Yes, Poetry

Vol. 3, Issue 6: June 2012

Our June issue is now online, which can be found here

Contributor’s Notes

Haris Adhikari is from Nepal. He is a graduate in English and American literature from Tribhuvan University. A member of The Society of Nepali Writers in English, he is a teacher of English by profession. Also, he is the editor of Misty Mountain Review, an online journal of short poetry. His poems have appeared in The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Buddhist Poetry Review, Mad Swirl, Of Nepalese Clay, Poddle (Poddle Publications, Dublin), Locust Magazine, Snow Monkey Journal, The Applicant, and Cuckoo Quarterly, among others. His other works are coming up in Mad Swirl and Essence Poetry Journal.

Anton Frost is a poet living in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Jeanette Geraci is a yoga teacher, dance club fanatic, chocoholic, andoccasional slave to the written word.  If Woody Allen and Shakiraconceived a love-child, she’d probably look and behave something likeJeanette.  Please drop by
take a gander at some of her musings.

Zachary Scott Hamilton is the author of fourteen Zines, including Temple of Sinew, The Orchestra of Machines, Wallet of Hexagons and HAIR LAND (named Zine of the month by the Independent Publishing Resource Center). His work appears in varies magazines including: Ignavia Press (issue 4.1), Otiliths (a journal of many e-things), Sein und Werden and Karawane. He Recently went on tour with the band Holy! Holy! Holy! and installed artwork with partner Molly Pettit for a photo series, which appears online at his website: His book, The Teacup of Infinity will be released in February of 2012 by The Black Magic LSD sex cult. He can be found at:

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Rosemarie Horvath Iwasa has also lived in Washington, D.C., Naperville, Illinois and Sunnyvale, California. In California she got married, bore 2 children, got divorced and got a B.A. in Art from San Jose State University 1982.She has been published in Diverse-City in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. Poetry and memoir are her main writing interests. One of her poems was printed in The Enigmatist, 2010 and another in 2011; one in the 2011 Blue Hole Magazine.

Tyler Malone is Short Story Editor for Mad Swirl as well as the current Guest Editor of Tea with George, an online publication under the Desperanto publishing group. He is the author if The Brief Life Is Always the Best and his second book, Creatures Gone Wrong, will be released in May 2013 by Desperanto.

Dawn Schout’s poetry has appeared in more than two dozen publications, including Breadcrumb ScabsFogged ClarityFoliate Oak Literary JournalGlass: A Journal of PoetryMuscle & Blood Literary JournalPemmicanPoetry QuarterlyThe Centrifugal EyeTipton Poetry Journal, and Yes, Poetry. She has a B.A. in creative writing and lives near Lake Michigan.

Tyler Smith lives and works in Somerville, MA.  He plays bass in the bands Pistol Buckets and Small Fires.

C. Derick Varn has a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Georgia College and State University where he served as assistant editor for Arts and Letters: A Journal of Contemporary Arts.  He also served as managing editor for the now defunct Milkwood Review.  He won the Frankeye Davis Mayes/Academy of American Poets Prize in 2003 and has recently published poems in Backwards City Review, Cartier Street Review, Deuce Coupe, Rusty Truck, JMWW Magazine, Writing Disorder and Unlikely Stories 2.0. He currently lives in Yongin-si, South Korea during the academic year and in Macon, Georgia during the summer season. During the day, he works as a full-time Instructor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ English Translation and Interpretation Department and, at night, writes and paints.

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages and literary translation. His work has appeared in The Bamboo ForestThe Camel Saloonphantom, and is upcoming in Otoliths. He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—

Editor Biographies

Joanna C. Valente was born in Manhattan, New York. She attends Sarah Lawrence College as a MFA candidate in poetry writing.  In 2011, Joanna was the recipient of the Friends of Humanities/American Society of Poet’s Prize. She is also the founder and editor of the magazine, Yes, Poetry.  Joanna is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, where she received a BA in creative writing and a BA in literature. Her work has appeared in La Fovea, The Medulla Review, The Houston Literary Review, Owen Wister Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Uphook Press, among others. In her spare time, she is a mermaid. More can be found at her website:

Stephanie Valente lives in New York. One day, she would like to be a silent film star. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from dotdotdashNano FictionLIES/ISLE, and Uphook Press. She can be found at:

G. Taylor Davis, Jr is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program in writing. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is currently the managing editor at Yes, Poetry. In the past, his work has appeared in The Boiler Journal and The Atlantic. He hails from the Milky Way, but currently lives in New York.