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Leona Abbott is a recent graduate of UNCW's Creative Writing program and am, so far, an unpublished author. She is enjoying herlife as a brand-newlywed in Southern Pines, NC and am exploring the joys of unemployment. She will be pursuing graduate studies at UNCG in the fall.

Julie Ann lives in Oxford, Mississippi and is an MFA candidate at Ole Miss. She teaches English and edits a poetry journal called The Guidebook. This summer, she spent time in the British Museum memorizing Emily Dickinson poetry.

John M. Anderson grew up in Colorado but is now based in Boston. He has been published recently in The Journal, Tuesday: An Art Project, Crazyhorse and elsewhere.

Garrett Ashley lives in MS and studies English at The University of Southern Mississippi. His work has appeared in over a dozen journals including Brain Harvest, Bloody Bridge Review, and the Smoking Poet.

Anne Barngrover is currently a third-year MFA candidate at Florida State University and has previously published a short story in FreightTrain Magazine, a critical essay in Magazine Americana, and poems in Full of Crow, Poets for Living Waters, and The Houston Literary Review.

Judy Shepps Battle has been writing poems long before she became a psychotherapist and sociology professor at Rutgers University. Widely published both in the USA and abroad during the Sixties and Seventies, she deferred publishing to concentrate on career and family. She has been published in Ascent Aspirations, Barnwood Press, Battered Suitcase, Caper Literary Journal, Epiphany Magazine, Joyful, Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine, Raleigh Review, Rusty Truck and Short, Fast and Deadly.

Roberto Beltran is a 34 year old goat of a writer - he eats most of what he writes, and he drinks down all the bad things he's done.   Roberto never liked apples, but he loved the five years he lived in New York City, loving all the different colors and the fact that he could only afford to write when he couldn't buy food.  But Roberto stopped being a vegetarian and moved to Buenos Aires where the beef is better than good, and as cheap as Roberto would be if he were a prositute for all the women who hated him.

Roxanna Bennett is a Toronto-based writer and artist educator. Her work has appeared in Descant, The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, The Malahat Review, Existere, in the anthology Leonard Cohen: You're Our Man and will be forthcoming in The Dalhousie Review, The Toronto Quarterly and Barrier Islands Review. Her profanity filled ranting can be found here.

Recipient of the Theodore Hoepfner Fiction Award and past writer-in-residence atthe Mishkenot Sha’ananim Artists’ Colony in Jerusalem, PushcartPrize-nominee Perle Besserman was praised by Isaac Bashevis Singer forthe “clarity and feeling for mystic lore” of her writing and by Publisher’s Weekly for its “wisdom [that] points to a universal practice of the heart.”  Her autobiographical novel Pilgrimage was published by Houghton Mifflin, and her short fiction has appeared in The Southern Humanities Review, AGNI, Transatlantic Review, Nebraska Review, Southerly, and Bamboo Ridge,among others.  Her books have been recorded and released in both audioand e-book versions and translated into over ten languages.  Her mostrecent book of creative non-fiction, combining memoir, storytelling,and women’s spiritual history, is A New Zen for Women (Palgrave Macmillan); and her story collection, Marriage and Other Travesties of Love, is currently available online from Cantarabooks.   Her latest book, Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers,co-authored with Manfred Steger, will be published by Wisdom Books in2011.  She has lectured, toured, taught, and appeared on television,radio, and in two documentary films about her work in the US, Europe,Canada, Australia, Japan, China, and the Middle East.  Perle currentlydivides her time between Melbourne, Australia and Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Jed Bickman is a writer and editor in New York, where he is getting an MFA in nonfiction from The New School.  His first book, A Literal Journey, a nonfiction engagement with contemporary literature in India, was published by Writers Workshop in 2009.  His writing has been featured or is forthcoming in The Huffington Post, Ashé Journal of Alternative Spirituality, Big Bridge, and Clerestory. He occasionally puts unpublishable or unpalatable scraps of notebooking here: www.jedicist.org/blog

John Biscello is the founder and editor of Venus Envy, an art and literary magazine based out of Taos, NM.  He is the illegitimate love-child of Charlie Chaplin and Billie Holiday.  His blogs can be found johnbiscello.blogspot.com.

Timothy Black’s first poetic novella, Connecticut Shade, is in its second printing through WSC Press. He teaches poetry at Wayne State College, and is a Cave Canem Fellow. He lives in Wakefield, Nebraska with his wife and two sons. Timothy’s work has appeared in the anthologies The Logan House Anthology of 21st Century American Poetry, The Great American Roadshow, and Words Like Rain. He has been published in The Platte Valley Review and at bringtheink.com, and has won an Academy of American Poets prize for his poem "Heavy Freight."

Josh Boardman has a BA in Creative Writing, Philosophy, and Latin from Western Michigan University and is currently attending the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He grew up in Southwestern Michigan's suburbia surrounding St. Joseph, a small tourist town on the coast of Lake Michigan, where there was a smattering of different social classes with the boundaries of each constantly shifting. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Laureate and Moonshot Magazine.

Jennifer Hollie Bowles writes to prolong breathing. She is the editor of The Medulla Review, a venue that caters to edgy, surreal, slip-stream writing. She has been published in blossombones, Counterexample Poetics, Word Riot, and The Ampersand Review, The New York Quarterly, Echo Ink Review, Caper Literary Journal, DecomP, among others. 

Shimmy Boyle is the author of a full-length book of poems, Recipe For A Mountain. He has also been published in the poetry journals BlazeVox, Blood Orange, and Blood Lotus.

Robert Lee Brewer is the editor of the Writer’s Market books, Poet’s Market and WritersMarket.com, in addition to maintaining the Poetic Asides blog for Writer's Digest. Brewer has published poems in several print and online publications.

