The Writers of Willowdown Books

Featuring every poet and short story writer from The Poetic Bond Volumes I – X, Human to Human, 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.  

 

Poet/Writer

Form

Title

Book

Year

Biography

Anne Carly Abad

Poem

Pandemic (we are many)

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Anne received the Poet of the Year Award in the 2017 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award. Her work has appeared in Apex, Mythic Delirium, and Strange Horizons, to name a few. She continues to write in between managing her business and taking care of her three-year-old.

Poem

Settlement

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

George Chijioke Amadi

Poem

A Wife’s Neck Saved

The Poetic Bond

2011

From Orji, Owerri, Imo State.  Studied French in Kinshasa.Worked as a journalist for many years before setting up a media consultancy and working with the UN.  Written a book for aspiring journalists and three of my poems recently appeared in Lagos-based magazine, Rurwatch

Christine Anderes

Poem

Science

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Christine is a raising a rambunctious Pandemic Puppy, a Portuguese at Dog, and nursing a 17 year old Jack Russell on the barrier beach where she lives.  She's a conservationist and passionate animal advocate.  Her poetry and critical essays attest to the beauty and resilience of nature using lyricism and humor to bring mindfulness to the critical state of the planet and its inhabitants.  This is even more imperative in these increasingly alarming times where the very fabric of democracy and science is threatened.

Poem

Odyssey

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

When Sorrow Comes

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

In the darkroom

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

My Mother's Wax Perfumes

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Dead Sea

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Confidential

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Slowly

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

The Oneness

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

After   the    rain

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

The Ossurary of James

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

The Unquiet Heart

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

Never Sure

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Somewhere else …

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Illumination

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

poem

Migration

The Poetic Bond III

2013

poem

The Moon Rides High In The Sky

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

The Power Of Circles

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Victoria Anllo

Poem

Next To

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Victoria is a writer, editor, teacher, Romantic, and genuine bibliophile from New Jersey, USA. She wrote her first story at the age of five, but her first submission for publication was to this issue of The Poetic Bond. Visit her website victoriaanllo.wordpress.com or follow her on Twitter @victoriaanllo.

Poem

ReSounding

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

anonymous

Poem

breathe

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

anonymous

Vesna Adriana Arsenich

Poem

After the Rain

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Lives in Florida with my family. Her passions are spirituality, poetry, art, aesthetics, and psychology. They are interwoven in her daily life and influence her worldview and poetic message.

Poem

Thought of Two Dimensions

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Suzanne Askham

Poem

Upwards

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Suzanne is a healer, writer and editor with a passion for nature and wellbeing. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, she believes in the beauty and therapeutic power of words. Her poems arise from travel, dreams and her respect for the healing potential of human emotions. https://suzanneaskham.com

Poem

Sulphur Medicine

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Milk of Kindness

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Takapuna Beach

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Dawn Arrival

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Pushpita Awashti

poem

In My Heart of Hearts

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poetess, fiction writer, translator and literature ambassador, Professor Pushpita Awasthi has dedicated her life for the expansion and proliferation of humanity oriented literature. She taught 20 years university at India. Five years she worked at Indian Embassy now settling in the Netherlands as director of Hindi Universe Foundation. www.pushpitaawasthi.com

poem

Words in the Dark

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

Cecile

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Synonym of Love

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Book

Collected Works

Echoes in the Earth

2017

Frances Ayers

Poem

Well Fought Tears

The Poetic Bond V

2015

I am a NYC Poetess and Social Worker who has been published in numerous anthologies, and online in Carty' Journal, Joyful, Angie's Diary, and in the literary journal FM. I also write essays and short stories.

Poem

Grief Has No Hold

The Poetic Bond II

2012

M. Ivana Trevisani Bach

Poem

Stretched on the Sand

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Biologist, researcher, teacher. Animals, Nature and Ecology are the themes of her literaly works. She wrote the Italian Ecopoetry Manifesto.

Cary Barney

Poem

Applause

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Cary was born in New York, raised in Massachusetts, and has lived in Spain since 1991. He teaches writing and theater at Saint Louis University's Madrid campus. His poems have appeared in Tipton Poetry Journal, Third Wednesday, Quail Bell Review, Danse Macabre, and Big Windows. His new collection Maritxu: A Love Story is forthcoming from Lemon Street Press.

