FIVE:2:ONE Columnists

 

 Monday-Gay-man

fullsizerenderEric Cline is a gay poet, 2016 Best of the Net nominee, and the founding editor-in-chief of Calamus Journal. His debut chapbook, “his strange boy eve”, was published by Yellow Chair Press in September 2016. He tweets @ericclinepoet.

 

 

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Lexi Spino is a 24 year old poet from the small sad town of York, PA. When she isn’t writing or slaying burritos at the locally owned shop Roburritos, she is moshing around local punk shows, running around like a five year old with her daughter, and judging/supporting other people’s art. She is currently in the middle of editing and publishing her second poetry book [her first one called I’m A Wanderer, Not A Runaway is still for sale though limited supply] and is also working on a novel that will most likely never be finished. Follow her on instagram at lexi.spino for upcoming shows and info on her second book, as well as witty one liners and drunk short poems. You can also find her on facebook at www.facebook.com/lexi.spino.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday-Bread Crumbs from the Void

Profile 4Alex Schmacher has toiled away in the relative obscurity of minimum-wage jobs and underground comics since 2009. Currently he is working on his first novel, with short stories and poems recently appearing in or forthcoming from the likes of Drunk Monkeys, The Round-Up Writer’s ‘Zine, Hobo Camp Review, and Yellow Chair Review. Alex‘s feature, Decades of (in)Experience, runs weekly on the Antix Press website.

Visit him at http://alexschumacherwriter.com/.

 

 

 

 

Thursday-Sincere Advice From a Girl Whose Life is A Mess

31bwKolleen Carney is a Boston- born, Burbank- based poet with a B.A. from Salem State University in Salem, MA, and an MFA in Poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She has served on the editorial team for Soundings East, Lunch Ticket, Paper Nautilus, and Zoetic Press. Her poetry and other writings have appeared or will be appearing in Currents, Vision/ Verse, Lunch Ticket, MassPoetry.org, Golden Walkman, The Watershed Review, Incredible Sestinas, Uno Kudo Vol. 4, A Quiet Courage, Yellow Chair Review, Drunk Monkeys, Odyssey, and Five 2 One. She is obsessed with California, Pez dispensers, and macarons. Her website is www.kolleencarney.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday-Breaking the Legacy of Silence

IMG_3780Kim Bailey Deal writes Women’s Fiction, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. She is currently revising her first novel and finishing her second, as well as co-editing an anthology. Publications: MORE Magazine’s Member Voices, The Pull of Strays; Issue 3 of Firefly Magazine, A Journal of Luminous Writing; Writer’s Digest as part of editor Robert Lee Brewer’s blog. She lives in Chattanooga, TN and is the mother of four grown children, three boys and one girl, and “Nim” to her husband’s grandchildren. To connect, she can be found at kimbaileydeal.net, Kim Bailey Deal Page on Facebook, @wordjunkie1966 on Twitter

 

 

 

 


Reviewers/LitStyle Staff

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Clockwise Cat publisher and editor Alison Ross has been published here, there, elsewhere and nowheree. She experienced rave-levels of ecstasy when she found out she was shortlisted for the 2014 Erbacce Prize among 20 others, down from 5,000 entries. She was also giddily bemused when was nominated for the Best of the Net a few years back, though she lost out to savvier scribes. Alison’s chapbook, Clockwise Cats, released by the venerable Fowlpox Press, will subvert your dissonant dystopia into a euphonious utopia of Zen-Surrealist bliss.

 

 

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Kendall A. Bell’s poetry has been most recently published in Thick With Conviction and Hobo Camp Review. He was nominated for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net collection in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He is the author of seventeen chapbooks. His current chapbook is “How To Disappear”. He is the founder and co-editor of the online journal Chantarelle’s Notebook and publisher/editor of Maverick Duck Press. His chapbooks are available through Maverick Duck Press. He lives in Southern New Jersey

 

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Adam3Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave. He is currently putting together several chapbooks and collections of poetry while aiming his sites at a poetry prize sometime in the future. He is also working on becoming part of the poetry scene in Eugene, Oregon. He attends Lane Community College and will soon attend the University of Oregon as an English Major/Creative Writing Minor. Adam can be contacted via his website at www.AdamLevonBrown.org where he offers free poetry resources.

 

 

me2015Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist. He is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently ‘The Whisper Gallery’ and ‘The Torture Report’. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

 

 

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Matthew Guerruckey is the founding editor of the online literary magazine Drunk Monkeys, and a fiction writer. His short fiction has previously appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Connotation Press, Bartleby Snopes, Cease Cows, and The Weekenders Magazine. Matthew lives in North Hollywood with his wife, poet SC Stuckey, and their cats Harrison and Lennon. He is working on his first novel.

 

 

 

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Cederick Gibbs is a composer/filmmaker/musician that currently resides in Columbia, SC. Growing up, he and his brother would come up with ways to tell stories by using their toys. As he got older, he fell in love with music, picking up the trumpet in middle school. In high school he still held on to his childhood dreams of having a career as an animator while contemplating how to continue to be involved in music. At the Rochester Institute of Technology, he decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, which gave him the freedom to study film and music.