The Writers of Willowdown Books

Featuring every poet and short story writer from The Poetic Bond Volumes I – X, Human to Human, Lockdown 2.022, Poems from the Lockdown, Nature 20/20, Who are We?, Nine Frames, Our World, Your Place, and Life Dances.

 The poets/writers are listed alphabetically, and then in order of publication.  Each biography is taken from the most recent publication of each poet; therefore, some biographies are older than others.

All writers will be contacted for up-to-date biography.  Revised biographies will be uploaded if, and when, they become available.  

 A - C         D - F           G - L            M - P         Intro

Karen Quinnon

Story

The Bench

Our World, Your Place

2018

Born in Canada of Malay, Irish, and Engliush heritage, Ola Tam, first adopted the pen name of Karen Quinnion, as a way of exploring her European identity.  She belioeves we are so defined by our past that we need to challenge society's expectation in order to answer the question "Who am I?"  She lives in London with her two cats, but this is ot her answer to the question above.

Carrie Magness Radna

Poem

Keep Breathing

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Carrie Magness Radna is an audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a choral singer and a poet who loves traveling. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Muddy River Poetry Review, Poetry Super Highway, Walt's Corner, Alien Buddha Press, Home Planet News, Cajun Mutt Press, Jerry Jazz Musician and First Literary Review-East. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in 2019. Her upcoming poetry collection, In the blue hour (Nirala Publications) will be published in Fall 2020. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan.  https://carriemagnessradna.com

Poem

How Does the Door Feel

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Susan

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Pamela

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Crossing the border

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Pathos

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Ashley

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Holly Brians Ragusa

Poem

True Grime

Nature 20/20

2020

Entrepreneur, co-founder, board member, volunteer, parent, patron and community advocate, Holly writes to a variety of arts and educational nonprofits, small businesses, local campaigns and candidates, penning regional op-eds in The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati born, studied at Bowling Green State University, raised a family in Georgia and Arizona, and now back in her hometown, sharing space with her soul mate, two unique offspring, her lovely Mother and some furry family members in the historic heart of Over The Rhine.

Sarah Rahman

Poem

The Worrying Whys Within

The Poetic Bond

2011

With "words" being the first and last infatuation of her life, she has embarked on a journey of communication. And she believes that she would not have been a poetess if her ex-hubby had not helped her discover her innate poetic genes.

Monica Raymond

Poem

Corona Pantoum

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Monica Raymond writes poems, plays, and sometimes prose. She's currently sheltering in place in an old house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She wrote this poem in February, before the quarantine.

Rainbow Reed

Poem

The Storm

The Poetic Bond

2011

Poet in residence at The Wicked Come; initially on a teaching course she hated, gaining a masters, but she was always experimenting with poetry style, form and structure.  Although published, became unhappy her style was too similar to everyone else, but has now settled on the Horror/ Dark Romantic genre which satisfies her dark imagination.

Barbara Reynolds

Poem

Once Upon a Children’s' Game

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Barbara Reynolds’ poems have appeared in What Rough Beast, Avocet, Muddy River Poetry Review, and The Somerville Times.

Poem

A Pandemic Day

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Konnie Risinger

Poem

Underfoot

Nature 20/20

2020

Konnie Davidson Risinger teaches intellectually gifted children right outside Jackson, MS. She was born and reared in the magical Gulf Coast town of Ocean Springs. She loves words, woods and Mr. Jagger.

Poem

Brackish

Nature 20/20

2020

Bonnie Roberts

Poem

The Bottom opf the Sea is Silent

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Thinks of herself primarily as a poet, teacher, friend, and mother.  She is also an English writing tutor at Columbia College, freelance editor, and the owner/publisher at Mule on a Ferris Wheel press.  She believes in compassion, peace, loving one's neighbor, taking care of our Earth, and, most of all, taking care of all children in the world. Her next collection of poetry, Dusting for Prints, is currently being published by Flown Words, Swansea, Wales.

Poem

Circus Dwarf

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Clues that Melted the Grass

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

New World Prophecy: Will the Next Creation be Humanless

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

poem

Cautionary Steps of Love

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

Road Signs for Love, Moral Outcasts, and the Anxious

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

In Vacation Bible School, We Learn "That Everyone Is a Shining Creation of God, Made From the Stars He Also Made" 

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Daddy, Who Cut The Moon In Half?

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Poem

Swimming Home To Myself

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

poem

God's Opposable Thumb Makes My Heart Feel Uncomfortable

The Poetic Bond III

2013

poem

Spirit Animal

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

In Lieu of Flowers 

The Poetic Bond II

2012

George C Robertson

poem

Engraved

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Worked for many years in telecommunications in the UK and abroad. His Kindle novel Terror at the Towers relives his Human Shield time in 1990s Kuwait. George has been praised for his humorous verses and short stories, published in English and Scots.  Song lyrics commended; looking for a music partner/promoter.  geo.dor@tiscali.co.uk

poem

A Burning Desire

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Reasie R. Robertson

Poem

Marital Bed … defiled

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Reasie enjoys spreading words of encouragement to everyone who will listen. She believes words have power and she skilfully uses them in her many inspirational messages, poetry, and song writing, seeking to transform the reader into her world of thought. She is a loving, devoted Mom, Servant of God, and Disabled Veteran. She and her family currently live in Georgia.

Sayed H. Rohani

Poem

Tales of Love

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Born in Afghanistan. He lives in the United States. As a playwright, he has published Will-0’-the Wisp and The Universal Players; as a novelist, he has published Into the Shadows, Into the Light; Humanity May Fail, Not Truth and Justice; Innocent Tears; and Wedding in the Sandcastle.

