Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles F
Danielle Favorite (a.k.a eglantine), grew up a freshwater mermaid on the shores of Lake Michigan, cultivating her writing on night pier walks and star gazing from the hood of her car. She earned her B.A. in creative writing from Western Michigan University and has been published in Echolocation, Short and Twisted, twice in The Laureate as well as an abundance of online publications. Her first book of poetry, Meraki, was released in 2013 (Olivia Eden Publishing). Read.
Witty Fay is a translator and poet whose work has been published in many online magazines, including In-Flight Literary Magazine, Straylight Literary Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, and Ambit Magazine. A Scott James and Jerry Cain Creative Writing and Social Media Fellow, she is taking her MFA in Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction from Adelphi University, and lives in New York. Also, she had her first volume of bilingual poetry, Nefelibata, published in 2014. Read.
Heather Feaga is an artist, writer and lover of words. She strings her words on twitter as @wordblender, on her blog, and has been included in various anthologies, including Inspiration Speaks, Volume 1. She also has a personal website showcasing the art she makes (heatherfeaga.com). Heather hopes to one day bring her art and her poetry together to cure the doldrums and indifference. She currently lives with her cat named Haiku in the American southwest by way of her nomadic wanderings from south central Alaska and northern California. Read.
Vern Fein is a retired teacher, now turned to writing. He has published Work in *82 Review, The Literary Nest, Silver Birch Press, Rat's Ass Review, Bindweed Magazine, Gyroscope Review, Spillwords, Viet Nam War Poetry, 1947 Journal, Ibis Head Review, 101 Words, and a haiku and a short story in the the online magazine Duende from Goddard College. Vern is married and lives with his family in Urbana, Illinois. Read.
Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-based writer residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. He is widely published both in print and online, including publications such as The New York Quarterly, Evergreen Review, The Windsor Review, In Between Hangovers, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Antigonish Review, CV2, and Your One Phone Call. He is the author of 26 collections of poetry, three chapbooks, and four collaborations and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is a Best of the Net finalist. Originally born in Barrie, Ontario, he moved to Kingston at the age of twenty-three to attend Queen's University. He holds both a B.A. and M.A. in history with an English minor. His time is presently devoted to writing as often as he can, as well as doing any of the other day-to-day things people do to pay the bills. He has an affinity for dragonflies, discount tequila, and all things sarcastic. If you are interested in learning more about his work, he maintains a website to which he invites your visit. Read.
T.W. Flynn is an educator who lives in the Buffalo area of New York State, where it seems to snow all year. Thus, a number of his poems feature snow imagery. In his early seventies now, he continues to express himself in whimsical, entertaining verse. Read.
Lisa Folkmire is a poet from Warren, Michigan working on her MFA in writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has appeared in See Spot Run, Heron Tree literary arts journals, and Yellow Chair’s Rock the Chair Challenge, among others. She spends her days with the world’s quirkiest puppies at her heels and a book in her hands. She has gained the talent of walking and reading from years of taking too many classes at once. Her interests include Monty Python films, the House of Tudor, Julie Andrews, and dark roasts. She can occasionally be found on stage hugging a French horn and once in a while giving monologues. She hopes to spread her love of writing and language to as many people as possible. Read.
E.H. Ford grew up in Bethany Center, New York, where his interest in art, music and writing began. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and U. S. Air Force from the age of seventeen through twenty six, during the Vietnam War. As with many veterans he uses art and writing to conquer his demons. He is the author of hundreds of poems, essays, and short stories. He was most recently published in Ossuary Whispers: A Poetry Zine (2014), and he has two novels ready for release this year. For the past eight years he has lived in the Red Desert of southwest Wyoming. Read.
William Fraker, who lives with his family near Richmond, Virginia, is the author of Nostalgia Resides in the Marrow and is a winner of the Aquillrelle Poetry Contest 4 (Silver). He has published poetry in several on-line journals and contributed to Muscadine Lines: A Southern Anthology (KHR Ventures, 2006). He is a member of the Midlothian Writers’ Workshop, and sees poetry as "both a discipline and a gift." Read.
Edjo Frank has always read and written poetry, and considers it "part of his spirit." His poems are written mostly in Dutch, with a number translated into English. He also writes English poems. He has a special interest in short poems: haiku, gogyohka and free form. These he mostly writes in English and posts on Twitter, Facebook and his Wordpress weblog. To express his feelings in as compressed a manner as possible, and in a minimal format, gives him a particular thrill. A major event in this regard was the realization of the poetry project and multi-media exhibition Tragedies to Remember, a tribute to his grandparents who were murdered in the Holocaust. His writing has appeared in a number of publications, such as the Journal of Jewish Studies, Meander, and Ten Poems on Freedom, staged at the National Freedom Festival, 2012 (you can see a video here). Besides writing poems and finishing his first complete novel, his creative side is served with playing classical, Spanish and electric guitar. He lives in Dordrecht, the oldest city of the Netherlands. Read.
George Freek is a poet/playwright living in Illinois. He received his BA in history at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and his MA in English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His poetry has recently appeared in The Missing Slate; The Chiron Review; Mud Season; Dewpoint Journal, The New Plains Review, The Rockhurst Review, The Stillwater Review, and The Samizdat Literary Journal. His plays are published by Playscripts, Inc., Lazy Bee Scripts, and Off The Wall Plays. His dramatic works have been produced by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Changing Scene in Denver, and the Organic Theater in Chicago, among others. He also has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts. Read.
M. D. Friedman writes from the moment, chiseled fresh with revision. He draws influences from sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats and the delta blues. His fifth volume of poetry, Leaning Toward Whole, was released by Liquid Light Press in 2011. He has won numerous awards including the New Zealand Poetry Society 2008 Poetry Contest. His spoken word performances often incorporate musical elements such as blues harmonica and sound sculpting with live effected Theremin. Read.
Neil Fulwood was born (and lives) in Nottingham, UK, in 1972, the son of a truck driver, and the grandson of a miner. Nobody's been able to figure out where the whole poetry thing comes from. Neil is married, holds down a day job and subsidizes several bars. He is the author of film studies books: The Films of Sam Peckinpah, 100 Violent Films that Changed Cinema, and 100 Sex Scenes that Changed Cinema, although he denies authorship of that last one if his mother is present. Neil's poetry has been published in The Writers' Hub, Monkey Kettle, Butcher's Dog, Nib, Stride, Obsessed With Pipework, and Ink Sweat & Tears. He has work forthcoming in The Black Light Engine Room and Art Decades. He maintains two blogs, Seduced by Starlight and The Agitation of the Mind, inviting your visit to both. Read.