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I am a relatively new poet who enjoys formal poetry as much as free verse. My favorite topic is spirituality. I am a member of Hampton Roads Writers where I served as Treasurer for three years.
LUISA A. IGLORIA (previously published as Maria Luisa Aguilar-Cariño) is a tenured Professor of English and Creative Writing at Old Dominion University, where she is currently Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program. Her work has appeared or will be forthcoming in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Poetry East, Sweet, qarrtsiluni, poemeleon, Smartish Pace, Natural Bridge, Rattle, The North American Review, Bellingham Review, Shearsman (UK), PRISM International (Canada), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly. Luisa has published THE SAINTS OF STREETS (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, fall 2013), JUAN LUNA'S REVOLVER (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, University of Notre Dame Press), TRILL & MORDENT (WordTech Editions, 2005), and 8 other books including ENCANTO (Anvil, 2004), and IN THE GARDEN OF THE THREE ISLANDS (Moyer Bell/Asphodel, 1995). Author Website may be viewed at www.luisaigloria.com
Virginia Beach, VA
Glenn Lyvers (1969-current) was born in Michigan. He has lived in California, Georgia, Indiana and various US locations. He has traveled abroad, both in the Americas and Europe (including some time spent living and studying in Oaxaca Mexico, near Central America). He speaks English and Spanish. Lyvers holds a degree in Philosophy from Indiana University. He received assistance in publishing his first book, “Glenn Lyvers Midwest Collection,” after winning the 2009 Best Poet award from Midwest Literary Magazine. Glenn’s second book, Burnt Umber, was published by MLM Press. Glenn has won the Indiana University annual poetry contest, received two pushcart nominations, a Wolfson Award, and his works appear in dozens of literary journals. Lyvers is the currently the masthead at Prolific Press (http://prolificpress.com), a publishing house where he oversees the publication of numerous literary journals including Poetry Quarterly, a not-for-profit literary journal (http://PoetryQuarterly.org). Lyvers is also the owner of GreenSubmissions (http://GreenSubmissions.com), a submission managing software suite serving a large group of literacy journals online, as seen in Poets and Writers Magazine. Lyvers self publishes a small bi-annual journal based on the life and times of small towns in Midwest America, “Inwood Indiana,” (http://InwoodIndiana.com) named after one of the places he lived. Lyvers is a master photographer and has received national recognition in the field. Lyvers recently moved from Virginia Beach to a small fishing village on Virginia's Eastern Shore where he is working on his next book. Glenn Lyvers is currently available for readings. Glenn can be contacted through GlennLyvers.com