January 2014: Issue 23: Contributors

Jose Angel Araguz has had work published most recently in Poet Lore. He runs The Friday Influence, a poetry blog.

Randy M. Brooks is the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of English at Millikin University. His tanka have been published in Five Lines Down, Bottle Rockets, Modern English Tanka, Red Lights, Ribbons, Simply Haiku, the Ash Moon Anthology, Take Five, and elsewhere.

Susan Constable began writing tanka in 2009. Her work now appears in numerous journals and anthologies, both in print and online. She is currently the tanka editor for A Hundred Gourds.

Claire Everett is the founding editor of Skylark tanka journal. She lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and five children who are fledging, one by one.

Michael Fessler is an American writer and teacher, resident in Japan.

Chase Fire is a student from Michigan who enjoys writing short form poetry. His work has appeared in a number of respected journals and anthologies.

Sanford Goldstein has written tanka for fifty years.  He is also a co-translator of several Japanese tanka poets.

Paul Hadella is a teacher, musician and journalist living in southern Oregon. His poetry and fiction have recently appeared in J Journal, Nerve Cowboy, St. Sebastian Review, and Extract(s).

Michele L. Harvey is a professional landscape painter living in New York. Her poetry has appeared in most of the current short form poetry publications. Examples of her work may be found at micheleharvey.com.

Scott Alexander Jones is the author of elsewhere (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). He is a Ph.D. dropout and sometime drifter who for the time being calls home a bungalow down the road from the old William S. Burroughs house in Lawrence, Kansas.

M. Kei is a sailor and poet. He is the author of January, A Tanka Diary (October 2013) and the editor of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka.

Charles Larsson is an octogenarian who found he had no touch for writing haiku. He enjoys reading the works of others and has a full life with very bright grand and great grand children.

Bob Lucky lives in Ethiopia, where he teaches and performs with The Urban Hyenas. He is a regular contributor to various literary journals.

Beverly Acuff Momoi‘s poems have appeared in Ribbons, Eucalypt, A Hundred Gourds and Take Five. Her haibun collection, Lifting the Towhee’s Song, was a 2011 Snapshot Press eChapbook Award winner.

Doug Norris is a freelance writer from Rhode Island. A member of the Origami Poems Project, he has been published in American Tanka and Frogpond.

Janet Qually has had several poems and a ten-minute play published in print. She loves all kinds of poetry, but especially the short forms. She now lives in Tennessee.

Edward J. Rielly has been publishing tanka and haiku for many years. His latest book is To Sadie at 18 Months and Other Poems (Moon Pie Press).

Jim Schneider, of Madison, Wisconsin, has published poetry in American TankaRibbonsBottle Rockets, Take Five anthology, Fire Pearls 2, Red River ReviewPoetry QuarterlyMobius: The Journal of Social Change, and elsewhere.

A scientist by profession, Padma Thampatty has been writing haiku and tanka in Facebook groups, and has published haiku in her mother tongue (Malayalam) in a book. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

L. A. Weeks owns a bookstore, Lorelei Books, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where poetry is regularly shared.

Aaron Wiegert reads and writes in urban coffee shops.