Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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Stepping on Legos

this special release zine is limited to 50 copies. each cover is by Gnashing Teeth Publishing Assistant Editor Jennifer Taylor and hand numbered.  they are also hand-sewn and assembled. only available through our website. when they are gone, they are gone.

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From Galway, Ireland, Bern Butler’s work has featured in Force 10, The Ropes Anthology, Galway Review, Northwest Words, The Blue Nib, Abridged, The Ireland Chair of Poetry, Cuirt New Writing Showcase. She holds an MA Writing from NUI Galway.

Anniken Blomberg is a Norwegian born writer and translator living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her short stories and poems have been published in various places in print and online.

Charlotte Cosgrove’s work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies in print and online. She is the founding Editor of Rough Diamond Poetry Journal. Charlotte’s first poetry book Silent Violence with Petals will be published later in the year.

Mark Fleisher has published four poetry books, most recently Incidental Moments. He has contributed to numerous online and print anthologies in the United States and overseas. The Albuquerque writer holds a journalism degree and is a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Linda Freudenberger resides in Lexington, Ky with her Westie, Clancy, a certified therapy dog. She began writing in 2017 after the loss of her husband by taking writing classes and enrolling at the Author Academy at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Her story “The Call” was published in the book Bearing Up, edited by Randell Jones. The story. “In the Holler” was published in the anthology, That Southern Thing, also edited by Randell Jones. Her story “His Final Act of Kindness” has just been included in the 2021 anthology Luck and Opportunity edited by Randell Jones. She also has three essays on the online grief site Currently she is working on a fictional book about a teahouse and completed the yearlong Poetry Gauntlet at the Carnegie Center by writing 112 poems in a year. Her poem, Communion, was published in 2021 Volume 1 Issue 4 of Literary Accents, Katerina Stoykova, Editor.

Published in 100+ lit mags / anthologies, Keith Hoerner is founding editor of the Webby Award & Communicator Award recognized Dribble Drabble Review, as well as a Best Book & American Writing Award Finalist.

Allan Lake is a poet from Allover, Canada who now lives and writes in Allover, Australia. Some coincidence! His latest chapbook of poems, My Photos of Sicily, was published by Ginninderra Press (Aus) in 2020. It contains no photos, only poems.

Michael Neal Morris’ most recent book is Based on Imaginary Events. He is a regular contributor to the blog Two Cents On and posts almost daily to This Blue Monk. He lives with his family just outside the Dallas area and teaches Composition and Creative Writing at Dallas College.

Abigail Elizabeth Ottley writes poetry and short fictions from her home in Penzance, UK. She is a mother, grandmother, and former English teacher with a lifelong interest in History. Her work has appeared in many magazines, journals, and anthologies.

Carl “Papa” Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, Virginia, lives in University Place, Washington. 

He is retired from the military and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enjoying life as “Papa” 

to his grand descendants and being a Franciscan Hospice volunteer.  Carl is president of the Puget Sound Poetry Connection in Tacoma. PAPA’s MOTTO: Long Weekends Forever!

Deborah Purdy is the author of Mermaids in the Basement (dancing girl press) and Conjuring an Epiphany (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Journal, Mom Egg Review, Heron Tree, and other publications.

Kit Rohrbach lives in Southeastern Minnesota with four cats and far too many empty notebooks – working to fill them with poems.

Wilderness Sarchild is an award-winning poet and playwright. She is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Old Women Talking, published by Passager Books, and the co-author of Wrinkles the Musical, a play about women and aging.  She has been featured as Poet of the Week on Poetry Superhighway, Poet of the Month at the Brewster Ladies Library, and can be heard reading her poetry on WCAI Poetry Sunday. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals. Wilderness writes poetry in an attempt to make sense of a world that is determined to break our hearts, and out of a desire to find the sacred in mundane objects and everyday happenings.

Lynne Shapiro is a poet and educator who lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and turtle. She has recently published two chapbooks: To Set Right, WordTech Editions, Oct. ’21, and Gala, Solitude Hill Press, March ’22.

David Hatfield Sparks is a writer and father who has been active in queer multicultural communities from the Midwest and Manhattan to Austin and San Francisco. He has published books, poems and essays in several spiritual, Feminist, and LGBTQ+ publications.

Trier Ward is a mother, poet, and scientist.  She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Her poetry has appeared in the Chachalaca Review, the Nervous Breakdown, Bohemia Art and Literary Journal, and Mad Swirl. Find her poetry on Instagram @trierward.

Thomas Zampino is a NYC attorney. His works appear in The University of Chicago’s Memoryhouse Magazine, Silver Birch Press, Bard’s Annual, Trees in a Garden of Ashes, Chaos. His poem Precise Moment was video produced by Brazilian director Gui Agustini.

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