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Jay S. Auslander Poet Teaneck, NJ 2018361174 “Publications and Prizes Books:A New Majority (Broncho Press, 1987) Anthologies:Uncharted Lines (Boaz Publishing, 1999) Journals:Blow, Connecticut River Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lucky Star, MacGuffin, Orphic Lute, Sonoma Mandala Literary Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Jay S. Auslander
Edward Ahern Fairfield, CT 2033718380 “Author’s Bio My pitfalls in writing a longer biography are resumeitis “”able to leap tall buildings in a single bound,”” and chronological fixation- “”Then I shaved for the first time, then Mary Sue dumped me, etc.”” My life (some 71 years thus far) has in fact been enjoyably haphazard. I’ve been able to do most of the immature things I wanted to do when I was fourteen. After graduating from university I was, in approximate order: a naval officer specializing in diving and bomb disarming; a newspaper reporter; an intelligence agent living in Germany and Japan; an international sales executive for a Canadian paper conglomerate and then a major U.S. trading company and now a fiction writer. I’ve lived in six countries, visited another seventy five, and speak four languages ( Japanese badly), My free time is misspent fly fishing and shooting. Along the way I acquired a wife (now forty five years worth), two children, five grandchildren and an MBA. I normally write sardonic to dark fantasy and horror stories. but do stray into children’s fairy tales and, when there’s nothing else to write, literary fiction. Forty six of my stories have been published thus far, most also reprinted. The writing achievement I’m happiest about is the five fairy tales starring our grandchildren, all of which are now posted on the alfie dog site. I didn’t really begin writing until I was sixty seven, so there’s hope for everyone who’s legally old. I also have the luxury of not relying on my meager writing income to write what I want to. On writing: My first drafts stink, always. I rewrite viciously after a few digestive cycles, and, for problem children that no one wants, run the stories through several critique groups until they’re literarily acceptable. Fortunately there are enough demented editors that even my weirdest stuff eventually gets picked up. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:Armenian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:French Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Broadview, IL” Edward Ahern
Catherine Austin Alexander Fiction Writer Seattle, WA 2066167550 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:I Thought My Father Was God (Henry Holt, 2001) Journals:American Jones Building & Maintenance, Children Churches & Daddies, Higginsville Reader, Intersections, Mediphors, Mosaic, North Atlantic Review, Sidewalks, Snow Monkey, Spindrift, Synapse” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Homeless people, Mentally Ill” Catherine Austin Alexander
Sydney Avey Fiction Writer Groveland, CA 2097686558 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Sheep Walker’s Daughter (HopeSprings Books, 2013)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Christian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Palo Alto, CA Raised in:Mountain View, CA” Sydney Avey
Ellen Akins Cornucopia, WI 2122292612 “Publications and Prizes Books:Hometown Brew (Knopf, 1998), Public Life (Harper Collins, 1993), World Like a Knife (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), Little Woman (Harper Collins, 1990), Home Movie (Simon & Schuster, 1987) Journals:Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Southern Review, SW Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Ellen Akins
Kathy Anderson Fiction Writer Philadelphia, PA 2156817127 “Author’s Bio Kathy Anderson is a short story writer and playwright. Her writing has been published in international and national magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her short story collection was a 2014 finalist for the Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction with the University of Georgia Press. ? As a playwright, her plays have been produced and staged in major US cities and in Ireland. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Fluent in:English Born in:MI Raised in:Wilmington, DE” Kathy Anderson
Joe Amato Poet Normal, IL 3034923401 “Publications and Prizes Books:Bookend: Anatomies of a Virtual Self (SUNY Press, 1997), Symptoms of a Finer Age (Viet Nam Generation Press, 1994) Journals:Crayon, Jacket, New American Writing” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American” Joe Amato
Jean Aldriedge Poet Los Angeles, CA 3104730492 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Circus Maximus, Dekalb Literary Arts Journal, Encore, Interstate, Pig Iron Press, Village Idiot” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:IA” Jean Aldriedge
Elizabeth Aquino Los Angeles, CA 3239386010 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Exceptional Parent Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New Millennium Writings, Slow Trains, Spirituality & Health” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Southampton, NY Raised in:Atlanta, GA” Elizabeth Aquino
David Abrams Butte, MT 4065650347 “Publications and Prizes Books:Fobbit (Grove Press, 2012)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults, Hospital patients, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans Fluent in:English Born in:Bloomsburg, PA Raised in:Jackson, WY” David Abrams
Minerva Allen Poet Dodson, MT 4066733596 “Publications and Prizes Books:Winter Smoke (Flores Hill County Printing, 1996) Anthologies:Thematic Approach Curriculum (Flores Hill County Printing, 1996), The Last Place: A Centennial (Montana Historical Society Press, 1988) Journals:Montana Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Minerva Allen
Rane Arroyo Toledo, OH 4194761578 “Publications and Prizes Books:Home Movies of Narcissus (University of Arizona Press, 2002), Pale Ramon (Zoland Books, 1998), The Singing Shark (Bilingual Review Press, 1996), Death Cab for Cutie (New Sins Press, 1991) Journals:Americas Review, Kenyon Review, Many Mountains Moving, Nimrod, Ploughshares, Spoon River Poetry Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina” Rane Arroyo
Dannie Abse 4471458196 “Publications and Prizes Books:Be Seated, Thou (Sheep Meadow Press, 2000), Remembrance of Crimes Past (Persea, 1992), White Coat, Purple Coat (Persea, 1990)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Dannie Abse
Steve Abbott Columbus, OH 6142685006 “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Greatest Hits 1986-2003 (Pudding House Publications, 2003), A Short History of the Word (Pudding House Publications, 1996) Anthologies:Reeds and Rushes: Pitch, Buzz and Hum (Pudding House Publications, 2010), Love Poems and Other Messages to Bruce Springsteen (Pudding House Publications, 2009), Whatever House We Come From (Pudding House Publications, 2006), Prayers to Protest: Poems That Center and Bless Us (Pudding House Publications, 2001), Coffeehouse Poetry (Bottom Dog Press, 1996) Journals:A NARROW FELLOW, Big Scream, Birmingham Poetry Review, Connecticut Review, Heartlands Today, Pavement Saw, Plainsongs, Slipstream, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Evening Street Review, Wind” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Columbus, OH Raised in:Columbus, OH” Steve Abbott
Askia Akhnaton Palo Alto, CA 6503263381 “Publications and Prizes Books:Concurencie: This Season for Love (Vision Victory People, 2001), Sing When the Spirit Says Sing (Vision Victory People, 2000), The Last Black Man (Soul Visions, 1994) Journals:Indianapolis University Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Askia Akhnaton
Jessie Andersen Fiction Writer Sinclairville, NY 7169623302 “Publications and Prizes Books:At What Cost (Astraea Press, 2012)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Christian Prefers to work with:Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Batavia , NY Raised in:Sinclairville, NY Agent:Steven Hutson” Jessie Andersen
Caron Andregg Halifax, PA 7179919062 “Publications and Prizes Books:In the Language of the Flesh (Inevitable Press, 2001), Of Chemistry & Voodoo (Inevitable Press, 1997) Anthologies:Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002) Journals:Modern Haiku, Poetry International, Rattle, Sheila-Na-Gig, Solo, Spillway Magazine, Talus & Scree” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Caron Andregg
Karl Alexander Fiction Writer Palm Springs, CA 7603272988 “Publications and Prizes Books:Papa & Fidel (St. Martin’s Press, 1989), Curse of the Vampire (Pinnacle Books, 1982), A Private Investigation (Delacorte, 1980), Time After Time (Delacorte Press, 1979)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Karl Alexander
Ken Anderson Poet Atlanta, GA 7709754150 “Publications and Prizes Books:Smooth ‘N’ Sassy (Star Books, 1998), The Intense Lover: A Suite of Poems (Star Books, 1995) Journals:Bay Windows, Beloit Poetry Journal, Chattahoochee Review, Connecticut Poetry Review, James White Review, Lullwater Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Ken Anderson
Paul Allen Poet Charleston, SC 8437433748 “Author’s Bio Readings include original poems with some original songs. Electronic Press Kit: www.sonicbids.com/PaulAllen Youtube: www.youtube.com/ALLENstuff www.myspace.com/paulpoemssongs Videos and CDs of songs available on request.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:AL Raised in:AL” Paul Allen
Carol M. Adorjan Fiction Writer Glenview, IL 8476578502 “Publications and Prizes Books:I Can! Can You? (Albert Whitman, 1990) Journals:Denver Quarterly, National Radio Theatre, North American Review, Redbook” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Carol M. Adorjan
Marie A. Asner Poet Overland Park, KS 9133855369 “Publications and Prizes Books:Tenebrae (CSS Publications, 2001), An Interview of Poets (New Spirit Press, 1999), Angels (Maka, 1998), The Tree of Life (Kindred Spirit Press, 1996), Man of Miracles II: The Followers (New Spirit Press, 1994), An Inquiring Mind (Green Meadow Press, 1993)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Marie A. Asner
Sondra Audin Armer Croton-on-Hudson, NY 9142716801 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Ravishing DisUnities (Wesleyan University Press, 2000), Dog Music (St. Martin’s Press, 1996) Journals:Apalachee Quarterly, Blue Unicorn, Cumberland Poetry Review, Edge City Review, South Carolina Review, Western Humanities Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish” Sondra Audin Armer
Alan P. Akmakjian Fiction Writer, Poet Richardson, TX 9724979412 “Publications and Prizes Books:And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century (Ashland University Press, 1999), California Picnic & Other Poems (Northwoods Press, 1998), Let the Sun Go (MAF Press, 1993) Journals:Ararat, Atom Mind, Black Bear Review, New Thought Journal, Onthebus, Wormwood Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Alan P. Akmakjian
Joel Allegretti Poet Fort Lee, NJ (201) 461-6176 “Author’s Bio Joel Allegretti is the author of five collections of poetry. His second, Father Silicon (The Poet?s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium. Allegretti?s poetry has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Smartish Pace, PANK and many other national journals, as well as in journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and India. He has published his fiction in The MacGuffin, The Adroit Journal and The Nassau Review, among other literary journals. His performance texts and theater pieces have been staged at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Medicine Show Theater, the Cornelia Street Caf‚ and SideWalk Caf‚, all in New York. Allegretti wrote the texts for three song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy, whose work is released on Naxos American Classics. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets and ASCAP.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Jersey City, NJ Raised in:East Brunswick, NJ” Joel Allegretti
Marion Arenas Ridgewood, NJ (201) 670-0083 “Publications and Prizes Books:The U-U Poets (Pudding House Publications, 1996), Life on the Line (Negative Capability Press, 1992) Journals:Journal of New Jersey Poets, Lyric” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:New York City and NJ” Marion Arenas
L.N. Allen Poet Nichols, CT (203) 375-1927 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Buckle &, Chase Park, Comstock Review, Cream City Review, Fugue, Japanophile, Larcom Review, Light, Pivot, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Review, Tar River Poetry Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” L.N. Allen
Betsy Aaron Seattle, WA (206) 322-5159 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Agni, Cream City Review, Driftwood Review, Pierogi Press” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Feminist Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Cleveland, OH Raised in:New York, NY” Betsy Aaron
Thomas Aslin Poet Seattle, WA (206) 382-1573 “Publications and Prizes Books:Sweet Smoke (Red Wing Press, 2006) Anthologies:Pontoon, Number Six (Floating Bridge Press, 2003), Pontoon, Number Five (Floating Bridge Press, 2001) Journals:Artful Dodge, Intro, Natural Bridge” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Spokane, WA Raised in:Spokane, WA” Thomas Aslin
Michael Andre Poet New York, NY (212) 226-7170 “Publications and Prizes Books:Experiments in Banal Living (Empyreal Press, 1998), It as It (Money for Food Press, 1990), Letters Home (Vehicle Editions, 1981) Journals:Coves, Exquisite Corpse, Mudfish, O.ars, Small Press Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:French Prefers to work with:Naturalists/Environmentalists, Hospital patients Born in:Halifax Raised in:Kingston” Michael Andre
Jack Agueros Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY (212) 243-2270 “Publications and Prizes Books:Lord, Is This a Psalm? (Hanging Loose Press, 2002), Sonnets from the Puerto Rican (Hanging Loose Press, 1996), Dominoes & Other Stories (Curbstone Press, 1993) Journals:Agni, Callaloo, Parnassus” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Puerto Rican Fluent in:Spanish Born in:New York, NY Raised in:El Barrio, NY” Jack Agueros
Jacob M. Appel New York, NY (212) 663-3643 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Agni, Arts & Letters, Bellevue Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Boston Review, Buffalo Spree, Chattahoochee Review, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Confrontation, Florida Review, Fugue, Georgetown Review, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Gulf Stream, Image, Inkwell, Jabberwock Review, Massachusetts Review, Missouri Review, Natural Bridge, Nebraska Review, New Delta Review, New Millennium Writings, North Dakota Quarterly, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Raritan, Real, River Styx, Shenandoah, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Southern Humanities Review, Southwest Review, Story Quarterly, Sycamore Review, Tampa Review, Third Coast, Threepenny Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Washington Square, West Branch, Writers’ Forum” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Teachers, Teenagers Born in:Bronx, NY”
Mark Ameen Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY (212) 674-4371 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Buried Body (Amethyst, 1990), A Circle of Sirens (Sea Horse Press, 1985) Journals:Between C & D, James White Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Prisoners Born in:Lowell, MA Raised in:Lowell, MA” Mark Ameen
Poul Anderson Fiction Writer (212) 679-8686 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Stars are Also Fire (Tor Books, 1994), Harvest of Stars (Tor Books, 1993), Orion Shall Rise (Timescape, 1983)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Poul Anderson
John Ashbery Poet New York, NY (212) 753-5785 “Publications and Prizes Books:A Worldly Country (Ecco Press, 2007), Where Shall I Wander (Ecco Press, 2005), Chinese Whispers (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002), As Umbrellas Follow Rain (Qua, 2001), Your Name Here (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000), Girls on the Run (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999), Wakefulness (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998), And the Stars Were Shining (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994), Hotel Lautreamont (Knopf, 1992)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:French” John Ashbery
Dorothy Allison Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist Guerneville, CA (212) 777-0047 (agent) “Publications and Prizes Books:Trash (Plume, 2002), Cavedweller (Dutton, 1998), Two or Three Things I Know for Sure (Dutton, 1995), Bastard Out of Carolina (Dutton, 1992)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Greenville, SC Raised in:FL Agent:Frances Goldin” Dorothy Allison
Andrew Foster Altschul Fiction Writer (212) 903-1376 “Publications and Prizes Books:Deus Ex Machina (Counterpoint Press, 2011), Lady Lazarus (Harcourt, 2008) Anthologies:O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 (Anchor Books, 2007), Best New American Voices 2006 (Harcourt, 2006), Stumbling and Raging: More Politically Inspired Fiction (MacAdam/Cage, 2006), You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction (Wisdom Publications, 2006) Journals:Esquire, Fence, McSweeney’s, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Story Quarterly, Swink” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English, Spanish Born in:Englewood, NJ Raised in:Upper Saddle River, NJ Agent:Bill Clegg” Andrew Foster Altschul
Floyce Alexander Fiction Writer, Poet Bemidji, MN (218) 755-1785 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Ice House (Red Dragonfly Press, 2006), American Fires (Lynx House Press, 2003), Succor (Red Dragonfly Press, 2002), Memory of the Future (Red Dragonfly Press, 1998), Red Deer (L’Epervier Press, 1982), Bottom Falling Out of the Dream (Lynx House Press, 1976) Journals:Colorado Review, Contact II, Greenfield Review, The Nation, TriQuarterly” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Fort Smith, AK Raised in:Yakima Valley, WA” Floyce Alexander
Anthony Ashe Poet New York, NY (301) 538-3087 “Publications and Prizes Books:Relationship Related and Other Poetry (Reconstruction Books Publishing, 2006)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Adults, Any Fluent in:Spanish Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Anthony Ashe
Elizabeth Ayres Poet California, MD (301) 737-7945 “Publications and Prizes Books:Know the Way (Infinity Publishing, 2005), Writing the Wave (Putnam, 1999), Fresh Paint (Ailanthus Press, 1978) Journals:Bitterroot, Encore, Hanging Loose, Malahat Review, Van Gogh’s Ear” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Elizabeth Ayres
Roger R. Angle Fiction Writer, Poet Culver City, CA (310) 287-1661 “Publications and Prizes Journals:BoldType, California State Poetry Quarterly, Caprice, Center, Coldspring Journal, El Corno Emplumado, Fiction West, It, Italia*America, Kryptogame, Los Angeles Review, Poetic Diversity, StarWeb Paper, Work” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Wichita, KS” Roger R. Angle
Jane Alynn Poet Anacortes, WA (360) 230-1364 “Author’s Bio Jane Alynn is a poet, essayist, and fine art photographer. A retired psychotherapist, she received an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She was awarded 2nd place in New South’s 2012 poetry contest and in 2004 she was awarded a William Stafford Award from Washington Poets Association. Her first full-length collection of poems, Necessity of Flight, was published by Cherry Grove in 2011. A chapbook, Threads & Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has led poetry workshops, organized community poetry readings and other literary events, and served briefly on the Board of Washington Poets Association. As a fine art photographer, she has numerous exhibitions and awards to her credit. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Portland, OR” Jane Alynn

Judith Anne Azrael Fiction Writer, Poet Friday Harbor, WA (360) 378-0817 “Publications and Prizes Books:Wherever I Wander (Impassio Press, 2004), Apple Tree Poems (Confluence Press, 1983), Antelope Are Running (Confluence Press, 1978), Fields of Light (Cassiopeia Press, 1974), Fire in August (Zeitgeist Press, 1969) Journals:Christian Science Monitor, Harvard Review, Minnesota Review, Poets & Writers, Rosebud, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, The Nation, The Sun, Western Humanities Review, Yale Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:Greek, French Born in:Baltimore, MD Raised in:Baltimore, MD” Judith Anne Azrael
David Adams Poet Narragansett, RI (401) 284-0877 “Publications and Prizes Books:Evidence of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2004), Where We Came In (Bottom Dog Press, 1993), Red Shadow of Steel Mill (Bottom Dog Press, 1991) Journals:Heartlands Today, Hiram Poetry Review, Laurel Review, North American Review, Wolf Moon Press Journal” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Cleveland, OH Raised in:Cleveland, OH” David Adams
William Allen Poet Brooklyn, NY (401) 450-5944 “Author’s Bio William Marshall Allen (born in 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American poet and visual artist. <br /> <br /> His poetry is rooted in Imagism, history, politics, and art. His word art painting and prints are published by Clay Street Graphics Press. He is also represented by Cade Tompkins Fine Art. His poetry and art work is influenced by Concrete Poetry, Fluxus Art, and the ecphrastic tradition in literature and art.<br /> <br /> William Allen grew up in Connecticut, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Art from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in both American History and Creative Writing from New York University. He studied there with Philip Levine, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, and Carolyn Forche. <br /> <br /> He has worked as tugboat crew, U.A.W. training program instructor, and art trucker. He has taught poetry and writing at New York University, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the School of Visual Arts the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he currently teaches online. He is also an online course designer and was a software writer at Pitney Bowes Litigation and Document Services in Providence, Rhode Island. He currently works as technical writer and communications specialist in the Office of Information Systems and Technology in the Bureau of Management at the United Nations Development Programme in New York.<br /> <br /> He lives in Brooklyn with the artist Barbara Westermann, after living twenty years in the East Village of New York City, where they raised their daughter Lotte. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” William Allen
Janet E. Aalfs Fiction Writer, Poet Northampton, MA (413) 586-6831 “Publications and Prizes Books:Reach (Perugia Press, 1999), Full Open (Orogeny Press, 1996), Sister/Stranger (Sidewalk Revolution Press, 1993), And a Deer’s Ear (Cleis Press, 1990) Anthologies:A Fierce Brightness (Calyx Books, 2002), Crossing Paths (Mad River Press, 2002) Journals:California State Poetry Quarterly, Calyx, Evergreen Chronicles, Lumina, Onion River Review, Peregrine” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Janet E. Aalfs
Kurt Ayau Fiction Writer Amherst, VA (434) 922-7576 “Publications and Prizes Books:What the Shadow Told Me (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005) Journals:Backwards City Review, Descant, Double Dealer Redux, Front Range Review, Ink Pot, North American Review, Portland Review, Roanoke Review, Southeast Review, Tulane Review, William & Mary Review, Yalobusha Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Teenagers Born in:Boston, MA Raised in:Atwater, CA Agent:Jeff Kleinman” Kurt Ayau
Christine Allen-Yazzie Fiction Writer Millville, UT (435) 760-9760 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Arc and the Sediment (Utah State University Press, 2007) Anthologies:What There Is: The Crossroads Anthology (Crossroads Urban Center, 1996) Journals:3rd Muse, Black River Review, Dos Passos Review, Eclectica, EVO, Feminista!, Flyway, Main Channel Voices, nycBigCityLit.com, Pif, Slow Trains, Whiskey Island” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Other Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Boise, ID Raised in:Ogden, UT” Christine Allen-Yazzie
Edmund August Fiction Writer, Poet Louisville, KY (502) 802-2786 “Publications and Prizes Books:Moon Dogs (Wind Publishing, 2005) Anthologies:Tobacco: A Literary Anthology (Wind Publishing, 2004) Journals:Louisville Review, Poetry Magazine, Rattle, Red Wheelbarrow, Smartish Pace, Wind Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Appalachian, Mixed Race Prefers to work with:Prisoners, Teachers Born in:Typo, KY Raised in:Hazard, KY” Edmund August

Frances Payne Adler Poet Portland, OR (503) 477-6007 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Making of a Matriot (Red Hen Press, 2003), When the Bough Breaks: Pregnancy and the Legacy of Addiction (New Sage Press, 2003), Raising the Tents (Calyx Books, 1993), Struggle To Be Borne (San Diego State University Press, 1987) Anthologies:Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press, 2009)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Feminist, Jewish Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Montreal, Quebec Raised in:Montreal” Frances Payne Adler
Professor Arturo Poet, Spoken Word Artist Stamford, CT (504) 975-6676 “Publications and Prizes Books:My Name Is New Orleans: 40 Years of Poetry & Other Jazz (Margaret Media, Inc., 2009), Beer Cans, Bullets, Things & Pieces (Broadside Press, 1972) Performances:Bowery Poetry Club (2014), NYU (2014)” “More Information Listed as: Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New Orleans, LA Raised in:New orleans, LA” Professor Arturo
Rebecca Aronson Albuquerque, NM (505) 508-5439 “Publications and Prizes Books:Creature, Creature (Main-Traveled Roads, 2007) Journals:Alembic, Cimarron Review, Cranky, Cream City Review, Ecotone, Gulf Stream, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Phoebe, Puerto del Sol, Real, Rio Grande Review, Seattle Review, Tin House” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Minneapolis, MN Raised in:Minneapolis, MN” Rebecca Aronson
Opal Palmer Adisa Fiction Writer, Poet Oakland, CA (510) 219-0704 “Author’s Bio Diverse, innovative and multi-genre, Opal Palmer Adisa is an exceptional talent, nurtured on cane-sap and the oceanic breeze of Jamaica. Charismatic and informed, Adisa?s concerns span the gamut from the environment to children, and as such there is hardly any topic that she has not written about either in poetry, prose or essay. A highly sought-after motivational speaker, Opal Palmer Adisa has lectured and read her work throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa, South American, and the Caribbean. An award-winning poet and prose writer Dr. Adisa has twelve titles to her credit, including the novel, It Begins With Tears (1997), proclaimed by Rick Ayers as one of the most motivational works for young adults. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jamaican American Prefers to work with:At Risk Youth Born in:Kingston Raised in:Caymans Estate” Opal Palmer Adisa
