Scott Holstad

Poet

623 Main St
McSherrystown, PA 17344-1810
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Author's Bio

Too many diverse interests. Too much education. (In addition to the MFA from Queens listed on this profile, I also have degrees and certificates and am an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, California State University Long Beach, UCLA, U of Michigan as well as some postgrad research at other institutions.) Lifelong wanderlust and a desire to learn something about everything. Former poetry editor for Ray’s Road Review for six years. Author/editor of about 35+ print books, although I’m no longer sure anyone actually knows the number because in addition to books in my name, I've appeared in anthologies and textbooks, have ghostwritten books, edited and produced books, worked contracts to write books for companies with no external distribution, etc., etc. No one really knows, but we've been able to put a figure somewhere between 50--70+ books and collections of all types. Additonally, I've had thousands of individual works published in hundreds/thousands of print and online journals in over 35 countries (for print publications) & at least 21 languages. Finally, I'm married to a wonderful wife and we have one cat. We moved to the Gettysburg area in 2020 in what was roughly my 33rd move.

In terms of my literary endeavors, most of my research and writing has lately centered around essays, commentary, papers, etc., on issues such as cultural commentary, domestic policy, geopolitical analysis, East Asia, PTSD, neuroscience, Eurasia and various historical topics. However, I've been trying to find, review and catalog thousands of my books, magazines, contributor copies, correspondance, contracts, etc., for a few special collections archives before I move on, which will probably be sooner rather than later, so I'm feeling some urgency as it's a bigger project than I'd realized.

  • Wikidata: Scott C. Holstad (Q101075855)
  • Library of Congress (LOC) Authority ID: no96030013
  • Goodreads Author ID: 9098678
  • ISNI: 0000 0000 4138 7986
  • Google Scholar Author ID: WR5U4_UAAAAJ
  • WorldCat Identities ID: lccn-no96030013
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9686-6471

