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Michal Macku: Macku was born on April 17, 1963 in Bruntal, Czechoslovakia. He is a graduate from the Technological Faculty of the Polytechnic Institute in Brno and the Institute of Art Photography at Prague. Until 1991, he worked at the Sigma Olomouc Research Center. He then taught at the Pedagogical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc. Macku has lived as a freelance artist since 1992. In 1989, he created his own photographic technique which he has named "Gellage". He continues to use and develop this technology in his still-photo art work, and, with the cooperation of Czech Television Brno, has made an animated Gellage film. Macku’s website is http://www.michal-macku.cz/. Spring Supplement 2006, Cover


Donal Mahoney: Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Revival (Ireland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), Poetry Super Highway, Pirene's Fountain (Australia), Danse Macabre, Public Republic (Bulgaria), and other publications. Fall 2009, II


Dennis Mahagin: Mahagin's stories and poems appear in Exquisite Corpse, 42opus, Storyglossia, Absinthe Literary Review, Stirring, Smokelong Quarterly, Thieves Jargon, PANK, Keyhole, and Night Train. He also edits fiction and poetry for the online magazine called FriGG. Fall 2010, II


Nell Maiden: In addition to her role as a management and program analyst for the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., Maiden also taught creative writing workshops, organized many poetry festivals and readings, and was a founder of the Appalachian Center for Poets and Writers. Her work appeared in numerous journals such as Antietam Review, Negative Capability, and Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review. Sow’s Ear Press published her poetry collection, Reflections in a Clockshop in 1996. She died in 2003. Winter 2001, II / Summer 2002, Review / Summer 2003, Afterword


Rachel Mallino: Mallino currently lives in North Carolina with her daughter and new husband. Her poetry has appeared in 42 Opus, Pebble Lake Review, Stirring, Boxcar Poetry Review as well as others. Her poem “Knuckle-bone” won Best of the Net 2006 by Sundress Publications. Summer 2007, III


Jeff Mann: Mann teaches literature and creative writing at Virginia Tech. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous publications including Shenandoah, West Branch, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, and Appalachian Heritage. He is the author of a number of books of poetry, including Flint Shards from Sussex, winner of the 1999 Gival Press Poetry Contest (Arlington, VA). He is the author of the memoir Loving Mountains, Loving Men (Ohio University Press) and a collection of essays, Edge (Haworth Press). Spring Supplement 2008 / Winter 2010, III / blue collection 1, Spring 2010


Nicholas Manning: After graduating from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia with a B.A in Comparative Literature and French, Manning was the recipient of a three year scholarship to the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, where he currently is completing his second year of study. He writes, “Last year I took my Maîtrise (MA Degree) at the Sorbonne with a thesis on the contemporary French poet Philippe Jaccottet.” Manning’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the following literary journals: Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics, Fire, Obsessed With Pipework, Imago, Centoria, and Scope. Summer 2005, II


Jacqueline Marcus: Marcus' first book of poems, Close to the Shore, will be published by Michigan State University Press, Summer 2002. Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, The Journal, The Ohio Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Poetry International, Cider Press Review and elsewhere. Online Journals: Featured Poet in PoetryMagazine.com (October Issue), Exquisite Corpse and ThreeCandles.org. She is the editor of ForPoetry.com. Marcus teaches philosophy at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California. Winter 2002, II


Leslie Marcus: Marcus is the recipient of numerous awards for her Romantic, Contemporary Figurative Fine Art Paintings. In addition, she is a Textile Print Designer. Clients include: Big Dog Sportswear, Mossimo, Patagonia, Nike and more. Presently, Marcus is a freelance Textile Designer and Exhibits her Figurative Fine Art in the Southern California Area. In a recent review, Karen Lewis, Ojai Arts Commissioner, writes of Marcus technique, “This deft brushwork, and ease and fluidity of painting, and pushing for color, is nevermore evident that in Marcus' series of small female figures and portraits painted directly from life. These spontaneous watercolors, often in vibrant primary colors, with just a suggestion of line and pattern, capture the immediacy of the model's presence in a few bold strokes. They represent a synthesis of design techniques and painterly effects, and Leslie Marcus' mastery of both.” Marcus’ website is leslie-marcus.fineartamerica.com. Winter 2004, Featured / Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader / Winter 2005, Contents / Summer 2005, Cover, Featured, II, IV / Winter 2006 / Fall 2006, Featured / Winter 2007 / Winter 2008, Contents, I, III / Winter 2008, Cover / Spring 2009, Cover / Winter 2010, Contents, II / blue collection 1, Spring 2010 / Fall 2010, Contents


Jeff Daniel Marion: Marion grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee, and retired in 2002 after thirty-five years of teaching at Carson Newman College. He lives in Knoxville, Tennsessee, but maintains a writing retreat overlooking the Holston River. As poet, teacher, editor, printer, and lecturer, Marion has helped to create and support the literature of the southern Appalachian region over the last three decades. His poems have appeared in more than 60 journals and anthologies. He is the author of numerous collections including Tight Lines, The Chinese Poet Awakens, and Ebbing & Flowing Springs: New and Selected Poems and Prose, 1976-2001. His fiction has appeared in The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Now & Then and Appalachian Heritage. Spring Supplement 2008


Clare L. Martin: Martin is a poet-mother-wife living with a diagnosis of bipolar disease since 1992. She is a graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana. Her creative writing has appeared or is forthcoming in several literary journals, including Farmhouse Magazine, Blood Lotus, Lily Lit Review and Wheelhouse Magazine. She is also the playwright of Waterlines produced in April and November 2006, and May 2007 as part of the project Sustained Winds, a collaboration of Louisiana artists responding to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Sustained Winds will be performed in New York City in August 2007 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Summer 2007, III / blue collection 1, Spring 2010


Dana Guthrie Martin: Martin lives in the Seattle area and writes wherever poetry will have her. Most of the time, she and poetry manage to hobble along awkwardly but relatively well. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Blood Orange Review, Blossombones, Boxcar Poetry Review, Failbetter, Fence, Juked, Qarrtsiluni, and Weave Magazine. Dana is co-editor of Postal Poetry. Spring 2009


