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Robert Peake, winner of  the 2007 James Hearst Poetry Prize, the 2009 Indiana Review  Poetry Prize, the 2013 Troubadour International Poetry Prize , author of The Knowledge from Nine Arches Press (April 21, 2015)

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BONUS: Jo Furber, Literature Officer of www.dylanthomas.com suggests reading  ‘Poem in October’ and ‘Especially when the October wind’ by Dylan Thomas to get into the Autumn season.  


Chapbooks can be read below.





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Published and distributed in association with Clockwise Cat/Feline Nothingness Press.







"Felino A. Soriano is one of the very few contemporary poets possessive of what seems to an instant access to brilliance. He has truly created his own unique style and language unto itself. He is, in my opinion, the greatest poet of his generation." 

 --Heath Brougher, Poet

Published and distributed in association with Poetry Pacific Press.






“Intertwining sacred into descriptive prominence easily calls toward the important perspective he attributes to these living emblems, and it is through this unique perspective Locke creates these poems and images: they are highly reflective appositions that are etched into the beauty this collection provides.”

--Felino A. Soriano,





My writing stems from the perspective of positing a poetic language of immanent discovery.  Often, the burden of everyday language—one offering a sameness and lack of creative spontaneity—creates spectral desensitization toward environment and the paradigms of interrogating what expands into beautiful presentations. 

“I am first, an interpreter of what surrounds me; music is foundational, and the found rhythms inspire and dictate each poem’s identity and spatial configuration.  I am interested in language as longevity, in advocating for its limitless disposition toward revealing, —and in this revealing, I aim to uncover/unconceal angles of what is unseen, the belly of a stone’s cool and undisturbed silence.”


Pushcart-nominee Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 900 publications, including Poetry.com and The North American Review. His first book, ‘The So-Called Sonnets’ is available from the Silenced Press website or via Amazon books. To hear his music and view more poems visit ‘BruceMcRaePoetry’ on Youtube.





Refreshing insights into the fantastical marvels of the everyday, from the author you’ve come to love, KJ Hannah Greenberg 





Stanford’s works have appeared in numerous journals such as the New York Nomadic Journal, Ricepaper Magazine, and H& Journal. His poetry collection Any Seam or Needlework was published by the Operating System Press as part of their 2016 Sound Mind Chapbook Series.


Stanford  has given numerous performances at venues such Carnegie Hall, Royal Ontario Museum, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. He also runs a very small micro press named Starving Musician Press.



Born to an impoverished family, Changming Yuan grew up in a remote Chinese village, received education at Shanghai Jiaotong University and further at Tianjin Teachers University, and worked as an English lecturer and college administrator before moving to Canada as an international student. while pursuing his graduate studies in English at University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, he worked part time as the founding editor of The Saskatchewan Chinese Times for two years. Since he obtained his PhD, he has been teaching independently in Vancouver.


"Soriano is seriously concerned, deeply dedicated and devoted, to creating a genuine and authentic poetry, a poetry that expresses an emotional apprehension of reality that is always elusive, and never graspable through a clear, distinct, transparent language."

-Duane Locke 



Written by the late poet, editor, playwright & translator Christopher Mulrooney, June 9th, 1956-July 23rd 2015.


Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross dabbles delicately in  verse. She also spews incessant invective. You may peruse her precious poesie and rowdy rants online. Alison's personal utopia, executed by Joan Miro, wherein Frida Kahlo, Arthur Rimbaud, Jorge Luis Borges, Dr. Seuss, David Lynch and The Cure all converge in felicitous, surrealistic bliss.






ALI ZNAIDI (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translations. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). From time to time he blogs at aliznaidi.blogspot.com. He also keeps a blog about Tunisian literature at tunisianlit.wordpress.com. "Fine haiku further complemented by the layout and design of Fowlpox Press's Paul E Valente. . .  yes, one world united by poetry (and music, and dance, et al.) - we, of course (hopefully) know this, and, here is Ali Znaid's fine example - Tunisia through Canada to America! - lovely." --Bear Creek Haiku




Felino A. Soriano is a member of The Southern Collective Experience. He is the founding editor of the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His writing finds foundation in created coöccurrences, predicated on his strong connection to various idioms of jazz music. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, and appears in various online and print publications, with recent poetry collections including watching what invents perception (WISH Publications, 2013), Of these voices (whitesky ebooks, 2013) Pathos|particular invocation (Fowlpox Press, 2013), Extolment in the praising exhalation of jazz (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013), and Hinge Trio (La Alameda Press, 2012). He lives in California with his wife and family and is the director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Links to his published and forthcoming poems, books, interviews, images, etc. can be found at http://www.felinoasoriano.info/






Michael K. Gause lives and writes in St. Paul, MN

His first self-published chapbook, The Tequila Chronicles, received honorable mention in The Carbon Based Mistake’s 2004 Art Exchange Program Contest. His second, I Want To Look Like Henry Bataille, was published in 2006 by Little Poem Press and to his knowledge hasn’t won squat. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. He is the creator and host of The Dishevel’d Salon, an (almost) monthly gathering of artists in the Twin Cities. His website is www.thedayonfire.com.

