Alphabetical list of Delaware authors (un-linked yet to be added; suggestions welcome)
Caroline Ailanthus
William Francis Albensi
Marie Allen
Julianna Baggott
JoAnn Balingit
Ivan Bannowsky
Phillip Bannowsky
Kathleen Barrett
Mahasveta Barua
Nina Bennett
Michael Blaine
J. Alex Blane
Linda Blaskey
Robert Bohm
Susanne Bostick Allen
James Bourey
Melissa S. Boyd
Fleda Brown
Jamie Brown
Regina Bumbrey
Weldon Burge
Cindy Callaghan
Nancy Carol-Willis
Siobhan Carroll
Carolyn Cecil
James Church/I.N.X.
John Ciriafici
Anne Colwell
Gail Braune Comorat
Shannon Connor Winward
Robert Hambling Davis
Jean Davis
Marisa de Los Santos
Ramona deFelice Long
Liz DeJesus
Viet Dinh
Elizabeth Dolan
Jerome P. Donohue
Buck Downs
Ken Doyle
Jen Epler
Beth Evans
Linda Evans
Irene Fick
Shea Garvin
Patrice Gibbs
Pat Goodman
Terry Aine Griffin
Gary Hanna
Vanessa Haley
Hina Haq
Crystal Heidel
Marsha Henderson
Lois Hoffman
William H. Horner
Frank E. Hopkins
Maurice Hopkins
Kim Holston
Arlene Humphrey
Gail Husch
Wendy Ingersoll
K. B. Inglee
Cassandra JerVey
maria keane
Jacki Kelly
Larry W. Kelts
L. S. King
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
Karl Kuerner
Gerry LaFemina
e. jean Lanyon
Steven Leech
Phil Linz
Franetta McMillian
Robert Mallouk
Maria Masington
John Micklos, Jr.
Abby Millager
Jane Miller
Devon Miller-Duggan
Douglas Morea
Shaun Mullen
Helen (Cookie) Ohlson
Leon Opio
Bobbie Palmer
Mary Pauer
Scott Phillips
Drury Pifer (1934-2012)
Kathryn Pincus
Francis Poole
Richard Raw
Joseph Redden
Russell Reece
J.M. Reinbold
Liz Reyes
James Michael Robbins
David Robson
Maggie Rowe
Gibbons Ruark
Greg Schauer
Wendy Schermer
Christy Shaffer
Caroline (Carrie) Simpson
David R. Slavitt
J. Gregory Smith
Cruce Stark
Pam Stebbins
K. A. Steed
Frederick Stroesner
KMA Sullivan
Charles and Caroline Todd
Billie Travalini
Johnny M. Tucker, Jr.
Twin Poets Al Mills & Nnamdi Chukwuocha
Justynn Tyme
S. Scott Whitaker
Kelley Jean White
Roz Unruh
Pat Valdata
Jeanne Murray Walker
S. Scott Whitaker
Robert Yearick
Lara M. Zeises




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Previous Featured Authors
(Only linked authors archived)
5/2019: Nina Bennett
9/2018: Tahira
11/2017: Richard Raw
11/2016: Caroline Ailanthus
12/2015: Suitfranchon
08-09/2015: J.M. Reinbold
06-07/2015: Steve Leech
04-05/2015: Liz DeJesus
01-02/2015: Franetta McMillian
12/2014: George Lippard
11/2014: Robert Bohm
10/2014: Douglas Morea
09/2014: Shaun Mullen
08/2014: Patrice Gibbs

Originally published in The Broadkill Review, Volume 5 Issue 5, 2011
Born To Be Wild
by Nina Bennett

We piled into my mother’s ice blue
Bonneville convertible, lowered
the top, cruised. Gas was fifty cents
a gallon. Radio blared Steppenwolf.
Our kazoos honked, squawked
in harmony to the high E chord
stretched like a tightrope
over the organ solo. I was a newly licensed
cowgirl, determined to last eight seconds,
to conquer Main Street with my posse,
bare legs stuck to creamy leather seats.
Our hair whipped across our cheeks,
stung our eyes, caught in the corners
of our Slickered lips. Vapor trails
of squeals and giggles streamed behind us.
We rounded the corner by the Deer Park,
passed the library, breezed down
Delaware Avenue, cool as mint
chocolate chip ice cream.

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Nina Bennett
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Nina Bennett is a healthcare professional with a subspecialty in bereavement issues and secondary traumatic stress. One of her first published works was Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Journey Through Grief (Booklocker, 2005). Soon after publishing Forgotten Tears, Nina was selected to attend the Delaware Division of the Arts Masters' Workshop in poetry, where she studied with then Delaware poet laureate Fleda Brown.

Nina’s chapbook Sound Effects was published in 2013 by Broadkill Press as part of their Key Poetry Series. Her chapbook Mix Tape was published by Flutter Press in 2018, and The House of Yearning (2018) has just been published by Kelsay Books.

Awards include the 2014 Northern Liberties Review Poetry Prize and second-place in poetry book category from the Delaware Press Association (2014). Nina's poem "Deja Vu" took third place in the Out & About magazine poetry contest, and her poem "They Do" was nominated for 2012 Best of the Net. Nina is a contributing author to the Open to Hope Foundation.
Healthcare provider by day, classic rock band chick by night, Nina is proud to be the poet laureate of the Club Phred band. She is a founding member of the writing group TransCanal Writers, and she will be fearured at 2nd Satuday Poets, 5:00 p.m., January 12, 2019.
View descriptions of her books and sales links HERE.