Contributor Bios

Amy Soricelli

is a lifelong New York City resident who spends most of her day helping unemployed people land jobs. Along with being published in small presses - she enjoys taking pictures of people and buildings and has a special affinity to angsty music and beat generation poetry.

Allison Grayhurst

Allison Grayhurst has had over 200 poems in more than 125 journals, magazines, and anthologies throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and in the United Kingdom, including Parabola (summer 2012), South Florida Arts Journal, The Antigonish Review, Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Wascana Review, Poetry Nottingham International, The Cape Rock, Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry,; Fogged Clarity, Out of Our, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Decanto, and White Wall Review. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers, a Porcepic Book, in Vancouver in 1995. Since then she has published nine other books of poetry and two collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was recently published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press December 2012. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, two cats, and a dog. She also sculpts, working with clay.

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is a poet and editor based in Liverpool and Nottingham, UK. He co-edits the small magazines erbacce andM58, and the small press erbacce-press. His full collection of poetry, Radio Mast Horizon is published by Shearsman. Poems have found homes over the years in The Camel Saloon, Instant Pussy, Gutter Eloquence, Otoliths, The Queen’s Head amongst others. He teaches at Nottingham Trent University and supports Everton Football Club.

Anne Bradshaw

Anne Bradshaw lives and writes in Northumberland, England. She is currently studying for an English Literature Degree with the Open University, and writes creatively in her spare time. When not involved with words, she likes to spend time walking on the beach, baking bread, or watching old film noir movies. 

April Salzano Bio: April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two sons. She recently finished her first collection of poetry, for which she is seeking a publisher and is working on a memoir on raising a child with autism. Her work has appeared in journals such as Poetry Salzburg, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, Convergence, The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Montucky Review, Visceral Uterus and Salome, Poetry Quarterly, and is forthcoming in Writing Tomorrowand Rattle. The author also serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Ben Newell

pays the rent by clerking at the Millsaps College Library in Jackson, Mississippi.  He used to spend the majority of his time riding a skateboard.  Now, at forty-one, he considers himself too old and too uninsured. His porn novel, Smut Writer, will be released in March 2014 by Torrid Books.

Corey Cook

Corey Cook is the author of three chapbooks: Rhododendron in a Time of War (Scars Publications), What to Do with a Dying Parakeet (Pudding House Publications), and Flock (Origami Poems Project). His work has recently appeared in The Aurorean, Brevities, Children, Churches and Daddies, Commonthought, Four and Twenty, The Germ, Leaves of Ink, Milk Sugar, Nerve Cowboy, Smoky Quartz Quarterly, and Wilderness House Literary Review. Corey edits The Orange Room Review with his wife, Rachael. They live in Thetford Center, Vermont.

Chelle Viegas

is the newly adopted pseudonym of Michelle D’costa. Her Mom recently started 
calling her Chelle and she’s loving it. Viegas is her Mom’s maiden name and Chelle is paying reverence 
to it. You can read her published work here

Daniel N. Flanagan 

is a Worcester, MA native; currently writing a poetry chapbook and short story collection, while taking a year off from college. He is the author of the short story "Daddy's Girl", located in The Commonline Journal, and seven poems, featured in Aberration Labyrinth, Three Line Poetry, Pyrokinection, Dead Snakes and The Onyx. He has four stories and five poems scheduled for publication between January and September '14 in the following literary journals; Eskimo Pie, The Camel Saloon, Yellow Mama, The Stray Branch,Leaves of Ink, Danse Macabre du Jour and Beyond Imagination.Check him out at and follow him @DanielNFlanagan.

David S. Pointer

David S. Pointer is in the single-parent field in Murfreesboro, TN. Recent acceptances for The Southern Poetry Anthology Series, Volume V: Georgia, and Volume VI: Tennessee.

Dustin Pickering

is a resident of Houston, Texas, and the Editor-in-Chief of Harbinger Asylum. He is author of three chapbooks: True Gods Are Poor, The Vanishing Point, and An Empire’s Attempt at Poetry. He has been a featured reader at multiple venues including Cappuccino Bono at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Coffee Oasis, and Barnes and Noble in Webster, TX. He is published in The Anthology of The Muse for Women, and will be in The Beatest State in the Union. He is also published online at Writers on the Rio Grande. He hosts readings at Coffee Oasis, and the Webster Barnes and Noble in the Houston area. He is a guest poet at this year’s Austin International Poetry Festival.

