the following are brief bios of the wonderful poets whose work has appeared in nibble, or will soon. we couldn’t possibly thank them enough, but we can put their names on our website.


Sharon Fotta Anderson lives in an old stone house in the woods.  Inside, she and her husband, and a few ghosts, outside a variety of wildlife. She knits and scribbles poems to keep sane. Oh, and just yesterday, she made a wonderful snowman. Anderson thinks it a lost art.


leah angstman told me to write her bio, but I couldn’t think of anything bad to say about her. Visit her: here or here or here.


Pamela Annas grew up on military bases around the world including Germany, Turkey and Japan, moved every year or two and went to 12 different schools from K-12.  Currently, she  teaches courses in working-class literature and 20th century poetry in the English Dept. at the University of Massachusetts Boston, she is the single parent of a 16 year old and a long time member of The Radical Teacher editorial collective


Emileigh Barnes is seven-year news reporter with more than 400 articles printed in various newspapers, including the Bakersfield Californian and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. She is just getting into poetic publishing. 

Rusty Barnes lives and writes in Revere MA.


justin.barrett lives in Salt Lake City, UT and has been writing for over 13 years. He is a founding member of the Guerrilla Poetics Project. He has had 5 chapbooks published. Visit him here.


R. Steve Benson lives in Maine. The R. is for Robert, which he has to use now since there is another Steve Benson publishing poems in literary journals, too. His book of poems: Open Clothes was published by Atelos press in 2005.


Doug Bolling lives in Illinois. His poetry has appeared widely in literary magazines including Slant, Poem, Red Wheelbarrow, Quercus Review, Ship of Fools and elsewhere.


Gwendolyn Brant (1985-2009) lived in Seattle with her aunt and her grandmother. nibble was her first and only publishing credit. Sadly, she lost her life in a terrible car crash. We will miss the poet she was and the poet she would have become.


Charles Clifford Brooks III is a poet and freelance writer living in Georgia USA. He was inducted as a Master Member in the National Creative Society his senior year at Shorter College.  There he also obtained a BS in History\Political Science with a minor in English Literature.   

Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses as well as in on-line journals. He has won a number of awards including the Ommation Press Best Chapbook Award. He published The Paper Bag and WYMBS Broadside, wrote for the Chicago Reader and is the elementary school teacher editor for Substance. Brownstein has eight poetry chapbooks. Presently he performs original one-man performance pieces throughout the Chicago area.


Eric Burke lives in Columbus, Ohio where he works as a computer programmer. You can read his blog at http://www.anomalocrinus.blogspot.com. 


Ashley Capes teaches Media and English in Australia. He has, at various times in the past, been an editor, a singer in a metal band and a community arts worker. He is married and administers an interactive renku site Issa’s Snail – http://issassnail.wordpress.com

Clay Carpenter is a newspaper copy editor in Corpus Christi, Texas. He wishes he could spend eight hours a day writing poems instead of headlines.Alan Catlin has been making the small press scene since the middle 70′, a fact that qualified him as venerable (though not as venerable as Ed Galing)  His next chapbook is “Only the Dead Know Albany” from Sunnyoutside.


Glenn W. Cooper lives in Tamworth, Australia, where he works in a bookshop. He is actively seeking a lifestyle that does not require his presence. His latest book is ‘Tryin’ To Get To Heaven’, a tribute to Bob Dylan. It can be found at www.lulu.com as no one else would publish it.


Yvon Cormier’s work is rooted in drawing life pictures where words owe a greater debt to what they represent than the reverse. His chapbook of Jazz & Blues influenced poetry & prose sketches, titled Life Sketches in Blue (Select Edition), was released May 15, 2008 through D/e/a/d/b/e/a/t/ Press.


Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal lives and works in Los Angeles County, CA.  He was born in Mexico and moved to California in 1975.  Currently, he is looking for a publisher for his second book of poems.  His first poetry book, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press.


christopher cunningham writes.  find him here.


Richard Davignon is a 73 year-old retired foreign language teacher. His work has been published in the United States, England and Czechoslovakia. He is a jazz aficionado and enjoys sunsets and strawberry daiquiris.


Devin Wayne Davis, once called “ink (or inc.)” in a seaside vision, has written well-over 2,000 poems; he likes concise verse. his work is printed in the sacramento anthology: 100 poems; rattlesnake; chiron review; and 41 chapbooks. davis has read as a feature poet at major book retailers. davis served in the u.s. army, visited spain, germany, switzerland, france, and was last assigned as a photojournalist. davis has hiked mt. whitney 3x. he has three daughters; and is a testicular cancer survivor. davis is a leo. ownee_towne@hotmail.com.


Ken Derugeris lives in downtown Santa Cruz…he spends most days on dog beach barking with the sea lions. 

