POEMS & RUMINATIONS BY CAPTAIN B
Captain B. Seafarer. Lover of shore leave. Collector of heads. Disseminator of tales. Twitter: @NPeligeiro
THIS SEPTEMBER: MICHAEL POLLENTINE
Michael Pollentine loves weird fiction, characters that epitomise the freaky nature of the human condition and peculiar landscapes. His main influences (after Iggy Pop lyrics) are David Lynch, Roald Dahl and exploitation movies. He lives in South Wales with his wife and their hamster Betsy.
THIS SEPTEMBER: PROSPER IFEANYI
Prosper Ifeanyi is a Nigerian writer. His works are featured/forthcoming in Identity Theory, Lumiere Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Salamander Ink Magazine, Kalahari Review, Terror House Press, Aôthen Magazine, 2022 Libretto Anthology and elsewhere. Reach him on Twitter and Instagram Instagram @prosperifeanyii
THIS SEPTEMBER: KUSHAL PODDAR
An author and a father, Kushal Poddar, editor of ‘Words Surfacing’, authored eight books, the latest being ‘Postmarked Quarantine’. His works have been translated in eleven languages. Find and follow him at amazon.com/author/kushalpoddar_thepoet. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kushalpoe
THIS OCTOBER: LYNN WHITE
Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Find Lynn at:
THIS OCTOBER: MIKE MCHONE
Mike McHone‘s work has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Guilty, Shotgun Honey, Mystery Tribune, the Detroit News, Playboy, the AV Club, and elsewhere. Although he lives in Detroit (and why he lives in Detroit is anyone’s guess), you can pay him a visit at www.mikemchone.com.
THIS OCTOBER IN BIGFOOT: JACOB AUSTIN
Jacob Austin co-operates an imaginary bookstore, Yeehaw Books. His published work is collected at jacobottoaustin.com.
THIS OCTOBER IN BIGFOOT: BRUCE GEE
Bruce Gee Son of Bayard, middle named Bayard. Spent his life searching for the meaning of Bayard. Raised a quiver of young ‘un. No regrets.
THIS OCTOBER IN BIGFOOT: BRUCE REISNER
Bruce Reisner is an artist/writer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems, short fiction and visual art have been seen in Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sledgehammer Magazine, Readthisplease (an anthology) and the Ranfurly Review.
Photo by John Altdorfer.
THIS OCTOBER IN BIGFOOT: DANIEL ROSS
Daniel Ross has had fiction and poetry appear in Matrix Magazine, Misery Tourism, and Expat Press among others. He is currently working on a 5th 6th and 7th fiction manuscript and trying hard not to start any others. Twitter: @traumababyxoxo.
THIS NOVEMBER: BOB GIELOW
A college administrator by day, Bob Gielow (he/him) spins tales in formats we all use when communicating with each other: text messages, emails, fictional Wikipedia posts, and diary entries all allow him to be clinical and thorough in describing his characters, their thinking and actions … without diminishing his ability to explore the resulting human emotions.
THIS NOVEMBER: JOSEPH LEE MEADS
Joseph Lee Meads is currently an MA student in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been previously published in Columbia Poetry Review, Chicago Literati, Lover’s Eye Press, Rejected Lit, Wasted Pages, and elsewhere. He is a disabled, neurodivergent writer who takes pics of his muted television and posts them onto Instagram: @joseph.lee.m.
THIS DECEMBER: LASZLO ARANYI (FRATER AZMON)
Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon) poet, anarchist, occultist from Hungary. Earlier books: (szellem)válaszok, A Nap és Holderők egyensúlya . New: Kiterített rókabőr. Known spiritualist mediums, art and explores the relationship between magic. I am marginalised in my own country.
THIS DECEMBER: ADORA WILLIAMS
Adora Williams is graduated in Journalism and Languages and has written poetry for 14 years. She lives in a historic region of Brazil. Her poetry anthology in Portuguese is being published in Brazil and Portugal in December 2022.
THIS NEW YEAR: AMY GRECH
Amy Grech has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including: A New York State of Fright, Apex Magazine, Even in the Grave, Gorefest, Hell’s Heart, Hell’s Highway, Hell’s Mall, Microverses, Punk Noir Magazine, Roi Fainéant Press, Tales from the Canyons of the Damned, The One That Got Away, Under Her Skin, Yellow Mama, and many others.
Amy is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers who lives in New York. You can connect with her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amy_grech or visit her website: https://www.crimsonscreams.com.
THANKS TO OUR PAST CONTRIBUTORS!!!
Jason Visconti has attended both group and private poetry workshops. His work has appeared in various journals, including Eunoia Review, Valley Voices, Literary Yard, California Quarterly, and The American Journal of Poetry. He especially enjoys the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Billy Collins.