Alfred Arteaga Poet Berkeley, CA (510) 642-3563 “Publications and Prizes Books:Frozen Accident (Tia Chucha Press, 2006), Red (Bilingual Review Press, 2000), Chicano Poetics (Cambridge University Press, 1997), House with the Blue Bed (Mercury House, 1997), Love in the Time of Aftershocks (Chusma House, 1997), Cantos (Chusma House, 1991) Anthologies:An Other Tongue (Duke University Press, 1994)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Children Fluent in:Spanish Born in:Los Angeles, CA” Alfred Arteaga
Ivan Arguelles Berkeley, CA (510) 848-6846 “Publications and Prizes Books:Inferno (Beatitude, 2005), Tri Loka (Potes & Poets Press, 2002), Madonna Septet (Potes & Poets Press, 2000), Enigma & Variations (Pantograph Press, 1996) Anthologies:Primary Trouble (Talisman House Publications, 1996) Journals:Lost & Found Times” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina Fluent in:Spanish, Italian” Ivan Arguelles
Beth Alvarado Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Tucson, AZ (520) 621-1836 “Publications and Prizes Books:Anthropologies: A Family Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Not a Matter of Love (New Rivers Press, 2006)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Grand Junction, CO Raised in:Tucson, AZ” Beth Alvarado
Mike Allen Fiction Writer, Poet Roanoke, VA (540) 400-1700 “Publications and Prizes Books:Strange Wisdoms of the Dead (Wildside Press, 2006), Disturbing Muses (Prime Books, 2005) Anthologies:Nebula Awards Showcase 2008: The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy (Penguin/Roc, 2008), Cabinet des F??es 2 (Prime Books, 2007), Jabberwocky 3 (Prime Books, 2007), Cabinet des F??es (Prime Books, 2006), Jabberwocky 2 (Prime Books, 2006), Jabberwocky (Prime Books, 2005), Nebula Awards Showcase 2005: The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy (Penguin/Roc, 2005), The Best of Dreams of Decadence (Penguin/Roc, 2003) Journals:Abyss & Apex, Aoife’s Kiss, Asimov’s Sci-Fi Magazine, Astropoetica, Between Kisses, Byline, Curbside Review, Dreams and Nightmares, Dreams of Decadence, EOTU, Flesh and Blood, Frisson, Interzone, Lone Star Stories, Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Not One of Us, Nth Degree, Outer Darkness, Pedestal Magazine, Pirate Writings, Santa Clara Review, Space & Time, Star*Line, Strange Horizons, Talebones, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Sword Review, Weird Tales” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Minneapolis, MN Raised in:Roanoke, VA” Mike Allen
Bim Angst Fiction Writer, Poet Hegins, PA (570) 682-4366 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:An Intricate Weave (Iris Press, 1997), Coal Seam (University of Scranton Press, 1994) Journals:Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Now, Spoon River Poetry Review, West Branch” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Born in:PA Raised in:PA” Bim Angst
Linda Arntzenius Princeton, NJ (609) 921-2323 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Exit 13, Kelsey Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, U.S.1 Worksheets, Up and Under” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Scotch-Irish American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Glasgow Raised in:Glasgow” Linda Arntzenius
Judy Light Ayyildiz Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Roanoke, VA (703) 774-8440 “Author’s Bio Judy Light Ayyildiz has taught creative writing to all age groups and education levels for many years. For 13 of those years she was an editor and board member of Artemis, Artists and Writers from the Blue Ridge and she was a founding board member for the Blue Ridge Writers Conference. Judy has an MA in Liberal Arts & also an MA in Creative Writing from Hollins University. Her two books of poetry are Smuggled Seeds (Gusto Press Poet Discovery Winner) and Mud River (Lintel). She co-authored three supplementary texts for students and teachers with Rebekah Woodie: Creative Writing across the Curriculum, Easy Ideas for Busy Teachers (Frank Schaffer) and the Writers’ Express (TS Denison). These textbooks for students and teachers grew from her extensive work in educating students of all ages to write creatively. She received numerous grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts as a ?Writer in the Schools.? Her memoir Nothing but Time (XLibris) focuses on the importance of story within to bring courage and healing, and it highlights Judy?s West Virginia youth and her life as a Southwest Virginian. Some of My Ancestors are Ottomans and Turks (Greenhouse Books, Istanbul) was her first children?s book. She has published poetry, short stories, articles, reviews, in anthologies and in literary magazines such as New York Quarterly, Mickle Street Review, the new renaissance, Sow?s Ear, Piedmont Literary Review, Pig Iron Press, Lonesome Travelers Publishers, Clique Calm Books, Turkish Times, Turkish Torque, McGuffin Magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review, Artemis, Black Water Review, Roanoke Review, The Northeast Journal, Kalliope and others. She has been the recipient of various grants, honors, and awards. She has completed her first novel, Never Forever, based on the life and times of her Turkish mother-in-law. In 2007, a short story and a poem of Judy?s were translated into Italian for an international women?s anthology, published in Italy. She has been a fiction finalist for the Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia, Roanoke YWCA 2007 nominee for the ?Women in the Arts? award, winner of the Turkish Forum award, the Daughters of Ataturk ?Distinguished Service? award, a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Virginia College Stores Association Annual Book Award Finalist. An essay on the inner-weaving of Judy?s life, with selections of her published work, was included in the 2-2008 international women?s anthology Women and was a 2009 award winner of the Nazim Hikmet Festival poetry contest.” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Appalachian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Teays, WV Raised in:Huntington, WV Agent:Rebecca Pratt” Judy Light Ayyildiz
John Amen Poet Charlotte, NC (704) 643-0244 “Publications and Prizes Books:At the Threshold of Alchemy (Presa Press, 2009), At the Threshold of Alchemy (Presa :S: Press, 2009), More of Me Disappears (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2005), Christening the Dancer (Uccelli Press, 2003) Anthologies:Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005) Journals:Adirondack Review, Iconoclast, Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Main Street Rag, Melic Review, Poetry Bay, Star*Line, Three Candles” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New Haven, CT Raised in:Tryon, NC” John Amen
John Azrak Poet Douglaston, NV (718) 428-5418 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:XY Files (Sherman Asher Publishing, 1997) Journals:Aethlon, California State Poetry Quarterly, COE Review, Comstock Review, Poetry East, Santa Clara Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Teachers, Teenagers Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” John Azrak
Madeline Artenberg Poet Astoria, NY (718) 626-8738 “Publications and Prizes Books:Awakened (Rogue Scholars Press, 2006) Anthologies:Listening to the Birth of Crystals (Paula Brown Trading as The People’s Poet, 2003) Journals:Absinthe Literary Review, And Then, Caprice, Downtown, Ducts Magazine, erato, Erbacce, Margie, Medicinal Purposes, New Press Literary Quarterly, Nomad’s Choir, nycBigCityLit.com, Rogue Scholars, Salonika Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, Vernacular” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Seniors Born in:Brooklyn, NY Raised in:Brooklyn, NY” Madeline Artenberg
Lloyd E. Addison Poet Brooklyn, NY (718) 771-2778 “Publications and Prizes Books:Mystery of The Invention of Doublecross Baseball (Private Publications, 1981) Anthologies:Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone (University of Alabama Press, 2006), Emerson Orchard (Quill Books, 2003) Journals:Drumvoices Revue” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Born in:Boston, MA Raised in:Boston, New York City” Lloyd E. Addison
William Allegrezza Poet Chicago, IL (773) 493-2682 “Publications and Prizes Books:In the Weaver’s Valley (Blue Lion Books, 2006), Ladders in July (BlazeVOX Books, 2005)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Jackson, MS” William Allegrezza
Thomas Fox Averill Fiction Writer Topeka, KS (785) 670-1448; cell (785) 633-3236 “Author’s Bio I am a novelist, short story writer and regular commentator on Kansas Public Radio in the character of the fictional William Jennings Bryan Oleander. I am passionate about food, gardening, all things Scot and the state of Kansas and the Great Plains.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Scotch-Irish American Prefers to work with:Any, Teachers Fluent in:English Born in:Berkeley, CA Raised in:Topeka, KS Agent:Alice Tasman” Thomas Fox Averill
Linda Alexander Poet Tampa, FL (813) 989-1379 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Intimate Kisses (New World Library, 2001) Journals:Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Motel, ProCreation, Sarasota Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Tampa, FL” Linda Alexander
Catherine Anderson Poet Kansas City, MO (816) 651-6223 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Work of Hands (Perugia Press, 2000), In the Mother Tongue (Alice James Books, 1983)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Teachers Born in:Detroit, MI Raised in:Kansas City, MO” Catherine Anderson
Franklin Ashley Fiction Writer Charleston, SC (843)953-8149 “Publications and Prizes Books:How ’bout Them Gamecocks! (University of South Carolina Press, 1985), James Dickey: A Checklist (Gale Research Company, 1972) Journals:Harper’s, New Republic, Paris Review, People Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Franklin Ashley
David Appelbaum New Paltz, NY (845) 255-6784 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Heart of Delay (SUNY Albany Press, 2001), Disruption (SUNY Press, 1996), The Stop (SUNY Press, 1995), Everyday Spirits (SUNY Press, 1993), Voice (SUNY Press, 1990) Anthologies:Gathering Sparks (Parabola Books, 2002), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Philosophy (Chrysalis Books, 2002), The Vision of Hume (Chrysalis Books, 2002), The Vision of Kant (Chrysalis Books, 2002), Gurdjieff: Essays and Reflections (Continuum, 1996), Real Philosophy (Penguin, 1991) Journals:American Poetry Review, Commonweal, Parabola, Rhino Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” David Appelbaum
Eileen Annie Fiction Writer, Poet Eastpoint, FL (850) 670-8518 “Author’s Bio Listing in Long Island Poetry Archival Center (Eileen A. Schrottke Loos). 1993-2006 — Library Director (Eileen Annie Ball) for Franklin County, FLorida. Grantwriting, creative writing, family literacy, development of at-risk youth programs. Currently, part time project director for library-based programs for teens with an emphasis on life skill and career development, as well as creative and artistic programs. Focus is now on poetry and writing re-emergence.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Eileen Annie
John Allman Fiction Writer, Poet Katonah, NY (914) 232-3835 “Publications and Prizes Books:A Fine Romance (short stories) (Quale Press, 2015), Algorithms (prose poems) (Quale Press, 2012), Lowcountry (New Directions, 2007), Loews Triboro (New Directions, 2004), Inhabited World (Wallace Stevens Society Press, 1995), Descending Fire & Other Stories (New Directions, 1994), Curve Away from Stillness (New Directions, 1989), Scenarios for a Mixed Landscape (New Directions, 1986), Clio’s Children (New Directions, 1985), Walking Fours Ways in the Wind (Princeton University Press, 1979) Chapbooks:Little Songs (Mudlark, 2012), Older Than Our Fathers (Mudlark, 2008) Journals:Blackbird, Kenyon Review Online, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry, Yale Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” John Allman
Katharine Assante Poet Highland Mills, NY (914) 534-8522 “Publications and Prizes Books:A Delicate Blue Veil (Assante, 1994), October’s Child (Assante, 1990) Journals:Algonquin Quarterly, Critical Mass, On Course” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:French Born in:New York City Raised in:New York City” Katharine Assante
Leanne Averbach Poet New York, NY (917) 697-7528 “Publications and Prizes Books:fever (Mansfield Press, 2005) Anthologies:Love In the Media Age (Ripple Effect Press, 2001), Poesia D’Amoria (Universidad per Stranieri, 1999) Journals:Antigonish Review, Big City Lit, Descant, Fiddlehead, Poetry New Zealand, Pottersfield Portfolio, Sub-Terrain, The New Quarterly, Washington Square” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any, Any Born in:Vancouver Raised in:Vancouver” Leanne Averbach
Jeffery Renard Allen Fiction Writer, Poet Far Rockaway, NY (917) 834-1852 “Publications and Prizes Books:Stellar Places (Moyer Bell, 2007), Rails Under My Back (Harcourt, 2001), Rails Under My Back (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000), Harbors and Spirits (Moyer Bell, 1999)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any, Adults Fluent in:French, Swahili Born in:Chicago, NY Raised in:Chicago, NY Agent:Cynthia Cannell” Jeffery Renard Allen
Jacqueline Ariail Durham, NC (919) 684-9375 “Publications and Prizes Books:Fever: Erotic Writing By Women (Harper Collins, 1994) Journals:Libido, Redbook” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Teachers Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Jacqueline Ariail
Betty Adcock Poet Raleigh, NC (919) 787-2407 “Publications and Prizes Books:Slantwise (Louisiana State University Press, 2008), Intervale: New & Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2000), The Difficult Wheel (Louisiana State University Press, 1995), Beholdings (Louisiana State University Press, 1988), Nettles (Louisiana State University Press, 1981), Walking Out (Louisiana State University Press, 1975) Journals:Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review, TriQuarterly Prizes:The Texas Institute of Letters Prize for Poetry, The Poets’ Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Naturalists/Environmentalists Born in:TX Raised in:TX” Betty Adcock
Mari Alschuler Poet Plantation, FL (954) 424-9085 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Nightmare of Falling Teeth (Pudding House Publications, 1998) Anthologies:The Poet Within (DeeMar Communications, 1997), Blood to Remember (Texas Tech University Press, 1991) Journals:American Poetry Review, Backbone, Berkeley Poets Co-op, No Apologies, Pudding Magazine, Shenandoah” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Mentally Ill, Veterans Born in:New York, NY Raised in:Long Island, NY” Mari Alschuler
Jenne Andrews Fort Collins, CO (970) 214-6727 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Dark Animal of Liberty (Leaping Mountain Press, 1987), Reunion (Lynx House Press, 1986), In Pursuit of the Family (Minnesota Writers Publishing House, 1974) Journals:Cafe Solo, Colorado Review, Dacotah Territory, Little Magazine, New Mexico Humanities Review, Ontario Review, Seneca Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No Identifies as:English American Prefers to work with:Teenagers Fluent in:Spanish Born in:Albuquerque, NM Raised in:Fort Collins, CO” Jenne Andrews
Frieda Arkin Ipswich, MA (978) 356-2128 “Publications and Prizes Books:Hedwig and Berti (St. Martins Press, 2005), Beyond Lament (Northwestern University Press, 1998), The Essential Kitchen Gardener (Henry Holt, 1990), The Dorp (Dial Press, 1969) Journals:California Quarterly, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, McCall’s, Transatlantic Review, Yale Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:New York, NY Raised in:Cobleskill, NY Agent:Katherine Boyle” Frieda Arkin
Mara Adamitz Scrupe Poet Philadelphia, PA 202-288-0172 “Publications and Prizes Books:Beast (National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 2015)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Polish American Prefers to work with:Teachers Fluent in:English Born in:Minneapolis, MN Raised in:Minneapolis, MN” Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Dick Allen Poet Trumbull, CT 203-375-1927 “Author’s Bio Allen is variously known as a mystical poet, a poet concerned with recording the history of the century?s last fifty years and the beginning years of the 21st Century, a poet of contemporary science, a Zen Buddhist-oriented poet, and a poet whose eclectic style ranges from formal to free verse. In recent years, he has often written in a new narrative-lyric hybrid form of his invention that he calls ?Randomism.? ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:British, Buddhist Prefers to work with:Teachers Born in:Troy, NY Raised in:Round Lake, NY” Dick Allen
Allan Appel Fiction Writer, Poet New Haven, CT 203-776-2857 “Publications and Prizes Books:Club Revelation (Coffee House Press, 2001), A Pocket Apocalypse (Riverhead Books, 1997), High Holiday Sutra (Coffee House Press, 1997), The Rabbi of Casino Boulevard (St. Martin’s Press, 1986) Journals:National Lampoon, The Nation” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Seniors” Allan Appel
George Amabile Poet 204-453-3107 “Publications and Prizes Books:Tasting the Dark: New and Selected Poems (The Muses Company, 2001), Flower and Song (The Borealis Press, 1997), Rumours of Paradise / Rumours of War (McClelland & Stewart, 1995), Four of a Kind (Pachyderm Press, 1994), The Presence of Fire (McClelland & Stewart, 1982), The Presence of Fire (McClelland & Stewart, 1982), Ideas of Shelter (Turnstone, 1981), Open Country (Turnstone, 1976), Blood Ties (Sono Nis, 1972) Anthologies:The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing (Guernica Editions, 1998), Because You Loved Being a Stranger (Harbour Publishing, 1994), Vintage 92 (Sono Nis, 1993), Galaxies III (Addison-Wesley, 1992), Inscriptions (Turnstone, 1992), Out of Place: Stories and Poems (Coteau Books, 1991), Towards 2000 (Fifth House Publishers, 1991), Section Lines (Turnstone, 1988), Trace (Turnstone, 1986), Trace (Turnstone, 1986), Draft (Turnstone, 1981), Aurora (Doubleday, 1979), For Neruda, For Chile (Beacon Press, 1975), The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse (Penguin, 1975), Made in Canada (Oberon Press, 1970), The New Yorker Book of Poems (Viking, 1970), The Young American Poets (Follett Publishng, 1968), Best Poems of 1964 (Pacific Press, 1965) Journals:American Poetry Review, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Canadian Literature, CV2, Harper’s, Malahat Review, Matrix, Minnesota Review, Modern Poetry Studies, Mosaic, Nantucket Review, New Mexico Quarterly Review, New Orleans Review, North Carolina Quarterly, Pivot, Poetry, Poetry Australia, Prairie Fire, Prairie Schooner, Prism International, Quarry, Saturday Night, Tamarack, The New Yorker, Voices, West Coast Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Jersey City, NJ Raised in:Princeton, NJ” George Amabile
Jonathan Aldrich Poet Cape Elizabeth, ME 207-799-6028 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Death of Michelangelo (Puckerbrush Press, 1985)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Jonathan Aldrich
Miguel Algarin Poet New York, NY 212 8071337 x14 “Publications and Prizes Books:Survival Supervivencia (Arte Publico Press, 2009), Love is Hard Work (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Time’s Now / Ya Es Tiempo (Arte Publico Press, 1985), Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century (Arte Publico Press, 1982), On Call (Arte Publico Press, 1980), Mongo Affair (Nuyorican Press, 1978) Anthologies:Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Holt, 1994), Nuyorican Poetry: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Words and Feelings (William Morrow, 1975)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Puerto Rican Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, Spanish Born in:Santurce, Puerto Rico Raised in:New York, NY” Miguel Algarin
Julia Alvarez Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY 212 924 1894 “Publications and Prizes Books:A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of Friendship (Algonquin Books, 2015), The Tia Lola Stories (4 titles) (Knopf, 2011), Once Upon a Quincea¤era: Coming of Age in the USA (Penguin, 2007), Saving the World (Algonquin Books, 2006), Finding Miracles (Knopf, 2004), The Woman I Kept to Myself (Algonquin Books, 2004), Before We Were Free (Knopf, 2002), A Cafecito Story (Chelsea Green, 2001), The Secret Footprints (Dragonfly Press, 2001), In the Name of Salom‚ (Algonquin Books, 2000), Seven Trees (Kat Ran Press, 1998), Something to Declare (Algonquin Books, 1998), Yo! (Plume, 1997), Homecoming: New and Collected Poems (Plume, 1996), The Other Side (Dutton, 1995), In the Time of the Butterflies (Algonquin Books, 1994), How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Algonquin Books, 1991) Journals:The New Yorker” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina Prefers to work with:Any Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:Dominican Republic Agent:Stuart Bernstein” Julia Alvarez
Richard R. Armijo New York, NY 212-228-3033 “Publications and Prizes Books:Wishing on a Star (American Idealism Rag, 1990), Suburban Ambush (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989) Journals:A Gathering of the Tribes, Blast, New Leaves Review, Zien” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T, Hispanic Prefers to work with:Mentally Ill, Teenagers Fluent in:Spanish Born in:Riverside, CA Raised in:CA” Richard R. Armijo
Steven Arntson New York, NY 212-255-2122 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Wrap-Up List (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), The Wikkeling (Running Press, 2011)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Seattle, WA Raised in:Seattle, WA Agent:Jenni Ferrari-Adler” Steven Arntson
Austin M. Alexis Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY 212-260-7525 “Publications and Prizes Books:For Lincoln & Other Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2010) Anthologies:And We the Creatures (Dream Horse, 2003), Off the Cuffs (Soft Skull Press, 2003) Journals:Barrow Street, Candelabrum, Connecticut River Review, Dana Literary Society On-line Journal, James White Review, Obsidian, Pedestal Magazine, Pieran Springs, The Journal” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American, G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:At Risk Youth, Homeless people Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Austin M. Alexis
Elena Alexander Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY 212-431-6496 “Publications and Prizes Books:Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page (Routledge, 1998) Anthologies:110 Stories (New York University Press, 2002), Second Word Thursdays (Bright Hill Press, 1999), Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Henry Holt, 1994) Journals:American Letters & Commentary, Bomb, culturalsociety.org, Hanging Loose, Lungfull!, Minnesota Review, Rattapallax” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Brooklyn, NY Raised in:Long Beach, NY” Elena Alexander
Viki Akiwumi Poet, Spoken Word Artist New York, NY 212-459-4540 “Publications and Prizes Books:Sister Fire (Harper Collins, 1994), In the Tradition (Harlem River Press, 1993), Ancient Youth & Elders Reborn (Universal Black Writers Press, 1985) Journals:Essence, Presstime, Testimony Performances:Center for African Art, New York, New York (1989), Harlem State Office Building: (An Homage to a Wailer) (1989), Hunter College Playhouse: (Jazz Fire and Sister Song) (1989), Savacou Art Gallery: (Out of Our Mothers’ Gardens) (1989)” “More Information Listed as: Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Viki Akiwumi
Donna Allegra Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY 212-477-1109 “Publications and Prizes Books:Witness to the Leasure of Blonde Hip Hop Dancers (Alyson Publications, 2001) Anthologies:Black Like Us – A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African-American Fiction (Cleis Press, 2002), Mom (Alyson Publications, 1998)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Baltic American” Donna Allegra
Jack Anderson Poet New York, NY 212-677-7698 “Author’s Bio Jack Anderson is a poet and dance critic, who enjoys reading his work. In recent years he has read at colleges, cultural centers and houses of worship, as well as at the New York City Transit Museum and a Long Island tattoo shop. Other interests: music, theatre, caves. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Milwaukee, WI” Jack Anderson
Meena Alexander Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY 212-772-5167 “Publications and Prizes Books:Raw Silk (Triquarterly Books, 2004), Fault Lines: A Memoir (Feminist Press, 2003), Illiterate Heart (Triquarterly Books, 2002), Manhattan Music (Mercury House, 1997), River & Bridge (Toronto Review Press, 1996), Shock of Arrival (Southend Press, 1996), Nampally Road (Mercury House, 1991) Anthologies:Indian Love Poems (Everyman Poet Poets) (Knopf, 2005) Journals:Grand Street, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Asian American, Indian American Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Allahabad Raised in:India and Sudan Agent:Ellen Geiger” Meena Alexander
Linsey Abrams New York, NY 212-780-1692 “Publications and Prizes Books:Our History in New York (Great Marsh Press, 1998), Double Vision (Atheneum, 1984), Charting by the Stars (Crown Publishers, 1979) Anthologies:The Reading Room: Writing of the Moment (Great Marsh Press, 2000), Tasting Life Twice (Avon, 1995), Writers and Their Craft (Wayne State University Press, 1991) Journals:13th Moon, Bomb, Central Park, Christopher Street, Colorado Review, Glimmer Train, Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, Mademoiselle Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, New Directions, New Review, Redbook, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Seattle Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Boston, MA Raised in:Hamilton, MA” Linsey Abrams
Gary Aspenberg Poet New York, NY 212-828-1963 “Publications and Prizes Books:Bus Poems (Broken Moon Press, 1993)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:Caucasian, Scandinavian American” Gary Aspenberg
James Atlas Poet New York, NY 212-857-3113 “Publications and Prizes Books:My Life in the Middle Ages (Harper Collins, 2005), Bellow: A Biography (Random House, 2000), The Great Pretender (Atheneum, 1986), Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977) Journals:Atlantic Monthly, New Republic” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL Agent:Andrew Wylie” James Atlas
