February 24, 2019

Artwork by Janine Pickett

Indiana Voice Journal is now closed. It has been an honor to work with all of you to help promote the literary arts throughout the world for the past four years. Thank you for all your support. It has truly been a pleasure getting to know all of you! Please enjoy our final issue, and feel free to browse some of our past issues at your convenience. ~Janine Pickett, Founding Editor

~In this Issue~




Andrew Hubbard recently moved back to Indiana after ten years in Houston, Texas. He has had five books published, including, most recently, his first book of poetry, "Things That Get You," which was produced by Interactive Press. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015. His new book, The Divining Rod, is available at: http://ipoz.biz/portfolio-single/the-divining-rod/

Marc Livanos lives in Florida and has had poetry published in Straylight Magazine, POEM, Sheepshead Review, Glass Mountain’s Shards, Old Red Kimono, Ship of Fools, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Song of the San Joaquin Quarterly, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal and other journals.

A northern Los Angeles County denizen, Chuck Von Nordheim lives where the land shifts from chaparral to desert. An Honorable discharge recipient, he marches with Iraq Veterans Against the War. A Grateful Dead devotee, he endorses the healing power of tie-dye. An MFA graduate, his work appears in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 5, Hapax Literary Review, and Cacti Fur.

A current independent filmmaker and former illustrator, Derek Quint began creating at an early age and hasn't stopped since. He is busy working on a number of different endeavors (more than he probably should be) and is based in Chicago.

Duane Vorhees was born in Germantown, Ohio, near the Indiana border. He moved to nearby Farmersville when he was 10 and spent his adolescence there -- or, rather, his adolescence spent him! After high school he briefly attended "The" Ohio State University before graduating from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio with a degree in American Studies. And then, predictably enough, he left Ohio for good (or bad, of course, depending on one's preference). He has spent most of his life abroad, mainly teaching in Korea and Japan for the marvelously redundantly named University of Maryland University College. Now he is happily retired in Khon Kaen, Thailand, where he publishes a daily creative arts magazine, duanespoetree.blogspot.com.

George Freek is a poet/playwright living in Belvidere, IL. His poetry has recently appeared in 'Carcinogenic Poetry'; 'The Tipton Poetry Review'; 'The Adelaide Review'; and 'Big Windows Review'. His plays are published by Playscripts, Inc.; Lazy Bee Scripts; and Off The Wall Plays.

The poems here were inspired by classical Chinese poets.

Jon Bennett writes and plays music in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. You can find more of his work on Pandora and Spotify, or by connecting with him at www.facebook.com/jon.bennett.967. He's been published in numerous journals including Duane's PoeTree and Indiana Voice Journal.

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal, Rattle, Hobart, FLAPPERHOUSE, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle from Columbus, Ohio. Find him at jimjakk.com and @jimjakk.

Joseph Buehler has published poetry in ArLiJo, Nine Mile Magazine, H.C.E. Review in Dublin, Ireland, Sentinel Literary Quarterly in London, U.K., Futures Trading, Green Hills Literary Lantern and other literary magazines. He was a finalist for the Adelaide Voices Literary Award in February 2018. He resides in Georgia with his wife Trish.

Karen Ankers is a poet, playwright and novelist, who lives in Anglesey, an island in Wales, Great Britain. Her poetry collection, One Word At A Time, described by poet/performer Laura Taylor as “a collection that shines with honesty and integrity”, was published last year. Her one-act plays have been performed in the UK, America, Australia and Malaysia. Her first novel, The Crossing Place, published in January 2018 by Stepping Stones Publishing, is currently being described as “gripping”, “compelling”, “captivating” and “brilliant”.

Kevin R. Farrell, Jr is an artist, poet, and educator whose works attempt to capture life from the vantage point of someone in the backseat of a stolen car running on fumes. His poems are a play on words in the form of political, satirical, surrealist, tongue in cheek rants that often border on stream of consciousness ramblings that are a last ditch effort at taking it all in before we get taken out. For more information regarding Kevin's work please contact:http://kfarrelljrart.wixsite.com/kfarrelljrart.