Laurie Rosen

Poem

Tiny Bay

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Laurie Rosen lives near the coast in Massachusetts. She is inspired by travel, nature, politics and the myriad photographs she takes of her surroundings. This poem was written while she was out of the country though practicing self-quarantine. She left for home just before all flights were cancelled. Her poems have appeared in Sisyphus, Tigershark Magazine, The London Reader, Rosette Maleficarum, The Muddy River Review, Beach Reads, and Peregrine.

Karen Nurenberg Rothstein

Poem

Oh Me

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Karen Nurenberg Rothstein is a mother, a lover, an artist, and a poet. She is all these things because it is the only way she knows. Her motto is: Love your life, smile, and do what makes you happy. Life is short!

Poem

Pedro

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Biman Roy

Poem

Picnic, Ravished

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Has been writing poetry for past three decades and has been published in various literary journals in US, UK, Canada and India.  He is a psychiatrist by profession and serves as a consultant in a hospital in New York and lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Poem

Cat, Jacanda, Shadow

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Robert Eugene Rubino

Poem

DNA Samples

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Since retiring from daily journalism in 2013, Robert Eugene Rubino has published poetry and prose in various online and print literary journals, including Hippocampus, The Esthetic Apostle, The Write Launch, Haunted Waters Press, Forbidden Peak Press, Cagibi, Cathexis Northwest, High Shelf Press, Raw Art Review, MacQueen's Quinterly and Gravitas, and in the anthologies Poetic Bond IX, Earth Hymn, Poets' Choice and Poems from the Lockdown. Before the coronavirus, he participated in poetry open mics in various cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now each week he participates online and looks forward to mingling with fellow poetry lovers in person in the near-future.

Poem

Gamble Garden

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Protocol

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Pretend You're a Dangerous Dissident

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Poem

Make an Effort, Make Your Bed

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Poem

Facelift

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Catawampus

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Love in the Time of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

King for a Day

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Ed Ruzicki

Poem

Zero

Human to Human

2021

Raised near Chicago, Ed Ruzicka, an occupational therapist, lives with his wife, Renee, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Find his many takes on the rocky marriage between freedom and the American highway in his second book "My Life in Cars." Ed’s poems have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Rattle, and Canary as well as myriad other literary journals and anthologies.

Nida Sahar

Poem

Lockdown Pheromone

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Started writing poetry at the age of 13, influenced by Sufi poets like Rumi. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Technology from BMSCE, Bangalore, but after years of being a closet poet, she eventually sjoined a  poetry workshop at Bangalore Writers  She has written for online portals such as Women's Web, and Career sites like Shiksha, and newspapers like Deccan Herald. Her poetry is published in MuseIndia, Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures), Spark. and FWDLife. She performs at a few open mics and explores different poetic forms. She has also won a competition from Let poetry be and is a featured poet for Bengaluru Poetry Festival. She is a feminist and a firm supporter of women in engineering and technology.

Poem

Isolation

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Laura Saint Martin

Poem

The Hunkering Down

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Laura is an emerging writer, working on a mystery series set in the foothills of Southern California, featuring horses and their eccentric but brave owners. She also writes poetry about life on the autism spectrum, mental health, blue collar struggles, and animals and nature.

Ivan Saltarić

Poem

Vivid Creation

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

As an author of already published research, Ivan shares a strong passion for poetry and music making. He is currently working as intern with EU funds.

Susan Sanders

Poem

Five Directions for Surviving Covid-19

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

In addition to publishing a book and several poems over the past 30 years, Susan has taught English and Humanities classes for two Vermont colleges, as well as juggling two to three part-time jobs since returning to Vermont after 9/11. She lives on the edge of a lake which borders Vermont and Quebec. Poetry is the one avenue which greatly allowed some reprieve after her daughter's suicide several years ago. Her poems have appeared in The Vermont Literary Review, Flying Horse, Thin Air, Falling Star Magazine, The Lucid Stone, Green Mountains Review, Soapbox, Ariel Chart, Scarlet Leaf Review and several others.

Heather Sanderson

Poem

grasp-less

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Heather Sanderson is a healer and yoga teacher focusing on reclaiming the sacred feminine and invisible wounds. Originally from Canada by way of Brooklyn, she has lived nomadically since 2017 and has moved 160 times. Her work has appeared in NightBlock. Writing is her medicine.

Nancy Santos

Poem

When Anagrams Are Great Again

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Nancy Santos is complying with stay-at-home orders in Washington with her husband and two sons.

Niek Satijn

poem

alles fängt an mit der Neugier

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Niek Satijn (Amsterdam) is intrigued by processes of change, cycles and apparent contradictions.  He uses themes like finiteness, change, restarting and differences in values in his poems and artwork.

David Scheffner

Poem

Jumping Trains ...

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Born in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved a lot finding a love for words, and literature at a young age. David Scheffner Graduated with his Masters in English literature and writes poetry randomly sometimes on paper, sometimes on a computer screen, and mostly in his head. He is a full time cook with dreams of being a vagabond writer. Maybe, if it was less work. He'll probably start writing in earnest tomorrow though.

Poem

Determination meets Limits ...

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Helen Schulman

Poem

Stones

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Helen Schulman was born September 5, 1937. She grew up in New York, but has been living in Florida for about 26 years. She holds a Master's degree in Social work and has been writing poetry for many years. She has published a book of poetry entitled Reflections, which is available on Amazon.com.

