Sheila Moore is an avid blogger, poet, freelance writer, editor, and photographer, and an unfledged painter who is grateful for the ability to recognize the color, beauty, and miracles of life. She captures as much as possible through pen, camera lens, and paint brush.
Her poetry is published in several print anthologies and online journals. In 2011, Sheila self-published a poetry chapbook entitled Shaping Time (in 2012, she published Shaping Time’s second edition.) Sheila has written for Writer’s Digest and dVerse Poets Pub and currently writes for The River Journal. She is also the Photography Editor of The River Journal.
Peter (expatinCAT) currently lives in Spain and is blogging at http://juca2.wordpress.com: Trying to get my head round what it means to be me at the ‘meridian’ of my life. How I fit this space and this time fits me. Writing is a form of expression that allows me to do it.
Grace O’Malley currently lives in California: I write because I must. I write because words would grow out of me like vines and choke me where I stand if I did not set them out. Most of all, I write to blunt the sharp edges of feeling, in the hopes that others like me will read and recognize their reflection. http://thegraceofpirates.blogspot.com/
Joseph Hesch is a writer and poet who lives near Albany, New York. Many of his poems and stories are inspired by his 350 year old hometown, but most spring from his many travels between his right ear and his left ear. His work has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Wanderings Magazine, With Painted Words, Foliate Oak, Falling Star Magazine and other publications. He posts poems and stories-in-progress on his blog, A Thing For Words http://athingforwords-jahesch.blogspot.com
Jesse Mitchell blogs at http://modern-rage.com/ and is a playwright, poet, novelist, lay-about, human, father, husband, yadda yadda.
Natasha Head lives in Nova Scotia and blogs at http://natashalivestowrite.blogspot.com:
I write so I can live, and I know there are a great many people in the world that would find a faster road to healing and self-acceptance, if only they could find the courage to pick up a pen. I consider it my mission to help them do that, through encouragement and setting an example by being one who has done.
Liliana Negoi: I am a 33 years old interpreter, Romanian by origin. English is not my native language but it is that of my poetry. I started writing when I was 18, and the only moment when I feel I can really communicate with the others around me is when I write and try to bring the words to life. I published two poetry collections so far, “Sands and Shadows” and “Footsteps On Sand – tanka collection” and am currently blogging in English at http://summaryofmysoul.wordpress.com and Romanian at http://curcubeeinalbsinegru.wordpress.com.
Christopher Graham currently lives in Albuquerque, NM.
Bat-Ami Gordin blogs at http://zongrik.wordpress.com/: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer.
E. Lim blogs at http://theotherdayplace.blogspot.com/: I was born in Singapore and live here all my life. I’m an urbanite and a nature lover, appreciating the interaction between nature and the people, and the city. Many of my poems are about ordinary everyday things. I spend much of my free time playing video games and interacting with people on the internet. Some of my poems are on these experiences as well.
Anthony Desmond is a twenty year old Detroit born published poet now residing in Center Line, Michigan. Raised and homeschooled by his single mother, he first discovered a gift for writing at the age of sixteen. He firmly believes his talent is God given and he is but a vessel for a higher power who shares this selfsame passion for the written word. Desmond describes his work as “eccentric, abstract.” He is intrigued by pain & sadness, and he explores these emotions across a wide array of subject areas; politics, death, religion, the struggles of everyday life. His bold statement pieces are often dark, granular observations of the world he inhabits. Anthony believes in testing the limits of the permissible. His poetry is honest, unadulterated and breaches the norms of the expected. His pen is sharp and he is loathe to hold back on a thought or feeling, even at the risk of offending his reader. In his view, self-censorship is the surest way to weaken the power of his craft. http://glassstaircase.blogspot.com/
Becky Kilsby blogs at http://beckykilsby.wordpress.com: I have loved and studied poetry and creative language, have taught and written about literature for most of my life. Only recently have I shaped words into poetry, exploring emotions, places and situations rooted in my own experience. British by birth and education, I have lived in the Middle East for over twenty years, have raised children here and enjoyed the opportunities to peel back the skin of other cultures. Travel has given me a stronger flavor of who I am and has certainly opened my eyes to other ways of living in this world.
I write in free verse as well as traditional forms such as the villanelle and sonnet, bouncing between the two. In free verse I believe I find my truest voice, the one that speaks most deeply and clearly about my own life and which I think allows readers to find a more direct point of entry.
Janet Hawtin currently lives in Australia and blogs at http://crankymango.blogspot.com/:
My writing is all trees and relationships;
the view from my window across the park;
the feeling of being here amongst it all.
I like to paint draw, print, write, and
I like to read, listen and see what others are making.
The making feels like a natural fruit from our cultural tree.
Steve Shultz is a poet, journalist and music aficionado from Denver, CO. He is a designer with The Denver Post, and has been writing poetry for about 15 years. Some of his poetry has been published online in the Railroad Poetry Project and Tuck Magazine. Here are links to his blogs and twitter: http://fracturedphrases.blogspot.com/ & http://fmghost.wordpress.com https://twitter.com/@FracturedPhrase
Stuart McPherson is a Poet/Writer from the United Kingdom. His work draws heavily from personal experience resulting in raw words that are both cathartic and honest.
Drawing influence from the perseverance of the human spirit, Stuart likes to write poetry and fiction that evoke a powerful emotional response from the reader; to prompt questions, and to recreate feelings not often acknowledged or easily faced. In doing so, he shows us how he sees and makes sense of the world around him.
Currently in the early stages of the career, Stuart is proactively seeking opportunity for publication, regularly contributing to online writing communities, as well as his own website -poemsofhateandhope.com. When not writing, Stuart is involved in the Hardcore Punk rock scene, a place that for 20 years has nurtured his desire to create with passion and intensity.