Bruce Andrews New York, NY 212-865-9857 “Author’s Bio Continuing: Poetry, Sound design for Sally Silvers & Dancers, multi-media Performance, Literary theory. Current Projects: research on Hitchcock, on the Sublime & so-called Language Poetry, Art Rock lyrics, Voice Recognition Software, a Wiki-based Translation platform (English to German & Portuguese), Archiving. Just finished: 38 years as Political Science professor.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Cheverly, MD” Bruce Andrews
Maria Arrillaga Fiction Writer, Poet New York, NY 212-929-4046 “Publications and Prizes Books:Manana Valentina (Room of One’s Own, 1995), These Are Not Sweet Girls (White Pine Press, 1994), Cascada de Sol (Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 1977) Anthologies:Yo Soy Fili Mele (University of Puerto Rico Press, 1999) Journals:Confrontation, Cupey, Festa Da Palabra, PEN International, Tercer Milenio” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Puerto Rican Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Mayagez, PR Raised in:Mayagez, PR” Maria Arrillaga
Steve Abee Fiction Writer, Poet Los Angeles, CA 213-481-2677 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Bus: Cosmic Ejaculations of the Daily Mind in Transit (Phony Lid Books, 2002), King Planet (Incommunicado Press, 1997), Revival (Manic D Press, 1994) Journals:Poet’s Fest, Quarry West, Spillway Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Steve Abee
Scott Edward Anderson Poet Philadelphia, PA 215-384-6884 “Author’s Bio Scott Edward Anderson is the author of FALLOW FIELD: poems (Aldrich Press, 2013). He has been a Concordia Fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts, and received both the Nebraska Review Award and the Aldrich Emerging Poets Award. His poetry has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Anon, The Cortland Review, CrossConnect, Earth?s Daughters, Isotope, La Petite Zine, Many Mountains Moving, Nebraska Review, Poetica, River Oak Review, Slant, and Terrain, among other publications. He was a founding editor of Ducky Magazine, writes “”The Green Skeptic”” blog, blogs about poetry at scottedwardanderson.com. Anderson is also the author of WALKS IN NATURE’S EMPIRE (The Countryman Press, 1995).” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Providence, RI” Scott Edward Anderson
Hajjah Fatimah Adekola Poet Philadelphia, PA 215-626-8938 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Say That The River Turns: The Impact of Gwendolyn Brooks (Third World Press, 1987), Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (William Morrow, 1983) Journals:Journal of Black Poetry, Matrix: Women’s News Magazine, Paterson Literary Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Philadelphia, PA Raised in:Philadelphia, PA” Hajjah Fatimah Adekola
Russell Atkins Poet Cleveland, OH 216-431-7116 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater (Kenning Editions, 2010), The Garden Thieves (Harper Collins, 1996), The Garden Thrives (Harper Collins, 1996), Voices of Cleveland (Cleveland State University Press, 1996), Letters to America (Wayne State University Press, 1995), Scarecrow Poetry (The Ashland Poetry Press, 1994), Western Reserve Literature (Kent State University Press, 1992), Beyond the Reef (Houghton Mifflin, 1991), An Ear to the Ground (University of Georgia Press, 1989) Journals:House Organ, SplitCity” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No Born in:Cleveland, OH Raised in:Cleveland, OH” Russell Atkins
Karren LaLonde Alenier Fiction Writer, Poet Chevy Chase, MD 301-581-9439 “Author’s Bio I’m a poet first and one who writes opera libretti from a series of poems. My book ON A BED OF GARDENIAS: JANE & PAUL BOWLES crosses between poetry, fiction, play-wrighting. These poems form my libretto HOW MANY MIDNIGHTS, a project I’m working on with composer John Supko. I also write about opera, both essays and reviews. Gertrude Stein is often my subject matter.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Fluent in:French Born in:Cheverly, MD Raised in:MD” Karren LaLonde Alenier
Benjamin Aleshire Poet New Orleans, LA 301-581-9439 “Author’s Bio I’m a poet first and one who writes opera libretti from a series of poems. My book ON A BED OF GARDENIAS: JANE & PAUL BOWLES crosses between poetry, fiction, play-wrighting. These poems form my libretto HOW MANY MIDNIGHTS, a project I’m working on with composer John Supko. I also write about opera, both essays and reviews. Gertrude Stein is often my subject matter.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Fluent in:French Born in:Cheverly, MD Raised in:MD” Benjamin Aleshire
Keith Abbott Fiction Writer, Poet Boulder, CO 303-682-9664 “Publications and Prizes Books:The French Girl (Rodent Press, 1996), Skin and Bone (Tangram, 1993), Downstream From Trout Fishing in America (Capra Press, 1989), The First Thing Coming (Coffee House Press, 1987)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Keith Abbott
Jean Anaporte-Easton Poet Charleston, WV 304-744-9776 “Publications and Prizes Books:Free Songs (Writers’ Center Press, 1992), & Woman’s Heart (Cleis Press, 1989) Journals:13th Moon, Callaloo, Kestrel, Mid-American Review, Mildred, One Trick Pony, Whale’s Wit, With a Fly’s Eye” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Jean Anaporte-Easton

Izzy Abrahami 1075 CJ Amsterdam 31 20 6710616 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Game (Scribner, 1973) Journals:Media & Methods, Omni” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Israeli American Fluent in:Hebrew, Bulgarian Born in:Sofia Raised in:Tel Aviv & NYC, NY” Izzy Abrahami
Hal Ackerman Los Angeles, CA 310 206 6851 “Publications and Prizes Journals:New Millennium Writings, Southeast Review, The Pinch, Words and Pictures” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Prisoners Fluent in:English Born in:Brooklyn, NY Raised in:Brooklyn, NY Agent:Irene Goodman” Hal Ackerman
Jacki Apple Los Angeles, CA 310-836-2771 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:RAS 3 ( Centro de Creacion Experimental, 1998), Voice Tears (The Drama Review, 1996) Journals:Thank You For Flying American CD – Cactus Performances:Armory Center for the Arts (2003), Noah’s Folly, Vocal Lounge, Salvation Theater (2001), A Stone’s Throw- L.A. Performance All-Stars (2000)” “More Information Listed as: Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:European American Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:New York, NY” Jacki Apple
Alvin Aubert Poet Lawrenceville, NJ 313-268-1771 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Way I Do (Ridgeway Press, 2006), Harlem Wrestler (Michigan State University Press, 1995), Harlem Wrestler (Michigan State University Press, 1995), If Winter Come (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1994) Anthologies:The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006) Journals:African American Review, Callaloo, Drumvoices Revue” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American, African American Prefers to work with:Any, Any Born in:Lutcher, LA Raised in:Lutcher, LA” Alvin Aubert
Claire Applewhite St. Louis, MO 314-560-2906 “Publications and Prizes Books:St. Louis Hustle (L&L Dreamspell, 2011), Crazy For You (L&L Dreamspell, 2010), The Wrong Side of Memphis (L&L Dreamspell, 2009) Anthologies:PMS Anthology: Poison, Murder, Satisfaction (L&L Dreamspell, 2009)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Fluent in:English Born in:St. Louis, MO Raised in:St. Louis, MO” Claire Applewhite
Lauren Alleyne Poet Geneva, NY 315-759-9355 “Author’s Bio Lauren K. Alleyne was born and raised in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In 1997, she left home to attend St. Francis College in New York, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In 2002, she graduated with a Masters degree in English with a specialization in Creative Writing from Iowa State University, and in January of 2006, was awarded the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (Poetry) and a Graduate Certificate in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University. She is currently the Poet-in-Residence and an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, in Dubuque, IA. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Port-of-Spain, NY” Lauren Alleyne
Maggie Anderson Poet Kent, OH 330-672-2067 “Publications and Prizes Books:Windfall (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000), A Space Filled with Moving (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992), Cold Comfort (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1986), Years That Answer (Harper & Row, 1980) Journals:Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Marlboro Review, Ohio Review, Poetry East, The Journal, Third Coast” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:New York, NY Raised in:WV” Maggie Anderson
David B. Axelrod Poet Daytona Beach,, FL 386-337-4567 “Author’s Bio Dr. David B. Axelrod, served as Suffolk County, Long Island?s Poet Laureate (2007-2009. He maintains a website at www.poetrydoctor.org where he offers his services to the public. Dr. Axelrod has published in hundreds of magazines and anthologies. He has been translated into fifteen languages. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards including his being the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People?s Republic of China. The New York Times described him as ?A Treat!? Dr. Axelrod?s twenty-first and newest book is RUSTING: WAYS TO KEEP LIVING (Taylor & Seale, 2014) Two of his books were chosen as a Small Press Review picks of the month. Dr. Axelrod is founder and now Vice President of Writers Unlimited Agency, Inc.; founder and director of Creative Happiness Institute, Inc., and President of 3WS, World Wide Writers Services.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:Yiddish Born in:Beverly, MA Raised in:Beverly, MA” David B. Axelrod
Susan Aizenberg Omaha, NE 402-280-2823 “Author’s Bio Susan Aizenberg is the author of three poetry collections: Quiet City (BkMk Press 2015); Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP 2002); and Peru in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series (Graywolf Press 1997) and co-editor with Erin Belieu of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press 2001). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Connotation Press, Spillway, The Journal, Midwest Quarterly Review, Hunger Mountain, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Spoon River Poetry Review, and have been reprinted in several anthologies, among them Ley Lines (Wilfrid Laurier UP) and Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation (Etruscan). ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:Brooklyn, NY” Susan Aizenberg
Sandra Alcosser Florence, MT 406-273-0560 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Blue Vein (Brighton Press, 2005), A Woman Hit by a Meteor (Brighton Press, 2001), Glyphs (Brighton Press, 2001), Except By Nature (Graywolf Press, 1998), Sleeping Inside the Glacier (Brighton Press, 1997), A Fish to Feed All Hunger (University of Virginia Press, 1986) Journals:American Poetry Review, New York Times, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, The New Yorker” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Washington, DC Raised in:South Bend, IN” Sandra Alcosser
David Ades Poet Pittsburgh, PA 412 521 0357 “Author’s Bio David AdŠs is an Australian poet currently living in Pittsburgh. He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. His collection Mapping the World was commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008. His poems have appeared widely in Australia and the U.S. in publications including over 20 of the Friendly Street Readers, and numerous literary magazines and have also been anthologised. He was a volunteer editor of the Australian Poetry Members Anthology Metabolism. In 2014 he won the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Adelaide Raised in:Adelaide” David Ades
Tricia Asklar Poet Rochester, NY 413-575-9670 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Bateau, Big River Poetry Review, Blue Earth Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Chronogram, Cold Mountain Review, Dos Passos Review, Front Porch Review, Ginosko Literary Journal, Grasslimb: A Journal of Art and Literature, Juked, Lake Effect, Literary House Review, Literary Mama, Neon, Oak Bend Review, Plain Spoke, Poet Lore, Portland Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Redactions, Slipstream, So to Speak, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Stone Canoe, The Aurorean, Verse Daily” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Erie , PA Raised in:Tampa, FL” Tricia Asklar
Robert H. Abel North Hadley, MA 413-584-6257 “Author’s Bio I have published six books of fiction, the latest from Asia 2000 in Hong Kong. My Flannery O’Connor Award collection of short stories, “”Ghost Traps”” has just been reprinted by U. Georgia Press. I am currently completing the last novel in what I call “”The Beijing Trilogy,”” based on my years of teaching in China. And I have recently tried my hand at screenplay writing.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Mentor, OH Raised in:Mentor, OH” Robert H. Abel
Karla M. Andersdatter Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Sausalito, CA 415-383-8447 “Publications and Prizes Books:Diary of a Poet: An Imaginary Life, New and Selected Works (In Between Books, 2007), Marissa the Tooth Fairy (In Between Books, 2005), Of Love and Promises (In Between Books, 2005), When the Red Truck Turned Over (In Between Books, 2005), At the Sacred Pool (In Between Books, 2001), In the Footsteps of a Princess (In Between Books, 1999), White Moon Woman or the Education of Imogene Love (In Between Books, 1999), The Doorway (Plain View Press, 1996), Wild Onions (Plain View Press, 1996), The Broken String (Plain View Press, 1994), The Woman Who Was Wild and Other Tales (Chiron Publications, 1994), Naked in the Garden (Plain View Press, 1985), The Girl Who Struggled With Death (Plain View Press, 1985), Rising of the Flesh (Plain View Press, 1983), Follow the Blue Butterfly (In Between Books, 1979), Transparencies: Love Poems for the New Age (New World Press, 1979), Spaces (In Between Books, 1972) Anthologies:Tambourine: a Collection of Memoir, Poetry and Fiction (In Between Books, 2000)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Seniors, Teachers Fluent in:Spanish Born in:San Francisco, CA Raised in:Highway One, West Coast” Karla M. Andersdatter
C. D. Albin Fiction Writer, Poet West Plains, MO 417-255-7281 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Arkansas Review, Big Muddy, Cape Rock, Flint Hills Review, Limestone, Mid-American Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, Pikeville Review, Red Rock Review, Roanoke Review, Rockhurst Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:West Plains, MO Raised in:West Plains, MO” C. D. Albin
Pamela Alexander Poet Oberlin, OH 440-5272558 “Publications and Prizes Books:Slow Fire (Ausable Press, 2007), Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2003), Inland (Iowa University Press, 1997), Inland (University of Iowa Press, 1997), Commonwealth of Wings (Wesleyan University Press, 1991), Navigable Waterways (Yale University Press, 1985) Journals:Agni, Atlantic Monthly, Denver Quarterly, Marlboro Review, Orion, Shankpainter, The New Yorker, TriQuarterly Pamela Alexander Resume ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:MA Raised in:MA” Pamela Alexander
Sarah Arvio Poet New York, NY 443-926-4483 “Publications and Prizes Books:night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013), Sono with Visits from the Seventh (Bloodaxe Books, 2009), Sono (Knopf, 2006), Visits From The Seventh (Knopf, 2002) Anthologies:FSG Book of Twentieth Century Italian Poetry (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012), Women’s Work (Seren Books, 2009), The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the present (Scribner, 2008), The Museum as Muse (Princeton University Art Museum, 2008), KGB Bar Book of Poems (William Morrow, 2000), Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1998), The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (Oxford University Press, 1997) Journals:American Academy in Rome Society of Fellows News, Antioch Review, Boston Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Kenyon Review, Literary Imagination, Paris Review, Plume, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Raritan, Southwest Review, The Louisville Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Verse Daily, Yale Review Prizes:Bogliasco Fellowship (2012), Boston Review Poetry Contest (2008), John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2005-2006), Rome Prize of the Academy of Arts and Letters (2003-2004), Bernard F. Connors Prize of the Paris Review (1997), Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize (1999), National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship (1992) ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:French, Spanish” Sarah Arvio
Mimi Albert Oakland, CA 501-918-5514 “Publications and Prizes Books:Skirts (Baskerville Publishing, 1994), The Second Story Man (Black Ice Books, 1975) Anthologies:Changeling: an autobiography (Gale Research Company, 1999), A Different Beat (Serpent’s Tail Press, 1997), The House on Via Gambito (Two Rivers Press, 1991) Journals:Caprice, Crazyquilt, Fiction International, Moxie Magazine, Poetry Flash, San Francisco Chronicle, Southern Lights, The Gilded Serpent” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Feminist, European American Prefers to work with:At Risk Youth, Mentally Ill Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Mimi Albert
William Alton Poet Forest Grove, OR 503 307 0171 “Publications and Prizes Books:Heroes of Silence (Publish America, 2006) Journals:Abramelin, Amarillo Bay, Big City Lit, Breadcrumb Scabs, Chronogram, convergence journal, Danse Macabre, Fickle Muses: an online journal of myth and legend, Fogged Clarity, Kota Press, Loch Raven Review, Oklahoma Review, Quay, Sleet Magazine, Softblow, The Cynic Online Magazine, The Houston Literary Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans Fluent in:English Born in:Wentachee, WA Raised in:Big Cabin, OK” William Alton
Alison Apotheker Portland, OR 503-267-6798 “Publications and Prizes Books:Slim Margin (Wordtech Communications, 2008)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Wilmington, DE” Alison Apotheker
Cathy Ackerson Salem, OR 503-581-9075 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Poets West (Perivale Press, 1976), But Is It Poetry? (Dragonfly Press, 1972) Journals:Caprice, Dragonfly, Northwest Review, Out of Sight, Outposts Poetry Review, Strange Horizons” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Children Born in:Long Beach, CA Raised in:Long Beach, CA” Cathy Ackerson
Constance Adler Creative Nonfiction Writer New Orleans, LA 504-482-1262 “Publications and Prizes Books:My Bayou: New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover (Michigan State University Press, 2012)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Rochester, MN Raised in:Longport, NJ” Constance Adler
Keith Althaus Poet North Truro, MA 508-487-2557 “Publications and Prizes Books:Ladder of Hours (Ausable Press, 2005), Rival Heavens (Provincetown Arts Press, 1993) Journals:Agni, American Poetry Review, Grand Street, Provincetown Arts, Seneca Review, Tikkun, Virginia Quarterly Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Keith Althaus
Samuel Albert Boston, MA 508-879-5113 “Publications and Prizes Books:As Is (Wampeter Press, 1983), Hozannah The Home Run (Little, Brown & Co., 1972) Anthologies:This Sporting Life (Milkweed Editions, 1987) Journals:Agni, Atlantic Monthly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Magazine, Hudson Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Samuel Albert
Marilyn Abildskov Emeryville, CA 510.450.0499 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Men In My Country (University of Iowa Press, 2004) Journals:Bellingham Review, Blue Mesa Review, Drunken Boat, Fourth Genre, New Orleans Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, River Teeth, Sonora Review, Under the Sun” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Syracuse, NY Raised in:Salt Lake City, UT Agent:Neeti Madan” Marilyn Abildskov
Michael A. Anania Fiction Writer, Poet Austin, TX 512-288-6107 “Publications and Prizes Books:Heat Lines (Moyer Bell, 2006), In Natural Light (Moyer Bell, 1999) Anthologies:Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (Norton, 1994)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Children, Teachers Fluent in:German, Italian Born in:Omaha, NE Raised in:Omaha, NE” Michael A. Anania
Rudy S. Apodaca Cedar Park, TX 512-331-4870 “Publications and Prizes Books:A Rare Thing (Authorhouse, 2012), Pursuit (Authorhouse, 2003), The Waxen Image (Titan Press, 1977)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No Identifies as:Latino/Latina Fluent in:Spanish” Rudy S. Apodaca
Susan Astor Poet Mineola, NY 516-873-2547 “Publications and Prizes Books:Spider Lies (Trumble Press, 2003), Dame (University of Georgia Press, 1980) Anthologies:Open Door (Writer’s Center Editions, 1997), Vital Signs (University of Wisconsin Press, 1989), Anthology of Magazine Verse (Monitor Book Company, 1980), Shaping (Dryad Press, 1978), Silent Voices (Ally Press, 1978) Journals:Abraxas, California State Poetry Quarterly, Carleton Miscellany, Carolina Quarterly, Confrontation, Croton Review, Kansas Quarterly, Outerbridge, Paris Review, Partisan Review, Poet Lore, Spectrum, West Hills Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:Roslyn Heights, NY” Susan Astor
Robin Antalek saratoga Springs, NY 518 583-2835 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Summer We Fell Apart (Harper Collins, 2010)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New Rochelle, NY Raised in:New Rochelle, Pelham, Naples, NY Agent:Julie Barer” Robin Antalek
Brett Axel Poet Troy, NY 518-874-4565 “Publications and Prizes Books:Brett Axel Rules (Minimal Press, 2004), Disaster Relief (Minimal Press, 2002), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik Press, 2000), First on the Fire (Genesis/Fly by Night Press, 1999) Anthologies:Blood to Remember American Poets on the Holocaust (Time Being Books, 2007), In The Arms of Words (Sherman Asher Publishing, 2006) Journals:A Gathering of the Tribes, Algonquin Quarterly, Heaven Bone, Long Shot, Princeton Arts Review, Unknown Writer” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Native American Born in:New Brunswick, NJ Raised in:New Hope, PA” Brett Axel
Karl Arthur Fiction Writer Tucson, AZ 520-296-4491 “Publications and Prizes Books:Desert Dogs (Ravenhawk Books, 2007), The Shadow of Trees (Ravenhawk Books, 2007), All…the Little (Ravenhawk Books, 2006), The Calling (Ravenhawk Books, 2006), Bank of Satan (Ravenhawk Books, 2000), Stalked to Death (Ravenhawk Books, 2000)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Karl Arthur
C. S. Adler Fiction Writer Tucson, AZ 520-615-1132 “Publications and Prizes Books:Footsteps on the Steps (iUniverse, 2005), Eddie’s Blue Winged Dragon (iUniverse, 2004), Shell Lady’s Daughter (iUniverse, 2004), Magc of the Glits (iUniverse, 2003), No Place Cat (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2002), One Unhappy Horse (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2000)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Armenian American Prefers to work with:Children Born in:Rockaway Beach, NY Raised in:New York City, NY” C. S. Adler
Charles Alexander Poet Tucson, AZ 520-620-1626 “Publications and Prizes Books:Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press, 2011)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Honolulu, HI Raised in:Norman, OK” Charles Alexander
Shawn Aveningo Poet Beaverton, OR 530-409-0721 “Author’s Bio Shawn Aveningo is an internationally published, multi-award-winning poet who founded the Verse on the Vine? poetry show. She has authored five poetry books and has performed in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sausalito, Sacramento and St. Louis. Her work has been published in over 60 anthologies, literary journals and e-zines, including Tincture Journal, Pirene?s Fountain, Boston Poetry, Convergence, Poetry Now, Tule Review, and Haunted Waters Press Quarterly. Originally a Show-Me girl from Missouri, she?s a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of Maryland and a very proud mother of three who has recently made Portland Oregon her home. And she absolutely loves shoes ? especially red ones! (www.RedShoePoet.com)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Bonne Terre, MO Raised in:St Louis, MO” Shawn Aveningo
Joanne Allred Poet Chico, CA 530-895-1579 “Publications and Prizes Books:Particulate (Bear Star Press, 2003), Whetstone (Flume Press, 1996) Anthologies:Women on Hunting (Ecco Press, 1995) Journals:Colorado Review, Cream City Review, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, Women’s Review of Books, Writers’ Forum” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Salt Lake City, UT” Joanne Allred
Leonard Adame Poet Chico, CA 539 566 5696 “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Cantos Pa’ La Memoria (Mango Press, 1979) Anthologies:Access Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Thomson Wadsworth, 2006), Under The Fifth Sun (Heyday Books, 2002), The Princeton Handbook of Multicultural Poetries (Princeton University Press, 1996), The Bedford Reader (St. Martins Press, 1995), Piecework: Nineteen Fresno Poets (Silver Skates Publishing, 1987), Entrance: 4 Chicano Poets (Greenfield Review Press, 1975) Journals:American Poetry Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Fresno, CA Raised in:Fresno, CA” Leonard Adame
B. Chelsea Adams Fiction Writer, Poet Riner, VA 540-382-1778 “Publications and Prizes Books:Looking for a Landing (Sow’s Ear Press, 2000) Anthologies:Sampler (Alms House Press, 1993) Journals:Albany Review, California State Poetry Quarterly, Lucid Stone, Poet Lore, Potato Eyes, Southwestern Review, Thin Air, Union Street Review, Virginia English Bulletin” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Fairfield, CT Raised in:Fairfield, CT” B. Chelsea Adams
Henry Alley Fiction Writer Eugene, OR 541-346-2513 “Author’s Bio Henry Alley is a Professor Emeritus of Literature in the Honors College at the University of Oregon. He has four novels, Through Glass (Iris Press, 1979) The Lattice (Ariadne Press, 1986), Umbrella of Glass (Breitenbush Books, 1988), and Precincts of Light (Inkwater Press, 2010). Also his Leonardo and I appeared, winner of the Gertrude Press 2006 Fiction Chapbook Award. His stories have been published over the past forty years in such journals as Seattle Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review and Harrington Gay Men?s Quarterly Fiction. His articles have been published in The Journal of Narrative Technique, Studies in the Novel, Twentieth Century Literature, and Kenyon Review. His essay on versions of Mrs. Dalloway came out in Papers on Language and Literature, and his article on the film and story Brokeback Mountain recently appeared in an anthology from McFarland Press. The University of Delaware Press published his book-length study, The Quest for Anonymity: The Novels of George Eliot, in 1997. He is active in the Lane Literary Guild in Eugene, Oregon. He is presently revising several novels and stories. His treatment of the gay artist as tragic hero in The Picture of Dorian Gray can be read online in Comparative Literature and Culture from Purdue University. An article on E. M. Forster as a gay author is forthcoming. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Seattle, WA Raised in:Seattle, WA” Henry Alley