Poem

After

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Chris Barras

Poem

the wee yin

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Chris Barras an emerging poet living in Cumbria. His writing is informed and takes inspiration from the beautiful fells and costal views. Experimenting with different poetic forms and styles his work has been published in a number of anthologies.  As well as writing poetry he is currently working in collaboration with a small group of other poets using words , image and text in new hybrid forms of poetic work.

Poem

Tangled Roots of a Northern Port

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

The Fall

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Jeremy Barron

Poem

A Shallow 'V'

Nature 20/20

2020

Jeremy loves taking walks in new places. He lives with his family and two Shih Tzus in rural Lincolnshire, writing, teaching, and drinking lattes and cups of tea in his garden office. He has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and enjoys playing football and watching his children grow.  Jeremy spends a lot of his time searching for barn owls, running at dusk, writing poetry, and taking photos of wildlife.

Poem

Smudge on a Winter Scene

Nature 20/20

2020

Graham Bates

Poem

Rapture

The Poetic Bond III

2013

G.D. Bates lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.  His poems explore the landscape of thoughts and feeling, and are occasionally lyrical, but mostly in the form of free verse or prose.

Poem

Jazz Intelligence

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

Untitled

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Poem

Touch

The Poetic Bond

2011

Elaine Battersby

Poem

Voice of Truth

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Originally from Preston, Lancashire, aged 38, Elaine fulfilled her lifelong dream of travelling along the Amazon River, an experience which she feels awakened her inner writer and artist. She is now working on two books and towards collating a selection of her poems, and short stories. 

Mark Beechill

Poem

Wrangle

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Writer & designer living in Canterbury, UK. His first two books of poetry are available to buy from www.lessthanfivehundred.com Follow him online on Twitter:@haikutrumpet

Poem

Back to Work

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Beki Behar

poem

Procession

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Rebecca Behar is a French writer, poet and slam performer. She has published fiction and children stories, CDs of poetry and music, philosophy and literary criticism.  Recent book published : Poèmes urbains (Edilivre)

Poem

About Turner's Paintings of Venice II

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

About Turner's Paintings of Venice I

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

The Tradition Man

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Michael Belmore

Poem

In These Times We Keep

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

story of my life? .... too short for Kindle ... too long for a bumper sticker

Gillian Bell

Poem

Down on the Beach

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Gillian is a Speech-Language Therapist who loves working with people facing communication challenges.  She lives near a beach in the North Island of New Zealand. Gillian has been writing poetry since childhood in West Yorkshire.  Since immigrating in the 1970’s her work has been published in NZ and Australia.

Janette Bendle

Poem

Goodbye 

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Janette lives in Australia with her 2 sons and 3 rescue dogs. Janette has worked in the health and wellness industry where she educates the importance of nourishment with good food choices, moving with integrity and optimal health moving into middle age. She loves to write and is particularly drawn to poetry and children’s fictions where she can share her message about caring for the environment and animal’s welfare.

Poem

Enough

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Which Way

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Nikki Bennett

Poem

Hinge Cradles Its Own Cap

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Nikki has read in UK, USA and Europe. She supports creative writing for wellbeing and therapy, and especially highlights women’s issues. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and she has six book collections and two CD’s. Love Shines Beyond Grief was nominated for the ‘Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry’ 2010.

Poem

Thicker Skin

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Alan Bern

Poem

Six Walked Outside to Wait for a Lightning Strike

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Retired children's librarian Alan Bern's poetry books: No no the saddest and Waterwalking in Berkeley, Fithian Press; greater distance, Lines & Faces, his press with artist Robert Woods, linesandfaces.com. Alan has poems, stories, and photos published in a variety of online and print publications. Alan was a runner up for Raw Art Review's "John H. Kim Memorial Short Fiction Prize" for his story The alleyway near the downtown library; and he won the Littoral Press Poetry Prize in 2015. Recent photos published: unearthedesf.com/alan-bern and https://wanderlust-journal.com/2020/07/01/around-the-few-blocks-nearby/. Alan performs with dancer/choreographer Lucinda Weaver as PACES and with musicians from Composing Together, composingtogether.org.

Poem

after mass Caravaggio's 'The Seven Works of Mercy"

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Parul Bhargava

Poem

the walk

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Parul is a physician who works at UCSF.

