Issue 2- Fall 2022
Suzanne Lavallee- Suzanne Lavallee (She/Her) is an eighteen year old writer based in a small town in New England. She is the co-founder of The Limelight Review, an online literary magazine for disabled & neurodivergent voices as well as a volunteer for The Authors of Tomorrow. She can be found writing, listening to Lana Del Rey, or on social media
Strider Marcus Jones – is a poet, law graduate and former civil servant from Salford, England with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. He is the editor and publisher of Lothlorien Poetry Journal https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/. A member of The Poetry Society, his five published books of poetry https://stridermarcusjonespoetry.wordpress.com/ reveal a maverick, moving between cities, playing his saxophone in smoky rooms.
His poetry has been published in numerous publications including: Dreich Magazine; The Racket Journal; Trouvaille Review; dyst Literary Journal; Impspired Magazine; Melbourne Culture Corner; Literary Yard Journal; The Honest Ulsterman; Poppy Road Review; The Galway Review; Cajun Mutt Press; Rusty Truck Magazine; Rye Whiskey Review; Deep Water Literary Journal; The Huffington Post USA; The Stray Branch Literary Magazine; Crack The Spine Literary Magazine; A New Ulster; The Lampeter Review; Panoplyzine Poetry Magazine and Dissident Voice.
Adam N Duran- Poet Adam N. Duran is a horror writer and is known as The Forgotten Poet. He is a published writer with two book authored under his name and a third book set to be release in the fall of 2022
Uchechukwu Onyedikam- Uchechukwu Onyedikam (Mystic Poet) is a Nigerian artist based in Lagos; he has appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, Hood Communist, Lothlorien Poetry Journal; Brittle Paper and elsewhere
Karen Keefe- I write because I know that poetry will let me find a way to tell the story of complicated lives. I hope to give witness, invite understanding, and show a path through. That intersection of motivation and hope is particularly true in this set of poems.
I am fortunate to be one of the editors of the now closed, The Parlor City Review. I have poetry published in Anima: An Experiential Journal, by Silver Birch Press and have poems forthcoming in the Winter issue of POETiCA REViEW. In August 2022, I was honored to be the Featured Poet in Anti-Heroin Chic.
Adora Williams- Adora Williams lives in a historic region of Brazil and has degrees in Journalism and Languages. She is a philosophy and linguistics enthusiast and has written poetry for 14 years. Her poetry anthology, Mulher Poesia, in Portuguese is to-be in Brazil and Portugal in December 2022.
Leslie Cairns- Leslie Cairns holds an MA degree in English Rhetoric. She lives in Denver, Colorado. She loves her two dogs, especially the dramatics of her husky. She has upcoming flash, short stories, and poetry in various magazines, including Bright Flash Literary Review and Londemere Lit.
Madlynn Haber - Madlynn Haber lives with her dog, Ozzie, in a cohousing community in Northampton, Massachusetts. After retiring from a long career as a clinical social worker, she is now focused on her writing. She has had many poems and essays published in literary journals and anthologies including Spirit Fire Review, Buddhist Poetry Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and Poetica Magazine. She is currently working on putting together her first collection of poetry. You can view her work at www.madlynnwrites.com.
Linda Crate- Linda M. Crate (she/her) is a Pennsylvanian writer whose poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has eleven published chapbooks the latest being: fat & pretty (Dancing Girl Press, June 2022), and three micro-chapbooks Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018), moon mother (Origami Poems Project, March 2020), and & so I believe (Origami Poems Project, April 2021). She is also the author of the novella Mates (Alien Buddha Publishing, March 2022).
Ivan De Monbrison- Ivan de Monbrison is a mad artist and poet from Paris born in 1969.
He lives like a semi-monk, always walking picking up stuff in the street to paint on, writing delirious poems about his previous lives as a worm or a monkey (he still has features of each actually).
He's a fair ping - pong and backgammon player, especially when he's drunk.
The things he enjoyed the most in his youth were wild dancing and smoking, but now as an old bone he's bit over with each. https://sites.google.com/view/ivan-de-monbrison/home
Opeyemi Olajuwon- Ọpẹ́yẹmí Ọlájùwọ́n is a law student of the University of Ibadan and also an emerging African Muslim poet. She loves writing poems and novellas. When she is not writing a poem or rereading Sherlock Holmes again. She is teaching, editing a book, enjoying the peace that comes with nature or perhaps if there is time she is visiting Shakespeare through the doors of his books
Tinamarie Cox- Tinamarie Cox lives in Northern Arizona with her husband and two children. She writes to escape her mind and explore the Universe. Tinamarie's poems have appeared in Nevermore Journal, The Elevation Review, Sirens Call, and others. While she doesn't consider her life exceptionally interesting, Tinamarie invites you to follow her writing on Instagram @inamariethinkstoomuch and Twitter @tinamarie_cox
Valentine Von Gremlin- Valentine Gremlin is a spooky trans artist from Pennsylvania. He has been drawing for about 10 years. He has an Instagram filled with his art and soon will have prints on the way!
Peter Donnelly- Peter Donnelly’s first collection, Photons, was published by Appello Press in 2014. His second collection, Money Is a Kind of Poetry, was published by Smokestack Books in 2019, and he is (slowly) working on a third collection. He occasionally tweets @Peatstweets.
Edward Hemstreet- Edward Hemstreet is an artist & writer from the clay of New Jersey. His work has been featured in several past publications, but now focuses largely on visual art. Outside of art, he may be found exploring New Jersey parks, indulging in high fidelity audio, or making tea for people he loves.
Indranil Ghosh- Indranil Ghosh is a Ph.D. student in applied mathematics from India, currently residing in New Zealand. Highly inspired by Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, and Robert Frost, whenever he is not working, one may find him either reading classic poems or listening to music from the 70s and 80s. His Twitter handle is @indraghosh314.
Teddy Secor- Teddy E. Secor is a poet from Stanfordville, NY. He enjoys reading a slew of books (accepts suggestions for his 積ん読) spending time about in his community (of which he is part of several committees), and drinking the occasional hard-cider with his girlfriend/once-and-future-wife (trivia: there is an apple that shares a name with his family: the Secor apple).
Scott Quinn- Short description of me: My entire personality can be described by Taylor Swift’s RED (Taylor’s Version) album. I am all about orange and maroon, scarves autumn walks with a caramel latte (pumpkin spice is the devil) and hanging out with my cat, Jess. I live in Central Scotland, so I usually recharge by taking a walk in the nearby woods. Totally and unironically here for generic white-girl autumn
We want to give a huge thank you to every single person who contributed to this issue! You all were fantastic and it was an honor to work with you!
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Thank you so much
Florence and Daulton
Editorial Team at P.A.Ps Literary Magazine