Editors and Publisher

Editor and Publisher
George Wallace

Associate Editors 
Francine Witte
Geraldine Green
Jim D. Deuchars
Deborah Hauser
Prose Editor Francine Witte
Wes Candela

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Poetrybay, an online poetry publication for the 21st century, publishes the finest work being written in the English language by established and  emerging writers. Open to format, length and style. Works previously published in magazine or online publications will not be considered. 

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Long Island Quarterly publishes poetry by authors either living in the region or with roots in the region. Open to format, length and style. Works previously published in magazine or online publications will not be considered. 

Submit 3-5 poems to liquarterly@aol.com  in email body copy only, with name, brief bio, and address. Alternatively submit 3-5 poems via snailmail to po box 114 northport ny 11768 with cover letter and sase for reply. Essays, reviews, commentary, interviews etc. by inquiry only.

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George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, first poet laureate of Suffolk County, LI NY and author of 39 books and chapbooks of poetry, published in the US, UK, Italy, Macedonia and India. A prominent figure on the NYC poetry performance scene, he travels internationally to perform, lead writing workshops, and lecture on literary topics. A former student of W.D. Snodgrass (BA, Syracuse U) and Marvin Bell (MFA, Pacific U), he teaches writing at Pace University (NYC) and Westchester Community College, and has done research residencies at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC.

Founder of Poetrybay, he is co-editor of Great Weather for Media, editor of Walt's Corner, founder and curator of Poets Building Bridges International Triangulation Project, and in 2022 edited NYC FROM THE INSIDE (Blue Light Press).

He is winner of the Naim Frasheri Prize and Festival Laureate (Ditet e Naimit Festival, MK) 2017; Blue Light Book Award 2017 (US); Orpheus Prize (Orpheus Festival, BG) 2018; Alexander the Great Gold Medal (UNESCO-Salamis, GR) 2018; Centro Studii Archivio d'Occidente Award (CSAO, It) 2018, and was named Poet of the Year for the Boao International Poetry Festival in Hainan China in 2022.

Wallace has performed at the Ledbury Festival, Woody Guthrie Festival, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, and Lyric Recovery at Carnegie Hall. He has collaborated with French Playwrights at the Avignon Festival, and appeared on stage with numerous figures in popular music. His lecture and reading schedule has brought him to many UK and US locations, including the Dylan Thomas Centre, Robert Burns Centre, Brantwood and Swarthmoor Hall, the Pollock-Krasner House, Gordon Parks Museum, Detroit Labor Conference, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, John Steinbeck Center, and the William Carlos Williams Library.

His poetry is archived at the Long Island Studies Institute collection of Hofstra University.


Associate Editors

Francine Witte
Prose Editor Francine Witte is the author of the 2019 Blue Light Press Award winner, Dressed All Wrong for This, a full-length collection of flash fiction. Her novella-in-flash, The Way of The Wind was highly recommended in the Bath Flash Fiction award, and has just been published by Ad Hoc Fiction. Her second full-length poetry collection, The Theory of Flesh, has just been published by Kelsay Books. She is a former English teacher. She lives in NYC.

UK Poet Geraldine Green is Cumbrian-born with Irish roots. Her first collection The Skin, was published in February 2003 by Flarestack. Her second collection, Passio, was published in April 2006, also by Flarestack. Other publications include The Land Songs by Geraldine Green, Joan Poulson and Charles Johnson and the anthology, Is a Religious Poem possible in the 21st Century?

Recipient of special commendation at the 2005 Poetry on the Lake Festival, Orta, Italy, her work has appeared in Private Photo Review (Italy), The Long Islander and ZAUM (US), Smoke, Obsessed with Pipework, Citizen 32, Raindog, Neon Highway, Envoi, ORC, Poet's Letter Magazine and the Argotist Online (UK) and US online magazines, LitKicks, Mountain Voices, Out of Order and Cezanne’s Carrot.

She has read widely in the UK, also in Italy and the US, worked on collaborative projects with visual and digital artists, a photographer and musicians. In 2005 she gained an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Lancaster University. Geraldine runs Creative Writing workshops and is a Tutor for Continuing Education at Lancaster University. She lives in Keswick, Cumbria, UK. Further information about her can be found on http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/geraldinegreenpage.html

Jim D. Deuchars is an American poet born in Waukesha, WI. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. His poetry has been described as a special brand of doggerel, nonsense &fufaraw. His work has appeared in a variety of print and online journals such as “The Crazy Shepherd”, “The Socialist”, “”From East to West”, and, “The StarFish Journal”. He has published eight chapbooks including his most recent, ohio crossing railroad bridge, (Kendra Steiner Editions, 2014).

Deborah Hauser is the author of Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders (Finishing Line Press, 2011). She has taught at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. and read her poetry at the Northeast Modern Language Association, New York University, Stony Brook University, Newman University, and Bluestockings. She has presented her academic work at conferences including the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference and graduate conferences at The City University of New York and Stony Brook University.

Prose Editor Francine Witte is the author of five poetry and fiction chapbooks, Her flash fiction chapbook, "Cold June" was selected by Robert Olen Butler as the first winner of the Thomas Wilhelmus fiction award. A former high school English teacher who lives in Manhattan, her poetry chapbook, "Not All Fires Burn the Same" was the 2016 won the Slipstream Press competition. She has one full-length poetry collection entitled "Cafe Crazy" from Kelsay Books.

Wes Candela is a New York based photographer and writer/podcast host.
He has been active in NYC urban and global landscape photography and for over 10 years.  

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