the end of winter

The End of Winter by Adrian Slonaker 

Adrian Slonaker works as a copywriter and copy editor in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Adrian's work has appeared in Aberration Labyrinth, Squawk Back, The Bohemyth, Queen Mob's Tea House, Pangolin…
Your Fallow Fingers by Kika Dorsey

Your Fallow Fingers by Kika Dorsey

Kika Dorsey is a poet in Boulder, Colorado, and lives with her two children, husband, and Border Collie. She wakes up every morning and crafts poetry out of dreams, myths,…
Something by Robert Ronnow

Something by Robert Ronnow

Robert Ronnow's most recent poetry collections are New & Selected Poems: 1975-2005 (Barnwood Press, 2007) and Communicating the Bird (Broken Publications, 2012). Visit his web site at www.ronnowpoetry.com.
The Last Folk Singer

The Last Folk Singer by David Lohrey

David Lohrey grew up in Memphis. He graduated from U.C., Berkeley. His plays have appeared in the UK, Switzerland, Croatia and, most recently, in Estonia. They are available online at Proplay (CA).
The Grand Illusion by Maggie Pena

The Grand Illusion by Maggie Pena

The Grand Illusion by Maggie Pena I’m sitting alone in the corner of a room- darkness all around, but light above- from somewhere it comes, that little bit, from somewhere…
On Cooking Krakens

On Cooking Krakens by Julie Irigaray

Julie Irigaray's work has appeared in various international publications such as Southword, Banshee (Ireland), Shearsman, Mslexia, Tears in the Fence, Envoi (UK) and The Ofi Press (Mexico), among others.
The Vulnerability Accident BY TARA RIGG

The Vulnerability Accident by Tara Rigg

Tara Rigg writes about the complexities, joys, and misunderstandings of grief. She gratefully breathes in the mountain air surrounding her home in Bozeman, Montana where she lives with her husband…
EGGS by Ted Mc Carthy

EGGS by Ted Mc Carthy

Ted Mc Carthy is a poet and translator living in Clones, Ireland. His work has appeared in magazines in Ireland, the UK, Germany, the USA, Canada and Australia. He has…
Solstice by Ashley Farley

Solstice by Ashley Farley

Solstice by Ashley Farley The summer has ended, Peppermint men with alstormeric bouquets And lavendar women hiding it under their arms, leaving the scented breeze as their ransom note. the…
Monastery of Silence by Milenko Županović

Monastery of Silence by Milenko Županović

Milenko Županović was born in 1978 in Kotor (Montenegro). By profession he is a graduate marine engineer, but in his free time, he writes poetry and short stories. His stories…
Frost’s Roads by Jordi Valls i Pozo

Frost’s Roads by Jordi Valls i Pozo

Frost’s Roads In each shoe is a new path that marks and transforms you. The only certainty is error. From here on, the winding trail begins, of what you will…
Chances by Bob Lind

Chances by Bob Lind

Singer/songwriter, poet, novelist and playwright Bob Lind helped shape and define the 1960s Folk Rock movement. His lyrics have been taught in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada,…
a solitary thought by Stella Radulescu

a solitary thought by Stella Radulescu

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Ph.D. in French Language & Literature, is the author of several collections of poetry published in the United States, Romania and France. She writes poetry in English,…
Approaching Cuttack by Nilesh Mondal

Approaching Cuttack by Nilesh Mondal

Nilesh Mondal, 23, is an engineer by choice and poet by chance. He works as a writer for Terribly Tiny Tales and Thought Catalog, and as prose editor for Moledro…
The Road Home by Leonard Henry Scott

The Road Home by Leonard Henry Scott

Leonard Henry Scott was born and raised in the Bronx, New York where he attended Evander Childs High School. He is a graduate of American University (BS) and The University…
Khor Virap by Alex Vartan Gubbins

Khor Virap by Alex Vartan Gubbins

Alex Vartan Gubbins was born in Chicago. He has a BA in African Languages and Literature from UW Wisconsin and an MFA from Northern Michigan University. He was the recipient…
Lucky Barn by Brian Beatty

