Our Contributors Keep Amazing Us…Congratulations to Alan Basting!

We are still making our introductions of our Fourth Edition Contributors but, we are going to stop the digital presses for a moment and celebrate news from one of our Second Edition (Volume 2) contributors.  Alan Basting wrote and submitted “Up North Dancing”, which is now part of his soon to be released chapbook: HOME AND AWAY.  Here is the press release from his publisher:

Home Away Poems by AlanBasting

Home and Away, the newest chapbook of poems from Alan Basting, is his sixth published collection.

Alan Basting was born in Detroit and grew up in Maumee, Ohio.  He attended Earlham College and received his undergraduate degree from University of Cincinnati. Later he earned graduate degrees from Colorado State University and Bowling Green State University. He taught writing and literature at the University of Cincinnati and Owens Community College in Toledo. His chapbooks include Singing from the Abdomen, Stone-Marrow Press; What the Barns Breathe, Windows Press; Suddenly, Herons, The Writers’ Cooperative of Toledo; and Deep Time, Daily Habits and Events, from The Arts Commission of Toledo, Ohio. His collection, Nothing Very Sudden Happens Here, was published by Lynx House Press, Spokane, WA, in late 2013. Poems for the new chapbook, Home and Away, have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry; Birch Gang Review; Walloon Writers Review; Fungi Magazine; Blueline; and Common Ground Review.  He lives in the Manistee National Forest near Bitely, MI. More of Alan’s story, and poetry from nearly all of his chapbooks, can be found at www.alanbastingpoetry.com  Please visit him there.  The following is a poem from Home and Away:

Up North Dancing

Great news, Alan!  All the best – Your friends at Walloon Writers Review!


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