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Spark in the Dark Online Poetry – Slapering Hol Press Affiliated Poets

Susana H. Case has authored nine books of poetry, most recently If This Isn’t Love, BroadstoneBooks, 2023. She has won several Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, an IPPY, a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite award, and she was a Finalist twice and an Honorable Mention for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, as well as Finalist for the American Book Fest Awards, and the International Book Awards. The first of her five chapbooks, The Scottish Café, Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in an English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka by Opole University Press and an English-Ukrainian edition is forthcoming in January, 2024. Case co-edited, with Margo Taft Stever, the anthology I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, Milk and Cake
Press, 2022. Visit Susana’s website here 

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura is a writer and visual artist. He is the author of two poetry books: the full-length collection Common Grace (Beacon Press, 2022) and Ubasute, winner of the 2020 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. His honors include a MacDowell Fellowship, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in Literature, and nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets anthologies. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Plume Poetry, Poetry Daily, RHINO, Pirene’s Fountain, Salamander, Cave Wall, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.
Aaron earned his MFA in creative writing from Boston University and is also the author and illustrator of Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life (TarcherPerigee, 2017).

Russell Karrick is a poet and translator living primarily in Colombia. His collection, The Way Back, won the 2023 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition, and he has won translation awards from Lunch Ticket and World Literature Today. Russell’s poetry has appeared in Redivider, The Offing, Bat City Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Magma Poetry, among others.

Estha Weiner is author of: This Insubstantial Pageant (Broadstone Books, 2022); at the last minute (Salmon Poetry); In the Weather of the World (Salmon Poetry) ; Transfiguration Begins at Home (Tiger Bark Press) ; The Mistress Manuscript (Asheville Book Works); and co-editor /contributor to Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (University of Akron Press.) Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street. Winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize, and Visiting Scholar at Stratford Shakespeare Institute, Estha founded Sarah Lawrence NY Alumni Writers Nights and serves on Slapering Hol Press Advisory Committee, Hudson Valley Writers Center. Click here for her website.