Lucky Barn by Brian Beatty

Brian Beatty is the author of two recent poetry collections, Coyotes I Couldn’t See (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and Brazil, Indiana (Kelsay Books, 2017).
Not Fair by Carol Hamilton

Not Fair by Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton: "I have recent and upcoming publications in Cold Mountain Review, Common Ground, Gingerbread House, Main Street Rag. Sacred
The Moon by Natalie Crick

The Moon by Natalie Crick

Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. She graduated from…
Speaking Through Sand and Salt

Speaking Through Sand and Salt

My poetry has appeared in The Atlanta Review, Ellipsis, Friends Journal, Mythopoetry Scholar and Poem. One of my poems was set to music by composer Bruce Pennycook of the Butler…
Untraveled Tracts by Thomas Cannon

Untraveled Tracts by Thomas Cannon

Thomas Cannon's story about his son is the lead story in the anthology Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism. He also has his humorous novel The Tao…
The Assassin of Ether by Larry D. Thomas

The Assassin of Ether by Larry D. Thomas

The Assassin of Ether by Larry D. Thomas Centering the cross hairs of the mercenary squarely on the essence of the atom, he squeezes the trigger of time. For his…
Dynamite by Anders Carlson-Wee

Dynamite by Anders Carlson-Wee

Dynamite by Anders Carlson-Wee My brother hits me hard with a stick so I whip a choke-chain across his face. We're playing a game called Dynamite where everything you throw…
Channeling Emily by Jean Varda

Channeling Emily by Jean Varda

Jean Varda’s poetry has appeared in The Berkeley Poetry Review, Poetry Motel, Manzanita Poetry & Prose of the Mother Lode & Sierra, Avocet A Journal of Nature Poems,
I’m Beat by Yuma Clark

I’m Beat by Yuma Clark

Yuma Clark lives in New Jersey, where he has been teaching for 11 years. Outside the classroom, his loves are family, learning, and fixing things.
Chirp by Hiram Larew

Chirp by Hiram Larew

Larew's poems have appeared most recently in Shot Glass, The Amsterdam Review and, Viator.
An Indian Remedy by Mike Ambrose

An Indian Remedy by Mike Ambrose

Mike Ambrose started writing poetry six years ago at the age of 48 and discovered that poetry provides a balance and perspective that has opened up a whole new way
Letters To Old Girl Friends by Robert Halleck

Letters To Old Girl Friends by Robert Halleck

Robert Halleck is a hospice volunteer and retired banker who has published three collections of poetry. In recent years his poems have appeared in the San Diego Poetry Annual
Nocturnal Rumination by Lydia Wright

Nocturnal Rumination by Lydia Wright

Nocturnal Rumination by Lydia Wright i have never been a proper lady. my feet are too big and my hands are too calloused. i freely admit i am guilty of…
Spring in Northern Japan by Sonia Saikaley

Spring in Northern Japan by Sonia Saikaley

Sonia Saikaley’s first book, The Lebanese Dishwasher, co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. Her first collection of poetry, Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter, was published in 2012
Suitcaseby Claire Scott

Suitcaseby Claire Scott

Suitcase by Claire Scott It’s your father you must come really? she expects me to see him? to travel two thousand miles to see the man who sharp tongued me…
The Man Arriving by George Moore

The Man Arriving by George Moore

George Moore publications include The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, North American Review, Colorado Review, Antigonish, Blast, and Orion. After teaching literature
Running for Home by Steve De France

Running for Home by Steve De France

Steve De France is a widely published poet, playwright and essayist both in America and in Great Britain. His work has appeared in literary publications in America,
How I Discovered America by Brian Beatty

How I Discovered America by Brian Beatty

Brian Beatty’s poems and stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The Bark, Conduit, Dark Mountain (England), The Evergreen Review
ANASTASIA by Louis Gallo

ANASTASIA by Louis Gallo

Louis Gallo’s work has appeared or will shortly appear in Southern Literary Review, FictionFix, Glimmer Train, Hollins Critic, Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Litro, NewOrleans Review, Xavier Review
Neuroscience by Harnidh Kaur

