired, lives in University Place, WA. He has seven chapbooks and a contest winning poem riding buses somewhere in Seattle. Carl is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee. MOTTO: Long Weekends Forever

Amy Pickworth‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Tongue Review; Dusie; Forklift, Ohio; H_NGM_N; New Ohio Review; Smartish Pace; and other journals. Her book Bigfoot for Women (Orange Monkey, intro by Matt Hart) was released in 2014

William Preston lives in the northeastern USA. He is a frequent contributor to the Poetic Asides and Creative Bloomings blogs.

Pearl Ketover Prilik is a psychoanalyst/writer/poet in no particular order or perhaps differentiation. She lives on the South Shore of NY, in the U.S. and has had a few nonfiction books published, along with handfuls of poetry and micro-fiction, online and in print journals. Poetry is her language of choice.

Shannon Rayne is a MFA student in Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia, currently studying poetry with Ken Babstock and Karen Solie. Her poetry has recently appeared in Poetry is Dead, filling station, and “Alive from the Center,” an anthology of west coast writers from Ooligan Press. She is currently assembling “Coffee Stained” – a manuscript about coffee culture through the lens of poetry.

Margo Roby spent the first twenty years of her life in Hong Kong; the second twenty years of her life following her army husband around the world with their two children; and an overlapping third twenty years teaching at an international school in Jakarta. Now, Margo lives in Atlanta, discovering life after salaried work and focusing on her writing.

Pamela Sayers is an English teacher living in Mexico. She traded in her city high heels for Doc Martens and a different, spicier life thirteen years ago. She writes mostly about what she sees going on around her. She now lives a stress-free life with her happy animals (2 dogs, a cat and a parrot).

Jane Shlensky, a veteran English teacher, holds an MFA in creative writing from UNC-Greensboro. Her recent poetry has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Pinesong, Writer’s Digest, KAKALAK 2013 and 2014, Prairie Wolf, and soon in Southern Poetry Anthology: North Carolina and Poetry Market 2015.

Amy Stumpfl is a freelance writer, an avid reader and reformed drama queen. She reviews theater for The Tennessean, and is obsessed with her marvelous husband and children, as well as Nashville’s amazing arts scene.

Mary Theroux lives in a natural-wood chalet in a forest of tulip, hickory, and dogwood in Davidson County, Tennessee. She sculpted in stone and steel for many years but has returned to an early love of writing poetry as a late-life pursuit.

Sara Vinas is a worshipper of sun, sea and serendipity (and a good dance beat). Which is reflected in her art and poetry. Her poems have been published in several online publications, and anthologies.

Mercedes Webb-Pullman: IIML Victoria University Wellington New Zealand MA in Creative Writing 2011. Published in: Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge, poetryrepairs, Connotations, The Red Room, Otoliths and her books Numeralla Dreaming, After the Danse, Food 4 Thought, Looking for Kerouac, Ono and Bravo Charlie Foxtrot.

Pat Phillips West moved so often even her closest friends asked if she was in the Witness Protection Program. She refused to comment. Her poems appear in Haunted Waters Press, Persimmon Tree, VoiceCatcher, San Pedro River Review, Slipstream and elsewhere.

Walter J Wojtanik has been writing poetry longer than dirt. Walt’s collection “DEAD POET… Once Removed” has recently been released. He’s returned to basics; writing poetry for poetry’s sake and steps away from what he calls “full contact competitive poetry.

Fred Zirm has an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Iowa and has directed nearly one hundred high school plays, but writes more poetry and flash fiction than drama. His poems and stories have appeared in Voice de la Luna, Still Crazy, and The Rejected Quarterly. He lives in Rockville, MD with his wife Robin.


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