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Backpack Literature: an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, 5th Ed. (Pearson Longman, 2015)
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CA Online (Gale Research Company, 2015)
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The Southern poetry anthology. Volume VI, Tennessee (Texas Review Press, 2013)
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The Writer’s Directory (Gale Research Company, 2013)
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Book Review Index (Gale Research Company, 2009)
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The Long Way Home: The Best of the Little Red Book Series — 1998-2008 (Lummox Press, 2009)
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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Pearson Longman, 2005)
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Index of American Periodical Verse (Scarecrow Press, 2005)
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In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Vol. 6 (MW Enterprises, 2005)
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Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series (Gale Research Company, 2003)
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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. (Pearson Longman, 2002)
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale Research Company, 2000)
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 11 (Little Brown, 2000)
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Index of American Periodical Verse (Scarecrow Press, 1999)
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Scream When You Burn: A Pound of Sacred Flesh from the Lap of Coffee Culture (Incommunicado Press, 1998)
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Contemporary Authors (Gale Research Company, 1997)
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Mount Olive College Review: A Sociological-Historical Perspective (Mount Olive College Press, 1996)
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Who’s Who in Writers, Editors & Poets, United States & Canada (December Press, 1995)
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Speaking Our Truth (Harper Collins, 1995)
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Tokens of Love (Rio Grande Press, 1993)
Books:
Cells (Publish America, 2004)
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Artifacts (Sick Puppy, 2002)
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Never-ending Cigarettes (Ye Olde Fonte Shoppe, 1999)
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Shadows Before the Maiming (Gothic Press, 1999)
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Shrapnel (Budget Press, 1999)
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Hang Gliding on X (Lummox Press, 1999)
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The Napalmed Soul (Chiron Review Press, 1999)
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Places (SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc., 1995)
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Distant Visions, Again and Again (Poet Tree, 1994)
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Street Poems (Mulberry Press, 1990)
Journals:
96 Inc.
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A Little Poetry
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Abbey Magazine
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Aberrations
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Abiko Quarterly
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Afterthoughts
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AIM Magazine
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Alpha Beat Soup
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Alternative Press Review
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Amaranth Review
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Angelflesh
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Anobium
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Apostrophe
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Arden
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Ariga
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Art-Rag
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Art:Magazine
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Asheville Poetry Review
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Atom Mind
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Atomic Petals
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Axe Factory Review
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Bad Haircut
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Bat City Review
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Baybury Review
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Beat Scene
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Beatlicks Nashville Poetry Newsletter
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Big Bridge
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Black Bear Review
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Black Rose
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Black Willow
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Blank Gun Silencer
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Blind Man's Rainbow
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Blow
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Blue Beat Jacket
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Blue Jacket
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Bottomfish
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Bouillabaisse
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Caffeine
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Caffeine Destiny
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Can We Have Our Ball Back
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Candlestones
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Canvass
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Cat's Eye
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Catharsis
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Chaminade Literary Review
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Cincinnati Poetry Review
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Circle Magazine
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Clutch
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Cokefish
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Convergence
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Crossroads
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CROSSTIMBERS
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Crystal Rainbow
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Curmudgeon
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Dark Moon Rising
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Dark Regions
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Deathrealm
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Decompositions
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Down in the Dirt
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Dream Forge
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Dream International Quarterly
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Dusty Dog
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Ethereal Dances
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Excursus
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Exquisite Corpse
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filling Station
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First Class
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Flipside
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Fox Cry Review
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Frisson
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Fuel
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Furry Chiclets: A Lawpoets Creation
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Gangway
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Ghastly
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Gimlet Eye
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Green's Magazine
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Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal
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Haiku Headlines
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Hazmat Review
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Home Planet News
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Houston's Propaganda
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Howling Dog
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Idiom 23
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Ihcut
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Imago
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Impetus
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In Your Face
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Inky Blue
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Interzone
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Journal of Kentucky Studies
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Journal of Sister Moon
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Kaleidoscope
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Kiosk
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Kumquat Meringue
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Lilith
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Long Shot
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Lucid Moon
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Lucidity
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Luna Negra
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Lynx
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Mad Poets Review
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Malcontent
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Mandrake Poetry Review
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Mattoid
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Mediphors
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Melic Review
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Messages from the Heart
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Midnight Zoo
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Mind in Motion
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Mind Matters Review
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Minnesota Review
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Mixed Bag
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Monocacy Valley Review
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Moonshade Magazine
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Morpo Review
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Mount Olive Review
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My Favorite Bullet
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Nerve
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New Hope International
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New Kent Quarterly
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Nexus
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Night Roses
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Nihilistic Review
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Northern Stars Magazine
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Open Minds Quarterly
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Open Wide Magazine
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Pacific Coast Journal
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Palo Alto Review
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Paper Radio
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paperplates
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Pearl Magazine
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Pennine Platform
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Pink Pages
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Pittsburgh Quarterly
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Poetry Ireland Review
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Poetry Motel
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Poetry Nottingham
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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Poetry USA
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Pointed Circle
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Potpourri
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Processed World
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Psychopoetica
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Pulsar Poetry Magazine
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Rag Mag
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Ray's Road Review
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Red Booth Review
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Red Cedar Review
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Red Coral
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Red Dancefloor
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Red River Review
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Red Rock Review
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Remark
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Rendezvous
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Rio Grande Review
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Rose and Thorn
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Salt River Review
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San Fernando Poetry Journal
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SaucyVox
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Shockbox
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Short Fuse
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Snow Monkey
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South Ash Press
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Southern Ocean Review
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Space and Time
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Spent Meat
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Splizz
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Sports Illustrated
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StickYourNeckOut
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Suisun Valley Review
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Tears in the Fence
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Textual Studies in Canada
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The Aguilar Expression
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The Awakenings Review
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The Bridge
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The Cleveland Review
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The Dandelion Review
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The Harrow
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The Heat City Literary Review
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The Hold
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The New Press Literary Quarterly
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The Nieve Roja Review
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The Plastic Tower
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The Poet's Haven
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Thin Coyote
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Thunder Sandwich
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Tight
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Timber Creek Review
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tin lustre mobile
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Transcendent Visions
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Twisted Savage
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Unlikely Stories
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Urban Graffiti
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Venice West Review
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Way Station Magazine
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Wicked Mystic
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Wind Magazine
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Word Riot
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Wormwood Review
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Write On!
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Xib
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Zuzu's Petals Quarterly
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Zygote in My Coffee

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Bukowski, Ferlinghetti, G Locklin, PK Dick, Feynman, Ed Field, Camus, R Dawkins, Burroughs, Hitchens, Sartre, H Arendt, Kafka, T Pratchett, K Rexroth, T Paine
What I'm reading now: 
War for Eternity: The Return of Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right by Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, The Poetry of Vision by Patricia Meyer Spacks, Основы геополитики by Aleksandr Dugin, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer

More Information

Gives readings: 
No
Travels for readings: 
No
Identifies as: 
Norwegian American
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Beverly, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee
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Last update: Dec 02, 2022