Erland Anderson Poet Ashland, OR 541-482-4029 “Publications and Prizes Books:Views from a Tuft of Grass (Green Integer, 2005), Searchings for Modesto (Talent House Press, 1993) Anthologies:PIP Anthology of International Winters (Green Integer, 2002) Journals:American Scholar, Calapooya Collage, Moorpark Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American, Swedish American Prefers to work with:Naturalists/Environmentalists Fluent in:French, Spanish Born in:Los Angeles, CA Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” Erland Anderson
David Axelrod Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet La Grande, OR 541-962-3633 “Publications and Prizes Books:Departing By a Broken Gate (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2010), The Cartographer’s Melancholy (Eastern Washington University Press, 2006), Troubled Intimacies (Oregon State University Press, 2005), Jerusalem of Grass (Ahsahta Press, 1992) Chapbooks:Chronicles of the Withering State (Ice River Press, 2005), The Kingdom at Hand (Ice River Press, 1993) Anthologies:Decomposition (Lost Horse Press, 2010), New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), Don’t Leave Hungry (University of Arkansas Press, 2009), Deer Drink the Moon (Ooligan Press, 2007), Holding Common Ground (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005), Wild Song (University of Georgia Press, 1998), Getting By (Bottom Dog Press, 1996), From Here We Speak (Oregon State University Press, 1993) Journals:Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellingham Review, Boulevard, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Tampa Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Cream City Review” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Alliance, OH Raised in:Alliance, OH” David Axelrod
Ed Adams Poet Santa Fe, NM 575-224-4034 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Barrow Street, Exquisite Corpse, Fence, Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Poetry Review, Shearsman, Superstition Review, The G.W. Review, The Quarterly” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Philadelphia, PA Raised in:Irondequoit, NY” Ed Adams
Lee K. Abbott Lincoln, NM 575-653-4153 “Publications and Prizes Books:All Things, All at Once: New & Selected Stories (W. W. Norton & Company, 2006), Wet Places at Noon (University of Iowa Press, 1997), Living After Midnight (Putnam, 1991), Dreams of Distant Lives (Putnam, 1989) Journals:Atlantic Monthly, Georgia Review, Harper’s, Kenyon Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Panama Canal Zone Raised in:Las Cruces, NM” Lee K. Abbott
Linda Allardt Poet Pittsford, NY 585-248-5223 “Publications and Prizes Books:Accused of Wisdom (Foothills Publishing, 2004), River Effect (State Street Press, 1998), Seeing for You (State Street Press, 1981), The Names of the Survivors (Ithaca House, 1979) Journals:Midwest Quarterly, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, West Branch” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Brecksville, OH Raised in:Friendship, NY” Linda Allardt
Karen Alpha Fiction Writer Corning, NY 607-936-6576 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Knocking on the Silence: Finger Lakes Poetry (Foothills Publishing, 2006) Journals:Blueline, North American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Redbook” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Pittsburgh, PA Raised in:Pittsburgh, PR” Karen Alpha
Robert Alexander Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet Madison, WI 608-332-5239 “Publications and Prizes Books:What the Raven Said (White Pine Press, 2006), Five Forks: Waterloo of the Confederacy (Michigan State University Press, 2003), White Pine Sucker River (New Rivers Press, 1993) Anthologies:The House of Your Dream (White Pine Press, 2008), The Party Train (New Rivers Press, 1996) Journals:Flyway, Luna, Prose Poem” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Cambridge, MA” Robert Alexander
Nathalie F. Anderson Poet Morton, PA 610-690-1213 “Publications and Prizes Books:Crawlers (The Ashland Poetry Press, 2006), Following Fred Astaire (Word Works, 1999), My Hand, My Only Map (House of Keys, 1978) Anthologies:Don’t Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review (University of Arkansas Press, 2009), The Book of Irish American Poetry: From the 18th Century to the Present (Notre Dame University Press, 2007), The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (Small Beer Press, 2007) Journals:Atlanta Review, Big Bridge, Cimarron Review, DoubleTake, Fox Chase Review, Journal of Mythic Arts, Madison Review, Natural Bridge, North American Review, Paris Review, Plume, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Spazio Humano, The New Yorker, The Recorder, The Recorder: Journal of American Irish Historical Society” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Nathalie F. Anderson
Cezarija Abartis St Cloud, MN 612-255-3061 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Lady’s Circle, Manoa, The Quarterly, Twilight Zone Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Cezarija Abartis
Paulette Bates Alden Fiction Writer Minneapolis, MN 612-920-1896 “Publications and Prizes Books:Crossing the Moon (Hungry Mind Press, 1996), Feeding the Eagles (Graywolf Press, 1988) Journals:Antioch Review, First, Mississippi Review, Ploughshares” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Paulette Bates Alden
Darnell Arnoult Fiction Writer, Poet Gordonsville, TN 615-715-3956 “Author’s Bio Darnell Arnoult is the prize-winning author of What Travels With Us: Poems (LSU Press) and the novel Sufficient Grace (Free Press). Her shorter works have appeared in a variety of journals. Arnoult holds an MFA from University of Memphis and MA from NC State, and is a regular faculty member of the Duke Writers Workshop, Tennessee Young Writers Workshop, John C. Campbell Folk School, and Learning Events. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Martinsville, VA Raised in:Martinsville and surrounding county, VA Agent:Marly Rusoff” Darnell Arnoult
Kathleen Aguero Cambridge, MA 617 661 8043 “Author’s Bio In addition to publishing her poetry, Kathleen Aguero has also co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press (A Gift of Tongues, An Ear to the Ground, and Daily Fare) and is consulting poetry editor of Solstice Literary Magazine. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pine Manor College and in Changing Lives Through Literature, an alternative sentencing program.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Rockeville Center, NY” Kathleen Aguero
Alan Albert MA 617/872-1066 “Author’s Bio My poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including The American Poetry Review, Kansas Quarterly, the Mississippi Review, and Poetry East. I have an audio recording of my poem on divorce on the online journal, The Cortland Review. In 2010 I was awarded an Artist Residency Grant at The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. I’ve been a finalist and semi-finalist in the Artists Grants Program in poetry of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and First Prize winner of the Third Annual Boston University Alumni Poetry Competition and the Worcester County Poetry Association Annual Competition. I’ve studied with Alan Shapiro, Tom Sleigh, Vijay Seshadri, Fred Marchant, Bruce Weigl, Barbara Helfgott Hyett, Thomas Lux, Karl Shapiro, Marvin Bell, and Philip Dacey. I’ve been a participant in the William Joiner Center, University of Massachusetts, Boston; the Palm Beach Poetry Festival; the Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop; and the Aspen Writers? Conference. I’ve given many readings at venues in the Boston area, including the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, the Brookline Poetry Series, the Newton Free Library, Newtonville Books, Porter Square Books in Cambridge, and the Chapter and Verse Poetry Series in Jamaica Plain. I am a clinical psychologist in Newton, Massachusetts, have a son, and live with my partner, Susan Nisenbaum Becker.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Newton, MA Raised in:Newton, MA” Alan Albert
Rae Armantrout San Diego, CA 619-563-3598 “Publications and Prizes Books:Up to Speed (Wesleyan University Press, 2004), The Pretext (Green Integer, 2001), Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2001), Made to Seem (Sun & Moon Press, 1995), Necromance (Sun & Moon Press, 1990) Anthologies:Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2002), Poems for the Millenium Volume 2 (University of California Press, 1998), Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton & Company, 1994)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Vallejo, CA Raised in:San Diego, CA” Rae Armantrout
Roger Aplon Beacon, NY 619-847-6565 “Publications and Prizes Books:It’s Only TV (Barracuda Press, 2012), Intimacies (Barcelona Custom Books, 2006), The Man With His Back To The Room (Barcelona Custom Books, 2006), Barcelona Diary – American Edition (Barracuda Press, 2001), Barcelona Diary (aspex de comunicacio rdcions, s.l., 2000), It’s Mother’s Day (Barracuda Press, 1996), By Dawn’s Early Light at 120 Miles Per Hour (Dryad Press, 1983), stiletto (Dryad Press, 1976) Chapbooks:Homage to a Widow (Caernarvon Press, 2008)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Roger Aplon
Marjorie Appleman Fiction Writer, Poet East Hampton, NY 631-324-1252 “Publications and Prizes Books:Against Time (Birnham Wood, 1994) Journals:Confrontation, Kentucky Poetry Review, Long Island Quarterly, Poetry Pilot, Poetry Review, Sojourner, Wind” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:French” Marjorie Appleman
Philip Appleman Fiction Writer, Poet East Hampton, NY 631-324-1252 “Author’s Bio Philip Appleman has published eight volumes of poetry, including New and Selected Poems, l956-l996 (University of Arkansas Press, l996), Darwin’s Ark (Indiana University Press, 2009), and Karma, Dharma, Pudding &amp; Pie (Quantuck Lane / W.W. Norton, 2009); three novels, including Apes and Angels (Putnam, l989); and half a dozen nonfiction books, including the widely used Norton Critical Edition, Darwin, and the Norton Critical Edition of Malthus’ Essay on Population. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Naturalists/Environmentalists Fluent in:French Born in:Kendallville,, IN Raised in:same” Philip Appleman
Roberta Allen Fiction Writer New York, NY 646 241-4648 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Dreaming Girl (Painted Leaf Press, 2000), Certain People (Coffee House Press, 1997), Amazon Dream (City Lights, 1993), The Daughter (Autonomedia, 1992), The Travelling Woman (Vehicle Editions, 1986) Anthologies:Micro Fiction (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997) Journals:Bomb, Epoch, Open City” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Hospital patients, Seniors Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:New York City, NY” Roberta Allen
Abigail Allen Fiction Writer White Bear Lake, MN 651-773-3029 “Author’s Bio Bio: Abigail Allen grew up in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Xavier Review, Mississippi Review (online), Mississippi Review (print), Mid-American Review, Nebo, Confrontation, Crania, Apalachee Quarterly, Phantasmagoria, and others. She has also published work in New World Writing, Many Mountains Moving, Forge, and Phantasmagoria under the pseudonym Hiram Goza. Her novel, Birds of Paradise, was published under that name in 2005. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:McComb, MS Raised in:Independence, LA” Abigail Allen
Luke Maguire Armstrong 701-204-8794 “Publications and Prizes Books:Love Notes (Vagabondage Press, 2012) Journals:A Long Story Short, Cyclamens and Swords, DaMazine, Floyd County Moonshine, Taj Mahal Review, The Penn Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, Spanish Born in:Kalispel, MT Raised in:Bismarck, ND” Luke Maguire Armstrong
Jennifer Atkinson Poet Fairfax, VA 703-426-2985 “Publications and Prizes Books:Drift Ice (Etruscan Press, 2008), The Drowned City (Northeastern University Press, 2000), The Dogwood Tree (University of Alabama Press, 1990)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Rochester, NY Raised in:Haddam, CT” Jennifer Atkinson
Carrie Addington Poet Alexandria, VA 703-635-0488 Author’s Bio “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Muncie, IN Raised in:Muncie, IN” Carrie Addington
Mark Axelrod Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Tustin, CA 714-997-6586 “Publications and Prizes Books:Characters Talking: Talking Characters (Continuum, 2014), I Read it At the Movies (Heinemann Books, 2006), Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage (Fiction Collective Two, 2004), Cardboard Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1996), Bombay, California; Or, Hollywood Somewhere West of Vine (Pacific Writers Press, 1994) Journals:Americas Review, Artful Dodge, Exquisite Corpse, Golden Handcuffs Review, Iowa Review, La Fusta, New Novel Review, Pannus Index, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Splash, Thanatos” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish, Ukranian American Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Philadelphia, PA Raised in:Indianapolis, IN” Mark Axelrod
Sam Abrams Rochester, NY 716-475-2444 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Old Pothead Poems (Backwoods Broadsides, 1999), Jazz Poetry (Indiana State University Press, 1991), Out of this World (Crown Publications, 1991), Up Late (4 Walls 8 Windows, 1987) Journals:Alcatraz, Exquisite Corpse, Mesechabe, Napalm Health Spa Report, Talisman” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Sam Abrams
William James Austin Poet Forest Hills, NY 718-263-5854 “Author’s Bio 2011: reading tour of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Peterhof. Former songwriter for Lou Rawls, Hammer, and television. Under contract to Wes Farrell, Pocket Full of Tunes, Inc. Professor of English, Philosophy, Music: Farmingdale State College, SUNY.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:New York City, NY” William James Austin
Sheila Ascher Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist Rockaway Park, NY 718-474-6547 “Author’s Bio The biography that interests us (myself and Dennis Straus) isn?t the biography that interests everyone. Our idea of biography or autobiography is more like a daily sketchbook and our sketchbook (an autobiography of daily looking and thinking) can be found in our two Green Integer novel/journal volumes (ABC STREET and HANK FOREST’S PARTY) and in our online extension of those volumes, MONICA’S CHRONICLE. Taken together they form an unconventional, entirely outward-looking autobiography of experience. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Sheila Ascher
Beth Anderson Poet, Spoken Word Artist Brooklyn, NY 718-636-6010 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Assembling, Dramatika, Ear Magazine, Flash Art, Poetry Mailing List Performances:Roaratorium Festival in Geneva, Switzerland (2005), Merkin Hall (1997), Whitney Museum (1985)” “More Information Listed as: Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Other Born in:Lexington, KY Raised in:Mt. Sterling, KY” Beth Anderson
Jody Azzouni Fiction Writer, Poet Brooklyn, NY 718-852-6282 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Lust for Blueprints (Poet’s Press, 1999) Journals:Artful Dodge, Bitter Oleander, Hanging Loose, Quarter After Eight, Sycamore Review, Willow Springs, Wisconsin Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Jody Azzouni
Aaron Anstett Colorado Springs, CO 719 338 9772 “Publications and Prizes Books:Insofar as Heretofore (The Backwaters Press, 2014), Each Place the Body’s (Ghost Road Press, 2007), No Accident (Backwaters Press, 2005), Sustenance (New Rivers Press, 1997) Chapbooks:The Next Thing You Know (Kattywompus Press, 2013) Anthologies:Rabbit Ears: (Poets Wear Prada, 2014), New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Motel, 2005), March Hares: The Best Poems from Fine Madness 1982-2002 (Fine Madness, 2002), American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000) Prizes:Nebraska Book Award, The Backwaters Press Prize, The Balcones Poetry Prize” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Chicago, IL” Aaron Anstett
Steve Amick Fiction Writer Ann Arbor, MI 734-327-9427 “Publications and Prizes Books:Nothing But a Smile (Pantheon, 2009), The Lake, the River & the Other Lake (Pantheon, 2005) Anthologies:Ghost Writers: Contemporary Ghost Stories from Michigan (Wayne State University Press, 2011), New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories From America and Beyond (W. W. Norton & Company, 2006), Unsquared: Ann Arbor?s Writers Unleash Their Edgiest Stories and Poems (826 Michigan, 2006), The Sound of Writing (Anchor/Doubleday, 1991) Journals:Another Chicago Magazine, Five Chapters, McSweeney’s, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, Phoebe, Playboy, River City, Story, The Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, Tulane Review, Verb” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Ann Arbor , MI Raised in:Ann Arbor , MI Agent:Joe Veltre” Steve Amick
Sarai Austin Poet Escondido, CA 760-613-1625 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:The Flight of the Eagle: Poetry on the US-Mexico Border (Binational Press, 1994) Journals:A Room of One’s Own, Cafe Solo, City Works, Contact II, Pacific Review, Tidepools” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Raised in:MO” Sarai Austin
Lisa Alvarado Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist Santa Fe, NM 773-209-8490 “Author’s Bio Lisa Alvarado is an educator, poet, novelist, and journalist, the founder of La Onda Negra Press, author of Reclamo and The Housekeeper?s Diary; originally a book of poetry and now a one-woman performance. Her first novel, Sister Chicas, Penguin/NAL, was released in April 2006. The novel is a coming of age story concerning the lives of three young Latinas living in Chicago. It won 2nd place, Best First Novel in English. (Latino Literacy Now/2007) Her book of poetry, Raw Silk Suture, released by Floricanto Press in 2008, was positively reviewed by Rigoberto Gonzalez. She has curated multimedia exhibits, mounted her own multimedia piece, Reclamo, in the Pilsen art corridor in Chicago; and is currently a contributor to the nationally touring exhibit, Re-imagining the Distaff Toolkit, curated by Ricki Solinger/SUNY. Lisa is the recipient of grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, The NEA, and the Ragdale Foundation. In Fall, 2009, she was awarded Hispanic Author of the Year by the State of Illinois. In 2010, she contributed to HaLapid, The Journal for the Study of Crypto-Judaism. In 2011, she contributed to Me No Habla with Acento, edited by Emanuel Xavier, and released by Rebel Sartori Press, and Still, Life, essays and poetry.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Feminist, Hispanic, Jewish, Latino/Latina Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, People with Disabilities, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Lisa Alvarado
Bert Almon Poet Edmonton 780-435-7723 “Publications and Prizes Books:Hesitation Before Birth (Beach Holme, 2002), Mind the Gap (Ekstasis Editions, 1996), Earth Prime (Brick Books, 1994), Calling Texas (Thistledown Press, 1989) Journals:Chicago Review, Malahat Review, Orbis, Poetry Durham, Poetry East, Southern Review, Times Literary Supplement” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Buddhist Prefers to work with:Teachers Born in:Port Arthur, TX Raised in:El Paso, TX” Bert Almon
Ray Amorosi Poet Marshfield Hills, MA 781-837-2430 “Publications and Prizes Books:Flim Flam (Lynx House Press, 1980), A Generous Wall (Lynx House Press, 1976) Anthologies:Models of the Universe (Oberlin College Press, 1995), 50 Contemporary Poets (David McKay Company, 1977) Journals:American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Carolina Quarterly, Choice, Cincinnati Review, Field, Iowa Review, Ironwood, Massachusetts Review, Minnesota Review, Seneca Review, Sumac” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:Spanish Born in:Boston, MA” Ray Amorosi
Bob Arnold Guilford, VT 802-254-4242 “Publications and Prizes Books:Cairn (Tel-Let, 2004), Woodcutters Autumn (Longhouse, 2004), Honeymoon (Granite Press, 2000), Once in Vermont (Gnomon Press, 1999), On Stone (Origin Press, 1988) Anthologies:Good Poems (Viking/Penguin, 2002), Clothes Line (Abrams, 2001), Home (Abrams, 1999), Outsiders (Milkweed Editions, 1999)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Adams, MA Raised in:New England” Bob Arnold
patricia allen Creative Nonfiction Writer Ojai, CA 805-646-4870 “Publications and Prizes Books:Art is a Way of Knowing (Shambhala Publications, 1995)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:West Orange, NJ Raised in:West Orange, NJ Agent:Pema Browne” patricia allen
Nell Altizer Poet Honolulu, HI 808-948-7619 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Man Who Died En Route (University of Massachusetts Press, 1989) Journals:Chaminade Literary Review, Hawai’i Review, Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Nell Altizer
Ron Androla Erie, PA 814-871-6455 “Author’s Bio Keynote speaker at The Vineyard Writer’s Conference in Westfield, New York, 2014. Interviews & readings on CATV, local public access television.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New Castle, PA Raised in:Ellport, PA” Ron Androla
Ralph Angel Pasadena, CA 814-871-6455 “Author’s Bio Keynote speaker at The Vineyard Writer’s Conference in Westfield, New York, 2014. Interviews & readings on CATV, local public access television.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New Castle, PA Raised in:Ellport, PA” Ralph Angel
Mary Armstrong West Hills, CA 818-348-9668 “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Grand Passion (Red Wind Books, 1995), Harbinger (L.A. Festival, 1990) Journals:Birmingham Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Kalliope, Ledge, Missouri Review, Spoon River Poetry Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Los Angeles, CA Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” Mary Armstrong
Mary Adams Poet Cullowhee, NC 828-227-3270 “Publications and Prizes Books:Epistles from the Planet Photosynthesis (University Press of Florida, 1999) Journals:Antioch Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, North American Review, Shenandoah, Western Humanities Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Appalachian, Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Teachers Fluent in:English Born in:Cleveland, OH Raised in:Cleveland, OH” Mary Adams
Debra Allbery Poet Fairview, NC 828-771-3716 “Publications and Prizes Books:Fimbul-Winter (Four Way Books, 2010), Walking Distance (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991) Anthologies:Hammer & Blaze (University of Georgia Press, 2002), The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993) Journals:Iowa Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly Prizes:Discovery/The Nation prize; Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize; NEA Fellowships, 1987 and 1994; NH Council on the Arts Fellowships; Hawthornden Fellowship; Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fellowship; Grub Street National Book Prize 2010” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults, Teachers Born in:OH Raised in:OH” Debra Allbery
Joan Alden Mt Pleasant, SC 843-814-4749 “Publications and Prizes Books:Before Our Eyes (Firebrand Books, 1993), A Boy’s Best Friend (Alyson Publications, 1992), Letting in the Night (Firebrand Books, 1989), Mrs. Cooper’s Boarding House (McGraw-Hill, 1980)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Adults, Adults Fluent in:Irish Born in:Detroit, MI Raised in:Birmingham, MI” Joan Alden
Barbara Adams Fiction Writer, Poet Newburgh, NY 845-564-3499 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Ordinary Living (Mellen Poetry Press, 2004), Personal Narratives (Haworth Press, 2002), The Muse Strikes Back (Story Line Press, 1997), When a Lifemate Dies (Fairview Press, 1997) Journals:Awakenings Review, Belles Lettres, Breakfast All Day, Caesura, Confrontation, Free Associations, Full Circle, Home Planet News, Humanist, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, 2009 issue, Negative Capability, Rockhurst Review, Texas Review, The Dalhousie Review, Words & Images” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Irish American, Jewish Prefers to work with:Adults, Seniors Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New Paltz, NY” Barbara Adams
Rilla Askew Fiction Writer Kauneonga Lake, NY 845-583-7027 “Publications and Prizes Books:Fire in Beulah (Viking/Penguin, 2001), The Mercy Seat (Viking, 1997), Strange Business (Viking/Penguin, 1992) Anthologies:3 Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America’s Greatest Writers (Bloomsbury USA, 2000), Aniyunwiya: an Anthology of Contemporary Cherokee Prose (Greenfield Review Press, 1995), Prize Stories 1993: O. Henry Awards (Doubleday, 1993) Journals:American Letters & Commentary, Carolina Quarterly, Fish Drum, Nimrod, North Dakota Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Sonora Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:OK Raised in:OK” Rilla Askew
David Antin Fiction Writer, Poet Del Mar, CA 858-755-4619 “Publications and Prizes Books:i never knew what time it was (University of California Press, 2005), What It Means to Be Avant Garde (New Directions, 1993), Selected Poems 1963-1973 (Sun & Moon Press, 1991) Journals:Conjunctions, Critical Inquiry, Genre” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Teenagers, Veterans Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” David Antin
Eleanor Antin Del Mar, CA 858-755-4619 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Man Without a World (Green Integer, 2004), 100 Boots (Running Press, 1999), Eleanora Antinova Plays (Sun & Moon Press, 1994), Being Antinova (Astro Artz Press, 1984)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Eleanor Antin
Gilbert Allen Fiction Writer, Poet Greenville, SC 864-294-3152 “Author’s Bio Although I was born and raised on Long Island, I’ve lived in upstate South Carolina for most of my life. If you’re curious about my family history, check out my long poem The World of Tomorrow (in the Spring 2008 issue of The Southern Review), my 2007 essay How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Swamp in South Carolina (in Living Blue in the Red States), and my interview in Conversations with South Carolina Poets (John F. Blair, 1986). The best source for online samples of my work is http://library.furman.edu/specialcollections/96Press/editor.htm ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Appalachian Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Rockville Centre, NY Raised in:Hempstead and West Islip, NY” Gilbert Allen
