is a semi-annual online journal published in February/March and August/September

Lee (Lori) Desrosiers: Publisher, Founding Editor, Associate Poetry Editor
Lisa C. Taylor: Fiction Editor, Associate Poetry Editor, Interviews
Monica Barron: Non-Fiction Editor
Russell Taylor: Art Editor


Lee (Lori) Desrosiers’ books of poetry include The Philosopher’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry Ireland 2013), Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak, (Salmon Poetry 2016) and Keeping Planes in the Air (Salmon 2020). Two chapbooks are from Glass Lyre Press: Inner Sky (2015) and  typing with e.e. cummings (2019),  Their poems have appeared in New Millenium Review, Contemporary American Voices, Best Indie Lit New England, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, The New Verse News, The Mom Egg, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry, Peacock Journal and many other journals and anthologies. Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. They hold an MFA from New England College and also publish Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry.


Lisa C. Taylor is the author of three poetry collections, including Interrogation of Morning  (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press 2023). She also has two short story collections, Impossibly Small Spaces (2018), and Growing a New Tail (2015) and two poetry chapbooks. One of her short stories received the Hugo House New Fiction Award in 2015. Her collaborative collection with Irish poet and writer Geraldine Mills, The Other Side of Longing (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press, 2011) led to both of them being named Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Readers of Irish Literature at University of Connecticut. Lisa’s poetry has been published in numerous journals, literary magazines and national and international anthologies. Both her poetry and fiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Lisa holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program.

Monica Barron

Monica Barron is a queer writer, editor, and teacher living in Missouri. She is a member of the Feminist Teacher editorial collective working as a development editor  and is also part of the Council of Independent Feminist Journal Editors. She has published poems in Rosebud, Naugatuck River Review, The Chariton Review, Poet and Critic, The Briar Cliff Review, ArtWord Quarterly, The Lucid Stone, Ploughshares, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Women’s Review of Books, and the anthology Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace among others. Her prose has appeared in Academe, Exposures: Essays by Missouri Women, and wordpeace. She teaches in the BFA program in Creative Writing at Truman State University and would very much like to see wordpeace develop into a go-to site for nonfiction.

Russ Taylor Bio Picture for Web

Russ Taylor is an artist and a photographer whose credits include three book covers, author photos, and a featured article with National Scholastic. He has displayed his photography at art venues and collaborates with local artists to combine writing and photography. He also does digital painting and is currently working on a graphic novel based on a short story.