JE Bird 

Poem

 I, To You

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Currently working on her book: The Quest for Individuation, a Jungian analysis of the film Black Swan, due out in 2021.  Resides in Surrey, UK, writing, researching, and enjoying life to the full within a large and busy family. 

Poem

 Awakening

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Part of the Process

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Melissa Bird

Poem

The Stonecutter

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Melissa is a mother and wife devoted to family. In her pursuit of personal growth her poems have given her strength and she hopes they will help others find meaning in their lives.  She is a child advocate in children's rights and has created a nonprofit called Brāv Lift. 

Poem

Blackhole

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

I Have Everything

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Scott Pendragon Black

Poem

Past

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

US Navy veteran, SCUBA diving, chess playing, history buff, from NYC, served in the first Gulf War. With Uncle Sam as travel agent, visited much of the world. His experience of the smoke and confusion of the 2001 WTC attacks lead to the creation of a NFP training organization which to date has empowered and educated over 500,000 across the globe.

Henry Bladon

Poem

The world changed

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Henry is a writer based in Somerset in the UK. His work can be seen in The Poetic Bond and other places.

Poem

In the skip

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Polluted

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Across the Ocean

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Path to the Beach

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Betty Bleen

Poem

By a Fountain

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Betty Bleen is a poet living in Westerville, Ohio, USA, with her husband Doug and a cat named Mittens. Her poetry is published bi-weekly in a local newspaper and has been included in various anthologies, including several Poetic Bonds, in which she has been honored with the Poets' Choice Award twice. She is a frequent reader at local summer venues. Betty’s collection of poetry, Bad Red Shoes, is available on Amazon. She has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. At 70 years of age she still works full time at a dermatology office. Besides writing poetry Betty enjoys painting faces of pets on rocks to memorialize beloved pets that have passed.

Poem

A Flower's Last Wish

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

loose threads

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

The First Time You Stayed Out All Night

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

A Dog Named Seymour

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

Grandma's Jesus

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

The Cutting Edge

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

A Different Mourning

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Micki Blenkush

Poem

What if my surreal is your surreal?

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Micki lives in St. Cloud, MN and works as a social worker. mickiblenkush.com

Bartholomew Bolander

Poem

Ophiostoma ulmi

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Bartholomew Wilson Bolander grew up in New England, where he studied English and American literature. He obtained his master’s degree in Modern Philology from l'Università degli studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' in the Fall of 2019. He lives in Rome.

Maria Borland

Story

Baking

Life Dances

2017

Originally from London, Maria Borland studied English Literature at Sheffield and Playwriting at Goldsmiths before completing a PGCE and working full time as a teacher. Since then, she has taught in a variety of places, from Derby and Cambridge in the UK to South Korea and Budapest. She currently lives and works in Bogota, Colombia, where she teaches literature at an international school.

Joanne Bordokan

Poem

Painting

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Humanitarian, wife and mother, she began writing very early in different languages; Joanne believes that words can create unlimited universes and give hope and strength, and that writing is a bridge to a different world and time. Currently a student at UQAM University.

Amelia Bostic

Poem

Exposed

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Amelia, a resident of North Carolina, has never met a dog she didn't like.

Beatrice Boswell

Poem

Fierce Love

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Beatrice Huerta Boswell is a poet from California’s Central Valley.  She has been writing poetry and prose since she was a child.  She lives in Kern County.

Poem

Verspucci

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

among the dying

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Faith Healing

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Lewis Bosworth

Poem

On Billy

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Lives in Madison, WI and is a retired linguist. He has written 3 books of poetry and a 4th is in progress. GLBTQ studies, writing. travel and music are his main interests. He also have a website: www.lewisbosworth.com

Poem

Coloring Kids

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

Poem

Bougainvillea

The Poetic Bond

2011

MGB is the author of 6 books or poetry. Her latest, "The Unpredictability of Light," won the MassBook award for Poetry in 2010. Her poems have been widely anthologized and have appeared in numerous magazines such as Raving Dove, Tiferet and Hawaii Pacific Review

Poem

Invisible

The Poetic Bond

2011

Roisin Boyle

Poem

Not airborne

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Roisin is from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has an MA in English and will be studying law in the fall.

