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August 2014
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TONY MULAS is a both a Canadian poet and the owner of a construction company. Most of his poems are autobiographical and based on true life experiences. He writes from a place of pureness and honesty, evoking powerful images and a sensuous mood. 
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Elizabeth Brown
 Fresh Paint 
Arwen Faulkner
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The Fat Club
Susan Newark

Mike Algera is a mid-twenty something approaching thirty, he is a McMaster graduate, advent reader, Blogger and Googler, co-editor and co-publisher of Word Salad, heavyweight performer at the Artword Artbar and champion dog walker.

Jeremiah Walton is 18, and lives in New England where he manages Nostrovia! Poetry, a small publishing press dedicated towards bringing poetry to the youth. Street art and the DIY method are a part of his idealistic relationship with poetry.  
The Green Datsun
Helen Bar-Lev
Dylan Jewers

 Labour Relations 
Kaarina Stiff
Judith Robertson is a poet, a wanderer, and a painter who enjoys writing about and living between two islands: Newfoundland in the majestic North Atlantic and Longboat Key on the Gulf of Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Ottawa (Canada) for many years. 
Check out BareBackMagazine to read Poetry by Carl Miller Daniels, Wayne F. Burke, Till Gwinn, Stephen Philip Druce, Kenneth Pobo, Neil Ellman, Mike Algera, Dave Migman, William Doreski, Devona Brown, and Caitlin Johnson.  

Damon Ferrell Marbut is a novelist and poet who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is author of the acclaimed book, Awake in the Mad World. His poems aim for honesty and vulnerability and focus mainly on the human moment at the merging point of imagination and reality.
Poppy Taylor lives in Cumbria, a stunningly beautiful and rural part of the UK. These days there is just her and her animals, with lots of trees and grass to sit and look out upon as she writes. Most of her work is based around true life experiences either her own or from observing and listening to others.
Wayne F. Burke writes to meet women, get laid, and make lots of money. Unfortunately he is still waiting for the women and money. No matter, he still writes. And for many reasons, one of them being to create something ~ which is, it seems to him, some sort of impulse or urge, or whatever you want to call it, inherent to human-kind.
A Black Alley Tail
James Beaton

Second Chances
Carrie Martin

Class Dismissed
Mark Rossi

Appearance Normal
Katrina Johnson

Where The Hell Were You?
Kim Farleigh 
Neil Ellman has been twice nominated for Best of the Net, as well as for the Rhysling Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Almost 800 of his poems, many of which are ekphrastic and written in response to works of modern and contemporary art, appear in print and online journals, anthologies and chapbooks throughout the world. His first full-length collection, Parallels: Selected Ekphrastic Poetry, 2009-2012, consists of more than 200 of his previously published works.
Terri Apple is one of the top voiceover actors in the country and author of Making Money In Voiceovers, and Terri Apple VOICEOVERS: Everything You Need to Know. Over her 30-year voiceover career, Terri has done thousands of commercials. Some of her voiceovers include BMW, Taco Bell, Tasters Choice, you name it, Terri's been hired to do it, at one time or another.
 An Unusual Day at the Met 
Richard Kyollnen
Yesterday I Wrote a Song
Fredrik Zander

Love Story
Lori Hahnel

Forrest Jorgensen is a 19 year old university student now studying at U of A in Arkansas. He is passionate about equality and a better world for all of humanity. "....I don't do this to prove anything of myself, nor to make a mark, nor to be remembered. I just want to help make the world a better place."
 A Melpaso Production 
 Andrew J. Simpson
About Attraction:

Beauty is not what we see, it is what we feel. At the basest level, once all superficialities are stripped away, something is beautiful not because of the way the eyes perceive it, but for the way the heart feels it.
~ T. Fenson

A Man of God
Karina Bush

Bob Sharp

The Immortal
Jackson Kinder

Anything Can Grow
Marion de Booy Wentzien

Nathan Douglas Hansen is a writer, educator, and father. He began his writing career in the newspaper industry and turned to magazines before returning to his passion of teaching. Currently, he guides at-risk through American and World Literature, in addition to instructing Creative Writing classes. He works alongside his students, during which time he writes most of his poetry. 
Stefano Mazzega

This Is How It Happened
Paulette Dube

Jay Merill

E.S. Dallaire

This Grief
Elizabeth Schofield
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Trip of a Lifetime
Carolyn V. Egan
In a Dry Season
Jim Finley
Aylssa Crowder
Dirty Knickers
Karina Bush
The Locked Out
Daniel Perry

​ The Author
HC Hsu

She's Perfect
Joseph Edscorn

Carl Miller Daniels lives in the United States. He's not a cowboy, but thinks about them a lot. His poems have appeared in many nice places, including Chiron Review, Citizens for Decent Literature, The Commonline Journal, FUCK!, My Favorite Bullet, and Zygote in my Coffee. Daniels has three chapbooks in print. And his first full-length book, Gorilla Architecture, was recently published by Interior Noise Press. His next full-length book, Saline, is in the works, also at Interior Noise Press. Daniels and his partner, Jon (aka "the sweetest man in the world" ), have lived together for over 30 years.

DARREN M. EDWARDS is a performance poet, essayist and teacher. He received both his B.S. and his M.S. in English from Utah State University. After graduating, he started his own publication project, New Graffiti: Literature on the Streets, which received a “Best in State” award from City Weekly. His essays and poetry have appeared in a number of journals including The Southern Quill, Referential Magazine, Camas, and Stone Voices.  
CHRIS CASTLE is a native of Toronto, Ontario. She is an artist and a midwife. She most often works in oils but has recently begun a series of pen and ink drawings. Her idea is to breakdown complex ideas and ideologies into their simplest, purist, most basic form. She tries to see the world as if she was a child and relate her visions in the same way a child would. “Art doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t even have to be pretty, it just has to be done.”
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Stepping in Shit
Alex Casola
Sometimes Sandy
Cheryl Ann Gardner
MICHAEL E. STONE was born in England in 1938. His family moved to Australia in 1941, where he received his schooling, up to the completion of his BA (Hons.) degree in 1960. He lives in Jerusalem with his family. He has published poems in numerous literary journals and ezines as well as translations of medieval Armenian poetry. His poetry has also been anthologized in a number of collections. A book of his work, Selected Poems, was published by Cyclamens and Swords Press in 2010. A poetic translation of Adamgirk', a medieval Armenian epic about Adam and Eve in 6,000 lines, appeared with Oxford University Press in 2007. Some of his poems have been translated into Armenian.