Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin has been publishing for five decades which often makes him feel older than he actually is.  His work has appeared in a diverse variety of journals from the well known university and college publications, to the totally unknown, obscure, late and lamented, long lost publications.  His next forthcoming chapbook of poetry is Beautiful Mutants from Night Ballet Press.

Read Alan's poem "These Barren Fields in Late Summer" here

Michael P. McManus

Michael McManus's poems and short stories have appeared in numerous publications including Louisiana Literature, Mallpais Review, Texas Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, Prism International, The MacGuffin, Pennsylvania Review, The Dublin Quarterly, Burnside Review, and O-Dark-Thirty, among others. He is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. His poetry has received Pushcart Prize nominations as well as The Virginia Award and The Oceans Prize.   Michael attended Penn State University and is a Navy veteran.

Read Michael's poem Bipolar, My Schizophrenic Molar, and Hemingway’s Last Dance here



Holly Day

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Oyez Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle, while her recently published books include Music Theory for Dummies (3rd edition), Piano All-in-One for Dummies, The Book Of, and Nordeast Minneapolis: A History.  

Read Holly's poem "Conceit" here

Bradley Mason Hamlin

Bradley Mason Hamlin is an American writer, veteran of the United States Navy, and alumni of the University of California, where poet Gary Snyder dubbed Hamlin “The Road Warrior of Poetry!”Hamlin was born in Los Angeles and currently lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, kids, and wild cats. He is the editor of Zero Percent Magazine and his latest book of poems, California Blonde, is available from Black Shark Press.

Read Bradley's poem "Dee Dee's A Dead Punk Rocker" here. 

Eric Mattson

Eric Mattson was born in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers-Camden.  After school Eric took up working construction to focus on poetry and music.  He has been accepted in Drunken Moneys, Carnival Literary Magazine and Red Dashboard Magazines.  In the two and a half years since then he has lived in 5 different states and continues to chase a dream.

Read Eric's poem "On the line Of a nightmare" here. 

Angel La Canfora

Angel La Canfora's poetry has won multiple awards from Writer's Digest and Grey Sparrow Press and has appeared in a number of literary journals, including Snow Jewel, Star 82 Review, the Zodiac Review and the next issue of the Foundling Review. Angel is also a musician-artist and photographer. She currently resides in Henderson, Nevada.

Read Angel's poem "Beauty Unbearable" here

Joe Straynge

Joe Straynge is a young author hailing from Burlington, Ontario. With three publications in 2015 of poetry (Rambler Vol. 1 and Hometown Blues: City Stroller Poems) and his debut novel, A Little Red Book, the career of this 21-year-old writer has begun with a slightly loud bang. His second novel, Young Violence (Underwater Mountains Publishing Co.), is set for a May, 2016 release. 

Read Joe's poem, winner of Blue Bonnet Review's Instagram poetry contest, "Hans Zimmer" here. 

Domenic James Scopa

Domenic James Scopa is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and 2014 recipient of the Robert K. Johnson Poetry Prize and Garvin Tate Merit Scholarship. His work was selected in a contest hosted by Missouri State University Press to be included in their anthology Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, volume 3. He is a student of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program, where he studies poetry and translation. He is also a staff writer for the literary journal Verse-Virtual, a book reviewer for Misfit Magazine, and a professor of literature at Changing Lives Through Literature. His poetry and translations have been featured in Reunion: the Dallas Review, here/there: poetry, Touchstone Magazine, The Bayou Review, Three and a Half Point 9, The Mas Tequila Review, Coe Review, Cardinal Sins, Boston Thought, Howl, Misfit Magazine, Poetry Pacific, Untitled with Passengers, Gravel, Crack the Spine, Stone Highway Review, Apeiron Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Literature Today, Tell Us a Story, Verse-Virtual, Malpais Review, Les Amuses-Bouches, Shout Out UK, Fuck  Art, Let’s Dance, Sediments, Birds We Piled Loosely, and Empty Sink Publishing.

Read Scopa's poem "I Regret" here. 

Thomas Piekarski

Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry and interviews have appeared in Nimrod, Portland Review, Kestrel, Cream City Review, Poetry Salzburg, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Journal, Gertrude, The Bacon Review, and many others. He has published a travel guide, Best Choices In Northern California, and Time Lines, a book of poems. He lives in Marina, California.

Read Piekarski's poem "Outside In" here. 

Tennae Maki

Tennae Maki is a weekend writer that works for an architecture firm by day. She holds a Master's degree in Art History, where she studied architecture zines and urban planning. On a pro bono basis, she is also the audio archivist for a Brooklyn based arts radio station. Her work has been published in numerous print and digital literary journals, including; 491, Spillway, Eunoia Review, Futures Trading, The Bicycle Review, Lone Star Poetry Magazine, and Belleville Park Pages

Read Maki's poem "The Foolish Flight amongst the Wise" here

Robert Michael Broderick

Robert Michael Broderick is a USMC veteran with an upcoming novel “Tales of a Time Traveler” available for purchase on June 12, 2015 published by Underwater Mountains.  Broderick’s inspirations include Tyler Kent White, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Walt Whitman, Tyler Knott Gregson, and many more. 

 Read Broderick’s poetry published by Blue Bonnet Review here: “Untitled” and “Lately”.

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple" - Jack Kerouac