Poem

Leave Me Breathless

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Julia Gordon-Bramer

Poem

Seduction by Virus

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

 

Teri Bran

Story

Thumbs Up

Nine Frames

2019

Teri Bran is a British born Australian content writer living in the UK with his two children and a dog named Sam.   His work often involves nostalgia and childhood memories; and has been published in the Garan Review, New South Wales Times, and various online blogs and webpages.  However, this is only his second story to have been placed in a competition, the last was when he was aged seven and was also about his next door neighbour.   

Brandon SC Brewer

Poem

Those Eyes of Mine

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Brandon is a writer from Belleville, Illinois.

Rosalind Brenner

Poem

The Night Jesus Spoke

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

MFA, painter/poet, published in many poetry magazines, as well as the anthology Broken Circles - readings of which helped fund food pantries in NYC. Poet/actor in Poetry Repertory Theater, producer of The Annual Poetry Affair, LTV Studios, East Hampton, NY. Many awards including Long Island Quarterly's Gertrude Stein "look-alike" contest.  Published books: "Omega's Garden," (Finishing Line Press) "All That's Left," (Art House Press)

Poem

Meeting Mother

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Poem

Art Show

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Poem

God's Rebuke

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Cindy Lynn Brown

Poem

Shutdown

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Cindy is a Danish-American poet. She has published nine books and has been translated into multiple languages, She is also the organizer of an international poetry festival.

Dan Brook

Poem

November 9th

The Poetic Bond

2011

Dan Brook, Ph.D., is a poet, writer, photographer, and instructor of sociology and political science. Dan lives in San Francisco and his CV is online at www.brook.com/dan.

Sophie Scolnik-Brower

Poem

Click

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Sophie Scolnik-Brower is a professional pianist and social work student in the Boston area. An active participant in writing workshops throughout the city, she is drawn to poetry that sounds like music. Past and current writing mentors include Jorie Graham, Katia Kapovich, and Tom Daley.

Sara Brown

Poem

Clean

Nature 20/20

2020

Sara grew up in the rural farmlands, and on the coast of South Jersey. She received her BA in literature from Stockton University in December 2018.  She has been published in Into the Void, Midwestern Gothic, Camas, Tiny Leaf, The Raw Art Review, Toho Journal, and Permafrost.

BJ Brown

Poem

Edu-can't Cry Sis

The Poetic Bond III

2013

BJ is the author of Diary Of An Affair and is an accomplished freelance writer and engineer.

Jessie Brown

Poem

 Lucy Clifton Rising in the Northern Sky

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Jessie Brown teaches, writes and performs in the greater Boston area. Her first chapbook, Lucky, won the 2011 Anabiosis Press competition; her second, What We Don't Know We Know, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Poem

Love Poem

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Poem

Novenas

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Peter Bruno

Poem

Cyanthropic Daze

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Peter Bruno is an artist, teacher, and writer living in Vermont. He also directs plays with high school students. Currently he is working on Garibaldi Avenue, a series of linked stories. He has two dogs, Bennie and Augie.

Krenare Bruqi

Poem

You

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

I’m Krenare Bruqi from Peje (Kosovo), and I’m currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. Since childhood I have had a great love for poetry and literature in general

Catherine Bull

Poem

Field Notes from More Than Likely COVID19

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Catherine Bull is a poet living in Seattle, Washington. Her work has been published in FIELD, Bellingham Review, Literary Bohemian, and other journals. She has a full-length collection, Muskoxen Slow It Down, and chapbook, Rambo/Rimbaud.

Michael Bunny

poem

Cards

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Michael, I'm an 22 year old poet / writer / lyricist from Israel.  He started writing when he was around the age of 7, and have always been passionate about expressing himself through words.

Lexene Burns

Poem

Coffee Creates

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Lexene is a retired bank officer who lives in Darwin Australia and is author of one published book. She has had poems published in Flycatcher Magazine and The Poetic Bond. As well as writing Lexene enjoys the visual arts (photography, painting and drawing) and travel – see more at www.lexeneburns.com/about

Poem

As I Sleep I Dream

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Planet Earth

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

The Ghosts of Time

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Diane Burrow

Poem

Routine

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Diane has been writing for many years and many of her poems are published in anthologies and booklets, including The Poetic Bond series.  She is a regular contributor to  (PRD) on LinkedIN.   She now lives by the sea.

