Authors & Artists

Akaiser, PhD, a 2022 la Cité Internationale des Arts Fellow, and an NEA Fellow for her translations of Catalan poet Anna Gual, is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author of glint. Poems from her manuscript, trace, won the US Women’s National Book Association Poetry Prize and placed her a finalist in Poetry International’s Poetry Prize. AK’s poems and photos have also appeared in Broken Plate, New Square, Sonora Review’s Extinction, and Pen + Brush in Print No. 5.

Matthew Brennan taught at Indiana State University for thirty-two years. In 2021, he published Snow in New York: New and Selected Poems (Lamar U. Literary Press). He has published five other books of poetry, including The House with the Mansard Roof, which was named a finalist for the 2010 Best Books of Indiana. His poems and criticism have appeared in The Sewanee Review, Poetry Ireland Review, New York Times Book Review, and Poetry Salzburg Review.

Simon Brod studied engineering and is an expert on energy and sustainability matters. An active poet, he is a member of local and international writers’ groups. His poetry has been published by Arachne Press. Simon lives in his adopted home town of Amsterdam.

Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-born, award-winning, American writer and regular NPR commentator. He was MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English at Louisiana State University from 1984-2009. His first poetry book, License to Carry a Gun, (1970), won the Big Table Younger Poets Award. He has won an ACLU Freedom of Speech Award, a National Endowment for Arts fellowship, and a Peabody Award for Road Scholar (as its screenwriter and star). His upcoming book is Too late for Nightmares (2022). (Photo: Noah Krueger)

Agnieszka Filipek is a Polish-born poet living in Ireland. Her work has appeared in over 60 publications internationally including countries such as Poland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Italy, Germany, China, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Iran, Canada and the US. Her poems have appeared in Capsule Stories, Local Wonders Anthology, Lucent Dreaming, Black Bough Poetry, Crannóg, The Blue Nib, Chrysanthemum, Blood & Bourbon Magazine, The Stony Thursday Book, Marble Poetry Magazine, Headway Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Jennifer L. Freed’s work appears in Atlanta Review, Rust + Moth, The Worcester Review, Zone 3, and other journals and anthologies, and has received nominations for the Pushcart prize and for the Orison prize. Her poem sequence ‘Cerebral Hemorrhage’ was awarded the 2020 Samuel Washington Allen Prize (New England Poetry Club) and will be included in her forthcoming full length collection, When Light Shifts.

Gene Groves had 35 poems in Flambard New Poets 2. Her poetry has been published by Pre-Raphaelite Society Review, The Interpreter’s House, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Popshot, The Poetry Village, New Welsh Review, Prole, Obsessed With Pipework, Dreamcatcher, Diamond Twig, The Dawntreader and The Writer’s Café. She is originally from Rhyl, Wales but now lives in Northumberland, UK. Before marriage her surname was Tierney; she was named after an American film star. (Photo: Emma Phillipson Photography)

Rosalind Goldsmith lives in Toronto. She has written radio plays for CBC Radio Drama and a play for the Blyth Theatre Festival and has also translated and adapted short stories by the Uruguayan writer, Felisberto Hernandez, for CBC Radio. Her short stories have appeared in journals in the USA, the UK, and Canada, including Litro, Filling Station, the Blue Nib, Fairlight Books, Chiron Review, Great Weather for Media Anthology, Stand and Fiction International.

Amlanjyoti Goswami’s forthcoming collection of poetry, Vital Signs, will be published by Poetrywala. His earlier collection, River Wedding, (Poetrywala) was widely reviewed. His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies around the world. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, his poems have also appeared on street walls in Christchurch, exhibitions in Johannesburg, an e-gallery in Brighton, and buses in Philadelphia. He grew up in Guwahati, Assam and lives in Delhi.

