Glass Poetry Press

Volume Five Issue Two


Laurie Barton lives in southern California. Her work has appeared in Juked, Kaua'i Backstory, Blue Earth Review, and Lunch Ticket. More work is forthcoming in Word Riot and Jabberwock Review. In 2012, her manuscript, Traveling in America, won second prize in a chapbook contest judged by J.P. Dancing Bear (Palettes and Quills). She is a previous contributor to Glass. John Calavitta received his MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle , where he is currently finishing his PhD in English and poetry. Gail DiMaggio spent many years watching her husband survive and occasionally flourish as a jazz musician. At the same time, she worked to help young writers discover their own voices. She has decided it's time to find out what she might have to say for herself. She writes from a long perspective — but up close — about what it feels like to live an ordinary woman's life. For that, she has all the credentials she needs. Her poems have been published recently in such venues as Calliope, Blue Collar Review, Common Ground Review, 14 x 14, Mote's Anthology of Writings about Music, Aries, Cobalt and Fiction Week. John Grey is an Australian born poet who works as financial systems analyst. He has recently published in Bryant Poetry Review, Tribeca Poetry Review and the horror anthology, What Fears Become, with work upcoming in Potomac Review, Hurricane Review and Pinyon. Danielle Hanson received her MFA from Arizona State University and now lives in Atlanta, GA. Her work has appeared in over 40 journals and anthologies, including Hubbub, Iodine, Lake Effect, Rosebud, The Cortland Review, Poet Lore, Asheville Poetry Review, and Blackbird. She has edited Hayden's Ferry Review, been on staff at The Meacham Writers' Conference and received the Fulton County Arts Council Grant for a residency at the Hambidge Center. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. William Wright Harris says, "I wake up for poetry. My poetry has appeared in fourteen countries in such publications as Poetry Salzburg Review, The Cannon's Mouth, Ascent Aspirations, generations and Write On!!! A graduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, I have studied poetry in workshop settings. As a hobby, I collect places I have been published." Jnana Hodson makes his home in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Nearly every train to or from Maine passes within three blocks of his house. Fowlpox Press published Harbor of Grace, a chapbook of Jnana's prose-poems, in August. He blogs at Jnana's Red Barn ( Steve Klepetar teaches literature and creative writing at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. His work has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and his latest chapbook, My Father Teaches Me a Magic Word, has recently been published by Flutter Press. Lisa C. Krueger says, 'I am a poet and psychologist in Pasadena; I have published my poetry in various journals and with Red Hen Press." Anatoly Kudryavitsky is a Dublin-based Russian/Irish poet and novelist of Polish/Irish extraction. He has published two novels, seven collections of poems in Russian and three in English, the latest being Capering Moons (Doghouse Books, 2011). His anthology of Russian poetry in English translation, A Night in the Nabokov Hotel (Dedalus Press), appeared in 2006, whereas his anthology of haiku poetry from Ireland titled Bamboo Dreams was published by Doghouse Books in 2012. Fred Longworth restores vintage audio components for a living. His poems have appeared in numerous journals including California Quarterly, Comstock Review, Pearl, Rattapallax, Spillway, and Stirring. Paul Nelson, for years Professor/Director of Creative Writing for Ohio University, has seven books out, including an AWP Winner, and a University of Alabama Press Series Selection. Sea Level came out in 2008. Burning the Furniture is forthcoming with Guernica Editions in early 2014. A chapbook, I Brought Her Juicy, Thin-Skinned Lemons, is just out 12/1/12 with Finishing Line Press. He edits Kaimana, Hawaii's state funded literary magazine. A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, he writes from the North Shore of O'ahu. Anne Britting Oleson has been published widely. Her two chapbooks, The Church of St. Materiana and The Beauty of It, came out in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Another book, Counting the Days, is scheduled for release next year. Kristina Popiel says, "I finished an MFA at Emerson College, and my poems have appeared previously in Poetry Quarterly, The Unrorean, Haiku Journal and elsewhere. This poem is excerpted from my thesis Mythology, Ohio. I live in Boston and work at a non-profit health care research facility." Nathan Prince has studied writing all over Illinois. He lives and works near Chicago. Creative work has most recently appeared in Burning Word, Subtle Fiction, Permafrost, Folly and Euphony, and was the featured poet in Contemporary American Voices in July 2012. He is currently working on a novel. Amy Schulz divides her time between Istanbul, Turkey and Pasadena, California. Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, The Malpais Review, Global Graffitti, and The Schuykill Review. Lizzi Vignali says, "I am currently working on a novel, a poetry collection, and pursuing a BA in English at Western Washington University. My poems have been published in the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Winning Poems chapbook and the 2012 issue of Jeopardy Magazine." Stephen Williams holds a BA in creative writing from the University of California Riverside where he won the Chancellor's Performance Award for excellence in fiction. His work has appeared in both Carnival and Mosaic Literary Magazine. Currently, he serves as a fiction editor for Rind Literary Magazine and the host/scriptwriter for Boy Wonder Reviews on