Barbara Schwegman

Poem

Pandemic

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Barbara has been a writer of poetry her entire life, but have never felt comfortable sharing with anyone other than her close friends. Last night she was practicing social distancing by porch sitting with friends, and shared Pandemic with them. They encouraged me to share it with a larger audience. So here we are, Thank you.

Nancy Scott

Poem

Still Life with Dead Rabbit and Flugelhorn

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Nancy Scott is the managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets in New Jersey and the author of nine collections of poetry and a novella, Marriage by Fire (Big Table Publishing Company, 2018). As an artist, she works mainly with collage. Examples of her artwork and a selection of her poems can be found at her website. www.nancyscott.net

Poem

The Parade

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Gone Fishing

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Match Point

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Some things Never Change

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

The Poor Man's Bride    

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Leander Seddon

Poem

Bird of Paradise

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Leander Seddon is a poet from Australia. She works in child protection and has degrees in English Literature and Psychology. She loves to sing and play guitar, and does both badly, but with gusto.  Link:  www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/leander

Claude Seguy

Poem

Chimera

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Claude Seguy is an author, biographer, poet, painter, cartoonist and caricaturist who was born in Paris France where he rubbed shoulders with many artists of the time. Now living in Florida USA, he dedicates his time at the various forms of hi str.

Maja Herman Sekulic

Poem

The Super Moons

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Maja is an internationally published Serbian author of 17 books. Award-winning poet translated in many languages, a novelist, essayist, a bilingual scholar, and a major translator. She is a world traveller and a Princeton Ph.D. Shares her time between New York and Belgrade.

Danielle Selber

Poem

Renewal

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Danielle (she/her/Ravenclaw) is a matchmaker in Philadelphia's Jewish community. She is a dual American-Israeli citizen and received her Masters in Jewish Studies from Gratz College. Equal parts hopeless romantic and theology nerd, she writes poetry and short stories about love and other sacred things. Danielle lives in her hometown with her partner Jessica, who is a trans woman, and their three kiddos.

Poem

Harvest

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Stephen Sesto

Poem

Wizen

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Retired from the Postal Service after a 30-odd year career, I find enjoyment in volunteering at the local community radio station, giving historical tours and writing poetry and song lyrics, despite my tin ear. My wife and I reside in Portland, Maine, USA: art, foodie and microbrew paradise.

Poem

Involutas

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Actaeon Cry

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Gill C Shaw

Poem

Peace of Big Bear

The Poetic Bond

2011

No biography

Helen Sheppard

Poem

Bubbles in a War Zone

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Helen writes poems about birth and for those unheard.She co-runs Satellite of Love Word Events and enjoys the alchemy of giving new poets a platform to showcase their words. Published in: These are the Hands 2020, Lyrically Justified Volume 3, 2019 Tools of the Trade – Poems for New Doctors (2019), Readings/performances include Milk Poetry, Raise the Bar, Torriano Meeting house, Harvard Medical School. Helen was commended in the Hippocrates Prize 2017 https://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/helensheppard

Michael Shepherd

Poem

In Expectation of Rain

The Poetic Bond

2011

Michael Shepherd has been writing poetry for three years. He lives in Somerset with his wife and family. Michael is a social researcher. His poems are inspired by nature, people and life. 

Sharla Lee Shults

poem

Messages in the Wind

The Poetic Bond III

2013

A mathematician turned poetess divides her time between inspirational poetry – messages from the heart inspired by life, love and whispers of yesterday, and historical poetry – messages embracing sacrifices to and for America. Author of Echoes, Remembering and Awakenings.Two volumes on the writing board: catnipoflife and Reminiscent of Chocolate. 

Poem

Echoes in Wartime

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Joseph J. Simmons

Poem

Foreign

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Joseph began writing poetry in college, recently published,  Picture Frames a book of poetry. Each poem therein is a picture or statement, framing an idea or argument.

poem

1914

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

lostring

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Joseph Sinclair

Poem

Benediction

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Joseph’s sixth book of poetry FEVERED TIMES is now available.  It follows the formula of his previous books, serious verse jogging elbows with shorter humorous pieces, haikus, parodies, and French poetry. Meantime he continues adding to his online memoirs You Don't Apologize for Chutzpah.

Poem

Caterwauling

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Pig Latin

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Before I Lay Myself to Rest

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Whistling in the Wind

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

On Fistral Beach

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

so much joy

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

A Poet’s Supplication

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

The Last Apple

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Brian Sluga

Poem

Out to Lunch

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Brian is a change management consultant, author, avid cyclist, and loving husband. He has a bachelor's degree in communications from Bradley University. Brian is currently completing his thesis in the MFA program at Lindenwood University. His emphasis is in creative writing. Brian has self-published two books Not Just My Poetry It's Your Life Too (2018), and his latest collection From Now to The End of Time (2019).  Both are available now on Amazon

Poem

Time Capsule 2021

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Richard Glen Smith

Poem

Intubed

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

As an artist and media specialist, worked for 40 years on disease and AIDS issues with media, medical, and health specialists. After retirement he found himself confronted with lung issues which extend directly into the present pandemic and its effect on societies.

Poem

The Egg Snakes

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Mother of Frankenstein

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Jack and Jill Triptych

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Shut the Door

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Calico Cat and Red Admiral

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Reliquary 

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Samantha Smith

Poem

Paranoid Hopeless Romantic

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Samantha resides in Berea, Kentucky. She attends Eastern Kentucky University and will graduate in Spring 2021.

