Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles G
Jonterri Gadson is Debra’s daughter. A Cave Canem fellow, she is the author of the chapbook, Pepper Girl (YesYes Books, 2012) and a recent graduate of University of Virginia’s Creative Writing MFA program. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, The Collagist, Anti-, PANK, and other journals. She currently serves as the Herbert W. Martin Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Dayton. Read.
Jeannine Hall Gailey is the Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington and the author of three books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe Books, 2006), She Returns to the Floating World (Kitsune Books, 2011) and her latest, Unexplained Fevers from New Binary Press. Her work has been featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac, Verse Daily, and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Her work has appeared in journals like The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, and Prairie Schooner. She maintains a website, www.webbish6.com. which is interesting and eclectic. Read.
Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published Australian-born poet resident in North London since 1979. She has five full-length poetry collections, most recently Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems (Arc Publications, 2010). She has received numerous awards for her work including the Warana Prize, a Literature Board of Australia Writer’s Fellowship, a Royal Literary Fund Award and a Society of Authors’ Foundation Award. She translated Jean-Jacques Celly’s epic poem Le Somnambule aux Yeux d’Argile published by Forest Books (1994) as The Sleepwalker with Eyes of Clay. She has read her poetry at festivals and universities in the UK, Australia, Germany, Italy and France and her poems have been translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian and Serbian. She represented Australia as a Parnassus Poet in 2012. She also writes poems for children, many of which appear in anthologies. She maintains a website for her poetry and invites your visit. Read.
Shivapriya Ganapathy is from Kanchipuram, India. She graduated with a Masters degree in English Language and Literature from Madras Christian College, Chennai, and is now a research scholar at the University of Madras, working on the lesbian literature of India for her doctoral dissertation. She has about five research papers presented and published, to her credit. Apart from being a researcher and an avid reader, she is an aspiring poet, constantly learning and experimenting with new forms like micropoetry, black out and erasure. She maintains a personal poetry blog, and finds writing therapeutic. VerseWrights is her first experience publishing poetry online. Read.
Tim Gardiner has published his poetry in Camel Saloon (2014), Country-Side (2013), Dead Snakes (2014), Haiku Journal (2014), Poetry Nook (2013), Three Line Poetry (2014) and 50 Haikus (2014). Three remembrance poems have also been published on The War Poetry website (2013), as well as a poem in Homeland (2013). His first collection of full-length poetry, Wilderness, is due to be published by Brambleby Books in 2014. He is also an ecologist who has published numerous scientific papers and two books on natural history: Hopping Back to Happiness (2009) and Glowing, Glowing, Gone? (2011). A passionate conservationist with a doctorate from the University of Essex, he won the David Bellamy Award in 2013. Tim regularly tweets haiku @TimGardiner3 and has a poetry webpage hosted by the Essex Field Club. He lives in the UK. Read.
Bernadette Geyer’s first full-length collection, The Scabbard of Her Throat, was selected by Cornelius Eady as the 2013 Hilary Tham Capital Collection title, published by The Word Works in early 2013. She received a 2010 Strauss Fellowship from the Arts Council of Fairfax County and regularly serves as an instructor at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Geyer’s poems have appeared widely in journals including Oxford American, Poet Lore, The Midwest Quarterly, North American Review, American Journal of Nursing, and on Verse Daily. Her poems have also been featured on public transit buses through the Moving Words Program in Arlington County, Virginia. In July 2013, Geyer relocated to Berlin, Germany, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. Read.
Mark Gordon is a novelist and a poet born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His poetry has been published in numerous literary journals in the United States and Canada, including Quiddity, Illuminations, Poet Lore, RiverSedge, The Fiddlehead, White Wall Review, and in the anthologies Arrivals: Canadian Poetry In The Eighties, and The Northern Red Oak. His two published novels are The Kanner Aliyah and Head of the Harbour. He is presently living in Toronto, Ontario, and teaches English to newcomers to Canada. He updates his information regularly at markgordonauthor.com, and invites your visit. Read.
Anne Graue writes poetry and teaches online from her home in New York's Hudson Valley. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University and an MA in Teaching English from Columbia Teachers College. Her poems have appeared in Paradigm, Compass Rose, Sixfold Journal, and The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, and she was a finalist in the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award competition for 2013. She has written literary magazine reviews for NewPages.com. Read.
Joshua Gray was born in the mountains rural Northern Virginia, outside Washington DC., and grew up in Alexandria VA. He attended Warren Wilson College in the mountains of western North Carolina, where he also spent the first few years of his married life. Always in love with the mountains, he now lives in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been published in many journals, including Poets and Artists, Mipoesias, Blind Man’s Rainbow, Front Range Review, Iconoclast, and Zouch Magazine. For two years he was the DC Poetry Examiner for Examiner.com where he wrote reviews of poetry collections by local poets and articles on the local poetry scene. His first book, Beowulf: A Verse adaptation With Young Readers In Mind (written for his son), is available in softcover, hardback and electronic versions on Amazon. He is also the editor of Pot And Sticks, a collection of poems by Charles A. Poole. Read.
