Our Contributors

Ace Boggess is an author of four books of poetry, most recently I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So, and two novels, including States of Mercy. His writing appears in Notre Dame Review, Rattle, River Styx, Cream City Review, and other journals. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson co-hosts 2nd Verse Open Mic. Her poetry is published in The Texas Observer, Pariah Anthology, SFA Press, and Sycorax’s Daughters. She recently won The People’s Choice Award, granted by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. Visit her at www.andreavocabsanderson.com. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Anne Gvozdjak is a high school junior living in Seattle, Washington. Besides writing poetry and working on her novel, her hobbies include graphic design, calligraphy, and reading. She also harbors an avid interest in STEM. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Anne Mikusinski––Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs and is trying to publish a novel. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Charlie Brice is the author of Flashcuts Out of Chaos, Mnemosyne’s Hand, and An Accident of Blood, all from WordTech Editions. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of Net anthology, twice for a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in The Atlanta Review, The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Permafrost, The Paterson Literary Review, I-70 Review, and elsewhere. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Diana Raab, Ph.D. is a poet, memoirist, blogger, speaker, and award-winning author of nine books. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published and anthologized in over 1,000 publications. Her latest poetry book is Lust, and her latest nonfiction book is Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life. Raab blogs for Psychology TodayThrive Global and Wisdom Daily. She’s editor of two anthologies: Writers and Their Notebooks and Writers on the Edge; two memoirs: Regina’s Closet and Healing with Words, and four poetry collections, including Lust. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

D.S. Maolalai has been nominated four times for Best of the Net and twice for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds.” His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Elizabeth Stoessl lives, writes, and pays attention in Portland, Oregon, where she relocated from the East Coast and a career in public libraries. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Measure, Passager, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Ernie Brill was born in Brooklyn and educated at San Francisco State University with an MA in English on Chester Himes. He is the author of the out-of-print I Looked Over Jordan and Other Stories about race and class in public hospitals. He has published short stories and poems widely in the U.S. and Canada. Some of his favorite writers include Virginia Woolf, Richard Wright, Mahmoud Darwish, Kim Hyesoon, and Damon Runyon. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Fred Pollack is an author of two book-length narrative poems, “The Adventure” and “Happiness”, and two collections, “A Poverty of Words” and “Landscape with Mutant.” In print, his work has appeared in Hudson Review, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Manhattan Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Main Street Rag, Miramar, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Fish Anthology (Ireland), Poetry Quarterly Review, Magma (UK), Neon (UK), Orbis (UK), Armarolla, December, and elsewhere. Online, his poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Diagram, BlazeVox, Mudlark, Occupoetry, Faircloth Review, Triggerfish, Big Pond Rumours (Canada), Misfit, and elsewhere. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Hibah Shabkhez is a writer of the half-yo literary tradition, an erratic language-learning enthusiast, a teacher of French as a foreign language and a happily eccentric blogger from Lahore, Pakistan. Her work has previously appeared in The Mojave Heart Review, Third Wednesday, Brine, Petrichor, Remembered Arts, Rigorous, and a number of other literary magazines. Studying life, languages, and literature from a comparative perspective across linguistic and cultural boundaries holds a particular fascination for her. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

J.S. MacLean has been writing poetry since the early ‘70s with two collections “Molasses Smothered Lemon Slices” and “Infinite Oarsmen for one” available on Amazon. He has around 175 poems published in journals and magazines internationally in Canada, USA, Ireland, UK, France, Israel, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Australia. He enjoys the outdoors and the indoors, too. In 2007, he won THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt in Poetry (1st Prize). He strives for lyrical and hopes for accidental. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

