Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nodding In Time -- Rodney Nelson

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Rodney Nelson's work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago; but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the 2000s.  So he is both older and "new."  See his page in the Poets & Writers directory ( for a notion of the publishing history.  He has worked as a copy editor in the Southwest and now lives in the northern Great Plains.  Recenlty, his poem "One Winter" won a Poetry Kit Award for 2011 (U.K.); it had appeared in Symmetry Pebbles.  His "Upstream in Idaho" received a Best of Issue Award at the late Neon Beam (also England). The chapbook Metacowboy was published in 2011; another title, In Wait, in November 2012.  Bog Light has just appeared.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cubicleland -- Laura Winton

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Laura Winton is a poet, writer, and performance artist currently based in Minneapolis, MN.  She has been writing for about 30 years and has published the journal Karawane:  Or, the Temporary Death of the Bruitist. She likes to read and write avante-garde and experimental literature and is particularly influenced by Dadaism, Surrealism, Beat Writers, and the Language Poets, among others.  Her prose is part prose poems, part fiction, and part creative non-fiction, in keeping with her life, in which she cannot tell anymore what is fiction vs. creative non-fiction.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Journey To Become Forgotten -- Carl Scharwath

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The Orlando Sentinel, Lake Healthy Living, Think Healthy and Mature Lifestyles Magazines have all described Carl Scharwath as the "running poet." His interests include being a father/grandfather, competitive running, sprint triathlons and taekwondo (he's a 2nd degree black belt).

His work appears worldwide with over forty published poems and five short stories. He was awarded “Best in Issue” in Haiku Reality Magazine and was recently selected as a featured poet in Ambrielrev. His favorite authors are Hermann Hesse and Charlotte Perkins Gillman.