Joan Mazza: Mazza is the author of six books, including Dreaming Your Real Self. Her work has appeared in Potomac Review, Möbius, Permafrost, Writer’s Digest, Personal Journaling, and Playgirl . She now writes poetry full-time in the woods in Mineral, Virginia. Winter 2007


Cathy McArthur: McArthur’s poetry has appeared most recently in Jacket, Lumina, The Melic Review, and XConnect. Her work was selected for CUNYArtsGala, 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2006 she received an MFA in Poetry from The City College of New York, and was also awarded The Malanche Prize for her translations of Contemporary Latin American Poets. She currently teaches Literature and English Composition at CCNY. She has also taught Creative Writing at LaGuardia Community College, The Institute for Contemporary Art-PS 1 Museum, and The Lighthouse for the Blind in New York City. McArthur is Program Coordinator for the Readings On the Bowery series, sponsored by Four Way Books. Winter 2002, II / Summer 2002, I / Summer 2003, III / Summer 2004, II / Summer 2005, V / Winter 2008, II


Marty McConnell: McConnell lives at the intersection of worlds, challenging the categorization and segregation society requires regarding sexuality, poetry genres, gender, race, beauty... A member of the 2000 and 2001 New York City/Union Square national poetry slam teams and the 2000 Lamba Slam Champion, McConnell received her MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College in May 2001 and has completed three national Wandering Uterus tours with the Morrigan, the all-female performance poetry collective she co-founded in Chicago in 1998 (www.theMorrigan.org). She curates the weekly "a little bit louder" poetry series at 13 Bar Lounge in New York City. Her work is currently available in her two chapbooks, down to bone and atoms to logic, as well as in the 2001 and 2002 Syracuse Cultural Worker's Women Artists DatebooksWill Work for Peace and A Generation Defining Itself: In Our Own Words. In addition, her work and theories are featured in Writing the Oral Poem, University of Missouri Press, 2001. Supplement 2002, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader


Laura McCullough: McCullough’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boulevard, Nightsun, Whiskey Island, Poetry East, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, and Exquisite Corpse. She teaches at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. Summer 2005, II


Jim McCurry: McCurry has taught in philosophy and poetry at Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois, since 1980. His work has appeared in magazines like Annetna Nepo, nycBigCityLit, Fish Drum, Poems Niederngasse, Muse Apprentice Guild, Rio, Snow Monkey, Tryst, and others. Indium, a book of poems, is due from Ravenna Press (Kathryn Rantala, editor), in early fall 2007. Winter 2005, Featured / Summer 2007, II


Karyna McGlynn: Originally from Austin, Texas, McGlynn’s poems have appeared in Connecticut Review, Rosebud, The Pedestal Magazine, Cimarron Review, Midwest Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Good Foot, Wisconsin Review, and Verse. A three-time Pushcart nominee and graduate of the creative writing program at Seattle University, she was recently nominated for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. McGlynn is a former member and coach of five National Poetry Slam teams from Austin and Seattle. She has been awarded the Cornwell Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Michigan where she is currently pursuing her MFA. Winter 2006 (Audio) / Fall 2006, IV


Maureen McHugh: McHugh is pursuing a degree in English with a minor in Classics. She has previously been published in the literary magazines Stylus and Stirring and is forthcoming in The South Carolina Review and Wheelhouse Magazine. She is also the editor of University of Maryland's independent literary journal That Far Down, and won the Jiminez-Porter literary prize in 2007. Summer 2007, IV


David McLean: McLean has an e-chap at why vandalism?, a chapbook at erbacce at plus a full length collection at Whistling Shade that will be released in 2008. He has around 480 poems in just over 200 magazines. Fall 2008, IV


Seth McMillan: McMillan, who in addition to being a writer, an artist and a yoga instructor, is the editor of SpaceBreather, an online arts and literary journal. His publishing credits include Foliate Oak, Tamafhyr Mountain, Apples and Oranges, Shampoo, Snow Monkey, and Unlikely Stories. Summer 2003, IV


Steve Meador: Meador’s book Throwing Percy from the Cherry Tree won the D-N Publishing 2008 National Book Competition and was released in April. It has been nominated for several awards, including a National Book Award, for poetry. He has appeared Umbrella, MIPOesias, Word Riot, Foliate Oak, Avatar Review & many others and he also has two chapbooks by Pudding House Publications. Percy is available from www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and www.d-npublishing.com. A real estate broker, he lives in Florida with his wife and three sons. Fall 2008, III


Corey Mesler: One of Mesler’s short stories was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, edited by Shannon Ravenel. Also in 2002, his novel-in-dialogue, Talk, was published by Livingston Press and was greeted with praise from the likes of Lee Smith, Robert Olen Butler, Debra Spark, and John Grisham. Mesler has published prose and poetry in Yellow Silk, Small Press Review, Rattle, Quick Fiction, Timber Creek Review, Potomac Review, Slant, Lilliput Review, Mid-American Poetry Review, Cotyledon, Snakeskin (England), Poet Lore,, The Pegasus Review, The Spirit that Moves Us, Wind, Rhino, Visions International, and many others. He is the author of a chapbook of poems, Piecework, from the Wing and a Wheel Press. His work may be found in numerous anthologies such as Full Court: A Literary Anthology of Basketball (Breakaway Books), Pocket Parenting Poetry Guide (Pudding Press), Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure (New World Press) and Smashing Icons (Curious Rooms). Mesler recently won the Moonfire Poetry Chapbook Competition and his chapbook will be published by Still Waters Press in 2003. He and his wife live in Memphis where they own Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. Summer 2003, II / Summer 2005, III


Nicholas Messenger: Messenger was born in 1945, and after completing a degree at Auckland University, travelled extensively in South America, and lived in Europe for several years. For a long time he made his living as a teacher, of science, art, and languages, in High Schools in New Zealand, where he was a long-standing member of mountain Search and Rescue organisation. He won the Glover Poetry award in New Zealand in the 1970’s. His poems have been published in journals such as About The Arts, Blackmail, Coffee Press Journal, Jacket, Taj Mahal Review. He also has had a few small one-man shows of his paintings. After nine years in Japan teaching English, Messenger is presently running a small home-stay business in Hokitika, New Zealand, with his Japanese wife. He has two grown-up children from a previous marriage. Summer 2007, IV