nicholas alexander Poet st andrew 876-791-8298 “Author’s Bio I am a teacher of English and Philosophy. I am also a poet. My works have been published in The Jamaica Gleaner, The Jamaica Observer, Caribbean Voice magazine, Small Axe: sx salon, Tongues of the Ocean(Bahamas), Poets against War, The Cartier Street Review, Auckland Poetry(New Zealand), The Black Collegian, Angelfire, Mr. Africa Poetry Lounge, Eos, Truml(Poland), Poemhunter, The First Cut(Ireland), The Camel Saloon, The Bamboo Forest, A Handful of Stones, Nazar Look(Romania, United World Poets, Poets Online and the Calabash anthology So Much Things To Say and Meditations on Divine Names, edited by Maria Anna Trochimczyk. In 2008 I was awarded a fellowship with Calabash International Writers; Workshop.I have also been featured on e-Buffet’s online magazine Postcards from the people of Earth, Squid Inc.(UK), B-Gina Review as well as on TV programs and in newspapers in Jamaica. I am also listed in the prestigious Poets&Writers directory.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Mixed Race Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:St Andrew Raised in:St Andrew” nicholas alexander
Mark Ari Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 904-285-9477 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Shoemaker’s Tale (Zephyr Press, 1994) Chapbooks:Death Foot, Ha! (Stroker, Papandrea, Schumann, 1983) Anthologies:Kiss the Sky: an Anthology of Fiction and Poetry about Jimi Hendrix (Paycock, 2007), The Stroker Anthology (Stroker, Papandrea, Schumann, 1995) Journals:Cover/Arts New York, Home Planet News, Jewish Forward, Jewish Magazine, Lost Creek Letters, Pindeldyboz, SpokenWar, Stroker Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Mark Ari
Jean Anderson Fiction Writer Fairbanks, AK 907-457-7692 “Publications and Prizes Books:In Extremis (Plover Press, 1989), Inroads: Alaska’s 27 Fellowship Writers – fiction, poetry, plays (co-editor) (ASCA, 1988) Anthologies:The Alaska Reader (Fulcrum, 2005), The Last New Land (Alaska Northwest Books, 1996), In the Dreamlight (Copper Canyon Press, 1984), Hunger & Dreams (Fireweed Press, 1983) Journals:Alaska Quarterly Review, Chariton Review, Connotations, Kalliope, Northern Review, Permafrost, Polyarnya Izvezda, Prairie Schooner, Stories, Sugar Mule” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:St. Louis, MO Raised in:St. Louis, MO” Jean Anderson

Douglas Anderson Poet Claremont, CA 909-621-8000 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Four Way Reader (Four Way Books, 1996), The Moon Reflected Fire (Alice James Books, 1994) Journals:Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” Douglas Anderson
Sandra Ervin Adams Poet Midway Park, NC 910-346-4600 “Author’s Bio Sandra Ervin Adams, who lives near Jacksonville, NC, has had poetry published in anthologies and literary journals. She is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and The North Carolina Poetry Society. In 2008 she was mentored by Professor Lenard D. Moore as an adult student poet in North Carolina?s Gilbert-Chappell Series and taught a poetry workshop at New Bern?s First Literary Symposium. In 2006 she authored a chapbook, Union Point Park Poems. She has been a writer-in-residence three times at Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, in Southern Pines, NC. Her second poetry chapbook (2011) is titled, Through a Weymouth Window, and she is working on a poetry book about Swansboro, NC and its people. In 2011 she hosted a Poetry Cafe’ at The New Bern-Craven County Public Library, a Poetry Reading at Parks & Recreation on Emerald Isle, NC, and a poetry reading at Flynne’s Coffee Bar, Southern Pines, NC because of her poetry chapbook, Through a Weymouth Window. In September of 2012 she hosted a Poetry Cafe’ at the New Bern, NC Library, and in October she presented a Poetry Reading and display of old family photographs to Senior Citizens at the Belgrade Community Center in Maysville, NC. In November she read her poetry at Swansboro Senior Services in Swansboro, NC, and in December she read at the Pollocksville Library, Pollocksville, NC. In January of 2013 Sandra presented a mini-workshop on free verse poetry to the Carteret Writers in Morehead City, NC. She also served as host to a middle school student for his Job Shadow project in the AVID class. In February she read her poetry when she led a “”Moments of Our Lives”” session at the Senior Center in Morehead City, NC. In April she hosted a Poetry Cafe’ at The New Bern-Craven Public Library in New Bern, NC, and in May she was one of three women poets who read their poetry and took part in a discussion titled, “”Poetry: The Road to Getting Published,”” at the Kinston-Lenoir Public Library. In June she was invited Sandra was again invited to post on the Contributor’s Blog for Minerva Rising Literary Journal. Her article, “”Visual Art and Poetry Blend Well,”” appeared June 13 at: http://wp.me/p2mfZK-Ab. Sandra’s poem,””Potter,”” appeared on the Arts page of the August 14th edition of ENC Weekly, a new local publication. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Jacksonville, NC Raised in:Jacksonville, NC” Sandra Ervin Adams
leanne averbach Poet New York, NY 917-902-4492 “Publications and Prizes Books:Darwin Is Despondent (Tightrope Books, 2010), fever (Mansfield Press, 2005)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Born in:vancouver, british columbia Raised in:vancouver” leanne averbach
James Applewhite Durham, NC 919-383-7734 “Publications and Prizes Books:Daytime & Starlight (Louisiana State University Press, 1997), A History of the River (Louisiana State University Press, 1993), River Writing: An Eno Journal (Princeton University Press, 1988) Journals:American Poetry Review, Antaeus, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Poetry, Southern Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No” James Applewhite
David Alpaugh Poet Pleasant Hill, CA 925-682-0457 “Publications and Prizes Books:Heavy Lifting: Poems 1996 – 2006 (Alehouse, 2007), Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2001), Counterpoint (Story Line Press, 1994) Anthologies:California Poetry from the Gold Rush to the Present (Heyday Books, 2004), Against Certainty (Chapiteau, 2003), So Luminous the Wildflowers (Tebot Bach, 2003), Outsiders (Milkweed Editions, 1999) Journals:Asylum, Berkeley Poetry Review, Bogg, Carquinez Poetry Review, Exquisite Corpse, Free Lunch, Light, Poetry, Raintown Review, Rattle, Runes: A Review of Poetry, The Formalist, Wisconsin Review, Zyzzyva” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Czech American Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Plainfield, NJ Raised in:Plainfield, NJ” David Alpaugh
Neal Abramson Richardson, TX 972-231-3732 “Publications and Prizes Journals:Amoeba, City West End, Confrontation, Lactuca, Sojourner, Unmuzzled Ox” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Prisoners” Neal Abramson
Renee Ashley Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Ringwood, NJ 973-962-1142 “Publications and Prizes Books:The Verbs of Desiring (New American Press, 2010), Basic Heart, Winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize (Texas Review Press, 2009), The Museum of Lost Wings (Hill-Stead Museum, 2006), Someplace Like This: A Novel (The Permanent Press, 2003), The Revisionist’s Dream (Avocet Press, 2001), The Various Reasons of Light (Avocet Press, 1998), Salt (University of Wisconsin Press, 1991) Anthologies:The Book of Worst Meals: 25 Authors Write about Terrible Culinary Experiences (Serving House Books, 2010), Writers on the Job: Tales of the Non-Writing Life (Hopewell Publications, 2008), Writing Poems (Harper Collins, 1996) Journals:American Voice, Bellevue Literary Review, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, The Literary Review” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Born in:Palo Alto, CA Raised in:Redwood City, CA” Renee Ashley
David Armand 985.549.2100 “Author’s Bio David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also serves as associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. In 2010, he won the George Garrett Fiction Prize for his first novel, The Pugilist’s Wife, which was published by Texas Review Press. His second novel, Harlow, was published by Texas Review Press in 2013. David’s third novel, The Gorge, is forthcoming this fall from Southeast Missouri State University Press; and his memoir, My Mother’s House, is forthcoming Spring 2016 from Texas Review Press. David lives with his wife and two children and is working on his fifth book, The Lord’s Acre, which is about a religious cult in Louisiana. He also recently finished a chapbook of poems called The Deep Woods.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” David Armand
Adele Annesi Ridgefield, CT “Author’s Bio Adele Annesi is an award-winning writer and editor. She worked as a development editor for Scholastic Publishing, and is now a book editor specializing in business, culture and memoir. Also an award-winning writer, Adele is a press correspondent whose columns and stories appear in newspapers, magazines, blogs and literary journals. Her short fiction has appeared in 34th Parallel, The Fairfield Review, Hotmetalpress, Marco Polo Quarterly, Miranda Literary Magazine, The Pittsburgh Quarterly and Tertulia Magazine. Her essay After the Sunflowers is now in the Press Pause Moments anthology. She has contributed to The Circle and the Italian-American literary journal Pyramid, and her short fiction has appeared in an anthology for Fairfield University. Adele won Poetic Voices of America’s editor’s choice award, and teaches editing and workshops for libraries and other venues. She is currently at work on a novel.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English, Italian Born in:Bay Shore, NY Raised in:Ft. Lauderdale, FL” Adele Annesi E-mail: a.annesi@sbcglobal.net
Anita Amirrezvani Fiction Writer Berkeley, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Equal of the Sun (Scribner, 2012)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Iranian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Tehran, IRAN Raised in:San Francisco, CA Agent:Emma Sweeney” Anita Amirrezvani E-mail: aa@anitaamirrezvani.com
Lisa Dominguez Abraham Sacramento, CA “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Low Notes (Red Wing Press, 2007) Journals:Main Street Rag, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Suisun Valley Review, The Southern Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Mixed Race Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Los Angeles Raised in:CA” Lisa Dominguez Abraham E-mail: abramama@yahoo.com
Paul Abramson Santa Barbara, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Romance in the Ivory Tower: The Rights and Liberty of Conscience (MIT Press, 2007), A House Divided: Suspicions of Mother-Daughter Incest (Norton, 2001), With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality (Oxford University Press, 1995)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Norwalk, CT Raised in:Norwalk, CT” Paul Abramson E-mail: abramson@silcom.com
Diana Abu-Jaber Coral Gables, FL “Publications and Prizes Books:Origin: A Novel (Norton, 2007), The Language of Baklava (Pantheon, 2005), Arabian Jazz (Norton, 2003), Crescent (W. W. Norton & Company, 2003)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Diana Abu-Jaber E-mail: abujaber@aol.com
Elizabeth Acevedo Washington, DC “Publications and Prizes Performances:Busboys and Poets – Washington, DC (2009), Capital Funk’s 2nd Annual Showcase, Lisner Auditorium – Washington, DC (2009), Nuyorican Poets Cafe – New York, NY (2009), Poetry Out Loud, Wooly Mammoth Theatre – Washington, DC (2009), Hispanic Heritage Awards – Washington, DC (2007)” “More Information Listed as: Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina Prefers to work with:Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:New York , NY Raised in:New York, NY” Elizabeth Acevedo E-mail: AcevedoPoetry@gmail.com
Duane Ackerson Poet Salem, OR “Publications and Prizes Books:The Bird at the End of the Universe (TM Press, 1997), The Eggplant and Other Absurdities (Confluence Press, 1978), Weathering (West Coast Poetry Review, 1973), UA Flight to Chicago (Best Cellar, 1971) Anthologies:The Party Train (New Rivers Press, 1996), Burning With A Vision (Owlswick Press, 1984), Writing Poetry (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (Umbral Press, 1982), 100 Great SF Short Short Stories (Doubleday, 1978), Future Pastimes (Aurora Publishers, 1977), Imperial Messages (Avon, 1976), Best SF 1975 (Bobbs-Merrill, 1975) Journals:Chelsea, Christian Science Monitor, Northwest Review, Prairie Schooner, Yankee Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Children Born in:New York, NY” Duane Ackerson E-mail: Ackerson@navicom.com
Grisel Y Acosta Poet Bronx, NY “Author’s Bio I am a writer from Chicago, who is greatly influenced by growing up in Logan Square, the punk and house movements in the 1980s, my Cuban and Colombian background, and social justice in education. I am currently an assistant professor in English at a CUNY college in the Bronx, where I happily live with my husband, poet and playwright Vincent Toro.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Mixed Race Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English, Spanish Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Grisel Y Acosta E-mail: acostagrisel@hotmail.com
Jane Adair (formerly Wampler) Poet Colorado Springs, CO “Publications and Prizes Journals:Cimarron Review, Copper Nickel, Missouri Review, The Hollins Critic” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Prisoners, Veterans Fluent in:English Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Jane Adair (formerly Wampler) E-mail: adairjane1@gmail.com
Adam Atkinson Poet Salt Lake City, UT “Publications and Prizes Journals:Bat City Review, Black Warrior Review, Caketrain, Gigantic Sequins, Kill Author, The Corduroy Mtn.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Feminist, G/L/B/T, German American, Scotch-Irish American Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Tarentum, PA Raised in:Arnold, PA” Adam Atkinson E-mail: adam.atkinson@utah.edu
A. H. Jerriod Avant Poet “Author’s Bio A. H. Jerriod Avant is a native of Longtown, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University, he?s one of the newest members of the Affrilachian Poets. Jerriod is an alumnus of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University and a 2013 Pushcart Nominee. His poems have appeared in The Louisville Review, PLUCK!, A Narrow Fellow, Madcap Review, The Rumpus, Callaloo, H_NGM_N, and are forthcoming from Lumberyard. While he?s the 2014-2015 Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Online Editorial Fellow at Poets & Writers, Jerriod is currently an M.F.A. candidate and Writer in the Public Schools Fellow at New York University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Senatobia, MS Raised in:Longtown, MS” A. H. Jerriod Avant E-mail: ahjavant@gmail.com
Dilruba Ahmed Greater Philadelphia, PA “Author’s Bio Photo credit: Mike Drzal” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:South Asian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:Bengali;Bangla Born in:PA Raised in:OH” Dilruba Ahmed E-mail: ahmed_ruba@yahoo.com
Akili Amina Poet Manassas, VA “Publications and Prizes Books:Growing Voices: Granting Change For Youth (Sabella Press, 2010) Anthologies:Growing Voices: Granting Change For Youth (Sabella Press, 2010) Journals:Budzushammer, Counterexample Poetics, Gloom Cupboard, Main Channel Voices, Origami Condom, SNReview” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Bennettsville, SC Raised in:Charlotte, NC” Akili Amina E-mail: akiliamina@gmail.com
Amanda Auchter Poet Houston, TX “Author’s Bio Amanda Auchter is the founding editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of The Glass Crib, winner of the Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry, and the chapbook Light Under Skin. Her second collection, The Wishing Tomb, was awarded the 2012 Perugia Press Prize and will be published in September 2012. She has received awards and honors from Bellevue Literary Review, BOMB Magazine, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and was a 2007 finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches creative writing and literature at Lone Star College. She also offers personal poetry manuscript reviews/consultations and online poetry workshops. See details at www.amanda-auchter.com” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults, Children, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Houston, TX Raised in:Baytown, TX” Amanda Auchter E-mail: alauchter@yahoo.com
Albert Abonado Rochester, NY “Author’s Bio Albert Abonado holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife in Rochester, NY where he is the editor for The Bakery ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:English Born in:Glen Cove, NY Raised in:Plainview, NY” Albert Abonado E-mail: albertabonado@gmail.com
Laurie Alberts Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Westminster, VT “Publications and Prizes Books:Showing & Telling (Writers Digest Books, 2010), Between Revolutions: an American Romance with Russia (University of Missouri Press, 2005), Fault Line: American Lives Series (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), Lost Daughters (University of New England Press, 1999), The Price of Land in Shelby (University of New England Press, 1996), Goodnight Silky Sullivan (University of Missouri Press, 1995), Tempting Fate (Houghton Mifflin, 1987)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Boston, MA” Laurie Alberts E-mail: albertslaurie@yahoo.com
Aaron Alford Creative Nonfiction Writer Auburn, AL “Author’s Bio Aaron Alford’s writing has appeared in Bellingham Review, The Oxford American, Memoir, Hobart online, River Teeth, The Los Angeles Review, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. He serves as Managing Editor of Southern Humanities Review and is a doctoral candidate in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. He lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife and sons.” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Baytown, TX Raised in:Hull, TX” Aaron Alford E-mail: alford.aaron@gmail.com
Allison Amend Fiction Writer “Publications and Prizes Books:Things That Pass for Love (Dzanc Books, 2008)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, French, Italian, Spanish Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL Agent:Terra Chalberg” Allison Amend E-mail: allison@allisonamend.com
Ally Acker Roslyn Heights, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Waiting for the Beloved (Red Hen Press, 1999), Surviving Desire (Garden Street Press, 1994) Journals:American Voice, Ploughshares, Poetry Kanto” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Buddhist Prefers to work with:Naturalists/Environmentalists Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Ally Acker E-mail: ally@allyacker.com
Toby Altman Poet Chicago, IL “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Asides (Furniture Press Books, 2012) Anthologies:Best American Experimental Writing, 2014 (Omnidawn Publishing, 2014) Journals:Black Warrior Review, Diagram, Fact-Simile, Phantom Limb, The Offending Adam” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Toby Altman E-mail: altman.toby@gmail.com
Anastasia Ashman Creative Nonfiction Writer San Francisco, CA “Author’s Bio Californian with 14 years abroad in 3 countries, currently writing a forensic memoir about her best friendship with a multiple personality. Created internationally bestselling anthology (Tales from the Expat Harem) called “”one of five best books on Turkey”” by novelist Elif Shafak, & its online discussion community (expatharem.com). Twitter top 20 women for entrepreneurs (Forbes.com 2010), top expat (Telegraph UK 2012). Internet World magazine editor. Bryn Mawr College degree.” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Adults, Any Born in:Berkeley, CA Raised in:Berkeley, CA” Anastasia Ashman E-mail: anastasia.ashman@gmail.com
Annie Abbondante Cambridge, MA “Publications and Prizes Books:Best of Farmhouse Magazine (Farmhouse Publications, 2008) Journals:Boston Literary Magazine, DyingWriters.com, Farmhouse Magazine, Pseudopod, Rune, The Any Dream Will Do Review, Void Magazine, WordKnot” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Pompton Plains, NJ Raised in:NJ” Annie Abbondante E-mail: annie.abbondante@gmail.com
Samuel Appelbaum Calabasas, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Chtcheglov (Asylum Arts Press, 1998), Judea Capta (Asylum Arts Press, 1995), Saturn (Quixote Press, 1978)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Samuel Appelbaum E-mail: appelsam@charter.net

Tony Ardizzone Portland, OR “Publications and Prizes Books:The Evening News: Stories (University of Georgia Press, 2013), The Whale Chaser (Academy Chicago Publishing, 2010), The Habit of Art: Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop (Indiana University Press, 2005), In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu (Picador, 2000), Taking It Home (University of Illinois Press, 1996), Larabi’s Ox: Stories of Morocco (Milkweed Editions, 1992)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicago, IL” Tony Ardizzone E-mail: ardizzon@indiana.edu
Michael Arnzen Fiction Writer, Poet Greensburg, PA “Author’s Bio Often funny, always disturbing, Michael Arnzen has won four Bram Stoker awards for his imaginative fiction, weird poetry and literary experiments that predominantly explore the horror genre. He teaches in the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, near Pittsburgh, where he was recently awarded Professor of the Year. Visit him online at http://gorelets.com or link to his social network via http://michaelarnzen.com” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults, Teachers Fluent in:English Born in:Amityville, NY” Michael Arnzen E-mail: arnzen@setonhill.edu
Carol Ascher Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Sharon, CT “Publications and Prizes Books:Afterimages (Holmes & Meier, 2008), Die Flut (Picus Verlag, 1996), Hard Lessons (Twentieth Century Fund, 1996), The Flood (Curbstone Press, 1996), Between Women (Routledge, 1993) Journals:Another Chicago Magazine, Boulevard, Kenyon Review, Literary Review, Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review, Witness” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Austrian American, Jewish Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:German Born in:Cleveland, OH Raised in:Topeka, KS” Carol Ascher E-mail: ascher.carol@gmail.com
Linda Ashok Poet Hyderabad “Author’s Bio Linda L Ashok was one of 25 feature poets of Poetry with Prakriti, 2014. She was invited to the XII POESIA International Encounter, Venezuela. In 2015, she has been selected to attend the Napa Valley Writers? Conference, California, US. Linda does poetry book reviews for the RUMPUS. Her poems have appeared on various online journals; Kritya, Visual Verse, Shot Glass Journal, Poetry Kanto 2014 (Annual Issue), CUNY Murphy Institute Blog, Hark Magazine, The Lake,The Linnet?s Wings, The Thumbprint Magazine, Bones Journal, Haiku News 2014, Mainichi Daily etc. Anthologies include Bhasanagar 2014, edited by Poet Subodh Sarkar, World Haiku Anthology by World Haiku Association, Celebrating India and Love without Borders by Nivasini Publishers and Epitaphs by Poetry Society of India. Linda has offered reading at several universities and colleges, institutes of public affairs including the British Council, Alliance Francais etc. Her recent reading took place at the American Corner, US Consul General of Hyderabad. Linda is the Founder/President of RaedLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts. She is the administrator of the RL POETRY AWARDS and editor-in-charge of rlpoetry.org. Her nine years of work experience include working with IBM-Daksh, Kolkata, Bank of America and ADP, Hyderabad. Currently, she is a communications professional with Deloitte US-India offices. For media coverage on her, you may either Google her or visit https://thebluelimit.wordpress.com/category/press-publications/” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Feminist Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Kolkata Raised in:Kolkata” Linda Ashok E-mail: aseedofhaiku@gmail.com
Charles O. Atkinson Poet Soquel, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Fossil Honey (Hummingbird Press, 2006), Family (Small Poetry Press, 1994), The Best of Us on Fire (Wayland Press, 1992), The Only Cure I Know (San Diego Poets Press, 1991) Chapbooks:Because We Are Men (The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, 2006) Journals:Atlanta Review, Comstock Review, Dogwood, Marlboro Review, Memoir (and), Nimrod, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Ledge Prizes:The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Chapbook Series; American Book Series Award (San Diego Poets Press); Wayland Press Chapbook Competition; Stanford Prize; The Ledge Poetry Prize; Emily Dickinson Award (Universities West Press); Paumanok Poetry Award (SUNY Farmingdale); Comstock Review Prize” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Weymouth, MA Raised in:Hingham, MA” Charles O. Atkinson E-mail: atkinson@ucsc.edu
William H. Abbott Valley Village, CA “Publications and Prizes Journals:Cat’s Eye, Citadel, Seems, Sunset Palms Hotel, Trace” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Born in:Winnipeg Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” William H. Abbott E-mail: b41545@aol.com
Elizabeth Arthur Fiction Writer Bath, IN “Publications and Prizes Books:Antarctic Navigation (Bloomsbury USA, 2004), Bring Deeps (Bloomsbury U.K., 2003), Binding Spell (Doubleday, 1988), Bad Guys (Knopf, 1986)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Elizabeth Arthur E-mail: bauerst@muohio.edu
Beverly Akerman Montreal “Author’s Bio After over two decades in molecular genetics research, Beverly Akerman realized she’d been learning more and more about less and less. Skittish at the prospect of knowing everything about nothing, she turned, for solace, to writing. The Meaning of Children, was just published by Exile Editions; 2010 David Adams Richards Prize winner. Judge JoAnne Soper-Cook said the story collection provided a keen, incisive vision into the hidden world of children, as well as intimate knowledge of the secret spaces existing between the everyday events of life. ?There is knowledge here, knowledge of those important, life defining moments of puberty, the birth of a sibling, an encounter with a possibly dangerous stranger. Overall, a work with a brilliant sense of story.? ?Each story [is] a reminder of what an optimistic endeavour it is to parent?Akerman holds up our greatest fears, not to dwell on them, but to marvel at our commitment to life, especially to passing it on to others.
