Sandra Anfang is a poet and artist. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including San Francisco Peace and Hope, Unbroken Literary Journal, Rattle, and Spillway. Her chapbook, Looking Glass Heart, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. Road Worrier: Poems of the Inner and Outer Landscape, (Finishing Line Press, 2018) followed. A full-length collection, Xylem Highway, was released in March, 2019 from Main Street Rag. Sandra was nominated for a Best Short Fictions award and a Pushcart Prize. She is founder of the monthly series, Rivertown Poets, in Petaluma, California, and a California Poet/Teacher in the Schools.
Sandra Anfang is in love with words and all things poetic. She reads, writes, and teaches poetry. Sometimes she wakes with a dream on her tongue that becomes a poem. She is inspired by the beauty of Sonoma County, CA where she lives with two aging felines.
F .J. Bergmann edits poetry for Mobius: The Journal of Social Change and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. She has competed at National Poetry Slam as a member of the Madison, WI, Urban Spoken Word team. Her work appears irregularly in Abyss & Apex, Analog, Asimov’s SF,and elsewhere in the alphabet. A Catalogue of the FurtherSuns won the 2017 Gold Line Press poetry chapbook contest and the 2018 SFPA Elgin Chapbook Award.
Although initially horrified by the crawly thing on the toilet seat, upon discovering that house centipedes eat the bugs that eat books, she decided to keep it as a pet and an ornament to her personal library.
Diane Callahan strives to capture her insignificant sliver of the universe through writing fantasy, non-fiction, and poetry. As a developmental editor and ghostplotter, she spends her days shaping stories. Her YouTube channel, Quotidian Writer, provides practical tips for aspiring authors.
Since she was a young lass, Diane has cultivated a bucket list of over two hundred things to do before she, well, kicks the bucket, including but not limited to: touring an alpaca farm, playing tennis at a nudist camp, making every recipe from one cookbook, installing a secret passageway in her home, and, of course, publishing a novel.
Courtney Cook is a nonfiction writer, poet, illustrator, and MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside. Courtney’s work has been seen in Hobart, Maudlin House, and Entropy Magazine, and is upcoming in The Rumpus, Lunch Ticket, and Split Lip Magazine. When not creating, Courtney loves to tend to her growing bedroom garden, and nap with her senior dog, Francie.
Joe Cottonwood has built or repaired hundreds of houses as carpenter/contractor in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. His latest book is Foggy Dog: Poems of the Pacific Coast.
[Joe is] proud to be an old hippie… Used to have a penchant for hitchhiking… Got over it… Floundered a few years, found his calling in carpentry… Published a dozen books… Spent forty years in the construction trades… Writes with dirty fingernails but mostly keeps the pages clean.
Steve Denehan lives in Kildare, Ireland with his wife Eimear and daughter Robin. Recent publication credits include The Irish Times, The Phoenix, The Blue Nib, The Opiate, The Hungry Chimera, Evening Street Review, Ink in Thirds, Crack The Spine and The Cape Rock. He has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and his chapbook, Of Thunder, Pearls and Birdsong is available from Fowlpox Press. A selection of his work can be found on his website.
Steve cannot human beatbox or breakdance. He can eat an indefinite amount of Maltesers. He thinks people are weird, Loves life, and feels incredibly lucky.
Denehan’s poem “Mohawk Valley Community College Library” first appeared in Ink the Thirds (March 2019)
Author of eight books of poems, Bryan D. Dietrich has won the Paris Review Poetry Prize, the “Discovery”/The Nation Award, a Writers at Work Fellowship, and the Eve of St. Agnes Prize. A finalist for the Yale Younger Poets Series and the Walt Whitman Award, Bryan has also been nominated for the Pushcart and the Pulitzer. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, the Paris Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review, Yale Review, and many other journals. Bryan is a Professor of English at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. His new book is titled Single Bound.
Bryan grew up watching classic horror movies and dreaming of becoming a comic book artist. He loves scuba diving, cats, and pie. Bryan is also a painter and sculptor and loves his father who has not been with us now for more than a decade, though his body remains.
Rhonda Eikamp grew up in Texas and travelled to Europe after college, working for UNIDO for a year in Vienna before settling in Germany. Her short stories have appeared in Lackington’s, The Golden Key, Mirror Dance and Enchanted Conversation. A list of stories available online can be found at her sadly abandoned blog. She works as a translator for a German law firm.
Rhonda’s fascinations include augmented reality, twins, and the neuroscience of bilingualism.
R.G. Evans’s books include Overtipping the Ferryman (Aldrich Press Poetry Prize 2013), The Noise of Wings (Red Dashboard Press) and The Holy Both (Main Street Rag). His poems, fiction, and nonfiction can be found in Rattle, Tiferet, The Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Weird Tales, among others. His original music was featured in the poetry documentaries All That Lies Between Us and Unburying Malcolm Miller and his debut CD of original songs, Sweet Old Life, released in 2018 is available on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, and other such services. Evans teaches Creative Writing and English in southern New Jersey. www.rgevanswriter.com.
Probably as penance for stealing books from his Catholic high school’s library, R.G.’s library experiences include working with some of the finest writers in his area at poetry workshops he facilitate at the Bridgeton and Millville Public Libraries in South Jersey. Shout out to all R.G.’s writers!
