Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, MO. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Public Republic (Bulgaria), Gloom Cupboard (U.K.), Revival (Ireland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), Black-Listed Magazine, Opium 2.0, Calliope Nerve, Haggard and Halloo, Rusty Truck, Pirene’s Fountain (Australia) and other publications. Click for a list of Donal's poetry, articles, short stories and more.Read More
Janet Buck is a seven-time Pushcart Nominee and the author of three collections of poetry. Janet’s most recent work has appeared in BLUE PEPPER and Boston Literary Magazine; new poetry will appear in forthcoming issues of Offcourse, Mistfit Magazine, Antiphon, PoetryBay, and other journals worldwide.
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Bill Trudo currently lives in Nashville, TN. Past work has appeared in print and online in places like The Adirondack Review, Slow Trains, and other journals, including several that are now collecting virtual dust in the archives of the internet.
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Katherine Givens writes whenever she has a chance. After breakfast, between breaks, before she sleeps. Her crazed writing habits have led to publication in numerous print and online magazines, including WestWard Quarterly, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Copperfield Review, Nazar Look, and From the Depths.
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Fizza Abbas loves reading and writing since the tender age of 11. She has written a plethora of booklets and poems to enhance her writing skills. Her poems have been published in Yellowroot, and Revolution Flame. Two of her poems have been accepted by Poetry Pacific for their November, 2015, issue. She follows Khalil Gibran's philosophical poetry.
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Poetry Editor Tom Rubenoff will be leaving us on May 29th.
As Poetry Editor for Eye On Life Magazine, Tom read the poems that were submitted to Eye On Life Magazine for publication and chose from among these submissions those that would be published here in our Poetry Unlocked pages. In the beginning Tom invited friends to submit their work and advertised on other poetry sites and even Craig’s List for submissions. As time went on, other accomplished poets were attracted and filled these pages with wonderful poetry.
Certainly the influence, guidance and fine eye for design of Editor in Chief Michelle Richardson played a major role in attracting these poets. Therefore, if one were to judge Tom as a poetry editor, it would not be for the appearance of these pages, but only for the choices he made as he published the poems and poets you may find here and did not publish others. Read the poets and their bios to get a sense of what Tom was looking for.
Tom leaves us to pursue his own poetry and music, to continue his career in the door hardware business and to devote more time to family.
Poems by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen.
John Grochalski is the author of "The Noose Doesn’t Get Any Looser After You Punch Out", 2008, Six Gallery Press , "Glass City", 2010, Low Ghost Press, "In The Year of Everything Dying", 2012, Camel Saloon, "Starting with the Last Name Grochalski", 2014, Coleridge Street Books, and the novel, "The Librarian", 2013, Six Gallery Press. John currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he constantly worries about the high cost of everything.
His chapbook "In the Year of Everything Dying" can be viewed via Camel Saloon’s Books on Blogs series (http://booksonblog26.blogspot.com/).
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- here is where we all begin again
- in transit
- mint chocolate chip
- in a quiet living room in vermont
J. K. Durick is a writing teacher at the Community College of Vermont and an online writing tutor. His poems have appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Thrush Poetry Journal, Black Mirror, Deep Water Literary Journal, Third Wednesday, Shot Glass Journal, Orange Room, Poetry Super Highway, and Rainbow Journal.
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