Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Submissions Meet the Editor-in-Chief January 2018 March 2019 Meet the Associate Editor July 2016 November 2019 January/February 2019 Book Review - Lyn Lifshin's "Ballroom" March 2020 September 2016 May 2020 Book Review: Amy Holman's Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window July/August 2018 Book Review: Kit Kennedy Reviews Heller Levinson September 2012 Book Review - Patricia Carragon Reviews Leigh Harrison November 2012 January 2020 March 2013 Book Review - Dean Kostos "Rivering" May 2013 Book Review: Hochman Reviews Ormerod Summer Issue 2013 September 2020 November/December 2018 McMaster Reviews Szporluk January 2014 July/August 2014 November 2014 Book Review: Wright Reviews Gardner Stern Reviews Katrinka Moore May 2015 Hochman Reviews Ross July 2020 Tocco Reviews Simone September 2015 Simone Reviews Cefola May 2016 Bledsoe Reviews Wallace November 2016 January 2017 May 2017 Wehrman Reviews Dhar July 2017 September 2018 March 2018 May 2019 July 2019 September 2019

CINDY HOCHMAN is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  She is the editor-in-chief of First Literary Review-East, an online poetry journal whose publisher (Isles Press) is based in Thailand.

Cindy is an associate editor of Mobius, the Poetry Magazine (editor-in-chief is Juanita Torrence-Thompson).

By day, Cindy is employed as a legal proofreader in Brooklyn Heights and a legal assistant at a Manhattan personal injury law firm, but at night she can be found roaming the streets of the East or West Village, seeking poetry and wine!

She has her own proofreading business called Harrison/Hochman "100 Proof," with Leigh Harrison.  They can help you polish up your manuscript (at a very reasonable rate!)

Cindy is the co-host of the Green Pavilion reading series in Brooklyn, the associate editor of Poetry Thin Air Cable Show, a contributing book reviewer for Coldfront Magazine, Home Planet News, Gently Read Literature, Pedestal Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, and New Mirage Journal.  She is a member of Brevitas, an email group devoted to short poems. 

She is on the Board of Directors of the Civil War Roundtable, which studies the era in which Walt Whitman wrote his poems!

Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the New York Quarterly, Clockwise Cat, Marymark Press (broadside), Pegasus, freefall, Sunken Lines, Erato, the New Mirage Journal, the Long Islander/Walt's Corner, Brevitas Anthology, Brownstone Poets Anthology, 5of4 Music (poem will be set to music), Soul Fountain, Nuthouse, Rhyme & Punishment, Stray Branch, Thoughts for All Seasons, and Alternatives to Surrender (a cancer anthology). 

Cindy is proud to be the editor of this lit journal, hopes to showcase new and exciting voices (along with "old and exciting voices"), and looks forward to meeting you through your poetry - SO PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND SUBMIT ... RIGHT NOW!!!