Meet Our poets ~ Profile Index W
Robert Walicki is an assistant editor of The Pittsburgh Poetry Review and a poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His first chapbook was A Room Full Of Trees (Redbird Press. 2014), and his second, The Almost Sound of Snow Falling, is forthcoming from Night Ballet Press. Additional work has appeared in a number of journals, including The Common Ground Review, Grey Sparrow Review, The Kentucky review, Heart Online, and on the radio show Prosody. He and his wife live in Verona, where he curates the monthly reading series, Versify. Read.
John Carroll Walls
John Carroll Walls was born in 1973 and is a Kentucky born composer and poet. He has recently been featured in Spillwords, as well as Scriggler. He is the creator of Balladeers Beneath The Bridge, a collection of his music; his songs have been likened to N. Cave and characterized as L. Cohenesque. John says his poetry and music is "one continual supplication." You can find him on Twitter @Balladeer1973, and he maintains a website about his music, to which he invites your visit. Read.
Claudine C. Wargel
Claudine C. Wargel cherishes the childhood she spent among the vegetable gardens, cropland and animals on her family's Midwestern farm. Ms. Wargel came to love reading and writing as a young girl, often penning simple poems and sharing them with friends. The author went on to study agriculture, communications and journalism, and her articles have appeared in magazines, newspapers and online. Hattie Mae's Halloween (createspace, 2014) an illustrated paperback children's chapter book, is the author's first published book. Claudine maintains a website devoted largely to her book, and she invites your visit. She calls writing a "hobby," and pays the bills through her business, which conducts qualitative and quantitative research for associations and agricultural interests nationwide. Read.
Barrett Warner is the author of two poetry volumes, Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? (Somondoco, 2016) and My Friend Ken Harvey (Publishing Genius, 2014). The Maryland native lives near the South Edisto River in South Carolina where he fishes with crickets, gathers pheasant plumes, and goes swimming with his two dogs, Georgia and Tinsel Town. His personal creed is represented by totally limited omniscience. In recent years, the regional poet was awarded a Maryland individual artist grant and has won the Salamander fiction prize and the Tucson Book Festival essay prize. Read.
J Matthew Waters is a poet residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After earning his liberal arts degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1984, he has since enjoyed a career in the financial services industry. His first collection of poetry entitled Five Hundred Pieces was self-published in 1997. His second collection entitled In the Middle of Somewhere was self-published as a Kindle ebook in 2011. He maintains a blog, jdubqca poetry, where his most recent work can be found. Read.
Frank Watson was born in Venice, California and now lives in New York City. He enjoys literature, art, calligraphy, history, jazz, international culture, and travel. His books include Fragments: poetry, ancient & modern (editor), One Hundred Leaves: a new, annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu (editor and translator), and The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry (editor). His work has also appeared in Rosebud and Bora literary magazines. Frank shares his work on his poetry blog (www.followtheblueflute.com) and @FollowBlueFlute, his Twitter account. Read.
Michael Allyn Wells is a Missouri poet who makes his home in a Kansas City suburban community with his wife, two dogs and a cat. He enjoys white wine, black coffee and music. When not reading or writing he cheers on the San Francisco Giants during baseball season. Off season he suffers from SAD. His work has appeared in numerous print and online venues including Rose and Thorn Journal, Rockhurst Annual Fine Arts Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Montucky Review, Punchnel’s Magazine, Liquid Imagination and Apeiron Review He presently is working on a manuscript. You can follow him at michaelawells.com to which he invites your visit. Read.
Angie Werren lives and writes in a tiny house in Ohio. Sometimes she takes pictures of things in the yard. Her haiku, poetry and photographic manipulations can be found in places such as tinywords, haigaonline, cattails, the zen space, Haiku News, A Hundred Gourds, right hand pointing, and Red Ceilings. She was very surprised to have a poem appear recently in an issue of Mushroom: the Journal of Wild Mushrooming. Angie believes that poetry is all just smoke and feathers, and words are what she uses when she doesn't have a camera handy. She has several blogs, but her favorite is called feathers, on Wordpress. Read.