Sara Cupp Smith

Poem

Shelter in Place

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Sara has retired from urban life. She lives with her husband, Italian Spinone, and five jennies on forty mostly wooded acres in a rural area of eastern Texas. There she enjoys the rich variety of wildlife, including foxes, cougars, raccoons, deer, beavers, owls, hawks, and songbirds and tolerates possums, feral hogs, copperheads, and an occasional alligator. Her other pleasures include watching the changing foliage of the oak and hickory trees, reading long books, and drinking coffee each morning. She treasures her husband, two children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Poem

Intubation

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Danielle Solo

Poem

Social Distancing (eyes like prey)

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Danielle Solo is a poet and storyteller based in London, Ontario. She defines artistic expression as a form of radical honesty. Her work focuses on spirituality and traumatic personal experience, uncovering the hauntings that result from these events. Her poetry can be found in works by Polemical Zine and Jawbreaker Collective, and is forthcoming in Mineral Lit Mag. It’s not hard to spot her in the wild; she’s the most eccentric person in your grocery store, often found swathed in velvet and discussing mortality with the tanked lobsters. She can be found on Instagram @daniellesoloscribblings or at daniellesolo.com.

Poem

Quarantine Routine

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Megha Sood

Poem

Redemption

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Megha Sood is an Assistant Poetry Editor at Ariel Chart and MookyChick. Over 350+ works in print/online journals. Works in 35 anthologies by the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian Press. Two-time State-level winner of the NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019.

Poem

Looking Outside

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Peter Alan Soron

Poem

Transitions

The Poetic Bond X

2020

We are all citizens of the world, as is so evident in the current pandemic.  Pete Soron's poetry collection "TheWatcher from the Beacon" is available on Amazon and elsewhere.  He has previous been published in The Poetic Bond Series.  Stay Safe, Stay Well, Everyone.

Poem

For Love

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Click here to make a million

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

poem

Beard

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

in quietness and green    

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Poem

the grand i

The Poetic Bond

2011

Poem

Tough Call in E.Z.City

The Poetic Bond

2011

Tom Spencer

Poem

Festival of Souls

The Poetic Bond

2011

A child of the forties, born in North West Indiana U.S.A. An active poet: in the Mid-West and Nation. Member of: NFSPS, ISFPC, NWIPS, Write on Hoosiers, and limited critique groups. A formalist at heart and an advocate of meter and assonance with the use of devices creating rhythms in poetry.

Karin Spitfire

Poem

Eulogy for my Mother

Human to Hman

2021

Karin Spitfire is the author of Standing with Trees and a chapbook

Wild Caught. Her poem Liquidation won the national first place in the 2019

Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, sponsored by WOMR, Provincetown.  What is to be Offered published in The Kerf, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  She was the Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine, in 2007 & 2008.  Spitfire thanks radical intersectional feminist activism, and the rocky coast of Wabanaki territory for sustaining her fierce compassionate heart.

N. A’Yara Stein

Poem

Saudade

The Poetic Bond

2011

N. A’Yara Stein is a finalist in the 2011 National Poetry Series for her manuscript, Saudade, and was nominated twice for the 2010 Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and is a contributing editor for the James Dickey Review.

Poem

Le Nuit Blanche

The Poetic Bond

2011

Kenneth Stephens

Story

Yonder Shore

Who Are We?

2020

Kenneth D Stephens, is originally from India. He came to the US to go to seminary college, after which he did his PhD in philosophy. He served as a pastor and professor for forty years or so and is now retired in Los Angeles County. Stephens is the author of the epic novel, Blaze Pascal and the Courage of Being (Adelaide Press, New York). He is now composing songs and doing some writing. His story, Yonder Shore, was inspired by a painting he saw, Flight to Egypt, which featured a young woman on a mule with her baby and led by a man with a large stick through an arid wilderness region. It is very, very dark.

Tom Sterner

Poem

Creative Survival

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Tom (WordWulf) Sterner is a multi-media artist employing imagery, music, photography, and WORD in his work. A native of Colorado, he lives in Westminster. Tom's artwork, music, photography, and written word have been published widely in ink and on the internet. Visit his website http://wordwulf.com, contact at wordwulf@gmail.com.

Poem

Cats’ Eyes

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

The Butterfly Poet

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Leon Stevens

Poem

Viva Las Nature

Nature 20/20

2020

Leon Stevens is a writer, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Education. He became a writer out of necessity. Along with song writing, poetry has allowed him to make sense and accept events and situations in his life. He is currently in the process of publishing his first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures. See more at www.linesbyleon.com.

Ashleigh Stevens

Poem

I feel like dancing in the night

The Poetic Bond

2011

Ashleigh Stevens has a passion for poetry and has been writing in this genre just shy of 20 years. Working towards a career in copywriting, she is a keen blogger and creative writer, with the ambition to have her current working novel published.

Sara Stewart

Poem

Distance from the Moon

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Sara is a poet and wanderer of this world. Whether by foot or the pages of rare books, she seeks understanding of various cultures and their poetic influences on society throughout history. Sara has lived in seven of the United States and three foreign countries, each move with the intent to understand the land, the community, and of course, to write. The cosmos, the elements, human relations, innocence, escapism, and love are the themes that make up her prose. 

Poem

Snap

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

The Inbetween

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Olivia Stogner

Poem

ismuthalways

concataverse

2022

Olivia Lee is a writer and professor. She has published two novels. Her work has appeared in Dove Tales—Writing for Peace, Sonnets for Shakespeare, Haunted Waters Press, Wild Roof Journal, and HerStry, among others. She is committed to social justice work and supporting Fair Trade companies. She enjoys books, art, travel, listening to music, walking in the woods, and spending time with her sister, Suzie, and their two dogs, George MacDonald and Keeper Lee.

