A CLOSER LOOK: Michael Collier
Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has a new chapbook titled Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) and two more scheduled for 2015: In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cloudbank.
work appears in Blue Heron, Turtle Island Review, Connotation Press, Convergence, Pirene's Fountain, FutureCycle, The Chattahoochee Review, The Antigonish Review, and The Louisville Review. Her latest book of poems is Blood Moon (FutureCycle Press, 2014). She was born and raised in Berkeley, California but now lives near the Sacramento River with her husband, Peter Rodman.
Martha Christina has
published in The Bryant Literary Review, Common
Ground Review, Crab Orchard Review, Main Street Rag, The Orange Room Review, and most recently in Red
Eft Review. She is the
author of Staying Found
(Fleur-de-lis Press) and the forthcoming Against Detachment (Pecan Grove Press). She lives in
Douglas Clark is a retired nurse living in Spain. For much of his professional life he worked as a project manager of health, nutrition, and water and sanitation projects in Guatemala; Belize, Ecuador; and Haiti. He has a BA in English from Tufts University and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.
Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 40 journals and magazines, including Grist, Kenning Journal, Pank, and Smartish Pace. His first chapbook, How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water, won the Exact Change Press Chapbook Contest in 2014. A full-length collection, Psalmandala, was published later that year. Another chapbook, Harbor Mandala, was published this year. Visit http://www.notthatmichaelcollins.com/ for more.
Philip Dacey’s latest of thirteen books of poems is Church of the Adagio (Rain Mountain Press, 2014), and his previous book, Gimme Five, won the 2012 Blue Light Press Book Award. His work appears in Scribner's Best American Poetry 2014. The winner of three Pushcart Prizes, Dacey is the author of complete volumes of poems about Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Eakins, and New York City. After an eight-year post-retirement adventure as a resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he moved in 2012 to the Lake District of Minneapolis.
Alixa Doom has published in numerous
magazines. Her chapbook manuscript, titled Cedar Crossings, was awarded the 2009
Blue Light Poetry Prize and published in 2010. Her first full-length book of poems, A Slow Dissolve of Egrets, was published
by Red Dragonfly Press in 2014. She moved
in 2011 from her home of many years in the Minnesota River Valley to South
Keith Dunlap is a former co-editor of The Columbia Review and former co-editor of Cutbank, having received his M.F.A. from the University of Montana. His poems have been accepted for publication in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Review, The Carolina
Quarterly, The Georgetown Review, Poet Lore, and Sou’wester, among other places. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his
wife, the novelist Jenny Siler, and his daughter, Vivica.
Renee Gherity lives and writes in Washington Grove, Maryland—a small town where mail is not delivered. A retired lawyer, she has work upcoming in Poet Lore.
Claire Keyes on Barbara Crooker
Claire Keyes is the author of The Question of Rapture and the chapbook, Rising
and Falling. Her new book of poems, What Diamonds Can Do, was
published in 2015 by Cherry Grove Collections. Her poems and reviews have
appeared most recently in Literary Bohemian, Sugar Mule,
Oberon, Crab Orchard Review, and Blackbird. She
is Professor emerita at Salem State University.
Michael Lauchlan’s collection, Trumbull Ave., is available from WSU Press.