M. R. Brown, born 1987, is a writer from Massachusetts.

Rae Bryant's fiction appears or is soon forthcoming in Blip Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review Online), PANK, Gargoyle Magazine, Annalemma, and Kill Author, among other publications. Selected works have received Honors and Awards in the Lorian Hemingway, Whidbey Writers, and Bartleby Snopes Competitions. “Paddlehead” is a 2010 Sundress Best of Net nominee. Rae is an M.A. writing candidate at Johns Hopkins University and the editor of Moon Milk Review. You can read more at www.raebryant.com.

Mara Buck writes and paints in the Maine woods. Her novel Highway To Oblivion is a Short-Listed Finalist for The Faulkner-Wisdom Competition and her poem Charmeuse has been named second in the Carpe Articulum Literary Review 2010 Poetry Competition and is published in the Autumn edition. Other poems may be seen in the anthology Vwa: Poems For Haiti, in Caper Literary Journal, and in Poets For Living Waters. She is the creator of the gallery-sized installation “A Year In Oblivion.” More of her writing can be found here. 

Alexandra Burguieres is a writer, linguist, and artist with a passion for the great outdoors. She recently completed a nonfiction manuscript—chronicling the effect of media on young adults' conversations—and is currently working on a novel. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, National Geographic Traveler Online, The Gazette, Etude Literary Magazine, and others. Her artwork and photography have featured in Washingtonpost.com, National Geographic Traveler's Blog: Intelligent Travel, The Oregon Voice, The Adirondack Review. Solo exhibitions have been held in Aix-en-Provence, France; London, England; Belfast, Ireland; & many U.S. cities.

Harry Calhoun’s articles, literary essays, book reviews and poems have been published in magazines including Writer’s Digest and The National Enquirer. Recently, his online chapbook Dogwalking Poems and his trade paperback, I knew Bukowski like you knew a rare leaf, were published. The latter is now available from Trace Publications and on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online booksellers. He has had recent publications in Chiron Review, Still Crazy, SNReview, Orange Room Review, The Centfigugal Eye, Bird’s Eye reView, Abbey, Monongahela Review and many others. Recently, he was one of 12 poets invited to LiteraryMary’s anthology, Outstanding Men of the Small Press.

Marc Carver has published four books of poetry. He is an international artist in America and have appeared at festivals in England. He has been the chief editor of a poetry magazine and also worked on another magazine in New York. Mark has also published a critical essay of a Japenese haiku artist.

Laura A. Ciraolo was born in New York City and has lived and worked there as long as she can remember. She has poems currently in the New York Quarterly #66 and Poets for Living Waters. Her poems have appeared in Agenda (UK), The Centrifugal Eye, The Long Island Quarterly, Orbis (UK), iota (UK), MiPoesias, and The Comstock Review among others. She has a poem forthcoming in The Cortland Review in November, and she was a finalist for the 2010 Bordighera Poetry Prize.

Kay Cosgrove is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in Autumn Sky Poetry, Chickenpinata, SP Quill Quarterly Magazine and Verse Wisconsin. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Brandon Courtney spent four years in the United States Navy. His poetry is forthcoming or appears in Best New Poets 2009, Linebreak, and The Los Angeles Review among others. He attends the M.F.A. program at Hollins University.

Adam Crittenden is working on an MFA at New Mexico State University and editing for Puerto Del Sol. I teach freshman composition and have recently taught a poetry course for the local Community Education program. Regarding my own poetry, I explore personal issues and meditations with key poets in mind, from T.S. Eliot to Forrest Gander. I would like to thank you for your time and consideration.

Jake David is a Native American writer living on the Mohawk reservation, outside of Cornwall, ON. His work has appeared in several online webmags, including Writers' Bloc, Soundless, Otoliths, and ditch.

Kelly Davio serves as Managing and Poetry Editor at The Los Angeles Review and reads poetry for Fifth Wednesday Journal. She is the author of Burn This House, forthcoming from Red Hen Press. She is a three-time Pushcart nominee whose work has appeared in Gargoyle, Pank, The Cincinnati Review, Women’s Review of Books, Best New Poets 2009, and others. She holds an MFA in poetry from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, and teaches English as a Second Language in Seattle, Washington.

Jim Davis has a B.A. in Studio Art from Knox College and I am currently studying poetry through Yale University.  In addition to the arts, he is also an international professional football player.  His unique combination of interests continues to offer him opportunities worldwide: teaching art lessons in Limerick, Ireland; sketching the Dolomite Mountain landscape on the Austrian/Italian border; swimming in the Mediterranean Sea after football practice in Valencia, Spain.

Laura E. Davis is a poet and writer from Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. She is currently an MFA candidate at Chatham University. She has read her poetry on Prosody and her poems have been featured or are forthcoming in Redactions, Pear Noir!, dotdotdash, OVS Magazine, and Radioactive Moat. Laura is the Founding Editor of Weave Magazine and enjoys planning and attending literary events around town.

Mark DeCarteret's work has appeared in AGNI, BostonReview, Chicago Review, Conduit, Cream City Review, Phoebe, PoetryEast, Pool, Quick Fiction, Salamander, Salt Hill, Sonora Review and Third Coast as well as the anthologies American Poetry: The NextGeneration (Carnegie Mellon Press), Thus Spake the Corpse: An ExquisiteCorpse Reader (Black Sparrow Press) and Under the Legislature of Stars:62 New Hampshire Poets (Oyster River Press) which I also co-edited. Flap, DeCarteret's fifth book, is due out with Finishing Line Press. He is currently Poet Laureate of Portsmouth New Hampshire. You may find him at Postcard Project.


Barbara Westwood Diehl is founding editor of the Baltimore Review and a Master of Arts in Writing student at Johns Hopkins University. She works for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her short stories and poetry have been published or accepted for publication in a variety of publications, including MacGuffin, Confrontation, Rosebud, Thema, JMWW, Potomac Review, American Poetry Journal, Measure, Little Patuxent Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Able Muse, and Gargoyle.

T. M. De Vos completed her MFA at New York University in 2004. She is the recipient of a Summer Literary Seminars fellowship and a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared most recently in Gloom Cupboard, Painted Bride Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, HOBART, Dossier Journal, Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly, Sakura Review, The Whistling Fire, Shady Side Review, Umbrella Factory Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review. She is a staff member of Many Mountains Moving, a performer with the Poetry Brothel, and a contributor to Fiction Writers Review.

