Poetry by Nyla Alisia, F.I. Goldhaber, Marc Janssen, Marilyn Johnston, Editor Kitty, and Andrew Scott
Nyla Alisia is the founder and host of three international radio shows: The SpeakEasy Cafe, The Inkwell, and Re-verse. Her poetry and prose has been published worldwide and her poem, "The Secret Of Me," has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart prize. Nyla is also an award-winning, published photographer, her unique and creative eye recently earned her a feature showing at the Rountree Gallery in Salem, Oregon. She teaches creative vision photography classes, as well as poetry and writing workshops. Nyla is a graphic designer specializing in book and album covers and support materials for writers and musicians.
came to prominence when she chose writers as her food attendants. Her love of literature was born from the realization that an open book could provide more than a comfortable place to sleep. Originally from the New England coast, she moved to the Pacific Northwest after one too many cold winters. Her favorite place to shop is Powell's and her favorite place to nap is in one of their book bags. (She loves the smell of books.) or follow her on Twitter @EditorKitty.
Andrew S. Fuller
grew up climbing trees and reading books. His fiction appears in Abyss & Apex, The Pedestal Magazine, Crossed Genres, Space Tramps anthology with stories forthcoming in On Spec and FISH (Dagan Books). His novelette The Circus Wagon received an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, and his screenplay Effulgence won the Best Screenwriter Award at the 2009 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Since 1999, he has edited Three-Lobed Burning Eye magazine. He lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.
is a poet, novelist, story teller, and book designer. She's written professionally for more than a quarter century and has had short stories, poems, news stories, features, essays, editorials, and reviews published in magazines, e-zines, newspapers, calendars, and anthologies as well as three erotica novels published under another name.
Marc Janssen has written poetry for publication for more than two decades. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts from California Lutheran University, he worked as a copywriter for the world's largest tool catalog company. A veteran of the Ventura, California poetry scene, he relocated to Oregon in 1998 where the natural landscapes and healthy doses of rain have provided inspiration. Janssen has been published in a number of magazines and journals including The Gold Man Review, Bellowing Ark, and Morning Glory.
Marilyn Johnston received a Robert Penn Warren Award from the New England Writers, an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, and was a finalist for the 2009 Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. Her work has appeared in such literary journals as CALYX and To Topos Poetry International. A collection of poems about her family's recovery from the Vietnam War, Red Dust Rising, published by the Habit of Rainy Nights Press (2004), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Salem, Oregon.
is a Canadian native and a student of Oregon history. He is a reviewer for literature and music on Swaggakings.com and hosts Re-verse, an international on-line classic poetry radio program. Andy's eclectic poetry style has been featured in numerous publications worldwide. His chapbook, Snake With A Flower is now available.