Thirty West Poetry Broadsides

Congrats to the winners of Thirty West's inaugural competition!

(we chose to conform for once and listed the authors alphabetically)

 

suvojit banerjee

Suvojit Banerjee is from India and the United States. He observes, sometimes giving up consciousness in return. It is a dangerous thing, this silent stalking of nostalgia, but he has a maddening urge. He follows the trail, from decaying jetties to swanky corporate buildings, picking up little breadcrumbs of memories and then giving them their due place in white and yellowed out papers. He has two blogs, Der Auslander (wedreaminneon.tumblr.com) and Hiraeth (wedreaminneon.wordpress.com) that represent the chronological order of my literary evolution (or decay). His works have been published in several magazines such as Scarlet Leaf Review, SickLit Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Visual Verse, Whispers, The Stray Branch, Tuck Magazine, UUT Poetry, Danse Macabre, Silver Birch Press, Voices de la Luna, eFiction India, Bactrian Room, The Camel Saloon, Red Fez and Hackwriters.


adam bjelland

Adam Bjelland is a high-school English teacher with an MA in Creative Writing from Hofstra University. His previously published work includes "Walking" in the poetry anthology, Promises to Keep - Volume 1, and the short story, "The Last Will and Testament of Allen Kenneth Hall", which was published in August at Word Riot. 


edison Jennings

Edison Jennings is a part-time teacher. He earned a BA while serving as an active duty Navy air crewman. After separating from the active duty, he completed the writing program at Warren Wilson College. His poetry has appeared in Boulevard, Connotation Press, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, Rattle, River Styx, Slate, Southern Review, Southwest Review, Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Zone 3, and other journals and anthologies. Forthcoming issues of Inertia, Journal of American Poetry, and Valparaiso Poetry Review will include poems by Edison Jennings. His chapbook, Reckoning, is available at Jacar Press


M.K. PUNKY

The author of many books, most recently the novel The Termite Squad, and a winner of the 2016 Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival's creative writing contest, MK Punky serves as poet laureate of Vista Street Community Library in Los Angeles. His twitter is @mkpunky1


SCOTT LAUDATI

Scott Laudati previously published a broadside with 48th Street Press. He is the author of Hawaiian Shirts In The Electric Chair, which can be purchased here. His new novel, Play The Devil, is also available to purchase here. Visit him on instagram @scottlaudati


KOLE ALLAN M.

Kole teaches university English in southeast Virginia, though his delinquency was evident early in life when he accidentally fired his father's gun into the front door of the house. As a late teen, he began writing poetry in jail for vandalizing a police car. Now a husband and father to four daughters, Kole continues to write for the joy of word frenzies and the maintenance of his joy and sanity. Publications are featured by TESOL International Press and various poetry journals. View his blog here.


claudine nash

Claudine Nash’s collections include her full-length poetry book Parts per Trillion (Aldrich Press, 2016) and her chapbook The Problem with Loving Ghosts (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She also recently edited the anthology In So Many Words: A Collection of Interviews and Poetry from Today’s Poets (Madness Muse Press, 2016) with Adam Levon Brown. Her poems have won prizes from Avalon Literary Review, Eye on Life Magazine, Lady Chaos Press, and The Song Is… and have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Cloudbank, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal and Yellow Chair Review amongst others. She also has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a practicing psychologist. www.claudinenashpoetry.com  


rebecca weber

Rebecca Weber is a "Damned Poet" from Keyport, New Jersey. She's been actively writing since 2007, and has since debuted a chapbook, Beauty School Dropout, through Indigent Press. She is also published in online literary journals such as Yellow Chair Review, Leaves of Ink, and Your One Phone Call, and Cringeworty Poet's Collective: Roadmaps. Check out her Facebook and Instagram