Mia: Mia is the editor of Tryst. Her work is forthcoming in Poets / Artists, The Cortland Review, and Slant Poetry. Previous publications in OCHO 27, 29, Quiet Mountain Essays. Fall 2010, II


Farida Mihoub: Mihoub, who lives in Paris, France, is a mother of three and works as an editorial assistant for a medical journal. Her work as been published in The Pedestal Magazine, The Melic Review, Cold Glass, ESC Mag, Carillon, The Red Lamp and Aritzlan. Summer 2004, IV


E. Ethelbert Miller: The chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, Miller has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University since 1974. He is the author of numerous books, including most recently, First Light (1994), Whispers, Secrets and Promises (1998), and Buddha Weeping In Winter (2001). He has edited several anthologies, and his most recent, In Search of Color Everywhere (1994), was awarded the 1994 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Miller's memoir Fathering Words: The Making of An African American Writer was published in 2000. He was one of the 60 American authors selected and honored by Laura Bush and The White House at the First National Book Festival, September 8, 2001. Winter 2002, I / Summer 2002, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader / Spring Supplement 2006


Joe Mills: A faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he has published three volumes of poetry – Somewhere During the Spin Cycle, Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers, and Love and Other Collisions. Fall 2010, II


Jim Minick: Minick has authored two books of poetry, Her Secret Song (MotesBooks), and Burning Heaven (Wind), along with a collection of essays titled Finding a Clear Path (WVUP). His writing has appeared in many places including Shenandoah, Orion, Rivendell, Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Conversations with Wendell Berry, and The Sun. He teaches at Radford University and lives on a farm in Virginia. Spring Supplement 2008


Felicia Mitchell: Mitchell’s poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and she is the author of two chapbooks: Earthenware Fertility Figure (Talent House Press, 1999) and The Cleft of the Rock (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2009). She guest-edited the Spring Supplement 2008 issue of Blue Fifth Review, and recently was featured in the journal’s broadside series. Mitchell lives in Washington County, Virginia, and teaches at Emory & Henry College. Spring Supplement 2008, Editor / Broadside #11, Su08 / Winter 2008, I


Reid Mitchell: Mitchell has published poems in the Asia Literary Review, Cha, Poetry Macao, Mascara Poetry, and elsewhere, as well as several short stories and one novel. He frequently writes with the Hong Kong poet Tammy Ho and their work has been published in Barrow Street, Ghoti, Admit2, and elsewhere. Fall 2008, IV


Eileen Moeller: Moeller, who now lives in Philadelphia, has an M.A. in Poetry from Syracuse University and has been published in the anthology Cries of the Spirit, ed. Marilyn Sewell, Beacon Press) and journals, both print and online, such as Feminist Studies, Paterson Literary Review, Caprice, Poetry London Newsletter, and Body in Transit. Summer 2007, II


George Moore: Moore’s poetry publications include three print collections, and poems in The Atlantic, Poetry, North American Review, Orion, Colorado Review, Nimrod, Meridian, Chelsea, Southern Poetry Review, Southwest Review, Chariton Review, and has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize. He was a finalist for the 2007 Richard Snyder Memorial Prize, from Ashland Poetry Press, and earlier for The National Poetry Series, The Brittingham Poetry Award, and the Anhinga Poetry Prize. Moore has two new e-Books out, including All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (poetschapbooks.com, 2008). He teaches literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Fall 2009, Featured


Yvonne Morris: An adjunct communications instructor and full-time English instructional specialist at Elizabethtown Community College in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Morris recently co-authored a textbook supplement of keyboarding activities for South-Western Publishing. She has also had work appear in Rolling Stone and Chaos. Summer 2001, II / Supplement 2002, III


Phaswane Mpe: Mpe has taught African Literature and Publishing Studies in the Department of African Literature (now part of the School of Literature and Language Studies), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, for seven years before he joined Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, as Doctoral Fellow in May 2002. In addition to his many academic publications, Mpe has also published stories and poems in Modern South African Stories (2002), Unity in Flight: Short Fiction (2001), English Academy Review (1999), New Coin (1998) and ImPrint (1995). His poem, "From Our Hillbrow Tower (On Strikes Against Terror)," is due for publication in Public Culture (2003 - a special issue on "Writing the Global City From Johannesburg"). Mpe's first novel, Welcome To Our Hillbrow (University of Natal Press, 2001) was shortlisted for South Africa's most prestigious literary prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Award (2002), and the Sanlam Literary Award for Fiction 2001. It received honorable mention for the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa 2002. His collection of stories, Brooding Clouds, has been accepted for publication by the University of Natal Press. Winter 2003, Featured


Greg Muller: Muller is a poet and artist who lives in Philadelphia. He is a heart transplant recipient who began drawing and painting not long after transplant as a form of recreation and relaxation. He writes, “I’ve never had as much as a nanosecond of formal art studio training and I don’t want any. I just let myself go a little nutty when I draw and paint.” A jazz fan, Muller reconstructed a badly damaged stand-up double bass named “Patches”. Summer 2002, I


J. B. Mulligan: J.B. Mulligan has had poems and stories in dozens of magazines, including recently, Contemporary Sonnet, Argestes, Tonopah Review, Loch Raven Review, Short Story and Aunt Chloe, two chapbooks: The Stations of the Cross and THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS, and has appeared in the anthology Inside Out: A Gathering of Poets. Fall 2009, I


Christopher Mulrooney: Mulrooney, author of notebook and sheaves, has had poems, fiction, translations and photographs in Janus Head, Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore, Combo, Big City Lit, Retort, and elsewhere. Winter 2003, Featured / Winter 2007


Christina Murphy: Murphy’s writing has been published in Crescent Review, Greensboro Review, Descant, Counterexample Poetics, Modern Short Stories, and Storyscape, among others, and has received an Editor’s Choice Award and Special Mention for a Pushcart Prize. She always appreciates hearing from readers and can be reached at 446river3@gmail.com. Fall 2009, II