Samantha Stone

Poem

An Echo Through Pelagic

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Samantha is an illustrator and emerging writer living among the redwoods of Northern California

Sarah Stonesifer

Poem

my regret

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Sarah is a high school teacher in Tennessee and life-long writer. Poetry is a new adventure that she discovered and fell in love with in a graduate school class. Recently, she started a blog about everything from work to kids to entertainment: joysanderrors.com.

Poem

Demeter's Plea

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

1973-2006 (For Michael)

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Judy Strang

Poem

Wingdust

Nature 20/20

2020

Judy lives with her husband and a few goats in the woods of rural Virginia. She is a writing consultant at Washington & Lee University (Lexington, VA); founded The Friends of the Pedlar River , a watershed education organization. which has brought hundreds of kids into the creeks (a few at a time) to learn about their more-than-human community. Her writing has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Southern Humanities Review, the Tusculum Review, and in public installations in Lynchburg, VA and Worcester, MA.

Linda Stryker

Poem

Actually

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Linda writes from Phoenix, AZ. She volunteered for many years as a radio reader for disabled people. She founded the poetry groups Poetry Exchange, for critiquing work, and COW: Community of Writers. She also participates in a ZOOM poetry critique/workshop with members from all across the U.S. Stryker has been published in New Millennium Writings, New Verse News, Ekphrastic Review, Antiphon, and Chiron Review, among several others. Her chapbook Starcrossed was published in 2018 and she is currently working on a new collection. She continues to try to crack the mystery of how to write a darned good poem.

Fiona Sullivan

Poem

Slave

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

The Mersey Poets freed Fiona to write as she liked. She did performance poetry in New Zealand and Australia and now creates books in Cornwall. The first one, “Allotted”, is on Amazon and there's a poetry one coming and recipes, death, science fiction, and then, perhaps, “The Taming of The Shrewd.”

Poem

Coming Home

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Burnt Black

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Paul Sutherland

Poem

Swans on the Witham

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Canadian-British, resident in UK since 1973, has 13 publications including New and Selected Poems, Valley Press, 2017, 384 pages of 45 years of writing. He's founder of Dream Catcher, reads his work in public, leads creative workshops and does private tutoring. University of Lincoln archives his writing. See more at www.valleypressuk.com 

Poem

Infant Land

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

The Beloved

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

James Sutton

Poem

Lenny Bruce Presents … J.b

The Poetic Bond V

2015

JAMES HERCULES SUTTON learned Latin and Greek at the Boston Latin School; English and American Literature at Brown University; and poetry at the Iowa Writers Workshop.  After a doctorate in higher Education, he served as lobbyist for Iowa’s teacher union. He lives in Des Moines with his wife and cat.  Book :Love, God & Country available on Amazon

Nick Sweeney

Story

I Think of Ariadne When I Eat Hummus

Who Are We?

2020

Nick Sweeney’s stories are scattered around the web and in print. Laikonik Express, his novel about friendship, Poland, vodka, snow and getting the train for the hell of it, was published by UK independent publisher Unthank Books in 2011. Nick is a freelance writer and musician, and lives on the UK coast in Kent. His novella A Blue Coast Mystery, Almost Solved, on the swinging sixties and genocide, will be published in November by Addison and Highsmith.

Jacky T

Poem

Battered Ego

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Jacky T is a country boy at heart, wearing city life like an itchy woollen sweater. He battles chronic illness, so currently feels at home with the world’s preoccupations.

Ching Ching Tan

Story

Adili

Who Are We?

2020

Ching Ching Tan is a Chinese immigrant who has lived in the US for fifteen years. Her journey of education and writing began with ESL courses at California community colleges. She received her BA in Linguistics from UC San Diego and her MA in Communication Studies from San José State University. Currently, she is a lecturer at SJSU, where she is also pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. She is the nonfiction lead editor for Reed Magazine’s 153rd issue.

Claire Taylor

Poem

The Lilac Bush

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Claire Taylor is a writer and Licensed Massage Therapist. Her poetry has appeared in The Yellow Arrow Journal, and The Loch Raven Review.

Poem

To My Son

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Anthony Taylor

Poem

The Barber

The Poetic Bond II

2012

James A. Brown, a 73 yr. old retiree who writes under the pen name of Anthony Taylor. Mr. Brown lives in Carthage in deep East Texas & writes novels, short stories, essays on patriotism & as is the case with almost all writers, hopes those reading enjoy his works.                 

Charles Thielman

poem

Faith in Ruins

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., moved to Chicago, I have enjoyed working as a city bus driver, truck driver and enthused bookstore clerk. Married on a Kauai beach in 2011, a Grandfather for five free, spirits, my work as Poet and shareholder in an independent Bookstore’s collective continues!

Janet M Gell Thompson

Poem

Little Lacemakers 

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Written poetry and prose since age of six; many poems published in small presses and anthologies; two children's books published and a short story published in a local anthology recently.

Pratima TK (Pra Tee Ma)

Poem

Love

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Born and raised in Nepal, married in Sydney.  Her father inspired her to write, bringing her books from an ealry age.  Pra wrote poetry from an early age, hoping pone day to convert her growing collection to a book. Though she does not write for a living, she cannot but help express herself through words.  She loves life and the opportunity that poetry has given her to explore and learn. Her profession is nursing and she works in a public hospital in Sydney. Nursing is is also a passionate about,a dn Pra loves to see patients heal and be discharged. She love to help humans in need.