Poem

Nostalgia Despite

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Copper Beech and Silver Birch

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

The Mole’s Song in the Morning

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

December

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Sepia Scape

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

A Spent Cartridge

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

S.A.D

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

Speechless

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

Take a Look at the Hills

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

Poem

When Will He Grow Wings

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne is a poet and writer from Dublin, Ireland. She has been published in a variety of anthologies (Where the Hazel Falls, Jane Raeburn Anthology) magazines (Asian Geographic, Sixteen, American Dowser), and poetry Ezines.  Several poems have been performed as theatre. Her first collection of poetry Dreams of Reality is available on Amazon. She is also the author of a children's book, with another coming out 2021.

Poem

In Today's News

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Story

A Stranger Among Friends

Who Are We?

2020

Robert Campion

Poem

Grey  

The Poetic Bond II

2012

I worked many years as a proofreader for a national magazine, here in England. I am currently doing literary work--a romantic novel set in the ancient world.

Mariangela Canzi

Poem

An Awful Year

Human to Human

2021

Italian, Mariangela Canzi is a translator. Her great passion is to write in English where she loves expressing her feelings and thoughts about life, nature, and the world. Her poems and haiku have been published in The Poetic Bond series, Poems from the Lockdown, Modern Haiku and Presence.  

Poem

Waves of Love

Human to Human

2021

Poem

Silence

Poems from the Lockdown (in the Foreword)

 2020

Poem

Spring Night

Nature 20/20

2020

Poem

We

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Spring Wind* (*Written with Rick Davis)

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

A Strange Couple

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Light

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

To My Mother

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Life

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

At Night

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Paola Caronni

Poem

No Time for Spoon River

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Paola hails from Italy, lives in Hong Kong, where she works as a translator and tutor.  MFA in Creative Writing (Hong Kong) ; MA in English Language and Literature (Milan). Her work has appeared in Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz, Quixotica: Poems East of La Mancha, Mingled Voices,  Voice and Verse, Cha, ‘New Asian Writing’ and on the ‘PEN Hong Kong’ website.

Don Carroll

Poem

Full Moon Drag Around

Human to Human

2021

Don Carroll lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.  After more than 12 years of writing, he finally felt confident enough to start submitting his poetry around for publication. He's been published in a handful of journals. He loves writing poems and has been teaching himself to be harder and harder on what is ready for publication. Over time, he has taken the time to develop his style and voice.

Poem

Hummingbird on the Porch

Human to Human

2021

George Carter

poem

When I Got There

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Currently studying for a Law degree in London.

Bonnie Gail Carter

Poem

I Will

The Poetic Bond

2011

Her collection The Chill Turned Warm was pub;ished in 2014, and she has also appeared on Johnathon Rutger's online magazine as well as The Poetic Bond.

Poem

The Chill Turned Warm

The Poetic Bond

2011

Susana H Case

Poem

Sheltering

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Susana is a Professor at New York Institute of Technology, and author of seven books of poetry including Dead Shark on the N Train  due out  2020 from Broadstone Books, Ippy Award winning Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press) as well as five chapbooks, among these are Body Falling and Sunday Morning, (Milk and Cake Press). Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version (Opole University Press). Also published in Calyx, The Cortland Review, Portland Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, RHINO and many other journals.

Benjamin Champagne

Poem

Cosmic Awareness

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Benjamin Champagne lives in a strange and changing world. It is ruled by patterns unseen and a very few who turn the cogs. Life is charming: coconut is a fine phonetic concoction. Life is chaotic: bamboozle sounds like what it means.

Carol Flake Chapman

Poem

A Prayer for the Sequestered

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

A former journalist, Carol returned to poetry, her first love, after the sudden death of her husband, on a wild river in Guatemala, shattered her world. Poetry, she found, was the language she needed to respond to a world gone haywire and badly in need of healing. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Poem

Maybe we will all become butterflies

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Mary Ellen Chatwin

Story

We've Come So Far

Who Are We?