Rich Murphy: Murphy’s poetry has been published widely in such journals as Rolling Stone, Poetry Magazine, Grand Street, New Letters, Negative Capability, Confrontation Magazine, Inertia Magazine, Barrelhouse Review, West 47 (Ireland), Aesthetica Review (England), New Delta Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Spring Supplement 2006


Bryan Christopher Murray: Murray, poet, musician, graduate of Bucknell University, student of Virginia Tech’s MFA program, born and raised in the Bronx, New York, recently published in Floyd County Moonshine’s 1.2 issue. Fall 2009, II


Kristine Ong Muslim: Muslim’s publication credits include more than five hundred poems and stories in over two hundred journals and magazines worldwide, such as Bellevue Literary Review, Chronogram, Grasslimb, Pearl, The Pedestal Magazine, Porcupine, and Turnrow. Winter 2008, I


Ben Nardolilli: Nardolilli lives in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Houston Literary Review, Perigee Magazine, Canopic Jar, Lachryma: Modern Songs of Lament, Baker’s Dozen, Thieves Jargon, Farmhouse Magazine, Poems Niederngasse, Underground Voices Magazine, SoMa Literary Review, Heroin Love Songs, Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue and Perspectives Magazine. In addition he was the poetry editor for West 10th Magazine at NYU and maintains a blog at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com. Fall 2009, II


J. Alan Nelson: Nelson, a writer and a lawyer, has published previously in Wisconsin Review, South Carolina Review, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, Adirondack Review, Red Cedar Review, Identity Theory, Hawai’i Review, Kennesaw Review, and Driftwood Review, Ken*Again, and forthcoming work to be published in the Connecticut River Review and Fulcrum. Fall 2008, III


Jasmine Neosh: Neosh is a poet, playwright, and ethnographer from the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Her writing has appeared in such publications as GetUnderground.com and Elder & Leemaur's yearly anthology, Authors of Tomorrow. Her one-act play Gynoid has recently run as part of a festival for up-and-coming playwrights and directors at Loyola University of Chicago, where she is majoring in journalism. Currently, she is working on an extensive ethnography of Chicago’s flourishing underground hip-hop scene. Neosh writes that she “can usually be found at all-ages open mic spots all around the city, somewhere near the back wall of the room where the acoustics are best and nobody minds the cigarette smoke.” Summer 2007, I


Karen Neuberg: Working as a researcher for a consulting firm in New York, Neuberg attempts to write in the early morning hours. On weekends, she and her husband travel to their small house in the Catskills to spend time writing and painting. She has an MFA from the New School University. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Northeast Corridor, Lynx Eye, Synaesthetic, and Illya's Honey. Winter 2002, II


William Neumire: Neumire has two chapbooks, Resonance of Kin (Pudding House) and Between Worlds (Foothills Publishing). He writes, “His poems have appeared in sundry journals and he lives nowhere, hoping to soon change that sad fact.” Summer 2004, IV / Blue Fifth Reader


P. J. Nights: Nights lives in coastal Maine and teaches physics and astronomy further inland. She is the senior poetry editor of MiPo. Her poetry has been published in various print and online journals including Penumbra, Animus, Slow Trains, Volumes 1 and 2, MiPo Print, Stirring, Steel Point Quarterly, The Green Tricycle, the muse apprentice guild, Lotus Blooms Journal, and the textbook Language and Prejudice. Her poem "three parts wormwood, one part Solomon's Seal" placed first in the 2003 Poetry Super Highway contest. Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Summer 2004, III / Blue Fifth Reader / Summer 2007, IV


David Niles: Niles currently lives in Paxton, Massachusetts, with his wife Jennifer and son Nathaniel and where he also works as a web designer for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has been showing his photography for the last 20 years in such diverse places as Boulder, Colorado; Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island and more recently, Tokyo, Japan. Niles’ work has been seen in print publications including the Boston Globe, Earthwatch Magazine and Yankee's Guide to New England, and on the web at Pierian Springs and Eye Caramba. Winter 2004, Featured


Danna Jae Nordin: Nordin, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, currently works as a Human Resources Manager for two resort spas. Recently remarried, she shares her life with her wonderful husband Cary and amazing teenage daughter Lucy. Danna's poetry has been published (under the last name Botwick) in Red Rock Review, Urban Spaghetti, Blue Fifth Review, Poems Niederngasse, In Our Own Words and Off the Cuffs. Winter 2001, I / Summer 2001, IV / Summer 2005, II / Winter 2010, III


Philip Byron Oakes: Oakes lives in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Otoliths, Switchback, Cricket Online Review, Sawbuck and Taiga. His first volume of poetry is Cactus Land (77 Rogue Letters, 2009). Fall 2009, III


Mwatabu S. Okantah: Born in Orange, New Jersey in 1952, Mwatabu Okantah holds the BA degree in English and African Studies from Kent State University (1976) and the MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York (1982). A former Assistant to the Director of the Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University, he is currently Poet in Residence in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University and Director of the Center of Pan-African Culture. As a poet and lecturer, Okantah has appeared in various locations throughout the USA, Canada and West Africa. As a performer, he has worked in a variety of musical situations, including time as Griot for the Iroko African Drum & Dance Society and in an ongoing collaboration with the Cavani String Quartet. Currently he is the leader of the Muntu Kuntu Energy Ensemble—a four piece performance group. Okantah’s honors include a 1999 Outstanding Teaching Award and selection in Outstanding Writers of the 20th Century by the International Biographical Centre. In 1994, he served as a “special guest” guide for Sankofa Tours in Senegal and Ghana. In 1988, he was named a Rotary International Group Study Exchange Fellow in Nigeria. Mr. Okantah has also taught at Union College, The Livingston College of Rutgers University and Lakeland Community College. He is the author of Afreeka Brass (1983) and Collage (1984). His current work is the epic poem, Cheikh Acheikh Anta Diop: Poem for the Living (1997). His work has been anthologized in Why L.A. Happened (1993), Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1994), The Second Set (1996) and Warpland (1999). A CD, Guerrilla Dread, has a projected 2002 release date. Summer 2002, I


