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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Peter Fraser lives in Australia and enjoys writing and travel. He has recently published a novel with, Editions Dedicaces, called, “A Pack of Lies“.


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Scott Thomas Outlar survived both the fire and the flood… now he dances with the waves of the Tao River, flowing and fluxing with the ever-changing tide of life’s existential nature. His words have appeared recently in venues such as Dissident Voice, Novelmaster, Jotters United, Eunoia Review, and VerseWrights. His debut chapbook, “A Black Wave Cometh,” was released in April through Dink Press.


More of Scott’s work can be read at 


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Rick Hartwell is a retired middle school teacher (remember the hormonally-challenged?) living in Southern California. He believes in the succinct, that the small becomes large and like the Transcendentalists and William Blake, that the instant contains eternity. Given his “druthers,” if he’s not writing Rick would rather still be tailing plywood in a mill in Oregon.

Rick Hartwell can be contacted via email at rdharwell at gmail dot com


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Yuan Changming, an 8-time Pushcart nominee who grew up in rural China, began learning English at 19, and published several monographs on translation before moving to Canada. Currently co-editing Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver, Yuan has poetry appearing in 1009 literary publications across 32 countries including Best Canadian Poetry, Best New Poems Online and the Threepenny Review.


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