Loretta Tobin

Poem

Let's all dance in the street

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Born and raised in North Dakota,  graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a B.S.Ed. and now lives in Snohomish County, Washington. While married, she raised two children, and joined the U.S. Navy Reserve and served around the world including Al Asad, Iraq. When asked why she volunteered, she answers that she was gathering material to use for award winning writing. Now retired, she looks forward to bringing those influences into her writing.

Poem

Waiting Alone

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Nana Tokatli

Poem

Red Cliffs

Nature 20/20

2020

Nana Tokatli is Greek, a graduate of the Fine Arts School of Athens in painting.  She has exhibited her works in 18 solo shows. Since 2000, Nana written poetry and short stories in English and in Greek. Her poems have been published in The Poetic Bond V, VI, VII, and VIII. A short story in the Fall issue of October Hill Magazine.

Poem

Penelope

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

At Home

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

at times

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Attachment Gone

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

Wheat Fields

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

The white carpet

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

an empty space

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Laura Turnbull

poem

Packages

concataverse

2022

Laura Turnbull is a writer and educator who grew up in rural Missouri and has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. She got serious about writing poetry in the summer of 2021 and enjoys every opportunity to move words into creative shapes through creative prompts. Her concataverse poems, and much of her other poetry, is influenced by memories of her mother and her travels on the journey to find Richard Hugo's Triggering To

poem

relics

concataverse

2022

poem

damages

concataverse

2022

poem

triumph

concataverse

2022

Swaizi Vaughan

poem

E-Turn Next Left Dead In

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Swaizi Vaughan was born in Gainesville, Texas and has always remained true to her emotions in their rawest form. She is inspired by all things but often illustrates love. Her poignant thoughts and feeling adorn the pages of her first book to be released in 2017 entitled, Love's Lobotomy.

poem

Prepubescent Khonsu

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Vaughn V Vaughn

poem

clip

concataverse

2022

Vaughn V Vaughn has had work published in The Poetic Journal of Arlene, The Donovan Review, and Ma’Jesty Magazine.  Australian by birth, he has lived in the UK for twenty-five yea

Peter Coe Verbica 

Poem

Dog in the Freezer

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Peter grew up on Rancho San Felipe, a commercial cattle ranch in Northern California.  He earned his BA in English from Santa Clara University, a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, and an MS from the Massachusettes Institute of Technology.  He is married and has four daughters. 

Poem

The Arrest

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Virus the Poet

Poem

Colors Pt.1

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Broke onto the Poetry, Spoken Word scene early in 2015 and never looked back. A modern-day philosopher with views ranging from family, life, relationships to societal topics. Awarding winning poem Home published by the Poetry Institute of Canada. Virus has pushed the boundaries of conventional poetry to inspire and empower today's youth and listeners around the world.

Poem

Direct

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Gregg Voss

Story

Your Table Is Ready

Nine Frames

2019

Gregg Voss is a marketing communications writer during the day and covers high school sports most evenings and weekends. In the intervening time, he is a prolific fiction writer, with work that has appeared in publications as diverse as The Write Launch, Red Fez and Door County Magazine.  Additionally, he released his first short story collection, The Valley of American Shadow, on July 4, 2019. He is also working on a second short story collection and a novel.

Wybrig J. De Vries

Poem

Skipping Stones

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Wybrig J. De Vries grew up speaking both Dutch. (Nederlands) and Friesian. When Wybrig was 10 the family immigrated to Canada. It was while learning to speak and write English that Wybrig began to write poetry and stories. As an adult, Wybrig attended an Art school part time for twelve years graduating with a diploma in drawing, painting and creative writing. She is a member of a small Writers' Group where her poems get read and critiqued. What is beautiful in life is also painful and pain makes one see the beauty of life.

Poem

The Broken Wrist

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

A Prowling Thief

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Woman with One Lame Hand

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Angel

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Willows in March

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Rain

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

The Potential to Go Mad is There for Anyone

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Margaret Ann WADDICOR

Poem

Corona Confinement

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Born in the UK, Ann has lived Norway for 50 years. As well as writing poetry, her work as an artist includes painting, pottery, and paper clipping. Nature is her muse in all that is her life.  A collection of her poems Ann’s Poems was published in 2019.

Poem

Covid Days

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Kewayne Wadley

Poem

Magnetism

Human to Human

2021

Kewayne is an American poet that currently resides in Memphis. He is known for his passionate and invoking approach to writing love poems. His poems have appeared in The Poetic Bond V, The Poetic Bond VIII, The Poetic Bond IX, The Poetic Bond X, The Porter Gulch Review: 36th Edition, and Poet's Choice: Desires. While earning an honorable mention in The Poetic Bond X, his first short poetry collection Listening To Songs At Midnight was published in 2020.

 

Poem

Be Like Home

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Slow Down Blues

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Take A Dive

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Love Sometimes

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Jaywalking (Look Both Ways)

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Same Dream Blues

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Non Stop

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

No Need to Rush

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Hannah Walizer

(aka Hannah K Walizer Cook)

Poem

Dissension

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Hannah is a lover of language and a craft-tress of words as well as an avid supporter of peace and plants. She started writing poetry at age 13 and her work strives to capture the deep emotional experiences we share as human beings.  Her hope is to normalize the dynamic variances we all face as mortals and connect audiences through our commonality. She's inspired by diversity, courage, unconditional love, acceptance, and many great past poets from across the globe.

Poem

Beginnings

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Poem

I Chose Her

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Inside Out

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Amy Walker

Poem

A Cadence inverted

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Amy is a multi-genre writer and international development practitioner. She has published previously in Northern New England Review and Midway Journal. She wrote this piece in the weeks when Italy was suffering the worst of COVID-19 infections and deaths and the virus had begun to spread widely throughout the U.S. She was moved watching the images of Italians and Spaniards making music from their balconies and Yo-Yo Ma serenading the world from his home office, like independent and fragile notes composing a global nocturne. She is sheltering-in-place in Washington, D.C. with her husband and chocolate Labrador.

