DLJ V2



Duck Lake Journal
Volume 2


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September 1, 2019



Volume 2 Features these accomplished writers
with great works spanning the globe.


Dmitry Blizniuk is from Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared River Poets , Dream Catcher, Magma, Bombay Gin, Press53, Sheila Na Gig, Canada Quarterly, Palm Beach Poetry Festival and many others. He is a finalist for 2016 Award “Open Eurasia”, “The Best of Kindness 2017”(USA). He is the author of The Red Forest (Fowlpox press, Canada, 2018). He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Ace Boggess is author of four books of poetry, most recently I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So (Unsolicited Press, 2018) and Ultra Deep Field (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017), and the novel A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing, 2016). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

Carl Boon lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American literature at 9 Eylül University. His poems appear in dozens of magazines, including The Maine Review and Posit. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, Boon is currently editing a volume on food in American literature.

Dan A. Cardoza has an MS Degree. He is the author of two Chapbooks, Nature’s Front Door and Expectation of Stars. Partial Credits: 101 Words, Aleola, Amethyst, Ardent, Better Than Starbucks, California Quarterly, Chaleur Magazine, Curlew, UK., Entropy, Esthetic Apostle, Friday Flash Fiction, Oddball, Poetry Northwest, The Quail Bell, Skylight 47, Ireland, Spelk, The Fiction Pool, Unstamatic, and Vita Brevis.

Henry Cherry has worked as a cowhand in South Texas, a chef in New Orleans, and once snowshoed through Maine in February. Now a journalist and photographer, he is based in Los Angles. A recent story appearing in Slippery Elm was nominated for a Pushcart and shortlisted for the Best American series. An award winning poet, he has been a featured reader at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and at Litquake in San Francisco. His work has appeared in JMWW, Scalawag, Australia's Cordite Poetry Review, Southwestern American Literature, Silver Needle Press, The Louisiana Review and is upcoming in Poydras Review and Free State Review.

Jackie Chou studied Creative Writing at USC. She writes both free verses and short form poetry. Her work has been published in Lummox, Altadena Poetry Review, JOMP 21 Dear Mr. President anthology, and others. She has recently been nominated for a Best of the Net award by Hidden Constellation.

Beverley Fesharaki used to be a teacher who wrote poetry on the side. Now she’s a poet who teaches on the side. Her work has been published in an anthology, Women Writing: On the Edge of Dark and Light, on the website of the Museum of Northwest Art and in several journals. She lives and writes by the water in Mukliteo, Washington.

Jeremy S. Ford had a flash fiction piece “Hide Out” appear in Akashic Books’ online series Mondays Are Murder. This would be his first published short story. He lives in New Orleans.

Andrew Furst is a poet, author, Buddhist teacher, photographer, artist, and a technologist. His poetry has appeared in Platform Review, Rue Scribe, Poetry Leaves, and Failed Haiku. He self-published his first volume of poetry Clouds Tell Us: Poetry at the Intersection of Nature and Our Humanity in 2016. Learn more about Andrew by visiting www.andrewfurst.net.

Bryan Grafton authored Cowhide published by Outlaws Publishing.

Tony Gruenewald is the author of the collection The Secret History of New Jersey and his poetry has been seen in The New York Times, English Journal, Edison Literary Review, Tiferet, Your Daily Poem, and many other print and online publications. For more visit tonygruenewald.com.

David Jibson grew up in rural Michigan. He now lives in Ann Arbor where he is a co-editor of Third Wednesday, a literary arts journal, and he is a member of The Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle. He is retired from a long career in Social Work, most recently with a Hospice agency.

Sandra Kolankiewicz has published poems poems widely, most recently in Adelaide, London Magazine, New World Writing and Appalachian Heritage. Turning Inside Out was published by Black Lawrence. Finishing Line has released The Way You Will Go and Lost in Transition.

Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of six books. His work uses a spoken style of language to blend social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, and black comedy. Andrew enlisted in the Army in 2007 and received an honorable discharge in 2014. His books are No Diplomacy (2015), Shameless (2016), A Pardonable Offence (2017), Ashes (2017), One Hundred Little Victories (2018), and On Writing (2018). Visit www.AJLafleche.com for more information.


Daniel Edward Moore is an award-winning poet whose works have appeared in literary journals such as American Literary Review, Columbia Journal of Arts And Literature, Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, Mid-American Review, Assaracus Review, and many others. His first book, Waxing the Dents, was a finalist for the Brick Road Poetry Prize and will be published by Brick Road Poetry Press. Click this link to learn about his chapbook, BOYS, which will be published by Duck Lake Books in December 2019. To learn more about the poet, visit www.danieledwardmoore.com.