Maurice Oliver: After almost a decade of working as a freelance photographer in Europe, Oliver returned to America in 1990. Then, in 1995, he made a life-long dream reality by traveling around the world for eight months. But instead of taking pictures, he recorded the experience in a journal which eventually became poems. And so began his desire to be a poet. His poetry has appeared in numerous national and international publications and literary websites including Potomac Journal, Pebble Lake Review, Taj Mahal Review (India), Dandelion Magazine (Canada), Stride Magazine (UK), and online at thievesjargon.com, interpoetry.com (UK), kritya.com (India), and blueprintreview.de (Germany). His fourth chapbook is One Remedy Is Travel (Origami Condom, 2007). He is the editor of Concelebratory Shoehorn Review (www.concelebratory.blogspot.com). He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a private tutor. Winter 2008, II


Orly Orbach: Orbach constructs visual narratives through traditional and experimental means. Her work consists of drawings, installations, art-trails, prints and publications, moving-image, workshops and participatory art projects. She takes inspirations from ancient and modern fables, myths and rituals, and the symbolic language found in dance and physical theatre. Collaborations with writers, poets, performers, musicians and designers play a strong part in her creative process. Orbach studied Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art in 2003. Her work received the Association of Illustrators Gold Award in Design in 2006. She currently lives and works in London. Visit her website. Spring 2009


Sergio Ortiz: Ortiz has a B.A. in English literature from Inter-American University, and a M.A. in philosophy from World University. A retired teacher, he writes as a survival technique, and as a way to exorcise his demons. His poems have been published or are forthcoming this in Salt River Review, Yellow Medicine, Autumn Sky Poetry, Rust and Moth, Presence-Haiku, Shamrock, 3LightsGallery, The Smoking Poet, The Journal of Truth and Consequence, Ganymede, Collective Fallout, Breadcrumb Scabs, Poetic Diversity, Underground Voices, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and The Driftwood Review. Winter 2010, III


Anfisa Osinnik: Born in Siberia in 1957, Osinnik studied at the Maxim Gorki Institute for Literature in Moscow. She has been living in Rancho Viejo, Veracruz (Mexico) for the past fourteen years. Her first poetry collection in Spanish, Dialectos del Fuego, will be published in Mexico in 2003. Winter 2003, Featured


Laurence Overmire: Laurence Overmire is an actor/director/writer who has worked on stage, film and television. His poetry has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad, including The American Muse, Kimera, Main Street Rag Poetry Journal, Red Coral, Lynx: Poetry from Bath, Thunder Sandwich, Samsara Quarterly, Jack Magazine, Stirring, Kookamonga Square, and many others. Summer 2003, III


James Owens: James Owens lives in La Porte, Ind., with his wife and three children and sometimes teaches English at Ivy Tech State College. Recent poems have appeared in Wind, Sulphur River Literary Review, Now & Then, Lily Online Journal, and Tryst. Black Lawrence Press will publish his first full-length book of poems, The Assumption of Evenings, in 2005. When not pursuing a minimal living on the fringes of academia, he wanders the dunes on Lake Michigan's south shore and stares into the big waves that pound down from Canada when the wind is good. Winter 2001, I / Summer 2001, II / Supplement 2002, I / Blue Fifth Reader / Winter 2007


Scott Owens: Owens was the 2008 Visiting Writer at Catawba Valley Community College. He is the author of The Persistence of Faith (Sandstone Press), The Fractured World (Main Street Rag, 2008) and Paternity (Main Street Rag, 2010). He is the recipient of poetry awards from the Academy of American Poets, the North Carolina Writers Network, and the Blumenthal Reading Series. Owens’ poems have appeared in Georgia Review, North American Review, Poetry East, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cimarron Review, Greensboro Review, Chattahoochee Review, Cream City Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Cottonwood, among others. Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, he now lives in Hickory, North Carolina, where he teaches and coordinates the Poetry Alive reading series in Hickory. Spring Supplement 2008 / Winter 2008, I / Spring 2009 / Winter 2010, I


Naomi Buck Palagi: Palagi has made her way to Northwest Indiana via many stops, including a “homesteader” childhood in rural Kentucky, complete with goats and lots of bare feet, some years in the Mississippi Delta as, among other things, a furniture maker and ballet teacher, and several years in Chicago doing the small theater rounds as an actor and director. She enjoys shaping tangible things—wood, fabric, sound, words. She has work published or forthcoming in Otoliths, Big Toe Review, Moria, and P.F.S. Post. Fall 2009, I


Kimberly Townsend Palmer: Born in Los Angeles in 1960, of Bohemian, English, French, German and Italian ancestry, Palmer grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received a B.S. in Psychology in 1982 and a J.D. in 1985 from the University of Florida. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared or will soon appear in The Adirondack Review, Exquisite Corpse, The Panhandler, and Xavier Review. Palmer received an honorable mention in the North Carolina Writer’s Network Thomas Wolfe Fiction Contest, judged by Barbara Kingsolver. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and two daughters. Summer 2001, III


Claudio Parentela: Parentela lives in Catanzaro, Italy, where he does free lance work as an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, journalist. His influences include Eastern Philosophy, Occultism, Magick, and various forms of Chinese and Japanese art. Some of his works may be found at theBlueSmokeBand.com, graphola.com, and furtherfield.org. Summer 2005, Contents, I, III, V


Pamela Johnson Parker: Parker is a medical editor and adjunct professor in creative writing and poetry. Her poems, flash fiction, and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in qarrtsiluni, The Binnacle, Oranges & Sardines, Soundzine, Thirty-First Bird Review, The Other Journal, New Madrid, Pebble Lake Review, Holly Rose Review, Six Sentences, MiPOesias, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, and Anti- She is also the featured poet in the April 2009 Broadsided series of poetry and art. Her first chapbook, A Walk Through the Memory Palace, was selected by Dinty Moore as the winner of the chapbook contest sponsored by qarrtsiluni. A second chapbook, Other Four-Letter Words, is slated for publication by Finishing Line Press in 2010. Parker lives in western Kentucky. Broadside #17, W10