Aleathia Drehmer is a writer who has spent the first two and half decades of her life moving around America with her family like a band of gypsies.  She now finds herself settled in the village of Painted Post, NY with her darling daughter and their crazy cat Carrot.  She is a co-editor of Zygote in My Coffee and a staff writer for The Guild of the Outsider Writers. Her work can be found in these fine journals: Silenced Press, Ottawa Arts Review, Laura Hird Showcase, Cause & Effect, The Cerebral Catalyst, Word Riot, Cherry Bleeds, The Toronto Quarterly, and Lit Up Magazine.


Terri Kirby Erickson, being descended from such resplendent Belles as her Great-Aunt Ethel, (who called everybody “Doll-Baby” in a voice so sugary, half your teeth would fall out when she said it), considers herself a “Southern” writer, which means she keeps a pitcher of sweet tea beside her computer. 

Lawrence Fasano is 58 years old, and bears the heritage of an Irish Mother, Italian father and a large catholic family from the south side of Chicago. He lives and practices law in San Francisco and is proudly representing a plaintiff in a civil rights case in the United States Supreme Court, is vegetarian, practices beginning  yoga, believes that poetry is a big part of the answer, and can be reached at lfasano130@aol.com


Father Luke. Renegade Preacher cut from the cloth of America’s Urban jungle. Homeless for 27 years, and an author, he spends his time noticing things, playing poker, and writing. He is the author of one sold out book. So far. 


Jason Fisk lives in Chicago-land with his children, and dogs. He tries to find time to write between changing diapers and cleaning up poop. You can visit his website.


Hugh Fox was born in Chicago, had polio, was the first human being to receive a pre-Saulk serum that worked. Got a BS, MA and PhD. Married a Peruvian Poet (Lucia Ungaro de Zevallos). Too many accolades to list.  Go Google him.


David Francis is a singer-songwriter and poet based in New York.


Timothy Gager is widely published in print and on the web. He has read with Pulitzer Prize winners, been runner-up in some contests, but has never won any. He lives here.


Ed Galing, 91, is a “poet of the greatest generation.” He has two Pushcart nominations, has written more than 70 chapbooks and is still running strong. He also entertains on the harmonica. Galing is the Poet Laureate of Hatboro, PA. Visit his blog.


Nathan Graziano had a hamster named Nibbles when he was growing up. Sadly, Nibbles passed in 1986. However, he has now published in Nibble. Ah, life. For more information on Nibbles, Nibble, or nibbling of any sort, visit his website.


Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of eight poetry chapbooks. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length book of poetry, Lovesick, is forthcoming from The Poetry Press of Press Americana.

Sandy Hiss has been writing poetry since high school, took a few years off, and then got the itch again in her early 20s.  She enjoys being a momma and wife, eating Doritos, and drinking tons of caramel macchiato…all at the same time!


Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. He has interviewed many small press poets and writers. His audio and visual tapes are archived at Harvard University, Buffalo University and Poet’s House libraries. For many years he ran poetry groups for psychiatric patients at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. McLean Hospital is a national literary landmark, where Anne Sexton ran poetry groups. Sexton, Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath were all residents there at one time. He has been widely published in the small press.


Justin Hyde started writing poetry in 2005 after failing spectacularly in the white collar world, losing all his possessions and wandering aimlessly before ending up in his parent’s basement.  Justin won the 2007 Jack Micheline memorial poetry contest.  His book ‘Down where the hummingbird goes to die’ is available from The Guild of Outsider Writers and Zygote in my coffee.


Rebecca James holds an MFA in creative writing from Queens University.  Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals including Iodine Poetry Journal and Margie. 

Linda King lives and writes near the beach in Vancouver…with her two cats and her one husband.  She has been fascinated with poetry ever since her poem – When You Hear The Robin Sing won first prize in the third grade category at Brighton Elementary…although she has yet to feel quite as thrilled.


Richard Krech is not as young as he looks nor as wise as he seems.  He lives in a house surrounded by a garden tended by Mary.  She is his muse.


Just out from Lyn Lifshin: The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian, Texas Review Press, Another Woman Who Looks Like Me from Black Sparrow at Godine. She has over 120 books & edited 4 anthologies. Her website: http://www.lynlifshi.com Her last two Black Sparrow books, Cold Comfort and Before It’s Light won Paterson Review Awards. New also: In Mirrors,  An Unfinished Story, The Daughter I Don’t Have, She Was Found Treading Water, Desire, 92 Rapple.


Ellaraine Lockie is a widely published and awarded poet, non-fiction book author and essayist who serves as the Poetry Editor for the lifestyle magazine, LILIPOH.  She’s also a papermaker and teaches workshops on both papermaking and poetry.   She lives in Northern California and mothers three rabbits, a cat, seventeen squirrels and flocks of near-domesticated birds. 

Hosho McCreesh is currently working, writing & painting in the gypsum & caliche badlands of the American Southwest…loving the beautiful struggle. Chapbooks currently available from Kendra Steiner Editions & Bottle of Smoke.