Allison Grayhurst is a full member of the League of Canadian Poets. Three times nominated for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2015, she has over 880 poems published in over 390 international journals. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published eleven other books of poetry and five collections, all 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 published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. More recently, her e-chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press: Barometric Pressures Author Series, October 2014. Some of places her work has appeared include Parabola; Literary Orphans; Blue Fifth Review; The Muse – An International Journal of Poetry, Storm Cellar, New Binary Press Anthology; The Brooklyn Voice; Poetry Nottingham International; Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry; The Toronto Quarterly; and Boston Poetry Magazine. She lives in Toronto with her family, where she also sculpts, working with clay; Allison also maintains a website, and invites your visit. Read.
Torrin A. Greathouse is a queen poet from Southern California, a Literary Journalism student, and a governing member of the Uncultivated Rabbits spoken word collective at UC Irvine, California. They were the 2015 winner of the Orange County Poetry Slam. Torrin’s work has been published in several magazines including Rust + Moth, Chiron Review, Crack the Spine, and one chapbook, Cosmic Taxi Driver Blues. They are currently employed as the executive assistant of a sustainable lighting firm. Their previous jobs include security guard, farm hand, antique store clerk, and tattoo artist. Read.
Steve Green lives in Brewster NY which is located outside of New York City. He works as a tax analyst for a major Fortune 500 company. At the urging of colleagues, he recently began writing poetry online at his blog, stgreenie.blogspot.com and then also began writing on his Twitter account @stgreenie, He writes on a variety of subjects and always tries to put his unique slant and often offbeat perspective into his sometimes edgy writing style. As a novice writer he enjoys reading and learning from many writers who have always been very supportive of his development. Other than his blog, this is his first publishing foray. Read.
John Grey is Australian born short story writer, poet, playwright, musician, and Providence RI resident (US) since the late 1970’s. He has been published in numerous publications including New Plains Review, Stillwater Review, Big Muddy Review, Weird Tales, Christian Science Monitor, Greensboro Poetry Review, Poem, Agni, Poet Lore and Journal Of The American Medical Association as well as the horror anthology “What Fears Become” and the science fiction anthology Futuredaze. He has work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Columbia College Literary Review and Spoon River Poetry Review. He has had plays produced in Los Angeles and off-off Broadway in New York, and was the winner of the Rhysling Award for short genre poetry in 1999. Read.
Ali Grimshaw is a native Oregonian currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the poetry blog flashlight batteries, which offers hope for those struggling in the darkness and a mirror for tough times in life. For twenty years she has worked as an educator specializing in interventions for students in public schools. You can still find her teaching kids to read. She is a lover of questions, a Zydeco dance teacher, a life coach, and a poet at heart. Ali is passionate about leading shared writing experiences so that others may find the power of their own voices. She has posted poetry online, but VerseWrights is her first publishing experience. Read.
Marsailidh Groat grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, which she still calls home. She currently, however, spends most of her time in London, where she is a student (viola) at the Royal College of Music, with the goal of becoming a professional performer. She says she has always loved writing but favors poetic composition foremost, inspired by the works of Carol Ann Duffy and Sylvia Plath. While she keeps a blog for her poetry at Waverley Sunset, this is her first time publishing elsewhere. Besides studying and writing poetry, she says she spends much of her time getting lost in London, and consuming copious amounts of peanut butter. Read.
Anara Guard is a fiction writer and poet who has lived in Chicago, Minnesota, Boston, a small town in New England, and now resides in Sacramento. She received the John Crowe Ransom Poetry Prize from Kenyon College and attended the Bread Loaf Writers Workshop in fiction. Her poems were recently included in Convergence and Late Peaches, an anthology of Sacramento poets. In 2015, she taught at the American River College SummerWords Creative Writing Festival. She has been featured at True Story and at Stories on Stage Sacramento, as well as the 2nd annual Celebration Arts Story Telling Festival. Her new collection of short stories, Remedies for Hunger (New Wind Publishing) received four stars from the Chicago Book Review and was featured in their Best Books of 2015 list. When not writing, Anara makes homemade jams and marmalades. Read.
Mary Grace Guevara discovered the wonderful world of writing and blogging in the winter of 2010. Outside of writing and being a homemaker, she works as a Financial Analyst for an insurance company in Toronto City, Canada. "Writing is my creative corner, an outlet outside of work and real life challenges,” she states Her poems have been published in Nain Rouge, Emerge Literary Journal, Poetic Pinup Revue and D'verse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry. She maintains two blogs: as Grace in Everyday Amazing and as Heaven in Scarlet Verses. She strives for versatility in her voice and enjoys experimentation in different poetic forms and styles. Read.
Tracey Gunne is, she claims, an "uncultivated" writer who started scribbling thoughts and emotions on paper at a young age, but who has only recently rediscovered this passion. She is addicted to words and how they can be arranged so delicately, and yet cause a heart to shatter. Inspired by nature and the intricate pattern of her own life's story, she writes to make sense of all the random chanting that goes on in her head. Her poetry is simple, raw, and always heartfelt. She currently lives with her two dogs in New Brunswick, Canada. VerseWrights is her first online publishing experience. Read.