Lee Passarella: Passarella’s poetry has been published in numerous journals such as Antietam Review, Chelsea, Cream City Review, The Literary Review, Tar River Poetry, and The Wallace Stevens Journal. His long narrative poem based on the American Civil War, Swallowed Up in Victory, was published by White Mane Books in 2002. He is a senior literary editor for Atlanta Review. Summer 2004, I / Blue Fifth Reader


Gary Percesepe: Percesepe is Associate Editor of BLIP and serves on the Board of Advisors at Fictionaut. His short stories, poems, essays, book reviews, interviews, literary and film criticism, and articles in philosophy and religion have been published or are forthcoming in Salon, Mississippi Review, Antioch Review, Westchester Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and other places. A former philosophy professor, he is the author of four books in philosophy, and his second novel will be released in fall of 2010. Fall 2010, III


Peter Pereira: Pereira is as a family physician in Seattle, and a founding editor of Floating Bridge Press. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and elsewhere. His books include The Lost Twin (Grey Spider 2000), and Saying the World (Copper Canyon 2003). What's Written on the Body is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in Spring 2007. Spring Supplement 2006 / Broadside #4, F06 (Audio) / Fall 2006, II


Robert Persons: Persons writes, “I have been writing poetry, short fiction, and opinion pieces since I was a teenager many years ago. Several of my works have been published in Tangent, Kaleidoscope, Amalgamated Holding Company, The Camel, the Lion, and the Child, Caryatid Tempest, Ford Times, Trails, The Wisconsin Academy Review, and Jupiter.” Fall 2006, I


Allan Peterson: Peterson is the author of two books: All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize) and Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Press Prize ) and four chapbooks. Recent print and online appearances include: Terrain.org, Perihelion, Press 1, Marlboro Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Notre Dame Review, Cordite (Australia). Work forthcoming in: Gettysburg Review, Boston Review, Swink, and Runes. Winter 2008, II / Fall 2009, I


Melissa Petrakis: In 1996 Petrakis was awarded the FAW Queensland, Australia, Margaret Connah Award for Poetry. She has three collections, The Naked Muse (Domain Press, 2001), Attic Dweller (2002), and The Earth of Us (2005). She has performed her work in London (2000) and the United States (2002). For information go to www.melissapetrakis.com Fall 2006, IV


Roger Pfingston: Pfingston's poetry has appeared in such journals as Poet Lore, Wisconsin Review, and The Chiron Review. Recently, new work appeared in Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure, an anthology published by New World Library. His photographs have been a regular feature of New Letters for the past two decades. Winter 2001, IV


Patrick Pfister: Pfister is the author of two books: Pilgrimage: Tales from the Open Road (Academy Chicago Publishers 1995) and Over Sand & Sea (2004). His stories have also appeared in various literary magazines and Travelers Tales anthologies, including Best Travel Writing 2007. His poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Slow Trains, and Jerseyworks (Poetry Prize 2007). Summer 2007, III


Marge Piercy: Piercy is the author of seventeen poetry collections including Colors Passing Through Us, What Are Big Girls Made Of? and The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish theme, and most recently The Crooked Inheritance, all from Knopf. She has written seventeen novels, most recently Sex Wars from Morrow/Harper Collins, who published her memoir, Sleeping with Cats. Supplement 2002, II / Summer 2002, II / Winter 2003, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader / Summer 2005, IV / Winter 2006 (Audio) / Fall 2006, I / Winter 2007 / Winter 2008, IV / Fall 2009, I / blue collection 1, Spring 2010


Kenneth Pobo: Pobo’s new book of my poems, Glass Garden has just been released by WordTech Press. A new online chapbook, Crazy Cakes, is available from http://scars.tv. Pobo writes, “I garden, read, watch film noir, and do a radio show, Obscure Oldies, on Saturdays from 6-8pm EST at WDNR.com.” Fall 2008, II


Meg Pokrass: Meg Pokrass is the author DAMN SURE RIGHT available Feb. 2011 by Press 53. Meg serves as Editor-at-Larger for the Blip Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review.com). She directs the Fictionaut Five interview series for Fictionaut. Meg’s flash fiction was Selected for Wigleaf’s Top 50 2009. She has published over 100 stories and poems. Meg teaches flash fiction, and creates original story animations and book trailers. Fall 2010, III


Andrea Potos: Andrea is the author of three collections of poetry: The Perfect Day (Parallel Press), Yaya's Cloth (Iris Press), and Abundance to Share With the Birds (Finishing Line Press). Another collection We Lit the Lamps Ourselves is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2012. Winter 2002, I / Supplement 2002, I / Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Blue Fifth Reader / Summer 2005, V / Fall 2006, III / Winter 2010, I


Erena Rae: Rae (Feb. 15, 1941-May 19, 2006) was an art director, graphic designer, commercial illustrator, typographer, calligrapher, copywriter and editor. Her piece, Kitchen Terrorists, is a visual and verbal reflection on the first International Women’s Delegation to the north of Ireland, 1993, organized by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey in Ireland and Betsy Swart in the U.S. The piece is a hand-printed linoleum cut with digitally printed typography on Okawara (100% kozo) paper • 12 x 8.5 • 2000. Spring 2009


Russell H. Ragsdale: Ragsdale is listed as a contemporary poet in Famous Poets and Poems which is good because all the ones listed in the main category are dead. He publishes through electronic submission only because he lives in a dark corner of the world (Central Asia) where the snail mail works rather poorly. He teaches English at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Almaty where he has lived since 1992. A search of the internet will usually turn him up, but who likes turn ups anyway. His blog is called Yuckelbel’s Canon. Fall 2008, I


Kris Raido: Raido is a psychology student at Western Washington University. Her work has appeared in Outsider Ink, Sometimes City, Stirring, Labyrinth, and Scriberazone. Summer 2004, III / Summer 2005, II