John Grey is an Australian poet, U.S. resident. Recently published in That, Dunes Review, Poetry East, and North Dakota Quarterly with work upcoming in Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Thin Air, Dalhousie Review, and failbetter. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Joy Asbach has always enjoyed writing poetry and telling stories, though she considers her true passion to be acting and has performed on-stage in thirteen musicals and plays in Texas theaters. It was during her role as Glory in “Almost Maine” that she met her husband, John. They live in Grand Island, NY with their Mountain Cur/Border Collie dog, Luna. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Keith Moul has written poems and taken photos for more than 50 years, his work appearing in magazines widely. His chapbook, The Journal and a full-length volume, New and Selected Poems: Bones Molder, Words Hold were recently accepted by Duck Lake Books. These are his ninth and tenth chap or book published. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Kersten Christianson is a raven-watching, moon-gazing Alaskan. She has authored two books of poetry — What Caught Raven’s Eye and Something Yet to Be Named. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Kira Marie McCullough believes that the only thing better than writing stories is enjoying a good cup of coffee while writing. She’s also inspired creatively while eating potato chips and ice-cream. Her short stories have been published in Liars’ League NYC, Potato Soup Journal, and Scarlet Leaf Review. You can find more of her creative concoctions at www.kira-marie-mccullough.weebly.com. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Kylie Martin, owner of Good Toaster Creative and TCU College of Art alum, lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. She specializes in oil painting but has experience with many other non-traditional mediums. She draws inspiration from the strong female friendships in her life, burnt photographs, her vivid dreams, and one abandoned house in Weatherford. You can find her on Instagram at @thegoodtoastercreative or on the web at www.kylie-martin-fine-art.squarespace.com. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Linda Crate––Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator, and travel writer. Her works appear in over 150 journals in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa; 12 chapbooks of poetry — including “Caribbean Nights,” “Notes from the Patagonia,” and “On Galápagos Shores”; and 18 anthologies. She has also authored a dozen travel guidebooks. In March 2011, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada chose her verse as the poem of the month. Caputo has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Marc Darnell is a custodian and online tutor in Omaha, Nebraska, and he has also been a phlebotomist, hotel supervisor, busboy, editorial assistant, farmhand, devout recluse, and incurable brooder. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa and has published poems in The Lyric, Rue Scribe, Verse, Skidrow Penthouse, Shot Glass Journal, The HyperTexts, Candelabrum, The Road Not Taken, Aries, Ship of Fools, Open Minds Quarterly, The Fib Review, Verse-Virtual, Blue Unicorn, Ragazine, The Literary Nest, and The Pangolin Review among others. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Mary Stojak received her Master’s in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University and has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, both genre-oriented and literary. Her latest publications include a short story in the Sherlockian publication, The Letters, In Short Volume III, and a short story in the upcoming 2020 Chesapeake Sisters in Crime Anthology. She has also written an upper middle-grade book called “The Clan of the Crescent Moon”, and she is currently sending around an adult novel that she recently finished. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Mason Nunemaker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he received a B.A. in English with an emphasis in poetry writing. He represented his school twice on the national stage at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). His work has been featured in The Miscreant, Goliath Magazine, A Quiet Courage, The Tower Arts and Literary Magazine, and on the Indiefeed Performance Poetry Podcast. He lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Mike Lee is an editor, photographer and reporter for a trade union newspaper in New York City. His fiction is published in The Airgonaut, The Drabble, Ghost Parachute, Reservoir, The Opiate, and others. Visit him at www.mleephotoart.com. He also blogs for the photography website focusonthestory.org. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Naomi Flores is a poet and artist based in Belton, Texas. She graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2016 with a Christian Studies and Art degree. Her work includes topics pertaining to mental illness. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Penny Jackson’s work has been published in many literary journals such as The Edinburgh Review, The Croton Review, The Gideon Poetry Review, Story Quarterly, and Real Fiction. Her writing prizes include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, The Elizabeth Janeway Prize in Fiction from Barnard College, and a Pushcart Prize. She is also a playwright and a film writer. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Rachelle Bramly is a poet, multi-genre writer, performer, and visual artist currently residing on Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC, Canada). Published in Beside the Point, Pearls, and Orato, Rachelle is inspired by grief, relationships, power, sexuality, food, her own interpretations of earth-based spirituality, and so much more. Follow her on Instagram @oaklune or @rachellebramly. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise at xterminal.bandcamp.com and writes poetry in Akron, Ohio. He has recent or upcoming appearances in The Virginia Normal, Credo Espoir, and Chiron Review, among others. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Robert Okaji is a displaced Texan seeking work in Indiana. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Vox Populi, ISACOUSTIC*, Slippery Elm, North Dakota Quarterly, and elsewhere. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Sarah Henry studied with two former United States Poet Laureates at the University of Virginia. Her recent work appears in Rue Scribe, American Writers Review, and Pure Slush. Sarah is retired from a newspaper and lives in a small Pennsylvania town without distractions. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Sean William Dever is an Atlanta-based poet, educator, and editor with a MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry from Emerson College. He is a Lecturer of English and Writing Studies at Clayton State University and has recently been published or is forthcoming from io Literary Journal, Levee Magazine, HOOT, Stickers, Unearthed Literary Magazine, Coffin Bell Journal, and Fearsome Critters Literary Magazine and is a nominee for the Best of the Net. Sean is the Poetry Editor of Coffin Bell Journal and the author of the chapbook, “I’ve Been Cancelling Appointments with My Psychiatrist for Two Years Now,” published by Swimming with Elephants Publications. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Vanessa Caraveo is an award-winning author and published poet who has been avidly involved in writing throughout the years. Her work brings focus to many social issues that exist, and she is also passionate about promoting inclusion for all. Vanessa enjoys volunteering her time promoting literacy at various events and working with various non-profits and organizations at all levels. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and organizations in which she hopes to uplift the lives of others through her literary work. Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

Vivian Wagner lives in New Concord, Ohio, where she’s an associate professor of English at Muskingum University. Her work has appeared in Slice Magazine, Muse/A Journal, Forage Poetry Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Gone Lawn, The Atlantic, Narratively, The Ilanot Review, Silk Road Review, Zone 3, Bending Genres, and other publications. She’s the author of a memoir, “Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings,” and “8,000 Miles of Music”; a full-length poetry collection, “Raising”; and three poetry chapbooks: “The Village,” “Making,” and “Curiosities.” Her work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

W.B. Cornwell is an award-winning poet, novelist, genealogy blogger, and one half of the writing team known as Storm Sandlin. Since 2014, he has been published in over a dozen books. In 2016, he and his cousin, A.N. Williams, co-ran the campaign for Elwood, Indiana’s Poetry Month. He is also a featured writer for goodkin.org. He is currently working on a slew of writing projects, including various charity publications, loaning his voice as a co-author, and dabbling in screenplays. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.

William Doreski has published three critical studies and several collections of poetry. His poetry, essays, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many print and online journals. He has taught writing and literature at Emerson, Goddard, Boston University, and Keene State College. His most recent books are A Black River, A Dark Fall and Train to Providence. He has a blog at williamdoreski.blogspot.com. His work appeared in vol. 1, issue 1 of The Raven Review.