? Anne Chudobiak, The Montreal Gazette. ?This isn?t the invented childhood of imagination and wonderment?[here] children both corrupt and redeem: each other, family relationships and the female body.? Katie Hewitt, The Globe & Mail. Recent honours include nominations for the Pushcart Prize (fiction and nonfiction) and for the National Magazine Awards. Credits include Maclean?s Magazine, The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette and CBC Radio?s Sunday Edition, myriad literary and scientific journals, and other publications. She?s strangely pleased to believe she?s the only Canadian writer ever to have sequenced her own DNA. More on her website–http://beverlyakermanmscwriter.blogspot.com/–or look her up on Facebook or Twitter (Beverly_Akerman).” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Montreal Raised in:Montreal” Beverly Akerman E-mail: Beverly.Akerman@sympatico.ca
Brent Armendinger Los Angeles, CA “Author’s Bio Brent Armendinger is a poet and a teacher. He was born in Warsaw, NY, and studied at Bard College and the University of Michigan, where he received an Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Pitzer College, where he is an Associate Professor of English and World Literature. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Warsaw, NY” Brent Armendinger E-mail: brent.armendinger@gmail.com
Baron James Ashanti Poet, Spoken Word Artist New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Behta Bayda–Floating Raft (Xlibris, 2013), The Moon & The Dragon (Xlibris, 2013), Dark Flowers (Xlibris Publishing, 2011), Nova (Harlem River Press, 1990), Nubiana II (Shamal Books, 1979) Anthologies:Dark Eros: a Celebration of Afro-American Eroticism (St. Martin’s Press, 1997), The Second Set: Jazz Poetry Anthology (Indiana University Press, 1996), In The West Of Ireland (Enright House, 1992) Journals:African Voices, drumvoices, Essence, Eyeball Magazine, Greenfield Review, Journal of Black Poetry, Obsidian, Pan African Journal, Paramour, Race Today, Telephone, The Four Quarters Magazine, The Irish Witness Performances:Habitat World-New Delhi India (2012), India International Centre, New Delhi, India (2012), knitting factiory (1997), knitting factory (1988), Countee Cullen Regional Library (1971), Brownstone Poets (), Crandall Library –Glens Falls, N.Y. (), Edna S. Vincent Millay Estate (), Fashion Moda (), Goddess Festival (), Mid Manhatten Library (), Poetry City/Teachers & Writers (), Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton (), The Art of Being International Festival (), The Colony Cafe–Woodstock, N.Y. (), The Library Lounge (), Tribal Rhoads Sculpture Garden (), Walt Whitman’s Birthplace (), The Rock Bar, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2004), Yates House, Sligo, Ireland (2004), Southern University (1993), Temple University (1975), Howard University (1974)” “More Information Listed as: Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American, Native American Prefers to work with:Adults, Teachers Born in:New York City, NY Raised in:New York City, NY” Baron James Ashanti E-mail: briliancefactory@aol.com
Carol Aronoff, Ph.D. Captain Cook, HI “Publications and Prizes Books:Her Soup Made the Moon Weep (Blue Dolphin/ Pelican Pond, 2007), Cornsilk (Blue Dolphin/ Pelican Pond, 2006), The Nature of Music (Blue Dolphin/ Pelican Pond, 2005) Journals:Asphodel, Buckle &, Comstock Review, Heartlodge, Iodine Poetry Journal, Out of Line, Poetic Realm, Poetica, Sendero, Tiger’s Eye” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Carol Aronoff, Ph.D. E-mail: ca.aronoff@hawaiiantel.net
Candi Adermatt Fiction Writer La Verne, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Love Rekindled (Cladach Publishing, 2004)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Dayton, OH Raised in:Burbank, CA” Candi Adermatt E-mail: cadermatt@apu.edu
Carolyn Agee “Author’s Bio Carolyn Agee grew up in Oregon, USA where she became involved in acting and soon developed a passion for performing classical theatre. She has also lived in Australia, where she studied Teaching English as a Second Language. All of these experiences influence her artistically, with one mode of expression spilling over into another. Her literary work spans a range of styles and forms, from verse inspired biographical scripts to speculative micro-poetry.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, French Raised in:OR” Carolyn Agee E-mail: CarolynAgee@ymail.com
Christopher Arigo Fort Collins, CO “Publications and Prizes Books:In the Archives (Omnidawn, 2006), Lit Interim (Pavement Saw Press, 2002) Journals:Colorado Review, Fine Madness, Phoebe, Whiskey Island” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American” Christopher Arigo E-mail: chrisarigo@yahoo.com
Chantel Acevedo Hamden, CT “Publications and Prizes Books:Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) Journals:Chattahoochee Review, Cimarron Review, Litchfield Review, Prairie Schooner” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Cuban American Prefers to work with:Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:Spanish Born in:Hialeah, FL Raised in:Hialeah, FL” Chantel Acevedo E-mail: cmacevedo@yahoo.com
Deborah Allen Poet New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Yellow Leaves (A Musty Bone, 1990) Journals:Beloit Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, Ledge, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salmon Magazine, South Dakota Review, Three Mile Harbor” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Prefers to work with:Naturalists/Environmentalists” Deborah Allen E-mail: dallenyc@earthlink.net
Daniel Ames Poet Grosse Pointe, MI “Publications and Prizes Books:Feasting at The Table of the Damned (Aquarius Press, 2011) Journals:Flutter, Hudson View, Magnolia: A Florida Journal of Literary & Fine Arts, Merge, Nefarious Ballerina, Pulsar Poetry Magazine, The Centrifugal Eye, thieves jargon, Tonopah Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Madison, WI Raised in:Madison, WI” Daniel Ames E-mail: dan@poetdanielames.com
David Austerweil Poet Brooklyn, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Digging for Water (Pudding House Publications, 2007) Journals:Columbia Review, Drexel Online Journal, Poems Niederngasse” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Manhasset, NY Raised in:Port Washington, NY” David Austerweil E-mail: david.austerweil@gmail.com
Danny Adams Fiction Writer Ferrum, VA “Publications and Prizes Journals:Abyss & Apex, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Mount Zion Speculative Fiction Review, Not One of Us” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Celtic American, German American Prefers to work with:Teenagers, Children Born in:Roanoke, VA” Danny Adams E-mail: dda@wwco.com
Deborah Ager Hyattsville, MD “Publications and Prizes Books:Midnight Voices (Wordtech Communications, 2009)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:MD” Deborah Ager E-mail: deborah@32poems.com
Deborah Artman Fiction Writer, Poet Athens, NY “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Zush (Ediciones Poligrafa (Barcelona), 2000), Bite to Eat Place (Redwood Coast Press, 1995) Journals:American Short Fiction, Appearances, Carolina Quarterly, Cottonwood Review, Fish Stories, Ironwood, Lincoln Center Theater Review, New York Times, Puerto del Sol, Seattle Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Any Raised in:Pittsburgh, PA” Deborah Artman E-mail: deborah@deborahartman.com
Kath M. Anderson Poet Austin, TX “Publications and Prizes Books:Hauling Water (Jumping Cholla, 1997), An Abbreviated History of Water (State Street Press, 1996) Anthologies:Voices in the Gallery: Writers on Art (University of Rochester Press, 2001) Journals:Carolina Quarterly, Georgia Review, Orion, Ploughshares, Poetry, Quarterly West, Sonora Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Ganado, AZ Raised in:Ganado, AZ” Kath M. Anderson E-mail: dempander@earthlink.net
Diana Adams Poet Edmonton “Publications and Prizes Books:Theaters of the Tongue (BlazeVOX [books], 2009), Cave Vitae (Plain View Press, 2007) Anthologies:Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2009) Journals:Bayou, Boston Review, Del Sol Review, Drunken Boat, filling Station, MiPOesias, Oranges & Sardines, Pindeldyboz, Poemeleon, Shampoo, The Laurel Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Toronto Raised in:Toronto” Diana Adams E-mail: Dianasadams@shaw.ca
Gessy Alvarez Fiction Writer “Author’s Bio Gessy Alvarez earned her MFA from Columbia University and taught fiction in the New York City public school system and at Columbia University Medical Center. She is an alum of the Voices at VONA Workshop and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her short stories have appeared in Black Heart Magazine, The NewerYork, Bartleby Snopes, Camroc Press Review, Thrice Fiction, Pure Slush, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Lost In Thought, Letras Caseras, and Pank. She features interviews with writers and poets at her blog, Digging Through the Fat: ripping out the heart, and is at work on a collection of short prose.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Hispanic Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:Spanish Born in:New York, NY” Gessy Alvarez E-mail: Diggingthroughthefat@gmail.com
Deborah Adams Fiction Writer, Poet Waverly, TN “Publications and Prizes Books:All the Dirty Cowards (Silver Dagger Mysteries, 2000), All the Blood Relations (Ballantine Books, 1997), All the Deadly Beloved (Ballantine Books, 1996), All the Hungry Mothers (Ballantine Books, 1994), All the Dark Disguises (Fawcett Books, 1993), All the Crazy Winters (Fawcett Books, 1992), All the Great Pretenders (Ballantine Books, 1991) Anthologies:Magnolias and Mayhem (Silver Dagger Mysteries, 2000) Journals:Canine Capers, Deadly Women, Funny Bones, Malice Domestic 3, Murder They Wrote 2, Murderous Intent, Mystery Scene, Old State of Franklin” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:TN Raised in:TN” Deborah Adams E-mail: dksadams@yahoo.com
Donald Anderson Fiction Writer Manitou Springs, CO “Publications and Prizes Books:Fire Road (University of Iowa Press, 2001) Anthologies:When War Becomes Personal: Soldiers’ Accounts from the Civil War to Iraq (University of Iowa Press, 2008), Andre Dubus: Tributes (Xavier Review Press, 2001), Aftermath: An Anthology of Post-Vietnam Fiction (Henry Holt, 1995) Journals:Aethlon, Columbia, Connecticut Review, Epoch, Fiction International, Michigan Quarterly Review, North American Review, Prism International, Western Humanities Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Veterans Fluent in:French Born in:Butte, MT Raised in:Butte, MT Agent:Christy Fletcher” Donald Anderson E-mail: donald.anderson@usafa.edu
Stephanie Anderson Poet New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:In the Particular Particular (New Michigan Press, 2007) Journals:American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Cannibal, Circumference, Denver Quarterly, Diagram, Octopus Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, Spinning Jenny, Tin House, Typo Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any, At Risk Youth Raised in:PA” Stephanie Anderson E-mail: dorothea.brooke@gmail.com
Blaise Allen, Ph.D. Poet Deerfield Beach, FL “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Rain (Poets Against the War, 2013), Moments of Light (Flashquake, 2009), The House Groans (Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, 2009), Imagine (Boston Literary Magazine, 2007), Irrepressible Appetites (Rock Press, 2006), Vol. 4 (Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, 2006), For Better or Worse (PoetWorks Press, 2005), A Nickles Worth of Dreams (PoetWorks Press, 2004), Portals (PoetWorks Press, 2003) Journals:Long Island Quarterly” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Freeport, NY Raised in:Long Island, NY” Blaise Allen, Ph.D. E-mail: drblaiseallen@aol.com
E. Kristin Anderson Poet Austin, TX “Author’s Bio E. Kristin Anderson is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author who grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says ?B.A. in Classics,? which makes her sound smart but has not helped her get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Kristin is the co-editor of Dear Teen Me, an anthology based on the popular website. Her poetry has been published worldwide in many magazines and anthologies and she is the author of three chapbooks: A Jab of Deep Urgency (Finishing Line Press) and A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Acoustic Battery Life (forthcoming from ELJ Publications). She is an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker. She now lives in Austin, TX where she is currently working on a full-length collection of erasure poems from women?s and teen magazines. She blogs at EKristinAnderson.com. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, Feminist Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Mentally Ill, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans Fluent in:English Born in:Portland, ME Raised in:Westbrook, ME” E. Kristin Anderson E-mail: e.kristin.anderson@gmail.com
Elvis Alves Poet Brooklyn, NY “Publications and Prizes Journals:Caribbean Writer, Heavy Bear , Rufous Salon, Small Axe, St. Somewhere Journal , StepAway Magazine, The Applicant, The New Vilna Review, The Shine Journal, Tongues of the Ocean” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Raised in:Brooklyn, NY” Elvis Alves E-mail: elvis.o.alves@gmail.com
Samina Ali Fiction Writer “Publications and Prizes Books:MADRAS ON RAINY DAYS, debut novel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004) Anthologies:The May Queen (Putnam, 2006), Living Islam Out Loud (Beacon Press, 2005)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Indian American, Muslim Prefers to work with:Teachers, Teenagers Born in:Hyderabad, India Raised in:USA/India” Samina Ali E-mail: ERIC@janklow.com
Alexandria Ashford Poet Brentwood, TN “Publications and Prizes Books:Danke Schoen (The Poetry Press of Press Americana, 2010) Prizes:2010 Prize Americana for Poetry” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Starkville, MS Raised in:Starkville, MS” Alexandria Ashford E-mail: Ethnografis@gmail.com
Hossannah Asuncion Poet Brooklyn, NY “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Fragments of Loss (Poetry Society of America, 2010) Journals:Anti-, Calyx, Foursquare, LOCUSPOINT, LUNGFULL!” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Filipino American Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Manila Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” Hossannah Asuncion E-mail: faceturnsread@gmail.com
Felice Aull Poet New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:The Music Behind Me (Alabaster Leaves Publishing, 2012) Anthologies:Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008) Journals:Connecticut River Review, Ekphrasis, Front Porch Review, Hospital Drive, Margie, Poet Lore, Riverbabble, The Healing Muse, The MOM Egg, The Write Place At the Write Time, Third Wednesday, Umbrella Prizes:Finalist, Margie 2007 Editor?s Prize Best Poem” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Vienna Raised in:New York mostly, NY” Felice Aull E-mail: felice.aull@gmail.com
Kazim Ali Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Oberlin, OH “Publications and Prizes Books:Sky Ward (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), Fasting for Ramadan (Tupelo Press, 2011), Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence (University of Michigan Press, 2010), Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (Wesleyan University Press, 2009), The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press, 2009), The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions Limited, 2008), The Far Mosque (Alice James Books, 2005) Journals:Colorado Review, Five Fingers Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iowa Review, Washington Square Prizes:Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, 2009” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Arab American, Asian American Fluent in:English Born in:London, England Raised in:Buffalo, NY” Kazim Ali E-mail: fielder@fieldofficeagency.com
Glenda Adams Fiction Writer New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:The Tempest of Clemenza (Faber & Faber, 1996), Games of the Strong (Cane Hill Press, 1993), The Hottest Night of the Century (Cane Hill Press, 1993), Longleg (Cane Hill Press, 1992), Dancing on Coral (Viking, 1986) Journals:Hanging Loose, Seattle Review, TriQuarterly, Village Voice” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Adults, Teachers Born in:Sydney Raised in:Sydney” Glenda Adams E-mail: ga40@columbia.edu
Kenzie Allen Poet “Publications and Prizes Journals:Drunken Boat, Hobart, Iowa Review, Kweli Journal, Softblow, Sonora Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Native American Fluent in:English Raised in:Midland, TX” Kenzie Allen E-mail: getkenzieallen@gmail.com
Grace Andreacchi Fiction Writer, Poet London “Author’s Bio Grace Andreacchi is an American-born novelist, poet and playwright. Works include the novels ‘Scarabocchio’ and ‘Poetry and Fear’, ‘Music for Glass Orchestra’ (Serpent?s Tail), ‘Give My Heart Ease'(New American Writing Award) and the chapbook ‘Berlin Elegies’. Her work appears in Horizon Review, The Literateur, Cabinet des F‚es and many other fine places. Grace is also managing editor at Andromache Books and writes the literary blog AMAZING GRACE. She lives in London. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Grace Andreacchi E-mail: graceandreacchi@gmail.com
Susan Noyes Anderson Poet Saratoga, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:His Children (Vantage Point Press, 2003), At the End of Your Rope, There’s Hope (Deseret Books, 1997) Anthologies:Inspirational Quotations from Latter-Day Saint Women (Eagle Gate Publishers, 2001), Sunshine for the Latter-Day Saint Mother’s Soul (Eagle Gate Publishers, 2000), Miles of Smiles (Meadow Press, 1998), Age Happens (Meadowbrook Press, 1996), For Better or Worse (Meadowbrook Press, 1995), The Funny Side of Parenthood (Meadowbrook Press, 1994) Journals:Lyric, Poetpourri” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:CA Raised in:CA” Susan Noyes Anderson E-mail: grannysueo3@aol.com
Karen Alkalay-Gut Poet Ramat Aviv 69978 “Author’s Bio After 25 books of poetry, a biography, and thousands of poems and articles, I’m thinking of becoming serious about writing. My latest book of poetry in English is “”Layers”” (2012) but I feel a few more coming. Whatever results, it’s clear my concentration is on communication, with humor as a means of enabling transmitting even the most painful and pleasurable of experiences. On the back cover of “”Layers”” is a poem: Admit it There was a reason you picked me up the size, shape, awakened an ache the heft felt true to your hand It?s only a book, so you might give up in the middle or the beginning of your browsing But admit it You?ll remember me ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Israeli American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:Yiddish Born in:London Raised in:Rochester, NY” Karen Alkalay-Gut E-mail: gut22@post.tau.ac.il
Gwendolyn Alley Poet Ventura, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Middle of the Night Poems from Daughter to Mother:: Mother to Son (En Theos Press, 2011), between sleeps: poetry from the 3:15 Experiment 1993-2005 (En Theos Press, 2006) Anthologies:Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets (VCP Press, 2004) Journals:Art/Life Limited Editions, Qarrtsiluni” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Welsh American Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Los Angeles, CA Raised in:Ventura, CA” Gwendolyn Alley E-mail: gwendolynalley@yahoo.com
Hanna Andrews Brooklyn, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Slope Move (Coconut Books, 2012) Chapbooks:a / long / division (Tilt Press, 2009) Journals:Caketrain, Columbia Poetry Review, Cutbank, Diagram, Foursquare, MiPOesias, Pebble Lake Review, Word For/Word” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:NY Raised in:NY” Hanna Andrews E-mail: hanna@switchbackbooks.com
Celia Lisset Alvarez Poet Miami, FL “Author’s Bio Celia Lisset Alvarez holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Miami and teaches composition, literature, scientific, and creative writing at St. Thomas University. Her debut collection of poetry, Shapeshifting (Spire Press, 2006), was the recipient of the 2005 Spire Press Poetry Award. A second collection, The Stones (Finishing Line Press, 2006) followed that same year. Poems from these collections are also in the anthologies White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2007) and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press, 2008). Other work has appeared in the Iodine Poetry Journal, qarrtsiluni, the Powhatan Review, Tar Wolf Review, Alba, MotherVerse, Other Investigations, Lore, Poui: The Cave Hill Literary Annual, zingmagazine, and Mangrove, and in the anthologies Women Moving Forward: Narratives of Identity, Migration, Resilience, and Hope, Vol. 1. (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006), Not a Muse (Haven Books, 2009), and Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems (Ragged Sky Press, 2009). Recently, her poem ?Wonder Woman Goes through Menopause? was the winner of the 2008 HereThere Poetry Contest. Born in Madrid, Spain of Cuban parents en route to the United States, she grew up in Miami and lives there still with her husband, Cuban-American literary scholar Rafael Miguel Montes.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Cuban American Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:Spanish Born in:Madrid Raised in:Miami, FL” Celia Lisset Alvarez E-mail: Hobomok@aol.com
Idris Anderson Poet San Carlos, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Mrs. Ramsay’s Knee (Utah State University Press, 2008)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:English American Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Charleston, SC Raised in:Charleston, SC” Idris Anderson E-mail: idrisan@gmail.com
Katherine Arnoldi New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:All Things Are Labor (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007), The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom (Hyperion Books, 1998) Anthologies:The Essential HipMaMa (Seal Press, 2005), Mamaphonic (Soft Skull Press, 2004), You Look Too Young to Be a Mom (Penguin, 2004), The Quarterly (Vintage, 1991) Journals:A Gathering of the Tribes, Blue Collar Review, Fiction, New Observations, Onthebus, Red Tape, Room of One’s Own, The Quarterly, World” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:At Risk Youth, Teenagers Born in:Canton, OH Raised in:Canton, OH Agent:Neeti Madan” Katherine Arnoldi E-mail: info@katherinearnoldi.com
tai allen Spoken Word Artist Brooklyn, NY “Publications and Prizes Journals:Bomb Performances:Inspired Word (2013), Apollo Theater Music Cafe (2011), Bard College (2011), Fort Greene Festival (2011), BAMCafe (2010), NBC – Today in NY (2010)” “More Information Listed as: Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American, Caribbean American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Yonkers, NY Raised in:Yonkers, NY” tai allen E-mail: info@vicelounge.com
Tory Adkisson Poet San Francisco, CA “Publications and Prizes Journals:32 Poems, Cave Wall, Colorado Review, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, Quarterly West, Salamander, The Los Angeles Review, The Pinch, Toad The Journal, West Branch, Yalobusha Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T, Jewish, Mexican, Mixed Race, Polish American, Russian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:West Covina, CA Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” Tory Adkisson E-mail: insertbrackets@gmail.com
James Adams Poet Houston, TX “Publications and Prizes Books:Noble Savage (WaterWood Press, 2007) Anthologies:The Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press, 2007), TimeSlice: Houston Poetry 2005 (Mutabilis Press, 2005), Five Inprint Poets (Mutabilis Press, 2003) Journals:Pebble Lake Review, RE:AL, Texas Poetry Journal, The David Jones Journal” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Indian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, French Born in:Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Raised in:Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX” James Adams E-mail: jadams1@pdq.net
James Arthur Poet Princeton, NJ “Author’s Bio <p>James Arthur’s poetry has appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i>, <i>The New Republic</i>, <i>Poetry</i>, <i>Ploughshares</i>, <i>The Southern Review</i>, and <i>Narrative</i>. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a Discovery/<i>The Nation</i> Prize, as well as residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Anderson Center. His first book, <i>Charms Against Lightning</i>, will be published next year by Copper Canyon Press. </p><p>James is currently in residence at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he will be a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.</p>” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:New Haven, CT Raised in:Toronto, ON” James Arthur E-mail: jamesarthurpoetry@gmail.com
Jessica Anthony Portland, ME “Publications and Prizes Books:Chopsticks (Penguin, 2013), The Convalescent (McSweeney’s Books, 2009) Anthologies:Best New American Voices 2006 (Harcourt Brace, 2006), Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney’s Books, 2004) Journals:Cutbank, La Petite Zine, McSweeney’s, Mid-American Review, New American Writing, Painted Bride Quarterly, Phoebe, Pindeldyboz, Rattapallax, So to Speak” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Born in:NY Raised in:NY Agent:Jim Rutman” Jessica Anthony E-mail: jessanthony@hotmail.com
Joan Albarella Fiction Writer, Poet Buffalo, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Again For theFirst Time (The Writer’s Den, 2011), Sister Amnesia (The Writer’s Den, 2009), Close To You (iUniverse, 2003), Called to Kill (Rising Tide Press, 2000), Agenda for Murder (Rising Tide Press, 1999), Spirit & Joy (Alpha Press, 1993), Women, Flowers, Fantasy (Textile Bridge Press, 1987)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Feminist, Italian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Buffalo, NY Raised in:Buffalo, NY” Joan Albarella E-mail: joanalba123@gmail.com
