Loch Raven Review Maryland-based Literary Journal ISSN: 1557-7627

Print and Digital Editions

    • Dan Cuddy, Editor
    • Jim Doss, Editor
    • Matt Hohner, Editor
    • Alan Britt, Editor
    • Ginny Phalen, Editor
    • Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Translations Editor
    • D.R. Belz, Fiction Editor
    • Caryn Coyle, Non-Fiction Editor
    • Michael Fialkowski, Social Media Editor

Published in Maryland, USA. Copyright © 2022 by Loch Raven Review and The Authors. All Rights Reserved.

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Dan Cuddy

Dan Cuddy was previously a contributing editor with the Maryland Poetry Review and with Lite: Baltimore’s Literary Newspaper. He has been published in many small magazines over the years, such as NEBO, Antioch Review, and Connecticut River Review. In 2003, his book of poems, Handprint On The Window, was published by Three Conditions Press.

Jim Doss

Jim Doss is a founding editor of the Loch Raven Review. He earns his living as a software engineer and lives with his wife and three children in Sykesville, Maryland. He has previously published two books of poetry, Learning to Talk Again and What Remains, and, in partnership with Werner Schmitt, translated Georg Trakl’s complete poetical works into a volume entitled The Last Gold of Expired Stars.

Matt Hohner

Matt Hohner, a Baltimore native, holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His work has been a finalist for the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, taken both third and first prizes in the Maryland Writers Association Poetry Prize, and won the 2016 Oberon Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in The Moth, The Irish Times, Free State Review, and The Sow’s Ear. Hohner has work forthcoming in Comstock Review.

Alan Britt

In August 2015 Alan Britt was invited by the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión in Quito, Ecuador as part of the first cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States. In 2013 he served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. His interview at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem aired on Pacifica Radio, January 2013. He has published 16 books of poetry, his latest being Crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge (bilingual English/Romanian): 2017; Violin Smoke (Translated into Hungarian by Paul Sohar and published in Romania: 2015). He teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.

Ginny Phalen 
graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. She has had poems and short stories published in magazines such as Connections and Bartleby, and has written for various newspapers, including The Retriever and The Enterprise. She currently lives in Arlington, VA, where she writes in her free time.

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka is the author of Oblige the Light, winner of the fifth Clarinda Harriss Poetry Prize (CityLit Press, 2015) and Face Half-Illuminated (Apprentice House, 2014), a book of poems, translations, and prose. She is the translator and editor for two bilingual books of poems by her mother, Lidia Kosk: niedosyt/reshapings and Słodka woda, słona woda/Sweet Water, Salt Water. The latter has been nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Found in Translation Award for book translations. Her writings have appeared in the United States, Europe, and Japan in many literary journals and anthologies, and have been featured on NPR/WYPR’s “The Signal.” Danuta has translated into English over one hundred poems by Ernest Bryll, Lidia Kosk, and Wisława Szymborska, and into Polish poems by American poets Linda Pastan, Lucille Clifton, and Josephine Jacobsen. Born and raised in Poland, she arrived in the United States in 1980 on a postdoctoral fellowship after receiving her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her scientific career encompassed professorships at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a photographer whose work has been exhibited in shows and used for book and journal covers, including Loch Raven Review. Danuta joined the editorial board in February 2011. As the Translations Editor for Loch Raven Review, Danuta champions poets and their translators from all over the world. For more information, visit her website at https://danutakk.wordpress.com/.


Baltimore satirist and fiction writer D.R. Belz has published widely in newspapers, literary journals, and online. His work has appeared in such publications as The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Examiner, The Patch, The Loch Raven Review, The Antietam Review, Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore, and The MacGuffin. He studied fiction writing with novelists James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice) and J.R. Salamanca (Lilith) at the University of Maryland. His fiction has twice won Honorable Mention in the City Paper Annual Fiction Competition. A collection of his essays, poetry, and fiction, White Asparagus, is available from Amazon.com in both print and e-book. Reach him at dbelz@aol.com.


Caryn Coyle‘s work has been widely published in more than two dozen literary magazines. Her first non-fiction piece, “Forty-Five Years Ago,” appeared in the Summer 2008 of Loch Raven Review and she has published six more pieces in subsequent issues of the Loch Raven Review; her most recent, “Legacy” was in the Fall-Winter 2014 issue. She has won first prize in the Maryland Writer’s Association fiction competition, third prize in the DelMarVa Review‘s short story competition and her work has been a finalist twice for the Eludia Award from Pennsylvania’s Hidden River Arts. The New Millennium, the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, and the Missouri Writer’s Guild have awarded her work with honorable mentions.

Michael Fialkowski is a Communications and Creative Writing student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. As a part of his coursework, he researches and writes about the sociopolitical implications of online discourse and narrative. His first published work can be found in Volume 18 of Loch Raven Review.










Editors Emeritus

Christopher T. George

Christopher T. George (2007- 2017) was born in Liverpool, England in 1948 but is a long-time resident of Maryland where he lives with his wife Donna and two cats. Chris recently retired as a medical editor in Washington, D.C. Besides being an editor of Loch Raven Review, Chris serves as editor at the on-line poetry workshop Desert Moon Review at http://www.thedesertmoonreview.com/. His poetry has appeared in publications worldwide. He is also a songwriter, artist, War of 1812 historian, and Ripperologist. With Northern Ireland historian Dr. John McCavitt, he recently published The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812 (Oklahoma University Press, 2016).

Denis M. Garrison (2005- 2007) is a founding editor of the Loch Raven Review. He was born in rural northern Iowa but has lived all over the United States. He received his early schooling in Japan and later served in Okinawa and Taiwan while in the US Air Force, and in Vietnam and North Korea while in the Navy. A lifelong photographer, Denis has lived in Maryland since 1960. After retiring from government, he became a fulltime writer, editor and publisher (Modern English Tanka Press / MET Press) from 2005 until 2014. As well as poetry and fiction, Denis also writes religious texts and has a PhD in theology from a Swedish institute.

Emily Grace

Emily Grace is a Baltimore-based poet. She has previously worked as an assistant editor for the Baltimore-based publishing house BrickHouse Books and as a technical writer for the Engineers Without Borders Chapter at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She plans to earn an M.F. A. and eventually a Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric with a focus on the process of composition.




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