Contributors

Sheikha A. hasn’t won any awards for her writing and doesn’t like talking about herself either, preferring to stretch out the space even further with the written word.  But she has talked a little about herself, arising from rare, random spurts of jubilance on sheikha82.wordpress.com.

 

Michael Berkowitz is a poet, web developer, and aspiring trapeze artist living in Somerville, Massachusetts. Some of his recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eunoia Review, Hermes Poetry Journal, Bird’s Thumb, and Quarterly West.

 

Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in Apiary, Alba, Cordite, Carbon Culture Review, Grey Sparrow, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Red River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Snow Monkey, The New Verse News, The Transnational, Third Wednesday, Word Soup and other journals. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area. He works for a private detective agency and assists the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

 

Edward Derby is about the same age as Mr. Bubble.  He makes short films of himself reading other people’s poems.  He has a poem forthcoming in Cloudbank.

 

Robin Wyatt Dunn writes and teaches in Los Angeles.

 

J. Lewis Fleming lives in a house on a hill in the fog with nine other mammals. He was once the editor of nibble, CannedPhlegm, and Cranial Tempest, all of which were poetry journals. He can be found Twittering @nibblepoems.

 

Andrew Graney is glad he has graduated college, because finding left-handed desks was difficult. Some of his poems are in the Random Acts of Poetry series at the University of Delaware, The Main Street Journal of Newark, DE, and The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry.

 

Harika Kottakota is a high school junior in southern California who loves to explore the abstract and metaphysical in her poetry. Harika has been a finalist in the JUST Poetry National Contest and has been published or forthcoming in Canvas Literary Journal, Whirlwind Magazine, and the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans. She hopes to continue her poetic odyssey for a lifetime. 

 

Winner of North American Review’s 2015 Hearst Award, and President of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Michael Kriesel’s recent publications include “Aleister Crowley Lipogram” in the April North American Review, "Banishing the Muse" in the spring issue of Plainsongs, “Falling Asleep on a Cambrian beach, I wake up covered in trilobites” in Star*Line, and "Biography of Everything" in Pedestal (pedestalmagazine.com). 

 

John A. McDermott coordinates the BFA program in creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. His first collection of poems, The Idea of God in Tennessee, is forthcoming from Aldrich Press. His first appearance in RHP was in issue 62.

 

Tony Press lives near San Francisco and sometimes pays attention. Fresh words appear here, or will soon: The Lake; One Sentence Poems; Misty Mountains, Right Hand Pointing; Turtle Island Quarterly; Sleet; 101 Words; Digging through the Fat; The Stare’s Nest; Riverbabble; SFWP Journal; Literary Orphans; Boston Literary.

 

Val Dering Rojas is a Los Angeles based poet and artist who has also studied Addiction and Recovery Counseling and Psychology. She is the author of the chapbook TEN (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and a Pushcart nominee. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in, or is forthcoming in, Pirene’s Fountain, Burnt District, Referential Magazine, Right Hand Pointing and others. When not writing, Val can be found busking poems near the beaches of Venice.

 

Brad Rose is a frequent contributor to Right Hand Pointing.  His book of poetry and micro fiction, Pink X-Ray, is forthcoming from Big Table Publishing, Spring, 2015. 

 

Tom Sheehan, in his 88th year, has recent work in Rosebud, Literary Orphans, KYSO Flash, MGVersion2datura, and Indiana Voice Journal. He has 28 Pushcart nominations and 22 books published, including The Nations, In the Garden of Long Shadows, and Sons of Guns, Inc.

 

Gary Sloboda is a lawyer and writer. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Cumberland River Review, Gargoyle and Posit.

 

Jeanie Tomasko’s most recent publication is (Prologue), the recipient of an Editor’s Choice award from Concrete Wolf Chapbook Series. Her work has been published in The Midwest Quarterly, Right Hand Pointing, Rattle, Wisconsin People and Ideas and Birdsthumb. She can be found online at jeanietomasko.com.