Edward Doughert is a teacher, poet and ponderer from Taos, New Mexico. Pedaled his bike from Taos to Chama over the San Juan Mountains just to write this poem. Last night he dreamt of empty wine bottles banging his hollow skull. He woke with a hangover.

Benoît Du Cann was born at St Mary's Paddington, London in 1987. He is of French Catalan descent. He now lives in Barcelona where he teaches English and French. Other work of his has been published in Ignavia Press and in the upcoming issues of Kerouac's Dog Magazine.

Anne Earney lives in St. Louis with her husband and several well-mannered cats. She earned her MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as The Bat Shat, Hayden's Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, The Linnet's Wings, Six Little Things, Night Train and Versal.

Theresa Senato Edwards' first book of poems Voices Through Skin will be published June 2011 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Works from this have been published online at Atticus Books, Pirene’s Fountain, and Touch: The Journal of Healing. Other poems appear in Boxcar Poetry Review's second print anthology (2010) and online at Stirring, Press 1, decomP, Clean Sheets, Chronogram, and elsewhere. Edwards works on a second ms titled “Painting Czeslawa Kwoka ~ Honoring Children of the Holocaust,” a collaboration with Lori Schreiner. Work from this can be found online at AdmitTwo, Autumn Sky Poetry, elimae, and Trickhouse. She teaches literature and tutors writing at Marist College and is founder/editor/publisher of Holly Rose Review.

Laury A. Egan’s first full-length poetry collection, Snow, Shadows, a Stranger, was released from FootHills Publishing in 2009. Her work has received a Pushcart Prize nomination and has appeared in Atlanta Review, Welter, The Emily DickinsonAwards Anthology, The Ledge Magazine, Centrifugal Eye, Willows Wept Review, Ginosko,Leaf Garden, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Main Channel Voices, Boston Literary Quarterly, Best ofFoliate Oak 2010, Lowestoft Chronicle (UK), and forthcoming ina Static Movement Press anthology, Halfway Down the Stairs, and Sephyrus Press’ Afterlife Anthology. In addition, she writes fiction and is a fine arts photographer. Web site: www.lauryaegan.com.

Neil Ellman has been published (although several works are forthcoming) in numerous print and online journals from "A"  (Anastomoo) to "V"  (vox poetica),  and is still hoping for a "Z" to complete the alphabet.  His chapbook, Illusions Delusions and Dreams:  Visions of the Surreal in Art, published by Naissance, is now out, and a second collection of poetry based on art will be published soon.

Lucy Engelman is twenty three years old and currently getting an MFA in Poetryat Otis College of Art and Design. She lives in Los Angeles and iscultivating a garden.

Mimi Ferebee is a full-time writer in Chesapeake, Virginia. A William and Mary graduate who received a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and Psychology (Developmental and Behavioral Science), she recently retired a career as a Clinical Therapist, pursuing her primary passion. When not working to complete a feministic poetry anthology and her first novel (psychological-fiction), she sends poems out for publication to remind herself of why she writes full-time: to get hands dirty with real human emotion. Her poetry has been seen in a number of print and online publications, refer to A Tribute for Mothers, The Cherry Blossom Review and Amphibi.Us for recent acceptances and upcoming publications.

Jennifer Ferrara attended Oberlin (BA in literature) which she left for Manhattan (MFA in Acting at Columbia University). She lived in Buenos Aires for a year. For nearly a decade, she has lived in Rome, Italy where she teaches literature at an international high school.

Esta Fischer's poetry has appeared in Steam Ticket, PANK, The Blotter, Bacopa, and New York Quarterly. She received a Master's degree in Creative Writing from Boston University.

Mike Florian owns a manufacturing company in Vancouver, Canada.  He writes short stories whenever he can.  His work has been published in Ascent Aspirations, Word Riot, Prick of the Spindle, The National Post (a Canadian national newspaper), Tryst3, The Oddville Press, Storidigm, Word Salad and a few others.  He had made a living at sea for many years but now is happy to work on dry land.

David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of Ascent Aspirations Magazine, since 1997. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including recently, Rocksalt, An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry. He has published three collections of poetry, Going to the Well (2004), Running Down the Wind (2007) and No Way Easy, 2010. To keep out of trouble he helps develop Nanaimo’s spoken-word series, WordStorm.

Stan Galloway teaches writing and literature at Bridgewater College in Virginia.  His poetry has appeared online at vox poetica.  It has been published in Midnight Zoo, the Burroughs Bulletin, WestWard Quarterly, and most recently, in the book Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Second Century.  His book of literary criticism, The Teenage Tarzan, came out in January 2010.

Britt Gambino  lives in New York, NY, at the end of the universe (aka Washington Heights) where she is a current MFA candidate at the New School. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in anderbo.com, DecomP, Xenith, The Battered Suitcase, Moon Milk Review, The Arava Review, and vox poetica. Her poem, "Isosceles" was recently nominated by DecomP for Sundress's Best of the Net 2010 anthology. To read some of Britt’s ramblings, visit her blog here: gritsforyou.wordpress.com.

Sarah Gerard is an MFA candidate at The New School. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, elimae, and the St. Petersburg Times, among others. She lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, the artist Timm Mettler.

Roland Goity edits fiction for the online journal LITnIMAGE. Recent stories of his appear or will soon in Fiction International, Necessary Fiction, Raleigh Review, and Grey Sparrow Journal. He is editing a literary anthology on rock music and culture as well as working on a novel.

J. P. Greene is an ex-New Yorker who, in his 9-5 days, was an editor-writer for technical, business, and financial periodicals; and on the staff of a management consultant in industrial plant location; on deciding to "go literary" full time, moved to Spain; lives now in Northern California.  Married, two children.