Josef Aukee Spoken Word Artist San Francisco, CA “Author’s Bio Josef Aukee is the author of the poetry collections Town and Country, Where Bright Stripes Go and Hill People, and together with Giles Reaves, he recorded a live production of his poetry show Industrial Strength. His work ranges from meditations and satirical commentary on contemporary urban life to the poetry of place. Josef often colors his live performances with vocalists and instrumentalists who provide dramatic voices and experimental musical backdrops, using spare electronic sounds and pop and jazz stylings.” “More Information Listed as: Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Scandinavian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Detroit, MI Raised in:Wayne, MI” Josef Aukee E-mail: josef@josefaukee.com
Samuel Ace (Linda Smukler) Tucson, AZ “Publications and Prizes Books:Stealth (with Maureen Seaton) (Chax Press, 2011), Home In Three Days. Don’t Wash (Hard Press, 1996), Normal Sex (Firebrand Books, 1994) Journals:Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal, EOAGH, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Van Gogh’s Ear” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:English Born in:Cleveland, OH Raised in:Cleveland, OH” Samuel Ace (Linda Smukler) E-mail: juncsa@gmail.com
Khadijah Ali-Coleman Spoken Word Artist DC “Author’s Bio Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is a digital innovator who created the online community LiberatedMuse.com in 2008 which has grown into the touring company Liberated Muse Arts Group. She edited the books Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul (Outskirts Press, 2009) and Liberated Muse Volume II: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face (Liberated Muse Publications, 2012) and released her first poetry chapbook Revisionist Tale in 2010. In 2011 eMedia recognized her as Woman of Power in Media and in 2012 she was recognized as a Top FORTY Under 40 in the Arts and Humanities by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund. That year she also received recognition by Womanifesting, Inc. as an “”Artist of Distinction””. She has shared her poetry on many stages throughout the United States and focuses on issues ranging from gender equity, identity and culture to motherhood, community and the metaphysical. ” “More Information Listed as: Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Washington , DC Raised in:Washington, DC” Khadijah Ali-Coleman E-mail: kalico11@gmail.com
Kelli Allen Poet St. Charles, MO “Author’s Bio Kelli Allen is an award-winning poet, editor, and scholar. Her poetry and fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Echo Ink Review, Poetry Quarterly, Fjords, Abridged, Other Poetry,Lyre Lyre, The Blue Sofa Review, WomenArts Quarterly, The Caper Review, It Has Come to This: Poets of the Great Mother Conference, Foliate Oak, Greatest Lakes Review, Lugh Review (where she was the featured author), Blackmail Press, The Chaffy Review, Euphony and elsewhere. She has been the featured poet for Desperanto Press?s segment ?Tea With George? for September 2011. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she was a finalist for the 2011 Rebecca Lard Award. She is the author of two chapbooks (Applied Cryptography; Picturing What Breaks) and has served as the Managing Editor of Natural Bridge. She is also the founder of the Graduate Writers Reading Series for the University of Missouri St. Louis. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Lindenwood University and Florissant Valley. Allen gives readings and teaches workshops throughout the US. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, is forthcoming from John Gossless Books October of 2012. www.kelli-allen.com ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any” Kelli Allen E-mail: kallen21046@yahoo.com
Kassten Alonso Fiction Writer Portland, OR “Publications and Prizes Books:The Pet Thief (Fiction Collective Two, 2013), Core: A Romance (Hawthorne Books, 2005) Anthologies:Citadel of the spirit : Oregon’s sesquicentennial anthology (Nestucca Spit Press, 2009)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Seattle, WA Raised in:Anchorage, AK Agent:, ,” Kassten Alonso E-mail: kassten@kasstenalonso.com
Kelli Russell Agodon Kingston, WA “Author’s Bio Kelli Russell Agodon is the winner of the 2009 White Pine Press Poetry Prize judged by Carl Dennis. Her manuscript, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, will be published by White Pine Press in the fall of 2010. <br> <br> Kelli was born and raised in Seattle and educated at the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop where she received her MFA in creative writing. <br><br> Her work has appeared in magazines and journals such as the Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Notre Dame Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Image, 5 a.m, Meridian, Bellevue Literary Journal, Crab Orchard Review, and others. <br><br> She is also the author of Small Knots (2004) and Geography, winner of the 2003 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Currently, Kelli lives in the Northwest with her family. <br><br> She is the co-editor of the literary journal, Crab Creek Review (www.crabcreekreview.org) <br><br> ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Seattle, WA” Kelli Russell Agodon E-mail: kelli@agodon.com
Kelli Russell Agodon “Author’s Bio Kelli Russell Agodon is a poet, writer, and editor from the Northwest. She?s the author of Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014), which was a Finalist for the Julie Suk Poetry Prize and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, which she coauthored with Martha Silano. Her other books include Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room chosen by Carl Dennis for the White Pine Poetry Prize and also Winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Prize, Small Knots, Geography, and Fire On Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry which she edited with Annette Spaulding-Convy. She has won various awards in writing and editing from Artist Trust, The Puffin Foundation, North American Review and her work has been published in journals and magazines such as The Atlantic, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, Oprah Magazine, and on the Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Kelli is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press and was the editor of Seattle?s Crab Creek Review for the last six years. She lives in a small seaside town where when not writing or editing, she does graphic design and is also an avid mountain biker, paddleboarder, and hiker. www.agodon.com ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Seattle, WA” Kelli Russell Agodon E-mail: kelli@agodon.com
Kim Addonizio Fiction Writer, Poet Oakland, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:My Dreams Out in the Street (Simon & Schuster, 2007), Little Beauties (Simon & Schuster, 2005), What Is This Thing Called Love (W. W. Norton & Company, 2004), Tell Me (BOA Editions Limited, 2000), In the Box Called Pleasure (FC2, 1999), Jimmy & Rita (BOA Editions Limited, 1997), The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W. W. Norton & Company, 1997), The Philosopher’s Club (BOA Editions Limited, 1994)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Teachers, Homeless people Born in:Washington, DC Raised in:Bethesda, MD” Kim Addonizio E-mail: kimaddonizio@comcast.net
Kirstin Allio Fiction Writer Providence, RI “Publications and Prizes Books:Garner (Coffee House Press, 2005)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:English” Kirstin Allio E-mail: kirstinallio@yahoo.com
Katherine Lucas Anderson Poet “Author’s Bio Katherine Lucas Anderson?s poems have appeared in numerous reviews, including Smartish Pace, New England Review, Poetry, Literary Imagination, and IthacaLit. New work was recently out in Western Humanities Review, Subtropics, Hotel Amerika, Stone Canoe, and Juiblat. Her first book manuscript was a finalist for both the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize and the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and has also been a semi-finalist or honorable mention for half a dozen other book publication prizes. She is the author of ?Greek Revival? a limited edition chapbook published by the Olive Branch Press and printed letterpress by the Wells Center for Book Arts. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:English American Born in:Coronado, CA” Katherine Lucas Anderson E-mail: klanderson@clarityconnect.com
Lauren Alwan Fiction Writer San Leandro, CA “Author’s Bio Contributor, The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog Fiction Instructor, Ripe Fruit Workshops, SF, CA www.ripefruitwriting.com” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Mixed Race Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:New York, NY Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” Lauren Alwan E-mail: lauren@there.net
Linda Armstrong Grand Junction, CO “Publications and Prizes Books:Early Tigers (Bellowing Ark Press, 1995) Anthologies:Chance of a Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005) Journals:Birmingham Poetry Review, Bitterroot, Earth’s Daughters, Rockford Review, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Spirit That Moves Us” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Los Angeles, CA Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” Linda Armstrong E-mail: lindaarm@earthlink.net
Linda Aldrich Poet Portland, ME “Author’s Bio Linda Aldrich has a BA in English and French from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Theatre Arts from Florida State University, and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her poetry chapbook, Foothold, was published in 2008, and her full collection, March and Mad Women, was published in 2012 from Cherry Grove Collections/Word Tech Communications. Her poem ?Enfoldment? was featured in Natasha Saje?s article, ?Narrative and Poetry? in the September 2008 Writer?s Chronicle. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Cimarron Review, Elixir, The Denver Quarterly, Ellipsis, The Florida Review, Poet Lore, Third Coast, and Puerto del Sol. Her poem ?Woman-without-Arms? won the Emily Dickinson Award 2000 from Universities West Press. Linda is a board member of Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband David and exceptional dog Simba. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:French Born in:Manchester, NH Raised in:NH” Linda Aldrich E-mail: lindalaldrich@gmail.com
Liz Ahl NH “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Talking About the Weather (Seven Kitchens Press, 2012), Luck (Pecan Grove Press, 2010), A Thirst That’s Partly Mine (Slapering Hol Press, 2008) Anthologies:A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), Moments of the Soul: Poems of Meditation and Mindfulness by Writers of Every Faith (Spirit First, 2010), The 2010 Poet’s Guide to New Hampshire (Poetry Society of New Hampshire, 2009), The Other Side of Sorrow: Poets Speak Out about Conflict, War, and Peace (Poetry Society of New Hampshire, 2006), Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004), Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004), Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence (University of Iowa Press, 2002), Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (The Backwaters Press, 2002) Journals:5 A.M., Alimentum, Ascent, Calliope, Clackamas Literary Review, Court Green, Crab Orchard Review, Earth’s Daughters, Four Corners, Hawaii Pacific Review, Iris, Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing, Measure, North American Review, Northern New England Review, nycBigCityLit.com, Poetry Motel, Prairie Schooner, Pudding Magazine, River Styx, Salt River Review, Slipstream, Southern Poetry Review, The Formalist, The Laurel Review, The November 3rd Club, The Same, White Pelican Review, Writing on the Edge” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English” Liz Ahl E-mail: lizahl@hotmail.com
Lucy Anderton Poet “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:the flung you (New Michigan Press, 2012) Journals:Agni Online, American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Fence, from the fishouse, Iowa Review, Salt Hill Journal, The New York Quarterly, Verse Daily, Worcester Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Welsh American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English” Lucy Anderton E-mail: Lucysock@aol.com
Magdalena Alagna New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:The Pagan’s Muse (Kensington Publications, 2003) Journals:Big City Lit, Bitter Oleander, Disquieting Muses, Gargoyle, Gin Bender, Kalliope, La Petite Zine, Long Shot, Medicinal Purposes, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry Bay, Slow Trains, Three Candles” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Teenagers Born in:Astoria, NY Raised in:Monroe Township, NJ” Magdalena Alagna E-mail: magdalena@poetic.com

Malin Alegria Fiction Writer San Jose, CA “Author’s Bio Mal¡n Alegria is the author of two Young Adult novels, a four-book series, and several short stories. Malin?s first novel, Estrella?s Quince¤era was selected Bitch Media?s 100 YA books for Feminist Readers. Her second novel Sofi Mendoza?s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico was released May 2007. Both titles published by Simon & Schuster. In 2011, Malin was featured on NPR?s special series: 2 Languages, Many Voices, Latinos in the US.She published the “”Border Town”” series with Scholastic in 2012. Malin Alegria believes YA literature provides a means for young people to make sense of themselves, each other, and the world around them. Malin?s work provides culturally relevant stories and personal accounts that connect with young audiences, inspire, and motivate them to believe in themselves, work hard, and own their voice. Malin Alegria is known for her comedic, fun, entertaining quincea¤era dress presentations–voted Top 15 Fashionable Authors in 2013 by Student 365 Magazine. ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:San Diego, CA Raised in:San Francisco, CA” Malin Alegria E-mail: malinalegria@gmail.com
Maria Andreu New York, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY (Running Press, 2014)” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English, Spanish Raised in:North Bergen, NJ Agent:Susan Cohen” Maria Andreu E-mail: maria@mariaeandreu.com
Marie Abate Baltimore, MD “Author’s Bio Marie Abate is a Baltimore-based poet and writer. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She has been published in a variety of publications, including most recently Weave, Free State Review, The MOM Egg, Sewanee Theological Review, and Crack the Spine. A Pushcart Prize nominee and Best of the Net award winner, she works as both a copywriter for an international e-learning company and as a contributing writer for various magazines.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Baltimore, MD Raised in:Baltimore, MD” Marie Abate E-mail: marieab21@hotmail.com
Mary Kate Azcuy Poet West Long Branch, NJ “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual (Mercer University Press, 2009), Key West (White Fish Press, 2002), Nantucket (White Fish Press, 2001) Journals:Caribbean Writer, Exquisite Corpse, Proteus, Sage of Consciousness, The Aroostook Review, The Gallatin Review, This Broken Shore” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English” Mary Kate Azcuy E-mail: mazcuy@monmouth.edu
Terry Lee Armstrong San Antonio, TX “Publications and Prizes Books:When the Soul Speaks (Armstrong Publishing, 1990), Call it Love (Armstrong Publishing, 1989) Journals:Catharsis, Great Plains Canal and Avalon Dispatch, Inverted-A Horn, M”bius, Moments in Time, My Legacy, Omnific Magazine, Pegasus, Plowman, Poetic Eloquence, Poetry Break Journal, Poetry Forum Journal, Quickenings, The Poetic Knight, Wide Open Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian, English American Prefers to work with:Adults, Teenagers Born in:Elgin, NE Raised in:San Antonio, TX” Terry Lee Armstrong E-mail: milorosebud@yahoo.com
Mary Akers Lockport, NY “Publications and Prizes Books:Women Up On Blocks (Press 53, 2009) Journals:Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Mama, Pindeldyboz, REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters, Storyglossia, The Fiddlehead, Wisconsin Review, Xavier Review” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Appalachian Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Richmond, VA Raised in:Floyd, VA” Mary Akers E-mail: mlakers@roadrunner.com

Mari?a Luisa Arroyo Poet Springfield “Author’s Bio 2015 HIGHLIGHTS: * organizer & host, “”7 Minutes: A Literary Arts Spotlight””. A monthly series (last Sat. Jan. to June, except for May 23rd) to celebrate ALL literary artists as they share 7 minutes of their work. 1 pm-3 pm. Springfield Library, 220 State St., Spfld., MA www.springfieldlibrary.org * facilitator,””Ekphrasis: Writing Poetry in Response to Art””. Mason Square Library Branch, 765 State St., Springfield, MA. April 4, 2015 * facilitator, “”Objects of Meaning: 4 Steps To Engage Creatively ALL College Students as Writers””. Teaching, Learning & Student Development (TLSD) Conference at Bristol Community College. Fall River Campus, MA. April 10, 2015 * facilitator, “”The ABCs of Publishing Poetry””. Community Room, Springfield Library, 220 State St., Spfld., MA. April 12, 2015 * facilitator, “”Ekphrastic Poetry”” workshop. Monson Arts Council Annual Art Exhibit, Monson House of Art, 200 Main St., Monson, MA. April 15, 2015 * facilitator, “”Naming Your Roots: Seeds for Multi-Lingual Multicultural Narrative Poems””, 7th Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA. May 1-3, 2015″ “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Puerto Rican Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, German, Spanish Born in:Manati, PR Raised in:Springfield, MA” Mari?a Luisa Arroyo E-mail: mlarroyo67@hotmail.com
Nuala Archer “Publications and Prizes Books:Two Women, Two Shores, with Medbh McGuckian (New Poets Series, 1989) Journals:Epoch, Poetry Australia” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Nuala Archer E-mail: n.archer@csuohio.edu
Nick Admussen Poet “Author’s Bio I am an Assistant Professor in Asian Studies at Cornell University. I have a Ph. D. from Princeton University, where I wrote a dissertation on contemporary Chinese prose poetry. I’m also a graduate of the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis, and served as their third-year poet in residence. I am the author of three chapbooks, which are linked below. In addition to original poetry, I write essays and book reviews, and am a translator of contemporary Chinese poetry. I blog occasionally at the Boston Review and am on Twitter @nadmussen.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:Chinese, English Born in:St. Louis, MO Raised in:St. Louis, MO” Nick Admussen E-mail: nadmusse@yahoo.com
Eve Anthony Hanninen Prince Rupert, BC “Author’s Bio I am an American poet, writer, editor, and illustrator currently staying in the weather-lashed, harbor-town of Prince Rupert on Kaien Island, BC, Canada. My most recent works have appeared in Switched-on Gutenberg, Sea Stories, Magnolia: A Florida Journal of Literary and Fine Arts, Long Story Short (interview, 2009), east to west: bicoastal verse, Sein und Werden (print and online), and many other fine journals. I also have poems anthologized in Crazed by the Sun and Trim: The Mannequin Envy Anthology. I’m the editor for and publisher of The Centrifugal Eye poetry journal and am currently at work on a TCE anthology, as well as 2 collections of my own. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:Polish American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Biloxi, MS Raised in:Seattle, WA” Eve Anthony Hanninen E-mail: nephologia@gmail.com
Marcia Arrieta Pasadena, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme (Otoliths Books, 2011) Chapbooks:the curve against the linear/An Uncommon Accord (Toadlily Press, 2008), experimental: (Potes & Poets Press, 2000) Anthologies:Homenaje A Gutenberg (Corona Del Sur, 2002), Loose Watch (Invisible Books, 1998) Journals:A cappella Zoo, Abraxas, Big Scream, BluePrintReview, California Quarterly, Chiron Review, Cold Mountain Review, Ellipsis, Eratio Postmodern Poetry, Ginger Hill, Jabberwock Review, Karamu, Little Red Leaves, Midwest Quarterly, Osiris, Otoliths, Poetry Salzburg Review, So to Speak, Tinfish” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Marcia Arrieta E-mail: oakspace@hotmail.com
Michael Andreoni Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer ypsilanti, MI “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:Need To Know Basis (Scars Publications, 2014), My Funny Valentine (Bauu Institute, 2011) Journals:allegory, And/Or Magazine, Calliope, Clockwise Cat, Crack the Spine, Dana Literary Society On-line Journal, Defenestration, Down in the Dirt, Ducts Magazine, eFiction Magazine, Euphony, Fifth Wednesday, Fogged Clarity, Hippocampus Magazine, Iconoclast, Midwest Literary Magazine, Mobius, Pif Magazine, Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k), The Commonline Journal, The Cynic Online Magazine, The Legendary, The Rambler, The Writing Disorder, Thumbnail Magazine, Unlikely 2.0” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:chicago, IL Raised in:west bloomfield, MI” Michael Andreoni E-mail: oandreoni@comcast.net
Rick Agran Barrington, NH “Publications and Prizes Books:Crow Milk (Oyster River Press, 1997) Anthologies:Under the Legislature of Stars (Oyster River Press, 1999)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults, Children, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Brookline, NH Raised in:NH, MA, NC, CO, WA” Rick Agran E-mail: ohpolkadot@yahoo.com
Omar Azam Poet Chicago, IL “Publications and Prizes Journals:Anastomoo, Breadcrumb Scabs, Clockwise Cat, DaMazine, ditch, Four and Twenty, Houston Literary Review, Metazen, The Camel Saloon, The Missing Slate, Unlikely 2.0, vox poetica” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English, Spanish Born in:Chicago, IL Raised in:Chicagoland” Omar Azam E-mail: omar@azam.org
Peter Anderson Fiction Writer Joliet, IL “Publications and Prizes Anthologies:On the Clock: Contemporary Short Stories of Work (Bottom Dog Press, 2010) Journals:55 Words, A Twist of Noir, Big Pulp, Birmingham Arts Journal, Boston Literary Magazine, decomP, Dogmatika, RAGAD, Shoots and Vines, Skive Magazine, Spillway Review, Storyglossia, The Angler, THE2NDHAND, Wheelhouse” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Cary, IL Raised in:Cary, IL” Peter Anderson E-mail: pete_anderson@comcast.net
Berg‚s Alvarez Poet NY “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Within The Rain (The Feral Press, 2012), Present is a Gradual Sadness to the Day (Flutter Press, 2011) Journals:Mused BellaOnline Literary Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English, Spanish Raised in:New York, NY” Berg‚s Alvarez E-mail: phromi@aol.com
RD Armstrong San Pedro, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:E/OR – Living Amomgst the Mangled (Lummox Press, 2010), Fire and Rain vol. 1 (Lummox Press, 2008), Fire and Rain vol. 2 (Lummox Press, 2008), On/Off the Beaten Path – 3 road poems (Lummox Press, 2008), Road Kill (12 Gauge Press, 2002), On/Off the Beaten Path (Lummox Press, 2001), Paper Heart (Lummox Press, 2001), Ssan Pedro Poems (Lummox Press, 2001), Drinking with Bukowski (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2000), The Manx Tales (Lummox Press, 1999) Anthologies:An Eye for An Eye (Regent Press, 2002) Journals:Louisiana Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Scotch-Irish American Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Lafayette, IN Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” RD Armstrong E-mail: poetraindog@gmail.com
Antler Milwaukee, WI “Publications and Prizes Books:Antler: The Selected Poems (Soft Skull Press, 2000), Subterranean Rivulet (Falling Tree Press, 1996), Last Words (Ballantine Books, 1986), Factory (City Lights, 1980) Anthologies:Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Welcome the Wolves Back Home (Johnson Books, 2005), I Do I Don’t: Queers on Marriage (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2005), Poet’s Bookshelf (Barnwood Press, 2005), Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005), 2001: American Writers Respond (Etruscan Books, 2002), Poems of the Natural World (University of Georgia Press, 1998), American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century (4 Walls 8 Windows, 1996), Gay and Lesbian Poetry In Our Time (St. Martin’s Press, 1986) Journals:American Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Mothering, New York Quarterly, September 11, The Sun” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T, Caucasian Prefers to work with:Teenagers, Naturalists/Environmentalists Born in:Milwaukee, WI Raised in:WI” Antler E-mail: poniewaz@uwm.edu
Lana Hechtman Ayers Poet Kingston, WA “Author’s Bio Lana Hechtman Ayers is a professional manuscript consultant and writing workshop facilitator. She also publishes Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series, MoonPath Press NW Pacific States Poetry Series and is an editorial consultant at Crab Creek Review. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Lana Hechtman Ayers E-mail: rain.poetry@yahoo.com
Richard Alley Fiction Writer Memphis, TN “Author’s Bio Richard J. Alley is an award-winning reporter, columnist, and editor from Memphis, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and four children.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Memphis, TN” Richard Alley E-mail: richard@richardalley.com
Rick Austin Fiction Writer Arcata, CA “Publications and Prizes Journals:Denver Quarterly, Dirt Press, Fourteen Hills, Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Fluent in:English Born in:Arlington, TX Raised in:Libertyville, IL” Rick Austin E-mail: richarwaustin@sbcglobal.net
