Ali Boyd, Melissa Fry Beasley, Jenean Gilstrap, James Goertel, Hal O’Leary

Ali Boyd, Melissa Fry Beasley, Jenean Gilstrap, James Goertel, Hal O’Leary
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ali. I’m a jewellery maker, writer, poet, artist, designer and English teacher. In August 2012 I skipped out of a life half-lived in Australia, where I was born, to make my home in the Monte Amiata region in Southern Tuscany, Italy. I have a mixed heritage of Polish, German, English, and a dash of Italian. My writing and art both address themes of language and communication, melded identity, drastic change/metamorphosis and the many and varied mythologies from around the world that touch on these themes. I adore art and writing that tell dark and light tales – those that are rooted in well known myth as well as those that create new mythologies.

Tales, Trinkets, Talismans by Ali Boyd. Every Wednesay on Yareah Magazine

Ali Boyd

melissa is a Humanistic poet of Cherokee origin, who resides in Oklahoma . Through the written and spoken word, she examines the gap between the ideal and the reality involved in living in the world during this time. Her work is both personal and subjective, yet she does not turn aside from the political and social issues of her environment. She is a woman who seeks to express her individual perspective and needs while accepting the diversity involved in questions of gender, race and culture. Melissa believes that change is necessary and deploys her writing to reflect her personal experience in the wider social and political context. You can find her work in print and online in Indian Country Today Media Network, Native News Today, The Native American Encyclopedia, FirstPeople.Us, Working Effectively With Aboriginal People, Churn Magazine, Big River Poetry Review, Enhance Magazine, A&U Magazine, and many others. She has two chapbooks forthcoming. ” When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” Mahatma Gandhi ” They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.” Bobby Sands

My Roots, by Melissa Fry Beasley. Every Monday on Yareah Magazine

Melissa Fry: My roots

jenean_pic1Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

Gypsy Woman World by Jenean C. Gilstrap. Every Sunday on Yareah Magazine


James GoertelBorn in North Dakota,  spent twenty years working in television for ABC, NBC, and ESPN, among many others in the U.S. He currently teaches writing at Penn State. “Carry Each His Burden” (2011) is his fiction debut. “Each Year an Anthem” (2012) is his poetry debut and “With No Need for a Name” (2012) is his follow-up collection of poems. He is currently working on his debut novel “Let the Power Fall” and his latest poetry collection “Under the Same Moon” for publication in 2013.

Under the Same Moon, by James Goertel. Every Tuesday and Friday on Yareah Magazine


Hal_pic1Hal O’Leary is an eighty-seven-year-old Secular Humanist who believes that it is only through the arts that one is afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from West Liberty University.

Just Hal, by Hal O’Leary. Every Saturday on Yareah Magazine



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