Marianne Lyon has been a music teacher for 43 years. After teaching in Hong Kong, she returned to the Napa Valley and has been published in various literary magazines and reviews including Ravens Perch, TWJM Magazine, Earth Daughters and Indiana Voice Journal. She was nominated for the Pushcart prize in 2017. She is a member of the California Writers Club and an Adjunct Professor at Touro University in California.

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. He has been published in publications in 36 countries and edits and publishes 10 different poetry sites. He has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net.  Watch his poetry videos on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos. He is the Editor-in-chief of the anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze" and "Dandelion in a Vase of Roses" which are available on Amazon.

Neil Ellman is a poet from New Jersey. He has published more than 1,500 poems, most of which are based on modern art, in print and online journals, anthologies and chapbooks throughout the world. He has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Net.attached poems for  Each of these ekphrastic poems are written in response to a work of contemporary Japanese art.

Sarah M. Prindle received an Associate's Degree in English two years ago. Since then She's been working on getting short stories and poems accepted. She has been published in several magazines, including "Better than Starbucks Magazine", "Poetry Quarterly", and "Pale Ghosts Magazine". 

Ted Mc Carthy is a poet and translator living in Clones, Ireland. His work has appeared in magazines in Ireland, the UK, Germany, the USA, Canada and Australia. He has had two collections published, "November Wedding", and "Beverly Downs".
His work can be found on www.tedmccarthyspoetry.weebly.com

Joan Leotta is a poet, playwright, author and story performer who lives in Calabash , NC. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry and Prose Postcards, North Carolina's Pinesong, Whispers, Visual Verse, and the Ekphrastic review. Her newest blog entries reveal what editors of short story magazines want writers to know at www.joanleotta.wordpress.com. Her chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was described in the December 2017 issue of Indiana Voice Journal.

Joyce Zephyrin is a member of The Last Stanza Poetry Association, the Poetry Society of Indiana, and AFSPS. She is a Hoosier poet, published in Hanover College’s "Hill Thoughts" and the Indiana Voice Journal. Her book of poems, "Shadows on the Land," is available on Amazon. Joyce has worked for many years in libraries, has been a newspaper correspondent, and has also written magazine articles on life in Indiana.

I am an Episcopal priest and author of the recent "Speaking Our Faith:Equipping the Next Generations to Tell the Old, Old Story" (Church Publishing 2018). I have been published recently in Anglican Theological Review and Section 8 Magazine. I recently attended the Kenyon Writers' Workshop, studying under Afaa M. Weaver.

A socially-conscious writer from Indianapolis, Tylyn K. Johnson has published a short story in Severance Publications' “Depravity” anthology, and other works of prose and poetry in "Reverberations," a Shortridge High School literary journal sponsored by Butler University. He has also had a winning essay published by the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, and other essays published by the NUHA Foundation.

Sheehan, in his 91st year, has published 36 books and multiple works in Rosebud, Literally Stories, Linnet’s Wings,Serving House Journal, Copperfield Review, Literary Orphans, Eastlit, Frontier Tales, Western Online, Literary Yard, Rope & Wire Western Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Green Silk Journal, Faith-Hope-and-Fiction, etc. He has received 33 Pushcart nominations and 5 Best of Net nominations with one winner, and other awards. Newest books are Beside the Broken Trail, Between Mountain and River and Catch a Wagon to the Stars with 4 in publishers’ queues, including Jock Poems for Proper Bostonians and Alone with the Good Graces and The Keating Script. He served in the 31st Infantry in Korea 1951-52, and graduated from Boston College 1956. His most recent reading was about the First Iron Works in America for The Saugus Historical Society. He has read for 17 years at Out Loud Open Mic in Melrose, MA.

Gary Roberts is originally from Michigan but is now living in Buellton California. He has been writing off and on since he was seventeen. He has had short stories published in The Lutheren Journal, and Indiana Voice Journal.

Phillip Brown is a frequent contributor to Indiana Voice Journal.

Artist Statement:

“My work focuses on research and documentation of the world of hip hop. This philosophy of life now is no longer relegated to just u.s.a. boundaries, but rather it can be found at any latitude.

I use as a support of my new works the concrete, as I find it is the link between my project and hip hop. concrete as the Internet has cleared all geographical boundaries, it's a material created by the ancient Romans, but today it's modernity and contemporarity indicator.”

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