Jonathan Aaron Cambridge, MA “Publications and Prizes Books:Journey to the Lost City (Ausable Press, 2006), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2003), Corridor (Wesleyan University Press, 1992), Second Sight (Harper & Row, 1982) Anthologies:The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997 (Scribner, 2003), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1998), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1992), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1991) Journals:London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, Paris Review, Times Literary Supplement” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:French Born in:MA Raised in:MA” Jonathan Aaron E-mail: rjfja@comcast.net
Amber Atiya Poet, Spoken Word Artist NY “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Books, 2014) Journals:Anti-, Black Renaissance Noire, Boston Review, Drunken Boat, Muzzle, Vinyl Poetry Performances:Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, Theatre for the New City (2009), POTPOURRI! World Women Works Series (2009), Uptown Arts Stroll, The Cornerstone Center (2009), International Women’s Day, Washington Square Park (2008), Bowery Poetry Club (), The Klimat Lounge ()” “More Information Listed as: Poet, Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American, G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Brooklyn, NY Raised in:Brooklyn, NY” Amber Atiya E-mail: s_mecca@hotmail.com
Stephanie Allen Fiction Writer Greenbelt, MD “Author’s Bio My short story collection, A Place between Stations, was a finalist for the AWP Award Series in Short Fiction and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award in Debut Fiction. For the last several years, I’ve taken part in the PEN/Faulkner Writers-in-Schools program in Washington, D.C., and I teach fiction workshops at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. I hold a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and I live just outside of Washington, D.C., with my husband, Kurt.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Any Born in:Poughkeepsie, NY Raised in:Poughkeepsie, NY” Stephanie Allen E-mail: sallen452@yahoo.com
Sally Ashton Poet Los Gatos, CA “Author’s Bio Editor of the DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry with art. I teach creative writing at San Jose State University and through workshops and retreats, including Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Sally Ashton E-mail: sallyashtn@aol.com
Samuel Amadon Poet Houston, TX “Publications and Prizes Books:The Hartford Book (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), Like a Sea (University of Iowa Press, 2010) Chapbooks:Each H (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Goodnight Lung (Octopus Books, 2007) Journals:A Public Space, American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Borderlands, Canary River Review, Cannibal, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Forklift, Ohio, Fourteen Hills, La Petite Zine, LIT, New England Review, No Tell Motel, Notre Dame Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Ploughshares, The New Yorker, Tin House, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Verse, Washington Square, Western Humanities Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Hartford, CT Raised in:Hartford, CT” Samuel Amadon E-mail: samuelamadon@gmail.com
Sarah E. Alderman Poet “Publications and Prizes Journals:Danse Macabre, Dead Flowers, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Misfits’ Miscellany, Negative Suck, Red Fez, Short, Fast, and Deadly, The Camel Saloon, The Cynic Online Magazine” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:FL Raised in:FL” Sarah E. Alderman E-mail: sealderman@yahoo.com
Seth Abramson “Publications and Prizes Books:Northerners (Western Michigan University Press, 2011)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:Concord, MA Raised in:Acton, MA” Seth Abramson E-mail: sethabramson@yahoo.com
Shannon Anthony “Publications and Prizes Journals:971 MENU, Bound Off, Brink Magazine, Enchanted Conversation, Menda City Review, The View from Here” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:MN Raised in:MN” Shannon Anthony E-mail: shannon.anthony@yahoo.com
ari’ anna arena Seattle, WA “Author’s Bio ari’anna has taught Creative Arts, Poetry & Writing in the Puget Sound area since 1990. Author & Creator of the Writing Wild!Unleashing Creative Mind!Workshops. Motivational. Metaphysical. Transformtaional series for Actors. Artists. Writers. & Anyone who wants to think outside the box of everyday Tick-tock! ari’anna has also created the “”ZEN & INk”” workshops which utilize elementals & principles of Tao, Zen & Feng Shui to jumpstart creativity & WOW your writing. This series includes “”waterwriting”” “”windwriting”” “”woodwriting”” She also leads & facilitates support groups for writers. ari’anna has been featured on radio & in many national & international publications. She has been a Poet in the Kitsap schools & has given readings or appeared at Barnes & Noble,Folklife,Spoleto, Art Walk Live!Puget Sound Poetry Festival,Perfect World,Sanctuary & others. Her first book of poems “”When the Sky Falls To Pieces”” will be published by WetWords Press in 2010. ” ”
More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:Italian Born in:Rome” ari’ anna arena E-mail: the_word_shop@hotmail.com
Joseph Armstead Fiction Writer, Poet Oakland, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Nocturnes in Purgatory (By Light Unseen Media, 2012), Krymsin Nocturnes (By Light Unseen Media, 2010), The Screaming Season (Wings ePress, 2003) Anthologies:The New Pleiades Anthology of Poetry (Kedco Studios, 2005) Journals:Above Ground Testing, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Autumn Leaves, Decompositions, eratio, Flutter, Magnapoets, Poetic Diversity, Poetic Voices, Poetry Life & Times, Poetry Super Highway, SubtleTea, Underground Window, Web del Sol” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Identifies as:African American Prefers to work with:Teachers Fluent in:French Born in:Peru, IN Raised in:Nashua, NH” Joseph Armstead E-mail: vonarmstadt@hotmail.com
L. Ward Abel Senoia, GA “Publications and Prizes Books:The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Publications, 2008), Jonesing for Byzantium (UKA Press, 2006), Peach Box and Verge: Chapbook (Little Poem Press, 2003) Journals:Open Wide Magazine, Texas Poetry Journal, Versal 2, White Pelican Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? No Born in:Atlanta, GA” L. Ward Abel E-mail: waabel@aol.com
L. Ward Abel Senoia, GA “Publications and Prizes Books:Torn Sky Bleeding Blue (Erbacce Press, 2010) Chapbooks:Cousins Over Colder Fields (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Roseorange (Flutter Press, 2013), American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English” L. Ward Abel E-mail: waabel@aol.com
Yakov Azriel Poet Efrat “Publications and Prizes Books:Beads For The Messiah’s Bride (Time Being Books, 2009), In the Shadow of a Burning Bush (Time Being Books, 2008), Threads from a Coat of Many Colors (Time Being Books, 2005) Journals:Jewish Spectator, Kerem, Lilith, Midstream, NASHIM A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues, Natural Bridge, Neovictorian, New Works Review, Poetica, Sacred Journey, The Deronda Review” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Jewish Fluent in:Hebrew Born in:New York, NY Raised in:New York, NY” Yakov Azriel E-mail: yakovaz@hotmail.com
Zoe Alexandra Fiction Writer, Poet New Haven, CT “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Cock Shy (Scintillating Publications, 2008) Anthologies:Best Erotica 2007 (Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 2007), Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis Press, 2007) Journals:Cerebral Catalyst, Debris Magazine, Erbacce, Mad Swirl, Remark, Silenced Press, Subtle Tea, The Battered Suitcase, The Commonline Project, The Indite Circle, Thieves Jargon, Verbicide, Word Riot, Zygote in My Coffee, Zygote in My Coffee Print Edition” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:English American Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New York City, NY” Zoe Alexandra E-mail: zoealexandra@gmail.com
Diana Arterian Poet “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013) Journals:Black Warrior Review, Diagram, H_NGM_N, Salt Hill Journal, The Offending Adam, Two Serious Ladies” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults, At Risk Youth, Prisoners Fluent in:English Born in:Phoenix, AZ Raised in:Tempe, AZ” Diana Arterian Website: http://dianaarterian.com
Ellery Akers Fiction Writer, Poet San Francisco, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Knocking on the Earth (Wesleyan University Press, 1989) Journals:American Poetry Review, Intro, Ploughshares, Sierra” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Ellery Akers Website: http://elleryakers.com
Francis Alix Poet Boston, MA “Author’s Bio Poetry differs in style, form, and cadence from the other genres in the literary arts. Every word is integral, the arrangement precise, and the music accentuating. These complexities present the challenge and power that draws me to write poetry. The complexities complement the contradictions and emotional realities that permeate my work. I rarely write about my life or myself, for I am an observer documenting the actions of others with an investigative slant. I often use social and political themes in my work, probing the depths of the fallible and ignorant human being. Injustice and irresponsibility are two areas I address through emotional and psychological perspectives. The environment, hunger, elder abandonment, and abuse are topics that provide me with endless material. My poetry is for readers who enjoy alternative views on life and the events that shape it. A reader can emotionally and mentally connect to my work. This fulfills my wish of making people more aware of injustices so they may be moved to be a catalyst for change. ” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T Prefers to work with:Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists Fluent in:English” Francis Alix Website: http://francisalix.wordpress.com
William Archila Los Angeles, CA “Author’s Bio William Archila was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador in 1968. At the age of twelve, he fled a civil war that tore his country apart and immigrated to the United States in 1980. He eventually became an English teacher and earned his MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. His poems have appeared in Agni, Blue Mesa Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry International and Puerto del Sol among others. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. His first book The Art of Exile won the Emerging Writer Fellowship Award from the Writer’s Center.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Latino/Latina Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Santa Ana, El Salvador Raised in:Los Angeles, CA” William Archila Website: http://http://www.asu.edu/brp/newandforthcoming/WArchilaArtExile
Jody Aliesan Poet Vancouver “Publications and Prizes Books:True North/Nord Vrai (Blue Begonia Press, 2007), Loving in Time of War (Blue Begonia Press, 1999), Desperate for a Clearing (Grey Spider Press, 1998), States of Grace (Grey Spider Press, 1992), Grief Sweat (Broken Moon Press, 1991), Desire (Empty Bowl Press, 1985), Doing Least Harm (Brooding Heron Press, 1985), as if it will matter (Seal Press, 1978), Soul Claiming (Mulch Press, 1975) Anthologies:Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press, 2005), A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Womens Poetry (Calyx Books, 2002), Anniversary Anthology: Best of Our Past (Crab Creek Review, 1993), Environment in Perspective (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993), Loves Shadow (Crossing Press, 1993), The Next Parish Over: A Collection of Irish-American Writings (New Rivers Press, 1993), Literature: The Power of Language (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989), Crossing the River: Poets of the Western United States (Permanent Press, 1987), Rain in the Forest, Light in the Trees: Contemporary Poetry from the NW (Owl Creek Press, 1983), Iron Country: Contemporary Writing in Washington State (Copper Canyon Press, 1978) Journals:Advocate, California Quarterly, Calyx, Crab Creek Review, L.A. Times, Literary Review of Canada, Many Mountains Moving, Negative Capability, Northwest Review, nycBigCityLit.com, Poetry Northwest, Quarry West, Raven Chronicles, Studia Mystica, The Antigonish Review, The Malahat Review, Wall Street Journal, Yellow Silk” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? No Travels for readings? No Fluent in:English Born in:Kansas City, MO” Jody Aliesan Website: http://http://www.writersunion.ca/ww_profile.asp?mem=1822&L=A&N=Jody%A0Aliesan
Jon Alston Fiction Writer Rexburg, ID “Author’s Bio Life is complicated, at best. It’s why we do anything in the arts. I write because I don’t understand the world in the least, and through words I try to explore what it means to live.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Christian Prefers to work with:Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers Fluent in:English Born in:Sacramento, CA Raised in:Loomis, CA” Jon Alston Website: http://jaawriter.blogspot.com
Sharon Alexander Poet “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:VOODOO TROMBONE (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Journals:Barbaric Yawp, Crate, Pinyon Poetry, Slipstream, Tiger’s Eye” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Other Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New York, NY Raised in:NY” Sharon Alexander Website: http://sharonalexanderpoetry.com
Mark Amerika Fiction Writer “Publications and Prizes Books:Sexual Blood (FC2, 1995), The Kafka Chronicles (FC2, 1993) Journals:American Book Review, Central Park, Fiction International, Lettre International, Witness” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Mark Amerika Website: http://www.altx.com
Brandon Amico Poet Manchester, NH “Author’s Bio Brandon Amico is from New Hampshire. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Booth, The Cincinnati Review, Hayden?s Ferry Review, Hunger Mountain, New Ohio Review, Phoebe, Slice, Verse Daily, and other journals. His reviews and microreviews have been featured by 32 Poems, AMRI, and Rattle. Brandon is a Poetry Editor at the literary magazine Swarm, launched in February 2013. You can follow him on Twitter, @amicob, or visit him at www.brandonamico.com” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Raised in:NH” Brandon Amico Website: http://www.brandonamico.com
Cara Blue Adams Fiction Writer “Author’s Bio Cara Blue Adams?s stories have appeared in Narrative, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, Epoch, The Sun, and elsewhere. She has been awarded scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the VCCA. She lives in Conway, SC, where she is an assistant professor of creative writing at Coastal Carolina University.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New London, NH Raised in:Putney, VT” Cara Blue Adams Website: http://www.carablue.com
Chris Abani Fiction Writer, Poet Los Angeles, CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Becoming Abigail (Akashic Books, 2006), Hands Washing Water (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), Daphne’s Lot (Red Hen Press, 2004), Dog Woman (Red Hen Press, 2004), Graceland (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004), Kalakuta Republic (Saqi, 2001), Masters of the Board (Delta, 1985) Journals:Callaloo, Crate, Eclipse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LA Review, Mosaic, Ploughshares, Poetry NZ, Pool, Revolver, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Seattle Review, Solo, Solo Press” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes” Chris Abani Website: http://www.chrisabani.com
Dale Gregory Anderson Fiction Writer Minneapolis, MN “Publications and Prizes Journals:Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Blithe House Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Inkwell, North American Review, Northwest Review, Passages North, Sun Dog, The Madison Review Prizes:Jack Dyer Fiction Prize (Crab Orchard Review), Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Loft Literary Center Mentor Series Award, SASE/Jerome Grant ” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:MN” Dale Gregory Anderson Website: http://www.dalegregoryanderson.com
Diane Ackerman Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet “Publications and Prizes Books:The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us (Norton, 2014), One Hundred Names for Love, a Memoir (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011), The Zookeeper’s Wife (W. W. Norton & Company, 2007), Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New & Selected Poems (Random House, 1991), A Natural History of the Senses (Random House, 1990)” “More Information Listed as: Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Agent:Suzanne Gluck” Diane Ackerman Website: http://www.dianeackerman.com
Greg Ames Fiction Writer Brooklyn, NY “Author’s Bio Greg Ames is the author of Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won the 2009 Book of the Year Award from the New Atlantic Booksellers Association (NAIBA). Buffalo Lockjaw was voted #1 in The Believer’s Reader Survey for 2010. Greg Ames’s work has appeared in the Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, The Southern Review, The Sun Magazine, failbetter.com, and Fiction International. He has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize. He splits his time between New York City and Hamilton, New York, where he is an assistant professor at Colgate University.” “More Information Listed as: Fiction Writer Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Agent:Scott Moyers” Greg Ames Website: http://www.gregames.com
Eric ZORK Alan White Plains, NY “Author’s Bio Eric ZORK Alan, a 11x National Slam Poet competitor, is probably best known for standing on chairs. He is also known for gratuitously dropping names… like that he is the only poet ever to have his book [appropriately called ?I am NOT a poet?] blurbed by Davy Jones, Dobie Gray & Wild Cherry.Zork has Featured at the hottest poetry venues in America including Chicago?s legendary Green Mill where slam started. He has toured across America visiting High Schools and colleges in his mission to make more poets. He has produced and been featured in a series of “”PG Safe Slam”” DVDs from the National Poetry Slam to help get Slam poetry into the schools in an educational friendly and appropriate manner. He also performs at and hosts ZorkSlams [student based events] at Barnes & Noble Bookstores Nationwide. He hosts Westchester County, NY’s largest poetry series and slammaster for the PSI Westchester Slam series @ The White Plains Public Library. ” “More Information Listed as: Spoken Word Artist Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:English Born in:New York, NY Raised in:White Plains, NY” Eric ZORK Alan Website: http://www.iamNOTapoet.com
Lisa Allen Ortiz Poet CA “Publications and Prizes Chapbooks:Self Portrait as a clock (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Turns Out (Main Street Rag Press, 2011) Anthologies:Best New Poets 2013 (Meridian, 2017), Split Verse: Poems to Heal Your Heart (Midmarch Arts Press, 2000) Journals:Alehouse Press, Caesura, Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, Literary Mama, Zyzzyva” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Any Fluent in:French” Lisa Allen Ortiz Website: http://www.lisaallenortiz.com
Maureen Alsop Poet CA “Publications and Prizes Books:Mirror Inside Coffin (Word Tech Editions, 2017), Mirror Inside Coffin (Word Tech Editions, 2017), Mantic (Augury Books, 2013), Apparition Wren (Main Street Rag Press, 2007) Chapbooks:a blade of grass made bare by its own anatomy (Blue Hour Press, 2012), Twelve Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press, 2010), the dream and the dream you spoke (Spire Press, 2009), Nightingale Habit (Finishing Line Press, 2006), Origin of Stone (liana press, 2004) Anthologies:A Face to Meet the Faces. An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2015) Journals:88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Action Yes, Adirondack Review, Agni, Arsenic Lobster, Baltimore Review, Barrow Street, Berkeley Poetry Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Bitter Oleander, Blackbird, Cafe Review, Chaparral, Contrary, Copper Nickel, Cortland Review, diode, ditch, Drunken Boat, Escape Into Life, Georgetown Review, Handsome, Harpur Palate, Inertia, Interpoezia, Kenyon Review Online, Kestrel, Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation, Many Mountains Moving, Margie, Meanjin, Memorious, MiPOesias, New Delta Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Out Of Nothing, Pank, Poetry Salzburg Review, Spinning Jenny, Superstition Review, Swink, Switchback, Tampa Review, Texas Review, The Antigonish Review, The Baltimore Review , The Citron Review, The Cossack Review, The Journal, The Offending Adam, The Pinch, Tuesday; An Art Project, Typo Magazine, Versal, Verse Daily, Watershed Review Prizes:Tony Quagliano International Petry Award (Hawai?i Council for the Humanities), Harpur Palate?s Milton Kessler Memorial Award in Poetry, Bitter Oleander’s Frances Locke Memorial Award in Poetry, Eleventh Muse Poetry Prize, six Pushcart nominations” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Pontiac, MI” Maureen Alsop Website: http://www.maureenalsop.com
Mindy Aloff Poet New York, NY “Author’s Bio I am also the editor of <em>Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World by Agnes de Mille</em> (University Press of Florida, 2011) and author of the book <em>Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation</em> (Disney Editions, 2009).” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Philadelphia, PA Raised in:Philadelphia, PA” Mindy Aloff Website: http://www.MindyAloff.com
Stephanie Adams-Santos Poet Portland, OR “Author’s Bio ?In a poem there is always the chance of finding yourself afloat suddenly in a mythic river. The surge and sweep of its currents take you into their fold. The river?s vast reach curves across the continents of earth, weaves through the dunes of the passing hours, and you are awake in it. You are an eye in a raw vein of gold, rounded by the waters, lending to them the brief glimmer of yourself in the singular light of the moment. The largeness of the poem is inextricable from your smallness. As it undulates and folds, you feel the spaces correspond within. This, at least, is the shrine I find in poetry?a quiet that I tend to, a place where I leave wildflowers and light incense and admire the things left by others.?” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:G/L/B/T, Latino/Latina, Mixed Race Prefers to work with:Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Children, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans Fluent in:English, Spanish Born in:Portland, OR” Stephanie Adams-Santos Website: http://www.obscurobeach.com
Jan Lee Ande Poet Portland, OR “Publications and Prizes Books:Reliquary (Texas Review Press, 2003), Instructions for Walking on Water (Ashland University Press, 2001) Anthologies:Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (Oregon State University Press, 2006), Francis and Clare in poetry (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005), Jubilation: New Catholic Poetry (Beat Books, 2000), Place of Passage (Story Line Press, 2000) Journals:Agni, Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Image, Mississippi Review, New Letters, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Poetry International, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Born in:Tacoma, WA Raised in:San Diego, CA” Jan Lee Ande Website: http://www.poetrywriter.com
Samuel Amadon Poet “Publications and Prizes Books:Like a Sea (University of Iowa Press, 2010)” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Caucasian Prefers to work with:Adults Fluent in:English Born in:Hartford, CT Raised in:Hartford, CT” Samuel Amadon Website: http://www.samuelamadon.com
Jeffrey Alfier Poet Torrance, CA “Author’s Bio Jeffrey Alfier holds an MA in Humanities from California State University at Dominguez Hills. He is an Air Force veteran with 27 years of officer and enlisted service, and a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). He has also worked as a functional analyst with Science Applications International Corporation, and once taught history as an adjunct faculty member with City College of Chicago?s European Division. His publication credits include Spoon River Poetry, Birmingham Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, The Cape Rock, Concho River Review, Emerson Review, Georgetown Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Kestrel, Limestone, Louisville Review, New Madrid, New York Quarterly, Pacific Review, Owen Wister Review, Permafrost, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry South (UK), Post Road, RE:AL, Red Cedar Review, Southwestern American Literature, Sugar House Review, Texas Review, War Literature and the Arts, Vallum (Canada), and Xavier Review. His chapbooks are Strangers Within the Gate (2005), Offloading the Wounded (2008), Before the Troubadour Exits (2010), Bluesman’s Daughter (2011), The Torch Singer (2011), The Gathering Light at San Cataldo (2012), and The City Without Her (2012). His first full-length book of poems is The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press, 2013) and his second book of poems, Idyll for a Vanishing River, is forthcoming from Glass Lyre Press.” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Identifies as:Italian American Prefers to work with:Adults Born in:Dearborn, MI Raised in:Hampton, VA” Jeffrey Alfier Website: http://www.sprreview.com
Joshua Auerbach Poet H2V 344 “Publications and Prizes Books:In/form/al Measures (Above/Ground Press, 2002) Anthologies:Short Fuse Anthology (Rattapallax Press, 2002) Journals:Poetry New Zealand, Potomac Review, Queen Street Quarterly, Runes: A Review of Poetry” “More Information Listed as: Poet Gives readings? Yes Travels for readings? Yes Fluent in:French” Joshua Auerbach Website: http://www.vallummag.com/


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