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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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David Hernandez


David Hernandez lives in El Paso, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He builds his work on the value of poetic craft and respects the art and music of poetry.  He reads and analyzes his work to make sure it follows poetic craft, reading between his lines to search for rhyme and musical rhythm.  He creates a world that readers can dive into and feel the drama within.

David’s work has been accepted at Down in the Dirt Magazine, CC&D Magazine, Feelings of the Heart, Home Planet News Online, and Oxford Magazine.  

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Nabeela Altaf

Nabeela is a twenty-one year old female hailing from Karachi, Pakistan, currently in her third year of medical school.  She has been a writer since the tender age of nine, adores books and can often be found among them.

“Books made me the writer that I am today, helping me in my grammar and spelling.  While other children were running away from words and anything that even resembled books, I was being raised on them. As a result of cutting my teeth on books written by Charles Dickens, Enid Blyton and even some Sidney Sheldon, I am able to elaborate my creativity to aspiring heights and reproduce my imagination on paper.  When I am not at my laptop writing, I enjoy quiet soliloquies and Need for Speed: Underground.” 

Her poem “Jar of Smiles” will be published in the literary magazine Poetry Pacific, November, 2014.  Her work has also appeared in The Screech Owl and Right Hand Pointing magazines.

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Cindy O'Nanski

Cindy O'Nanski comes from a large family in the small town of Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.  Her passion has always been reading and writing poetry. She has written for many online publications, including a Facebook poetry group called Apoetseye. Her poems "Young For Years",  and "Unspoken Words" have been published in one of the group's collaborative books titled "Sonnets APE/APLS 2013."   Her poem, "Halloween Dreams," won a poetry contest in 2012 and appears in the book, "Spooky Poems" by Soapbox Publishing.   "Halloween Dreams" was also a finalist in the Mattia Family 15th Annual Poetry Contest in 2012.

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Gary Beck

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director.  His poetry collections include "Days of Destruction" -  Skive Press; "Expectations",  - Rogue Scholars Press;  "Dawn in Cities", "Assault on Nature", "Songs of a Clerk" - Winter Goose Publishing;  and "Civilized Ways", "Perceptions" and "Displays" will also be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His novel "Extreme Change" was published by Cogwheel Press;  and "Acts of Defiance" was published by Artema Press. His collection of short stories, "A Glimpse of Youth" was published by Sweatshoppe Publications.  His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway.  His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City. 

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JD DeHart

JD DeHart is an English teacher who enjoys writing and publishing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.  When he writes he tries to reflect on small, honest parts of his world.   He also attempts to capture pieces of life that are absurd and ironic. 

I think he succeeds. 

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