Michael J. Galko is a scientist and poet based in Houston. For his science he studies wound healing and pain using fruit flies. For his poetry he often does the same using words. He has been published in a variety of journals within and beyond Texas.
Michael’s house in Houston is covered with wood-burned haiku as part of a long-term poetry/visual art project.
Robbie Gamble’s poems have appeared in Scoundrel Time, Solstice, RHINO, and Poet Lore. He was the winner of the 2017 Carve Poetry prize, and has been nominated for Best of the Net. He works as a nurse practitioner caring for homeless people in Boston.
Robbie doesn’t often drink from the tap of Meta, but when he does, he submits the results to Riddled with Arrows.
W.R. Gilmour has been a reader and wordsmith of eclectic subjects and styles since childhood, when he wrote embarrassingly bad fiction and poetry. He currently holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Education, enjoys literary experimentation, and is a high school equivalency teacher at a men’s prison. He is a husband, the father of 2 brilliant children, the servant of his wife’s 5 disapproving cats, and the author of a large body of work that he has only recently gotten around to sharing with the world. Riddled with Arrows is the first journal to have published one of his poems.
Recognizing the need for more frequent rejections, in order to obtain more numerous acceptances, W. R. Gilmour has been increasing his literary output in recent months. He looks forward to providing editors with opportunities to recognize his talent and overlook his genius.
Lois Marie Harrod’s 17th collection Woman is forthcoming from Blue Lyra in December 2019. Her Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016; her chapbook And She Took the Heart appeared in January 2016; Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. A Dodge poet, she is published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches at the Evergreen Forum in Princeton and at The College of New Jersey. Links to her online work www.loismarieharrod.org
Kate Kastelein lives in an old, slightly haunted house with her husband and two children. She writes a little bit of everything, non-fiction, speculative and dark fiction, as well as the occasional children’s boo. Kate’s work has appeared in numerous regional and online publications including, NonBinary Review, Medusa’s Laugh Press, New England Post, and Activity Maine. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.
Kate’s to-be-read piles have reached the point where they might actually tip over and kill her.
Tricia Knoll recently moved to Vermont. She acquired a library card before she had a driver’s license or registered to vote. Then she converted an existing theater room in her house into a library for poetry books. Her work appears widely in journals and anthologies. Her recent How I Learned To Be White (Antrim House) received the 2018 Indie Book Award for Motivational Poetry. Other collections include Urban Wild (Finishing Line), Broadfork Farm (The Poetry Box), and Ocean’s Laughter (Kelsay Books). triciaknoll.com
That library of poetry books? Weighted heavily toward women poets although plenty of space for Merwyn, Neruda, Stafford (both William and Kim), the poems of hermits who lived in the mountains of China and the Japanese haikuists.
Michael Neal Morris has published short stories, poems, and essays in a number of print and online venues. His most recent books are Release and Haiku, Etc. He lives with his family outside the Dallas area and teaches at Eastfield College.
Michael has a cat, Pheonix, who writes snarky poems about him. He acts as his translator, editor, and scratching post.
Michael’s poem “Ars Poetica: or why I am fixing the bookstore’s poetry section” first appeared in Soundcloud (May 2017).
Christi Nogle’s short stories have appeared in publications such as Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Christi teaches college composition and lives in Boise, Idaho with her partner Jim and their dogs and cats. Follow her at christinogle.com or on Twitter @christinogle
M.J. Pettit lives as a settler in Toronto, Canada and an immigrant in Manchester, UK. By day (and night and many weekends) he is an undisciplined academic trying to figure out how science and society fit together. An avid reader of short fiction, his own stories have appeared in Daily SF, Nature, Toasted Cake, among other venues.
M.J. is happily no longer the world’s foremost expert on raccoon intelligence
Lorraine Schein is a NY writer. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, VICE Terraform, Syntax and Salt, and Little Blue Marble and in the anthologies Gigantic Worlds, Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana del Rey & Sylvia Plath, and Aphrodite Terra. The Futurist’s Mistress, her poetry book, is available from www.mayapplepress.com
Lorraine is a double Gemini, and has worked in a library, but not in a bookstore—though she has given readings and done anthology signings in the latter.
Oliver Smith’s poetry has appeared in Spectral Realms, Illumen, Eye to the Telescope, Star*line, Rivet, Mirror Dance, Dreams & Nighmares, and Strange Horizons. His prose has been included in anthologies from, among others, Flame Tree Publishing and Ex- Occidente Press, who also published his story collection, ‘Stars Beneath the Ships’.
Oliver’s stories and poems generally involve the weird, fantastic, and speculative: in his collection Basilisk Soup & Other Stories there’s a mermaid singing in the bath, pickled brains plotting in the pantry, and a green man who has lost his head and isn’t going to take it lying down. https://oliversimonsmithwriter.wordpress.com
Canadian poet/fiction writer/playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published 19 books, including Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2014), Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2015), An Unauthorized Biography of Being (Stories, Ekstasis Editions, 2016), Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (Poetry, Guernica Editions, 2017), and A Visit to the Kafka Café (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2018). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies internationally, and over 50 of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States.
J.J.’s poem “In the Library with Norma Jeane, June 1, 2002” first appeared in
The Writing Space Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 2002)
Thomas R. Winward is an engineer and an avid pursuer of all things sci-fi, fantasy and weird. When not juggling his many hobbies, he spends his time trying to warp his children into gamers. His first published story “Light” was recently released in Gathering Storm Magazine.