Editors and Publisher

Editor and Publisher
George Wallace

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

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George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace (2011-2017), first poet laureate of Suffolk County NY, former laureate of the International Beat Poetry Festival and author of 31 chapbooks of poetry. In 2017 he was named laureate of the International Ditet e Naimet poetry festival in Tetova, Macedonia.

His publications include Smashing Rock And Straight As Razors (Blue Light Press), Simple Blues With A Few Intangibles (Foothills Publications), Belt Buckles And Bibles (NightBallet Press), Incident on the Orient Express (Nirala Press), Poppin’ Johnny (Three Rooms Press), Burn My Heart in Wet Sand (Leicester) and Swimming Through Water (La Finestra Editrice).

An adjunct professor with the English Department at Pace University in Manhattan and at Westchester Community College, Wallace is editor of Poetrybay, Poetryvlog, Walt’s Corner, and co-editor of Great
Weather For Media and Long Island Quarterly.

A 1971 graduate of Syracuse University where he studied poetry with WD Snodgrass and Donald Justice, Wallace obtained his MFA in 2008 at Pacific University, Oregon, working with Marvin Bell, David St John, Joe Millar, Ellen Bass and Dorianne Laux. As visiting writer at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, he researched major themes in classic literature and their application to contemporary poetics.

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. He has taught writing workshops widely in the US and in Europe, including California, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Florida, and the New York metropolitan area; Cornwall, Cumbria, East Anglia and at Maddy Prior’s Stone Barn in Bewcastle; and at a week long workshop on the island of Skiathos, Greece.

George Wallace’s poetry is archived at the Long Island Studies Institute collection of Hofstra University. 


Associate Editors

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.

Craig Kite is a poet and publisher, co-founder of Mad Gleam Press and Mad Gleam Books and Records shop in Brooklyn, NY, published in various literary journals and nominated for Pushcart Prize by Great Weather for Media in 2016.

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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