Poet Biographies Issue 5

Garrett Ashley

Garrett Ashley lives in Alabama and teaches creative writing at Tuskegee University. His work has appeared in The Normal School, Tilted House, Moon City Review, Sonora Review, and DIAGRAM, among others.

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Lenny Della Rocca

Lenny DellaRocca was founding editor and publisher of South Florida Poetry Journal. He is now editor of Witchery, a place for Epoems.

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Jane Dougherty

Jane Dougherty lives and works in southwest France. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems and stories have been published in magazines and journals including Ogham Stone, the Ekphrastic Review, Black Bough Poetry, ink sweat and tears, Gleam, Nightingale & Sparrow, Green Ink and Brilliant Flash Fiction. She blogs at janedougherty.wordpress.com. Her poetry chapbooks, thicker than water and birds and other feathers were published in October and November 2020.

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Fatihah Quadri Eniola

Fatihah Quadri Eniola is a young poet from Nigeria. She is currently a member of HCAF (Hilltop creative arts foundation), Black Girls’ Tales and Nibstears Poetry Cave. She has contributed a number of intricately constructed poems to literary journals including Soft Star Speculative, Art Lounge, The Kalahari Review, Beatnik Cowboy, Notion press, World Voices magazine, De Curated, Syncronized Chaos and elsewhere. She lives with a very cute cat, Honiy.

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Roberta Hoff

Roberta Whitman Hoff is a poet, musician, songwriter, painter, who grew up in Connecticut and currently lives in Massachusetts. She has played with words and poetry her whole life. Roberta has taken workshops from many astonishing poets such as Edwina Trentham, Dick Allen, Margaret Gibson to name just a few. Her poetry has been published in small journals as well as two poems in “Our Changing Environment” Guildford Poets Guild 20th Anniversary Anthology. She also has her first horror poem forthcoming in “Under Her Eye” from Black Spot Books. Roberta works mostly in free verse and has published villanelles, but this is her first try at the amazing form of Cadralor.

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Damon Hubbs

Damon Hubbs lives in a small town in New England. He holds a BA in World Literature from Bradford College. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Book of Matches, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, The Dawntreader, Otoliths, Don’t Submit!, The Chamber Magazine, Young Ravens Literary Review and others.

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Tara Knight

Tara Knight is a healthcare provider living in a small hockey town in Northern Ontario. Tara’s work can also be found in The Literary Hatchet Magazine.

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Diane LeBlanc

Diane LeBlanc is a writer, teacher, and book artist with roots in Vermont, Wyoming, and Minnesota. She is the author of The Feast Delayed (Terrapin Books, 2021) and four poetry chapbooks. Poems, essays, and reviews appear in Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, Green Mountains Review, Mid-American Review, and Ruminate, among others. Diane is a holistic life coach with emphasis in creative practice, and she teaches writing at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Read more at www.dianeleblancwriter.com.

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Nick Reeves

Nick Reeves is to be found on the northeast coast of England. He keeps bees in a box in the backyard and dream diaries beside his bed. He has a keen interest in archery, bridges and corvids and paints when the mood takes him. He is working on his first novel and a collaborative collection of modern-day lyrical ballads with his wife. His fictional studies of an Italian ice cream family is published next month on Valley Press. He can be read and reached at nickreeves.blog

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Lana Sain

Lana Matthews Sain is an MFA candidate in poetry at the Sewanee School of Letters. A native of Middle Tennessee, she lives and works in Sewanee, TN where she raised her two sons. Lana writes into the often dismissed experiences that shape, label and haunt southern women, and she enjoys the quiet and solace of the outdoors. She tends to quench her thirst for adventure with mountain biking, mountaineering and ultra trail running, all of which find their way into her writing. 

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Abdulrazaq Salihu

Abdulrazaq salihu, X-gene, TPC I is a Nigerian award-winning poet. He has works published/forthcoming in journals such as: brittle paper, masks lit mag, Kalahari review, pine cone review, rogue, and elsewhere. He won the masks lit mag poetry award, BPKW poetry contest, Nigerian prize for teen authors, splendors of Dawn poetry contest and more. He is a member of the hilltop creative arts foundation and has been living for too long inside his head.

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Joshua St. Claire

Joshua St. Claire is an accountant who works as a corporate controller in rural Pennsylvania. His poetry has been published in Mayfly, The Delmarva Review, ubu., and The Ghost City Review, among others. He is Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. His work was included in the 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology, and he is the winner of the 2022 Gerald Brady Memorial Senryu Award.

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Sherre Vernon

Sherre Vernon (she/her/hers) is the award-winning author of Green Ink Wings (Elixir Press) and The Name is Perilous (Power of Poetry). Her debut full-length poetry collection, Flame Nebula, Bright Nova was released in 2022 by Main Street Rag. Sherre has been published in journals such as TAB and The Chestnut Review, nominated for Best of the Net, and anthologized in several collections including Fat & Queer and Best Small Fictions. Read more of her work at http://www.sherrevernon.com

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Sterling Warner

An award-winning author, poet, and English Professor, Sterling Warner’s works have appeared in such literary magazines, journals, and anthologies as Danse Macabre, Gleam, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, and the Shot Glass Journal. Warner’s collections of poetry include Rags and Feathers, Without Wheels, ShadowCat, Edges, Memento Mori, Serpent’s Tooth, and Flytraps (2022)—as well as Masques: Flash Fiction & Short Stories. Currently, Warner is working on a new collection of poems, writing fiction, turning wood, participating in “virtual” poetry readings, and enjoying retirement in Washington State.

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Jonathan Yungkans

Jonathan Yungkans continues to write while working as an in-home health-care provider. This gives him time to catch his breath and drink copious amounts of coffee. It also keeps him connected to humanity while admiring Scott Ferry for doing so in a group setting as well as he does. His work has appeared in Gleam, MacQueen’s Journal, Panoply, Synkroniciti and other publications. His second poetry chapbook, Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, was published in 2021.

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