Donna Townsley – Illinois, USA

Born in Essen, Germany, raised in Chicago, Illinois. Studied Operatic Vocal Technique, majored in Theatre, worked as voice-over talent, and now dabbling in writing.

Jeffrey L. Taylor – Texas, USA

Jeffrey L. Taylor’s first submitted poems won Riff Magazine’s Jazz and Blues Poetry Contest. He has been published in di-vêrsé-city, The Perch, Red River Review, Texas Poetry Calendar, Langdon Review, and Texas Poetry Assignment. Serving as Sensei (instructor) to small children and as Professor to graduate students has taught him humility.

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Roger Topp – Alaska, USA

Previously from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Yorkshire, Roger Topp lives in the boreal forest of Interior Alaska. He came north for sea ice and the nightlife and received an M.F.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. By day, he directs museum exhibitions and digital media design. To date, his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in more than a dozen publications including The Maine Review, Dunes Review, Into the Void, Bennington Review, Zyzzyva, and West Branch.

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Saeed Tavakkol – Washington, USA

Saeed Tavakkol published his first short story collection, “Confessions of a Writer” in 2005. He writes prose, poetry, and paints.

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Angela Townsend – Pennsylvania, USA

As Development Director at Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary, Angela Townsend bears witness to mercy for all beings. Angie has an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and a B.A. from Vassar College. She has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 32 years, giggles with her mother every morning, and delights in the moon. She lives in lovely Pennsylvania with two shaggy seraphs disguised as cats.

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Colette Tennant – Oregon, USA

Colette Tennant has two books of poetry, Commotion of Wings and Eden and After. Her most recent book, Religion in The Handmaid’s Tale: a Brief Guide, was published in 2019 to coincide with Atwood’s publication of The Testaments. Her poems have been published in various journals, including Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and Poetry Ireland Review.

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Emylle Torres – Brazil

Emylle Torres Aguiar, is 22 and born in Fortaleza, Brazil. She finished a Tourism Course (2017), and is currently studying Spanish. She is a medalist and paralympic athlete of Boccia at a project called Esporte Sem Limites (“sport with no limits”), thought by the Associação D’Eficiência Superando Limites – (ADESUL). “Emylle On Wheels” is a webcomics work inspired by her life as a person with a disability. Through this work she’s become a character of the book series “Liz e seus Amigos” (Liz and the gang), a project by Associação Cearense de Beisebol and Daniel Brandão, a Brazilian comics artist.

Sushant Thapa – Nepal

Sushant Thapa is a Nepalese poet from Biratnagar-13, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published four books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021), Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021), and Love’s Cradle (World Inkers Printing and Publishing, New York, USA and Senegal, Africa, 2023). Sushant believes that art is a unique expression.

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Irina Tall – Belarus

Irina Tall is a graphic artist, illustrator, poet. Now she lives in Minsk. He writes poems about family and love. In the evenings she makes sketches of the old church and likes to look at flying swifts, one of which she cured last year.
The first personal exhibition “My soul is like a wild hawk” (2002) was held in the museum of Maxim Bagdanovich. In 2020, she took part in Poznań Art Week.

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Ross Timberlake – Maine, USA

Ross Timberlake lives in Eliot, Maine with his wife Carole, and cats Chewy and Leah. His poetry has appeared in New Maine Writing, Maine Magazine, The Presumpscot Review, Maine Sunday Telegram, Waywords, and a chapbook, shared with the poet D. B. Kreitzberg, was published by the University of Southern Maine. His songs have been performed and recorded by various artists and three plays have been produced for the stage. He has written two novels, The Ponies and Readers, and several collections of short stories, Waiting for the Swimming Lessons Bus and Other Stories and Not So Small A Thing.

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Antonio Joseph Smith Jr., AKA Tone Butta the Poet – Washington, D.C., USA

Antonio J. Smith Jr. better known as “Tone Butta” is a Hip Hop/Soul Rap Recording Artist, Actor, Advocate, and Poet from the urban part of Washington D.C. Tone Butta, despite the dangerous life on the streets, always kept pen and paper with him writing raps and poetry every chance he could. After having close encounters with death, struggling with depression, suicide, and other afflictions, he took a major step of faith and made the life changing decision to follow Jesus Christ.

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