Neuroscience by Harnidh Kaur

Neuroscience by Harnidh Kaur I used to smoke, and a lot, at that, and I quit it, cold turkey one day- it wasn’t easy, my nose still traces the traces…
A Note About Chi Chi

A Note About Chi Chi

I am Dustin Lowman. I live in Nashville, TN, and I write poems and songs. Most of my conception of myself is tied up in what I write in my…
Mayo Clinic by Claire Scott

Mayo Clinic by Claire Scott

Mayo Clinic by Claire Scott A hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona Walking distance they said We opened the door to A hundred degree blast We drove two blocks To the Mayo…
PÈRE LACHAISE, PARIS by Beth Boylan

PÈRE LACHAISE, PARIS by Beth Boylan

Beth Boylan loves hiking, reading, and eating cheese. She tries to make sense of the world around her through the written word. Beth teaches high school English
Do Not Touch by Mirissa D. Price

Do Not Touch by Mirissa D. Price

At the age of ten, Mirissa D. Price of Tucson, Arizona, awoke to a doctor's rattling prognosis: she would forever remain in a nursing home due to a neurological injury.
Maybe by Myrna Stone

Maybe by Myrna Stone

Myrna Stone is the author of four full-length books of poetry: In the Present Tense: Portraits of My Father, a Finalist for the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry
The Wall by Joseph K. Wells

The Wall by Joseph K. Wells

Joseph K. Wells is a businessman, doctor of occupational therapy, adjunct professor and many wannabes. He believes he can write, so he does. He just hopes
The Fish I Catch by Joseph Lisowski

The Fish I Catch by Joseph Lisowski

Joseph Lisowski has taught at several colleges and universities, most notably, Duquesne University, Point Park College, The University of the Virgin Islands
Beyond Time by Silviu Crăciunaș

Beyond Time by Silviu Crăciunaș

Silviu Crăciunaș is a professor at the “Lucian Blaga” University from Sibiu, Romania, doctor in Mathematics. A while ago, he returned to a somewhat older passion, literature
Yellow Found by Larry D. Thacker

Yellow Found by Larry D. Thacker

Larry D. Thacker is an Appalachian writer and artist. His poetry can be found in past issues of The Still Journal, Kudzu Literary Magazine, The Southern Poetry Anthology,
Tourist Season by Sarah A. O’Brien

Tourist Season by Sarah A. O’Brien

Sarah A. O’Brien enjoys dark chocolate and light wordplay. Sarah’s work has previously appeared in The Alembic, Every Writer, The Screech Owl, Snapping Twig
Huffy by Jim Landwehr

Huffy by Jim Landwehr

Jim Landwehr’s poetry collection, Written Life, was released in March of 2015. His first book, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir was published in 2014.
A Majority of Sound by Tom Sheehan

A Majority of Sound by Tom Sheehan

Sheehan served in 31st Infantry, Korea 1951-52, and graduated Boston College, 1956. His books are Epic Cures; Brief Cases, Short Spans; A Collection of Friends
Veils by Sindhu Verma

Veils by Sindhu Verma

I live in Bangalore, India and work in a multinational semiconductor company as a wireless systems engineer. I love working on technology but also have a keen interest in literature
Wisp by Johanne Boulat

Wisp by Johanne Boulat

Wisp by Johanne Boulat When the wind strummed The electric lines I think I finally heard it then – What whisper made The heads of wheat Sway in the timid…
Clouds by Robin Dawn Hudechek

Clouds by Robin Dawn Hudechek

Robin Dawn Hudechek received her MFA in creative writing from UCI. She has two chapbooks: Ghost Walk, The Inevitable Press, 1997, and Ice Angels
Exile by Howie Good

Exile by Howie Good

Howie Good’s latest poetry collections are Bad for the Heart (Prolific Press) and Dark Specks in a Blue Sky (Another New Calligraphy). He is recipient of the 2015 Press
Washed Away by Tricia Mccallum

