The Avalon Literary Review
Fall 2015 Contributors
Diana Anhalt is the author of A Gathering of Fugitives… (Archer Books), three chapbooks—in addition to essays, short stories and book reviews in both English and Spanish. Her work has appeared in Comstock Review, Nimrod and Atlanta Review among many others and has been nominated for this year’s Pushcart Prize. Her collection, Because There Is No Return, was just released by Passager Press. 

Barbara Astor is a poet who lives in Bellbrook, Ohio.  Her work has appeared in The Listening Eye, Lilliput Review, Avocet, Concho River Review, Kaleidoscope, Tiger's Eye, and The Lyric among others.  She is the author of two poetry collections published by Finishing Line Press:  Thirty Years Past (2011) and High Into the Blue (2013).

Kevin Casey has contributed poems to recent editions of Green Hills Literary Lantern, Kentucky Review, decomP, and other publications.  His new chapbook The wind considers everything -- was recently published by Flutter Press, and another from Red Dashboard is due out later this year.  Links to other works can be found at

Mike Faran (from Ventura, Ca) is the author of We Go To A Fire (Penury Press).  His poetry has been published in The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Rattle, Cloudbank, Comstock Review, The Main Street Rag, Iodine, and others.

Corey Farrenkopf received his B.A. and M.Ed from Umass Amherst.  He works as a stove technician installing fireplaces in an unusually high number of oceanfront mansions. In the evenings, he writes novels and short stories in an attic space with a single skylight. He also has a forthcoming story in Gravel. He lives on Cape Cod with his girlfriend, Gabrielle. Follow him on Twitter @CoreyFarrenkopf or on Facebook.

Visit Theodore Finkelstein’s blog at - He is working on his first novel Day In The Life and has written two books of poetry.
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 Kaity Gee has previously been published in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Writing has been an integral part of Kaity’s life for as long as she can remember. She is currently a blogger with the non-profit About-Face and is Assistant Editor-in-Chief for her school's long-form journalism magazine, Wingspan. Kaity is to be published in American Library of Poetry's youth anthology, Eloquence. Like her on Facebook: and get the latest news on Kaity's writing at

After years of struggling as a screenwriter, Philip Goldberg turned to short fiction writing and found success. Forty of his short stories have appeared in both literary and small press publications including Main Street Rag, Straylight, Torrid Literary Review, Riding Light Review and Foliate Oak. He is currently working on a novel 

A.J. Huffman’s poetry, fiction, haiku, and photography have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Sabrina Ito lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband, Victor and her son, Xander. Her poems have appeared in Clarion Magazine, Coachella Review, The Cossack Review, Falling Star Magazine, among others. A Pushcart nominated author, Sabrina is currently seeking a home for her chapbooks, Under Black Hat and Messages from Salt Water. 

Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and Hello It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press, October 2015) serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and gathers monthly with local members of the Poetry Society of Texas. Laurie’s poems have appeared in the 2015 Poet’s Market, Scissors & Spackle, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, and more. Laurie's website is 

Lee Landau writes with raw honesty about family events, those fractured moments, dysfunctional back stories filtered through a crystal prism. She shelters emotion from the snowy winters of Minnesota that invite creativity and spark her imagination. She moved from the Northeast to the Midwest two years ago and is active at the Loft Literary Center, League of Minnesota Poets and Mississippi Valley Poets and Writers.

Gerald McBreen is the coordinator of the Striped Water Poets, a round table critique group.  They sponsor an Open Mic the first Monday of every month and display Poetry on Posters around the area.  He tries to write something the reader will want share with others.

E. Miller resides in a small mountain town in Colorado where she fuels her creativity with a variety of artistic endeavors including music and ballet, travel, and outdoor adventures. An MFA candidate in Fiction at Spalding University, she is currently working on a collection of short stories and a novel.
D.W. Moody is from Irvine, CA.

Mary B. Schwartz is a graduate of Northeastern University with a B. A. degree in English literature.  She is a published poet and recently completed work on her first novel, What I Knew Then.  Ms. Schwartz lives in Saugus, Massachusetts with her husband, Bob.

Vicky Sloan is an English professor (and seriously, who isn't?) at a rural community college in far northern New York state. She lives in a small cabin in the Adirondack foothills, off-grid, where she heats and cooks with wood. It's not as romantic as the cliché would have it, but she loves it anyway.
Francine Witte is a poet and fiction writer.  Her flash fiction chapbooks are Cold June and The Wind Twirls Everything. Her poetry chapbooks are First Rain and Only, Not Only. She is a high school English teacher and lives in New York City.

Tara Isabel Zambrano lives in Texas and is an Electrical Engineer by profession. She moved from India to the United States two decades ago. Her work has been or will be published in Isthmus, Redactions, Smoke Long Quarterly, Limestone, Dewpoint and other literary journals. She holds an Instrument Rating for single engine airplanes and likes to read three books at the same time.