C.B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden, and he gardens professionally to this day. His first full-length book of poetry, Mortal Soup and the Blue Yonder, was published in 2013, and his second, Roots in the Sky, Boots on the Ground, in 2019, both from White Violet Press. For other poems by Anderson, select this link for the Society of Classical Poets.
Bruce Bennett is author of ten books of poetry and dozens of chapbooks. His first New and Selected Poems, Navigating The Distances (Orchises Press), was chosen by Booklist as "One Of The Top Ten Poetry Books Of 1999." His second, Just Another Day in Just Our Town, Poems: New And Selected, 2000-2016, also from Orchises, was published in January 2017. Bennett received his Ph. D. from Harvard and taught at Wells College until 2014, and is now Emeritus Professor of English. He has reviewed contemporary poetry in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Harvard Review, and his poems have appeared widely in journals, textbooks, and anthologies. He was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2012 for a villanelle in Ploughshares.
Susan Jarvis Bryant's homeland is Kent, England. She is now an
American citizen living on the coastal plains of Texas. Susan has
poetry published on Society of Classical Poets; U.K.
webzines, Lighten Up Online and
Snakeskin; U.S.A webzine,
Light; the U.K. Daily Mail, and
Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets).
Two new books,
2023) are available in Amazon
William G. Carpenter is the author of Eţandun: Epic Poem,
Beaver’s Pond Press 2021. His translation of “The Dream of the Rood”
appeared in the Sewanee Theological Review. Bill practices commercial
litigation in Minneapolis and walks the family dog by the shores of Lake
Hiawatha. A long-time admirer of Frederick Turner, he is working on his
second epic poem, excerpted in EPO Summer 2022. His website is at
Ted Charnley's career as a poet started at 17 with a classmate's suicide. After careers in law and rare books, his verse has appeared in The Orchards, The Road Not Taken, Think, The Lyric and Slant, as well as several anthologies. His first book, An Invocation of Fragments (Kelsay Books, 2022) features two nominees for a Pushcart Prize and a finalist for the Frost Farm Prize. He and his wife live in a 200-year-old farmhouse they restored in central Maryland.
Sally Cook is former Wilbur Fellow and six-time nominee for a Pushcart award. She has published three books, Measured By Song, Making Music, and The View from Here. As a finalist in the Aldrich Press Poetry Book Award, Cook was awarded publication of the latter book. She is also a fine artist.
Michael Curtis is a classical sculptor, painter, and architect who
lives in Alexandria, Virginia. His verses have been published in
Candelabrum, Blue Unicorn, The New Formalist, The Lyric, American Arts
Quarterly, Amphora, Pivot, and many other journals. His translation
of Afrikaans verse, Land of Sunlight and Stars was published in
2012. For more of Curtis's prodigious work, click on this link for
books, essays and stories, and
on this one for statuary and
Robert Darling has published the collection Gleanings, and a previous full-length collection, So Far, as well as three chapbooks, and a book of criticism. He has also published poems, reviews and essays in a variety of periodicals in the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia. Darling is Professor Emeritus in Humanities and Fine Arts at Keuka College. No known photo of Dr. Darling exists, but we have a video of his agent Wystan at work (click on link above).
Christopher DeGroot is a journalist, essayist, poet, satirist, and aphorist. He writes a weekly column for Taki’s Magazine. His work has also appeared in Spectator USA, The American Spectator, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, New English Review, Jacobite Magazine, The Unz Review, VoegelinView, Splice Today, and Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts. DeGroot runs a major literary site called The Agonist
Frederick Feirstein, 1940-2020, was a playwright, poet and screenwriter whose professional career included a lifetime of work as an psychoanalyst. He leaves nine books of poetry in print. His best-known commercial play is The Family Circle. He did extensive work in the musical theater. His musical play Uprising may open this year in Poland and there's talk of a film. Feirstein, with the late Dick Allen, and Frederick Turner, founded the Expansive Poetry movement in the early 1980s.
E.S. Frese, jr. is a semi-retired IT business management consultant who has lived in and around New York City most of his life. After his lovely wife Chris's passing in 2017, he began to think he might begin to circulate some of his "trifles," as Horace might call them -- both translations and original poems. A classicist who studied both Greek and Latin, he has translated and adapted classical era poems for decades, preferring, as he says, to approximate original meters, if not the original vowel meters of Greek and Latin then comparable stress meters in English.
