Glass Poetry Press

Volume Four Issue One


Susan Alkaitis lives in Colorado. She has a BA in creative writing from Colorado College and an MFA in dance from the University of Utah. In 2010, her poetry was published in Slow Trains. She is married to a mountaineer and has a young son. Anne Barngrover is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Florida State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming inCaper Literary Review, Big Lucks and IO: A Journal of New American Poetry, among others. Laurie Barton lives in southern California, where she works cross-culturally teaching English to speakers of other languages. Her work has appeared in juked, Prick of the Spindle, Snakeskin, Phantom Seed, and Two Hawks Quarterly. She is keeping her eye on America. Heather Derr-Smith says, "I am a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and have two books of poetry, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005) and The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008). My poems have also appeared in Fence, Crazyhorse, Phoebe, Pleiades, Diode, and Valparaiso Review." Laura Merzig Fabrycky currently lives in Amman, Jordan, with her husband and two young daughters, where she works as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in political theology. She has been previously published in Books & Culture and The Review of Faith and International Affairs. She holds a B.A. in political science from Wheaton College (IL), and a Master's in theological studies from Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal). Louis Gallo says, "My work has appeared in American Literary Review, Glimmer Train, Berkeley Fiction Review, Rattle, Contemporary American Voices, Poetrymagazine, New Orleans Review, Texas Review, Missouri Review, The Ledge (Pushcart nominee), Raving Dove (Pushcart nominee), Xavier Review, bartleby-snopes, storySouth, Oregon Literary Review, Tampa Review, Poetry Midwest, Wide Awake in the Pelican State (LSU anthology) and many others. I was born and raised in New Orleans and now teach at Radford University in Virginia . My poetry volumes include The Truth Changes, The Abomination of Fascination, Witness, Halloween and Other Poems, The End of Hours, and New Veins/Old Arteries." Alan King's poems have appeared in Alehouse, Audience, Boxcar Poetry Review, Indiana Review, MiPoesias and RATTLE, among others. A Cave Canem fellow and VONA Alum, he's been nominated for both a Best of the Net selection and Pushcart Prize. When he's not reporting or sending poems to journals, you can find Alan chasing the muse through Washington, D.C. — people watching with his boys and laughing at the crazy things strangers say to get close to one another. Maureen Kingston lives and works in eastern Nebraska. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Commonline, Hobble Creek Review, Pirene's Fountain, Red River Review, Third Wednesday and Willows Wept Review. Terry Mulert says, "I live in Cordova, NM, an isolated mountain village north of Santa Fe. I am a poet, a sculptor, and I am an adjunct faculty member at a small four year college in the area. I have published work in numerous literary journals and anthologies (Puerto del Sol, The Water~Stone Review, California Quarterly, The Madison Review and others)." Andrea O'Rourke was born in Rijeka, Croatia. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she paints large abstracts and attends the New South Poetry Workshop at Georgia State University. Her work has appeared in Foundling Review and The Driftwood Review and is also forthcoming in The Spoon River Poetry Review and Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Very Short Poems. Brenda Paro is a freelance writer and photographer. She is originally from Minnesota, although much of her life thus far has been spent crossing the country in questionable vehicles, moving from one far-flung location to another in an attempt to find a place that feels like home. Brenda is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry writing at the University of California Irvine. Her work has previously appeared in Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century, The Columbia Review, and The Raleigh Review. Kristin Roedell is a Northwest poet and retired attorney. Her poetry has appeared in Switched on Gutenberg, Damselflypress, Flutter, Soundings Review, Tacoma's City Arts, Ekphrasis, Eclectica, Cliterature, Open Minds Quarterly, Touch: a Journal of Healing (Editor's choice, September 2010), Puffin Circus, Chantarelle's Notebook, The Fertile Source, Breath and Shadow, Frost Writing, Four and Twenty, Autumn Sky Poetry, Quill and Parchment, (featured poet January 2010) Workers Write, Ginosko, The Mom Egg, Pilgrimage, Chest, Soundings Review, Seeding the Snow, Sierra Nevada Review, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Wazee Journal, Amoskeag and Voice Catcher Anthology. Other work will appear in Time of Singing. Her chapbook, Seeing in the Dark, was published in 2009 by Tomato Can Press. She was nominated for the Pushcart prize in 2010, and DZANC's Best of the Web, also in 2010. She serves on the editorial board for the annual VoiceCatcher Anthology. Corinna McClanahan Schroeder holds an M.F.A. from the University of Mississippi. This fall, she will begin her studies as a Ph.D. student in the Literature and Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern California. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Tampa Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Cave Wall, and Linebreak, and she is the recipient of a 2010 AWP Intro Journals Award in poetry. David Sullivan's first book, Strong-Armed Angels, was published by Hummingbird Press. Two of its poems were selected by Garrison Keillor and read on The Writer's Almanac. Devils Messengers, a series of poems in multiple voices dealing with the Iraq war, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag, and one of its poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Bloodroot, Bicycle Review, Ellipses, Beloit Poetry Journal, Chicago Review and other journals. He teaches literature and film at Cabrillo College, in Santa Cruz, CA, where he lives with his love, the historian Cherie Barkey, and their two children, Jules and Amina. Margaret Walther is a retired librarian from the Denver metro area and a past president of Columbine Poets, an organization to promote poetry in Colorado. She has been a guest editor for Buffalo Bones, and has poems published or forthcoming in many journals, including Connecticut Review,, Ghoti, Quarterly West, Naugatuck River Review, Chickenpinata, Willow Review, Snow Monkey and Nimrod. She won the Many Mountains Moving 2009 Poetry Contest. Karen J. Weyant's first chapbook, Stealing Dust, was published last year by Finishing Line Press. Her most recent work can be seen or is forthcoming in 5 AM, Anti-, The Avatar Review, Barn Owl Review, Cave Wall, Copper Nickel, and Harpur Palate. She lives in western Pennsylvania, but crosses the border every day to teach at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jennifer Yeatts recently completed her MFA at the University of Idaho. Her work has appeared in The Meadow and Rio Grande Review, among other publications.