Issue 1, Winter 2013

Dervishes: Watercolor by Laura Barrett

The Wildcat Review is an online journal of poetry published by members of the Western Nevada College community in Carson City, Nevada.

Doug Barrett
Joliene Dexter
Chad McCully
Web Publisher
Henry Weiner

Suzanne Roberts is the author of the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (University of Nebraska Press, 2012) as well as four books of poems, Shameless, Nothing to You, Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel, and Plotting Temporality. She teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College. You may find more information at her website:

A poet, letterpress printer and former Peace Corps Volunteer, her poetry has appeared in numerous national publications including Gastronomica, The Squaw Valley Review, Parthenon West, Cicada and The Oklahoma Review. She has taught book arts and letterpress for nearly a decade at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Academy of Art University and most recently Sierra Nevada College. Katherine owns and operates Meridian Press in Reno, Nevada, where she publishes poetry chapbooks, broadsides, stationery, and limited-edition linoleum-cut prints.

Bill Morgan was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1976. He is a writer, artist, and photographer. His first collection of poetry, When We Awaken, was published in 2000. He currently lives in Carson City, NV.

Mary Nork has lived in Reno, Nevada for all her adult life--as a parent, wife, teacher, school counselor and student, always.

T.R. Poulson, a native of American Falls, Idaho, earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has appeared and will be appearing again in Trajectory, Alehouse, Verdad, Main Channel Voices, and Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag, J Journal, and A Dream in the Clouds. She enjoys windsurfing, Zumba, horseback riding, and basketball.

Peggy Rew, a Sparks-based wordsmith with hundreds of non-fiction articles and eight poems published, also teaches creative writing at Truckee Meadows Community College and was 2008’s part-time Instructor of the Year. With four cats and one grandson, Rew has also been a nanny for pets for over 20 years. She teaches Dog & Cat First Aid and CPR classes through Northern Nevada’s American Red Cross.

Virginia Starrett is a poet, writer, English instructor, wife and mother (not necessarily in that order). Past publications include poems in Negative Capability and Seven South Coast Poets. For a decade (and prior to its demise), she was managing editor of The South Coast Poetry Review. Her writing is a part of Always Lost: A Meditation on War, a traveling exhibit honoring the American military's sacrifices and service, and, as a current member of Lone Mountain Writers, she is hard at work on her third novel.

Josh Galarza was awarded an artist fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council for his efforts as an essayist.  Galarza teaches creative writing at Western Nevada College where he directed Affirmations: A Writer’s Truth, a literary art show that hung in the College Gallery in the winter of 2012.  Galarza serves as president of Lone Mountain Writers in Carson City and has shown work in three other literary art shows including Always Lost: A Meditation on War, which is currently touring the United States. 

Krista Lukas is the author of a collection of poems, Fan of My Unconscious (Black Rock Press, March 2013). Her poetry appears in The Best American Poetry 2006, Creative Writers' Handbook, New Poets of the American West and in literary journals including 5 AM, New Millennium Writings, and Rattle. Lukas lives in Northern Nevada, where she serves as a gifted and talented specialist in Douglas County School District.

Doug Barrett, co-editor of The Wildcat Review, grew up in Oakland and Davis, California and received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Washington.  He teaches English at Western Nevada College.  His poetry has appeared in Western Nevada College’s literary exhibits for the past three years.  He received an honorable mention in the Nevada Arts Council’s artist fellowship competition for 2012.  Barrett is a member of Ash Canyon Poets.

Ray Hadley is a member of the Ash Canyon Writers group and has lived at Lake Tahoe for the past twenty-five years where he owns and has run Keynote Used Books and Records. His poem “Soviet Soldier” is from his book in progress, The Fantasy of My Siberia. He is even trying to learn Russian for the book.

Angela Yocum attributes her love of books to her father, who always read at least two books at a time while she grew up. As a wife and mother of two, as well as going to school for a second degree, Yocum doesn't have as much time to write as she would like. She is thankful for her mother, sister, Marilee Swirczek and the Lone Mountain Writers for always reading whatever she does manage to create and giving the best critiques and encouragement. Yocum is currently working on a YA novel.

Henry Weiner, co-editor of The Wildcat Review, was born in Boston in 1942, graduated from Suffolk University with his BA and his MA from the University of Maine. Weiner put in postgraduate time at UNR, Arizona State University, and Sierra Nevada College. In 1958, Weiner was the All New England Judo Champion (Shufu Yudanshakai). His other achievements include playing the classical guitar, writing two plays, poetry, and short stories.