Carol Smallwood’s most recent books include Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014) and Writing After Retirement (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). Carol founds and supports humane societies.
Issue Five Poet Lou Del Grosso has had poetry published in Foliate Oak and now in Straight Forward. Lou lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and son and daughter. Lou attended the University of Louisville and now works in the transportation industry. Lou has had several careers over the years, among them astronaut, baker, gypsy doctor and shark whisperer. Writing poetry is the best of the lot.
Mitchell Grabois was born in the Bronx and now lives in Denver. His short fiction and poetry appears (or will appear) in over one-hundred literary magazines, most recently The T.J. Eckleberg Review, Memoir Journal, Out of Our and The Blue Hour.