Glass Poetry Press

Volume Three Issue Two


Jessica Barrog is a junior in the Creative Writing Department at the San Francisco School of the Arts High School. She enjoys writing fiction, poetry, plays, and experimental forms of literature. Previous publications include Spirit Literary Journal,, and Umlaut Literary Journal. Edward Byrne writes, "I am the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Tidal Air (Pecan Grove Press, 2002) and Seeded Light (Turning Point Books, 2009). A seventh book of poetry, Tinted Distances, is forthcoming in 2011 from Turning Point Press. My poetry has appeared in numerous journals ⁸ such as American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, American Scholar, The Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Oxford Magazine, Quarterly West, Southern Humanities Review, and Southern Poetry Review — as well as a number of anthologies. I am a professor of American literature and creative writing at Valparaiso University, where I serve as the editor of Valparaiso Poetry Review. Luanne Castle received an MFA from Western Michigan University and a PhD from the University of California, Riverside. She taught at California State University, San Bernardino before moving to Arizona, where she now lives with a herd of javelina. Her poems are forthcoming or most recently published in Visions, Front Range, and The Black Boot. Laura E. Davis is from Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. She is currently an MFA candidate at Chatham University in poetry and nonfiction. Her poems are featured or forthcoming in The Ante Review, dotdotdash, Pear Noir! and Redactions, among others. She is the Founding Editor of Weave Magazine. Justin Dodd writes, "My work has previously appeared in Western Humanities Review, Fourteen Hills, DIAGRAM Magazine, Phoebe, Word for/Word, The Powhatan Review, Bateau, Folly, Cerise Press, Right Hand Pointing, and The San Pedro Review. I was one of fourteen finalists for the 2007 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books. In 2004, I was nominated for a Pushcart prize and was invited by the Center for Book Arts to attend the Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The Center also produced a broadside of one of my poems in a limited edition. While at Columbia's School of the Arts, I received the Corrente Fellowship and an internship with the Academy of American Poets." Michael James Gossett is a poet in the M.F.A. program at the University of Maryland, where he also teaches English composition. His work has previously been featured in The Southwestern Review (Rhodes College). He will always be from Memphis, TN. Grace Marie Grafton's book of prose poems, Other Clues, was published in 2010 by Latitude Press (, and her chapbook, Chrysanthemum Oratorio, just came out from Dancing Girl Press ( Her poems recently appear in Ambush Review, Prism Review, Edgz and upcoming in Arroyo Review. She lives in Oakland, CA. Lois Marie Harrod's Cosmogony won the 2010 Flyway Hazel Lipa Chapbook contest (Iowa State University) and her Furniture won the 2008 Grayson Press Poetry Prize. Brief Term, poems from 22 years of high school teaching, is forthcoming from Black Buzzard Press in 2011. Earlier books include Firmament, Put Your Sorry Side Out, Spelling the World Backwards, This Is a Story You Already Know, Part of the Deeper Sea, Every Twinge a Verdict, Crazy Alice and Green Snake Riding. Over 400 of her poems have appeared online and in journals including American Poetry Review, Blueline, The MacGuffin, Salt, The Literary Review, Verse Daily and Zone3. She teaches Creative Writing and supervises student teachers part-time at The College of New Jersey. Robert Hastings holds a BA in English from Montclair State University. His writing credits include publications in The Orange Room Review, Merge, Tangent, Temenos and Glass: A Journal of Poetry among others. Sara Henning completed an MFA in poetry from George Mason University in 2007. A recipient of a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, she has worked for both Verse and Phoebe, and has had poems published in Verse, Fence, LIT, Typo, and Disquieting Muses Quarterly, among others. She currently lives in Athens, Georgia. Chas Hoppe often forgets to get his hair cut. He has poems in Labyrinth, Jeopardy, Maverick, and one forthcoming in Alligator Juniper. M.J. Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Her most recent chapbook is As the Crows Flies (Foothills Publishing, 2008) and second full length collection, Within Reach, (Cherry Grove Collections, 2010). She is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Arts Minor Program at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. Caitlin Mackenzie lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she works in academic book publishing. Her poems have been included in MiPOesias, Forge, Plain Spoke and others. She is currently working on an MFA at Bennington College. John C. Mannone is a widely published award-winning poet nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry and once for the Rhysling Poetry Award. His poetry appears in Pirene's Fountain, Aethlon, Skive, Mobius, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Linnet's Wings, Eclectic Flash, Liebamour, Astropoetica and many others. He serves on the poetry faculty of To Write Well and is the poetry editor for Silver Blade. Visit his blog, The Art of Poetry, at Glenn Ashley Patersonis an English graduate trying to figure out what to do with an English degree. She is inspired by adventures in new places, unexpected beauty, small kindnesses, and the strength which lies in the darkest parts of those who feel the weakest. She lives and writes in New Jersey. Her poetry has been featured in The Normal Review and Fogged Clarity. Cyndle Plaisted Rials lives with her two men (a big one and a very small one) in Maine, the land between the mountains and the ocean; both pull her equally. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, but the bulk of her other knowledge comes from copious reading and constantly teaching herself whatever new thing strikes her, from DJing to knitting. Passion, creativity, and joy are the stuff of her daily life. She spends her days with her son, designing and creating eclectic fiber accessories, spinning yarn, and always seeking new music to add to a library that would currently take 18 days to hear in its entirety. Sharlene W.N. Teo is from Singapore. She works as a trainee publisher in London. Her writing has appeared in the Broadcast Anthology, The Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Softblow, Argot Magazine and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. Davide Trame writes, "I am an Italian teacher of English. I have been writing exclusively in English since 1993. My poems have appeared in magazines since 1999. My poetry collection Re-emerging was published by in 2006." Jennifer Wong is a poet, freelance copywriter and translator. Her poems have appeared in Warwick Review, Iota, New Writer, Cha, TATE ETC, Mascara and others. Her poetry collection, Summer Cicadas, was published by Chameleon Press. She studied English literature at Oxford and did an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She is now based in London.