Donal Mahoney - Poet


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.

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Jon Billet

"DEAR REBBE, MY PRAYERS GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, "IN A WINTER'S NIGHT I PRAY TO EAT IN WARMTH AND LIGHT." MY DREAMS ARE TO SIMPLY EAT BREAKFAST IN BED AT TIFFANY'S. KEEP PRIVATE!!!! I have been living in the town of Larchmont for the past five odd years. I have been living with 3,000 women, 2,070 men, 1,000 dogs, and I estimate 575 cats of all different ages, sizes, and shapes. I live with about 40 stores and dozens of eateries of all types. At first, I found it hard after living alone in a White Plains studio. Still, sometimes I find myself feeling alienated and lonely. Whoever you may be, stranger, I'd appreciate it if you would shake a hand or wag a tail.

Love, a friend named Jon Billet " 

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Scott Blackwell

Scott Blackwell is a former resident of San Francisco and a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (1997).  His poetry is published in Tiger’s Eye, Caveat Lector, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Stray Branch and Tribeca Poetry Review.  He currently resides in Champaign, Illinois.

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Maria S. Picone

Maria S. Picone is a creative writing MFA student at Goddard College.  She just completed a residency at the Starry Night Retreat in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, and she plans to do volunteer work in Cambodia this fall. Maria's work is forthcoming or recently published in the Nassau Review, the Pitkin Review, and Able Muse.

Her website is, or you can follow her on Twitter @mspicone.

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Gil Hoy

Gil Hoy received a B.A in Philosophy from Boston University, an M.A. in
Government from Georgetown University, and a law degree from the
University of Virginia. Gil also is an elected member of the Brookline, MA
Democratic Town Committee, and served as a Brookline, MA Selectman for 12 years. Gil studied poetry at Boston University and started writing his own poetry in February of this year.

His first poem “When Doctor Death Calls” was published in Volume #47 of Soul Fountain and “Just Another Death In Ohio” was published in The New Verse News.  Gil is married, with three children, and lives in Brookline, MA.

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