Carol Lynn Grellas is a four-time Pushcart nominee and a 2010 Best of the Net nominee. She is the author of four chapbooks, Breakfast in Winter (Flutter Press 2010) Litany of Finger Prayers (Pudding House Press 2009) Object of Desire (Finishing Line Press 2008), A Thousand Tiny Sorrows (March Street Press 2010) and two electronic chaps: Desired Things (Goldwake Press 2009) To the Children (Victorian Violet Press 2010). Her collection, The Epistemology of an Odd Girl will be forthcoming from Diminuendo Press. Her fifth chapbook, The Butterfly Room is soon to be released from Big Table Publishing. Carol Lynn enjoys serving on the editorial panel for Triggerfish Critical Review. She lives in El Dorado Hills California.

Colin D. Halloran is a former infantryman, cheerleading coach, bartender, lobbying intern, and public school teacher. He has lived on three continents, and though he currently resides in Hartford, CT, he has yet to define home beyond a state of mind. He has had poetry appear in The New York Times and Long River Run, and articles appear throughout the World Wide Web. He is in the process of completing an MFA at Fairfield University where he is the senior poetry editor for the literary journal Mason’s Road. When not wandering and writing, Colin serves as a teaching artist, working with high school students and teachers on incorporating literature into the history classroom.

Joan Harvey's fiction, poetry, and translations have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, Otoliths, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Tampa Review, Bomb, Another Chicago Magazine, Danse Macabre, Osiris, Global City Review, Mountain Gazette, A Trunk of Delirium, Noua Literatura, Pangolin Papers, Inkblot, Prism, Kindred Spirit, Blue Light Red Light, Mississippi Mud, To: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and The Visual Arts, Fiction Monthly, Between C & D (Penguin anthology), Worcester Review, and others. She has won prizes for both poetry and fiction, and has been read on the radio in Manhattan and Aspen, Colorado. She is a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and has translated the poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann.

Kristen Michelle Håvet is an American-Canadian living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is editor in chief of Glossolalia. Her work has recently appeared in The Glass Coin and disenthralled.

Thomas Healy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his stories have appeared in such publications as Freight Train, Full of Crow, Rusty Truck, and Stymie.

Gene Hult is the author of more than 50 published novels, novelizations, non-fiction titles, and novelty books for children and young adults. He lives in the SoHo neighborhood of New York with his good, fat cat named Gladys and his evil cat named Mabel, who is getting fatter.

Julie Ellinger Hunt, 31, has been writing poetry since she could construct a sentence. Her full collection, Ever Changing, is being printed and should be released by late summer/early fall. Julie resides with her two boys and husband in a very inspiring suburban atmosphere.

Julie Innis's stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, Pindeldyboz, and BLIP, among others.

Ana J, is a twenty-seven year old visual artist. She grew up in India and Europe and is now living in the sunny Southern California. She is a literary buff currently working on her first collection of poetry. Her desire to evoke a response is a dynamically strong influence on both her lifestyle and her work.

Sylvia Ji is a self-professed lover of travel and life long student of international culture and art, Sylvia’s experiences and relationships continue to shape her exploration of indefinable human emotion. And while the future remains as mysterious to her as she may be to her audience, Sylvia stands confidently poised to continue to surprise. Now, and in the years to come, her life’s journey is more than the sum of its parts – drawn from her past, built on the present and beyond fascinating expressions of love and lust, beauty and decay, delicacy and passion. She has a BFA Illustration ‘05, Academy of Art, San Francisco. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Her website is here. You can also see her at 827 Ink.

Carolyn T. Johnson, a former banker and now freelance writer from Houston, Texas, draws on her colorful life experiences in the US, Europe and South Africa for her essays, poetry and fiction. Her subject matter comes from the heart, the hurt, the heavenly and sometimes the hilarious. She has been published in the Hope Whispers anthology, the Houston Chronicle and Austin American Statesman newspapers, The Shine Journal and Zygote in my Coffee e-zines and Tower Notes newsletter. She has also received a preliminary acceptance from June Cotner for her upcoming Earth Blessings anthology.

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavy influenced by:  Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg.  His new poetry chapbook with pictures, titled From Which Place the Morning Rises, and his new photo version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom are available here. He also has 2 previous chapbooks available at Lulu.

Scott Alexander Jones completed his MFA at The University of Montana, and began the above poems as Writer-in-Residence at The Montana Artists Refuge during the fall of 2009. A chapbook of his poetry, One Day There Will Be Nothing to Show That We Were Ever Here, was released in 2009 by Bedouin Books, and my poems have appeared most recently in: Third Coast, Bombay Gin, Forklift Ohio, Camas, Brilliant Corners, Sixty-Six: A Journal of Sonnet Studies, Fast Forward, and Ellipsis. He is the co-founder and poetry editor of Zerø Ducats, a literary journal assembled entirely from recycled materials and distributed for free.

Jennifer Mills Kerr lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her stories and memoir have been most recently published in Mused Literary Journal, First Leaves, and Women’s Voices. You can read more of her work here.

Miles Klee lives in Manhattan. He is a contributor to The Awl, The New York Observer and The Indypendent. His short fiction has appeared in Storychord, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Contrary, elimae, Polluto, Brain Harvest, Uncle Magazine, The Big Jewel, A cappella Zoo, Abjective and elsewhere. He is the author behind hatethefuture.com.

Ron Koppelberger has written 92 books of poetry over the past several years and 16 novels. He has published 261 poems and 90 short stories in a variety of periodicals. He has been published in The Storyteller, Ceremony, Write On!!! (Poetry Magazette), Freshly Baked Fiction and Necrology Shorts. He recently won the People’s Choice Award for poetry In The Storyteller for a poem titled Secret Sash. He is a member of The American Poet’s Society as well as The Isles Poetry Association.

Christine Korfhage was born in Albany, NY and grew up overseas. A former artisan and juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, she began writing poetry at age 49. Returning to school after three decades, in 1999 she received her B.A. from Vermont College’s Adult Degree Program where she was awarded a Fellowship for Excellence in Creative Writing. She received her M.F.A. from Bennington College in 2001. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Chiron Review, Connecticut River Review, Nimrod International Review, Paterson Literary Review, Pearl, Red Rock Review and The Spoon River Poetry Review. A mother and grandmother, Christine lives in New Hampshire.

