Roxanne E. Bogart is a wildlife biologist, writer, and editor, whose nature poems and essays have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, The Burlington Poetry Journal, Where Beach Meets Ocean: Ten Years of the Block Island Poetry Project, Naturewriting.com, Birdwatcher’s Digest, and The Other Paper of South Burlington, Vermont. She spends her personal time hiking in the woods and fields of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, where she gathers momentum and inspiration for her writing through close observation and careful collection of images, information, insights, and feelings, which she uses to craft her poems. As a wildlife biologist, she runs an urban bird conservation program that helps people in cities deepen their connection to nature through meaningful education and engagement in bird and habitat conservation. She is a member of the International League of Conservation Writers and lives in Amherst, MA with her family. Find out more about Roxanne Bogart at roxannebogart.com.
David C. Hall was born in Wisconsin in 1943 but has lived in Spain since the 1970s. His first novel appeared in Spanish in 1984, and since then he has published novels and short stories in both Spanish and English. His novel, “Barcelona Skyline”, won the City of Getafe Crime Novel Prize in 2011. In 2017 he won the José Maria Valverde Prize for a short collection of poems in Spanish. More recently, in English he has published poems with Driftwood Press, Columbia Poetry Review, The New Guard, and Into the Void. He lives on the Mediterranean coast not far from Barcelona.
Adam Hughes is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently Allow the Stars to Catch Me When I Rise (Salmon Poetry, 2017) and Deep Cries Out to Deep (Aldrich Press, 2017). Born and raised in Central Ohio, he now resides in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains where he is pursuing an MFA at Randolph College. Should you google him, he is not the Adam Hughes who draws near-pornographic depictions of female superheroes. This particular Adam Hughes cannot draw.
Carol Jewell is a musician, teacher, librarian and poet. Her first collection, “Hits and Missives,” was published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House in Auburn, NY, in 2017. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals and online. She teaches a 1-2 hour workshop, “Writing Poetry to Heal.” Carol is currently editing an anthology of pantoums.
Jennifer Santos Madriaga
Jennifer Santos Madriaga resides in Durham, North Carolina and is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as North American Review, Bamboo Ridge, Hawaii Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Creek Review and others. She has completed several residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, including the international location at the Moulin á Nef studios in Auvillar, France. She is a recipient of the Durham Arts Council/NC Arts Council Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant in Literature.
Denise Miller is an Ohio born and Michigan raised poet, professor and activist who believes that it is the poet’s job to tell the truth. Their publication awards and nominations include a 2018 Pushcart Prize nomination for “It”, a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee for Dear Spectators, a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee and a 2015 American Book Award nominee for Core, and a 2016 Rattle Chapbook Award prize winner for Ligatures and 2019 Saturnalia Book Prize semi-finalist.
Matt Sadler is the author of The Much Love Sad Dawg Trio (2019, Dynamo Verlag Press) and Tiny Tsunami (2010, Flying Guillotine Press). His poetry, fiction and nonfiction has been published in Indiana Review, Diagram, Tarpaulin Sky, Versal, Poetry East and many other lit mags, websites and publications. He lives in metro Detroit with his family, where he teaches English, writing and film studies. He will be fundraising for the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center in Detroit.
Vivian Sanchbraj earned her M.F.A. in poetry from Spalding University (2019). Sanchbraj was born in Mexico in the late 70’s and grew up in Southern California, she is a bilingual poet and her poems have appeared in literary magazines.
Her poetry book in Spanish, Borderline y otros poemas, was published in May 2018 in Mexico. Her chapbook Octamadona was published when she was 18 years old. She just finished a memoir in verse.
Follow her on Twitter at @VivianSanchbraj
Celia Stuart-Powles lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and assorted cats.
Officially retired from my job as a designer, I am free to write–but somewhat struggling to get into a rhythm and think the30/30 project would help with that. I attended Squaw Valley Community of Writers 2002 and Breadloaf that same summer–and wrote a poem a day while attending.
I have had poems published in journals and anthologies including 3rd Bed; 13th Moon; Atlanta Review; Binnacle; Carquinez Poetry Review; Chrysalis Review; Concho River Review; Confluence; Eclipse; Fugue; Frogpond; Full Circle, on-line journal; Hawai’i Pacific Review; Haiku Headlines; Nimrod; North Dakota Quarterly; Phoebe: An interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship; Prairie Schooner; Poetry Kanto; Still’ Sulphur River Review; The Distillery; The Griffin; Thin Air; Third Coast; West Wind Review–but no book . . . yet.
I also volunteer at Oxley Nature Center.
August 2019 30/30 Poets:
Eileen Cleary is a graduate of Lesley University’s MFA program and earned a second MFA at Solstice. She is a recent Pushcart nominee and has work published or upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, J Journal, The American Journal of Poetry and Main Street Rag among others. She manages the Lily Poetry Salon of Needham and is founding editor of the Lily Poetry Review.
Her first full-length manuscript, ‘Child Ward if the Commonwealth’ is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press in Spring 2019.
Andrew Curtis is a programmer and political science major who has a deep appreciation for the humanities, namely poetry. He first acquired the love of poetry at the age of 13 in Kassel, Germany while visit family including a summer spent in Kassel, studying the German language at a small international institute where he was first exposed to the great poets and philosophers of the German Idealism Movement. Of all the powerful literary minds, it was Goethe that stuck with him as he walked home each evening. He would recite Goethe’s poems in his mind as he walked. Eventually, he started to make little improvisations and would go on to form completely new poems. He has been writing poetry of his own ever since.
Annette Gagliardi has authored two curriculums titled, “Raising Children with Roots, Rights & Responsibilities” and “Surviving the First Year: Learning the Basics of Family Day Care” and wrote a column for the Southwest Journal for two years. She has also written two children’s books: “The Three Betty Goats Griff” and Resourceful Erica.
Her poetry has appeared in many magazines, newspapers and in more than 40 anthologies over the past 30 years, and won two national poetry awards and four state awards.
Annette was an Early Childhood Family Educator for thirty years, received a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota and an ESL teaching license from Hamline. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, League of Minnesota Poets & other literary groups.
Robin Happel is a freelance writer originally from Jonesborough, Tennessee. Her poetry and other work has previously been published in America Magazine, McSweeney’s, CURA, and other small presses. As an environmental law student, much of her writing reflects the natural world, and the beauty of the Southern mountains where she was raised.
Brittany Mishra helps make airplane engines for a living and writes poetry and fiction as her passion. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in New Britain, Connecticut where she is a board member of the non-profit Riverwood Poetry; she helps find local poets to host monthly readings or workshops for the Central Connecticut community.
Brittany’s poetry can be found in Shabda Press’ Nuclear Impact Anthology and the online journals Voice Catcher, Sky Island, and The Write Launch.
Ian Tyson is originally from a small town in Alaska but has since lived in Minnesota, New York, and now Denver, Colorado. In 2006 he received his MFA in poetry from Colorado State University and has been teaching at two community colleges in the Denver Area until recently teaching 9th grade English. This past year his manuscript “Academy” had its first poem published, “Academy Barracks 5am, Tuesday Mid-February,” as the winner of Proud to Be, Writing by American Warriors 2017 poetry contest. He has also had poems published in Matter, Marginalia and Birdy Magazine.