Oliver Baer does many things. He was the editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine and Two Backed Books. His epistolary novel, Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine, was published in October 2019. His short stories have appeared in April Grey’s anthologies as well as others. His essays have been on blogs as well as books. His poetry has appeared in Goodreads Best Poems 2020, Punk Noir Magazine, Paper Teller Diorama, Hell’s Mall: Sinister Shops, Cursed Items and Maddening Crowds, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, Cthulhu Sex Magazine, Horror Between the Sheets, Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol. II and other publications. He is visible using the virtual spectrum of social media by following him on Twitter https://twitter.com/obaer and/or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/obaer3 Much of his work can be found at http://tentacularity.wordpress.com
MARK BLICKLEY & AMY BASSIN
Mark Blickley grew up within walking distance of New York’s Bronx Zoo and believes pizza contains not only high caloric value but high spiritual value. He is a widely published and produced author and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center. His latest books are the flash fiction collection ‘Hunger Pains’ (Buttonhook Press) and the text-based art collaboration with artist Amy Bassin, ‘Dream Streams,’ from which the two pieces in this issue are excerpts. https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/featured-authors/amy-bassin-mark-blickley/ Twitter: @Blickwords
Amy Bassin is an artist from New York who uses photography, moving images, works on paper, and collage to explore power struggles, survival, and personal history in relation to current socio-political events. She is widely exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. Two of her video collaborations with writer Mark Blickley, Speaking In Bootongue and Widow’s Peek: The Kiss of Death, represented the United States in the 2020 year-long international world tour of Time Is Love: Universal Feelings: Myths & Conjunctions, organized by esteemed Togolese-French curator, Kisito Assangni. She is co-founder of the international artists’ collective, Urban Dialogues. https://www.amybassin.com/ Instagram: @AmyBassin
Nolcha Fox (@NolchaF) has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Bullshit Literary Magazine, Storyteller’s Refrain, Dark Entries, Wilder Literature and others. Her chapbook, ‘My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,’ is available on Amazon.
ADAM VAN WINKLE
Adam Van Winkle was born and raised in Texoma and currently resides with his wife and two sons in South Carolina. He is the founder and editor of Cowboy Jamboree Magazine and Press. In addition to publishing his short fiction and creative nonfiction online and in print at places like Pithead Chapel, Cheap Pop!, BULL Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Monkeybicycle and Red Dirt Forum, he has published several novels and plays with Red Dirt Press, Cowboy Jamboree Press, and Leftover Books. Van Winkle is named for the oldest Cartwright son on Bonanza. Find him and his publications online at www.adamvanwinkle.com and @gritvanwinkle.
JEN OF MORONICARTS
Jen is a gothic weirdo who makes up stories about fake people doing stupid things, and posts them to their blog called MoronicArts. Sometimes Jen draws strange pictures. Size matters; over 300 of these short and even shorter stories might be found at MoronicArts.com. Maybe. Look at buy or commission Jen’s art at https://ko-fi.com/artbyjenx.
Colin James has a couple of chapbooks of poetry published. Dreams Of The Really Annoying from Writing Knights Press and A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity from Pski’s Porch Press and a book of poems, Resisting Probability from Sagging Meniscus Press. Formally from the UK he now lives in Massachusetts.
Séamus Easton is a writer, performer, and stand-up bass appreciator. His writing has appeared in An Injustice, Slackjaw, The Mindful Word, and others. He can be found on Twitter & Instagram @tweetsbyseamus.
J.B. has written for a handful of humorous sites while also writing and producing for his podcast, The Jesting Journal. When he’s not writing, he can be found in a tree in his backyard eating from a can of SpaghettiOs.
Jesse Hilson is a newspaper reporter and cartoonist living in the Catskills in New York State. His writing has appeared in publications like Maudlin House, The Daily Drunk, Rejection Letters, Expat Press, and elsewhere. His cartoons have appeared in Misery Tourism, Bear Creek Gazette, and Excuse Me Mag. A poetry chapbook, Handcuffing the Venus De Milo, will be published by Bullshit Lit in 2022. He can be seen on Twitter and Instagram @platelet60 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His Substack newsletter is at cholorohemoglobin.substack.com.
Lizette Roman-Johnston is a bicoastal bisexual currently living in Oakland, California. A 2021 graduate of the Saint Mary’s College MFA program, Lizette writes satire and creative nonfiction (Harry Styles often appears in both). Lizette’s writing has been published in The Daily Drunk, The Sad Girl Review, Rejection Letters, and others. She is also a synth-loving bedroom pop musician under the name rizbot.
Gene Goldfarb now lives in New York City. He writes both poetry and prose. His poetry has appeared in the very small press, among these: Black Fox, Sheila-Na-Gig, Trouvaillie, The Daily Drunk, Green Briar and elsewhere.
Matt McGuirk teaches and lives with his family in New Hampshire. BOTN 2021 nominee with words in various lit mags and a debut collection with Alien Buddha Press called Daydreams, Obsessions, Realities available on Amazon and linked on his website.
Twitter: @McguirkMatthew / Instagram: @mcguirk_matthew.
George Coufos is a retired HR exec from Boston who writes as a hobby. Find more of his articles on medium: https://earth-vessel.medium.com/.