Lavinia Kumar participates in the Delaware Valley and US1 poetry workshops. Her poetry has appeared in Waterways, Caper Literary Journal, Thatchwork (Delaware Valley Poets), Orbis, US1 Worksheets, and the US1 newspaper.


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Wayne-Alan Lamb is a writer from Western Oregon University. He has published work online and in print, including his most recently published poems“Here on this Paper,” which was published in Pearl 37,and “Heaven Here,” which was published in The HazMat Review early in 2009. His most recently published piece was a short story “Truly the Mouse,” published in Danse Macabre in August, 2009.

John Lambremont, Sr. is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet who lives with his wife, their Jack Russell terrier runt, and their fat gray tabby cat in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has a B.A. in English-Creative Writing and a J.D. from Louisiana State University, where he studied writing under William 'Kit' Hathaway, Warren Eyster, and Jim Bennett, and his major focus was poetry. During the last year, John's work has been published or accepted for future publication in Boston Literary Magazine, A Hudson View (2009 Pushcart nomination), Flutter Poetry Journal, Bear Creek Haiku, Breadcrumb Sins, Pattaya Poetry Review, Jerry Jazz Musician, Shenom Magazine, The Fib Review, and Lilliput Review. His collected volume of retrospective poems, 'Whiskey, Whimsy, & Rhymes', is available on Amazon.com and Google Books. John enjoys modern jazz, writing country songs, and adult baseball.

Gina Marie LoBianco graduated from Eastern Illinois Unviersity in May 2009 with a BA in English. She has written nine unpublished novels, six different children’s books, has self published three separate literary journals, and has written five books of poetry. She has coordinated poetry readings at The Paper Café, and read at poetry readings provided through her university. She has received the Louis Murray Award for Children’s Literature in Spring 2008 and Spring 2009, as well as the Mary Coon Cottingham  Scholarship for Creative Writing in 2008. She is currently doing an internship with poet Barry Silesky in Chicago where she is working on her tenth novel (and searching for a paying job).

Ally Malinenko has had poetry published in many journals, including  Zygote in My Coffee, Calliope Nerve, Clockwise Cat, 13th Warrior Review, Amphibi.us, Metazen and Weave. She is also a contributing poet to Reading Ground Blogazine hosted by Breedingground.com. Her first book of poems, entitled The Wanting Bone, was recently published by Six Gallery Press.  Her stories have been published by Outside Writers Collective, Troubadour 21, The New Yinzer, The Crow’s Nest, The Legendary, Metazen, Xenith, Jersey Devil Press and Red Fez.

Katie Manning is Editor-in-Chief of Rougarou and a doctoral fellow at UL-Lafayette. Her poems have been published in PANK, Poet Lore, Right Hand Pointing, So to Speak, and Word Riot, among other journals and anthologies, and she was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Lori A. May is the author of four books, including stains: early poems. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Writer, Rattle, Two Review, Writer's Digest, and anthologies such as Van Gogh's Ear. Lori is also the founding editor of Poets' Quarterly and an associate editor with Northern Poetry Review. A native of Canada, Lori now lives and writes on the shores of Michigan. More information is available online at www.loriamay.com.

Peter Marra is a 51 year old writer living in Williamsburg Brooklyn who supports himself by  computer-related work while trying to write and create music and art. He is a fan of “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” general grindhouse fare, and art films. He has also been published in amphibi.us, Yes,Poetry, Maintenant 4, Beatnik, Crash, and Danse Macabre and is working on his first collection of poems.


Ashley Martin is a librarian, runner and mother. Some of her poems have been published in Quadrant Quarterly.

Michael McIrvin is the author of five poetry collections, including Optimism Blues: Poems Selected and New (Cedar Hill Books, San Diego), two novels including The Blue Man Dreams the End of Time (BeWrite Books, Canada/UK), and an essay collection. He taught writing and literature for several years at the University of Wyoming and now makes his living as a writer and freelance editor. He lives with his wife, Sharon, on the high plains of Wyoming.

John McKernan is now a retired comma herder. He lives - mostly - in West Virginia where he edits ABZ Press. His most recent book is a selected poems Resurrection of the Dust. He has published poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review and many other magazines.

David McLean is Welsh but has lived in Sweden since 1987. He lives there on an island in a large lake called Mälaren, very near to Stockholm, with woman, five cats, and a couple of dogs. He has a BA in History from Balliol, Oxford, and an MA in philosophy, taken much later and much more seriously studied for, from Stockholm. Up to date details of over 1000 poems in various zines over the last three years or so and several available books and chapbooks, including three print full lengths, a few print chapbooks, and a free electronic chapbook, are at his blog.

Conan McMurtrie was born in Malaysia, and grew up itinerantly in South-East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain. He later studied physics and music at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Last summer, his short story A Walk Before Santa Soledad was shortlisted for the Momaya Press Award, and, more recently, his fiction received a commendation in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual. He currently lives in London.

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Boston Review of the Arts, Kalliope, Mudfish, Spectrum and Word Thursdays. Four of her books have been published by fine literary presses. She has performed at the National Arts Club, Borders Bookstore, McNay Art Institute and other distinguished venues. A recent reading was sponsored by the American Academy of Poetry. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky, A.P.D., Albany, New York.

Neila Mezynski has fiction and poetry published on Snow Monkey Journal , Word Riot, elimae, Rumble, Northville Review, Mud Luscious, The Scrambler, Dogzplot, Monkey Bicycle, Short Fast and Deadly among several other journals and reviews.

Originally from LaSalle, Illinois, Jeffrey Miller has been living and teaching in Asia since 1989. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in A-Minor Magazine, The Artful Dodge, Bartleby Snopes, The Camel Saloon, Full of Crow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Magnolia’s Press, Negative Suck, and Orion headless.

