Our Published Poets

Vinstra, Yvonne
Some of my fondest memories are of my days in the theatre when I was young. I was an apprentice at a summer stock theatre, working backstage and playing bit parts from time to time. I worked there with professionals for three years and acted a lot with the Detroit Civic Center Theatre. I taught Creative Dramatics to children and teenagers as a special activities instructor for the Detroit Department of Parks and Recreation and later conducted poetry workshops with these students as well. I learned a lot about poetry, which began as just a hobby, from participating in poetry workshops through the years, facilitated by several prominent poets, and I participate in poetry readings at different venues from time to time. Some of my poems have been published in various newspapers and journals. I was a volunteer with a no-kill animal rescue for a few years till it disbanded and I work occ
Volz, Mark
Mark L. Volz creates his own brand of poetry and other creative writing works. He is known to have been published in The National Library of Poetry (Vol. Dark Side of The Moon) with such poems as Quietly. Recently, he has appeared in Prolific Press publications; 50 Haikus and Haiku Journal with such poems as Red Haiku and Center of Balance. Mark lives in an undisclosed location in upstate New York, pursuing his writing and is now endeavoring in Tanka.
Walter, Jackie
just trying my best
Walton, Robert
I taught at San Lorenzo Middle School in King City, California for thirty-six years before retiring in June of 2006. Phyllis, my wife of 43 years, and I still reside in King City. We have two sons – Jeremy and Jon. I am a life-long rock-climber and mountaineer. I've made numerous ascents in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite, though my home crags are in Pinnacles National Monument. Three of my short stories about climbing were published in the Sierra Club's Ascent. I converted a story named "Three's a Crowd" into a radio play and it was broadcast on KUSF on November 22nd, 2006. Five of my books have been published: Joel in Tananar, Flower Tumbles, The Dragon and the Lemon Tree, Chaos Gate and Dawn Drums. Dawn Drums awarded both the New Mexico Book Awards 2014 Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction and the Arizona Authors Association 2014 First Place Award for published fiction.
Wardiya, Jasmine
Jasmine M. Wardiya is currently studying a science degree but does a healthy dose of creative writing on the side.
Warren, Maggie
My name is Maggie. I'm currently attending university where I'm majoring in English and minoring in technical writing and creative writing. I live in Missouri with my fiance and our many pets. I enjoy writing poetry, short stories, and novels. I was first published in Tanka Journal Issue #7 with a stanza from my tanka sequence "Iridescent."
Wasilewski, Nells
Nells Wasilewski lives in a quiet little town in Tennessee. She retired from the mortgage industry in 2011 and began pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Her writing has been influenced by her faith in Jesus Christ, her own experiences and nature. Her work has appeared in Haiku Journal, Three Line Poetry, 50 Haikus, Poetry Quarterly, Barefoot Review, Dual Coast Magazine, High Coupe, Ancient Paths, and devotionals to be published in an up coming issue of Penned from the Heart.
Waters, Ryan
R.C. Waters is a writer and editor from Brisbane, Australia, currently working on an absurdist novella, a new wave screenplay, and all forms of poetry.
Wegner, Adele
Adele Wegner is an artist and poet living in Chicago. Her poems have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Burningword, Euphony Journal, and Haiku Journal.
Wells, Sandra
Sandra Wells lives in Enumclaw, Washington with her three yorkies and husband. She has published poetry in Babybug Magazine, self-published the YA novel, “The Dark Estate,” and written several short-story fantasies for ballet company performances. She is forthcoming in Muddy River Poetry Review and 50 Haikus. She is finishing her BA in English/Creative Writing at CWU, and loves to knit, cook, sew and secretly loves video games.
Wirta, Elaine
I thank you for taking the time to read my Tanka poems, and hope you will consider publishing one or both of them. Sincerely, Elaine
Wooldridge, Paul
Zafiris, Spiros
..this day, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Spiros Zafiris is a 65-year-old poet from Montreal..his tanka have appeared in quite a few ezines/paper periodicals and a few anthologies ..he has been writing tanka since he was 18, although, then, he didn't know they were called that..more seriously, he has been writing them from 2006..in 2012, though he doesn't enter many contests, he received a Certificate of Merit from the Nihon Kajin Club for an entry in this Japanese club's tanka contest.. ~
Zedalis, Jackie

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