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Carly Larkin

I have a philosophical mind and a poetic heart, am 20 years old and working towards my associate degree in communications. For as long as I can remember I have had an overwhelming passion for writing-and later on-writing poetry, which I started developing a passion for around the age of 13. I have always been very fond of traditional sonnet and rhyme poetry, such as that of Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sylvia Plath, William Wordsworth, Alexander Pope, along with many others. I love the rawness of the truth these writers seek to speak because it is the same truth I seek in present day humanity.

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November 2015;

Allison Grayhurst

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has over 625 poems published in more than 310 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published eleven other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series in October 2014. More recently, she has a chapbook Currents pending publication this Fall with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay; www.allisongrayhurst.com

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November 2015:

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Sreyash Sarkar

Sreyash Sarkar , is a poet, a qualified painter, a practising Hindustani Classical musician and an aspiring Electrical Engineer.Educated in Kolkata and Bangalore, he has been a student correspondent at The Statesman, Kolkata from his school, South Point. In 2012, in an international poetry competition organized in memoir of Yeats, his poem was shortlisted among 40 other poets from all over the world. His interview was published in the 'The Arty Legume', where he was asked to speak on cubism, existentialism in art and intrusion in a painting. He has been extensively featured in "The Gooseberry Bushes", " Muses", " The Literary Jewels", "Tagore for us", " The Country Cake-Stall" , " The Orange Orchard" etc. Besides, being a freelance writer for several magazines, he is the editor-in-chief of Kalomer Kalomishak, a bilingual magazine, which he founded in 2013.

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November 2015:

John Zedolik


For thirteen years, John taught English and Latin in a private all-girls school, and in 2010 completed his Ph.D., in which he focused on the pragmatic comedy of the Canterbury Tales. Currently, he is an adjunct instructor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. He has had many jobs in his life, including archaeological field assistant, obituary writer, and television-screen-factory worker. He has had poem published in such journals as Aries, Abbey, The Chaffin Journal, The Journal (UK), Poets' Espresso Review, Pulsar Poetry Review (UK), and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His iPhone is now his primary poetry notebook, and he hopes his negotiation with technology in regard to this ancient art form continues to be successful.

Read John's poetry: 

October 2015 --

On a Roll

Relief Map

I, Executive

Domestic Differences

Decay Lift


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Bella Braxton

I don’t want to be like most other kids who just play on their phones all the time. Those kinds of people are important and we need them as much as anything else, but it’s not what I want to do, and it isn’t what makes me happy.
— Bella Braxton

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October 2015 --

Paying for a Future

Neil Flory

Although I’ve been actively writing poetry for about 30 years, for much of that time I did not actively seek publication of my work.  Recently, however, I was very glad to declare an end to a 20-year hiatus from the practice of submitting my work to journals.  Before that long hiatus, some of my poems were published in journals such as Mind Matters Review, Alternative Press Magazine, and Cokefish.  In addition to the poems appearing in this publication, two other poems have been recently selected for upcoming issues of Down in the Dirt scheduled for the fall of 2015.  Like many poets, I have long found solace and renewal in the natural world; I grew up wandering the beaches of south Florida, spent years wandering the beaches of south Texas, and now enthusiastically wander the lake shores and thick forests of western New York.  I am also a published composer of classical music, and have set a variety of poems to music over the years, including my own work and that of my wife, published poet and fiction writer E. R. Flory. In addition to creative work, most months find me also joyously engaged in the endeavors of teaching courses and overseeing the music program at Jamestown Community College.


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September 2015 --


Feather Pinball Puzzle

Saying Nothing


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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September 2015:

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See more of JD DeHart's poetry at: Writings -- JD DeHart



Kelly Sullivan

Photo by Kelly Sullivan: The USS Puget Sound located at the time in Gaeta Italy

Photo by Kelly Sullivan: The USS Puget Sound located at the time in Gaeta Italy

Kelly Sullivan is a freelance writer from Ohio. Her recent work was to tie second place in a poetry contest in the May edition of Screaming' Mamas Magazine. In addition to being published in Screamin' Mama's poetry tie for second place, Kelly Sullivan has been published in "The Chief of Police Magazine," "American Baby Contest," and Consumer Network News.  She is a former military wife and has two adult children.

Read Kelly's Poetry:

"Peace Is"