Alex Stolis lives and works in Minneapolis, MN

Previous chapbooks include: Li Po comes to America, Parallel Press; How to Drink Yourself Sober, Amsterdam Press; On the Run with Dick and Jane, Pudding House Publications; small confession & pebbles of regret, a collaborative effort with Austrian poet Michaela Gabriel, published by Rubicon Press. Also, a full length collection, A Wilderness Arcade was published by Bewrite Books in 2009. He has been the recipient of five Pushcart Prize Nominations.



Born in Toronto, Canada in 1971, Morsink started the piano at the age of 8.  At the age of 18 she received her ARCT in Piano Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto studying with Margaret Parsons-Poole.  A year later she was the top scholarship winner as piano soloist in the Canadian Contemporary Music Showcase. She holds a MA in music composition from University of Indianapolis, (Dr. Emmanuel Piculas and Lefteris Kalkanis tutors), M.Mus in piano performance, Leeds University, (Dame Fanny Waterman and Benjamin Frith tutors) and a B.Mus in performance from McGill University (Marina Mdivani tutor) with distinction in piano performance.

Currently, she is working on a PhD in music composition at Goldsmiths, University of London tutored by composer Roger Redgate.  Her specialization for this thesis is the aspects of Ancient Greek music which can influence contemporary composition.    She presented her paper The Reconstruction of Euripides’ Orestes’ Chorus Fragment at the Annual Music Graduate Exchange Conference, June 2008 at the Faculty of Music, St. Aldate’s, Oxford as well as New Compositional Techniques Related to Ancient Greek Music at the 2nd International Conference for PhD Music students held by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Edinburgh in February 2009 which will be published shortly.    She has presented solo piano recitals in the Faculty series of the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus, in the recital series of Leeds University as well as accompanying Reem Kelani, Palestinian musician in concerts at the Athens College and in the Peacock Theater in London.  She has also given piano lectures such as one for the Athens State Orchestra performance at the Lyric Opera Theater which introduced the elements from Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini op. 43.  She is also an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation and teaches music at St. Catherine’s British Embassy school in Athens Greece.  Her next piano recital which will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London, will premiere works by composers Paul Sarcich, Neil March and her own works.

Most recently she has organized a 2 day conference and concert at the Theocharakis Foundation concert,  hall, Athens Greece in co-operation with Goldsmiths and St. Catherine’s British School Athens in order for PhD composition students and performers to discuss and perform new compositions.   As a musician her aim is to contribute to the playing of new works and to help new music flourish.

Click on the  links to view examples of her scores. Please contact the composer to obtain permission for use of any of these works in performance via  coreenmorsink@mail.mcgill.ca









Felino A. Soriano directs supported living and independent living programs providing supports for adults with developmental disabilities. He has authored 59 print and electronic collections of poetry, including “In the parallel of pursued occurrences” (Fowlpox press, 2012), and “Quartet Dialogues” (whitesky ebooks, 2012). Over 4,000 of his poems have been accepted for publication, in both online and print publications since 2006. In 2009 he founded Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to various idioms of jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences.




Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native. She was born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She has a bachelor’s degree in English-Literature from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Her poetry has thus far been published in Magic Cat Press, Black-Listed Magazine, and Bigger Stones.






 Dawnell Harrison has been published in over 60 journals, possesses a BA from The University of Washington, and is the author of three books of poetry; Voyager, The Maverick Posse, and The fire behind my eyes.



Brian Barbeito is a resident of Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared at venues such as Notes from the Underground and Metazen. He is the author of the experimental novel postprandial and the compilation of short writings titled Vignettes.





 "One of the most daring poets operating today.”