Mehtab: A little Mowgli / A little outspoken / Unwavered / A black sheep / Trying to find her voice / After falling so many times / Getting up again with her words / I am Mehtab.

Mark Mulholland is the author of the acclaimed novel A Mad and Wonderful Thing, and his short fiction has been published in the USA and the UK. He has been shortlisted for the Dorset Fiction Award. He lives in rural France.

J.B. Mulligan has had more than 1000 poems and stories in various magazines over the past 40 years, and has had two chapbooks published: The Stations of the Cross and THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS, as well as 2 e-books, The City of Now and Then, and A Book of Psalms. He has appeared in several anthologies, including Inside/Out: A Gathering Of Poets; The Irreal Reader (Cafe Irreal); and multiple volumes of Reflections on a Blue Planet.

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, live events, and books can be found. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Outlar was a recipient of the 2017 Setu Magazine Award for Excellence in the field of literature. His words have been translated into Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, Italian, French, Persian, and Serbian. He has been a weekly contributor for the cultural newsletter Dissident Voice since 2014. His most recent book, Abstract Visions of Light, was released in 2018 through Alien Buddha Press.

Peter Scacco is the author of six books of poetry: A New Game (2017), Three Meditations (2016), The Gray Days (2014), Along a Path (2013), A Quiet Place (2012), and Chiaroscuro (2010). Mr. Scacco is also the author of a translation of The Salon of 1850-51 by Théophile Gautier (2018). Mr. Scacco's poems and woodcuts have been featured in numerous print and online journals. He has lived and worked in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Brussels, and he now resides in Austin, Texas. His artwork can be seen at www.scaccowoodcuts.com.

Nixi Schroeder is an instructor of English and creative writing at Truman State University, where she is pursuing Master's degrees in English and education. Her work has been featured by Eyedrum Periodically, The FEM, The Monitor, Windfall Magazine, The Sad Girl Review, and Poetic Medicine, and is forthcoming from The Antinarrative Journal and The Blue Heron Review.

Tyler Schwanke is currently pursuing an MFA at Hamline University and has a background in filmmaking. His short films have played in festivals nationwide. He has been published or has work upcoming in Fiction Southeast, The Cortland Review, IO Literary Journal, The Tusk, eFiction, and Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Kasey Renee Shaw is librarian by day, editor for littledeathlit by night. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in various places, including Sphere Literary Magazine, Every Day Fiction, and Inklette Magazine.

Joseph Sigurdson is a poet who made the front page of Reddit once.

Alex Stanley is pursuing his MFA in poetry at UC Irvine. He is a former sports journalist, having worked for SportTechie and the Rio Grande SUN. He is a graduate of Boston College, where he picked up an English major, and his sports writing has been featured in Sports Illustrated. His poetry has been featured in the HCE Review (November 2018).

Brett Thompson has been writing poetry since his graduate days at the University of New Hampshire where he earned an M.A. in English Writing with a concentration in poetry. He has been published in various journals, including HCE Review, The Charles Carter, District Lit, The Literary Nest, Cobalt Review and Ink in Thirds. He teaches and lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two young daughters, who both love owls and anything purple.

Carter Vance is a writer and poet originally from Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario. His work has appeared in such publications as The Vehicle, Contemporary Verse 2 and A Midwestern Review, amongst others. He is a 2018 Harrison Middleton University Ideas Fellow. His debut collection of poems, Songs About Girls, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in 2017.

Vivian Wagner is an associate professor of English at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. Her work has appeared in Slice Magazine, Muse /A Journal, Forage Poetry Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Creative Nonfiction, The Atlantic, The Ilanot Review, Silk Road Review, Zone 3, Eyedrum Periodically, 3QR, and other publications. She's also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington), The Village (Aldrich Press-Kelsay Books), Making (Origami Poems Project), and Curiosities (Unsolicited Press).

Martin Willitts Jr. lives is Syracuse, NY. He has 24 chapbooks including the winner of the Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Award, The Wire Fence Holding Back the World (Flowstone Press, 2017), plus 11 full-length collections including The Uncertain Lover (Dos Madres Press, 2018) and Home Coming Celebration (FutureCycle Press, 2019).

“Catfish” John Wojtowicz grew up working on his family’s azalea and rhododendron nursery in the backwoods of what Ginsberg dubbed “nowhere Zen New Jersey.” He is currently employed as the mental health coordinator for a local community college and takes every opportunity to combine this work with his passion for wilderness. Besides poetry, he likes bonfires, boots, and bluegrass. Recent publications include Stoneboat, Naugatuck River Review, El Portal, r.k.v.r.y, The Mom Egg, Driftwood, Spitball, Glassworks and The Patterson Literary Review.





revised:  August 10, 2019
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