Ken Miller was born in Brooklyn, grew up in California and since 1970 has lived in Tacoma WA. His work has included community organizing and corporate public affairs. A political science graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, he's been active in politics for 40 years. Ken's writing reflects his interest in the intersection of public and private interests. At that intersection, he says, we can see some spectacular crashes. He's driven through more than once. As public affairs planning director for a Fortune 100 multinational, Ken worked with lobbyists at the local, state and national levels to identify the company's public policy goals and craft strategies to pursue them. Sometimes this pitted one company against another; often it meant reconciling shareholder goals with the larger public interest.

Leslie Adrienne Miller’s sixth collection of poems, Y, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2012. Her previous collections include The Resurrection Trade (Graywolf, 2007), Eat Quite Everything You See (Graywolf, 2002), Yesterday Had a Man In It (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1998), Ungodliness (CMU, 1994) and Staying Up For Love (CMU, 1990), as well as several chapbooks of poems: No River, chosen by William Stafford as the winner of the Stanley Hanks Chapbook Award from St. Louis Poetry Center, and Hanging on the Sunburned Arm of Some Homeboy, (Domino Impressions Press 1982).
 Miller has been the recipient of  a number of prizes and awards including the Loft McKnight Award of Distinction, judged by Alice Fulton, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships in Poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the PEN Southwest Discovery Award, two Writers-at-Work Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Billee Murray Denny Award in Poetry, among others. Miller’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including  Best American Poetry 2007, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Crazyhorse.

Suchoon Mo is a Korean War veteran and a former Korean Army lieutenant living in the semiarid part of Colorado.   He is a retired university academic.   His poems appeared in Bitter Oleander, segue, epiphany, Journal of Truth and Consequence, Dissident Editiions, Erbacce, Luscid Rhythm,  Spillway Review, Commonline Project, Mad Hatters Review, Battered Suitcase, Centrifugal Eye, and others.   His music compositions appeared in a number of publications.

Brookes Moody is an MFA candidate at The New School. Her work has previously been published in The Northern New England Review and Playground Journal.

Rodney Nelson's work began appearing in mainstream journals like Georgia Review long ago; but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the 2000s. See his entry in the Poets & Writers directory for an outline of the publishing history. Nelson has worked as a book and copy editor and lives in his native northern Great Plains.

Cheyenne Nimes is the 2009 winner of DIAGRAM’s hybrid essay contest. She graduated from the nonfiction writing program at Iowa. Her first MFA- poetry- was from San Francisco State University, where her first book of poems, Passing Through Ninety Degrees, was published and garnered an NEA. She was a 2009 writer in residence at the Iowa Art Museum.


Michelle Ong is a native Texan that lives in North Carolina. She recently finished walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Sergio A. Ortiz is an educator, poet, and photographer.  He has a B.A. in English literature, and a M.A. in philosophy.  His photographs have been published or are forthcoming in: W5RAn.com,  The Neglected Ratio, and The Monongahela Review.  He was recently published, or is forthcoming in: The Battered Suitcase, Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), WTF PWM, The 13th Warrior Review, Dark Lady Poetry, and Writers’ Bloc.  Flutter Press published his debut chapbook, At the Tail End of Dusk (2009).  Ronin Press will publish his second chapbook: Topography of a Desire, due out in May.

Catherine Owen is a writer and musician from Vancouver BC. Her work has recently appeared in Splash of Red, The Danforth Review, Prick of the Spindle and Poetry Salzburg. Her sixth collection is called Frenzy (Anvil Press 2009), with a seventh, Seeing Lessons, due out from Wolsak and Wynn in 2010. Frenzy recently won the Alberta Literary Award. One of her poems, “White Sale”, will be in the 2010 Best Canadian Poetry Anthology.

Adriana Paramo's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Waccamaw Journal, F-Magazine (f9), Saw Palm Journal, The Clever Title, Lips Service, and Latina Voices. She is a cultural anthropologist currently pursuing a graduate degree in Creative Writing at the University of South Florida. She work with the Seminole Tribe Department of Education and live in Florida with a Scotsman and two mutts.

Christopher Pascale was born in Flushing, New York on March 10, 1982.  He is a freelance journalist, poet, and novelist with one book, MANSON.  Currently, he lives in DeRidder, Louisiana with his family while he works on his next novel.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.

James Piatt earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University. He earned a doctorate from Brigham Young University. He is a retired college professor and spends his summers along a river, reading, writing, and penning poetry.  He has been published in Contemporary American Voices (featured poet), Word Catalyst Magazine (featured poet), Apollo’s Lyre, Caper Journal, Vox Poetica, Shadow Poetry Anthology, The Penwood Review, Wilderness House Review, Front Porch Review, A Handful of Stones, Autumn Leaves, Hanging Moss Journal, Phati’tude Literary Magazine and Poetry & Writing, have published his poetry. Word Catalyst Magazine, Caper Journal, Everyday Weirdness Magazine, the Cynic Magazine, Suspense Magazine, Clockwise Cat, and Medulla Fiction have published his short stories. He has had eight non-fiction pieces published in professional journals.

Timothy Pilgrim, Montana native and associate professor of journalism at Western Washington University, has published over 70 poems in literary journals and anthologies, such as Idaho's poets: A Centennial Anthology (University of Idaho) and Weathered Pages: the Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press). See his poems here.

Charles Pitter has been published by Mediavirus, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Clockwise Cat, Underground Voices, Sugarmule and Fire magazine.
David S. Pointer was the son of a bank robber who died when David was 3 years old. David later served in the Marine military police. He earned a M.S. in sociology and has two chapbooks coming from New Polish Beat, and Thunderclap Press. David lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his two daughters.


Thelma T. Reyna is the author of The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories (2009, Outskirts Press). It was selected as editor Marcela Landres’ Book of the Month for Powerful Latinas in July 2010. It has been well-received. Reyna’s stories, poems, essays, and other nonfiction have been published in literary and academic journals, literature textbooks, anthologies, and in regional media throughout the years. Contact Reyna at her website.

