Alan Cohen / Poet first / Then PCMD, teacher, manager / Living a full varied life / To optimize time and influence/Deferred publication, wrote / Average 3 poems a month / For 60 years / Beginning now to share some of my discoveries married to Anita 40 years/in Eugene, OR these past 10.
Originally from the American Midwest, Hunter Parlette is an undergraduate student at Columbia University, where he studies sociocultural anthropology; prior to moving to New York, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Poetry has long been one of his preferred methods of exploring and understanding his thoughts.
Fareh Malik is a 26 year old Canadian author and poet who has been performing spoken word since 2012. He is an up-and-coming author with a story to tell. He has been published on the In Parentheses website previously, as well as by Muslim Hands Canada. These poems are socially-reflective, and tell an important and relatable story for those who feel the reverberations of social injustice in their bones.
Heather M. F. Lyke is a writer living in southern Minnesota. By day, she teaches students Creative Writing and American Literature. On evenings and weekends, she creates. She builds things out of nothing: sometimes with paint, occasionally with fabric, but most often with words. Lyke’s published nonfiction works all focus on education. Most of her work, however, is poetry; which, until recently, has remained quietly in her journals.