contributor bios

Donal Mahoney has had poems published in Phantom Kangaroo and other publications in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. 

As a child, Emily O'Neill spent most of her time telling mistruths; in some sense, she has always been a storyteller. She studied creative writing at Hampshire College, where her thesis work included a novella about a lake town of hungry ghosts and a poetry collection called Quiet is a Brand of Noise. She recently returned to her beloved New England from an East Coast tour where her poems stretched their legs on stages from Portland to Orlando.

Jay Coral thinks he knows where the ducks in the pond go during the winter. Ask him, he dares you to ask him. He blogs occassionally at

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, 63 channels, Spectrum, and three Bright Spring Press Anthologies. Four of her books have been published by fine literary presses. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky, A.P.D., Albany, New York.

Joshua Otto is an itinerant who's interested in the reflections of teams, and new translations of Spanish-American poetry as forms of extreme patriotism.  He currently lives with ducks in North Portland, Oregon.

Khalym Kari Burke-Thomas beats dead sticks with horses. His work appears in New Wave Vomit, DOGZPLOT, and He is majoring in Asian Languages and Cultures at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he also serves as Assistant to the Director of the Trias Residency for Writers. He "blogs" over at Moon Prism Power.

Lisa McCool-Grime loves Sappho, collaborations and wallflower women. Her publications include Splinter Generation. Her collaborative work with Nancy Flynn can be read at Poemeleon. Tupelo press awarded one of her Sappho-inspired poems first place in their Fragments of Sappho contest.

Megan Kennedy has been forging dark art for over ten years, and hopes one day it will make her an oracle. Her work has been featured in SNAP! and Vicious Magazine, Fantastic Horror Magazine, as the cover art for numerous local and international bands, as well as an upcoming release from Random House Australia. 

Nancy Flynn hails from the coal country of northeastern Pennsylvania. Her writing’s received the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her poetry chapbook, The Hours of Us, was published in 2007. In a past life, she’s certain she was an art colony bohemian, an Irish peasant, or—why not?—Cleopatra! A former university administrator, she now writes creatively and edits carefully from her sea-green (according to Crayola) house near lovely Alberta Park in Portland, Oregon. More at

Natalie Angelone is an English major and writing and communication minor at Concordia University St. Paul, MN.

Nathan Lipps spent his childhood in the fields and forests along the coast of Lake Michigan. He is currently an MFA student at Wichita State University, where he also teaches. 

Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey, but his poetry, including five chapbooks of ekphrastic works, appears throughout the world.  For more details, he can be Googled, but please note that he is not the Neil Ellman who is the accountant, professional arm wrestler, or drag queen.  He is the other one.

Steve Toase is a writer and archaeologist who lives in North Yorkshire, England and occasionally Munich, Germany. For the past eighteen months he has been sending out little ghosts disguised as stories to haunt various online magazines such as Cafe Irreal, Street Cake Magazine, nthposition and Byker Books. So far twelve have found new homes in the wider world. When not writing Steve spends his time trying to keep old British motorbikes on the road. Occasionally he succeeds. To read more of Steve's work please visit

William Page’s poems have appeared widely in such print and e journals as THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, SOUTHWEST REVIEW, THE SEWANEE REVIEW, RATTLE, and THE PEDESTAL. He is founding editor of THE PINCH and has published four collections of poems including the award winning BODIES NOT OUR OWN and WILLIAM PAGE GREATEST HITS 1970-2000 from Pudding House Publications in Ohio.