The Dragon Poet Review is an online literary journal that features a wide variety of poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, short memoir and short CNF, as well as photography, artwork and reviews of books, art, and films. The journal is published twice annually, in the winter and summer.
Rayshell E. Clapper is a prose writer and an Assistant Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in the Pleasant Hill, California, where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and nonfiction at several conferences and events and published her works in myriad journals and magazines. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. Dragon Poet Review continues to be a way to promote creativity and inspire all writers. She lives her life through three passions: family (including her beloved pets), writing, and teaching. As a Metal Monkey and Virgo, she balances her worlds of creativity and independence with organization and humanity. She lives in California with her passions and words but ever does the world call to her for travel and experience and life.
Jessica B. Isaacs received the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for her first full-length book of poems, Deep August (Village Books Press, 2014). She has presented her writing at several regional and national conferences, and her poems may be found in journals and anthologies including Oklahoma Today, Poetry Bay, One-Sentence Poems, My Life with a Funeral Director, Short Order Poems (September 2014 Issue), Cybersoleil Literary Journal, All Roads Lead Home Poetry Blog, Sugar Mule’s Women Writing Nature, The Muse, and Elegant Rage. She is a member of the coordinating committee for the Woody Guthrie Poets, and is an English Professor at Seminole State College in Oklahoma where she serves as the director of their annual Howlers & Yawpers Creativity Symposium. According to her zodiac signs, she is both a Taurus and a Fire Dragon, which makes for interesting dinner conversations. She feathers her nest and keeps her home fires burning in Oklahoma with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats.
Jayne Shimko started her journey as a college reporter during one of the most significant moments in U.S. history, September 11, 2001 which launched her initial career in politics and government, including a brief stint working in one of the offices in the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has escaped the clutches of bureaucracy and paved a new life as a multimedia maven producing podcasts, creating websites, and managing digital media for a variety of organizations across the country. When she is not busy with her day job, she works on her own publishing and printing business as well as create new fiction and journalistic essays. She is a resident of Chicago, devoted to her wife, loyal to the Chicago Cubs, and passionate about photography, especially landscapes and cityscapes.
Title Photo Fire in the Sky © 2014 Michael Isaacs