Jenny Rossi has been published in Short, Fast, and Deadly, The Critic and The Barton Chronicle.

Paul Piatkowski lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina with his beautiful wife and precocious corgi. His writing has appeared in journals like U.S.1 Worksheets, A Hudson View, 2River View, River Poets Journal and Tonopah Review.

Kenneth Pobo won the 2009 poetry chapbook contest from Main Street Rag for his manuscript called Trina and the Sky.  It was published in December 2009.  In 2008, WordTech Press published his book called Glass Garden.  His stories appear in: Galleon, Word Riot, Verbsap, Tonopah Review, and elsewhere.

Christine Jessica Margaret Reilly is currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence University. She received a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English: Creative Writing at Bucknell University. Two of her poems will be featured in The Clearing: Forty Years with Toni Morrison, 1970-2010, a book by James Braxton Peterson and Carmen Gillespie. She has been published in the Anemone Sidecar, Asinine Poetry, Breadcrumb Scabs, Blood Lotus, Canopic Jar, the Bijou Poetry Review, CaKe, Blinking Cursor., Louffa Press, and Eudaimonia. She has also been published in Bucknell's publications, Fire and Ice and Mirth Grinder. One of her poems was featured in an African Blues Art Installation piece in Bucknell University's Bertrand Library. She lives in New York.

Ines Rivera Prosdocimi finished her M.F.A in Creative Writing at American University in 2009.  Her work has appeared in the Afro-Hispanic Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Border Senses, Brush Mountain Review, Callaloo, Hispanic Cultural Review, Kweli Journal, PALABRA, Pterodáctilo, Poet Lore, Revista LENGUA, and The Caribbean Writer. Recently, her manuscript, “The Flamboyan’s Red Petals,” was a finalist in the 2010 Crab Orchard Series in the Poetry First Book Award competition.

Abigail Rine is a working writer living in Newberg, OR. His fiction work has previously appeared in Talking River Review. Abigail has also published non-fiction and criticism in Forum for Modern Language Studies and several edited book collections.

Daniel Romo is currently an MFA candidate at Antioch University, but is transferring to Queens University of Charlotte in the winter.  His recent poems can be found in Divine Dirt Quarterly, Scythe, and Kill Author.  He was recently nominated for Best of the Net Anthology, and the Pushcart Prize.  His first book of poetry, Romancing Gravity, is forthcoming from Pecan Grove Press.  More of his writing can be found here.

Betsy Rosenberg has been published in The Paris Review, Runes Review, In POsse Review and other journals and anthologies. She is also a translator.

Jenny Torres Sanchez isa young adult writer and is currently working on a second novel.  Sheis represented by Ms.Kerry Sparks of the Levine Greenberg LiteraryAgency. El Viaje is inspired by the music of Mexican singer/songwriter, Lila Downs and the photography of Agustin Casasola.

Joel Sattler is a well-known antiquarian bookseller. He has been published in a number of magazines in the past, including Gargoyle, Laurel Review, Stonecloud, Audubon, etc. He currently resides a mile north of The Beltway.

Ray Scanlon was born, grew up, and lives in Massachusetts. Recently his writing has appeared, as if by magic, at Tiny Lights, Camroc Press Review, and Writers' Bloc. He has grandchildren, extraordinary luck, and a vanity web site here. He's pretty sure he could write a book, if only he had something to say.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a fronteriza poet from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas and Juárez, México. She is an  MFA candidate at the University of New Mexico in poetry and will be the new poetry co-editor for Blue Mesa Review.

Holly Schwartz-Coignat lives in France with her husband. When she's not writing she's either running, cooking or struggling with the French language. She enjoys studying medieval philosophy but hasn't found a use for it yet. Other stories by Holly can be found in The Battered Suitcase, Foundling Review, The First Line and With Painted Word.

Eric Scott is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, due to graduate this December. His nonfiction work has recently appeared in Ashe Journal, Killing the Buddha and Kerouac's Dog Magazine.

Three times a Pushcart Prize nominee, Beate Sigriddaughter has published prose and poetry in many print and online magazines.  Her most recent book Snow White: A Mirror In Several Voices, was published in 2009.  She has also established the Glass Woman Prize to honor authentic women’s voices (details at www.sigriddaughter.com).

Jasmine Silver can be found in Anon, Flutter and Barely South Review. For any further information, feel free to email: jasmine.m.silver@gmail.com. She is a wandering poet. The empress of her heart painting words, exposing passion, constructing thoughts, a budding lyricist. Jasmine lives, however, only to write, drifting through nature’s circadian seasons, the puppet of cerulean peace. Her work has been published in a few reviews, journals and online venues.

Ray Sharp is a public health planner who lives and works on the Keweenaw Peninsula along Michigan’s rugged Lake Superior shore. Sharp studied Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Colorado, and regards Lorca and Neruda among his literary heroes. His poems have appeared at Caper Literary Journal, Eclectic Flash, qarrtsiluni, Referential Magazine, SPARK and vox poetica, and can be seen  “Borges, the Blind Seer” is Sharp’s first published story.

Amy Soricelli has been writing poetry for a long time. Published in Grub Street, Picuyune Press, Long Island Quarterly, CrossBronx, Poetrybay.com - and was happily accepted into a Master Poetry workshop with Billy Collins. She is happily married with a 19 year old daughter and a cat named Henry James. She is a native New Yorker.

Adam J. Sorkin’s recent books of translation include Memory Glyphs, a volume of three Romanian prose poets (Twisted Spoon, 2009), Mircea Ivănescu’s lines poems poetry, translated with Lidia Vianu (University Press of Plymouth [U.K.], 2009), and Carmen Firan’s Rock and Dew (Sheep Meadow Press, 2010, translated mostly with Firan). Forthcoming are Ioan Es. Pop’s No Way Out of Hadesburg (University Press of Plymouth, 2010) and Rodica Draghincescu’s A Sharp Double-Edged Luxury Object (Cervena Barva, 2012).

