Meet the authors behind Issue 3 of Gleam:
Lorelei Bacht | Jamey Boelhower | Partridge Boswell | Yuan Changming | Brian Clements | Audrey Colasanti | Ginny Lowe Connors | Julie A. Dickson | Jane Dougherty | Scott Ferry | D. Walsh Gilbert | Mehrunnisa Hashmi | Brian Hugenbruch | Lily Jarman-Reisch | Carolyn Martin | Katherine McDaniel | Penelope Moffet | Susan Moorhead | Julia Morris Paul | K. Alma Peterson | Charlotte M. Porter | Marcella Remund | Jenner Shaffer | Sarah Snyder | Kerry Trautman | Sterling Warner | Jonathan Yungkans
Lorelei Bacht (she/they) is currently running out of ways to define herself, and would like to reside in a tranquil, quiet form of uncertainty for a while. Her recent work has appeared and/or are forthcoming in Anti-Heroin Chic, Visitant, The Wondrous Real, Abridged, Odd Magazine, Postscript, PROEM, SWWIM, Strukturriss, The Inflectionist Review, Hecate, and others. She is also on Instagram: @lorelei.bacht.writer and on Twitter: @bachtlorelei
Jamey Boelhower is a husband and father of six children. He has spent the past 20 plus years in education as a high school English teacher, coach, professional developer, and college instructor. Jamey’s writing expresses his view of the world, both the joy and the pain. He explores the depths of life with a unique style that challenges the reader to see the world on a deeper level. He is the author of a number of books of poetry: And I Never Told You, From My Years, Farther and Son: Words Apart, April 2020: A Poetic Time Capsule of Writing and Living During a Pandemic, and his newest release These Words Believe in Ghosts.
Partridge Boswell is the author of Some Far Country (Grolier Poetry Prize). His poems and essays have recently surfaced in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, december, Plume, Hotel Amerika, Prairie Schooner and The Moth. Co-founder of Bookstock Literary Festival, he troubadours widely with the poetry/music group Los Lorcas, whose debut release Last Night in America (2021) is available on Thunder Ridge Records.
Yuan Changming hails with Allen Yuan from poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include eleven Pushcart nominations and chapbooks (most recent one LIMERENCE ), as well as publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), & BestNewPoemsOnline, among others. Earlier this year, Yuan served on the jury for Canada’s 44th National Magazine Awards (poetry category).
Brian Clements is the author or editor of many books, most recently A Book of Common Rituals (prose poems from Quale Press) and Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (Beacon). He chairs the Writing Department at Western Connecticut State University.
Until recently, Audrey Colasanti has been a closet-poet, writing often but not confidant enough to submit her work for review. Under the encouragement and tutelage of Danez Smith, she now has a much-anticipated manuscript, which will be published by The Black Spring Press Group/UK, 2022.
Ginny Lowe Connors
Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of several poetry collections, including Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Connors’ latest poetry book, Without Goodbyes, is forthcoming from Turning Point in January of 2022. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and she has earned numerous awards for individual poems. As publisher of her own press, Grayson Books, Connors has also edited a number of poetry anthologies, including Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry. She is co-editor of Connecticut River Review.
Julie A. Dickson
Julie A. Dickson sees poetry in all things, writes of nature, animals, people and memories. Her poems have appeared in Misfit, Ekphrastic Review, First Literary Review East, Gleam, among others. Dickson serves on the board of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, has two rescued feral cats and works with elderly persons. A Push Cart nominee, her full length works are available on Amazon, including Bullied into Silence and A World Without Ivory.
Jane Dougherty is an Irish writer living in a French meadow. She has had novels, stories and poetry published and is ridiculously proud of the two chapbooks of poetry she has published herself.
D. Walsh Gilbert
D. Walsh Gilbert is the author of Ransom (Grayson Books, 2017). A Pushcart nominee, she has received honors from The Farmington River Literary Arts Center and the Artist for Artists Project at the Hartford Art School and was recently named winner of The Ekphrastic Review’s 2021 “Bird Watching” contest. Her work has recently appeared in The Dillydoun Review, Montana Mouthful, Entropy, Third Wednesday, and the anthology, Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis, among others.She serves on the board of the Riverwood Poetry Series and as co-editor of the Connecticut River Review.
Mehrunnisa Hashmi is from Pakistan, currently residing in Jeddah. She is an avid reader and writer. This is her debut publication.
Brian Hugenbruch is a speculative fiction writer and poet living in Upstate New York with his family and their pets. By day, he writes information security programs to protect your data on (and from) the internet. His poetry has been featured in Apparition Lit, Star*Line, and Abyss & Apex. No, he’s not sure how to say his last name, either.
Lily Jarman-Reisch graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has been a journalist in Washington, D.C., and Athens, Greece, where she lived aboard a small boat she sailed throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. She has held administrative and teaching positions at the Universities of Michigan and Maryland, sailed across the Atlantic, and hiked on four continents. Her poems appear in 3rd Wednesday, Snapdragon, 1807, Dewdrop, As You Were, MONO and other international literary journals.
