Peter Mladinic’s fifth book of poems, Voices from the Past, is due out in September 2023 from Better Than Starbucks Publications.   An animal rights advocate, he lives in Hobbs, New Mexico, USA.




Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in the greater Chicagoland area, IL.  He has 289 YouTube poetry videos. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet in 44 countries, a song lyricist, has several published poetry books, has been nominated for 6 Pushcart Prize awards, and 6 Best of the Net nominations. He is editor-in-chief of 3 poetry anthologies, all available on Amazon, and has several poetry books and chapbooks. He has over 453 published poems. Michael is the administrator of 6 Facebook Poetry groups. Member Illinois State Poetry Society: Do not forget to consider me for Best of the Net or Pushcart nomination!



Tom Ball has published novels, novellas, short stories, poetry and flash in 42 publications.


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Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include 12 Pushcart nominations, 15 chapbooks (most recently Sinosaure) and appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), BestNewPoemsOnline and 2019 other literary outlets worldwide. A poetry judge at Canada’s 2021 National Magazine Awards, Yuan began writing and publishing fiction in 2022, his first (hybrid) novel Mabakoola: Paradise Regained forthcoming in 2024.