Mac's will host a virtual poetry reading with tinfoildresses, a poetry journal edited by Heather Ann Shepard, on Wednesday, July 7th at 7 p.m
Jeffery L Carey Jr is an author living in Michigan with his wife and three children. He has various stories and poems published in print and online journals. His books include, Turning Pages, Callous, In Spring: Selected Poems: Repressions Songs of Epigenesis, The Reflection of Elias Dumont, (novel) and Astilla,( short fiction). His latest book, Estranged Union, was sponsored for nomination to the 2020 Pulitzer Prize by the Greater Flint Creative Alliance. Carey is also an instructor of English and Art and holds an MFA in creative writing from National University in La Jolla, CA and a BA in English from the University of Michigan-Flint.
Carla Dodd is a late blooming baby boomer who has found her way into poetry topics including body image, humor, aging decidedly ungracefully, personal social issues, and whatever falls out of her head and onto her keyboard and notebooks. A former newspaper editor and reporter, she has been involved in poetry online with Troubadour 21, First Reader, Erotique and several forum discussion groups, and moderates the Southeast Michigan Poetry Meetup.
Jeff Grieneisen is a professor of literature and creative writing at State College of Florida and author of a poetry collection, Good Sumacs. He has placed poetry in a number of journals and anthologies and has published criticism on Edgar Allan Poe and Ezra Pound, most recently hypertexting glosses of Pound’s work for The Cantos Project (http://thecantosproject.ed.ac.uk/index.php). He lives in Bradenton, Florida but calls western Pennsylvania home.
Carla Hayden’s work is about light, about color, rough, and garish forms. Storytelling using archetypes and animals to contemplate our underlying feelings. Look between the lines of language and the lines in the visual world. See the world as more than what is provoked at first glance. Embrace other possibilities, the possibilities of constant illumination. We explore and rewire the endless space within us using the healing energy of imagery, sound, light and luminous colors. Art has a healing power. Art brings enlightenment. Art transcends all boundaries. Painter / Poet & Lyricist for whitewolfsonicprincess / Performance Artist carlahayden.com
Heather Ann Shepard teaches poetry and writing at Lorain County Community College. Her most recent collection of poems My Book of Magickal Flowers and Other Things was released earlier this year by Cyberwit in India. She is the founder and editor in chief of tinfoildresses which was established in 2009.
Steven B. Smith aka Smith—Born in the Bitterroot Mountains, raised on Paradise Prairie, Smith is a fractal finding ambiance adjuster on the run from reality wandering the Earth having adventures with his beloved Lady. He published 21 issues of the art/poetry journal "Artcrimes" from 1986-2006, and has been an underground presence in Cleveland's art poetry scene since moving into a downtown warehouse in 1981. His first one-person show was at Spaces in 1984. He & wife Lady spent 2006-9 living in ten countries on three continents recharging their word wells. He blogs at walkingthinice.com; has art, poetry and friends on agentofchaos.com; and 110 free songs/recitations/experiments/abominations on reverbnation.com/mutantsmith.
Christina M. Brooks (c.m. brooks) is a poet from SE Michigan. Nature lover, thinker, buddhist.
Marc Mannheimer reaches for poems he is not yet able to articulate. His latest collection, The Overwhelmed, is a poetry and prose memoir of one year with depression.
Kathy Ireland Smith, a.k.a. Lady, is a poet, publisher, artist and surreal photographer from northeast Ohio. She and her husband Smith spent 31 months traveling ten countries on three continents from 2006-9, and you can follow their ongoing adventures at WalkingthinIce.com. Kathy is the founder and editor of The City Poetry (www.thecitypoetry.com), a cutting-edge art and poetry zine based in Cleveland.
Antonio Vallone is an associate professor of English at Penn State DuBois. He is founding publisher of MAMMOTH books, poetry editor of Pennsylvania English, a co-founding editor of The Watershed Journal Literary Group--which provides publishing journal and book publishing opportunities for Pennsylvania writers and runs Watershed Books, a writer’s space and used bookstore. He is also a board member ofThe Watershed Journal and the Pennsylvania College English Association. His collections include The Blackbird’s Applause, Grass Saxophones, Golden Carp, and Chinese Bats. Forthcoming are American Zen and Blackberry Alleys: Collected Poems and Prose.
Russell Vidrick lives in Cleveland Ohio. He has been reading and writing in Cleveland for more than 30 years.