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Felino A. Soriano has authored nearly five dozen collections of poetry, including In the parallel of pursued occurrences (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Quartet Dialogues (white sky ebooks, 2012), and Of language|s| the rain speaks (quarter after press, 2012).  He publishes the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His work finds foundation in philosophical studies and connection to various idioms of jazz music. He lives in California with his wife and family and is the director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities.  For further information, please visit www.felinoasoriano.info. Felino A. Soriano has authored nearly five dozen collections of poetry, including In the parallel of pursued occurrences (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Quartet Dialogues (white sky ebooks, 2012), and Of language|s| the rain speaks (quarter after press, 2012).  He publishes the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His work finds foundation in philosophical studies and connection to various idioms of jazz music. He lives in California with his wife and family and is the director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities.  For further information, please visit www.felinoasoriano.info. 





Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey. With almost 500 published poems to his credit, his work appears throughout the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe. The latest of his eight chapbooks, Convergence and Conversion, is just out from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press in the United Kingdom. 



Neil's poetry is lovely in form and sound.

--John Casquarelli 



Duane Locke lives in Tampa, Florida near anhinga, gallinules, raccoons, alligators, etc.

He has published 6,710 poems, including 29 books of poems. His latest book publication, April 2012, is Duane Locke, The First Decade, 1968-1978, Bitter Oleander Press.  This book is a republication of his first eleven books, contains 333 pages.  Order from http://www.bitteroleander.com/releases.html, or Amazon.

For more information consult Google search engine. He has over 2 million entries under his name, or his name, attached with “Arts,” “Books,” or “First Decade.”



A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on Amazon.com. She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. Most recently, she has accepted the position as editor for four online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press ( www.kindofahurricanepress.com ). 



Bio: Sarah Edwards lives in Montreal, Canada. She works with images,video and text to form poetry. So that she doesn't lose the most imaginative thoughts when they strike, she always carries a trusty little red notebook to scribble in. She is currently exploring ancient symbolic poetry and constantly trying new things to push herself and her creativity. 



“Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! These poems are personal, but poignant… so deep as to pull the most jaded reader to attention.”

--KJ Hannah Greenberg 

Ronald Pies MD is a physician, poet, and writer living in the Boston area. He has academic appointments at Tufts University and Upstate Medical University, and is the author of several psychiatric textbooks. Dr. Pies is also the author of Creeping Thyme (a collection of poems); Zimmerman's Tefillin (a short story collection) and Everything Has Two Handles: The Stoic's Guide to the Art of Living. His most recent books include Becoming a Mensch: Timeless Talmudic Ethics for Everyone (Hamilton Books); and The Judaic Foundations of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (iUniverse). 


"Galileo Galilei wrote that 'All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered;

the point is to discover them.' Dr. Ronald Pies points the way to understanding many of the truths within and between us. His marvelous poems are alternately (and, sometimes, simultaneously) poignant, amusing, startling, challenging, soothing, and enlightening."

--Robert H. Deluty, Ph.D.

Author, "Particles of Life," "A Scratch On The Wall," and "Waiting for the Echo"

 “Magnificent, beautiful & heartbreaking all at once.”—Richard Berlin MD, author of "Secret Wounds"



Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translations. His work has appeared here and there and is scheduled to appear elsewhere.  He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network:


He keeps a blog about Tunisian literature at



Contact him at: aznaidi1(at)gmail(dot)com 


The poems in this chapbook employ Hinge Theory, as described here 

by poet Leigh Herrick:

“Heller Levinson’s prismatic poetry as Hinge Theory is like a study in refraction, and language is the bend making perception up-for-grabs while sending out its myriad implications through endless possibilities as signifiers combining on the page. Hinge Theory is nothing short of a major paradigm shift in the landscape of contemporary American poetics.”

"I have had the pleasure of meeting an incredibly talented poet (Pulitzer Prize Nominated), who created a new style of poetry called Hinge Theory.  His name is Heller Levinson, you can find his work all over the web.  Most importantly, in my opinion on my websites, www.pyrokinection.com and www.jellyfishwhispers.com but also on tons of other sites like http://fowlpox.tk/ (where he has a downloadable chapbook).  I am absolutely obsessed with Hinge Theory and would highly recommend anyone who is interested in this newly-developing style to check out his extensive explanation thereof in his book Smelling Mary, available from Howling Dog Press.  His work is experimental in nature, far more so than mine, but Hinge Theory in general is quite adaptive.  I have had no trouble working it into my own personal style of poetry.  Anyone looking to try something new, should definitely check it out."

--Poet Amy Huffman


 Heller Levinson lives in NYC where he studies animal behavior.  He has published in over a hundred journals and magazines including Alligatorzine, The Cartier Street Review, Counterexample Poetics, ditch poetry, First Literary Review-East, The Toronto Quarterly, A Trunk Full of Delirium, and Wood Coin.  His publication, Smelling Mary (Howling Dog Press, 2008), was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Griffin Prize.  Black Widow Press published his from stone this running in 2012. Additionally, he is the originator of Hinge Theory.