2020

Mary Ellen Chatwin was born in San Francisco, but moved, with her father’s work, to Trieste, Italy, which gave her, as a young child her first taste of living in a new culture; this set a pattern for her life. She grew up in south Alabama during some of the key years of racial de-segregation, graduated from the University of Alabama, then married and moved to Switzerland with her British husband and their children.  In Switzerland, she worked at Berlitz Travel Guides, was an activist in women’s issues, then returned to education, studying international development and ethnology, specializing in “foodways”.  Her subsequent dissertation in food anthropology took her to the newly independent country of Georgia, in the Caucasus. Mary still works in the capital, Tbilisi, lives in a nearby village, writing fiction and non-fiction, editing, and supporting social programmes.

Low Kwai Chee

Poem

Nostalgia

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

I am Malaysian and have a passion for the English Language from young. I started writing poems since 2010 and have submitted them to Poemhunter.com and Allpoetry.com. I love to express my feelings into poems and haiku.

Poem

Unforgettable You

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Happiness

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

Cold Winter, Warm Heart

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Conrad Spenser Clark

Poem

Not a Number

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Conrad a math postgrad dabbling in poetry, looking for crossovers in form.  He also likes to paint abstract art, and has a small dog named, Pablo.  This is his first published poem.

Julie Clarke

Poem

A Babbling Stream

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Julie is married with two boys eighteen and twenty; the eldest has mild autism. She is a born again Christian. She wrote her first poem when she worked away from home for the first time and says that poetry has been a blessing to her. Her book is on Amazon, Journey Into Hope, and her website  is www.journey-into-hope.com

Poem

Behold The New Jerusalem

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Alexander Clarke

Poem

Status Update

The Poetic Bond

2011

Alex Clarke is the youngest of six children, raised on a farm in rural Michigan. He is a Master's student of linguistics at Michigan State University. Though interested poetry since adolescence, he views himself as a poetic infant. His work has been heretofore unpublished.

Drew Clausen

Poem

Around Life

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Pain caused by a car accident in 1994 lead to my drinking, but by 2002 I had had enough of the drinking six nights a week with a bottle of whiskey per night and a case of beer, so like I started writing poems and short stories. I like spinning tales about my childhood, writing about the pictures I have seen through the year.

Poem

Bang the Harmonica

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

David Cleveland

Poem

Looking for Normal

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

David Cleveland is an English Instructor at Arizona State University.

Tim Coburn

Poem

My Toybox was my Treasure Island    

The Poetic Bond II

2012

My poetry is my personal journey. Born in 1958, Tim is English with Irish heritage, living in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, England.

Diane Collette

poem

Fields of Asphodel

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Hails from Bucharest, grew up in Jupiter & traveled the globe in US uniform and now Corporate Analyst in NYC area.  My love of writing came to fruition over many years while in military life, seemed like pleasant way to deal with tough times, emotions and life in all its wonder. 

Ian Colville

Poem

An Odour of Anguish

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

An ex-pat Scot, Ian currently resides in England where he's a regular contributor at Bedford's Ouse Muse. Since he began writing in earnest, Ian has had over 60 poems accepted for curated publications. Ian writes on all manner of topics, occasionally employing the Scots vernacular, and his poetry is driven by a sense of the helplessness of the 99%. Ian much prefers traditional forms of poetry; the stuff written by 'dead poets'.

Poem

Pint Sized

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Setting an Example

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

The Weather Forecast

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Imagined Innings of an Old Croft

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

poem

A Cliché for our Time

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

Ploughing

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

Group-think

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

The History of the Clothes Line in Medieval Europe

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

The Waiting Bridge

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Poem

Timed Out

The Poetic Bond II

2012

Durand J. Compton

Poem

IT IS A FINE IRISH MORNING

The Poetic Bond

2011

Durand Compton is the author of The Chronicles Of The Auto-Generator as well as many other works. He hails from LA by way of Omaha and now resides in Wichita. Durand Compton served his country through two wars and now devotes his time to writing and publishing.

Hannah K Walizer Cook

(aka Hannah Walizer)

Poem

I Chose Her

Human to Human

2021

Hannah is a vibrant lover of language, communication, and people. A poet who started writing at 13, she draws her inspiration from the contemplation and exploration of the human experience; and the ever changing and often fleeting emotions that accompany the pathway of life.  Hannah is a plant lover, writer, and poet who is passionate about creative expression, reading, personal growth, kindness and encouragement. She has been writing poems since the age of 15 to cope with loss, longing, love and depression.