Claudia Gary teaches workshops on villanelle, sonnet, natural meter, poetry vs. trauma, and whole brain Poetry through writer.org (via teleconference now). Author of Humor Me (David Robert Books, 2006), chapbooks including Genetic Revisionism (2019) and Bikini Buyer's Remorse (2015), she is also a health science writer, visual artist, and composer of art songs and chamber music. See pw.org/content/claudia_gary, follow @claudiagary.
Pierpaola Isoldi is an Italian writer. She graduated in Law and is passionate about classical and lyrical music. Pierpaola is the author of several literary articles and two collections of poems (Dall'Infinito a qui, 2005; Viali Lirici, 2019). She has been a speaker at literary conferences and has collaborated as editor for several books.
Andrea Kibel is a poet and soon-to-be epidemiologist
who has resided in California, Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and lately
Missouri. She has recently published in Blue Unicorn
and Amethyst Review.
Wade Newman is a writer whose poems have appeared in several collections (Poisoned Apples 2003 Pivot Press; Final Terms (revised edition) Pivot Press), as well as in a diverse variety of journals, including Pivot, Cumberland Review, Able Muse, American Review, Iambs & Trochees, American Arts Quarterly, Crosscurrents, Confrontation, Kenyon Review, and many others. Recipient of numerous awards, he received the Robert Frost Award, The Propper Award, the Narrative Poetry Prize from Croton Review, and many others. Newman is said to have come up with the name for the Expansive Poetry movement.
Susan Delaney Spear is a teacher and poet. Her two collections of verse are Beyond All Bearing and On Earth…. (Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock). She is the co-author with David J. Rothman of Learning the Secrets of English Verse (Springer 2022)
Jennifer Reeser is the author of An Alabaster Flask, Sonnets from the Dark Lady and Other Poems The Lalaurie Horror, which has been cited as a resource by Stéphane Bourgoin, a foremost authority on serial killers, and was a finalist for a Pushcart Prize. Reeser's poetry has appeared across the world in dozens of journals, and her latest collection is the well-reviewed Indigenous from Able Muse Press. She has frequently been anthologized. She maintains a large Web site as well.
David J. Rothman has published six volumes of poetry, including My Brother’s Keeper and The Elephant’s Chiropractor, both Colorado Book Award Finalists. Over decades, many poems and essays have appeared in Appalachia, The Atlantic, The Formalist, The Gettysburg Review, Hudson Review, The Journal, Kenyon Review, Light, Measure, Poetry, Threepenny Review and scores of other periodicals. Won a 2018 Pushcart Prize for the poem “Kernels” (first appeared in The New Criterion). His newest book is a textbook, Learning the Secrets of English Verse, co-authored with Susan Spear (Springer Int’l 2022). For many years he taught widely, led arts and educational organizations, and served on many non-profit boards. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado, and Salt Lake City.
Joseph S. Salemi has published poems, translations, and scholarly articles throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. His collections include Formal Complaints and Nonsense Couplets ( Somers Rocks Press), Masquerade (Pivot Press), and The Lilacs on Good Friday (New Formalist Press). He has translated poems from a wide range of Greek and Roman authors. In addition, he has published extensive translations, with scholarly commentary and annotations, from Renaissance texts such as the Faunus poems of Pietro Bembo, The Facetiae of Poggio Bracciolini, and the Latin verse of Castiglione. He is a recipient of a Herbert Musurillo Scholarship, a Lane Cooper Fellowship, an N.E.H. Fellowship, and the 1993 Classical and Modern Literature Award. He is also a four-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Prize. His upcoming book, Gallery of Ethopaths, is forthcoming in 2019 from Pivot Press. He is editor and publisher of Trinacria. You may find more work by Dr. Salemi at The Agonist and at the Society of Classical Poets
Charles (Charlie) Southerland lives on his farm in North-Central Arkansas where he bales hay, mills lumber, hunts and fishes. When he has time, he writes poetry on just about every subject. He is published in First Things, Measure, Blue Unicorn, Trinacria, The Rotary Dial, First Things, The Road Not Taken and other journals. He has been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize and is a finalist in the 2015 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Contest. He likes to write sonnets, villanelles and sapphics.