Doryn Herbst, a former scientist in the water industry in Wales, now lives in Germany and is a deputy local councillor. Her writing is concerned with the natural world, but also with the darker themes of domestic violence and bullying. Herbst has poetry in Fahmidan Journal, The Dirigible Balloon, CERASUS Magazine, Sledgehammer Literary Journal, and other publications. She is a reviewer for the Consilience science poetry journal.

Carlo Rey Lacsamana is a Filipino, who was born and raised in Manila. He is currently living and working in Lucca, Italy. He contributes regularly to journals in the Philippines, writing about politics, culture, and art. He also writes for a local, biannual, academic magazine in Tuscany. His articles have been published in magazines in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, India, and Mexico. Visit his website at or follow him on Instagram @carlo_rey_lacsamana.

Lance Larsen has published five poetry collections, most recently What the Body Knows (Tampa 2018). His poetry and prose appear widely in New York Review of Books, The Sun, Boulevard, Paris Review, Southern Review, APR, Brevity, and elsewhere. He teaches at BYU and often fools around with aphorisms: ‘A woman needs a man the way a manatee needs a glockenspiel.’ In 2017, he completed a term as poet laureate of Utah. Sometimes he juggles. (Photo: Jacqui Larsen)

Karen Lethlean is a retired English teacher. Her story, ‘Ever Present Predator’, is being published in Pareidolia Volume 2. ‘In Isolation’ was published in the San Antonio Review . She also writes about her military service in her memoir entitled Army Girl. In addition, she is a triathlete who has competed twice in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Two of her triathlon pieces have been published in The Creatives Journal and in World Wide Writers.

Susan E. Lloy is the author of two short story collections, But When We Look Closer (2017) and Vita (2019), and the children’s book, Coo and the Loo (2021). Lloy continues to write about unconventional characters, who exist on the edges of ordinary life. Her third collection, Nothing Comes Back, will be released in spring 2023. Lloy lives in Montreal.

Bryan R. Monte placed second in the 2021 Hippocrates Open Poetry and Medicine Competition and was a finalist for the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award. His poetry has appeared recently in Arlington Literary Journal, Irreantum, Italian-Americana, Kaleidoscope Magazine, the South Florida Poetry Journal, and in Voices from the Fierce Intangible World (SoFloPoJo Press, 2019), and The 2021 Hippocrates Prize Anthology (Hippocrates Press, 2021). His poetry book, On the Level, is forthcoming from Circling Rivers.

Lisa Rosenberg is the author of A Different Physics (Red Mountain Press). Formally trained in physics and poetry, she worked as an engineer in the space program, and speaks frequently on the confluence of arts and sciences. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Djerassi Residency, she served as a regional Poet Laureate in California. Her publications include POETRY, The Threepenny Review, Ruminate, and California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology. (Photo: Thinh Le)

Xe M. Sánchez was born in 1970 in Grau (Asturies, Spain). He received his PhD in History from the University of Oviedo in 2016. He is anthropologist, who has also studied Tourism, and he has three masters’ degrees. He has seven books published in Asturian and several publications in journals and reviews in Asturies, the USA, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, South Africa, India, Italy, England, Canada, Reunion Island, China, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Turkey, Singapore, and Germany.

Anna Saunders is the author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck, (Pindrop Press) Kissing the She Bear, (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and the Fox, Ghosting for Beginners and Feverfew. (Indigo Dreams). The collection has been described as ‘rich with obsession, sensuousness and potency’ by Ben Ray, ‘a beautiful and necessary collection’ by Penny Shuttle. The Prohibition of Touch is due out summer 2022 . She is the Director of Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Supranowicz is also a published poet.

Bob Ward is a poet, photographer and Quaker, born 1931. Following a career in chemical research and various branches of education, he retired to North Norfolk, UK, where he continues to explore the borderlands between science and the Arts. In particular he relishes the interplay of texts and visual images. His publications include: Trusting at the Last (Hawthorn Press, 2011) and Lines of Inquiry (Meniscus, 2017). He has contributed to several previous issues of AQ.