Bios

Rob Wright

Rob Wright is a Philadelphia-based writer. He is currently assistant fiction editor of Able Muse. He was awarded Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2005 and 2007, and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His writing has been published in the magazines Able Muse, Angle, Big City Lit, the Evansville Review, Rattle, String Poet, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts. Recently he was awarded the Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry.

 

 

Scott Ruescher

Scott Ruescher’s book of poems, Waiting for the Light to Change, published by Prolific Press in May 2017, consists entirely of poems of place. He won the 2016 Write Prize from Able Muse for a poem set in South Boston and Cambridge, the 2015 Rebecca Lard Award from Poetry Quarterly for a poem set at an intersection in Memphis, and, in both 2013 and 2014, the Erika Mumford Prize for poetry about travel and international culture from the New England Poetry Club, for poems set in Spain and Puerto Rico.

 

Ann M. Thompson

Ann M. Thompson’s work is published in Europe (Acumen, here/there, the Journal, Lotus Eater, the North, Staple, Vine Leaves) and the USA (Ardor, Blast Furnace, Flyover Country Review, Literary Imagination, Lost Country, Mezzo Cammin, Rat’s Ass Review, Tulane Review).

 

Jay Rogoff

Jay Rogoff has published six books of poems, including The Long Fault, The Art of Gravity, Venera, and most recently Enamel Eyes, A Fantasia on Paris, 1870. He has recently completed a volume of new and selected poems, called Loving in Truth. He also writes dance criticism regularly for the Hopkins Review and Ballet Review. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

 

 

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born in Moscow into an aristocratic family on June 6, 1799. He is often considered Russia’s greatest poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. His first major work was the poem Ruslan and Ludmila. His political verses associated him with the Decembrist revolt, causing him to be banished. He worked on Boris Godunov and the novel in verse Eugene Onegin before Nicholas I allowed him to return to Moscow in 1826. Pushkin died at age 37 following a duel with a French officer who was paying unscrupulous attention to his wife.

 

 

Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in either 1797 or 1799. In 1831 he took exile in France, where he often struggled financially despite irregular patronage from a millionaire uncle. With freedom of speech he developed an international reputation for the lyricism, wordplay, irony, and excoriating satire of his poems, and was called the last of the Romantics. In 1841 he married Crescence Eugénie Mirat (“Mathilde”), who cared for him during eight years of paralysis; he wrote from bed until his death in 1856.

 

Chris Fahrenthold

Chris Fahrenthold teaches English at Fontbonne University, having served artist residencies at both the Green Center and Paul Artspace. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College, as well as a law degree he never used. His poems have appeared here and there, and he lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and French Bulldog.

 

 

Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Able Muse, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, the Hopkins Review, Metamorphoses, New American Writing, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Agenda, Crannog, Cyphers, the Moth, Poetry Review, the TLS, and the Stinging Fly, among many other international journals. Her poem “More” was heli-dropped across London as part of the 2012 London Olympics Rain of Poems, and her latest collection, Shot Silk, was listed for the 2017 Poet’s Prize.

 

 

David Larsen

David Larsen has BA degrees from the University of Washington in English Literature and Business Administration. He served two years in the Marine Corps during the Viet Nam war and worked in the Finance Department of the Boeing Company for twenty eight years until retiring in 2004. He founded the family winery, Soos Creek Wine Cellars, in 1989, which he continues to operate full time. His memoir, “Yellow Footprints,” is his first published work.

 

 

Laura DiCarlo Short

Laura DiCarlo Short is a writer and teacher living in San Marcos, Texas. She holds an MFA from Texas State University and her poems, interviews, and photography have appeared in journals including the Knicknackery, the Literati Quarterly, Front Porch Journal, Adalaide Magazine, and Texas Books in Review. Laura teaches writing and literature for Alamo Colleges.

 

 

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