Brian Walker

Poem

Among the Fragments

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poet, mentor, story–teller who is passionate about developing innate creativity and imagination. Poetry is like music and the meaning has woken me to mysteries within and without.  Image by image poems remind me how to open the awe of the moment and the paradox of a heartbeat.  http://brianwalker1850gmail.wordpress.com  

Poem

My Brother Was Silent

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Tonya Walker

Story

Slim

Our World, Your Place

2018

Tonya was born in Canada, and was a senior editor at the now defunct magazine Modern Woman.  After moving to the States in 1999, she earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth, and raised two awesome kids with her husband Phil.  She recently relocated to New York to embark on her new role as head of middle school for a private girls' school in Virginia. 

Will Walsh

poem

Onion Creek, Utah

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Will describe nature in a mystical context, illuminating the life and moods of wild places. He also write to encourage people toward their potential, and to thrive without greed, mayhem, hate, or anger. He believes, our actions should  promote tolerance, mutual respect; cooperation will contribute to a more just and peaceful world. http://quietjourneys.blogspot.com/

Will Walsh

poem

As I live and breathe

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Will Walsh

poem

Evolution of Human Movement

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Tom Watts

Poem

On Visiting EL Castellon 

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Freelance writer, radio presenter, musician and published poet, graduate of Royal Holloway University (English and Creative Writing), Tom has been actively writing for many websites for the past two years. He is currently traveling through South East Asia.

Poem

The World's Waif

The Poetic Bond

2011

Marcia Weber

Poem

Trees in Winter, Siberia

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Marcia is a developing poet who is published for the second time in the Poetic Bond series.  She immersed herself in writing following a life-altering crisis and is now focused on honing her craft. She has become involved in a vibrant and challenging writing community on WordPress, where she blogs at auroraphoenix.wordpress.com .

Poem

Lunacy

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Gemma Webster

Poem

Essential

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Gemma Webster is a Colorado writer. She is a contributing editor at FictionUnbound.Com and is a graduate of the Lighthouse Writer's Workshop Book Project.

Mark Jason Welch

Poem

The Truth about Oranges

The Poetic Bond

2011

Award winning, Barbadian born writer, actor and performance poet. He aspires to be a filmmaker and is currently pursuing that goal via an MFA in film production from Howard University in Washington D.C. Contact Mark via Email: markjasonwelch@gmail.com or Twitter: @markjasonwelch

Diana Wend 

Poem

Skylark versus Foghorn

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Diana lives in a beautiful area of the south coast of England and has been fortunate in not having to earn her living all her life, both factors contributing to her being inspired to be a creative writer. She has been published in various outlets, including twice previously in The Poetic Bond series and produced her own two collections of poetry. Latterly she has been stimulated by the freedom that owning a computer offers.

Poem

Cold November Moon

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Sleek in the Sea

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Sherry West

Poem

A Tarnished Silver Locket

The Poetic Bond X

2020

As a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of Indiana, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an official Indiana Children's Author and Illustrator, Sherry West is an award-winning poet, author, illustrator for, and educator of, children. Her illustrated children's book It's Raining Cats! It's Raining Dogs! It's Raining Bats! And Pollywogs! was recently published and is available at Amazon and other retailers. Her illustrations and designs are featured regularly on tv and in magazines in the U.S. and U.K. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. 

Poem

Husband, You Sleep

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Dining in Sin

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Ann Widdicor

Poem

 Spent Aquilegia     

The Poetic Bond II

2012

British woman living in Norway (40yrs) Artist-painting, pottery, paper clipping, poetry and writing. Nature is my muse in all that is my life.

Nicole Williams

Poem

The Thing with no Form

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Nicole Williams is a graduate of UT Austin. She's been a law student, an event planner, a florist, a home school teacher, a Bible study leader, an encourager, a vice president of operations, and a writer. She loves God's word and its incredible power to change our lives. With every word she writes, she hopes people will hear the underlying message: God is real, He is able, and He loves you.

Patricia Williams

Poem

Thoughts at the time of the virus - Pandemic

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Patricia Williams’ collection, Midwest Medley, published in 2018 by Kelsay Books was named Outstanding Poetry Book by the Wisconsin Library Association.

Tim Williams

Poem

Flames Turn to Ash

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Published in several literary magazines and published first volume of poems in July 2018 (Take Life by the Throat as TW Williams) Website: twwillia.net Please sign up. Retired certified industrial hygienist and safety professional. Always a poet. My novel, Caden's Crime, is out to publishers for review.

Nan Williamson

Poem

Bouleversée

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Graduate of The Humber School for Writers (Toronto) 2013. Since then, my poems have been published in Room, The Steel Chisel, Mindshadows, Arborealis,  as well as Three Drops (Cauldron), and the 2017 best of print anthology from Imbolc (UK). Her chapbook, leave the door open for the moon,was published by Jackson Creek Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 2015. Her poem Georgian Bay Meditation was one of 15 chosen by the League of Canadian Poets for the April 30th 2020 Poem in your Pocket Day.

