C.B. Anderson, longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden, has placed poems in recent issues of Poetry Proper, Bellowing Ark, The Flea, Trinacria, Up and Under, Lucid Rhythms, 14 by 14, Soundzine, Scarlet Literary Magazine, Tilt-a-Whirl and several other journals.

Michael Cantor’s work has appeared in The Dark Horse, Measure, Margie, The Comstock Review (Pushcart nomination), 14 by 14, Umbrella, Raintown Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He won the New England Poetry Club Erika Mumford (2006) and Gretchen Warren (2008) Awards, and was a finalist or semi-finalist for the Richard Wilbur, Donald Justice, Nemerov and Morton Marr Prizes. A chapbook, The Performer, was published in 2007.

Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minnesota currently living in San Francisco. Publication credits include Assaracus Literary Journal, The Legendary, Orange Room Review and the forthcoming anthology Divining Divas. You can find out more about him online at

Ann Drysdale lives in South Wales. She was a journalist for many years, writing, among other things, the longest-running by-line column in the Yorkshire Evening Post. She has won a few prizes and published several books, including a memoir, Three-three, two-two, five six, described by Raymond Tallis as “a masterpiece.” Of her five volumes of poetry from Peterloo, the most recent, Quaintness and Other Offenses, was published in 2009.

M. A. Griffiths (1947-2009) was a British poet whose works were collected posthumously in Grasshopper: The Poetry of M. A. Griffiths. You can read more about Griffiths in Issue 13 of SCR.

Tim Hawkins has lived and traveled widely throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Latin America, where he has worked as a journalist, technical writer, and teacher in international schools. He currently lives in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, most recently in Four and Twenty, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and Verse Wisconsin.

R. Nemo Hill is the author of Pilgrim’s Feather (Quantuck Lane Press, 2002), The Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus Press, 2004), and Prolegomena to an Essay on Satire (Modern Metrics, 2006). His poetry and fiction have appeared in many print and online journals including Poetry, Smartish Pace, and American Arts Quarterly. Editor of Exot Books, he lives in New York City, but travels frequently to Southeast Asia. He blogs elsewhere.

Janet Kenny started in New Zealand and zigzagged singing and writing across the world and now lives in Queensland, Australia. She has published a lot of poems.

Kathleen Kenny has several published poetry collections including Hole (Smokestack Books, 2009) and Keening with Spittal Tongues (Red Squirrel Press, 2009). She works as a part-time creative writing tutor, and also organizes poetry readings in Newcastle for new and emerging writers.

Jonathan Kessler is a clinical social worker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.

Clare Kirwan is based near Liverpool and performs regularly as part of Dead Good Poets Society. Her poems have been published in Orbis, MsLexia, Iota, and Aberrant Dreams, amongst others. She also writes short fiction.

Bill Knott (born 1940 in Carson City, Michigan) is the author of more than ten poetry collections, starting with The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans in 1968. You can read more about him at The Poetry Foundation. His books are available on, where you can buy printed copies or download them for free in PDF form. He is also an artist; you can buy his original artwork at

Michael Kriesel’s poems have appeared in Antioch Review, Rattle, and North American Review. He won the 2004 Lorine Niedecker Poetry Prize. Books include Chasing Saturday Night: Poems About Rural Wisconsin (Marsh River Press) and Moths Mail the House (Sunnyoutside). He was a Navy journalist from 1980-1990. He’s a janitor at the rural elementary school he once attended.

Quincy R. Lehr’s poems and criticism have been published in numerous venues in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Australia, and the Czech Republic. His first book, Across the Grid of Streets, appeared in 2008, and his second, Obscure Classics of English Progressive Rock, is due out soon. He lives, inevitably, in Brooklyn.

Amit Majmudar is the author of 0°,0°. He is a diagnostic radiologist specializing in Nuclear Medicine practicing in Columbus, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and two sons. His poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, Poetry, National Poetry Review, Smartish Pace and other journals.

Richard Meyer, now retired from the classroom, taught high school English and humanities for thirty-two years. He lives in his family home, the house his father built, in Mankato, a city at the bend of the Minnesota River.

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in several print and online journals including Measure, The Raintown Review, American Arts Quarterly, Measure and Epiphany. His chapbook, Aquinas Flinched, was published by Modern Metrics, an imprint of Exot Books, New York. His booklength poem, Huncke, was published in 2010 by Seven Towers, Dublin, Ireland.

Timothy Murphy hunts in the Dakotas. His fifth and sixth books, Mortal Stakes and Faint Thunder, are forthcoming from the Lewis and Clark Foundation’s Dakota Institute Press.

Burt Myers is an art director at Binghamton University, in upstate New York, and an Americana singer-songwriter. He would rather be writing poems.

Pedro Poitevin teaches mathematics at Salem State University, in Massachusetts. His book of Spanish palindromes Eco Da Eco de Doce a Doce was published earlier this year by Ediciones La Galera in México City. Previous poems in English have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Literary Magazine, Foundling Review, Four and Twenty, and Three Line Poetry.

John Marcus Powell is a poet/performer. As an actor he has appeared in London’s West End, in many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway plays—as well as in films and television. As a writer, his poetry and fiction have been published widely. He is Welsh, but feels most at home in New York City. His chapbook Loony Lovers is available from Exot Books and, like a lot of his poetry, is concerned with the sensation of being Queer in a queer world.

Lynn Roberts is an artist and art historian. Her poetry has been published in Outposts, Envoi, The Frogmore Papers, GRIST, Shit Creek Review, The Tablet, Pulsar, Red Poets and Agenda. She won the 2009 Writers’ Week Poetry Collection and has been placed in other competitions; in 2011 she published Rosa Mundi, a sequence of poems, and Pandora’s Book, a collection of light verse.

Jane Røken lives in Denmark. She believes in anything that can transmogrify into something else, and spends considerable time writing stories and poems about this. For you. Yes, you. Her works have appeared in Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k), Phantom Kangaroo, The Flea, Four and Twenty, Snakeskin, Sein und Werden, and Mobius.

Barbara Smith is a poet living in Ireland. Her first collection was Kairos (Doghouse Books, 2007). She works in adult education and teaches creative writing. Her reviews have appeared online at Eyewear, The Chimaera and Horizon Review, and in print with Iota and The Stinging Fly. Her poetry has won awards, such as at Scotland’s Wigtown Poetry Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Smith/Doorstop poetry pamphlet prize and the Basil Bunting Award.

Wendy Videlock is the author of Nevertheless (Able Muse Press, 2011) and What's That Supposed to Mean (Exot Books, 2010). Her poetry has appeared in Able Muse, Poetry, Quadrant, Rattle, Smartish Pace and other journals. She blogs at The Fifth Element.

Roy Wang is a Canadian poet living in the US. He has poems published in Prairie Fire and Jones Av. He has also reviewed poetry for

Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, and grew up in England. A selection of his poems will appear in New Poetries V (Carcanet, 2011), and others have been published in the TLS, Agenda, PN Review, Stand and elsewhere. He is finishing a PhD at the University of Leicester, where he co-edits New Walk magazine.

John Whitworth has published ever so many books. The latest is Girlie Gangs from Enitharmon. It might be out already!

Marly Youmans is the author of eight books, the most recent a collection of poetry called The Throne of Psyche (Mercer University Press, 2011.) Her most recent novel is Val/Orson (UK: P. S. Publishing.) Her awards include The Michael Shaara Award for The Wolf Pit (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and The Ferrol Sams Award for the forthcoming novel, A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage.