Issue no. 1

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Adam Fieled is a poet based in Philadelphia. He has released five print books: “Opera Bufa” (Otoliths, 2007), “When You Bit…” (Otoliths, 2008), “Chimes” (Blazevox, 2009), “Apparition Poems” (Blazevox, 2010), and “Equations” (blue & yellow dog press, 2011), as well as e-books like “Beams” (Blazevox, 2007), “Disturb the Universe: The Collected Essays of Adam Fieled” (Argotist e-books, 2010), and “Mother Earth” (Argotist e-books, 2011). He has work in Jacket, Cordite, Pennsound, Poetry Salzburg Review, the Argotist, Great Works, Tears in the Fence, Upstairs at Duroc, and in the & Now Awards Anthology from Lake Forest College Press. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he also holds an MFA from New England College and an MA from Temple University.

Chad Scheel lives in Scottsbluff, NE with his wife and son.  His poems have most recently appeared in Shampoo, listenlight, BlazeVox 2k, and the Horse Less Review. His review of Jill Jones’ Dark Bright Doors appeared in Jacket 40.

Christina Baker-Jones is a senior undergrad at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Media and Cultural Studies, and a minoring in Women’s Studies. She has been published in Sihouette, five times; Tapestries, a total of six times, and The Portsmouth Daily Times, three times.  She is the only student to have placed in the annual Creative Writing competition a total of six times, winning in the Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry categories, and she is the only person to have placed in all three categories at once. Christina has recently been given the honor of being named Shawnee State University’s “Writer of Promise” for 2011, a distinction that shows promise in a writer’s work as being publishable and noteworthy. Christina plans on pursuing an MFA next fall, and is very proud to be a woman of Appalachia.

David Berridge lives in London. He curates VerySmallKitchen and is currently writer in residence at X Marks the Bökship, where he is researching the use of scripts and scenography in contemporary art writing. He is the author of Lemonade, P.Z.T.C, BLACK GARDENS and The Moth is Moth This Money Night Moth.

David Harrison Horton is a writer, artist, editor and curator. He is the author of the prose poetry chapbook Pete Hoffman Days (Pinball) and his creative writing has been published in Denver Quarterly, Zafusy, Try, Moria, and Cricket among others. He has written art criticism for Artslant, Art Papers, Art on Paper, ArtWeek, Map Magazine, and Lifepaper (where he was a contributing editor from 2002-05). His paintings, sculptures, sound installations and videos have been exhibited in New York, Berlin, Paris, Caracas, and San Francisco. He has done performance-based pieces in such venues as the Hot House in Chicago, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, Canessa Gallery in San Francisco, 21 Grand in Oakland California, UNLV and the University of Virginia. He edited the poetry journal Chase Park and the zine WORK. He currently edits the zine SAGINAW and is a founding editor at Artenna in Beijing.

Felino A. Soriano is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Recent poetry collections include Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (Desperanto, 2011), Pathos etched, recalled: (white sky books, 2011), and Divaricated, Spatial Aggregates (limit cycle press, 2011).  He edits and publishes the online journal, Counterexample Poetics.  For information regarding his published works, editorships, and interviews, please visit:

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa‘s most recent book of poems is “notational” (Otoliths, 2011).  She is currently looking for a publisher for her seventh collection, “Invisible City.”  Her poetry broadside “blank notes” came out with Country Valley Press (USA) in March, 2012.  Email is welcome at janenakagawa at yahoo dot com.

Lawrence Upton UK-born artist poet, currently based Greater London. Poet, editor, curator. Works in a range of media in the intermedia between poetry, music and graphic art.

Michael Farrell 

Ric Carfagna was born and educated in Boston Massachusetts.  He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Symphonies Nos.1, 4 & 6  published by Chalk Editions and Symphony No.2 published by Argotist Press.  His poetry has evolved from the early radical experiments of his first two books, Confluential Trajectories and Porchcat Nadir, to the unsettling existential mosaics of his multi-book project Notes On NonExistence.  Ric lives in rural central Massachusetts with his wife, cellist Mary Carfagna and daughters Emilia and Aria.

rob mclennan Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), grief notes: (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011), kate street (Moira, 2011) and 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics ( and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater ( He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at

Roger Sedarat is the author of two poetry collections, Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio UP’s 2007 Hollis Summers’ Prize, and Ghazal Games (Ohio UP, 2011), as well as the academic study, New England Landscape History in American Poetry: A Lacanian View (Cambria, 2011). His translations of classical and modern Persian have recently appeared in World Literature Today, Ezra, and Dirty Goat. He teaches poetry and literary translation in the MFA Program at Queens College, City University of New York.

Seekers of Lice proposes art as an insect bite, infecting the blood through proximity, anecdote, annexation, colonisation, infection, inoculation: scratch the itch & itch the scratch.  seekers of lice creates material interventions, sometimes of an ephemeral nature, which find gaps and spaces in which to operate. Its practice is concerned with objects and text. Works range from interventions in public places, participation in curated projects and exhibitions in galleries to talks, book publishing and multiples. seekers of lice has work in various collections including Tate Library, Tate Britain; Modern British Collections, The British Library; MoMA Library, USA ; Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, USA; Chelsea College of Art and Design Library, London; Artist’s Book Collection, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE; Czytelnia Liberatury Małopolski Instytut Kultury, Kraków, Poland.

Tiffany Monroe received both her BA and MA in English from Chapman University. Currently, she is working on a poetry manuscript to finish her MFA in Creative Writing. Her poems have appeared in Elephant Tree and she has served as poetry editor for Litterbox Magazine. In addition to reading and writing, she watches far too much television and, slightly, fewer movies. Her love of England has led her across the pond twice where she developed an addiction to PG Tips and a desire to spell things with an extra “u.”

Vernon Frazer. has published many books of poetry, including the longpoem IMPROVISATIONS, and three books of fiction. His work has appeared in Aught, Big Bridge, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity, Golden Handcuffs Review, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Moria, Otoliths and many other literary magazines. His most recent books are the longpoems EMBLEMATIC MOON, RANDOM AXIS, and the visual poetry collection, Panels from IMPROVISATIONS (Series B), and the ebook *, available on Scribd. His multimedia work, which comes recitation, free improvisation and graphics, appear on YouTube.

Linda Neiswender writes poetry and has been published in the books “Lifelines” by the Poetic Muselings and in “Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes: Zany Zombie Poetry for the Undead Head”. Her flash fiction has appeared online at Flashshot, Yesteryear Fiction, The New Flesh and in print in the anthology The Zombie Cookbook. Her latest story “The Haunted Heart” took third place in a recent Edgar Allan Poe short-story contest.
She is an avid collagist and did the cover art for Lifelines. Lin lives in Orlando, Florida, owned by a feisty cat and usually mellow dog, except when he is trying to kill the mailman.

Visual Art:

Merlin Flower is an independent artist and writer. On twitter-





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Visual Poetry:

James Sanders is a member of the collective Atlanta Poets Group. They have an anthology, The Lattice Inside, forthcoming from UNO Press. James’s most recent book is Goodbye Public and Private from BlazeVox. The poem here is titled “backlit or selves”. It was first performed at Eyedrum Gallery in September 2009. With a flashlight in the dark. You may be able to make it out here.

Vernon Frazer 

Donna Kuhn has exhibited her fine art and crafts at Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Arts (CO), Sustaining Cultures (Taos), Imagine If (CO), Moxie (Taos), Wilder Nightingale Gallery (Taos, NM)Taos Digital Art Show, Taos Art in Town Hall Exhibit, The Question Mark Gallery (CA), Mudra Gallery (CA), The Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz Mountain Arts Center, First and Second Annual Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival, Indies Art Cafe (FL),The Mill Gallery (CA), Santa Cruz Mask Festival, Walnut Avenue Womens Center (CA), Crafters by the Sea and the Santa Cruz Office of County Education. She is currently resident artist at Art With A Heart Gallery in Seattle. In addition she is a poet, author and video artist. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.

i don’t know where it is

sell buy

she was me and you were her


Linda Neiswender



quarter after: A Place For Art and Its Reasons

You are now at the homepage of quarter after, an online journal for art and its reasons.  Here at quarter after we are interested in art that pushes, or rather forcefully shoves, the boundaries.  If your art exudes thought, we want it.  We are looking for poetry, visual poetry, asemic writing, poetic statements, visual art (in all of its glorious forms) and art writing.  We strive to be a place for the thinking artist.

Our first issue will be published in March 2012.  We hope to have enough quality submissions by then to present a great issue.  quarter after will publish issues on a quarterly basis, while keeping a running archive so that our artists and audience will always have access to the great work that will appear in the journal.

Be sure to check out our submission guidelines under the “submit” tab.  Immediately following that, submit your work.

This is the first of endeavours from quarter after, there will be others in the not too distant future.  Be on the lookout.

All the Best in Creating,

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