Emily Sorrells

Emily is currently attempting to travel from Seoul, South Korea to her hometown in Dallas, TX without stepping foot on an airplane. She hates them. She lived and taught ESL in Korea for four years before deciding to make this silly journey, and eventually find a 'real job.' She was the winner of the 2008 Stephen Ross Huffman Poetry Award at Texas Tech University and her poems have been selected for publication in The HarbingerConcrete Expressions, and The Seoul Writer's Workshop 2011 Anthology: Out of Place. If you see her wandering around Europe this summer, please feed her, as she is poor.

Holly Day

Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in MinneapolisMinnesota who teaches needlepoint classes for the Minneapolis school district and writing classes at The Loft  Literary Center. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, Slant, and The Tampa Review, and she is the 2011 recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College. Her most recent published books are "Walking Twin Cities" and "Notenlesen für Dummies Das Pocketbuch."

J. K. Durick

is a writing teacher at the Community College of Vermont and an online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in Write RoomBlack MirrorThird WednesdayFoliate Oak, and Orange Room Review.

Joe Joyce

joseph james cawein is a young poet who resents capital letters.

Jonathan Butcher

has had work appear in various print and on-line publications including: Underground Voices, Gutter Eloquence, Dead Snakes, The Camel Saloon, Boy Slut, Dead Beats,Electric Windmill Press, Elbow Room and others. His first chapbook 'Concrete Cradle' has recently been published by Fire Hazard Press.  

Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett lives in San Francisco's Chinatown where he should start doing what he's not doing and stop doing what he is...doing.

Lindsey Dilks

Lindsey Dilks came to Austin to visit a friend, and never left.  She loves poetry, country music, and whiskey.

Melanie Browne

is a poet and fiction writer living in Texas. She would like to address
her as Comrade Browne when she is searching for gold behind Pawn Shops with her metal detector.

Michael H. Brownstein

has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review, and others. In addition, he has nine poetry chapbooks includingThe Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987), Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004),What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005), I Was a Teacher Once (Ten Page Press, 2011) and Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah (Camel Saloon Press, 2012). He is the editor of First Poems from Viet Nam (2011). Brownstein taught elementary school in Chicago’s inner city (he is now retired), but he continues to study authentic African instruments, conducts grant-writing workshops for educators, designs websites and records performance and music pieces with grants from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, the Oppenheimer Foundation, BP Leadership Grants, and others.

Mitch Grabois

Mitch Grabois was born in the Bronx and now lives in Denver. His short fiction and poetry appears (or will appear) in over a hundred literary magazines, most recently The T.J. Eckleberg ReviewMemoir JournalOut of Our and The Blue Hour. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for his story “Purple Heart” published in The Examined Life in 2012. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, published by Xavier Vargas E-ditions, is available for all e-readers for 99 cents through AmazonBarnes and Noble and Smashwords.

Steven Leonardo Clifford

...not believed to be an actual person. In fact, he could be an organization for all we know or an alien. Occasionally, we find his new poems in a shoebox by the swing set. Bored, cackling NSA agents submit them to random magazines. Though, there’s a rumor going around that he has a little hut in a far away literary tavern called, The Camel Saloon. Enclosed are a new batch of poems we found.  I don’t know why we still do this but we get a kick out of it. 

Tom Pescatore

grew up outside Philadelphia dreaming of the endless road ahead, carrying the idea of the fabled West in his heart. He maintains a poetry blog: His work has been published in literary magazines both nationally and internationally but he'd rather have them carved on the Walt Whitman bridge or on the sidewalks of Philadelphia's old Skid Row. His chapbooks Trapped in the Night and A Magical Mistake are forthcoming in 2013.

Rebecca Gaffron

is fascinated by sea-green spaces, words, and men who behave like cats. She is a sometimes writer whose stories and poetry occasionally turn up here or there. Becca currently calls the mountains of Central PA home but she can also be found at:

Ross Vassilev

is a poet and born loser. He's from Bulgaria but somehow ended up in Ohio. You can get to know him at

Ryan Quinn Flanagan

is a happily unmarried proud father of none.