FIVE Poetry Vol. 02 No. 09

FIVE Poetry Vol. 02 No. 09



Nellie Wasilewski:
Final Departure
The Other Side of Rain
A Better Me
Summer Night

Austin Gomberg:
Broken Glass
Flash of White
The last start....

Wayne F. Burke:
Howl’s Cavern
The Maid
Never Had a Room

Joshua Dunlap:
a dance for the dead

man v. man v. himself v. the universe
worse than beasts
the weight & the vessel
the eyes of the coyotes roaming the midnight desert looked like diamonds

Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas:
Tête-à-tête /The Heart Speaks
Into Little Pieces
When They Finally Grow Up
Requiem for Me


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Nells Wasilewski resides in a small southern town, seventy miles southeast of Nashville, TN, with her husband, Walter. She retired from the mortgage industry in 2011 and began pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Her work has been greatly influenced by her faith, her own experiences, and nature. Her work has appeared in Barefoot Review, Haiku Journal, Poetry Quarterly, Three Line Poetry, 50 Haikus, Dual Coast Magazine, Penned From the Heart, High Coupe, The Whirlwind Review, Hedgerow Journal, 2014 best of anthology, Storm Cycle (to be published), The Ruby for Women and Ancient Paths magazine, and the upcoming Quiet Hour.

Austin C. Gomberg has a very strong presence on Reddit’s multiple writing subreddits and has published a variety of stories there, the majority of which have received positive and constructive feedback. He is an active member of one of the oldest high school literary magazines in America, Central’s Mirror.

Wayne F. Burke’s poetry and drawings have been published in Red Savina Review, Lost Coast Review, Driftwood, American Tanka, The Portland Review (Maine), Flare, Locust, Forge Journal, Sheepshead Review, Phantom Kangaroo, Dirty Chai, The Screech Owl, and elsewhere. His book of poems, Words That Burn, was published by Bareback Press (2013). A second poetry collection, Dickhead, is due out July 2015 from Bareback. He lives in the central Vermont area.

Joshua Dunlap is navigating everyday life and attempts to put the duality of his perceived existence on paper. In 2015, he boldly set out to find what gives our lives meaning and what we do with those things or people once we find them, if they are ever found at all. His goal was to find what makes up everyday life and find the importance in the minute details that we tend to overlook. He can be found on the web at,, and

Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas is a six-time Pushcart nominee and two-time Best of the Net nominee. She has authored several chapbooks along with her latest full-length collection of poems, Hasty Notes in No Particular Order, newly released by Aldrich Press. She is the 2012 winner of the Red Ochre Press Chapbook competition for her manuscript Before I Go to Sleep, and according to family lore she is a direct descendent of Robert Louis Stevenson.

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