From associate professor of English to management trainer to retiree, Carolyn Martin is a lover of gardening and snorkeling, feral cats and backyard birds, writing and photography. Her poems have appeared in more than 135 journals and anthologies throughout North America, Australia, and the UK. Her fifth collection, The Catalog of Small Contentments, will be released in August 2021. Currently, she is the poetry editor of Kosmos Quarterly: journal for global transformation. More at www.carolynmartinpoet.com.
Katherine McDaniel grew up roaming fields and woods near Dripping Springs, Texas, USA, where she acquired a passion for nature and imagination expressed in writing, music and art. She is the founder of Synkroniciti, an arts incubator that facilitates collaborative projects and the editor of Synkroniciti Magazine, a quarterly literary and visual arts journal. In 2012, she was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera to write a cycle of poems celebrating the lives of women who immigrated to the US from Latin America. Katherine is also a visual artist, photographer and musician.
Penelope Moffet is the author of It Isn’t That They Mean to Kill You (Arroyo Seco Press, 2018) and Keeping Still (Dorland Mountain Arts, 1995). Her poems have been published in Gleam, One, Natural Bridge, Permafrost, Pearl, The Rise Up Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Verse-Virtual, The Missouri Review and other literary journals, as well as in several anthologies, including What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest (University of Texas Press, 2007), Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles (Tia Chucha Press, 2016), Floored (Kingly Street Press, 2020) and California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology (Story Street Press, 2020).
Susan Moorhead writes poetry and stories in New York. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. She’s received four Pushcart prize nominations for fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and first prize in the Greenburgh, New York poetry contest. Her poetry collections are, The Night Ghost, and Carry Darkness, Carry Light. Daytimes find her working as a librarian where she is happy to be surrounded by books.
Julia Morris Paul
Julia Morris Paul’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals, both national and international, including Comstock Review, New Mexico Review, Connecticut Review, Minerva Rising, Mom Egg Review. HERE: A Poetry Journal and Radar Poetry, as well as several anthologies, including From Under the Bridges of America and Forgotten Women. Her collections include a chapbook, Staring Down the Tracks, (The Poetry Box, 2020)) and Shook, (Grayson Books, 2014). She is president of Riverwood Poetry Series, a long-standing reading series in Hartford and an elder law attorney in Manchester, Connecticut.
K. Alma Peterson
K. Alma Peterson is a graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She is the author of two books of poetry, published by Blaze Vox Books: Was There No Interlude when Light Sprawled the Fen; and The Last Place I Lived. She lives and writes and does abstract painting in Florida and in Minnesota.
Charlotte M. Porter
Published poet and award-winning short fiction author, Charlotte M. Porter lives and writes in an old citrus hamlet in north central Florida. Her first play appears in a COVID anthology in press with Archway Press.
Marcella Remund is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South Dakota transplant, where she taught at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals. Her chapbook, The Sea is My Ugly Twin, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018. Her first full-length collection, The Book of Crooked Prayer, won Honorable Mention in the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition from the National Association of State Poetry Societies and was published by Finishing Line Press in 2020. Find more info about Marcella, including links to her books, at www.marcellaremund.com.
Jenner Shaffer is an Ozark native living at Pomme de Terre Reservoir in southwest Missouri. He is a graduate of Missouri State University, former editor of Moon City Literary Review, a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division, former college educator, worked for Dell Computer Corporation, Bass Pro Shops, and Tim Burrows Metal Art & Design. Currently he manages a farm specializing in heirloom peppers and rare chicken breeds. In his free time, he enjoys reading literature, writing, photography, fishing, and painting.
Sarah Snyder lives in Vermont, carves in stone, and rides her bike. Travel has opened her eyes. She has three poetry collections, The Human Contract (2017), Notes from a Nomad (nominated for the Massachusetts Book Awards 2018), and With a Polaroid Camera (2019) with recent work in Rattle and RHINO. sarahdickensonsnyder.com
Kerry Trautman is a lifelong Ohioan, a founder/admin for ToledoPoet.com, and a poetry editor for Red Fez. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several anthologies and journals such as Slippery Elm, Free State Review, Midwestern Gothic, Paper & Ink, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Alimentum. Her poetry books are Things That Come in Boxes (King Craft Press 2012,) To Have Hoped (Finishing Line Press 2015,) Artifacts (NightBallet Press 2017,) and To be Nonchalantly Alive (Kelsay Books 2020.)
A Washington-based author, educator, and Pushcart nominee for poetry, Sterling Warner’s works have appeared in many international literary magazines, journals, and anthologies such as Scarlet Leaf Review, Street Lit., The Ekphrastic Review, The Fib Review, and Unlikely Stories Mark V. Warner also has written six volumes of poetry, including Without Wheels, ShadowCat, Memento Mori: A Chapbook Redux, Edges, Rags & Feathers, and Serpent’s Tooth: Poems (2021)—as well as. Masques: Flash Fiction & Short Stories. Currently,Warner spends his time writing, turning wood, and salmon fishing.
Jonathan Yungkans is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer whose work has appeared in MacQueen’s Qulnterly, Panoply, Synkroniciti and a number of other publications. He was recently included in Part 3 of The International Literary Quarterly‘s California Poets online anthology. His second poetry chapbook, Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, won the 2019 Clockwise Chapbook Competition and was published by Tebor Bach in 2021.
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