Ali Znaidi (b. 1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. He authored four poetry chapbooks including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014). He also authored a fiction book titled “Green Cemetery” (Moment Publications, 2014) which is in fact the first Tunisian flash fiction collection originally written & published in the English language.


You can find more of Ali Znaidi’s work by visiting his blog or connect with him on Twitter @AliZnaidi.


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Tammy Ruggles is a legally blind photographer, finger painter, and writer living in Kentucky. Before that she was a social worker in the areas of child/adult protection, hospice, and mental health. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is always pursuing new ways to keep doing the things she loves to do.




Susan Tepper is the author of 5 published books of fiction and a chapbook of poetry. A new novel is forthcoming from Pure Slush Books. Tepper is Second Place Winner in ‘story/South Million Writers Award’ for this year, a 9 Pushcart Prize nominee, and her epistolary novel “What May Have Been” (co-written with Gary Percesepe) was nominated for a Pulitzer. Tepper writes the column Let’s Talk at Black Heart Magazine and runs the reading series FIZZ at KGB Bar, NYC.

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Most recently, L.G. Corey has been published in Chaffey Review, Empty Sink, Poetry Pacific, Screech Owl, Pif, and now Snapping Twig. Over the years his work also has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Evergreen Review, Midstream, Choice, The Critic, and Zeek.

He lives with his two pit bulls, one black lab and three indoor cats in a small mountain community 7 thousand feet above sea level in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.

His new book of poetry, The Kalidas Verses, is out today, and available on Amazon.


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Gale Acuff has had many poems published in literary journals and is the author of three books of poetry. He has taught university English in the US, China, and Palestine. Gale currently teaches literature at Sichuan University for Nationalities, in Sichuan, China.






He is the American author of “The Chapbook” (Curbside Splendor, 2011) and “Love Poems” (Kelsay Books, 2014). His work was described by the Huffington Post as,

“not only standing on the shoulders of giants, but shrinking them.”

Creator of The Meaning Of Poetry series for The Gutenberg Project, Charles Bane Jr. is a current nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida. In Paris is from his new release.


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As a writer and artist publishing for the last three decades, Stephen Mead, has finally gotten around to getting links to his poetry online in various zines, available in one place. His latest Amazon release entitled, “Our Spirit Life,” a poetry / art meditation on family heritage, love, and the evanescence of time. For Christmas 2014, he released a sound collage song cycle, “Threnody for a Forgotten Plague,” a series-in-progress dealing with the early days of the AIDS Pandemic.

Threnody for a Forgotten Plague is free to listen to via


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