"Oh wow, it looks (not just good but) FANTASTIC! 

 I will post this on my FB page and a lot of "prominent" poets will see it."

 --Cindy Hochman

CINDY HOCHMAN is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  She is the editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East, an online poetry journal whose publisher (Isles Press) is based in Thailand.

Cindy is an associate editor of Mobius, the Poetry Magazine.


"I love this series. Can't explain why…. Perhaps because of the--let's say--unusual compactness, or because of the sudden, somehow spontaneous, insights."

Kurt Devrese,  publisher of Alligatorzine.



Felino A. Soriano has authored 53 collections of poetry, including Quartet Dialogues (white sky ebooks, 2012) Of language|s| the rain speaks (quarter after press, 2012) and  Of oscillating fathoms these nonverbal chants (Argotist Ebooks, 2012).    He publishes the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His work finds foundation in philosophical studies and connection to various idioms of jazz music. He lives in California with his wife and family and is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. For further information, please visit:  www.felinoasoriano.info.


 About the Author:

Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey.  More than 500 of his poems, of which at least 300 are ekphrastic, appear in numerous print and online journals throughout the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe.  Among the journals in which they appear are Alba, Anastomoo, The Camel Saloon, Indigo Rising, Phantom Kangaroo and Yes, Poetry.  Six of his eight chapbook are also based on works of art, the latest of which is Convergence & Conversion: Ekphrastic Poetry from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. This chapbook contains exciting perspectives on paintings from around the globe.


Vox Poetica's own Neil Ellman has a new chapbook out at Fowlpox Press. It is a wonderful collection of ekphrastic writing, which is, as you know, Neil's particular specialty. Enjoy!”

--Annmarie Lockhart, Voxpoetica

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Basho and Thoreau would feel equally at home with these fine poems from Danny P. Barbare, who writes from Greenville, SC. His poetry spans a 31 year period of time. He says he enjoys writing in free verse, especially about the human side of nature. His poetry has appeared in over 500 print and online journals. Some of his more notable publications including foreign countries: Writing Ulster, Northern Ireland; The Plaza, Japan; Candelabrum, England; The California Quarterly, The Santa Barbara Review, Christianity and the Arts, The Boston Literary Magazine, Segue, The Birmingham Arts Journal, Sojourn, and many other publications abroad and nationally. His poetry has won the Jim Gitting's Award and the Studio Gilchrist Award. He attends Greenville Technical College and spends his weekends working at the Simpsonville, SC YMCA. 

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Introspective and yet accessible, this fully rewarding and meditative collection promises to captivate. 

 “Well-worded and pleasurable to re-read. We are all so human, and we experience, and we learn.”--Kate Leigh, author of Dances with Light: Isles of Shoals Poem

 Winding down a four-decade career as a daily newspaper editor, Jnana Hodson is also the author of two published novels, Subway Hitchhikers and Ashram. His poetry and fiction have appeared in literary journals on four continents. He now lives with a wife who's an avid gardener in the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire. He blogs at Jnana's Red Barn (jnanahodson.net). 


Mark J. Mitchell studied writing at UC Santa Cruz under Raymond Carver, George Hitchcock, and Barbara Hull. His work has appeared in various periodicals over the last thirty-five years, as well as the anthologies Good Poems, American Places, Hunger Enough, and Line Drives. His chapbook, Three Visitors will be published by Negative Capability Press later this year and his novels, The Magic War and Knight Prisoner will be published in the coming months.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the documentarian and filmmaker Joan Juster.

Currently he’s seeking gainful employment since, in the words of Addison Mizner, “poets are born, not paid.” 




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BIO: Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Dreaming in Red from Right Hand Pointing and Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has four chapbooks forthcoming: Elephant Gun from Dog on a Chain PressThe Death of Me from Pig Ear PressLiving Is the Spin Cycle from Red Bird Chapbooks, and Strange Roads from Puddle of Sky Press.


Such a galloping, rollicking poet she is. She rolls words from denotation to connotation right through to playful upsetting of conventional usage carts.

--Deirdre Kessler, poet and award-winning author of the Brupp series.


 It's full of the things Hannah is known for: word play, social commentary, familial observation. You will be charmed!

--Annmarie Lockhart, Voxpoetica




"Absolutely barking mad."

--M. Lewis Redford , Misfits' Miscellany

"Incredibly well-crafted piece of poetry."

 --Ian Moore, Misfits' Miscellany 


An excerpt appeared in ditch: http://bit.ly/1zjo8Nl

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