Glass Poetry Press

Volume Six Issue One
Featured Theme: Rebirth


Sylvia Ashby says, "My background is in theatre — acting and writing; have published 15 scripts for family audiences, with thousands of productions. Recently had a short memoir in" Patricia Belote lives in the Panhandle of Florida. Her poems are often inspired by squally moods moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Her poetry was recently published in The Healing Muse: A Journal of Literary & Visual Arts and will appear in the forthcoming issue of Tiger's Eye: A Journal of Poetry. Trina Gaynon's poems have appeared in the anthologies Bombshells and Knocking at the Door, as well as numerous journals including Natural Bridge, Reed and the final issue of Runes. Her chapbook An Alphabet of Romance is available from Finishing Line Press. Forthcoming publications in anthologies include: A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford, Saint Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints, Obsession: Sestinas for the 21st Century, and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Anthology of Sonnets of the Early Third Millennium. Cindy Maresic is a Chilean American poet and lives in San Diego, California. She works as a bilingual teacher and serves in her district's writing task force, providing teacher training, program implementation, and support. She has an MFA from San Diego State University and her writing is soon to appear in an anthology titled, Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories, among others. When she is not writing poetry, she is working on her fictional novel. Danny Nettleton is 29 years old. He studied English and Religion at Union College in Barbourville Kentucky. He is currently the youth minister at Central United Methodist Church in Radford Virginia where he lives with his wife, Crystal, and their 3 children. An emerging poet, Arthur Plotnik is best known for his prose work: Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style (Random House) and seven other nonfiction books, including two Book-of-the-Month Club selections. As a poet, he was a prize-winning finalist in the Dana Literary Awards and William Stafford Award, and he appears in recent or forthcoming issues of Rosebud, Harpur Palate, THEMA, Brilliant Corners, Comstock Review, and Cape Rock. Formerly editorial director for the American Library Association, he is a board member of The Writer Magazine. Nancy Priff's writing has been published in Ruminate Magazine, The Literary Review, Kaleidowhirl, and The Writer's Chronicle as well as in several anthologies. She holds an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has received a Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Skaidrite Stelzer says, "I live and write in Toledo, Ohio, where I love to observe life closely. Previous publications have included The Third Coast, Eclipse, and Georgetown Review." Jackie K. White earned her PhD in Creative Writing (poetry) from UIC with concentrations in Latino/Latin American and Women's Studies. A former editor with RHINO, she is now an associate professor at Lewis University where she serves as a faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review. Her poems and translations have appeared in ACM, Bayou, Fifth Wednesday, Folio, Quarter after Eight, Spoon River, Third Coast, and online at, seven corners, shadowbox, and She has published three chapbooks: Bestiary Charming, 2006 Anabiosis Press award; Petal Tearing & Variations, Finishing Line (2008); and Come Clearing, Dancing Girl Press in 2012. Erin York is a 23-year-old writer and editor. She attended school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she graduated with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing. Her writing and editing has received both numerous publications and awards that include national acclaim. For more information, find her on Facebook (ErinYorkAuthor), Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn under the username: EYWriterEditor.