Executive Editors

Literary Editor - Joseph Osel
Joseph Osel is a critical theorist, poet and Editor of Imperative Papers. He is the founding Literary Editor of The Commonline Journal and an Editor for Int'J of Radical Critique. He studied Society, Politics, Behavior & Change at The Evergreen State College and Existential-Phenomenology at Seattle University. His forthcoming poetry collection is Catastrophe-In-Miniature: Poetry in Fatal Tense (2016-17). Access his complete bibliography-prospectus.

Literary Editor - Rob Plath

Rob Plath is a writer and Literary Editor. He is the author of eight chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections. His novel Swallowtude (2016) and his poetry collection The Skeleton Sutras (2016) are both forthcoming from Epic Rites Press. His webpage is

Literary Editor - Justin Hyde
Justin Hyde is a poet and Literary Editor for The Commonline Journal. He is the former Poetry Editor of Thieves Jargon and the author of the chapbooks Down Where the Hummingbird Goes to Die (2008) and Another Casualty at the 34th St. Bus Stop (2009). He lives in Iowa and works with criminals. 

Literary Editor - Dennis Wilken
Dennis P. Wilken is a veteran journalist and former writer for Cincinnati Magazine. His work has appeared in Word Riot and Madswirl, among others and his editorials in Pacific Publishing publications. His last chapbook is called Sweat Off the Diamond (Proletariat Press, 2009). He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Former Editor (2012-2016) - Ada Fetters
Ada Fetters is the former Editor of The Commonline Journal. She's also edited for The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Copperwood Review, Humanist Magazine, Niche, Poetry Pacific Magazine, and Pink.Girl.Ink.

Former Editor (2011-2012) - Amy Schrader
Amy Schrader holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. She was a recipient of a 2008 Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) award, and her poems have recently appeared in Bateau, Fairy Tale Review, DIAGRAM, RHINO, and Willow Springs. She lives in Seattle, WA.

Former Editor (2011-2012) - Rod Tipton
Rod Tipton is a writer, photographer and filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. His website is

Former Editor (2010-2011) - Richard Wink
Poet, Richard Wink is a writer based in Norwich, England. Widely published Wink has previously published five collections of poetry from popular publishing houses including: All along the Wensum (Kendra Steiner Editions) and The Magnificent Guffaw (Erbacce Press), Apple Road (ditchpoetry) and Trainwreck Press. His words have been featured in renowned periodicals such as Aesthetica Magazine, Decanto and 3:AM Magazine. As an essayist he regularly contributes to Slurve Magazine and On Topic Magazine. He also edits the enigmatic litzine Gloom Cupboard.

Contributing Editors

Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal
Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal works in the mental health field in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in Mexico. His first book of poetry, Raw Materials, was published by Pygmy Forest Press. He is a member of the Guerrilla Poetics Project. His poems have appeared in Cerebral Catalyst, Zygote in my Coffeeand Unlikely Stories.

Suzanne Buffam 
Suzanne Buffam is the author of Past Imperfect (Anansi, 2005), a poetry collection which won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award in 2006. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.

Marc Carver
Marc Carver has published six books of poetry and works as an Editor for a site in New York. He has had about three hundred poems published around the world but most of all he hopes people enjoy his work and it inspires them to pick up the pen and turn the tv off.

Howie Good
Howard Good has taught journalism for 20 years at SUNY New Paltz, where he has been an innovative teacher and prolific author. His writings have gained him a national reputation for his expertise on issues ranging from media ethics to literary journalism to the administration of local public schools. He is the author of 11 books.

Sam Lloyd
Sam Lloyd is currently an English Major and Writing Minor at Portland State University, due to graduate in Winter 2013. Most of his work thus far has been in the field of literary analysis and criticism, although he is beginning to advance into the field of fiction specifically with regard to short stories. He hopes to become a writer in some capacity, whether as a novelist, a screenwriter, a journalist, or any field that involves creatively expressing truths to people that can affect them for the better.

DB Cox
DB Cox is a blues musician/writer from South Carolina. His writing has appeared in Underground Voices, Sein Und Werden, Dogmatika, ThunderSandwich, Dublin Quarterly, Aesthetica, Bonfire, Gator Springs Gazette, Heat City Review, Snow Monkey, Southern Hum, Southern Gothic and others. 

Carl Miller Daniels 
Carl Miller Daniels just turned 61 years old. Gorilla Architecture, Daniels' first full-length book, was recently published by Interior Noise Press. It is available from Amazon dot com. Carl and his partner, Jon (aka "the sweetest man in the world"), have lived together for over 30 years. Photos of Daniels, and more of Daniels' poems, are available at My Favorite Bullet:

Doug Draime
Doug Draime emerged as a presence in the 'underground' literary movement in the late 1960's in Los Angeles. Most recent books include: Knox County (Kendra Steiner Editions) and Los Angeles Terminal (Covert Press). Forthcoming: Boulevards Of Oblivion (Tainted Coffee Press), and a full-length collection, Farrago Soup coming out from Coatlism Press. Another full-length collection (poems 1967-2007), working title: Transmissions From The Underground is looking for a publisher. Draime's diverse range of writing continues to appear in publications worldwide. He has lived in the foothills of Oregon since the early 1980's.

Ivan Jenson
Ivan Jenson has enjoyed unprecedented success publishing his poetry in the US, the UK, Sweden and France and he has received recognition for his bold Pop Art. His Absolut Jenson painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and he has sold several works at Christie’s, New York. Ivan Jenson is highly sought after for his popular and dynamic live readings on the stage. His poems have appeared in Word Riot, Camroc Press Review, Poetry Super Highway, Alternative Reel Poets Corner, Underground voices magazine, Blazevox, and many others. He now writes novels and poetry in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Lyn Lifshin
Lyn Lifshin has written more than 125 books and edited 4 anthologies of women writers. Her poems have appeared in most poetry and literary magazines in the U.S.A, and her work has been included in virtually every major anthology of recent writing by women. Her website is

Richard J. Martin
Richard J. Martin, Jr. is a graduate of City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. His stories, poems and journalism have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and literary publications. He currently works as a grant writer for nonprofit human service agencies and as a musician for a local talent company and divides his time between San Francisco and Lakeport, California.

Suchoon Mo
Suchoon Mo is a former Korean Army Lieutenant and a retired academic living in the semiarid part of Colorado. His poems appeared in East and West, Bitter Oleander, Dissident Editions, Poetry Magazine, Word Riot, Word Myth, Tryst, Subterranean Quarterly, Orange Room Review, Round Table Review, Strange Road, Feathertale, Snakeskin, Flutter, The Quirk, Poetry Cemetery, Autumn Leaves, the Blue House, and others. His music compositions appeared in Sage of Consciousness, Unlikely 2.0, Mad Hatters Review, and the Adroitly Placed Word. He has no formal music education.

M.P. Powers
M.P. Powers is an American ex-pat living in Berlin, Germany. His poetry has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Menacing Hedge, The Foundling Review, Rosebud, Existere, Stone Highway Review and many other fine places. More info here:

Joseph Riippi
Joseph Riippi was born in Seattle and lives in New York City, where he is working on his MFA. His first novel, Do Something! Do Something! Do Something!, was published in 2009 by Ampersand Books.

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