Poem

Spring 2020

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Jim Wilson

Poem

Several Silent Sorrys

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Jim Wilson is a 70-year-old white, male with no criminal record. He grew up in the Big Bend mountains of far West Texas and now is a retired Abilene, Texas veterinarian having spent 42 years doctoring friends' pets and livestock.   He currently lives in the country between Austin and Houston near Brenham specializing in grass growing, gardening, writing, and public elementary school volunteering teaching nature and poetry.  He is philosophically conservative Christian republican with closet Christian democratic idealist empathy and therefore has absolutely no credentials to be a poet. However, he has written 600 plus since 2000, and feels compelled to share them with unsuspecting victims.

Poem

You Just Gotta Love ‘Em

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Meditation Madness

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Now

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Maili Woods

Poem

Tsunami

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Mali Woods-Drake is a union representative for hospital employees in California. As a former English major/creative writing minor, writing has been a cathartic release during the stressful times.

David Wren

Poem

Cold

Lockdown 2.022

2022

David avoided Covid-19 right until the last, catching Omicron only recently and suffering only mild symptoms.   For him, Lockdown was a recharge, relaxing, and when asked to return to his office, he decided he had spent enough of his life on commuter trains and if he could not continue to work from home, then he would take early retirement and begin fulfilling his lifelong passion to spend his days writing.  David is now retired and working on his first novel, and the occasional poem. 

Darrell Wright

Poem

Our End … and Then?

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Darrell received his Licentiate in Philosophy from the Angelicum University in Rome. Some of his poetry can be seen at www.darkmoon.me.  His publications include The Revelations of St Bridget and Church Reform and Titanic II: The Diary of Rose Dawson, and twenty-one books which he has edited.

The Yan

Poem

01/04/2016

Nature 20/20

2020

Tree Yannetty loves Toothy and whiskey. She dances every day and is ready for Capitalism to be over.

A Michelle Yarborough

Poem

Tank

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Born January 5, 1964 in Lasing, Mi. Nominated Poet of the Year 2007 by the International Poet Society.

Simon Yately

Poem

Indigenous

Nature 20/20

2020

World traveller who has never left England; renowned poet who has never published a poem (until now); husband and father to an imaginary family; companion to Catherine the Great, his cat. 

Terry Young

Poem

Bury Me Under the Roses

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Terry endeavors to foster thought, entertain, educate but not pontificate.  Enjoys writing travel adventures, fantasy, angelology, life after death and ruminations of the heart.  Started writing poems and short stories during high school and currently working on a Novel.  See some of his works at Terry Did It: cvraider73.wordpress.com

Poem

Touch

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Marie Youssefirad

Poem

Reflected in Time

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Reflecting in her flower filled garden, serenaded by bird song, hovering dragonflies , and a bubbling fountain, Marie daydreams as she drinks her tea. Armed with pencil and paper, she writes poetry and children’s stories. Marie is the Founder and CEO of www.fymhs.org; with a mission to empower children and families, with evidence based nutrition, to live their best lives, and avoid type 2 diabetes.

Poem

Never Immutable

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Never Again           

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Somehow

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Anthropocentric

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

M Zaman

Poem

Anthropocene Sin

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

A poet and an physician; he lives with his lovely wife on the Raquette River in a quaint college town on the foothills of the majestic Adirondacks, enchantingly irenic with rivulets full of toothsome water, and hills rarely trodden. His poems are published or forthcoming in the High Shelf Press, the Stardust Review, the Black Horse Review, and the Cathexis North West Press, Ulalame Lighthouse, and La Piccioletta Barca. He also writes in his native language Bangla. His most recent publication in Bangla is a translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Poem

Hope

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Cigeng Zhang

Poem

On the Dam

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Cigeng Zhang is a freelance English translator from China. She started writing poems in English in 2012. Her several poems have been included in The Poetic Bond series from III to X since 2013. The Rouge in the Water is her first bilingual collection of poetry published in China in 2017. She always tries to express her feelings and understanding out of heart on nature, life and love through her writing. She loves country music and has a pet cat Jiafei.

 

Poem

Father’s Cloisonne Ashtray

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Evils in the Grand Canal

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Onikoube Memories

Human to Human

2021

Poem

For Your Image in Long Black Hair 

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

The Old Couple

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

The Frozen Spring

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Poem

first love

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

thaw

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Father's Old Leather Suitcase

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Old Postcard

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

I Envy the Butterfly

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

I Say, You Write

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

Hey, Starling

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

Special Union

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

Wa Lan (

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

One-line Tide

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

At 8 'clock

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

 Still For You

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

The Moon, The Poet

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

What was left

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Poem

Drunk Smile

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Lynne Zotalis

Poem

Heartbroken

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Lynne’s short stories have won publication for three years in the

R.H. Cunningham Short Story Contest through Willowdown Books. Her poetry has appeared in Nature 20/20, Tuck Magazinewritinginawoman’svoiceThe Poetic Bond VII, VIII and IX, and Lyrical Iowa. Saying Goodbye to Chuck, a daily / book, Hippie at Heart (What I Used to Be, I Still Am) along with her other publications are available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DC6GZ7T  

Poem

Pandemic Prayer

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Poem

Pandemic Paroxysm or HiderNation

Lockdown 2.022

2022

Poem

I Have No Defense

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Quantified Love

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Loquacious Limbs

Nature 20/20

2020

Poem

I Love You Please Don’t Die

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Me Too Mother

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Finding Earth’s Treasures

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Story

Serious as a Heart Attack

Nine Frames

2019

Poem

Passage of Years

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Cross My Heart

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Story

The World I Grew Up In

Our World, Your Place

2018

Poem

Hey, What Doesn’t Kill You

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Advice

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Solipsist

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Soul Tremors

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

A Life in Process

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Story

True North

Life Dances

2017

Felucia Zuniga

Poem

Inside and Outside