Authors - March 5, 2021
Cohen (Beyond the Twilight Zone) hosts Poetry
Aloud and Alive at Philadelphia's Big Blue Marble
Book Store. His articles on sculpture regularly
appear in the Schuylkill Valley Journal in which
he is a contributing editor. His colleague in
these endeavors is also his constant companion,
cohabitant, cohort, and confidante, Connie,
who keeps Mike and his writing from going off-kilter.
Croll (Avocado Prayer) has been crafting
poetry for over twenty years. She has been awarded
by the Illinois State Poetry Society, The Nevada
Poetry Society, and Poets and Patrons of Chicago.
Her work has appeared in numerous publications
and collections. She is the author of a volume
of poetry entitled The Gift Forthcoming, poems
of love, beauty, and spirit. Her most recent
publication, A Hundred Pairs of Eyes by Kelsay
Books, is due this spring.
J. Desai (Leo Rising in July) is a co-founder
of Dandelion Revolution Press and balances creative
writing with family and a technology management
career. Her poems have been published in anthologies
Cities, Overplay/Underdone, as well as River
Poets Journal, Philadelphia Poets, Thema, plus
an Asian-American anthologies Word Masala, Yellow
as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. Her essays
were included in the Nancy Drew Anthology and
Labor Pains and Birth Stories. Her short story
was published in Not Quite As You Were Told
anthology and more information at www.dandelionrevolutionpress.wordpress.com.
Hahn Falk's (Hope in the Dark) poems have
been recognized through publications and awards
including an upcoming chapbook, (Moonstone Press,
2021) and event commissions. She was Pennsylvania
Poet Laureate for Bucks County in 2017. Recently,
Katherine participated in a tribute program
on the life and work of H.D. and she helped
edit an anthology of poetry prompts for HS teachers
called Fire Up The Poems. She loves working
with students on their poetry in their classrooms.
Greenblatt (The Doors are Open) published
two books of poetry in 2020: UNTIL THE FIRST
LIGHT (Parnilis Media) and MAN IN A CROW SUIT
(BookArts Press). He also has book reviews published
by: The Dylan Thomas Society, Graham Greene
Society, and John Updike Society.
Kane (Mooncake Festival) is a three-time
Pushcart Prize nominee and a Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Poet Laureate. Her poetry has appeared in the
Bellevue Literary Review, The Meadowland Review,
Wordgathering, and others. She has published
three poetry collections; her first, Survivors
in the Garden, explores her life with multiple
sclerosis. Kane is a Board member and judge
for the Bucks County Main Street Voices Poetry
Contest; and is the final judge for the National
Sarah Mook scholastic poetry contest.
Caruso McKee (You Could Be My Sister) loved
poetry since early childhood. Preoccupied during
her forty years as an educator, McKee began
to write poetry in the early 2000s. She has
been published in Bucks County Writer (PA),
Her Mark (Chicago, IL), U.S. Worksheets (Princeton,
NJ), Schuylkill Valley Journal (Philadelphia,
PA), Presence (Bellevue, WA), and in other print
and online journals. Her first book, On Shady
Lane, was published in August 2015 and is available
Richardson Miller (Pressed Petals) is the
author and photographer of a book inspired by
working in Guatemala for seven years. The Women
of Candelaria (Pomegranate Art Books). Her poems
have been published in Earth's Daughter, The
Rambler, Vox, the University of Virginia's Hospital
Drive and in their anthology, Formation of Identity
and in the Mayapple Press anthology, Love Over
Sixty: An Anthology of Women's Poems; as well
as in U.S.1 Worksheets, Verse Daily, and other
publications. Her chapbook, Billy's Child, published
by Lucia Press is her first book of poetry.
Neckritz (goddess) is a Philadelphia-based
writer and performer who dabbles in collage,
ukulele, and baking. She currently attends Temple
University, where she studies Theater and Advertising.
Rebecca writes about self-love, anxiety, urban
tragedy, men who disappoint her, and public
Nolan (Esperanza) spent 30 years in the
military and 25 years as a mental health professional.
He has published in numerous journals and his
poetry was featured on National Public Radio,
Morning Edition, upon his return from Afghanistan
in 2007. He is the author of "Go Deep,"
"Base Camp," and "American Carnage,
An Officer's Duty to Warn." His work reflects
his commitment to social justice.
Paulsen's (Another Poem About Light) work
appears in the recent Ghost City Press and Book
of Matches, as well as Thimble Literary Magazine,
Evansville Review, Mantis, Psaltery and Lyre,
and Terra Preta, among others. Her work also
appears in the anthology 50/50: Poems &
Translations by Women over 50 (QuillsEdge).
She has been nominated for a Pushcart, and her
chapbook A Color Called Harvest (Finishing Line
Press) was published in 2016. A second chapbook
is expected in 2021.
Wall (Postage Due) is a poet and teaching
artist who performs with poetry improv troupe
No River Twice and with musical combo The Starry
Eyes. Her work has appeared recently in River
and South Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal,
and Monday journal. She is the author of Let
X=X (Kelsay Books) and many small, handmade