Yes, Poetry

Vol. 3, Issue 8: August 2012

Check out the August issue here!

Contributor’s Notes

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic,The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has  been published in the Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited , having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles,Florida, Washington, Scotland,Wales, Ireland,Canada,Spain,Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.

Nahshon Cook is an American poet living in Thailand.  

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to a crisis center, which you can read about here: https://sites.google.com/site/rhplanding/howie-good-dreaming-in-red. He is also the author of numerous chapbooks, including The Devil’s Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press and Personal Myths from Writing Knights Press. He has two other chapbooks forthcoming, Fog Area from Dog on a Chain Press and The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press.

Born in Windsor, Ontario in 1960, Gregory Wm. Gunn was raised in a few small towns throughout the province until finally settling in London. A graduate of Fanshawe College as an Electronics Technician in 1982, Mr. Gunn began writing earnestly during his academic tenure there. Recently he has compiled six full poetry collective works.

Andrew Hamilton recently graduated the University of Tennessee with outstanding honors in English. He won the university’s Woodruff, Knickerbocker, and Bain-Swiggett creative writing awards and has poems published in BlazeVOX’s Spring 2012 issue.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Eric Kim earned a B.A. in English at New York University and is a doctoral fellow at Columbia University. His poems have appeared in West 10thand A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.

Robert Laughlin lives in Chico, California. He has published 100 short stories, 200 poems and one novel, Vow of Silence. His website is at www.pw.org/content/robert_laughlin.

Amy Kitchell-Leighty's recent publications include: Bellevue Literary Review, Salamander, Main Street Rag, Unrorean, Inertia, and Coachella Review.  Her MFA is from Bennington College’s Writing Seminars.

Christopher Prewitt is a writer from Appalachia. His work has appeared in The Iowa ReviewVinylGhost OceanSuss, and the Prose-poem Project.

Oliver Rice’s poems appear widely in journals and anthologies in the United States and abroad. Creekwalker released an interview with him in January, 2010. His book of poema, On Consenting to Be a Man, is published by Cyberwit and is available on Amazon. His online chapbook, Afterthoughts, Siestas, and his recording of his Institute for Higher Study appeared in Mudlark in December, 2010.

Justin Robinson lives & studies in Santa Barbara, CA. His most recent poems can be seen in Foundling Review & Psychic Meatloaf.

Since completing her BA at UC Berkeley in 2007, Ciara Sanker has worked as a freelance tutor to students with learning disabilities. Her poems have previously been published in nibble, Verdad, and Blue Lake Review.

Hallie Steiner likes to write poems and make fun of herself. She lives in California and New York and hopes to meet as many people as she can. 

Parker Tettleton's work is featured in &/or forthcoming from Gargoyle> kill authorHeavy Feather ReviewUntoward, & trnsfr, among others. His chapbook Same Opposite is available through Thunderclap! Press & a second, Greens, is due out soon. More or less is here.

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: http://joannavalente.com

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: http://kitschy.tumblr.com

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 Atlantis. He hails from the Milky Way, but currently lives in New York.

Vol.3, Issue 7: July 2012

The new issue can be found here! Thank you for reading, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the work. 

Contributor’s Notes

Sara Borjas is currently earning an MFA in creative writing at UC Riverside. She has been previously published in San Joaquin Review and Verdad.

Elizabeth Brassler iscurrently a student at the University of Tennessee about to graduate with a Business Management Degree, and Collateral in Entrepreneurship. After studying a business curriculum for 4 years, she has found peace through writing.

Maureen Donatelli lives in Abbotsford, BC where she received her BA in English from The University of the Fraser Valley. Besides all things poetic, Maureen enjoys photography and spending time with her children. Her work has appeared in several online publications including Yes, Poetry, vox poetica, OVS, Willows Wept Review, Adroit Journal, and Innisfree Poetry Journal.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Eric Kim earned a B.A. in English at New York University, where he wrote under Anne Carson and Marie Howe. In the fall, he will enter Columbia University to start his doctorate in English and Comparative Literature as a Marjorie Hope Nicolson Fellow. His poems have appeared in West 10thand A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.

Patricia Kinney received her degree in Communication Arts and Humanities from Keystone College, and will be pursuing her MA in English at SUNY Binghamton in the fall of 2012. Her work has appeared in Indigo Rising, WritingRaw.com, and Word Fountain.

Len Krisak is an American poet. He graduated from University of Michigan and Brandeis University. He taught at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Stonehill College. His work has appeared in Agenda, Commonweal, The Hudson Review, PN Review, The Formalist, The Cumberland Poetry Review, Tennessee Quarterly, Classical Outlook, Pivot, Rattapallax, The Weekly Standard. He read at Newburyport Literary Festival.He is a part of the Powow River Poets.

Zev Shanken lives in New Jersey and works as an English teacher in New York’s Washington Heights. His poems have appeared in New Verse News, the forthcoming Brownstone Annual, and the forthcoming Möbius, The Poetry Magazine 2012. He is a happy member of Brevitas, an on-line poetry workshop.

Hilary Sideris has an MFA from The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Arts & Letters, Cimarron ReviewConfrontation, Connecticut Review, The Evansville Review, Green Mountains ReviewGrey Sparrow, Gulf CoastMid-American Review,  Poet Lore, PMS, Tar River Poetry,and Women’s Studies Quarterly, among others. Her first and third chapbooks, The Orange Juice is Over and Gold & Other Fish, have been published by Finishing Line Press, and her second chapbook, Baby, was published by Pudding House Press. She lives in Brooklyn and works for The City University of New York, where she develops and coordinates programs for English language learners and nontraditional college students.

Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and an active member of Albany Civic Theater. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals such as Avatar Review, Summerset Review, The Smoking Poet, Toe Good Poetry, and Pirene’s Fountain.

Timothy J. Van Ausdal is a high school student residing in Cerritos, CA. As a part-time cook and writer, he dices, slices, and juliennes words and vegetables for fun, whipping up the best he can give to a willing ear or mouth.

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: http://joannavalente.com

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: http://kitschy.tumblr.com

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 Atlantis. He hails from the Milky Way, but currently lives in New York. 

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 http://jeanetteicdisorder.tumblr.com/to
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: Blackmonsterzine.weebly.com. 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: www.zachabstract.blogspot.com

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 kangarooBoySlutfortunates.org, and is upcoming in Otoliths. He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network—http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/AliZnaidi.

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: http://joannavalente.com

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: http://kitschy.tumblr.com

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.