Alexander Booth, a dual US/German citizen, currently lives and works in Bayreuth, Germany.

Lenore Rosenberg writes, teaches and translates in Rome. She lives in
Trastevere with her daughter, avocado plants, two cats and too many books.

Mike Stocks lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the editor of Anon. His website is

A. de Paoli grew up in Pennsylvania, learned to hike the woods and paint. Studied a bit of biology, philosophy then moved on to New York for a few years to continue painting and studying film and math. He has traveled around; brief sojourns in Paris, Milan and then on to Rome. He paints wildlife and writes. His website is

Adam Penna‘s poems have appeared in magazines and journals, including Abbey, Bellowing Ark, Cimarron Review and Verse Daily. He teaches at Suffolk County Community College and lives in East Moriches, NY with his wife. He is the editor of Best Poem. His new book is The Love of a Sleeper.

Justin Nicholes has had his work published in Luna Negra and Karamu, and his book Ash Dogs is forthcoming from Another Sky Press. He has an MFA from Wichita State. He lives in China.

Steve Klepetar was born to Holocaust survivors in Shanghai, China. His work has appeared in many journals and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web.

Brenna Moloney was born in New Mexico and grew up in Northern Michigan. She has lived in Korea and Budapest and now lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her poetry has appeared in The Rhino, As Is and The Laureate.

Brenna Dugan spent nearly four years in China where she was a teacher and editor. She recently returned to the United States where she is working on a master’s degree in literature. Her poems have been published in literary magazines such as Italics and Flatlands.

Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, Ohio Journal, South Carolina Review, Santa Barbara Review, Florida Review, Maryland Poetry Review, Worcester Review, Defined Providence, Poem, South Dakota Review, and many other journals. He has written two books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel (BrickHouse Press, 2004), and The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006). He has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank. He lives in the United States, between jobs.

Meredith Vallee was born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island. Upon graduation
from high school she entered Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where she
studied English and Creative Writing. She bore witness to the tragic events of
April 16, 2007, in which 32 students and professors lost their lives at the
hand of a disturbed, fellow English major. Since that event, most of her poetry
has focused on the public response to the shooting, especially the media, as
well as the suffering of those all over the world.
Meredith hopes to re-enter Virginia Tech as a graduate student and purse her MFA
in Creative Writing, or an MA in English in order to become a college professor.

Matthew Lubin is a New Jersey native who packed his things to find adventure in China, where he has lived since 2005. He is currently professor of academic writing at Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School.

Jessica M. Jewell has published poetry in Nimrod, wicked alice, Rhino,
Harpur’s Palate, Poetry Midwest, Poems & Plays, Barn Owl Review, among
others. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and currently
lives in Budapest, Hungary.

George Moore‘s travels include India, where he lived for a year, and Greece, where he lived right after his senior year of college in the old Yugoslavia. Since then, he has traveled whenever he could, and has lived for brief times in Ireland, Thailand, Tibet, and Italy. He has been writing since college, and has published in Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The North American Review, Nimrod, Meridian, Chelsea, Colorado Review, Southern Review, and other places. His books include Headhunting (Edwin Mellen, 2002), The Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks & Other Poems (Edwin Mellen, 1997), and The Long Way Around (Wyndham Hall, 1992); and he has also recently published a CD, Tree in the Wall ( 2006) and an e-Book, All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (DPP Publishing, 2007). One his current manuscripts was a finalist in 2007 for the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from Ashland Poetry Press in Ohio, and also recently for The National Poetry Series, the Brittingham Poetry Award, and the Anhinga Poetry Prize.

Julian Easterly has lived in Detroit for ten years and has studied poetry under the teachings of Matthew Olzmann and Vieviee Francis. He is moving to Indiana where he hopes to study under Ross Gay. He writes poetry to express in words things too massive for his mind to fully contain.

Daniel Gilmore is a recent Film and English graduate from Georgia State University. Daniel has always had a passion for writing and dreams of growing up to be either a starving artist or a South American revolutionary. His work appears here for the first time. He hopes to begin submitting his work much, much more in the near future.

Janice D. Rubin received her B.A. in English Literature and her M.S. in Community Service and Public Affairs at the University of Oregon. Her poems have appeared in Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: a Journal of Poetry, New Mirage Quarterly, Poet: an International Monthly and International Poetry, An International Quarterly, Herstory, New Beginnings, Digging and Compilation and Completion Poetry Anthologies. She is a vocational rehabilitation and career counselor and enjoys hiking in the great Northwest.

Steven Blythe received his degree in creative writing from Georgia State University in 1998. Since then, he has been in the US Coast Guard, where he works as a machinist’s mate. He has made subsequent trips to Antarctica, Bahrain, Samoa, Colombia and Haiti. His short story, Rodney appeared in the Fall 1997 edition of the GSU Review. Currently, he lives in Houston, TX with his wife Elisa and his two children, Evan and Olivia.

Bob Bradshaw lives in Redwood City, CA. He is a big fan of both the Rolling Stones and winning lottery tickets. Recent work of his has appeared in Slow Trains, Eclectica, Loch Raven Review and Orange Room Review.

Kevin Stack lives in Los Angeles and teaches English literature to seniors in East LA.

3 Responses to “Our Poets”

  1. 1 Patricia Skea November 4, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Marc,
    And here you were, thinking that someone would write and give you something; instead, I’m sorry to report, I’m on the take. For my students, that is.

    I’m a 7th grade teacher at an International school here in Rome, and I am beating my kids over the head with Keats, Shelley, Frost, Byron, Dickenson, et al. They are sick to death of me, because in addtion to having them analyze poetry, I have them write their own original works following the studied poet’s organization.

    Some of it’s crap, but much of it’s very good. And after all their efforts, the best I can do is hang it in the school’s corridor. Can you help me? Can y0u help me make this fun for my students? For example, could you come to my school and talk to the kids about the import and artistry of poetry? I love having “experts” come in to speak to the kids; they get so much out of it, and then we do a few “letter-writing” lessons, wherein they all have to write thank-you notes (letters) to the guest speaker.

    Would you comply? Could you join us as a “guest speaker” of some expertise? I have no money to pay you with, but I could certainly supply you with cab fare.

    Thanks for reading, and all the best with your new site,
    Patricia M. Skea

  2. 2 aaronjames February 23, 2009 at 5:47 am

    revolving orb of illusion
    blessed infected mother
    the trees are crying softly
    they cry out for no other
    the water’s always singing
    delight turned to gloom
    the sun is floating above
    staring at a tomb
    cement and steel replace
    the smile on the flower’s face
    in years to come
    from what was done
    what will be left of this place?

  1. 1 An Exhortation to Submit Your Work To Us « American Poets Abroad Trackback on October 12, 2008 at 2:03 pm

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