Glass Poetry Press

Volume One Issue Three


Ashley Capes co-founded Egg (Poetry) in 2002, which sadly ceased publication in 2006. He is currently studying Arts and Education at Monash University, Australia, while co-editing His first collection of poetry, pollen and the storm was published with the assistance of Small Change Press in 2008. Jessica Colley is a native of New Jersey and has studied poetry in Miami, New York City, Dublin and England. Her work has been featured in poetry installation at galleries in New Jersey and Savannah, Georgia. Currently, she is living abroad as a freelance travel writer, and working on a new collection of poems. Ryder Collins is a poet and fiction writer who's recently moved South. She has work published in DIAGRAM, The Southeast Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, among others. She would like to apologize to ------- some day. Leslie Contreras says, "I work as the director of communications at a private high school and have worked as a technical writer and journalist. I am also currently in the Warren Wilson College's MFA poetry program. I won the Academy of American Poets award at Rice University in 2000." Pamela Coren, a former university teacher of English, has published in many magazines and won some competitions. Her first collection The Blackbird Inspector was published by Laurel Books ( in 2005. Chris Crittenden is a quirky hermit living in a remote area of Maine. He writes obsessively and has about 400 poems published. Recently he was nominated for the Sundress Award by The Rose & Thorn, and interviewed on KPFK radio Los Angeles. He has fresh acceptances from Switchback, Rougarou, and Temenos. William Doreski's most recent collection of poetry is Another Ice Age (2007). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell's Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern Philology, Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge. Christopher Flakus says, "I am a poet and short-story writer who lives in Austin Texas, where I am attending my last year studying Literature at St Edwards University. I have lived in Mexico City, where my mother and much of my family are from, and also Costa Rica, California, Houston, and Miami. I am primarily influenced by the poetry and writing of such visionaries as Frank O'Hara, Charles Bukowski, Denis Johnson, Gerard Nerval, and Raymond Carver. I enjoy doing spoken performances of my work, and have attended several Austin readings and open mics. Apart from my writing, I also enjoy painting, and singing in a local punk-rock group. I recently celebrated my twenty-third birthday in September." Gene Fox studied literature and philosophy at James Madison University. He lives on the coast of Maine and is the librarian for the island-town of New Castle, New Hampshire. Anuja Ghimire is a native of Kathmandu Nepal. She received her MA in literary studies from UT Dallas and edited for UT Dallas journal Sojourn. She has read poetry for Love Supreme, Word Space and was featured as a poet/collaborator for Graduate-level-graffiti in Austin, 2008. Currently, she works as a writer/editor for Study Island in Dallas. Her poetry is published in Pena International, Red River Review, Words Like Rain, and two anthologies in her native language of Nepali, to name a few. Peter D. Goodwin resides in Maryland, close to the Chesapeake Bay, writes poetry while providing succulent treats for deer, rodents, birds and insects. He has poems published in September eleven; Maryland Voices; Listening to The Water: The Susquehanna Water Anthology; Rattle, Scribble, MainStreet Rag, Dreamstreets, Lucidity, Bent Pin, lunarosity, LunchLines, and Prints. Robert Hastings holds a BA in English from Montclair State University. His poetry can be found in publications such as Adagio Verse Quarterly, Pocket Change, Falling Star Magazine and The Munyori Poetry Journal among others. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing his guitar and spending time with his puppy, Rocky. Tim Hunt says, "My work has appeared in Coal Hill Review, Epoch, Quarterly West, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry and other journals. I"ve also published one chapbook (Lake County Diamond, Intertext Books). A full-length collection, The Land Must Eat, is to be published fall 2009 by The Backwaters Press." Irene Latham lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal. Her book of poems What Came Before (Negative Capability Press) earned a 2008 IPPY Award and was named Book of the Year by Alabama State Poetry Society. Donal Mahoney has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Commonweal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Revival (Ireland), The Christian Science Monitor, The Davidson Miscellany, The Goddard Journal, The Pembroke Magazine, The Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine, The Road Apple Review and other publications. Caroline Misner was born in a country that at the time was known as Czechoslovakia. She immigrated to Canada in the summer of 1969. Her work has appeared in numerous consumer and literary journals in Canada, the USA and the UK, most notably The Windsor Review, Prairie Journal and Dreamcatcher. Her work can be viewed on line at, and She currently lives in Georgetown Ontario where she continues to read, write and follow her muse, wherever it my take her. Weam Namou says, "I'm a poet, novelist, filmmaker and the president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association). I studied poetry in Prague, through a program by the University of New Orleans . My poetry has appeared in World Literature Today, Acumen Literary Journal (England), Mizna Literary Journal, Lettre Sauvage, PoetsAgainstWar as well as other journals. Currently, I am a columnist for The Macomb and The Oakland Observer. Find out more at" Mary C. O'Malley says, "I have a MFA from Spalding University and have been extensively published in local Cleveland literary publications as well as national and international anthologies and zines. As a mother of five children — unlike Sarah Palin — I can't do everything so my poetry rises and falls in spurts." Radames Ortiz's work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including, US Latino Literature Today and Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas. He was also awarded a 2003 Archie D and Bertha Walker fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize. Recently he was nominated for a consecutive year to be the Naomi Shihab Nye Scholar and was invited to attend the 2007 Poetry at Roundtop Festival. He currently teaches poetry workshops for Writers in the Schools. A former U.S. Army interrogator, Martin Ott currently lives in Los Angeles and still finds himself asking a lot of questions. His poetry has appeared in over 50 magazines and anthologies, including two Pushcart Prize nominations. Caleb Parkin has been writing since his early teens and has performed at various Bristol open mic nights and co-ordinated the Bristol Mardi Gras/Pride Fringe Festivals 2006/7. His work has been published in Helicon, Outburst and Blank Pages and he has performed in galleries and assorted West Country poetry events. Parkin believes that writing's potential lies in its ability to present the other voice and the unexpected angle, to expand and explore the reaches of our imagination and the limits of the language through which we express it. Phoebe Reeves teaches English at the University of Cincinnati's Clermont College. She holds a BA in English and Vocal Performance from SUNY Fredonia, an MA in Literature from the University of Cincinnati, and an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have recently appeared in Harpur Palate, PoetLore, Blueline, The Comstock Review and The Potomac Review. She has an obsession with knitting hats, and never makes the same one twice. Dawn Schout is compiling her first poetry book about unrequited love. She recently won first place in The Lucidity Poetry Journal Contest and will be published in the winter issue of The Lucidity Poetry Journal. She's also had poetry published in Grand Valley State University's Lanthorn and a short story published in Evangel. Kim Triedman's first collection, bathe in it or sleep, was named winner of this year's Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition. In the past year, she's also been a finalist for the 2007 Philbrick Poetry Award, semi-finalist for the 2008 Black River Chapbook Competition, finalist for the 2008 James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and semi-finalist for the 2008 Parthenon Prize for Fiction. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals and anthologies here and abroad. Jason C. Venner says, "I received my MFA from the Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts, and currently teach English Composition at the University of Akron (OH). Some of my work has appeared, or is forthcoming in, 95Notes Magazine, Shaking Like a Mountain, EDGZ, the Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Softblow, and others. In my spare time, I play guitar in a local band called 21 Gun Solution."