Specters and Contributors
Issue Twelve Contributors
Allen Ashley featured in “Speculative 66” issue 9 with “Security Tagged”. He works as a creative writing tutor with five groups running across north London, UK. He is a committee member for the British Fantasy Society. His most recent book is an updated, revised version of his novel “The Planet Suite” (Eibonvale Press, UK, 2016). He is the sole judge for the British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition.
Claudia Gary writes, edits, sings, composes (tonally), and gives poetry workshops in the Washington DC area and elsewhere. She is author of Humor Me (David Robert Books 2006) and several chapbooks including Bikini Buyer's Remorse. Besides anthologies such as The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology (Lamar University, 2015), Forgetting Home (Barefoot Muse Press 2013), and Villanelles (Everyman Press 2012), her poems are published in journals internationally. Her articles on health appear in The VVA Veteran and elsewhere. Web: http://www.pw.org/content/claudia_gary. Twitter: @claudiagary
Herb Kauderer is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College, and the author of many short stories and poems including the recent mini-chapbook 'Cascade of Stardust'. His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart, Elgin, Analog AnLab Reader's, Rhysling, and Dwarf Star Awards, and has won the Asimov's Readers' Award, the Ewaipanoma Sonnet contest, and a WorldCon Poetry Slam among others. More can be found at his website HerbKauderer.com.
Thomas Locicero’s poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Birmingham Arts Journal, Clockwise Cat, Snapdragon, felan, The Ghazal Page, Red Savina Review, Better Than Starbucks, Poetry Quarterly, Bindweed Magazine, The Skinny Poetry Journal, Abyss & Apex Magazine, The Avocet, and vox poetica. He lives in Broken Arrow, OK.
Kim Mannix is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet and fiction writer from Sherwood Park, Alberta. Her background in journalism and lifelong love of dark fiction means she spends much of her time pondering the nature of horror, both real and imagined. You can find her online at her blog www.makesmesodigress.com or on Twitter @KimMannix.
Fred Rock lives in a small village in northwestern Wisconsin with his wife and kids as well as his dog Cletus and a cat who barfs all the time. By day, Fred trudges about the countryside reading electric meters. (Yes, it’s still a real thing.) By night, Fred busts out rad-ass fictional short stories as well as occasional poems and meandering observations like a real rocking rocker who knows how to rock! Can you even stand it? It’s out of control.
Pushcart-nominated Gerard Sarnat MD’s authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes, 17s, Melting The Ice King (2016) and been published in Gargoyle, Lowestoft, Tishman Review, New Verse News etc. “Amber Of Memory” was the single poem chosen for my 50th college reunion Dylan symposium; the Harvard Advocate accepted a second plus Oberlin, Brown and other universities accepted concurrent pieces. Mount Analogue selected KADDISH FOR THE COUNTRY for pamphlet distribution on Inauguration Day for the DC and nationwide Women’s Marches. For HuffPo/other reviews, visit GerardSarnat.com. Harvard/Stanford educated, Gerry’s worked in jails, built/staffed clinics for the marginalized, been a healthcare CEO and Stanford professor.