Jenna Le is the author of Six Rivers (NYQ
Books, 2011), which was a Small Press Poetry Bestseller. Her poetry, fiction,
essays, book criticism, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI
Online, Barrow Street, Bellevue Literary Review, Crab
Orchard Review, Massachusetts Review, Measure, The Normal
School Online, Pleiades, 32 Poems, The Village Voice,
and elsewhere. Born in Minnesota, she now lives and works as a physician in New
Saundra Rose Maley on Donald Berger
Saundra Rose Maley’s first book of poems is Disappearing Act (Dryad Press, 2014). She has also published Solitary Apprenticeship: James Wright and German Poetry (Edwin Mellen Press, 1996) and, with Anne Wright, co-edited A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright (Wesleyan University Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in Full Moon on K Street: Poems about Washington, D.C., Dryad, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and D.C. Perspectives. She is currently working again with Anne on a book about Wright and translation, tentatively titled, Where the Treasure Lies. She teaches Composition and Research at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Laura Manuelidis is a physician and neuroscientist at Yale who
found how repeated DNA sequences define chromosome folding and structure. She
continues to investigate infectious causes of dementia, and to publish
scientific articles. She has also published a collection of poetry, entitled Out
of Order, contributed to diverse literary magazines including Oxford
Poetry, The Nation, and Evergreen Review, and been nominated
for Pushcart prizes. These poems are from a new collection, One / divided by
Zero, which has just been published.
Earlier M’Comie/McKommie poems appear in Innisfree Poetry Journal and
(Graybeal-Gowen 2012 Poetry Prize). Other poems appear in Calyx, Measure, Nimrod
(Neruda Award), Poetry, Potomac Review
(Poetry Prize), Prairie Schooner,
and her fifth book, The Habit of Fire:
Poems Selected & New. She has held NEH and Canadian Senior Fellowships, and in 2009 won
Maryland State Arts Council’s highest Individual Poetry Award. She teaches at
the Bethesda Writer’s Center, is on the Splendid Wake Committee, helps edit for The Word
Works, and arranges a poetry series at Kensington Row Bookshop in Kensington,
Seth Michelson on Alicia Partnoy
Seth Michelson is an award-winning author of four books of poems and three books of translations. He
currently resides in Lexington, Virginia, where he teaches at Washington and
Joseph Mills teaches at the University of North Carolina
School of the Arts. He has published five collections of poetry, most recently This Miraculous Turning.
George Moore’s poetry collections include Children’s
Drawings of the Universe (Salmon Poetry, 2015), The Hermits of
Dingle (FutureCycle, 2013), and the forthcoming Saint Agnes Outside
the Walls (FutureCycle, 2016). His poetry has appeared in The
Atlantic, North American Review, Poetry, and recently in Arc, Fiddlehead, and
the Antigonish Review in Canada. After a career teaching at
the University of Colorado, Boulder, he now lives with his wife on the south
shore of Nova Scotia.
Pfingston has poems in recent issues of I-70
Review, Naugatuck River Review, RHINO, and Ted Kooser’s column, American Life in Poetry. His chapbook, A Day Marked for Telling, is available
from Finishing Line Press.
Oliver Rice’s poems appear widely in journals and
anthologies in the United States and abroad. Creekwalker released an interview
with him in January 2010. His book of poems, On Consenting to Be a Man, is
published by Cyberwit and is available on Amazon. His online chapbook,
Afterthoughts, Siestas, and his recording of his Institute for Higher Study
appeared in Mudlark in December 2010.
David Salner’s poetry has appeared in Threepenny Review, Poetry Daily, Iowa
Review, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, River Styx, and previous issues of Innisfree Poetry Journal. His books
include John Henry’s Partner Speaks,
Working Here, and Blue Morning Light,
which will appear in 2016 from Pond Road Press.
Robert Joe Stout
Robert Joe Stout is a freelance journalist and currently
resides in Oaxaca, Mexico. His essays, fiction and poetry appear in a wide
variety of commercial and literary magazines.
Michele Wolf has published two books—Immersion (Hilary Tham Capital Collection, The Word Works, selected by Denise Duhamel) and Conversations During Sleep (Anhinga Prize for Poetry, Anhinga Press, selected by Peter Meinke)—and a chapbook, The Keeper of Light (Painted Bride Quarterly Poetry Chapbook Series, selected by J.T. Barbarese). Her poems have also appeared in Innisfree Poetry Journal, Poetry, Boulevard, North American Review, The Hudson Review, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She is a contributing editor for Poet Lore and teaches at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.