Lynn White lives in north Wales, UK. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, and places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem "A Rose For Gaza" was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud "War Poetry for Today” competition, 2014, and has since appeared in several journals and anthologies. Her poems have also recently been included in anthologies, including Harbinger Asylum’s To Hold A Moment Still, Stacey Savage’s We Are Poetry: an Anthology of Love Poems, Community Arts Ink’s Reclaiming Our Voices, Vagabond Press' The Border Crossed Us, Civilized Beasts from Weasel Press, and Alice In Wonderland from Silver Birch Press. She has also published in a number of online and print journals. Read.
Rushika Wick is a poet, writer and doctor residing in London, UK. She has had publications in Litro magazine, The Piker Press and Visual Verse, and is currently working on her first chapter book. She has perfomed at spoken word and literary nights in London and runs a pop-up online poetry clinic. Her medical work informs her poetry in relation to notions of the body, identity and belonging. She works with children and young people In Care and with young refugees, and finds inspiration in their extraordinary stories. She is necessarily a feminist and a fighter. Read.
Colin Will is an Edinburgh-born poet and publisher with a scientific background who now lives in Dunbar, Scotland. He has travelled widely, and the poetry of place features in much of his writing. He has played an active part in developing Scotland’s poetry organisations, including the Scottish Poetry Library and the StAnza International Poetry Festival, both of whose Boards he has chaired. His sixth collection, The Propriety of Weeding, was published by Red Squirrel Press in 2012. His own publishing house, Calder Wood Press, specialises in poetry chapbooks. He also keeps a website for his work. Read.
Peter Wilkin is a retired psychotherapist living in Deepest West Yorkshire. He has had a number of poems published in various anthologies and his poem ‘Cinders’ won the 2012 M R Mathias Poetry Contest. He is a member of the Grass Roots Poetry Group, whose anthology Petrichor Rising has just been published by Aquillrelle. He is also co-author of Briannca and the Crystal Dragons, a children’s fantasy novel published by Chiaroscuro books earlier this year. Read.
Lidy Wilks is the author of Can You Catch My Flow?, a self-published poetry chapbook. Her debut work, like most of her poetry, portrays the grind of the everyday and slices of life as unique events. In particular, her poetry also focuses on themes of womanhood and motherhood. She's currently working on her second poetry chapbook and her first full length poetry collection, as well as two fantasy novels and a nonfiction how-to guide book. Lidy is a member of Write by the Rails (a chapter of The Virginia Writers Club), a blogger, and a lover of Asianovelas. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children. Lidy can be found on Twitter @lidywilks or on IHeartAllStories, her blog. Read.
Juliet Wilson is an adult education tutor and conservation volunteer, based in Edinburgh, UK. She blogs at Crafty Green Poet and edits the online poetry journal Bolts of Silk. She can be followed on Twitter @craftygreenpoet. Her poetry has been published widely in UK publications and online. Her first poetry chapbook Bougainvillea Dancing raised money for charities working in Malawi. Her second chapbook Unthinkable Skies was published in 2010 by Calder Wood Press. She enjoys collaborating with artists of other disciplines and her work has been set to music, used in postcards and baked into cupcakes! She is currently working on her first novel. Read.
Mark Windham lives in the northwest suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, two of his three children, and three dogs. He is self employed. His writing may be found on his personal blog entitled AwakenedWords. Publication credits Include Poetic Bloomings, The First Year, The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry, and The Dead Mule School Of Southern Literature among others. Read.
Beth Winter writes poetry, prose, and anything else her itchy pen decides to scratch. A self-taught poet, she has written nearly 800 poems, nearly as many journals and has possibilities piled around her. She lives and works in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills. She maintains a website at http://eclipsingwinter.com/ where you can read more of her work. Read.
Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of nine collections of poetry, including the full-length book Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Men and Their Whims (Writing Knights Press, 2013) and First Wife (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her chapbook Stranger Still (Finishing Line Press, 2013) is forthcoming. She is the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). She lives in Nebraska, where she teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Visit her Web site at www.lauramadelinewiseman.com to learn more about her and her work. Read.
Clarence Wolfshohl lives with his writing, one dog and one cat in a nine-acre woods outside of Fulton, Missouri. For thirty-five years he edited and was letterpress printer of Timberline Press. He is a Professor Emeritus at William Woods University and has published several volumes of poetry. In late 2014, his chapbook Equus Essence was published online by Right Hand Pointing, and most recently his print chapbook Chupacabra by El Grito del Lobo Press (2015). Read.