Washed Away by Tricia Mccallum

Tricia Mccallum is an author and a writer. You can follow can follow her at Huffington post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tricia-mccallum/ or at Micropoetry http://micropoetry.com/author/celtpoet
Things the dead leave by Rick Richardson

Things the dead leave by Rick Richardson

Rick Richardson is a professional archaeologist, an avid reader, dog lover, father, and poet. Rick lives on the coast of North Carolina. His poetry has been published in the University…
Grasp by Shannon P. Laws

Grasp by Shannon P. Laws

Grasp By Shannon P. Laws Mist disappears into clean air Turns into the space between us Once we were something no one could hold All could see, none could breathe…
ARTIFACTS OF WOMANHOOD by Lana Bella

ARTIFACTS OF WOMANHOOD by Lana Bella

A Pushcart nominee, Lana has a diverse work of poetry and fiction published and forthcoming with over 140 journals, including a chapbook with Crisis Chronicles
Poinsettias by Larry D. Thomas

Poinsettias by Larry D. Thomas

Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, served as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. He has published several award-winning collections of poetry.
Akizuki by Joe Helmick

Akizuki by Joe Helmick

The sonnets Joe has submitted were all composed in and around Fukuoka Japan during his sojourn there as an English teacher in the 1990's. He has also taught English
An alliance with sleep by Vasudha Chhotray

An alliance with sleep by Vasudha Chhotray

Vasudha Chhotray teaches politics and development studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. She studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies
Spider Medicine by Angela Muir

Spider Medicine by Angela Muir

Angie Muir is an artist, writer and yogi living in Kailua, Hawaii. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she studied English, Theater and Film.
Sonnet nr. 13 by A.M. Hagalin

Sonnet nr. 13 by A.M. Hagalin

A.M. Hagalin is an Icelandic writer of a merry age. Due to personal prefrence he writes in English rather than Icelandic. An occasional dilly-dallier & hoodwinker, though only as a…
Fineapple by Amy Ho

Fineapple by Amy Ho

I’m a young physician and over half of my life has been poring over tiny font of incredibly drab writing consisting of an inaccessibly idiosyncratic vernacular–
Boxes by S Wallace

Boxes by S Wallace

S Wallace is a member of Space Coast Writers’ Guild (SCWG), The Space Coast Fiction Writers Critique Group (SCFW), and the Cocoa Beach Writer’s Workshop.
Lover of Jane Eyre by Abigail George

Lover of Jane Eyre by Abigail George

Abigail George, a Pushcart Prize nominee writes a weekly article/commentary for Modern Diplomacy, was recently anthologised in the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology IV
August Retreat by Cassandra Ricca

August Retreat by Cassandra Ricca

Cassandra Ricca, cordially known as Cassie, is a novice writer who loves a good story as much as she does iced hazelnut macchiatos and family outings.
Prairie Summer by Howard F. Stein

Prairie Summer by Howard F. Stein

Howard F. Stein, a medical, applied, psychoanalytic, and organizational anthropologist, and organizational consultant, is professor emeritus (that is, old
Working Travails by Carole Mertz

Working Travails by Carole Mertz

Poems by Carole Mertz appear in The Lutheran Digest, Page & Spine, Rockford Review, The Write Place at the Write Time, and WestWard Quarterly.
Goodbye, Blue Monday by James Riley

Goodbye, Blue Monday by James Riley

Goodbye, Blue Monday by James Riley at the tattoo parlor i overhear Tom the tattoo artist talking about writing with this curly-haired girl in his chair. she’s sitting next to…
Kingdom of heaven by Tsiviltidou Zoi

Kingdom of heaven by Tsiviltidou Zoi

Tsiviltidou Zoi is currently a full-time English language teacher and a part-time PhD student in Museum Education (University of Leicester). She holds an MA in Cultural Management
Just The Once by Russ Harrison

Just The Once by Russ Harrison

Just The Once by Russ Harrison Our sad, sick prose Tragic in its transient beauty like glass in the moment between one and shattering Sparkling shards moving from the magical…