Divya Rajan: Rajan writes, “Art has always been a process of self- discovery for me. I begin with a fair idea of what I've in my mind but intuitively, the image changes and takes off on its own. Vibrant colors, experimentation of techniques, majorly knife on canvas with oil as medium, and symbolisms fascinate me. Feminine archetype-psyche has surfaced and resurfaced in my work.” She lives in Chicago where she co-edits the poetry pages of e-zine, Furnace Review. Her artwork has been previously exhibited in suburbs of Chicago. Winter 2010, Cover, I / blue collection 1, Spring 2010


Charles Rammelkamp: Rammelkamp’s most recent books include a full-length collection of poetry, The Book of Life, published by March Street Press, and Castleman in the Academy, a collection of short fiction, likewise published by March Street Press. Rammelkamp lives in Baltimore and edits The Potomac. Fall 2010, I


Jessy Randall: Randall’s collection of poems A Day in Boyland (Ghost Road Press, 2007) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She has been collaborating with Daniel M. Shapiro since the sixth grade. For more information, visit here. Spring Supplement 2004, Featured / Spring 2009


Kathryn Rantala: Rantala writes, “Previous and upcoming publications of poetry and prose this millennium include Denver Quarterly, Field, Notre Dame Review, Iowa Review (web), New Orleans Review, elimae, Archipelago, 3rd bed. My book, Missing Pieces, a Coroner's Companion, is available from Ocean View Press, Denver, Lee Ballentine, Editor. A second book, Omnivory, selected poetry and prose, is coming later this year or early next.” Winter 2006


Rochelle Ratner: Ratner has published seventeen books, including the e-book Tellings (www.tmpoetry.com) and has edited the anthology Bearing Life: Womens' Writings on Childlessness (The Feminist Press, 2000). A new book of poetry, House and Home, will be published in the fall, 2003, by Marsh Hawk Press. For more information, see her homepage: www.rochelleratner.com. Summer 2003, IV


Elena Ray: A self-taught artist living in a remote Sonoran desert town in southern Arizona, Ray has worked as an advertising photographer in Las Vegas, Nevada, producing national and international ad campaigns. Her work has appeared in Olam and Pierian Springs. AMFAC Corporation has purchased a collection of her original prints, which may be viewed in the Furnace Creek Hotel in Death Valley National Park. Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac, Arizona, represents an ongoing body of her work. Her work may be viewed at the following websites: www.absolutearts.com/elenaray and www.portfolios.com/elenaray. Winter 2004, Featured


Robert Reece: Reece is a painter and screenwriter who has written projects for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Disney, and Paramount, as well as the screenplay for an independent film A Fare to Remember. His poetry has been seen most recently in The Plum Ruby Review and The Moonwort Review. To view his artwork, please visit his website at www.reecestudio.com. Summer 2005, II / Winter 2007


Talia Reed: Reed is currently in her final year at Indiana University South Bend, where she writes book and art reviews for the student paper, The Preface and edited the literary magazine Analecta. Her work has appeared in Wicked Alice, Main Street Rag, and The Tusculum Review. Winter 2008, III


Amy Regan: Regan is a third year student at the University of Georgia studying psychology, advertising, and child & family development. In her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, making jewelry, and working out. Amy plans to pursue her PhD in psychology and be a professor one day. Participant in Broadside #16, F09


CS Reid: Reid holds a MFA in Writing & Critical Theory from Otis College of Art & Design. Her work has been featured in Apt, Poems-For-All, The Truth About The Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction, 1097 Magazine, and Word Salad; and a poetry chapbook, Walking Near the Precipice, published by Lily Press (2007). Currently, she is an educator in Los Angeles, California. Fall 2008, III


Barbara Jane Reyes: Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish, 2005), for which she received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Reyes’ website is http://barbarajanereyes.com. Winter 2006 / Winter 2007


Diane Reynolds: Living in Austin, Texas, Reynolds has had poetry published in The Alaska Quarterly Review, Permafrost, Cutbank, The Literary Review, The Nantucket Review and many other publications. Recently, her work has appeared online in The Cortland Review, In Posse Review, and Onyx. Summer 2001, III


Oliver Rice: Rice has received the Theodore Roethke Prize and was twice featured in Poetry Daily. His poems appear in three recent anthologies: Ohio Review’s New and Selected, Bedford/St. Martin’s Introduction to Literature, and Random House/Billy Collins’ 180 More, also available on a Library of Congress Web site. His work may also be found in Poetry Salzburg Review, Istanbul Literature Review, and Taj Mahal Review. Winter 2008, III / Fall 2009, II


Moira Richards: Richards writes accounting textbooks and poems in South Africa. Her tanka and collaborative work appear in journals in a half-dozen different countries about the planet. She is a co-editor of Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-po Listserv published by Red Hen Press, USA. Online, Moira is reviews’ editor for moondance.org, renku editor for simplyhaiku.com and a co-convener of the online festival of women’s poetry here
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Morgan Richards: Richards, who grew up in the Ohio Valley region of West Virginia, is a graduate student in English at West Virginia University. Her poems have appeared previously in Nantahala Review. Spring Supplement 2008


Ann Richman: Richman served as co-publisher and associate editor of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and The Sow’s Ear Press from 1989 to 2003. Her poetry won a Zone 3 Rainmaker Award in 1999. She was the author of one chapbook, Playing for Keeps (Caney Creek Press, 2005), and the editor of The Plow Reader: Selections from an Appalachian Alternative Newsmagazine of the Late 1970s (Sow’s Ear Press, 1996). She died in 2005. Winter 2006, Afterword


Amy Riddell: Riddell is the author of Narcissistic Injury, a chapbook from Pudding House Publications. Her poems have appeared in Blue Fifth Review, Prick of the Spindle, Chicken Pinata, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Peeks and Valleys. She has poems scheduled to appear in the Winter 2010 issue of Prairie Schooner. Fall 2008, I / Fall 2010, II


