Glass Poetry Press

Volume Five Issue One


Zoe Dzunko is a writer from Australia and a PhD candidate in Creative Writing. She is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award and holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing from the University of Melbourne. She has widely published poetry and short fiction in numerous print and online journals worldwide, including Softblow, Rabbit, Tide, Antithesis, Otoliths, and fwrictions: review, and her non-fiction has appeared in places such as Killings. She has worked for The Lifted Brow and is Marketing Coordinator for Kill Your Darlings literary journal. Dave Fraundorfer is a New Zealander living in London. His previous publications include Blackmail Press, Takahe, Right Hand Pointing and Word Riot. Kathleen Geyer says, "Having recently graduated from MIT with a BS in physics, I currently work for an IT firm in the DC area while pursuing my love of poetry in my spare time. I won first place in the Robert A. Boit writing prize for poetry in 2012, sponsored by MIT. I have had poetry published previously in Fresh! Literary Magazine, The Puck Review, and Surround Magazine." Brain J. Hobbs says, "While working on poetry, I serve as the General Education Chair of Keiser University Jacksonville. I have been writing and submitting my poetry for years. I have been published in a few magazines while in college, and a few ezines." Donald Illich has published work in LIT, Passages North, Nimrod, and other journals. He lives in Rockville, MD. Peycho Kanev is the Editor-In-Chief of Kanev Books. His poems have appeared in more than 500 literary magazines, such as Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, The Monarch Review, The Coachella Review, Black Market Review, The Cleveland Review, In Posse Review and many others. Peycho Kanev is nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. His poetry collection Bone Silence was released in September 2010 by Desperanto Publishing Group. A new collection of his poetry, titled Requiem for One Night, will be published by Desperanto Publishing Group in 2012. Kathleen Kirk is the author of four poetry chapbooks and the poetry editor for Escape Into Life. Her work appears in a variety of print and online journals, including blossombones, Blood Lotus, Confrontation, and Poetry East. Ever since she saw The Glass Menagerie as a child, she has had a glass collection. So far, it has survived many moves and a house fire. Sandy Longhorn is the author of Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press), which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. New poems are forthcoming or have appeared recently in 32 Poems, Cincinnati Review, North American Review, Waccamaw, and elsewhere. Longhorn teaches at Pulaski Technical College, runs the Big Rock Reading Series, is an Arkansas Arts Council fellow, and blogs at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty. Austin McCarron is from New Zealand but has lived in London for many years. Poems appeared in various magazines, such as Great Works, Neon Highway, The Journal, Van Gogh's Ear, California Quarterly, Visionary Tongue, Word Salad and others. Joan McNerney's poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, 63 channels, Spectrum, and three Bright Spring Press Anthologies. She has been nominated twice for Best of the Net in 2011. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses. Jenny Morse is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is an avid wanderer and has been in all 50 states as of this June 27th, having spent the month in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Notre Dame Review, flashquake, Menacing Hedge, Wilderness House, and Terrain. Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. He has published two books of poetry; Along the Yellow Line (2007) and Chai: Travel Poems (2010). He is currently working on a third volume of poems and has just released an album of spoken word set to music at William Page says, "My third collection of poems, Bodies Not Our Own (Memphis State University Press, 1986), was awarded a Walter R. Smith Distinguished Book Award. My collection William Page's Greatest Hits 1970-2000 is from Pudding House Publications. My poems have appeared widely in such reviews as North American Review, The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, Southwest Review, The South Carolina Review, Rattle, Ploughshares, Tar River Poetry, The Literary Review, American Literary Review, Mississippi Review, Wisconsin Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Midwest Quarterly, Sewanee Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Pedestal Magazine, etc., and in a number of print and on line anthologies. I am Founding Editor of The Pinch, now in its 31st year of publication and a retired professor of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Memphis." Garth Pavell recently published in Carcinogenic Poetry, Canary, Poetry Super Highway and The Writing Disorder and has a poem forthcoming in the annual anthology, American Society: What Poets See. Garth is also a fiction writer and songwriter and works for a nonprofit in New York City. Ryan Ragan says, "My work is forthcoming in ZYZZYVA and has appeared in CutBank, Apple Valley Review, Spillway and Booth. Also online at 971 MENU. My work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011 and Best of the Net 2011. I am currently shopping a book-length manuscript of poems entitled Shaking Hands with Sasquatch. I am poetry editor at Permafrost Magazine." Christine Reilly lives in New York City, is getting her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and has been published in 36 journals. Her website is www.christinejessicamargaretreilly. Sarah Yasin was born on the coast of Maine and studied literature at St. Anselm College. She currently teaches at a private high school on the banks of the Androscoggin.