A CLOSER LOOK: George Moore
Bruce Bennett is the author of ten books of poetry and more than thirty poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town: Poems: New And Selected, 2000-2016 (Orchises Press, 2017), and his most recent chapbook is Our Rough Beast, (FootHills Publishing, 2017), a sequel to The Donald Trump of the Republic (FootHills Publishing, 2016). He is Professor Emeritus of English at Wells College in Aurora, New York.
Daniel Bourne’s books include The Household Gods (Cleveland State) and Where No One Spoke the Language (CustomWords). His poems are forthcoming in Salmagundi, Yale Review, Lake Effect, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, and have also appeared in such journals as Field, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Conduit, Boulevard, Guernica, Pleiades, Shenandoah, New Letters, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Plume, Many Mountains Moving, and North American Review. The recipient of four Ohio Arts Council poetry fellowships, he teaches in the English Department and Environmental Studies program at The College of Wooster in NE Ohio, where he edits Artful Dodge, a magazine of American fiction, poetry and essay with a special interest in translation, and for which he has interviewed such writers as Jorge Luis Borges, Tim O’Brien, Czesław Miłosz, James Laughlin, Rita Dove, and Terry Tempest Williams.
Antonia Clark is the author of a chapbook, Smoke and Mirrors (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and a full-length poetry collection, Chameleon Moon (David Robert Books, 2014). Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Anderbo, The Cortland Review, The Missouri Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Rattle, and Softblow. A medical writer and editor, she has also taught poetry and fiction writing and manages an online poetry forum, The Waters. A logophile, Francophile, and oenophile, she spends her days using words like schistosomiasis and supraventricular, and her nights sipping Côtes du Rhône and playing French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.
Don Colburn is a writer in Portland, Oregon. He worked for many years as a reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He has an MFA degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest and Virginia Quarterly Review and won the Discovery/The Nation Prize. He has published four collections of poetry, including three chapbooks. His full-length collection, As If Gravity Were a Theory, won the Cider Press Review Book Award, and his first chapbook, Another Way to Begin, won the Finishing Line Press Poetry Prize. His writing honors also include residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and three Pushcart Prize nominations.
Cathryn Essinger is the author of three prize winning books of poetry—A Desk in the Elephant House, from Texas Tech University Press, My Dog Does Not Read Plato, and What I Know About Innocence, both from Main Street Rag. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Southern Review, and The Alaska Quarterly. They also have been nominated for Pushcarts and “Best of the Net,” featured on The Writer’s Almanac, and reprinted in American Life in Poetry.
Gary Fincke’s latest collection is Bringing Back the Bones: New and Selected Poems (Stephen F. Austin, 2016). He has published collections with Ohio State, Arkansas, BkMk, and Zoland. His latest book is The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories (West Virginia, 2017).
Linda M. Fischer
Linda M. Fischer is the author of 2 chapbooks: Raccoon Afternoons and Glory (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have recently appeared in Ibbetson Street, Muddy River Poetry Review, Poetry East, Potomac Review, Roanoke Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, SoFloPoJo, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse-Virtual, and The Worcester Review. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, she is an avid gardener and lives in Swarthmore, PA. www.lindamfischer.com
Michael Gessner has authored 11 books of poetry and prose, most recently, Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press, 2016). And recent poems have appeared in North American Review, The French Literary Review, Verse Daily, and rue des Beaux-Arts (Paris). A voting member of the National Book Critics Circle, his reviews can be found in NAR, Jacket2, The Edgar Allan Poe Review and, forthcoming, The Kenyon Review. For additional information see https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/michael-gessner.
Barbara Goldberg is the author of five prize-winning books of poetry, including The Royal Baker’s Daughter, which won the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize. She also translated Scorched by the Sun, poems by Israeli poet Moshe Dor. Goldberg has received two fellowships from the NEA as well as awards in translation, fiction and speechwriting. Goldberg is Series Editor of the Word Works’ International Editions. www.barbaragoldberg.net
Rod Jellema, long associated with the University of Maryland and with The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD), won the Towson University Prize for Literature for A Slender Grace. His most recent book, Incarnality: The Collected Poems (Eerdmans, 2010), includes a CD of his readings of many of them. Rod Jellema was the subject of our Closer Look in Innisfree 12 and serves as Innisfree's Contributing Essayist.
Lamon’s poems have appeared in journals and magazines including The
Atlantic, The New Republic, Plume, Ploughshares, J Journal: New Writing
on Justice, The Literary Review, and others. She has two poetry
collections published at CavanKerry Press: The Fork Without Hunger, and
Without Wings. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and she was
selected by Donald Hall as a Witter Bynner Fellow in 2007. She currently
holds the Amy Ryan Endowed professorship at Whitworth University in
Spokane, Washington, and she is poetry editor for the literary journal
Rock & Sling.
Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a Pushcart nominee with over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pskis Porch), all available on Amazon.
James Mele is a graduate of the Antioch International Writing Program and of the Anglo-Irish Studies program at University College, Dublin. He has published poetry, fiction, and articles in several periodicals in the U.S., Ireland, and England. His first book is Dancing in Eurynome’s Shoes (Antrim House Books, 2017). He currently lives in Connecticut.
Poet and visual artist Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli has been a Fellow at both VCCA and the Ragdale Foundation. Her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Raleigh Review, Watershed Review, Prime Number, and Poet Lore. She holds an MFA/Poetry from Warren Wilson College and is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Grant. Her website is www.mariepavlicek.com.
Adam Tamashasky teaches writing at American University in Washington, D.C., where he lives after growing up and attending college in Ohio. His poetry has most recently appeared in Cold Mountain Review and 491 Magazine, and his fiction has been in the Bellevue Literary Review, Redivider, Folio, and Illya’s Honey.
Kareem Tayyar’s most recent book is Magic Carpet Poems (Tebot Bach). His poetry and prose has been published in a number of journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Brilliant Corners, and The Santa Monica Review. He is a Professor of English at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. He received his Ph.D. in American Literature from U.C. Riverside.
Jeanne Murray Walker
Jeanne Murray Walker is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently, Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems (WordFarm Press, 2014). Her poetry and essays have appeared in several hundred journals, including Poetry, Image, The Atlantic Monthly, The American Poetry Review, and Best American Poetry. Her plays have been produced by theatres across the US and in London. She is the recipient many fellowships, as well as 16 nominations for The Pushcart Prize. Jeanne serves as a Mentor in the Seattle Pacific University low residency MFA Program and travels widely to give readings and run workshops. www.JeanneMurrayWalker.com
Rosemary Winslow teaches writing and literature at The Catholic University of America. Her poems and essays on poetry have appeared widely in journals and books, most recently in Beltway, Poet Lore, 32 Poems, The Schuykill Valley Journal, Voices from Frost Place, and Don't Call It That and is forthcoming in two anthologies: Pinstripe Fedora and Valparaiso Poetry Review. She has published numerous essays on sound structure in poetry in Poetics Today, Language and Style, Composition Studies, The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Poetry, and other places. Most recently, her essays on meter, prosody, versification, and stylistics appear in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Fourth Edition. Her awards include the 2006 Larry Neal Award for Poetry, as well as awards and grants from The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts, NEH, the Vermont Studio Center, and other foundations. She lives with her husband John, a visual artist, in downtown Washington, D.C.