Gnashing Teeth Publishing was established to meet the growing need of poets to be anthologized, celebrated, listened to, and shared with the world. Gnashing Teeth Publishing does not shy from subjects or language, but embraces honesty, high caliber writing, non-traditional works, and the community of authors and poets. we love getting to know you. get to know us.


Karen Cline-Tardiff

Karen Cline-Tardiff has been writing since she could hold a pen. She writes poetry, flash fiction, personal essays, short stories, and grant requests. Karen also edits for a small group of friends. She has been published in a variety of online and print outlets. She was born in Texas, lived a little bit of everywhere, and now resides on the Texas Gulf Coast. When she can’t find poetry somewhere, she puts it there.

She is the founder of the Aransas County Poetry Society, which hosts a monthly open mic. She started the Poems on the Go project in Aransas County. The Poetry on the Beach event is headed up by Karen. As an alumni of Leadership Aransas County, she is heavily involved in her community.

Copy Editor/Cat Harnesser

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is a daughter of Texas, residing, now, near Iowa State University. She volunteers with creative writing and English students, and especially enjoys working with those for whom English is not their first language. She loves all things artsy, and describes herself, artistically speaking, as the proverbial jack of all trades, master of none, having been, at various times, a writer, poet, painter, dancer, singer, choir director, theater producer, choreographer and, obviously, editor.

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Joe Russo

Joe Russo has been published in Metaphor Magazine, Nowhere Journal, Event Horizon, Typehouse Magazine, Door is A Jar Magazine, Spillwords, Degenerate Literature and Centum Press’s anthology ONE HUNDRED VOICES. You can find more of his work over at his website –