Catherine McGuire, along with a poetical assemblage of day jobs (clerk, teacher, tech writer, therapist), she has been a published poet for two decades, still very much in love with reading and writing poems. She is a member and soon-to-be newsletter editor of Oregon State Poetry Association.


B.Z. Niditch is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher. His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including: Columbia A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review and Prairie Schooner, among others­. He lives in Brookline, MA and plays Jazz violin.


Amanda Oaks lives in western Pennsylvania, where she edits the biannual print journal words dance and runs verve bath press which publishes handmade chapbooks. She is the author of several chapbooks including dreams that would drown most men (Rose of Sharon Press, 2008) co-authored with John Dorsey. 

Carl Palmer, 2008 nominee for the Pushcart Prize, is the author of Telling Stories, Memory Moments and Family Matters, books of flash fiction and poetry performed at open mikes in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest.


Kristen Pitts lives in a house on a hill with a few cats and many trees. She spends most of her waking hours teaching and a good deal of the rest of her time sitting on her front porch with a book and a glass of wine defending herself from mosquitoes. 

Joie Powell lives and writes and paints in Door County Wisconsin.

Jess Reynolds, 20, was born in Rice Lake WI and attends the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, where she is majoring in English and secondary education.  She goes home to Rice Lake in the summers and works as a cabinet maker. 


v. riddle has always dropped pennies in wishing wells. No matter how many pennies slip from her fingers, she is only thinking about her wish; she is not really wishing at all. 


Ciara Sanker is a wanderer, a dancer, and a dreamer. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she works as a tutor and spends her free time playing with food and with words. Her poems have not previously been published. 


Tim Scannell has 1,300 credits in over 400 publications, and lives in the woods, hard against the boundary of Olympic National Park, WA.


Rebecca Schumejda writes poetry because her current health insurance does not cover psychiatric services. www.rebeccaschumejda.com.

Lee Minh Sloca was born in Vietnam, from which he escaped two weeks prior to its collapse. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in psychology. After college, he worked for 14 years with special needs children in a variety of mental health and educational facilities. Seeking to expand his horizons, he shifted his focus to poetry and painting. Lee lives in Los Angeles, CA. 

Christine Sohn is a former actress who wanted to say her own words.  She has been performing her spoken-word pieces such as Amateurish and Release the Seductress Within in both NY and LA, including at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Da Poetry Lounge, and the Lost Souls Cafe.  Christine boldly theorizes that poetry is better than TV and the internet combined.

 t. kilgore splake is currently working on his literary memoir, titled the winter diary.  splake has several poetry and photographic chapbook titles.  in addition, he has several dvd films of his work, writing, and  basic bardic day. during the passing time, splake reads, writes, takes photographs, and visits his special creative sanctuary in the CLIFFS.  the CLIFFS are located a few miles north of his upper peninsula, calumet, michigan bard ‘res.’

Rachel Thompson grew up in Dauphin, Manitoba and now lives in Vancouver, where she designs websites and writes. She completed The Writer’s Studio, a program at Simon Fraser University directed by Betsy Warland. 

Kate Wells has been writing and publishing for the last 5 years. She lives in the Sierra Foothills of California, teaching English at a charter high school. She is currently watching her two kids and husband building space thrusters in the living room.


Donovan White made a living as a carpenter while enrolled in a Creative Writing program and wrote short fiction nights and weekends, then worked as an editor and wrote nothing but headlines and captions. He lives in a formerly small house in the woods. The house is twice as big as it started out. But then, so is he.


Jenifer Wills is a poet, student and mother living in Portland, Oregon.  She is also the owner and administrator of LiteraryMary.com.


A. D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet and writer.  He is the author of 45 books and chapbooks of poetry and prose.  His work has appeared in over 1,000 literary magazines and anthologies.  In 2005, a song poem of his was set to music and performed at Tully Hall, NYC.  In 2006 he was awarded a PEN Josephine Miles literary achievement award. In 2007 Presa Press published a book of his Selected Poems


LaDonna Witmer lives in San Francisco, CA where she writes about fog and other clammy grey things. She whiles away long hours creating video poems called “cinépoems”, which she posts on her website. LaDonna has never attempted iambic pentameter.


Changming Yuan grew up in rural China and currently teaches writing in Vancouver. Yuan’s poems (are to) appear in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009), the Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, the London Magazine among others; his first collection Chansons of a Chinaman has recently been released by Leaf Garden Press. 

Four winters ago, Robert M. Zoschke moved to a shack in the savage and treacherous Wisconsin woods to write the novel he is still trying to peddle to the NYC Publishing Mafia.



One Response to “poets”

  1. NIBBLE #1 is just right for an afternoon coffee, 17 one page poems, none even 20 lines long, each worth reading again and again.

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