Danielle Spears is a graduate of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences from the University of Washington, Tacoma. She currently resides in Southeast Oklahoma where she teaches high school English, journalism, and speech/drama. You can also look for her work in September's issue of phati'tude Literary Magazine.

Christina Marie Speed lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two sons. She co-edits the Literary Reflections Department of Literary Mama. Ms. Speed has poetry at Vox Poetica, a column at Moondance and work forthcoming at Dogzplot. Come visit: christinamariespeed.com.

Erika Suni is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh native, she now lives in New Orleans. Her work has appeared in Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics.

Jon Tribble's poems have appeared in the anthologies Surreal South andWhere We Live: Illinois Poets, and in the Southeast Review, BlackZinnias, and Southern Indiana Review. He teaches at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he is the managing editor of Crab OrchardReview and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetrypublished by SIU Press.

Nathaniel Tower writes fiction, teaches English, and manages the online lit magazine Bartleby Snopes. His short fiction has appeared in over 50 online and print magazines. A story of his, "The Oaten Hands," was named one of 190 notable stories by storySouth's Million Writers Award in 2009. His first novel, A Reason To Kill, is due out in July 2011. Visit him here.

Bobbie Troy is a freelance technical editor/writer, but her real passion is writing flash fiction, poetry, and original fairy tales with a 21st century twist. Her poetry appears in print and online: Concise Delight Magazine of Short Poetry, Issue 1; Vox Poetica, poetryblog, prompts pages, and contributors series; SPARK, an art and writing project; Haiku Ramblings, Winter 2009-2010 and Summer 2010; Leaf Garden Press, Issue #9; and Inspirations: Images and Words, Collection 1. She has work forthcoming in the Journal of Liberal Arts and Education. Her fairy-tale play, Sasha and the Tree of Sorrows, will be produced by a local theater group. Her poem, Dear Diane, was nominated for the 2010 Pushcart Prize and is archived in the Library of Congress and the Poets House, New York. To hear Bobbie read Dear Diane, visit this link.

Floarea Țuțuianu [pronounced “Tsu-tsu-ya'-nu”] graduated from the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of the Fine Arts in Bucharest and is now a member of both the Artists’ Union and the Writers’ Union of Romania. She has published four books of poetry, The Fish Woman (1996), Libresse oblige (1998), The Lion Mark (2000), and a collected volume with new poems, The Art of Seduction (2002). Țuțuianu works as a graphic designer at the Romanian Cultural Institute Publishing House in Bucharest, where she lives. Poems of hers have come out in The Marlboro Review, Artful Dodge, Turnrow, Tampa Review, Puerto del Sol, New Letters, 5 AM, Poetry International, Blood Orange Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Diode, Sleet, St. Petersburg Review, and The Dirty Goat.

Troy Urquhart is the author of Springtime Sea Bathing (Greying Ghost, 2010), the editor of Willows Wept Review, and a contributor to Vouched Books. He teaches writing and American literature at Montverde Academy, where he serves as Director of Professional Development. He can be reached online here.

Milla van der Have (The Netherlands, 1975) wrote her first poem at 16, during a physics class. Since then she has written poetry, short stories and fairy tales. She has (self)published two poetry books. An avid reader of Anglo-American literature, she has changed to English as a writing language, because she feels English better enables her to create the fiction and poetry she has in mind. Recurring themes in her work are love, myth, alienation and tricks of fate. Milla occasionally posts samples of her work here. Publications (in the US): www.lochravenreview.net (summer 2010 Vol IV, No 2).

Marc Vincenz is of Swiss-British descent, was born in Hong Kong, and worked in China for many years. More recently based out of Iceland, he writes a featured column for The Reykjavik Grapevine, Iceland’s English language newspaper. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming in various journals, including: Poetry Salzburg Review, MiPoesias, Nth Position, Poets and Artists, the nervous breakdown and Right Hand Pointing.  He is currently putting the finishing touches on two collections of poetry, and a spoken-word CD.

Ajay Vishwanathan is a three-time Best of The Net Anthology nominee. Ajay has work published or forthcoming in over eighty literary journals, including Smokelong Quarterly, The Minnesota Review, elimae, 34th Parallel, and The Potomac.

Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 240 online and print journals. He is a self-taught pianist and painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology. He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis. Ernest is an English Professor at Essex County College. Professor Williamson is also a Ph.D. Candidate at Seton Hall University in the field of Higher Education Leadership.

Gwen Wille's work has previously appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Divine Dirt Quarterly, and Willows Wept Review,and is forthcoming in Writers' Bloc.

Darryl Willis, a Texan, has lived abroad in exotic places such as Tennessee and Arkansas. He is married and has two daughters. He currently resides and writes in Texas. His work involves travel to Ukraine a few times during the year and has fallen in love with the people and the country. You can read his poetry on his website. He has been published with Eclectic Flash, vox poetica and other journals.

Martin Willitts, Jr.  has recent books including The Secret Language of the Universe (March Street Press, 2006); Lowering Nets of Light (Pudding House Publications, 2007); News from the Front (www.slowtrains.com, 2007); Alternatives to Surrender (Plain View Press, 2007); and Words & Paper (www.threelightsgallery.com, 2008).

Dallas Woodburn is the author of two collections of short stories and a forthcoming novel. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Dzanc Books "Best of the Web" anthology. Currently an MFA student at Purdue University, she is also the founder of "Write On! For Literacy," an organization that empowers youth through writing and reading. Projects include writing contests, a Summer Writing Camp, and an annual Holiday Book Drive that has donated more than 11,000 new books to underprivileged kids. Learn more at http://www.writeonbooks.org.

Changming Yuan, two-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Politics and Poetics (2009), who grew up in rural China and published several books before moving to Canada, currently works as a tutor in Vancouver and has had poetry appearing in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and 270 other literary publications worldwide. 

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé has edited more than 10 books and co-produced 3 audio books. A recipient of the Singapore Internationale Grant and Hiew Siew Nam Academic Award, he also works in clay, his ceramic pieces housed in museums and private collections in India, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.



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