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April 2014
Thought of the Month
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
Marc Cohen
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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.  
What is It?
Tim Loperfido
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 Laura Stamps, Poppy Scarlett, Tony McCafferty, Sherry Steiner, Blaithin Allain, Lesley Strutt, Osvaldo Rocha, Kristal Lee Morningstarr, and Michael E. Stone. 
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.
Henry And The Sun
Chris Milam

Fresh Paint
Arwen Faulkner

The Green Datsun
Helen Bar-Lev

An Unusual Day at the Met
Richard Kyllonen

Spring Bloom
Dick Slate
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.
 Jesus, Can We Talk? 
Donal Mahoney
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 Zombies:

People like zombie movies because they are zombies. Have a look at any city street and you’ll see these brain dead monsters everywhere. They’re all talking to themselves standing on street corners, eating hotdogs, pushing strollers diddling cell phones. They’re all tweeting and texting and updating their statuses muttering the same crazy shit to each other, “like, like, like.” 
~ Peter Jelen

Stepping in Shit
Alex Casola

The Electric Typewriter
Greg McKenzie

Sometimes Sandy
Cheryl Anne Gardner

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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Since 2012 BareBack has sought to publish writers who are straightforward, sincere, and passionate. Hearing Voices: The BareBack Anthology features the most innovative and honest poetry, fiction, and flash fiction that has appeared in BareBackMagazine since its inception. Hearing Voices is bold, brave, and a great showcase of some amazingly talented new and established writers from around the world.  
Trip of a Lifetime
Carolyn V. Egan
In a Dry Season
Jim Finley
Aylssa Crowder
Dirty Knickers
Karina Bush
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. "I write poetry for the same reason I write fiction and creative nonfiction, there is an itch in my mind and it needs to be scratched. There is an idea which is not yet fully formed, and it’s crying to be finished. There is an issue or problem that I need to try and make sense of." 
STEPHEN ALGERA has been an artist and illustrator based out of Hamilton for over ten years. His work is influenced by many different artists and mediums, ranging from traditional illustration, print making, etching, comic books and graphic novels, surrealism, and Japanese prints “As a whole, my work encompasses a juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern. The purpose of my work is to illustrate ancient and modern principles, not as a criticism, but just to mirror these ideas to society; to invite people to see the same things that I see; encourage discussion and draw conclusions they may have never considered before.”
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