Tree Riesener: Riesener has published poetry and short fiction in numerous literary magazines, including Wigleaf, Flashquake, Flash Fiction Online, The Evergreen Review, Ginosko, Loch Raven Review, Pindeldyboz, Identity Theory, The Belletrist Review, and The Source, Her work has been translated into Russian and Turkish. Achievements include three first prizes for the Short-Short Story and the Literary Short Story at the Philadelphia Writers Conference, Finalist for Black Lawrence Press's Hudson Prize, Finalist in PANK magazine's Fiction Chapbook Contest, Best of Wigleaf 2009 , Semi-Finalist in the Pablo Neruda Competition, three short stories staged in the Writing Aloud productions of InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia, a Hawthornden International Writing Fellowship, two Pushcart nominations, and the William Van Wert Fiction Award. She is the author of three poetry collections, Inscapes (Finishing Line Press) , Angel Poison (Pudding House Publications) and Liminalog (ghazals and sijo from Inmates Run The Asylum Press). EK, a full-length collection of ekphrastic poetry, is forthcoming in 2012 from Cervena Barva Press. She is a Contributing Editor for The Ghazal Page. Her website is http://www.treeriesener.com/, and she blogs at http://www.treeriesener.blogspot.com/. Summer 2007, IV / Winter 2008, IV


Dee Rimbaud: Rimbaud is an artist and writer, living in Glasgow, Scotland, but will soon be packing his bags and heading off to sunnier climes. He is author of two full-length collections of poetry and one novel: The Bad Seed (Stride, 1998), Dropping Ecstasy With The Angels (Bluechrome, 2004), and Stealing Heaven From The Lips Of God (Bluechrome, 2004). His art and writing have appeared in hundreds of print and internet magazines worldwide. Rimbaud is editor of The Book Of Hopes And Dreams and The AA Independent Press Guide (a free online guide to thousands of print and internet literary magazines). His website is www.thunderburst.co.uk. Winter 2005, Cover / Winter 2008, Cover, II / Winter 2008, Contents


Nanette Rayman Rivera: Rivera, two-time Pushcart nominee, is author of a poetry collection, Project: Butterflies (Foothhills Publishing) and a chapbook, alegrias (Lopside Press). She is the first winner of the Glass Woman Prize for memoir and her poem “Shoes” was published in Best of the Net 2007. She was recently nominated again for Best of the Net by Slant Journal. Publications include The Worcester Review, Oranges & Sardines, MiPOesias, Pebble Lake Review, Carve Magazine, Stirring's Steamiest Six, Pedestal, Wheelhouse, The Berkeley Fiction Review, Barnwood, Snow Monkey, Three Candles, Sein Und Werden, decomp, Prick of the Spindle, The Wilderness House Literary Review, Barnwood, Arsenic Lobster, unmoveable feast, Hobble Creek Review, Green Silk – Best of Issue, Gold Wake Press, and was Featured Poet in Up the Staircase. Her work is forthcoming in The Clearfield Review and Contemporary American Poetry. She is listed in IMBD and Turner Classic Movies for her roles in Stephan’s Silver Bell and Guns on the Clackamas. She played a silent waitress on All My Children. Winter 2010, I


Peter Roberts: Roberts grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a BS at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently works as a writer, computer consultant, and full-time father in central Ohio. Over the past twenty-five years or so, he has had poems and stories published in various literary magazines, including The Paumanok Review, Poem, ken*again, Tryst, The Wisconsin Review, Lullwater Review, Bitter Oleander, Nebo, Star*Line, The William and Mary Review, Small Pond, New York Quarterly, and Confrontation. Visit his website: ( www.geocities.com/peterroberts.geo/personal.html ). Summer 2004, II / Winter 2008, I


Anthony Robinson:Robinson lives and works in Eugene, Oregon. He is on the editorial staff of the Northwest Review and is the poetry editor for the new journal, The Canary. His work has appeared recently in such journals as Exquisite Corpse, Chase Park, Salt River Review, Spinning Jenny and elsewhere. Robinson may be conatacted at the following e-mail address: ( antrobin@clipper.net ). Winter 2003, Featured


James Robison: Robison has been awarded a Whiting Grant for his short stories and his novel, The Illustrator, won for him a Rosenthal Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, and a special issue of The Mississippi Review was devoted to his fictions. He has been writing screenplays since 1989 and poetry his whole life. Broadside #19, Su10 / Fall 2010, III


Will Roby: Roby's poems have appeared in a number of journals including Melic Review, Alligator Juniper, Verse Libre, and StorySouth. He is currently finishing his degree at a major university in Texas. He is always on the lookout for a good recipe for vegetable stock. Spring Supplement 2006 / Fall 2006, II


Fernand Roqueplan: Roqueplan has published in numerous journals including the Indiana Review, Boderlands, Wisconsin Review, Florida Review, SHR, Pivot, Clackamas Literary Review, and Rainbow Curve. Summer 2003, II / Blue Fifth Reader


Alison Ross: Ross has published poetry in Laika Poetry Review, Haggard and Halloo, Cerebral Catalyst, A Little Poetry, Muse Apprentice Guild, Mad Swirl, and Nova Express. Praising political polemics, she writes regular radical “rants” for Democracy Means You. She has published similar tirades in Exquisite Corpse, Democracy Underground, and Creative Loafing, among other publications. She edits the online literary journal, Clockwise Cat. Winter 2008, II


Laura Sobbott Ross: Ross is a freelance architectural designer. She was recently nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize, and has poetry published or forthcoming in The Columbia Review, Tar River Poetry, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, New Millennium Writings, The Arkansas Review, The White Pelican Review, Kalliope, The Caribbean Writer, The Loch Raven Review, and Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, among others. She also placed first for poetry in the 2006 Mount Dora, Florida Literary Festival and the Great Blue Beacon. Fall 2008, I


Yvonna Rousseva: Rousseva teaches English at the University of the Virgin Islands. She has previously taught at St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria and Southwestern University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Holding an MA degree in English Philology, Rousseva has been awarded a scholarship for research at John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies, Berlin, Germany. She has also worked as an English-Bulgarian-English interpreter, translator and editor and served on the team of New Bulgaria, a bimonthly magazine featuring Bulgarian cultural, political and economic events, for circulation in US, UK, Canada and Australia. Rousseva has lived in the United States, South Africa and Bulgaria. Summer 2003, III


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