Poem

Inside Out

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Clark Cook

Poem

An Autumn Journey

The Poetic Bond V

2015

A Canadian poet who explores the mythic roots of love, loss, growth, recognition, and the creative process.  Primary mentors in poetry—Donne, Keats, Creeley; in philosophy—Plato, Wittgenstein.  A retired university-level teacher of literature, Clark is currently reconciling where, or if, slam, spoken word, and performance poetry work with his poetics.

Poem

Reluctant Travellers

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Another Kind of Sunset

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Poem

Stopping Train

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Kristen Corbisiero

Poem

Never-ending sun

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Kristen's poetry has been published by Z Publishing House, Wildsound Festival Review, Poetry Festival, Serroc’s Poetry Slam, Sage Express and Lighted Corners Literary Magazine, among others. She discovered writing at an early age and clung to it as her means of expression through life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and currently works as a social media coordinator and front-end manager. She enjoys photography, reading, and cultivating plants. She runs her own online blog, https://awriterssoulblog.wordpress.com/

Antonella Corradetti

Poem

My Beauty

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Antonella is Italian. Living and working in London for over 13 years. Started writing poems as a therapeutic tool and to improve my English, poetry has offered me the opportunity to explore subjects such as love, pain, relationships, acceptance, domestic violence and so on. Poetry has become the mean to explore myself and the world.

Poem

Still Love Left in You

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Laurie Corzett

Poem

Under Cover of Lightning

The Poetic Bond

2011

Laurie Corzett/libramoon, seeking outlet for those crazy thoughtstreams, is always moving into new (or resurrected) projects, incl. Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine: http://emergingvisions.blogspot.com

Flavia Cosma

Poem

Love in the Afternoon

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Flavia is an award winning Romanian-born Canadian poet, author and translator. Has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering; studied Drama at the School of Arts—Bucharest, Romania. She is also an award winning independent television documentary producer, director, and writer. Published more than 40 books of poetry, novels, and children literature.  http://www.flaviacosma.com

Poem

Shipwreck

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

Dancing in the Moonlight

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

I Gathered it All

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Impossible Summer

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Pedro Cunha

Poem

Statement

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

I´m a Portuguese Economist, Blogger, writer, and Poet. I´ve started my Portuguese Blog 10 years ago inspired by the great Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. I´m also Editor at TMU and I write as a Guest Blogger. I´ve published a poetry book in my native language (2014)

Gerald Dampier

Poem

Cutting Branches

Human to Human

2021

Poet by night, university Teaching Fellow by day, Gerald Dampier lives and works in the south-east of England. Previous publications include Curious Creatures: poems for all the family including the dog

Poem

Henriette

Human to Human

2021

Emily R. Daniel

Poem

Roots

Human to Human

2021

Emily's debut chapbook, Life Line, was selected as a winner of the Celery City Chapbook contest and published in 2019. Emily's work has been published online in The Bangalore Review, Sylvia Magazine, Olit Magazine, and elsewhere.  She is a creative writing student at Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.  Emily lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her family. For more information about Emily and her work, visit  www.emilyrdaniel.com.

Poem

Proxy

Human to Human

2021

James Darcy

Poem

Alone

The Poetic Bond II

2012

I am an author of poetry and fiction novels. I live in Southampton, England. My writing style is driven by human observation and an emotional journey often tinged with sadness

John Davis

Poem

Two Weeks to Remember

Human to Human

2021

John Davis is a drop-out in the Ben Reuben Fitness by Mail Program.

To revive, he meditates over stinging nettle soup when not primping with snakes in the wind. He performs in a blues band, hums silently while adrenalin worms into his lungs and liver. His poetry writing is an attempt to capture the trills of waxwings. He craves the danger in a honeysuckle breeze. He is the author of Gigs (Sol Books) and a chapbook, The Reservist.

Rick Davis

Poem

Spring Wind* (*Written with Mariangela Canzi)

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Rick Davis is a graduate of North-eastern Illinois University & of several graduate schools.  Author of three published novellas and has had over 1,000 poems published.  He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.He lives in the Chicago area (USA), and has worked in market research and urban ministry.  He is married to Marianne, and they have five adult children.

Poem

Toxic Personality

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Rhona Davidson

Poem

Not Just a False Alarm

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Rhona Davidson has been writing poems and stories since she was fourteen but has never previously submitted anything anywhere. When not pouring her soul onto paper, she works as a manager, reads widely and dreams of living in Italy…and being a full-time writer. Website planned – for now, contact via LinkedIn.

Poem

Waiting

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

Stuck

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Anna Delamerced

Poem

Once More

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Anna is a medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received funding through the Bray Medical Humanities Fellowship to pursue a year-long project, focusing on poetry for kids in the hospital. Her works have been published in KevinMD, Medscape, Abaton, Plexus, in-Training, Cornerstone, Murmur and Doximity. She is passionate about listening to people tell their stories.

Poem

Seeds in the Desert

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Poem

Pigtails & Playstations

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

Evening Music 

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

A Study of the Heart

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Natasha N. Deonarain

Poem

Social Distancing (speak to me)

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Natasha Deonarain's first chapbook, 50 etudes for piano, will be published by Assure Press. She has been selected for the 2020 Three Sisters Award by NELLE magazine. Her work has appeared in The Inflectionist Review, Rogue Agent Journal, The Ravens Perch and Door is Ajar among others. She lives between Colorado and Arizona, depending on weather patterns and sometimes practices medicine.

Abby DeSantis

Poem

the morrow

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Abby is a retired fashion executive from New York who moved to rural northeastern Pennsylvania in 2019    She decided to try her hand at writing after attending a local poetry reading.  Her poems are inspired by nature, hope and the human condition. Abby’s poetry has appeared in several anthologies and on-line journals including Northeast Pennsylvania Bards Poetry 2020, Trees out of the Garden of Ashes, Chaos, Beat Anthology, Poems from the Lockdown, Poets Live 2020, Tiny Seeds Journal and Thirteen Days of Halloween.  She lives with her husband and several furry and feathered friends.

Poem

the new normal

Poems from the Lockdown

2020

Poem

old woman

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

before the fog

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Poem

spare change

The Poetic Bond X

2020

Catherine DeWolf      

Poem

Tantrum

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

Catherine dares me [Ed.] to publish the following biography, so quote “I want to thank my friends, Shakespeare, Yeats, Dostoyevsky, Byron and Rae, for giving me the courage to write.  Yes, as they've all instructed me, as their next and greatest yet, I bow humbly to those before me.  Yet, I know I am capable, as I hear their voices every day and night!”

William Di Benedetto 

Poem

Meditation Versus

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

William is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor residing in Seattle. Born long ago in New York City, he was a journalist in Washington D.C. following his graduation from the University of Virginia. His reading focuses mainly on his Modern Library editions, history, poetry and a large science fiction collection. William also reads and re-reads Shakespeare and is interested in the challenge of writing in structured verse forms such the sestina, tritina and villanelle.

Poem

Jazz Club at the Chelsea

The Poetic Bond IX

2019

Poem

Start Stop

The Poetic Bond VIII

2018

Poem

In Love as in War

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

In my father’s step

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

Poem

Poetry of Today

The Poetic Bond VII

2017

poem

time comes uninvited

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

poem

 7-May-15

The Poetic Bond VI

2016

Poem

wow they have

The Poetic Bond V

2015

Poem

3am overdraft blues

The Poetic Bond IV

2014

poem

Triton Beach

The Poetic Bond III

2013

poem

Angelo's Hat

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Rebekah Dobson

Story

The Seal

Our World, Your Place

2018

Rebekah is a prolific word weaver of women's fiction, fantasy, and science fiction novels.  Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YUA novel, Clock City.  She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work, 4H Clubs of America,  at 12 years old; at 16, she has published with the National Poetry Society.  With an extensive background in education, history, pscyhology, and English, she currently lives in Oregon where she is a college professor by day, and a writer by night.   

Sam Doctors

poem

A Supine Oak

The Poetic Bond III

2013

Retired professor of business and government (2005), recently moved to the North Tahoe area where his wife is the rabbi; published a chapbook in August 2011, Moods and Moments of a Restless Mind, Finishing Line Press. He has published more than 25 other poems and several memoir essays in the past eight years.

poem

A Brindled Cast

The Poetic Bond III

2013

poem

In Praise of Stones Fences

The Poetic Bond III

2013